The Alford American Family Association
Serving the Alford community over 25 Years
We Are Family!!

Click for CONTACT Information
  Last Updated: 24 February 2018 by #0030
HOME    ·    Members List    ·    Databases   ·    Updates     
Alabama Obituaries

 

ALABAMA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc.

 

The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. If we included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) often adds notes for many of these obituaries, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. We add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

Where lineages are included (Alford unless otherwise stated), the format is: Name, year of birth, state or country of birth.

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and sometimes their spouses are also included on AAFA Member Memorials and may include more information.

 

We welcome corrections and additional information. If you have an obituary from this state that is not included here, please share it with us!

 

Date posted: 24 FEBRUARY 2018

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

The families of many of the subjects of these Alabama obituaries are represented in AAFA Alford Genealogies published on this website, where we are referring readers for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832) (DNA Group 1)

 

2. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group 1)

            John’s descendants are included in a number of separate genealogies. See AAFA Alford Genealogies, “John Alford 1645 VA,” for the applicable genealogy.

 

3. Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds (DNA Group 1)

 

4. Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA (DNA Group 5)

 

5. Known Descendants of Pleasant N. Alford and Lavina Sandlin

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Frequently cited sources includes these databases at Ancestry:

 

AL Deaths: Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881–1974; also Alabama Deaths, 1908–1959

AL Marriages: Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800–1969; Alabama Select Marriages, 1816–1957; and Alabama, County Marriages, 1805-1967; also, FamilySearch.org: Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

SSACI: Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

 

 

******************************************

ADINE LEE ALFORD

 

DAILY HOME

Talladega, Talladega Co., AL—21 March 2007

 

CHILDERSBURG [Talladega Co.]—Funeral service for Adine Lee Alford, 78, will be Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Winfred Logan officiating. Interment will be at Peaceful Acres in Opp.

            Mrs. Alford died Monday, March 19, 2007 at Talladega Health Care.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Alford.

            She was a loving mother, compassionate and strong-willed.

            She is survived by her sons, Hershel McIntosh of Kinston, Rocky (Cindy) Alford of Childersburg, and Tony Alford of Hacoda; granddaughters, Gamin (Todd) Zacharis, Kelsey Alford, and Macala Alford; great-grandchildren, Galyn Zacharis and Zoe Zacharis.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/106/108644605_136622742857.jpg

Photo from Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens, Opp, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Whitman Mularz

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adine L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 June 1928, last residence Talladega, Talladega Co., AL.

            Online family trees show W.C. Alford also married to Mary Olive Tanner.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Reuben Lafayette Alford signed his name Ruben Leyflitte Alford and said he was born 26 Dec 1894, the same date listed in Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry), where in May 1939 his name is listed as Reuben Lafayette Alford. On the 1900 census, Rubin Alford is age 5, born Dec 1894. He is Ruben L. Alford on his gravestone, which says 26 Dec 1893–14 Jun 1948.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: W.C. 1924 AL1, Reuben Lafayette 1893/1894 AL2, Richard Mason 1869 AL3, Richard Reddin 1843 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

ALBERT AUGUSTA “AB” ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—1 August 1967

 

            Alford, A.A. (Ab), 74, a lifelong [resident of this area] died unexpectedly at his home, 2816 Biltmore Ave., Sunday.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret C. Alford, Montgomery; son, William R. Alford, Mobile; and a daughter, Mrs. Betty A. Barker, Montgomery.

            Graveside services will be at Greenwood Cemetery Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., with Dr. S. Louis Armstrong officiating, White Chapel directing….

            Pallbearers will be J.P. Sansom, John H. Morgan, William H. Pierce, Paul G. Morrison, G.M. Hudson, and T.R. Newman.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/346/81928414_132382329375.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Marguerite Carrigan Alford; son William Richard Alford; father, Lodwick Herrin Alford Sr.; and siblings Mattie Bell Alford Booth and William Ansley Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Lodwick Herrin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Albert Augusta 1892 AL1, Lodwick Herrin 1855 AL2, Julius Caesar 1799 GA3, Lodwick 1775 NC4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

******************************************

ALEX ALFORD

 

BREWTON STANDARD

Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—_____ March 1944

 

            Alex Alford, well known farmer of the Damascus community, died last week at a Mobile infirmary after an illness of only one week. He was 58 years of age.

            Funeral services were held from the Church of God and were conducted by Rev. Anthony, the pastor. Interment was in Damascus cemetery, Higgins & Turner in charge.

            Pallbearers were Sellers Brogden, Will Lucas, Ben Alford, Lum Lanier, Walker Holmes and Tom Hobbs.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bamma Alford; four sons, Norvelle, Albert, Dewey and Lewis; two daughters, Mrs. Lula McCurtin and Miss Bessie Alford; five brothers, J.S., Will, James, Doc, Stokes, and Judge Alford; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Brogden and Mrs. Susie Ward.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/289/53924698_128735254418.jpg

Photo from Douglas Chapel Cemetery, Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christy McCranie Bare

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Tilman Register “Tim” Alford; and brother Dock Alford in this compilation.

            In 1940 Alex’s family is listed in Parker, Escambia Co., AL, including, next door, his brother James and father Tilman; and on the same census page are his brothers Judge, Stokes, and Will, and son Norvell. All were born in AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3. Alex is not listed with the family of Tilman Register Alford in this genealogy.

            His lineage: Alex 1886 AL1, Tilman Register 1857 AL2, Cullen 1800 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

ALFRED LUTHER ALFORD

Grandfather of Robert Lonzo Culver, Jr., AAFA #0780

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Birmingham News, 22 March 1940, except that his age was listed as 72.]

 

BIRMINGHAM POST-HERALD

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—22 March 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

HARTSELLE, ALA.—Funeral rites for Alfred Alford, 73, who died at his home here following an extended illness, were held at Mt. Zion Church with the Rev. Lannie Smallwood and the Rev. DeWitt Prince officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E.A. [Hattie] Harris, Hartselle Route 2; Mrs. Mary Ellis, Nopomis, Ill.; Mrs. Robert [Lelma Lee] Culver, Adamsville, Ala.; two brothers, A.C. Alford Hartselle; P.M. Alford, Falkville Route 1; his stepmother, Mrs. Minnie Alford, Hartselle; 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/46/51424448_129789001324.jpg

Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Janie Robinson Alford; and his brothers Alton Calvin Alford and Pleasant Marshall Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Alfred Luther 1867 AL1, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL2, Pleasant N. 1818 AL3.

 

*****************************************

ALICE MATILDA GRISWOLD ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 25 August 1977

 

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2014/109/40416814_1398040327.jpg

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2014/109/40416814_1398040807.jpg

Photos from Union Hill Cemetery, Pike Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 June 1897 and died _____ Aug 1977, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Grover Cleveland Alford; and son Leven Blaney Alford in this compilation.

            Alice is buried next to her husband and parents, Stephen Blaney Griswold and Emma Augusta Stanley Griswold.

 

*****************************************

ALLEN ALFORD

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/247/138241480_1504652788.jpg

Photo from Archie Ponder, great-grandson of Dessie, and Terry Reynolds - used with permission

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 13 October 1944

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Allen Alford, Piedmont, Route 4, died at his home Thursday [October 12] night at 8 o’clock following a short illness resulting from a heart attack.

            The 79-year-old retired farmer was born and reared in Etowah County and prior to his death had served as deputy sheriff and county jailer for a number of years. He was a deputy for Sheriffs Chandler, Kirby, Gramling, Lister, Leeth and Griffin.

            He was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church.

            Funeral services are announced for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Youngs Chapel with the Rev. Taylor Chandler and the Rev. M.C. Rogers officiating.

            Collier-Butler Funeral Home will have charge of burial arrangements at Youngs Cemetery.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Eliza Johnson Alford; six sons, Robert, Cleve, W.C., Dewey and Louie Alford, all of Gadsden, and J.R. Alford, Boaz; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Jenkins, Mrs. Thenia Pike and Mrs. Zannie Sims, all of Gadsden; a brother, Forrest Alford, Gallant; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

            Grandsons of the deceased will serve as active pallbearers, and the following were named honorary pallbearers; Joe Gramling, Henry Smith, Jim Sims, E.L. Roberts, Dan Rutledge, Jim Works, Jeff Landers, Jeff Harris, Ed Heussey, Dr. Ford, O.P. Reagan, Judge W.M. Rayburn, Judge E.L. Hurst, Judge Harry Disque, Roy McCord, Luther Estes, M.S. Jones, Sam Hodge and R.A. Leath.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/82/138241480_1427229440.jpg

Photos from Youngs Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Cleveland Lester Alford, Dessie Alford Green, J.R. Alford, Robert A. “Bud” Alford, and Zannie Lanice Alford Sims; and brother William J. Alford in this compilation.

            Allen Alford was born 27 Dec 1865 in Alford’s Bend, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL, the son of Jefferson J. Alford and Nancy Gulledge.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Allen 1865 AL1, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

*****************************************

ALLISON BRYANT ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—26 December 1963

 

            Alford, Allison Bryant, 78. The funeral for Allison B. Alford was held from the St. Marks Methodist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. R.M. Spikes, Dr. Arch McNair and Dr. Joel McDavid officiating.

            Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, White Chapel directing.

            Pallbearers were Robert Starr, Harry Rives, Fred Moseley, Tommy Eckford, O.L. Copeland and Robert Gholston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allison Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 Aug 1886 and died _____ Dec 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Claudia B. Evans Alford; and daughter-in-law Anne Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            From AL Deaths: Allison Bryant Alford died 21 Dec 1963 in Montgomery, father Julius and spouse Claudia E. Alford.

            Ancestry family trees say he was the son of Julius Alford (1858–1890) and Frances Jeffcoat (1859–1900).

 

*****************************************

ALMA RITA DILGER ALFORD

Mother of Russell Alger Alford, Jr., AAFA #0119

 

[Although Alma died in FL while visiting relatives, we are publishing her obituary here because her home was in AL.]

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—16 February 1955

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mrs. Alma Dilger Alford, 57, Birmingham business woman, died unexpectedly last night while visiting relatives in Pensacola.

            Mrs. Alford died in a Pensacola hospital. She had been visiting three brothers, Lee, Loren and Ray Dilger, in Pensacola.

            A resident of 116 Sterrett-ct. Homewood, Mrs. Alford worked in the claims department of Aetna Life Insurance Co. here 30 years.

            Surviving are a son, Russell A. Alford, Jr., engineer with Alabama Power Co.; four brothers, Ed Dilger, Liberty, Ill.; Lee Loren and Ray Dilger, Pensacola; and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Ellis and Mrs. Cordia Johnston, Los Angeles, Calif.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/115/134315816_1430096209.jpg

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Alma was born 23 Dec 1898 in Liberal, Spencer Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her son Russell Alger Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Alma R. Dilger married Russell A. Alford on 31 May 1919 in Jefferson, Marengo Co., AL.

            From AL Marriages: Russell Alger Alford, age 43 born 28 Jan 1899, son of Wm. J. Alford and Jennie Craig, married Grace Lucile Cannon, age 35 born 23 Oct 1906, daughter of Richard Wm. Cannon and Nettie Claire Murray, in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, on 6 June 1942. It was Russell’s second marriage; he was divorced on 10 Dec 1938 in Birmingham, AL. It was Grace’s first marriage. Russell was a resident of Atlanta, GA, and Grace was a resident of Birmingham, AL.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton.

            Her husband’s lineage: Russell Alger 1899 VA1, William Jeremiah 1858 MI2, George M. 1833 Canada3, Elijah 1791 NY4, George 1764 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

*****************************************

ALMON CHRISTOPHER “BOSE” ALFORD

 

ALABAMA JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—14 July 1963

 

ALEXANDER CITY—Alford, Almon C., 83, died Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

            Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery, Radney’s Funeral Home of Alexander City directing.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2007/225/20944066_118713127947.jpg

Photo from Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mellow Valley, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edith Blankenship

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his grandsons Thomas F. Alford and William Richard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Almon Christopher 1880 AL1, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL2, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA3, Julius Charles 1805 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

******************************************

ALTON CALVIN “JOBE” ALFORD

Grandfather of Betty Ruth Alford Dietz, AAFA #0007

 

http://mediasvc.ancestry.com/image/2b8d4686-47d1-4313-b33d-bc5e825ae584.jpg?Client=Trees&NamespaceID=1093

Alton Calvin Alford and Mary Emma Drake Alford with 6 of their children, about 1906 or 1907

Children standing: Jessie, Gertha Mae, Elmer Canton

Children sitting: Mary Eula, Albert Luther, Charles A.

Photo from Duval Family Tree (Ancestry) posted by David Duval, great-grandson of Mary Emma Drake Alford’s brother Walter Scott Drake – used with permission

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Friday, 11 December 1953

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

            Funeral services for Jobe Alford, 86, Hartselle 3, will be held at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Saturday, at 1 p.m., Rev. Frank T. Smith will officiate.

            Mr. Alford died at his home Thursday at 4:25 p.m.

            Survivors include: Mrs. Emma Alford, wife, Hartselle 3, four daughters; Mrs. Oscar [Gertha Mae] Thompson, Hartselle 3, Mrs. O.B. [Mary Eula ] Dunlap, Falkville 1, Mrs. Walter [Ollie L.] Oden, Cullman, Mrs. Albert [Sally Louise] Gibson, Birmingham.

            There are four sons: E.C. Alford, Tarrant City, Albert Alford, Birmingham, Leldon (John) Alford, Hartselle 3, and Jessie Alford, Hartselle 3. There is one brother, Pleas Alford, Falkville 1, and 16 grandchildren, also 16 great-grandchildren.

            Grandsons will act as pallbearers. Burial will follow the church services, in the adjoining cemetery, with Peck directing.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/46/51424984_129789105624.jpg

Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Emma Drake Alford; son Jessie Alford; and brothers Alfred Luther Alford and Pleasant Marshall Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Charles Alton Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Alton Calvin 1869 AL1, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL2, Pleasant N. 1818 AL3.

 

*****************************************

AMANDA E. “MANDY” SMITH HALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 8 January 1957

 

MCKENZIE—Halford, Mrs. Mandy E., 89, died at her home Saturday.

            Survivors include three sons, Tom Halford, Tal Halford, Arby Halford, all of McKenzie; three daughters, Mrs. Daisy Bloodsworth, Mrs. Julian Jones, both of McKenzie; Mrs. Katie Jones, Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Mullins, Pensacola, Fla.; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great-[grand]children.

            Funeral services were held from the Elizabeth Church Sunday. Burial in church cemetery with Johnson Funeral Horn directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Aubrey A. Halford, Kate Leona Halford Jones, and Thomas Brown Halford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Bural Smiley 1856 AL1, Burrell 1816 SC2, Owen 1775 SC3, Achillis 1754 VA4.

 

******************************************

AMANDA “MANDY” CHAPMAN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 22 December 1997

 

 

            Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Crestwood Chapel for Mrs. Amanda Chapman Alford, 94, of Hokes Bluff, who died Saturday, December 20, 1997. The Revs. Ricky Williams and Bob Harris will officiate. Burial in New Bethel Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was born December 25, 1902 in Etowah County and remained a resident there all of her life. She was the last child of the late Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Chapman. Mrs. Alford was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone. She will be greatly missed by all.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Scott Alford; son Aaron Alford, and step-son, Loyd Alford.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son Arvil (Linda) Alford; daughters Billie Pearl (Johnny) Kelley; Mary Lou Garmany and Ida (Dalton) Flowers; step-children, Mason Alford, Robert Alford and Ruby Jenkins; grandchildren, Ricky and Michael Flowers, Tammy (Kevin) Hamilton, Barry (Dane) Alford, Bruce (Deborah) Alford, Greg Alford, Chris (Cynthia) Alford, Bryon (Kathy) Alford, Kenny Alford, Charles (Sandy) Kelley, Rita (Don) Harcrow, Jr. (Debbie) Kelley, Anita (Travis) Morgan, Tim Kelley; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, Eulas Cromer; special friends, Barnie and Ophelia Lett and family.

            Pallbearers will be her grandsons….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/258/16683308_1442441593.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/258/16683308_1442441747.jpg

Photo from New Bethel Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lostnwild

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Amanda Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Scott Junior Alford; and daughter Mary Lou Alford Garmany in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Scott Alford married Mandy Chatman [sic] in Etowah Co., AL, _____ March 1937.

 

******************************************

AMY ROSE “SUE” CAMPBELL ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday 29 December 1971

 

            Mrs. Amy Rose (Sue), 42, Glencoe Rt. 1, died in a local hospital yesterday at 2:30 a.m. after a short illness.

            Survivors, her husband, Cecil (Bill) Alford; daughters, Mrs. Janet Lee Hines and Mrs. Frances Ruth Tullis both of Glencoe Rt. 1; son, Thomas Allen (Jackie) Alford, Glencoe Rt. 1; father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Campbell, Knoxville, Tenn., brothers, Pete Campbell, Maryville, Tenn, and Harlan D. Campbell, Miami, Fla., step brother, Lyle Dorman, Huntsville, and three grandchildren.

            Services will be at North Glencoe Baptist Church tomorrow at 1 p.m. with Revs. A.A. Bentley and Douglas Welch officiating.

            Burial, Crestwood Cemetery. Cousins will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be personal friends.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Blount County and a resident of Etowah County most of her life. She was a member of North Glencoe Baptist Church, member of OES, Glencoe Chapter 466 and a past Worthy Matron.

            The body will remain in Collier Butler Parlors and will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Cecil “Bill” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From Alabama Death Record: She was born about 1929, daughter of Thomas D. Campbell and Flora Ruth Thomas.

 

******************************************

ANITA TEW ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—29 November 1988

 

            Mrs. Anita T. Alford, 61, of 3000 Clopton Ave., Huntsville, died Sunday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Laughlin Service Funeral Home with the Rev. C.W. Bridges officiating.

            Burial will be in Huntsville Memory Gardens.

            Survivors include six sons, John C. Alford of Florida, William D. Alford of Tuscaloosa and Patrick R. Alford, Steven L. Alford, Michael A. Alford and Thomas K. Alford, all of Huntsville; three brothers, Roland Tew of Japan, Raymond Tew of Florida and Steve Tew of Indiana; three sisters Grace Powers of Texas, Louise Smith of Tennessee and Patricia Tew of California; and four grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Ancestry family trees say she was born 29 May 1927, the daughter of Raymond Grace Tew and Jesse Eulalia Spivey. Her husband is not identified.

 

*****************************************

ANGUS PORTER HALLFORD

 

https://mediasvc.ancestry.com/v2/image/namespaces/1093/media/0ff21f83-f2cb-47a0-badd-394eace18187.jpg?client=Trees&imageQuality=hq&maxWidth=1240&maxHeight=861

Angus and his wife, Georgia Ann Tindell Hallford

Photo from Mary Hales-Ward Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

Posted by Mary Hales-Ward, great-granddaughter of Angus and Georgia

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 30 June 1958

 

            Hallford, Angus Porter, 82, died Sunday afternoon in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Goodwater Church near Wicksburg with the Rev. J.T. Peacock officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home in charge.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Ann Hallford; four daughters. Mrs. Rubv Chancey, Enterprise, Mrs. Birdie Martin, Hartford, Mrs. Esker Kimball, and Mrs. Maudie Rea Mitchell, both of Orlando, Fla.; four sons. Hardy Hallford, Hartford, Webb Hall-ford, Geneva, Clayton and Morgan Hallford, both of Slocumb; two brothers, Frank Hallford, Bonifay, Fla., and James Hallford, Dothan; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Sunday, Apopka, Fla., and Mrs. Jewell Tombley, Wicksburg; and 27 grandchildren.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2008/300/30919697_122515028142.jpg

Photo from Goodwater Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Wicksburg, Houston Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Arthur Fortenberry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his grandson Phillip Dearl Hallford in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Angus P. Hallford married Georgia Tindell on 12 July 1900 in Geneva Co., AL.

            From AL Deaths: Angus Porter Hallford died 29 June 1958 in Geneva, Geneva Co., AL, son of Jimmy Hallford and Nancy Parker.

            His HALLFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Angus Porter 1876 AL1, James Samuel 1855 AL2, Wesley Hunicutt 1833 AL3, Samuel Hunicutt 1806 SC4, Burrell Moses Gordon 1774 SC5, Achillis 1754 VA6.

 

******************************************

ANN AVA BENTON ALFORD

 

Ann Ava <i>Benton</i> Alford

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 22 August 2006

 

            Ann Ava Benton Alford, 91, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Oakwood, North Baldwin’s Center for Living. She had been a resident of Bay Minette for 43 years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bay Minette [Baldwin Co.].

            Survivors include daughter Ren Alford Hinote of Montrose; son, Sterling R. Alford III of Bay Minette; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, followed by burial at Bay Minette Cemetery....

            Arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/303/36511916_1414805339.jpg

Photo from Bay Minette Cemetery, Bay Minette, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, dgresh

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann B. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 8 Sept 1914, last residence Bay Minette, Baldwin.

            See the obituary of her son Sterling Reinard Alford III in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sterling Reinard 1915 AL1, Sterling Reinard 1882 AL2, Thomas B. 1842 TN3, Isaac 1805 NC4, Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

ANNE JANE WILSON ALFORD

 

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/47450709/photo/I2Q4zy2wUo_EqIXBf3D4InolLzjYRHzVmiZq5DqLvlUsrgCRJcGPe6E2JHUITbC4

Caption: Anne Wilson, Army Nurse, 1940

 

Photos from Margie’s Family Tree (Ancestry)

                                                                                                            

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Leak Memory Chapel

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—_____ July 2002

 

July 29, 1917 – July 4, 2002

 

            Anne Wilson Alford, age 84, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ron Hawkins and Rev. Ray Stover officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Evans Alford, Sr.

            She is survived by a son, Julius Evans Alford, Jr. and wife Syd of Coosada, AL; two daughters, Ruth Ledyard and husband Richard of Dothan, AL and Claudia Kennnedy and husband Bobby of Marietta, GA; a brother, Jim Wilson of Claysville, PA; and five grandchildren, Jon Alford, Marianne Donaldson, Richard Ledyard, Jr., Michelle Kennedy, and Bob Kennedy.

            Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Leak Memory Chapel from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anne W. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband’s parents, Allison Bryant Alford and Claudia B. Evans Alford, in this compilation.

            The published announcement of the wedding of Julius and Anne:

 

Source unknown

Washington Co., PA—_____ September 1943

 

            Mr. and Mrs. Lee Manchester Wilson, of Rea [Washington Co., PA], announce the marriage of their daughter, Anne Jane, to Captain Julius Evans Alford, of the United States Army Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Alford, 125 Audubon Road, Montgomery, Ala. The ceremony was performed August 31, at a church in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.

            …. The bride, a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps, was given in marriage by Lt. Col. Robert V. Robertson, of the Medical Corps, Chattanooga, Tenn., head of the orthopedic surgery of the Pacific Islands….

            The bride is a graduate of Hickory High School and the Washington Hospital School of Nurses. She received her commission in the Army Nurse Corps June 15, 1941, and has been on active duty since that time. Her first assignment was at Camp Livingston, La., after which she was sent to the Hawaiian Islands.

            Captain Alford is a graduate of the University of Alabama in the January class of 1941, where he majored in accountancy. Immediately following graduation he entered cadet training and following advanced flight training in the South and Southwest was commissioned a second lieutenant Oct. 31, 1941. He is now assigned to the Fighter Command in the Hawaiian Islands.

 

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Evans 1915 AL1, Allison Bryant 1886 AL2, Julius 1858 GA3.

 

******************************************

ANNIE ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Thursday, 4 April 2002

 

            Annie Alford, 83, of Athens died Wednesday [April 3]. McConnell Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Oct 1911, last residence not listed.

 

******************************************

ANNIE LOU ALFORD TANKERSLEY

 

Photo from Michael McGee’s McGee Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS

Opelika, Lee Co., AL—11 April 2006

 

            Funeral Services for Ms. Annie Lou Tankersley, age 89, of Alexander City, AL., will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 3:00pm at the chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Alexander City Cemetery….

            Ms. Tankersley passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Chapman’s Healthcare in Alexander City.

            She was born in Tallapoosa County on October 9, 1916 to Julius C. Alford and Lougenia I. Eason. She was a Homemaker and a Bookkeeper at Tankersley Body Shop. Ms. Tankersley was a member of 6th Street Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two sons; Gene Tankersley and wife Marianne of Wind Creek, and Jimmy Tankersley and wife Faye of Opelika, one daughter; Nancy Tankersley Brown and husband Charles of Alexander City, one daughter-in-law; Barbara Tankersley of Alexander City; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Ralph Tankersley, two sons; Donnie and Ronnie Tankersley, one grandson; Richard Scott Tankersley.

            The family is accepting flowers or Memorial Contributions can be made to the 6th Street Building Fund. Bass Funeral Home is in charge of handling the arrangements….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/221/70304638_134452012751.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/112/88983015_133515083597.jpg

Photos from Alexander City Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dana Cook

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie L. Tankersley (SS# issued in AL) was born 8 Oct 1916 [different than obituary and gravestone], last residence Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her brothers James Lloyd Alford Sr. and Rhodolphus Byron Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Annie Lou 1916 AL1, Julius Caesar 1875 AL2, James Zeadock 1840 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

ANNIE MAE ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 16 February 1961

 

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2009/182/32827535_124657525512.jpg

Photo from Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

She shares a gravestone with her brother

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Grover Cleveland Alford and Helen Alford Pugh in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Annie Mae 1886 AL1, Leven Ellis 1866 AL2, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

ANNIE RHODA SPINKS ALFORD

Mother of Hubert Lee Alford, AAFA #0626

Grandmother of Jackie Scott Alford, AAFA #0602

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 6 May 2003

 

            Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Annie Rhoda Spinks Alford, 90, Centre who died Sunday, May 4, 2003. Danny Farmer will officiate. Burial in Union No. 3 Cemetery. Ball Play. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Bachelors Chapel Church in Hokes Bluff, and was a loving mother and grandmother.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband Hardman T. Alford; parents Louis and Fannie Spinks; brothers, Lincoln Spinks and Z.L. Spinks; sisters, Billie Spinks, Lillie Davis, Emma Baker and Edna McIntyre; sons, Talmadge H. Alford, Neal Alford, and William Louis Alford; daughter Neil Marie Gabbard; and grandchildren Krystal Stephens and Jeffry Louis Alford.

            Survivors include her sons, H.T. (Glenda) Alford, Rome Ga;, Hubert (Nelda) Alford, Hokes Bluff, and Jack (Beth) Alford, Centre; daughter, Margie (Zona) White, Hampton, Va.; daughters-in-law, Betty Alford, Dottie Alford, Amarillo, Texas, Mildred Alford, Gadsden, and Sarah Alford, Heflin; son-in-law Ebert Gabbard, Atlanta; brothers Ford Spinks, Bremen, Ga., Winston Spinks, Hokes Bluff, and Bryson Spinks, Gadsden; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 12 Jan 1913, last residence Centre, Cherokee Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Hardman Talmadge Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; sons Hardman Talmadge Alford Jr., Hubert Lee “Herb” Alford, and William Louis “Groucho” Alford; and stepson Talmadge H. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Hardman Talmadge Alford Jr. in Georgia Obituaries.

 

******************************************

ANNIE MAE WEBB ALFORD

 

Stonewall Jackson "Dick" and Annie Webb Alford and their children

Left to Right: Robert Harry Alford (1908-1981), Margaret Alford (1910- ), Stonewall Alford (1883-1951), James Herbert Alford (1911-1967), Annie Webb Alford (1889-1959), and Charles Sidney Alford (1922-1967)

Photo from Patricia Cason’s Duncan-Cason-McKinnon-Ross-Kennedy-Truitt-Alford-Edwards family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 5 November 1959

 

            Mrs. Annie Webb Alford, 70, 113 South Ninth Street, East Gadsden, died at 7 p.m. yesterday in a local hospital following a long illness.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Georgia and a resident of Etowah Country for the past 60 years, was a member of East Gadsden Methodist Church.

            She is survived by three sons, Robert H. Alford, San Pedro, Calif., James H. Alford, Big Springs, Tex., and Charles S. Alford, Gadsden; one daughter, Mrs. C.B. Sumner, Fort Bragg, N.C.; her mother Mrs. Nora B. Webb, Gadsden; two sisters, Mrs. Claud Caudle, Gadsden, and Mrs. J.M. Honeycutt, Birmingham; one brother, A.J. Webb, Steele; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in Collier-Butler Chapel, with the Revs. J.N. Floyd and Dan E. Draper officiating.

            Burial will be in Tillison Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Jack W. Alford, Merrill Alford, Thomas E. Alford, Guy Alford, Horace Alford, Tom Wagnon and Sidney Whitt.

            The body will remain at Collier-Butler through the hour of service.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/312/100091843_135238645016.jpg

Photo from Tillison Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: She was the daughter of Robert Samuel Webb and Nora Bell Dowdy.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Stonewall Jackson 1883 AL1, James Edward 1846 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

ANNIS C. MCELWEE ALFORD GRIFFITH

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Saturday, 12 January 2002

 

            Services for Ann Griffith, 74, of Centre [Cherokee Co.] will be tonight at 7 at Perry Funeral…. Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Crestwood Cemetery in Gadsden….

            Mrs. Griffith died Friday [January 11] at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center [Centre, Cherokee Co., AL].

            Survivors include her husband, Weldon Griffith; three sons and their wives, Terry and Julie Alford of Florida, Mark and Annie Alford of Atlanta, and Tim and Deb Griffith of Centre; two daughters and their husbands, Kristie and Gary Graham of Gadsden and Charlene and Eddie Tighe of Houston; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Terry Alford, Mark Alford, Bo Bryant, Shannon Graham, Christopher Graham, John Fortenberry, Bobby Welch and Jerry Downey.

            Mrs. Griffith was a native of Etowah County and had lived in Cherokee County most of her life. She was retired from Cherokee Baptist Medical Center and was a member of East Gadsden Nazarene Church.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma McElwee, and a sister, Maureen Tolbert.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Gadsden Nazarene Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annis C. Griffith (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 March 1927, last residence Centre, Cherokee Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Joel Murry Alford, in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Charles E. and Thelma McElwee.

 

******************************************

ANTHONY RAY “TONY” ALFORD

 

Photo from the 1986 Caravel, Berry High School, Birmingham, AL (Ancestry)

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 7 February 1993

 

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rideout’s Valley Chapel, Birmingham, for Anthony Ray “Tony” Alford, 24, Fultondale, who did Saturday, Feb. 6, 1993. Burial at 2 p.m. Monday at Crestwood Cemetery, Gadsden. Rideout’s Valley Chapel, Birmingham, is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a graduate of Berry High School and was presently employed by Hinkle Roofing.

            He is survived by his father, Pete Alford, Huntsville, mother Ms. Linda Nelson Alford, Fultondale; brother, Wayne Alford, Harpersville; step-brothers, Chris Griffin and Heath Griffin, both of Gadsden; grandmothers, Mary Alford and Lillian New, both of Gadsden.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/315/138644804_1415806687.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anthony R. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 July 1968, last residence not listed.

 

*****************************************

AUBREY A. HALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 16 June 1961

 

MCKENZIE—Halford, Aubrey A., 60, died Thursday [June 15]. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the McKensie Assembly of God Church, the Rev. J.C. Josey and the Rev. Estil Peek officiating. Burial in Elizabeth Cemetery, Johnson’s Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include the widow, Mrs. A.A. Halford, McKensie; five daughters, Mrs. Lilly Bell Deal, Statesville, N.C.; Mrs. Alma Kendrick, Mrs. Essie Colvin; Mrs. Verlie Stuckey; Mrs. Abell Sherman, all of McKensie; two sons, Connie and Robert Halford, both of McKensie: three sisters, Mrs. Kate Jones, Mrs. Julie Jones, Mrs. Daisy Bloodsworth, all of McKensie; two brothers, Pal and Tom Halford, both of McKensie; 33 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/164/33670272_130810404017.gif

Photo from Elizabeth Cemetery, McKenzie, Butler Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sarah Sexton Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Amanda E. “Mandy” Smith Halford; and siblings Kate Leona Halford Jones and Thomas Brown Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Aubrey A. 1900 AL1, Bural Smiley 1856 AL2, Burrell 1816 SC3, Owen 1775 SC4, Achillis 1754 VA5.

 

******************************************

AUDREY LAURA ALFORD HALL

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 15 October 1995

 

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Audrey Laura Hall, 85, 1126 Litchfield Ave, Gadsden, who died Friday Oct. 13, 1995. The Rev. Jenny Gallman will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Hall was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. She was a founding member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Gadsden, and had been a member of the Anniston Chapter of Women of the Moose. Mrs. Hall was a retired salesperson and had worked in several department stores in downtown Gadsden.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto C. Hall; and her mother, Jennie Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Miller, granddaughter, Audra Beard (James); grandson, John Miller II, great-granddaughters, Tammy Beard (Keith) and Kristi Jones (Donald); great-great-grandchildren, D.J., Jamie and Audrianna; and special niece, Edna Rose, all of Gadsden; as well as other nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Donald Jones, Keith Bradley, Dennis Miller, Sidney Patterson, Robert Kile and Bobby Finley.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Stephen F. Jones and Dr. Cesar Fermandez.

            Special thanks to Etowah County Home Health and the eighth floor nurses of Gadsden Regional Medical Center….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/223/138354883_1439360149.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/223/138354883_1439360085.jpg

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey L. Hall (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 April 1910, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Jennie Spinks Alford; and brothers Otis Talmadge Alford and Otto Wheeler Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Audrey Laura 1910 AL1, Walter Dean 1866 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

BAILEY MICHELLE ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Sunday, 16 December 2001

 

            Bailey Michelle Alford, infant daughter of Jeff and Leslie Alford of Madison died on Friday, December 14, 2001. She had been born on October 24 2001.

            Survivors include her parents, brother, Dallas Alford of Madison, and grandparents, Andrew and Dawne Lamonds of Lincoln, and Betty Hendricks of Water Valley, Mississippi.

            A graveside service was held at Huntsville Memory Gardens. Spry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/341/139758585_1418096132.jpg

Photo from Huntsville Memory Gardens, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dawn Kilby

 

******************************************

BARBARA JEAN EDWARDS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 25 October 2013

 

            Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Crestwood Chapel for Barbara Alford, 83, Hokes Bluff, who passed away October 22, 2013. The Rev. Frank Samuels and Steven Dial will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct services.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Gadsden, Ala. She moved to Gualala, Calif., from 1955 to 1969. She and her husband, Zelman, owned Alford’s Grocery store in Gadsden from 1969 until closing it in 1990. After the store’s closing, Mrs. Alford went back to school at the age of 60 and obtained an Associate degree in Computer Science. She worked in the GSCC computer lab 19 years and retired at the age of 79.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Zelman Alford; and her son, Ronald Edward Alford.

            She is survived by her children, Stephen Alford (Sara), Becky Coffey (Danny), Nancy Webb (Mike), David Alford and Elizabeth Dial (Steven); 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Reynolds and Willene Price; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

            The family would like to express special thanks to Southern Care Hospice, Virgil Gowens, Jamie Gaddis and other special sitters for their loving kindness and care during this time….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 Feb 1930, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Zelman Edward Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Ronald Edward Alford in this compilation.

            Her funeral home obituary lists her as Barbara Jean Alford, born 25 Feb 1930.

 

*****************************************

BARBARA SUE ALFORD NOBLES

 

Leak Memory Chapel

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—_____ May 2017

 

Barbara Nobles Obituary

 

October 25, 1949 - May 14, 2017

 

            Nobles, Barbara Sue, 67, a Montgomery resident, died Sunday, May 14, 2017. Her Visitation will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 5-7 PM, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by her Funeral Service, Friday, May 19, 2017, at 10 AM, at Leak Memory, with Matt Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Sue is survived by her children, Tammy Sue Nobles Cottingham, Carl Andrew Nobles (Amanda), & James Devin Nobles; her grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Cottingham, Garrett Alan Cottingham, Katherine Grace Nobles, & Madalynn Nichole Nobles; & her partner, Jimmy Davis.

            She was employed by the State of Alabama at the House of Representatives.

            Condolences may be offered at www.leak-mc.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr. and Marion Elizabeth Cox Alford Johnson; and brother Gerald Wayne Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Barbara Sue 1949 AL1, Gerald Wayne 1922 AL2, William Perry 1874 AL3, William G. 1848 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

BELINDA “LINDA” PATTERSON HALFORD

 

Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home

Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—_____ March 2011

 

(July 7, 1932 - March 20, 2011)

 

            Mrs. Belinda Patterson “Linda” Halford age 78 passed away Sunday night March 20, 2011 in a Alabaster, Alabama Nursing Home after a brief illness.

            She was a native and former resident of Atmore [Escambia Co.], Alabama before moving to Brewton, Alabama. Mrs. Halford was a member of the Brewton First United Methodist Church and a Homemaker.

            Survivors: (3) Daughters- Pam (Sammy) Weaver of Brewton, Alabama Paula (Bert) Gonzalez of Spanish Fort, Alabama Belinda Harlow of Alabaster, Alabama (7) Grandchildren (7) Great Grandchildren

            …. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday afternoon March 24, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Brewton First United Methodist Church with Dr. Ed Glaize officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Crawford Cemetery East Brewton, Alabama with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton, Alabama directing.

            **Preceded in death by Husband- Buster Halford Son- Jamie Halford….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Belinda L. Halford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Alabaster, Shelby Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her son James Harold Halford Jr. in this compilation.

            Belinda was the daughter of Joseph Henry Patterson and Aurora Campbell.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: James Harold 1927 AL1, James Hilton 1905 AL2, James Owen HALLFORD 1871 AL3, James Redden 1834 AL4, John 1797 SC5.

 

*****************************************

BEN ALFORD, JR.

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—4 March 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Ben Alford Jr., 55, of 3520 Bermuda Road SW died Friday in a Birmingham hospital. The funeral was today at 10 a.m. at Laughlin-Service Funeral Home chapel, and will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Miss.

            Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Greenwood with Laughlin-Service Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Rev. Thomas Walker will officiate.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille H. Alford; a son, Don Alford of Huntsville; a daughter, Miss Carol Alford of Huntsville; two sisters Mrs. Miller Bush of Greenwood, Miss., and Mrs. Ben Mims of Coila, Miss.; a grandchild.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ben Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 June 1922, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lucille Holmes Alford, in this compilation.

            Ben Alford Jr., born 1922 in MS, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 17 Aug 1943 in Camp Shelby, MS. He said his residence was in Hartford, CT. [U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, Ancestry]

 

*****************************************

BENIS MAUDE ALFORD SCHUMAN

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 15 February 1989

 

            Alford, Venis [sic: Benis] Maude, 81, died at a local hospital February 14, 1989, after a brief illness.

            Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 15, 1989, from Greenwood Cemetery, at 3:30 p.m.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/322/155163954_1447958750.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/322/155163954_1447958933.jpg

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norman Scott

Benis is buried next to her sister Lillie’s stepson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that B.M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 Oct 1907 [different than gravestone], last residence Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her father, Obadiah Alford; and sister Lillie Nitus Alford Alford in this compilation.

            From Florida Marriage Indexes (Ancestry): Bennis M. Alford married Albert M. Schuman in Broward Co., FL, in 1934.

            In 1940, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT: Albert Schuman, age 46 born Russia, theater owner/manager; and his wife, Maude, 32 AL.

            Her lineage: Benis Maude 1907 AL1, Obadiah 1877 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

*****************************************

BENNETT ALLAE ALFORD

Father-in-law of Eunice Lee Ray Alford, AAFA #0610

Grandfather of Timothy Wayland Alford, AAFA #0476, Harold Bennett Alford Jr., AAFA #0692, Steven Lee Alford, AAFA #0693, and Victor Ray Alford, AAFA #0694

 

Bennett Allae Alford and his second wife, Emma Sue Lumpkin Alford

From Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

LEE COUNTY BULLETIN

Auburn, Lee Co., AL—5 January 1967

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Funeral services were held for Bennett Allas Alford, 83, of Albertville [Marshall Co.], Jan. 3, at the First Methodist Church in Albertville. He was the father of William L. Alford of Auburn.

            Mr. Alford lived in north Alabama all his life, having been born in Childersburg [Talladega Co.]. In Albertville [Marshall Co.] he established the Alford Cotton Co. a business which two of his sons and his daughter now operate.

            In addition to his widow, the former Emma Sue Lumpkin of Albertville, and Dr. Alford, he is survived by three other sons, James H. Alford and Harold Bennett of Albertville and John Frank Alford of San Antonio, Texas, and a daughter, Mrs. J.W. Walker of Albertville and 16 grandchildren, five of whom live in Auburn.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/20/18922430_135881734294.jpg

Note from photographer: Alford is on one side of this stone and Walker is on the other. Alford side is Bennett A and Emmie Sue. The Walker side has Vivian Alford Walker and James W. Walker, Jr.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/20/18922430_135881849785.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/20/63388463_135881838721.jpg

Photos from Memory Hill Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Cornelius

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bennett Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 12 April 1883, last residence Albertville, Marshall Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Ettie Mae Goodrum Alford; son Harold Bennett Alford Sr.; father, James Clay Alford; and brother Omer Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Kinchen Warren Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            His middle name is misspelled in the obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bennett Allae 1883 AL1, James Clay 1846 GA2, Kinchen 1812 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

*****************************************

BERNARD RAMEY ALFORD

Father of Linda Louise Alford Pansano, AAFA #0106

 

Photo from suenobles1’s Nobles Family Tree (Ancestry)

Barbara Sue Alford died in 2017—see her obituary

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—18 February 1949

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Alford, Bernard Raney [sic—should be Ramey], a resident of Elmore, Ala., died at a local hospital at 4:25 a.m. Thursday after a short illness. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Florelle Alford; a daughter, Miss Linda Alford [AAFA #0106]; a brother Gerald W. Alford; an aunt, Mrs. Minnie Alford, all of Elmore; two sisters, Mrs. B.R. Tatum of Elmore and Mrs. Jimmie Harrington of Montgomery.

            The service will take place from the residence in Elmore today at 3 p.m. The Rev. Robert Meriwether will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Leak-Belser-Tucker in charge.

 

In another article:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—19 February 1949

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Alford, Bernard Raney. The service for Mr. Alford was held from the residence in Elmore at 3 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Meriwether and the Rev. Fred Davis officiated.

            Active pallbearers were H.D. Trotter, J.N. Darby, Billy Turner, J.A. Curry, Earl Gray and T.B. Broadway.

            Honorary pallbearers were his co-workers with Dixie Electric Company, Noble Crump, Frank Jehle, J.E. Van Hoose, Charlie Jordan, Charlie Johnson, J.M. Blankinship, William Bozeman, Robert Carr, Thomas Wilbanks, Alvin Turner, O.B. Faust, L.E. McGarr, and W.E. Beasley.

            Burial was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Leak-Belser-Tucker in charge.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/322/18150272_1511119260.jpg

Photo from Mount Hebron West Cemetery, Elmore, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Waites

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter, Linda Louise Alford Pansano; parents, William Perry Alford and Mary Lillian Ramey Alford; and siblings Elsie Louise Alford Tatum, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr., Margaret Anita Alford, and Nina Ruth Alford Harrington in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Martha Florelle McEwen Alford Hartley, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From AL Marriages: Bernard Ramey Alford, age 25 son of W.P. Alford and Lillian Ramey, married Martha Florelle McEwen, age 20 daughter of A. McEwin and Maggie Byrd, on 2 Oct 1937 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Bernard Ramey 1912 AL1, William Perry 1874 AL2, William G. 1848 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

BETTY M. ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—10 November 2011

 

            Alford, Betty of Bessemer died Nov. 4th. Services are Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 1pm at Brighton Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Brighton Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 Apr 1947, last residence not listed.

 

******************************************

BETTY RUTH ALFORD DIETZ

AAFA #0007

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Sunday, 1 April 2007

 

            Graveside service for Betty R. Dietz, 75, of Decatur will be Monday, April 2, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Shelton Funeral Home directing….

            Mrs. Dietz, who died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Parkway Medical Center, was born March 27, 1932, in Morgan County.

            Survivors include her husband, James H. Dietz; two sons, John (Mark) Dietz and James (Anthony) Dietz; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/116/51595430_127238898056.jpg

Photo from Roselawn Gardens of Memory, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, FHTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty R. Dietz (SS# issued in AL), last residence Decatur, Morgan Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her paternal grandparents, Alton Calvin “Jobe” Alford and Mary Emma Drake Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Betty Ruth Alford Dietz was born 27 March 1932 in Morgan Co., AL, daughter of Leldon F. Alford and Ola M. Harp.

            From AL Marriages: Leldon Felix Alford, age 22 born 21 Feb 1906, married Ola Mae Harp, age 19 born 3 Jan 1909, on 13 Oct 1928 in Morgan Co., AL. The affiant was Miss Sallie Louise Alford, age 24 of Hartselle [Leldon’s sister]. The Marriage License is crossed out—it appears to say “License _____ Declined”:

 

 

            From AL Marriages: Leldon F. Alford, born 21 Feb 1912 in Morgan Co., married Ola Alford, born 3 Dec 1911 in Morgan Co., on 17 Oct 1947 in Birmingham. They were both divorced and had 2 previous marriages. Their divorces are both listed on 19 June 1947 in Decatur (possibly divorced from each other?).

            No other marriages for Leldon have been found.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Betty Ruth 1932 AL1, Leldon Felix 1912 AL2, Alton Calvin 1869 AL3, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL4, Pleasant N. 1818 AL5.

 

******************************************

BEULAH MAE ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 July 1989

 

WEDOWEE [Randolph Co.]—Services for Miss Beulah M. Alford, 76, of Wedowee were today at Green’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter R. Cook officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Usrey Funeral Home in charge.

            Miss Alford died Tuesday at her borne.

            Survivors include two brothers, Lumas Alford of Sylacauga and Rubin Alford of Wedowee.

            Pallbearers were Melvin Gross, Junior Benefield, Bill Wier, C.W. Wood and W.C. Layman. .

            Miss Alford was a Clay County native and a Randolph County resident for the past 35 years. She was a member of Green’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beulah M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Jan 1913 and died _____ July 1989, last residence Wedowee, Randolph Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Brenton Lee Alford, Herman Elbert Alford, and Rubin Otis Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Loomis Jordan Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Beulah Mae Alford was born 12 Jan 1913 [different than SSDI] in Wadley, Clay Co. [sic: Randolph Co.], AL, daughter of William A. Alford and Mary E. Wright.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Beulah Mae 1913 AL1, William Andrew 1881 AL2, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

BILLY FRANK HALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Johnson Funeral Home

Georgiana, Butler Co., AL—_____ January 2009

 

 

Born: November 12, 1949

Died: January 5, 2009

 

            Mr. Billy Frank Halford, 59, a resident of Red Level, Al., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Smith officiating. Burial in Antioch Methodist Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, Al. directing.

            Survivors include: Wife: Mary J. Halford, Red Level, Al.; Daughters: Snady Self, Andalusia, Al., Donna Halford and Kaitlyn Halford, both of Red Level; Son: Steve Halford, Enterprise, Al.; Sisters: Rachel Wright, Monroeville, Al., Lillie Collens, Andalusia, Al., and Debra Halford, McKenzie, Al.; Brothers: Lavon Halford, Donald Halford, Jake Halford, and Jack Halford, all of McKenzie; 2 Grand Children, Corey Self and Jade Self, both of Andalusia, Al.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ruby Lee Joyner Halford; and brother Donald Ray Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Billy Frank 1949 AL1, Coston 1914 AL2, James Marshall 1884 AL3, Bural Smiley 1856 AL4, Burrell 1816 SC5, Owen 1775 SC6, Achillis 1754 VA7.

 

******************************************

BILLY RAY ALFORD

 

Norris Funeral Home

Bay Minette, Baldwin Co., AL—_____ June 2016

 

Billy Ray Alford

 

            Billy Ray Alford, age 76, born in Waynesboro [Wayne Co.], MS and a resident of Bay Minette, AL died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at his residence.

            He was an Auto Parts Manager for Bralow World Handling. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

            He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Florence E. “Cookie” Alford of Bay Minette, AL; two sons, Danny Alford of Jacksonville, AL and Mark (Ruth) Alford of North Brookfield, MA; one daughter, Julie (Lenoris) Weaver of Citronelle, AL; four brothers, Kenneth Alford of Saraland, AL, James Alford of Satsuma, AL, Terry Alford of Wilmer, AL and Bobby Alford of Wilmer, AL; one sister, Sybil Grandquest of Gulf Crest, AL and five grandchildren, Beth Alford, Hannah Alford, Zachary Guess, Zoe Guess and Reed Krause.

            The family will receive friends Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Home.

            A memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Evelyn Murphy Alford; and brother Charles David Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Billy Ray 1940 MS1, John Henry 1918 MS2, Johnnie Lee 1890 MS3, John H. 1868 AL4; S.E. 1828 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

*****************************************

BIRDIE M. RASBERRY ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 17 July 1980

 

            Mrs. Birdie M. Alford, 89, 105 S. 13th St., East Gadsden, died Wednesday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Crestwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles A. Box Jr. officiating. Entombment in Crestwood Mausoleum.

            Survivors: sons, Otto and Leon Alford; daughter, Mrs. Edna Burke; son-in-law, Joe Burke; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Jessie Alford, Mrs. Eunice Alford, all of Gadsden; brother-in-law, Noah Alford, Piedmont.

            The following grandsons will serve as active pallbearers: Jimmy Hayes, Eugene Jackson, Jimmy Wayne Alford Morris, Leon Eugene and Douglas Alford, Truman Hayes, Billy Ponder, Frank Harcrow.

            Honorary pallbearers: Drs. Morris Steinberg and D.C. Parmar, Sisters and nursing staff of third and sixth floors of Holy Name of Jesus Hospital and all personal friends.

            Mrs. Alford was the widow of the late Fletcher Alford. She was a native and lifelong resident of the Etowah County area. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Church of Christ….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Birdie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 9 July 1894 and died _____ July 1980, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her sons Leon Elmore Alford Sr. and Oliver Holmes Alford in this compilation.

            Birdie and her son Oliver are next to each other in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, in the Mausoleum, Unit #1. Flowers obscure the names and dates. Next to them are Birdie’s son Leon Elmore Alford Sr. and his wife.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Albert Fletcher 1894 AL1, Albert Forrest 1871 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

*****************************************

BOBBY ALFORD

 

GENEVA COUNTY REAPER

Geneva, Geneva Co., AL—14 March 1957

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Bobbie Allford [sic], age 23, of Samson Rt. 3, was killed instantly, Saturday afternoon, March 9 about 4:30 on the Samson-Defuniak Springs Highway when he lost control of his car and turned over several times. Bobbie has served two years in the Army and was a member of the 1951 Samson High School football team.

            Funeral services were held Monday, March 11 at Reese Church with Rev. L.M. West officiating. Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva was in charge.

            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Allford, Samson Rt. 3, three brothers, Claude, DeFuniak Springs, A.A. and Garland, of Samson Rt. 3, 4 sisters, Mrs. Helen Reidler of Chicago, Ill, Gloria Ann, Brenda Gale and Charlotte Allford all of Samson Rt. 3.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/11/30494975_132641835296.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/11/30494975_132641833335.jpg

Photos from Reese Baptist Church Cemetery, Samson, Geneva Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles Champion

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Cloyd Esker Alford Sr. in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bobby 1933 AL1, Admiral Dewey 1903 AL2, James Henry 1866 AL3, Richard Reddin 1843 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

BOBBY THOMAS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 7 January 2015

 

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/Cobrands/gadsdentimes/Photos/f825a759-7bee-40b3-afce-7c134ba96c1c.jpg

 

            Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Bobby Thomas Alford, 80, of Gadsden, who passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Rev. Michael G. Alford will officiate. Burial will be at First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.

            Mr. Alford was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He loved racing and gardening. As a carpenter he built many houses, and he also worked at an asphalt plant.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Alford; father, Roy Alford; mother, Alma May Morris; brothers, Donald and Travis Alford; and sister, Faye Alford Hughes.

            He is survived by his children, Michael (Becky) Alford, Tommy (Gail) Alford, Deanna (Avery) Pruitt, Denise (Joe) Pollard, Amanda Alford and Christopher Alford; grandchildren, Jonathan Alford, Brian Alford, Justin Alford, Daniel Alford, Tabatha Woods, Taylor Woods, Lauren Nelson, Jesse Pruitt, Thomas Pruitt, Bobby Pruitt, Brandi Alford, JoJo Alford, Miranda Alford, Brenda Pollard, Joseph Pollard and Courtney Alford; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Billy Alford and Judson Alford; and sisters, Janice Alford, Carolyn Tucker and Sybil Chapman.

            Pallbearers will be Jonathan, Brian and Justin Alford, Bobby Pruitt, Wayne Morris and Jim Hunter.

            Special thanks to the Gadsden Regional Medical Center MICU staff; most of all, Crystal and Tanya.

            The family will accept friends from 6 to 8 this evening. Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Donald Clayton Alford and James Travis Alford in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

BOLLEN AMIGRADE “AL” ALFORD, JR.

 

Bollen Amigrade Alford Jr.

Photo from khamilton70’s Hamilton-Alford-Ivey Dec 2014 family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 17 May 1975

 

            Alford, Bollen A. (Al) Jr., 52, retired Major in U.S.A.F., 52. a lifelong resident of Montgomery and of 1943 Kingsbury, died 12:50 p.m. Thursday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from White Chapel 11 a.m. Saturday…. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Betty V. Alford; three sons, B.A. Alford, Birmingham, Barry V. Alford, Rod A. Alford, both of Montgomery; one sister, Mrs. Genero Hamilton, Montgomery; four brothers, E.E. Alford, Pensacola, FL, Murry L. Alford, Birmingham, Henry D. Alford, Thomas Alford, both of Montgomery.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/105/88591047_133455412415.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bolen [sic] Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Aug 1922 and died _____ May 1975, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Bollen Amigrade Alford Sr. and Maggie Lee Ivey Alford Dawkins; and siblings Genero Alford Hamlton, Henry Dorch Alford III, and Lillie Mae Alford Turner Speigner in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Bollen Amigrade 1922 AL1, Bollen Amigrade 1877 AL2, Henry Dortch 1855 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

*****************************************

BOLLEN AMIGRADE ALFORD, SR.

 

 

Media Item(20)

Front Row L-R: Genero Alford Hamilton, Maggie Lee Ivey Alford, Bollen Amigrade Alford Sr., Lillie Mae Alford Speigner

Back Row L-R: Eldredge Ezra Alford, Ewell Thomas Alford, Murray Lee Alford, Henry Dorch Alford III, Bollen Amigrade Alford Jr.

Photos from khamilton70’s Hamilton-Alford-Ivey Dec 2014 family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 30 December 1959

 

            Alford, Bollen A., Sr., 82, a lifetime resident of Montgomery, died at his home, 59 Eugene St., Monday at 2:45 a.m. following a long illness.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maggie L. Ivey Alford, Montgomery; six sons, Claude and Eldredge Alford of Florida, Henry D., E. Thomas, and Murray L. Alford all of Montgomery; Bollen A. Alford Jr., Syracuse, N.Y., two daughters, Mrs. K.T. Speigner. Mrs. David R. Hamilton, Montgomery; 19 grandchildren. 19 great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held from White Chapel, today at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Verneledge Cemetery near Luverne.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/82/87221967_133251002460.jpg

Photo from Vernledge Cemetery, Vernledge, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick & Kat

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Maggie Lee Ivey Alford Dawkins; and children Bollen Amigrade “Al” Alford Jr., Genero Alford Hamilton, Henry Dorch Alford III, and Lillie Mae Alford Turner Speigner in this compilation.

            In 1910, Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL:

 

Bolen Alford   head      33   AL AL AL    second marriage 4 years

Maggie            wife       21   AL AL AL    first marriage, 2 children, 2 living

Theodore         son           7   AL AL AL

Lillie May        dau          3   AL AL AL

Eldridge          son      7/12   AL AL AL

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Bollen Amigrade 1877 AL1, Henry Dortch 1855 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

******************************************

BRADFIELD ALFORD

 

[He died in OH, but we are also including his obituary here because AL was his home.]

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Monday, 17 March 1980

 

            Bradfield Alford, of 509 Chemical St., Roanoke, Ala., died March 15 at Akron General Medical Center.

            He is survived by son, Elias Alford, of Akron; daughters, Mrs. Frances Richardson, of Akron, Mrs. Mary Rowlan of 1221 Packard Dr., where condolences may be sent; two brothers of Ohio and Alabama; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

            Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Turner Memorial Home. Services and interment will be in Roanoke, Ala. (Turner Memorial Home, 724-1201.)

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/258/130307569_1442457326.jpg

Photo from East Roanoke Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Richard Bragg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bradfield Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 Oct 1903 [different than gravestone] and died _____ March 1980, last residence Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL, last benefit paid to Akron, Summit Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his son Cleophus Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Elias Alford Jr. in Ohio Obituaries.

            From Ohio, Deaths (Ancestry): Bradfie Alford, widowed, was born 1906 in AL and died 15 March 1980 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. His race is non-white.

            In 1910, Pearsons Cross Roads, Chambers Co., AL: Elias Alford, age 35 GA; his wife Dora 36 AL; children: Walter 17 AL, Bell 13 AL, Bradfield 6 AL, Ralph 5 AL, and Margarett 2 AL; and brother Arthur 22 GA. Elias and Arthur are listed as mulatto; all others black.

            On Bradfield Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 34, living in Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL. He was born 24 Oct 1905 in Stroud, Chambers Co., AL.

            The Higgins Family Tree on Ancestry lists Bradfield’s parents as Elias Alford and Dora Green.

            His lineage: Bradfield 1903 AL1, Elias 1875 GA2.

 

******************************************

BRENTON LEE ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Tuesday, 16 August 1983

 

WEDOWEE [Randolph Co.]—Services for Brenton Alford, 75, of Rt. 2, were today at Benefteld Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ray Parker officiating. Burial was in Green’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Monday at Talladega Nursing Home.

            Survivors include a sister, Miss Beulah Alford of will be until an hour before Wedowee; and two brothers, Loomis Alford of Sylacauga and Rubin Alford of Wedowee.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Clay County who lived in Wedowee for the past 20 years. He was a farmer and a Methodist.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brenton Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 28 July 1908 and died _____ Aug 1983, last residence Talladega, Talladega Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Beulah Mae Alford, Herman Elbert Alford, and Rubin Otis Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Loomis Jordan Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            From Alabama, Convict Records, 1886–1952 (Ancestry): Brenton was incarcerated in 1929, 1941, 1948, and 1957 for distilling and possession of a still. In 1929, his father was separately convicted of the same offense, and in 1941 Brenton was convicted with his brother Rubin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Brenton Lee 1908 AL1, William Andrew 1881 AL2, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

BRUCE ALFORD

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Thursday, 29 September 2005

 

            Mr. Bruce Alford of 4511 S. State Highway 87, Samson [Geneva Co.], passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at the family residence after a long illness. He was 86.

            Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at New Home Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Pittman Funeral Home of Samson tonight from 5 to 8....

            Mr. Alford was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Chancellor to the late Deron A. and Ethel Parrish Alford. He was a retired farmer.

            In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Opal Alford, Hubert Alford and Harold Alford; his step-mother, Annie Mae Alford; and his son-in-law, Charles Powell.

            Survivors include his wife, Sybil O. Alford of Samson; one son, Charles Alford of Dothan; one daughter, Ethelene Powell of Dothan; one sister, Mildred Hayes of Samson; seven grandchildren, Michael Powell and David (Amy) Powell of Dothan, Stacy (Jonathan) Johnson of Tulsa, Okla., Shannon and Jerome Burcham of Greensborough, N.C., Shellie Alford of Washington, D.C., Charles J. Alford of Tuscaloosa; and 12 great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bruce Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Samson, Geneva Co., AL.

 

******************************************

BURTIE LOUISE SOLOMAN ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—28 March 2015

 

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/Cobrands/MontgomeryAdvertiser/Photos/MAD024939-1_20150327.jpg

 

            Louise Solomon Alford was born May 24, 1928. She went to Heaven on March 25, 2015.

            Louise loved her family and friends, and she adored all of her “boys”.

            Louise was preceded in death by her oldest son, Ronnie Alford.

            She is survived by her son, Warren Alford, and his wife, Karen, grandson, Brian Alford and his wife, Shannon, and great grandson, Alexander; by her grandson, Lloyd Alford and his wife, Krista, great grandsons Hunter and Taylor and the 1st great granddaughter, Reagan. Also surviving is her 98 year old aunt, Jodie Alford.

            Viewing will be Monday, March 30 at 1 PM at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home. Graveside service follows at 2:30 PM at Greenwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Burtie Mae Lewis Soloman Alford Poe, in this compilation.

            In May 2017, a Find A Grave contributor photographed Louise’s grave in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery. Her funeral home marker is still there, but she has no gravestone.

            From AL Marriages: Bertie Louise Solomon, age 18 daughter of Ray Solomon and Bertie Mae Lewis, married William Alford, age 21 son of E.L. Alford and Pearlie Mae Cousey, on 30 Dec 1944 in Autauga Co., AL.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Lee 1923 AL1, Emmitt L. 1908 GA2, Andrew 1859 GA3.

 

*****************************************

BURTIE MAE LEWIS SOLOMAN ALFORD POE

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 21 February 1969

 

            Poe, Mrs. Curtie [sic] Mae, a lifelong resident of Montgomery and of 1912 Plum St., died in a local hospital at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday [February 19] after an extended illness.

            Survivors include her husband, W.E. Poe, Montgomery; one son Ray Soloman, Houston, Tex.; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Alford, Montgomery; six grandchildren, Ronnie Alford, Warren Alford, Terry Soloman, Kevin Soloman, Susie Soloman, Nancy Soloman.

            Services will be from White Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with Dr. S. Louis Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Fred E. Allen. John R. Jones Jr., Patrick A. Little. Robert F. Wade, Durwood Stinson and Richard D. Mallory.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/192/149111920_1436717517.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/192/149111920_1436717536.jpg

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norman Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Luther Fagan Alford; and her daughter Burtie Louise Soloman Alford in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Burtie May Lewis, age 19, married Ray S. Salomon on 10 Sept 1927 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            From AL Deaths: Ray Ingram Solomon, son of Hugh Malone Solomon and Aline Randall, husband of Bertie Mae Lewis, died 2 Dec 1935 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            In 1940, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL: Ollie Lewis, widow age 48 born TN; her son Rufus A. Lewis 30 AL; daughter Burtie M. Soloman, widow 31 AL; granddaughter B. Louise Soloman 11 AL; grandson Ray I. Soloman 6 AL; and father Charles H. Burt widower 73 AL.

            Burtie’s third husband was William Edd Poe, 1900–1982. He is buried with his last wife, Mary, in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

******************************************

BYRON THOMAS ALFORD

 

His junior year photo in the 1968 Corolla, University of Alabama yearbook

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/100/107769062_136569558878.jpg

Photo appears to be under a hinge on his gravestone

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 June 2002

 

            Alford, Byron Thomas, age 54, of Hoover, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2002.

            He was Director of Central Distribution for Carraway Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Carraway Methodist Federal Credit Union. A pharmacist, Tom was immediate past President of the State Pharmacy Board and was a board member of the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama where he was affiliated with Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He taught at Brent School in 1969-1970. He received his Bachelor of Science - Pharmacy at Samford University in 1973.

            He is survived by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Jessie Finocchio, loving cousins and numerous friends.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26th, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Hoover, with reciting of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Thursday, June 27th, at 10:00 at St. Peter the Apostle Church and burial at Valhalla Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Hoover, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bessemer, or the Symphony Volunteer Council Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 53078, Birmingham, Alabama 35253. Bessemer Brown Service directing.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/92/107769062_136502552979.jpg

Photo from Valhalla Cemetery, Midfield, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Caretaker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Byron T. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 Sept 1947, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Finocchio Alford; daughters Catherine Elizabeth Alford and Jessica Marla Alford; and parents, Rhodolphus Byron Alford and Laverne Tate Alford, in this compilation.

            In 2003, the estate of Byron Alford was contested by his mother-in-law, Jessie Finocchio, and his aunt, Annie Lou Alford Tankersley. FindLaw.com has a summary of the case. The summary says that the parents and daughters “were killed in an automobile accident on June 23, 2002. The Alfords’ daughters, Jessica Marla Alford and Catherine Elizabeth Alford, were also killed in the June 23, 2002, accident.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Byron Thomas 1947 AL1, Rhodolphus Byron 1902 AL2, Julius Caesar 1875 AL3, James Zeadock 1840 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

******************************************

CAROLINE MISSOURI COTTON ALFORD SLAUGHTER

 

LAFAYETTE SUN

LaFayette, Chambers Co., AL—6 March 1907

 

MRS. SLAUGHTER IS DEAD

 

            On last Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock, the spirit of Mrs. Caroline Missouri Slaughter took its flight into the great beyond. Her death was not altogether a surprise to her relatives and friends, as she was in her 88th year, and had been fast failing in health for several years. She was at the home of her son, Mr. S. W. Alford at the time of her death, and was interred at Bethel cemetery on Thursday afternoon.

            Mrs. Slaughter was born in Putnam County, Georgia, June 10th, 1819. While quite young, she attached herself to the Methodist church of which she was ever after a faithful member.

            She was married twice in life, in 1838 to Mr. S.W. Alford, Sr., and in 1860 to Mr. Lawson Slaughter, both of whom she has survived many years.

            The last 22 years of her life were spent among the good people of Chambers County. Two brothers, W.H. and G.P. Cotton, and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Jones are still living. She also leaves three sons and a large number of grandchildren to mourn her loss.

            The family wishes to extend thanks to their friends and relatives for the kind attentions shown them during her illness.

            Mrs. Slaughter, better known as “Grandma”, is now numbered among the departed. But although her voice is hushed in death, yet she speaks. Though her footsteps are no longer heard and her body lies moldering in the grave, yet she is not gone. She lives now, more truly than before she was laid to est. There still lingers in the hearts of bereaved relatives and friends sweet though melancholy remembrances of the departed loved one….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/248/66740883_134686046168.jpg

Photo from Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Chambers Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Adcox

 

AAFA NOTES: Caroline was the daughter of William Gee Cotton and Cyntha Smith. They are buried in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Troup Co., GA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Spire Warren 1816 GA1, Zaddock 1787 GA2, Julius 1750 NC3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

******************************************

CAROLYN GATLIN NETTLES ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Thursday, 18 March 2004

 

            Carolyn Gatlin Alford—Age 62. A native of Covington County, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL, died at a local hospital on Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

            She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Clyde C. Alford, Mobile, AL; two sons, Frank (Vickie) Nettles, Semmes, AL, Douglas W. (Kay) Nettles, Eight Mile, AL; two daughters, Janice (Marty) Dickinson, Semmes, AL, Glenda Jones, Gulfcrest, AL; a brother, Steve (Susie) Gatlin, Wetumpka, AL; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, nephews, and other relatives.

            Visitation will be held Friday, March 19, 2004 beginning at 11:00 AM with funeral services following at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 6040 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/27/104293500_135943019902.jpg

Photo from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David K. Gatlin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn G. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 March 1941, last residence Semmes, Mobile Co., AL.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave lists her parents as Hicks Stewart Gatlin and Leona Roberts.

 

*****************************************

CARRIE BELL FAIL ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 5 February 1966

 

            Alford, Mrs. Carrie Fail, 75, a resdent of 2216 McCarter Ave. and Camden, Ala., died Friday morning [February 4] at a Montgomery hospital.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ed Jones Jr., and Mrs. Bill Cassity of Montgomery; one son, Jack Alford of Camden; five grandchildren, Ed Jones of Montgomery, Mrs. Warren Munday of Marietta, Ga., Mary Scott, George and Rob Alford of Camden; two sisters, Mrs. Haden Jones of Camden, and Mrs. George Owens of Troy.

            Services will be held from her home in Camden Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J.G. Green officiating. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery, Matthews Funeral Home of Camden directing. The family request the omission of flowers.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/298/54599634_131968468083.jpg

Photo from Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, April D. Sandley Clinely

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Apr 1891 [different than gravestone], last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George Clem Alford; and children George Fail “Jack” Alford Sr. and Margaret Myrtle Alford Jones in this compilation.

 

******************************************

CARRIE ELIZABETH DEWS ALFORD RUSH

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Monday, 30 July 2007

 

            Carrie Elizabeth Alford Rush, a former sewing machine operator, died Friday [July 27] at a local hospital. She was 63.

            Rush was a native of Sweet Water and a resident of Thomasville [Clarke Co.]. She was a member of Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Bobby Rush of Thomasville; two daughters, Donna Jordan of Campbell and Charlotte Maynard of Grove Hill; one son, Randy Alford of Whatley; one brother, Guy Dews of Jackson; two sisters, Elma Wixey of Grove Hill and Katie Yow of Ocean Springs, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be at 6 tonight until the 4 p.m. funeral Monday at Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville.

            Arrangements are being made by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

******************************************

CATHERINE ALFORD

 

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS

Opelika, Lee Co., AL—Wednesday, 23 January 2008

 

            The funeral service for Catherine Alford, 71, of Opelika, AL, will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2008 at New Mt. Sellers Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford, who passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008, at the East Alabama Medical Center, was born in Chambers County, Alabama.

            Survivors include: Tommy Alford of Opelika, AL; three children, Walter Lee (Julie) Alford of Auburn, AL, Willie James (Brenda) Alford and Martha Kate (Ricky) Benford both of Opelika, AL; three sisters, Annie Kirk of Stockbridge, GA, Mary (Larry) Sumlin of Atlanta, GA and Louise (Ed) Love of Tuskegee, AL; five brothers, Egnateous (Jackie) Love of Birmingham, AL, James Kirk of Palmetto, GA, Willie (Della) Kirk, Ben Kirk, Brooksie Kirk, Jr. all of Opelika, AL; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a mother-in-law, Lelia Alford of Lanett, AL; four sisters-in-law, Jennie M. Kirk of Carrollton, GA, Odena Cooks of Lanett, AL, Rosa Lee (Willie) Evans of Lafayette, AL and Ida Joe Alvis of Lanett, AL; two brothers-in-law, Hervey Gene Alford and Willie Joe (Pat) Alford, Jr. of Lanett, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Harris Funeral Home is directing....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Lelia Mae Robinson Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

CATHERINE ALFORD GRAY

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/166/65868536_130828128502.jpg

Photo from Leak Memory Chapel

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—26 January 2011

 

            Gray, Catherine Alford went to be with the Lord, Monday, January 24th, at the age of 91. She was a resident of Montgomery since 1935.

            Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, James Ellis Gray and her son, Julius Ellis Gray (Sonny).

            She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Claire Gray; 2 granddaughters, Melody Tholstrup (Clarence Jr.) and Mary Allison Souphom (Sisay); four great-grandchildren, Timothy Garrette, Jr. (T.J.), Meaghan Claire Tholstrup, Carson Gray Tholstrup and Siam Gray Souphom and several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral will be Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church on Bell Road, where Catherine was a member since 1943. Burial will follow at Shoal Creek Baptist church in Deatsville.

            Leak Memory Chapel Directing.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/264/65868536_1505998568329.jpg

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/264/65868536_1505998445536.jpg

Photos from Coosa River Cemetery, Coosa River, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norman Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Catherine A. Gray (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 Jan 1920, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her mother, Lillian Bell Robinson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Catherine 1920 AL1, Julius Caesar 1878 AL2, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

CATHERINE CARSON ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Friday, 1 November 2002

 

            Alford, Catherine, age 81, of Montevallo, passed away on October 26, 2002. Funeral Services will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on Saturday, November 2, at 1:00 P.M. with burial in Montevallo City Cemetery.

            Survivors: One son, Aaron Alford; Two sisters, Mamie Lewis and Catherine Ford; Two brothers, William Carson and Issac Parker; a special son, Laymon Brown and other relatives.

            The Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Montevallo directing, 665-1106.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Catherine Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 June 1921, last residence Montevallo, Shelby Co., AL.

            From SSACI: Catherine Alford, black, was born 11 June 1921 in Aldrich, Shelby Co., AL, daughter of Joe Carson and Levonia Wyatt.

 

******************************************

CATHERINE ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 June 2002

 

            Alford, Catherine Elizabeth, age 22, of Hoover, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2002.

            She was to have graduated Summa Cum Laude in Interior Design in August from the University of Alabama. At Alabama, she was a member of Blue Key, Triangle Association, Phi U Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, Alpha Beta Phi, Cardinal Key, Mortar Board, and Omicron Delta Kappa, and on the President’s List 1998–2002. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Phi Sorority where she served as Historian and Recommendation Chairman. She was presented at the Poinsettia Debutante Ball and was a Hoover Belle.

            She is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Finocchio; her loving cousins; her Sorority sisters; and numerous friends.

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church with the reciting of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Thursday, June 27th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church with burial at Valhalla Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Hoover, or St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bessemer.

            Bessemer Brown Service Directing.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/92/107768793_136502520082.jpg

Photo from Valhalla Cemetery, Midfield, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Caretaker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Catherine E. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Feb 1980, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Byron Thomas Alford and Margaret Finocchio Alford; and sister Jessica Marla Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Catherine Elizabeth 1980 AL1, Byron Thomas 1947 AL2, Rhodolphus Byron 1902 AL3, Julius Caesar 1875 AL4, James Zeadock 1840 GA5, James Floyd 1817 GA6, Zaddock 1787 GA7, Julius 1750 NC8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

*****************************************

CATHERINE LEE BOSTWICK ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 7 February 1962

 

            Alford, Mrs. Catherine Lee Bostwick, (Mrs. H.C.) a native of Montgomery and Robinson Springs died at her home in Robinson Springs Monday at 3:30 p.m. after an extended illness.

            She was a member of the Millbrook Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving are one son, Hendricks C. Alford Jr., Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Alford Madden, Robinson Springs; one brother, William C. Bostwick, Montgomery’; one sister, Mrs. J.E. Sypher, Charlotte, N.C.

            Funeral services will be held from Leak-Memory Chapel today at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Robert Conner officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemeter….

            Active pallbearers will be Joe R. Warren, George E. Graff Jr., Ray Campbell, Will Reynolds, Kendrick Stallings, Albert Gresham and Herbert Hinds Jr….

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/149/70611518_130678531421.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Hendricks Cleveland Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

CECIL “BILL” ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 12 January 1986

 

            Cecil “Bill” Alford, 59, Route 9, Glencoe, died Friday evening at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

            Survivors Mrs. Betty W. Alford; daughters, Mrs. Janet Hines and Mrs. Ruth Tullis, Glencoe; son, Jackie Alford, Glencoe; step-daughters, Mrs. Pam Marcano, Venezuela, South America, Mrs. Paula Perry, Glencoe, Mrs. Debbie Vinson, East Gadsden.

            Crestwood Funeral Home directing.

            Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Crestwood Chapel…. Burial will be in in Crestwood Cemetery with graveside rites by Glencoe Masonic Lodge #846.

            Other survivors: sons-in-law, Larry Hines and Mackie Tullis; daughter-in-law, Cathy Alford; step-sons-in-law, Andres Marcano, Larry Perry, and Rick Vinson, brothers, C.J. Alford, Glencoe, and Doies Alford, Hokes Bluff; 16 grandchildren.

            Pallbearers: Lee Alford, Terry Mack Alford, Robert Alford, Cleve Alford, Donald Wayne Alford, Bill Edwards, Scott Edwards and Gerald Sprouse.

            Honorary pallbearers: the nursing staff of the 6th floor at Baptist Memorial Hospital; employees of the rigger shop at Gulf States Steel; Dr. D.C. Parmar; and Dr. Ed Thompson.

            Mr. Alford spent most of his life in Etowah County. He was retired rigger foreman at Gulf States Steel with 34 years service. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Glencoe Masonic Lodge, and a member and deacon of North Glencoe Baptist church….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2016/50/138504247_1456019675.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Awbrey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 Nov 1926 and died _____ Jan 1986, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Amy Rose “Sue” Campbell Alford; and father, Cleveland Lester Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Cecil “Bill” 1926 AL1, Cleveland Lester 1893 AL2, Allen 1865 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

CECIL HORACE ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Thursday, 8 December 1994

 

            Cecil Horace Alford, 88, of 6914 Steeplechase Drive, died Wednesday [December 7] at his residence. The funeral will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at McCades Funeral Home in Livonia [Wayne Co.], Mich.

            Burial will be in Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia with Madison Chapel Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mariellen Greenbury of Michigan, Carol Chubb of Harvest and Lynne Foulds of Texas; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Madison Chapel Funeral Home.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/245/116451968_137821874128.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/245/116451968_137821849540.jpg

Photos from Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Wayne Co., MI,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Byron

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil H. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 11 Oct 1906, last residence Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Fred Henry Alford and Emma Roberts Alford; and brothers Edwin Earl Alford and Ernest R. Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            Cecil graduated from the University of Michigan in 1945 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.

            The Marshall-Brown Family Tree (Ancestry) lists his wife as Mary L. Ruona (1909 MI–1961 AL) and his parents as Fred Alford (1859 England–1935 MI) and Emma Roberts (1863 England–1940 MI).

            His lineage: Cecil Horace 1909 MI1, Fred Henry 1859 England2, Peter 1827 England3.

 

******************************************

CHALMERS EDWARD “SPANKY” ALFORD

 

Photo from www.gospelflava.com

 

Photo from unknown source

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 March 2008

 

May 22, 1955 March 24, 2008

 

            Funeral services for Chalmers Edward “Spanky” Alford will be at noon Saturday at Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor T.C. Johnson officiating with Royal Funeral Home directing. Interment will be in Madison Memory Gardens. Mr. Alford will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. A musical memorial will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Shirley Alford of Harvest; son, Willis Tawin Morris of Huntsville; two grandchildren; stepmother, Nellie Alford of Darlington, S.C.; two sisters, Lois Alford of Darlington, and Carlyon Hargest of Philadelphia; and three brothers, Timothy, Leven, and Kevin Alford, all of Philadelphia.

 

In another article:

 

WAFF.com

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—27 April 2008

 

 

            Family, friends, and fans are mourning the loss of a talented Valley musician.

            3-time Grammy-winning guitarist Chalmers “Spanky” Alford passed away Monday from complications from diabetes.

            He began playing professionally at 17 as a gospel musician.

            During his career, “Spanky” played with gospel singer Shirley Caesar, Al Green, Joss Stone, the Bee Gee’s, and John Mayer just to name a few.

            He’s survived by his wife Shirley, one child and 2 grandchildren.

            Amusical tribute to “Spanky” Alford will be held Friday night at 7 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.

            Funeral services are Saturday at noon at the church.

 

In another article:

 

Royal Funeral Home

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—_____ March 2008

 

 

Mr. Chalmers Edward Alford “Spanky”

(May 22, 1955 - March 24, 2008)

 

            Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church (1800 Sparkman Drive; Huntsville, Alabama 35816) with Pastor T.C. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Madison Memory Gardens. Mr. Alford will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. A musical memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the St. Luke M.B. Church.

            Public viewing will begin Friday, March 28, 2008 from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

 

In another article:

 

From Wikipedia:

 

            Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (May 22, 1955 – March 24, 2008) was a three time Grammy winning American jazz guitarist. He was well known for his playing style and use of arpeggiations. He had an illustrious career as a gospel quartet guitar player in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with groups such as the Mighty Clouds of Joy among others. Later in life he found a new career in the neo-soul movement of the 1990s and 2000s, most notably contributing to the sounds of D’Angelo and Tony Toni Toné. Spanky played guitar as part of The Soultronics, (D’Angelo’s highly regarded band for his 2000 “Voodoo” tour), alongside Questlove, James Poyser, Pino Palladino and Anthony Hamilton among many others. He was an amazing teacher and is credited with teaching Rjaphael Saadiq among many others to play guitar. He played on several albums with artists such as Joss Stone, John Mayer, Mary J Blige, Raphael Saadiq, D’Angelo and Roy Hargrove.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Chalmers E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Harvest, Madison Co., AL.

 

******************************************

CHARLES AARON ALFORD, JR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 28 August 2008

 

            Alford, Dr. Charles Aaron, Jr. passed away August 26, 2008.

            He was born in Birmingham, AL on December 8, 1928. He was a graduate of Woodlawn High School and the University of Alabama where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Alabama. He trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Birmingham; served as a lieutenant in the navy in Sasebo, Japan; and then performed an infectious diseases fellowship with the Nobel Prize winner, Tom Weller, at Harvard. Dr. Alford returned to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he created one of the most influential infectious diseases divisions of any academic medical center department in the world. Through his work, he established the value of the first antiviral medication, vidabarabine, for the treatment of herpes virus infections which began the current era of efficacious antiviral therapy for a variety of diseases. Dr. Alford and his colleagues also defined the natural history and the pathogenesis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection, the most common congenital infection worldwide and the most significant infectious cause of newborn hearing loss.

            Dr. Alford was recognized by numerous societies and boards for his contributions to science, including the American Pediatric Society, the March of Dimes, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the University of Alabama Board of Trustees, among others, and he was further recognized by UAB with the naming of an endowed chair in his honor. He was a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and served as an advisor to the government, the March of Dimes and various other foundations for his entire career. Dr. Alford considered his greatest contribution to medicine to be the training of future academicians. Over his career, he trained 20 individuals who have gone on to academic positions across the United States and Europe.

            He is survived by his daughters Caroline Grant (Michael) and Susan Simpson; grandchildren Gillen, Emily, Mary Catherine and Julia Grant and Chad and Mathew Simpson; cousins Jane Ann Carroll (Bill), Sandra Turner (Richard) and Sue Mulligan (Mac).

            Funeral Services will be held at Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Parlors Southside Chapel on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., and a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery….

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Children’s Hospital-CCRI-Infectious Diseases.

            Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Parlors Southside Chapel directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles A. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Akeroyd Alford; and mother, Lorine Cunningham Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Charles Aaron 19281, Charles Aaron 1903 AL2, Travis Woodward 1877 AR3, James R. 1852 AL4.

 

******************************************

CHARLES DAVID ALFORD

 

Photo

Photo from dianeoalford’s Alford Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Monday, 5 September 2005

 

            Charles David Alford, an employee of Holcim U.S. Inc., died Thursday [September 1] at an area hospital. He was 58.

            Alford was a native of Leakesville [Greene Co.], Miss., and a resident of Mobile.

            Survivors include his wife, Susan Alford; and two sons, Michael Terry Alford and John David Alford, all of Mobile; three daughters, Sheila DeAnn Taylor and Leslie Elizabeth Green, both of Satsuma, and Gina Lasha Alford of Atlanta; six brothers, Billy Ray Alford of Summerdale, Ala., Kenny Alford of Saraland, Jimmy Alford of Satsuma, Rodney Alford of Mississippi, and Terry Alford and Bobby Alford, both of Wilmer; two sisters, Sybil Grandquest of Chunchula and Margaret Odom of Mobile; and 8 grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral at Crawford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crawford Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Arrangements are being handled by Gilmer’s Funeral Home on Zeigler Circle West.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2008/145/27033696_121177970254.jpg

Photo from Crawford United Methodist Church Cemetery, Crawford, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William McNeil, Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 Nov 1946, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Evelyn Murphy Alford; and brother Billy Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charles David 1946 MS1, John Henry 1918 MS2, Johnnie Lee 1890 MS3, John H. 1868 AL4; S.E. 1828 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

******************************************

CHARLES HUGHES ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 8 January 1970

 

            Alford, Charles Hughes, 58, 1502 Alabama Ave., Gadsden, died yesterday at 4:15 p. m. at the residence after a sudden illness.

            Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Barry Holloway, Gadsden, mother, Mrs. O.H. Alford, Gadsden, sister, Miss Mildred Alford, Dallas, Tex., grandchildren, Barry, Lisa, Andy and Robbie Holloway, Gadsden.

            Services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Collier-Butler Chapel with Dr. O.A. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Johnny Robertson, Charlie Ingram, Bill McDaniel, L.L. Peterson, Dr. Ragan Lonnergan, Tom Siniard, J.J. McGowin, Richard Majure, Gaines Roberts, and Jack Martin.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Etowah County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Gadsden. He was retired from the Borden Company and was a veteran of World War II….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/87/81011133_136459435611.jpg

Photo from Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Elizabeth Alford; parents, Oliver Hannibal Alford Jr. and Sarah Ethel Hughes Alford; and sister Rose Mildred “Millie” Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see “John Quincy Adams Alford, 1814–1899” in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Hughes 1911 AL1, Oliver Hannibal 1880 AL2, Oliver Hannibal 1842 GA3, John Quincy Adams 1814 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

CHARLES JACK ALFORD, SR.

 

CULLMAN TIMES

Cullman, Cullman Co., AL—Thursday, 22 September 2005

 

            Funeral services for Charles Jack Alford Sr., 78, of Ramer will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Ramer United Methodist Church, with burial in Ramer Cemetery. Leak-Memory Chapel of Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday, Sept. 20 at his residence. He was past exalted ruler of the Cullman Elks Lodge No. 1609 and a member of the Alcazar Shrine Temple of Montgomery.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Maurine Hudson Alford.

            Survivors include a son, Charles “Butch” (Janice) Alford Jr. of Wetumpka; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers....

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/302/35268590_131999758399.jpg

Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles J. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 July 1927, last residence Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Maurine Hudson Alford; parents, Raymond Talmadge Alford Sr. and Corintha Victoria McMoy Alford; and siblings Edward Black Alford Sr., Lillian Alford Duffell, Ruby Laurie Alford, Thomas Alford, and William Donald Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charles Jack 1926 AL1, Raymond Talmadge 1896 AL2, William Jackson 1874 AL3, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

CHARLES JOSEPH “JOEY” ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—30 March 2001

 

            Graveside services were held at Crestwood Cemetery for Charles Joseph “Joey” Alford, 58, Gadsden, who died Wednesday, March 28, 2001.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his brother, Bill (Gail) Relford; sister, Cora Lou Staggs; nieces, Michelle Staggs and Sallie Relford; nephew, Taylor Relford; special uncle, Henry (Dean) Hicks; and special friends, Larry McElwee, Dorothy Elrod, and Alice Haley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

******************************************

CHARLES LAWSON ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—14 August 2012

 

            Alford, Charles Lawson, 92, Cusseta [Chambers Co.], AL, died Sunday, August 12, 2012. Graveside Service: Tuesday 3:00PM EST, Bethany Cemetery, Mountain Community, AL, Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home, Inc., in Valley.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/332/173241212_1480342500.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/332/173241212_1480342413.jpg

Photos from Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mellow Valley, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, S Belyeu

Photos posted November 2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vida Sarah Lynn Thomaston Alford; and father, William Brady Alford, in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Charles Lawson Alford, age 26 son of W.B. Alford and Myrtle Hand, married Vida Thomaston, age 23 daughter of Hosie Thomaston and Ada Yates, in Chambers Co., AL, on 19 Jan 1946.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Lawson 1919 AL1, William Brady 1899 AL2, William Lafayette 1869 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

CHARLES T. ALFORD

 

 

Charles T. Alford

March 28, 1936 - November 9, 2015

Photos from Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 10 November 2015

 

            Charles T. Alford, age 79, of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015….

            A chapel service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, with burial following at Greenwood Cemetery….

            Charles is survived by his brother: Grady Alford, and wife, Patricia; two nieces: Donna Crouse, and husband, Douglas; Cathy Lusk; two nephews: Joseph W. Alford and Mark Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his brother: Wyndall Alford.

            Charles retired from Colonial Bakery after 42 years of service.

            Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com. Leak-Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jodie W. Alford and Mildred Helen Knight Alford; and brother Joseph Wyndell Alford in this compilation.

            Members of this family spell their name Alford and Alphord.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jesse Alford, b. ca 1765 NC.

            His lineage: Charles T. 1936 AL1, Jodie Waff 1909 FL2, Charles Thaddeus 1867 NC3, Edward/Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse ???? NC5.

 

*****************************************

CHARLES N. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 3 April 1905

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Erycenia Penthecelia Foster Alford; and brother Oliver Hannibal Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Millie Lou Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see “John Quincy Adams Alford, 1814–1899” in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles N. 1874 AL1, Oliver Hannibal 1842 GA2, John Quincy Adams 1814 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

*****************************************

CHARLIE CLIMMIE ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 14 May 1983

 

            Alford, Mr. Charlie Climmie, 72, a resident of Route 1, Luverne, died suddenly May 11, 1983. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p m. from Turner’s Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was in Vernledge Cemetery with Turner’s Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

            Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Annie Ree Alford, Luverne; two sons. William W. Alford, Opp, Charles E. Alford. Jacksonville, FL.; one brother, Aubrey Alford, Luverne; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/82/87222753_133251250114.jpg

Photo from Vernledge Cemetery, Vernledge, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick & Kat

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 Sept 1910 and died _____ May 1983, last residence Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Earkeul Willie Laura Ivey Alford; and brother James Aubrey Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charlie Climmie 1910 AL1, Earkeul A. 1885 AL2, James Wylie 1859 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

CHARLOTTE BELL “LOTTIE” LYNCH ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—10 December 1949

 

            Mrs. Lottie B. Alford—Native of Camden, Ala., and resident of Mobile for five months, died at a local hospital Friday morning, Dec. 9, 1949, at 11:30 o’clock.

            She is survived by two sons, L.T. [Lynch Thomas] Alford, Montgomery, Ala., and Julius B. Alford, Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. H.O. Green, Mobile, Ala., Mrs. William Lucas, Fayettville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Addie Dannielly, Camden, Ala., 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

            Her remains will be sent to Camden, Ala., where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 1949, at the Camden Presbyterian Church at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Camden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Riggins Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son George Clem Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Luck 1875 AL1, William Thomas 1826 SC2, Peachman 1795 VA3.

 

******************************************

CHATTIE LEE ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Friday, 23 June 2006

 

            Alford, Chattie Lee, age 84, of Birmingham, died June 15, 2006. She was a retired Cook from the Birmingham School System. She was a member of New Testament House of Refuge Holiness Church.... She was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Namonia (Red) Alford, Sr.

            Survivors include daughters, Ella M. Alford of Birmingham and Gladys (Dr. P. Eddie) Johnson of Augusta, GA; sons, Namonia (Kathy) Alford, Jr. and Allman R. (Monica) Alford; sister, Amanda Ross, all of Birmingham; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

            Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 23, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church of Edgewater.... Burial in G.W. Carver Cemetery. Scott-McPherson Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chattie L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 Dec 1921, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

 

******************************************

CHRISTINE S. MILLS ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 8 December 2004

 

            Christine Mills Alford, a longtime resident of the Mobile and Theodore area, died Saturday, December 4, 2004 at a local hospital following a brief illness.

            Chris, age 76, was preceded in death by her son, Greg Mills and daughter, Brenda Mills Ray.

            She is survived by and leaves behind cherished memories to her loving husband, Austin ‘Bill’ Alford, Theodore, AL; five children, David Mills, Mobile, Cynthia Hill, Satsuma, AL, Pam Savell, Wilmer, AL, Karen Terry, Wilmer, AL and Edie Stokley of Lillian, AL; daughter-in-law, Jill Mills Meeks; son-in-law, Austin L. ‘Buddy’ Ray, Jr. of Mobile, AL; one brother, Joe Smith, Athens; fourteen grandchildren, Angela Ray Fredriksson of Memphis, TN, Austin Ray, West Palm Beach, FL, Jackson Mills and Taylor Mills of Mobile, AL, Jeremy Stacey, Mobile, AL, Leslie Moye, of Semmes, AL, Neal Fairchild, Montana, Tiffaney Joiner, Axis, AL, Jennifer Hill, Tuscaloosa, AL, Buddy Hill, Illinois, Austin Stokley, Emily Stokley, Cade Stokley and Grace Stokley all of Lillian, AL; three great grandchildren, Olivia Fredriksson, Memphis, TN, Anna Ferguson and Garrett Atchinson both of Axis, AL; and so many more relatives and family friends.

            Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 2 p.m. in Serenity Memorial Gardens following a visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at Serenity Funeral Home….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine S. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 June 1928, last residence Theodore, Mobile Co., AL.

 

******************************************

CHRISTOPHER KYLE ALFORD

 

Nichols Funeral Home

Double Springs, Winston Co., AL—_____ July 2008

 

Born: April 20, 1986

Died: July 22, 2008

 

            Christopher “Kyle” Alford, age 22, of Houston, Alabama, passed away July 22, 2008 at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville.

            Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00AM. Burial will follow in the Alford Family Cemetery in Houston. Reverends Morris Helton and Bobby Alford will officiate.

            He is survived by:

Wife – Santana Alford

Parents – Johnny and Michelle (Ward) Alford

Grandparents – Buddy and Martha Alford, Jim and Francis Shirley, James and Margaret Ward and Jim Poston

Brother – Jacob Alford

Sister - Amelia Alford

            Preceded in death by:

Great Grandparents – Marshall Alford, Lee and Rita Gay, Stella and Melvin Ward

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/192/38800492_1499885609.jpg

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Houston, Winston Co. AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Raven Smith Millwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Christophe [sic] K. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Johnny Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Christopher Kyle 1986 AL1, Johnny 1956 AL2, Johnny Warren 1935 AL3, Isaiah Marshall 1905 AL4, John Warren 1884 AL5, Alexander Marshall 1849 ??6, Spire Warren 1816 GA7, Zaddock 1787 GA8, Julius 1750 NC9, Lodwick 1710 VA10, James 1687 VA11, John 1645 VA12.

 

******************************************

CLARENCE ETHERIDGE ALFORD

Grandfather of Robert Douglas Alford, AAFA #0197

 

COLUMBUS ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Sunday, 30 May 1943

 

ALFORD FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAY

 

            Funeral services for Clarence E. Alford, 48, who died Friday morning [May 28] after a short illness at his home, 2106 Seventh Avenue, Phenix City [Russell Co., AL], will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence, with Rev. W.H. Cook, pastor of Phenix City Central Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the American Legion plat in Riverdale cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Harvey Earls, Clarence Bazemore, William Conly, Harry Pitts, Hugh F. Lassiter, and Edwin Devillier.

            Among survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Alford, of Phenix City; a son, Lieut. Douglas L. Alford, U.S. Army; seven daughters, Mrs. Mildred Earls, Mrs. Clara Arnold, Miss Jimmie Ruth Alford, and Mrs. Bary Barfield, of Thomaston, Ga.; Miss Virginia Alford, Miss Barbara Jean Alford, of Griffin, Ga., and Mrs. Ethel Conly, of Columbus; three brothers, G.S. Alford and Dallas Alford, of Atlanta, Ga.; and Willie Lee Alford, of New York; three sisters, Mrs. Susie May Layfield, Milledgeville, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

 

Photo from Riverdale Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Thacker

 

AAFA NOTES: Clarence was married twice, to Nell Taylor and Lillian Welborn.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clarence Etheridge 1895 GA1, Henry Lee 1863 GA2, William Benjamin 1825 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

******************************************

CLARENCE LAXUEL HALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 23 December 1964

 

            Halford, Clarence, 58, a resident of Montgomery for 25 years and a resident of 815 Clay St., died suddenly Monday at 11:45 p.m.

            Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Inez Wiggins Halford, Montgomery; mother, Mrs. Jane Mitchell, McKenzie; a son, Robert E. Halford, Montgomery; two brothers, J.I. Halford, Montgomery, and George Mitchell, Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. W.W. Edson, Evergreen, Mrs. L.W Harrelson, Bay Minette, and Mrs. Kyser Faulk, Brewton.

            The funeral will be held from the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church near McKenzie Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery. White Chapel directing.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/235/57653676_128271043665.jpg

Photo from Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his son Robert Earl Halford in this compilation.

            On his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Clarence Laxuel Halford is age 31, born 16 Apr 1909 in McKenzie, Butler Co., AL. He is married and living in Montgomery, AL.

 

******************************************

CLARENCE OWEN “BUD” ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 9 February 2007

 

            Clarence “Bud” Owen Alford, 90, of Phenix City [Russell Co.], Ala., formerly of LaGrange, died Jan. 24. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Hillview East Cemetery; Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/149/70621099_130679735482.jpg

Photo from Hillview East Cemetery, La Grange, Troup Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cherry Duve

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence O. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 8 June 1916, last residence Phenix City, Russell Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

CLAUD M. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 30 January 1919

 

            Claud Alford died at his home near Vernledge last Monday [January 27] afternoon of Pneumonia.

            He left surviving his wife and two small children, His father W.M. Alford and several brothers.

            He was a member of Luverne Camp W. O. W. which camp performed its funeral rights at the grave where he was buried at Vernledge on Tuesday evening following his death….

            Deceased was a farmer a good citizen, husband and father and the News tenders its sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2007/130/19338996_117891113253.jpg

Photo from Vernledge Cemetery, Vernledge, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers Warner Henry Alford and William Jackson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Claud M. 1888 AL1, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

******************************************

CLAUDE ALFORD

 

[He died in TX, but we are including his obituary here because AL was his home.]

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Saturday, 23 January 2016

 

August 7, 1935 - January 20, 2016

 

            Mr. Claude Alford age 80 of Dailey Street East Brewton, Alabama passed away Wednesday January 20, 2016 in a Texas medical facility after a brief illness.

            He was a native and life long resident of Escambia County, Alabama. Mr. Alford is the owner of Tri State Timber Company.

            Survivors - Wife - Etta Jean Alford, East Brewton, AL; Son - Ronald Alford (Yvonne), East Brewton, AL; Daughters - Rhonda Griffin (Johnny), Spring, TX and Delaine Brown, Tampa, FL ; (6) Grandchildren - Jeremy Alford (Patty), Daphne, AL, Jennifer Hartensteiner (Fred), Houston, TX, John Griffin (Cindi), Montgomery, TX, Brooke Cain (Chris), Brewton, AL, Farrah Gibson, Brewton, AL, Chuck Riddle (Kelli), Auburn, AL; (10) Great grandchildren - Kimber and Ainsley Alford, Addie and Ellie Hartensteiner, Presley Griffin Kayla and Colton Cain, Aurora and Liam Gibson, Charlee Ann Riddle; (1) Sister - Carolyn Feagin, Brooklyn, AL; (2) Sisters-in-Law - Maxine (Henry) Hooks, East Brewton, AL, Eloise (Tom) Hoops, El Cajon, CA….

            Funeral Services are scheduled for Sunday afternoon January 24, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Watt officiating. Interment will follow in Damascus Cemetery Brewton, Alabama with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton, AL directing….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/20/157307411_1453405665.jpg

Photo from Douglas Chapel Cemetery, Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, a.babb

Photo posted 21 Jan 2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his paternal grandfather, Alex Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Claude 1935 AL1, Narvell 1910 AL2, Alex 1886 AL3, Tilman Register 1857 AL4, Cullen 1800 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

CLAUDE W. HALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 30 October 1969

 

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/164/33670275_130810475749.gif

Photo from Elizabeth Cemetery, McKenzie, Butler Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sarah Sexton Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claude Halford (SS# issued in AL) was born 18 Apr 1918 and died _____ Oct 1969, last residence McKenzie, Butler Co., AL.

            On his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Claude W. Halford is age 22, born 18 Apr 1918 in McKenzie, Butler Co., AL, where he is living. On his card his name is “Claude W. (initial only) Halford.”

            His HALFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Claude W. 1918 AL1, James Marshall 1884 AL2, Bural Smiley 1856 AL3, Burrell 1816 SC4, Owen 1775 SC5, Achillis 1754 VA6.

 

*****************************************

CLAUDIA B. EVANS ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—9 May 1978

 

            Alford, Mrs. A.B. (Claudia) E., age 93 and a resident of Audubon Road for 42 years, died Sunday, May 7, 1978 at 12:20 am in a local nursing home after a brief illness.

            Funeral services will be Monday, May 8, 1978 from at 2 pm from St. Mark’s Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Corbitt officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, with Leak Memory Chapel directing.

            Survivors include three sons, J.B. Alford, S.A. Alford, Bryant Alford, all of Montgomery; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers, J.E. (Butch) Alford, Jr., Al Alford, Jr., Richard Ledyard, Jimmy Tyus, Owen Smith, Robert Kennedy.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claudia Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 21 Sept 1884 and died _____ May 1978, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Allison Bryant Alford; and daughter-in-law Anne Wilson Alford in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

CLEONE GRACE RHODES ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 19 October 1983

 

LUVERNE—Alford, Cleone Rhodes, age 69, a resident of Luverne, AL, died Monday, October 17, 1983 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, from the Turner Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment will follow in the Rutledge Cemetery, Turner’s Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

            Survivors include her husband, James Aubrey Alford, Luverne; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Alford Floyd, Pensacola, FL, and Dr. Jean Alford Thompson, Decatur, GA; one son, James W. Alford, Headland, AL; four grandchildren, James S. Thompson, Canton, GA, Vickie and Jeffrey Alford, Headland, AL, Courtney Jeanne Floyd, Pensacola, FL.

            Active Pallbearers will be William W. Alford, W.E. Granger, Glenn Handley, Amos McGough, Bill Colquitt, and Judge Thompson Harbin.

            In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Vernledge United Methodist Church….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/121/129033026_1399057518.jpg

Photo from Rutledge Primative Baptist Church Cemetery, Rutledge, Crendhaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Crenshaw County Alabama Historical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleone Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Feb 1914 and died _____ Oct 1983, last residence Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Aubrey Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

CLEOPHUS ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Friday, 23 October 1936

 

ACCIDENTAL SHOT KILLS NEGRO BOY

 

ROANOKE, Ala., Oct. 23—Cleophus, four-year-old son of Bradfield Alford, colored, living about two miles south of here, was instantly killed Thursday morning [October 22] by the discharge of a shotgun. There was no one in the house at the time except this child and a small brother and it is thought that the two were playing with the gun.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Bradfield Alford, in this compilation. We include the obituaries of his brother Elias Alford Jr. in Ohio Obituaries.

            His lineage: Cleophus 1932 AL1, Bradfield 1903 AL2, Elias 1875 GA3.

 

*****************************************

CLEVELAND LESTER ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 14 August 1972

 

            Alford, Cleveland Lester (Cleve), 79, Gadsden, Rt. 5, died in a local hospital yesterday [August 13] 3 a.m. after a sudden illness.

            Survivors, wife, Mrs. Emma Alford; sons, Doies Alford, Piedmont, Rt. 4, Clarence and Cecil (Bill) Alford, Glencoe, Rt. 1, brothers, Dewey Alford, Piedmont, Rt. 4, Junior and Louie Alford, Boaz, sisters, Mrs. Thenia Pike, Piedmont, Rt. 4, Mrs. Zannie Sims, Gadsden; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

            Services will be tomorrow 2 p.m. at New Bethel Methodist Church with the Revs Albert Morgan and Hershel Wofford officiating. Burial, New Bethel Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            Mr. Alford was a native and life long resident of Etowah County. He was a member of the New Bethel Methodist Church and retired from Republic Steel Bar Mill Dept. where he was employed for 37 years.

            The body will remain at Collier-Butler Parlors and lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/258/138508140_1442442279.jpg

Photo from New Bethel Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lostnwild

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleveland Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Nov 1893 and died _____ Aug 1972, last residence Piedmont, Calhoun Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Emma Frances Alford; son Cecil “Bill” Alford; father, Allen Alford; and siblings Dessie Alford Green, J.R. Alford, Robert A. “Bud” Alford, Thena Alford Pike, and Zannie Lanice Alford Sims in this compilation.

            On Cleveland Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 23, a married farmer living in Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL. He lists his birth date as 22 Nov 1893 [different than SSDI and gravestone] and signs his name with his mark.

            From AL Deaths: Cleveland Lester Alford, born about 1894, died 13 Aug 1972 in Attalla, Etowah Co., son of Allen Alford and Eiziah Johnson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Cleveland Lester 1893 AL1, Allen 1865 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

CLOVIS NELL OWENS ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Tuesday, 22 June 2010

 

FALKVILLE—Funeral for Clovis Nell Owens Alford, 71, will be Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford, who died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Decatur General Hospital, was born August 31, 1938, in Morgan County to Bazzel “B.B.” Owens and Ollie Mae Minor Owens. She was retired from the Morgan County Courthouse where she worked in the Driver’s License Department.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Alford; one son, Stephen Mark Alford and wife, Dee, of Falkville; two daughters, Kathy Davis and husband, Mike, of Falkville and Angie Stephenson and husband, Tim, of Hartselle; one brother, Moval Owens of Hartselle; two sisters, Dual McNally and Frances Owens Greenwell, both of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Amber, Josh, Whitney, Bobby, Samantha, Heath, Taylor, Travis and Ally; one great-grandchild, Ashlin; and two great grandchildren on the way, Braxton and Brody.

            Pallbearers will be Heath Alford, Travis Davis, Josh Holloway, Bobby Holladay, Patrick Greenwell and Chris Turney.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/59/53978360_129900799807.jpg

Photo from CookCemetery, Falkville, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clovis N. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Falkville, Morgan Co., AL.

 

******************************************

CORINTHA VICTORIA MCMOY ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 28 August 1980

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, Mrs. Corintha McMoy, 84, and a lifetime resident of Ramer, died August 27, 1980 in a Montgomery nursing home after an extended illness.

            Funeral services will be held from the Ramer United Methodist Church, Friday, August 29, 1980 at 11 a.m. with Dr. Dick Johns and Rev. Kenneth Alford officiating. Interment in Ramer Cemetery with Leak-Memory Chapel directing.

            Survivors include five sons, R.T. Alford, Jr., Eclectic, William D. (Boots) Alford, Montgomery, E.B. (Snookie) Alford, Sr., Grady, Charles Jackson Alford, Sr., Cullman, Robert V. (Bob) Alford, Sr., Opelika; one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Alford Duffell, Ramer; one brother, Murray Lee McMoy, Pine Level; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Kenneth Alford, James Duffell, Ed Alford, Butch Alford, Robert Alford, Wayne Stovall.

            She was a member of the Ramer United Methodist Church….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/302/35268613_131999784130.jpg

Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Corintha Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 March 1896 and died _____ August 1980, last residence Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Raymond Talmadge Alford Sr.; her children Charles Jack Alford Sr., Lillian Alford Duffell, Ruby Laurie Alford, Thomas Alford, and William Donald Alford; and her daughter-in-law Mary Alice Hix Alford in this compilation.

            Corintha was the daughter of Edwin Blackburn McMoy and Lillie Belle Barfoot. She and Raymond were married in 1916 and divorced in 1940.

 

******************************************

COY ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—9 February 1972

 

FALKVILLE—Funeral services for Coy Alford, 69, Falkville 1, who died Tuesday at a Hartselle hospital, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Gandy’s Cove Methodist Church, Rev. J. R. Aycock officiating with burial in the Cook Cemetery, Peck Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jamie Alford, Falkville 1; three daughters, Mrs. S.M. Golson, Prattville; Mrs. Don Turney, Falkville 1 and Mrs. Ann Bobelak, Biloxi, Miss.; five sons, J.C. Alford, Bessemer; R.W. Alford and C.J. Alford, both of Birmingham; R.L. Alford and Jerry Don Alford, both of Falkville; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elbert Hill and Mrs. Gilbert Hill, both of Falkville.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/226/57722483_137661351085.jpg

Photo from Cook Cemetery, Falkville, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kelly Lee-McNutt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coy Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 18 Dec 1902 [1903 on gravestone] and died ____ Feb 1972, last residence Falkville, Morgan Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jamie Olean Holmes Alford Cordar; sons James Cecil Alford and Jerry Don Alford; father, Pleasant Marshall Alford; and sister Grace Alford Hill in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Coy 1902/03 AL1, Pleasant Marshall 1875 AL2, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL3, Pleasant N. 1818 AL4.

 

*****************************************

CURTIS HOWARD ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Saturday, 30 June 1984

 

            Curtis Howard Alford, 65, 510 Lonz St., died Thursday morning at a local hospital.

            Survivors: wife, Mrs. Gail Hall Alford; daughters, Mrs. Rita Newton, Gadsden, Mrs. Valerie Allen, Pensacola, Fla.; sons, Terry Alford, Huntsville, Randy Alford, Gadsden; step-son, Kenneth Holderfield, Fairbanks, Alaska.

            Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing. Funeral services were to be today at 2 p.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Neal officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery with military honors.

            Other survivors: sisters, Mrs. Paul Bryant, Gadsden, Mrs. Hoyt Miller, Hokes Bluff; brothers, Jesse Alford, Hokes Bluff, Zelman and Herston Alford, Gadsden; nine grandchildren; one step-grandchild.

            Pallbearers: Charles Summerall, Grover Morgan, Edward Allen, Hugh Joye, Kyle Casey, Harold Hall, Ray, Billy Ray and Aaron Swindell, Van Lockridge.

            Mr. Alford was a native and life-long resident of Gadsden. He was a member of South Gadsden Baptist Church. Mr. Alford was retired from Republic Steel Corp. and was a veteran of World War II….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138630488_1415764101.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138630488_1415763985.jpg

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Curtis Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 18 Feb 1919 and died _____ June 1984, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his son Randall Curtis Alford; parents, Jesse Fane Alford Sr. and Maggie Eliza Patterson Alford; and siblings Hazel Alford Bryant, Herston Eugene Alford, Jesse Fayne Alford Jr., Wilburn Lloyd Alford, and Zelman Edward Alford in this compilation.

            From Find A Grave: His wife was Ella Orene Swindall Alford, 1922–1982.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Curtis Howard 1919 AL1, Jesse Fane 1890 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

CUVE VIOLA SANDERS ALFORD

Grandmother of Sheryl Thompson Garret, AAFA #0359

 

PRATTVILLE PROGRESS

Prattville, Autauga Co., AL—_____ Feb 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Cuve Alford, 82, resident of Prattville, AL, formerly of Luverne, AL, died on Monday, Feb 16, 1998, at Columbia Northridge Nursing Facility. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Feb 18, 1998 at 3:00 pm from Vernledge Cemetery, Hwy 331, Vernledge, AL.... Prattville Memorial Chapel directing.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Daniel “Buster” Alford, and sons William “Sonny” Alford and James E Alford.

            She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law Sid and Billy Thompson, Prattville, AL, Juanita and Al Pisano, Yorktown Heights, NY; Martha and Ritchie Ciceran, Key West, FL; daughter-in-law Shirley Alford, Shenorock, NY; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Johnny Brunson, Bill Viet, Hayward Stephens, Jr. Collier and James Morgan....

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/81/87219004_133246305394.jpg

Photo from Vernledge Cemetery, Vernledge, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Whitman Mularz

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cuve S. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 23 May 1915, last residence Prattville, Autauga Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Sam Daniel “Buster” Alford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

******************************************

CYNTHIA M. SIMON ALFORD

 

[She died in AL, but we are also including her obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Tuesday, 12 August 1997

 

GUEYDAN [Vermilion Parish, LA]—Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for Cynthia Alford, 42, of Orange Beach, Ala., who died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at her residence.

            Interment will be at Gueydan Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Estilette will officiate at the funeral services.

            A native of Gueydan, Mrs. Alford was a 1972 graduate of Gueydan High School and a 1976 graduate of USL School of Nursing. At the time of her death, she was a businesswoman in Orange Beach, active in the Chamber of Commerce and a member of Gulf Shores Ladies Tennis League and Executive Women’s Golf Association.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Don L. Alford of Orange Beach; her mother, Genevieve Hungerford Simon of Gueydan; two step-daughters, Andrea Webb of Orange Beach and Donette Bisett of Houston; a brother, James Simon and his wife, Kathleen, of Lake Charles; a sister, Patricia Deshotels and her husband, Charles, of Lafayette; three nieces, Brittney and Melissa Simon of Lake Charles and Kristy Deshotels of Lafayette; and a nephew, Jason J. Deshotels of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

            She was preceded in death by her father.

            A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at St. Thomas By the Sea Catholic Church in Orange Beach.

            Visiting hours will be observed at Vincent Funeral Home in Gueydan from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. Vincent Funeral Home of Gueydan is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Gueydan Cemetery, Gueydan, Vermilion Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Doucet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cynthia M. Simon (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Sept 1954, last residence Gueydan, Vermilion Parish, LA.

            Cynthia M. Simon (parents Rodney Simon and Genevieve Hungerford, buried next to her) married Donald L. Alford (both from LA) in Reno, NV, 9 Feb 1979. Donald L. Alford was born 1 Nov 1934. He and Cynthia divorced in Harris Co. TX, 9 Dec 1985. Perhaps they remarried.

 

******************************************

CYNTHIA NOELLE ALFORD TIRADO

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 14 July 2011

 

            Tirado, Cynthia Noelle—Age 42, a native of Birmingham, AL, a former resident of Tampa, FL, and a current resident of Spanish Fort, AL, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, after a long battle with cancer that began in 2009.

            She was preceded in death by her sister, Wendy Speegle.

            Noelle has become her family’s “Hero” and leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Roxanne Anderson, mother, Trish Hood Bounds and her husband Jerry, all of Spanish Fort, AL, father, Richard Alford and his wife Diana of Hayden, AL, brother, Ty Alford and his wife Marla of Wesley Chapel, FL, one niece, Carly Speegle, three nephews, Zane Speegle, Ian Alford, Connor Alford, many other relatives and friends.

            The family will receive friends at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Daphne, AL, Thursday, July 14, 2011, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

            Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Daphne, AL, Friday, July 15, 2011, at 2:00pm.

            Interment will follow in Memory Gardens of Fairhope, Fairhope, AL.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 www.cancer.org

Arrangements By Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 27409 U S Hwy. 98, Daphne, Al 36527. www.wolfefuneralhome.net

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/32/73293045_135984058090.jpg

Photo from Memory Gardens of Fairhope, Fairhope, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Benjamin L. Manifold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cynthia N. Tirado (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Sept 1968, last residence Spanish Fort, Baldwin Co., AL.

            We included the obituary of her sister Wendy Alford Speegle in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

******************************************

DANIEL F. ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 18 March 2014

 

            Daniel F. Alford, 80, Gadsden, died Monday, March 17, 2014.

            He is survived by his wife, Esther Alford.

            Direct cremation provided by Village Chapel Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daniel F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Jan 1934, last residence not listed.

 

*****************************************

DANIEL HENRY SUTLEY HALLFORD

Grandfather of Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

Daniel Henry Hallford

Photo from his granddaughter, Joan Hallford Hidle

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 11 January 1965

 

            Hallford, Dan, 75, 52 Holcombe St, died at his home Saturday at 8:30 p.m. after an extended illness.

            He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving are three sons, George J. Hallford, Enterprise, Jim Hallford, Calera, and John Hallford, Andalusia; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Burch and Mrs. Alma Mills, both of Montgomery, and Mrs. Wilma Ivy, Andalusia; a brother, Murch Green, Andalusia; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Knots, Andalusia; 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services will be from Good Hope Church Monday at 2 p.m.…

            Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery with Masonic Services at the grave…. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Leak-Memory Chapel will direct.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2009/109/34396477_124020880110.jpg

Photo from Good Hope Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Frances Elizabeth “Lizzie” Etheridge Hallford; and sons Jim Alford and John Hallford in this compilation.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Daniel Henry Sutley 1889 AL1, Julius George 1862 AL2, James Redden 1834 AL3, John 1797 SC4.

 

******************************************

DAVID LEON ALFRED

 

TIMES DAILY

Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL—Wednesday, 12 November 2008

 

TUSCUMBIA [Colbert Co.]—David Leon Alfred, 55, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Thompson and Son Funeral Home chapel, Tuscumbia, with burial in St. Paul Cemetery, Tuscumbia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David L. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 March 1953, last residence Tuscumbia, Colbert Co., AL.

 

******************************************

DECIE HUNT SIMMONS ALFORD

Stepmother of James Malcom Alford, AAFA #1395

 

Source unknown

_____, AL—_____ September 1982

 

            Alford, Decie Hunt, 69, and a resident Rt. 6, Box 143, Prattville [Autauga Co., AL], died Tuesday, September 28, 1982 in a Montgomery hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 30, 1982 at 2 p.m. from Prattville Community Church with Rev. Bobby Hicks officiating. Burial in Owens Cemetery with Ridout’s Prattville Chapel directing.

            Survivors include four daughters, Katie L. Barber, Georgia B. Cook, Recie Mae Dennis, Davan Fleming, all of Prattville; one step-daughter, Joyce Whitfield, Florida; one step-son, Jimmy Alford, Montgomery; two brothers, Grover Hunt, Georgia, Luther Hunt, Prattville; seven sisters, Essie Lou Sanford, Melza Golden, Bama Thornton, all of Prattville, Nina Tucker, Jessie Bell Harris, both of Montgomery, Barbara Thomas, Hazel O’Neil, both of Texas; 13 grandchildren; 25 great–grandchildren.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/245/40870317_131506443798.jpg

Photo from Owens Cemetery, Autauga Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kelly Rhodes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Decie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 Nov 1912, last residence Prattville, Autauga Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Raymond Talmadge Alford, in this compilation.

            Decie was Raymond’s third wife. They married _____ Dec 1953 in Bullock Co., AL, listed as Decie Simmons and Roy T. Alford. She married her first husband, Andrew L. Simmons, _____ Dec 1946 in Elmore Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

DELLA HOLMES ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 20 February 1905

 

            Mrs. J.W. Alford, 22 years of age, died yesterday morning at 10 o’clock at the family residence, 103 North Decatur Street.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband and child, who will accompany the remains this morning at 6:50 o’clock to Social Circle [Walton Co.], Ga., where the body will be interred. There will be no funeral services in this city.

 

In another article:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 26 February 1905

 

DEATHS … IN MONTGOMERY

 

            February 19, Mrs. Della Alford, age 22 years, la grippe; body shipped to Social Circle, Ga.

 

In another article:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 28 February 1905

 

BODY OF INFANT SHIPPED

 

            The remains of the infant of Mr. J.W. Alford, who died yesterday morning, were shipped to Social Circle, Ga., last night where they will be interred beside the mother, who died in this city at a local infirmary about a week ago.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 28 February 1905

 

 

            From Montgomery, AL, City Directory, 1905 (Ancestry):

 

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/14/83467362_132664151422.jpg

Photo from Circle View Cemetery, Social Circle, Walton Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GA Firefighter

 

AAFA NOTES: From Ancestry family trees: Della was the daughter of Mattie Judson Day and her first husband, Lawrence Middleton Holmes.

            From Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978 (Ancestry): Jno. W. Alford married Della Holmes on 12 May 1904 in Walton Co., GA.

            In 1900, Social Circle, Walton Co., GA, Della Holmes, age 17 born Apr 1883, is living with 2 sisters in the household of her stepfather, Charles W. Butler, her mother, Mattie J. Butler.

 

******************************************

DESSIE ALFORD GREEN

 

Hokes Bluff, AL

5 generations: Sitting front left is Eliza Jane Johnson Alford, sitting to her right is her daughter Dessie Alford Green, standing top left is Bessie Green Grace, daughter of Dessie, standing to her right is her daughter, Ruby Mae Grace Ponder, holding her daughter Charlotte

Photo from Archie Ponder, son of Ruby - used with permission

 

Source unknown

_____, AL—Thursday, 2 November 1967

 

            Green, Mrs. Dessie, 82, Centre, died at the residence Wednesday from a sudden illness. Services 2 p.m. today in Congregational Holiness Church…. Burial Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

            Survivors: sons, Jack, Jessie and Paul Green, all of Centre; daughters, Mrs. Bessie Grace and Mrs. Emmett Prickett, both of Gadsden; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, brothers, Robert and Dewey Alford of Piedmont; Cleve Alford, Gadsden, Junior and Louie Alford, both of Boaz; sisters, Mrs. Thennie Pack [sic] and Mrs. Zanie Sims,, both of Piedmont.

            Mrs. Green was a native of Etowah County but had lived in Cherokee most of her life.

 

In another article:

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Thursday, 2 November 1967

 

CENTRE [Cherokee Co.]—Mrs. Bessie [sic] Green, 82, died at her home from a sudden illness Wednesday [November 1]. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Holiness Church….

            Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, with Jordan Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include three sons, Jack Green, Jessie and Paul Green, of Centre; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Grace, and Mrs. Emmett Prickett, both of Gadsden; five brothers, Robert and Dewey Alford of Piedmont, Cleve Alford from Gadsden, Junior and Louie Alford of Boaz; two sisters, Thennie Pike and Mrs. Zanie Sims of Piedmont; eight grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.

            She was a native of Etowah, but had resided in Centre for the past several years.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/155/82422421_133886167032.jpg

Photo from Mount Tabor Cemetery, Ballplay, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Sherry Pitts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dessie Green (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Aug 1885 and died 15 Nov 1967 [incorrect], last residence Piedmont, Calhoun Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her father, Allen Alford; and siblings Cleveland Lester Alford, J.R. Alford, Robert A. “Bud” Alford, Thena Alford Pike, and Zannie Lanice Alford Sims.

            The Anniston Star obituary clearly shows her, incorrectly, as Bessie:

 

 

            From AL Marriages: Dessie Alford married R.M. Green on 7 Jan 1902 in Cherokee Co., AL.

            From AL Deaths: Dessie Green, age 82, died 1 Nov 1967 in Centre, Cherokee Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Dessie 1908 AL1, Allen 1865 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

DIANE GRACE HOAGLAND ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 18 May 2009

 

            Diane Alford, 39, Hokes Bluff, died Sunday, May 17, 2009. She is survived by her family.

            Arrangements to be announced by Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 19 May 2009

 

            Memorial services will be at noon Thursday, May 21, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church for Diane Grace Hoagland Alford, 39, of Hokes Bluff. Dr. Langston Haygood will officiate. Burial will be at New Bethel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Chapel is in charge.

            Diane Alford was born in Buffalo, N.Y., but moved to Gadsden as a child. She graduated from Gadsden High School and received her degree in marketing from Jacksonville University, graduating with honors. She was the secretary and a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served on the board of directors for the YMCA of the Coosa Valley. Diane Alford was a champion competitive swimmer, both as a young girl and as an adult, even after losing part of a leg in an accident as a teenager. She swam as a member of the Coosa Valley YMCA as well as Therapy Plus of Boaz and won countless events as a member of the Coosa Valley YMCA Stingrays swim team. Her cheerfulness, dedication to those she loved, determination and refusal to let anything, including cancer, limit her inspired everyone who knew her.

            Mrs. Alford was the beloved wife of Barry Alford and stepmother of Barry Alford Jr. Her parents are Peter and Barbara Hoagland, and her parents-in-law are Arville and Linda Alford.

            She is survived by her siblings, Robert Hoagland and Laura Garmon; her brothers-in-law, Christopher Alford, Bruce Alford, Greg Alford and Billy Garmon; and her sisters-in-law, Cynthia Alford and Debra Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the YMCA of the Coosa Valley Diane Alford Memorial Fund or the First Presbyterian Church.

            A reception honoring the life of Diane Alford will be held at the First Presbyterian Church following the memorial service….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/111/113378080_1398220010.jpg

Photo from New Bethel Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Penny

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

******************************************

DIANE URQUHART ALFORD

 

Striffler-Hamby Mortuary

Phenix City, AL—_____ June 2011

 

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/Images/Cobrands/DignityMemorial/Photos/f923f1f1-5f55-4a84-9a3f-798ad3dbb38f.jpg

 

September 15, 1944 - June 12, 2011

 

            Diane Urquhart Alford, 66 of Phenix City, AL, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. EDT, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 Hwy 431 N., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Eric Estes officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born September 15, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia, daughter of the late John W. and Mary Alice Brown Urquhart. She was retired from the State of Alabama after 20 years of service as a legal assistant, was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, was an avid reader, loved to decorate and loved to travel.

            Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Tharon E. Alford, II of Phenix City, AL, daughters, Gina Sue Pippins of Slocumb, AL, Krystal Brooke Fairall of Phenix City, AL, sister, Emily Sue Brassell and husband Doug of Columbus, GA, grandchildren, Destiny Paige Armstrong, February Melody Armstrong, Paisley Marina Armstrong, Aramis Storm Armstrong, Marki Denim Armstrong, special grandson, Colby Blake Patterson, great grandchild, Halen Mae McCrary, special friends, Patricia and Bubba Roberts and beloved dog “Allie”.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS Association of North Alabama, 3313 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

            To offer condolences, please visit www.shphenixcity.com

 

In another article:

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—13 June 2011

 

            Alford, Diane Urquhart, 66, Phenix City, Alabama, died Sunday June 12, 2011 in Phenix City. A memorial service will be held: 11:00am Wednesday June 15th , in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Phenix City, Alabama.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Diane U. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Phenix City, Russell Co., AL.

 

******************************************

DOLLIE KATIE RASBERRY ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Wednesday, 9 October 1963

 

PIEDMONT—Mrs. Dollie Alford, 61, of Piedmont Rt. 4, died at her residence today at 2:45 a.m., after a lengthy illness.

            Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at Young’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. E.C. Butler officiating. Burial will be in the adjacent cemetery with Gray Brown-Service Funeral Home in charge.

            She is survived by her husband, Dewey Alford; one sister, Mrs. Bertie Alford of Gadsden, and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Alford had resided in the Young’s Chapel Community all her life and was a member of the Congregational Methodist Church there….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/48/172271104_1487468726.jpg

Photo from Youngs Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Awbrey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, Allen Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Dollie Alford, born about 1902, daughter of F.M. Rasberry, died 9 Oct 1963 in Piedmont, Etowah Co., AL. Her spouse was Dewey Alford.

            The death date on her gravestone is incorrect.

            Dollie is listed as Katie Raspberry on the 1910 census in Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, daughter of Floyd M. and Eva Raspberry.

            Dollie was Dewey’s first wife. His second wife was Sue Watson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Dewey A. 1899 AL1, Allen 1865 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

*****************************************

DOCK ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 11 March 1963

 

BREWTON—Alford, Dock, 64, died in a McMillian hospital Saturday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Douglas Chapel Church in Damascus. Burial will be in the Damascus Cemetery, Craver’s Funeral Home of Brewton directing.

            Survivors include the daughter, Mrs. Mary Nix, Brewton; two sisters; five brothers.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/88/67655217_130150463068.jpg

Photo from Douglas Chapel Cemetery, Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Photo posted by Earth Angel, taken by Darryl Searcy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dock Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 Aug 1892 (different than gravestone) and died _____ March 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lanie Thomas Alford; father, Tilman Register “Tim” Alford; and brother Alex Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Mary Lee Alford Nix in Florida Obituaries.

            On Dock Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL, single, age 23, born 10 Aug 1893 in Boykin [Escambia Co.], AL.

            From AL Marriages: Dock Alford, age 29, married Lanie Thomas, age 22, on 21 Feb 1923 in Conecuh Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dock 1893 AL1, Tilman Register 1857 AL2, Cullen 1800 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

DOCK FLINT ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 21 February 2003

 

            Alford, Dock F., 99, of Montgomery, AL, died Thursday, February 20, 2003. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2003 at Salem Cemetery with Rev. Noel Walker officiating.

            Survivors include his children, Dorothy Catrett, James Alford and Frances Barrow; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

            He was a beloved father, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his beloved family.

            …. White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home Directing.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/340/62659401_129175420644.jpg

Photo from Old Salem Cemetery, Bullock Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rhonda Goode

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dock Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 13 Oct 1902 [different than gravestone], last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Sylvanus Walker “Sill” Alford and Sarah Jane “Sally” Rudder Alford; son James Flynt Alford; and brother William Columbus “Lummie” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mattie Pearl Alford Pugh in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From AL Marriages: Dock F. Alford married Bessie May Dickey on 29 July 1927 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dock Flint 1903 AL1, Sylvanus Walker 1872 AL2, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

DONALD CLAYTON ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—26 July 2000

 

            Funeral services were held at Collier-Bulter Chapel for Donald C. Alford, 71, Gadsden, who died on Sunday, July 23, 2000. Entombment was at Crestwood Mausoleum with Dr. Bill Alford officiating.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. He was retired from the Alabama Power and Steam Plant with 40 years of service. He was a member of Whites Chapel Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Alma Pike Alford; brother, Travis Alford, Hokes Bluff, Bobby (Lorene), Centre, Dr. Billy (Martha) Alford, West Virginia; sisters, Faye (Bill) Hughes, Odenville, Janice Alford, Gadsden, Caroline Tucker, Texas, and Sybil Chapman, Perry, Georgia; brother-in-law, Eugene (Annette) Pike; sisters-in-law, Micki (Marvin) Pearson, Helen (Lane) Payne, Hokes Bluff, Donna (Johnny) Preston, Hokes Bluff, Nelda (Robert) Basenberg, Gardendale; mother-in-law, Estelle Pike; aunt, Hazel (Mrs. W.T.) Morris; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/125/121802571_1399414243.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Glenn & Gina Schiazza

Photo posted 6 May 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 3 Nov 1928, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Bobby Thomas Alford and James Travis Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

DONALD HENRY ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Wednesday, 14 December 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Donald Henry Alford, 70, of Huntsville died Monday [December 12] at a local hospital. The funeral was today at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity....

            Burial was to be in Valhalla Memory Gardens with Laughlin Service Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford was retired from IBM with more than 40 years service. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at IBM and a Mason.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alberta Lois Alford; and his mother, Mrs. Bertha J. Smith of New York.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/190/113378691_137352141665.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/190/113378691_137352086849.jpg

Photos from Valhalla Memory Gardens, Huntsville, Madison Co., AL,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John O. Morris, Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 19 Jan 1913 and died _____ Dec 1983, last residence Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

 

******************************************

DONALD JACKSON ALFORD, SR.

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—3 September 2012

 

GRANT, AL—Donald J. Alford Sr. died August 29, 2012, at his home in Alabama, after an illness of about a year. He was under Hospice care.

            He and his wife Elaine moved to Grant, AL. about six years ago from Nevada, and prior had lived in Florida. He was a retired auto mechanic and enjoyed writing. Some of his work appeared in the Ocala StarBanner and the Daily Sun in the Villages.

            The family asks that in his memory, “Please do a heartfelt act for a stranger in need of a little help. It need not be financial. It can remain anonymous. It would be a kindness for him, encouraging for others and wonderful for yourself.”

            A private family memorial service is being planned. Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville, AL, is handling arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—30 August 2012

 

Nov. 6, 1937 - Aug. 29, 2012

 

            Donald Jackson Alford, Sr., age 74, of Grant, died on Wed. August 29, 2012. Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville is assisting the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Nov 1937, last residence not listed.

 

******************************************

DONALD RAY HALFORD

 

Johnson Funeral Home Chapel

Georgiana, Butler Co., AL—_____ July 2012

 

 

            Halford, Donald Ray “Kuldillyhopper”, 58, a resident of McKenzie, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 from Johnson Funeral Home Chapel [Georgiana, AL]….

            Mr. Halford is predeceased by his Parents, Coston and Ruby Joyner and his Brother, Billy Halford.

            He is survived by his Sisters, Rachel (Herman) Wright, Monroeville, Alabama, Lillie Collins, Andalusia, Alabama, and his Twin Sister, Deborah (Billy Joe) Halford, McKenzie, Alabama; Brothers, Lavon (Kathy) Halford, Jack Halford, and Jake (Mona) Halford, all of McKenzie, Alabama; Sister-in-Law, Mary Halford, McKenzie, Alabama; 24 Nieces and Nephews; a number of Great Nieces and Nephews; and a Special Friend, Shuron Brewer “Huckleberry”.

            Online condolences may be made at www.johnsongeorgiana.com.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/26/104261562_135933484376.jpg

Photo from Elizabeth Cemetery, McKenzie, Butler Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Crenshaw

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald R. Halford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Nov 1954, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ruby Lee Joyner Halford; and brother Billy Frank Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Donald Ray 1954 AL1, Coston 1914 AL2, James Marshall 1884 AL3, Bural Smiley 1856 AL4, Burrell 1816 SC5, Owen 1775 SC6, Achillis 1754 VA7.

 

*****************************************

DONALD STANLEY ALFORD

 

ALEXANDER CITY OUTLOOK

Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL—Wednesday, 30 November 2011

 

            Memorial service for Mr. Donald Stanley “Donnie” Alford, 71, of Alexander City, will be Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Stephen Strange will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church.

            Mr. Alford passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at his residence.

            He was born on June 23, 1940 in Clay County, Alabama to Elvy Durrell Alford and Elizabeth Ophelia Kirk Alford. He was a member of Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church. He worked for Russell Corp. in the Old Number One Mill as a spinning mechanic after his service in the Navy until his retirement. Mr. Alford enjoyed riding in his truck, reading newspapers, debating, and was a quiet and honest man with a great sense of humor.

            He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Willa Carmen Alford of Alexander City; daughter, Melissa Ann Godwin of Montgomery; sons, Michael Hilton Godwin (Sandra) of Prattville, Lewis Christopher Godwin (Missy), and Donald Kirk Alford (Amy) both of Birmingham; grandchildren, Hannah Elaine Godwin, Sarah Lewis Franklin, Katherine Lupton Godwin, Clair Conzelman Godwin, Emily Ann Godwin, Samuel Hilton Godwin, Davis Teel Godwin, and Alexa Elizabeth Alford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth Alford Bishop, Evelyn Alford Williams, and Willie Pearl Alford Wilkes; and brothers, James R. Alford, Edward Lamar Alford, Harold G. Alford, and Clifton Alford.

            The family requests no flowers but contributions may be made to the Prayer Shawl Ministry at First United Methodist Church, 310 Green Street Alexander City, AL 35010 or to Children’s Harbor, 1 Our Children’s Highway, Alexander City, AL 35010.

            Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

            Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald S. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of his sister Evelyn V. Alford Williams in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Donald Stanley 1940 AL1, Elvy Durrell 1893 AL2, William Lafayette 1869 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

DONALD WAYNE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 23 November 2008

 

            Donald Wayne Alford, 70, Boaz, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.

 

In another article:

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Monday, 24 November 2008

 

Donald Wayne Alford

Died Nov. 22, 2008

 

            Mr. Alford proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Huntsville Utilities with 33 years of service.

            He is survived by his wife, Doris Ann Alford; son, Donald Wayne Alford Jr. and wife Kim of Owens Cross Roads; stepson, Marty Leeth and wife Debbie of Hampton Cove; stepdaughter, Terry Dennis and husband Rob of Georgia; grandsons, Justin Alford, Luke Alford, and Tyler Alford; stepgrandchildren, Zach Leeth, Luke Leeth, Lauren Dennis, Wood Dennis, and Mary Frances Dennis; sister, Mary Ann Wells of Boaz; and nephew, Rodney Wells and wife Lisa of Huntsville.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Carr Funeral Home in Boaz. Dr. Donald Cotton will officiate. Mr. Alford will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery. Zach Leeth, Luke Leeth, Justin Alford, John Beard, Phillip Smith, Gene Bailey, and Wood Dennis will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Thomas, Vernon Lynch, and Mr. Alford’s fellow retirees from Huntsville Utilities.

            In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fellowship Church Building Fund, 423 Martling Road, Albertville, AL 35951.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/187/31669332_137320930950.jpg

Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Boaz, Marshall Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Head Hunter (Maria)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald W. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Oct 1938, last residence Boaz, Marshall Co., AL.

 

******************************************

DONNA K. JOHNS ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Monday, 4 February 2008

 

/individual/assets/0/2/1/3/2273120/20080204_160235_0.jpg

Photo from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds, AL

 

            Alford, Donna, age 51, of Trussville passed away on February 2, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Michael Alford; sons, Chris Barfield (Malinda) and Bryan Woodruff (Dana); mother, Mary Johns; sisters, Mary Ann Bullock (Jimmy), Dea Davis (Rodney), and Angie Peoples (Roger); brother, David Johns (Brenda); and 9 grandchildren; and special friend “Pinky” Pinkston, Sr.

            Visitation will be held Monday, February 4, 2008 from 6-8PM with a memorial service on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 12:00PM. Kilgroe Leeds directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donna K.. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 7 Jan 1957, last residence Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

******************************************

DORCAS WILLORENE GUEST WHISENANT SALES ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 24 December 1993

 

            Graveside will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery for Dorcas Sales Alford, 69, Attalla, who died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1993. The Rev. Calvin Cook will officiate. Morgan Funeral Chapel is in charge.

            He [sic: She] is survived by his [sic: her] daughters, Dorothy Sales Metzger, Huntsville, and Leah Sales McDonald, Flatrock; sisters, Gladys Cash, Louise Black and Sis Guest, all of Attalla; and three grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be W.L. Black Jr., Tim Humphrey, Mike Humphrey, Doug Guest, Tim Metzger and Frank McDonald.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/289/60218751_128732841323.jpg

Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Attala, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorcas Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 June 1924, last residence Attalla, Etowah Co., AL.

            From SSACI: Dorcas Willorene Whisenant was born 7 June 1924 in Attalla, Etowah Co., AL, daughter of Thomas G. Guest and Hettie L. Hood. She died 23 Dec 1993. She is listed as:

 

            Feb 1943               Dorcas Willorene Whisenant

            Jan 1946                Dorcas Sales

            Oct 1964               Dorcas Alford

 

******************************************

DORIS LANELL GUNTER ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co, AL—Tuesday, 13 February 2007

 

            Mrs. Doris L. Alford, age 72. A native of Mize, MS, and a longtime resident of Mobile & Baldwin Co. died on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at a local hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Lavon A. Alford, daughter Pamela Alford and son in law Randy Hutto.

            She is survived by her daughter Deborah Hutto of Loxley and son Michael Alford of North Carolina. Three brothers and two sisters, five grandchildren Bo, Steven, Brittney, Megan and Lauren, one great grandchild Cadence, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 12 Noon in the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Oct 1934, last residence Loxley, Baldwin Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lavon A. Alford; and daughter Pamela Kay Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Doris Lanell Gunter Alford was born 22 Oct 1934 in Mize, Smith Co., MS, daughter of J.E. Gunter and Mattie D. Sullivan.

            In July 2013, a Find A Grave photographer reported that her gravestone could not be located but that the cemetery records show that she is buried next to her husband.

 

******************************************

DORIS N. STRIPLIN ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—17 March 2011

 

ANNISTON—Funeral service for Doris Striplin Alford, 81, of Anniston, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Gray Brown-Service with Dr. Mack Amis officiating. A private burial will follow. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Survivors include brother, Thomas R. Striplin and nephew, Michael Striplin.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, P.C. Alford; and son, Ragan Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Cleburne County, she spent 20 years in New Orleans and 12 years in Fort Lauderdale. She worked in Commercial Underwriting with the insurance company.

            Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (256) 236-3441 Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com

 

Photo from Tyus Baptist Church Cemetery, Tyus, Carroll Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janie Light

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/240/43089572_128310696819.jpg

Photo from Tyus Baptist Church Cemetery, Tyus, Carroll Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Elstan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris N. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Aug 1929, last residence Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL [?].

            We included the obituary of her son Gary Ragan Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Perry Calvin 1923 GA1, Perry Calvin 1899 GA2, Clarence Juhan 1859 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

******************************************

DORIS SUE “SUSIE” MCKINNEY ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 7 February 2007

 

            Prayer service for Doris Sue “Susie” McKinney Alford, 78, of Gadsden, who passed away, February 4, 2007, will be today at 2:30 PM at the Crestwood Cemetery....

            Mrs. Alford was married in 1946 to Lem J. Alford and had two children. She went to nursing school at the age of 40 and received her Registered Nursing Degree on July 18, 1971.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Lem J. Alford and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burnie McKinney.

            Mrs. Alford was a loving and caring mother, sister, nurse and friend.

            She is survived by her son, Phillip Michael Alford, daughter, Eugenia A. Alford, grandchildren, John Michael Alford and Katherine Moore Alford, sisters, Ola Eugenia Bynum and Johnnie Arlene Kines, brother and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Helen Copeland and Alice Stewart.

            Pallbearers will be Tim Copeland, Jim Copeland, Wayne Copeland II, Wayne Copeland, Sr., John Michael Alford and Kent Stewart....

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/135/121802817_1400277282.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marc Hill

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sue M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Aug 1928, last residence Pell City, Saint Clair Co., AL.

 

******************************************

DOROTHY COMBS ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Tuscaloosa News on 22 November 2009.]

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 29 November 2009

 

NORTHPORT—Dorothy Combs Alford, 90, of Oxford, Alabama, died on November 20, 2009 at Heritage Health Care Nursing Home. A memorial service will be announced at a future date.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Clara Combs, of Gadsden; her husband, Neuford Alford, of Oxford; her brothers and sisters, and children (nieces), Gail Caldwell and Sheila Combs.

            Survivors include her children (nieces and nephews), Glenn (Linda) Combs, of Tuscaloosa, James (Sandra) Combs, of Eastaboga, and Neuford (Vicki) Combs, of Northport, Sherry (Andy) Devine, Andy Combs, David Combs and family; her grandchildren, Keyna (Val) Vialpando, Jason (Laura) Combs, E.G. Combs, Jerri Lynn (Steven) Malone, Tina (Darren) Thomas, Jamie (Melissa) Combs, John (Tara) Combs, Jennifer (Eddie) Reaves, Joshua Combs, Michael (Cathy) Caldwell and her great-grandchildren, Vincent, Victoria, and Zoey Vialpando, Cooper, Emory, and Claire Combs, Holden, Olivia and Grayson Thomas, Christopher Malone, Meggan Combs, Katie, Kelby and Caleb Combs and James, Susanna, and Joshua Reaves, Ben and Adam Caldwell.

            Dorothy (Dot Mama) will be remembered by many for her heart of gold, giving a helping hand to ones in need, being a great listener, staying your friend forever and her unbinding love for her children (nieces and nephews), grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

            The family wishes to thank the staff of Heritage Health Care and Rehab, Hospice of West Alabama and the sweet ladies that visited her every week.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 23 Sept 1919, last residence Northport, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

 

******************************************

DOROTHY LEE HOLLAND ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Thursday, 7 May 2009

 

            Dorothy Lee Alford, a native of Leakesville, Miss., and a resident of Mobile, died Tuesday [May 5] at her home. She was 83.

            Alford was a homemaker.

            Survivors include five children, Barbara Dreibelbis, Darlene Evans, David Alford, Mark Alford and Richard E. Alford, all of Mobile; four siblings, Edward Holland of Mobile, Irene Holder, J.E. Holland and Mike Holland, all of Leakesville; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grand-children.

            Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at First Baptist Church of Dawes. Burial will be in Magnolia-McLeod Cemetery in Leakesville. Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle is handling arrangements.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/153/70803168_130714407270.jpg

Photo from Magnolia Cemetery, Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stacey E. Churchwell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 Nov 1925, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Everett Lee Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her maternal Alford lineage, from her mother: Pearlie Irene 1898 MS2, George Lee 1867/1870 AL3; S.E. 1828 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

******************************************

DOROTHY LOUISE ALFORD PRINGLE

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 23 July 1995

 

            Mrs. Dorothy Louise Alford Pringle—A native of Jackson, MS and a resident of Mobile, AL for the past 23 years died at a local hospital on Friday, July 21, 1995.

            Mrs. Pringle was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church since 1975 and was widely known for her decorating talent and friendly personality.

            Survivors include her husband, Mr. Ormond Gray Pringle of Mobile, AL; a son Larry Gray Pringle of Mobile, AL; two daughters, Teresa Louise Pringle and Denise Lynn Pringle Cooper, both of Mobile; two granddaughters, Brittany Lauren Cooper and Lyndsay Allison Cooper, both of Mobile, AL; father, Arthur Daniel Alford, Sr. of Lancaster, CA: three sisters, Doris Elouise Alford of Lancaster, CA, Charlotte Virginia Alford Blanchard of North Ridge, CA and Alma Elaine Alford Novak of Camarillo, CA; a brother Arthur Daniels [sic] Alford, Jr. of Lancaster, CA and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held from the Spring Hills Baptist Church on Monday, July 24, 1995 at 10:00 A.M. Graveside services and interment will be held on Monday at 1:00 P.M. at the Sims Chapel Methodist Church in Sims Chapel, AL…. Funeral arrange- ments by Roche-Belmany-Herrington Funeral Home, 100 South Beltline Hwy., Mobile, Alabama.

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2014/26/101606595_1390882949.jpg

 

******************************************

DOROTHY LOUISE LEGAN RUSSELL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 23 December 2005

 

            Louise R. Alford, 90, retired store owner, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at Enterprise Medical Center in Enterprise [Coffee Co.], Alabama. Visitation is 6–8 p.m. today at Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon [Noxubee Co., MS]. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Mashulaville Baptist Church in Macon with burial in Mashulaville Cemetery....

            Mrs. Alford was born June 22, 1915, to the late Clyde and Jessie Scott Logan.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mitzi Ferguson and husband, Norm of Enterprise, Ala., Olevia Lear and husband, Fred of Wilmington, N.C., and Lamenda McLemore and husband Barry of Torry; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Alford; son, Thomas C. Alford; and daughter, Camile Cheatham.

 

In another article:

 

CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER

Ackerman, Choctaw Co., MS—Wednesday, 21 December 2005

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Louise R. Alford, 90, were held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 24, 2005, at Mashulaville Baptist Church in Macon. Rev. David Watson officiated. Burial followed in Mashulaville Cemetery.

            A native of Franklin, IN, Mrs. Alford was a retired store owner who lived most of her life in the Mashulaville Community before moving to Enterprise, AL, fifteen years ago. She and her husband Chang Russell owned and operated C.P. Russell and Company in Mashulaville. After his death, she married George Alford, and they operated the business known as Alford Mercantile for many years. She was also a very active member of Mashulaville Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at the Medical Center of Enterprise, AL.

            Survivors include her three daughters, Mitzi Ferguson of Enterprise, AL, Olevia Lear of Wilmington, NC, and Lamenda McLemore of Terry, MS; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

            Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon was in charge of arrangements.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/84/110853840_1427400626.jpg

Photo from Mashulaville Cemetery, Mashulaville, Noxubee Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carmen Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 June 1915, last residence Enterprise, Coffee Co., AL.

            From SSACI: Louise Legan Russell Alford was born 22 June 1915 in Franklin, Johnson Co., IN, daughter of Howard C. Legan and Jessie M. Scott.

            From Indiana Births, 1880-1920 (Ancestry): Dorothy Legan was born 22 June 1915 in Johnson Co., IN, daughter of Clyde and Jesse Scott.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Oliver 1918 MS1, Thomas Cleveland 1883 MS2, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

DOSHIE JENNINGS ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—23 April 2003

 

FOLEY—Doshie Jennings Alford, 85, died Sunday, April 20, 2003 at a local nursing facility. She was a resident of Foley.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Foley.

            She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Cecil Alford and a daughter, Carolyn Haislip, both of Foley; a sister, Bonnie Clark of Green Cove Spring, R.I.; five granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bayview Funeral Home in Foley, with the Rev. Bill Nales officiating.

            Burial will be in Pine Rest Memorial Park in Foley. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Bayview Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Bayview Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

THE ISLANDER

Gulf Shores, Baldwin Co., AL—30 April 2003

 

            Doshie Jennings Alford, 85, of Foley, died April 20, 2003 in a local nursing facility. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Foley.

            Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Cecil Alford of Foley; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Earl Haislip of Foley; a sister, Bonnie Clark of Green Cove Springs, R.I.; five granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

            Services were held April 24 at Bayview Funeral Home in Foley with the Rev. Billy Nales officiating. Burial was in Pine Rest Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doshie J. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Sept 1917, last residence Foley, Baldwin Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lennie Cecil Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Doshie was the daughter of John William Jefferson Jennings and Francis Lee Tacoma Morgan.

 

*****************************************

DOYT LEON ALFORD

 

ALEXANDER CITY OUTLOOK

Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL—Tuesday, 8 April 2014

 

            Doyt Leon Alford, 80, was born on April 14, 1933 in Clay County, Alabama and grew up in the Mountain Community. He passed away on April 8, 2014 at Russell Medical Center.

            Mr. Alford was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, worked for 39 years at Russell Corporation, and was a member of the Owls Club. He also played basketball, enjoyed sports, especially following his children and grandchildren as they played.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Edna Sprayberry Alford; grandson, Will Lankford; and brother Geraldine “Gerry” Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce McCain Alford; daughters, Kathy Dean (Joe) and Kay Mahan(George) ; sons, Steve Alford (Cindy), Jeffrey Alford (Rhonda), and Jerry Alford (Robbie); grandchildren, Lauren Alford, Jacob Mahan, Matthew Alford, Neal Alford, Connor Alford, Grady Alford, Joseph Dean III (Kim), and Jessica Dean; great-grandchildren, Paxton Dean, Joseph Dean IV, and Grady Dean; as well as several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

            Graveside service will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Hillview Memorial Park with Reverends Wayne Cowhick and Bruce McClendon officiating.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org

            Radney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and Frederick-Dean Funeral Home is directing.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/174/127648493_1435189519.jpg

 

 

Photos from Hillview Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Doyt Leon 1933 AL1, Grady 1901 AL2, William Lafayette 1869 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

DYLAN KEITH ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—17 February 2013

 

            Mr. Dylan Keith Alford, 24, Gadsden, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence. Cremation was provided by Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory. A gathering and celebration of his life will be at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wain, tonight from 5 to 7.

            Dylan was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and was a member of the Class of 2007 at Southside High School. Dylan was a loving son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Dylan was an avid reader who enjoyed spending his free time on the back porch lost in a book. He also enjoyed listening to music and would walk through the house singing and whistling to his favorite songs. Dylan loved children and animals. Dylan was a good and loyal friend who was always willing to lend a hand. He treasured his special friends who could identify with his innermost thoughts and feelings. Dylan was very intelligent and always welcomed a good conversation. He could debate a subject to the end. Dylan’s loving smile and fun personality will be deeply missed. We celebrate his life and honor his wishes.

            Survivors are his father, Eddie Alford; mama and papa, Teresa Wain Alford and Whitey Allen; dad, Scott Higgins; brother, Alex Alford (Amber); grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Wain, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ray Alford, Sr.; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. To know him was to love him.

            Morgan Funeral Chapel is announcing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His Find A Grave memorial says he was cremated.

 

*****************************************

EARKEUL A. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—18 July 1962

 

LUVERNE—Alford, Earkeul A., 76, died in a local hospital Monday. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Vernledge Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Davis and the Rev. M. Hyland officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Turner’s Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include the mother, Mrs. J.W. Alford, Montgomery; two sons, C.C. Alford and J.A. Alford, both of Luverne; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Youngblood, Crestview, Fla.; Mrs. C.T. Mills and Mrs. B.L. Bray, both of Alford, Beaumont, Tex.; J.C. Alford, Houston, Tex.; J.R. Alford, Layfette, La., and J.L. Alford, Montgomery; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/82/87222608_133251220989.jpg

Photo from Vernledge Cemetery, Vernledge, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Whitman Mularz

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Willie Laura Ivey Alford; sons Charlie Climmie Alford and James Aubrey Alford; mother, Florence Eugenia Windham Alford; and brother Norman Leslie “Jack” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Earkeul A. 1885 AL1, James Wylie 1859 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

******************************************

EDDIE JAMES ALLFORD

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—10 January 2013

 

PRATTVILLE—Eddie James Allford, age 62, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 7, 2013. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Prattville Memorial Chapel and Memory Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, James Barnes and Hazel Bussey Allford, and his parents-in-law, Benard and Nell Hughes Bolen.

            He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Mary Elizabeth Bolen Allford; his children, Kimberly Prawius Howard and Will Howard and granddaughter, Savannah Howard, and Frederick and Lauren Prawius and granddaughter, Olivia Prawius. He is also survived by his sisters, whom he loved so very much, Judy Arnold (Val), Rachel Waldrop (Olan), Susan Kinard (Tommy), and Melissa Meman (Jesse); and nieces and nephews, Greg Arnold, Matt Arnold, Amy Chase, Natalie Madden, Zachary Kinard, Elam Kinard, Benjamin Meman, and their families.

            Eddie served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later in the Naval Reserve. He was a master brick mason and craftsman. He retired from the International Paper Company in May of 2012. Eddie enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting, but most of all, he loved spending time with his precious family. A special place in his heart belonged to his grandchildren Savannah Howard and Olivia Prawius, and he was so excited about the arrival of a new baby Prawius….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie J. Allford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 April 1950, last residence not listed.

 

******************************************

EDNA LOUISE ALFORD MARTIN ROSE

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 18 February 2014

 

            Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Collier-Butler Chapel for Edna Louise Alford Martin Rose, 96, who passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Bro. Robbie Edwards and Bro. Lauil Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at Old Harmony Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.

            Mrs. Rose was the longest surviving member at Rainbow City First Baptist Church, joining at the age of 17. She worked at Pope Drugs and Rainbow Pharmacy.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Orion B. Martin and Ernest Rose.

            She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Rhonda Martin, Annette Harmon, Judy (Jeff) Blackwood, Chris (Beverly) Winningham, Johnny (Wendy) Miller and Audra (James) Beard. She is also survived by a cherished friend, Jamie Ledbetter; and many more great-nieces, nephews and friends.

            The family wishes to express a very special thank you to Woodland Place, Kelly McCormick, Mr. and Mrs. Burton, and the wonderful staff. Also, thank you to her special sitters: Annette, Charles, Sabrina and Sarah; and to Amedisys Hospice, especially Brittany and Valerie.

            Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Etowah County Humane Society….

            Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/175/147998727_1435262033.jpg

Photo from Old Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The funeral home lists her birth as 7 Oct 1917.

 

******************************************

EDNA RUTH STINNETT ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—9 January 2015

 

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/Cobrands/birmingham/Photos/photo_20150109_AL0058253_0_ednaalford2_20150109.jpg

 

Edna Ruth Stinnett Alford

August 23, 1937 - January 1, 2015

 

            Mrs. Alford, age 77 of Sylvan Springs, Alabama passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in Street, Maryland.

            She is the beloved wife of the late William O’Neal Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter Pamela Kenley and husband Michael; 5 grandchildren, Matt Kenley and wife Kristen, Joshua Kenley, Anna Powell and husband Bradley, Joseph Kenley and wife Rebekah, and Benjamin Kenley; 2 great grandchildren, Chloe Kenley and Owen Kenley; Linda Batton-sister, Kathy Lepper-sister, Larry Stinnett-brother; and other family and friends.

            Service of the witness to the resurrection of Mrs. Alford’s life will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11 am at Highland Memorial Gardens (Graveside) in Bessemer, Alabama.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/234/141123924_1471914850.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/234/104110862_1471914954.jpg

Photos from Highland Memorial Gardens, Bessemer, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Russell Roubdioux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

*****************************************

EDWARD BLACK ALFORD, SR.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 8 February 2010

 

            Alford, Edward B. Sr., “Snookie,” celebrated his 64th birthday by going home to be with his Lord.

            He was born on February 6, 1926 and was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County.

            Services will be Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from Friendship Baptist Church in Grady, AL with his friend and Pastor, Chuck Francisco officiating. Burial will follow in Ramer Cemetery….

            Snookie was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Madis Alford. He was Snookie to his friends and relatives, but he was our Pop.

            He is survived by his son and daughter in law Ed and Tommi Lee Alford of Montgomery, AL. Grandchildren: Matt Alford of Wetumpka, AL., Lynn Caples (Blaine) of Denton, TX, and Tom Vandevender of Ashville, NC. Greatgrandchildren, Tanner and Trevor Caples. Brothers, Bob Alford (Mildred) of Opelika, AL and Jimmy Alford (Mad-elyn) of Montgomery, AL and sisters, Lillian Duffell of Ramer, AL and Joyce (Jim) of Crestview, FL. One brother in law, Bill Garner of Grady, AL and two special sisters in law, Mary Alford of Montgomery, AL and Betty Jean Moore (A.V.) of Letohatchee, AL.

            Snookie retired from the Montgomery County Engineering Department in 1989 with over 39 years of service. He was the “official greeter” at Friendship Baptist Church where he was an active member for 26 years.

            Pallbearers will be Larry Menefee, Sonny Mills, Dale Tidwell, Mark Weeks, Keith Weston and Richard Wilhoite. Honorary Pallbearers will be Snookie’s “breakfast buddies” at Bob’s Caf in Ramer and his “domino buddies” at John Knox Towers….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/302/79575987_131999847336.jpg

Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that E.B. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 Feb 1926, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Madis M. Garner Alford; parents, Raymond Talmadge Alford Sr. and Corintha Victoria McMoy Alford; and siblings Charles Jack Alford, Lillian Alford Duffell, Ruby Laurie Alford, Thomas Alford, and William Donald Alford in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Edward Black Alford, age 21, son of R.T. Alford and Coratha McMoy, married Mavis Garner on 4 July 1945 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edward Black 1926 AL1, Raymond Talmadge 1896 AL2, William Jackson 1874 AL3, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

EDWARD J. ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 27 April 2010

 

            Alford, Edward J., age 84, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday April 26, 2010.

            He was born in Bluff City TN and moved to Birmingham in 1954.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Lillie Alford, sister Mary Lee Hinkle, brothers Clyde and Haskel Alford.

            Mr. Alford served in the US Army and was discharged in 1945.He retired from St. Joe Paper Company with 30 years of service. He was a resident of Centerpoint since 1958 where he took an active part in the Centerpoint Head Start Program. He was a member of Eagle Rock Baptist Church where he loved his church family.

            He is survived by his wife of 61 years Frances Alford, daughter Patsy Chapman, sons Jerry L. and Derrick (Brandy) Alford. He is also survived by five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one Aunt, Ruby Lyons, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Special cousins Tom and Doris Martin.

            The family would like to extend a special Thanks to all of the staff of Helping Hands Hospice.

            Graveside service will be Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Ridout’s Trussville Chapel directing and Dr. Barry Wood officiating. The family will receive friends at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel one hour prior to the service.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/269/152955132_1443398183.jpg

Photo from Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward J. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 13 March 1926, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his sister Mary Lee Alford Hinkle in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Clyde Waymon Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7—John 1841 is the brother of Elkanah 1844.

            His lineage: Edward J. 1926 TN1, William Elkanah 1901 TN2, John 1841 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN4.

 

******************************************

EFFIE ABRAMS ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—Friday, 23 September 2005

 

[A nearly identical article was published on the same day in the LEDGER-ENQUIRER, Columbus, GA]

 

VALLEY [Chambers Co.]—Mrs. Effie Abrams Alford, 92, of Valley died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

            Funeral services are scheduled Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley.... Burial will follow at Fairfax Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter, Janis A. Morris of Phenix City; her grandson, Matthew G. (Laura) Morris of Vogelweh, Germany; three sisters-in-law, Erin A. Alford of Valley, Virginia Abrams of Kent, Ala., and Margaret Abrams of Deatsville, Ala.; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Elmore County, Ala., on July 16, 1913, the daughter of the late Arrie Emfinger Abrams and John Azro Abrams. She was the secretary of Fairfax Baptist Church for more than 26 years and was a member of the Golden Age Club and Triple L Club. She had worked as a volunteer at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Roberson Alford....

            Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is in charge of arrangements.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/66/29046456_129961922395.jpg

Photo from Fairfax Cemetery, Valley, Chambers Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bennie Gross

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Effie A. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 July 1913, last residence Phenix City, Russell Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Benjamin Roberson 1912 AL1, Benjamin Warren 1886 AL2, Spire Warren 1855 AL3, Spire Warren 1816 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

EINNAN EUNICE NOLEN ALFORD

 

http://mediasvc.ancestry.com/v2/image/namespaces/1093/media/026a6fe7-611c-4be9-8a55-df652eb5d236.jpg?client=TreeService&MaxSide=160

Photo from Bruce Kilgore’s Kilgore Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—6 November 2003

 

            Einnan Nolen Alford, 98, Gadsden, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lloyd Alford Sr. She is survived by her family.

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler funeral Home is in charge.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138511180_1415760120.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Einnan Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 26 Sept 1905, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Lloyd Alford Sr.; and son James Lloyd Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents as A. Jack Nolen and Lela Pearl Mathews.

 

******************************************

ELCY MILLER WHITLEY ALFORD

 

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, SC—11 December 2010

 

ECLECTIE, AL—Elcy Miller Whitley Alford died Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

            Graveside services will be held at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, VA. Dunbar Funeral Home

 

In another article:

 

Gassett Funeral Home

Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL—_____ December 2010

 

Elcy Whitley Alford

February 12, 1914 - December 7, 2010

 

Born: February 12, 1914

Place of Birth: North Carolina

Death: December 7, 2010

Place of Death: Wetumpka, Alabama

Occupation: Retired, School Teacher

 

Services: Graveside Friday December 10, 2010 at Blue Ridge Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elcy W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL.

 

******************************************

ELIJAH ALFORD, JR.

 

[He died in GA, but we are including his obituary here because his home was in AL.]

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Tuesday, 4 May 2010

 

http://obituaries32.articdesigns.com/image.php?img=283

 

August 28, 1935 - April 30, 2010

 

PHENIX CITY, AL—Mr. Elijah Alford, Jr., 74, of 8 Rosemont Circle, Phenix City, Ala., died Friday, April 30, 2010 at VistaCare of Franciscan Woods, Columbus, Ga. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Benevolent Grove Baptist Church, Pittsview, Ala., Rev. Robert Buckner, Pastor; and Rev. John Harrison, Eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, according to Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City, Ala….

            Mr. Alford was born August 28, 1935 in Pittsview, Ala., the son of the late Gertrude and Elijah Alford, Sr. During his working career, he was a heavy construction equipment operator and truck driver. Mr. Alford was a member of Benevolent Grove Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

            He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Mrs. Mattie Alford; a son, Mr. Ronny (Chandra) Alford; a daughter, Ms. Sonya Alford; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Upshaw, Mrs. Annie (Jesse) Kilo and Mrs. Barbara (Dave) Challand; two brothers, Mr. Robert (Josie) Alford and Mr. Eddie Alford. He also leaves four grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

            Please visit www.thetaylorfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest registry.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/242/116333357_137796636301.jpg

Photo from Benevolent Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Pittsview, Russell Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. B. Chrismond

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eligah [sic] Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Phenix City, Russell Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

ELIZABETH HORTON HALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 8 December 1963

 

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/152/24061851_127552766998.jpg

Photo from Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick & Kat

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her son Donahue “Don” Halford in Florida Obituaries.

 

******************************************

ELIZABETH BELL “LIZZIE” ALFORD COLLEY

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—Monday, 26 July 1999

 

LINEVILLE—Mrs. Lizzie Alford Colley, 94, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Alexander City.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 27 at 2 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Clay County with the Revs. Jerry Patterson and Randy Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery.

            Mrs. Colley is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, William and Lindbergh McDaniel, Marcelle and Joe Nathan Smith and Rachel and Elwyn Gibson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thurber and Dean Colley and Gerald Hugh and Minh Colley; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Helon Alford of Vicksburg, Miss.; and a host of other relatives.

            Born June 16, 1905, in Clay County, Ala., Mrs. Colley was known by many as “Miss Lizzie” or “Aunt Lizzie.” She was the daughter of the late William L. and Elizabeth Hodnett Alford.

            Mrs. Colley was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Colley, her daughter, Wilma Irell, and two granddaughters.

            …. Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville is handling arrangements.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2007/236/21173807_118815739220.jpg

Photo from Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mellow Valley, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edith Blankenship

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lizzie A. Colley (SS# issued in AL), last residence Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her brother William Brady Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth Bell “Lizzie” 1905 AL1, William Lafayette 1869 AL2, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA3, Julius Charles 1805 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

*****************************************

ELIZABETH “BETTIE” JONES ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—15 April 1935

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. C.M. Alford were held from her home at Ramer [Montgomery Co.] at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. W.O. Calhoun officiating. The body was sent through country to Mr. Moriah, near Orion [Pike Co.], for burial.

            Pallbearers were (active) L.A. Watkins, R.C. Watkins, Porter Brown, W.T. Holley, B.F. Moses and J.V. Henry, (honorary) Frank Stephens, Henry Stephens, Dowling Turnipseed, J.W. Beall, J.A. Beall and J.R. Beall.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2009/30/33416926_123344824439.jpg

Photo from Mount Moriah Cemetery, Troy, Pike Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Chisum Fountain

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband, Columbus M. Alford, was the son of Sylvanus Walker Alford and his first wife, Martha Blackburn.

            From AL Deaths: Bettie Alford, age 76, died 12 Apr 1935 in Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL. She was born in AL, daughter of Gilbert Jones and Betsy Deon, wife of Coumbus M. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Columbus M. 1867 AL1, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL2, Leven Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

ELIZABETH BYERS ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Saturday, 22 March 1947

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Byers Alford, age 87, of St. Clair Springs [St. Clair Co.], Ala., passed away Friday a.m. [March 21] at a local infirmary.

            Survived by two sons, H.B. and J.B. Alford, both of Birmingham; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Ramsey, Ashville, Ala., and Mrs. Orris Baker, St. Clair Springs, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services Sunday 3 p.m. from the Cool Springs Baptist Church (near Ashville, Ala.), the Rev. E.E. Weaver and the Rev. George Williams officiating. Interment, adjoining cemetery.

            Active pallbearers, H.B. Alford, Jr., James H. Alford, R.C. Ramsey, Rubin Ramsey, Ralph Glidewell, Dr. O.T. Alford, Curtis Alford and Edward Skinner. Brown-Service Norwood, directing.

 

In another article, source unknown:

 

ST. CLAIR SPRINGS, ALA., March 22—Funeral services will be held at Cool Springs Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Elizabeths Byers Alford, 87, who died at a Birmingham hospital Friday. The Revs. Edgar E. Weaver and George Williams will officiate. Brown-Service, Norwood will be in charge.

            Surviving are two sons, H.B. and J.B. Alford, Birmingham; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Ramsey, Ashville, and Mrs. Orris A. Baker, St. Clair Springs; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

SOUTHERN AEGIS

Ashville, St. Clair Co., AL—28 March 1947

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Byers Alford, 87, passed away at a Birmingham hospital March 21.

            She is survived by two sons, H.B. and J.B. Alford of Birmingham; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Ramsey, Ashville, Mrs. Orris A. Baker, St. Clair Springs; 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Fannie Moore, Ashville and one Brother, M.P. Byers of Springville.

            Funeral services were held at Cool Springs Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m., with Rev. E.E. Weaver, Rev. George Williams and Rev. Vesta Wyatt officiating.

            Active pallbearers were the grandsons, H.B. Alford, Jr., Dr. O.T. Alford, James H. Alford, R.C. Ramsey, Reuben Ramsey, Edward Skinner and Ralph Glidewell.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/272/38841962_1443625096.jpg

Photo from Cool Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ashville, St. Clair Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kitty Walker Lennard

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Gladys Alford Ramsey in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Richard 1849 AL1, Travis Carter 1825 AL2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

******************************************

ELLEN ALFORD COOLEY

 

Freeman Funeral Home

Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—_____ May 2011

 

http://www.freemanleakesville.com/obituaries/uploads/1947/955.jpg

 

            Ellen Alford Cooley, 84, a native of Leakesville, MS and resident of Vinegar Bend, AL, died on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at her daughter’s residence.

            She was affiliated with Shiloh Baptist Church in Deer Park, AL.

            Survivors include her son Manuel Cooley, three daughters Barbara Newman, Bonnie (Troy) Baxter and Audrey (Jerry) Coaker all of Vinegar Bend, AL, two sisters Mavis Crocker and Myrtle Hopkins both of Saraland, AL.

            A wake will be held Monday, May 16, 2011 from 6-9 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment will be in Deer Park Cemetery.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/66/66651350_129961997218.jpg

Photo from Deer Park Cemetery, Deer Park, Washington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SAnkerson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Ellen 1926 MS1, Johnnie Lee 1890 MS2, John H. 1868 AL3; S.E. 1828 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

******************************************

ELLSWORTH WESLEY ALFORD

 

Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—_____ May 2014

 

OI92451755_IMG0001

 

Born: Sat., Nov. 12, 1938

Died: Fri., May 2, 2014

 

            Ellsworth Wesley Alford, age 75, departed this life on Friday, May 2, 2014.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his beloved wife Darlene Alford, six daughters; Becky Alford, Tena (Jerry) Hovel, Melissa (Terry) Miller, Vicki (Larry) Barnes, Cheryl (Ronnie) Ivy, Velvet Alford-Smith, one sister Charlotte Kibby, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

            Visitation for Mr. Alford will be on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Indian Springs Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister Mary G. Alford Richardson Spivey Langley in this compilation.

 

******************************************

ELMA H. WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

Photo from Norris Funeral Home

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—29 April 2010

 

            Mrs. Elma Alford, 89, born in Conecuh County, Alabama and a resident of Bay Minette, AL died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at her residence.

            She was a retired sales representative with K Mart Corporation.

            She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bryant and Melinda Hodges, both of Bay Minette, AL; two grandchildren, Becky Hodges (Mark) Daniel and Brooke Hodges (Brandon) Drinkard, both of Bay Minette, AL and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor Rogers and Ella Mae Rieben, both of Bay Minette, AL….

            The funeral service will be held Friday, April 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Norris Funeral Home with the Reverend Mark Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home, Bay Minette, AL….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/26/51750379_1422390696.jpg

Photo from Bay Minette Cemetery, Bay Minette, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, dgresh

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elma H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 30 Apr 1920, last residence Bay Minette, Baldwin Co., AL.

 

******************************************

ELMA VERNA FOUTZ ALFORD

Great-Aunt of Bobby Pace Alford, AAFA #0669

 

[She died in AL, but we are also including her obituary in Tennessee Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

LAWRENCE DEMOCRAT

Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN—5 February 1919

 

            At their home in Sheffield, Alabama, Mrs. Gillie I. Alford, lately of this city, died after an illness of influenza followed by pneumonia on Thursday of last week.

            She is survived by her husband, who is a member of an old and prominent Lawrence County family and seven children.

            The body of this good woman was brought back to the old home in this county for burial, and was laid to rest in the Kidd Cemetery on Monday with touching and appropriate services.

            The family had been living here for a number of years, where Mr. Alford held official position, but had moved to Sheffield last year….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/68/16254537_1426026729.jpg

Photo from Kidd Cemetery, Flatwoods, Lawrence Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ron Johnson

 

NOTES: We included the obituary of her husband, Gilbert Isaac “Gillie” Alford, in Tennessee Obituaries; of her daughters Bonnie Lucretia Alford and Elma Alford Stewart in Arkansas Obituaries; and her daughter-in-law Jacquelyn Smith Alford in Mississippi Obituaries

            Her husband’s lineage: Gilbert Isaac 1870 TN1, Robert Newton 1839 TN2, Isaac W. 1805 NC3, Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

******************************************

ELNORA SCREWS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—20 June 2008

 

April 10, 1919 – 15 June 2008

 

EUFAULA, AL—Mrs. Elnora Screws Alford, 89, of 12 Ireland Road, Eufaula, AL, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. EST Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Mt. Mariah A.M.E. Church in Cottonton, AL. Rev. Thomas W. Fortson, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, according to Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. Visitation will be today from 1 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 10, 1919 in Russell County, AL, the daughter of the late Ammy and Will Screws. She was a member of Mt. Mariah A.M.E. Church in Cottonton, AL, where she was a member of the Senior Usher Board. Mrs. Alford had been employed in the linen service industry.

            Survivors include two sons, Jessie (Ann) Alford of Philadelphia, PA and Arlanders (Loraine) Alford of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Lillie Bell English and Rosie Screws Williams, both of Eufaula, AL; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; 12 nephews; 7 nieces, to include a special niece, Lula (Johnnie) Elias of Fort Mitchell, AL.

            A special thank you to Dr. McIntosh and his staff at John B. Amos Cancer Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elnora Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Eufaula, Barbour Co., AL.

 

******************************************

ELOUISE SIMS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 10 May 2013

 

            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Elouise Sims Alford, 87, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Chaplain Dave Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow at Young’s Chapel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of services.

            Mrs. Alford loved gardening and traveling with her husband in their RV. She loved her family, and her grandchildren were very special to her.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason Alford; her parents, James Ellis and Winnie Mae Sims; and her sister, Quintella Eubanks.

            She is survived by her daughter, Linda Griffith; son, Jerry Alford; grandchildren, Sonya (Brent) Morgan, Phillip (Tracy) Griffith and Cody Alford; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Aaron and Jerome Sims; sisters, Helen Rutledge, Phyllis Pike and Dean Gowens.

            Pallbearers will be family and friends.

            Special thanks to her caregivers, Billie, Marsha, Ovella and Lawley Hospice; also, the staff at Gadsden Health Care…. www.ghbfuneralhome.com NO PICTURE

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/33/110286232_1423012240.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/33/110286232_1423012203.jpg

Photos from Youngs Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eloise [sic] Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 Apr 1926, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Perry Mason Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

ELSIE LOUISE ALFORD TATUM

Aunt of Linda Louise Alford Pansano, AAFA #0106

 

Photo from suenobles1’s Nobles Family Tree (Ancestry)

Barbara Sue Alford died in 2017—see her obituary

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 5 January 2001

 

            Tatum, Mrs. Louise Alford, 90, a resident of Elmore, Alabama, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 1:00 pm from Gassett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doyle Roberson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hebron West Cemetery with her nephews serving as pallbearers.

            She is survived by: one nephew, James (and wife Susie) Herrington, of Pike Road, AL; four nieces, Mary Ann (and John) Baggs, and Sue Nobles, of Montgomery, AL, Linda (and Huey) Pansano, of Baton Rouge, LA and Janet (and Douglas) Parker of Birmingham, AL; four great nieces and nephews and three great-great nieces and nephews.

            Gassett Funeral Home Directing.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/110/18150456_133497236105.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/110/18150458_133497225962.jpg

Photo from Mount Hebron West Cemetery, Elmore, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John W Grier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 3 Feb 1910, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Perry Alford and Mary Lillian Ramey Alford; and siblings Bernard Ramey Alford, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr., Margaret Anita Alford, and Nina Ruth Alford Harrington in this compilation.

            Her husband was Bennie Rabon Tatum, 19089–1987.

            AAFA lists her full name as Elsie Louise Alford, but her first name, Elsie, has been found in no other records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Elsie Louise 1910 AL1, William Perry 1874 AL2, William G. 1848 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

ELSIE M. ALFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, SC—Saturday, 10 January 2009

 

ENTERPRISE, AL—Elsie M. Alford of Enterprise, AL passed away, Thursday, January 8, 2009 in Wiregrass Hospital, Geneva, AL. She was 88. Elsie never met a stranger and had many, many friends. She was very faithful to her church and loved Wednesday night covered dish get-togethers. She was a charter member of the Pierian Club, Retired Officers Wives Club and Duplicate bridge Group. She loved her job as manager of the Suburban Shop in West Gate for Years. The last several years she was a resident of Greenwood Assisted Living in Geneva where she again made many friends and will never be forgotten.

            She was predeceased by her husband, William L. Alford. He was a career army aviator and retired as a civilian flight instructor at Ft. Rucker. They had wonderful memories of their travels together in the military. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Henry Oscar and Jesse Crenshaw Wilson; brothers and sisters, Katherine (Jim) Miles, Ruth (Blease) Gantt, Pauline (Frank) Lewis, Jeanette (Joe) Webber, Geneva (Arthur) Schneider, Jack Wilson, Holbert Wilson, James Wilson.

            Survivors include her son, Dwain Alford (Ann); a grandson, David Alford (Elizabeth); great-grandson, Brady; three sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and who loved her dearly; and very special close friends Jack and June Clements.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Greenhill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in GardenPs of Memory Cemetery in Dothan, AL with Searcy’s Providence Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until service time Saturday at the church. You may sign the register book or send condolences to the family at our website: www.providencefuneral.com.

 

In another article:

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Saturday, 10 January 2009

 

            Elsie M. Alford of Enterprise passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in Wiregrass Hospital, Geneva. She was 88.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Green Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dan McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Dothan with Searcy’s Providence Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from noon until service time Saturday at the church.

            Elsie never met a stranger and had many, many friends. She was very faithful to her church and loved Wednesday night covered dish get-togethers. She was a charter member of the Pierian Club, Retired Officers Wives Club and Duplicate bridge Group. She loved her job as manager of the Suburban Shop in West Gate for Years. The last several years she was a resident of Greenwood Assisted Living in Geneva where she again made many friends and will never be forgotten.

            She was predeceased by her husband, William L. Alford. He was a career army aviator and retired as a civilian flight instructor at Fort Rucker. They had wonderful memories of their travels together in the military.

            Survivors include her son, Dwain Alford (Ann); a grandson, David Alford (Elizabeth); two great-grandsons, Brady and Jacob; three sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who loved her dearly; and very special close friends, Jack and June Clements.

            Searcy’s Providence Funeral Home, (334) 393-2273, www.providencefuneral.com, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 27 Jan 1921, last residence Geneva, Geneva Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Leonard “Bill” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Anna Louise Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

 

******************************************

EMMA FRANCES ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 1 June 1973

 

            Alford, Mrs. Emma Frances, 81, Gadsden, Route 5, died in a Tuscaloosa hospital Wednesday [May 30] at 8:30 p.m. after an extended illness.

            Survivors, sister, Mrs. L.T. Coffey, Ball Play, stepsons, Doies Alford, Piedmont, Route 4, C.J. Alford and Cecil (Bill) Alford, both of Route 9, Glencoe, 10 step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel with the Rev. Buford Robinson officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery. Step-grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers all personal friends.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. She was a member of Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church.

            The body will remain at Collier-Butler through the hour of service.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/258/152388384_1442442560.jpg

Photo from New Bethel Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lostnwild

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Cleveland Lester Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

EMMA FREDNA CARNEY ALFORD

 

[She died in MS, but we are including her obituary here because AL was her home.]

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 8 October 2008

 

CHOCTAW COUNTY

 

            Emma Fredna Carney Alford, who retired from Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler after 13 years, died Monday [October 6] at a hospital in Meridian, Miss. She was 87.

            A native of Choctaw County and a resident of Butler, she had also worked for many years as a telephone operator in California.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mary Brannon of Butler; one son, Fred Alford of Pensacola; one brother, Verl Carney of Melvin; two sisters, Norma J. Hallford of Toxey [Choctaw Co., AL] and Peggy Paluda of Twin Falls, Idaho; and three grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at First Baptist Church of Butler. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler is handling arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—7 October 2008

 

BUTLER, Ala.—Services for Emma Fredna Carney Alford will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Butler with the Rev. J.D. Weed officiating. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 87, of Butler, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss.

            Survivors include her daughter, Mary Brannon; a son, Fred Alford; one brother; two sisters; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 13 June 1921, last residence Butler, Choctaw Co. AL.

            See the obituary of her sister Norma Jean Carney Hallford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

EMMA MEREDITH JENKINS ALFORD PUGH

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 8 May 1966

 

            Pugh, Mrs. Emma Meredith, 71, of 1316 Cansler Ave., died Saturday [May 7] 6:20 p.m. in local hospital after a long illness.

            Services Monday 2 p.m. Collier-Butler Chapel. Burial Crestwood Cemetery.

            Survivors: Son, Ralph Alford, Gadsden; daughters, Mrs. Melba Bieck, Mishawaka, Ind., Mrs. Edith Williams, Birmingham; sisters, Mrs. Florence Alderson, Birmingham; Mrs. Sudie Leatherwood, Anniston; brother, William Jenkins, Altoona.

            A native of Etowah County, Mrs. Pugh had lived most of her life here.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/132365868_1415757007.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/132365868_1415757108.jpg

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

On the reverse side of this gravestone are Emma’s son Ralph Leon Alford, his wife, and his son.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma J. Pugh (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Dec 1894 and died 15 May 1966 [different than obituary], last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her son Ralph Leon Alford; and grandson Gregory Dewayne Alford in this compilation.

            From Find A Grave: Emma’s parents were Hiram Lafayette Jenkins and Georgia Ann Bledsoe. Her second husband was Clifford L. Pugh.

            Emma’s first husband was Hershel Alford. His first wife, Ida Patterson Alford, died in 1913 and is buried in Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ballplay, Etowah Co., AL. Hershel and Ida apparently had no children.

            On Hershel Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 28, living in Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, with a wife and 2 children.

            By 1920 Emma and Hershell had 3 children and were divorced. In 1920, Emma Alford, age 25 divorced, is living in Jefferson Co., AL, with her children Edith 5, Ralph L. 3-6/12, and Melba 6/12, in the household of Emma’s brother, Charley Jenkins. All were born in AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Hershel 1893 AL1, Walter Dean 1866 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

*****************************************

ERA MAE ALFORD MCHENRY

Aunt of Ramona Alford Darden, AAFA #0715, Roy Wade Adams, AAFA #0738, Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761, Dixie Lee Alford O’Reilly, AAFA #937, Dinah Lee Alford Zaleski, AAFA #0938, Emmett Norman Alford, AAFA #0939, and Debbie Lee Alford, AAFA #0940

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 20 September 1990

 

            McHenry, Era Alford, 85, a resident of Eclectic, AL, died Thursday, September 18, 1990 in Montgomery, AL.

            Survivors include niece, Mary Janelle Cruger, Prattville, AL, and several other nieces; nephew, Julian M. Alford, Sr. and wife, Ruth P. Alford; and several other nephews; great nephew, Julian M. Alford, Jr., and his wife, Sandra, and other great nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 20, 1990 at 10 a.m. from Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Sid Lanier officiating….

            Pallbearers will be Joe Earl Wingard, Bill Wingard, Cary McCord, Ike Graham, Rickey McCord, Joe Frank Dennis.

            Leak-Memory Chapel Directing

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Era M. McHenry (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 May 1905, last residence Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Thomas Alford and Josephine Evans Alford; and siblings James Robert Alford, and Raymond Guy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Mary Lou Alford Adams and Norman Winston Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Era Mae AL 1905 AL1, James Thomas 1873 AL2, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1787 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

ERNEST EUGENE ALLFORD, JR.

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—15 July 2002

 

            Graveside service for Ernie Eugene Allford Jr, 58, of Lacey’s Spring will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Decatur City Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing.

            The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

            Mr. Allford died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born October 24, 1943, in Morgan County to Ernie Eugene Allford Sr and Kathleen King Allford. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a security guard at Redstone Arsenal.

            Survivors include one sister, Sharon Prince of Huntland, Tenn.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/127/69492483_130486572585.jpg

Photo from Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, FHTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernie E. Allford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 Oct 1943, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Ernest Eugene Allford Sr. and Kathleen King Allford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

ERNEST EUGENE ALLFORD, SR.

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Saturday, 27 August 1988

 

            Graveside funeral for Gene Allford Sr., 75, of Route 1 Baileyton will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Decatur City Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Crawford officiating.

            The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brown Service Funeral Home.

            He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Allford of Ryan; one son, Ernest E. Allford Jr. of Ryan; one daughter, Loretta S. Allford of Huntsville; and one sister, Rosella Srygley of New Orleans.

            The family requests memorials be made to the Tri-County Emergency Response Team.

 

In another article:

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Saturday, 27 August 1988

 

BAILEYTON—Gene Allford, Sr., 75, of Route 1, Baileyton, died Thursday at his residence. A graveside service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Decatur City Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Crawford officiating and Brown Service Funeral Home directing.

            He was retired from the civil service.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Allford of Ryan; a son Ernest E. Allford Jr. of Ryan; a daughter, Loretta S. Allford of Huntsville; and a sister Rosella Srygley of New Orleans.

            In lieu of memorial gifts, donations may be made to the Tri-County Emergency Response Team….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/112/64864526_130357704155.jpg

Photo from Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, FHTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest E. Allford (SS# issued in AL) was born 18 July 1913 [different than gravestone] and died 25 Aug 1988, last residence Baileyton, Cullman Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Kathleen King Allford; son Ernest Eugene Allford Jr.; and parents, George W. Allford and Hattie Elnora McBrayer Allford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Rosella Allford Srygley in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From Alabama County Marriages, 1809–1950, with images (FamilySearch.org): Ernest Eugene Allford, age 27 born 18 July 1913 in New Albany [Union Co.], MS, married Kathleen Margaret King, age 22 born 10 June 1918 in Adams, MA, on 19 Apr 1941 in Morgan Co., AL. His parents are George Washington Allford and Hattie Elnora McBrayer. Her parents are Frederic Peter King and Elizabeth M. Higgins King.

 

******************************************

ERNIE WAYNE ALFORD

 

BREWTON STANDARD

Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—Tuesday, 26 July 2016

 

BREWTON—Ernie Wayne Alford, 71, of the Damascus Community, Brewton, passed away Mon., July 18, 2016, at his residence after a brief illness.

            Graveside services, followed by interment, were held on Wed., July 20, at 5 p.m. at Damascus Cemetery with special prayer given by John Hodoh officiating. Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directed.

            He was a native and life long resident of Escambia County, who retired from Container Corporation of America with 30 plus years of service, He was an avid fisherman and Alabama fan.

            He is survived by his two daughters, Jan-Jan (Michael) Roberts and Debra Kay (Wally) Luster; grandchildren, Perry Wayne (Courtney), Paige, Joseph, Parker, Jaylyn and Preslyn; siblings, Woody (Ann) Alford, Ann (Neil) White, Shirley (Mason) Hanks and Liz (Roy) Burnham; numerous nieces and nephews; and our special angel, Kristy Godwin.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Harris and Pauline Alford, and sisters, Margaret Wiggins and Myrtle Zappa.

            Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            The funeral home lists his birth date as 23 May 1945.

            From his Find A Grave memorial: His parents are Woodrow Harris Alford (1913–1989) and Pauline Batson Alford (1919–1989).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ernie Wayne 1945 AL1, Woodrow Harris 1913 AL2, Benjamin Cullen 1881 AL3, August Harris 1849 AL4, Cullen 1800 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

*****************************************

ERYCENIA PENTHECELIA FOSTER ALFORD

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/43/63000736_136078794061.jpg

Photo posted to Erycenia’s Find A Grave memorial by Iris Ayres Smale – used with permission

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 15 February 1907

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Charles N. Alford and Oliver Hannibal Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Millie Lou Alford in Texas Obituaries

            For more information on this family, see “John Quincy Adams Alford, 1814–1899” in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Oliver Hannibal 1842 GA1, John Quincy Adams 1814 GA2, Cullen 1775 NC3, James 1741 NC/VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

******************************************

ESTELLA MCQUEEN ALFRED

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 15 May 2013

 

AL0021946-1_171308

 

            Estella McQueen Alfred, a native of Vinegar Bend, Alabama and affectionately known as “Muddear” was born on August 28, 1927. A lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama, she exchanged time for eternity on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her home.

            She was a faithful member of the Truelight Missionary Baptist Church, Prichard, Alabama for over 40 years. She was a retiree of Mobile Infirmary Medical Center and an avid community volunteer in the City of Prichard.

            She leaves to cherish her memories three devoted children, Verna (Cleveland) Rivers, Gerald (Ella) Alfred and Rodney (Ardeth) Alfred; nine grandchildren, Hortense Prince, Derek, Ahmand, Larry Jr. and Kenyetta Alfred, Pharron Jenkins, Nigel Rivers, Kalyn and Jaslyn Alfred; devoted niece, Dorothy Pitts, devoted daughter-in-law, Marjorie Alfred; devoted friend, Nellie Ware; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Her remains will lie in state on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 1pm until 8pm at Small’s Mortuary, Mobile, AL. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 1:30pm until the 2pm funeral hour at True Light Missionary Baptist Church, 2001 Main St. Prichard, AL. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Mobile, AL.

            Dignified and professional services entrusted to Small’s Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at http://www.smallsmortuary.com/

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Estella M. Alfred (SS# issued in AL), last residence not listed.

 

******************************************

ESTELLE ABNEY ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Monday, 17 August 2009

 

January 25, 1919 - August 16, 2009

[dates from Gardendale Funeral Home]

 

            Alford, Mrs. Estelle Abney, 90, of Watson, AL, went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2009. She was the oldest surviving member of Mineral Springs Baptist after becoming a member in 1941.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Alford.

            She is survived by her grandson, Dr. Doug (Michelle) Alford; great-grandchildren, Eli Alford, Caleb Alford, and Seth Alford; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Alford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

            Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Gardendale Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Walker Chapel….

 

In another article:

 

NORTH JEFFERSON NEWS

Gardendale, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 18 August 2009

 

            Mrs. Estelle Abney Alford, age 90 of Fultondale, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 16, 2009. She was the oldest surviving member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church. She became a member in July of 1941.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Alford.

            Survivors include her grandson, Dr. Doug (Michelle) Alford; great-grandchildren, Eli Alford, Caleb Alford and Seth Alford; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Alford. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

            Services were held at the Gardendale Funeral Home chapel with burial at Walker Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle A. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 Jan 1919, last residence Watson, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her son Larry Douglas Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Clyde William 19081, Henry Thomas 1871 AL2, William 1839 AL3, Josiah 1803 AL4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

ETHEL ELIZABETH “BETTIE” STEWART ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 5 January 1959

 

            Mrs. Ethel Elizabeth Alford, 44, of Gadsden suffered fatal burns Saturday and died in a Gadsden hospital.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/87/107297141_136459480841.jpg

Photo from Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Charles Hughes Alford, in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: She was the daughter of Samuel Pope Stewart and Ethel Rebecca Lewis.

 

******************************************

ETTIE MAE GOODRUM ALFORD

 

OUR MOUNTAIN HOME

Talladega, Talladega Co., AL—Wednesday, 14 November 1917

 

            The funeral services for Mrs. Bennett A. Alford, were held at Childersburg [Talladega Co.] Saturday, November 10, conducted by Re. W.L. Holderidge. Mrs. Alford died in Birmingham, following an operation.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Bennett Allae Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

EVELYN BRITE SLADE ALFORD OLIVER BOYD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 22 April 2007

 

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/65/91956154_1457308867.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Awbrey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn A. Boyd (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Oct 1924, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Orville Alford, in this compilation. They were apparently divorced and remarried.

            From SSACI: Evelyn A. Boyd was born 7 Oct 1924 in Perry, GA, daughter of John G. Slade and Mary A. Barfield. Her name is listed as:

 

Oct 1951         Evelyn Alford

Jan 1979          Evelyn Oliver

Jan 1990          Evelyn A. Boyd

 

            From AL Marriages: Evelyn Brite Slade, age 18, daughter of John Gordon Slade and Mary Alma Barfield, married Orville Alford, age 18, son of Walter Calguit Alford and Bertie Coffey, on 19 Dec 1942 in Etowah Co., AL.

            From AL Marriages: Orville Alford, age 45, born 15 July 1923, son of Walter C. Alford and Bertie Coffee, married Evelyn Slade Alford on 27 Apr 1969 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

 

******************************************

EVERETT LEE ALFORD, JR.

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 25 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Everett Lee Alford Jr., who retired from Keesler Air Force Base where he worked in the U.S. Civil Service, died Sunday [August 23; SSDI: August 15] at his home.

            Alford, 74, a native of Leakesville, Miss., was a longtime Mobile resident.

            He served for 10 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            Survivors include three sons, David L. Alford, Richard Earl Alford and . Mark A. Alford, all of Mobile; two daughters, Barbara A. Deibelbis and Darlene Evans, both of Mobile; two brothers, Mayburn E. Alford of York, AL, and W.C. “Dutch” Alford of Mobile; 11 grandchildren: and eight great grandchildren.

            Visitation is to be today from noon to 2 p.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with graveside services set for 3 p.m. at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Dec 1923 and died 15 Aug 1998, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy Lee Holland Alford; and brothers Loyd Wesley Alford and William Chester “Dutch” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandmother Frances Virginia Reed Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Everett Lee 1923 MS1, Everett Lee 1882 MS2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

******************************************

FARRIS LEE CREED ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—26 July 2012

 

 

            Funeral Services for Faris [sic] Lee Creed Alford, 85, of Huntsville, AL, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA with Dr. Woods Watson officiating. Private family graveside will follow in the Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

            Mrs. Alford passed away Friday, July 20, 2012. She had been a resident of Huntsville for 30 years and was retired from South Central Bell. She was a member of University Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir.

            Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Alford; and brother, Marvin Creed.

            She is survived by one daughter, Renee Brooks of Huntsville, AL; three sons, James E. Alford of Wichita, KS, Michael Alford of Mandeville, LA, and Dennis C. Alford of Houston, TX; two brothers, Henry E. Creed, Jr and Walter Creed both of West Monroe, LA; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe….

 

In another article:

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—22 July 2012

 

Nov. 7, 1926 - July 20, 2012

 

            Farris Lee Creed Alford, age 85, passed away Friday. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, Louisiana, at 2:00 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Farris C. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, James A. Alford, in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

FLORENCE ELIZABETH HESTER ALFORD

Wife of James Malcolm Alford Sr., AAFA #1395

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—20 July 2007

 

            Alford, Mrs. Florence Hester, 57, a resident of Highland Home died Wednesday July18, 2007. Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday July 21, 2007 from the Salem Church of Christ…. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

            Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her parents, Terrell and Emily McCullough Hester and her brother-in-law, William Deavers.

            Survivors include her son, James M. Alford, Jr. and her sister, Peggy Deavers, both of Highland Home….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence E. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 Sept 1949, last residence Lapine, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her son James Malcolm Alford Jr. in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Florence’s husband was the son of Raymond Talmadge Alford Sr. and his second wife, Irene Nix Martin.

            From SSACI: Florence Elizbeth Hester Alford was born 17 Sept 1949 in Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Malcolm ???? AL1, Raymond Talmadge 1896 AL2, William Jackson 1874 AL3, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

*****************************************

FLORENCE EUGENIA WINDHAM ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 7 December 1962

 

            Alford, Mrs. Florence Windham, 92, a resident of Montgomery for 36 years, died at her home, 165 Wade St., at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after a long illness.

            Surviving are four sons, Fred Alford, Beaumont, Tex., Robert Alford, Lafayette, La., J.C. Alford, Houston, Tex., , and J.L. Alford, Montgomery; three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Youngblood, Crestview, Fla., and Mrs. C.T. Mills and Mrs. B.L. Bray, both of Montgomery; 23 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held from White Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Millard Spikes officiating Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/302/138033143_1414701052.jpg

Photo from Montgomery Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Norman Leslie “Jack” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Wylie 1859 AL1, Henry Dortch 1822 GA2, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

*****************************************

FLORENCE ROMANIA WYATT ALFORD

 

Leak Memory Chapel

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—_____ June 2014

 

Florence Alford Obituary

 

August 16, 1920–June 8, 2014

 

            Florence Romania Alford, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Thomas Alford.

            She is survived by two sons, Gary Thomas (Sheila) Alford of Lebanon, TN., Randy Wyatt (Carol) Alford of Montgomery, AL.; three granddaughters, Tonia (Troy) O’Steen, Tara (Darren) Jones, Tina (Bryan) Parson and six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:00am at Leak Memory Chapel with Rev. Perry Neal officiating.

            Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at Leak Memory Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

******************************************

FRANCES ELIZABETH “LIZZIE” ETHERIDGE HALLFORD

Grandmother of Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2009/100/34396477_123948710421.jpg

Photo from his granddaughter, Joan Hallford Hidle

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 27 May 1958

 

ENTERPRISE—Hallford, Mrs. D.H., 69, died Sunday night. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday from Good Hope Church with the Rev. Webb Bozeman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Boyd Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include the husband, D.H. Hallford, Dozier; four sons, George Hallford, Enterprise, Jim Hallford, Calera, John and Elmer Hallford, both of Dozier; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Burch, Mathews, Mrs. Alma Mills, Montgomery, and Mrs. Wilma Ivey, Andalusia; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, John L., G.N., and Joseph L. Ethridge, all of Dozier, and B.N. Ethridge, New Brockton; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Roper, Crestview, Fla., and Mrs. F.H. Franklin, Dozier.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Daniel Henry Sutley Hallford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Jim Hallford and John Hallford in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is spelled Ethridge on her gravestone and in her obituary, but on the gravestone of her parents, Levy Jefferson Etheridge and Sallie L. Brooks, it is spelled Etheridge.

 

******************************************

GAIL VALENTINE ALFORD RICHARDSON

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

Permission granted her daughter, Tina Alford Cutright

 

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER

Albertville, Marshall Co., AL—Saturday, 30 July 2005

 

            Gail V. Richardson, 58, of Boaz, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

            Services were Friday, July 29, at Morgan Funeral Chapel with burial at Rainbow Memorial Park. The Rev. Carlton Moore officiated. Morgan Funeral Home directed.

            She was an avid animal lover and horse rider.

            Survivors include her mother, Hazel T. Valentine of Rainbow City; brother, Robert (Lee) Valentine of Jacksonville; daughter, Tina (Jack) Cutright of Lisbon, Ohio; son, Michael Alford of Pelham; two grandsons; and numerous other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by her father, F.O. Valentine.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL—_____ July 2005

 

            Daughter of F.O. & Hazel (Terrell) Valentine; Brenda Gail graduated from Southside High School in 1964. She also received Court Clerk and Deputy Clerk status from the University of Alabama in the field of Law. She has two grown children, Tina Alford (Cutright) and Michael Alford, Jr., and two grandsons, Dustin & Dakota Cutright. She was loved by everyone she met. She loved all animals and took many in from all over, including the veterinary office in Guntersville where she worked for many years. She loved riding her horses, and caring for all animals. Gail was such a wonderful person. She will live on forever in the hearts and souls of all her friends, family, and Hacksaw (horse) and Zeke (dog).

 

Photo from Rainbow Memorial Park, Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the contributor/photographer, Tina Alford Cutright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gail V. Richardson (SS# issued in AL) was born 9 Aug 1946, last residence Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her first husband, William Michael Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

GENERO ALFORD HAMILTON

 

Genero Alford Hamilton

Photo from khamilton70’s Hamilton-Alford-Ivey Dec 2014 family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 21 January 2008

 

            Hamilton, Genero Alford (Mama Nero) a resident of Montgomery, AL, born May 1, 1920, went to be with her Lord January 19, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM from Leak-Memory Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Snowdoun [Montgomery Co.], AL….

            She was preceded in death by her husband, David Ray Hamilton; son, Edward Ray Hamilton; grandson, Justin Kenneth Hamilton; parents, Bollen and Maggie Alford; sister, Lillie Mae (Turner) Speigner; brothers, Eldredge (Ell), Joe, Henry, Thomas, and Amigrade Alford.

            Survivors are children, Bollen (Joanne) Hamilton, Millbrook, AL, Kenneth (Mary) Hamilton, Jacksonville, FL, Bruce Hamilton, Montgomery and daughter-in-law, Marie Hamilton, Montgomery; one brother, Murry Lee (Margaret) Alford, Macon, GA; sisters-in-law, Cathryn Howell, Elise, Florence, and Betty Alford; grandchildren, David (Noel) Hamilton, Edward (Vickie) Hamilton, Elizabeth (Tony) Staten, Amy (Robbie) Ingram, Carol (Jay) Matthews, Amber Hamilton, Richard (Rhonda) Gray, Theresa (Gilles) Bouthillette, Jennifer Gray, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2018/36/181331940_2cd548bc-cd8a-41cd-9f58-8140ca57cfdb.jpeg

Photo from Forest Hills Memorial Park, Snowdoun, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ttaylornorth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Genero A. Hamilton (SS# issued in AL), last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Bollen Amigrade Alford Sr. and Maggie Lee Ivey Alford Dawkins; and siblings Bollen Amigrade “Al” Alford Jr., Henry Dorch Alford III and Lillie Mae Alford Turner Speigner in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Genero 1920 AL1, Bollen Amigrade 1877 AL2, Henry Dortch 1855 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

*****************************************

GEORGE CLEM ALFORD

 

ALABAMA JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—2 June 1942

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

CAMDEN, June 2—George C. Alford, 48, died Friday afternoon at his home in Camden. He had been in poor health for some months. Funeral was held at his home Saturday with the Rev. R.C. Kennedy and the Rev. Roak officiating. Burial followed in Camden Cemetery, with Mathews directing.

            Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Fails Alford; one son, Jack Alford, of Frisco City; two daughters; Mrs. Ed Jones and Betty Alford of Camden; his mother, Mrs. Lottie Alford, of Dixon Mills; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Sue Dalton, of Camden, and Mrs. Elizabeth Green, of Thomasville; two brothers, Lynch Alford of Montgomery, and Julius Alford, of Camden.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/298/54599620_131968487454.jpg

Photo from Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, April D. Sandley Clinely

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie Bell Fail Alford; his children George Fail “Jack” Alford Sr. and Margaret Myrtle Alford Jones; and his mother, Charlotte Bell “Lottie” Lynch Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: George Clem 1894 AL1, George Luck 1875 AL2, William Thomas 1826 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

******************************************

GEORGE FAIL “JACK” ALFORD, SR.

 

SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL

Selma, Dallas Co., AL—Thursday, 20 May 2004

 

            George Fail Alford, 90, of Camden, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

            Services are at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Camden Baptist Church….

            Survivors include two sons, George Fail Alford Jr. (Ann) of Camden and John Robison Alford (Jane) of Clanton; two sisters, Margaret A. Jones and Betty A. Cassity both of Montgomery; ten children and 10 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Scott Alford and daughter, Mary Scott Barnes….

            Mr. Alford was as retired mail carrier and a combat veteran of World War II. He served in the 11th Armored Division and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Troy State University where he lettered four years in football, playing on their first team in 1930. He served as president of the Student Government Association. After graduating from Troy, he taught and coached at Moore Academy in Pine Apple and also in Frisco City. He was a member of Camden Baptist Church where he taught the BYKOTA Sunday school class for over 50 years. He was a member of Dale Lodge No. 25, where he was a 50 year member and served as Worshipful Master for many years.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/299/79371594_131973543920.jpg

Photo from Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, April D. Sandley Clinely

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Apr 1914, last residence Camden, Wilcox Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, George Clem Alford and Carrie Bell Fail Alford; son John Robison Alford; and sister Margaret Myrtle Alford Jones in this compilation.

            George Fail Alford is named “Jack Alford, of Frisco City” in his father’s obituary, and “Jack Alford of Camden” in his mother obituary. He is listed, age 5, with his parents, George and Carrie, and sister Margaret, age 3, on the 1920 census in Camden, Wilcox Co., AL. On the 1930 census, still in Camden, he is listed as Jack, age 16, with parents George C. and Carrie F. Alford, and sisters Margarette 12 and Bettie 5.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: George Fail 1914 AL1, George Clem 1894 AL2, George Luck 1875 AL3, William Thomas 1826 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

******************************************

GEORGE MICHAEL ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—Wednesday, 5 January 2000

 

LANETT—Mr. Michael Alford, 26, of Lanett died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Birmingham.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. (EST) at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley.... Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Lanett.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Sondra McAllister Parker of Aikens, S.C.; his father, George Alford of Lanett; his sister, Christie Michelle Alford of Savannah, Ga.; his paternal grandmother, Emma Alford of Valley; his maternal grandfather, James M. McAllister of Lanett; and his niece, Kaitlyn MacKenzie Alford of Savannah.

            Born Dec. 28, 1973, in LaGrange, Ga., Mr. Alford was a member of Happy Valley Baptist Church. He was employed as an Aerospace Engineer for the Cottney Corp. in Birmingham. Mr. Alford was a graduate of Auburn University....

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/184/42077159_1404505966.jpg

Photo from Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Huguley, Chambers Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SFP

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 28 Dec 1973 and died 3 Jan 2000 [different than gravestone], last residence not listed.

            From SSACI: George Michael Alford was born 28 Dec 1973 in LaGrange, Troup Co., GA. He died 3 Jan 2000.

 

*****************************************

GEORGE W. ALLFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 March 1941

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

DECATUR [Morgan Co.], Ala.—Final services for G.W. Alford, 58, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home Monday [March 24] were conducted Wednesday at Bear Creek in Marion County, with burial there.

            Surviving are two sons, Eugene Alford, Decatur; Hosie Alford, Carter, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Srygley, Decatur, Miss Nora Alford, Atlanta, and Miss Vina Alford, Decatur.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Ella Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Rosella Allford Srygley in Louisiana Obituaries.

            In 1940 Decatur, Morgan Co., AL: George W. Allford, widowed age 71 born GA, and his single children Ernest E. 27 MS, Roselle 20 MS, and Nina Jean 12 AL.

            In 1930 Decatur, Morgan Co., AL: George W. Allford, age 60 born GA, with his wife Ella, 39 AL, and children Ernest E. 18 MS, Rosella W. 9 MS, and Nina 3-11/12 AL.

            In 1910 Leighton, Colbert Co., AL: Geo. W. Allford, age 41 born GA, with his wife Elnora, 24 MS, and son Bermell H., 1 AL. George and Elnora were married 5 years, and Elnora had 2 children, 1 living.

            From AL Deaths: George W. Allford, age 58 [sic], died 24 March 1941 in Decatur, Morgan Co. He is married, wife Hattie E. Allford [but she died in 1935].

 

*****************************************

GEORGIA LEE LAWHORN ALFORD

 

SYLACAUGA ADVANCE

Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL—24 March 1977

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Lee Alford, 56, of Sylacauga, was held Wednesday, March 23 at Fairmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Breedlove officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery with Carr Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday, March 23 in an Anniston hospital. Born in Tallapoosa County, she was a member of the Fairmont Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Loomis Alford of Sylacauga; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Joyce Bamble of Alexander City and Mrs. Anita Jo Clayton of Hackneyville; four brothers, Gordon Lawhorn and Carlton Lawhorn of Alexander City, Russell Lawhorn of LaGrance, Ga., and John William Lawhorn of Carrollton, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Annie Killgore of Sylacauga; and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 April 1920 and died _____ March 1977, last residence Sylacauga, Talladega Co., AL.

            We included the obituary of her [second?] husband, Loomis Jordan Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Loomis Jordan 1917 AL1, William Andrew 1881 AL2, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

GERALD WAYNE ALFORD, JR.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 18 July 1954

 

            Alford, Gerald Wayne, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Alford Sr., who resides at Elmore, Ala. died in a Montgomery hospital last Tuesday [July 13] at 5 p.m.

            Surviving besides the parents is a sister, Barbara Sue Alford, Elmore.

            The funeral was held from Mt. Hebron Church Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mr. Evans officiating. Burial was in the Churchyard Cemetery with White Chapel directing.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/329/18150271_19a8214c-9db7-4f40-8fe7-042347d0f0c2.jpeg

Photo from Mount Hebron West Cemetery, Elmore, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Waites

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr. and Marion Elizabeth Cox Alford Johnson; and sister Barbara Sue Alford Nobles in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Gerald Wayne 1954 AL1, Gerald Wayne 1922 AL2, William Perry 1874 AL3, William G. 1848 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

GERALD WAYNE ALFORD, SR.

Uncle of Linda Louise Alford Pansano, AAFA #0106

 

Photo from suenobles1’s Nobles Family Tree (Ancestry)

Barbara Sue Alford died in 2017—see her obituary

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 23 August 1965

 

            Alford, Gerald Wayne, 43, a lifelong resident of Elmore, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday morning [August 22].

            He was a member of the Elmore Methodist Church, American Legion Post No. 2 and the VFW.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marion Cox Alford, Elmore; a daughter, Barbara Sue Alford, Elmore; and two sisters, Mrs. B.R. Tatum, Elmore, and Mrs. J.W. Harrington, Montgomery.

            The funeral will be from White Chapel Tuesday, 10 a.m…. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Frank Beckfield, Edward McGramery, Amos Wilson, W.L. Beale, Jack Simpson and Virgil Storey.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion and VFW.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/329/18150273_cc43d876-5a34-4213-bdc9-fbc473dd3ed3.jpeg

Photo from Mount Hebron West Cemetery, Elmore, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Waites

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marion Elizabeth Cox Alford Johnson; children Barbara Sue Alford Nobles and Gerald Wayne Alford Jr.; parents, William Perry Alford and Mary Lillian Ramey Alford; and siblings Bernard Ramey Alford, Elsie Louise Alford Tatum, Margaret Anita Alford, and Nina Ruth Alford Harrington in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Gerald W. Alford, age 25 son of Wm. Perry Alford and Lillian Ramey Alford, married Marion Elizabeth Cox, age 24 daughter of Emmett A. Cox and Susie Gertha Cole, on 31 Jan 1947 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Gerald Wayne 1922 AL1, William Perry 1874 AL2, William G. 1848 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

GLADYS ALFORD RAMSEY

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 24 December 1973

 

            Ramsey, Mrs. Gladys, 80, 807 Lay St., E. Gadsden, died at a local hospital yesterday [December 23].

            Survivors include daughter, Mrs. Ralph Glidewell, E. Gadsden; sons, J. Reuben Ramsey, Ashville; Ross C. Ramsey, Winter Park, Fla., seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. She is the widow of the late Calvin Ross Ramsey.

            Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Collier-Butler Chapel with the Rev. Geo. Williams and Dr. Tommy Hight officiating. Burial in St. Clair Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            Mrs. Ramsey was a native and a resident of St. Clair County most of her life and had resided in Gadsden for the past eight years. She was a member of the Cool Springs Baptist Church and was associated with the Ashville School Lunchroom for several years….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/135/75799384_1431812749.jpg

Photo from Saint Clair Memorial Gardens, Pell City, St. Clair Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, chauntiel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Elizabeth Byers Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gladys 1893 AL1, James Richard 1849 AL2, Travis Carter 1825 AL3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

GRACE ALFORD HILL

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—26 July 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

HARTSELLE—Funeral for Grace A. Hill, 91, of Summerford Nursing Home in Falkville will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Gandy’s Cove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred Nichols officiating.

            Burial will be in Cook Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour before the service. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Hill died Sunday at the nursing home. She was born Grace Alford on Aug. 6, 1901 in Morgan County.

            She is survived by one son, Harold Hill of Decatur; one sister, Irene Hill of Eva; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Corky Hill, Chris Bryant, Don Turney, Bobby Alford, Gene Hill and William Hill.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace A. Hill (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 Aug 1900 and died 25 July 1993, last residence Decatur, Morgan Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her father, Pleasant Marshall Alford; and brother Coy Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband, Marion Elbert Hill, was born 7 Mar 1908 and died 24 Oct 1989.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Grace 1901 AL1, Pleasant Marshall 1875 AL2, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL3, Pleasant N. 1818 AL4.

 

******************************************

GREGORY DEWAYNE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 17 April 1992

 

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Gregory Dewayne Alford, 23, of 801 North College St., who died Thursday, April 16, 1992…. Burial in Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a native and life-long resident of Etowah County and a member of Goodyear Heights Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kayla Lynn Alford, and his grandfathers, William Dixon and Leon Alford.

            He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Mintz, Rainbow City; father, James Alford, Gadsden; brother, Rick Alford; sister, Lori Stewart, both of Gadsden; grandparents, Mary Alford and Edith Dixon, Gadsden; fiancee, Rosia Stovall, Rainbow City; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Donald Jones.

            Pallbearers will be Kenneth and Michael Hughes, Jack Stapleton, Ricky Stewart, Randy Farley and Bodie Freeman.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Korn, Mac Arthur Mintz, Jr., Jim Driskell and Marvin and Jerry Dixon….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/314/138633402_1415771264.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gregory Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 Apr 1968, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his daughter Kayla Lynn Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Gregory Dewayne 1968 AL1, James ???? AL2, Ralph Leon 1916 AL3, Hershel 1893 AL4, Walter Dean 18?? AL5, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN6, Baldy 1784 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

*****************************************

GROVER CLEVELAND ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 30 October 1963

 

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2014/109/40416835_1398039921.jpg

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2014/109/40416814_1398040251.jpg

Photos from Union Hill Cemetery, Pike Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Nov 1892 and died _____ Oct 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alice Matilda Griswold Alford; son Leven Blaney Alford; and sisters Annie Mae Alford and Helen Alford Pugh in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Grover Cleveland 1892 AL1, Leven Ellis 1866 AL2, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

HARDMAN TALMADGE ALFORD, SR.

Father of Hubert Lee Alford, AAFA #0626; and Nealy Preston Alford, AAFA #0565

Grandfather of Jackie Scott Alford, AAFA #0602

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Saturday, 31 May 1980

 

            Hardman Talmadge Alford, 82, Gaylesville Rt. 1, died Thursday [May 29] at a local hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Union No. 3 Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Akridge and Fred Cushing officiating. Burial in Union No. 3 Cemetery.

            Survivors: wife, Mrs. Annie Alford; sons, Talmadge Alford, Gadsden, Nealy and Eddie Alford, both of Amarillo, Texas, H.T. Alford, Rome, Ga., Louis Alford, Douglasville, Ga., Hubert Alford, Hokes Bluff, Jack Alford, Gaylesville; daughters, Mrs. Nell Marie Gabbard, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Margie White, Hampton, Va.; 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

            Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers: Hugh Mitchell, J.T. West, M.L. Jackson, Dr. Al Bable, Rev. Fred Anderton, nurses and staff of 8th and 9th floors of Baptist Memorial Hospital and all personal friends.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Etowah County and a resident of Gaylesville for the past eight years. He was a member of the Bachelor’s Chapel Baptist Church and was retired from American Tool and Die Company.

            The body will remain at the funeral home and lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the services. The family will receive friends after 10:30 a.m. today. Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/151/36114417_133851975794.jpg

Photo from Union #3 Baptist Church Cemetery, Ballplay, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Sherry Pitts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hardman Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 March 1898 and died _____ May 1980, last residence Gaylesville, Cherokee Co., Al.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Annie Rhoda Spinks Alford; sons Hubert Lee “Herb” Alford, Talmadge H. Alford, William Louis “Groucho” Alford; father William J. Alford; and brothers Jesse Fane Alford Sr. and Scott Junior Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Hardman Talmadge Alford Jr. in Georgia Obituaries; and of his daughter-in-law Betty Ann Farris Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hardman Talmadge 1898 AL1, William J. 1861 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

HAROLD BENNETT ALFORD, SR.

Father of Timothy Wayland Alford, AAFA #0476, Harold Bennett Alford Jr., AAFA #0692, Steven Lee Alford, AAFA #0693, and Victor Ray Alford, AAFA #0694

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—10 October 1985

 

ALBERTVILLE [Marshall Co.]—Harold Bennett Allford, 63, of 506 Florence Ave., Albertville, died Tuesday at his residence. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Albertville with the Rev. Burl Oliver officiating.

            Burial will be in the Memory Hill Cemetery with Adams Funeral Home of Albertville in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a cotton merchant and a World War II veteran.

            Survivors include his wife, Eunice Alford; four sons, Harold B. Alford, Jr. of Evanston, Ill., Steven Alford of Niceville, Fla., Victor Alford of Marietta, GA., and Timothy “Pat” Alford of Guatemala; a sister, Vivian Walter of Albertville, William Alford of Auburn and Frank Alford of Carrollton, Ga.; and three grandchildren.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/17/18937668_135855736566.jpg

Photo from Memory Hill Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Cornelius

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 30 July 1922 and died _____ Oct 1985, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Bennett Allae Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harold Bennett 1922 AL1, Bennett Allae 1883 AL2, James Clay 1846 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

*****************************************

HATTIE ELNORA MCBRAYER ALLFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—12 September 1935

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

DECATUR [Morgan Co.], Ala.—Funeral rites for Mrs. Ella Alford, 50, were conducted at Bear Creek Church, near Tuscumbia [Colbert Co.] Wednesday, with Priest, of Decatur, in charge.

            She is survived by her husband, G.W. Alford; a son Eugene; two daughters, Rosella and Nina Jean Alford; two sisters, Mrs. K.W. Duke and Mrs. J.C. Johnson. Four brothers also survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, George W. Allford; and son Ernest Eugene Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Rosella Allford Srygley in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From AL Deaths: Ella Alford, born 16 Apr 1885, daughter of A.J. McBreyer [Andrew Jackson McBrayer] and Vina Carter [Mary Melvinia Carter], died 10 Sept 1935 in Decatur, Morgan Co. Her husband is G.W. Alford.

            Her full name is listed in the marriage record of her son Ernest.

 

*****************************************

HAZEL ALFORD BRYANT

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—24 September 2008

 

            Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Crestwood Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Hazel Alford Bryant, 88, Gadsden, who died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008. Dr. G. Harold Chandler and the Rev. Jerald Adams will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

            Hazel was a member of Paden Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School classes for more than 35 years. She also served as G.A. leader and sang in the choir. She was a graduate of Glencoe High School, class of 1938. She was an avid reader and liked to travel, having visited 46 of the lower 48 states, as well as Nova Scotia, Canada.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Fayne and Maggie Patterson Alford; and brothers, Alton (Lois), Wilborn, Curtis (Orene), Jesse (Mary), Zelman and Herston.

            She is survived by her husband of 67 years and five months, Paul M. Bryant; son, Dr. Robert E. Bryant; grandson, Jeffrey Paul Bryant; sister, Margaret (Hoyt) Miller; sisters-in-law, Ruth, Barbara and Betty; and several nieces and nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Alabama Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201, or to your favorite charity.

            Pallbearers will be the deacons of Paden Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers are all personal friends.

            Special thanks to neighbors, Gail and Aaron Sims and David and Alice Parker. Also, to her wonderful caretaker, Miranda Dupree and the Amedisys Group, Lisa, Mary Anna, Tina and Barry, and to her pastor, the Rev. Jerald Adams….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel A. Bryant (SS# issued in AL) was born 18 July 1920, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jesse Fane Alford Sr. and Maggie Eliza Patterson Alford; and brothers Curtis Howard Alford, Herston Eugene Alford, Jesse Fayne Alford Jr., Wilburn Lloyd Alford, and Zelman Edward Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Hazel 1920 AL1, Jesse Fane 1890 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

HAZEL ALFORD CARPENTER VEIT

 

Turner Funeral Home

Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL—_____ May 2014

 

February 22, 1932 - May 16, 2014

 

            Veit, Mrs. Hazel Carpenter, 82, a resident of Brantley, AL, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10 AM in the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Travis Johnson officiating.

            Interment will follow in Luverne Emmaus Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

            Mrs. Veit was preceded in death by her husband, Theo Carpenter; parents, Warren and Glennie Alford; six sisters, Gertrude Martin, Ethel Villa, Mamie Dorman, Willie Alford, Bobbie Alford, and Jimmie Stephens; & four brothers, Buster Alford, Claude Alford, Woodrow Alford, and Al Alford.

            She is survived by her husband of 22 years, William Veit, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Theresa Carpenter; and two grandchildren, Sean Carpenter and Melissa (Josh) Fraum.

            Active pallbearers will be Ricky Head, Billy Thompson, Billy Thompson, Jr., Bill Veit, Jr., Comer Carpenter, and Jackie Smith….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/157/130156447_1402183094.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/159/130156447_1402344308.jpg

Photos from Emmaus Cemetery, Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Crenshaw County Alabama Historical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Warner Henry Alford; and brother Sam Daniel “Buster” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Ethel Beatrice Alford Villa in South Carolina Obituaries; and her brother Claude Mack Alford in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Hazel 1932 AL1, Warner Henry 1884 AL2, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

*****************************************

HAZEL LILLIAN HOLMES ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 5 May 1991

 

            Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Crestwood Cemetery for Hazel L. Alford, 76, 1112 Hillsboro Drive, who died Saturday, May 4, 1991. The Rev. Douglas Welch will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the East Gadsden Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber and owner of Homestyle Cafe for 40 years.

            She is survived by a son, Jeffrey Alford, Gadsden; two grandsons, Joey and Jason Alford; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Michael Paul Arthur, Michael Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Gus Holmes, Arvel Holmes and Robert Cecil Holmes.

            Honorary pallbearers will be 8th floor staff of Baptist Hospital and employees of Homestyle Cafe….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 Apr 1915, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Horace L. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

******************************************

HAZEL ZELINE ALFORD WAGNON

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 11 March 1973

 

            Wagnon, Mrs. Hazel Alford, 65, 1547 Terrace Dr., E. Gadsden, died at her residence Friday at 6:25 p.m. after a sudden illness.

            Survivors, sons, Thomas B. Wagnon, Kenneth Wagnon and Jimmy Wagnon, all of Gadsden and Sgt. W.T. Wagnon, Jr., Eglin A.F. Base, Fla.; daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn Milner, Opelika, Mrs. Gloria W. Riley, Gadsden; sisters, Mrs. James Faucett and Mrs. Pauline King, both of Gadsden, Mrs. Mildred Neal, Akron, Ohio, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel with Dr. Tommy Hight officiating. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers, Herbert Riley, Louis Pardue, Lawrence Taylor, Floyd Taylor, Wilber Gregory, Nathan Morgan. Honorary pallbearers, all personal friends.

            Mrs. Wagnon was a native and life long resident of Gadsden and was the wife of the late W.T. (Dick) Wagnon, Sr. She was a member of the East Gadsden Baptist Church….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/324/101033147_135345575514.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

            AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Wagnon (SS# issued in AL) was born 13 Aug 1905 and died _____ March 1973, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Breckenridge “Brack” Alford and Leila Grant Sizemore Alford; and sisters Margaret Pauline Alford King and Tommie Elizabeth Alford Faucett in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Hazel Zeline 1907 AL1, Thomas Breckenridge 1878 AL2, James Edward 1846 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

*****************************************

HELEN ALFORD PUGH

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 4 December 1982

 

            Pugh, Mrs. Helen Alford, 93, a lifetime resident of Montgomery County, died Thursday, December 2, 1982 after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 4, 1982 at 3:30 p.m. from Leak-Memory Chapel…. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery with Leak-Memory Chapel directing.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Buna Metzger, Lake Charles, LA.; two daughters-in-law. Mrs. Mary Louise Pugh, Pike Road, Mrs. Mary Charles Pugh, Fitzpatrick, AL; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Pugh (SS# issued in AL) was born 13 Dec 1888 and died _____ Dec 1982, last residence Pike Road, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie Mae Alford and Grover Cleveland Alford in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Halon Alford married Amigrade Pugh on 20 Dec 1906 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            Her husband, John Amigrade Pugh, was the son of John M. Pugh and Patience Phereby Alford. Her husband’s Alford lineage, from his mother: Patience Phereby 1856 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

            Wedding anniversary:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 25 December 1956

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Helen 1888 AL1, Leven Ellis 1866 AL2, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

HELEN JOY ALFORD

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—24 February 2013

 

NORTHPORT—Helen Joy Alford, age 80, of Northport, died Feb. 22, 2013, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Ellington officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynch Alford Jr.; her sister, Mary Thuesen; and her brother.

            Survivors include her daughter, Margie Alford Mathews; her brother, Bill Beard (Montez); and her grandchildren, Ashley and Lucky Mathews.

            She owned Alford Sales with her husband Lynch for 32 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, and will be greatly missed.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Open Door Family Church. Condolences may be sent at www.tuscaloosamemorial.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lynch Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

******************************************

HELEN MARGARET JETT ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Saturday, 12 April 1975

 

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/324/100091784_135344794049.jpg

Photo from Tillison Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 June 1895 and died _____ Apr 1975, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert E. Lee 1890 AL1, James Edward 1846 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

*****************************************

HENDRICKS CLEVELAND ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 15 March 1956

 

            Alford, Hendricks Cleveland Sr., a lifetime resident of Montgomery and Robinson Springs, died at his home at Robinson Springs Wednesday at 3 a.m., following a long illness.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine B. Alford; a son, Hendricks C. Alford Jr., Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Madden, San Antonio, Tex.

            Funeral services will be held from Leak Memory Chapel today at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. J.W. Stork officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Joe R. Warren, Ray Campbell, Earl B. Moore, George E. Graff Jr., Tommy C. Sparks and Herbert Hinds Jr….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/149/70611417_130678519293.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Catherine Lee Bostwick Alford; and father, Hilliard Judge Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Hendricks Cleveland 1884 AL1, Hilliard Judge 1837 AL2, Leven Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

HENRY DORCH ALFORD III

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 14 March 1986

 

            Alford, Henry D., 70, and a resident of 2146 Tullis Drive, Montgomery, AL, died Wednesday, March 12, 1986 in a Birmingham hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from White Chapel, Saturday, March 15, 1986 at 10 a.m…. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery….

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Turner Alford, Montgomery, AL; one daughter, Mrs. Donald A. (Andrea) Cameron, Birmingham, AL; one son-in-law, Donald A. Cameron, Birmingham, AL; two granddaughters, Adrienne and Amy Cameron, both of Birmingham, AL; one sister, Mrs. Genero Hamilton, Montgomery, AL; two brothers, E.E. Alford, Pensacola, FL, Murry Alford, Birmingham, AL; a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be James E. Newton, Pat Patterson, Joe Sutton, Tom Wilbanks, Cooper Stephens, McDavid Ward, Oscar Chatham, Graham Mullins. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of the Woodley Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford was a Charter Member and Deacon of Woodley Baptist Church.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/57/85822873_133038876118.jpg

 

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 30 Nov 1915 and died _____ March 1986, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Bollen Amigrade Alford Sr. and Maggie Lee Ivey Alford Dawkins; and siblings Bollen Amigrade “Al” Alford Jr., Genero Alford Hamlton, and Lillie Mae Alford Turner Speigner in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Henry Dorch 1915 AL1, Bollen Amigrade 1877 AL2, Henry Dortch 1855 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

HERMAN ELBERT ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Tuesday, 10 March 1981

 

WEDOWEE [Randolph Co.]—Services for Herman Elbert Alford, 74, of Wedowee, Rt. 2, were today at Green’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev, Dale Homestead officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday [March 8] at Citizens Hospital in Talladega.

            Survivors include a sister, Miss Beaulah Alford of Wedowee; three brothers, Brenton Alford and Rubin Alford, both of Wedowee, and Loomis Alford of Sylacauga.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Clay County and had lived in Wedowee for the past 13 years. He was retired farmer and a Baptist.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herman Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 June 1906 and died _____ March 1981, last residence Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Brenton Lee Alford, Beulah Mae Alford, and Rubin Otis Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Loomis Jordan Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Herman Elbert 1906 AL1, William Andrew 1881 AL2, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

HERMAN THEODORE ALFORD, JR.

 

Perry Funeral Home

Centre, Cherokee Co., AL—_____ May 2016

 

            Herman Theodore Alford, Jr., age 82 of Cedar Bluff [Cherokee Co.], passed away Sunday, May 15th at his residence.

            Survivors include his wife, Shirley Henry Alford; daughters, Marva (Rick) Smith of CA, Dione Arneson of OR; brothers, Larkin Alford of MS, Jeffrie Alford of MS, Willie Alford of MS, George Alford of AR, Floyd Alford of MS and Lester Alford of MS; sisters, Maxine Jones of MS, Mozella Perry of CA, Pat Yoder of MS, Nita Siltman of IL; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was a native of MS, the son of the late Herman Theodore, Sr. and Beatrice Irene Farmer Alford, was an Engineer and Inspector for a water purification plant and was of the Methodist faith.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Herman Theodore Alford Sr. and Beatrice Irene Farmer Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1801 GA, and Lennae W. Roden.

            His lineage: Herman Theodore 1934 MS1, Herman Theodore 1903 MS2, James Smith 1878 MS3, Henry J. 1847 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

******************************************

HERSTON EUGENE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 15 April 1993

 

            Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Herston Eugene Alford, 64, 1305 Burger Circle, Gadsden, who died Tuesday, April 13, 1993. Dr. Jerry Headrick will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            He was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and a member of East Gadsden Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was an employee of Alabama Power Company with 45 years of service in the Gadsden Steam Plant.

            He is survived by his wife, Betty Foreman Alford, Gadsden; daughter, Pamela Pruitt, Birmingham; son, Dale Alford, Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Margaret Miller and Hazel Bryant, Gadsden; brothers, Jesse Alford and Zelman Alford, Hokes Bluff; son-in-law, Jeff Pruitt, Birmingham; father-in-law, Eugene Foreman, Gadsden; grandchildren, Bethany and Andrew Pruitt.

            Pallbearers will be Paul Bryant, Hoyt Miller, Donald Alford, Paul Cromwell, James Penny and Grady Braswell….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/23/138244523_1422145089.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GGS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H.E. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Apr 1929 but that he died 15 Apr 1993, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jesse Fane Alford Sr. and Maggie Eliza Patterson Alford; and siblings Curtis Howard Alford, Hazel Alford Bryant, Jesse Fayne Alford Jr., Wilburn Lloyd Alford, and Zelman Edward Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Herston Eugene 1927 AL1, Jesse Fane 1890 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

*****************************************

HILLIARD JUDGE ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Arthur Lee Dees, Jr., AAFA #0770

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 27 April 1910

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Hendricks Cleveland Alford; and father, Leven Ellis Alford, in this compilation.

            He was the son of Leven Ellis Alford and Charlotte Derrick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Hilliard Judge 1837 AL1, Leven Ellis 1814 GA2, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

******************************************

HOMER PEACOCK ALFORD

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Monday, 29 May 1933

 

HOMER P. ALFORD DIES IN COLUMBIA

EMPLOYE OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DROPS DEAD AT HIS HOME

 

            Homer P. Alford, 47, died unexpectedly of heart disease at his home in Columbia [Houston Co.] Saturday night.

            Mr. Alford for several years was employed by the State Department of Agriculture.

            He is survived by his widow; two children; a sister, Miss Maggie Alford, of Columbia; two brothers, Wiley Alford, of Attalla, Ala,, and John Alford, of Columbia.

            Funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with the Rev. Paul Stewart, of Columbia, and the Rev. Clements, of Geneva, officiating.

            Burial was in the Columbia city cemetery with Houston Funeral Co. in charge.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/272/93490230_138059108879.jpg

Photo from Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Houston Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Don Atwell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Nettie McCall Alford Wade in this compilation.

            Homer’s wife was Martha Ethel McCall (1892–1969), daughter of John A. McCall and Martha Etherige [AL Deaths].

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signs his name Homer Peacock Alford and says he was born 15 Dec 1886 in Columbia, AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Homer Peacock 1886 AL1, James Badger 1842 NC2, Wiley 1801 NC3, Sion 1763 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

******************************************

HOMER WENDELL ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Birmingham News on 15 June 2011.]

 

Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel

Gardendale, Jefferson Co., AL—_____ June 2011

 

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/Images/Cobrands/DignityMemorial/Photos/0a31692d-6c9e-4bce-9b28-34c36d51f6dd.jpg

 

November 6, 1923 - June 13, 2011

 

            H. Wendell Alford went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011 at the age of 87. He was a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church.

            H. Wendell is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Adileen Alford; son, Roger Alford (Jan) of Manor, TX; daughter, Dianne Shaw (Barry) of Vestavia Hills; 4 grandchildren: Wendy Bauer (Steve), Casey Obringer (Will), Mike Shaw (Shelley), and Tim Shaw (Tina); 5 great grandchildren: Steven, Joshua, Melodi, Canon, and Madeline; brother-in-law, Ted Gavin (Arlene); and sister-in-law, Ruth Alford.

            Visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Hunter Street Baptist Church with graveside services following at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale, AL. Reverend Pat Buckner officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Homer W. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

HORACE L. ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 13 December 1984

 

            Horace L. Alford, 72, Wellington Rt. 1, died Wednesday [December 12] at the residence in Webster’s Chapel community.

            Survivors: wife, Mrs. Hazel Alford, son, Jeff Alford, Webster’s Chapel.

            Crestwood Funeral Home directing. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Crestwood Chapel with the Rev. Doug Welch officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Other survivors: grandsons, Jason and Joey Alford, Webster’s Chapel.

            Pallbearers: Joey and Jason Alford, Garner Phillips, Ted Pate, Jack Pruitt, Bob Norton.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. He operated Alford’s Restaurant for a number of years and was a member of the Baptist church….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/315/138649767_1415812194.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Horace Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 Jan 1912, last residence Wellington, Calhoun Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Hazel Lillian Holmes Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Horace L. 1912 AL1, Jefferson Davis 1887 AL2, James Edward 1846 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

HUBERT LEE “HERB” ALFORD

AAFA #0626

 

Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—_____ September 2015

 

            Mr. Hubert Lee Alford (Herb) Oct. 8, 1936- Sept 16, 2015—Owner of Hubert Alford Construction, Inc., passed away peacefully at his home in the Alford’s bend community.

            He loved the Lord, his family, farm and friends. Hubert was a strong and hardworking family man, dedicated American patriot and fierce Auburn fan. With his fun loving personality, he never met a stranger and he loved people. Committed to serving the Lord, Hubert was a member of Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for the Seeker’s Sunday school class. His mission field was everywhere and with everyone that he met, never missing an opportunity to open a door to conversation with his well-known sense of humor. Hubert was a member of the Alabama Home Builder’s Association and Alabama Cattleman’s Association.

            As a Post Korean War-Pre Vietnam era veteran, Hubert served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957 and in the Inactive Reserve until 1968 as Tracked Vehicle Mechanic. He was stationed in Friedberg, Germany with the 3rd Armored Division, 32nd Tank Battalion. An avid outdoorsman, Hubert was passionate about football and especially loved his Auburn Tigers. His favorite expression was “War Eagle.”

            Hubert is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Nelda Jane Smith Alford (momma), his daughter, Dana Farmer (Danny) of Hazel Green, AL, a son Chris Alford (Tonya) of Webster’s Chapel, AL, 3 grandchildren, Josh Farmer (Cameron), Becca Farmer, and Johnny Alford. He is also survived by his brothers, H.T. Alford (Glenda), Jack Alford (Beth), a sister Margie White (Arizona) and many nieces and nephews.

            Hubert is preceded in death by his parents, the late Hardman T. Alford, and Annie Rhoda Spinks Alford; brothers, Edsel Alford, Neil Alford, Louis Alford, Talmadge Alford and sister Nell Marie Gabbard.

            The service will be at 2:00 Friday, September 18th at Collier-Butler Chapel and be led by Dr. Tommy Ferguson, Rev. Davey Burns and Danny Farmer. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery….

            The pallbearers will be the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church Deacons, Dewey Jacobs and Terry Busenlehner. Honorary Pallbearers are the Seekers Sunday school class.

            Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, Shawn Kuechle, Verline Hampton, Retha Mosher and Martha Handy.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Hardman Talmadge Alford Sr. and Annie Rhoda Spinks Alford; brother William Louis “Groucho” Alford; and half-brother Talmadge H. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Hardman Talmadge Alford Jr. in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hubert Lee 1936 AL1, Hardman Talmadge 1898 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

IDA HALLFORD DAVIS

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—Tuesday, 3 April 2001

 

TUSCALOOSA—Ida Hallford Davis, 80, 2609 Woodland Hills Dr., died March 31, 2001. A memorial service will be at Calvary Baptist Church Chapel today at 2 p.m. with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating. Visitation will be at the church immediately following the service. Burial will be in Anderson National Cemetery in Andersonville, Ga., on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Miles Davis, Aug. 22, 2000.

            Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Davis Devereaux, Montgomery, Ala., and Donna Davis Hill, Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Pope Corbin Hallford Jr., Hendersonville, N.C.; grandchildren, Jennifer Devereaux Segers and husband, Timothy John Segers, Birmingham, Ala., and Jeffrey Charles Hill, Atlanta.

            Pallbearers in Tuscaloosa will be Jeffrey Hill, Steve Hill, Timothy Segers, Jerry Baxley, Doug Taylor and Buel Knight. In Andersonville they will be Jeffrey Hill, Steve Hill, Timothy Segers, Jerry Baxley, Doug Taylor and Steve Mann.

            Honorary pallbearers are Members of the Williams/Davis Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church, Former American Prisoners of War, Board Members, State of Alabama Board of Veterans Affairs, West Alabama Chapter, American Ex-Prisoners of War, staff of the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Rev. Timothy Hoff, Marshall Fields, Archie Hitson and Dr. E.C. Brock.

            She was a member and teacher of Calvary Baptist Church, former commander, West Alabama Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War, and member of the Department of Alabama Ex-Prisoners of War.

            She was born in Toccoa, Ga. She was married for 55 years and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to countless people. She and her husband devoted the last years of their lives serving veterans and former prisoners of war nationwide in obtaining veterans’ benefits.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Stalag XVII-B American Prisoners of War: c/o Edward L. Allen, 6837 Chadbourne Drive, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070 or to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida H. Davis (SS# issued in GA) was born 15 Nov 1920, last residence Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

            We included the obituary of her brother Pope Corbin Hallford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            Her HALLFORD lineage: Ida 1920 GA1, Pope Stephen 1892 GA2, John Howard 1855 GA3, Amos S. 1823 NC4, John Malachi [HALFORD] 1791 ?? 5.

 

******************************************

IMOGENE SEWELL ALFORD

 

Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—_____ March 2014

 

Imogene Alford Obituary

 

July 22, 1927 - March 22, 2014

 

            Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Covenant Christian Church, Appalachian Highway, for Mrs. Imogene Alford, 86, Hokes Bluff who passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. Dr. Rodney Gilmore will officiate. Burial at Young’s Chapel Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services Directing.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Hokes Bluff. She was member of Covenant Christian Church. Mrs. Alford enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, and her favorite pastime was sitting on her front porch.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Alford, daughter, Wanda Ray and parents, Luther and Leola Sewell.

            She is survived by her children; Haskell Alford and wife Betty, Sharrell Alford and wife Debbie, and Angela Herman, grandchildren, Dana Ray, David Alford, Christy Alred, Dustin Alford, Jessica Davenport, Nick and Abby Weir, Zack, Dakota and Dylan Herman. 9 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons.

            The family extends special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, friend and hairdresser, Sue Sewell….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Loyd Junior Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Wanda Alford Ray in this compilation

            Numerous uncaptioned photos are posted at the funeral home website.

            The inscription at the bottom of the gravestone she shares with her husband says, “Married July 3, 1943.”

 

*****************************************

IRA MAE LUTHER ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 16 April 1996

 

            Alford, Mrs. Ira Mae Luther, 85, a resident of Montgomery, AL died at her residence, on Sunday, April 14, 1996.

            She was born In Prattville, AL, and had resided in Montgomery, for all of her adult life. Ira Mae was well known and loved by her many friends and member of her church, St. Mark United Methodist in Montgomery. She devoted her life in service to her church, her family and countless others.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 1996, at 11:00 a.m. from Leak-Memory Chapel with Rev. Mark LeBranch officiating. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jack Alford; her son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Blanche Alford, Hendersonville, NC; her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Robert Flaherty, Montgomery, AL and Anne and Jimmy Sharpe, Destin, FL; nine grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

            Serving as active pallbearers will be Mark Alford, Greg Alford, Blake Alford, Jay Sharpe, Rob Flaherty and Trey Brixey….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ira L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 28 May 1910, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Norman Leslie “Jack” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From SSACI: Ira Luther Alford was born 28 May 1910 in Prattville, AL, daughter of Ira M. Luther and Effie M. Walls.

 

******************************************

IRONE LEGG HALLFORD

Mother of Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

Irone <i>Legg</i> Hallford

 

George Jefferson Hallford

Irone and her husband, George Jefferson Hallford

Photos from her daughter, Joan Hallford Hidle

 

SOUTHEAST SUN

Enterprise, Coffee Co., AL—Thursday, 6 April 2006

 

            Funeral services for Irone Legg Hallford, 87, of Enterprise were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at the chapel of Searcy Funeral Home....

            Burial followed in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing.

            Mrs. Hallford died on Sunday, March 26, at Medical Center Enterprise.

            Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Gerald Hidle of Montgomery; son and daughter-in-law, Paul D. and Margaret Hallford of Enterprise; four grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irone L. Hallford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Feb 1919, last residence Chancellor, Geneva Co., AL.

            Irone was the daughter of Oscar Fornee Legg and Lelia Mae Killingsworth.

            Her husband’s HALLFORD lineage: George Jefferson 1914 AL1, Daniel Henry Sutley 1889 AL2, Julius George 1862 AL3, James Redden 1834 AL4, John 1797 SC5.

 

******************************************

J.B. “PETE” ALFORD

 

ATMORE ADVANCE

Atmore, Escambia Co., AL—Wednesday, 18 August 2004

 

            Mr. J.B. “Pete” Alford, 79, of Perdido [Baldwin Co.], died Saturday, August 14, 2004 at his residence.

            Mr. Alford was a retired carpenter.

            Surviving are his wife, Vera Pearl Jackson Alford, and many nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home…. Burial followed in the Bryars-McGill cemetery in Perdido….The pallbearers were Archie Jackson, C.P. Hall, Timmy Jackson, Danny Jackson, Ronnie Jackson and Steve Dannley….

 

In another article

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 15 August 2004

 

            J.B. “Pete” Alford, a retired carpenter, died Saturday at a family home. He was 79.

            Alford was a native of Pensacola and a resident of Perdido.

            Survivors include his wife, Vera Pearl Jackson Alford of Perdido.

            The funeral is set for 2:30 p.m. today at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Atmore. Burial will be in Bryars-McGill Cemetery in Perdido.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Apr 1925, last residence Perdido, Baldwin Co., AL.

 

******************************************

J.R. ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—29 March 1988

 

BOAZ—J.R. Alford, 85, of 241 Church St., Boaz, died Friday at a Boaz hospital.

            The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. in the Carr Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Walter Thweatt and the Rev. Gary Shaffer officiating.

            Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, Seppie Bramblett Alford; a daughter Mary Ann Wells of Boaz; a son Donald Alford of Huntsville; and two grandchildren.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/187/63533696_137320946940.jpg

Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Boaz, Marshall Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Head Hunter (Maria)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of J.R. Alford (SS# issued in AL) but list his birth date as 1 June 1902 [different than gravestone], last residence Boaz, Marshall Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his father, Allen Alford; and siblings Cleveland Lester Alford, Dessie Alford Green, Robert A. “Bud” Alford, Thena Alford Pike, and Zannie Lanice Alford Sims in this compilation.

            He is listed as Junior Alford on the 1910, 1920, and 1940 censuses.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: J.R. 1902 AL1, Allen 1865 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

JACK WARREN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 25 April 1965

 

            Alford, Jack Warren, 49, 2913 Scenic Highway, passed away Friday [April 23] at 5:30 p.m. from a tractor accident on Lookout Mountain.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Hardin Alford; three sons, Paul W. Alford, Birmingham, Fred R. Alford, York, and Jerry L. Alford, Gadsden; one daughter, Miss Tammy A. Alford, Gadsden; mother, Mrs. Fred Alford, Gadsden; two brothers, Merrill and Thomas L. Alford, Gadsden and third beloved brother, Lamar Prater, Gadsden and aunt, Mrs. Mildred Lee Alford. Gadsden.

            Funeral services will be today at 3 p.m. from East Gadsden Baptist Church with Dr. Thomas Hight and Dr. Albert Smith officiating. Interment will be in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Edwin Rudd, Buford Copeland, Fred Johnston, D.E. Locklear, Bill Sego, Homer Stewart, Bill Runyan, Guy Lecroy, Robert Copeland, and Bob Roberts, T.C. Bishop.

            Honorary pallbearers include members of the Brotherhood of East Gadsden Baptist Church and all other personal friends.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Gadsden. He was a member of East Gadsden Baptist Church, East Gadsden Baptist Church Brotherhood, Gideon Society, Woodmen of the World, Optimist Club, and Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Alford was a restaurant owner, a member of the Restaurant Association and also a past president. He was very active in church activities and Brotherhood. He served as president of Etowah County Baptist Association and also a past president of East Gadsden Baptist Brotherhood. He was recognized as the outstanding president of State of Alabama Brotherhood in 1957.

            The body will remain at Collier-Butler Chapel and lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/324/101037314_135346130609.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Lula Emma Pruitt Alford; and brother Thomas Liddell Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jack Warren 1915 AL1, Fredrick Oliver 1895 AL2, James Edward 1846 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

JAMES ALFORD

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—31 January 2013

 

            James Alford of Daleville, AL, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Medical Center Enterprise. He was 92. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2013, at Daleville Baptist Church with Rev. Jud Waldrop and Dr. James Kilpatrick officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Daleville Memorial Gardens with Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

            The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 A.M. until service time. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

            Mr. Alford while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II participated in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Alford later retired from the U.S. Air Force. He served the U. S. Government for over 40 years.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Ernestine Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Alma Emily Alford; his children, Barbara Alford Wittner (Carl) Mobile, AL; Martha Alford Reynolds (David) Wake Forest, NC; Patricia Nell Alford, Wake Forest, NC; James Larry Alford (Ginger) Madison, AL; step-children, Pamela B. Jones, Daleville, AL; Ian MacLeod (Susan) Omaha, NE; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be James Patrick Alford, Steven Reynolds, Mark Bond, Dr. Joseph Stewart, Sgt. Jerry Jones, Jason Jones and Lt. Commander Aaron Erickson.

            Special thanks to the staff of Kelly Place Assisted Living, Enterprise Health and Rehabilitation and Medical Center Enterprise for concern and wonderful care given to Mr. Alford. Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory, (334) 393-2273, is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to the family at www.searcyfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His obituary at the funeral home lists his birth date as 23 March 1920.

 

******************************************

JAMES A. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 4 October 2000

 

            Alford, James A., 78, formerly of Wichita, retired Boeing Wichita employee, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, University Baptist Church.

            Survivors: wife, Farris; sons, James of Wichita, Michael of Maudeville, La., Dennis of Houston; daughter, Renee Brooks of Athens, Ala.; brother, Lionel; sister, Juanita Goodwin both of Wichita; seven grandchildren.

            Memorial has been established with University Baptist Church Music Fund. Spry Funeral Home, Huntsville, Ala.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Jan1922, last residence Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Farris Lee Creed Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Lionel Devon Alford and Juanita Alford Goodvin in Kansas Obituaries.

            James was the son of Columbus Franklin Alford and his second wife, Jennie Alethia Lee.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James A. 1922 LA1, Columbus Franklin 1878 LA2, William James 1841 AL3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

JAMES AUBREY ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE ADVOCATE

Greenville, Butler Co., AL—Wednesday, 2 January 2008

 

            James Aubrey Alford, age 93, a resident of Luverne, died on Friday, December 28, 2007.

            Graveside services were held at the Rutledge Cemetery, Rutledge, on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at 11 a.m. with … Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.

            The family received friends at the Floyd’s Residence, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007.

            Pallbearers were grandsons, Jim Thompson, Jeffrey Alford, Justin Hulsey, and friends Ed Beasley, William Baker, and Huriah Stroud.

            Mr. Alford was born on August 10, 1914, in Crenshaw County and with the exception from 1941 to 1945, he was a life-long resident of Luverne.

            He was predeceased in death by his wife of 48 years, Cleone Rhodes Alford, his brothers; Leroy Alford and Climmie C. Alford and his parents E.A. and Laura Ivey Alford.

            He is survived by his three children, Dr. Pat A. (Earl) Floyd-Dees of Luverne, James W. (Ruby) Alford of Headland, and Dr. Jean A. Thompson of Greenville.

            He is also survived by four grandchildren, James S. (Nancy) Thompson of Woodstock, Ga., Vickie Alford (Justin) Hulsey of Carrollton, Ga. Courtney Floyd (Matt) Zinke of Shalimar, Fla., and Jeffrey W. (Chasity) Alford of Headland.

            He has seven great-grandchildren; Taylor Michelle Thompson and Amanda Claire Thompson of Woodstock, Ga., Zachary Alford Zinke, Matthew Colton Zinke, David Reed Zinke of Shalimar, Fla., Jacob Landon Hulsey and Jalynn Hulsey of Carrollton, Ga.

            In addition, he is survived by an Aunt Edna Alford Bray of Hendersonville, Tenn., a nephew, Charles (Fran) Alford and his second wife Madeline C. Alford of Luverne.

            Mr. Alford served as Crenshaw County Commissioner of Districts Three and Five for a total of 22 years, was a cattle farmer and businessman for 55 years. He was a member of the Methodist church for 81 years; during this time he served in every position, including song leader and chair of the board of trustees, for a lay person; he was a member of the Crenshaw County Shrine Club for 61 years serving as president for two terms and was co-founder of the Shriner’s Peanut Boil to raise funds for the Shrine Club’s Cripple Children’s Program. Since 1942 he was a member of the Crenshaw County Cattleman’s Association and served as president for two terms; he also served as a director of the Luverne Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Crenshaw County Hog Producers Association….

            Personal thanks to the staff at the Luverne Health & Rehabilitation Center and Lighthouse Hospice of Alabama for their loving care and to Dr. Pat and Sandy Walker for their many years of health care for Mr. Alford.

            Online condolences may be made at www.dunklinanddaniels.com.

 

Photo from Rutledge Primative Baptist Church Cemetery, Rutledge, Crendhaw Co., AL—Permission granted by the photographer, Crenshaw County Alabama Historical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aubrey Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Cleone Grace Rhodes Alford; parents, Earkeul Willie Laura Ivey Alford; and brother Charlie Climmie Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Aubrey 1914 AL1, Earkeul A. 1885 AL2, James Wylie 1859 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

JAMES CECIL ALFORD

 

Photo from memorial bench at gravesite

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Monday, 28 April 2008

 

            Alford, James Cecil, age 80, of Rock Creek, AL, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2008.

            He was a member and deacon of Unity Baptist for many years.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Voncille Alford; son, Mike Alford; parents, Coy and Jamie Alford; brother, Ottis Alford.

            Survived by daughters, Wanda Shirley (Bill), Barbara Champion (James), Susan Hall (Jeff); sons, Tim Alford (Vicki), Rickey Alford (Von); daughter-in-law, Robin Alford; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and three on the way; four brothers; three sisters; special friends, Jack and Tammy Wilson and family.

            Special thanks to New Beacon Hospice. Visitation Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Monday, April 28, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel. Floyd Peters officiating. Burial at Highland Memorial Gardens. Peoples Chapel Funeral Home directing.

 

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/213/57788557_1406983388.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/213/57788557_1406983436.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/213/57789452_1406982942.jpg

Photos from Highland Memorial Gardens, Bessemer, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Russell Roubdioux

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ruby Voncille Taylor Alford; son James Michael Alford; parents, Coy Alford and Jamie Olean Holmes Alford Cordar; and brother Jerry Don Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: James Cecil 1928 AL1, Coy 1902/03 AL2, Pleasant Marshall 1875 AL3, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL4, Pleasant N. 1818 AL5.

 

******************************************

JAMES CLAY ALFORD

 

OUR MOUNTAIN HOME

Talladega, Talladega Co., AL—Wednesday, 13 February 1907

 

            J.C. Alford, a prominent citizen of Talladega county, died at this home in Childersburg, February 7th, at the age of 61 years.

            The deceased had many friends and acquaintances throughout the county who will regret to learn of his death.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2008/328/6169249_122757267562.jpg

Photo from Childersburg Cemetery, Childersburg, Talladega Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Burks Wells

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Bennett Allae Alford and Omer Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Kinchen Warren Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Clay 1846 GA1, Kinchen 1812 NC2, Kinchen 1768 NC3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

******************************************

JAMES DWAYNE ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Saturday, 18 November 2006

 

            James Dwayne Alford, a native of Thomasville and a resident of Coffeeville, died Thursday [November 16] at a Birmingham hospital. He was 47.

            Alford, who worked as a carpenter, was a member of Grove Hill Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruthie Wynn Alford of Coffeeville; two children, Josh Alford of Chatom and April Aiken of Magnolia, Ala.; his father, James Alford, and his mother, Ann Alford, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Vicky Dumas of Grove Hill and Cindy Hudson of Thomasville; and five grandchildren.

            Visitation is set for 6:30 to 8 tonight at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville, where the service is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 May 1959, last residence Coffeeville, Clarke Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

JAMES FLYNT ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 27 April 2005

 

            Alford, James F., 77, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama died Sunday, April 24, 2005. Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 4:00 P.M.

            Mr. Alford was a retired Montgomery County Employee.

            He was preceded in death by his wife Matcine Alford; Dock Alford, father and Bessie Dickey Alford, mother.

            He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Alford Catrett; half sister Francess Barrow of Maryesta, FL, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 from 2:30 P.M. until 4.00 P.M. at Leak-Memory Chapel.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/103/68370063_130282771472.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 21 March 1928, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Matcine Rowell Phillips Alford; and father, Dock Flint Alford, in this compilation.

            On his 1946 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he clearly signs his name “James Flynt Alford” and confirms his birth date and place. He names Dock Alford of his address in Mathews, AL, as his contact. He is age 18 and a student.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Flynt 1928 AL1, Dock Flint 1903 AL2, Sylvanus Walker 1872 AL3, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL4, Leven Ellis 1814 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

JAMES HAROLD HALFORD, JR.

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 17 September 2006

 

            Mr. James (Jamey) Harold Halford, II age 50 of Gum Tree Lane passed away suddenly Thursday night September 14, 2006 at his residence.

            He was a native and life long resident of Brewton, Alabama. Mr. Halford was a member of Brewton First United Methodist Church, member of Escambia County Bar Association, and an Attorney.

            Survivors: Mother - Linda Patterson Halford of Brewton, Alabama; Wife - Ginger Goolsby Halford of Brewton, Alabama; (1) Son - James (Cherish) Halford, III of Montgomery, Alabama; (2) Daughters - Kristine (Jason) Lowery of Brewton, Alabama, April Jordan of Brewton, Alabama; (3) Sisters - Pam (Sammy) Weaver of Brewton, Alabama, Paula (Burt) Gonzalez of Spanish Fort, Alabama, Belinda Harlow of Alabaster, Alabama; (2) Grandchildren - Caleb Lowery, Thomas Lowery; (6) Nieces & Nephews - Leslie (Ed) Williamson, Elizabeth (Ethan) Watson, Melanie (Wiggs) Harlow, Abby Harlow, Marie (Michael) Gonzalez, Numerous other relatives.

            Preceded in death by Father - James Harold Halford, Sr.

            Visitation will be held Sunday night September 17, 2006 from 5 until 7:00 P.M. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Brewton, Alabama.... Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday afternoon September 18, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Brewton First United Methodist Church.... Interment will follow in Fort Crawford Cemetery East Brewton, Alabama....

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/161/71168404_130782308255.jpg

Photo from Fort Crawford Cemetery, East Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Photo posted by Earth Angel, taken by Darryl Searcy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James H. Halford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 Oct 1955, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Belinda “Linda” Patterson Halford, in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: James Harold 1955 AL1, James Harold 1927 AL2, James Hilton 1905 AL3, James Owen HALLFORD 1871 AL4, James Redden 1834 AL5, John 1797 SC6.

 

******************************************

JAMES HOLLIS ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Sunday, 30 April 1967

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            James Hollis Alford, 44, 1403 16th Ave. SE, died Saturday morning at a local hospital. His body will be taken to Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant, Tenn., today where funeral services will be held.

            Survivors include the widow Mrs. Francis Marilyn Alford, Decatur; his mother, Mrs. Vera Alford, Huntington, Ala; four brothers, Deail Alford, Byersburg [sic—Dyersburg?], Tenn, Sheril Alford, Billy Alford and Ervin Alford, of Coseburg, Ore [sic—probably Roseburg]; two sisters, Mrs. Imogene Stephens and Mrs. Laverne Goodridge, both of Coseburg, Ore.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            AL Deaths lists James Hollis Alford, died 29 Apr 1967 in Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, son of Henry Lee Alford and Vera Lawrence.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Elkanah Andrew Alford, 1844 TN - 1918 TN.

            His lineage: James Hollis 1923 TN1, Henry Lee 1878 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3.

 

******************************************

JAMES HORACE ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 13 November 2001

 

            Alford, Mr. James H., age 76 of Homewood passed away on Monday November 12, 2001.

            He was a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a retired local businessman and co-owner of Central Motors, Inc.

            Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Caroline Wood Alford; daughter, Carol Ann Owen (Gary); son, James H. Alford, Jr.; daughter, Jean Elizabeth Hayes (Tim); son, Alan L. Alford (Kathy); 8 grandchildren, Gary Owen, Jr. (DeAnna), James Alan Owen, Charles Michael Alford, Christy Hayes, Daniel Hayes, David Hayes, Alexandria Alford, and Alan Taylor Alford; 1 great grandchild, Garrett Lynn Owen; nephew, Tom Skinner, and beloved friend of the family Willie Mae Stinson.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2001, 11:00 A. M. at Ridout’s Elmwood Chapel with burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James H. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 Oct 1925, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            From SSACI: James Horace Alford was born 19 Oct 1925 in Birmingham, AL, son of James B. Alford and Doshie Simmons.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Horace 1925 AL, James Bass 1899AL1, James Richard 1849 AL2, Travis Carter 1825 AL3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

JAMES LAFAYETTE ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Friday, 28 October 1955

 

FINAL SERVICE HELD FOR JAMES L. ALFORD

 

WADLEY—Funeral services were conducted for Mr. James L Alford, 67, at Mountain Tuesday. Mr. Alford died at his home Sunday following an illness of several months. Radney Funeral Home, Alexander City, directed. Burial was in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a retired farmer and had resided in Clay County all his life.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nora C. Alford, Rt. 2, Wadley; two sons, Woodson Alford, Alexander City, Wilson Alford, Rt. 2, Wadley; three daughters, Mrs. Mae Ruskowski, Schenectady, N.Y., Mrs. Newell Langford, and Mrs. Ollie Taunton, Alexander City.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2007/236/21173496_118815621739.jpg

Photo from Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mellow Valley, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edith Blankenship

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons James Wilson Alford and Woodson Dewey Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Mae Alford Ruskowski in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Lafayette 1888 AL1, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL2, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA3, Julius Charles 1805 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

*****************************************

JAMES LLOYD ALFORD, JR.

 

James Lloyd Alford Sr. and James Lloyd “Buddy” Alford Jr. after Buddy graduated OCS at Fort Benning, GA.

Photo sent by Bruce Kilgore, grandson of James Sr.

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 15 March 2004

 

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crestwood Cemetery for Mr. James L. Alford, 74, Turkeytown, who died Friday, March 12, 2004. The Rev. L. Paul McWhorter will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Akron, Ohio, and a longtime resident of Etowah County. He was a member of Turkeytown United Methodist Church. He retired from The Gadsden Times as well as Southwestern Bell as a Yellow Page salesman. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army, receiving a Silver Star, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and United Nations Medal, Korean Service.

            He is survived by his children, Karen Mundy and husband, Steve, Collierville, Tenn., Kevin Alford and wife, Beth, Charleston, S.C., and James L. Alford III, Dalton, Ga.; grandchildren, Kim, Lanie and Sydney Alford and Connor Mundy; sister, Martha Alford Kilgore, Gadsden; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins….

            Pallbearers will be friends from Alcoholics Anonymous. Honorary pallbearers will be nurses and staff at Northside Healthcare Center. A very special thanks to special friend, Anne Maxwell….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Lloyd Alford Sr. and Einnan Eunice Nolen Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his first wife, Susan Swain Brance Alford Waggoman, in Texas Obituaries; and his second wife, Bettie Mae Lowery Marney Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Lloyd 1930 AL1, James Lloyd 1906 AL2, Julius Caesar 1875 AL3, James Zeadock 1840 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

*****************************************

JAMES LLOYD ALFORD, SR.

 

Grand_Uniform

Photo sent by Bruce Kilgore, grandson of James Sr.

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 8 January 1989

 

            Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Crestwood Cemetery for James Lloyd Alford, 82, Rt. 6 Gadsden, who died Friday, Jan. 6, 1989. The Rev. Ronnie Gilbreath will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a retired chief of security at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He was a member of Turkey Town United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Einnan Nolen Alford, Gadsden; daughter, Mrs. Martha Kilgore, Gadsden; son, Jim Alford, Houston, Texas, sister, Mrs. Annie Lou Tankersley, Alexander City; brother, Byron Alford, Gadsden; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138628246_1415760575.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138628246_1415760662.jpg

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 12 Aug 1906, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Einnan Eunice Nolen Alford; son James Lloyd Alford Jr.; and siblings Annie Lou Alford Tankersley and Rhodolphus Byron Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is spelled incorrectly as Loyd on his gravestone.

            Bruce Kilgore, grandson of James, sent this unsourced article:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Lloyd 1906 AL1, Julius Caesar 1875 AL2, James Zeadock 1840 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

JAMES MALCOLM ALFORD, JR.

Son of James Malcolm Alford Sr., AAFA #1395

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 8 May 2013

 

            James M. Alford, Jr., 43, of Montgomery, AL, passed away 5/3/13 at 10:30AM in Jackson Hospital.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence H. Alford and grandparents.

            He is survived by his father, James M. Alford, Sr. (Madelyn); two step-sisters; one step-brother; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends.

            James Jr. loved the Alabama Crimson Tide and the San Francisco 49ers. He was laid to rest in a private graveside service in Salem Cemetery in Highland Home, AL on 5/7/13 at 3:00 p.m.

            A Memorial Service will be held 5/25/13 at 11AM at First Pentecostal Church in Prattville, Al, 879 Washington Ferry Rd., officiated by Rev. S. Meeks and Rev. M. Ewell.

 

In another article:

 

Turners Funeral Home

Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL—_____ May 2013

 

February 7, 1970 - May 3, 2013

 

            Alford, Mr. James Malcolm, Jr., 43, a resident of Montgomery and formerly of Lapine died Friday May 3, 2013. Graveside services will be 3 pm Tuesday May 7, 2013 at the Salem Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

            Mr. Alford is preceded in death by his mother, Florence Hester Alford and his grandparents.

            He is survived by his father, James M. (Madelyn) Alford, Sr. and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends….

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/139/110191670_1400637210.jpg

Photo from Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Danielsville, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Crenshaw County Alabama Historical Society

FAG updated photo requested 6/30/2017

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James M. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Florence Hester Alford, in this compilation. He shares his gravestone with her.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Malcolm 1970 AL1, James Malcolm ???? AL2, Raymond Talmadge 1896 AL3, William Jackson 1874 AL4, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL5, Henry Dortch 1822 GA6, William 1774 VA7, William 1741 VA8, Salvator 1716 VA9.

 

******************************************

JAMES MICHAEL ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 19 September 2006

 

            Alford, James Michael “Mike”, age 53, of Oak Grove, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2006.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Voncille Alford.

            Survivors include wife, Robin Alford of Oak Grove; sons, Kevin Scott Alford of Oak Grove, Jeffery William (Laura) of Hueytown; father, James Cecil Alford of Rock Creek; brothers, Rickey W. Alford (Yvonne) of Rock Creek, Tim Alford (Vicki) of Oak Grove; sisters, Wanda Shirley (Billy Joe) of Rock Creek, Barbara Champion (James) of Concord, Susan Hall (Jeff) of Oak Grove.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home on Brooklane Drive. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Rock Creek Church of God Cemetery....

            He was employed by Engel Realty Company. He was a member of the Bessemer C.B. Club. Peoples Chapel Funeral Home directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Aug 1953, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Cecil Alford and Ruby Voncille Taylor Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: James Michael 1953 AL1, James Cecil 1928 AL2, Coy 1902/03 AL3, Pleasant Marshall 1875 AL4, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL5, Pleasant N. 1818 AL6.

 

*****************************************

JAMES ROBERT ALFORD

Uncle of Ramona Alford Darden, AAFA #0715, Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761, Dixie Lee Alford O’Reilly, AAFA #937, Dinah Lee Alford Zaleski, AAFA #0938, Emmett Norman Alford, AAFA #0939, and Debbie Lee Alford, AAFA #0940

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 13 September 1974

 

            Alford, James Robert, 79, a resident of Montgomery for 50 years, died at his home 2049 Speigle Street, Tuesday [September 10] at 6:30 p.m. unexpectedly.

            Graveside services will be held from Greenwood Cemetery Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Fred Bueto officiating. White Chapel directing.

            Survivors include the widow, Mrs. J.R. Alford, Montgomery; one son, Julian M. Alford Sr., Montgomery; one brother, Raymond Alford, Eclectic, AL; two sisters, Mrs. Era McHenry, Eclectic, AL and Mrs. Honey Adams, Longview, Texas; one grandson, Julian M. Alford, Jr., Montgomery.

            Pallbearers will be H.B. Richards, Joe Bush, C.F. Martin, E.G. Boyd, F.B. Dozier and J.W. Switzer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 16 Nov 1894 and died _____ Sept 1974, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mattie Jackson Alford; parents, James Thomas Alford and Josephine Evans Alford; and siblings Era Mae Alford McHenry, and Raymond Guy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Mary Lou Alford Adams and Norman Winston Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From AL Marriages: James Robert Alford, age 25, married Mattie Jackson, age 24, on 22 Dec 1919 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Robert 1894 AL1, James Thomas 1873 AL2, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1787 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

JAMES RUSSELL ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Saturday, 25 December 2004

 

            Mr. James Russell Alford traded his earthly life for his eternal life on Friday, December 24, 2004. He left behind a legacy of gentleness and peace which began when he accepted The Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of fourteen. He lived his life as a Godly example to everyone, serving God, his church, his family and others. He retired in 2002 from Teledyne Continental Motors after 34 years.

            He was preceded in death by his father Stokes Alford and mother Gladys Alford.

            He leaves behind his wife of 49 years Annette Weaver Alford, son Stanley (Kathy) Alford, three daughters April (Stephen) Griffin, Camilla (Micheal) Riley, Jennifer (David) Phillips. Thirteen grandchildren Autumn (Albert) Cho, Matthew Griffin, Daniel Griffin, Rebekah Griffin, Katie (Jake) Peavy, Adam Alford, Kellie (Joe) Skinner, Michael Riley, Jr., Reagan Riley, James Riley, Ben Riley, John David Phillips and Kristen Phillips. Three great-grandchildren, Jacob Peavy, Wyatt Peavy, Joseph Skinner. Three brothers, Ed Alford, Richard Alford, Johnny Wayne Alford. Four sisters, Inez Hewitt, Myrtle Cole, Blanche Cole and Mildred Blocker. Nieces, nephews, other relatives.

            Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm from Moffett Road Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 27, 2004 at 1:00pm from Damascus Assembly of God Church in Brewton, AL…. Interment will be in Damascus Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama 36606.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/83/67424001_130108740123.jpg

Photo from Douglas Chapel Cemetery, Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Photo posted by Earth Angel, taken by Darryl Searcy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 29 Sept 1936, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his sister Myrtle Alford Cole in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Russell 1936 AL1, Stokes 1898 AL2, Tilman Register 1857 AL3, Cullen 1800 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

*****************************************

JAMES THOMAS ALFORD

Grandfather of Ramona Alford Darden, AAFA #0715, Roy Wade Adams, AAFA #0738, Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761, Dixie Lee Alford O’Reilly, AAFA #937, Dinah Lee Alford Zaleski, AAFA #0938, Emmett Norman Alford, AAFA #0939, and Debbie Lee Alford, AAFA #0940

Great-Grandfather of Anne Renee Alford Shelfer, AAFA #0744, and Paula Jo Alford Burns, AAFA #0805

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—22 January 1937

 

            The funeral for James T. Alford will be held from Diffly’s today at 10 a.m. with the Rev. T.C. Casaday, pastor of Capitol Heights Methodist Protestant Church, officiating. The body will be sent through the country to Pine Level for burial.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2009/182/32827663_124657703571.jpg

Photo from Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Josephine Evans Alford; and children Era Mae Alford McHenry, James Robert Alford, and Raymond Guy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his children Mary Lou Alford Adams and Norman Winston Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1873 AL1, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL2, Leven Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1787 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

******************************************

JAMES TRAVIS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—8 June 2001

 

HOKES BLUFF—Graveside services were at Hokes Bluff Cemetery for Travis “Bit” Alford, 70, of Hokes Bluff, who died on Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford retired from Alabama Power Steam Plant and was the owner of Alford’s Market in Hokes Bluff.

            He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy Alford; brother, Donald Alford; and his parents, Roy and Alma Alford.

            Survivors include his son, James Alford of Hokes Bluff; daughter, Martha Jean (Charles) Osborn, Gadsden; three brothers, Bobby (Lorene) Alford, Sardis, Dr. Billy (Martha) Alford, Georgia, Roy (Mary) Alford, Centre; four sisters, Faye (Bill) Hughes, Trussville, Sybil Chapman, Georgia, Janice Alford, Webster’s Chapel, and Carolyn Tucker, Texas; sister-in-law, Alma Alford; aunt Hazel Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/258/143536259_1442449553.jpg

Photo from Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lostnwild

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James T. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 21 Jan 1931, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Bobby Thomas Alford and Donald Clayton Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

JAMES WILSON ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 3 October 1982

 

DAVISTON—Graveside services for James Wilson Alford, 65, of Daviston, Rt. 1, will be today at 3 p.m. at Bethany Primitive Baptist Cemetery with Aubrey Prestridge officiating and Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge. The body will be at the funeral home until time of services.

            Mr. Alford died Friday at his residence.

            Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Newell McDaniel and Mrs. Oliev Taunton, both of Alexander City, and Mrs. Mae Ruskowski of Schenectady, N.Y.; a brother, Woodson Alford of Daviston; and two nieces and two nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Donald Lankford, Jimmy Walton, Glenn Walton, Jerry Lankford, Jim Vitu and Junior Cheaney.

            He was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County and a retired farmer.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2007/236/21173595_118815660911.jpg

Photo from Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mellow Valley, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edith Blankenship

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 31 Dec 1916 and died _____ Oct 1982, last residence Daviston, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his father, James Lafayette Alford; and brother Woodson Dewey Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mae Alford Ruskowski in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Wilson 1916 AL1, James Lafayette 1888 AL2, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

******************************************

JAMIE OLEAN HOLMES ALFORD CORDAR

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Wednesday 9 November 1983

 

HARTSELLE—Funeral for Jamie Alford Cordar, 71, of Route 1 Falkville, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Gandy’s Cove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Thompson officiating.

            Burial will be in Cook Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing….

            Mrs. Cordar died Tuesday [November 8] at Hartselle Medical Center.

            She was a member of Gandy’s Cove United Methodist Church.

            She is survived by her husband Luther Cordar of Falkville; five sons, James Cecil Alford of Bessemer, Roy Alford, Julian Alford and Jerry Don Alford, all of Birmingham, and Bobby Alford of Falkville; three daughters, Dorothy Golsan of Birmingham, Linda Turney of Falkville and Ann Bobelak of Rome, New York; two brothers, Homer F. Holmes Jr. of Hueytown and Edward Holmes of Birmingham; three sisters Ava Hargett of Decatur, Thelma Chunn of Bessemer and Eudora Brown of Birmingham; two stepsons, John S. Cordar of Hampton,,Va., and Gene Simmons of Falkville; three stepdaughters, Mary E. Wood of Somerville and Connie Cordar and Tammy Cordar, both of Falkville; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Coy Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons James Cecil Alford and Jerry Don Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

JANIE ROBINSON ALFORD

Grandmother of Robert Lonzo Culver, Jr., AAFA #0780

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Monday, 11 February 1952

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Alford, 77, Hartselle 1, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church.

            Rev. Frank Smith will conduct the rites and interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery, Peck directing.

            Mrs. Alford died yesterday at 8:34 a.m. at her residence.

            She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Harris, Hartselle 1; Mrs. Mary E. Harris, Makomis, Illinois; and Mrs. Robert Culver, Adamsville [Jefferson Co., AL]; two brothers James H. Robinson, Falkville; and Elmer Robinson, Falkville; one sister, Mrs. Laura Simpson, Tifton, Georgia; 10 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be John D. Robinson, Fred Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Ralph Shaw, Harris Dobbs, and Robert Culver, Jr.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/46/51427751_129788997174.jpg

Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Alfred L. Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

JASON LAMAR HALFORD

 

Johnson Funeral Home

Georgiana, Butler Co., AL—_____ April 2016

 

http://dux7id0k7hacn.cloudfront.net/as/assets-mem-com/cmi/7/1/3/3/6883317/20160411_111256983_3_orig.jpg?maxwidth=1800&maxheight=1800&srotate=270

 

July 2, 1974 - April 10, 2016

 

            Jason Lamar Halford, 41, a resident of McKenzie, Al passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from the Johnson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dale Norris and Rev. Harry Driggers officiating. Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, Al directing arrangements.

            Jason was preceded in death by 2 sets of Grand Parents, 3 Uncles, 1 Aunt, and 1 Cousin.

            Survivors include: Parents: Billy Joe and Debra Halford, McKenzie, Al; Sister: Jo Mullins, Foley, Al. Jason is also survived by a number of Aunt, Uncles, and Cousins….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

 

******************************************

JEANETTE REEVES ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 4 September 2007

 

            Alford, Mrs. Jeanette Reeves, age 86, of Alabaster, formerly of Lineville, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lineville City Cemetery.... Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanette R. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Aug 1921, last residence Maylene, Shelby Co., AL

 

******************************************

JEFFREY LADELL ALFORD, JR.

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/318/138804239_1416096767.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brother Joey Lyn Alford; and paternal grandparents, Horace L. Alford and Hazel Lillian Holmes Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jeffrey Ladell 1964 AL1, Jeffrey Ladell 1941 AL2, Horace L. 1912 AL3, Jefferson Davis 1887 AL4, James Edward 1846 AL5, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN6, Baldy 1784 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

*****************************************

JENNIE ELIZABETH CRAIG ALFORD

Grandmother of Russell Alger Alford, Jr., AAFA #0119

 

Unknown source, but probably:

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—_____ November 1944

 

            Mrs. Jennie Craig Alford, age 76, of 2923 Norwood Blvd, passed away at a local infirmary Wednesday p.m. [November 8].

            Survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Glenn [sic: Glenna] Klyce, Mrs. Genevive Farris, Mrs. Mabel Parsons; 1 son, Russell Alford, of Atlanta, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services Brown-Service Norwood Chapel Friday 11 a.m., Rev. E.A. Emmons officiating.

            Interment Forest Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers James Austin, Howard West, Graves Strong, Joe Biddle, George Williamson, Martin P. Klyce, Jr. Honorary pallbearers, Dr. B.S. Lester, Hooper Morrow, L.A. Morris, R.H. Wharton, Cooper Green. Brown-Service Norwood directing.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/275/129787369_1412377318.jpg

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Cheryel and Larry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Jeremiah Alford; and grandson Russell Alger Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From AL Deaths: Jenny Craig Alford, age 76 born about 1868, died 8 Nov 1944 in Birmingham, mother R.A. Alford, spouse William Alford.

            From Family trees at Ancestry: Jennie Elizabeth Craig was born 30 Aug 1868 in Urbana, Champaign Co., OH, the daughter of William Craig and Nancy Ann McClintock.

 

******************************************

JENNIE SPINKS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 7 June 1976

 

 

            Mrs. Jennie Spinks Alford, 101, 1126 Litchfield Ave., died at a local hospital Saturday at 7:50 p.m. after several weeks illness. Services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from Collier-Butler Chapel with the Revs W.E. Ellen and Jeff Butler officiating. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers: James Beard, Donald, Travis, Bill, Jimmy, Leon and Richard Alford.

            Honorary pallbearers: Dr. A.L. Ennis, Dr. L.R. Lonnergan, Dr. L.J. Newman, Dr. W.H. Simpson Sr., R.N. Wesley, Rev. J.J. Johnson, A.B. Clark, V.A. Nance, J.B. Mackey, Rev. Samuel D. Austin.

            Survivors: daughter[s], Mrs. Otto C. Hall, Gadsden; Mrs. Myrtle Schmitt, Birmingham; sons, Otis, Otto W. and Roy Alford, Gadsden; 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 22 great great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Talbotton, Ga. and a resident of Etowah County for the past 98 years and was one of the oldest residents of Etowah County. She was a member of the Liberty Methodist Church and wife of the late Walter Dean Alford….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/24/138359768_1422198027.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GGS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jennie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 Feb 1877 [different than gravestone] and died _____ June 1976, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her children Audrey Laura Alford Hall, Otis Talmadge Alford, and Otto Wheeler Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband Walter Dean Alford’s birth date is reported differently in different records.

 

            1880 census                           1870            age 10

            1900 census                  Sept 1873            age 26

            1910 census                           1871            age 39

            1920 census                           1872            age 48

            1930 census                           1869            age 61 [in Bryce Hospital]

            Gravestone               15 Sept 1866

            AL Deaths                            1879            age 56

 

            From AL Deaths: Walter Dean Alford died 29 July 1935 in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., CAL, age 56 [born about 1879]. He was the husband of Jennie Alford and the son of Jefferson Alford and Nancy Tulledge [sic: Gulledge].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Walter Dean 1866 AL1, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

******************************************

JERRY ALFORD

 

DAILY HOME

Talladega, Talladega Co., AL—Thursday, 21 February 2002

 

ALPINE [Talladega Co.]—Funeral service for Jerry Alford, 91, of 4525 King’s Chapel Road, will be Friday at 2 p.m. at King’s Chapel Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Van Tony Welch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Feb. 15 at his residence.

            He was preceded in death by a daughter, Philisher Alford; his parents, James Alford and Vannie Horton Alford and five brothers and five sisters.

            He was founder and owner of Alford’s General Store, was a farmer and a lifelong member of King’s Chapel Church where he once served as superintendent of the Sunday school and was a trustee and deacon.

            He is survived by his wife, Lois Jones Alford of Alpine; one daughter, Datie Rhone of Chicago, Ill.; one son, Jerry S. Alford of Alpine; one sister, Leola McReynolds of Birmingham; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            …. Terry’s Metropolitan Mortuary will direct the service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 23 July 1910, last residence Alpine, Talladega Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his sister Leola Alford McReynolds in this compilation.

 

******************************************

JERRY ARNOLD ALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Jennings Funeral Home Heritage Chapel

Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—_____ February 2007

 

September 6, 1933 – February 2, 2007

 

            Graveside service for Jerry A. Alford, 73, of Gadsden, who passed February 2, 2007, will be Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 2:30 at Crestwood Cemetery. Norman Flynn will officiate.

            Collier Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Services will direct.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Gadsden. He attended the Rainbow Church of Christ. He was retired as the Parks and Recreation Director with the City of Gadsden.

            Jerry was a die hard Auburn fan.

            Jerry is survived by his wife, Joyce G. Alford, son and daughter-in-law: Craig G. and Sherre Pitman, grandchildren: Dabney Pitman Shapiro, Elizabeth G. Pitman. Mary-Chris Pitman, Caroline G. Pitman, sister and brother-in-law; Barbara and Eugene Mitchell, brother-in-law: Glenn Thompson, numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Michael Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Alan Gentry, Mark Gentry, Brian Thompson, and William Leach.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rainbow Church of Christ 2201 Rainbow Dr. Gadsden, AL 35901 and The American Heart Association (Etowah County Chapter).

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/24/19253387_1422231096.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GGS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerry A. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Joyce Gentry Pitman Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

JERRY DON ALFORD

 

McCalla Memorial Funeral Home

McCalla, Jefferson Co., AL—_____ March 2016

 

 

Jerry Don Alford

 

            Jerry Don Alford, 63, died March 25, 2016 while doing what he enjoyed, hunting.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Jamie and Coy and two brothers; Cecil and Ottis Alford.

            Jerry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon, two children; Karen Strachan (Jonny), Coy Alford (Amanda), seven grandchildren; Matthew, Kaitlyn, Mason and Kaylee Strachan, Macie, Noah and Elizabeth Alford, six siblings; Roy (Ann) Alford, Julian (Jean) Alford, Bobby Alford, Dorothy Golsan, Linda (Don) Turney, and Ann (Jim) Bobelak.

            Funeral services will be 2:45 PM, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Woodstock….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Coy Alford and Jamie Olean Holmes Alford Cordar; and brother James Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Jerry Don 1953 AL1, Coy 1902/03 AL2, Pleasant Marshall 1875 AL3, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL4, Pleasant N. 1818 AL5.

 

******************************************

JESSE FAYNE ALFORD, JR.

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 18 August 1996

 

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Jesse F. Alford Jr., 74, of 5617 2nd St., Hokes Bluff, who died Saturday, Aug. 17, 1996. The Rev. Bill Hudgins will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a native and resident of Etowah County most of his life. He was in the lumber business in Gualala, California for 19 years, a World War II Veteran and served in the United States Navy, also a member of the Hokes Bluff First Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse F. and Maggie Alford, and brothers, Alton, Wilburn, Curtis and Herston Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary (Pat) Alford, Hokes Bluff; sons, Ken (Suki) Alford, Hanover, Md., and Chip Alford, Nashville, Tenn., daughters, Marti Wallace, Glencoe, Mary (Rod) Smith, Gadsden, and Melinda (Larry) Key, Jacksonville; brother, Zelman (Barbara) Alford; sisters, Hazel (Paul) Bryant and Margaret (Hoyt) Miller; grandchildren, Kenny Alford Jr., Tina (Frank) Langley, Mike Alford, Jeremy (Traci) Wallace, Allison and Brandon Smith, and Rebecca and Christopher Key; great-grandchildren, Devan and Drew Langley, and Sarah Wallace; and several nieces and nephews….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138631400_1415765795.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 Oct 1921, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary “Pat” Nelms Alford; children Kenneth Wayne Alford and Mary Alford Smith; parents, Jesse Fane Alford Sr. and Maggie Eliza Patterson Alford; and siblings Curtis Howard Alford, Hazel Alford Bryant, Herston Eugene Alford, Wilburn Lloyd Alford, and Zelman Edward Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jesse Fayne 1921 AL1, Jesse Fane 1890 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

JESSE FANE ALFORD, SR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 19 March 1941

 

            Funeral services for Jesse Fane Alford 50 who died at his home on Gadsden Route 2 Tuesday [March 18] were held at the Liberty Church Wednesday, the Rev. John Marbut and the Rev. Mr. Taylor officiating.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maggie Patterson Alford; his father, W.J. Alford; six sons Alton Alford Glencoe Route 1; Wilbur Lloyd Alford, Camp Blanding, Fla; Curtis, Jesse, Zoliman and Herson Alford, all of Gadsden Route 2; two daughters Hazel and Margaret Alford, both of Gadsden Route 2, and three brothers.

            Mr. Alford was an employee of the Gadsden Republic Steel Mills.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/28/73745464_135951314639.jpg

Photo from Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ballplay, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Maggie Eliza Patterson Alford; children Curtis Howard Alford, Hazel Alford Bryant, Herston Eugene Alford, Jesse Fayne Alford Jr., Wilburn Lloyd Alford, and Zelman Edward Alford; father, William J. Alford; and brothers Hardman Talmadge Alford Sr. and Scott Junior Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jesse Fane 1890 AL1, William J. 1861 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

JESSICA MARLA ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 June 2002

 

            Alford, Jessica “Marla”, age 26, of Birmingham, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2002.

            She was an Advanced Academic graduate of Berry High School in 1993 and a Hoover Belle. She graduated with honors from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She had been employed at Baptist Medical Center Montclair and more recently at Cahaba Valley Surgical Group, P.C.

            She is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Finocchio; her roommate, Belinda Weldon; loving cousins; and numerous friends.

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church with the reciting of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church with burial at Valhalla Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to St. Peter the Apostle Church, Hoover, or Saint Aloysius Catholic Church, Bessemer.

            Bessemer Brown Service Directing.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/100/107768896_136569539931.jpg

Photo from Valhalla Cemetery, Midfield, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Caretaker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessica M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 July 1975, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Byron Thomas Alford and Margaret Finocchio Alford; and sister Catherine Elizabeth Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Jessica Marla 1975 AL1, Byron Thomas 1947 AL2, Rhodolphus Byron 1902 AL3, Julius Caesar 1875 AL4, James Zeadock 1840 GA5, James Floyd 1817 GA6, Zaddock 1787 GA7, Julius 1750 NC8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

******************************************

JESSIE ALFORD

Uncle of Betty Ruth Alford Dietz, AAFA #0007

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—10 December 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

HARTSELLE—Jessie Alford, 70, Hartselle 3, died Sunday at 11:45 a.m. at a local rest home.

            Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul McCleskey officiating.

            Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. O.J. Thompson, Mrs. O.B. Dunlap, both of Hartselle 3; Mrs. Walter Oden, New Roads, La., Mrs. Albert Gibson, Birmingham, three brothers, Elmer Alford, Tarrant City, Ala.; Albert Alford, Birmingham; Leldon Alford, Pratt City, Ala.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/46/51438348_129789086717.jpg

Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Alton Calvin Alford and Mary Emma Drake Alford; and niece Betty Ruth Alford Dietz in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Charles Alton Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            Jessie never married.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Jessie 1892 AL1, Alton Calvin 1869 AL2, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL3, Pleasant N. 1818 AL4.

 

*****************************************

JESSIE MAE HORNER HEBERT ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 18 June 1985

 

            Mrs. Jessie Mae Alford, 57, 105 13th St. S., died Monday at a local hospital.

            Survivors: husband, Leon Alford; daughters, Mrs. Barbra Manny, Ariz., Mrs. Didi and Shirley, both of California; sons, Ricky, Charles and Timmy Hebert, all of Texas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horner, Knoxville, Tenn.

            Crestwood Funeral Home directing.

            Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Gadsden Baptist Temple with the Rev. Bob Harris officiating. Entombment in Crestwood Mausoleum.

            Other survivors: stepsons, Leon Alford Jr., Gadsden, Leon Eugene Alford, California; step-daughter, Sandra Alford, Gadsden, Shirrie Ann and Barbara Alford, both of California; brothers, Howard and Hershal Horner, both of Georgia; sister, Agnes Horner, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Edna Burke, Gadsden; brothers-in-law, O.H. Alford and Joe Joe Burke, both of Gadsden; several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers, E.H. Nance, Henry Dunn, Charlie Patty, L.C. Sizemore, Ray Johnson, Ted Henry, Bob Teague.

            Honorary pallbearers: Drs. H.B. Thompson, A.A. Chandler and D.C. Parmar; nurses and staff of sixth and ninth floors of Baptist Memorial Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Tennessee and a resident of Gadsden for 20 years. She was a member of Gadsden Baptist Temple and was co-owner and operator of L.J. Car Wash….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 20 March 1928 and died _____ June 1985, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Leon Elmore Alford Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From SSACI: Jessie Marion Horner was born 20 March 1928 in Knoxville, TN. Her parents are William A. Horner and Naomi Valintine. Her name is listed as:

 

Dec 1943         Jessie Marion Horner

Feb 1973         Jessie Mar Alford

???                   Jessie Mar Bauman

???                   Jessie Herbert’

Dec 1987         Jessie Alford

 

*****************************************

JESSIE RUTH PIERCE ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 11 June 2000

 

            Alford, Jessie Ruth, 72, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died Saturday, June 10, 2000. Graveside services will be held in Greenwood Cemetery on Monday, June 12, 2000, at 11 a.m.

            She is survived by her husband, Julian M. Alford Sr. of Montgomery, AL; one son, Julian M. Alford Jr., and his wife, Sandra, both of Montgomery; two sisters, Ester Tinsely of Selma, AL. and Verlie P. Harper of Montgomery, AL; and many nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held at Leak-Memory Chapel on Sunday, June 11, 2000, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth P. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Oct 1927, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, James Robert Alford, in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Julian M. Alford, age 22, son of J.R. Alford and Mattie Jackson, married Jessie Ruth Pierce, age 23, daughter of W.M. Pierce, on 21 Nov 1951 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julian M. ???? AL1, James Robert 1894 AL2, James Thomas 1873 AL3, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL4, Leven Ellis 1814 GA5, William 1787 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

JETTIE RUTH RAY ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 25 August 2002

 

DAVISTON—Graveside services for Jettie Ruth Alford, 73, of Daviston [Tallapoosa Co.] will be today at 2 p.m. at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemeter…. The family will receive friends until service time at Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday [August 23] at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham.

            Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Hunter of Daviston; a brother, Joe Ray of Alexander City; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County. She was retired from Russell Manufacturing Co. and was employed with Southland Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Lineville Church of Christ.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jettie R. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 Aug 1929, last residence Daviston, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Woodson Dewey Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

            Jettie was apparently a big fan of Alabama football:

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—31 March 2002

 

 

******************************************

JILL ADRIEN YARBROUGH-ALFORD

 

Kilgroe Funeral Home

Leeds, Jefferson Co., AL—_____ January 2011

 

Yarbrough Alford

 

            On January 20, 2011 Jill Adrien Yarbrough-Alford left this life to be with her God.

            Jill was born on 5/30/77 and lived her younger years in the Huffman area of Birmingham where she graduated from Cathedral of the Cross High School. She continued her life living in and around the Birmingham area and in the Tampa, FL area where she was in school studying Social Work at the University of South Florida.

            Jill lived her life to the fullest and with courage despite a handicap that was with her from birth. She was a “people” person who never met a stranger and loved to sing when and wherever she got the chance. Independent to a fault, she would hardly ever ask for help unless it was an absolute impossibility for her, even as far as bearing two beautiful baby boys through high risk pregnancies. She was a constant source of pride to her family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J.T. and Peggy Driskill and James M. and Mildred Fulton Yarbrough.

            She leaves behind her truly loving husband, Terry, her precious boys, Noah (5), and Patrick (11 mos) and step-daughter, Zoe Alford (10); her parents, Terry Yarbrough (Janie) and Janet D. Yarbrough, and her sister, Erin Lane Yarbrough. Other survivors include many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as numerous devoted friends.

            A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kilgroe Funeral Home - Leeds Chapel.

            Visit online at www.kilgroefuneralhome.com. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

******************************************

JIM HALLFORD

Uncle of Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2009/100/9583074_123948945676.jpg

Photo from his niece, Joan Hallford Hidle

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 25 April 2002

 

            Funeral services for Jim Hallford, 82, of Wilsonville will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2002 at Bolton Brown Service Chapel. Burial will follow in Shelby Memory Gardens in Calera….

            Mr. Hallford, who passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2002, was born May 15, 1919, in Crenshaw County.

            He is survived by his wife, Jewel Dean Hallford; daughter, Martha Green; sons, Paul Timothy, Stephen Daniel, and Thomas Jason Hallford; a sister, Wilma Ivey; 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

            Bolton Brown Service is directing.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/212/9583074_134376465269.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/212/9583074_134376463791.jpg

Photos from Shelby Memory Gardens, Calera, Shelby Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jim Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 May 1919, last residence Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Daniel Henry Sutley Alford and Frances Elizabeth “Lizzie” Etheridge Hallford; and brother John Hallford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Jim Hallford was born 15 May 1919 in Covington Co., AL, son of Daniel H. Hallford and Frances E. Etheridge.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Jim 1919 AL1, Daniel Henry Sutley 1889 AL2, Julius George 1862 AL3, James Redden 1834 AL4, John 1797 SC5.

 

******************************************

JOANN CARLISLE ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—5 January 2000

 

LANETT—Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Joann Carlisle Alford of Lanett, who died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at her residence.

            Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—7 January 2000

 

LANETT—Mrs. Joanne Alford, 55, of Lanett died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at her residence.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. (EST) at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Cusseta.... Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Lanett.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Hervey Alford of Lanett; three daughters, Angela Alford and Veronica Alford, both of Lanett and Sharon (Rev. Anthony) Lewis of Auburn; her step-children, the Rev. Denson (Janice) Alford, the Rev. Venson (Donnis) Alford, Renay (Michael) Taylor, all of Atlanta, Ga., Dernorise (Bobby) Washington of Mobile and Gloria Jean Finley of Lanett; five sisters, Mary L. Wright of West Point, Thelma (William) Harrison and Virginia Bradshaw, both of Roanoke, Bobby J. Langston and Olivia Wright, both of Decatur, Ga.; her mother-in-law, Lelia M. Alford of Lanett; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

            Born May 2, 1944, in Chambers County, Ala., Mrs. Alford was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Cusseta, where she served as the youth choir director and was active in the evangelistic and senior choirs. She was an employee of WestPoint Stevens for over 20 years....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joann C. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Lanett, Chambers Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

JODIE WAFF ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 8 March 1977

 

            Alford, Mr. Jodie W., 68, a resident of Montgomery for 29 years, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 1977, at his home, 112 Grovewood Dr. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 1977 from White Chapel with Rev. Al Cariot officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Alford, Montgomery; three sons, Charles Alford, Wyndell Alford, and Grady Alford, all of Montgomery; two brothers, Dick Alford, Velma Alford, both of Banebridge, Ga.; four grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Reece Brooks, Dan DeVaughn, Tom McGough, Jackie Leverett, Lavon Brooks, and Earl North. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Bible Class of the Hunter Station Baptist Church, James Hayes, Bob Miller, Louie Nash, Fred Henderson and Bobby Layton.

 

Jodie W. Alford

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jodie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 March 1909 and died _____ March 1977, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Helen Knight Alford; and sons Charles T. Alford and Joseph Wyndall Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Jesse Marable “Dick” Alphord in Georgia Obituaries; and his brother Charles Thaddeous Alphord in Florida Obituaries.

            On his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Jodie Waff Alford, born 6 March 1909 in Live Oak, Suwanee Co., FL, is living in Dothan, Houston Co., AL. He works for the Collins Baking Co. in Dothan. He signs his name Jodie W. Alford.

            In 1940, Dothan, Houston Co., AL: Joe Alford, age 31 born AL; his wife Mildred 25 GA; and sons Charles 4 FL, Wandow 2 AL, and Grady 1 AL.

            In 1920, Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA: C.T. Alford, age 53 born NC; his wife Jessie E. 35 FL; and children: Ethel 14 FL, Jodie W. 12 FL, Velma V. 9 GA, Guy 7 GA, Marable 2-6/12 GA, and Johnnie 8/12 GA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jesse Alford, b. ca 1765 NC.

            His lineage: Jodie Waff 1909 FL1, Charles Thaddeus 1867 NC2, Edward/Edmund 1814 NC3, Jesse ???? NC4.

 

******************************************

JOEL MURRY ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 8 August 1993

 

 

            Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Joel Murry Alford, 71, Gadsden, who died Saturday, Aug. 7, 1993…. Burial at Crestwood Cemetery with full military honors….

            Mr. Alford lived the last 23 years in Attalla and Gadsden after retiring from a distinguished and decorated career in the United States Air Force. He survived World War II as a German prisoner of war for 33 months in Austria and Germany after his plane was shot down over North Africa in 1942. Mr. Alford remained in close contact with other POWs and after retirement became the National Historian of POWs’STALAG XVIIB.

            In 1969 he retired and moved back to Gadsden. Gadsden State Community college was honored to have him teach his favorite subject, history. Mr. Alford was a lifetime member of VFW No. 2780, a member of Dwight Masonic Lodge and Zamora Temple Shriner.

            Mr. Alford was a gentle, loving and generous man who became a friend to all who knew him. He had a loving heart and in turn he was loved.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his sons, Brent Stephen Alford and Robin Murry Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Allene Alford, Gadsden; sons, Joel Terry Alford, Bradenton, Fla., and Marcus Richard Alford, Kennesaw, Ga.; brothers, Lem J. Alford, Pell City, and James P. Alford, Kettering, Ohio; sister, Helen A. Copeland, Attalla, and Alice A. Steward, Birmingham; grandchildren, Barbara A. Sheldon, Marietta, Ga., Erik S. Alford, Ashley F. Alford and Kerri L. Alford, all of Powder Springs, Ga., and devin L. Alford, Kennesaw; great-grandchild, Nicole Peck, Marietta.

            Pallbearers will be nephews Jim Copeland, Tim Copeland, Phillip Alford, Stanley David Alford, Joes Marlin Bell, Kenneth Lee Bell, Ronnie Alford and Kent Steward, and brothers-in-law Jack Stewart and Wayne Copeland….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2016/50/157974706_1456020798.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Awbrey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joel M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 8 Feb 1922, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Annis C. McElwee Alford Griffith; and brothers Paul Hart Alford and Witt Barnes “Dick” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Posey Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jeptha Alford 1797–1869.

            His lineage: Joel Murry 1922 GA1, James Richard 1889 GA2, Clarence Juhan 1859 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

******************************************

JOEY LYN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 

            Joey Alford, 43, Wellington, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. He was the owner of Alford’s Welding.

            Arrangements to be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

 

In another article:

 

Collier-Butler Funeral Home

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 

 

            Chapel funeral service honoring the life of Joey Lyn Alford, 43, of Wellington, will be 12:30 Monday, December 27, 2010 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Pastor and life-long friend, Darrin Post will officiate with burial to follow at Williams-Southside Memorial Park with Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing.

            Joey graduated from Glencoe High School. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Cove Creek Baptist Church. While serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corp, he served as Layman for his platoon. He owned and operated Alford’s Welding Shop for the past 22 years. He was known for his talent with welding, working with wrought iron, and fabrication. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Watson Alford; nephew, Josh Templeton; father, Jeffrey Ladell Alford, Sr.; brother, Jeffrey Ladell Alford, Jr.; and grandparents, Flora and Bob Hood and Hazel and Horace Alford.

            Cherishing Joey’s memory will be his mother, Shirley Alford Hill; brother, Jason Lee Alford; 2 daughters, Jessica Malynn Alford and Jamie Leigh Alford; mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Linda Gay Watson; grandmother-in-law, Clara Hill; step-brother, Brian Bush; step-sisters, Jennifer and Thomas Russell, Alex Russell, Vickie and Brian McCollum and 2 girls; sisters-in-law, Teresa and Perry Barnett, Terri and Jed McCallie; nieces and nephews, Tiffany and Todd Goggins, Coti and Chandler Herman, Jordan and Jody Alford, Brian and Blake Sims; aunts, Teresa Sheffield and Wanda Sims; great-aunt Lucille Sims; and special friends, Mr. & Mrs. Jemison and Mr. & Mrs. Pinson.

            Pallbearers will be Tab Word, Brian Bush, Michael Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Anthony Pinson, Jimmy Benson, Brett Ray, and David Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Bone and Michael Todd Eubanks.

            The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to the trust fund for his daughters at Regions Bank.

            The family will be accepting friends at Collier-Butler Funeral Home from 5 until 7 PM on Sunday.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/185/19225123_134144485668.jpg

Photo from Williams Southside Memorial Park, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joey L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 July 1967, last residence Wellington, Calhoun Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Tammy Gay Watson Alford; brother Jeffrey Ladell Alford Jr.; and paternal grandparents, Horace L. Alford and Hazel Lillian Holmes Alford in this compilation.

            His Find A Grave memorial says he was a victim of homicide.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joey Lyn 1967 AL1, Jeffrey Ladell 1941 AL2, Horace L. 1912 AL3, Jefferson Davis 1887 AL4, James Edward 1846 AL5, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN6, Baldy 1784 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

******************************************

JOHN ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—5 March 2004

 

            Alford, John, age 71, of Birmingham, died February 26, 2004. Survivors include sisters, Hattie Mae Hall and Gerline Jones; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Mullins Funeral Service, Woodlawn Chapel, with burial in Canaan Cemetery. Mullins, Woodlawn Chapel directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 Apr 1932, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

JOHN HALLFORD

Uncle of Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

John Hallford

Photo from his niece, Joan Hallford Hidle

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 1 September 1989

 

ANDALUSIA—Hallford, Mr. John, 68, a resident of Rt. 2. Box 29. Dozier, died Thursday, August 31, 1989 in an Andalusia hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. from the Searight Baptist Church with Rev. Edwin Patterson and Rev. Byron Hogg officiating. Interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery with Eastwood Chapel Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include his wife, Mildred Hallford, Dozier; son, William Harold Hallford, Dozier; one daughter, Josephine Owens, Fairhope. AL; one brother, Jim Hallford, Wilsonville. AL; three sisters, Wilmer Ivy and Thelma Burch, Montgomery, AL, Almer Mills, Green Valley, AZ; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

            The body will lie in state at Eastwood Chapel Funeral Home….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/202/34396480_1500750223.jpg

Photo from Good Hope Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick & Kat

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Hallford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 May 1921, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Chance Hallford; parents, Daniel Henry Sutley Alford and Frances Elizabeth “Lizzie” Etheridge Hallford; and brother Jim Hallford in this compilation.

            His HALLFORD lineage: John 1921 AL1, Daniel Henry Sutley 1889 AL2, Julius George 1862 AL3, James Redden 1834 AL4, John 1797 SC5.

 

*****************************************

JOHN CHRISTOPHER HALLFORD

 

ANDALUSIA STAR-NEWS

Andalusia, Covington Co., AL—Tuesday, 10 August 2010

 

            Mr. John Christopher Hallford, 43, of Dozier, died Fri., Aug. 6, 2010, at his residence.

            Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wed., August 11 from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel … and burial following in Goodhope Cemetery….

            Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Linda and Lamar Long of Mobile; his brothers and sister-in-law, Greg (Alexiss) Hallford of Enterprise, Paul Etter of Crestview, FL, and Bill Mayhall of Andalusia; his sisters and brother-in-law, Sabrina Hallford and Tammy and Doug Sasser, both of Andalusia; his paternal grandmother, Mildred Hallford of Fairhope, AL; his stepmother, Patty Hallford of Andalusia.

            He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Hallford….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/261/56963408_1411162035.jpg

Photo from Good Hope Cemetery, Andalusia, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick & Kat

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John C. Hallford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 July 1967, last residence Dozier, Crenshaw Co., AL.

            His HALLFORD lineage: John Christopher 1967 AL1, William Harold 1947 AL2, John 1921 AL3, Daniel Henry Sutley 1889 AL4, Julius George 1862 AL5, James Redden 1834 AL6, John 1797 SC7.

 

*****************************************

JOHN FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—1 June 1902

 

            John F. Alford, an old and respected citizen of Montgomery County, died yesterday morning [May 31] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fannie Haigler, ten miles from the city on the Hayneville road.

            He was a Confederate soldier, one who had served in the armies of the South with distinction. He had many friends in the city and in the country who will learn with sorrow of his death. He breathed his last after a long illness and much suffering, patiently borne.

            Two daughters survive him, Mrs. S. Carter and Mrs. Fannie Haigler.

            The interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery. The remains will be brought from this former home to the cemetery this morning at 11 o’clock.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2004/47/8397193_1077084418.jpg

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Caroline Stanton

He shares a gravestone with his daughter Savannah.

 

AAFA NOTES: John’s first wife was Henrietta Frances Alford, who died in 1851. She was probably the daughter of Owen Wilkins Alford and Tabitha Grace.

            His second wife was Marion S. Phelps.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy has a number of questions about this family and the information is not confirmed.

            His possible lineage: John Franklin1824 GA1, William 1774 VA2, William 1741 VA3, Salvator 1716 VA4.

 

******************************************

JOHN ROBISON ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 18 October 2013

 

            Alford, Mr. John Robison, 62, a resident of Camden, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Baptist South Medical Center. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.at Camden Baptist Church. Rev. Bob Weber officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home of Camden directing….

            Mr. Alford is preceded in death by his parents George F. Alford, Sr. and Mary S. Alford and sister, Mary Scott Barnes.

            Survivors include his wife, Jane L. Alford of Camden, AL; daughter, Christine Elizabeth A. Seagle (Scotty) of Montevallo, AL; three sons, Robert Randolph Alford (Paige) of Pensacola, FL, John Robison Alford of Boulder, CO, William Dura Pilkington of Montgomery, AL; five grandchildren, Peyton Carroll, Chance Seagle, Grace Alford, Hope Alford, Faith Alford; brother, George Alford (Ann) of Camden, AL and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Alford was in the U.S. Army Infantry. For online condolences, go to www.dunklinanddanielsfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, George Fail “Jack” Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: John Robison 1951 AL1, George Fail 1914 AL2, George Clem 1894 AL3, George Luck 1875 AL4, William Thomas 1826 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

*****************************************

JOHN WARREN ALFORD

Father of Owen Warren Alford, AAFA #0321

Grandfather of Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling, AAFA #0511

Great-grandfather of Robin Alford Sterling, AAFA #0320

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—22 February 1955

 

JOHN W. ALFORD, 70, RITES HELD TUESDAY

 

            Funeral services for John Warren Alford, 70, prominent resident of Houston, were held Tuesday, February 22, at Pleasant Hill Church. Rev. Johnson officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Nichols Funeral Home directing.

            Mr. Alford passed away Sunday, February 20 at his home.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ira Alford; three sons, Owen, Marshall, and Lewis Alford; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtie Hunter and Mrs. Daisy Riggins; twelve grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/322/111057336_1479469795.jpg

Photo from Pleasant Hill Community Church #1 Cemetery, Winston Co. AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Raven Smith Millwood

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Owen Warren Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Warren 1884 AL1, Alexander Marshall 1849 ??2, Spire Warren 1816 GA3, Zaddock 1787 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA10.

 

******************************************

JOHNNY ALFORD

 

Nichols Funeral Home

Double Springs, Winston Co., AL—_____ January 2016

 

Johnny "John" Alford

 

            Johnny Alford, 59 of Houston, entered into rest on January 30, 2016 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

            He was born on February 12, 1956 in Moulton, Alabama. Johnny was a graduate of Winston County High School and was self-employed as a carpenter. He loved fishing and was a gifted prankster. John was a very devoted son, father and brother. He loved to give more than receive. He was a selfless person and helped many people out of the kindness of his heart. Johnny has left a wonderful legacy through his family.

            Visitation will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 6-9pm at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs, where services will be held on Tuesday at 11am. Reverend Aaron Gann and Reverend Bob Alford will officiate. Burial will be in Alford Cemetery in Houston.

            He is survived by his wife of 19 ½ years, Michelle Alford; son, Jacob Alford and his wife Elishia; daughter, Amelia Abbott and her husband Joseph; parents, John W. and Martha Alford; brother, Bobby Alford and his wife Angela; sisters, Regina Holdbrooks and her husband Tommy, and Bonita Snoddy and her husband Steve.

            He was preceded in death by his son, Kyle Alford….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/192/157618491_1499885461.jpg

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Houston, Winston Co. AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Raven Smith Millwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his son Christopher Kyle Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Johnny 1956 AL1, Johnny Warren 1935 AL2, Isaiah Marshall 1905 AL3, John Warren 1884 AL4, Alexander Marshall 1849 ??5, Spire Warren 1816 GA6, Zaddock 1787 GA7, Julius 1750 NC8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

******************************************

JOHNNY B. ALFRED

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 27 April 2010

 

            Mr. Johnny B. Alfred “Alpine”—A native of Clarke County and a resident of Mobile from 1974 until his departure on April 22, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, nephew, Darrell Walker; niece, Chicora Alfred.

            He leaves his cherished memories to his surviving family, a loving and devoted mother, Ms. Viola Alfred; a loving and devoted friend, Ms. Tara Seals; grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Jackson; daughters, Johnysha, Kenyetta, Cheyenne; one granddaughter, Ah’anya; siblings, Larry (Shelisa), Alfred, Willie (Dantai) Evans, Alfonso Irby, Levi McConnell, Michael (Pam) Jackson, Annie Kinyetta Alfred, Lolitha Evans, uncles, Mr. Robert (Liz) McConnell, all of Mobile; Mr. Willard (Esther) McConnell of Warrensburg, MO; aunts, Ms. Carylon Baker, Mrs. Cora (Fred) McNeal, all of Mobile; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, three devoted, Thaddous Johnson, Joe Evans and Kenneth Martin.

            Visitation will be from 9am until the 11am funeral hour at Cedar Park Missionary Baptist Church, 1509 Cedar Park Dr, Mobile. Rev. Darius Evans officiating minister. Interment will follow in Whispering Pines Cemetery, Whistler, AL. Services entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny B. Alfred (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 June 1967, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

 

******************************************

JOHNNY EVELYN ALFORD STERLING

AAFA #0511

Mother of Robin Alford Sterling, AAFA #0320

Daughter of Owen Warren Alford, AAFA #0321

 

Photo from AAFA files

 

CULLMAN TIMES

Cullman, Cullman Co., AL—Tuesday, 3 December 2013

 

CULLMAN—Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling, 80, of Addison passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Cullman.

            She was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Winston County. Mrs. Sterling was a member of Sardis Baptist Church No. 2 for 58 years. She graduated from Addison High School in 1950. She loved Alabama football and spent many years farming with her husband. She was generous, thoughtful, helpful and kind. She loved to travel, sightsee and shop. She loved all, but especially her grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sardis Baptist Church No. 2. Mrs. Sterling will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. Bros. Mackey Watts and Glenn Woods will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Thomas Lowery, Robert Lowery, Lanier Godsey Jr., James Luker, Robert Godsey and Mitchell Owens Jr.

            Honorary pallbearers will be John Otis Hunter and Clay Bradford.

            She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Billy Thomas Sterling; son, Robin Alford (Wanda) Sterling; daughter, Jane Sterling (David) Lowery; sisters, Peggy Owens, Betty (Lanier) Godsey and Owene (Carl) Godsey; and three grandchildren, Amberley (Clay) Lowery Bradford, Thomas Lowery and Robert Lowery.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Mary Miller Alford; and her brother-in-law, Mitchell Owens.

            Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.nicholsfuneralhomes.com.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/317/121174517_1447558083.jpg

Photo from Sardis Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery #2, Winston Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, D. Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn A. Sterling (SS# issued in AL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Owen Warren Alford and Mary Jane Miller Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Johnny Evelyn 1933 AL1, Owen Warren 1907 AL2, John Warren 1884 AL3, Alexander Marshall 1849 ??4, Spire Warren 1816 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

*****************************************

JOSEPH WYNDELL ALFORD

 

Photo from The Oracle, 1956 yearbook, Sidney Lanier High School, Montgomery, AL

Sophomore year

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 10 November 2009

 

            Alford, Joseph Wyndell, age 71, passed away at his home in Montgomery, Monday, November 9, 2009.

            Wyndell is survived by his wife, Gloria Alford; three children, Joey (Tonya) Alford, Cathy (Robby) Lusk, Mark (Amy) Alford, step-son, Dwayne (Debbie) Bazzell; ten grandchildren, Ele, Hannah, and Hayden Lusk, Ashlee, Austin and Braxton Alford, Whiddon and Clark Alford, Meggie and Macey Bazzell; two brothers, Charles Alford and Grady (Pat) Alford.

            Graveside services will be held in Greenwood Cemetery on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Wade Rials officiating. The family will receive friends at Leak Memory Chapel one hour prior to the services….

 

Joseph Wyndell Alford

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/79/67229095_130072579431.jpg

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jodie Waff Alford and Mildred Helen Knight Alford; and brother Charles T. Alford in this compilation.

            Members of this family spell their name Alford and Alphord.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jesse Alford, b. ca 1765 NC.

            His lineage: Joseph Wyndall 1938 AL1, Jodie Waff 1909 FL2, Charles Thaddeus 1867 NC3, Edward/Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse ???? NC5.

 

******************************************

JOSEPHINE EVANS ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 24 June 1980

 

            Alford, Mrs. Josephine Evans, a resident of Montgomery for 40 years, died in a local hospital at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday [June 22] after a brief illness.

            Surviving are three sons, J.R. Alford, Montgomery, Raymond Guy Alford and Norman Winston Alford, both of Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Rufus C. McHenry, Montgomery and Mrs. Roy Adams, Longview, Tex.; a brother, L.B. Evans, Montgomery; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held from White Chapel today at 11:30 a.m. with Dr. W.F. Calhoun officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Bullock County.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/324/38975099_129037571908.jpg

Photo from Old Salem Cemetery, Bullock Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rhonda Goode

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Thomas Alford; and children Era Mae Alford McHenry, James Robert Alford, and Raymond Guy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her children Mary Lou Alford Adams and Norman Winston Alford in Texas Obituaries.

 

******************************************

JOYCE GAIL ALFORD SINGLETON LOGAN

 

Feature Image

Photo and birth data from Gassett Funeral Home

 

Born: October 14, 1945

Place of Birth: Prescott, Arkansas

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 31 May 2009

 

            Logan, Mrs. Joyce Gail, 63, a resident of Wetumpka, AL, was called home to be with her Maker on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, after a long, hard fight (37 years). She will be sorely missed by family, friends and her church family. Mrs. Gail was an inspiration to all she met, regardless of her challenges. She is now home.

            She is survived by her husband, William R. Logan; her parents, Vivian Alford and John Alford; children, Paula Gail (John) Susen, and Rachel A. Logan-York; grandchildren, Vonny Logan-Nguyen, Leah Anne Flood, Amity A. York, Jackie Marie Hagen, and Gabriel M. Logan.

            Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Baptist Church, Rifle Range Road, followed by a Celebration of Life service there at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Hope Arkansas at a later date. Online Guest Book available at www.gassettfuneralhome.net.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/77/106969645_136374186415.jpg

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Nevada Co., AR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mr & Mrs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joyce G. Logan (SS# issued in AR), last residence Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL.

 

******************************************

JOYCE GENTRY PITMAN ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—30 January 2013

 

            Mrs. Joyce Pitman Alford, 81, of Gadsden, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27.

            Mrs. Alford was a longtime resident and native of Gadsden where she was active in the community. She was a member of Rainbow Church of Christ and was a professional realtor. Her first husband, Sam Pitman, built the Pitman Theatre. Her second husband, Jerry Alford, was the director of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Gadsden. She was an avid Auburn Fan.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Samuel “Sam” Pitman, Jr. and Jerry Arnold Alford; son, Charles Kimbrough “Kim” Pitman; parents, Agnes Gentry and T.O. Gentry; and brother, Tim A. Gentry.

            Survivors include her son, Craig Gentry Pitman (Sherre Waters Pitman); daughter-in-law, Noel Haucke Pitman; grandchildren, Dabney Pitman, Elizabeth Pitman McGraw (Michael), Mary-Chris Pitman, and Caroline Pitman; great granddaughter, Lillian McGraw; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            The family would like to extend thanks to the 8th floor nurses and staff at Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Dr. Steve Sanders.

            The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at Collier-Butler Funeral Home with a graveside service at 4:00 p.m. at Crestwood Cemetery. Rev. Craig Pitman, son, will officiate. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Big Oak Boys’ Ranch, 250 Jake Mintz Road, Gadsden, AL, 35903 or A New Leash on Life (a no kill animal shelter), P.O. Box 221, Brownsboro, AL, 35741.

            Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services of Gadsden will be directing.
Condolences for the family may be given at www.collier-butler.com.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/24/104313816_1422231270.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GGS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce G. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 21 Sept 1931, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Jerry Arnold Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

JUDSON GENE ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 25 March 2001

 

            Graveside services for Judson Gene Alford, 36, of Centre will be today at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Memory Gardens with … Perry Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford died Friday evening [March 23] at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center.

            Survivors include his parents, Ray and Mary Alford of Centre; a brother, David Alford of Centre; two sisters, Teresa Shew of Attalla and Sharon Matthews of Centre; beloved pets, Rufus and Bit.

            Pallbearers will be David Alford, Dale Shew, Kelly Matthews, Ronnie Guffey, Harvey Thompson, Robert Long, Joe Bridges, Danny Chestnut, Jimmie Tillery and Timmy Jennings.

            Mr. Alford was born in Etowah County and worked as a truck driver. He was a Baptist.

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Alma Alford; and Thomas and Claudia Thompson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

******************************************

JUDY GAIL MOORE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—23 April 2015

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/158/145441225_1433782980.jpg

 

            Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 24, 2015, at Crestwood Chapel for Judy Gail Alford, 68, of Attalla, previously Altoona, who passed away Saturday, April 18. Burial at Altoona Walnut Grove Cemetery will follow. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was formerly employed as a Registered Nurse at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. She was a breast cancer survivor. She was a very respected, upstanding citizen. She was cherished and loved by very many family and friends. Judy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will always be remembered for being a very loving, caring and giving woman.

            Judy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas “Tim” Alford; parents, Grady “Cotton” and Pauline Moore; brother, Larry Moore; and beloved, Brian Pitts; and great-grandchild, Baby Higgins.

            She is survived by her son, Van William (Tina Brooks) Hill; stepchildren, Brack (Debbie) Alford and Lori Alford Miller; grandchildren, Van (Keysha Phillips) Brooks, Christian (Jordan Higgins) Brooks, Cade Hill, Caleb (Kim) Woodard, Kinley Miller, Sara Grace Miller; great-grandkids, Abigail “Abbie” Higgins, Amelia “Mia” Minton and Kammie Phillips; uncles, cousins and close friends. She loved them all and would do anything for them.

            Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers are “Lil Van” Brooks, Cade Hill, Jordan Higgins and Dallyn Benefield.

            Special thanks to W.T. Davenport, Tina Lindsey, Gentiva Hospice, specifically Penny, Sarah and Carol. And a very special thank you to the world’s greatest nurse and friend, Pam Baker; and very special lifelong friend, Judy Trip….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Thomas Brack “Tim” Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

JULIA E. FULLER ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 5 August 1939

 

SELMA, Ala., Aug. 2—The funeral for Mrs. Walter R. Alford, Sr., 76 of Camden, who died Tuesday [August 1] night in a Selma hospital, where she had been ill for five days, was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Camden. Dr. E.W. Roark and the Rev. Trotter officiated jointly and burial was in Canton Bend Cemetery with Breslin-Service in charge.

            She was a lifelong resident of Wilcox County and widely known.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/175/48389816_127752165412.jpg

Photo from Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Renae Carpenter

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Walter Ross Alford Sr; and her son Walter Ross Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

******************************************

JULIA ETT WATTS ALFORD

 

RANDOLPH LEADER

Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL—Tuesday, 11 May 2010

 

NEW SITE [Tallapoosa Co.]—The funeral for Julia Watts Alford, 76, of New Site will be Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home with Randy Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday, May 9, at Chapman Healthcare Center.

She was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Tallapoosa County to David Watts and Beulah Jones Watts. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and owned and operated Alford’s Grocery and the All Day Special in Cowpens and Perryville. Mrs. Alford was a member of Mountain Community Club and was a volunteer for Tallapoosa Christian Crisis Center. She loved gardening, quilting and helping others. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids and was a good cook.

            She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Mulkey and wife Bobby of New Site; son, Chris Alford and wife Sandra of New Site; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Shirley Railey of Wadley, Carolyn Bonner of New Site and Nelda Watts of the Mountain Community.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Virgil Alford; son, William Richard Alford; sister, Jean Kinman; and brother, Marion Watts.

            Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

            Radney Funeral Home, Alexander City.

 

Photo from Bethel Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edith Blankenship

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Julie E. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Daviston, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            Her middle name is from her memorial at Find A Grave.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Virgil 1931 AL1, Almon Christopher 1880 AL2, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

JULIAN ALVIN ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—24 May 1966

 

DEATSVILLE—Alford Julian A., 61, died at his home Sunday after a brief illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Deatsville Baptist Church with the Rev. J.T. Gregory and the Rev. Don Gordy officiating. Burial will be in the Deatville Cemetery, Campbell Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing….

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Alford, Deatsville; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Abrams, Metropolis, Ill.; three brothers Odie Alford, Wetumpka, Emmett and Roy Alford, both of Montgomery; three grandchildren.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/255/16945392_131593703740.jpg

Photo from Deatsville Cemetery, Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Chas Pelham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julian Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 July 1904 and died _____ May 1966, last residence not listed.

            From AL Marriages: Julian Alford married Eunice Ruth Hood on 23 Dec 1927 in Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL.

            From AL Marriages (his daughter’s marriage): Eunice Louise Alford, daughter of Julian Alvin Alford and Ruth Hood, married Ralph Lamar Abrams on 29 Dec 1951 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            From AL Deaths: Julian A. Alford, age 61, died 22 May 1966 in Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL. His wife is Ruth Hood Alford, and his parents are Andrew Alford and Sally Long.

 

*****************************************

JULIUS BOWARD “JUDGE” ALFORD

Uncle of Arthur Lee Dees, Jr., AAFA #0770

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—23 June 1965

 

            Alford, Jule B. (Judge), 73, Montgomery resident for 20 years at 816 Washington Ave., died Wednesday at 5 p.m. after an extended illness.

            Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Zelma Turnipseed and Mrs. Annie L. Murphy both of Montgomery; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral plans will be announced by White Chapel.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/293/60403540_128768027287.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lonewalker from Montgomery, AL

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Louanna Jane Mitchell Alford, in this compilation.

            From AL Deaths: Jule B. Alford died 27 Jan 1965 in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL. He was age 71, son of J.H. Alford and Louana Mitchel.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signed his name “Julius Boward / J.B. Alford.” He is age 25, an oil field laborer living in Goose Creek, Harris Co., TX. He was born 1 Oct 1891 in Montgomery, AL, and is married with no children.

            In 1900 Montgomery Co., AL, he is listed as Judge B. Alford. In 1910 Montgomery Co., AL, he is, incorrectly, Judge D. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Julius Boward 1892 AL1, Judge Hilliard 1866 AL2, Hilliard Judge 1837 AL3, Leven Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

JULIUS C. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 29 March 1879

 

            Mr. Julius Alford, who was well known in this city, and especially in railroad circles, died yesterday afternoon [March 28] in this city. He was a good and true man and his death will cause much regret.

 

In another article:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 2 April 1879

 

            The interments the past week were as follows:

 

            …. March 29, Julius Alford, accidental overdose of morphine.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Lena Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Charles N. Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            Alabama, Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court, and Other Records, 1784–1920 (Ancestry):

 

 

            From 1870 census, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL:

 

Julius C. Alford      33            GA      locomotive runner

Leanora                   32            GA

Charles N.                 8            AL

Leanna L.                  2            AL

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Probable Known Descendants of Benjamin Alford b. about 1740 NC.

            His lineage: Julius C. 1836 GA1, Axiom 1811 GA2, Needham 1785 NC3, unknown 1760 NC4, Benjamin 1740 NC5.

 

*****************************************

JULIUS CAESAR ALFORD

 

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

 

            Alford, Julius Caesar,a Representative from Georgia; born in Greensboro, Ga., May 10, 1799; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lagrange, Ga.; also engaged in planting; member of the State house of representatives; commanded a company in the Creek War of 1836; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W.B. Towns and served from January 2 to March 3, 1837; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, to October 1, 1841, when he resigned; moved to Tuskegee, Ala., and subsequently settled near Montgomery, Ala.; delegate to the Union convention at Montgomery in 1852; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1855 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; member of the secession convention in 1861; died on his plantation near Montgomery, Ala., January 1, 1863; interment in the family cemetery on his estate near Montgomery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his third wife, Martha Herrin Boswell Alford; and son Lodwick Herrin Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see “Julius Caesar Alford, War Horse of Troup, GA“ in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Julius Caesar 1799 GA1, Lodwick 1775 NC2, Julius 1750 NC3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

*****************************************

JULIUS CAESAR ALFORD, JR.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 16 August 1916

 

LONDON, ALA., Aug 15—Julius C. Alford, Jr., died Saturday at his home here, at 12:25 o’clock p.m. The funeral services were held Sunday, in the Methodist church at Union Sptirngs, at 11 a.m…. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived only by his father, Jule C. Alford, and one cousin, Miss Emma Alford, both of this place, the latter having cared for and reared him from childhood….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/172/111597318_137194004666.jpg

Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Union springs, Bullock Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Mary Emma Williams Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Julius Caesar 1897 AL1, Julius Caesar 1855 AL2, Leven Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1787 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

JULIUS EUGENE ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 30 May 1910

 

JUDGE ALFORD IS DEAD

HAD BEEN IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOR SOME DAYS

RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE AT DEATH BED OF POPULAR MOBILE JURIST AND CITIZEN

 

MOBILE, May 29—Judge Jules E. Alford of the Inferior Criminal court died here tonight at 2:20 o’clock after an illness that dates back for some time. His condition became serious April 25 when he was removed from his office in the city ambulance.

            The case was a remarkable one from a physical standpoint as he had been at death’s door more than once during his illness.

            At the time of his death there were at his side his brother, William T. Alford of Camden, his friend and clerk, M.L. Campbell, and other friends. The body will be taken to Camden for burial.

            Julius Eugene Alford was judge of the inferior criminal court of Mobile and he enjoyed the distinction of being the youngest judge in Alabama at the time of his first appointment.

            His father, William T. Alford, was a native of South Carolina, and one of the earliest settlers of Wilcox county, where he followed agricultural pursuits all his life.

            His son, Julius E. Alford, was born at Canton Bend, Wilcox county, Jan. 21, 1872. For a while he attended the public schools of Camden and then took a business course at the University of Kentucky, where he graduated in 1891. His first enterprise was the organization of the Thomasville, Ala., bank, of which he was cashier during the year 1895.

            In 1896 he removed to Mobile and engaged in the retail grocery business for a year. In 1897 he accepted a position as clerk of the recorder’s court of Mobile county, which he held until March, 1899. At this time he was appointed, by Governor Johnston, judge of the new Inferior Court and during the election in 1900 was elected as his own successor over two prominent opposing candidates. He held the position of judge of the Inferior Court until the time of his death.

            He was nominated for state solicitor for Mobile county during the primaries of May 2.

            He was an ardent Democrat and always found at the front among his party’s workers in every campaign. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and of the Woodmen of the World.

            November 21, 1894, Judge Alford was married to Nellie, daughter of Thomas and Nancy J. Duggan. Judge Alford and his wife were the parents of one son, Eugene Vernon….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/175/48431583_127752348439.jpg

Photo from Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Renae Carpenter

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Walter Ross Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Julius Eugene 1872 AL1, William Thomas 1826 SC2, Peachman 1795 VA3.

 

*****************************************

KATE LEONA HALFORD JONES

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 20 July 1970

 

GEORGIANA—Jones, Mrs. Kate L., 81, of McKenzie, died Saturday [July 18] in a local hospital. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Georgiana with the Rev. N.E. Sellers officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery in McKenzie with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing.

            Survivors include two sons, Edward Jones, MacKenzle and Herman Jones, Dothan; two daughters, Mrs. Sudie Spivey, MacKenzie, and Mrs. Jaunita Gavin, Mobile; one brother, Tal Halford, McKenzie; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Bloodworth and Mrs. Julie Jones, both of McKenzie; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/68/33670364_1426006193.jpg

Photo from Elizabeth Cemetery, McKenzie, Butler Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick & Kat

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kate Jones (SS# issued in AL) was born 28 Oct 1886 and died _____ July 1970, last residence McKenzie, Butler Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Amanda E. “Mandy” Smith Halford; and siblings Aubrey A. Halford and Thomas Brown Halford in this compilation.

            From AL Deaths: Kate Leona Jones died 18 July 1970 in Georgiana, Butler Co., AL, age 81. Her parents were Smilie Holford and Mandy Smith.

            Her HALFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Kate Leona 1886 AL1, Bural Smiley 1856 AL2, Burrell 1816 SC3, Owen 1775 SC4, Achillis 1754 VA5.

 

******************************************

KATHLEEN MARGARET KING ALLFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Saturday, 14 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Kathleen King Allford, 79, of Huntsville died Friday [March 13] at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Decatur....

            Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home of Decatur directing.

            Mrs. Allford was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Huntsville.

            Survivors include one daughter, Loretta S. Prince of Huntland, Tenn.; one son, Ernie E. Allford of Lacey’s Spring; one sister, Dorothy Byrne of Connecticut; and three grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Sunday, 15 March 1998

 

            Funeral for Kathleen King Allford, 79, of Huntland, Tenn, will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. at St Ann Catholic Church, with the Rev Thomas Perrin officiating.

            Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Mrs Allford died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born June 10, 1918, in Adams, Mass. She was a payroll clerk at Goodyear and was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Huntsville.

            She is survived by one son, Ernie E. Allford of Lacey’s Spring; one daughter, Loretto Sheron Prince of Huntland; one sister, Dorothy Byrne of Connectict; and three granddaughters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathleen K. Allford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 June 1918, last residence Huntland, Franklin Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ernest Eugene Allford Sr.; and son Ernest Eugene Allford Jr. in this compilation.

 

******************************************

KATIE PEARL NIPPER ALFORD GREENE

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 14 May 1998

 

            Graveside service Friday at Forrest Cemetery for Katie Pearl Alford Greene, 81, Gadsden, who died Tuesday, May 12, 1998…. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Greene was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and a member Falls Church of Christ. She worked with Dwight Mills for 33 years and later at Holy Name of Jesus Hospital in Physical Therapy for 11 years.

            Mrs. Greene was preceded in death by her husband, Fred G. Greene, and son, Leon E. Alford Jr.

            She is survived by her daughter, Sandra K. Alford, Gadsden; daughter-in-law, Deborah Alford Brooks, Gadsden; grandchildren Shannon M. Alford, Baltimore, Md., and Susan N. Alford, Gadsden; nephews, Jack Crawford, Orlando, Fla., and Tommy Watts, Boaz, and niece, Susan Ollar, Avon Lake, Ohio….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/342/121478541_138662569881.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/342/121478541_138663802014.jpg

Photos from Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kitty Walker Lennard

Photos posted in 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katie P. Greene (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Feb 1917 and died 15 May 1998 (different than obituary), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Leon Elmore Alford Sr.; and her son Leon Elmore Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Kate Pearl Nipper Alford Greene was born 26 Feb 1917 in Etowah Co., AL, daughter of Lafayette M. Nipper and Hattie P. Meeks. Her death date is incorrectly listed as 15 May 1998.

 

******************************************

KAYLA LYNN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 29 February 1988

 

            Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Crestwood Cemetery for Kayla Lynn Alford, 3 months, 104 North 24th St., who died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1988, at a Birmingham hospital. The Rev. Don Arnold will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Kayla Lynn was the great-granddaughter of the late Leon Alford and William Dixon.

            She is survived by her mother and father, Gregory and Terri Alford; grandfathers, Jimmy Alford and Roger Underwood; grandmothers, Carolyn Alford and Jo Ann Underwood; great-grandmothers, Mary Alford, Edith Dixon and Gladys Bowen, all of Gadsden, Ann Spence, Boaz; great-grandfather, F. T. Underwood….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Gregory Dewayne Alford, in this compilation. She shares a gravestone with him.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Kayla Lynn 1987 AL1, Gregory Dewayne 1968 AL2, James ???? AL3, Ralph Leon 1916 AL4, Hershel 1893 AL5, Walter Dean 18?? AL6, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN7, Baldy 1784 NC8, Isham 1755 NC9.

 

******************************************

KENNETH WAYNE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 29 December 2014

 

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/Cobrands/gadsdentimes/Photos/07525a0a-65fb-4c08-a8f5-64f93773b2c5.jpg

 

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Kenneth Wayne Alford, 71, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away December 27, 2014. Bro. Chris Walker will officiate. Burial will follow at Crestwood Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of the services.

            Born in Gadsden, Alabama, Ken grew up in Gualala, Calif. He served 22 years in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of First Sergeant. Ken received several awards for his service, including the National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and Meritorious Service Medal. After retiring from the Army, Ken served 15 years with the U.S. Civil Service, including assignments with the U.S. District Court and Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.S. degree from New York University and was pursuing a master’s degree at Jacksonville (AL) State University.

            Ken was an active member and deacon at Cross Creek Community Church in Hokes Bluff. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

            He is preceded in death by his father, Jesse F. Alford Jr., mother. Mary N. (Pat) Alford, and sister, Mary A. Smith.

            He is survived by his wife, Suki Alford; sons, Kenny Alford Jr. and Michael (Colleen) Alford; daughter, Tina (Frank) Langley; grandchildren, Devan Langley, Drew (Katie) Langley, Drake Alford, Chelsea Alford and Logan Alford; great-grandson, Barrett Langley; sisters; Marti (Dave) Armstrong, Melinda (Steve) Moseley; brother, Chip Alford; brother-in-law, Rodney Smith; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the men’s Sunday School Class of Cross Creek Community Church and his retired golfing buddies.

            Special thanks to Dr. Vincent Torregosa, Dr. M.A. Kaleem, Gentiva Hospice, and our church families of Cross Creek Community Church for all the prayers and support.

            The family will receive friends from noon to time of service Tuesday at the funeral home…. [Funeral home does not have his obit.]

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/240/140605910_1440904309.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jesse Fane Alford Jr. and Mary “Pat” Nelms Alford; and sister Mary Alford Smith in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Kenneth Wayne 1941 AL1, Jesse Fayne 1921 AL2, Jesse Fane 1890 AL3, William J. 1861 AL4, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

*****************************************

LANIE THOMAS ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 31 December 1961

 

BREWTON—Alford, Mrs. Lanie, 70, died Saturday [December 30]. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the Damascus Methodist Church with the Rev. Bennett Murphy officiating. Burial will be in the Damascus Cemetery. Craver’s Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include the husband, Dock Alford, Brewton; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Nix, Brewton; two grandchildren; two brothers, John Thomas, Rome, Ga., and Leonard Thomas, Evergreen; a sister, Mrs. A.H. Landon, Evergreen.

            Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Carl Vinson, John Dean, Walter Jones, Charles Nordberg, R.W. Crumpton, and George Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be O.R. Crocket, M.B. Huffman, Horace Dillard, Willie Duncan, Captain Edding, Lt. Lawrence, Chief R.L. Lampley and J.R. Brown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Dock Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Mary Lee Alford Nix in Florida Obituaries.

            From AL Deaths: Lanie Alford, age 70, died 30 Dec 1961 in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL. Her parents are James D. Thomas and Janie Rawls, and her husband is Dock Alford.

 

******************************************

LARRY DOUGLAS ALFORD, SR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 27 March 2002

 

            Alford, Mr. Larry Douglas, Sr., age 61, of Fultondale [Jefferson Co.], AL., passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2002.

            He was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Watson, AL., a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the Masonic and Elks Lodge. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son, and will truly be missed by all that knew him.

            Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Cynthia Alford; son, Douglas Alford (Michelle) of Fultondale; grandchildren, Caleb and Eli Alford; mother, Estelle Alford of Watson, AL. He is also survived by a host of friends and extended family.

            Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Gardendale Chapel with burial in Walkers Chapel Cemetery…. Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larry D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 9 July 1940, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Estell Abney Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Larry Douglas Alford was born 9 July 1940 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, son of Clyde W. Alford and Estell D. Abney.

            From U.S. Veterans’ Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 (Ancestry): Larry D. Alford Sr., Pfc US Army Vietnam, July 9 1940–26 March 2002, is buried in Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale, AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Larry Douglas 1940 AL1, Clyde William 19082, Henry Thomas 1871 AL3, William 1839 AL4, Josiah 1803 AL5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

LAURA E. “TENA” MALONE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 17 February 2012

 

            Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Chapel for Laura E. “Tena” Alford, 91, Gadsden, who died Feb. 15, 2012. The Rev. Tommy Alford will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct service.

            Mrs. Alford and her husband, Tom Alford, operated Dairy King on East Broad Street and Big Chief Restaurant in Glencoe for over 25 years. She was a faithful member of East Gadsden Baptist Church, where she loved singing in the choir. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Alford Sr.; granddaughter, Emma Catherine Wallace; parents, George W. and Velvie Malone; mother and father-in-law, Fred and Lula Alford; and several brothers and sisters.

            She is survived by her children, Melanie (Bob) Knappenberger, Cheyenne, Wyo., Judy (Jim) Brookes, Hokes Bluff, Cecilia (Bob) Belvin, Wimberley, Texas, Thomas L. Alford Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo.; Froncine (Tony) Wallace, Gadsden, and Paul (Jean) Alford; grandchildren, Heather Knappenberger, Lori, Mary and Jill Brookes, Lew and Grayson Belvin, Thomas, Tabitha, Melody, Rachel and Lindy Alford, Amanda, Alex, Laura, Michael, Spencer and Chloe Wallace; great-grandchildren, Jackson Fetscoe, Olivia and Gus Alford, and Caleb and Ryzen Wallace; sister, Violet Oliver; and several nieces and nephews.

            Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            Special thanks to Dr. Jason Ayers and the staff of Southside Medical Clinic, Alan Hudson and East Gadsden Baptist Adult Choir….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/147/101037096_136977720737.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Head Hunter (Maria)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laura M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 30 March 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Thomas Liddell Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

******************************************

LAVERNE TATE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 8 May 1981

 

            Mrs. Laverne Tate Alford, 73, 313 S. 8th St., East Gadsden, died Thursday in a Birmingham hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Crestwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Elmer Beasley officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Survivors: husband, Byron Alford; son, Tom Alford, Birmingham; sisters, Mrs. Roy A. Garrard, Huntsville, Mrs. Jim M. Ashley and Mrs. Loftin T. Warren, both of Gadsden; brother, Ralph D. Tate, Waycross, Ga.; grandchildren, Marla and Catherine Alford, both of Birmingham.

            Active pallbearers: Bob Baker, Grady Gable, Lamar Nabors, Leon Howard, Wilson Tucker, Luther Lee, Carl Estes, Bill Durham.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Alexander City and a resident of Gadsden for the past 52 years. She was a member of East Gadsden United Methodist Church and a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138629166_1415761956.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laverne Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 8 Sept 1907 and died _____ May 1981, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Rhodolphus Byron Alford; and son Byron Thomas Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

LAVON A. ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 31 October 2000

 

            Mr. Lavon A. Alford: A native of Brewton, AL and a life long resident of Mobile County died on Saturday, October 28, 2000.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by, his daughter, Pamela Kay Alford; father, Dewey Alford; sister, Shirley Alford ; son-in-law, Randy K. Hutto.

            He is survived by his wife, Doris Alford of Daphne , AL; daughter, Debbie Hutto of Daphne, AL; son, Michael Lavon (Faye) Alford of Franklin, NC; mother, Olene Alford of Chickasaw, AL; three sisters, Bernadine (Grady) Marlow of Orange Beach, AL, Delores (Charles) Sandifer of Satsuma, AL, Patricia (Roy) Amos of Foley, AL; brother, Daniel (Pat) Alford, SR. of Saraland, AL; five grandchildren, Bo Hutto, Steven Hutto, Brittney Hutto, Megan Alford and Lauren Alford; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens…. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, AL 36571.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/186/60309264_137315323218.jpg

Photo from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “mop”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Doris Lanell Gunter Alford; daughter Pamela Kay Alford; and mother, Olene Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Lavon A. 1936 AL1, Dewey 1916 AL2, Alex 1886 AL3, Tilman Register 1857 AL4, Cullen 1800 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

LEE ALFORD, JR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—6 December 2010

 

            Alford, Lee Jr. departed this life December 2, 2010.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at United Apostolic Church of God, 3125 Wesley Avenue S.W., with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Smith & Gaston Southside directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 June 1922, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1930 census in Greenwood, Bullock Co., AL: Lee Alford 54, his wife Florence 42, 4 children including Lee Jr. 7, and 5 grandchildren.

 

*****************************************

LEILA GRANT SIZEMORE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 11 January 1967

 

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/324/101030920_135345245606.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/324/101031260_135345287589.jpg

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Breckenridge “Brack” Alford; daughters, Hazel Zeline Alford Wagnon, Margaret Pauline Alford King, and Tommie Elizabeth Alford Faucett; and grandson Thomas Brack “Tim” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

LEILA LIZETTE ALFORD TRUITT MYRICK CHRISTOPHER

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 10 October 1963

 

            Mrs. Lizette Christopher, 62, South 7th Street, East Gadsden died in a Birmingham hospital at 4 p.m. yesterday. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Survived by husband, Walter Christopher; daughter, Mrs. Lillian Simmons of Geneva, Alabama; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

            She was a native and lifelong resident of Gadsden and member of East Gadsden Methodist Church.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/324/101032232_135345482839.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Thomas Breckenridge “Brack” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Leila Lizette 1901 AL1, James Edward 1846 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

LELIA MAE ROBINSON ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—6 February 2009

 

LANETT—Mrs. Lelia Mae Robinson Alford, 92, of Lanett died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at her residence.

            Funeral services are planned for Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. EST at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Cusseta with the Rev. Arthur Thomas officiating.

            Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three sons, Hervey Gene Alford and Willie Joe (Patsy) Alford, both of Lanett, and Tommie Alford of Opelika; two daughters, Ida Joe Alvis and Odena Cooks, both of Lanett; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 27, 1916 in Chambers County. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Cusseta.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Joe Alford Sr.

            The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Foreman Funeral Home in Valley.

            Foreman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/142/133600820_1432445677.jpg

Photo from Mount Nebo Cemetery, Chambers Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. B. Chrismond

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lelia M. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Lanett, Chambers Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Odena Alford Cooks; and daughter-in-law Catherine Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

LENA ALFORD

 

THE SEMI-WEEKLY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 8 September 1896

 

DEATH OF MRS. LENNA ALFORD

 

            Mrs. Lena Alford, widow of the late Julius Alford, formerly a locomotive engineer well known in this city, died Saturday [September 5] after a long and painful illness. She suffered a great deal before her death, but bore her affections with patience and meekness.

            She leaves a widowed daughter[-in-law] and two grandchildren.

            The funeral occurred Sunday from the residence on North Bainbridge Street.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Julius C. Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Charles N. Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            She is listed as Leanora on the 1870 census.

 

******************************************

LENNIE CECIL ALFORD

 

THE INDEPENDENT

Robertsdale, Baldwin Co., AL—20 May 2004

 

            Lennie Cecil Alford, 90, of Foley, died Sunday, May 9, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center.

            Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn (Earl) Halslip, Foley; one brother, Eddie Alford, Samson; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Doshie J. Alford.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at Bayview Funeral Home in Foley with the Rev. Billy Nale officiating. Interment followed in Pine Rest Memorial Park.

            Arrangements were by Bayview Funeral Home in Foley.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/63/38066447_129935898382.jpg

Photo from Pine Rest Cemetery, Foley, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marlene Tyler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lennie C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 23 Apr 1914, last residence Foley, Baldwin Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Doshie Jennings Alford; and brother William Edward “Eddie” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother John Richard Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lennie Cecil 1914 AL1, Edward Gillespie 1878 AL2, Richard Reddin 1843 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

******************************************

LEOLA ALFORD MCREYNOLDS

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 5 March 2003

 

            McReynolds, Leola Alford, of Birmingham, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 2, 2003.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church Woodlawn where she was a faithful member, deaconess and member of the Missionary Society.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6, 2003 at 12 noon at First Baptist Church Woodlawn, Rev. Perry Macon, officiating, with burial in Zion Memorial Gardens.

            Her survivors include: her devoted children, Sandra (Lee) Dixon of Birmingham, AL, Miriam L. McReynolds and Carl (Doris) McReynolds of Marietta, GA; a special niece, Valeria Bailey; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

            Smith & Gaston Southside directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leola McReynolds (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 July 1903, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her brother Jerry Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Leola McReynolds, black, was born 10 July 1903 in Birmingham Junction, AL, daughter of James Alford and Vannie Horton.

            From AL Marriages: Leola Alford married John Cecil McReynolds on 5 June 1935 in Jefferson Co., AL.

 

******************************************

LEOLA DAWKINS ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE

Jasper, Walker Co., AL—Wednesday, 27 December 2000

 

            Leola Dawkins Williams, 91, Carbon Hill died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at her residence.

            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the First Baptist Church with burial in the Carbon Hill Memorial Gardens. Rev. Freddie Robinson will officiate. Harris Funeral Home of Jasper will direct.

            Ms. Williams is survived by one son, Willie Alford of Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Rosanna Burgess of Carbon Hill; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leola Williams (SS# issued in PA) was born 4 July 2000, last residence Carbon Hill, Walker Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

LEON ELMORE ALFORD, JR.

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 1 October 1987

 

            Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. Crestwood Cemetery for Capt. Leon E. Alford, Jr., 38, 769 Church Road, who died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1987, at University Hospital, Birmingham. The Rev. Bill Pomeroy, chaplain of the 20th Special Forces Group of Birmingham, will officiate. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Capt. Alford was a native of Etowah County and was employed in the tread room at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for 15 years. He attended the Church of Christ and was a Vietnam Veteran. He served 18 months with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Capt. Alford was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one silver star, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Expert Infantryman’s Badge. Capt. Alford was commissioned in 1977 and was a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Ranger Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course. Capt. Alford was a Master Parachutist and was jumpmaster and pathfinder qualified. He also was awarded Spanish Jump Wings by the Spanish Army.

            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Deborah Alford; two daughters, Misses Shannon Michele and Susan Nicole Alford; mother, Mrs. Kathie Greene; sister, Mrs. Sandra Alford, all of Gadsden.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America….

            Pallbearers will be members of the 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group of Huntsville. Honor guard will be furnished by Headquarters, 20th Special Forces Group, Birmingham, and Firing Squad by Company “A” 1st Bn., Special Forces Group, Montgomery….

 

Leon Elmo Alford, Jr

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 July 1949, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Leon Elmore Alford Sr. and Katie Pearl Nipper Alford Green, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Leon Elmore Alford Jr. was born 22 July 1949 in Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, and died 15 Sept 1987,

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Leon Elmore 1949 AL1, Leon Elmore 1920 AL12, Albert Fletcher 1894 AL3, Albert Forrest 1871 AL4, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

*****************************************

LEON ELMORE ALFORD, SR.

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 19 December 1990

 

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crestwood Chapel for Leon E. Alford, 70, 105 South 13th St., Gadsden, who died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1990. The Rev. Bob Harris will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Mausoleum. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was owner and operator of L&J Car Wash. He was a veteran of World War II in the Navy and was a member of Gadsden Baptist Temple.

            He is survived by his wife, Gail Alford, Gadsden; sister, Edna Burke, Gadsden; stepson and daughter-in-law, Ken and Paula Holderfield, Ky.; four children; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Charles Patty, H.L. Dunn, R.E. Sizemore, L.C. Sizemore, Tom Herring and David Cromer….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/320/138890270_1416263168.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leon E. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Oct 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Weathington Alford Byrd; second wife, Katie Pearl Nipper Alford Green; third (?) wife, Jessie Mae Horner Hebert Alford; son Leon Elmore Alford Jr.; mother, Birdie M. Rasberry Alford; and brother Oliver Holmes Alford in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Leon Elmore Alford, age 21 of Piedmont [Calhoun Co.], AL, born 4 Oct 1917 in Etowah Co., son of A.F. Alford and Birdie Rasberry, married Mary Elizabeth Weathington, age 19 of Piedmont, AL, born 16 Nov 1919 in Goodwater [Coosa Co.], daughter of H.A. Weathington and Mary Edna Jackson, on 3 May 1939 in Piedmont. It was the first marriage for both. The license was issued in Etowah Co.

            From AL Marriages: Leon Elmo Alford, age 26 of Gadsden, married Katie Pearl Nipper, age 29 born 26 Feb 1917 in Etowah Co., daughter of Lafayette Monroe Nipper and Hattie Pearl Meeks, on 21 Dec 1946 in Gadsden, AL. Leon now reports his birth date as 4 Oct 1920, son of Fletcher Albert Alford and Mary Ann Rasberry. It is Katie’s first marriage. Leon was divorced from his first wife on 27 Aug 1943.

            In 1930, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL, Leon is age 9.

            Leon and his wife Jessie are next to Leon’s brother and mother in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery in the Mausoleum, Unit #1.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Leon Elmore 1920 AL1, Albert Fletcher 1894 AL2, Albert Forrest 1871 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

*****************************************

LEVEN BLANEY ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 14 May 2016

 

            Alford, Leven B. “L.B.”, age 82, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016.

            He was a dedicated Electrician and Electrical Estimator; always willing to help others by doing the right thing and being a Christ like example for others. L.B. was a devoted Christian and a member of Eastdale Baptist Church. He is remembered by his family as a loving father and husband.

            LB is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ferry Corley Alford; three sons, Ken Alford, David Alford, and Kevin Alford (Danielle); stepdaughter, Sondra Talley (Tim); granddaughter, Kristin Alford; three step granddaughters, Jennifer Mays, Kayla and Ashlynn Jarvis; sister-in-law, Jeanette Corley; brother-in-law, Tommy Corley (Polly); and niece, Laura Corley.

            The family would like to give a special thanks to Jennifer and McKenzie from Comfort Care Hospice for their care and compassion.

            The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at Alabama Heritage from 1:00 to 2:00 pm with services to immediately follow….

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2018/26/186893928_097ff3ed-9d0b-4017-a86d-7454a974d0cd.jpeg

Photo from Alabama Heritage Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norman Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Grover Cleveland Alford and Alice Matilda Griswold Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Leven Blaney 1934 AL1, Grover Cleveland 1892 AL2, Leven Ellis 1866 AL3, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL4, Leven Ellis 1814 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

*****************************************

LEVEN ELLIS ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 1 September 1896

 

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2009/182/32827648_124657710412.jpg

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2009/182/32827648_124657712972.jpg

Photos from Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pine Level, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

The birth year on the small gravestone is incorrect.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Hilliard Judge Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Leven Ellis 1814 GA1, William 1774 VA2, William 1741 VA3, Salvator 1716 VA4.

 

*****************************************

LILLIAN ALFORD DUFFELL

 

[Lillian died in LA, but we are including her obituary here because she lived and is buried in AL.]

 

Leak Memory Chapel

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—_____ October 2011

 

            Duffell, Lillian A. (Mamma Iggy) passed away on Oct. 24, 2011 in Baton Rouge, La. Lillian was 92 years old and a life time resident of Ramer, Alabama.

            Mamma Iggy was a loving mother and always enjoyed family gatherings where music was played. She enjoyed reading, loved Life and never met a stranger.

            She is survived by a brother , R.V. (Bob) Opelika, AL, a step brother, Jimmy Alford of Montgomery, AL and a step sister, Joyce White of Niceville, FL, three sister in laws, Floyce Duffell of Ramer, AL, Betty Jean Moore of Fleta, AL, and Mary Alford of Montgomery, AL, 2 daughters, Judy Duffell of Baton Rouge, LA, and Brenda Snell of Kokomo, IN, and a son and daughter in law, James and Carol Duffell of San Antonio, TX. She has 5 grandchildren, Stacy and Nancy Duffell of San Antonio, TX, Barbara, Sean and Deina of Kokomo, IN, 5 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She had numerous nieces and nephews.

            Lillian was a member of Ramer Methodist Church.

            Visitation will be at Leak- Memory Chapel Friday Oct. 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 at Ramer Methodist Church with services starting 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Ramer Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Leak Memory Chapel, Montgomery, AL.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/301/79754542_1509309990.jpg

Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BettyB

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian A. Duffell (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Nov 1918, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Raymond Talmadge Alford Sr. and Corintha Victoria McMoy Alford; and siblings Charles Jack Alford Sr., Edward Black Alford Sr., Ruby Laurie Alford, Thomas Alford, and William Donald Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lillian 1918 AL1, Raymond Talmadge 1896 AL2, William Jackson 1874 AL3, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

*****************************************

LILLIAN BELL ROBINSON ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 13 November 1979

 

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/88/16945231_133306146408.jpg

Photo from Deatsville Cemetery, Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Chas Pelham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 May 1895 and died _____ Nov 1979, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, last benefit Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her daughter Catherine Alford Gray in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Julius C. Alford, age 40, married Lillian B. Robinson, age 23, on 4 Nov 1917 in Chilton Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Caesar 1878 AL1, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL2, Leven Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

LILLIE ALFORD MCCAIN

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 10 July 1974

 

            Mrs. Lillie McCain, 73, Piedmont Rt. 4, died yesterday [July 9] at 6:30 a.m. in a local hospital after a short illness.

            Survivors include her husband, William R. McCain, stepdaughters, Mrs. Evelyn Helms, Altoona; Mrs. Genail McGuire, Winston Salem, N.C.; Mrs. Mary A. McCain, Attalla; stepson, John Helms, Altoona; brother, Noah Alford, Piedmont Rt. 4, grandchildren.

            Services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Morgan Chapel with burial in Rainbow Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. McCain was a native of Georgia but had resided in Etowah County most of her life. She was a member of Piedmont Highway Church of God.

            Morgan Funeral Chapel, Attalla, directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brother Noah Wyatt Alford; and stepmother, Savannah Bain Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lillie 1901 GA1, Albert Forrest 1871 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

*****************************************

LILLIE MAE ALFORD TURNER SPEIGNER

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 1 January 1968

 

            Speigner, Lillie Mae, a resident of Montgomery for 36 years and of 3124 LeBron Ave. died Sunday [December 31] after an extended illness.

            Survivors include the widower, K.T. Speigner, Montgomery; mother, Mrs. Maggie Alford Dawkins, Montgomery; three sons, Alvin F. and Leslie M. Turner, both of Montgomery, brothers, E.E. Alford, Pensacola, Fla., Murray L. Alford, Macon, Ga., Henry D., E. Thomas and B.A. Alford, all of Montgomery; one sister, Mrs. Geneva [text missing] grandchildren.

            Services will be from White Chapel Monday at 2 p.m…. Burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Art Bowman, T.J. Kendrick, B.A. Alford III, Roy Hamilton, Gary T. Alford, and Randy Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Bollen Amigrade Alford Sr. and Maggie Lee Ivey Alford Dawkins; and siblings Bollen Amigrade “Al” Alford Jr., Genero Alford Hamilton, and Henry Dorch Alford III in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lillie Mae 1907 AL1, Bollen Amigrade 1877 AL2, Henry Dortch 1855 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

*****************************************

LILLIE NITUS ALFORD ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 4 May 1986

 

            Alford, Lillie Nitus, 83, a resident of Rt. 3, Box 255, Deatsville, AL, and formerly of Montgomery, AL, died Saturday, May [3] at 2:45 A.M. in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 5, 1986, at 2 P.M. from White Chapel with Minister James Vansandt. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with White Chapel Funeral Home directing.

            Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Landgraff, Deatsville, AL, Dennis [sic: Benis] A. Tucker, Panama City, FL; one son, Walter Gordan Alford, New Port Richey, FL; one sister, Maude Alford, Wetumpka, AL; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 until 4 P.M. at White Chapel Funeral, Home.

            Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Davis, Stan Taylor, Harry Vansandt, Melvin Sikes, David Gregory, Perry Doka.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/297/60626219_128804192614.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lonewalker from Montgomery, AL

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Feb 1903 and died _____ May 1986, last residence Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her son William Thomas Alford; stepson Luther Fagan Alford; father, Obadiah Alford; and sister Benis Maude Alford Schuman in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Maxine Alford Landgraff in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Lillie shares a gravestone with her son Obie Henry Alford.

            Lillie was the third wife of Walter Herbert Alford, who was the son of Harriett Carol Alford and unknown father. Harriett was the sister of Lillie’s father.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Walter Herbert 1880 AL1, Harriett Carol 1852 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

            Her lineage: Lillie Nitus 1903 AL1, Obadiah 1877 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

******************************************

LINDA LOUISE ALFORD PANSANO

AAFA #0106

 

Ridout’s Valley Chapel

Homewood, Jefferson Co., AL—_____ March 2017

 

April 25, 1942 - March 12, 2017

 

            Linda A. Pansano passed away on Sunday, March 12 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

            Linda was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 25, 1942, the daughter of Flo and Bernard Alford.

            Mr. Alford passed away when Linda was a small child. Her mother later married Ken Hartley. “Daddy Ken” became Linda’s proud father for the remainder of his life.

            She was preceded in death by her saintly husband, Huey Pansano, mother, Flo Hartley and father, Ken Hartley.

            Linda is survived by her brother, Kenny (Cece) Hartley, her nephews, Charlie, Gaines and Butler Hartley, all of Birmingham. Linda is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins from the Pansano, Alford, Byrd, McEwen and Hartley families.

            A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Greenoaks Memorial Park, 9595 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA.

            Memorials to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor Princeton, NJ 08540 or autismspeaks.org.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, Bernard Ramey Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her mother, Martha Florelle McEwen Alford Hartley, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Linda’s husband was Huey Joseph Pansano, 1932–2005.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Linda Louise 1942 AL1, Bernard Ramey 1912 AL2, William Perry 1874 AL3, William G. 1848 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

LINNIE RICHEY KIDD ALFORD

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY HERALD

Centre, Cherokee Co., AL—9 May 2005

 

            Mrs. Linnie Richey Alford, 95, of Sand Rock, passed away Thursday, May 6, in Collinsville Health Care Center. Perry Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a daughter, Mary Ruth (Claude) Hawthorne of East Ridge, Tenn.; a son, Billy (Faye) Kidd of Piedmont, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nine great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/236/98756271_1408993641.jpg

Photo from Sand Rock Cemetery, Sand Rock, Cherokee Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Douglas Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linnie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 20 Sept 1909 and died 5 May 2005, last residence Leesburg, Cherokee Co., AL.

            From Ancestry family trees: Her first husband and the father of her children was Buey Ernest Kidd.

            Her second husband was John Lewis Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her second husband’s lineage: John Lewis 1898 AL1, James Wylie 1859 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

LODWICK HERRIN ALFORD, SR.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 9 April 1919

 

FUNERAL MONDAY OF LODWICK H. ALFORD

PROMINENT ENGINEER OF ATLANTIC COAST LINE BURIED IN OAKWOOD

 

            Funeral services for Lodwick H. Alford were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Cora Cook, 450 Goode street. Rev. Mr. McLeod of the Perry Street Methodist church officiating.

            The Woodmen of the World and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, of which Mr. Alford was a member, conducted services at the grave.

            Mr. Alford had been a resident of this city for many years and his death was learned with profound sorrow. He was prominent in railroad circles and for many years was an engineer on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad.

            Many friends assembled at the home Tuesday and offered condolence to the family. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/129/69585482_130504395512.jpg

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lonewalker from Montgomery, AL

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Julius Caesar Alford and Martha Herrin Boswell Alford; and children Albert Augusta “Ab” Alford, Mattie Bell Alford Booth, and William Ansley Alford in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Lodwick Alford married Sallie Swint on 2 Sept 1878 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            In 1880, Porters, Montgomery Co., AL: Lod. H. Alford, age 24; his wife Sallie 21; and daughter Mattie 6/12 born Dec. All and their parents were born in AL.

            In 1900, Troy, Pike Co., AL: Lod. H. Alford, engineer age 44; his children: Mattie B. 20, Lodwick H. 17, Cora C. 13, William Al 9, and Albert A. 7; and his [step]sister Margarett G. Boswell 50.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lodwick Herrin 1855 AL1, Julius Caesar 1799 GA2, Lodwick 1775 NC3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

******************************************

LOIS COLLINS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 23 January 1992

 

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/330/141782031_d265228c-472f-41f0-a773-8a830d77056a.jpeg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Awbrey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Oct 1919, last residence Attalla, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Witt Barnes “Dick” Alford, in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

LOIS PAULINE HARRELL ALFORD

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2008/4/23769567_119960029726.jpg

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

Permission granted her granddaughter, Tina Alford Cutright

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 6 November 1979

 

            Mrs. Lois P. Alford, 63, Glencoe Rt. 9, died Monday in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were to be today at 3 p.m. at Crestwood Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Owens officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Survivors: son, William M. Alford, Springville; mother, Mrs. Sara Orene Martin, Glencoe; brother, William A. Harrell, Pell City; grandchildren, Tina and Michael Alford Jr., Springville; six nieces.

            Active pallbearers: Charles F. Summerall, Gary Miller, Jerry Johnson, Mark Gregerson, Charles R. Jenkins, Sam Lowery, Robert Valentine. Honorary pallbearers: Kim Bishop, all employees of Warehouse Groceries and all personal friends.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was employed as a cashier at Warehouse Groceries for 15 years….

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2008/4/23769567_119960020372.jpg

 

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tina Alford Cutright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Aug 1916 and died _____ Nov 1979, last residence Kimberly, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her son William Michael Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Lois Pauline Harrell Alford was born 4 Aug 1916 in Calhoun Co., AL, daughter of William D. Harrell and Sara O. Martin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Alton Lee 1916 AL1, Jesse Fane 1890 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

LORI DIANE ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 9 November 2005

 

            Lori Diane Alford, a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, died Sunday at a local hospital. She was 41.

            Alford was a native of Mobile and a resident of Tanner Williams.

            Survivors include her father, John Alford of Tanner Williams; three brothers, Michael Price and Richard Price, both of Mobile, and Paul Dubose of Austin, Texas; and two sisters, Sheryl Meek Crocker of Tanner Williams and Sheryl Faux of California.

            Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at Gilmer’s Funeral Home on Zeigler Circle West. A private burial is planned.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/42/65570633_129757284851.jpg

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lori D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Aug 1963 and died 16 Nov 2005 (incorrect), last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her father, Mervin J. “Big John” Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Lori Diane 1963 AL1, Mervin J. 1936 MS2, Melvin 1913 MS3, Johnnie Lee 18904, John H. 1868 AL5, S.E. 1828 SC6, Peachman 1795 VA7.

 

*****************************************

LORINE HORTENSE CUMMINGS ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM POST-HERALD

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Monday, 9 April 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Funeral for Mrs. Lorine Cummings Alford, 85, Birmingham, who died Thursday, will be 11 a.m. today, Ridout’s Roebuck Chapel, burial Forest Hill Cemetery. Member Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

            Survivors: son, Charles A. Alford, Jr., Birmingham; brother, James Lewis Cummings, California.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/322/100894385_135328657223.jpg

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Leigh Ann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorine C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Sept 1904 and died 5 Apr 1990, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her son Charles Aaron Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From Alabama Select Marriages, 1816–1957 (Ancestry): Lorine Hortense Cummings, age 19, married Charles A. Alford on 13 July 1924 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles Aaron 1903 AL1, Travis Woodward 1877 AR2, James R. 1852 AL3.

 

*****************************************

LOTTIE MAY ALFORD LEDBETTER

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 1 January 1961

 

            Ledbetter, Mrs. Lottie May Alford, died at her home, 498 Sayre St., Tuesday at 10:35 p.m. after a long illness.

            Surviving are two sons, William R. Ledbctter, Montgomery; Julius A. Ledbetter, Soda Springs, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. Betty L. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Jeanette L. McKinney, both of Montgomery; a brother, Walker Alford, Pike Road; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held from the Deatsville Methodist Church, Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Arch MacNair and the Rev. Haywood Scott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, White Chapel directing….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/88/16945238_133306238131.jpg

Photo from Deatsville Cemetery, Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Chas Pelham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother Sylvanus Walker “Sill” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lottie May 1877 AL1, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL2, Leven Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

LOUANNA JANE MITCHELL ALFORD

Grandmother of Arthur Lee Dees, Jr., AAFA #0770

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 15 September 1953

 

            Alford, Mrs. Louana Jane, a resident of Montgomery tor 40 years, died at her home, 779 Sayre St. at 11:30 a.m. Monday [September 14] following an illness of three weeks.

            Surviving are a son, Judge B. Alford, Tuscaloosa; three daughters, Mrs. E.C. Murphy Sr., Montgomery; Mrs. Zelma Turnipseed, Montgomery; and Mrs. Mary Lou Dees, Milstead, Ala.; two brothers, J.T. Mitchell, Long Beach, Calif.; J.T. Mitchell, Electra, Tex.

            The funeral will be held from White Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Clyde Kinniard officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

ALABAMA JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 16 September 1953

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            The funeral for Mrs. Louana Jane Alford who died Monday was held from White Chapel today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clyde Kinniard officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were J.W. Turnipseed, Curtis Murphy, Marris Dees, Lucian Dees, James Dees and George Jester.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Julius Boward “Judge” Alford in this compilation.

It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Her first name is misspelled in her obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Judge Hilliard 1866 AL1, Hilliard Judge 1837 AL2, Leven Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

LOUVENIA DAVIS HALLFORD

 

ANDALUSIA STAR-NEWS

Andalusia, Covington Co., AL—Thursday, 1 January 2009

 

            Mrs. Louvenia Davis Hallford, 80, of Andalusia, died Tues., Dec. 30, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, Thurs. Jan. 1, 2009, at the Pleasant Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Kelley officiating and burial to follow in the church Cemetery.

            She is survived by her son, Jimmy Hallford of Andalusia; her daughter, Linda (Steve) DuBose of Boaz; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a brother, Carl (Rebecca) Davis of Andalusia, and his sister Faye (J.T.) White of Andalusia, and several nieces and nephews.

            She was loved by all and considered as “everyone’s Nana.”

            Pallbearers will be Mark Davis, Kevin Davis, Nathan Davis, Richard Page, Athen White and Vance White. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve White, Tommy White, Jerry White, Matt DuBose Dozier Simmons and Randy White….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/74/32599274_130030186789.jpg

Photo from Pleasant Home Baptist Cemetery, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Chisum Fountain

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louvenia D. Hallford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Dec 1928, last residence Andalusia, Covington Co., AL.

 

******************************************

LOYD JUNIOR ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 30 January 1989

 

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Young’s Chapel for Loyd J. Alford, 67, Rt. 9, Gadsden, who died Saturday, Jan. 28, 1989. The Rev. Allen Payne and Bro. Jim Newton will officiate. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. He was a believer in the Methodist faith and a self-employed timberman.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Imogene Alford, Hokes Bluff; daughter[s], Mrs. Wanda Ray, Altoona; Ms. Angela Alford, Hokes Bluff; sons, Haskell and Sharrel Alford, both of Hokes Bluff; son-in-law, Jesse Ray; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Betty and Debbie Alford; grandchildren, Dana Ray, and Davis, Christy and Dustin Alford; step-mother, Mrs. Amanda Alford, Hokes Bluff; sisters, Mrs. Ruby Jenkins and Mrs. Ida Jewell Flowers, both of Hokes Bluff; Mrs. Lillie Pearl Kelley, Southside; Mrs. Mary Lou Garmany, Leesburg; brothers, Mason and Arvil Alford, Hokes Bluff; Robert Alford, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Billy, Jack and Gary Jenkins, Glenn Gidley, Jerry Alford and Harold Heath.

            Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Loyd Alford and all personal friends….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/33/126951252_1423011152.jpg

Photo from Youngs Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loyd Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 3 Nov 1921 and died _____ Jan 1989, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Imogene Sewell Alford; daughter Wanda Alford Ray; father, Scott Junior Alford; stepmother, Amanda “Mandy” Chapman Alford; siblings Perry Mason Alford, Ruby Jewel Alford Jenkins; and half-sister Mary Lou Alford Garmany in this compilation.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry): Loyd Junior Alford was born 3 Nov 1921 in Etowah Co., AL, son of Scott J. Alford and Zenie Purcell.

            The inscription at the bottom of the gravestone he shares with his wife says, “Married July 3, 1943.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Loyd Junior 1921 AL1, Scott Junior 1892 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

LOYD WESLEY ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 18 December 1985

 

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2008/308/22574269_122583701436.jpg

Photo from Miller Cemetery, Semmes, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William McNeil, Jr

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 12 Feb 1913 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Dec 1985, last residence Wilmer, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Everett Lee Alford Jr. and William Chester “Dutch” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandmother Frances Virginia Reed Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Loyd Wesley 1912 MS1, Everett Lee 1882 MS2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

******************************************

LUCILLE HOLMES ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Friday, 14 December 2007

 

Dec. 10, 1922–Dec. 13, 2007

 

            Lucille H. Alford, 85, of Huntsville passed away Thursday. She was a charter member of Hillsboro Heights Baptist Church. She worked in the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., during World War II. She had a huge sense of humor and loved life.

            Survivors include son, Don Alford and wife, Lita, of Gurley; daughter, Carol Kerns and husband, Dale, of Nebraska; grandchildren, Don Bogue and wife, Nicole, of Rome, Ga., and Ben Kerns and Sydnee Rose Kerns of Nebraska; great-granddaughter, Isabella Bogue of Rome; and brother, Bubba Holmes of Texas.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Heights Baptist Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Dec 1922, last residence Gurley, Madison Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ben Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

LUCINDA ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 3 May 1986

 

            Alford, Mrs. Lucinda, a resident of Rt. 2, Union Springs, AL, Thompson Community, died at her home Saturday, April 26, 1986. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 4, 1986 at 3 pm. at Second Baptist Church, Thompson Community. Rev. Jasper Thornton officiating. Memory Chapel directing.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mr. Betty Mae Monday; one son-in-law, Mr. Ray Charles Monday, one son, Mr. James Turner, one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Grace Turner. Ozark, AL; 3 great grandchildren; all of Union Springs, AL; and a host of cousins & friends; 3 aunts; 1 uncle; nieces; nephews, including Mr. Willie James Alford, Union Springs, AL.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucinda Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Dec 1903 and died _____ Apr 1986, last residence Union Springs, Bullock Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

LUCIOUS “PETE” ALFORD

 

MOBILE PRESS

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—21 April 1948

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mr. Lucious (Pete) Alford—Native of Citronelle, Ala., and a resident of Mobile for the past 35 years, died Tuesday morning, April 20, 1948, at 7:10 o’clock.

            He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. C.L. (Mae) Lawson, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Lillie Oswald, Mobile; Mrs. Mattie Mayles, Mobile; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Riggins Mortuary Thursday afternoon, April 22, 1948 at 2:30 o’clock.

            Dr. E.L. Pennington, pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Arrangement by Higgins Mortuary, Mobile.

 

AAFA NOTES: AL Deaths lists Lucious Alford, born about 1883 and died 29 Apr 1948, age 65, son of Frank Alford and Elizabeth Phillips.

 

*****************************************

LUCIUS MANNING ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Cecil Orie Alford, AAFA #0751

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—26 July 1933

 

OPELIKA, Ala., July 25—The funeral of L.M. Alford, 65, who died at his home here early Monday after a long illness, was held at 10 a.m. today from the Beulah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mr. Cofield officiating and Crossley in charge. Burial was in the Beulah Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford moved to Opelika in 1911 from Greenville, Ga. and entered the grocery business which he conducted until ill health forced his retirement a year ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church and of the Woodman of the World.

            Surviving are his widow; one sister, Mrs. H.F. Gerrad, of Greenville, Ga., and one brother, Clarence Alford, of Atlanta.

 

AAFA NOTES: On Lucius Manning Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 40 living in Opelika, Lee Co., AL. He was born 12 Jan 1878, and his nearest relative is Cora Martha Alford.

            From Find A Grave: Lucius and his wife Cora are buried next to each other in Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Lee Co., AL, but their large gravestones are not engraved.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lucius Manning 1878 GA1, Zadoc Napoleon 1849 GA2, Isham 1805 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

LULA EMMA PRUITT ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 15 April 1993

 

            Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crestwood Chapel for Mrs. Lula Pruitt Alford, 95, 100 Chieftan Way, Gadsden, who died Wednesday, April 14, 1983. Dr. H. Thomas Hight and the Revs. Gary Rivers and Bill Harbison will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford, “Mama Lula,” was preceded in death by her husband, Fred O. Alford, and sons, Jack W. and Thomas L. Alford Sr.

            She was a member of East Gadsden Baptist Church for 93 years.

            She is survived by son, Merrill Alford; daughters-in-law, Tena Alford, Gadsden, and Carolyn Alford, Tuscaloosa; grandchildren, Paul Alford, Decatur, Melanie Garner, Wyoming, Judy Brookes and Francine Wallace, Gadsden, Cecilia Belvin and Tommy Alford, Texas, Clark Alford, Gadsden, Cynthia McClendon, North Carolina, Angelina Hardee, Talladega, Jerry Alford, Tuscaloosa, and Tammy Reynolds, Gadsden; 25 grea-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Gerald Kilgore, Walter Kilgore, Steve Shivers, Gerald Bridges, L.N. Davidson, J.D. Hill and Roy McKenzie. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Duncan, Mrs. Marilyn Ford and the Etowah County Home Health Aides….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/324/78701164_135346010545.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula E. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 Aug 1897, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her sons Jack Warren Alford and Thomas Liddell Alford Sr.; and sister Mildred Lee Pruitt Alford in this compilation.

            Lula and her sister Mildred married Alford brothers.

            From SSACI: Lula Emma Alford was born 14 Aug 1897 in Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, daughter of John H. Pruitt and Louisa Penteconst.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Fredrick Oliver 1895 AL1, James Edward 1846 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

******************************************

LUNETTE “LUCY” JONES ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 9 July 2015

 

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/Cobrands/birmingham/Photos/photo_20150709_AL0069918_0_alford__lunette_20150709.jpg

 

December 12, 1921-July 7, 2015

 

            Lunette “Lucy” Jones Alford, age 93 of Birmingham, AL passed away on July 7, 2015.

            She was born in Birmingham December 12, 1921 to Annie and Albert Leroy Jones. She was married in San Francisco, CA March 20, 1945 to Dr. A Wade Alford. Together they raised their family in several locations, but finally settled in Birmingham.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Alford; her sisters, Dean Peoples, Sally Phillips, and Evelyn Davis, as well as brothers, J.C., Euel and Carmen Jones.

            She is survived by children: Patricia Alford, Richard Alford, Susan Roach (children Keegan & Sarah Savannah), and John Alford (wife Melody and children Erica, Rebecca, & Wade).

            Lucy was a longtime member of the 77th St. Edwards Lake Rd. Church of Christ. She attended the University of Alabama with her sisters and became a physical education teacher. After Wade’s death in 1969, she returned to school and began teaching again. She retired from Woodlawn High School, where she worked fulltime until she was 82.

            She loved to garden, walk (fast) at the old Eastwood Mall, and cheer loudly for Bama Football. She cared for her mother, her brother Carmen, and his wife Gracie. She then traveled to Memphis to care for her sister Teb.

            The family wants to thank family friends and caregivers Mary Jean Trone, Tracie Grey, and Peggie Acree. Gentiva Hospice was a Godsend. We couldn’t have done it without you.

            Services will be held Saturday July 11 at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, on Gadsden Highway in Trussville. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 pm, with service to follow at 3 pm in the chapel, conducted by her nephew Alan Phillips….

 

 

Photos from Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ramona Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Almond Wade 1917 AL1, Joseph DeWitt 1888 GA2, Larkin J. 1849 GA3, Thomas 1829 GA4, Wiley A. 1794 GA5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

LUTHER FAGAN ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—20 August 1958

 

            Alford, Luther F., 47, a lifetime resident of Montgomery, died unexpectedly Tuesday at 5:45 a.m.

            Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Lillie N. Alford, Montgomery; two brothers, William Thomas Alford and Walter G. Alford, both of Montgomery; two sisters, Mrs. Benis Tucker, Panama City, Fla., Mrs. Maxine Landgraff, Huntsville; a number of nieces and nephews.

            The funeral will be held from White Chapel today at 4:30 p.m. with Minister Louis Casey officiating.

 

Luther F. Alford

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/322/155163954_1447958933.jpg

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norman Scott

Luther is buried next to his mother’s sister.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Burtie Mae Lewis Solomon Alford Poe; and half-brother William Thomas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-sister Maxine Alford Landgraff in Tennessee Obituaries.

            In 1920, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL:

 

Walter H. Alford           head                 39     AL AL AL      grocery store proprietor

Rose Anna                     wife                 36     AL AL AL

John H. Grantham          stepfather         67     AL AL AL      widowed

Luther F.                        adopted son      9     AL US US

 

            From WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940–1947 (Ancestry): Luther Fagan Alford, age 29, registered on 16 Oct 1940 in Montgomery, AL, where he lived. He was born 2 Dec 1910 in Montgomery, AL. He was employed by the Montgomery County Board of Revenue and lists a friend as someone who will always know his address.

            From AL Marriages: Luther Fagen Alford, age 30 son of W.H. Alford and Lillian Lilles, married Burtie Mae Solomon, age 32 daughter of mother Oliver Lewis, on 1 June 1941 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            On the 1945 FL State Census, Panama City, Bay Co.: Luther F. Alford, age 35; Burtie M. 36; Burtie L. 16; William F. 16; and Ray L. Soloman 12. All were born in AL.

            From Alabama Divorce Index, 1950–1959 (Ancestry): Luther F. Alford and Burtie M. Alford were divorced in March 1950 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His (adopted) paternal lineage: Luther Fagan 1910 AL1, Walter Herbert 1880 AL2, Harriett Carol 1852 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

LYNCH THOMAS ALFORD, JR.

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—14 September 2006

 

TUSCALOOSA—Lynch Alford, Jr., age 78, of Tuscaloosa, died Sept. 13, 2006 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Phil Boyles officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

            Survivors include his wife, Helen Joy Alford; daughter, Margie Alford Mathews; son-in-law, Robert P. Mathews; sister, Nell Tullis; and grandchildren, Ashley Mathews and Lucky Mathews.

            Pallbearers will be members of Holt Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lynch Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Oct 1927, last residence Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Helen Joy Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Grocie Mae Hamby Alford Boyd, in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Lynch Thomas 1927 AL1, Lynch Thomas 1900 AL2, George Luck 1875 AL3, William Thomas 1826 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

*****************************************

MADIS M. GARNER ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 29 March 2002

 

            Alford, Madis G., age 81, a resident of Grady, AL, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. from Friendship Baptist Church in Grady, AL with Rev. Chuck Francisco and Rev. Joe Leverette officiating. Burial will follow in Ramer Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Edward B. “Snookie” Alford, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Tommi Lee Alford of Deatsville, AL; two brothers, Bill Garner of Pine Level, AL and Jack Garner of Montgomery, AL; three grandchildren, Lynn Caples (Blaine), Tom Van Devender and Matt Alford and two greatgrandchildren, Tanner Caples and Trevor Caples.

            Pallbearers will be John Wiggins, Glen Spivey, Butch Alford, Billy Joe Sansom, Larry Menefee and Wayman Sanders….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/302/35268667_131999751316.jpg

Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Madis M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Dec 1920, last residence Deatsville, Elmore Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edward Black Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MAGGIE ELIZA PATTERSON ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 28 August 1959

 

            Mrs. Maggie Patterson Alford, 66, Gadsden Route 7, died at her residence yesterday at 11:30 a.m. after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Alford Bend.

            Active pallbearers will be Billy Ray Patterson, Jackie Lee Patterson, Otho McCoy, Tim McCoy, Emory Bryant and Michael Alford.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul Bryant, Gadsden Route 7, and Mrs. Hoyt C. Miller, Arab; six sons, Alton Alford, Glencoe Route 1: Wilburn and Curtis Alford, Gadsden Route 2; Jesse F. and Zelman F. Alford, Gualala, Calif. and Herston E. Alford, Gadsden; a sister, Mrs. Louie McCoy, Gadsden Route 2; two brothers, Johnny and Willie Patterson, Gadsden Route 2 and 21 grandchildren.

            A native of Calhoun County, Mrs. Alford had been a resident of Etowah County most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Fane Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Curtis Howard Alford, Hazel Alford Bryant, Herston Eugene Alford, Jesse Fayne Alford Jr., Wilburn Lloyd Alford, and Zelman Edward Alford in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

MAGGIE LEE IVEY ALFORD DAWKINS

 

Maggie Lee (Ivey) Alford       "Mama"

Photo from khamilton70’s Hamilton-Alford-Ivey Dec 2014 family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 23 January 1968

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Bollen Amigrade Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Bollen Amigrade “Al” Alford Jr., Genero Alford Hamilton, Henry Dorch Alford III, and Lillie Mae Alford Turner Speigner in this compilation.

            Family reunion article:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 14 July 1960

 

 

******************************************

MARGARET ANITA ALFORD

Aunt of Linda Louise Alford Pansano, AAFA #0106

 

Photo from La Revue, Birmingham Southern College 1927 yearbook, sophomore

In 1928 she appears as a senior

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 3 June 1934

 

TEACHER’S WEDDING GOWN TO BE SHROUD

 

BESSEMER, Ala., June 2—Wearing the gown which she would have worn to her wedding on June 12, Miss. Margaret Alford, 25, a high school instructor, who ended her life yesterday [June 1], will be buried tomorrow.

            The wedding garment was completed last night by a designer who did not hear of the suicide. On delivery today it became a shroud.

            The coroner’s verdict said Miss Alford had committed suicide by firing a bullet into her brain. Friends blamed illness.

 

In another article:

 

CULLMAN DEMOCRAT

Cullman, Cullman Co., AL—Thursday, 7 June 1934

 

SCHOOL TEACHER TAKES OWN LIFE

 

BESSEMER, June 2—Twelve days before she was to have been married, Miss Margaret Alford, 25-year-old teacher in the Bessemer high school, shot and killed herself.

            Miss Alford’s wedding dress was delivered yesterday morning, a short time before she shot herself through the heart. One note found in her room gave directions for disposing of a sum of money, and another said, “I am doing this because there is no happiness in the world.”

            The body was found by a man who went to call the young woman to lunch. A coroner returned a verdict of suicide.

            Miss Alford’s home was in Elmore, Ala.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/329/18150268_3c21aeab-765b-48b8-8bde-0e10e76f724d.jpeg

Photo from Mount Hebron West Cemetery, Elmore, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Waites

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, William Perry Alford and Mary Lillian Ramey Alford; and siblings Bernard Ramey Alford Tatum, Elsie Louise Alford Tatum, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr., and Nina Ruth Alford Harrington in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Margaret Anita 1908 AL1, William Perry 1874 AL2, William G. 1848 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

MARGARET FINOCCHIO ALFORD

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/100/107768965_136569563554.jpg

Photo appears to be under a hinge on her gravestone

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 June 2002

 

            Alford, Margaret Finocchio, age 52, of Hoover, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2002.

            She devoted countless hours to numerous charitable organizations. In 1998 and 1999 she served as co-chairman of the Decorator Show House, which benefits the Symphony. She also served on the Symphony Volunteer Council. As a member of the Charity League, she served as chairman of the Magical Masquerade. The Hoover Service Club and Country Club Highlands Garden Club enjoyed her creativity and hard work. As a member of St. Peter’s Church, she served as past president of the Women’s Club.

            She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jessie Finocchio, and will be deeply missed by numerous loving cousins and friends.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26th, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church with the reciting of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Thursday, June 27th, at 10:00 at St. Peter the Apostle Church and burial at Valhalla Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Hoover, or St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bessemer, or the Symphony Volunteer Council Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 53078, Birmingham, Alabama 35253. Bessemer Brown Service directing

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/92/107768965_136502540515.jpg

Photo from Valhalla Cemetery, Midfield, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Caretaker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Sept 1949, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his her husband, Byron Thomas Alford; and daughters Catherine Elizabeth Alford and Jessica Marla Alford in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

MARGARET JANE REEVES ALFORD

 

ALEXANDER CITY OUTLOOK

Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL—Tuesday, 13 September 2011

 

            Funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Jane Reeves Alford, 89, of Alexander City, will be Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Vince Lee will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Radney Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Chapman Healthcare Center in Alexander City. She was born on July 6, 1922 in Lineville, Alabama to Furman Reeves and Minnie Cummings Reeves. Mrs. Alford was a charter member of Hillabee Baptist Church. She married Edward Lamar Alford on January 8, 1938. She worked for Russell Corp for 26 years as a sewing machine operator and Inspector at #9 until she retired on June 28, 1984. She also volunteered at Russell Medical Center for several years following her retirement. Mrs. Alford loved to sew and was a wonderful seamstress.

            She is survived by her sons, Charles Alford (Barbara) of Montgomery, John Paul Alford (Judy) of Memphis, TN, and David Lamar Alford (Natalie) of Wetumpka; granddaughter, Melissa Carol Alford of Memphis, TN; grandson, Matthew John Alford (Lisa) of Memphis, TN; and sister, Doris Hodnett of Alexander City.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lamar Alford; parents; sister, Katherine Allen; and brothers, Byron Reeves and Olin Reeves.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Hillabee Baptist Church, 1781 Hialeah Circle, Alexander City, AL 35010-6701.

            The family would like to thank Chapman Healthcare Center for their compassionate care and cooperation while she was in their care.

            Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

            Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/90/76507746_133323163158.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/90/76507746_133323141169.jpg

Photos from Hillview Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dana Cook

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret J. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Edward Lamar 1919 AL1, Elvy Durrell 1893 AL2, William Lafayette 1869 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

MARGARET MYRTLE ALFORD JONES

 

Leak Memory Chapel

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—_____ April 2012

 

Margaret Jones Obituary

 

            Margaret Alford Jones, born August 18, 1917, a resident of Montgomery and Camden, Alabama, died after an extended illness on April 28, 2012.

            Mrs. Jones graduated from Troy State University with a degree in education. She taught school for a few years, but retired from the State Health Department. During her retirement, she traveled extensively throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska and also Europe. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years. She was active in Garden Clubs and loved to participate in crafts of all kinds.

            Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents: George C. Alford and Carrie Fail Alford; her husband: Edward Henry Jones, Jr.; brother: Jack Alford; sister: Betty Alford Cassity; niece: Mary Scott Alford Barnes and a nephew: George Cassity.

            She is survived by her son: Edward Henry Jones III and his wife Betty; Grandchildren: Barton K. Jones and wife Kelly; Teresa Jones Hink and husband Jeff; Michael Alford Jones and wife LaChelle; Great Grandchildren: Chris Jones, Tyler Jones, and Jack Jones; Niece: Betty Carol Cassity Mundy and husband Warren; Nephews: George Alford and wife Ann; Rob Alford and wife Jane; Sisters-in-law: Joyce Joiner and husband Bill; Matt Lacy; Merle Wright and husband John and many nieces and nephews-in-law.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, May 2 at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside services will be held the following day, Thursday, May 3 at 2 pm at Camden Cemetery with Rev. Laurie Jones officiating.

            Serving as pallbearers will be nephews: Dr. Richard Jones, Jimmy Jones, Bob Jones, David Jones, Allen Joiner, and great nephews-in-law, Donald Hall, III and Todd Hall.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining Alford and Jones cousins and the close personal friends of Ed H. Jones, III.

            Her family extends a special thanks to her caregivers, Callie Crayton, Alichia Crayton, Barbara Wheat, Jackie Ellis, Maudie Banks and Southeast Hospice. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made in her name to the First Presbyterian Church of Montgomery or your favorite charity….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/206/89857319_137483053658.jpg

Photo from Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Whitman Mularz

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret A. Jones (SS# issued in AL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Clem Alford and Carrie Bell Fail Alford; and brother Margaret Alford Jones in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Margaret Myrtle 1917 AL1, George Clem 1894 AL2, George Luck 1875 AL3, William Thomas 1826 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

******************************************

MARGARET PAULINE ALFORD KING

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 18 September 1975

 

            Mrs. Pauline King, 62, 137 Campbell Ct., died yesterday at 6:15 p.m. after an extended illness.

            Survivors: sisters, Mrs. Mildred Neill, Akron, O.; Mrs. Tommie Faucett, Gadsden; several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from Collier-Butler Chapel with the Rev. Donald Norrell officiating. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers: Artis Fordham, Frank Turner, Jr., Jimmy Wagnon, Doug Alford, David Faucett, George Sizemore and Mike Saffells. Mrs. King was a native and a resident of Gadsden most of her life. She was a member of the East Gadsden Baptist Church….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/101034363_1415753641.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret King (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 May 1913, last residence Gadsden, Etowah.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Breckenridge “Brack” Alford and Leila Grant Sizemore Alford; and sisters Hazel Zeline Alford Wagnon and Tommie Elizabeth Alford Faucett in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Margaret Pauline 1913 AL1, Thomas Breckenridge 1878 AL2, James Edward 1846 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

MARGARET R. HENDERSON ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—30 May 2012

 

 

            Alford, Margaret R. Henderson of Birmingham, passed away May 28, 2012. Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM at New Pilgrim. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Bushelon Funeral Home directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 March 1936, last residence not listed.

 

******************************************

MARGARET SULA ALFORD JOHNSON

 

TIMES-GEORGIAN

Carrollton, Carroll Co., GA—Wednesday, 9 February 2000

 

            Mrs. Margaret Alford Johnson of Axis [Mobile Co.], AL, died Feb. 2, 2000. Mrs. Johnson, a native of Bowdon [Carroll Co.], GA, was born Jan. 7, 1928, daughter of the late Perry C. and Myrtic Barnes Alford. She also was preceded in death by a brother, P.C. Alford, Jr.

            She was retired from International Papers as an executive secretary.

            Survivors include her husband, Wesley Allen Johnson of Axis; a brother, Wayne B. Alford of Bowdon; and sisters, Mary Nell Powers of Carrollton, GA, and Betty Jane Landers of Bowdon.

            Services were held at Radney Funeral Home [Saraland, Mobile Co., AL] on Saturday, Feb. 5, with interment in Creola Cemetery....

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/246/116312910_137832035797.jpg

Photo from Creola Cemetery, Creola, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Bell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret A. Johnson (SS# issued in GA), last residence Axis, Mobile Co., AL.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Mary Nell Alford Powers and Wayne Beechum Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            Margaret was the daughter of Perry Calvin Alford Sr. and his first wife, Myrtis Barnes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Margaret Sula 1928 GA1, Perry Calvin 1899 GA2, Clarence Juhan 1859 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

*****************************************

MARGUERITE CARRIGAN ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—26 March 1970

 

            Alford, Mrs. Marguerite C. (Mrs. Ab), a life long resident of Montgomery and of 2816 Biltmore Ave., died in a local hospital at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday after an extended illness.

            Survivors are, a son William A. Alford, Mobile, a daughter, Mrs. George F. Barker, Montgomery.

            Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Donald C. Graham officiating and White Chapel directing….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/346/81928513_132382346574.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Albert Augusta “Ab” Alford; and son William Richard Alford in this compilation.

            From AL Deaths: Marguerite C. Alford, age 73, died 25 March 1970 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. Her parents are James Carrigan and Virginia Barr.

 

******************************************

MARIE LOUISE LAURENDINE ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Thursday, 31 March 2011

 

            Marie Laurendine Alford, a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama passed away March 29, 2011 at the age of 87.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William Herbert Alford; her son, William Cecil Alford (Butch) and her daughter-in-law, Connie A. Clark.

            She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Heiter; three grandchildren, Catherine Alford, Jackie and her husband Jay Ritchie, and John Heiter; two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Katie Ritchie; and her sister, Doris Gentry.

            A memorial service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/349/67825619_1418765468.jpg

Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Saraland, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Merlene Lovelace

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Jan 1924, last residence Eight Mile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Herbert Alford, in this compilation.

            The obituary published on the funeral home website lists her middle name.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: Marie’s parents are Cecil Carter Laurendine and Adele Baker.

 

*****************************************

MARION ELIZABETH COX ALFORD JOHNSON

 

Moma head shot

Photo from suenobles1’s Nobles Family Tree (Ancestry)

Barbara Sue Alford died in 2017—see her obituary

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 3 January 1988

 

            Johnson, Marion C, 66, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died Thursday, December 31, 1987, after an extended illness in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 3, 1988, at 2 p.m. from the First Independent Methodist Church, Bell Road, with Rev. Julian Talley officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with Leak-Memory Chapel directing.

            She is survived by three daughters, Sue Nobles, Montgomery, AL, Gail Calloway, Millbrook, AL, Mavis Abrams, Holtville, AL; one son, Larry Johnson. Millbrook, AL; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be James Harrington, Bill Duke, Rob Burroughs, Keith Andrews, Michael Talley, and Jerry Matthews….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/267/152838946_1443222977.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norman Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr.; and children Barbara Sue Alford Nobles and Gerald Wayne Alford Jr. this compilation.

            In 1967, after Gerald’s death, Marion married John T. Johnson (1917–1974).

 

******************************************

MARTHA D. BRYANT ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 19 March 2008

 

            Martha D. Alford, 79, Gadsden, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, died Sunday, March 16, 2008.

            She is survived by her daughters, Angelina (Jack) Jenkins and Cynthia McClendon; and four grandchildren, Jared McClendon, Morgan Alford, Matthew Alford and Lauren Hardee. She also had one great-grandchild.

            She is preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Bryant; brother, Billy Bryant; and son, Clark Alford.

            She was a lifelong native of Gadsden. She attended church at Word Alive International Outreach. She was a devoted Christian, enthusiastic in her worship, always praying for the needs of others.

            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 at Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 30 Oct 1928 and died 17 March 2008 [different than obituary], last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Merrill Alford; and son Merrill Clark Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MARTHA HERRIN BOSWELL ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DAILY ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Friday, 16 July 1880

 

            Mrs. Martha Alford died at her home in Opelika on Thursday last [July 8] of cramp colic.

 

In another article:

 

OPELIKA TIMES

Opelika, Lee Co., AL—Friday, 16 July 1880

 

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/173/128373475_1403542777.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/173/128373475_1403542941.jpg

Photos from Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, junkbuyercbd

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her second husband, Julius Caesar Alford; and son Lodwick Herrin Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            The death date on her gravestone conflicts with the newspaper death notice.

            Martha’s first husband was Thomas Coke Boswell, 1818–1848.

 

******************************************

MARTHA PIKE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 22 February 1985

 

            Mrs. Martha Pike Alford, 87, Piedmont Rt. 4, died Thursday at a local health care center. Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing. Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Collier-Butler chapel with the Revs. Harold Adcock and Kenneth Patterson officiating. Burial in New Bethel Cemetery.

            Survivors: sisters, Mrs. Florence Waldon, Ms. Genevea Pike; brother, Gene Pike, all of Piedmont; several nieces and nephews….

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and was a member of the New Bethel Methodist Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 31 July 1893 and died _____ Feb 1985, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert A. “Bud” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            The birth year, 1893, that SSDI records list is probably incorrect. Her gravestone says 1897, she is age 2 born July 1897 on the 1900 Etowah Co. census, and her age at death is 87.

 

******************************************

MARY AKEROYD ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 29 April 2004

 

            Alford, Mary Akeroyd expired April 26, 2004.

            Mary was a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Norwood Grammar School, Phillips High School, and Birmingham Southern College where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

            She is survived by her husband, Dr. Charles Alford, Jr.; daughters, Caroline Grant (Michael) and Susan Simpson; grandchildren, Gillen, Emily, Mary Catherine, and Julia Grant, Charles Edwin, and Matthew Simpson; cousins, Kathryn Rumbaugh, Robert Hueffed, Jane Ann Carroll, Sandra Turner, and Sue Mullican.

            Funeral services will be held at Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Parlors Southside Chapel on Friday, April 30, 2004 at 11:00AM with interment to follow in Elmwood Cemetery….

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

            Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Parlors Southside Chapel directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 9 Feb 1925, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles Aaron Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MARY ALFORD SMITH

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 29 September 2006

 

            Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Chapel for Mary Alford Smith, 52, Gadsden, who died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006. The Rev. Van Lockridge will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Chapel is in charge.

            Mrs. Smith was born in California, but called Gadsden home. She worked at Kemp and Associates in Anniston for seven years. She attended Word of Life Church.

            Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Pat Alford.

            She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Rodney Smith; daughter, Allison Smith (Skip) Hale, Southside; son, Brandon P. (Amanda) Smith, Gadsden; father-in-law, Leon Smith; mother-in-law, Christine Smith; sisters, Marti (David) Armstrong, Southside, and Melinda (Steve) Moseley, Oxford; brothers, Kenneth (Suki) Alford, Hokes Bluff, and Chip Alford, Peoria, Ill.; brother-in-law, Mike (Cathy) Marker, Hokes Bluff; sister-in-law, Cathy (Kenny) Kilgro, Hokes Bluff; grandchild, McKenna Hale; aunts, Gail (Bror) Mattson, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Jeanne (Henry) Rogillio, Jackson, La.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Joe Taylor, Dr. Mike Marker, Kenneth Laughlin, Billy Fordham, Jeremy Wallace, Frank Langley and J.J. Landrum.

            The family wishes to express their thanks to Kemp and Associates, Dr. Steve Bynon, UAB and the SICU nursing staff….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/240/139175113_1440904061.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Smith (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 Aug 1954, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jesse Fane Alford Jr. and Mary “Pat” Nelms Alford; and brother Kenneth Wayne Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary 1954 CA1, Jesse Fayne 1921 AL2, Jesse Fane 1890 AL3, William J. 1861 AL4, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

*****************************************

MARY ALICE HESTER ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 16 April 1964

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mary Alice, a resident of Montgomery for 28 years, died at her home, 2058 Harmon St., Tuesday [April 14] at 2:25 p.m. following an extended illness.

            Surviving are a son, Judson Alford, Montgomery; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Endress, Montgomery, Mrs. Myrtle Walker, Wetumpka, Mrs. Ocille Harwill and Mrs. Anne Croucher, both of Miami, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held from White Chapel, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Henry Hulgan officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2018/52/181220002_dc092ccb-a9a7-4ef8-9107-c2299b01c23e.jpeg

Photo from Montgomery Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ttaylornorth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Sloan Alford; and son Robert Judson Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MARY ALICE HIX ALFORD

 

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS

Opelika, Lee Co., AL—Friday, 1 August 2008

 

            Funeral service for Mary Alice Hix Alford, 75 of Opelika is Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Chapel. Burial is in Garden Hills Cemetery. Dr. Mike King is officiating….

            Mrs. Alford who died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at East Alabama Medical Center was born January 7, 1933 in Pike County, and had lived most her life in Opelika. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Opelika, and the Bobbie Meadows Sunday School Class. Mrs. Alford was a retired teacher’s aid of the Opelika School System.

            She is survived by her husband, Robert V. Alford of Opelika; son, Robert V. (Sara) Alford, Jr. of Martinez, GA; brother, Jack Hix of Virginia; four grandchildren, Robert Virgil Alford, III, Ryan Thomas Alford, and Bradley Carlton and Michelle Carlton Barton….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/250/107176889_1504904798.jpg

Photo from Garden Hills Cemetery, Opelika, Lee Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tiffany Hilyer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary H. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Opelika, Lee Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her parents-in-law, Raymond Talmadge Alford Sr. and Corintha Victoria McMoy Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Virgil 1933 AL1, Raymond Talmadge 1896 AL2, William Jackson 1874 AL3, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL4, Henry Dortch 1822 GA5, William 1774 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

******************************************

MARY ANN “MOLLIE” CUTTS ALFORD

 

LUVERNE JOURNAL

Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL—_____ November 1936

 

            Mrs. Mary Ann Alford, aged 81, died Thursday, Nov 12th at her home near Luverne [Crenshaw Co.], after an extended illness.

            She is survived by her husband, Henry D. Alford and two sons, E.F. Alford of Luverne and B.A. Alford of Montgomery, also one brother, J.M. Cutts of Snowdoun, Ala.

            Funeral services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the residence with interment in Salem cemetery; Rev. Ellisor officiating. Turner Bros. Funeral Home in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband, Henry Dortch Alford Jr., was the son of Henry Dortch Alford Sr. and Martha Walker.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Henry Dortch 1855 AL1, Henry Dortch 1822 GA2, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

******************************************

MARY CATHERINE ALFORD

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—Friday, 7 November 2008

 

 

TUSCALOOSA—Mary Catherine Alford, age 58, of Tuscaloosa, died Nov. 1, 2008, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Daystar Family Church in Northport with Scott and Charles Schatzline officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Williams Service Funeral Home directing. Viewing will be today from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.

 

In another article:

 

Williams Service Funeral Home

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—_____ November 2008

 

Mary Catherine Alford

January 16, 1950 - November 1, 2008

 

Place of Death: DCH Regional Medical Center

Survived By: Alvin Gene Sullivan, Son

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm death date of Mary C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) but list her birth date as 6 Jan 1950, last residence Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

 

******************************************

MARY E. KING ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 19 August 1999

 

            Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Crestwood Cemetery for Mrs. Mary King Alford, 76, of 2317 Fairview Road, Gadsden, who died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999. The Rev. Frank McClendon officiated. Collier-Butler Funeral Home was in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and resident of Gadsden most of her life and was a member of the Noccalula Church of God. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. and Bessie Hill King.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Leon Alford; son, Randy Alford; grandsons, Greg and Tony Alford; great-grandchild, Kayla Alford, and step-grandson, Scott Morgan.

            She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Kenneth) Hughes, Gadsden; sons, Pete (Frankie) Alford, Gadsden, Jimmy (Jennifer) Alford, Gadsden; grandchildren, T. Wayne Alford, Lori Steward, Ricky Alford, Kristie Hughes, Mike Hughes, and special friends, Carol Gladden, Nadine Garner and Josh….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Nov 1921, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ralph Leon Alford; and son Randy LaDon Alford in this compilation. She shares a gravestone with them.

 

*****************************************

MARY ELIZABETH HORN ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 8 December 2011

 

            Alford, Mary Horn, 92, of Montgomery, AL and formerly of Luverne, AL, passed away on Wednesday, December 07, 2011, after an extended illness.

            She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Glen) Spivey, of Montgomery, AL, and son, Ken (Cynthia) Alford of Valdosta, GA; and grandsons, Matt (Morgan) Spivey, Mark (Kristina) Spivey of Mobile, AL; and Andrew Alford of Valdosta, GA; granddaughter, Elizabeth Alford, of Valdosta, GA. Mrs. Alford is also survived by two great grandsons, Hudson and Micah Spivey of Mobile, AL.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, W.D. (Boots) Alford, her siblings, and a host of family and friends.

            She was a long time member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Mrs. Alford taught elementary school in her early years and then worked for many years in the State of Alabama Senate office.

            Celebration of Life service will be held Sat., Dec 10, at 2 PM at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL. A private family burial will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Greenwood Cemetery….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/14/83487904_132667011163.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/14/81845454_132666996722.jpg

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

Photos posted 15 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 May 1919, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Donald Alford, in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

MARY ELIZABETH “MAMIE” RHEAMS ALFORD

Grandmother of Charles Dalma Alford Jr., AAFA #0072

Great-Grandmother of Anne Elizabeth Alford Flippin, AAFA #0033

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—date on microfilm frame is 12 October 1956

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mrs. Mamie Rheames [sic] Alford 86, of 1405 21st-wy, S, died yesterday [October 11] at her home. A native of Louisiana, she was the widow of William Miriam [sic] Alford.

            Surviving are two sons, Charles B. Alford and Percy Alford of Chicago.

            Funeral services were held at the Thomas Funeral Home at Ponchatoula, La.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/57/66230489_129886505052.jpg

Photo from Wetmore Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy D.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Mirah Alford; and granddaughter Rose Alford Newport in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her grandchildren Charles Dalma Alford Jr. and Ruth Marion Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Mary Elizabeth Rheams was born 20 Sept 1869 in LA. Mary E. Reams is listed on the 1870 census, 16 Aug 1870, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, as age 10 months. In 1880, still in Ponchatoula, she is Mary E. Rheams, age 10. In 1900, Tangipahoa Parish, she is Mamie Alford, born Sept 1869 in LA. Her father, Samuel M. Rheams, is living with her and William.

            From AL Deaths: Mamie Rheames Alford, age 86, died 11 Oct 1956 in Jefferson Co., AL, mother’s maiden name Durbin.

            It appears that both her birth and death dates are incorrect on her gravestone.

            She and William were married 22 Feb1894 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            The son named in the obituary, Charles B. Alford, is actually Charles Dalma Alford Sr.

            Ancestry family trees list her parents as Samuel McFadden Rheams and Lenora Jane Durbin.

 

******************************************

MARY ELIZABETH WEATHINGTON ALFORD BYRD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 24 September 1981

 

            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Byrd, 1913 E. Meighan Blvd., died Wednesday at the residence. Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery with the Rev. George Chastain officiating.

            Survivors; father, Henry Weathington, Gadsden; sisters, Mrs. Charlsie Lane, Gadsden Rt. 9, Mrs. Hazel Herring, Cudahy, Calif., Mrs. Lillian Adcock, Cleveland, Ohio; brothers, Grady Weathington, Rainbow City, Paul Weathington, Gadsden Rt. 2, Alfred Weathington, Gadsden; brothers-in-law, George Lane, Gadsden Rt. 9, Edward Herring, Cudahy, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Jan Weathington, Mrs. Wilma Weathington, Mrs. Yewell Weathington, Mrs. Rosa Weathington; several nieces and nephews.

            Active pallbearers: Bobby Finley, Omer Pendley, Lee Powell, Walter Grace, Ronnie Johnson, Clyde Lane.

            Mrs. Byrd was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and was a member of the Baptist church.

            The body will remain at Collier-Butler Funeral Home until the hour of service….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/51/65956658_129831885812.jpg

Photo from New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Ison

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Byrd (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 Nov 1919 and died _____ Sept 1981, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Leon Elmore Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MARY EMMA DRAKE ALFORD

Grandmother of Betty Ruth Alford Dietz, AAFA #0007

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Wednesday, 20 April 1955

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

HARTSELLE—Thursday at 2 p.m. funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Alford, 77, are to be conducted by the Rev. Paul McCluskey at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where the deceased was a member. Mrs. Alford, who had been ill for sometime, died this morning at 3:30 at her Hartselle 3 home.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by four daughters, Mrs. O.B. Dunlap, Falkville 1, Mrs. O.J. Thompson, Hartselle 3, Mrs. W.A. Oden, Cullman, Mrs. Albert Gibson, Birmingham; four sons, E.C., Tarrant City, Albert, Birmingham, Leldon, Birmingham, Jess, Hartselle 3; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. W.A. Huie, Gadsden.

            Interment is to be in the adjoining cemetery, Peck directing. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/46/51424657_129789130355.jpg

Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Alton Calvin “Jobe” Alford; and son Jessie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Charles Alton Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents: John J. Drake and Mary J. Francis.

 

*****************************************

MARY EMMA WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

ALABAMA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE

2 April 1897

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            The following resolutions were passed by the Fitzpatrick Auxiliary Woman’s Missionary Society on the death of Mrs. J.C. Alford, corresponding secretary of our society, who, by the dispensation of an Allwise Providence was called from this world to her bright Heavenly home on February 19th, 1897. Be it resolved.

 

1. That in the death of our sister this society has lost a true and faithful member, whose place will be difficult to fill, in consequence of her deep piety.

 

2. That we cherish her memory as one in an eminent degree entitled to the love, esteem and affectionate regard of all; that we endeavor like her to always exercise that true abiding faith that bore her so triumphantly through the dark valley to the beautiful beyond; that we strive to emulate her Christian character, so unobtrusive, yet so beautiful and consistent.

 

3. That the members of this society do most sincerely sympathize with the bereaved family in the loss of wife, daughter and sister, whose spirit has been caught away from earth in life’s fair glorious morning. When we think of the desolation her death has wrought, we fain would murmur, but God’s ways are not our ways; His thoughts are not our thoughts, and recognizing this potent factor, most humbly bow to the divine will.

 

4. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Alabama Christian Advocate for publication, and to the family of the deceased; that a page of the minutes whereon they are copied be dedicated “in memoriam” to our departed sister.

 

Mrs. W.H. Carmichael, Mrs. H.P. Hufman, Mrs. E.D. Grimes

Committee

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/75/34189186_136357240806.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/75/34189186_136357286101.jpg

Photos from Oak Hill Cemetery, Union Springs, Bullock Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Julius Caesar Alford in this compilation.

            Mary Emma Williams was the wife of Julius Caesar Alford, 1855–1942, who was the son of Leven Ellis Alford and Charlotte Derrick Alford. Julius and Mary Emma were married 13 Dec 1893. Their son Julius was born 13 February 1897, so Mary Emma probably died from complications at childbirth.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Caesar 1855 AL1, Leven Ellis 1814 GA2, William 1787 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

******************************************

MARY EVELYN MURPHY ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 31 July 2007

 

            Mary Evelyn Alford—A native of Waynesboro, MS and a long time resident of Whistler, AL, died Sunday, July 29, 2007 at a local nursing facility.

            A dedicated Christian, Mrs. Alford was a member of Culvert Street Baptist Church for many years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Alford, and her son, Charles David Alford.

            Survivors include six sons, Billy Ray (Cookie) Alford, Rodney Alford, Kenneth Alford, Jimmy (Diane) Alford, Terry (Freida) Alford and Bobby (Vickie) Alford; two daughters, Sybil (Joe) Grandquest and Margaret Odom; her sister, Adena Hood; daughter-in-law, Susan Alford; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.... Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens....

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/142/147984877_1495593644.jpg

Photo from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jill Wave

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 20 Apr 1922, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her sons Billy Ray Alford and Charles David Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Henry 1918 MS1, Johnnie Lee 1890 MS2, John H. 1868 AL3; S.E. 1828 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

*****************************************

MARY FRANCES CLOUD HARRIS ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 27 October 1964

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mary Frances, a resident of Rt. 3, Troy, (China Grove), died in a local hospital at noon Monday [October 26] after an extended illness.

            Surviving are two sons, Albert E. Harris, Columbus, Ga., and Charles P. Harris, Montgomery; a brother, Milton Woods Cloud, Montgomery; and a sister, Mrs. Mamie Canada, Montgomery.

            The funeral will be from White Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Dr. Louis Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Y.C. Stewart, H.L. Smith, David Harris, J.A. Collins, C.W. Davis and J.S. Carr.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2010/299/60713231_128820818456.jpg

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lonewalker from Montgomery, AL

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI From AL Marriages: Mary F. Cloud, daughter of Martha G. Cloud, married J.M. Harris on 20 Aug 1905 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, William Jackson Alford, in this compilation.

            From AL Marriages: Mary Frances Harris, age 51, daughter of Noah B. Cloud and Martha Garner Hill, married William Jackson Alford, son of Ward Montgomery Alford and Eloise Frezzell, on 17 Dec 1942 in Montgomery Co., AL.

 

******************************************

MARY FRANCES MARTIN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—5 May 2001

 

            Funeral services were held on Sunday at Village Chapel East for Mary Frances Martin Alford, 54, of Gadsden, who died on Thursday, May 3, 2001. Burial was in Tillison Bend Cemetery.

            Mary was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church, Gadsden. She was retired from Republic Steel where she was employed as an IBM operator.

            She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Zettie Martin, and infant son, Thomas Blake.

            She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Dawn Alford, Oxford, son Kinchen Martin, and mother, Evangeline Martin, both of Birmingham, aunts, Vivian Barker and Marjorie Faiia.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/158/91546934_133912909846.jpg

Photo from Tillison Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: “Doug Alford, her spouse, was the father of Pam.”

 

******************************************

MARY G. ALFORD RICHARDSON SPIVEY LANGLEY

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—27 September 1996

 

            Mary A. Langley, a longtime resident of Wilmer, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

            Survivors include a daughter, Karen Kuhn of Wilmer; two sons, Jerry Richardson and Bart Spivey, both of Mobile; two stepchildren, Sandra Henderson of Mississippi and Walter A. Langley Jr. of Florida; a brother, Ellsworth Alford of Wilmer; a sister, Frances Kirby [sic: Kibby] of Eight Mile; and six grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home, with burial in Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/109/51296098_127179611370.jpg

Photo from Valhalla Memorial Gardens, Semmes, Mobile Co., Al—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Franks-Howell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Langley (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Sept 1935, last residence Grand Bay, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her brother Ellsworth Wesley Alford in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MARY JANE MILLER ALFORD

Wife of Owen Warren Alford, AAFA #0321

Mother of Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling, AAFA #0511

Grandmother of Robin Alford Sterling, AAFA #0320

 

Photo from her grandson Robin Sterling

 

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE

Jasper, Walker Co., AL—Wednesday, 10 May 2000

 

            Mary J. Miller Alford, 92, of Houston died Monday, May 8, 2000, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Houston United Methodist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bobby Alford, Earnest Smotherman and Bill Weems will officiate. Kilgore-Green Funeral Home will direct. Visitation will be at 6 p.m., tonight, May 10, 2000, at Kilgore Green Funeral Home in Jasper and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Houston United Methodist Church in Houston, Ala.

            She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Owens of Addison, Betty Godsey and her husband, Lanier, of Houston, Owene Godsey and her husband, Carl, of Houston and Evelyn Sterling and her husband, Billy of Addison; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            The family request that memorials be made to the Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Pam Stewart, P.O. Box 70, Houston, Ala. 35572.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/308/112408744_1446773828.jpg

Photo from Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery, Winston Co. AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Raven Smith Millwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 Jan 1908, last residence Houston, Winston Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Owen Warren Alford; and daughter Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MARY LEE ALFORD HINKLE

 

Mary Lee Hinkle Clyde Alford

Siblings Clyde Waymon Alford and Mary Lee Alford Hinkle

Photo from ShawnaRagland’s Ragland Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 12 April 2001

 

            Hinkle, Mrs. Mary Lee, age 71, of Center Point, Alabama, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001.

            She was born in Bluff City, Tennessee and was a longtime member of Pinson Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William Hinkle; and daughters, Margaret Ann Hinkle and Janice Hinkle Townsend.

            The Family will receive friends from 2:00-3:30 on Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 3:30 P.M. at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel. Burial at Jefferson Memorial East.

            Survivors: children, Linda and Murk McKee, Louise and Mickey Rudick, Debbie and Les Lessenberry, David and Dawn Hinkle, John W. Alford; grandchildren, Matt McKee, Ben McKee, Daryl Rudick, Jason Rudick, Michael Rudick, Dawn Smith, Brian Townsend, Amy Martin, Kellie Picone, Jesse Hinkle, Jake Hinkle, and Joseph Hinkle; great grandchildren, Nick Rudick, Beth Rudick, Shannon Rudick, Shannon Rudick, Rachael McKee, Nathan McKee, Josh Gilley, and Jordyn Gilley; brother, Edward J. Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimers of Central Alabama, P. O. Box 2273, Birmingham, AL 35201. Ridout’s Trussville Chapel is directing.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/94/144629738_1428284725.jpg

Photo from Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Hinkle (SS# issued in TN) was born 4 Nov 1929, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her brother Edward J. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Clyde Waymon Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7—John 1841 is the brother of Elkanah 1844.

            Her lineage: Mary Lee 1929 TN1, William Elkanah 1901 TN2, John 1841 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN4.

 

*****************************************

MARY LILLIAN RAMEY ALFORD

Grandmother of Linda Louise Alford Pansano, AAFA #0106

 

Mary Lillian Ramey

Photo from suenobles1’s Nobles Family Tree (Ancestry)

Barbara Sue Alford died in 2017—see her obituary

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—25 July 1932

 

ELMORE [Elmore Co.], Ala., July 24—Mrs. Lillie Ramey Alford died at her home here this afternoon after a long illness.

            Besides her husband, W.P. Alford, she leaves three daughters, the Misses Margaret, Louise and Nina Ruth Alford; two sons, Bernard and Gerald Alford, and one sister, Miss Minnie Ramey, all of Elmore.

            The funeral will be held from home tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Mt. Hebron cemetery.

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2017/329/18150270_f8c34047-89cf-48f3-878b-061b9743ca02.jpeg

Photo from Mount Hebron West Cemetery, Elmore, Elmore Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Waites

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Perry Alford; and children Bernard Ramey Alford, Elsie Louise Alford Tatum, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr., Margaret Anita Alford, and Nina Ruth Alford Harrington in this compilation.

 

******************************************

MARY LOU ALFORD GARMANY

 

[She died in CA, but we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to AL.]

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 13 March 2016

 

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/Cobrands/gadsdentimes/Photos/9d2d2180-4b98-4d40-8f7a-349597221327.jpg

Garmany, Mary Lou Alford

April 14, 1941 - Feb. 26, 2016

 

            Mrs. Garmany, 74, passed away peacefully with her son at her side in Sacramento, Calif.

            She was a very kind, caring, and generous lady. She filled many roles in her life, loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She touched many lives during her time here on earth. She will be greatly missed by many. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her two sons, Byron Alford, Kenny (Evan) Alford-Mays, Calif.; two grandchildren, Misty Alford and Brandi Hope; several great-grandchildren; her brother, Arvil (Linda) Alford; two sisters, Billie Pearl (Johnny) Kelley and Ida (Dalton) Flowers; and a host of many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and special family friend Donna Ford Richardson.

            A memorial will be held at New Bethel Cemetery on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. The sons request in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to The Hearing Loss Association of America (www.hearingloss.org) in her memory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Scott Junior Alford and Amanda “Mandy” Chapman Alford; and half-siblings Loyd Junior Alford, Perry Mason Alford, Ruby Jewel Alford Jenkins in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Lou 1941 AL1, Scott Junior 1892 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

MARY LOU ALFORD HOLLAND

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 27 May 2009

 

            Mary Lou Alford Holland, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Monday [May 25] at a local nursing facility after a brief illness. She was 88.

            Mrs. Holland, a lifelong resident of Brewton, had worked at Holley Hospital and was retired from D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital after more than 40 years.

            Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Ann Reed of Brewton; three sons, Grady Malone Holland III and Thomas Lamar Holland, both of Brewton, and Charles Earl Holland of Milton, Fla.; two brothers, Dewitt Agerton of East Brewton and Jimmy Agerton of Brewton; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

            A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today in Elim Cemetery in the Roberts community. Arrangements are by Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/329/37860034_132231003121.jpg

Photo from Elim Cemetery, Roberts, Escambia Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer Dave Allen and posted by Darryl Searcy – no way to contact

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Holland (SS# issued in AL) was born 13 Aug 1920, last residence Brewton, Escambia Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

MARY MAURINE HUDSON ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 9 March 1998

 

            Alford, Maurine Hudson, 67, a resident of Millbrook, AL and formerly of Cullman, AL, died Saturday, March 7, 1998. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Ramer Cemetery in Ramer, AL with Rev. Turpin Ashurst officiating.

            Survivors include her husband, Jack Alford, Millbrook, AL; one son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Janice Alford, Helena, AL; one stepmother, Mae Hudson, Montgomery, AL; one sister and brother-in-law, Viola and Forest Ludden of Montgomery, AL; one aunt, Mary D. Mosley, Montgomery, AL; two grandchildren, Missy Alford, Montgomery, AL, Mickey Alford, Helena, AL; and a host of other relatives.

            Active pallbearers will be Chuck Heath, Donnie Davis, David Spivey, Glen Spivey, Ed Alford, Jr., George Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Lewis and Kevin Boyd.

            Visitation will be held on Monday, March 9, 1998 from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. at Leak Memory Chapel….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/302/35268685_131999776208.jpg

Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 8 Oct 1930, last residence Millbrook, Elmore Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles Jack Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Mary Maurine Alford was born 8 Oct 1930 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, daughter of Henry D. Hudson and Sarah L. Dunn.

 

******************************************

MARY “PAT” NELMS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 29 September 2004

 

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Mary “Pat” Nelms Alford, 79, who died Monday, Sept. 27, 2005, at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bill Hudgins will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Gadsden and lived most of her life in the Gadsden/Hokes Bluff area, with a 19-year stint in California. She had been a longtime active member of First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Alford Jr.; and parents, C.O. and Mary Gay Nelms.

            She is survived by her daughters, Marti Wallace, Ohatchee, Mary (Rod) Smith, Gadsden, and Melinda (Steve) Moseley, Oxford; sons, Kenneth (Suki) Alford, Hokes Bluff, and Jesse F. (Chip) Alford III; sisters, Jeanne (Henry) Rogillio, Jackson, La., and Gail (Vic) Mattson, Santa Rosa, Calif.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Dewitt Johnson, Ray Campbell, Wesley Campbell, Steve Alford, Jimmy Gidley and Kenwyn Tullis.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Webb Sledge and Clyde Greene.

            Special thanks to Ruthie Salazar, Kathy Gargone and Starla Stephens….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138631951_1415766867.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/314/138631400_1415765674.jpg

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary N. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 Nov 2004, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Fayne Alford Jr.; and children Kenneth Wayne Alford and Mary Alford Smith in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

MATCINE ROWELL PHILLIPS ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 25 July 1992

 

            Alford, Matcine Rowell, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died Thursday, July 23, 1992, in Mobile, AL. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 1992, at 2:00 p.m. from Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Winston Brooks officiating.

            Survivors include her husband, James F. Alford, Montgomery, AL; five sisters, Hattie Mae Chapman, Allyce McCarthy, Lena Robinson, Dolores Dudley and Doris Young, all of Mobile, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Matcine Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Oct 1928, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Flynt Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From SSACI: Matcine Rowell Alford was born 16 Oct 1928 in Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, daughter of Madison V. Rowell and Mary M. Pollard. Her name is listed as:

 

Apr 1947         Matcine Rowell

Oct 1948         Matcine Phillips

Aug 1950        Matcine Rowell Alford

 

******************************************

MATTHEW CLARK ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 12 October 2010

 

 

            Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for Matthew Clark Alford, 28, Hokes Bluff, who died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. Richard Harper will officiate. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.

            Matthew was taken up into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, where he will be forever in His arms. He will be dearly missed by those who loved him. Matthew will always and forever be remembered as the best son and brother and will always be in our hearts. He was a lifelong resident of Etowah County and a graduate of Hokes Bluff High School, class of 2000. Matthew was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy from 2000 to 2004, where he was highly decorated for outstanding service and bravery. He attended CrossPoint Community Church and was preceded in death by his Paw Paw, Harold B. Overstreet.

            Survivors include mother, Susan O. Alford, Hokes Bluff; sister, Morgan Alford, Hokes Bluff; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Pallbearers will be Jerry Smith, Jared Smith, Chad Smith, Burt Lavender, Tim Lavender and Chase Smedley. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Brian McFarland, VAMC, Birmingham.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Morgan Funeral Chapel.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2015/25/59988030_1422319718.jpg

Photo from Rainbow Memorial Park, Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the contributor/photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Matthew C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 March 1982, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

MATTIE BELL ALFORD BOOTH

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 28 July 1913

 

            Mrs. A.R. Booth, a resident of this city for a number of years, died at 11:30 o’clock Sunday morning at her late residence, 114 West Jeff Davis Avenue after an illness of short duration.

            Mrs. Booth was well known in Montgomery and her death yesterday was a shock to her many friends.

            Mrs. Booth is survived by her husband, father L.H. Alford, one sister, Mrs. O.T. [Cora] Bartee, three brothers, L.H. Alford, Jr., William Alford and Alfred Alford, all of this city.

            Mrs. Booth before her marriage was Miss Mattie Bell Alford, a well known Montgomery girl.

            The funeral services will be held at 4:30 o’clock Monday afternoon from her late residence…. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Lodwick Herrin Alford Sr.; and brothers Albert Augusta “Ab” Alford and William Ansley Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Lodwick Herrin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            Her gravestone in Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, is worn and nearly illegible [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mattie Bell 1879 AL1, Lodwick Herrin 1855 AL2, Julius Caesar 1799 GA3, Lodwick 1775 NC4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

*****************************************

MATTIE JACKSON ALFORD

Aunt of Ramona Alford Darden, AAFA #0715, Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761, Dixie Lee Alford O’Reilly, AAFA #937, Dinah Lee Alford Zaleski, AAFA #0938, Emmett Norman Alford, AAFA #0939, and Debbie Lee Alford, AAFA #0940

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 11 June 1969

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mattie J., of 2049 Speigle St., a resident of Montgomery for 50 years, died at 8:20 Tuesday [June 10] in a local hospital after an extended illness.

            Survivors include her husband, J.R. Alford, Montgomery; a son Julian M. Alford, Montgomery; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Missildine, Montgomery and Mrs. K.S. Pugh, Mobile; and a grandchild, Julian M. Alford Jr., Montgomery.

            Funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from White Chapel with the Rev. Henry Hulgan officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Robert Alford, in this compilation.

            From AL Deaths: Mattie Alford, age 73, died 10 June 1969 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. Her parents are Andrew B. Jackson and Mattie [sic] Jackson, and her husband is James R. Alford.

            In 1900, Independence, Autauga Co., AL, Nola M. Alford, age 4 born July 1895, is listed with her parents, Andrew B. and Emma Jackson, and her sisters Annie and Fannie.

            In 1910, Autauga Co., AL, Mattie L. Alford, age 14, is with her parents, Andrew B. and Emma J. Jackson, and her sisters Annie, Fannie, and Lillie.

 

******************************************

MELVIN DOUGLAS HALLFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Johnson Funeral Home

Georgiana, Butler Co., AL—_____ February 2008

 

            Mr. Melvin Douglas Hallford, age 68 was born on September 8, 1939 to Gushion B. and Viola Davis Hallford in McKenzie [Butler Co.], AL. Melvin worked for many years in sales and service.

            Melvin died Friday, February 1, 2008 in a Georgiana, AL hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2008 from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Bushfield Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, AL directing.

            Survivors include: Daughter: Kerri Steeley, Orange Beach, AL; Sons: Stanley Hallford, Fairhope, AL and Stephen Hallford, Dallas, TX; Sisters: Donnette Lurie, Birmingham, AL, Doris Mitchell, McKenzie, AL, Willodene Hallford, Perdido, AL, Peggy Cravey, Cordele, GA, and Callie Gipson, Newnan, GA; Brothers: Pierce Hallford, Pensacola, FL, Mark Hallford, Atlanta, GA, and Lamar Hallford, Greenville, AL; Grand Children: Lee Hallford, Austin Hallford, Ashley Hallford, Anna Kate Hallford, Caroline Steeley, and Carter Steeley.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/235/57651632_128270703390.jpg

Photo from Bushfield Cemetery, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Melvin Hallford (SS# issued in AL) but list his birth date as 8 Sept 1937, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Melvin Douglas 1939 AL1, Gushion Benglin 1904 AL2, Scott Wilson 1876 AL3, James Redden 1834 AL4, John 1797 SC5.

 

*****************************************

MERRILL ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 29 February 1996

 

            Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Crestwood Chapel for Merrill Alford, 78, Gadsden, who died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1996 after a long illness. The Rev. Gary Rivers will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Gadsden. He owned and operated the Dari-King in Attalla for more than 20 years. Mr. Alford was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of East Gadsden Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his son, Clark Alford; and mother Lula Alford.

            He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia McClendon, Greensboro, N.C.; and Angelina Jenkins, Talladega; sons-in-law, Bob McClendon and Jack Jenkins; grandchildren, Jared McClendon, Morgan and Matthew Alford, and Lauren Jenkins; sister-in-law, Tena Alford; and a number of nieces and nephews….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/324/101037750_135346189041.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Merrill Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Apr 1917, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Martha D. Bryant Alford; and son Merrill Clark Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Merrill 1917 AL1, Fredrick Oliver 1895 AL2, James Edward 1846 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

*****************************************

MERRILL CLARK ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Thursday, 9 March 1995

 

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Crestwood Cemetery for Clark Alford, 42, 899 Martha Drive, who died Tuesday, March 7, 1995. The Rev. Johnny Johnson and Dr. Don Arnold will officiate. Crestwood Funeral home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Etowah County and was a member of James Memorial Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his grandfather, A.C. Bryant, and uncle, Billy Frank Bryant.

            He is survived by his son, Matthew Alford; daughter, Morgan Alford; former wife, Susan Alford; parents, Merrill and Martha Alford; sisters, Cynthia McClendon and Angelina Jenkins; nephew, Jerrod McClendon; niece, Lauren Hardee; and grandmother, Gertie Bryant….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/324/101037667_135346174380.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Merrill C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 Nov 1952 and died 7 March 1995, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Merrill Alford and Martha D. Bryant Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Merrill Clark 1952 AL1, Merrill 1917 AL2, Fredrick Oliver 1895 AL3, James Edward 1846 AL4, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

******************************************

MERVIN J. “BIG JOHN” ALFORD

 

Freeman Funeral Home

Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—_____ July 2013

 

http://www.freemanleakesville.com/obituaries/uploads/OI1554781162_big%20john.jpg

 

            Mervin J “Big John” Alford, age 76, a native of Leakesville, MS and resident of Mobile, AL died, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Crowne Health Care Nursing Home in Mobile, AL.

            Mr. Alford was a retired real estate broker where he sold real estate for 25 years and built homes all around Mobile, AL. He was a Korean Veteran of the United States Air Force.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; Melvin Alford and Murrae Davis Fritzke, his wife, Marcia V. Sager Alford, daughter, Lori Alford, sister, Melrae Alford Leubner, two brothers; Marshall Alford, Melvin Alford and step mother, Pearl Vess Alford.

            Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters; Sheryl Ann (Doug) Faux of Livermore, CA, Sheryl (Raymond Crocker) Meek of Mobile, AL, one son, Paul Duboise also of Mobile, three brothers; Johnny Alford of Pensacola, FL, Larry Alford of Mobile, AL, Gerald “Eppie” Fritzke, Jr of Vancouver, WA, four sisters; Vicki Ingram of Pensacola, FL, Charlene Patrick of Lucedale, MS, Joyce Gray of Slidell, LA, Judy Shugart of Birmingham, AL, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A Memorial

            Service will be at 2 pm Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Freeman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be given at www.freemanleakesville.com.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/49/125335337_1392827684.jpg

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Cantrell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mervin J. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 July 2013, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his daughter Lori Diane Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Melvin Alford Sr., and his stepmother, Pearl Elizabeth Vess Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; his mother, Dorothy Murrae Davis Alford Fritzke, and sister Melrae Alford Leubner in Oregon Obituaries; his brother Marshall Carl “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries; and his half-brother Melvin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Mervin J. 1936 MS1, Melvin 1913 MS2, Johnnie Lee 18903, John H. 1868 AL4, S.E. 1828 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

******************************************

MICHAEL D. ALFORD

 

62AlfordM.jpg

Photo from Fanbase.com

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Friday, 6 December 2013

 

June 19, 1943-Nov. 26, 2013

 

            Michael D. Alford—A Graduate of Choctahatchee H.S., Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Auburn University. He was a member of the Auburn Football Team 1961-1964, NFL teams, St. Louis Cardinals [1965] and Detroit Lions [1966] and the Auburn Football Lettermen’s Club.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Millage and Lillie Mae Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Patsy Alford; loving daughter, Tammy (Mike) Means; beloved granddaughters, Brittany Means and Malori Means; brother, Lowell (Doris) Alford; sister, Carlita (Bob) Levy; many nieces and nephews and his feline buddies, Tiger and Edward.

            Mike had a long illness during the year 2013 and fought a courageous fight. He valued his family, friends and teammates very much.

            A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013; 3pm in the chapel at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church with a reception one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to the Auburn Football Lettermen’s Club, PO BOX 828, Auburn, AL 36831 in Mike’s name or to Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

******************************************

MICHAEL LEON ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—6 February 2011

 

            Funeral service for Michael Leon Alford, 63, of Decatur was Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Howell officiating. Interment was in East Lawrence Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford, who died Friday, February 4, 2011, at Decatur General Hospital, was born in Torrance, Calif. to Hurbert Alford and Edith Melton Alford. Mr. Alford was employed 25 years by American Building Maintenance in Management. He was an avid collector of antiques, memorabilia and restoring classic cars and antique tractors. He was preceded in death by his parents.

            He is survived by his wife, Teresa “Pat” Alford; one stepdaughter, Melissa Mills (Brian) of Somerville; one grandson, Evan Mills and one granddaughter, Riley Mills; three sisters, Janet Duryea (Richie) of Port Charlotte, Fla., Lynda Arnett (Dick) of Shell Knob, Mo. and Patti Doyle Leitgeb (Bob) of Ga.; one half brother, Tim Alford (Freddie) of Birmingham and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Brian Mills, Cory Scott, Barry Whitten, Drake Whitten, Mark Heard and Tim Kelly.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/74/65254520_133183263044.jpg

Photo from East Lawrence Memorial Gardens, Moulton, Lawrence Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, FHTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mike L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 23 Sept 1947, last residence Decatur, Morgan Co., AL.

 

******************************************

MICHAEL R. ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Monday, 30 November 2009

 

Michael Alford

March 9, 1951 - Nov. 26, 2009

 

            Mike Alford, 58, of Huntsville died Thursday. He had been an employee of the City of Huntsville Street Department.

            No services are planned at this time. Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville is honored to serve the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Michael R. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

 

*****************************************

MILDRED CHANCE HALLFORD

 

ANDALUSIA STAR-NEWS

Andalusia, Covington Co., AL—Saturday, 1 March 2014

 

            Mildred C. Hallford, 86, formerly of Dozier, died Thurs., Feb. 27, 2014. Funeral services will be today, Sat., March 1, at 11 a.m. at Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Sharpe officiating. Interment will follow services at Good Hope Cemetery.

            Hallford was preceded in death by her husband, John Hallford; son, Harold Hallford; and grandson, Christopher Hallford.

            She is survived by a daughter, Josephine Owens; grandchildren, Greg Hallford, Vicki Lazzani and Phillip Owens; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Chance, Travis Bell, Trent Lazzani, Mathew Owens and Johnathan Owens….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred Hallford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 Apr 1927, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Hallford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

*****************************************

MILDRED HELEN KNIGHT ALFORD

Aunt of Joan Hallford Hidle, AAFA #0655

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 16 January 1993

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mildred Helen, the widow of J.W. Alford, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away Thursday, January 14, 1993, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 1993, at 2:00 p.m. from Leak-Memory Chapel with Rev. Don Goble officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Survivors include three sons, Wyndell Alford, Charles Alford and Grady Alford, all of Montgomery, AL; one brother, Mack Knight, Bainbridge, GA; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Serving as active pallbearers will be Otis Taylor, Andy Willis, Sonny Brooks. Reese Brooks, Jackie Leverette, and Larry Hudson.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/75/67046032_130039450595.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 Jan 1915 and died 13 Jan 1993 [different than obituary], last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jodie W. Alford; and sons Charles T. Alford and Joseph Wyndall Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Mildred Helen Alford was born 5 Jan 1915 in Douglas, Coffee Co., GA, daughter of Archiebald A. Knight and Meta Albritton. She died 13 Jan 1993.

 

*****************************************

MILDRED LEE PRUITT ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 23 October 1972

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mildred Lee, 84, 384 Starnes Park, died in a local hospital Saturday 9:30 p.m. after an extended illness.

            Survivors, daughter, Mrs. Roy H. Pate, Birmingham, sons, Guy and Horace Alford, Gadsden; brother, Henry Pruitt, Gadsden; sisters, Mrs. Lula Alford and Mrs. Minnie Vinson, Gadsden; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

            Services were to be held at Collier-Butler Chapel today at 3 p.m. with Dr. Tommy Hight officiating. Burial, Crestwood Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers, Bill Runyan, Oliver Boyle, Gary Downey, Eugene Mitchell, Paul Alford, Jimmy Swafford.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. She was a member of East Gadsden Baptist Church….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/315/138502682_1415814363.jpg

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2014/315/138502682_1415814248.jpg

Photos from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 18 Sept 1888 and died _____ Oct 1972, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her son Horace L. Alford; and sister Lula Emma Pruitt Alford in this compilation.

            Mildred and her sister Lula married Alford brothers.

            From AL Deaths: Mildred Lee Alford, born about 1888, died 21 Oct 1972 in Gadsden, Etowah Co., daughter of John Pruitt and [Louisa Temperence] Pentecost.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jefferson Davis 1887 AL1, James Edward 1846 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

*****************************************

MILDRED WHITT ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 14 August 2015

 

            Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Chapel for Mrs. Mildred Whitt Alford, 88, of Gadsden, who died Wednesday. Pastor Chad Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge of services.

            Mrs. Alford loved the Lord and loved attending church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend to all. She was a seamstress, gardener who canned what she grew and a cook extraordinaire. She had all the talents a wonderful grandmother will be remembered for. Her children loved her dearly and still argue over which is her favorite, all the while knowing she loved them all equally.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Talmadge; parents, Eddie and Gladys Whitt; and stepfathers, Gus Nabors and Bill Manis.

            She is survived by her children, Wayne (Judy) Alford, Sharon (Blair) Ballish, Charlie (Cindy) Alford, Don (Gina) Alford, Barry Alford and Karen (Buddy) Holderfield Rawls; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Lynn) McDonald and Mable (Bob) Bishop.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons.

            Special thanks to staffs of Northside Healthcare, Gentiva Hospice and grandson Brandon, who was there when she needed him most….

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2016/71/150716649_1457837002.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Talmadge H. Alford, in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

MINA RUTH AVANT ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Friday, 15 May 1959

 

            Alford, Mina Ruth, 60, 576 Morgan Ave., died suddenly Wednesday [May 13] at 9:30 a.m. in her home.

            She was a member of the First Christian Church.

            Surviving are one son, Joseph T. Alford, Miami, Fla.; find two sisters, Mrs. Eula N. Payne, Montgomery; and Mrs. Fleeta Cameron, La Jolla, Calif.

            Service will be held from Leak-Memory Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m…. Burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery….

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2011/13/64118696_129504019769.jpg

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2011/13/64118696_129504030690.jpg

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lonewalker from Montgomery, AL

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her grandson Joseph Theodore “Ted” Alford, Jr. in California Obituaries.

            From AL Deaths: Minna Ruth Alford died 13 May 1959 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. She was the daughter of George Avant and Mary Ollie Dean.

            On his 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Claude Theodore Alford, born 6 Oct 1902 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, names his wife Ruth Avant Alford as his contact. His birth date is 6 Oct 1902.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Claude Theodore 1902 AL1, Bollen Amigrade 1877 AL2, Henry Dortch 1855 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

MOSE H. ALFORD

Uncle of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ January 1990

 

MALCOLM, Ala.—Services for Mose H. Alford were to be held today at 11 a.m. from Nowell Funeral Home in Philadelphia [MS].... Burial was to be in Sandtown Cemetery [Neshoba Co., MS]....

            Mr. Alford, 82, Mobile, died Monday, Jan. 1, 1990, at Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. A retired bail bondsman, he was a Neshoba County native and had lived in Mobile since 1939. He was a member of Sandtown Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two brothers, W.E. “Bill” Alford, Chickasaw, Ala., and Gene Alford, Pearl.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/339/118104439_138635427184.jpg

Photo from Sandtown Cemetery, Sandtown, Neshoba Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Bill Pierce

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mose H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 27 Aug 1906 and died 3 Jan 1990, last residence Malcolm, Washington Co., AL. Both his SSDI birth and death dates are different than his obituary and gravestone.

            See the obituary of his brother Willis E. “Bill” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Gene Nelson Alford, Rube Wilson Alford, Susan Gillerene Alford Kilgore, and William Lace Alford (with census data) in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His parents were Benjamin Franklin Alford and his second wife, Rebecca Catherine Copeland.

            Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651, provided AAFA with a photo of the Benjamin Franklin Alford family taken in 1909 at their home in Sandtown, Neshoba Co., MS.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Henry Alford b. ca 1816 NC.

            His lineage: Mose H. 1907 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

******************************************

MOSES GORDON HALLFORD

 

Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home

Andalusia, Covington Co., AL—_____ March 2012

 

            Mr. Moses Gordon Hallford, age 86, left this world to be with his heavenly father February 29, 2012.

            Born in Covington County and resident of Andalusia, he was belessed to have many family and friends. He was retired from the U.S. Merchant Marines, giving 35 years of service, having joined at the age of 15. One of his joys in life was the youth of those he surrounded himself with.

            Mr. Hallford is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Randy Gordon Hallford (Cindy Locke) of Garner N.C, one grandchild Amanda Marie Hallford of Anderson, S.C, lifelong friend and confidant Helen Hallford Sarkis of Mobile, AL, three sisters Bessie Reynolds of Mobile, AL, Bertie Mae Spears of Atlanta, GA, Virginia Norwood of San Antonio, TX, one brother and sister-in-law Junior “Red” Hallford (Jackie) of Red Level, AL, sister-in-law, Jean Hallford, Toxey, AL, and his beloved dog Sancho, several nieces and nephews, and an enormous church family at Green Tree Christian Fellowship of Andalusia. Preceded in death by brothers, W.T., Rob, Otis, Wilson, and sister, Addeline Blair.

            The family extends a special thank you to those of Andalusia Regional Hospital, Andalusia Manor, Mobile Infirmary, Infirmary Hospice and all those whose life he touched during his last days….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/19/86134958_1484968088.jpg

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2017/19/86134958_1484968064.jpg

Photo from Fairmount Cemetery, Red Level, Covington Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick & Kat

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Moses G. Hallford (SS# issued in AL) was born 20 Dec 1925, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, William Thomas Hallford; and brother Woodrow Wilson Hallford in this compilation.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Moses Gordon 1925 AL1, William Thomas 1858 AL2, James Redden 1834 AL3, John 1797 SC4.

 

******************************************

MYRTICE AILEEN THOMASON ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Saturday, 28 September 2002

 

            Alford, Myrtice Aileen, age 81, of Pinson, died September 26, 2002.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert C. Alford.

            She was a graduate of Howard College, Samford University and a member of the Accapella Choir. She was employed by the IRS for over 25 years and a member of the Pioneer Baptist Church.

            Services will be held at the Mausoleum Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery, Gardendale on Sunday, September 29, at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Mausoleum…..

            Survivors: son, Stephen W. Alford of Pinson; daughter, Marcia Alford Miller and husband, Bob of Vestavia; grandchildren, Jodi Alford Peace, Frank (Andy) Anderson, and Jana Alford; great grandchildren, Ava Peace and Ella Alford; brothers, William (Bill) Thomason of Homewood and John (Bud) Thomason of Adamsville.

            …. Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel directing.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/286/137261507_1413334965.jpg

Photo from Oakwood Memorial Gardens, Gardendale, Jefferson Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Essex

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtice A. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 Sept 1921, last residence not listed.

            From SSACI: Myrtice Aileen Thomason was born 17 Sept 1921 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, daughter of Holmes F. Thomason and Mamie Logan.

            From AL Marriages: Myrtice Aileen Thomason, age 25, married Hubert Carlton Alford on 18 July 1947 in Jefferson Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Hubert Carlton 1926 AL1, Elmer Canton 1893 AL2, Alton Calvin 1869 AL3, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL4, Pleasant N. 1818 AL5.

 

******************************************

MYRTLE ALFORD COLE

 

BREWTON STANDARD

Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—Monday, 20 December 2010

 

            Mrs. Myrtle Alford Cole, 87, of Damascus Road in the Damascus Community died Friday, December 10, 2010 in a local nursing facility after a brief illness.

            She was a native and life long resident of Escambia County. She was a member of Douglas Chapel Methodist Church and a homemaker.

            She is survived by three sons, Bobby (Pat) Cole and Tommy (Beckie) Cole, both of Brewton, and Mike (Kristy) Cole of Boaz; a daughter, Phyllis Cole (David) Parker of Brewton; three brothers, Edward Alford and Johnny Wayne Alford, both of Brewton and Haynes Alford of Decatur; two sisters, Blanch Cole of Brewton, and Mildred Blocker of Pace, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great Grandchildren

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. George Weaver officiating. Interment followed in Damascus Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtle A. Cole (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 March 1923, last residence Brewton, Escambia Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her brother James Russell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Myrtle 1923 AL1, Stokes 1898 AL2, Tilman Register 1857 AL3, Cullen 1800 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

NAMONIA “RED” ALFORD, SR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Saturday, 30 November 2002

 

            Alford, Sr., Mr. Namonia (Red), age 82, of Birmingham, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2002.

            He was retired as a Laborer with the Birmingham News after 49 years of service. He was a member of New Testament House of Refuge Holiness Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Chattie Lee Alford of Birmingham; daughters, Gladys Alford Johnson and Ella Mae Alford; sons, Namonia Alford, Jr. and Allman R. Alford; one brother; four sisters; twelve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Amanda Ross and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 12:00 noon at New Testament House of Refuge Holiness Church, 1621 19th Street, Ensley with burial in George W. Carver Cemetery. Rev. Annie Jiles will officiate. Scott McPherson Funeral Home, “Golden Rule Service With Dignity”, directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Namonia Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 3 Dec 1919, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            From SSACI: Namonia Alford, black male born 3 Dec 1919 in Fairfield, Jefferson Co., AL, son of Bedford Alford and Olivia Weaver, died 23 Nov 2002.

 

******************************************

NANNIE HINES McANEAR ALFORD

 

HARTSELLE ENQUIRER

Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—Thursday, 6 July 1944

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie H. Alford, 93, who passed away Monday evening at her home on Falkville 1, were held Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Zion Church at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Thomas Hatchett officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery, Peck directing.

            The deceased is survived by four nieces, Misses Edna and Mary McAnear, Mrs. Ruby McAnear of Decatur, and Mrs. Susie Carros, of Mobile, and two nephews, Will McAnear of Falkville 1 and J.P. McAnear of Decatur.

            Pallbearers were J.P. McAnear, Will McAnear, Frank Marlow, Scott Drake, Lee Brown, and Eunice Aldridge.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/268/51425134_134857270312.jpg

Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tony Elliott

 

L-R:

Nannie H. McAnear, Wife of E.C. Alford

E.C. Alford

Susanah E. McAnear, Wife of James S. Francis

 

AAFA NOTES: Nannie was the second wife of Ezekiel C. Alford. They married 14 Sept 1890 in Morgan Co., AL. Ezekiel’s first wife was Mary Susan Stovall, the mother of his children.

 

******************************************

NETTIE MARIE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 17 February 2010

 

            Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Chapel Church for Nettie Marie Alford, 87, Ball Play community, who died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. Pastor Roger Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

            Mrs. Alford was a longtime resident of the Ball Play community. She was the beloved wife of the late Lee Doies Alford and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

            She leaves to cherish her loving memory, daughter, Connie Alford Herring, Ball Play; sons, Doies Lee Alford, Hokes Bluff, Terry Michael Alford (Tammy), Ball Play, and Robert Clay Alford (Karen), Ball Play; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

            Pallbearers will be Joe Patterson, T.J. Alford, Jeremy Alford, Beau Alford, Joe Deck and Larry Patterson.

            The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of Mrs. Alford’s caregivers who aided in her care and comfort.

            The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at Jones Chapel Church.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/137/48251184_133729821135.jpg

Photo from Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Ballplay, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Sherry Pitts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nettie M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 3 Dec 1922, last residence Piedmont, Calhoun Co., AL.

            Her middle name is spelled Merie on her gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lee Doies 1917 AL1, Cleveland Lester 1893 AL2, Allen 1865 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

NETTIE MCCALL ALFORD WADE

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Friday, 18 April 2008

 

            Mrs. Nettie Alford Wade, age 81, formerly of Birmingham and currently a resident of Prattville, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Leak-Memory Chapel with evangelist Merle L. Wright officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Columbia Cemetery in Columbia. Nettie worked as a registered nurse.

            She is survived by her daughter, Martha French (Charlie); son, Jim Wade (Mary); grandson, Nicholas Wade (Volree); and granddaughter, Emily Wade.

            Visitation was Thursday, April 17, 2008, from 5-7 p.m. at Leak-Memory Chapel and will also be one hour prior to the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Community of Christ Church, 351 Bell Road, Montgomery, AL 36117.

            Leak Memory Chapel of Montgomery, (334) 272-6501, is directing….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/272/117897881_138059086140.jpg

Photo from Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Houston Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Don Atwell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nettie Wade (SS# issued in MO) was born 30 Jan 1927, last residence Prattville, Autauga Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her father, Homer Peacock Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Nettie McCall 1927 AL1, Homer Peacock 1886 AL2, James Badger 1842 NC3, Wiley 1801 NC4, Sion 1763 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

*****************************************

NEWTON POST ALVORD, JR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 31August 2006

 

            Alvord, Newton P., Jr., Memorial service for Newton Alvord, of Chelsea, will be at 11 AM, Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Bolton-Letlow Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alvord was born in New Britain, CT, and died on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at a local hospital. He was a veteran of WW II and a successful retired business man.

            He is survived by his wife, Janice May Alvord; children, Robert Paul Alvord, Jonathan Judd Alvord, Christopher Scott Alvord and 6 granddaughters and one grandson.

            In lieu of flowers, family requests that you make your memorials to the American Diabetes Association….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Newton P. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 23 March 1925, last residence Chelsea, Shelby Co., AL.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Fanny Leist Alvord; and brother Wesley Paul Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Newton Post Alvord Jr. was born 23 March 1925 in New Britain, Hartford Co., CT, son of Newton P. Alvord and Fanny V. Leist.

            Wedding article:

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Monday, 28 July 1952

 

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore.

            His ALVORD lineage: Newton Post 1925 CT1, Newton Post 1882 CT2, Cora Estelle 1859 CT3, Francis Lyman 1829 CT4, Ashbel 1780 CT5, Seth 1754 CT6, Seth 1714 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

*****************************************

NINA RUTH ALFORD HARRINGTON

Aunt of Linda Louise Alford Pansano, AAFA #0106

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 23 November 1994

 

            Harrington, Nina, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died Monday, November 21, 1994. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 1994, at 11:30 a.m. from Leak-Memory Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with Lester Spencer officiating.

            Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James W. Harrington and Susie B. Harrington: two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann Beggs and John M. Beggs, III and Jeanette Lee Parker and Douglas Parker; one sister, Louise Tatum; two grandchildren, Amanda Elizabeth Beggs and Jamie Curry; and several nieces and nephews.

            Active pallbearers will be Stanley Kamykowski, Harry Harrington, Ralph Harrington, Todd Jackson, Jeff Kamykowski and John Webber. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hazel Collins Sunday School Class.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James United Methodist Church or to WLBF Christian Radio Station….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2011/349/82058171_132409530621.jpg

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nina A. Harrington (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 Sept 1923 and died _____ Nov 1994, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Perry Alford and Mary Lillian Ramey Alford; and siblings Bernard Ramey Alford, Elsie Louise Alford Tatum, Gerald Wayne Alford Sr., and Margaret Anita Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Nina Ruth Alford Harrington was born 1 Sept 1923 in Elmore, Elmore Co., AL, daughter of William P. Alford and Lillian Ramey.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Nina Ruth 1923 AL1, William Perry 1874 AL2, William G. 1848 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

******************************************

NOAH WYATT ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Thursday, 12 May 1983

 

PIEDMONT—Services for Noah Wyett Alford, 67, of Piedmont will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Congregational Holiness Church of Piedmont with the Rev. Hayward Clark officiating. Burial will be in Weaver Cemetery in Cherokee County with Mlckelsen Brown-Service Mortuary in charge….

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday [May 10] at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Gadsden.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sadie M. Alford of Piedmont; a son, Charles Alford of Tifton, Ohio; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Austin Vaughn, James A. Vaughn, Truman Hayes, Billy Ponder, Jimmy Hayes and Curtis E. Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A.A. Chandler, Dr. H.B. Thompson and the nurses and staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital in Gadsden.

            Mr. Alford was a former resident of Etowah County, a resident of Piedmont for the past four years, and a retired employee of Miller’s Poultry Co., in Piedmont.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/113/109136607_136682482789.jpg

Photo from Weaver Cemetery, Cherokee Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patti Lee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Noah Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 17 May 1915 and died _____ May 1983, last residence Piedmont, Calhoun Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his sister Lillie Alford McCain; and stepmother, Savannah Bain Alford, in this compilation.

            On his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signed his name Noah Wyatt Alford. He was born 17 May 1915 in Gadsden, AL. He is living in Wellington, Calhoun Co., AL, and names his mother, Alice Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Noah Wyatt 1915 AL1, Albert Forrest 1871 AL2, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

*****************************************

NORA ANN HALFORD HALL

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 3 June 1959

 

            Hall, Mrs. W.A. [sic] (Nora), a resident of Montgomery for 41 years, died at her home, 2716 Montrose Ave., at 7 a.m. Tuesday [June 2] following an extended illness.

            Surviving are her husband, W.D. Hall, Montgomery, two sons, Roy S. Hall, Indianhead, Md., Leva Hall, Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. L.G. (Mildred) James and Mrs. V.E. (Kathryn) Runge, both of Montgomery.

            The funeral will be held from White Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J.H. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Walter Clinton Halford in this compilation.

            Her husband, Wiley Damascus Hall, was the brother of Walter Clinton Halford’s wife.

            Her HALFORD lineage, in part from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Nora Ann 1887 AL1, George W. HALLFORD 1856 AL2, Samuel Hunicutt 1806 SC3, Burrell Moses Gordon 1774 SC4, Achillis 1754 VA5.

 

******************************************

NORMA JEAN CARNEY HALLFORD

 

[She died in MS, but we are including her obituary here because AL was her home.]

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Friday, 27 May 2016

 

            Services for Norma J. Hallford will be Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 4 p.m. at Gilbertown Church of God, with the Revs. Shane Pursley, Fred Wiley and Doug Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery with Phillips Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Hallford, 90, of Toxey [Choctaw Co., AL], died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Miss….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Woodrow Wilson Hallford; and sister Emma Fredna Carney Alford in this compilation.

 

*****************************************

NORMAN LESLIE “JACK” ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 29 November 1997

 

            Alford, Jack Leslie, 92, of Montgomery, AL, went to be with the Lord on November 26, 1997. He died at his home.

            He was retired from the Montgomery Fire Dept. after 29 years of service and was an active member of the Retired Firefighters Association. He then worked at St. Mark Methodist Church for 15 years. He was an active member since 1944 and he served as a Steward for many years. He was instrumental in relocating the church to Taylor Road and was honored with his name on the cornerstone.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ira Mae Luther; his mother, Florence Eugenia Windom and his father, James Wylie Alford.

            He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Blanche Alford, Hendersonville, NC; his two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Robert Flaherty, Montgomery, AL, Anne and Jimmy Sharpe, Destin, FL; two sisters, Alma Mills and Edna Bray, Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, Mark Alford, Hendersonville, NC, Kitty Mason, Alexandria, VA, Bonnie Russell, Birmingham, AL, Jay Sharpe, Destin, FL, Rob Flaherty, Radcliff, KY, Greg Alford, Shelby, NC, Shannon Carr, Niceville, FL, Blake Alford, Myrtle Beach, SC, Valerie Bailey, Alex City, AL; 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

            Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons.

            Papa Jack will be greatly missed by family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 Saturday, November 29, 1997 at Leak Memory Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Dr. Mark LaBranche officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/302/138032856_1414700663.jpg

Photo from Montgomery Memorial Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Enzor Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 June 1905, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ira Mae Luther Alford; mother, Florence Eugenia Windham Alford; and brother Earkeul A. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Norman Leslie “Jack” 1905 AL1, James Wylie 1859 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

*****************************************

OBADIAH B. “TOBE” ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—1 May 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            A.B. Alford, 72, who resided on the Wetumptka Road, died suddenly at his home yesterday [April 30] at 4 p.m.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Alford; five daughters, Mrs. Idell Wiggins, Mrs. Nitus Alford, and Mrs. J.B. Bozeman, all of Montgomery; Mrs. A.M. Schuman, and Mrs. Joe Fox, both of Bridgeport, Conn.; one son, G.W. Alford, Gate City, Fla.; and several grandchildren.

            Funeral plans will be announced by White Chapel.

 

In another article:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—3 May 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            The funeral for O.B. Alford will be held from White Chapel today at 10 a.m. with the Rev. O.C. Lloyd officiating. The body will be sent through the country to Vernledge [Crenshaw Co.], near Luverne, for burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Lillie Nitus Alford Alford in this compilation.

            Obadiah was the son of Henry Dortch Alford and Martha Walker.

            His children: Mrs. Idell Wiggins was Hattie Idella Alford who married Kimmey Wiggins, Mrs. J.B. Bozeman was Gladys Catherine Alford, Mrs. Joe Fox was Ruthie Victoria Alford, Mrs. Nitus Alford was Lillian Knightus Alford who married Walter Herbert Alford, and G.W. Alford was George Washington Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Obadiah 1877 AL1, Henry Dortch 1822 GA2, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

******************************************

ODENA ALFORD COOKS

 

Davis Memorial Mortuary

Valley, Chambers Co., AL—_____ August 2014

 

Untitled-TrueColor-04

 

Mrs. Odena Alford Cooks

1942 - 2014

 

            Odena was a 1960 graduate of Rehobeth High School. She retired, after 25 years of service, from West Point Stevens. She also worked for Days Inn in Lanett, AL. She enjoyed and loved her special Radio Host Celebrity of WPLV 1310, Bro. Johnny Hill.

            Her survivors include: two sons, McKenneth Martin (Teresa) Cooks, Valley, AL and Tommie Lee (Amanda) Cooks, Jr., West Point, GA; one daughter, Sandra Cooks, Orlando, FL; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tommie (Daisy) Alford, Opelika, AL, Hervy Gene Alford and Willie Joe (Patsy) Alford, Jr. both of Lanett, AL; one loving and devoted sister, Ida Alvis, Lanett, AL; and, a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends including her pastor, Rev. Arthur Thomas and her church family.

 

In another article:

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—Friday, 15 August 2014

 

LANETT—Mrs. Odena Alford Cooks of Lanett died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. EDT at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Cusseta, with the Rev. Arthur Thomas, pastor, the Rev. Louis Upshaw, officiant, and Bishop Donald Lancaster, eulogist. Burial will follow at the churchyard cemetery.

            Public viewing is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 15 from 1 until 7 p.m. at Davis Memorial Mortuary Chapel.

            Mrs. Cooks is survived by two sons, McKenneth Martin (Teresa) Cooks of Valley and Tommie Lee (Amanda) Cooks Jr. of West Point; one daughter, Sandra Cooks of Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tommie (Daisy) Alford of Opelika and Hervy Gene Alford and Willie Joe (Patsy) Alford Jr., both of Lanett; one loving and devoted sister, Ida Alvis of Lanett; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends, including her pastor, the Rev. Arthur Thomas, and her church family.

            Online condolences can be expressed at www.davismemorialmortuary.com. Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley is handling arrangements.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2015/142/136447976_1432445626.jpg

Photo from Mount Nebo Cemetery, Chambers Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. B. Chrismond

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Lelia Mae Robinson Alford, in this compilation.

 

******************************************

OLENE SMITH ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 22 January 2002

 

            Olene Alford, a seamstress of Vanity Fair, died Saturday [January 19] at an area heath care facility. She was 83.

            She was a native of Covington County, Alabama, and a longtime resident of Chickasaw.

            Survivors include her children, Bernadine Marlow of Orange Beach, Delores Sandifer of Satsuma, Danny Alford of Saraland, and Patricia Amos of Foley; two brothers, Odis Smith of Theodore and Preston Smith of Stockton; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            The service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland. Burial will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/186/42246901_137315330749.jpg

Photo from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “mop”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Olene S. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Nov 1918 [different than gravestone], last residence Orange Beach, Baldwin Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her son Lavon A. Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Olene Smith Alford was born 7 Nov 1917 in Opp, Covington Co., AL, daughter of John Smith and Cresie B. Barnett. In 1974 she is listed as Olene Smith Taylor. In 1975 she is Olene S. Alford.

            In 1940, East Brewton, Escambia Co., AL: Dewey Alford, age 24; his wife Orlene 22; son Levon 3; and daughter Bernadine 3/12. All were born in AL.

 

******************************************

OLIVER HANNIBAL ALFORD, JR.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2013/69/105133767_136303543667.jpg

Photo posted to his Find A Grave memorial by Iris Ayres Smale – used with permission

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 9 July 1963

 

            Funeral services for Oliver H. Alford, 83, of Gadsden, who died at 10 a.m. yesterday at his home were to be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Collier-Butler Chapel with Dr. Oscar A. Davis officiating. Burial is to be in Forrest Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers are Gaines Roberts, Alford Roberts, O.J. Roberts, G.N. Duke, Albert Ayers, Asher Ayers, Jimmy Ayers and Jack Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Scott Vance and all other personal friends.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Hughes Alford; one son, Charles Hughes Alford, Gadsden, one daughter, Miss R. Mildred Alford, New York City, one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

            He was a native of Guntersville and a resident of Gadsden for 40 years….

 

Oliver Hannibal Bud Alford, Jr

Photo from Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oliver Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 20 Jan 1880 and died _____ June 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Ethel Hughes Alford; children Charles Hughes Alford and Rose Mildred “Millie” Alford; mother, Erycenia Penthecelia Foster Alford; and brother Charles N. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Millie Lou Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see “John Quincy Adams Alford, 1814–1899” in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Oliver Hannibal 1880 AL1, Oliver Hannibal 1842 GA2, John Quincy Adams 1814 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

*****************************************

OLIVER HOLMES ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 12 May 1987

 

            Oliver Holmes Alford, 70, 407 Hoke St. died Monday [May 11] at Holy Name of Jesus Hospital.

            Survivors wife, Mrs. Mary Clark Alford, daughters, Betty Peoples and Shirley Pasley, Camp Hill.

            Crestwood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Crestwood Chapel with the Rev. Bob Harris Officiating. Entombment in Crestwood Mausoleum.

            Other survivors step-daughters, Billie Barron and Shirley Owens, Gadsden, Pat Vansandi, Aurora, step-son, Frank Harcrow, Birmingham, sister, Edna Burke, Albertville, brother, Leon Alford, Gadsden; sister-in-law Gail Alford, brother-in-law, Joe Burke, 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers, Jimmy and Truman Hayes, Gary Owens, Bill Skipper, W.L. Morgan and Julian Jones. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Hoyt McDowell, Birmingham; Drs. Arthur Ennis and Morris Steinberg.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County, except for the 21 years that he was employed as a tire builder with the Firestone Company, South Gate, Calif. He was a member of Goodyear Heights Baptist Church and was a veteran of WWII….

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/320/138889193_1416262386.jpg

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NGL (Find A Grave ID# 47559287)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oliver Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 Nov 1916 and died _____ May 1987, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Birdie M. Rasberry Alford; and brother Leon Elmore Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Oliver and his mother are next to each other in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery in the Mausoleum, Unit #1. Flowers obscure the names and dates. Next to them are his brother Leon Elmore Alford Sr. and his wife.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Oliver Holmes 1916 AL1, Albert Fletcher 1894 AL2, Albert Forrest 1871 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

******************************************

OLIVER PERRY ALFORD III

AAFA #0754

 

oliver_p_alford

At AAFA’s 1995 meeting in Decatur, AL

 

            We have been unsuccessful in obtaining an obituary for O.P. Alford. We published his first “In Remembrance” article in the Winter 1996 issue of AAFA ACTION, when we had only an invitation to a memorial service held 17 January 1996 at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, with which O.P. was associated. Here is that In Remembrance article:

 

            We have not yet received an obituary for Oliver Perry Alford, but, Sally Stoewer of Baton Rouge, LA, received a card with the heading “Ludwig Von Mises Institute” and printed thereon: “A memorial service for O.P. Alford, III, will be held at seven o’clock in the evening, Wednesday, January 17, 1996, at the Auburn University Chapel, College Street and Thach Avenue, Auburn Alabama.” She sent the card to Gil Alford, who sent the following message to a number of people via the Internet:

            Those of you who were in Decatur will remember Perry Alford from our recent meeting. His sister, Virginia Alford Johnston [AAFA #0811], and her son were there for the reception Friday evening. I’d corresponded with her some about ten years ago—also corresponded with one of his sisters-in-law. I knew of him because I’d seen references to the chair or scholarship (don’t remember which) that was established in his name at Auburn. [The O.P. Alford III Prize in Libertarian Scholarship awards $1,000 to the author of the paper best advances libertarian scholarship. The O.P. Alford III Fellowship is awarded to undergraduates studying during the summer.]

            Paul Alford, of Decatur, made contact with Mr. Perry, recruited him in AAFA and was pleased when he learned he would come to the meeting. I remember him well. He sat on the front row during the workshop on Friday. And on Sunday we had a real nice visit, one on one.

 

            In the Spring 1996 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published a second In Remembrance that Gil Alford adapted from an article published by the Mises Institute in the March 1996 issue of The Free Market. That full article is reproduced below.

 

A Hero For All of Us

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., President of the Mises Institute

 

 

            In 1984, at a Mises Institute conference in Houston, some of us met O.P. Alford, III, for the first time. He was a quiet gentleman dressed in unassuming khaki trousers and shirt. His intelligence was evident and his manners were strikingly aristocratic.

            Those who visited with him that weekend noticed something very special, even remarkable, about him. It was his old-world sense of honor and principle, and his independence of mind. Mises had those qualities as well. And, as it turned out, Mr. Alford had been reading Mises and liked what he had to say.

            Thus began Mr. Alford’s long association with the Mises Institute. But we had only just begun to discover the greatness of this man, and the drama of his life. As time went on, he became a central figure in the Mises Institute.

            He was a tremendously generous benefactor who also worked full-time with us in his last five years. The week before he died at age 91, he was still reading everything he could get his hands on, contributing at seminars, compiling mailings, and doing whatever other tasks were necessary, even while discussing books and research with our students.

            Mr. Alford didn’t believe in retirement. He wouldn’t let FDR tell him when it was time for him to stop working. “The New Deal was all wrong as far as I was concerned,” he told us in an interview. “The AARP is always asking for my money, but I wouldn’t give a dime to an organization that blocks all reform of social security. It is patently impossible to get something for nothing, but we keep trying.”

            Mr. Alford believed in work, and his constant advice to all of us was “work hard.” He certainly did. His first job was bailing water from boats at a yacht club to which his father belonged. He eventually became a world-class competitive sailor who taught sailing at Oxford and ran the Flying Dutchman class.

            He was a seaman, a mechanic, and a tugboat captain. He was also a pilot who built and flew his own experimental aircraft when he was in his 70s. And he was an airplane restorer for the Confederate Air Force, which he always wished had been around in 1861.

            He was a grain and dairy farmer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, producing a national champion Golden Guernsey. And he was the co-owner of a hotel in Cleveland, the publisher of a sailing magazine, and the producer of yacht racing movies. He was a great conversationalist, a witty dinner companion, and the greatest friend you could ever have.

            Mr. Alford was a committed libertarian in the tradition of Mises and Rothbard, and a strong believer in the gold standard, the free market, and the power of ideas in general. He received a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in journalism from Northwestern, where he founded the campus radio station. He also studied flying at the Curtis Wright Aeronautical University.

            At the end of his life, Mr. Alford was doing research on the real cause of the War Between the States: high taxes. A member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, he wanted to help undo the old smears of the South. The Confederacy, he said, fought for the right of self government, and so should we.

            Mr. Alford was a descendant not only of Confederate officers, but of John Randolph of Roanoke and St. George Tucker, and he had studied their lives and works. But it was his dissatisfaction with the present state of economics that led him to the Mises Institute.

            “The one thing Keynes was right about,” said Mr. Alford, “is that most politicians are slaves to some defunct economist.” These days, he added, it’s Keynes himself.

            Mr. Alford set out to correct the problem. Through his generosity, students were given access to great books in economics and to our journals, newsletters, and conferences. He also made it possible for students to attend graduate school and supported important research and teaching, all through our Alford Center for Advanced Studies in Austrian Economics. How many lives he changed.

            Yet Mr. Alford lived very simply. His trailer had only a tiny living space, but that was just the way he liked it. He believed that the most important things a man can have are his moral principles, his health, and his liberty. With those, he lacked for nothing, and indeed, he did.

            He liked to tell the story of Oliver Perry, another ancestor after whom he was named. Commodore Perry was ordered to proceed to Lake Erie during the War of 1812, construct a navy, and beat the British. He was given some axes, saws, rope, and canvas, and with them he built four vessels. On the night before the battle, the Commodore took a needle and thread and made a flag. It said, “Don’t Give Up the Ship.”

            Mr. Alford commented: “Early on I was taught that you have one hand for yourself and one hand for the ship. The theory is that if you neglect the ship and the ship sinks, you go with it. The same reasoning applies to your country.”

            As a benefactor, scholar, entrepreneur, and member of the natural elite, he was an example to our students, and to all of us. No matter how strong the storms, Mr. Alford never gave up the ship of liberty, and neither should we.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oliver P. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 1 July 1904 and died 26 Dec 1995, last residence Auburn, Lee Co., AL.

            We included the obituary of his sister Laura Tucker Carmichael “Jean” Alford Staples in Maryland Obituaries.

            Oliver Perry Alford III was born in Baltimore, MD. He was the first son and second child of Oliver Perry Alford II and Laura Tucker Carmichael.

            He was not married but he did have a younger brother and two sisters, including Virginia Carmichael Alford Johnston, AAFA #0811.

            Though proud of his Alford heritage, he and others in his family were named for other great ancestors. He was the third generation named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who was famous for coining the phrase, “Don’t Give Up the Ship” during the War of 1812. His brother, John Randolph Tucker Alford, was named after two other famous ancestors, and Mr. Perry was influenced by them throughout his life. They were The Randolphs—William, Sir John, Edmund, John of Roanoke—and Henry St. George Tucker, men who had great influence in early Virginia.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            His lineage: Oliver Perry 1904 MD1, Oliver Perry 1880 LA2, Oliver Perry 1827 KY3, Nathaniel 1785 ?? 4, Charles 1752 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

*****************************************

OMER ALFORD

 

MARION COUNTY NEWS

Hamilton, Marion Co., AL—Thursday, 28 May 1908

 

            Omer Alford, a young merchant of Childersburg, died suddenly of congestion.

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2008/328/6169259_122757304779.jpg

Photo from Childersburg Cemetery, Childersburg, Talladega Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Burks Wells

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, James Clay Alford; and brother Bernard Ramey Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Kinchen Warren Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

 

            His wedding announcement:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Sunday, 17 November 1901

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published