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Florida Obituaries

 

FLORIDA 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 to each obituary, 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: 13 JANUARY 2018

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Florida 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. 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.

 

2. Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820) (DNA Group 1)

 

3. Known Descendants of John Alford born about 1787 SC

 

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

This line may go back to #3, but there is no proof.

 

5. Descendants of William Alford of Horry Co., SC, b. about 1760 (DNA Group 1)

 

6. Known Descendants of Terrell Alford, 1814 NC–1857 MS.

 

7. Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group 4)

See also: “Ashley Owen Alford of VT and NY, 1770–1847,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

8. Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group 4)

            See also Open Library’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord

 

9. Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford (DNA Group 97)

 

10. Descendants of Green Berry Alford (1787–1875)

 

11. Probable Known Descendants of Benjamin Alford b. about 1740 NC.

 

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

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry:

 

FL Deaths: Florida Death Index, 1877–1998

FL Marriages: Florida Marriage Collection, 1822–1875 and 1927–2001; and Florida, County Marriages, 1823-1982; also Florida Marriages, 1830–1933 (with images) at FamilySearch.org

FL Divorces: Florida Divorce Index, 1927–2001

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

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

 

 

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A.V. ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 22 July 1994

 

            A.V. Alford, 65, of Mayo [Lafayette Co.] died Wednesday [July 20] in Gainesville [Alachua Co.]. The service was held on Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mayo with burial at the church cemetery.

            A native of Columbia County, he had lived in Mayo since 1973. He was retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and was retired from the State Department of Corrections after 16 years. He was a member of the Mayo Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 119 and served as worshipful master in 1993.

            He is survived by a son, Randy Alford of Colorado; a stepson, Benjamin Folsom of Dumfries, Virginia; two daughters, Gwen Lord and Sylvia Badger, both of Mayo; a stepdaughter, Myrna Lee of White Springs; two brothers, Dan Alford of Fort White and Edgar Alford of Lake City; four sisters, Lessie Wheeler of Jacksonville, Delma Cobb of Middleburg, Callie Register of Lake City, and Zona Mae Heath of Leesburg; and ten grandchildren.

 

 

Photo from Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Lafayette Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jack W. Fountain

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A.V. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Dec 1928, last residence Mayo, Lafayette Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Maudean “Dean” Hamlin Alford; siblings Callie Alford Register, Daniel Alford, Lessie Alford Wheeler, Levern Alford, and Zona Mae Alford Heath in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: A.V. Alford, born 26 March 1929, died 20 July 1994 in Alachua Co. This birth date is probably incorrect since he is age 1 year 3 months on the 1930 census in Suwanee Shoals, Columbia Co, FL, dated April 15.

            In every record in which he appears, including the 1930 census, he is listed as “A.V. Alford.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: A.V. 1929 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford R. 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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ABNER JAMES “A.J.” ALFORD

 

[An identical article was published on the same day in the Ocala Star-Banner.]

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Tuesday, 6 December 2011

 

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            “A.J.” (Abner James) Alford died December 4, 2011 at his home in Gainesville Florida surrounded by his family.

            A.J., a fifth generation Floridian, was born in near Everglades City in 1937, moving to the Orange Lake area as a child. There he excelled with the Future Farmers of America and received the State Award. He attended the University of Florida, and became a Master Electrician and the owner of Alford Electric in 1970. He was member of the LDS Church where he was a Scoutmaster of Troop 128. His spare time was spent farming—he loved providing his family with food from the work of his own hands.

            He was preceded in death by his grandson Joseph Peter Williamson and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jane Billings Alford, and his nine children, Mary Catherine Alford, James David Alford, Richard Abner Alford, Stephen Henry Alford, Jennifer Lorraine Jeffers, Margery Leah Marino, Wendy Joy Hill, John Eric Alford, and Amy Jo Wise. He is also survived by his two sisters, Mildred Johnson and Annie Mae Burch and his 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral Services will be held at 1:30PM on Wednesday December 7, 2011 at the LDS Church located at 3745 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville Florida, a brief viewing will be held before the services. Interment will follow at Millwood Cemetery in Reddick Florida at 3:30PM.

            Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 S Main St Gainesville FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.

 

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Photo from Millwood Cemetery, Reddick, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McCaffery

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Abner Noel Alford and Hattie Mae Ard Alford; and brother Wiley Noel Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Abner James 1937 FL1, Abner Noel 1902 FL2, Wiley Halcott 1878 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ABNER NOEL ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Monday, 26 September 1966

 

ORANGE LAKE—A.N. Alford, 64, died Saturday in Alachua General Hospital. He was a retired farmer.

            Survivors include three sons, Robert L. Alford of West Palm Beach, Wiley Alford of Darien, Ga., and A.J. Alford. Four daughters Mrs. VeVlma [sic] Lott of Lowell, Mrs. Mildred Burch of Waldo, Mrs. Annie Mae Burch, Mrs. Alice Burch of Micanopy, three brothers, Ernest Alford of Panama City, Audean Alford of Darien, Hubert E. Alford of Apalachicola, and two sisters, Mrs. Giladys [sic] Nash of Apalachicola and Mrs. Violet Bohannon of Tampa.

 

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Photos from Millwood Cemetery, Reddick, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilma Drew

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hattie Mae Ard Alford Alford; sons Abner James Alford and Wiley Noel Alford; father, Wiley Halcott Alford; and siblings Gladys Erma Alford Whitehurst Nash, Hubert Earl Alford, and Wiley Ernest Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Abner Noel 1902 FL1, Wiley Halcott 1878 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ABRAHAM ALFORD

 

[He died in FL, but we are also publishing his obituary in Massachusetts Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Saturday, 29 July 1995

 

            Alford, Abraham, of North Miami Beach, died Wednesday. Services in Boston. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels, North Miami Beach.

 

In another article:

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Friday, 28 July 1995

 

            Alford, Abraham, 79, of North Miami Beach, died Wednesday. Services in Massachusetts. Levitt-Weinstein North Miami Beach Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abraham Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 25 May 1916, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Cutler Alford; and his siblings Helen Alford Kopkind and Hyman Alford (twin) in Massachusetts Obituaries.

            In 1930, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Hyman and his twin brother Abraham, ages 13 born MA, are living with their parents, William Alford, cigar store owner, age 44 born MA; and Marcia Alford, 42 born Russia; and sister Helen 18 MA. The parents of both William and Marcia were born in Russia.

            In 1920, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Hyman and his brother Abraham, ages 3-7/12, are living with their parents, William Alford, cigar store salesman, age 37, and Marchia Alford, 30. All were born in MA. The parents of both William and Marchia were born in Russia and spoke Yiddish.

            From Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 (Ancestry): On 1 Apr 1914 in Boston, William Alford, merchant age 28 born Russia, married Marcie Freedman, age 24 born Russia. William’s parents are Zalkin Alford and Rachel Slovinsky. Marcie’s parents are Morris Freedman and Harriet Byers.

 

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ADDIE ELIZABETH LACY FISHER ALFORD

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Saturday, 17 July 1954

 

CARROLLTON, Miss., July 17—Services for Mrs. Addie Lacy Fisher Alford who died last night [July 16] in a Tampa, Florida Hospital will be held Monday afternoon at three o’clock at the Sarah Spencer Memorial Church in Tampa where her husband, the Rev. C.W. Alford, served as pastor for a number of years.

            Following the service the funeral cortege will form and drive to Yazoo City. A short service will be conducted at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Strickland Funeral Home…. Burial will be in the Yazoo City cemetery.

            She leaves her husband, the Rev. C.W. Alford, of St. Petersburg, Florida; one son, Louis Lacy Fisher, of Brooksville, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Robert McConnell, of Washington, D.C. and three grandchildren. She also leaves several sisters, two of whom are Mrs. Will Barr of Leland, Miss., and Mrs. Anna Gerrard of Marks, Miss. Mrs. Alford was a sister-in-law of Mrs. R.T. Hollingsworth of Carrollton.

 

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Photo from Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, Yazoo Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John C. Jones

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her second husband, Collye Wellman Alford; and daughter Mary Colleen Alford McConnell in this compilation.

 

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ADRIAN NEAL ALFORD

 

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Nancy and Neal Alford

Photo from Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home - Ivanhoe Chapel

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Saturday, 25 February 2017

 

            Alford, Adrian “Coach”, 93, passed away peacefully at home on February 22.

            He was born on August 16, 1923 in Owensboro [Daviess Co.], KY, the son of Woodie and Euen Alford. He grew up in Owensboro and graduated from Owensboro High School where he was a Cadet Major in ROTC. He attended Indiana University where he won a letter playing end for the Hoosiers and was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, Skull and Crescent honorary sophomore organization for fraternity men, and “I” men’s association. Neal transferred to the University of Georgia to work with Coach Wally Butts as assistant football coach. While at UGA he was also the head wrestling coach and youngest head trainer at a major university. He was a member of the Gridiron “G Club” and Letterman’s Club. He graduated from UGA in 1948.

            Neal also coached high school football at Gainesville, GA and at Marist College, Atlanta. After several years of coaching, he went into the construction business. He was general superintendent of construction and retail sales for the Knox Corp. of Thomaston, GA. After moving his family to Central Florida in 1957 he was General Manager of Keeman Brick Co. of Central Florida until his retirement.

            Neal was a member of the President’s Club UGA, Georgia Bulldog Club and Wally’s Boys. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Winter Park, The Gathering of Men, Kiwanis Club, and Construction Specifications Institute. He was a Kentucky Colonel. “Coach” was a lifetime, avid Georgia Bulldogs football fan. The only thing he loved more than the Bulldogs was his family who he was completely dedicated to.

            He was a charismatic, kind southern gentleman who never met a stranger. He made everyone he knew feel like they were his best friend and someone special.

            Neal is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Nancy; son Adrian Neal “Chip” Alford, Jr. (Dee Dee); daughter Robin Dubois (Bruce Burghard); grandchildren Eric Dubois, Kacy (Lawrence) Lyman, Wes Alford and Shelby (David) Varet; and great-grandsons Charlie and Chase Lyman, all of Winter Park, FL.

            Neal was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Ottley and John W. “Dub”, and his sister Georgia.

            A service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 27 at First Baptist Church of Winter Park, with a reception in Fellowship Hall immediately following….

 

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Photo from Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, Orange Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Gropper

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Nancy Thomaston Alford, in this compilation.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Woodie Davis Robertson Alford; and siblings Georgia Lorell Alford Feaster Henry, John Wesley “Dub” Alford, and Ottley E. Alford in this compilation.

            The funeral home website has 90+ additional photos.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            His lineage: Adrian Neal 1923 KY1, Euen Edward 1888 KY2, John Wesley 1862 KY3, John Hardin 1841 NC4, Joseph 1812 NC5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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AGNES WORLEY ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—12 November 2002

 

OCALA—Agnes Alford, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Munroe Regional Medical Center.

            A native of Bronson [Levy Co.], she moved here 47 years ago. Mrs. Alford was a member of Maricamp Road Church of Christ. She enjoyed country music, sewing and canning.

            She is survived by her son, Elmer Worley, Ocala; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Dora Christian Home and Bible School.

            Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, provided information.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ALBERT CLEVELAND ALFORD

ANDREW CLEVELAND ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 24 May 1955

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Carrie Mae Alford Duke, Duncan Pascal Alford, and Zora Lee Alford Register; and brother George Washington Alford in this compilation.

            His first name is listed as both Albert and Andrew in records.

            From SSACI: Albert Cleveland Alford was born 14 Oct 1889 in Darlington, Walton Co., FL, son of Francis M. Alford and Josephene McDaniel.

            From FL Marriages: Cleveland Alford married Rosy Ann Bush on 22 Oct 1908 in Walton Co., FL.

            He is clearly Andrew C. Alford on the 1930 census, Lumber City, Telfair Co., GA.

            On his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is listed as Andrew C. Alford but signed as A.C. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Albert Cleveland 1889 FL1, Francis Marion 1853 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALBERT DONALD ALFRED

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 17 September 1942

 

            Albert Donald Alfred, former Pensacola building contractor, died yesterday [September 16] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George P. Riddick, in Mallory Heights.

            Survivors are two sons, William Alfred, of this city, and Bernard C. Alfred of New Orleans, La., four daughters, Mrs. Riddick, Mrs. Dan Johnson of Ensley, Mrs. Harry Brosnaham of Orlando, and Mrs. John Lind, of Jacksonville, Fla., an adopted son H.T. Bobe of Birmingham, Ala., two sisters-in-law Mrs. William H. Alfred of Miami, and Mrs. Arthur Bobe of this city a brother-in-law William H. Furgeson of this city, and 45 grandchildren.

            Alfred was engaged in the contracting business and was the builder of Christ Church in Pensacola.

            Funeral services will be held at the chapel of Waters & Hibbert funeral home Thursday morning at 8:45, and at 9:00 o’clock at the Sacred Heart church. Interment will be in St. Michael’s cemetery.

            The following nephews will serve as pallbearers: Kennedy Furgeson, C.J. Brown, Sr., Joe Brown, Holland Bobe, Frank Bobe, and Arthur Bobe.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Eulalie Bobe Alfred; children Mary Louise Alfred Riddick and William Walton Alfred; and parents, Louis B. Alfred and Sarah Alfred in this compilation.

            From Alabama, County Marriages, 1805–1967 (Ancestry): Albert D. Alfred married Mary E. Bobe on 16 Apr 1884 in Mobile, AL.

            The University of West Florida’s St. Michael’s Cemetery Web Map, http://gis-arch.uwf.edu/smc/, does not include this grave. However, its search function is not working perfectly, at least for the last name Alfred. Reportedly, every grave in the cemetery has been documented, but some gravestones are apparently missing due to vandals and hurricanes.

            His ALFRED lineage: Albert Donald 1862 IN1, Louis B. 1821 OH2.

 

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ALBERT GREENE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—12 March 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, Albert Greene, 84, of 4109 17th St. N, St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (March 11, 1987) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Bay Pines.

            Born in Garfield, Ga., he came here in 1965 from Brandon. He was retired from the maintenance department of the General Services Administration in Tampa, where he was a member of the American Legion Post 5. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, St. Petersburg Lodge 139 F&AM and past patron of Eureka Chapter 5 OES. An Army veteran of World War I, he served with the Navy Seabees during World War II.

            Survivors include his wife Ivy Pearl; a daughter Gwen Farmer, Tampa; two stepdaughters, Helen B. Ellinwood, St. Petersburg, and Zelda V. Harris, Yuba City, Calif.; a brother Hinton, Lakeland; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

            Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

 

Photo from Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Pinellas Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John C. Carter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Marie Hazel Singley Alford; and second wife, Ivy Pearl Sinclair Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Albert Greene Alford, born 26 June 1902, died 11 March 1987 in Pinellas Co.

            Albert Greene Alford was born in Emanuel Co., GA, the son of William Peter Alford and Nettie Forehand. His daughter is the only child of his first marriage to Marie Singley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Albert Greene 1902 GA1, William Peter 1881 GA2, Green Colquitt 1853 GA3, William Benjamin 1825 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALDEN ALFORD, JR.

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—9 December 2009

 

            Alford, Alden Jr., 80, of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away in Dade City, Fla., December 2, 2009. He was born August 5, 1929, in Fayette, Ind., to Alden Sr. and Cora (Sherwood) Alford, and came to Zephyrhills in 2000 from Indiana. Mr. Alford was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and was of the Protestant faith.

            He is survived by Lewana Alford of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey L. Alford of Tampa; two daughters, Patricia Ann Geurin of Zephyrhills, and Barbara Jo Chapman of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Wilson of Tampa and Ruth Auld of Pinellas Park; and several nieces and nephews.

            He is predeceased by a sister, Opal Edicott of North Carolina. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, at Whitfield Funeral Home…. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

 

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DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Tuesday, 8 December 2009

 

            Alford Jr., Alden of Zephyrhills passed away December 2, 2009. He is survived by his wife Lewana, three children Pat, Jeff and Barbara; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

            Mr. Alden worked at Miami University for 30 years and retired in 1987.

            In lieu of flowers donations may be made to HPH Hospice 37445 Clinton Ave. Dade City, Florida 33525. Whitfield Funeral Home Handling the arrangements in Zephyrhills, FIorida….

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alden Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL.

 

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ALICE C. GLENDENING HALFORD LONG

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Sunday, 18 July 2004

 

            Alice Long of Gainesville died on Friday [July 16] at her home after a brief illness. She was 78.

            Mrs. Long was born in Detroit. She moved to Gainesville from Miami in 1995. She attended Miami High School. She had worked as a caretaker and a waitress. She was a member of the Gainesville Lions Club, the Barnacle Busters, the Florida Council for the Blind, and TOPS.

            She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina L. Russo.

            Survivors include a daughter, Linda Susan DiFranco of Gainesville; a son, George Steven Halford of Wallingford, VT; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Milam Funeral and Cremation Services handled arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice C. Long (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 Sept 1925, last residence Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL,

 

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ALICE C. PITTS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 7 October 2009

 

            Ms. Alice C. Alford, 75, passed away on Oct. 3, 2009. A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc., 5660 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904)768-0507.

 

In another article:

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 8 October 2009

 

            Ms. Alice C. Alford, 75, passed away on Oct. 3, 2009

            Funeral service will be held Sat., Oct. 10, 2009, 11 AM at the Mortuary.

            Visitation will be held Fr., 5–7 PM at C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc., 3031 Moncrief Rd., Carla L. Page….

 

Photo from Restlawn Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha L. Powe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ALICE FAY ALFORD LUNDBERG WOMICK WHITING

AAFA #1463

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAILY

Strasburg, VA—Saturday, 15 August 2015

 

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            Alice Fay Alford Lundberg Womick Whiting, of Wildwood, FL, loved to travel and “booked” her final trip on July 11, 2015.

            She was born on June 28, 1941, the only daughter and youngest child of the late Nettie Jean (Tyre) and Ruel Jerusha Alford of Chattahoochee, FL.

            Alice was loved, adored, and preceded in death by her two older brothers, Ruel Jean Alford Jr. of Winchester, VA and Leon Webster Alford of Trenton, FL.

            Providing for three children, Alice was a very successful waitress for several Tidewater area restaurants, drove a school bus for James City County, owned and operated Alice’s Artistic Beauty Salon in Grafton, worked as a legal secretary for a prominent attorney in Yorktown, and was employed for several years by Anheuser-Busch of Williamsburg.

            It was her love for her family and historic home restorations that brought her to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. While restoring her home on Main Street, she opened and operated her own thriving antique business in Mt. Jackson known as âEven More Stuffã.

            With a great desire to preserve the local history for the town she loved, she also put her talents to work as one of the original founding members of the Mt. Jackson Museum before retiring to her home state of Florida.

            Alice will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her many cherished friends and family members, including the Ladies Red Hat Society and the Continental Resident Ladies Club.

            In addition to her husband, Dr. George C. Whiting, of St. Petersburg, FL. Alice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terresa and Jay Linski of New Market, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Kay Lundberg of Phoenix, AZ; son, James R. Lundberg of Mt. Jackson, VA; granddaughter and husband, Courtney and Travis Cave of Maurertown, VA; grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha and Ian Pugh, Gregory, Sean, Julia and Holly Lundberg; great grandson, Ryland Cave, and many nieces, nephews and their families.

            A memorial service is planned for October 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at James River Baptist Church in Williamsburg, VA.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Special Olympics Program.

 

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

            See the obituary of her brother Leon Webster Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her stepmother, Hyacinth Mae “Heidi” Sivills Powell Holton Alford; and her brother Ruel Jean Alford Jr. in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Alice Fay 1941 FL1, Ruel Jerusha 1907 FL2, Daniel Webster 1874 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALMA IRENE JORDAN ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 20 February 2008

 

 

            Alma Irene Jordan Alford, age 88, of Ponce de Leon, Fla., passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2008, surrounded by family and friends.

            She was born on Feb. 11, 1920, in Franklin County, Ga., to Sam and Vera Berryman Jordan. She was a resident of the Bridge Creek Community most of her life and a member of Bridge Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Alford enjoyed cooking, gardening, and caring for family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Her family and friends feel truly blessed to have been a part of the life of such a wonderful person.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Vera Jordan of Melrose, Fla.; her husband of 65 years, Lowery L. “Doc” Alford; two sons, Clyde A. Alford and Alvin E. Alford; one daughter-in-law, Mary Alford; three brothers, John W. Jordan, Roy L. Jordan and Clifford W. Jordan; and two sisters, Willie M. Jordan and Lucille Jordan Foucart.

            She is survived by one daughter, Edwina Alford Hammond and husband Emory of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one brother, Rufus P. Jordan and wife Celia of Melrose, Fla.; and one sister, Lois Peterson and husband Dwight of Palatka, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Jonice Arban and husband Bob of Ponce de Leon; eight grandchildren, Bill Hammond and wife Sheila of Leslie, Ga., Carol Richardson and husband Steve, Bob Hammond and wife Tanya, all of DeFuniak Springs, Tony Alford and wife Carol, Tim Alford and wife Pam, all of Ponce de Leon, Lelia Dodson and husband Scott of Panama City, Fla., Josh Arban and wife Jodi of Westville, Fla., and Luke Arban and wife Rebecca of Freeport, Fla.; one special niece, Betty Grainger of Panama City, Fla.; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great- granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends….

            Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in the Sandy Creek Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers….

 

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WALTON SUN

Santa Rosa Beach, Walton Co., FL—Friday, 22 February 2008

 

            Mrs. Alma Irene Jordan Alford, 88, of Ponce De Leon [Holmes Co.], Florida, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2008, surrounded by family and friends. She was born February 11, 1920 in Franklin County, Georgia, to Sam and Vera Berryman Jordan.

            She was a resident of the Bridge Creek Community most of her life and a member of Bridge Creek Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Her family and friends feel truly blessed to have been a part of the life of such a wonderful person.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Vera Jordan of Melrose, Fla.; her husband of 65 years, Lowery L. “Doc” Alford; two sons, Clyde A. Alford and Alvin E. Alford; one daughter-in-law, Mary Alford; three brothers, John W. Jordan, Roy L. Jordan and Clifford W. Jordan; and two sisters, Willie M. Jordan and Lucille Jordan Foucart.

            She is survived by one daughter, Edwina Alford Hammond and husband Emory of DeFuniak Springs; one brother, Rufus P. Jordan and wife Celia of Melrose, Fla.; one sister, Lois Peterson and husband Dwight of Palatka, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Jonice Arban and husband Bob of Ponce De Leon; eight grandchildren, Bill Hammond and wife Sheila of Leslie, Ga., Carol Richardson and husband Steve, Bob Hammond and wife Tanya, all of DeFuniak Springs, Tony Alford and wife Carol, Tim Alford and wife Pam, all of Ponce De Leon, Lelia Dodson and husband Scott of Panama City, Fla., Josh Arban and wife Jodi of Westville, Fla., and Luke Arban and wife Rebecca of Freeport; one special niece, Betty Grainger of Panama City; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral services were conducted on February 21, 2008, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home…. Burial followed in the Sandy Creek Cemetery….

 

Photo from Sandy Creek Cemetery, Ponce de Leon, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma I. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Ponce De Leon, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Alvin Ezra Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Clinton Alford. See also Descendants of William Henry Alford, by John Rogers, AAFA #0544, in Genealogies, AAFA ACTION #56, Spring 2002, pp. 62–70.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lowery Lovell 1910 FL1, Charles Lovell Ezra 1877 FL2, William Lafayette 1849 AL3, William Henry 1825 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALVIN EZRA ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Saturday, 5 January 2002

 

            Mr. Alvin Alford, 65, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at a local hospital. He had been a resident of the area for 39 years, coming here from Ponce de Leon, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Mary Catherine Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and the Quarter Century Club. He also served his country in the U.S. Army and worked on the first radar site in the United States. Mr. Alford was retired from Arizona Chemical Company.

            A loving father and husband, he leaves behind two daughters, Laura Catherine McFatter and her husband, Jon, of Lynn Haven, and Lelia Ellen Alford of Panama City; his mother, Alma Irene Alford of Ponce de Leon; a sister, Edwina Hammond and her husband, Emory, of DeFuniak Springs; aunts, Lois Peterson and her husband, Dwight, of Melrose, Fla., and Myra Bell Alford of Ponce de Leon; uncles, Reese Padgett of Panama City, Lynn Alford, and Rufus and Celia Jordan of Melrose, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Lelia Morgan and her husband, Henry, of Panama City, Margaret Lewis and her husband, Bennie, of Milton, and Jonice Arban and her husband, Bob, of Ponce de Leon; two brothers-in-law, Edwin Riddle and his wife, Carrie, of New Hope, Fla., and Glen Riddle and his wife, Helene, of Wiesbaden, Germany; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            He was also preceded in death by his father, Lowery L. Alford; and a brother, Clyde Adrian Alford.

            Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church.... Interment will be held 2 p.m., Monday at Leonia Cemetery.

            Asked to serve as active pallbearers are his nephews, Tony Alford, Tim Alford, Bill Hammond, Bob Hammond, Steve Richardson, and brother-in-law, Emory Hammond.

            The family will receive friends at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Sunday, Jan. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m....

 

Photo from Leonia Cemetery, Leonia, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alvin E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Jan 1936, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Alma Irene Jordan Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Clinton Alford. See also Descendants of William Henry Alford, by John Rogers, AAFA #0544, in Genealogies, AAFA ACTION #56, Spring 2002, pp. 62–70.

            His lineage: Alvin Ezra 1936 FL1, Lowery Lovell 1910 FL2, Charles Lovell Ezra 1877 FL3, William Lafayette 1849 AL4, William Henry 1825 GA5, Clinton 1798 NC6, Job 1763 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ANDREW H. “TOM” ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Monday, 25 August 1969

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Andrew H. (Tom) Alford, 88, of 615 Leffingwell Ave., Ellenton died at a local Hospital Saturday (Aug. 23, 1969). He was born in McCool, MS, and came to Ellenton from Tarpon Springs 60 years ago. He was a retired farmer.

            Mr. Alford made his home with his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Church and is survived by other nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. F. Clifford Hicks of Calvary Baptist Church and Rev. Jesse T. Joiner of Ellenton First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Ellenton Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Roy Lee Edwards, Irving Taylor, Howell Foy, Sonny Edwards, Lonnie Collins and Jack Greene.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andy H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 March 1881 but that he died 15 Aug 1969, last residence Ellenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Sloan Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANDREW N. ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 16 March 2005

 

 

            Retired Lt. Col. Andrew N. Alford, age 74, of Niceville [Okaloosa Co.], Fla., after an extended illness passed away March 14, 2005, at his home. His loving family was by his side.

            He was born on July 25, 1930, in Bogalusa, La. During his lifetime he had numerous athletic and military achievements. Growing up in Bogalusa he was a graduate of Bogalusa High School. He excelled in football, baseball and track. He was a member of the undefeated, 12–0, State Champion Bogalusa Lumberjack Foot ball Team.

            After high school he received a full football scholarship to attend Louisiana State University. While at LSU he was a standout on the football team, as well as the boxing team. He was named an outstanding player in the 1953 Blue-Gray Classic All-Star Game, which was coached by Paul “Bear” Bryant. After receiving his degree from LSU, he entertained offers to either play football or box professionally. He chose a career in the U.S. Army.

            While his accomplishments are too numerous to list, they include but are not limited to the following: Infantry, Ranger, Airborne, Aviator, Vietnam War 1967–1968, TET Offensive, Company Commander 242nd Assault Helicopter Company, Cu Chi, Vietnam, two Purple Hearts, two Distinguished Flying Crosses with 1st oak leaf cluster; 20 Air Medals, and the Bronze Star Medal.

            He retired from the U.S. Army in 1974. He then joined the Niceville football coaching staff as offensive line and weight training coach. During this time he obtained his master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Troy State University. In 1975, he transferred to Ruckel Junior High School as guidance counselor, teacher and head football coach. After several years at Ruckel Junior High School he retired to enjoy time with is family, playing tennis and fishing.

            Mr. Alford was a 32nd degree Mason and Baptist by faith.

            He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Ina Alford of Bogalusa; and one son, Keith Braden (Brad) Alford of Niceville.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Venita B. Alford; sons, Andrew Alford, Kevin Alford and Michael Alford, all of Niceville; grandsons, Keith Alford of Ashford, Nathan Alford of Sumter, S.C., Kevin Alford, Matthew Alford and Bobby Porter, all of Niceville; and great-grandchildren, Hudson Shelly, Haisten Shelly, both of Ashford, and Katie Marie of Sumter.

            .... The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Andrew N. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Joseph Henry Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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ANITA INEZ ALFORD MURPHY PONTENBERG

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 13 March 2001

 

            Anita Inez Pontenberg, 83, of Pensacola died Saturday, March 10, 2001. Private services were held Monday. Waters and Hibbert Funeral Home is directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anita I. Pontenberg (SS# issued in FL) was born 22 Jan 1918, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents George Monroe Alford and Murdis Edmonson Alford; and siblings Georgia Catherine Alford Diggs Snow Perry Craft, Guy Willard Alford, and Helen Louise Alford Rajkovich in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Her name appears as follows:

 

1938                Inez Alford Murphy

1955                Anita Inez Alford

1956                Anita Inez Pontenberg

No date           Inez Alf McLaughlin

2001                Anita I. Pontenberg

 

            From FL Marriages: Inez Alford married William Joseph Murphy in 1934 in Escambia Co.

 

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ANN ALFORD KATES

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—20 June 2008

 

            Mrs. Ann Alford Kates, 84, of Bonifay, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at her home.

            She was born March 28, 1924, in Bonifay, Fla., to the late Paisley and Teresa Childs Alford.

            Mrs. Kates was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bill Kates. She is survived by one son, Warren Saxon and wife, Lana, of DeLand, Fla.; one brother, John Alford and wife, Pat, of Bonifay, Fla.; two sisters, Sue Howell of Bonifay, Fla., and Betty Williams and husband, Earl, of Jacksonville, Texas; one nephew, Andy Howell of Bonifay, Fla.; one niece, Lucy Etheridge of Bonifay, Fla.; three grandchildren, John Saxon, Jeff Saxon and Teri Ashley; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008, at First United Methodist Church of Bonifay…. Interment will follow in Bonifay City Cemetery….

            Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, Fla., is directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ann Alford Kates (SS# issued in FL), last residence Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her father, Walter Paisley Alford; and sister Sarah Sue Alford Howell in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Betty Jean Alford Williams in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see Alford Brothers in West Florida, AAFA ACTION, September 1988.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ann 1924 FL1, Walter Paisley 1896 GA2, John McRae 1861 SC3, Paisley 1825 NC4, Sion 1796 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ANN M. ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 25 May 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

PENSACOLA [FL]—Ann M. Alford, 81, a former longtime employee of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, died of pneumonia Tuesday [May 23] at Sacred Heart Hospital.

            Services are 8 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church with burial in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Faith Chapel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, a Paris, Ky., native, had lived in Pensacola the past 11 years. She worked for many years for the Mississippi Highway Patrol. She was the widow of Harold D. Alford, who had lived in McComb and Jackson.

            Survivors include: daughter, Mary Sue Wheeler of Cincinnati; sisters, Cyrilda Menk of Rogers, Ark., and Joan Gilbert of Enon, Ohio; and four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 July 1913, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

 

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ANNA J. ALFORD PEYRET

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—12 April 2001

 

            Anna J. Peyret, 80, of Pensacola, died on Monday, April 9, 2001. She was a native of Brandon, Mississippi, and had resided in Pensacola for the past 40 years. She was a legal secretary for Lawyers Title for many years.

            Survivors include a son, Louis Peyret, Jr., of Seminole, Alabama; a daughter, Pamela (Ronald) Jones of Richardson, Texas; a brother, Robert L. Alford of Seminole, Alabama; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband of 56 years, Louis Peyret, Sr., preceded Anna in death.

            Graveside services were held on Friday, April 13, 2001, in Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna J. Peyret (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Sept 1920, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

 

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ANNE TEMPLE LANE AUGUSTINE ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Wednesday, 26 October 2005

 

            Alford, Anne Lane, age 72, passed into the hands of our Lord Saturday, October 22, 2005 at ORMC after a brief illness.

            Anne was born December 17, 1932 in Orlando, FL. Her early years were spent with her parents and brother living in her grandmother’s home on Lake Eola. After graduating from Orlando High School in 1950, she attended Stetson University. She returned to her beloved Orlando where she remained until her death. Anne loved music and was a member of the Bach Festival Choir for over twenty-five years. She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando for many years and sang in the choir. She was a proud member of Mensa Society. Anne had a bright and cheerful disposition and made immediate friends wherever she went. She was loved and will be missed by many family members and friends.

            She is survived by her three children Virginia (Jan) Pascoe, Neill Augustine and Carolyn Chilton and her brother, John McNeill Lane. Grandchildren, Margeaux Garrett, Rebecca, Mary Ellen, James, Patricia and John Pascoe.

            Services will be held Thursday, October 27 at 10:30AM in the Reformation Chapel at First Presbyterian Church....

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Meradith McGee-Hale

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anne L. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Roy Winston Alford, in this compilation. She was his third wife.

 

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ANNIE BELLE MONTFORD ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 25 September 2007

 

CHATTAHOOCHEE—Annie Belle Montford Alford, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, September 22, 2007, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 26, at Calvary Baptist Church in Chattahoochee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, September 25, at the church. All arrangements are under the direction of Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads (850-593-9900).

            Mrs. Alford was born in Calhoun County and had lived in Calhoun, Liberty and Jackson counties. She lived the majority of her life, since 1955, in Gadsden County. She retired from the Florida State Hospital after 24 years of service as a Unit Shift Supervisor. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Chattahoochee.

            Survivors include her brother, Roy Dowling Montford (and wife June) of Selma, California; six children, Faye Faircloth of Clarksville, FIa., Duncan Alford of Calloway, FIa., Rusha Sims (and husband Billy) of Phenix City, AIa., Nedra Owens (and husband Doyle), Daniel Alford (and wife Karen) and Zilla Thompson (and husband Jerry), all of Chattahoochee; 11 grandchildren, Lynn Pitts (and husband Richmond) of Clarksville, FIa., Kathy Bunge (and husband George) of Cottondale, FIa., Jimmy Owens of Chattahoochee, Dana Montenieri (and husband Mark) of Chattahoochee, Jessica Dean and Timothy Sanderson of Seymore, Tenn., Deondra Smith (and husband David), Billy Sims (and wife Karen), Brian Sims and Stacy Fuller, all of Phenix City, AIa., Tricia Williams (and husband Baron), Jimmy Thompson (and wife Alissa), all of Grand Ridge, FIa., and Jessica Thompson of Greensboro, Fla.; 20 great-grandchildren, Britney Evers, Rebecca Pitts, Dara Taylor (and husband Jeff), Allison Bunge, James Owens, Jonathan Owens, Amanda Montenieri, Zackery Montenieri, James Dean, Ashley Dean, Karly Sims, Camryn Fuller, Blake Sims, Cyndal Goodwin, Miranda Smith, Miracle Williams, Wyatt Wiggins and Destiny Williams; and two great-great-grandchildren, Haley and Brice Lamberth.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Mae Goodman Montford; her father, Jesse Edgar Montford; her husband of 54 years, Duncan U. Fletcher Alford; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Montford Carter; and one brother, Jesse James Montford.

            Funeral Home 662-682-7582

 

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Photos from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 24 Jan 1921, last residence Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Duncan U. Fletcher Alford; and son Duncan Jess Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE HAWKINS ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 27 July 2006

 

QUINCY [Gadsden Co.]—Annie Alford, 71, an aide, died Saturday, July 22, 2006. The service will be at noon EDT Saturday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon to 6 p.m. EDT Friday at Betsey Funeral Home (850-627- 9541). She was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Quincy.

            Survivors include four daughters, Bernice Alford and Lorene Alford, both of Quincy, and Janice Nelson and Patricia Collins, both of Columbia, S.C.; two sons, Lonnie Alford of Columbus, Ga., and Nathaniel Alford of Tallahassee; three sisters, Cora Byrant of Mystic, Ga., and Inez Lockwood and Ethel Outley, both of Quincy; two brothers, Frank Hawkins of Pensacola and Willie Hawkins of Tallahassee; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANNIE INAH ANDERSON ALFORD

 

[The location of Annie’s death is not clear, so we are including it here and in GA.]

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—6 November 2003

 

            Annie Inah Anderson Alford was born November 7, 1905, in Horry County South Carolina. She married Robert Vaughn Alford on November 18, 1920. They were married for 43 years.

            She went home to be with the Lord November 3, 2003.

            She is survived by her children: Alma (Jim) Larsen, Burlinton, WA; Doris Crosslen, Brunswick, GA; Robert Vaughn, Jr., Kingsland, GA and Irene (Dick) Weller, Fernandina Beach, FL; grandchildren: Fritz (June) Brazell, Brunswick, GA; Bob (Mary) Larsen, Seattle, WA: Janice (Geoffrey) Yates, Bellevue, WA; Julie Ann Steffens, Gainesville, FL; Rita Wilder, Green Cove Springs, FL; Teresa (Skip) Davis, Elizabethton, TN; Linda (Roy) Mansfield, Brunswick, GA; 22 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren.

            One of eleven children, Annie leaves 3 sisters in North Carolina and a brother in South Carolina.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Vaughn, four grandchildren, Pam (Randolph) Odum, Ricky (Carol) Brazell, Carol Larsen, Anna Bryant and a great great grandchild, Kayla Odum.

            The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Kingsland, Georgia... Interment will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland…. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her daughter Alma Annie Alford Larsen in Washington Obituaries; and her daughter Doris Alford Brazell Crosslen in Georgia Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Vaughn 1897 SC1, John Thomas 1861 SC2, Joseph/Joel 1842 SC3, Joel 1800 SC4.

 

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ANNIE LEE ALFORD SCOTT

 

PANAMA CITY NEWS-HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Monday, 24 January 1972

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Alford Scott, 83, of 540 E. 4th St., Panama City, who died Sunday [January 23] at 2 a.m. in a local hospital, will be held today at 10 a.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will be in Kinesville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.E. Alford, Frank Alford, C.E. Scott, Colon Phillips, Clinton Scott, and Z.A. Cowan.

            Mrs. Scott was a housewife and a member of the Methodist denomination.

            Survivors include three nephews; Frank Alford, J.E. Alford, and John S. Alford, all of Pensacola; and two nieces; Mrs. Maryetta Hagensick, and Mrs. Leah Coursen, both of Pensacola.

            Smith Funeral Home Panama City 785-4646.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Scott (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Dec 1888 and died _____ Jan 1972, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother Julius Elijah Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father, Charles N. Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Annie Lee 1888 AL1, Charles N. 1862 AL2, Julius 1836 GA3, Axiom 1811 GA4, Needham 1785 NC5, unknown 1760 NC6, Benjamin 1740 NC7.

 

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ANNIE LUE ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Saturday, 24 February 1996

 

            Annie L. Alford, 88, of Apalachicola died Thursday [February 22] in Panama City.

            The service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Apalachicola, with burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Kelley Funeral Home Chapel in Apalachicola (904-653-2208).

            A native of Gadsden County, she was a longtime resident of Apalachicola. She was a homemaker, a seafood worker and a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

            She is survived by a daughter, Annie Mae Burge of Panama City; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Nov 1906, last residence Apalachicola, Franklin Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Annie Lue Alford, born 26 Nov 1907, died 22 Feb 1996 in Bay Co., FL.

 

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ANNIE MAE WILSON ALFORD

 

BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH

Starke, Bradford Co., FL—Thursday, 10 March 2005

 

RAIFORD [Union Co.]—Annie Mae Wilson Alford, 65, of Raiford died Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Lake Butler Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

            A lifelong resident of Raiford and Union County, Mrs. Alford was a retired nurses aide at North East Florida State Hospital in Macclenny. She was of the Baptist faith.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by: a step-son Harley P. Mole of Canal Point and a companion Carlton Varnes of Raiford.

            She was preceded in death by her grandmother Callie Johns and her parents.

            Graveside services for Mrs. Alford will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Taylor Cemetery.... Burial will follow under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANNIE SPEARS DAVID ALFORD

Grandmother of Howard Alford, AAFA #0274

 

[She died in FL, but we are also publishing her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 5 November 1925

 

            Mrs. Annie S. Alford, formerly of Dillon, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. Gary in Tampa, Fla. last Thursday [October 29]. Mrs. Alford was in Dillon a few weeks ago and appeared to be in such excellent health that news of her death was a great shock to her many friends and relatives in the section. The body was brought to Dillon Saturday and interment was made at the Alford cemetery following the funeral service at the home of her sister, Mrs. E.T. Elliott.

            Mrs. Alford was one of the pioneer citizens of Dillon, and resided here until a few years ago when she went to Goldsboro to stay with her daughter, Mrs. Mamie Burroughs.

            She was the widow of the late James Frierson Alford who preceded her to the grave many years ago.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by the following children; Mrs. Chas. H. Burroughs of Goldsboro, N.C.; Mrs. William E. Gary, of Tampa, Fla; Howard Alford, of Sumter; T. Brooks Alford, of Charleston; Jas. F. Alford of Dillon; W. Frank Alford and William D. Alford of Tampa. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dr. J.H. David, William J. David, Mrs. C.S. Browne and Mrs. E.T. Elliott of Dillon.

            Mrs. Alford was a life-long member of the Baptist church and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a woman of great strength of mind and character who met life’s problems with unflinching courage.

            Many friends and relatives gathered at the graveside to pay a last tribute to her memory and the large collection of floral offerings attested to the high esteem and deep affection in which she was held in her circle of friends.

            The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.C. Allen, of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. F.H. Hay of the Presbyterian Church.

            The following nephews acted as pallbearers, Frank, Will and Thos. David, Robert and Terrel Rogers, Harry Dixon, Augustus Alford and James Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her husband, James Frierson Alford Sr.; her sons James Frierson Alford Jr., Thomas Brooks Alford, and William Frank Alford; and her grandson Howard Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From AAFA records, Annie Spears David was born 21 July 1860 in Bennetsville, Marlboro Co., SC, the daughter of William Josiah David and Rebecca Lucretia Spears.

 

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ANSEL EUGENE “BUTCH” ALFORD, JR.

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—23 June 2014

 

            Ansel Eugene ‘Butch’ Alford, Jr. died peacefully at his home, while watching his beloved sports channel. He was 70 years old.

            Coach ‘Butch’ Alford was born on November 24, 1943 in West Point, Georgia to Ansel E. Alford and Nancy Louisa McEachern Alford. He was the oldest of five children and the father of one son, Lewis Bartley ‘Bart’ Alford. Born into a coaching family he’s had many cities and towns he has called home.

            While living in and around Alachua County, he spent many years as a teacher and coaching high school football, basketball and baseball. During his service to Suwannee High School, the team brought home the state championship two times!

            Upon retirement from 30 years of teaching and coaching, Butch settled in Gainesville near his family.

            He is survived by his son, Bart; as well as his two brothers: Dan M. Alford (Tracy), and Lewis A. “Mac” Alford (Melissa) and a much loved baby sister, Julia Hansen (Dave).

            Butch had seven nieces and nephews; Laura Hartzog (Kent), Nancy Martin (Marty), Angela Duck (Brian), Brian Alford (Shannon), Jacklyn and Kathryn Alford, and Jack Hansen. He also was the proud uncle of many great nieces and nephews.

            A Celebration of his Life will be held Monday, June 23, 2014 at Milam Funeral Home Chapel at 6:00 pm. Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral And Cremation Services, 311 S. Main St., Gainesville, FL 32601. 352-376-5361

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Ansel Eugene 1943 GA1, Ansel Eugene 1924 GA2, Lewis Bartley 1893 TN3, Thomas Alva 1847 AL4, John 1819 GA5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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APRIL D. SANDERS ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—12 June 2002

 

NICEVILLE, FL—April Alford, 55, of Niceville, formerly of Lakeland, died of multiple sclerosis on Monday, June 10, 2002, in Niceville. Memorial services were held at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel in Niceville.

            A native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, she is survived by her husband, Ronald Alford, daughter, Brandi Alford, stepdaughter, Tami Duttweiler, sisters, Jill Freeman, Jackie Myers, and Candy Clark, and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that April D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 22 Dec 1946, last residence Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL.

 

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ARBA KELLOGG ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0151

 

FERNANDINA BEACH NEWS-LEADER

Fernandina Beach, Nassau Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 August 2005

 

            Arba K. Alford Jr., 88, of Amelia Island, passed away Aug. 8, 2005. A native of New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arba Kellog Alford and Eleanor Cecilia Smith Alford. He was raised in the New York/New Jersey area and enrolled at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1934 where he attended until 1936.

            He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and achieved the rank of captain during World War II. During the war he was assigned duties on the USS Alaska. Upon discharge from the service in 1946, he went to work with the Esso-Standard Oil Co. and retired in 1980 after a career as a corporate executive with the Exxon and Mobile Oil Corps.

            He was assigned to oversee Employee Relations Training and he established the Esso Training Center of Europe in Abington, England.

            Moving here in 1980 from Westport, Conn., he became active in Plantation activities. He was a member of the Amelia Island Plantation Men’s Golf Association and was active in the Amelia Island Plantation Club.

            Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Henriette C. Alford; his son and daughter-in-law, James K. and Paula N. Alford of Great Falls, Va.; his daughter, Judith A. Alford of Great Falls, Va.; and two granddaughters, Karen L. Alford of Great Falls, Va. and Katherine Ezzes of New York, N.Y.

            A family graveside service will be held later in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday, 13 August 2005

 

            Arba K. Alford Jr., 88, of Amelia Island died Monday.

            He was a native of New York City and was the son of the late Arba Kellog Alford and Eleanor Cecilia Smith Alford. He was raised in the New York-New Jersey area and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, from 1934 to 1936. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and was a captain during World War II. During the war, he was assigned to the USS Alaska. After discharge in 1946, he went to work with the Esso-Standard Oil Co., retiring in 1980 after [a career] as a corporate executive with the Exxon and Mobil Oil Corps. He oversaw employee relations training and established the Esso Training Center of Europe in Abington, England.

            He moved to Amelia Island in 1980 from Westport, Conn., and became active in Amelia Island Plantation activities. He was a member of the Amelia Island Plantation Men’s Golf Association and the Amelia Island Plantation Club.

            Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Henriette C. Alford; a son, James K. (Paula N.) Alford of Great Falls, Va.; a daughter, Judith A. Alford of Great Falls; and two granddaughters, Karen L. Alford of Great Falls and Katherine Ezzes of New York.

            A private graveside funeral will be later in Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arba K. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 13 May 1917, last residence Fernandina Beach, Nassau Co., FL.

            On Arba Kellogg Alford Sr.’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 42, born 5 Sept 1876. He is a banker and broker working on Wall Street in New York City and living in Short Hill, Essex Co., NJ. He names his wife, Eleanor Alford, as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Arba Kellogg 1917 NY1, Arba Kellogg 1876 CT2, George Herbert 1850 CT3, Arba 1807 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1738 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ARNOLD CODY ALFORD

Uncle of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273, and Ebbie Preston Alford, AAFA #0237

 

NEWS AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 31 August 1970

 

GALIVANTS FERRY—Arnold Coadie Alford, 52, died Thursday at Immokalee, Fla.

            The funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Rehobeth Church with burial in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, the son of the late Joseph Preston and Issabelle Mishoe Alford.

            Surviving are: one daughter Mrs. Eugene (Bonnie) Keys; three brothers, Milley Alford of Georgetown, Meddie Alford of Immokalee, E.C. Alford of Palatka, Fla.; one half brother, Frank Gerald of Ottowa, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Otto (Debbie) Sarvis of Reins and Mrs. Martha Miller of Columbia; also three grandchildren.

 

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MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 31 August 1970

 

GALIVANTS FERRY—Arnold Codie Alford, 52, died Thursday in Immokalee, Fla.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of the late Joseph Preston and Issabel Mishoe Alford.

            He was working in Florida at the time of his death.

            Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p.m. at the Methoidst Rehobeh [sic] Church with burial in the church cemetery.

            Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Eugene (Bonnie) Keys; three brothers, Miley Alford of Georgetown, Meddie Alford of Immokalee, Fla., and E.C. Alford of Palatka, Fla.; a half brother, Frank Gerald of Ottowa, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Otto (Debbie) Sarvis of Reins and Mrs. Martha Miller of Columbia; three grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be J.C. Shelley, elson Shelley, Autiwell Floyd, Charles Gerald, Woodrow Perritt, R.A. Alford.

 

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Photo from Rehoboth Methodist Church Cemetery, Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patti Yourko Burns

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his brother Ebbie C. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his first wife, Sallie Mae Alford Alford Rogers; mother, Isabella Mishoe Gerald Alford; siblings Debbie Lee Alford Sarvis and Miley Preston Alford; and half-brothers Joseph Valine Alford and William Gordon Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From Florida Death Index: Arnold Cody Alford was born 29 Sept 1917 and died 27 Aug 1970 in Collier Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arnold Cody 1917 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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ARTHUR JOSEPH ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 3 February 1955

 

QUINCY—Arthur Joseph Alford, 62, a resident of Hosford, died early this morning at Gadsden County Hospital. Funeral services will be held at the graveside at Antioch Cemetery on Friday at 11 a.m.

            He was a member of the Hosford Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Yates and Mrs. Elsie Glover, both of Quincy; three sons, Jessie Alford of Longwood, Frank Alford of Hosford, and Clinton Alford of Tallahassee; two sisters, Mrs. P. Moon of Quincy and Mrs. Mattie Evans of Austin, Tex.; five brothers, Luther Alford of Hosford, Jerry Alford of Quincy, Tom Alford of Quincy, Henry Alford of Vernon, and Howell Alford of Miami, and eight grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Wetumpka, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Angela Boynton Cassidy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Myrtle Parramore Alford; children Elsie Sara Alford Glover, Ethel Alford Yates, Frank James Alford, and Jesse Davis Alford; father, John Davis Alford; siblings James Thomas “Tom” Alford, Julian Howell Alford, Lillie Odell Alford Mercer Emmett, and Pinkie Alford Moore; and half-brother Wiley Jesseman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother J.C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            He is listed as both Arthur Joseph Alford and Joseph Arthur Alford in various records:

 

            SSACI                              Joseph Arthur Alford

            FL Deaths                         Arthur Joseph Alford

            WWI Draft Registration   Joseph A. Alford

            1900 census                       Joseph A. Alford

            1910 census                       Art Alford

            1920 census                       Art J. Alford

            1935 FL state census        A.J. Alford

            1940 census                       J. Author Alford

            Gravestone                        Arthur J. Alford

            Obituary                            Arthur Joseph Alford

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Joseph 1892 FL1, John Davis 1862 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ARTHUR RICHARD ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Friday, 28 October 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

PLANT CITY—Mr. Arthur R. Alford of Plant City died Wednesday (Oct. 26, 1994) at his home. He was 70.

            Born in Allston, Mass., he moved to Plant City from North Reading, Mass., in 1987. He owned and operated a dry cleaning business and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Walden Lake Country Club and Knights of Columbus in North Reading. He was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Madeline Alford, Plant City; sons, Arthur R. Alford Jr. and John Alford, both of Winchester, Mass.; daughters, Maureen Alford, Medford, Mass., and Arlene Southern and Rosemary Gudewich, both of Lowell, Mass.; sister, Lillian Humphrey, Milton, Mass.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 W. Reynolds St., Plant City. Services will be at Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur R. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 2 March 1924, last residence Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Arthur Richard Alford, born 2 March 1924 and died 26 Oct 1994 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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ASHLEEMARIE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Friday, 29 November 1992

 

            Alford, Ashleemarie, infant daughter of Terry and Darcee Alford, of Pinellas Park, died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1992) at Metropolitan General Hospital.

            She was born in St. Petersburg.

            Other survivors include two brothers, Ryan A. Davis, Pinellas Park, and Terry Alford, Roseburg, Ore.; a sister, Felicia Mae Alford, North Shore, Calif.; her maternal grandmother, Betty Lou Taylor, Pinellas Park; her maternal grandfather, Alson C. Randall, California; and her paternal grandmother, Irene Harris, Windsor, Calif.

            Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

 

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ASHLEY MARIE ALFORD

 

Photo from her gravestone

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—28 July 1998

 

            Ashley Marie Alford, 14, of Crawfordville died Sunday in Marianna due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

            The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) Wednesday at Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church in Grand Ridge, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT (7 to 9 p.m. EDT) today at James & James Funeral Home in Marianna (850-482-2332).

            She is survived by her father, Jeffery Alford of Crawfordville; her mother, Felicia Alford of Crawfordville; her paternal grandparents, Garland and Ethelene Alford of Donalsonville, Ga., and Georgia and Robbie Taylor of Tallahassee; her maternal grandparents, Herman and Mary Edenfield of Grand Ridge; and a brother, Jason Kent Alford of Crawfordville.

 

Photo from Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

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AUBREY ALVIN “BUD” ALFORD

 

NEWS SUN

Waukegan, Lake Co., IL—20 March 2006

 

            Mr. Aubrey A. Alford, age 92, of Ocala, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in Lake Mary, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL, and moved from Gurnee, IL in 1979 to Florida.

            He was a member of First Christian Church of Ocala. He was also a life member of VFW and Moose Lodge, the Ocala Municipal Golf Course, and the AARP.

            Aubrey was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was in the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company A.

            Survivors include a nephew, Robert Clarke of Longwood, FL; a niece, Nancy Clarke-Harr of Gurnee, IL.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor F. Alford.

            The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home, (352) 622-4141.

 

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OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—19 March 2006

 

LAKE MARY—Aubrey A. “Bud” Alford, 92, a retired Abbott Laboratories typewriter serviceman, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Gables at Lake Mary.

            A native of Chicago, he came to Ocala, from Gurnee, Ill., in 1979. Mr. Alford was a member of First Christian Church of Ocala, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 4209 and Moose Lodge 1199. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Survivors include his nephew, Robert Clarke, Longwood; and niece, Nancy Clarke-Harr, Gurnee.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor F. Alford.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Roberts Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel of Ocala, provided information.

 

Photo from Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aubrey A. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 7 Aug 1913, last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

            His birth certificate [Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1871–1922 (FamilySearch.org)], shows Aubrey Alvin Alford, born 7 Aug 1913 to Aubrey Alvin Alford, advertising agent born OH, and Oldine Elfreda Eidsor, born Norway.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1780 Ireland.

            His lineage: Aubrey Alvin 1913 IL1, Aubrey Alvin 1888 OH2, John Morris 1861 OH3, Stephen 1836 OH4.

 

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AUBREY CHARLES ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—25 February 2002

 

            Mr. Aubrey Charles Alford, age 78, of Macclenny, Fla., died Feb. 22, 2002. He was a native of Sanderson, Fla. and had resided in Jacksonville, Fla. for over 50 years before moving back to Macclenny five years ago.

            He was the son of the late William and Annie Crews Alford and the widower of the late Vera Nadine Alford. He was employed in the maintenance department of Flavor Rich and Farmbest Dairies for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a Navy veteran of WWII.

            Survivors include his daughter, Annie Lura Taylor of Orange Park, Fla.; his son, Charles Steven Alford of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Griffin, Pastor of the Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Fla….

 

Photo from Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Toomey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Aubrey C. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list his birth date as 5 June 1923, last residence Orange Park, Clay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Vera Nadine Johns Alford, in this article.

 

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AUDREY EUDORA ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 5 July 1991

 

            Audrey Eudora Alford, 58, of Tampa died [July 1] Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital. A native of Winter Haven, she had lived in Tampa 54 years. She was a nurse’s assistant at University of South Florida. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and the Intercity Civic Club.

            She is survived by her husband, Paul; one son, Shedric Ray III; two daughters, Cynthia Norton and Patricia Ray of Tampa; five stepchildren, Paul Jr., Robert, Bobby, Deborah Mitchell and Francis; and six grandchildren.

            Ray Williams Funeral Home, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FL Deaths: Audrey Alford, black, was born 29 Oct 1932 and died 1 July 1991 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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AUGUSTUS HERBERT “GUS” ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 16 August 1998

 

LAKE WALES [Polk Co.]—If you’ve visited Bok Tower Gardens you may have met Gus Alford of Lake Wales, hard at work tending the beautiful plants.

            If you were lucky, he would have taken you by the hand and personally showed you the colorful beds that were his pride and joy, second only to his family.

            On Wednesday morning, while ensuring that Bok Tower’s flowers and bushes would survive the August heat, he suffered a massive heart attack. On Friday (Aug. 14, 1998), Mr. Alford died in Lake Wales. He was 63.

            Ann Alford, his wife of 24 years, said that her husband loved gardening. “He took a lot of pride in his job”, she said. She went on to add that he was “very dedicated to his job”, and that “he was a very dedicated and loving father and husband.”

            Born in Manhattan, NY, on June 27, 1934, he moved with his family to the Tampa area when he was 8.

            He spent four years in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, most of which was spent in Miami with a fire and crash crew.

            Before starting a new career at Bok Tower Gardens, he was a field supervisor for GTE, transferring in 1971 from Tampa to Lake Wales. After 32 years with the company, he retired in 1988 as a field supervisor.

            It took only six months for retirement to lose its appeal. Looking for something to keep him busy, he started his second career as a groundskeeper at Bok Tower Gardens. A devoted employee, he didn’t let the weather keep him from his job. His wife said that it was during the hottest weather that he would be busily watering and caring for his charges.

            His devotion to the gardens was a mirror of his regard to others.

            “He spent his whole life making sure that everyone else was happy and doing what they wanted to do. He always put others first,” said his wife.

            Mr. Alford attended the First Assembly of God in Lake Wales.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Alice McGlenn and Joyce Johnson, both of Winter Haven; stepsons, Mike Byrd, Lake Wales, and Clay Byrd, Bradenton; brother, Harry Alford, Waldwick, N.J; and three grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Marion Nelson Funeral Home, 454 Buck Moore Road, Lake Wales. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

 

Photos from Lake Wales Cemetery, Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates for Augustus H. Alford (SS# issued in FL).

            Bok Tower Gardens is a popular local tourist attraction, with a carillon tower and many exotic and beautiful plants.

 

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AUZIE “PEE WEE” ALFORD, JR.

 

Pee Wee

Photo from CarolynPoole35’s Ethel Alford Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 6 March 1974

 

            Mr. Auzie (Pee Wee) Alford Jr., 41 of Niceville passed away at 2:10 a.m. Monday in a Fort Walton Beach hospital.

            He was born in Crestview and was a commercial fisherman.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Niceville Community Church … with interment in the Early Cemetery with McLaughlin Funeral Home of Crestview directing. Remains will lie in state at the Pal Grimes residence in Niceville until one hour before services.

            He is survived by mother, Mrs. Alice Coon of Niceville; brothers, Williard, M.B., A.Z. and Carlton Alford, all of Niceville; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Sweeney, Mrs. Marylan Grems, Mrs. Willie Theresa Cantrell, all of Niceville, Mrs. Olla Williams of Center Hill, and Mrs. Wilma Lemon of Montana; and several nieces and nephews in this area.

 

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PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 5 March 1974

 

SEMINOLE MAN HELD FOR STABBING DEATH

 

            A Seminole man was arrested by Okaloosa County Deputies Monday and charged with first degree murder in connection with the early morning stabbing death of his brother-in-law and the slashing of his wife and a companion behind an Ocean City nightclub.

            Deputies said the victim, Auzie “Pee Wee” Alford, 41, 202 Armstrong St., was in the rear parking lot of the Bayview Supper Club on Eglin Parkway when the stabbing look place.

            Alford received several stab wounds, one of which punctured the heart said the report. Bleeding profusely, he reportedly made his way about 100 feet from the scene of the stabbing to the front door of the club where he asked for help and then collapsed.

            William Robert Cantrell, 28 of Seminole, Alford’s brother-in-law, was arrested a short time after the incident and was subsequently charged with first degree murder.

            The suspect’s wife, Willie Teresa Cantrell, Hickory St., Seminole, and a family acquaintance, William Eugene “Smoky” Edwards, 34 of 408 Niceville Ave., also were injured during the incident. Both were treated at Fort Walton Beach Hospital and released. Mrs. Canlrell was treated for numerous lacerations of the chest and hands.

            According to reports, the four were out together for the evening when the stabbings took place. Witnesses who had observed the group during the evening said no signs of an argument or ill feeling among the group was apparent.

 

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Photos from Early Cemetery, Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Jeri Marcum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Auzie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Sept 1932 and died 3 March 1974 [incorrect], last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, Auzie Alford Sr.; and siblings A.Z. Alford, Carlton Alford, and Marilyn Lois Alford Grems Couch in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Auzie Alford was born 28 Sept 1932 and died 4 March 1974 in Okaloosa Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Auzie 1932 FL1, Auzie 1892 FL2, Moses 1845 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AUZIE ALFORD, SR.

 

Pa Auzie Alford

Photo from CarolynPoole35’s Ethel Alford Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Thursday, 11 April 1968

 

            Auzie Alford, 75, of 431 Marquett Street in Valparaiso, died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday [April 10] at the Fort Walton Beach Hospital. Services for the Crestview born Mr. Alford will be 2 p.m. Friday at Early Cemetery in Nicevllle, with full military honors.

            Mr. Alford is survived by five sons, Willard Alford, M.B. Alford, Carlton Alford, A.Z. Alford and Auzie Alford Jr., all of Niceville; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Sweeny of Valparaiso, Mrs. Ola Williams of Niceville and Mrs. Marilyn Grimms of Bennington, Vermont. Also two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Crain and Mrs. Lizzie Crawford both of Crestview, and 27 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

            McLaughlin Funeral Home of Crestview in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photos from Early Cemetery, Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Jeri Marcum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Auzie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Oct 1892 and died _____ Apr 1968, last residence Valparaiso, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his children Auzie “Pee Wee” Alford Jr., A.Z. Alford, Carlton Alford, and Marilyn Lois Alford Grems Couch; and siblings Carrie Ethyl Alford Crain and Clarence Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Auzie 1892 FL1, Moses 1845 AL2, Henry Miles 1815 SC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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A.Z. ALFORD

 

AZ & Aunt Katherine -

Photo from CarolynPoole35’s Ethel Alford Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—26 November 2012

 

            AZ Alford, 82, of Niceville [Okaloosa Co.], Fla., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 23, 2012. AZ passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.

            AZ was born in Crestview, Fla., on Nov. 11, 1930, to the late Auzzie and Alice Alford. He was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County. AZ loved hunting, fishing and all outdoors activities with his family. AZ was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Cathon Alford; daughter, Doris (Sam) Bryson; sons, Steve (Linda) Alford and Darren Alford; sister, Ola Cyde Weekley; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will take place Monday, Nov. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Twin Cities Cremation Services & Funeral Home, 1405 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hatcher Cemetery in Freeport, Fla….

 

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Photo from Hatcher Cemetery, Freeport, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Strickland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of A Z Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, Auzie Alford Sr.; and siblings Auzie “Pee Wee” Alford Jr., Carlton Alford, and Marilyn Lois Alford Grems Couch in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: A.Z. 1930 FL1, Auzie 1892 FL2, Moses 1845 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BARBARA JEAN ALFORD GRAY

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 3 April 1998

 

            Barbara Alford Gray, 67, of Tampa died Wednesday [April 1]. A lifelong resident, she was a retired school teacher and member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

            She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer of Tampa; and a granddaughter, Phoebe Hobson of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara A. Gray (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 Jan 1931, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her mother, Gladys Falkner Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Barbara Jean 1931 FL1, Robert Gordon 1902 IL2, Edward Perry 1863 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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BARBARA N. ALFORD ANDERSON

 

FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 24 September 2010

 

Barbara N <i>Alford</i> Anderson

 

            Ms. Barbara N. Alford Anderson of Tampa, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. She passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital North after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 25, 2010, at 10 a. m. at Bible-Based Fellowship Church, 4811 Ehrlich Road, Tampa…. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

            Barbara was a longtime member of Bible-Based Fellowship Church and was a well loved member of her church family. Barbara loved the Lord and will find comfort in His presence. Her passing has broken the hearts of many. Every life she touched will remember her generous spirit.

            She was preceded in death by: her parents, Clarence and Parrie Lee Alford; and her son, William Anderson.

            She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, William A. Anderson; daughter, Andrenee Anderson; sisters, Lillie Alford Loggins (David) and Glenda Alford Atkins (James); brother, Glenn Alford (Karen); many nieces and nephews; and other sorrowing relatives and friends.

            The remains will repose after 5 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2010, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Clarence J. Alford and Parrie Lee Perkins Alford Johnson, in this compilation.

 

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BARNEY ALFORD

Uncle of Jack Allen Alford, AAFA #0540

 

Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home

Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—_____ February 2007

 

            Barney Alford, 91, of Lake City, died early Thursday morning, February 15, 2007, in the Lake City Medical Center following a brief illness.

            A native and lifelong resident of Columbia County, Mr. Alford was the son of the late Francis & Alice Hines Alford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Africa and Europe during W.W. II. Mr. Alford retired from the V.A. Medical Center in Lake City after seventeen years of service as a maintenance technician. In his spare time he enjoyed doing yard work. Mr. Alford was a member of the V.F.W. and the Huntsville Baptist Church. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Skinner Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two daughters, Bonita Wheeler (Billy) and Betty Glover (Doyle); and three sons, Velton Alford (Charlene); Neal Alford (Diane) all of Lake City and Edward Alford of Pomona Park, Florida. 22 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren also survive. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends also survive.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be conducted Monday, February 19, 2007 in the Chapel of Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home…. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery (located on 441 North of Lake City)….

 

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kay Brasecker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barney Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 Dec 1915, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruth Melinda Skinner Alford; and son Ronald Everett “Ronnie” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Barney 1915 FL1, Francis John 1881 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford R. 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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BARNEY MILLEN ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0150

 

From An Oral History of the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads and of the Fate of Those Who Survived The 589th Group, which includes a detailed history of Barney’s personal experience during the battle and of his life afterwards.

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Thursday, 22 September 2016

 

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Barney M. Alford, Jr., 94

 

LAKELAND—Barney Millan [sic] Alford, Jr. passed away on September 20, 2016.

            He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Barney Millan Alford Sr. and Gladys Bell Alford and his wife Clara Jean Parker Alford.

            Survivors include his son Mark Alford (Paula), Lake Wales, FL, grandsons, Daniel Alford (Brandi) Rapid City, SD and David Alford (Melissa) Crawfordville, FL, great grandchildren Clara and Noah Alford, Crawfordville, FL, daughter, Ann Hodges (Joe), granddaughters, Ashley and Molly Hodges, Georgia.

            Barney was born on June 3, 1922 in Pensacola Florida. He enlisted in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge at Parkers Cross Roads where he was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action and he received a battle field promotion to Lieutenant. After the war he attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a Degree in Horticulture. He returned to Pensacola where he operated Lee Floral Gardens. He was a member of McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church. He moved his family to Lake Wales, Florida in 1965 to become the Horticulturist at Bok Tower. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Wales. During retirement he enjoyed fishing with friends and traveling to numerous countries to visit their botanical gardens.

            In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the Lake Wales Charter Schools Foundation - Homeless Program.

            Graveside service will be held 10:00AM Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the St. Johns Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida. Marion Nelson Funeral Home Lake Wales handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Saint John’s Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Polly Blank

Photo posted in 2013

 

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

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Clara Jean Parker Alford; and his parents, Barney Millen Alford Sr. and Gladys Clemence Bell Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: Barney Millen Alford Jr. married Clara Jean Parker in Escambia Co., FL, in 1952.

            From FL Marriages: Barney Millen Alford Jr. married Ann Guthrie in Polk Co., FL, on 23 March 1996.

            In May 2017, a Find A Grave photographer reported that Barney’s death date is not yet engraved on his gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Barney Millen 1922 FL1, Barney Millen 1895 GA2, John McRae 1861 SC3, Paisley 1825 NC4, Sion 1796 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BARNEY MILLEN ALFORD, SR.

Father of Barney Millen Alford, AAFA #0150

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Monday, 10 June 1963

 

            Barney M. Alford Sr., 68, of 1400 E. Gadsden St., died Sunday morning at his home.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Daisy, Ga., and a resident here for the past 47 years. He was Gordons Food distributor for this area. He was a member of the McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church, the treasurer of the church and an elder, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a graduate of Davidson College.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gladys Bell Alford; a son, Barney M. Alford Jr. of Pensacola; two brothers, Paisley Alford of Bonifay and Van Alford of Lexington, Ky.; two sisters, Miss Nell Alford of Claxton, Ga., and Mrs. Martha A. Hutchinson of Delray Beach, and two grandchildren.

            Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church…. The body will be moved from Fisher-Pou Chapel to the church at 1:30 p.m.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of the church and John Powell.

            Active pallbearers include Charlie Gray, Murfee A. Harris, Ralph L. Roberds, Robert W. Joseph, Neilsen A. Delmar and Paul M. Haefeli.

            Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Saint John’s Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jan Isosaari

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barney Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 30 Jan 1895 and died _____ June 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Gladys Clemence Bell Alford; son Barney Millen Alford; father, John McRae Alford; and brother Barney Millen Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother William Van Meter Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Barney was the son of John McRae Alford and his second wife, Lelia Green.

            For more information on this family, see Alford Brothers in West Florida, AAFA ACTION, September 1988.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Barney Millen 1895 GA1, John McRae 1861 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BEATRICE “BETTY” ALFORD GIDEON

 

BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH

Starke, Bradford Co., FL—_____ December 2002

 

LAKE BUTLER [Union Co.]—Betty Alford Gideon, 84, of Lake Butler died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville following an extended illness.

            Born in Sanderson [Baker Co.], Mrs. Gideon lived in Texas before moving to Lake Butler in 1987. She was a retired dancer and attended Johnstown Baptist Church in Lake Butler.

            Mrs. Gideon is survived by: a son Buford D. Gideon of Oklahoma; a step-daughter Evelyn Sowell of Lockesburg, Ark.; four sisters, Barbara A. Modisette of Jacksonville, Frances A. Smith of Lake Butler, Lois McLeod and Elsie Mattson, both of Tampa; two brothers, Clyde W. Alford and Carl C. Alford, both of Jacksonville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Horace B. “Pinky” Gideon in March of 2002.

            Graveside services for Mrs. Gideon were Dec. 17, 2002 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Lake Butler.... Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photos from Swift Creek Cemetery, Lake Butler, Union Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty A. Gideon (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 Nov 1918, last residence Lake Butler, Union Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Carl Cecil Alford, Clyde W. Alford Sr., and Elsie Alford Mattsen in this compilation.

            Her name is Beatrice in AAFA records and on the 1920 census in Olustee, Baker Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Beatrice “Betty” 1918 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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BERNARD JOSEPH “B.J.” ALFRED

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 6 July 1995

 

            Bernard “B.J.” Alfred, 68, of Pensacola died Monday morning [July 3—different than SSDI and gravestone].

            Mr. Alfred was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Knights of Columbus Council #778 and was the President of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He had been employed with Harvey Hardware Co. for many years and was currently employed with Reynolds Hardware Co.

            He is survived by four sisters, Eulalie Alfred, Mary Johansen, Rita Reynolds and Alma Moore; three brothers, J.W. Alfred, Bill Alfred and James T. Alfred.

            Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm Friday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart…. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Jack Hall, Danny Ryan, Louis Brown, Lansing Brown, Paul Morres and Ferrell Stearns.

            Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements….

 

In another article, same page:

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 6 July 1995

 

 

SACRED HEART MEMBER, PROVIDER TO NEEDY DIES OF HEARTH ATTACK AT 68

 

By Alexander Karasik

News Journal

 

            Bernard “B.J.” Alfred spent more than 40 years devoting his energy to those in need who turned to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.”He offered solace to people when no one else would,” said Jack Hall, who worked with Mr. Alfred at the St. Vincent dePaul Society, a Sacred Heart organization that assists the poor.

            Mr. Alfred died Monday of a heart attack shortly after morning church services. He was 68.

            A lifelong member of Sacred Heart, Mr. Alfred took up charity work almost immediately after returning home from China, where he was stationed during World War II. As president of the St. Vincent dePaul Society, Mr. Alfred helped the poor by giving them money and food vouchers. He would ride his bicycle to Sacred Heart each day and help prepare for 6:30 a.m. services. Afterward, he would bike over to Hopkins Boarding House or Coffee Cup Restaurant for breakfast, before he pedaled off to work at a hardware store. He would spend his the remainder of his day helping the homeless or poor.

            “You could always count on his peaceful, calming presence,” said Father Thomas A. Bonanti of Sacred Heart. “He was deeply prayerful. He had a lifelong commitment to the Catholic Church,” he said.

            Mr. Alfred worked for more than 40 years at Harvey Hardware Co. until it went out of business. He’d been working as a clerk at Reynolds Hardware Co. since August 1989. “He was a very sweet person,” said Mary Polk, who worked with Mr. Alfred at Reynolds. “He had one of those soothing smiles that would make customers smile.”

            He became a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s organization, in 1963, where he served on “decency” committees, fighting for causes such as anti-pornography.

            A funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart….

            Mr. Alfred is survived by four sisters and three brothers.

 

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Photo from Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernard J. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 24 March 1927 and died 4 July 1995, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents William Walton Alfred and Rita Marie Jourdan Alfred; and siblings James Jourdan Alfred, Joseph Walton “Walt” Alfred, Mary Eulalie Alfred, and William Thomas Alfred Sr. in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Bernard Joseph Alfred was born 24 March 1927 and died 4 July 1995 in Escambia Co., FL.

            From SSACI: Bernard Joseph Alfred was born 24 March 1927, son of William E. Alfred and Rita Jourdan, and died 4 July 1995.

            From a political advertisement:

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—3 May 1961

 

 

 

            His ALFRED lineage: Bernard Joseph 1927 FL1, William Walton 1886 FL2, Albert Donald 1862 IN3, Louis B. 1821 OH4.

 

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BERTHA L. ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 20 January 1993

 

            Bertha L. Alford, 95, of Pensacola died on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1993 in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness.

            Survivors include a sister, Annie Williams of Pensacola; three grandchildren, John Kelly, Michael (Linda) Kelly and John (Marilyn) Tedder; devoted great granddaughter, Felicia Kelly; a large number of other relatives and friends.

 

In another article:

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Friday, 15 January 1993

 

            Bertha Alford, 95, of Pensacola died on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1993. Services to be announced by Joe Morris and Son Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert W. McGahuey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 March 1897 and died 15 Jan 1993 [incorrect], last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Bertha L. Alford, black age 95, was born 7 March 1897 and died 14 Jan 1993 in Escambia Co., FL.

 

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BERTHA L. ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—Saturday, 10 May 2008

 

DUNNELLON [Marion Co.]—Bertha L. Alford, 64, passed away May 8, 2008.

            She was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. In April 2008 she moved from Grant, Ala to Dunnellon.

            She is survived by a son, Richard Cruce from Dunnellon. A daughter, Brenda Knighten from Dunnellon and a brother, Donald Alford from Grant, Al., five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will take place on Monday at 4:00 PM at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon with Rev. Shawn Cutshall of the Romeo Baptist Church officiating….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betha L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 July 1943, last residence Grant, Marshall Co., AL.

 

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BESSIE ALFORD BALLANCE

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 26 January 1960

 

            Rites for Mrs. Bessie Alford Balance [sic], 87, formerly of Greensboro, who died yesterday in an Orlando, Fla., nursing home, were held today at the Fairchild Funeral Home in Orlando.

            A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Bainbridge, Ga.

            Mrs. Balance, a native of Greensboro, was the widow of Herbert Balance and had lived in Florida about 30 years. She was a granddaughter of Alexander P. Eckel, second mayor of Greensboro, a member of the Methodist Church and a graduate of Greensboro College.

            There are no immediate survivors.

 

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Photo from Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her sister-in-law Marian Charlotte Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

1910 Census

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC

 

Alford Matilda H.              head                        61     widow             NC NC NC

                                                                                    2 children, 2 living

Ballence    Bessie               dau                          36     1st marriage      NC NC NC

                                                                           m. 10 years               0 children

Alford Alex E.B.                son                          34     2nd marriage     NC NC NC

                                                                           m. 0 years                 Physician

Alford Charlotte de P.       wife [dau-in-law]    40     1st marriage      Eng France Eng

                                                                           m. 0 years                 1 child, 0 living

Ballence    Herbert E.         son-in-law               37     1st marriage

                                                                           m. 10 years

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Bessie 1873 NC1, Henry Madison 1843 NC2, James B. 1813 NC3, Green Berry 1787 NC4.

 

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BESSIE BELL CASSADY HALL ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Tuesday, 21 April 1987

 

            Bessie B. Alford, 80, Midway Avenue, Astatula [Lake Co.], died Monday [April 20]. Born in Covington County, Ala., she moved to Astatula from Plant City [Hillsborough Co.] in 1946. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

            Survivors: son, Clermon Lee Hall, Plant City; daughters, Lillie Alley, Altoona, Earline Cassidy, Astatula, Wynell Bunch, Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Lossie Mae Anderson, Tarpon Springs, Louise McCarn, Effie Mae Johnson, both of Mobile, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

            Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares.

 

 

Photos from Astatula Cemetery, Astatula, Lake Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Leonard Sapone (top photo) and Susan Angermeier (bottom photo)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Dec 1906, last residence Astatula, Lake Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Bessie Bell Hall and Dewey H. Alford, married Sept 1959 in Lake Co.

            Bessie’s first husband, Will Hall, died in 1956. They share a gravestone.

            Bessie’s parents were Joseph Noah Cassady and Ida Hall. The family is listed in Covington Co., AL, in 1910 and 1920.

 

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BESSIE CLOUD ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 26 August 1980

 

BLOUNTSTOWN—Bessie Cloud Alford, 82, of Blountstown, died Sunday at Calhoun General Hospital after a long illness.

            She was a native of Jackson County and had lived in Blountstown since 1928.

            Survivors include three sons, R.L., James and Joe Alford, all of Blountstown; six daughters, Bonnie Bailey of Blountstown, Betty Watson, Thelma Whitfield and Mildred Peck of Tallahassee, Velma LaMee of Daytona Beach and Vida Sawyer of Pierson; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Blountstown Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery, Blountstown.

            Bailey Funeral Home of Altha is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 June 1898 and died _____ Aug 1980, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Samuel A. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From FL Marriages: Bessie Cloud married S.A. Alford in Calhoun Co. in 1928.

 

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BETH ELAINE BAIRD ALLVORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Tuesday, 15 March 2005

 

            Allvord, Beth E., age 69, of Orlando, passed away Friday, March 11, 2005.

            Born February 28, 1936 in Cleveland, OH to George and Arlene Baird. Beth was a Customer Service Representative for over 10 years at Kirby Rental Service. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Orlo Vista Fire Department.

            Mrs. Allvord is survived by her loving husband, Daniel Allvord, Sr. of Orlando; sons Daniel Allvord, Jr. of Orlando, Robert Ray Allvord of Ocoee, William Ray Allvord of Orlando; daughter, Darlene Marie Frazier of Orlando; sister, Linda Manasia of Avon, OH and four grandchildren.

            …. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Apopka. Services entrusted to Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Beth B. Allford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Daniel Ray Allvord Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From SSACI: Beth Elaine Baird Allvord was born 28 Feb 1936 in Cleveland, OH, daughter of George L. Allvord [sic: Baird] and Arline D. Furgeson.

 

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BETTY ALFORD LIGHTNER

 

Gregg L Mason Funeral Home

Miami, Miami-Dade Co., FL—_____ October 2015

 

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Born: March 4, 1937

Place of Birth: Woodbury, GA

Death: October 22, 2015

Place of Death: Miami, FL

 

            Betty Alford Lightner, 78, cashier, Pantry Pride, died October 22.

            Survivors include: daughter, Valerie Miles; grandsons, Christopher Miles (Jasmine) and Kevin Miles (Jolene); brothers, Madison and Dave Alford; sisters, Mary Alford, Katie Sue Fuller and Penny Smith (Frederick); and a host of other relatives.

            Viewing 6-8pm., Friday. Service 11:00am., Saturday at Bible Baptist Church.

 

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

 

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BETTY PIERPONT ALVORD LOWETH

 

Betty P. Alvord

Photo from her son William A. Loweth’s Loweth Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

THE DAY

New London, New London Co., CT—Friday, 19 May 2006

 

JUPITER, FLA.—Betty Alvord Loweth, with her loving family by her side, passed away on May 16 in Jupiter, Fla.

            Betty leaves behind her husband of 58 years, William R. Loweth of Tequesta, Fla.; and two sons and daughters-in-laws, William A. and Adrianne S. Loweth of Noank and Robert P. and Harriett M. Loweth of Wilmington, N.C. She also leaves behind five grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Dr. Ellsworth C. Alvord of Seattle, Wash., Robert W. Alvord of Washington, D.C., and Joanne A. Hardy of Naples, Fla.

            Betty was the daughter of the late Katharyn and Ellsworth C. Alvord of Washington, D.C. Betty was born May 8, 1926, and grew up in Washington, D.C. She attended the National Cathedral School and graduated from Vassar College in 1948. At an early age she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes and learned to play golf from her father as a means of therapy. She became an accomplished golfer, achieving a 7 handicap. She won numerous golf championships, including the Ladies Championship at both the Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y., and the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich. She was past president of the Women’s Westchester-Fairfield Golf Association. She was a member of the Women’s Tri-County Women’s Golf Association and the League for Service.

            As a testimony to Betty’s lifelong battle with diabetes, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Betty A. Loweth (SS# issued in DC) but list her death date as 17 May 2006, last residence Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her father, Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Jr. in Washington Obituaries; and mother, Katharyn McLean Watson Alvord; and brother Robert Watson Alvord in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from her son’s Ancestry family tree.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Betty Pierpont 1926 DC1, Ellsworth Chapman 1895 WI2, Elias Chapman 1860 PA3, Henry Wells 1821 MA4, Helaz 1791 MA5, Bezaleel 1762 MA6, Azariah 1738 MA7, John 1711 MA8, John 1685 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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BETTY JEAN ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Sunday, 25 November 1990

 

            Betty Jean Alford, 32, 5021 Elese St., Orlando, died Saturday [November 24].

            Born in Sylvester, Ga., she moved to Orlando from there in 1962. She was a secretary for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. She was a Baptist.

            Survivors: daughters, Nepheteria Hampton, Zeporah Hampton, Carmen Hampton, all of Orlando; mother, Rosetta, Orlando; father, Johnnie, Sylvester; brother, Jerome, Thomas Cummings, both of Orlando; sisters, Mary A., Barbara Atkins, Marie L., all of Orlando; maternal grandparents, Jesse Cummings, Pearlie Cummings, both of Orlando. Mitchell’s Funeral Home, Orlando.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Orange Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laura Dougher Goodman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that B.J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Nov 1958 and died _____ Nov 1990, last residence not listed.

            From SSACI: Betty Jean Alford, black, was born 23 Nov 1958 in Sylvester, Worth Co., GA.

 

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BETTY JEAN MCDONALD ALFORD

 

[This obituary, posted to her Find A Grave memorial, is probably not verbatim.]

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—_____ May 2001

 

            Betty Jean McDonald Alford—She was a native and life long resident of Palatka. She was a 1965 graduate of the Palatka Senior High School. She was a member of The Church of God in Palatka. She enjoyed flower gardening. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Brooks McDonald.

            Surviving are her husband, Reggie Alford of Palatka; her mother, Della Whitaker of Palatka; two daughters, Rachel Alford of Palatka and Regina (& Ronald) May of Warner Robbins, Georgia; two brothers, Jimmy McDonald and Phillip McDonald, both of Palatka; one sister, Nena Deal of Interlachen; her mother-in-law, Louise Alford of Palatka; two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 Aug 1947 and died 16 May 2001, last residence Palatka, Putnam Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Reggie Arnold Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Esther Regina Alford May in this compilation.

 

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BETTY JEAN ALFORD COPELAND

 

GADSDEN COUNTY TIMES

Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL—19 December 2013

 

            Pastor Betty Jean Alford Copeland, 74 of Chattahoochee, FL died Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Services were held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at West Gadsden High School in Greensboro, FL.

            Survivors include her daughters: Caregiver, Evangelist Audrey Colley, Evangelist Sheranda (Apostle Joe) Nelson, Missionary Andreca Dawkins, Stacey Copeland, Tona Thomas Lourn and Chenoa James; sons: Paul Jr. (Tracey) Copeland, Ricky (Brighette) Copeland and Keaton Copeland; mother, Pastor Rebecca Whitfield; brother, Elijah Alford, Jr and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BEVERLY JEAN THOMAS ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-TRIBUNE

Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—Friday, 3 March 2000

 

            Beverly Jean Thomas Alford, 59, Bradenton, died March 1, 2000.

            She was born June 15, 1940, in Elmira, N.Y., and came to Manatee County 21 years ago from there. She was an attendant at Cortez Laundromat and a bowler at Cortez Lanes. She was a Methodist.

            Survivors include her husband, Leroy; two stepdaughters, Debbie Hoskins of Cleveland and Tina Hoskins of Elmira; a sister, Sandy Sarazin of Bradenton; and two brothers, Stuart G. Thomas of Rohnert Park, Calif., and Randy Thomas of South Carolina.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel, in Ellenton. Burial will be at Mansion Memorial Park.

            Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton, FL 34205; or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Beverly J. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

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

 

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BILLY CHOLE ALFORD

 

Photo from his gravestone

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—22 August 2007

 

            Billy Chole Alford, 14, of Marianna died Aug. 7 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville following a long battle with cancer. He was born March 11, 1993, in Tallahassee and spent his life in Marianna.

            Alford loved spending time fishing with his father, and enjoyed four-wheelers and racing cars.

            He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kennie J. Alford.

            Survivors include his parents, Edward Allen and Wendy Michelle Bundrick; one sister, Alyson Michelle Bundrick, and his paternal grandmother, Lee Ann Bundrick, all of Marianna.

            Services were held Aug. 13 in the funeral home chapel….

            Burial was at Hasty Pond Church Cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing.

 

Photo from Hasty Pond Cemetery, Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

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BLANCHE ELIZABETH WHITLEY HOBBY ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Friday, 19 July 1991

 

            Blanche Hobby Alford, 67, 2369 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo [Seminole Co.], died Thursday [July 18]. Born in Portsmouth, Va., she moved to Oviedo from Norfolk, Va., in 1948. She was a homemaker. She was a member of South Seminole Christian Church. She was a member of the Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.

            Survivors: husband, Roy; sons, Frank Hobby, Charlotte, N.C., Ted Hobby, Atlanta; stepdaughters, Margaret Watson, Kissimmee, Beverly Hobby, Columbia, S.C.; brothers, Raymond Whitley, Norfolk, Robert Whitley, Los Angeles; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

            Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Goldenrod.

 

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Photo from Drawdy Rouse Cemetery, Orlando, Orange Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Howard Curran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Roy Winston Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Blanche Hobby Alford was born 7 July 1924 and died 18 July 1991 in Orange Co.

            From FL Marriages: Roy Winston Alford married Blanche Elizabeth Whitley on 10 March 1990 in Seminole Co.

 

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BLANCHE LAYE ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—13 August 1985

 

            Blanche L. Alford, 89, 413 Rockingham Ave., Tavares, died Friday. Born in Shellman, Ga., she moved to Tavares from Camden, Ala., in 1980. She was a homemaker, a member of Camden Presbyterian Church and the Camden Culture Club. Survivors: sister, Pat McCollum, Tavares. Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares.

 

In another article:

 

WILCOX AMERICAN

Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—_____ May 1981

 

Mrs. Alford moves to Florida

 

            “It’s been a good life and I’ve loved every minute of it,” Mrs. Blanche Alford describes her years as a resident of Camden.

            These years numbering almost 60, have rendered a great many changes in the town. From dusty gravel roads to paved streets; from kerosene lamps to electricity and its related conveniences, just to name two.

            Miss Blanche has seen its population grow as industry came, but she comments, the people mostly stayed the same; friendly, warm and community minded.

            This Friday, May 15, this stately lady, bids farewell to her many friends and home town of more than half century, to begin a new phase of her life in Traveres, Fl., where she will make her home with her sister, Mrs. T.L. McCollum.

            Miss Blanche Laye came to Camden in September 1921, as teacher at Wilcox County High School. Her subjects were history and some math classes. Also, she coached the Girls basketball team and was with the girls that year, when they played their first indoor game, which was against a Selma team.

            Teaching only occupied that first year, however, as she married the late Mr. Walter Alford, who served as Mayor of Camden for several terms, on April 12, 1922. They moved into their Clifton Street home, where Miss Blanche continues to live.

            During her years in Camden, she has been an active member of numerous civic organizations, and clubs as well as in her church, the First Presbyterian Church. She also was appointed and served on the County Jury Commission under Gov. Frank Dixon was one of the organizers of the USO organization here.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Annette Householder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanche Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 July 1896, last residence Tavares, Lake Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Walter Ross Alford Jr., in Alabama Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            Her husband’s lineage: Walter Ross 1893 AL1, Walter Ross 1859 AL2, William Thomas 1826 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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BELINDA K. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—24 July 1955

 

CRESTVIEW, Fla.—Alford, Blinda Gay [sic], seven months, died after a brief illness Thursday.

            Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Alford; one sister Dora Alford and one brother, Sam Alford Jr.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Alford, Crestview and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Nichols, Pensacola.

            Services were at 2:30 p.m. yesterday from the Live Oak Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Whitehurst Funeral Home in charge.

 

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Photo from Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Crestview, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor C

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her paternal grandfather, Clarence Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Belinda K. Alford died in Santa Rosa Co., FL, in 1955.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Belinda K. 1954 FL1, Sam ???? FL2, Clarence 1900 FL3, Moses 1845 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BELLE C. BARKER ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Friday, 18 April 1969

 

            Alford, Mrs. Belle C., 71, of 2981 Sunset Drive, Belleair Bluffs, Wednesday (April 16, 1969).

            Born in Berkeley Springs [Morgan Co.], W. Va.; in Belleair Bluffs 10 years from Mount Clements, Mich. Member Christ Presbyterian Church, Largo, and Morning Light Chapter 80, OES, Warren, Ohio.

            Survived by her husband, Hugh P., Belleair Bluffs. Two sons, Hugh P. Jr., Concord, Calif.; Dale F., Largo; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Allinger, Washington, D.C.; and six grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Kate Barker, Berkeley Springs; Mrs. D.S. Holton, Muskegon, Mich., and Mrs. O.A. Wilhelm, Baltimore.

            Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

 

In another article:

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Friday, 18 April 1969

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Hugh Paisley Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Belle C. Alford died _____ Apr 1969 in Pinellas Co., FL.

 

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BOBBIE JEAN “B.J.” MILLER ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 22 September 2006

 

            Bobbie Jean Alford, 72, passed away Sept. 20, 2006. Eternity Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday, 23 September 2006

 

            B.J. Alford, born in Vidalia, Ga., born on July 17, 1934, passed away. Born Bobbie Jean Miller, daughter of W.D. & Lucille Miller who have gone before her and laid to rest at Warren Smith Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach, Fl. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, James H. Alford.

            She is survived by five children; Bobbie Sue Gibbs, Skipper Alford, George Alford, James Alford & Sandra Ward. Many grandchildren, Nancy Gibbs, George Alford Jr., Felicia Alford, Amy Ward and her great grandson Noah Gibbs. She is also survived by five sisters, Wanda Lee, Sharon Dolan, Samantha Rhinehart, Patricia Paschal & Shirley Miller, and many loving nieces and nephews.

            B.J. Alford was a strong and devoted family person. She was honest and a “stay in the storm” for family members, by always keeping and protecting her home on Kennedy Ct., with the heart of a lioness. She will never be forgotten. We’ll love and miss her always.

 

 

 

Photos from H. Warren Smith Memorial Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Thousandwinds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobbie J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            Note that her husband’s gravestone indicates that he was the Chief of Police in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

 

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BOBBY LONELL ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Thursday, 19 October 2000

 

            Mr. Bobby L. Alford, age 68, of 801 Sanders Lane, Springfield, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at a local hospital. He had been a resident of the area for 30 years, coming here from Montgomery, Ala. Mr. Alford served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years active duty during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era.

            He is survived by his wife, Alma L. Alford of Springfield; a daughter, Barbara Alford Sigmon of Granite Falls, N.C.; a son, Michael Robert Alford of Fountain, Fla.; five grandchildren, John David Alford, Brian Cook, Jason Cook, Christina Schroff and Kayla Schroff; a sister, Winifred Short of Kississimee, Fla.; and three brothers, James Alford of Tallahassee, Fla., Gerald Alford of Lake City, Fla., and Donald Alford of Live Oak, Fla.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Dianne Alford Thomas.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories with full military honors conducted by Tyndall Air Force Base....

 

 

Photos from Garden of Memories, Panama City, Bay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edward Duvall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobby L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Apr 1932, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            Marriages Recorded by the Bay County Clerk of Courts: A–C, lists the marriage of Bobby Lonell Alford and Alma Andrews on 14 Sept 1925.

 

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BONCILE ALFORD PRINGLE

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Sunday, 30 January 1994

 

            Boncile Pringle, 71, of Tampa died Saturday [January 29].

            A native of Opp, Ala., she lived in Tampa for 40 years. She was a homemaker.

            She is survived by her son, Lawrence Allen of Lithia Springs; two daughters, Johnnie M. Helm of Tampa and Jean Lyle of Greenville,S.C.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

 

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Photo from Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Wimauma, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Boncile Pringle (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 May 1922, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Boncile 1922 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.

 

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BONNIE L. DYKES ALFRED

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Thursday, 16 January 2014

 

            Bonnie Dykes Alfred, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

            Comforter Funeral Home, 601 Long Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850-227-1818 is entrusted with arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bonnie L. Alfred (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Jan 1917, last residence not listed.

 

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BRENDA ALFORD GRIBBLE

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—15 September 2000

 

INGLIS—Brenda Gribble, 50, homemaker, died Monday, September 11, 2000, in Crystal River. She was a native of Pasadena, Texas, and a resident of Inglis.

            Survivors include her son, Daniel Alford, Cotton Valley, Louisiana, daughter, Paula Dyck, Cotton Valley, brothers, Roy Carpenter, Utah, Odell Carpenter, Sarepta, Louisiana, Charles Mosbey, Jr., Immokalee, and James Gannon, Buckner, Arkansas, and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BRENDA BURKHART ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 12 March 2015

 

            Brenda Burkhart Alford, 69, of Interlachen passed away March 11, 2015. Masters Funeral Home of Interlachen is in charge of arrangements (386 325-4564).

 

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

 

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BRUCE NESMITH ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 14 September 1994

 

            Bruce Nesmith Alford, 88, of Wakulla Station died Tuesday [September 13]. Services were held on Thursday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville.

            A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, she was a teacher in Wakulla for many years and a member of the Wakulla United Methodist Church.

            Two godchildren, Richard Wilson and Robin Wilson, both of Tallahassee, and a sister-in-law, Lula Alford of Bradenton, survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bruce N. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 Aug 1906, last residence Crawfordville, Wakulla Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Roland Henly Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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BRYAN T. ALFORD

 

Bryan Alford

Photo from Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Thursday, 25 July 2013

 

            Bryan T. Alford, born Jan. 13, 1961, passed away July 24, 2013 at his home following an extended illness.

            Bryan was born in Lakeland to Charlie and Jessie Alford. He was a native of Palatka and a graduate of Palatka High School, Class of 1979, where he enjoyed playing football and rodeo. After high school, he attended Southwest Mississippi Junior College in Summit, Miss., where he played football. After college, Bryan returned to Palatka to start work at Alford Timber, where he later became president. Over the years, he was also active in other family businesses. Outside of work, Bryan enjoyed fishing, hog hunting, turkey hunting, working in the cattle business and anything associated with the outdoors. He was an active member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and enjoyed coaching youth sports. He enlightened people’s lives with his love of life, inherited from his mother, Jessie.

            Bryan was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Nicole C. Alford, father, Charlie Alford, sons, Beau Alford and Dawson Alford, daughters, Chelsea Gilmore and Cody DeSaulniers and husband, Tommy, brother, Skeet Alford and wife Dawn, sister, Kay Clapp, grandchildren, Hayden Gilmore, Miles Gilmore and Trent DeSaulniers, nieces, Natalie Alford, Cricket Alford and Devon Clapp, nephew, D.R. Clapp and many special friends.

            Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka….

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcomed to be made in memory of Bryan to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, 7077 Bonneval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From his cousin Carol Trudel: He was cremated.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Bryan T. 1961 FL, Charles ???? FL1, Henry Marvin 1902 FL2, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL3 (Bryant’s father’s name is not known), Maria Ellen 1848 FL4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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BUFORD LEE ALFORD

 

KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Thursday, 11 February 1982

 

            Alford, Rev. Buford Lee—age 71, of Florida, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Monday [February 8].

            He was former pastor of Central Church of God, Knoxville.

            Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Beddee Alford; sons, Paul of Knoxville and Don of Maryland; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Helm, Velma Sanders; brothers, George and Lester Alford.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday at the Central Church of God….

            Interment Highland Memorial Cemetery.

            Pallbearers: Rev. Henry Parks, Rev. E.K. Waldrop, Rev. Walter Turner, Rev. Clarence Hodge, Rev. Billy Baker, Rev. L.A. Robinson. Honorary Pallbearers: Rev. J.W. Penix, Rev. Wayne Mowery, Rev. Herman Gilbert, Rev. Johnny Presnell, Rev. James Dunn, Rev. Walter Webb.

            The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that B. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 27 Nov 1910 and died _____ Feb 1982, last residence Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his brother George W. Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; and his sister Velma Alford Sanders in Tennessee Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Elkanah Andrew Alford 1844 TN – 1918 TN.

            His lineage: Buford Lee 1910 TN1, Noah Percy 1888 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3.

 

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BURLER LOUVESTER ALFORD MITCHEM COLLINSWORTH

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—10 February 2008

 

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            Mrs. Burler Collinsworth, age 97, of DeFuniak Springs, passed away Feb. 8, 2008.

            She was born Nov. 26, 1910, in Darlington, Fla., to Charlie and Sidney Catherine Alford.

            Mrs. Collinsworth had been a lifelong resident of Darlington. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints DeFuniak Springs Ward. She worked as a cook in the lunchroom cafeteria at Darlington School for several years, also at Northwest Airlines in Alaska as Food Service Coordinator and at the shirt factory in Florala, Ala. She enjoyed singing at gospel sings. She was converted through gospel music, and she sang at funerals for years, she was a Sunday school teacher for 35 years. Family and her friends were most important to her.

            Mrs. Collinsworth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arvin Mitchem, second husband Fred Collinsworth, four brothers, Millage Alford, Clayton Alford, Cecil Alford and Walon Alford; two sisters Nettie Tomlin and Bernice Allen, one son Charlie Union Mitchem and grandson Kenneth Wendell Mitchem.

            Mrs. Collinsworth is survived by her three sons: Carl Thomas Mitchem and wife Wynell of New Harmony, Jeremiah Lewis Mitchem and wife Juanita of Darlington, and Wendell Arvin Mitchem and wife Debrah Kay of Darlington; one daughter Ella Catherine Smith and husband R.D. of Darlington; one daughter-in-law Bernice Mae Mitchem of Darlington; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

            Visitation services will be conducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., 32435.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will follow in the Limestone Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Limestone Community Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Burler A. Collinsworth (SS# issued in TN), last residence Geneva, Geneva Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Sidney Catherine Holman Alford; and siblings Damascus Walon Alford, Henry Clayton Alford, and Roy Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Burler Louvester 1915 FL1, Charles Union 1877 FL2, John Francis 1842 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BURRELL THOMAS ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—Monday, 21 October 1991

 

OCALA—Burrell T. Alford, 86, retired auto mechanic, died Oct. 19, 1991, at Marion Community Hospital.

            A native of Grand Ridge, he came here from Tallahassee 43 years ago.

            Survivors include a son, Thomas Alford, Ocala; three daughters, Betty Lou Irby, Nashville, Tenn., Jeanette Crawford, Motario, La., and Ann Hunt, Gainesville; a sister, Mary Lula Alford, Riverview; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, is handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that B.T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Dec 1904, last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Mary Lula Alford, Roland Henly Alford, and Thelma Alford Glasscock in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: Burrell Alford married Louise Bishop in 1930 in Jackson Co. Ancestry family trees list his wife as Louise Weaver Bishop.

            From FL Marriages: Burrell Thomas Alford married Kathleen Evelyn Jones in 1941 in Leon Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Burrell Thomas 1904 FL1, Henry Clay 1872 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CALLIE ALFORD REGISTER

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—30 July 2003

 

            Mrs. Callie Alford Register, 88, of Lake City, Florida, died Monday July 28, 2003 at the Lake City Medical Center.

            A native of Columbia County, Fl., Mrs. Register has lived in Lake City since 1981. She was a faithful member of the Southside Baptist Church in Lake City. Mrs. Register was the daughter of the late Riley Raymond Alford and Georgia Hines. She was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Mrs. Register was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Perry Register in March of this year.

            Mrs. Register is survived by 2 daughters Ida Sasser, and Diane Knoy (Joseph), all of Jacksonville, FL, 2 brothers George E. Alford of Lake City, and Daniel Alford of Providence, Fl., 2 sisters, Zona Mae Heath of Eustis, Fl., and Delma Cobb of Middleburg, Fl., 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday July 31, 2003 in the Sherrill Guerry Memorial Chapel…. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery….

            Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home, 458 S. Marion St. is in charge of all arrangements….

 

Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Toomey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Callie A. Register (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 July 1915, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL. She died on her birthday.

            See the obituaries of her siblings A.V. Alford, Daniel Alford, Lessie Alford Wheeler, Levern Alford, and Zona Mae Alford Heath in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Callie 1915 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford R. 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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CALVIN L. ALFORD

 

SUN SENTINEL

Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Friday, 7 August 2009

 

            Alford, Calvin L., 48, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL passed away on August 2, 2009. Elijah Bell’s Funeral Services, Lauderdale Lakes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Calvin L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Jan 1961, last residence Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL.

 

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CARL CECIL ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday 25 July 2009

 

            Mr. Carl Cecil Alford, 80, of Jacksonville, died Thursday morning at the Northeast Florida Community Hospice of Mandarin after an extended illness. Mr. Alford was born in Olustee [Baker Co.] and lived most of his life in Jacksonville.

            Mr. Alford is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Sarah Elizabeth Staggs Alford of Jacksonville; 2 daughters, Patricia Ann Brant of Jacksonville and Pamela S. Buckhalter of Green Cove Springs; 2 sisters, Barbara Modisitte of Villa Rica, GA and Frances Smith of Lake Butler; 2 grandchildren, Regina E. Frazier of Palatka and Gregory R. Downs, Jr. of Jacksonville; 1 great grandson, Christian Downs of Palatka.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, July 27, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler…. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Lake Butler. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements….

 

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BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH

Starke, Bradford Co., FL—30 July 2009

 

MANDARIN—Carl Cecil Alford, 80, of Mandarin, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at the Northeast Florida Community Hospice of Mandarin following an extended illness.

            Born in Olustee, Mr. Alford lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He was a retired commercial painter; member of Painter’s Union Local 162 of Jacksonville; a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of Cleveland and Edna Collins Alford.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Gideon, Lois McLeod and Elsie Matsen, and a brother, Clyde W. Alford Sr.

            Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sarah Elizabeth Staggs Alford of Mandarin; two daughters, Patricia Ann (Johnny) Brant of Jacksonville and Pamela S. (Eugene) Buckhalter of Green Cove Springs; two sisters, Barbara Modisitte of Villa Rica, Ga. and Frances Smith of Lake Butler; two grandchildren and a great grandson.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were held Monday, July 27, in the chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler…. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Lake Butler under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

 

 

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Photos from Swift Creek Cemetery, Lake Butler, Union Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl Cecil Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Feb 2009, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Betty Alford Gideon, Elsie Alford Mattsen, and Clyde W. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Carl Cecil 1929 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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CARL LAVERNE ALFORD

Brother of Marion E. “Mike” Alford, AAFA #0004

 

TACO TIMES

Perry, Taylor Co., FL—15 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Carl L. Alford, 74, of Ocala died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997 at Monroe Regional Hospital.

            Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. at Jennings-Archway Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment followed at Good Sheperd [sic] Memorial Gardens.

            He was a native of Perry, living in Tallahassee before moving to Ocala in 1961. He graduated from Taylor County High School in 1941. The following year he enlisted in the Army’s Military Police Escort Service. After basic training, he was attached to several M.P. Posts in the Pacific Command, where he served until the end of World War II. Upon returning he worked in the retail food business, serving a number of locations with Winn-Dixie for 20 years. He left this employment to accept a management position with Certified Grocers in Ocala. He was also a member of Moss Bluff Baptist Church and the Elks Club.

            Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Alford, Ocala; three daughters, Carla Chapman, Cocoa, Gwen Ferguson and Sandi Boutwell, both of Ocala; a son, Major Richard Alford, Ft. McClellan, Ala.; his mother, Jessie E. Alford, Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Ouida Whitehurst, Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, M.E. Alford, Portsmouth, Va.; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

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OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—12 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Carl L. Alford, 74, ... died Friday, Oct 10, 1997.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Perry [FL] and came here from Tallahassee in 1961. He worked 20 years each for Winn-Dixie and Certified Grocers and five years for Forest Groceries. Mr. Alford was a member of Moss Bluff Baptist Church, the Elks Club and was a World War II veteran who served in the US Army’s Military Police Escort Guard. He loved fishing, gardening and storytelling and would have celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary Saturday....

 

Photo from Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 March 1923, last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruth Martin Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Jessie McHargue Alford; and siblings Marion E. “Mike” Alford and Ouida Lucille Alford Whitehurst in Virginia Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Samuel Alford born Feb 1812 SC.

            His lineage: Carl LaVerne 1923 FL1, William D. 1893 NC2, William Franklin 1863 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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CARLIE OLA CARPENTER ALFORD

 

SENTINEL STAR

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Friday, 1 August 1975

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 Jan 1907 and died _____ July 1975, last residence Davenport, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lester Jay Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Cecil Jay Alford, Hubert Edward Alford, and Wilson Alfred “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Carlie Ola Alford was born 19 Jan 1907 and died 30 July 1975.

 

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CARLITA ALFORD RASMUSSEN

 

[She died in NJ, but we are also including her obituary here because she lived in FL.]

 

NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—Saturday, 9 May 1998

 

Carlita Rasmussen, 83 [sic]

 

            A prayer service for Mrs. Carlita Rasmussen, 76 [sic], of North Ft.Meyers, Fla, a former New Jersey resident, will be held at 8:30 Monday evening in the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.

            Mrs. Rasmussen, who died Wednesday [May 6] in Somerset Medical Center, Somerville [Somerset Co., NJ], worked in the sales department of Resistoflex Corp., Roseland, for 22 years before retiring in 1983.

            Born in Orange, she lived in Roseland for many years before moving to Florida 13 years ago.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Ehrenberg and Carol; a son, Eric; two sisters, Bernice and Jean Alford, and three grandchildren.

 

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NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—9 May 1998

 

            Rasmussen, Carlita (nee Alford), on May 6, 1998 of North Fort Myers, Fla; formerly of Roseland, wife of the late Earl, mother of Roberta Ehrenberg of Belle Mead, Carol Rasmussen of Hackettstown and Eric Rasmussen of Roseland, sister of Bernice and Jean Alford of West Orange, also survived by three grandchildren.

            Memorial visitation at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlita Rasmussen (SS# issued in NJ) was born 13 Oct 1921, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her sisters, twins Elizabeth Jean Alford and Mary Bernice Alford, in New Jersey Obituaries.

 

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CARLTON ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—2 October 2007

 

            Carlton Alford, age 79, of Niceville, Fla., passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, with his loving family near.

            Carlton was born and raised in Niceville, Fla. He worked for the Okaloosa County Water and Sewer Dept. for 22 years. He was a long time fisherman and also loves shrimping.

            He was preceded in death by six siblings and the recent tragic death of a grandson.

            He is survived by his lovely wife, Frances Alford; and seven children, Toby and Ed Cooper, Grady Alford, Eddie and Donna Alford, Mary and Jerry Perry, Carolyn Cooper, John and Dewanna Jackson, and Jack Jackson; close friends, Eric Wright and Brittany Addis; 14 grandchildren; several greatgrandchildren; brother, A.Z. Alford and his wife, Katherine; and sister, Ola Weekly; and several nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends at the Twin Cities Cremation and Funeral Services Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at 11 a.m., at Twin Cities Cremation and Funeral Services….

            Interment will follow in Hatcher Cemetery, Freeport, Fla. Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Services, 1405 Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla., entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Photo from Hatcher Cemetery, Freeport, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Annette (Johnson) Braswell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlton Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 June 1928, last residence Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his father, Auzie Alford Sr.; and siblings Auzie “Pee Wee” Alford Jr., A.Z. Alford, and Marilyn Lois Alford Grems Couch in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Carlton 1928 FL1, Auzie 1892 FL2, Moses 1845 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CAROL M. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 6 August 1975

 

            Alford, Mrs. Carol M., a resident of Holiday, Fla, for 7 years and of 1210 Nineth Avenue and a former resident of Montgomery died in Newport Richey, Fla., Sunday [August 3] at 9:30 a.m. after a brief illness.

            Services will be held from White Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m…. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Survivors include the husband, Walter G. Alford, Holiday, Fla.; parents, Mr. & Mrs. D. Carroll Gregory, Montgomery; one son, Walter Gregory Alford, Holiday, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Nitus Alford, Holiday, Fla.; one brother, David T. Gregory, Montgomery; one sister, Mrs. Sara Gafford, Montgomery; Mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillie Alford, Newport Richey, Fla.; 10 nieces and 5 nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Caro. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 Apr 1942 and died _____ Aug 1975, last residence not listed.

            From FL Deaths: Carol M. Alford born 4 Apr 1942, died 3 Aug 1975 in Pasco Co.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter Gregory Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CAROL W. BAKER ALFORD

 

Merritt Funeral Home

Spring Hill, Hernando Co., FL—_____ May 2007

 

            Baker-Alford, Carol W., age 64 of Brooksville died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at her home under Hospice Care. Born in Hazleton, PA she came here 4 years ago from Zephyrhills. She was a retired school teacher for Raub Middle School in Allentown, PA and a Protestant by faith.

            Survivors include her husband: Robert D.; step-daughter: Kerstin Hanson of Hartford, CT, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

            Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel (352) 686-6649 “Family Owned & Operated” www.merrittfuneral.com

 

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MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—9 May 2007

 

            Carol W. Baker-Alford, 64, of Brooksville, Fla., died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at her home. She was born in Hazleton. She retired after 30 years as a school teacher for Raub Middle School, Allentown, and was a Protestant by faith.

            Survivors: Husband, Robert D.; stepdaughter, Kerstin Hanson in Conn.; two grandchildren, great-grandchild.

            Services: Merritt Funeral Home, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol W. Baker (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Apr 1943, last residence Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL, last benefit Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL.

 

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CARRIE B. JACKSON ALFORD

 

ARCADIAN

Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL—16 December 2010

 

            Carrie B. Alford, 89, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.

            She was born to William and Queen Esther Jackson, Oct. 30, 1921, in Arcadia.

            Carrie attended Smith Brown School. She married Charlie Alford and had six children. Carrie was converted at an early age and became a member of Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church. She served on the Stewardess Board, as a member of the senior choir and various other departments of the church. Carrie worked at Arcadia General Hospital in the ‘50s; she later worked at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital, where she retired.

            She is survived by children, Carolyn (Raymond) Richardson, Rosa Lee (Willie) Jones, and Harold Alford, all of Arcadia; sister-in-law, Lizzie Mae Alford; seven grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie; children, Carl Alford, Jacquelyn Smith and Charles Alford; four sisters; and one brother.

            …. The Funeral Service was held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Mount Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave., Arcadia. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

            Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home, Arcadia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carrie B. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL.

 

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CARRIE EDNA ATWELL ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 2 December 1979

 

WEWAHITCHKA—Carrie Edna Alford, 63, of Wewahitchka, died Friday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

            She was a native of Ponce de Leon and had lived in Wewahitchka for 50 years. She was a retired employee of the Gulf County school system and was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Gordon Alford of Wewahitchka; a daughter, Iris Sanders of Tallahassee; two sons, Jerald Alford of Bolivar, Ohio, and Colon Alford of Falls Church, Va.; a brother, Arthur Lee Atwell of Port St. Joe; a sister, Johnnie Mae Whitchard of Eagle Lake; and five grandchildren.

            Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. CST Monday at Westside Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. Burial will follow in Jehu Cemetery. St. Claire Funeral Home in Port St. Joe is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Gordon Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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CARRIE ETHYL ALFORD CRAIN

 

PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 27 July 1976

 

            Mrs. Carrie Crain, 76, of 1305 N. Pearl St., Crestview, died Saturday in a Jay Hospital.

            She was born in Crestview, and had been a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Live Oak Baptist Church…. Burial will follow immediately at Live Oak Cemetery with McLaughlin Funeral Home directing….

            Survivors include one daughter, Othel Gibbson, Atmore, Ala.; two sons, James Crain, Crestview, Tucker Crain, Bonifay, Fla.; one sister, Lizzie Crawford, Milligan; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Crestview, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor C

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrie Crain (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 May 1896 and died _____ July 1976, last residence Crestview, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Auzie Alford Sr. and Clarence Alford in this compilation.

            The birth date on Carrie’s gravestone is incorrect. She is age 4 on the 1900 census, and her brother Clarence was born in Nov 1900.

            She married Gus Crain in 1919. They were divorced in 1939.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Carrie Ethyl 1896 FL1, Moses 1845 AL2, Henry Miles 1815 SC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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CARRIE MAE ALFORD DUKE

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Friday, 21 August 1959

 

 

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Photo from Mount Gilead 8 Mile Church Cemetery, Hacoda, Geneva Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah Broxson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Albert Cleveland Alford; and siblings Duncan Pascal Alford and Zora Lee Alford Register in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Carrie Mae 1909 FL1, Albert Cleveland 1889 FL2, Francis Marion 1853 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CASSIE LEE ALFORD TOLLIVER

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—6 May 1999

 

            Cassie Lee Alford Tolliver, 49, of Perry [Taylor Co.] died Monday of natural causes.

            The service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry (850-584-4149), with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

            A lifelong resident of Perry, she worked for the state in Tallahassee for many years and was a member of First Church of God of Perry.

            She is survived by her mother, Lucile Tuten Alford of Perry; a brother, Jerry Alford of Perry; and four sisters, Fran Kinsey of Panama City, Nell Fell of Palatka, and Linda Richard and Myra Alford, both of Perry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CATHERINE MAE FLESHMAN ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Friday, 15 January 1999

 

            Catherine M. Alford, 88, Minnehaha Avenue, Clermont, died Wednesday, Jan. 13.

            Mrs. Alford was a credit analyst. Born in Washington, D.C., she moved to Central Florida in 1972.

            Survivors: sons, Edwin F. Jr., Bowie, Md., Jack B., Orlando; brother, Raymond Fleshman, St. Cloud; six grandchildren.

            Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Conway Chapel, Orlando.

 

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Photo from Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Decker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Catherine M. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 5 Apr 1910, last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Jack Byron Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her husband’s parents, Delis Collier Alford Sr. and Charlotte M. Pinckney Alford, in Maryland Obituaries.

            From her Find A Grave memorial, posted by her daughter-in-law Nancy Allen Alford:

 

            She was married to Edwin Franklin Alford, Sr. on May 1, l930 in Hyattsville, MD. They had two sons: ____ and Jack Byron Alford, b. October 26, 1934 and d. Oct. 20, 2012. She also had six grandchildren.

            Catherine’s mother was Annie Elizabeth Walsh who was born in England Nov. 16, 1885 and died Nov. 10, 1967 in Hyattsville, MD. Her father was Herbert Michael Fleshman who was born April 6, 1883 in Maryland and died August 5, 1953. They were married Sept. 1, 1905(?).

            Although Catherine died of colon cancer (as did her mother and sister) she suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for many years.

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Edwin Barksdale Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: Edwin Franklin 1908 MS1, Delis Collier 1880 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.

 

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CATHY JOHNSON-ALFORD

 

PRESS JOURNAL

Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—Thursday, 17 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Cathy Johnson-Alford, 43, of Vero Beach, died Dec. 14, 1998, in Vero Beach. She was born Sept. 25, 1955, in Bertha AL and moved to Vero Beach as an infant. Ms. Alford was a member and former choir member of Davis Temple Church of God in Christ Gifford.

            Surviving are two daughters, Tanica Alford, and Talitha Alford both of Vero Beach: her father, Leroy Johnson, of Vero Beach; five sisters, Linda Augustus, Jewel Smith, Sherry Cordy, Vivian Johnson, all of Vero Beach; and two grandchildren.

            Friends may call 5–9 p.m. Friday at Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel, Gifford. The funeral will be 11 a.m., Saturday at Davis Temple Church of God in Christ.... Interment will forllow at Gifford Cemetery, Gifford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. She is also not listed in FL Deaths.

 

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CECIL JAY ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Tuesday, 14 February 1995

 

            Cecil Jay Alford, 68, of Davenport died Monday [February 13] at Winter Haven Hospital.

            A native of Samson [Geneva Co.], Ala., he moved to this area in 1950 from Opp, Ala. He owned and operated Alford Grocery in Haines City and was a member of First Baptist Church of Loughman.

            He is survived by his wife, Corine; two sons, Archie and Rex, both of Davenport; four daughters, Marylin Collins of Haines City, Gail Gotts of Davenport, Corliss Glaze of Winter Haven and Linda Davis of New Port Richey; four brothers, W.A. of Lake Hamilton, James of Winter Haven, Dempsey of Daytona Beach and Archie of Longview, Texas; a sister, Hazel Dawson of Lake Hamilton; 11 grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren.

            Lane-Holt Funeral Home, Haines City.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Haines City, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil J. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 June 1927, last residence Davenport, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lester Jay Alford and Carlie Ola Carpenter Alford; and brothers Hubert Edward Alford and Wilson Alfred “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Cecil Jay 1927 AL1, Lester Jay 1896 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARISSE MANTORELLA ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Thursday, 7 October 2010

 

 

            Charisse Alford, age 41, of Gainesville, FL passed away on October 4, 2010 after a long and valiant battle with breast cancer. She was born in Hollywood, FL on December 8, 1968.

            She was a beautiful loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Charisse was a long time bookkeeper at Brasington Cadillac and more recently, a sales associate at Aflac Insurance. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and her beautiful dog Lilly. Charisse touched the lives of so many people with her big heart and beautiful smile.

            Charisse is survived by her husband, Clete Alford of Gainesville, FL; son, Derek Estevez of Oviedo, FL; daughter, Christina Estevez of Gainesville, FL; mother, Mary Ann (Jim) Moore of Ft. White, FL; father, Frank (Carolyn) Martorella of The Villages, FL; maternal grandmother, Marie Amantea of Ft. White, FL; brother, Christopher (Stacy) Martorella of Ormond Beach, FL; sisters, Susan (Arthur) Calhoon of Ft. White, FL, Deanna (Joel) Feagin of Alachua, FL; nieces and nephews, Christopher, Matthew, Julianna, Frankie, Brooke, Nick, Hope, Laney, Berkley and Kingsley.

            Charisse is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Albert Amantea; paternal grandparents, Frank and Tillie Martorella; nephew, Kyle Martorella.

            A Funeral Service Celebration of Charisse’s life will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00pm at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Westarea, 823 N.W. 143rd Street…. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 150 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charisse Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD ALFORD, JR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 27 January 2000

 

            Charlie Alford, Jr., 28, passed away January 24, 2000 in Jacksonville, FL.

            The lifelong Callahan resident was a Restaurant Cook.

            Survivors are his father, Charles Alford, Sr.; his mother, Karen Brodka; 2 sons, Christopher Alford and Nicholas Alford; 1 sister, Tonya Alford; 1 brother, Donald Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, January 28, 2000 in the Chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Avenue … with interment to follow in Dinsmore Cemetery….

 

Photo from Dinsmore Community Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JFJN

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in FL) was born 4 Nov 1971, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his paternal grandmother, Renna “Bobbie” Boatright Lightsey Alford, in this compilation.

            He is buried near his grandparents, Henry Benjamin Alford (1924-1994) and Renna B. Alford (1916-2007) in Dinsmore Cemetery.

            From FL Marriages: Charles Edward Alford married Karen Belinda McKeown in Duval Co. on 16 Apr 1971.

            His lineage: Charles Edward 1971 FL1, Charles Edward ???? FL2, Henry Benjamin 1924 FL3, Henry B. ???? ?? 4.

 

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CHARLES HASKELL ALFORD

AAFA #0187

 

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Photo from AAFA files

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Monday, 28 December 2009

 

            Alford, Charles H. 84, of Palm Harbor, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 25, 2009. A retired pastor, he is survived by wife Aloma; 3 children, Grant (Julie), Holly (Jordan) King, and Scott; a brother, Hoy; and 5 grandchildren.

            Family will greet friends from 10:30 am until time of service at 11 am at Bayside Community Church on Tuesday, Dec. 29th. Global Mortuary 727-530-3600.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles H. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 May 1925, last residence Palm Harbor, Pinellas Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Felton Herbert Alford, Hilda Mae Alford Walker, and Nola Rae Alford Anger in Texas Obituaries; and his brother Hoy Ernest Alford in New Mexico Obituaries.

            Charles and Aloma visited England in 1998 and wrote a report on it for AAFA ACTION, including photos. You can read it in the Spring 2001 issue or online: The Green and Pleasant Land.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charles Haskell 1925 TX1, Clarence Vivian 1888 TX2, Thomas Redden 1855 AL/TX3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CHARLES HAMILTON ALFORD, SR.

 

Photo from Tallahassee Democrat, 30 March 1973

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 13 July 1989

 

            Charles H. Alford, 75, of 6823 Buck Lake Road died Wednesday at home. The service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the First Presbyterian Church or a favorite charity.

            A lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he was the retired owner and president of Alford Chevrolet of Tallahassee. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club, and Theta Chi National Fraternity. He attended the University of Florida and was a graduate of the Bowling Green Business University, now Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

            Survivors include his wife, Alice Alford of Tallahassee; three daughters, Carol Cuneo and Jen Singleton, both of Tallahassee, and Mary Alice Phelps of Mobile, Ala.; a brother, Jamie Alford of Tallahassee; a sister, Mary A. Nusbickel of Winter Park; and six grandchildren.

            (Culley’s MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel)

 

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Photo from Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paula McCarter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles A. [sic] Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 March 1914, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Julius Rutledge Alford and Jennie Wilson Myers Alford; and brothers James Maxwell Alford Sr. and Julian Rutledge Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Ten.

            His lineage: Charles Hamilton 1914 FL1, Julius Rutledge 1886 FL2, Edward Hamilton 1847 NC3, William Gaston 1815 NC4, Lodwick 1768 NC5.

 

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CHARLES R. ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Friday, 12 March 2010

 

            Alford, Charles R. 69, formerly of Spring Hill, passed away March 9, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Ronald & David; & daughter Susan; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

 

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Roberts Funeral Homes

Ocala, FL—_____ March 2010

 

December 31, 1940–March 9, 2010

 

            Charles R. Alford, 69, of Ocala, passed away March 9, 2010 at his home. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, served in the US Air Force in Vietnam and was a retired Truck Driver. He enjoyed flying, trucking and guitar playing.

            He is survived by his sons, David, Tom and Ronald Alford; Daughter, Susan Furlong; mother, Clara P. Alford; sisters, Linda B. Nystrom and Mona Lisa Norrell; brothers, Randy, Grady, Clarion and Paul Alford.

            Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Bruce Chapel East 2739 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 352-732-9944

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles R. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 31 Dec 1940, last residence Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL.

 

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CHARLES R. ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—24 January 2012

 

            Charles R. Alford “We Live to Live” 39 of Jupiter, FL, died Thursday. Please visit taylorandmodeen.com for the complete funeral notice and arrangements. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home Family Owned & Operated (561) 744-2030, Jupiter, FL To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries.

 

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Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home

Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL—_____ January 2012

 

 

            Charles R. Alford “We Live to Live” 39 of Jupiter, FL, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Born in West Palm Beach, FL, he had been a resident of Jupiter for thirty one years, coming from Miami. He was a Master Mechanic with Tequesta Texaco for over seventeen years and a member of the Catholic faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Loretta Evans of Jupiter; two step-daughters, Angela Burkhart of Ohio and Christina Evans of West Palm Beach, FL; and three grandchildren, Casey Stimson, Meghan Rowe and James Gordon Thompson; two brothers, Bernis Alford, Jr. of SC and James Alford of TN; and his best friend, Scott (Michele) Scherger of Port St. Lucie FL and his two god-daughters, Alyssa and Skyler.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the Jupiter Beach Inlet. Friends are invited to bring a covered dish and refreshments if they so choose. For online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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CHARLES R.”RON” ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—13 January 2015

 

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            Charles R.”Ron” Alford—Formerly of Jeffersonville, Ind., passed away Jan 9th, 2015.

            He was an Army Veteran. He enjoyed shooting pool, playing golf and making people laugh.

            He is survived by his daughter Maggie Johnson, brother Thomas Swinson, sister Barbara Winters, granddaughter Tiffany Bohall and great-grand daughter Lilly Bohall.

            No services per his request. Celebration of Life January 31st 4pm to 6pm at The VFW Post 2488 819-6th St W Palmetto.

 

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

 

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CHARLES THADDEUS ALPHORD

 

EVENING STAR

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Friday, 1 February 1957

 

            Funeral services for Mr. C.T. Alphord, 83, who died Wednesday [January 30] at the Wauchula Infirmary [Hardee Co.] after nine weeks illness, will be held at Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford [Seminole Co.], at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Kline Williams, Baptist pastor at Imokallee [sic: Immokalee, Collier Co.], will officiate.

            The deceased had resided in Imokallee for the past seven years, having lived in Mount Dora for 19 years previous to that time. He was born in Tarboro, N.C. November 9, 1893.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Daisy Alphord, Imokallee; one aunt, Mrs. Charles Foster, Tarboro. N.C. and a number of cousins.

            Interment will he made at the Oaklawn Memorial Park, Sanford.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his brother Jodie Waff Alford in Alabama Obituaries; and of his brother Jesse Marable “Dick” Alphord in Georgia Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Charles Thaddeous Alphord died _____ Jan 1957 in Hardee Co., FL.

            Members of this family spell their name Alford and Alphord.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Charles Thaddious Alphord is a married bookkeeper living in Jacksonville, FL. He was born 9 Nov 1894 in Conetoe, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            From the Jacksonville, Florida, City Directory (Ancestry)—no other Alphords:

 

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            From FL Divorces: Charles T. Alphord and Mary E. Alford were divorced in 1935, Dade Co.

            From FL Marriages: Charles T. Alphord, age 41, married Clarice L. Haupert on 19 June 1935 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL.

            From Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952 (Ancestry): Clarice A. Lipsett, age 20 daughter of James L. Lipsett and Minnie Cameron, married John J. Haupert on 14 Aug 1911 in Sault Ste. Mare, Chippewa Co., MI.

            From Michigan, Divorce Records, 1897–1952 (Ancestry): Charles T. Alphord and Clarice L. Alphord, married 19 June 1935 in FL, were divorced in Genessee Co., MI, on 30 Oct 1940.

            From Ohio, County Marriages, 1774–1993 (Ancestry): Clarice L. Lipsett Alphord, age 50 daughter of James Lipsett and Minnie Leavens, married John D. Thompson on 14 June 1941 in Fulton Co., OH.

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

            His lineage: Charles Thaddeous 1894 NC1, Charles Thaddeus 1867 NC2, Edward/Edmund 1814 NC3, Jesse ???? NC4.

 

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CHARLET SUE GENTON WHEELER ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Thursday, 7 May 2015

 

 

August 17, 1958 - May 6, 2015

 

            Alford, Charlet age 56 lost her battle with cancer on May 6, 2015.

            Born at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Charlet lived her entire live in Oviedo. Her passion in life was walking with friends around Lake Charm and her special relationship with Granddaughter Alyssa. A graduate of Oviedo High School and Stetson University, Charlet worked alongside her husband Jim as a Realtor. Charlet was a member of First Baptist Church of Oviedo.

            Charlet is survived by her mother Joann Genton, Orlando, husband Jim, children Katie, Polly and Noah Wheeler, granddaughter Alyssa Leon, step-children James, Jr., Jeffrey Alford, Ashley Falk (Jacob), her special sisters and caregivers, Judy Kennedy (Barry), Donna Wiley (Jeff), Diann Hockenberry (Dale), many sisters, brothers, nephews and nieces.

            …. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, May 9th at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel with interment to follow at Oviedo Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or at www.bcrfcure.org….

 

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Photo from Oviedo Cemetery, Oviedo, Seminole Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Swain

 

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

            From FL Marriages: Charlet Sue Genton married Benjamin Franklin Wheeler on 2 Nov 1982 in Seminole Co., FL.

 

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CHARLOTTE R. BURLEY ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—8 January 1994

 

            Charlotte R. Alford of Fort Myers, died on December 28, 1993, at the age of 73 years. She had been born and raised in Punta Gorda, the only daughter of four children.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert, of North Fort Myers, her brother, Herbert Burley of LaBelle, and her cousin, Fred Burley, of North Fort Myers.

            A memorial service was held on January 10 at Northside Baptist Church in North Fort Myers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte R. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born10 Aug 1920, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

            She is buried in Indian Spring Cemetery. Punta Gorda, Charlotte Co., FL, but as of December 2011, she had no gravestone.

 

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CHERI LANDSBERGER ALFORD

Wife of Stephen Michael Alford, AAFA #0536

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Friday, 29 March 2002

 

            Cheri L. Alford, age 39, of Niceville, Fla., was called home by her beloved Lord and Savior on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2002. She was a vibrant member of Grace Lutheran Church in Destin, Fla., where she was the director of the Vacation Bible School, a Sunday school teacher, and an active member of many Bible study classes.

            She was born in Portsmouth, Va., on March 13, 1963. She was the daughter of her beloved parents, Dieter and Darlane Landsberger of Niceville.

            Cheri had been happily married to Stephen Alford since Dec. 15, 1989. They have three incredible children, Megan Elizabeth Alford, 13, Chandler Michael August Alford, 11, and Alexander Stephen Joseph Alford, 8. Her children and her faith gave her joy, passion and meaningful purpose.

            Cheri and her family grew up in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Cheri and Stephen met and wed in New Orleans. Cheri, Stephen and their family settled in Niceville in 1994.

            Cheri’s compassion, enthusiasm and unconditional love inspired all who knew and loved her. She had an amazing personality. Her loving spirit shined through her eyes and her smile. She was always there to comfort others.

            She courageously and valiantly battled breast cancer for five years. Shortly after celebrating her 39th birthday with cherished friends and family, the Lord brought her home. Cheri did not want to be remembered as a cancer victim or a cancer statistic, but remembered for what she meant to others and what others meant to her.

            She exemplified grace, dignity and hope as she prepared herself and her loved ones for her death. She was a role model in educating others about the death and dying process. It was her goal to make this important part of life easier for loved ones of family or friends dealing with terminal illnesses.

            In addition to her parents, husband and children, Cheri is survived by her beloved family: brother and sister-in-law, David and Meredith Collins of Abilene, Texas; sister, Shelly Landsberger of Niceville; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Stephen Guidry of New Orleans; and brother, Christoph Landsberger of Niceville.

She is also survived by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William J. Alford Jr. and Jeanne Alford of Hampton, Va.; brother-in-law, William J. Alford III of Yorktown, Va.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Jerry Restaino of Suffolk, Va.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Donna Alford of Hampton, Va.

            Cheri is additionally survived by her uncle and aunt, Jurgen and Burnhilde Landsberger of Ilsede, Germany; uncle, Pat Compton of Austin, Texas; aunt and uncle, Cecelia and Mike Stark of Austin; aunt and uncle, Patricia and Mike Rowland of Houston.

            Cheri is survived by her cousins, James Hernandez of Dallas, Texas, Tiffany Hernandez of Orlando, Fla., Terri and Ronnie Potts of Austin, Sherri and Travis West of Austin, Jennifer and Craig Bluerock of Houston, Janeese and Scott Kruger of Houston, and Melissa and Shannon Tippie of Houston.

            Cheri is survived by her nieces and nephews, Devon and Colleen Collins, Sarah and Rebekah Guidry, Michael, Patrick, Lauren, Dane and Jade Hernandez, Lori and Kaylee Potts, Tyler Grabarkewigz and Jackson West, Josh Bluerock, Hailey, Shelby and Cameron Tippie, Mary-Jeanne Ball, Kimberly Meiggs, William Alford, Chelsea Jenkins and Jerry Restaino.

            Cheri is finally survived by her beloved pets, Buddy, Molly, Lily and Tiger.

            Cheri was preceded in death by her grandparents, Preston and Margaret Compton of Austin, Max and Elfriede (Omi) Landsberger of Bieleford, Germany; her aunt, Linda Tobin of Austin; her nephew, Benjamin Brand of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Stephen’s dog, Cooter, of New Orleans.

            The family received friends who were unable to attend her memorial service on Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Pkwy., in Niceville.

            Cheri’s life will be celebrated at her memorial service to be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 4100 Two Trees Road in Destin on Friday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her parents-in-law, William Joseph “Joe” Alford Jr. and Jeanne Sabina Higgins Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

            From Virginia, Birth Records, 1864–2014 (Ancestry): Stephen Michael Alford was born 22 Dec 1958 in Newport News, VA.

            Her husband’s lineage: Stephen Michael 1958 VA1, William Joseph 1923 VA2, William Joseph 1886 NC3, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC4, Jesse 1836 NC5, Edmund 1814 NC6, Jesse bef 1765 NC7.

 

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CHLOE BUTLER ALFRED

 

HUR HERALD

Hur, Calhoun Co., WV—31 January 2006

 

            Chloe Alfred, 85, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Orma, West Virginia, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Bill McElvey, of Naples.

            Chloe was born July 28, 1918, the daughter of the late Thomas and Sallie Parsons Butler of Beech, WV.

            She is survived by two sons, Jimmy (Nancy) Alfred of Orrville, OH, and Roger (Bonnie) Alfred of Lakeville, OH; two daughters, Sally Gizzard of Dover TN, and Doris (Bill) McElvey of Naples, FL.

            Chloe also left behind 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild; one sister, Flava Fisher of Cottageville, WV, and one brother, Milton (Dalen) Butler of Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alfred, 1 granddaughter, 2 great grandchildren and 8 siblings.

            In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Orma United Methodist Church, c/o Sharon Settles, HC 73 Box 7, Orma, WV 25268 or to Hospice of Naples, c/o Doris McElvey, 2655 14th. Street, N. Naples, FL 34102.

            Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 4 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Interment will be in the Orma UM Church Cemetery, Orma….

 

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Photo from Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, Orma, Calhoun Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Sams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Chloe Alfred (SS# issued in WV), last residence Naples, Collier Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her sister Cora Butler Alfred in West Virginia Obituaries.

            She and her sister, daughters of Thomas Butler and Sally Parsons, married Alfred brothers, sons of Charles Leroy Alfred and second wife Mary Elizabeth White.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles J. Alfred and Agnes Langford.

            Her husband’s ALFRED lineage: Richard Virgil 1908 WV1, Charles Leroy 1866 WV2, James S. 1836 VA3, Charles J. 1808 VA4.

 

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CHRISTIAN BRYANT ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 1 April 2014

 

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            Christian Bryant Alford “Chris” was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on December 23, 1992. He passed on March 29, 2014, with his family by his side, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Chris had a strong, quiet demeanor in the face of his long term illness, fighting his battle head on, with never a complaint.

            Chris was a 2012 graduate of Lawton Chiles High School where he was selected an All Big Bend wrestler for Chiles as a sophomore. The Chiles High School wrestling program also dedicated a spirit award in his name.

            The “Pooka Man”, as he was known by many, was a true free spirit.

            He left an indelible mark on his family, friends and community. His affinity for Florida State sports, traveling near and far to music festivals, and his backyard oasis was eclipsed only by his love for his family and friends. He taught each of us to live and love well. All who had the opportunity to know him are forever changed by his spirit, gentleness and determination.

            Chris is survived by his parents, Bill and Connie Alford, four brothers, Clay Darley (Casey) of Thomasville, GA, Jason Darley (Adrienne) of Mobile, AL, Jep Darley and Will Alford of Tallahassee, girlfriend Olivia Miller, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends near and far.

            Memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Bradfordville First Baptist Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Numerous uncaptioned photos are posted at the funeral home website, Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home.

 

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CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 19 August 2007

 

DAYTONA—Christopher William Alford, 41, passed away 8/16/2007 after a courageous battle with diabetes.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his loving family: mother and stepfather, Sue and Wes Emory; grandmother, Betty Newman; son, Christopher Alford; brother, Brian Alford; aunts and uncles, Gerald and Hazel Dawson, Donnie and Sandra Melhorn, Bill and Glentis Newman, John Newman, Judi Sons, Richard and Mary Combee and many cousins.

            Viewing will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM with a service following on Wednesday at 11 AM. Arrangements by Cardwell and Maloney Funeral Home, 3571 Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL 32129.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chris W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 July 1966, last residence Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL.

 

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CINDY LOU ALFORD

 

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL

Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL—Thursday, 14 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

SANFORD [Seminole Co.]—Cindy Lou Alford, 35, a lifelong resident of Sanford, was found dead Monday night in a ditch off of Mullet Lake Park Road in Geneva, an apparent murder victim. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

            Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, was born in Orlando. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Richard B. Stenstrom, DeLeon Springs, and Derek M., Sanford; two daughters, Amber E. Burnsed and Chree L., both of Sanford; her mother Lucille Stovall, Sanford; two brothers, Cecil Crews Jr., Sanford, and George Crews, Little Rock; her fiance, Tom Hendricks, Sanford; and a grandchild. Altman, DeBary, is in charge.

 

In another article:

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

BLOODSTAINS LEAD TO ARREST IN DEATH OF BAR PATRON

By Robert Perez of the Sentinel Staff

 

GENEVA [Seminole Co.]—Blood stains in a car and a bloody shirt on the roadside helped lead investigators Monday to the body of a Sanford woman dumped in a ditch.

            Police arrested the man last seen drinking with her late Sunday at a bar east of Sanford.

            Cindy Alford, 35, left the Whiskey River North Lounge, 3730 E. State Road 46, With James Dunn, 33, about midnight, Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger said.

            About 2-1/2 hours later, a deputy sheriff stopped the Sanford man in Geneva and saw blood stains on the passenger side of the car he was driving.

            A search of the car turned up Alford’s purse and jacket, a sheriff’s spokeman said.

            Dunn of Sanford was stopped because he was acting suspiciously outside of Handi Way Food Store, 135 W. S.R. 46, spokesman George Proechel said.

            About 3 a.m., deputies found a man’s bloodstained shirt on old Osceola Road, about two miles north of the Handi Way. A full scale search started at daybreak, and the partly clothed body was found in a ditch along Mullet Lake Park Road about 1:15 p.m.

            Dunn told investigators that Alford loaned him the car so he could drive home, Proechel said.

            Dunn also offered an explanation for the blood in the car, but Proechel would not give details.

            Dunn was held initially at the Seminole County jail on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

            He was charged with murder after Alford’s body was discovered.

            The cause of her death was not disclosed.

            “We will be turning everything over to a grand jury and be seeking a first-degree murder indictment,” Proechel said.

            Dunn, 2879 S. Sanford Ave., was being held without bail. His first court appearance was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the jail.

            Sunday had been a night of drinking, reminiscing and pool for Alford, 413 Willow Ave., said the Whiskey River bartender on duty at that time.

            The bar keep[er], who identified himself only as Tony, said he had known Alford since grade school and was surprised when she walked into the bar about 10:30 p.m.

            “We grew up together,” he said. “It was a good reunion. We did a lot of hugging and shot a couple games of pool.”

            Alford promised Tony she would “liven up” the place when her friends arrived. Three men, including Dunn walked in a short time later, he said.

            Two of the men left after a while. Dunn and Alford left about midnight, Tony said.

            “She seemed like she was having a good time,” the bartender said. “I figured he was going to drive her home. I should have drove her home myself.”

            Whiskey River patrons who knew Dunn, a printer, said they didn’t believe he killed Alford, a warehouse worker.

            Robinson, Bill Hawse and other Whiskey River patrons described Dunn and Alford as friendly regulars at the bar and package store.

            However, the bartender said he had worked at Whiskey River for two months and had never seen Alford or Dunn there.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cindy L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Apr 1956, last residence not listed.

 

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CLARA JEAN PARKER ALFORD

Wife of Barney Millen Alford Jr., AAFA #0150

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 2 April 1992

 

            Jean P. Alford, 65, of Lake Wales [Polk Co.] died Tuesday [March 31] at home.

            A native of Charlotte, N.C., she moved to this area from Pensacola. She was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales.

            She is survived by her husband, Barney M.; a son, Mark M. of Lake Wales; a daughter, Ann A. Hodges of Tucker, Ga.; two brothers, Dan Parker of Jacksonville and William E. Parker of Connecticut; and four grandchildren.

            Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales.

 

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Photo from Saint John’s Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Glenn Davis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean P. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 July 1926, last residence Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Barney Millan Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Clara Jean Alford, age 65, was born 2 July 1926 and died 31 March 1992 in Polk Co., FL.

            From SSACI: Clara Jean Parker Alford was born 2 July 1926 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, daughter of Hubert D. Parker and Edith L. Bost.

 

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CLARA LEE WHITE ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 17 April 2011

 

            Clara Lee Alford, 85 of Jacksonville, FL went to be with the Lord Wednesday the 13th of April.

            She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Buster Alford; mother, Dicie Hansen; sister, Lucille Roberts; and brother, Raymond Smith.

            She is survived by her daughter, Donna McClellan; grandson, Greg (Mandy); granddaughter, Sherry (Floyd); 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Family will receive friends 10-11 AM on Monday, April 18, 2011 with Funeral services to follow at 11 AM at Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park….

 

Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Middleburg, Clay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Linda Kersey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Lee Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Sept 1925, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter B. “Buster” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CLARENCE ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Saturday, 23 November 1963

 

CRESTVIEW [Okaloosa Co.]—Clarence Alford, 63, of 1207 W. Edney Ave., died at 7 p.m. Thursday [November 21] in a local hospital after a short illness.

            He was a native and lifelong resident of Crestview. He was a retired civil service employe and a member of River Side Assembly of God Church.

            The body will remain in McLaughlin Chapel until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Live Oak Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery.

            Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Jessie D. Alford of Crestview; four daughters, Mrs. Leona Adams, Mrs. Vera E. Lundy, Mrs. Ollie Bell Sterbagel and Miss Willie Jeanett Long, all of Crestview; one son, Sam Alford of Fort Walton Beach; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Crawford and Mrs. Carrie Crain, both of Crestview and Mrs. Maudie Mason of Laurel Hill; one brother, Auzie Alford of Niceville and 18 grandchildren.

            Active pallbearers will be Willard Alford, A.Z. Alford, M.B. Alford, Lloyd Alford, J.D. Alford and Vandal Crain.

            McLaughlin Funeral Home of Crestview is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Nov 1900, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Auzie Alford Sr. and Carrie Ethyl Alford Crain in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Clarence Alford died _____ Nov 1963 in Okaloosa Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clarence 1900 FL1, Moses 1845 AL2, Henry Miles 1815 SC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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CLARENCE BRUCE ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—21 April 1994

 

            Clarence Bruce Alford, 47, died Tuesday at Dayspring Village Adult Living Facility in Hilliard.

            He was born in Palatka and was a lifelong resident of Putnam County.

            He is survived by his brothers, Henry Marvin Alford Jr., J.C. Alford, Charlie E. Alford, Gene Alford, George Alford, all of Palatka, James Allen Alford of Jackson, Ga.; sisters, Margie Riley of St. Mary’s, Ga., Marion Strickland and Martha Stevenson, both of Jacksonville.

            Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill East Cemetery in Palatka….

            Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill East Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, George E. Cunningham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bruce Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Apr 1947, last residence Palatka, Putnam Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Henry Marvin Alford Sr. and Dora Craft Alford; and his siblings George Maxwell Alford Sr., Henry Marvin Alford Jr. and Margie Alford Riley in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Clarence Bruce 1947 FL1, Henry Marvin 1902 FL2, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL3 (Bryant’s father’s name is not known), Maria Ellen 1848 FL4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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CLARENCE J. ALFORD

 

PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Friday, 20 December 1974

 

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In another article:

 

PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Friday, 20 December 1974

 

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CIVIC LEADER ALFORD DIES

 

            Clarence Alford, a civic leader in Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa County, died Wednesday [December 18] in a local hospital.

            He was a native of Florala [Covington Co.], Ala., and came to Fort Walton Beach 35 years ago. He resided at 211 DeLuna Road.

            Alford had been president of the Fort Walton Beach Civic League since 19?? and was involved in many capacities of civic endeavors within the city and county. A deacon in the Beuiah Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, Alford was honored Thursday in an appreciation night at the Chester Pruitt Community Center for his years of endeavor for citizens of the community. James Hill, acting president, presided over the gathering attended by approximately 100 persons.

            Alford’s accomplishments in helping to rejuvenate the Civic League in 1963 were highlighted along with his leadership in getting a low rental housing project, the commodity and food stamp program, a college scholarship program and roles he played with the CAP and Neighborhood Development Program. He was also credited with helping to name streets and facilities after other leaders, such as the Chester Pruitt Community Center for the former policemen and Butler’s Terrace for Deacon Butler.

            Charlie Hill, city councilman and sergeant-at-arms in the Civic League, called Alford a “very dedicated worker for others and an outstanding citizen.” Bill Peebles of the NDP said Alford worked with the city on the project area committee and was instrumental in coordinating the program in Fort Walton Beach.

 

In another article:

 

PLAYGROUND DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Thursday, 27 February 1975

 

 

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Photo from Beal Memorial Cemetery, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle Woodham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Dec 1907 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Dec 1974, last residence Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Parrie Lee Perkins Alford; daughter Barbara N. Alford Anderson; and brother Learie James Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Clarence J. Alford, black age 67, was born 15 Dec 1907 and died 19 Dec 1974 in Okaloosa Co., FL.

            From Alabama, Select Marriages, 1816–1942 (Ancestry): Clarence Alford, age 25, married Parrie Lee Perkins on 27 Aug 1933 in Florala, AL.

            His lineage: Clarence J. 1908 AL1, Roy A. 1883 AL2, Edmond 1860 NC3.

 

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CLAUDE LAMAR ALFORD

Father of Roberta Sue Alford Folds, AAFA #0049

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 24 March 1980

 

CLAUDE L. ALFORD, FORMER SENATOR, DIES IN MARIANNA

 

GRAND RIDGE—Claude L. Alford, 84, former member of the Florida House of Representatives and state senator, died Saturday in a Marianna convalescent home after a long illness.

            Alford, of Grand Ridge, served in the state House of Representatives from 1937 to 1945, and in the state Senate from 1945 until 1949. He was a lifelong resident of Jackson County, a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. He was a Jackson County commissioner for several years.

            He was a member of the Shady Grove Methodist Church, where he served many years as a steward and Sunday school superintendent.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary Singletary Alford of Grand Ridge; one son, Eugene Alford of Grand Ridge; two daughters, Mattie Lou Dellinger of Durham, N.C., and Roberta Folds of Atlanta; one brother, Paul Alford of Tucson, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

            Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Shady Grove Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery….

            Neal Funeral Home of Marianna is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claude Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 June 1895 and died _____ March 1980, last residence Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Beauchamp Singletary Alford; children Eugene Alford and Mattie Lou Alford Dellinger; and father, Walton “Buddy” Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Roberta Sue Alford Folds in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Claude Lamar 1895 FL1, Walton “Buddy” 1862 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLAUDE ORAN ALVORD

 

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL

Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL—Sunday, 23 February 1997

 

            Claude O. Alvord, 71, of Grizzly Bear Path, a mechanical engineer at Cape Kennedy before his retirement, died Friday [February 21] at Columbia Medical Center-Peninsula.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Casanovia, N.Y., and came here in 1964 from Italy. He also served in the Navy for 25 years.

            Survivors include a son, Mark J., and a daughter, Denise, both of Satellite Beach; two sisters, Annovette Mohr, Ormond Beach, and Phyllis Landers, New York; and a grandchild.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Daytona Beach Baptist Church, 1851 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 32119. Volusia Memorial, Ormond Beach, is in charge.

 

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Photo from Volusia Memorial Park, Ormond Beach, Volusia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine A

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claude O. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 6 June 1925, last residence Ormond Beach, Volusia Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Elwood Alvin Alvord in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His ALVORD lineage: Claude Oran 1925 NY1, Carlos Freeman 1884 NY2, Orin Lewis 1849 NY3, Alfred Augustus 1815 NY4, Almorine 1790 MA5, Josiah 1735 MA6, Josiah 1704 MA7, Benjamin 1658 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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CLAUDIA PATE ALFORD

 

PANAMA CITY NEWS

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Wednesday, 25 February 1970

 

            Claudia Pate Alford, 57, 2212 A. Nelson St., died of 5:45 p.m. Tuesday [February 24] in a Panama City hospital.

            A resident of Bay County for 40 years, Mrs. Alford came here from Slocomb, Ala. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: husband, Willey E. Alford, Panama City; son, Willy R. Alford, Cocoa, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. F.E. Clanton of Panama City and Mrs. R.J. Beasley of Sacramento, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

            Smith Funeral Home, Panama City….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wiley Ernest Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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CLIFFORD L. HALFORD

 

Haught Funeral Home

Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL—_____ November 2015

 

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1932–2015

 

            Reverend Clifford L. Halford age 83, of Plant City Florida passed away Monday, November 9th, 2015 in Tampa.

            A native of Clermont, Fl, he was the son of Lee and Lillie Youmans Halford.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Murphy Halford; brother, Lee Allen Halford.

            Survivors include children, Cliff Allen (Tammi) Halford, William Kelly Halford, Laura Derryberry; sisters, Becky Holton, Dorothy Taylor, Faye Allbriton; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

            Reverend Clifford was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict, was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, the D.A.V., the North American Hunting Club, and N.R.A., and was a member of the resolutions Committee for the Shiloh Baptist Association, Writers in Touch, and the Salt Springs Writers Forum. He also authored a weekly column for the North Lake Outpost entitled, Looking Back.

            The family will receive friends Saturday, November 14th, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00 am at Haught Funeral Home Chapel, 708 W. Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. Plant City, Florida 33563. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 am.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his mother, Lillie Mae Halford; and brother Lee Allen Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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CLOYD ESKER ALFORD, SR.

 

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Posted by Daniel Alford, Cloyd’s son

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—6 March 2002

 

            Mr. Cloyd Esker “B.S.” Alford, 69, of 1518 Calhoun Ave., Panama City, Fla., died Monday, March 4, 2002, in a local hospital. Mr. Alford had been a resident of Panama City since 1978, coming here from Atlanta, Ga.

            He was a member of Hiland Park United Pentecostal Church and had served his country in the Alabama National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean E. Alford of Panama City; two daughters, Becky Hurley of DeFuniak Springs and Deverne “Dee” Hurley and her husband, Paul, of Panama City; one son, Daniel Alford of New Orleans; four sisters, Helen Rider, Gloria Cooksey, Charlotte Spivey, and Brenda Alford; two brothers, A.D. Alford and Buddy Alford; three grandchildren, Stephanie Wiggins, Jasmine Harris, and Wren Hurley; three great-grandchildren, Byran Wiggins, Caleb Wiggins, and David Wiggins.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Buddy [Cloyd Esker Jr.] Alford; and a grandson, Shaun Hurley.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Hiland Park United Pentecostal Church.... Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens....

 

 

Photos from Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Panama City, Bay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edward Duvall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his brother Bobby Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Cloyd Esker 1932 AL1, Admiral Dewey 1903 AL2, James Henry 1866 AL3, Reddin 1843 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CLYDE ODELL ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Saturday, 27 December 1975

 

            Clyde O. Alford, beloved husband of Isabelle (nee White), father of Mrs. Frances Aliff, Mrs. Nellie Nichols of Garden City, Ks. and Norman L., grandfather of six, brother of Mrs. Quennie Fo of Dahlgren, Va., Lester, Mabel and the late Robert, all of Lynchburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23 in Branden, Fl.

            Services at the funeral home Monday Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. Friend[s] may call at The Buesch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., [Parma, OH] from 2-5 and 7-10 P.M. Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clyde Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 28 May 1905, last residence Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            Florida Death Index, 1877–1998 (Ancestry) lists Clyde Odell Alford with same birth and death dates, age 70, died in Hillsborough Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Lester Herman Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Clyde Odell Alford, born 28 May 1905, died 23 Dec 1975 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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CLYDE W. ALFORD, SR.

 

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Photo from: Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 15 December 2006

 

            Clyde Alford, Sr., 82, passed away December 10, 2006.

            Mr. Alford was born January 16, 1924 in Manning [Baker Co.], FL.

            He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Pansy Lee Alford, in September of this year, and two sisters.

            He is survived by daughter, Deborah (Ted) Tekin; sons, Clyde, Jr. (Rose) and Jerry Alford; brother, Whitey (Betty) Alford; sisters, Lois, Barbara, and Frances; eight grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2006 in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clyde W. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pansy Lee Wingate Alford; son Jerry Lee Alford; and his siblings Betty Alford Gideon, Elsie Alford Mattsen, and Carl Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Clyde W. 1924 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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COLINE ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 20 June 2010

 

            Alford, Coline E. 78, of Temple Terrace went home to be with the Lord, June 18, 2010.

            She is survived by her brothers, L.E. Alford of Nokomis, FL and Paul Alford of Ft. Myers, FL; sister, Evelyn Alford of Temple Terrace and of Orlando, FL; 5 nieces, 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews.

            Funeral services will take place 11 am Monday, June 21, 2010 … at the funeral home, 1602 W. Waters Ave. Interment will follow at Lake Carroll Cemetery. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157.

 

Photo from Lake Carroll Cemetery, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Yost Leach

Note from photographer: There is no stone marker for Coline Alford, only this plastic plaque.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coline E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 Dec 1931, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother Lewis Emerson Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister-in-law Grace E. Tropf Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of Lewis Emerson Alford Sr. and his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Alderman.

            Coline Alford’s father, Lewis Emerson Alford Sr., was an early Alford family genealogist. He would certainly have been a member of AAFA had he not died just before AAFA was begun. He donated his Alford collection to our Alford cause, and some of it can be found on AAFA’s website.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis.

            Her lineage: Coline Elizabeth 1931 FL1, Lewis Emerson 1900 SC2, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur 1775 SC6.

 

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COLLYE WELLMAN ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 26 September 1962

 

BAY PINES—Rev. Collye W. Alford. 75, World War I veteran, died Sunday night at Veterans Hospital here.

            A native of Magnolia, Miss., he moved to Pinellas Park 10 years ago from Tampa. He was a retired Methodist minister and a life member of the Masonic Lodge in Seffner. Rev. Alford was the organizing pastor for the following Methodist Churches: St. Marks Methodist Church and St. James Methodist Church, both in St. Petersburg; The First Methodist Church, Pinellas Park, and the Hudson Methodist Church, Hudson. He also had served churches in Seffner and Tampa. He was a graduate of Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss. and Emory University in Atlanta.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Erma Alford, Pinellas Park; a daughter, Mrs. Colleen McConnell, Silver Spring, Md; a stepson, Louis Fisher, Tampa; a granddaughter; two brothers, Rev. Martin Alford, Shreveport. La.; Rev. J.H. Alford, Minden, La., and a sister, Mrs. R.T. Hollingsworth, Courtland, Miss.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Addie Elizabeth Lacy Fisher Alford; his second wife, Erma Kile Alford; and his daughter Mary Colleen Alford McConnell in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Needham Edwin Alford; and brothers Barney Pipkin Alford and Louis Flemon Alford in Mississippi Obituaries; of his brother Joseph Martin Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; and of his brother Henry Lucius Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Collye Wellman 1887 MS1, Needham Edwin 1845 MS2, Warren Jackson 1819 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CORA BELLE MILLER ALFORD

 

[She died in FL, but we are also including her obituary in North Carolina Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

Photo from her great-grandson Paul Alford – used with permission

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 15 November 1986

 

THOMASVILLE—Funeral for Mrs. Cora Belle Miller Alford, 88, a former resident of 806 Fisher Ferry St. who died Thursday [November 13] in Miami, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

            She was a Davidson County native and a Baptist.

            Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Hazel Maxine Mir of Coral Gables, Fla.; son Howard Lee Alford of Hampton, Va.; sisters, Misses Laura and Carrie Miller and Mrs. Paul Smith of High Point; four grandchildren….

 

 

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Photos from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1898 and died _____ Nov 1986, last residence, Miami, Miami-Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her husband, John Milton Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

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CORA E. O’BERRY ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—31 March 1980

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Mrs. Cora E. Alford, 75, died Friday in Manatee Memorial Hospital.

            Visitation will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and from 7 to 9 this evening at the Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W. Services will be Monday at 4 p. m. at the funeral home…. Burial will be in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton.

            Born in Ft. Valley, GA, Mrs. Alford came to this area from Lenox, GA, 52 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Oneco First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Litchfield of Bradenton and Elizabeth Myers of Sanford, two sons, Noah Austin O’Berry, Jr. of Bradenton and Paul Alford of Tallahassee, one sister Berta Parker of Columbus, GA, ten grand-children, and 11 great grand-children.

 

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Photo from Mansion Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Ellenton, Manatee Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, HNLjr

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Apr 1904 and died _____ March 1980, last residence Palmetto, Manatee Co., FL.

 

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CORA LEE BELL ALFORD

 

TAMPA MORNING TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Saturday, 10 July 1954

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lee Alford, age 56, a resident of Plant City, who passed away in a Tampa hospital Friday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Youmans Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, with the Hopkins Funeral Home directing the arrangements.

            Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Andrew Szanyi, of Auburndale; Mrs. Austin McLain, of Lakeland; Mrs. Bennie Pitts, Mrs. Louis Mills and Miss Clara M. Alford, all of Plant City; three sons, Rufus R. Alford, Tampa; Lewis G. Alford and Billy R. Alford, of Plant City; a sister, Mrs. Eugene Martin, of Colquitt, Ga.; also 18 grandchildren.”

 

Photo from Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk City, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Gracie Florence Alford Pitts, Janette Camilla Alford McLain, Rufus Rollo Alford, and Willie Ray “Billy” Alford; and father-in-law, Green Colquitt Alford, in this compilation.

            Cora’s husband signed his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card as Horace Grady Alford. He is listed in AAFA records as Horace Green Alford.

            Horace and Cora are listed on the 1930 census in Emanuel Co., GA, with 8 children and with Cora’s parents, Lewis and Sallie Bell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Horace Green/Grady 1893 GA1, Green Colquitt 1853 GA2, William Benjamin 1825 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CORLISS ALFORD

 

Photo from Oak Ridge Funeral Care

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Monday, 13 January 2014

 

Corliss Alford

 

WINTER HAVEN [Polk Co.]—Corliss Alford, 58, of Winter Haven died Thursday, January 9, 2014 in Winter Haven from heart failure.

            She was born September 10, 1955 in Haines City to Cecil and Corrine (Miles) Alford. She graduated from Haines City High School and was a homemaker.

            She was predeceased by her father and is survived by her mother Corine Alford of Davenport; son Michael Brewer of TN; grandchildren Cody and Brittany Brewer of KY; sisters Marylin Collins of Haines City, Linda McCarta and Gail Anderson of Auburndale, and Stephanie Hudspeth of Haines City; and brothers Rex Alford of Davenport and Archie Alford of Winter Haven.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 2-2:45PM at Oak Ridge Funeral Care Haines City, with a graveside service to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery at 3PM….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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COY THOMAS ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—24 March 2004

 

QUINCY—Coy Thomas Alford, 77, a retired truck driver, died Monday, March 22, 2004.

            He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Minnie Lee Alford.

            The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Wetumpka. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529)….

            He was a World War II veteran with a great love for family and his fishing.

            Other survivors include a son, Thomas Alford; two granddaughters, Lisa Guancial and Leanna Alford; a great-grandson, Mark Guancial; and two sisters, Frances Wise and Eunice Hand. All are of Quincy.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Lonzo Alford.

 

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Photo from Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Wetumpka, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lyn Wynn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coy T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 8 Apr 1926, last residence Mount Pleasant, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Minnie Lee Watson Alford; son Lonzo Jarrell Alford; and siblings James Wesley Alford and Eunice Macel Alford Wynn Caruthers Hand in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Coy T. Alford and Minnie Lee Watson, married 1949 I Gadsden Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Coy Thomas 1926 FL1, James Thomas 1890 FL2, John Davis 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CRYSTAL LYNN ALFORD

 

TAMPA BAY TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Wednesday, 16 April 2014

 

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            Alford, Crystal Lynn age 31, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Winter Garden, born in Largo, attended Largo High and graduated from Palm Harbor Prep. She worked at Bonefish in Belleair Bluffs for many years. Most recently for Paula White Ministries in Apopka.

            She is survived by her parents, Terri Alford and Dale Alford; and brother, Eddie Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made, in her honor, to New Destiny Christian Center, 505 E. McCormick Road, Apopka, FL 32703. National Cremation Society. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 19….

 

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

 

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DAISY MAY ALVORD ROSE ZINDORF

 

PENSACOLA NEWS

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Saturday, 6 August 1955

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Andersen, RecordAGrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her father, Elisha Alvord, in New York Obituaries; of her mother Phebe Audrey Eddy Alvord Terry Nast in California Obituaries; and of her brother Frank Elisha Alvord in Utah Obituaries.

            Notes from her Find A Grave memorial:

 

            As a child, Daisy lived in Syracuse with her maternal grandparents for several years. After finishing school, she moved to New York City where her aunt Mary Eddy Bixby lived. There she was a public school teacher.

            On 6 Jan 1904 Daisy married Cecil Gerald Rose. He was born in Birmingham, England. As a child Cecil went to the West Indies with his father who was a civil engineer for the British Government. At the age of twenty-one he came to New York City. Cecil was then secretary and treasurer of Rich, Wall & Co. in New York City. Cecil and Daisy had one daughter, Geraldine Alvord Rose, born 21 Mar 1907. The couple apparently soon divorced. Cecil was listed as single in the 1910 Seattle census and Daisy was still living in New York City with her daughter. Cecil remarried in Seattle in 1912.

            According to her father’s obituary in Mar 1910 (and some genealogies), Daisy had was married to a Mr. Mills by this time, but no record has yet been found. In the 1910 census she was still listed as Daisy Rose. Sometime after the 1915 NY census, Daisy and Geraldine moved to Seattle where she married Matthew Patrick Zindorf. Daisy and Matthew had a daughter Ruth A. Zindorf born in Seattle 9 Oct 1917. Matthew Zindorf was in the real estate business. Daisy filed for divorce in 1920 and later withdrew the complaint. They eventually did divorce in 1929.

            Daisy continued to live in Seattle for several years. About 1939 she moved to Pensacola Florida with her married older daughter Geraldine and Geraldine’s family. Daisy died in Pensacola at the home of a friend. Supposedly her body was shipped to Newport, RI for burial (obituary), presumably because her daughter Geraldine lived there with her second husband, naval commander Alexander Blair Dusenbury. However, Daisy has a headstone in Boca Raton Cemetery which she shares with her daughter Geraldine. Geraldine’s stone has no dates inscribed so she may be buried elsewhere.

 

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DAKOTA GRACE ALFORD

 

CLEWISTON NEWS

Clewiston, Henrdry Co., FL—Thursday, 31 December 2009

 

CLEWISTON [Hendry Co.]—Dakota Grace Alford, age 2 months, of Clewiston, passed away Dec. 28, 2009, in Hollywood. She was born Oct. 14, 2009, in Miami.

            Survivors include her parents, Jesse Lee Alford and Keri Ann (Ashley) Alford of Clewiston; sister, Madison Alford of Clewiston; maternal grandparents, Ron and Teri Ashley of Oldham County, Ky.; paternal grandparents, John and Becky Alford of Live Oak; great-grandmothers, Betty Wegenast of Louisville, Ky., and Sibyl Wilson of Bowling Green, Ky.; aunts and uncles, Jennifer and Dan Hewitt, Ronnie and Rana Ashley, Arin Ashley, Benjamin Ashley and Vestine Muhoza, all of Oldham County, Ky., Matt and Sarah Alford of Live Oak; and cousin, Carson Alford of Live Oak; as well as many loving family and friends.

            …. Services will be 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, at New Harvest Church, 380 Holiday Isles Blvd., Clewiston with Willie Smith of Clewiston Church of Christ will be officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Louisville, Ky….

            Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

 

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DALMA L. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Tuesday, 18 December 2001

 

            Dalma L. Alford, 67, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Samantha Wilson at Bayview Care Center in St. Augustine.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Conway, S.C., and was a housewife. She had formerly lived in San Mateo since 1988 before moving to St. Augustine. She enjoyed fishing and planting a garden.

            Survivors are her children, David Earl Fowler of Savannah, Ga., Diane Stockley of Ridgeland, S.C., Rhonda Dale Atkins of Chicago, Ill., Sarah Woods of Savannah, Ga., Tencey English of Waynesboro, Ga.; sisters, Louise Alford of Palatka, Lula Mae Skipper of Conway, S.C., Evelyn Kitchen of Starke, Betty Fowler of East Palatka, Mary Ann Fogarty of Savannah, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Watts Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Etoniah Cemetery, Palatka....

            Watts Funeral Home, San Mateo, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kristy Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dalma L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born , last residence St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Meddie T. 1918 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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DAMASCUS WALON ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Saturday, 27 April 1985

 

 

Photo from Limestone Community Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

Photo posted 23 May 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Damascus Walon Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 Apr 1915 and died _____ Apr 1985, last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ophelia Thelma Burkett Alford; mother, Sidney Catherine Holman Alford; and siblings Burler Louvester Alford Mitchem Collinsworth, Henry Clayton Alford, and Roy Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is misspelled in his obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Damascus Walon 1915 FL1, Charles Union 1877 FL2, John Francis 1842 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DANIEL ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Sunday, 5 October 2014

 

LAKE BUTLER—Dan Alford of Lake Butler, FL, 78, passed through the door to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 29, 2014.

            He was born on August 1, 1936 in north Columbia County to Rylie and Georgia Alford and was the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He will be greatly missed by the ones that loved him.

            He is survived by two sons and spouses, Earl and Shawnie Renee Alford of High Springs and John and Maggie and Karli Alford of Gainesville; one brother, George Edger Alford of Lake City and one sister, Delma Cobb of Middleburg.

            A visitation will be held at Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 4 - 6 p.m. and a funeral service on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Evans-Carter Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery north of Lake City at 3 pm….

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kay Brasecker

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings A.V. Alford, Callie Alford Register, Lessie Alford Wheeler, Levern Alford, and Zona Mae Alford Heath in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Daniel 1936 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford R. 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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DANIEL BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC—10 September 1964

 

            Daniel Benjamin Alford of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and formerly of Georgetown, was drowned while swimming Sunday at Jacksonville Beach.

            Funeral services were held from the Georgetown Mayer Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday…. Burial followed in the Wiggins Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, son of Mrs. Lilly Finklea Alford, and the late W. Capers Alford, was born in Georgetown County on January 2, 1922. He spent his early years in this area. Mr. Alford was a shipyard welder, and had worked in Wilmington, North Carolina, in Charleston, and in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. During World War Two he served in the South Pacific Theater as a paratrooper. Mr. Alford was a Methodist.

            Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Louise Alford, of South Bend, Indiana; his mother, Mrs. Lilly Fl Alford, of Georgetown; five brothers, George Alford, Thomas Alford, Cole Alford, of Mt. Pleasant, and Capers Alford, Jr. of Andrews; and two sisters, Mrs. Harry H. (Myrtle) McConnell, of Georgetown, and Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Hansen, also of Georgetown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, William Capers Alford and Lillie Finklea Alford; and siblings Capers Washington Alford, Clyde Albert Alford, George Hugene Alford, Myrtle Juliette Alford McConnell, Ruth Christine Alford Hansen, Thomas Adey Alford, and William Cole Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Daniel B. Alford, no birth date, died _____ Sept 1964 in Duval Co., FL.

            His lineage: Daniel Benjamin 1922 SC1, William Capers 1877 SC2, Bryant W. 1842 SC3.

 

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DANIEL RAY ALLVORD, SR.

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 August 2011

 

            Daniel Ray Allvord, Sr., 77, Orlando, died Tuesday. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka.

 

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Photos from Edgewood-Greenwood Cemetery, Apopka, Orange Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Rogers-Fabris

Photos posted 9 March 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daniel Ray Allvord (SS# issued in OH) was born 18 March 1934, last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Beth Elaine Baird Allvord; and parents, Walter E.C. Allvord and Jean M. Boyer Allvord, in this compilation.

            His ALLVORD lineage: Daniel Ray 1934 OH1, Walter E.C. 1908 PA2, Archibald H. 1871 PA3, Jacob 1842 PA4.

 

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DANIEL RUSSELL “DANNY” ALFORD, JR.

 

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Photo from Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Wednesday, 30 July 2014

 

            Daniel Russell “Danny” Alford, II was born July 12, 1984 in Panama City, FL and was taken from us July 22, 2014 near Chipley, FL as the result of a car crash.

            Danny was a lifelong resident of Panama City Beach. He attended Arnold High School, and received his welding certificate from Haney Vo-Tech.

            He is survived by his beloved daughter, Kaylee Capri Alford, age 5 of Panama City Beach who resides with her mother, Dixie Lee Howell (Alford). Danny also leaves behind his father, Daniel R. “Dan” Alford, Sr. of Panama City Beach; his mother, Aletha Gwenett Blalock (Gwen Alford) of Chipley; 5 brothers and sisters, Seamus Alford, Ryan Wood, Sommer Wood, Dylan Churchwell, and Kaitlyn Churchwell, all of Panama City Beach; a special aunt, Amy Alford Boyd and her husband Stacy and son Isaiah; and numerous other close and extended family members.

            A Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel…. A final Celebration of Life Service for Danny and ashes ceremony will be held on the Beach at a date to be announced later….

 

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

 

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DAVID HUGHES ALFORD, JR.

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 18 September 1992

 

            David H. Alford Jr., 68, a lifetime resident of Bartow, died Thursday at Meridian Healthcare nursing home in Lakeland.

            He was a machine operator for W.R. Grace & Co.

            He is survived by two sons, Curtis Alford Taylor of Lakeland and David of Macon, Ga.; two daughters; and seven grandchildren.

            Gause Funeral Home, Bartow.

 

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Photos from Evergreen Cemetery, Bartow, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lawler Family

Photos posted in 2017

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David H. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 Dec 1923 and died 10 Sept 1992, last residence Bartow, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Mamie L. Hamilton Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: David Hughes Alford Jr., black, was born 28 Dec 1924 [different than SSDI] in Bartow, FL, son of David H. Alford and Mamie Hamilton.

 

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DAVID LLOYD ALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—10 March 2013

 

PEORIA—David Lloyd Alford, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Peoria, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013.

            He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Peoria, Ill.

            David was proud to have served in the U.S. Army. He retired as sales manager with ConAgra Foods after 45 years of service.

            David and Louise moved to Punta Gorda in 1993 from the Chicago, Ill., area.

            He was a member of Port Charlotte Country Club and sang in the Charlotte Chorale for 10 years.

            He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Louise; brother, Donald (Paula) Alford of Fairmont, Minn.; sister-in-law, Nancy (Rick) Koelbel of Peoria, Ill.; and lots of loving nieces and nephews.

            Services will be private at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Arrangements are with National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.

 

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Photo from Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dan Miller

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Donald Ray Alford and Leah M. Alford McCumber; and grandfather Orrell Cyrus Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            In 1930, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, David L. Alford, age 2-6/12, is living with his parents, Walter E. and Amelia Alford, and his siblings Walter C. 7, Earl E. 7, Leah M. 5, and Donald R. 6/12. All were born in IL.

            From Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 (Ancestry): Walter Earl Alford, born 8 Aug 1904, died 8 Dec 1978 in Lee Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: David Lloyd 1927 IL1, Walter Earl 1904 IL2, Orrell Cyrus 1866 IL3, Cyrus Edgar 1837 NY4, Ruel 1801 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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DAWN A. ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Wednesday, 6 June 2007

 

WINTER HAVEN [Polk Co.]—Dawn A. Alford, 64, died of heart failure 6/2/07. Survived by husband, Charles A.; daughter, Chris D. Graves. Memorial service at later date. Steele’s Family Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dawn A. Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 12 Feb 1943, last residence Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL.

 

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DEBORAH GRIFFITH ALFORD CARROLL

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 25 January 2005

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

            Deborah Carroll, 45, a lifelong resident of Walton County, FL. passed away at the home of her parents on Monday, January 24, 2005.

            She was born on July 23, 1959, in Panama City, FL, and was the daughter of Royce M. and Vonnette Alford Griffith.

            She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gyps and Bessie Alford, and paternal grandparents, Malcolm and Alice Griffith.

            Survivors include her son, Zachary Alford of Gaskin [(also in records as Westville) Walton Co., FL]; her husband, Terry B. Carroll of Leonia [Holmes Co., FL]; parents, Royce and Vonnette Griffith of Gaskin; brother, Philip (Beth) Griffith of Baker; and a sister, Vicki Griffith of Tampa.

            Funeral services [will be] held on Wednesday, January 26 in Jerry Evans Chapel. Burial … in Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaskin, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dorothy Sunday

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Deborah J. Carroll (SS# issued in FL), last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her great-grandmother Temptation “Tempie” Langford Alford in this compilation.

            Her Alford grandparents are buried in Gaskin First Baptist Church in Walton Co., FL:

 

L. Gyps Alford 1-10-1898 – 5-22-1972

Bessie Alford 3-13-1921 – 5-14-1996

 

            SSDI records for Levi Alford say he was born 10 Jan 1896 and died May 1972, last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL. However, Gips Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration in Walton Co., FL, says he was born 15 March 1895.

            1920 Census, Gaskin, Walton Co., FL, dwelling #128:

 

   Marion ALFORD       56     FL GA GA     logging laborer

   Tempie             50        FL GA GA

   Demps             25        FL FL FL     logging laborer            divorced

   Gyps                23        FL FL FL     logging laborer

   Murdock          18        FL FL FL

   Katie                16        FL FL FL

 

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DEBORAH IRIS WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 4 May 2011

 

            Deborah Iris Alford, age 57, of Glen St. Mary, FL passed away on May 1, 2011. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services 904-259-5700.

 

In another article:

 

V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services

Macclenny, FL—_____ December 2013

 

Deborah Alford

 

            Deborah Iris Alford, age 57, of Glen St. Mary, Florida passed away May 1, 2011.

            Deborah was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late A.Q. “Buster” Williams and Iris Dorman Williams on November 16, 1953. She was a life long resident of Baker County and a member of Cedar Creek Church. She loved her family, children, grandkids and friends. She enjoyed being outside, fishing and drawing.

            She was predeceased by her grandson: Justin.

            Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years: Ray Alford of Glen St. Mary, FL; her children: Jon (Julie) Theophile, Frank Theophile, Thomas Edward (Kelly) Alford and Brandi Ray Estep all of Glen St. Mary, FL, Patsy (Marty) Kelly of Callahan, FL, Teresa Alford and Tony Ray (Veronica) Alford of Macclenny, FL; her brother: Michael Edward (Diane) Williams; her sister: Teresa (Donny) Jacobs; her 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel in Macclenny, FL….

            The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Deborah Iris Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Glen Saint Mary, Baker Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edward Ray “Maynard” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DEBORAH SUE ALVORD PASSAGE

 

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OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—Wednesday, 29 October 2008

 

OCALA—Deborah S. Passage passed away on 10/26/2008 at the age of 52.

            She was born in Oneida NY and moved to Ocala in 1978 where she became a member of the United Methodist Church.

            She is the mother of Becky Passage; sister of Greg Alvord of Raleigh NC, Randall Alvord of Ocala and daughter of Raymond and Ruth Alvord of Ocala.

            Visitation Wednesday 2-3 pm with services at 3 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 5740 S. Pine Ave Ocala, Fl 34480….

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deborah Sue Passage (SS# issued in NY) was born 7 March 1956, last residence Silver Springs, Marion Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her father, Raymond W. Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Deborah Sue 1956 NY1, Raymond W. 1922 NY2, Royal Terbell 1886 NY3, Don Quincy 1848 NY4, Royal Tyler 1801 NY5, Woolcott 1773 MA6, John 1739 CT7, Thomas 1710 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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DELLA ALFORD

 

SUN SENTINEL

Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Friday, 24 April 2009

 

            Alford, Della, 63, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, passed away on April 21, 2009. Elijah Bell’s Funeral Services, Lauderdale Lakes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Della Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Nov 1944, last residence Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL,

 

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DELMER CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Wednesday, 21 May 2008

 

            Delmer C. Alford, 87 of Suwannee passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008.

            Mr. Alford moved to this area 20 years ago from Milledgeville, Ga.

            He was a member of the Suwannee Baptist Church. Delmer loved to fish.

            He is survived by his sons Larry C. Alford of Clarksville, TN, Gary R. Alford of Martinez, GA, and a daughter Lunell Kelly of Warner Robbins, GA, 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

            A Memorial Service will be at a later date.

            Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528 please sign our guest book at www.forestmeadowsfh.com

 

In another article:

 

THE UNION-RECORDER

Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA—Friday, 30 May 2008

 

SUWANNEE, FLA.—Delmer Clifford Alford, age 87, of Suwannee, Fla., formerly of Milledgeville, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at a Gainesville, Fla. nursing home. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church….

            A native of Washington County, Ga., Mr. Alford was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS Missouri. He had worked at Griffin Pipe Products and Georgia Power. Mr. Alford was a co-owner of the Amoco service station on Wayne Street in Milledgeville. He was a founding member of First Christian Church in Milledgeville and a member of Hardwick Christian Church. After retirement he moved to Suwannee, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Babb Alford and his grandson, Lawrence Clifford (Cliff) Alford.

            Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Linda Alford of Clarksville, Tenn. and Gary and Deborah Alford of Martinez; daughter, Lunelle Kelly of Warner Robins; four grandchildren and their spouses, John Kelly of Albany, Mark C. Kelly of Gainesville, Danny and Jennifer Alford of Clarksville, Tenn., and Michelle and Mark Cochran of Rome; five great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service. Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jack Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delmar C. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 13 Dec 1920, last residence Suwannee, Dixie Co., FL.

 

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DIOCLESIAN EATON ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 8 July 1987

 

            Former Syracusan D. Eaton Alvord, 96, of Bay Village died here Thursday.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Syracuse and came to Florida 17 years ago.

            He was a 1915 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law and practiced in Syracuse.

            He retired as vice president and general counsel of Farmers and Traders Life Insurance Co. He was a member of the County Bar Association and the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, a life member of the Konosioni Lodge 950 F&AM of Syracuse and a 32nd degree Mason.

            He was a member of the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church

            Surviving are a son, William of Edina, Minn.; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

            A memorial service will be held at the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church at a later date.

            The National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, is in charge of arrangements.

            Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that D. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 5 June 1891, last residence Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his son William Howard Alvord in Minnesota Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His ALVORD lineage: Dioclesian Eaton 1891 NY1, Frederick Grant 1859 NY2, Derrick Lansing 1826 NY3, Dioclesian 1776 CT4, Thomas Gould 1742 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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DOLLIE ROBERTA WILLIS ALFORD JOHNSON

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Tuesday, 31 January 1995

 

WIMAUMA—Mrs. Dollie Alford Johnson of Wimauma, formerly of Lakeland, died Sunday (Jan. 29, 1995) in Tampa. She was 75.

            Born in Falmouth on Feb. 2, 1919, she was a former resident of Lakeland. She was a homemaker. She was a member of River Hills Church of God in Tampa.

            She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Johnson, Wimauma; daughters, Yvonne M. Alford and Trudie P. Alford, both of Tampa; and sisters, J. Elizabeth Crawford, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Alice Yvette Castillo, Stone Mountain, Ga.

            Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Gentry-Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Road, Lakeland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Wire Church of God.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dollie R. Johnson (SS# issued in FL), last residence Wimauma, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Robert Joel Johnson and Dollie Roberta Willis/Dollie Roberta Alford (2 records) married 22 Oct 1993 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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DON FRAZIER ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—_____ September 2005

 

            Mr. Don Frazier Alford, 55, of Lynn Haven, Fla., died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2005. He was born in Panama City, Fla., and was a lifetime resident. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict, where he earned a Silver Star medal. He was Baptist by faith.

            Survivors include his mother, Nora Alford of Panama City; four sisters, Joyce Hicks, Belinda Seaborn and Audrey Foster, all of Panama City, and Louise Brinkley of Fountain, Fla.; three brothers, Jimmy T. Alford and Steve R. Alford, both of Panama City, and Millard A. Alford of Sandy Creek; and his fiancee, Nancy Jerz of Lynn Haven, Fla.

            Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in Callaway Cemetery…. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Heritage Funeral Home. Heritage Funeral Home 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, Fla….

 

Photo from Callaway Cemetery, Callaway, Bay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Don F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Feb 1950, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Nora Bruce Holland Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DONAHUE “DON” HALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—21 February 2013

 

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Donahue “Don” Halford

1930-2013

 

            Don passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Gulf Breeze after a long illness.

            He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Donna; daughter Donna Noble (Rick); step daughter Cynthia Norman (Jason); brothers James Halford (Annabelle) and Ed Halford (JoAnn) and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, also his beloved cats Miss Sweetpea and Miss Cassidy.

            Don was born in McKenzie, Alabama in 1930 and attended the University of Florida. He joined the Navy for 4 years, allowing him to finish his courses in Electronic Engineering while in the Navy. He played AA baseball for St Louis until he broke his wrist. Don was a motorcycle police officer during the Martin Luther King era in Montgomery, Alabama. He moved to California in the late 1950’s, retiring as an Electronic Engineer from the R.B. Clapp Co. then relocated to Gulf Breeze in 1987.

            Don was an active ham radio operator for 50 years with his call sign as WB6CMX. His golf handicap was an 8 before he became ill and he was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide football fan. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones and friends.

            Rose Lawn Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. You may offer condolences, share memories and sign the guestbook at www.roselawn-fh.com.

 

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Photo from Rose Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KRParr

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Elizabeth Horton Halford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            From Alabama, County Marriages, 1805-1967 (Ancestry): Donahue Halford, age 19 son of James Isaac Halford and Elizabeth Horton, married Melba Alene Fosbee, age 18 daughter of John Curtis Fosbee and Roma Lele Hand, on 15 Apr 1950 in Montgomery Co., AL.

            From California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 (Ancestry): Donahue Halford and Melba A. Foshee were divorced in Los Angeles, CA, _____ Oct 1971.

            From Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005 (Ancestry): Donahue Halford married Michele A. Richardson on 2 June 19972 in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. Both were residents of CA.

            From California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 (Ancestry): Donahue Halford and Michele A. Richardson were divorced in San Bernardino Co., CA, _____ June 1977.

            From Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005 (Ancestry): Donahue Halford married Donna D. Ramsey on 13 Sept 1980 in Clark Co., NV. Both were residents of CA.

 

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DONALD CAMERON ALFORD, JR.

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Tuesday, 15 March 1977

 

            Alford, Donald Cameron, 54, of Outrigger Resort, Jensen Beach. Memorial services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Aycock Funeral Home Chapel, Jensen Beach.

 

Photo from Pond Town Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Maclean

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Janet Pouch Alford Jerome Redmond; and brother Frederick Hascy Pouch Alford in Connecticut Obituaries; and paternal grandparents, William Madison Alford and Marie Louise Russell Alford, in New York Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Donald Cameron Alford, age 54, died 11 March 1977 in Martin Co., FL. He was born 24 Apr 1922.

            Donald Cameron Alford Jr. appears in a group photo of the Class of 1944 in Bric-A-Brac, the Princeton University 1942 yearbook.

            His lineage: Donald Cameron 1922 NY1, Donald Cameron 1897 NY2, William Madison 1859 NY3, Thomas Kennedy 1838 NY4, Edwin Madison 1807 NY5, Consider 1778 England6.

 

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DONALD GLENN ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SUN

Sebring, Highlands Co., FL—Wednesday, 24 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Donald Glenn Alford, 64, of Sebring, died April 20, l996, at his residence. Born in Lewisburg, W.Va., he moved to Sebring in 1994 from Galloway, Ohio. He was a retired commercial truck driver, member of the Teamsters 413 and Spring Lake Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran, who served during the Korean Conflict.

            He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughters, Sherry Holcombe of Delaware, Ohio, and Deborah Sawinski of Imperial, Pa.; sons, Donald G. Jr. of Norfolk, Va., and William C. of Pickerington, Ohio; five sisters, one brother and eight grandsons.

            Service was Monday at Spring Lake Baptist Church.... Interment was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.... Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald G. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 1 Sept 1931, last residence Sebring, Highlands Co., FL.

 

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DONALD HOYLE ALFORD

Son of Juanita Shepherd Alford, AAFA #0382

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 22 October 2004

 

            Donald Hoyle Alford, 55, passed away October 20, 2004 following a brief illness. A native and life long resident of Jacksonville, he was a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin F. Alford, Sr. and is survived by his mother, Juanita S. Alford; former wife, Janice Alford; daughters, Brandi Alford Howell (Matt), Heather and Ashley Alford; brother, Marvin F. Alford, Jr. (Glenda); sister, Patricia Masters (Bobby); and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 23rd, in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Avenue…. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park…. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 19 May 1949, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his father, Marvin Floyd Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Juanita Shepherd Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            Donald’s mother joined AAFA after her husband, the Alford, died.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Donald Hoyle 1949 FL1, Marvin Floyd 1921 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Greene 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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DONALD OWEN ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 7 May 2015

 

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            Donald Owen Alford passed away on May 4, 2015 at St. Augustine Plantation in Tallahassee.

            He was born in Oak Park, Illinois on June 25, 1935 to the late John G. and Mildred Alford. Growing up, he made good grades but was addicted to sports. He became a basketball star at Naperville High School and was offered a scholarship to FSU. While there, he joined Sigma Chi Fraternity and was a member of the men’s judiciary and honor court. He was elected to membership in Alpha Council, Gold Key, and ODK.

            After FSU, he went to medical school at the University of Florida, did an internship in Savannah, GA, and spent three years in the Navy in Jacksonville, FL. He subsequently completed a four-year residency in otolaryngology at Baylor Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

            He had a successful ENT practice in Tallahassee for 26 years and was chairman of the TMH medical staff in 1981.

            He and his wonderful wife, June, were married for 54 years and he had four children and eleven grandchildren.

            June died of a brain tumor in 2012 and received a posthumous Emeritus award two years ago.

            He has been on the boards of FSU musical association, Theater Patrons, National Alumni Society and the Emeritus Society. He received the Commitment to Excellence award from the National Emeritus Society.

            He has also been a board member of the Exchange Club and Town Club and was a member of the Campbell Society of the Florida State Foundation. His favorite board was the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of the Big Bend and he enjoyed tutoring some of the young men and women there. He felt strongly that the organization was valuable to the community.

            Don has been very involved in the Academy at FSU (now O.L.L.I.) and was a past president and executive committee member.

            He attended many theater and musical events in the community during his years in Tallahassee. He was an avid FSU sports fan and attended many football, basketball, and baseball games. He was a member of Premier Health and Fitness Center and enjoyed working out and socializing at the health club.

            He was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church and loved his Sunday school class. He believed there is no better place to have lived than Tallahassee and was a tremendous advocate and spokesman for FSU.

            His loving wife June and brothers John Alford, Jr. and Stanley Alford preceded him in death.

            He is survived by his four children Shera Fahey (Mark), Darrell Alford (Tammy), Rick Alford (Geneva), and Denise Kamisky Moore (Brad). He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren Ryan Fahey, Chris Fahey, Andrew Fahey, Katelyn Fahey, Brandon Alford, Alex Alford, Lauren Alford, Stephen Alford, Katie Alford, Tanner Kamisky, and Alexa Kamisky.

            The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Parkway. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 8, 2015, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Meridian Road, with a reception to follow at the church.

            Memorial contributions can be made to Big Bend Hospice or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, June McManus Alford; and parents, John Gordon Alford Sr. and Mildred I. Sutton Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Donald Owen 1935 IL1, John Gordon 1897 IL2, John C. 1871 Canada3, John William 1838 England4.

 

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DONALD RAY ALFORD

AAFA #0059

Father of Kara Sue Alford, AAFA #0944

 

FLORIDA TODAY

Melbourne, Brevard Co., FL—Thursday, 3 July 2014

 

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MELBOURNE, FL—Donald “Don” R. Alford, 85, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. Don and his wife Joan were longtime members of Indian River Colony Club. Don served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War.

            He is survived by his loving wife, Joan; sons, Evan and Brian Alford and three grandchildren.

            He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kara Sue.

            A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Faith “Viera” Lutheran Church with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

            In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Chapel at IRCC or Faith Viera Lutheran Church.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his parents, William Preston Alford and Lydia Adeline Dowty Alford; and his brother Roy Lee Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Robert Alford b. 1760 England.

            His lineage: Donald Ray 1928 AR1, William Preston 1905 AR2, William Anderson 1881 AR3, Franklin Ewing 1861 AR4, Madison Ewing 1815 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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DONALD TYSON ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA NEWS-JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Sunday, 23 October 1960

 

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS—Donald Tyrone [sic] Alford, 8, of DeFuniak Springs, died Saturday morning [October 22] in a local hospital.

            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley J. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Alford of DeFuniak Springs and one brother, Douglas Tyrone Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p m. Monday at Cluster Springs Church with burial in the church cemetery…. Page-Clary Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

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PENSACOLA NEWS-JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Monday, 24 October 1960

 

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS—Funeral services for Donald Alford, 8-year-old sonof Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Alford of De Funiak Springs, who died Saturday morning, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Cluster Springs Church….

 

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Photo from Cluster Springs Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindi Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Wiley Jesseman Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Donald Tyson 1952 FL1, Wiley Jesseman 1924 FL2, John Davis 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DONALD Z. ALFORD, JR.

 

Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory

Live Oak, Suwanee Co., FL—_____ March 2012

 

            Donald “Donnie” Alford, 56, Live Oak, Fl passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

            The Live Oak, Fl native moved back to Live Oak ten years ago from Jacksonville, Fl and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his parents: Don & Vivian Alford, Live Oak, Fl; one daughter: Shannon Lewis, Middleburg, Fl; one sister: Pam Anderson, Live Oak, Fl; two grandchildren: Madison and Alyssa.

            Services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, March 5th at Beulah Baptist Church…. Interment will follow in the church cemetery….

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—2 March 2012

 

            Donald Alford, Jr., 56, Live Oak , Fl passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. Live Oak & Branford, Fl.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald Z. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 29 Sept 1955, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Donald Z. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            From Texas, Divorce Index, 1968–2011 (Ancestry): Donald Z. Alford, age 32 born about 1956, and Linda J. Alford, no children, were divorced on 13 July 1988 in Harris Co., TX. They were married on 29 Aug 1981.

 

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DONALD Z. ALFORD, SR.

 

Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory

Live Oak, Suwannee Co., FL—_____ July 2015

 

            Donald Alford, 80, Live Oak, Fl passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife: Vivian Alford, Live Oak; daughter: Pam Anderson; sister: Winnie Short; two brothers: James Alford, Jerry Alford; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            There will be a memorial held on Saturday, August 1st at 4:00 pm at the Alford residence, 22548 144th Street, Live Oak.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his son Donald Z. “Donnie” Alford Jr.; and parents, Robert Lee Alford and Eula Lee Tompkins Hodge Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1940, Donald Z. Alford, age 5 born FL, is living with his parents, Robert L. and Eula L. Alford, and 3 siblings in Suwannee Co., FL.

 

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DONNA BELL ANDERSON DILBON ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 2 May 2002

 

            Donna B. Alford, 80, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002. Mrs. Alford was a member of Highlands United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 3…. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford was formerly employed with Merita Bakery and Wards Bakery.

            She was predeceased by a son, Donald C. Dilbon.

            Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Vernon K. Alford; 1 daughter, Gladys A. (Charles) Davis; 1 daughter-in-law, Anita Dilbon; 1 brother, George Anderson; 4 grandchildren: Cameron A. Dilbon, Joy M. Vaseli, Jeremy D. Stahler & Kendall M. Davis; 1 great grandson, Adam C. Wheaton; and several nieces & nephews.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday (today) at Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida or the American Cancer Society.

 

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Photos from Restlawn Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Crissman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donna Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 24 Nov 1921, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Vernon Kendall Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Divorces: Dona Bell Dilbon and Clyde Dilbon were divorced in Bradford Co. in 1954.

 

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DONNIE ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 20 August 2006

 

CRAWFORDVILLE—Donnie Alford, 56, a retired construction engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation and PBS&J, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

            He is survived by his wife, Tara Morgan Alford.

            The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at 2 p.m. CDT at Paxton Cemetery in Praxton....

            Donnie was born Oct. 13, 1949, in Florala, Ala., and had lived in Crawfordville for more than 30 years. Donnie was a member of the Jackson Lodge No. 1, F&AM and the Scottish Rite.

            Survivors include a son, Bobby (and wife Kellie); three beloved grandchildren, Tyler, Kaylee and Chase Alford of Crawfordville; a sister, Nell Alford of Opp, Ala.; and two very special family members, Kenneth “Chocks” and Mary Treleven, both of Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Evelyn Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donnie Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Crawfordville, Wakulla Co., FL.

 

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DONNIE GERALDINE “JERRY” GRIGER ALFORD

 

NEWS CHIEF

Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 19 April 2009

 

 

HAINES CITY—Geraldine “Jerry” Alford, 74 of Haines City, FL, died April 16, 2009 [different than gravestone and SSDI], in Winter Haven, FL due to heart failure.

            Jerry was born on July 22, 1934 in Davenport [Polk Co.], FL and has been a lifelong resident of the area. She worked with her husband “Red” as a secretary in their family business, W.A. Alford Harvesting, Inc., she was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed being at work.

            Jerry is predeceased by her husband, Wilson A. “Red” Alford and is survived by her daughter, Patricia Alford of Haines City; grandson, Michael (Stacey M.) Towns of Haines City; great grandson, Austin Michael Towns of Haines City; and a sister, Shirley Edge of Jesup, GA.

            Visitation will be Sunday, 4/19/09 from 3-5 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City. Funeral services will be Monday, 4/20/09 at 2 p.m. at Still Water Christian Life Center, Haines City….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donnie Geraldine Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lake Hamilton, Polk Co., FL.

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

            FL Marriages lists Donnie Geraldine Griger and Wilson Alfred Alford, married 1954 in Polk Co.

 

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DORA CRAFT ALFORD

 

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Photo from her granddaughter, Carol Trudel

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Wednesday, 23 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

ORANGE MILLS [Putnam Co.]—Dora C. Alford, 82, died Tuesday [October 22] at St. Augustine General Hospital following a long illness.

            A native of Pink Hill, N.C., she had lived in Orange Mills for 62 years, coming from Stuart, Fla. She and her husband, the late H.M. Alford, owned and operated the family farm in Orange Mills for many years.

            She is survived by three daughters, Marion Strickland and Martha Stevenson, both of Jacksonville, Margie Riley of St. Marys, Ga.; seven sons, Marvin Alford Jr., Charlie Alford, J.C. Alford, Gene Alford Sr., and George Alford, all of Palatka, James Allen Alford of Jackson, Ga., Bruce Alford of East Palatka; two sisters, Susie Antwine of Turkey, N.C., Gertrude Brinson of Wilmington, N.C.; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with the Rev. Robert Krouse Offciating.

            Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dora Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 8 Sept 1909, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Henry Marvin Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Clarence Bruce Alford, George Maxwell Alford Sr., Henry Marvin Alford Jr., and Margie Alford Riley in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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DORIS F. ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—22 December 2001

 

            Doris F. Alvord, 90, a longtime resident of Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away from kidney failure on Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at East Pointe Hospital, Lehigh Acres, Florida.

            The widow of Donald D. Alvord, she is survived by sons, James D. of Lehigh Acres and Robert G. of Solvay, New York.

            Originally from Syracuse, New York, she spent her career as a nurse at Van Duyn Home and Hospital in Syracuse. She was a member of Bona Fide-Hiawatha-Solvay Chapter 567, Order of the Eastern Star.

            Memorial services were held at Memorial Gardens in Ft. Myers, Florida, in April 2002.

 

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THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 9 January 2002

 

            Doris F. Alvord, 90, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Dec. 18. A native of Syracuse, she lived in Syracuse about 60 years, moving to Florida around 1970. She retired as a ward clerk at Van Duyn Home & Hospital after about 10 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers and Bona Fide-Hiawatha-Solvay Chapter 567, Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Donald D., died previously.

            Survivors: Two sons, James D. of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Robert G. of Solvay; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services: Will be in Fort Myers in the spring. National Cremation Society, Fort Myers, has arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris F. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 21 Aug 1911, last residence Conyers, Rockdale Co., GA.

 

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DOROTHY ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—26 January 2014

 

            Mrs. Dorothy Alford, 92, passed away January 17, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society 6940 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32211. 904-346-3331.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She is probably the Dorothy Alford lised in U.S. Public Records Index in Jacksonville (Ancestry), born 21 May 1921.

 

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DOROTHY ADELLA “POLLY” ALFORD LOBDELL

AAFA #0822

Sister of Robert Sherwood Alford, AAFA #0509

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 4 March 2010

 

            Lobdell, Dorothy A., 83, of Lakeland, died March 1, 2010. She is survived by a son, two daughters, three sisters, six grandchildren, and seven great-grand-children. Heath FC

 

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DAILY MAIL

Catskill, Greene Co., NY—Wednesday, 7 July 2010

 

            Dorothy A. “Polly” Lobdell, 83 of Lakeland, Florida and formerly of New Concord, New York died March 1, 2010 from respiratory failure. She was born on August 4, 1926 in Lakeland, Florida. Polly worked as a telephone operator for the Taconic Telephone Service. She was a long time member of the East Chatham Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the New Concord Reformed Church and for 63 years in the East Chatham Grange.

            Her beloved husband Richard F. Lobdell preceded her in death.

            She is survived by her children; daughter Linda Pirrone (Robert) of Kinderhook, N.Y.; daughter Eva Ford (Marlin) of Mt Pleasant, IA and son Richard Lobdell (Becky) of Mt Pleasant, IA; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Renna Roach, Hilda Lobdell, and Ruth Canup all of Lakeland, Florida.

            Polly was cremated at the time of her death in Lakeland, Florida. Polly’s friends and family are invited to gather and meet with her children in her honor and remembrance at the Red Rock Fire Station in Red Rock, New York on Sunday, July 18 anytime between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A luncheon will be provided.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy A. Lobdell (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Mary Ethel Alford Holmes and Robert Sherwood Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Adella 1926 FL1, Dewey Leorus 1898 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 GA3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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DOROTHY ALICE WILSON ALFRED

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Wednesday, 5 September 2007

 

PEORIA—Dorothy Alice Alfred, 89, of Tallahassee, Fla., with siblings in Peoria and Canton, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 30, 2007, with her son, Jim, and daughter-in-law, Susan, at her side.

            Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at St. Luke’s Anglican Fellowship....

            She was born May 28, 1918, in Kerton Township, Ill. She was the first-born daughter of Selah Ernest Wilson and Mary Deary Wilson, one of 11 children.

Affectionately called “Miss Dottie” by her church family, she had a warm smile and kind word for everyone she met. Dottie loved watching sports, especially golf and FSU football, she was an avid reader, an accomplished knitter and a lover of all things chocolate.

            Miss Dottie will be remembered as a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by her children, Linda Bennett of Ringgold, Ga., Jim of Tallahassee, Ed of Jacksonville and Bill of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her sisters Wanda Ford and Doris Williams, both of Canton, Ill.; her brothers, Gene and Max Wilson, both of Canton, Ill., and Bert Wilson of Peoria, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and many other loving family members.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, L.M. Alfred of West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy A. Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

 

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DOROTHY ARLENE COSTINE ALFORD

Wife of Richard Allen Alford Sr., AAFA #0154

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—6 October 2013

 

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LAKELAND—Dorothy Arlene Alford, 82, passed away Wednesday October 2, 2013 from complications from Dementia. She was born December 11, 1930 in Lakeland, Florida and a lifelong resident.

            She worked at GTE and Watson Clinic until the birth of her son. She was also instrumental in obtaining the history of her pioneering family and Bethel Baptist Church.

            Arlene was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and heavily involved in the Providence and Socrum communities, and dedicated to her family.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Richard A Alford, Sr.

            She is survived by a daughter; Linda A. Dedmon Lakeland, FL; son Rick Alford Lakeland, FL; daughter Shari A. Carey Lakeland, FL; half-brother Bobby Costine Lakeland, FL; half-sister Shelley DiGiacomo Tampa, FL; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Friday, October 11, at 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 12, at 10:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church.

            Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

            See the obituary of her husband, Richard Allen Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY HORNE ALFORD

Wife of Walter Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555

Mother of Carolyn Alford Chambliss, AAFA #0965, and Vesta Alford Beany, AAFA #1084

 

Dorothy Horne Alford, 1989

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 25 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Funeral services for Dorothy Horne Alford will be held 10:00 AM Monday, January 26, 1998 from the graveside at Jacksonville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL, with Rev. George Lutz, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

            Mrs. Alford was born on June 17, 1911 in Jacksonville, FL and died on January 24, 1998 in Jacksonville, FL.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Walter Hoyle Alford.

            She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Chambliss and her husband, John and Vesta Beany; brother, Howard Horne; four grandchildren, John Chambliss, Dale Chambliss Long, Kristen Beany Hogue, and Karla Beany Venos; and four greatgrandchildren.

            …. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Methodist Hospice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter Hoyle Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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DOROTHY L. SAMPSON ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—24 January 2008

 

 

LAKE WALES—Ms. Dorothy “Tool Box” Alford, age 56, of Lake Wales, died on January 15, 2008 at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont of respiratory failure.

            Survivors include her sons, Curtis Green of Bainbridge, Georgia and Timothy Alford of Winter Haven; one granddaughter; brother, Lester Sampson; sisters, Annie B. Rucker of Lake Wales, Ruby Garrett, Trenton, New Jersey, Elizabeth Garrett and Thelma Gay of Weston, Gerogia.

            …. Services: Saturday 2 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Wales.

            Epps Mortuary - Lake Wales.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy L. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 24 Aug 1951, last residence Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL.

 

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DOROTHY LOUISE DANIELS ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Wednesday, 31 January 1990

 

            Alford, Dorothy D., 77, of Palm Beach, died Monday [January 29]. Service 11 a.m. today Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum- Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Feb 1912, last residence Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            Her husband was Lore Williston Alford (1906–1987).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lore Williston 1906 IL1, Edward True 1875 IA2, Lore 1838 ME3, Nathaniel 1807 ME4, Deacon Lore 1766 CT5, Nathaniel 1738 CT6, Nathaniel 1688 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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DOROTHY PRICE ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 15 October 1973

 

            Dorothy Price Alford, 2321 Ellicott Drive, died Sunday [October 14] after an extended illness.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Live Oak, and a resident of Tallahassee for 37 years. She was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church, a 1935 graduate of Florida State College for Women, and a member of the Delta Delta Sorority.

            Survivors include her husband, Julian Rutledge Alford, Tallahassee; two sons, Julian R. and Marvin Price Alford, both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Ashmore, Atlanta, Ga. and Mrs. John Lee, North Augusta, S.C; one brother, George M. Price, Coronado. California and five grandchildren.

            Culley & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Julian Rutledge Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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DUANE STUART ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Duane Stuart Alvord, 64, an Episcopal priest, who had served as a rector of St. John’s Church, Norwood Parish, from 1980 until 1996, when he retired because of ill health and moved to Florida, died Jan. 11 at his home in Miami Beach. He had lymphoma.

            He had served as a church rector in Oregon before coming to Washington in 1980. While here, he served over the years as Washington diocese ministry commission chairman, on the board of the Washington Episcopal Clergy and as a member of both the diocesan council and the ecclesiastical trial court. He also served as an alternate diocese deputy to the 1999 General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

            Mr. Alvord, a native of Washington state, was a 1956 graduate of Willamette University in Oregon and a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif. He also received a master’s degree in theology from the University of British Columbia.

            Survivors include his wife, Nancy L. of Falls Church; as son, Steven D., of Beaverton, Ore.; a daughter, Anne Montes de Oca of Woodbridge [VA]; his mother, Lela M. Alvord of Portland, Ore.; a brother; a sister; and five grandchildren.

 

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WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Duane Stuart Alvord—On Monday, January 11, 1999, in Miami Beach, FL. He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Alvord; children, Stephen Alvord of Beaverton, OR, Anne Montes de Oca of Woodbridge, VA, and Richard Lex of Portland, OR; five grandchildren; mother, Lela Alvord of Portland, OR; sister, Beverly Alvord of Portland, OR; brother, Stanley Alvord of Belfair, WA; and six nieces and nephews.

            In addition to services in Delray Beach, FL and Portland, OR, a Requiem Eucharist will be offered at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 21 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Interment will be in Oregon....

 

In another article:

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in Grace Memorial Episcopal Church for the Rev. Duane Stuart Alvord, who died Jan. 11 of lymphoma in Miami Beach, Fla., at age 64.

            Rev. Alvord was born Dec. 1, 1934, in Everson, Wash. He graduated from Willamette University and a seminary in San Francisco. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1959. He was rector of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church from 1964 to 1972, and then in Eugene and Chevy Chase, Md. He retired in 1997, when he moved to Florida. In 1959, he married Nancy L. Newton.

            Survivors include his wife; sons, Stephen D. of Beaverton and Richard K. Lex of Portland; daughter, Anne Montes de Oca of Woodbridge, Va.; mother, Lela M. of Portland; sister, Beverly J. of Portland; brother, Stanley J. of Belfair, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

            Private inurnment will be in Union Cemetery in Cedar Mill. The family suggests remembrances to Our House of Portland. Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Southern Florida.

 

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PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            A memorial service for the Rev. Duane Alvord will be conducted at 11:00AM on Thursday, January 21, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. He died at his home in Miami Beach on Sunday, January 10, after an extended illness.

            The Rev. Alvord had served as interim rector at St. Paul’s since February 1, 1998. Before coming to St. Paul’s, he had retired from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he was Rector Emeritus.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Duane S. Alvord (SS# issued in OR) and list his death date as 11 Jan 1999, last residence Miami, Miami-Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Frank Alonzo Alvord and Lela Mabel Staub Alvord, in Oregon Obituaries.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Alonzo 1905 WA1, Carl Stewart 1878 KS2, William Nelson 1849 KS3.

 

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DUNCAN JESS ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—21 February 2013

 

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            Mr. Duncan J. Alford, 62, of Panama City, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his home.

            He began his career in firefighting in 1969 when he was employed as a fireman at the Chattahoochee Florida State Hospital. He was the first paid fireman/EMT for the City of Callaway and worked there for 12 years, where he worked his way up to assistant chief. He then went to the Panama City Beach Fire Department for eight months, and then from there he went to the Lynn Haven Fire Department for a year. After that, he worked for seven years as the Bay County HazMat Coordinator/Volunteer Fire Department Coordinator. His last job before his retirement was from 1993 until 2005, when he served as deputy chief and senior skills trainer for Saudi Aramco Fire Services in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia. Duncan most enjoyed fishing and telling jokes. He was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his family with all his heart.

            He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica A. and Tim Sanderson; and his two grandchildren, James Thomas Duncan Sanderson and Ashley Nichole Sanderson, all of Knoxville, Tenn. He is also survived by his siblings, Faye Faircloth of Clarksville, Fla., Nedra Owens and husband, Doyle, of Chattahoochee, Fla., Daniel Alford and wife, Karen, of Chattahoochee, Fla., Rusha Sims and husband, Billy, of Phoenix City, Ala., and Zilla Thompson and husband, Jerry, of Grand Ridge, Fla.

            Duncan was preceded in death by his parents, Duncan U.F. and Annie Bell (Montford) Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church, Hwy. 90, Chattahoochee, Fla., with Mr. Ken Meer offering the eulogy. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, also on Hwy. 90 in Chattahoochee. Serving as pallbearers will be some of Duncan’s fellow firefighters. There will be a graveside color guard presentation by the Jackson County Civil Air Patrol.

            At 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, the fire department will have a funeral procession that will go from Heritage Funeral Home, past the new Callaway Fire Department, past the old Callaway Fire Department site, and then back to Heritage Funeral Home. The family will then receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Those wishing to extend a word of condolence may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com.

 

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Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Duncan U. Fletcher Alford and Annie Belle Montford Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: Duncan Jess Alford married Karen Joy Norris in Calhoun Co. on 13 June 1974.

            From FL Divorces: Duncan J. Alford was divorced on 8 June 1982 in Bay Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Duncan Jess 1950 FL1, Duncan U. Fletcher 1916 FL2, Daniel Webster 1874 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DUNCAN PASCAL ALFORD

 

[He died in AL, but we are including his obituary here because he lived in FL.]

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 1 May 1980

 

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS—Duncan P. Alford, 62, of Route 3, DeFuniak Springs, died Saturday [April 26] at a Tuskegee, Ala., hospital.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Lumber City, GA, was a veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Limestone Cemetery near DeFuniak Springs….

            Comander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Duncan P. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 1 Dec 1917, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, Albert Cleveland Alford; and sisters Carrie Mae Alford Duke and Zora Lee Alford Register in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Duncan P. Alford was born 1 Dec 1917 in Darlington, Walton Co., FL, son of Andrew C. Alford [sic] and Rose A. Bush.

            On Duncan Pascal Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Card (Ancestry), he says he was born 1 Dec 1917 in Walton Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Duncan P. 1917 FL1, Albert Cleveland 1889 FL2, Francis Marion 1853 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DUNCAN U. FLETCHER ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 22 March 1993

 

QUINCY—Duncan U. Fletcher Alford, 76, of Chattahoochee, died Saturday [March 20] at Gadsden Memorial Hospital in Quincy. Services were held Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Gadsden County.

 

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Photos from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Duncan F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Sept 1916, last residence Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Belle Montford Alford; son Duncan Jess Alford; and sister Libbey Jean Alford Kry in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Duncan U. Fletcher 1916 FL1, Daniel Webster 1874 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EARL JOHNSTON ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0518

 

ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—Tuesday, 17 May 2005

 

            Earl Johnson Alford, 84, of St. Augustine, died May 14, 2005, at Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Sylvester, Ga., and had resided in St. Augustine since 1950. Alford was an aquarist at Marineland of Florida, and a member of the Elks. Alford served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of Ancient City Baptist Church.

            Services: Noon Wednesday at Craig Funeral Home Chapel. Calling hours: 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

            Survivors: Daughters, Lynn Gibson and Patricia Hubbard; six step-grandchildren and other relatives.

            In charge: Craig Funeral Home and Crematory.

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard A. Brantley

Photo posted 21 July 2010

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Jan 1921, last residence St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marydel Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            AAFA records and his gravestone spell his middle name Johnston.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Earl Johnston 1921 GA1, Earl Johnston 1893 NC2, Columbus Augustine 1850 NC3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Greene 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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EBBIE C. ALFORD

Father of Ebbie Preston Alford, AAFA #0237

Uncle of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Monday, 28 September 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Ebbie C. Alford, 71, of Palatka died Sunday [September 27] at his residence following a long illness.

            A native of Nichols, S.C., he had been a resident of Palatka for the past 34 years, coming from Conway, S.C.

            He was a retired inspector at Florida Furniture Industries in Palatka, where he had worked for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He was a Baptist. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by his wife, Louise Alford of Palatka; two daughters, Yvonne Feaster and Gloria Watson, both of Palatka; five sons, Ebbie P. “Rick” Alford, Reggie Alford and Wayne Alford, all of Palatka, Timmy Alford of Keystone Heights and Stevie Alford of Hollister; two sisters, Debbie Sarvis of Rains, S.C., and Martha Miller of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Meddie Alford of Satsuma; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons.

            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka…. Burial will follow in the Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin with military honors….

 

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Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kaliegh Bell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Parris Louise Long Alford; children Reggie Arnold Alford, Wayne Clayton Alford, and Yvonne Carroll Alford Feaster; and brother Arnold Cody Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Isabella Mishoe Gerald Alford; siblings Miley Preston Alford and Debbie Lee Alford Sarvis; and half-brothers Joseph Valine Alford and William Gordon Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Ebbie C. Alford, born 2 Dec 1920, died 27 Sept 1992 in Putnam Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Ebbie C. 1920 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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EDNA E. ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 20 July 2005

 

            Edna E. Williams, 85, passed away at 4:30 PM at Orange Park Hospital on July 16, 2005.

            Mrs. Williams was a lifelong resident of Jacksonville.

            She is survived by a younger sister, Cora Lee Mills and her eldest daughter, Barbara Huff (Don), and youngest daughter, Cindy O’Neal (Mike). She has six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

            …. Interment will be at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Fl. Arrangements under the direction and care of Eternity Funeral Home, 1650 Art Museum Drive….

 

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Photo from Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janice Lee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna E. Williams (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Dec 1918 [different than gravestone], last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her father, Perry Gordon Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EDWARD ALFORD

 

ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—Sunday, 30 March 2014

 

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            Edward Alford, 64, passed away peacefully at the Bailey Family Center for Caring on March 26, 2014, surrounded by his beloved family. Ed put up a strong, eight-month fight against pancreatic cancer.

            Ed was born in Lake City, on Aug. 19, 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Ed was an avid conservationist, which led to his career as a Certified Park Specialist for Dunn’s Creek State Park in Pomona Park. He was the former local business owner of Aun Loon Gwan Martial Arts Studio and Alford Pest Control. Ed was known as: Sifu, Ranger Ed, and “the man, the legend.”

            He is survived by his wife, Sandi; son, Jamie (Julie) Alford; daughter, Kelly Alford; step daughter, Olivia Wilber; and former spouse, Carol Alford. He will be remembered by his adoring grandchildren Cole, Belle and Croix Alford. Ed is also survived by the Wheeler family of Lake City.

            A Celebration of his Life will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at The White Room, 1 King Street, casual attire required….

 

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

 

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EDWARD HAMILTON ALFORD

 

WEEKLY TRUE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—6 September 1907

 

            Edward Hamilton Alford, son of W.G. and J.C. Alford, was born in Sampson county, North Carolina, on January 5, 1847, though he went to Goldsboro [Wayne Co.], N.C., while yet a lad, and received his education at Trinity College. While there he was confirmed a member of the Episcopal Church.

            Coming to Florida during the civil war, he enlisted in a company of volunteers and served until the close of the war, after which he lived for several years at Centreville, in this county. On the 13th of August, 1879, he was married to Miss Mary Walden, of this city, and came here to live in 1880, establishing a large mercantile business, which he has since carried on with great ability and success.

            Mr. Alford left Tallahassee last Sunday for a day of recreation at Lanark, apparently in good health, but almost immediately after dinner he complained of feeling ill. He was seated on the veranda of the Lanark Inn, and a gentleman sitting near offered to get him a stimulant from the office and went in for that purpose, but when he returned Mr. Alford was already dead.

            The sad news was immediately telephoned to his sister, Mrs. Grace, who, with the exception of his little daughter, Bertie, was the only member of his family at home. His three older daughters, Mary, Minna, and Helen, were in North Carolina, his elder son, Edwin, in New York, and his younger son, Rutledge, several miles out in the country. As soon as possible the scattered family returned home, and the funeral services took place from the residence of the deceased, on Monroe street, at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning.

            All places of business were closed, and a large assemblage of citizens gathered at the house to show their respect to his memory. The rector, Dr. Carter, being absent, Rev. Curtis Grubb, of Live Oak, was sent for to read the service, and the Episcopal choir sang hymns selected for the occasion by his daughters….

            Mr. Alford was a quiet and demonstrative man, spending his life in his home and at his store, doing deeds of kindness and charity with a modesty that kept those deeds from the general public, but which were known to his few intimate friends. The editor of this paper knew him well, and has experienced kindness and appreciation from him which will ever be treasured in his memory, and he joins with other friends in sincere sympathy for the grief of the bereaved family.

 

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Photo from Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hochi

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Julius Rutledge Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Ten.

            His lineage: Edward Hamilton 1847 NC1, William Gaston 1815 NC2, Lodwick 1768 NC3.

 

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EDWARD JEROME ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Thursday, 5 April 2012

 

 

            Alford, Edward Jerome, 48, passed away Friday March 30, 2012. A funeral will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11AM at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 4724 Raleigh Street, Orlando, FL 32811. Viewing will be on Friday April 6, 2012 from 5-7PM at the church. Mitchell’s Funeral Home, Inc., Orlando, FL

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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EDWARD RAY ALVORD

 

MUSKEGON CHRONICLE

Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI—Tuesday, 9 August 2005

 

ALVORD, MR. EDWARD R. EUSTIS, FL

FORMERLY OF BALDWIN AND MUSKEGON, MI

 

            Edward R. Alvord, 76, died Thursday, July 14, 2005.

            He was born in Muskegon and moved to Lake County in 1994. He was a printer retired from the Dana Printing Company in Grand Haven, Michigan; he was a member of the Lions Club and the Moose and had served eight years in the National Guard. Mr. Alvord was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Eustis, participated in the Human Care Feeding Program and was in charge of Missions for his church.

            He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae, one daughter, Cindy Williams; one son, James E. both of Muskegon, Michigan; a brother, Gerald Alvord, sister, Marlene Lee and four granddaughters.

            Services will be held from the Lake Harbor United Methodist Church, 4861 South Henry, Muskegon at 11 A.M. Friday August 12. Hamlin & Hilbish, Eustis, FL (352) 357-4193

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward R. Alvord (SS# issued in MI) was born 22 Jun 1929, last residence Eustis, Lake Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Gerald D. Alvord in Michigan Obituaries.

            From Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952 (Ancestry): Edward Ray Alvord, born about 1929 in Muskegon Heights, Muskegon Co., MI, son of Earl William Alvord and Esther Ti??fanthal, married Shirley Mae Hullinger on 20 Sept 1952 in Muskegon Heights.

            From SSACI: Edward Ray Alvord’s parents are listed as Earl Alvord and Esther Tiefental.

 

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EDWARD RAY “MAYNARD” ALFORD

 

V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services

Macclenny, Baker Co., FL—_____ December 2013

 

Mr.  Edward Ray "Maynard" Alford

 

            Edward Ray “Maynard” Alford, age 70, of Glen St. Mary, Florida passed away on December 29, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

            He was born in Sanderson, FL on June 18, 1943 to the late Son [Thomas Jefferson] Alford and Evelyn Davis. Maynard was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a longtime member of the Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church. He served in the United States Navy and retired after many years of dedicated service as Truck Driver from Kennedy Trucking. Maynard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly.

            Maynard was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Deborah Iris Alford; his brother, Cecil Alford; his sister, Carolyn Price; and his grandson, Jason.

            Maynard is survived by his loving children, Patsi (Marty) Kelly, Tony Ray (Veronica) Alford, Teresa Alford Jordon, Jon Theophile, Frank Theophile, Thomas Edward (Kelly) Alford and Brandi Ray Estep; his sister, Virginia Ann Musgrove; his 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

            Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday January 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church with Pastors Tim Alford and Allen Crews officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery….

            The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Deborah Iris Williams Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Carolyn Ann Alford Price in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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EDWARD TRUE ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Sunday, 23 September 1934

 

DR. ALFORD SUCCUMBS AFTER HEARTATTACK

RETIRED SURGEON LIVED HERE FOR LAST TWO YEARS

 

            Dr. Edward True Alford, retired surgeon of Waterloo, Iowa, and a resident of West Palm Beach for the last two years, died at his home, 213 Murray road, at 6:30 o’clock Saturday morning, following a heart attack. He had been in ill health for two years.

            Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the residence with the Rev. H. Irving Louttit, rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal church, officiating.

            Interment will be at Woodlawn cemetery. The pallbearers will be Lynn S. Nichols, Harry A. Johnston, Daniel Downey, D.H. Conkling, L Phillips Clarke and William Gugenheim. Arrangements are in charge of the Mizell-Simon mortuary.

            Dr. Alford was born in Waterloo 59 years ago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lore Alford. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and of Rush Medical college, and had taken post-graduate work in Germany.

            He was a member of the American College of Surgeons. For many years he was a successful surgeon in Waterloo, retiring two years ago when he moved to Florida because of his health. Prior to taking up his residence here Dr. Alford had spent several winters here and in Fort Lauderdale.

            He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth W. Alford, a daughter, Mrs. Henry F. Lilienthal of this city, a son, Lore W. Alford of Chicago, who is arriving here this afternoon; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis E. Johnson, of Bethlehem, Pa., and Mrs. W.P. Powell, of St. Petersburg, and two brothers. Robert C. Alford, of Waterloo, and Lore Alford, of West Palm Beach.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Williston Alford; and brother Lore Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Lore Alford, in Iowa Obituaries; his sister Louise Alford Powell in District of Columbia Obituaries; his sister Mary E. Alford Johnson in Pennsylvania Obituaries; and his brother Robert Cushman Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Edward True 1875 IA1, Lore 1838 ME2, Nathaniel 1807 ME3, Deacon Lore 1766 CT4, Nathaniel 1738 CT5, Nathaniel 1688 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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EDWARD WILLIAM ALVORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Sunday, 7 Janaury 1990

 

EDWARD W. ALVORD

 

            Mr. Alvord, 71 years old, 4973 Pineaire Lane, West Palm Beach, entered into eternal life on Friday, January 5, 1990.

            Son of the late George and Florence (Burchard) Alvord, Mr. Alvord was an active member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Palm Bear.

            He is survived by his devoted wife, Caroline Alvord of West Palm Beach, two sons, Edward W. (and his wife, Terri) Alvord, Jr. of Palm Springs, Florida and Gary P. (and his wife., Teresa) Alvord of Lake Worth, Florida; three grandchildren, Christopher, Kelli and Kyle Alvord, all of Lake Worth.

            Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, January 8, 1990 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Palm Beach….

            Interment will follow in the Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, West Palm Beach.

            Friends may call at Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, 1201 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, between the hours of 5–8 pm on Sunday (today).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward W. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 27 Aug 1918, last residence West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his wife, Caroline A. DiCocco Alvord, in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From Florida Death Index, 1877–1998 (Ancestry): Edward William Alvord was born 27 Aug 1918 and died 5 Jan 1990 in Palm Beach Co., FL.

            From SSACI: Edward William Alvord, was born 27 Aug 1918 in Schenectady Co., NY, son of George H. Alvord and Florence E. Burchard. He died 5 Jan 1990.

 

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EGIE E. BURROWS ALFORD RUMSEY

 

[She died in GA, but we are including her obituary here because FL was her home.]

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Wednesday, 25 October 1995

 

EGIE BURROWS (ALFORD) RUMSEY

FORMERLY OF HARPURSVILLE

 

            Egie B. Rumsey, 95, of Zephyr Hills [Pasco Co.], Fla., died October 18, 1995 at Southeast Regional Medical Center, Brunswick [Glynn Co.], GA.

            She was predeceased by a son, Charles R. Alford.

            She is survived by two sons and three daughters-in-law, Harvey C. and Virginia Alford, Sidney, Harold G. and Marion Alford, Binghamton, Alice V. Alford, Afton; a sister-in-law, Ruth Burrows, Zephyr Hills, Fla., seventeen grandchildren; thirtyeight great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            She was retired from Bendix Corporation, Sidney. She was a Charter Member of Harpursville American Legion Auxilary Post 1596, the Rebekkah Lodge of Harpursville, a member of St. Marys Episcopal Church, Dade City, Fla.

            She was a loving and caring person to family and friends and will be missed by all.

            A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 1995 at St. Anns Episcopal Church, Afton….

 

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Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville, Broome Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul R

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Egie B. Rumsey (SS# issued in NY) was born 6 May 1900, last residence Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son, Harvey C. Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her first husband, Chester B. Alford; and sons Charles Roy Alford Sr. and Harold Gordon Alford in New York Obituaries.

            Her husband’s lineage: Chester B. 1897 NY1, Albert Burr 1874 NY2, Frederick R. 1852 England3.

 

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EILEEN L. ALVORD MERCURIO

 

FLORIDA TODAY

Melbourne, Brevard Co., FL—Saturday, 27 November 1999

 

TITUSVILLE—Eileen Mercurio, 70, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Thursday, Nov. 25, at Parrish Medical Center. Mrs. Mercurio was born in Camden, N.Y. She came to Brevard County in 1992 as a winter resident from Redwood, N.Y.

            Survivors include her husband, Louis Mercurio of Titusville and Redwood; daughter, Sue Vazquez of Massena, N.Y.; brother, Robert Alvord of Camden, N.Y.; sister, Linda Murphy of Orlando; and two grandchildren.... Burial will be in New York. Wylie-Baxley Titusville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eileen L. Mercurio (SS# issued in NY) was born 19 June 1929, last residence Titusville, Brevard Co., FL.

 

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ELAINE DAVIS ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Saturday, 21 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

LAKELAND—A vibrant and open person, Elaine Alford never lost the will to live, even after being diagnosed with breast cancer last December.

            She had recently completed the fancy garters she had been making for the 15 seniors of George Jenkins High School’s dance team, the Wind Dancers. She was a school volunteer.

            Mrs. Elaine Davis Alford of Lakeland died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 45.

            Born in Zanesville, Ohio, on Jan. 22, 1953, she was a 1971 graduate of Kathleen High School.

            It was while a sophomore that she met her future husband, Wayne Alford. The high school sweethearts were married Dec. 11, 1971, at the old Presbyterian Church.

            The wife of a Navy seaman, she followed her husband to Kingsville, Texas, before returning to Florida in 1975. For the next two years, while her husband continued his military career, she attended Jacksonville Community College. In 1977, she received an associate’s degree in education.

            After her husband’s discharge in 1977, the two returned to Lakeland.

            A loving wife and mother, she remained at home to care for her family, and as her children grew, volunteered at their schools. The last few years she spent making costumes for her daughter’s dance team.

            In 1995, she began working part time as a clerk with Allstate Insurance.

            She left the agency in December to begin treatment after being diagnosed with cancer. Through the months of treatment, which included chemotherapy, taxol and a bone marrow transplant at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, her attitude remained positive.

            “She was such a high-caliber person and I was lucky to have been associated with her,” said her husband, Wayne Alford, manager of associate relations at Publix’s corporate office in Lakeland.

            “She touched so many lives and it was evident by the number of people who came to send her off to heaven,” he said. “Everyone fondly called her ‘Miss Elaine,’ even the nurses. She was just that type of person—so vivacious and unpretentious.”

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

            Preceded in death by her father, Charles “Tip” Davis, she is also survived by her daughter, Janis Lynne Alford, Lakeland; son, Kyle Wayne Alford, Lakeland; mother, Betty J. Davis, Lakeland; brother, Glenn A. Davis, Lakeland; and sister, Beverly J. Collier, Lakeland.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S. Ingraham Ave., Lakeland.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ELAINE LENORA WINDHAM ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—28 January 2011

 

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Elaine Lenora Alford

1921–2011

 

            Elaine Alford, 89, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.

            She was born on July 4, 1921, in Samson, Ala., to John W. and Cora Davis Windham. Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of Niceville, Fla. She was Assembly of God by faith and a member of First Assembly of God Church of Valparaiso. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, listening to gospel music, reading her Bible, crocheting and spending time with her family.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.D. Alford; one son, Ronald J. Alford; one daughter, Carolyn Alford Otwell; two sisters, Betty Woolner and Adell Farley; one grandson, Jimmy Dale Harrison; and granddaughter, Tracy Jean Harrison.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her one son, John “Buddy” Alford and wife Gail of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Donna R. Harrison of Crestview, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Cynthia Harrison Miller, Natasha Alford Banks and husband Lynn, Misty Singletary, Jacob Daniel Alford, Tami Lynn Alford Duttweiler and husband John, Brandi Heather Alford Hoover and husband Drew, Joseph D. Otwell and Pamela Otwell Longley and husband J.R.; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Crestview….

 

Photo from Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Crestview, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindi Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elaine L. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Ronald J. Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELIJAH ALFORD, SR.

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 22 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Elijah Alford Sr., 77, of Tallahassee died of natural causes Oct. 16.

            The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Christian Family Center, 2821 S. Monroe St. (formerly The Rock United Methodist Church), with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery....

            A native of Gadsden County and former resident of Quincy, he had lived in Tallahassee for 48 years. He was a maintenance laborer for Florida State University until his retirement, and was a member of the Faith Christian Family Center, where he was a senior member of the Deacon Board and chairman of the Pastor’s Aide Club.

            He is survived by his wife, Ida M. Williams Alford of Northridge, Calif.; a son, Elijah Alford Jr. of Tallahassee; a daughter, Betty Jean Alford Copeland of Chattahoochee; four stepsons, Ivory Poole Sr. of Jacksonville, Alphonso Carswell and Joe Bradwell, both of Miami, and Charles Bradwell of Quincy; a stepdaughter, Edna R. Smith of Northridge; seven sisters, Carrie Mae Smith, Cassie Mae Attica and Ubzine Jones, all of Tallahassee; Lillie Mae Ruffin and Gladys Dillworth, both of Quincy, Wilma Colston of Midway and Geneva Taylor of Tarpon Springs; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Memory Gardens Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dr. John A. Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elijah Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Sept 1920, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Hector Alford Jr. and Lawrence Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELIJAH ARCHIE ALFORD, SR.

 

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SUN SENTINEL

Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Wednesday, 16 January 2008

 

            Alford, Overseer Elijah, Sr.—A Pioneer, Community Leader, Overseer and Pastor—83, of Hallandale Beach, Florida passed away on January 13, 2008.

            He served as General Overseer of the Mt. Zion Holy Union Church of God and the Pastor of Bethel Mt. Zion Holy Union Church of God in Hallandale Beach. In both church and community, Overseer Elijah Alford has exemplified nobility, strength and inspiration to many, young and old.

            The legacy of his life will continue through his children, Patricia Caldwell, Leon Alford (Janet), Rosalind Pratt, Sylvia Cole, Jeralyn Choice (Charles), Richard Alford (Tammy), Angela Rosier (Alonzo), and Elijah Alford, Jr. (Chandra); twenty-five grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Friday, January 18th from 5-9 pm at Bethel Mt. Zion Holy Union Church of God, 733 NW 9th Street, Hallandale Beach. The funeral services will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 816 NW 1st Avenue, Hallandale Beach on Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm.

            Arrangements made by Eric S. George Funeral Home, 954-965-2722.

 

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Photo from Hallandale Cemetery, Hallandale, Broward Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JoeyC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elijah Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 30 Sept 1924, last residence Hallandale, Broward Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lena Washington Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Elco Moses Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            Ancestry family trees list his parents as George Manuel Alford (1889–1977) and Eula Mae Roberts (1896–1984).

            His lineage: Elijah Archie 1924 GA1, George Manuel 1884 NC2, Ben 1844 NC 3.

 

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ELIJAH SMEAD ALVORD III

 

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PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Saturday, 15 September 1984

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elijah Alvord (SS# issued in DC) was born 11 Sept 1897, last residence West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Gladys Brown Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Clarissa Alvord Brandes Vowler in Maryland Obituaries; and of his mother, Laura Wales Morgan Smith Alvord, in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His ALVORD lineage: Elijah Smead 1897 DC1, Elijah Smead 1866 IN2, Elijah Smead 1809 MA3, Pliny 1781 MA4, Caleb 1751 MA5, Elijah 1719 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD BENSCHOTER

 

NORWALK REFLECTOR

Norwalk, Huron Co., OH—Thursday, 8 November 2007

 

Sept. 18, 1932 - Nov. 2, 2007

 

WINTER GARDENS, Fla.—Elizabeth (Alford) Benschoter, 72, of Winter Gardens and formerly of Adrian, Mich., died Nov. 2 at the Colonial House Health Care Center in Winter Gardens after battling Alzheimer’s disease.

            She was born Sept. 18, 1932 in Brooklyn [Jackson Co.], Mich. to the late James and Ethel (Horton) Alford. She was a Realtor in Florida, where she had lived for many years, and she had also lived in California.

            She was known as a lively woman with a passion for traveling, modeling, dancing, and caring for all her animals.

            She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Joseph and Cindy Simpson of Adrian, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Dave Garvin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren and a great grandson; brothers, Bill Oles of Adrian, Mich. and Jimmy Alford of Norwalk, Ohio.

            She was preceded by her brother, Roy Alford.

            Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where services will take place at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her brother James C. Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

 

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ELIZABETH L. “BETTY” ALFORD POST

 

FLORIDA TODAY

Melbourne, Brevard Co., FL—Wednesday, 4 August 1993

 

RETIRED ARMY NURSE POST DIES AT 70

 

VERO BEACH—Elizabeth L. “Betty” Post, 70, a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Indian River Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

            Mrs. Post was born in Detroit. She came to Indian River County 15 years ago from Goshen, N.Y., where she had been the nurse administrator for the State of New York for 13 years. Upon moving to Vero Beach, she worked in the office of Ed Schlitt Coldwell Banker for eight years before retiring. A veteran of World War II, she served in the Army Nurse Corps as a second lieutenant. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

            Survivors include her husband of 47 years, John W. Post of Vero Beach; sons, John C. Post of Melbourne Beach, Donald Post of New Hampton, N.Y., and Wayne Post of Indialantic; daughters, Mary Lynn Schwenker of Queensbury, N.Y., and Bonnie Post of Salisbury, Conn.; and nine grandchildren.

            Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cox-Gifford Funeral Home in Vero Beach. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Cemetery in Vero Beach….

            Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of Indian River County….

 

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Photo from Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her paternal grandparents, Fred Henry Alford and Emma Roberts Alford, in Michigan Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Elizabeth L. Post, born 18 Aug 1922, died 3 Aug 1993 in Indian River Co.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth L. 1922 MI1, Charles Sydney 1891 MI2, Fred Henry 1859 England3, Peter 1827 England4.

 

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ELIZABETH SUSAN SUMNER ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Thursday, 23 December 2010

 

 

            Alford, Susan Sumner 77, a native of St. Petersburg, passed away Dec. 18, 2010 at Edward White Hospital in the care of Hospice.

            Elizabeth Susan Sumner was a member of the Pinellas County pioneer Sumner family. A lifelong resident of St. Petersburg, she was born Nov. 11, 1933. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and attended Florida State University where she pledged Delta Delta Delta sorority. In 1953 she returned to St. Petersburg and joined the family business, Sumner Marble & Granite Works, Inc. which had been founded by her grandfather, R.H. Sumner in 1927. She later became president of the corporation, a position she held until her death. Upon her marriage to W.T. “Al” Alford, he joined the family business and also managed Royal Palm Cemetery. Mrs. Alford was a member of the St. Petersburg Debutante Club, Junior League of St. Petersburg, Cathedral Church of St. Peter and former member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Al, her brother Reginald H. Sumner III, and her parents, R. Harvey and Kathryn Sumner.

            She is survived by her son, Richard Sumner Alford; a nephew Reginald H. Sumner IV (Kristine); and a grandniece, Kathryn Sumner.

            …. Funeral services will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140-4th St. N, St. Petersburg, on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 2 pm. Interment will be private….

            R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St….

 

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Photos from Royal Palm South Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Perry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Susan S. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wilbur Thirkield “Al” Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: Wilbur Thirkield Alford married Elizabeth Susan Sumner in Pinellas Co., _____ April 1965.

 

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ELIZABETH WILDER ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Wednesday, 8 September 2004

 

LAKELAND—Mrs. Elizabeth Wilder Alford of Lakeland died of complications following a stroke Monday (Sept. 6, 2004) at Highlands Lake Center. She was 84.

            Born in Cedar Key on May 20, 1920, she came to Lakeland from there in 1945. She was a homemaker. She attended First United Methodist Church in Lakeland.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter, Janice M. Mitchell, Lakeland; sons, Jack H. Alford, Wayne Alford, Glenn Alford, all of Lakeland, W. Ray Alford, Lady Lake; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Heath Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel....

 

 

Photos from Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha Avery-Hood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie E. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her sons Jack Hubert Alford and William Ray Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: John Henry Alford married Elizabeth Wilder on 17 July 1937 in Levy Co.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Henry 1916 FL1, William Daniel 1877 AL2, William P. 1854 AL3.

 

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ELIZABETH WILLISTON ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Saturday, 14 February 1981

 

            Elizabeth Williston Alford—Age 99, of 750 Bayberry St., in Lake Park, Fl. died Friday, February 13, at a local nursing home.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Manchester, Iowa and later became the wife of Dr. Edward True Alford, a physician and surgeon who practiced in Waterloo, Iowa. She was a graduate of Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio. Mrs. Alford, during her lifetime, was active in women’s clubs in Iowa. She was a long standing member of P.E.O. in Waterloo and Palm Beach. Other memberships: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, D.A.R. and honorary member of the Sailfish Club of Florida.

            She was pre-deceased by a daughter. Eleanor, who was married to Henry F. Lilienthal, a prominent lawyer in the Palm Beaches.

            Survivors include son, Lore W. Alford, of Palm Beach; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Private services for the family will be Tuesday, Feb. 17 with the Rev. James E. Rasnick, Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, WPB…. Mizell-Faville-Zern funeral chapel, 4101 Parker Ave, WPB.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 Oct 1881 and died _____ Feb 1981, last residence Lake Worth, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edward True Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELLIANNA JEAN ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 1 September 2006

 

            Ellianna Jean Alford, the infant daughter of Kyle and Rebecca Alford, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Freedom Church, 2801 Thomasville Road, with burial at 3 p.m. EDT at Welcome Church Cemetery in Dellwood.... Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177) is handling arrangements.

            Ellianna Jean Alford, seven months and three weeks old, beloved daughter of Kyle and Rebecca Alford, sister to Kaleb and Hope Alford, died from complications of spinal muscular atrophy. She was cherished and loved by her grandparents, Erma Jean Alford and Tom and Judy Saccenti. She joined her brother, Ethan Alford, and her Papa Hayes Alford in heaven. Her blue eyes and adorable smile lit her face with the expectations of the love, kisses and singing that was given in abundance by her family, friends and all who cared for her....

 

Photo from Welcome Church Cemetery, Dellwood, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Greer Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellianna J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Jan 206, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her grandmother, Erma Jean Moneyham Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELLSWORTH CHAPMAN ALVORD

 

[He died in FL, but we are also including his obituary in District of Columbia Obituaries because of his close ties to DC.]

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Friday, 17 January 1964

 

E.C. ALVORD, 68, CAPITAL LAWYER

TAX SPECIALIST AND EX-AIDE OF GOVERNMENT IS DEAD

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—Ellsworth Chapman Alvord, corporation lawyer and a former Government official, died tonight in Palm Beach, Fla., his family announced here. He was 68 years old.

            Mr. Alvord, a 1917 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, received a law degree in 1921 from Columbia University and was admitted to the New York bar.

            He entered Government service, also in 1921, as a legislative counsel in the Senate and, later, in the House. From 1926 until 1930, he was a special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury.

            Since 1930, Mr. Alvord had practiced law here, first with Donovan, Bond & Alvord and, since 1934, in Alvord & Alvord, which he established with his father, Elias Chapman Alvord, who died in 1942.

            The firm conducts a general civil practice and specializes in tax, tariff, securities issues and corporation matters.

            Mr. Alvord was director of the Crown Drug Company, the General Dynamics Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., the State Loan and Finance Corporation and Jonnell Gas, Inc.

            He contributed articles on legal subjects and on Government finance and taxation to periodicals.

            Mr. Alvord was chairman of the committee on taxation and a trustee of the United States Council, of the International Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a vice chairman of the chamber’s commission on taxation, a trustee of the Tax Foundation, Inc., a member of the advisory council of the Tax Institute, Inc., tax counsel of the American Mining Congress and a member of the committee on taxation and depletion of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

            He was a member of the board of visitors of Columbia University Law School and a member of the Law School Fund. Mrs. Alvord was also chairman of the board of trustees of Northland College in Ashland, Wis.

            One of his principal philanthropies was the Alvord Foundation here. He was president of its board of trustees. He established it in December, 1937, to advance educational and church work.

            The foundation’s principal beneficiaries have been colleges, outstanding students and churches, including the First Congregational Church here, where, in 1957, Mr. Alvord established the Miriam L. Alvord Chapel in memory of his mother.

            Mr. Alvord is survived by his widow, the former Katharyn McLean Watson; two sons, Ellsworth Chapman Jr. and Robert Watson Alvord and two daughters, Mrs. William Richard Loweth and Mrs. Henry Remsen.

 

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Photos from Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay Kelly

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his daughter Betty Pierpont Alvord Loweth in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Miriam Moore Alvord; and son Robert Watson Alvord in District of Columbia Obituaries; and his son Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Jr. in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His ALVORD lineage: Ellsworth Chapman 1895 WI1, Elias Chapman 1860 PA2, Henry Wells 1821 MA3, Helaz 1791 MA4, Bezaleel 1762 MA5, Azariah 1738 MA6, John 1711 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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ELMA L. ALVORD

 

HERNANDO TODAY

Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL—5 January 2004

 

            Elma L. Alvord, 97, of Brooksville died Thursday, Jan. 1, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.

            Born in Liberty City, Fla., she came here 36 years ago from Ocala. She was a homemaker, the first resident of Cloverleaf and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brooksville.

            Survivors include: son, John W. White of Brooksville; sister, Edna L. Hord of Le High Acres, Fla.; grandchildren, Howard R. White and Nancy W. Schmidt; great grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann, Allison Ann and Charles Reid Schmidt Jr.

            Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elma L. Alvord (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Sept 1906, last residence Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL.

 

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ELMER ROSCOE “ROCKY” ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Friday, 25 March 1960

 

            Mr. Elmer R. Alford, 41, Taft [Orange Co.], died Monday [March 21].

            Born in Bullock county, Ga., he moved to Taft in 1923 from Georgia.

            Surviving are two sons, James E. and Ronald H.; a stepson, Ward Davis, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. James Milam, Orlando; his mother, Mrs. Betty Alford, Taft; his father, George Alford, Claxton, Ga.; seven sisters, Mrs. Ella M. Pigg, Taft; Mrs. Harold Parrish, Jacksonville; Miss Costie Alford and Mrs. Lucille Driver, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. Bennie Oliver, Ocoee; Mrs. Wesley Sampson, Riverdale, Calif., and Mrs. Thomas Gannon, Malaga, N.J.

            Carey Hand Funeral Home is in charge.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Osceola Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil Bingham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis.

            His lineage: Elmer Roscoe 1919 GA1, George Daniel 1884 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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ELNORA NORTHERN ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Wednesday, 4 June 2003

 

Elnora Alford

April 21, 1921–May 30, 2003

 

            The wife of the late Reverend L.J. Alford; mother of Mary Minor, Lillian Jones, Ann Hudson, Gloria Davis (Willie Fred), and Learie Leo Alford, and grandmother of Minister Cedric Mays (Cynthia), Angrinette Hardnett (Lawrence), Carla Minor, Lashaun Bain (Joseph), Sabrina Davis, Zandra Davis, Gia Jones, and Armistress Alford.

            …. Funeral service will take place Friday, June 6, 2003 11 AM at Roanoke Baptist Church. The Royal Palm Funeral Home, West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Learie James Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From FL Marriages: Eleanora Northern married Learie James Alford in 1937 in Walton Co.

            In 1930, De Funiak Springs, Walton Co., FL, Elnora Northern, age 11 born FL, is living with her parents, Moses J. and Carrie Northern, and 7 siblings.

 

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ELSIE ALFORD MATTSEN

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—5 April 2005

 

            Mattsen, Elsie A., 78, died Sunday, April 3, 2005.

            Born in Doctor’s Inlet, Fla., she had been a resident of Tampa for 60 years.

            She is survived by a daughter, Helen; three sisters, Lois McLeod, Barbara Modisette and Frances Smith; two brothers, Clyde and Carl Alford; and many loving nieces and nephews.

            She loved her family and friends more than anything else.

            Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie Mattsen (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 July 1926, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Carl Cecil Alford, Clyde W. Alford Sr., and Beatrice “Betty” Alford Gideon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Elsie 1926 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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ELSIE INEZ ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—18 November 1987

 

            Alford, Elsie Inez, 87, of 3435 Third Ave. N, Apt. 107, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 10, 1987). Born in Canada, she came here in 1938 from Ontario. Locally, she was a member of the New Apostolic Church.

            Survivors include four sisters, Vera Hughes, Bernice Moore, Ena Hicks and Edna Ross, all of Picton, Ontario, Canada. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie I. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 15 Jan 1900, last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

 

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ELSIE SARA ALFORD GLOVER

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 23 September 2008

 

            Elsie Glover of Quincy passed from this life Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, after a brief illness. She was 87.

            She was born Sept. 27, 1921, to Arthur and Myrtle Alford of Hosford. She graduated from Vernon High School. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a professional bookkeeper for more than 50 years for the AST Tobacco Co., and Imperial Nurseries in Quincy. She was a woman of faith who was widowed at age 32. Her life was devoted to serving God and raising her four children. She was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God Church of Quincy, where she served for many years as church treasurer.

            She is survived by four beloved children, Barbara Craven (and husband Jim) of Marianna, Sue Donaldson (and husband Harold) of Marianna, Joe Glover (and wife Bonnie) of Tallahassee and Richard Glover (and wife Jennifer) of Tallahassee; a brother, Clinton Alford (and wife Frances) of Tallahassee; and two sisters-in-law, Veva Weeks of Quincy and Marie Alford of Chattahoochee. Other survivors include 10 wonderful grandchildren, Bryan Craven, Candace Barnes, Tanya Wiggins, John Donaldson, Ryan Glover, Mary Donaldson, Cara Hill, Gray Sadler, Graham Glover and Jackson Glover, and nine great-grandchildren, Maddie Craven, Jack Craven, Blake Donaldson, Brady Donaldson, Sam Wiggins, Ben Wiggins, C.J. Barnes, Teri Jo Glover and Emily Glover. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of faithful and devoted friends.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, James Glover in 1955; her mother and father, Arthur and Myrtle Alford; sister Ethel Yates; brothers Glen Alford, Frank Alford and Jessie Alford; and her beloved grandson, Dustin Glover.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT today, Sept. 23, at the First Assembly of God Church of Quincy, 757 E. Jefferson St. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy….

            Charles McClellan Funeral Home … of Quincy is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hochi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elsie Sara Glover (SS# issued in FL), last residence Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents Arthur Joseph Alford and Myrtle Pearl Parramore Alford; and siblings Ethel Alford Yates, Frank James Alford, and Jesse Davis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Elsie Sara 1921 FL1, Arthur Joseph 1892 FL2, John Davis 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EMILY K. COUCH ALFORD

Mother of Sion Augustus “Gus” Alford, AAFA #0478

 

PENSACOLA NEWS

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 13 December1962

 

CHIPLEY [Washington Co.]—Mrs. Emily Couch Alford, 55, died early Wednesday morning [December12] in a local hospital.

            She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Services will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Thursday…. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

            She is survived by her widower, Sion Alford Jr. of Chipley, and one son, Sion A. Alford III of Montgomery, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. W.R. Osborne of Concord, N.H.; three brothers, M.C. Couch of Plant City, L.G. Couch Jr. of Tampa and Donald R. Couch of Orlando.

            Pallbearers will be Urline Meyers, John Laney, Earl Sellers, Murl Coggins, Gus Dunn, George Watts, Frank Kittrell and Ralph C. Williams.

            Blackburn Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley, Washington Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Sion Augustus Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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EMILY MARIE JENKINS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 29 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            Emily M. Alford, 64, Lamont [Jefferson Co.], died yesterday at Pine Lake Nursing Home, Greenville. The native of Lee County, Ala., was a former resident of Opelika, Ala., and moved to Lamont in 1974. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jefferson County.

            Survivors include her husband, Henry; a son, Ronnie Alford, Milton; a daughter, Wanda Faye Watts, Lamont; a brother, E.H. Jenkins, Valley, Ala.; a sister, Gloria Martin, Houston; and 10 grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Ebenezer Baptist Church with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Jefferson County. The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Beggs-Wilkins Funeral Home, Monticello.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FL Deaths: Emily Marie Jenkins Alford, born 20 Feb 1927, died 19 Oct 1991 in Madison Co.

 

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ERMA JEAN MONEYHAM ALFORD

 

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Friday, 29 May 2009

 

 

            Erma Jean Alford, 76, of Dellwood died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at her residence.

            Erma Jean was a native and lifelong resident of Dellwood. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Welcome Assembly of God Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Lump and Callie Moneyham; husband, Hayes L. Alford; grandson, Ethan Alford; granddaughter, Ellianna Jean Alford; and brother, Alton Royce Moneyham.

            Survivors include two daughters, Hilda and Carey Alday of Tallahassee, and Carol and Harvey Standland of Dellwood; two sons, Glen Alford of Dellwood, and Kyle and Rebecca Alford of Tallahassee; a brother, Clyde Moneyham and wife Alene of Grand Ridge; and twin brother, Bobby Gene Moneyham and wife LaDon of Chattahoochee; three sisters, Vergie Mae Stephens and Ollie Mae Neel of Grand Ridge, and Joyce Wilson of Tallassee, Ala.; brother-in-law, Luther Alford of Dellwood; sister-in-law, Geneva and husband, the Rev. Dewey Myers of Panama City; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Welcome Assembly of God Church near Dellwood, with the Rev. Kyle Alford, Dr. Thomas Batts, the Revs. Gary Howell and Clinton Howell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing….

Photo from Welcome Church Cemetery, Dellwood, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Greer Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma Jean Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Apr 1933, last residence Sneads, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her granddaughter Ellianna Jean Alford in this compilation.

 

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ERMA KILE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 7 September 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, Erma K., 93, of 125 56th Ave. S, died Saturday (Sept. 6, 1986) at Sunny Shores Villas.

            Born in Groveport, Ohio, she came here in 1960 from Washington, D.C. She was former secretary for a real estate company. Locally she was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and with her late husband Rev. Collye W. Alford started six churches in the area including St. Mark’s, St. James in St. Petersburg, and First United Methodist Churches, Pinellas Park.

            Survivors include her stepdaughter Colleen McConnell and a granddaughter Julie McConnell, both of Redington Beach, and several nieces and nephews including Ronald Kile, Annapolis, Md. Bobbitt Funeral Chapel.

 

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ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 7 September 1986

 

            Mrs. Erma K. Alford, 93, of 125 56th Avenue S., died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1986. Visitation Monday 2–4 and 6–8 PM at Bobbitt Funeral Chapel, 4400 66th Street N. Services Tuesday 10:30 AM St. Marks United Methodist Church…. Interment Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Collye Wellman Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Erma Kile Alford, born 10 Jan 1893, died 6 Sept 1986 in Pinellas Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Collye Wellman 1887 MS1, Needham Edwin 1845 MS2, Warren Jackson 1819 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ERNEST L. ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—31 December 1985

 

            Alford, Ernest L., 55, of Stuart, died Wednesday [December 26]. Memorial services 2 p.m. Wednesday at The First Church of Christ, Stuart. Wallace and White Funeral Home, Stuart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Feb 1930 and died _____ Dec 1985, last residence Stuart, Martin Co., FL.

 

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ERNEST O. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 19 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Ernest O. Alvord, age 87, of Fair Haven Center, Miami Springs, Florida passed away Saturday, August 14, 1999.

            Survived by brother Lawrence E. Alvord, of Middletown, Pa., a sister Violet Fritz of Harrisburg, Pa.

            Memorial services will be held at Fair Havens Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that E.O. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 19 Feb 1912, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Florence E. Gotchell Alvord; and brother Lawrence E. Alvord in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            Ernest A. Alvord and Violet R. Alvord were listed in the 1920 census of Dauphin Co. PA, the children of George W. & Florence Alvord. All were born in PA. In 1910 George and Mary Alvord, both 24 were boarding with Mary Hartman in Dauphin Co. In 1900 George W. Alford was listed in Dauphin Co. as son of Samuel W. and Mary Alvord.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Ernest O. 1912 PA1, George Washington 1886 PA2, Samuel W. 1851 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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ERNEST SHEPHARD “JIMMY” ALFORD, JR.

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Tuesday, 22 January 1980

 

            Mr. Ernest S. (Jimmy) Alford, Jr., 55, of Tampa, passed away Saturday night [January 19]. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Chapel of the F.T. Blount Company Funeral Home, 5101 Nebraska Avenue.... Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

            A native of Ft. Meade, Florida, Mr. Alford had lived in Tampa for the past 47 years, and was a member of the D.A.V.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Alford, Tampa; four sons, Ernest S. Alford III, George W. Alford, both of Gibsonton, Michael Alford, Brandon, Eugene Alford, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; one daughter, Sheila Rogers, Gibsonton; two stepsons, James Smith, Tampa, Wayne Smith, Hollywood, Cal.; one stepdaughter, Sandra Kearly, Moseley, Va.; one sister, Elizabeth Collier, Tampa; maternal grandmother, Mary L. Thompson, Tampa; two aunts; eleven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.”

 

Photo from Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lawler Family

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 Dec 1924, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Mary Evelyn Sisk Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists the marriage of Ernest Shephard Alford Jr. and Mary Evelyn Sisk/Mary Evelyn Smith (2 records) on 13 Apr 1974 in Hillsborough Co.

            FL Marriages also lists Ernest’s first marriage to Dorothy J. Corwin in 1946, Hillsborough Co.

            FL Divorces lists Ernest S. Alford and Dorothy Jean Alford, divorced in Hillsborough Co., _____ Nov 1964.

 

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ESSIE MAE WALKER ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Monday, 31 May 2004

 

MELBOURNE—Mrs. Essie Mae Alford of Melbourne, a Lakeland native, died Thursday (May 27, 2004). She was 92.

            She was born Feb. 5, 1912, and moved to Melbourne eight years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist of Melbourne.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alford. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Harwood, Melbourne; brother, Raymond Walker, Lakeland; sisters, Pearl Ivey and Virginia West, both of Lakeland; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeland Funeral Home….

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mecompton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 Feb 1912, last residence not listed.

 

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ESTELLA LEE JOHNS ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Friday, 11 April 1986

 

            Alford, Estella Lee, 63, of Miami. Services noon Saturday, New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Range Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 30 Jan 1923 and died _____ April 1986, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Estella Lee Alford, black, born 30 Jan 1923, died 3 Apr 1986.

            See the obituary of her husband, Nero Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ESTELLE ALFORD HILLHOUSE

 

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT

Live Oak, Suwanee Co., FL—Thursday, 10 July 2014

 

            Estelle Alford Hillhouse, age 88, of Live Oak, Fla. passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Shands of Live Oak following an extended illness.

            Estelle was born July 20, 1925 to the late Lonnie and Rena Alford.

            She had numerous brothers and sisters all of whom preceded her in death.

            She married and raised a family with the late Leroy “Roy” Hillhouse until his death in 1980. In addition to her husband, she lived through the death and burial of three children, an infant son, sons Wayne and Raymond Hillhouse as well as a grandson, Cecil “Buck” Hillhouse.

            She was a good and faithful wife and mother and was loved by everyone who knew her. In her later years when her movements were limited, she loved to sit and listen to gospel music and preaching. Ms. Estelle was a member of White Springs Congregational Holiness Church. She loved and enjoyed every minute she got to spend with her family and was loved beyond measure by each one of them in return.

            Survivors include two sons, Gary Hilllhouse of Lake City, Fla. and Cecil Hillhouse and his wife Jeanice of White Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Louise Norris and her husband Jimmy of Live Oak, Fla.; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home…. Interment followed at Swift Creek Cemetery near Jasper.

            …. Reid Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

 

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Photo from Swift Creek Cemetery, Facil, Hamilton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Hunnicutt

Photo posted in 2007

 

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

            See the obituary of her brother Lonnie Henry Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Estelle 1925 FL1, Lonnie Henry 1892 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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ESTHER M. ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—21 February 1989

 

            Alford, Ester, 44, of 1448 W. 33rd St., Riviera Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esther M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 July 1944 and died 4 Feb 1989, last residence West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Esther Alford, black, born 16 July 1944, died 20 Feb 1989 in Palm Beach Co.

 

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ESTHER MAE FUQUA HALFORD

 

Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home

Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—_____ March 2012

 

(February 8, 1914 - March 19, 2012)

 

            Mrs. Esther Mae Fuqua Halford age 98 of Mayo Street East Brewton, Alabama passed away Monday morning March 19, 2012 in a Pensacola, Florida Nursing Facility after a brief illness.

            She was a native of the Bethel Community Escambia County, Alabama and a long time resident of East Brewton, Alabama. Mrs. Halford was a member of the East Brewton Assembly of God Church and a Housewife/Homemaker.

            Survivors: (1) Son—Ed (Bonnie) Halford, Jr. of Cantonment, Florida (4) Daughters—Mary (Lamar) McKissack of Pensacola, Florida Jean Gibbs of East Brewton, Alabama Patricia (H.B.) Harrelson of Pensacola, Florida Edna (Jerry) Owens of Pensacola, Florida (1) Brother—Alton Fuqua of Pensacola, Florida (11) Grandchildren (16) Great Grandchildren (8) Great Great Grandchildren

            Preceded in death by: 1 Son—Jack Halford A Infant Son A Grandchild….

            Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday afternoon March 22, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home…. Interment will follow in Fort Crawford Cemetery East Brewton, Alabama with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton, Alabama directing….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esther M. Halford (SS# issued in AL) was born 8 Feb 1914, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her daughters Mary Agnes Halford McKissack and Patricia Ann Halford Harrelson in this compilation.

 

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ESTHER REGINA ALFORD MAY

 

[This obituary, from her Find A Grave memorial, is not verbatim and includes “personal knowledge” of the contributor, Kristy Thomas.]

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—22 September 2005

 

            Regina Alford May died at age 31 in Palatka, Florida.

            She was a Palatka native and had lived here for the past 3 years, coming from Warner Robins, Ga. She worked as a receptionist with Limeres Medical Clinic in Palatka.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jean (McDonald) Alford who passed away in 2001.

            She is survived by two sons, Jeremy and Ryan May, both of Kathleen, Ga.; father, Reggie A. Alford of Palatka; the father of her children, Ronald May of Kathleen (Son of Irma and Ivan May); sister, Rachel Alford of Palatka; grandmothers, Louise Alford and Della Whitaker, both of Palatka.

            She will be laid to rest in Etoniah Cemetery along with her mother and the Ancestors of her children.

 

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Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kristy Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esther R. May (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 June 1974 and died 18 Sept 2005, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Reggie A. Alford and Betty Jean McDonald Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Esther Regina 1974 FL1, Reggie A. 1953 SC2, Ebbie C. 1920 SC3, Joseph Preston 1877 SC4, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC5, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC6, John B. 1780 NC7, William 1760 NC8.

 

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ETHEL ALFORD YATES

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 8 December 1981

 

QUINCY—Ethel Yates, 64, of Quincy, died Sunday from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Grady County, Ga. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.

            She was a lifelong resident of Gadsden County, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Hawarah of Roswell, Ga.; her mother, Myrtle Alford of Quincy, a sister, Elsie Glover of Quincy; two brothers, Jessie Alford of Chattahoochee and Clinton Alford of Tallahassee; and two grandchildren.

            Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home of Quincy is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hochi

Photo posted in 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Yates (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 March 1917 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Dec 1981, last residence Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents Arthur Joseph Alford and Myrtle Pearl Parramore Alford; and siblings Elsie Sara Alford Glover, Frank James Alford, and Jesse Davis Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: Ethel Alford, age 18 daughter of A.J. Alford and Myrtle Alford, married Council Yates on 7 Apr 1934 in Gadsden Co., FL.

 

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ETHEL ANDERSON ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 14 March 1991

 

            Ethel Anderson Alford, 90, of Ocala died March 7 at Munroe Regional Medical Center.

            A native of Blitchton, she lived in this area since 1954, moving from Gainesville. She was a member of Church of the Kingdom of God in Gainesville and the Lilly White Pallbearer’s Lodge.

            She is survived by three sons, Eddie and Willie, both of Long Island, N.Y., and Rufus of Gainesville; four daughters, Annie Fleming and Mary H. Graham, both of Gainesville, and Rosa Lee Williams and Lula, both of Ocala; two brothers, Grover Anderson of Ohio and Fred Anderson of Atlantic City, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; 65 great- grandchildren; and 45 great-great-grandchildren.

            Duncan Brothers Funeral Home, Gainesville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 May 1893 and died _____ March 1991, last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Ethel Anderson Alford, black, was born 5 May 1900 [different than SSDI] and died 7 March 1991 in Marion Co.

 

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ETHEL DICKSON HALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 6 November 1988

 

            Ethel Dickson Halford, 81, died on Friday [November 4] at her home. Services were held on Monday at the Georgia Bell Dickinson Apartments with burial at Pittsfield Cemetery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

            A native of Pittsfield, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1975. She was a retired owner and operator of apartment properties, a member of the Society of Friends in Hartford, Connecticut, and had served as volunteer receptionist at the Georgia Bell Dickinson complex.

            Survivors include two daughters, Joan Gatlin of Tallahassee and Georgia Carter of Bristol Connecticut, a son, William Halford of Tallahassee, two brothers, John Dickson of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and Ronald Dickson of California, a granddaughter, Lisa Lozito of Bristol, and three grandsons, Arthur and Robert Gatlin and Aaron Halford, all of Tallahassee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Halford (SS# issued in CT) was born 11 May 1907, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

 

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ETHEL E. SAPP THOMAS ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—20 April 1993

 

            Alford, Ethel Sapp, 88, of Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Funeral Wednesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel S. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 Oct 1903 [different than gravestone and FL Deaths] and died _____ Apr 1993, last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Roy Lee Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and stepdaughter Ila Josphine Alford Kesler in this compilation.

            Ethel is the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Sapp. She is listed with them in Coffee Co., GA, in 1910 and 1920.

            In 1930 she is listed with her first husband, Joe. C. Thomas, in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL. No children are listed.

            In 1940, Joe and Ethel Thomas are still in Fort Pierce with no children, but Ethel’s mother, Elizabeth Sapp, is living with them.

            From FL Deaths: Ethel S. Alford, born 16 Oct 1904, died 18 Apr 1993 in Saint Lucie Co.

 

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ETHEL INEZ GOODWIN ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 10 September 2006

 

            Ethel Inez Alford, 82, a committed homemaker, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Monday at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, with interment at Hosford Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Adams Funeral Home in Bristol (850- 643-5410)...

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Telogia and worked in food services for several years. She was of the Holiness faith.

            She is survived by four sons, Kenny Alford and Denny Alford, both of Telogia, and Lamar Alford (and wife Sandra) and Donnie Alford, both of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel I. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 July 1924, last residence Telogia, Liberty Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Kennie Johnson Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Kennie J. Alford and Ethel Inez Goodwin, married 1944 in Calhoun Co.

 

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ETHEL LEE ALFORD JOHNSON

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 18 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Funeral Service for Mrs. Ethel Johnson, who passed away September 12, 1998, will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, in Royal Tabernacle Baptist Church....

            Mrs. Johnson is survived by: her children, John Johnson, Mildred Jackson (Steve), Minnie Jackson (Lonnie), Rev. Carl Johnson (Denise), Hiram Johnson, Pearl Thomas (Jacquat), Theresa Pierce (Sylvester) and Ennist Johnson (Valerie); 34 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Minnie Fields and Roberta Engram, Cuthbert, GA; 2 brothers, Clarence Alford (Jeraldine) and J.C. Alford, Cuthbert, GA; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends....

            Interment, Edgewood Cemetery. Arrangements by Phillips Mortuary, 4815 Avenue B 768-0666, Garcia M. Phillips, LFD.

 

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Photo from Edgewood Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Johnny

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FL Deaths: Ethel Johnson, born 12 Feb 1929, died 12 Sept 1998 in Duval Co.

 

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EUGENE ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—13 December 1985

 

            Alford, Eugene, 59, of Miami. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 June 1926, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

 

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EUGENE ALFORD

Brother of Roberta Sue Alford Folds, AAFA #0049

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—Wednesday, 15 March 2017

 

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            Eugene Alford, 84 of the Shady Grove Community, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Bay Medical Center.

            Eugene served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He attended Lively Vocational and obtained mechanic certification and obtained multiple certifications from Chipola Jr College. He began farming in 1954 and found his true passion, Eugene farmed in the Shady Grove Community until 2010 and also enjoyed serving as a Trustee for West Florida Electric Co-Op for the past 25 years. He loved his family, friends, farming and fishing and will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, sweet smile, tall tales, work ethic and his love for home. He was a life time member of the Shady Grove Methodist Church and served in many leadership positions. He was adored by his grandchildren and his pups, Lucy and Buddy. Eugene leaves behind a legacy of love and friendship.

            Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Mary Alford; two sisters, Roberta Folds and Lou Dellinger and brother-in-law Dave Dellinger.

            He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Elizabeth “Liz” Alford, who was the love of his life; one daughter, Cindy Shipman and husband, Tripp Shipman of Panama City Beach; two sons, Tim Alford and Gene Alford of the Shady Grove Community; grandchildren , Kara Bradley and husband, Chase of Hosford, Ginny Shipman of Orlando, Trudie Alford of Shady Grove, Timothy Alford and wife, Lindsey and Collin Alford of Shady Grove; two great-grandchildren, Brantley and Libby Kate Alford; brother-in-law, Milton Folds of Altanta, Ga; nieces, Susan Folds of Atlanta, Becky Folds and husband, Adnan of Chicago, Diane Dellinger and husband, Glenn, and nephew, David Dellinger and wife, Allison of Santa Barbara, California.

            Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church…. Interment followed in Shady Grove Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. Viewing was from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 7305 Birchwood Road, Grand Ridge, FL 32442….

            A special thank you to his personal physician, Joe Gay and his staff for over 20 years of the best medical care. Also, the family would like to thank the precious Nursing Staff of the 4th Floor at Bay Medical Center, Dr. Bill Dent, Dr. Angeli Niravel, Dr. Mario Pulido, and Dr. Samir Patel for providing amazing care and compassion during this short illness.

            Condolences may be made online@www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Claude Lamar Alford and Mary Beauchamp Singletary Alford; and sister Mattie Lou Alford Dellinger in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Roberta Sue Alford Folds in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Eugene 1933 FL1, Claude Lamar 1895 FL2, Walton “Buddy” 1862 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EULA LEE TOMPKINS HODGE ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 1 June 1989

 

PERRY—Eula Lee Alford, 83, of Perry, died on Tuesday [May 30—different than SSDI and gravestone]. Services were held at Beulah Baptist Church in Suwannee County with burial at Beulah Cemetery.

            A native of Luraville, she had lived in Perry since 961. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Home Baptist Church in Perry.

            Survivors include four sons, James Alford of Tallahassee, Bobby Alford of Panama City, Donald Alford of Jacksonville, and Gerald Alford of Havana, a daughter, Winefred Imler of Tallahassee, a brother, Ervin Tompkins of Luraville, 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eula T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 March 1905 and died 31 May 1989, last residence Perry, Taylor Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Lee Alford, includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Donald Z. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Eula Lee Alford, born 20 March 1906, died 31 May 1989 in Taylor Co.

            Eula’s first husband was Jess James Hodge (1888–1930).

 

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EULENE E. HALFORD CULLIFER

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—13 April 2010

 

            Eulene Cullifer, 82, of Westville [Holmes Co., FL], died April 6, 2010 in Flowers Hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Janie Hoof Halford, husband, Buron Felton Cullifer, two grandsons, Michael Morey and Jacob Armstrong and sister Rachel Jenice Locke.

            She is survived by two daughters, Pam (Charles) Armstrong of Westville, Evyone (Jerry) Morey of Sturgis, MI; one son, Felton (Jean) Cullifer, of White Pigeon, MI; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three sisters, Glenda (Bo) Cullifer, Pollie Wise and Geretha (Tommie) Hudson all of Westville; two brothers, Don Locke of Plant City and Hugh (Glenda) of Westville.

            Funeral services were held April 9, at Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Geneva…. Burial followed in Camp Ground Cemetery with Jimmy Bottoms of Bottom Garden Chapel directing.

 

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Photos from Campground Cemetery, Westville, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marlene Hintz

Photo posted 15 May 2010

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eulene E. Cullifer (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Feb 1928, last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

 

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EUNICE EARLINE ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—8 July 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Services for Mrs. Eunice Earline Alford, 71, of 3618 Elm St., in Ellenton, will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Edward Funeral Home.

            The Rev. Lowell Shaw of the First United Methodist Church of Ellenton and the Rev. Jesse Joiner of the First Baptist Church of Ellenton will officiate.

            Burial will be in Ellenton Cemetery, with Roy Wood, Sammie Wood, Howell Foy, Charles (Sonny) Edwards, Donald Grubbs and Roy E. Wood serving as pallbearers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 June 1899 and died _____ July 1970, last residence Ellenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Farrar Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Thomas Floyd Alford and Thelma Florence Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Eunice Earline Alford, born 15 June 1899, died 7 July 1970 in Manatee Co.

 

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EUNICE MACEL ALFORD WYNN CARUTHERS HAND

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 18 March 2009

 

QUINCY—Eunice Alford Hand, 78, passed away Thursday March 17, 2009, in Panama City. The graveside service will be Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 4 p.m. EDT at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

            She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Barbara W. Bennett of Ft. Braden and Martha and David Brandon of Hosford, Fla.; sisters, Frances Wise of Quincy; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Charles McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-7677) of Quincy in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hochi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice Macel Hand (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Feb 1931, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Coy Thomas Alford and James Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Howard R. Hand Sr. and Eunice A. Alford/Eunice A. Caruthers (2 records) married 1 Oct 1972 in Gulf Co.

            FL Marriages lists Eunice Alford and Davis Wynn, married 1950 in Gadsden Co.

            FL Divorces lists Davis Wynn and Eunice Wynn, divorced 1954 in Gadsden Co.

            FL Marriages lists Eunice Wynn and James Caruthers, married 1955 in Gadsden Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Eunice Macel 1931 FL1, James Thomas 1890 FL2, John Davis 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EVA FAYE STEWART ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Monday, 1 January 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

T.F. ALFORDS KILLED IN CRASH OF SWAMP-BUGGY

 

            A New Year’s weekend double tragedy that took the lives of a Bradenton couple in a swamp-buggy accident last Saturday [30 December 1961] at Sunniland, Florida will be marked tomorrow with double burial ceremonies in Ellenton Community Cemetery northeast of Bradenton on US 301.

            Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Floyd Alford, both 39 years old, will be lowered side by side into a double grave….

            Mrs. Alford, the former Eva Faye Stewart of Ocala, came to Bradenton from Knoxville, TN, about 10 years ago. Aside from her children, she is survived by three brothers, Page Stewart of Oneco, Stanford Stewart of Tallahassee, and Asa Stewart of Houston, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Shepherd and Miss Ida Stewart, both of Oneco.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the complete obituary of her husband Thomas Floyd Alford in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From FL Deaths: Eva Faye Alford, no birth date, died _____ Dec 1961.

 

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EVA HENRY ALFORD SHRIVALLE

Aunt of Sion Augustus “Gus” Alford, AAFA #0478

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 3 September 1969

 

CHIPLEY [Washington Co.]—Mrs. Eva Alford Shrivalle, 77, died Sunday in Valdosta, Ga. at a local nursing home.

            Mrs. Shrivalle was a native of South Carolina and a retired dietician of the Georgia State Womens’ College for 30 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chipley and of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church….

            Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery with Blackburn Funeral Home directing….

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Maurice Pearce of Palatka and Mrs. Herb Angermeier of Essex Falls N.J.; a brother, Sion A. Alford Jr. of Chipley; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva Shrivalle (SS# issued in GA) was born 8 Sept 1891 and died _____ Aug 1969, last residence Chipley, Washington Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Sion Augustus Alford Sr. and Mary Teletha Henry Alford; and brother Sion Augustus Alford Jr.in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Eva Henry 1891 SC1, Sion Augustus 1863 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EVA MAE BLACKMON ALFRED

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 25 January 1990

 

            Eva Mae Alfred, 70 of Pensacola died Tuesday January 23, 1990 in a local nursing home.

            Mrs. Alfred was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola. She was a member of the West Highland Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alfred was preceded in death by her husband George F. Alfred who passed away in 1967.

            Survivors include three daughters, Frances Mae Carmichael of Troy, Ohio, Volita Louise Divens of Piqua, Ohio and Ineta Virginia Crutchfield of Pensacola; three sons, Louis Owens Alfred and William E. Alfred both of Pensacola and George Stephen Alfred of Jeffersonville, Ind.; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be Noon Friday in the chapel of Faith Chapel with long time friend Rev. Carl Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Black Hammac Cemetery, Milton, FL with Faith Chapel in charge of arrangements….

            Active Pallbearers will be Jesse Stafford, Larry Foley, Steve Crutchfield, Jerry Eddins, Dennis Alfred and Curtis Merritt.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be The Dorcas Sunday School Class.

 

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Photo from Black Hammock Cemetery, Avalon Beach, Santa Rosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Doug Lindsey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva M. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 19 Sept 1919, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George Franklin Alfred; and children Ineta Virginia Alfred Crutchfield and Louis Owens Alfred in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Eva Mae Alfred was born 18 Sept 1919 in Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL, daughter of Sedney E. Blackmon and Edith M. Green. She died 23 Jan 1990.

 

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EVELYN LORRAINE PETERSON ALFORD

Mother of Dianna M. Alford, AAFA #0311

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 24 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Evelyn Peterson Alford, 60, of Tallahassee died Nov 20.

            The service will be at 3 P.M. Sunday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with burial at a later date.

            A native of West Palm Beach, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

            She is survived by two daughters, Diana Alford and Elizabeth L. Alford, both of Tallahassee; her mother, Virgie Creel Peterson of Okeechobee; two brothers, Richard Peterson of Orlando and Clifford Peterson; and a grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 May 1939, last residence not listed.

            From FL Marriages: Evelyn Lorraine Peterson and David Roy Alford were married _____ Apr 1958 in St. Lucie Co.

            From FL Divorces: David Roy and Evelyn Alford were divorced on 13 Sept 1978 in Okeechobee Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: David Roy 1937 FL1, Roy Lee 1900 FL2, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL3 (Bryant’s father’s name is not known), Maria Ellen 1848 FL4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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EVELYN LOUISE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

Photo from Wells Memorial Funeral Home

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—16 December 2010

 

            Alford, Evelyn Louise Johnson—age 83, age 83, of Plant City, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. She was born in Plant City and was a lifelong resident. Evelyn was a homemaker and attended Victory Worship Center.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Alford.

            Survivors include one son, Larry Alford of Plant City; two daughters, Patricia Perkins of Lake Wales, Paula Cobb of West Palm Beach; sisters, Betty Hinson and Geraldine Bibberer; 6 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation with family and friends will be 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Wells Memorial Funeral Home with a service to take place on Friday the 17th at 2 pm…. Interment will follow at Mt. Enon Cemetery….

 

Photo from Mount Enon Memorial Cemetery, Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, FRH

Photo taken 1 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Louise Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 March 1927, last residence Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Ronald Denver Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Reuben Denver Alford, son of Reuben Lafayette Alford and Dollie Carolyn Odom.

            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, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Reuben Denver 1926 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.

 

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EVELYN M. ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 15 July 2014

 

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            Evelyn M. Alford, 63, of Pensacola, FL, passed away July 12, 2014, at home with her loving family by her side. She was a Christian, and served in the ministries field with her husband of 47 years, Thomas Alford.

            She is survived by her two sons and daughter, grandkids and great grandkids, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be 10-11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 16, followed by the Service at 11:00, at Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church, 8080 South Airport Road, Milton.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Whelan Booton

 

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

 

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FAE ANNA ALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Monday, 28 April 1986

 

GIRARD—Fae Anna Alford, 88, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Girard, died Saturday [April 26] at her residence.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Moss Funeral Home in Clearwater, Fla. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Girard Cemetery.

            Berry Funeral Home, Girard, is in charge of local arrangements.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Betty A. Russell of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Estella Machin of Mexico, Mo.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

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ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 27 April 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

            Alford, Fae A., 88, of 1510 Lake Ave., Clearwater, died Saturday (April 26, 1986). Born in Illinois, she came here in 1970 from Davenport, Iowa. She was a member of Girard United Methodist Church, Girard Ill. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Springtime Commandry and Second Monday Club Ladies of the Shrine, both of Clearwater. She was a life member and past Matron of Chapter 178 OES, Pyramid Temple 10, Daughters of the Nile and order of White Shrine of Jerusalem Oriental Shrine 7, where she was past Worthy High Priestess, all of Davenport.

            Survivors include her daughter Betty A. Russell, Clearwater, a sister Estella Machin, Mexico, Mo.; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

            Moss-Feaster Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FL Deaths: Fae Anna Alford, born 7 Sept 1897, died 26 Apr 1986 in Pinella Co., FL.

 

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FANNIE MAE RUTLEDGE ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Monday, 18 December 2006

 

GAINESVILLE—Fannie Mae Rutledge Alford, Age 74, passed away on December 8, 2006 at The Manor of Gainesville. Mrs. Alford was born in High Springs, FL. She was a Homemaker and affiliated with Spring Hill Baptist church.

            She was preceded in death by her son Ronald L. Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter Corine Hill, Gainesville, FL; 2 sons, Tommie W. Alford (Amy), Iowa, Willie L. Alford, Gainesville, FL; sister, Gertrude Simmons (Charles), Gainesville; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

            Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 16, 2006 at Washington Funeral Home Chapel, 3809 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL at 11:00AM.... Processional will form at 10:00AM, Saturday December 16, 2006 at the home of Corine Hill, 740 NE 23rd Ave, Apt. C38, Gainesville, FL. Burial will follow in the Rutledge Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Washington Funeral Home, (352) 372-3328.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 Feb 1933, last residence Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL.

 

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FLETCHER ALFORD, JR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 20 January 2000

 

            Fletcher Alford, Jr, of 2641 Wilkins Court passed away January 13, 2000.

            Survivors are his sons, Bertram Alford and Calvin Blevins; brother Johnny Alford (Emma); sister, Inell Sullins (Michael), Forestville, MD; brother in law, James Freeny; mother in law, Sadie Cleveland, a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, at Zion Hope Baptist church.... Burial will be in Salem, AL. Arrangements entrusted to A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc. 5660 Moncrief Road.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his brother Johnny Lee Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his twin brother Willie Ben Alford Sr. in Alabama Obituaries.

            In 1940, this African American family is in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL: Fletcher, age 30; his wife Della 26; and children Fletcher Jr. 8, Willie B. 8, Johnny L. 6, Mattie M. 5, and Inez 2.

            His lineage: Fletcher 1932 AL1, Fletcher 1910 AL2.

 

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FLORA M. ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Saturday, 5 February 2005

 

LAKE CITY [Columbia Co.]—Flora Alford of Lake City died on Friday [February 4] at Hospice of North Central Florida after an extended illness. She was 75.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Oxford, NY and moved to Lake City from Indiana eight years ago. She was a retired piano teacher and a member of the Piano Teachers Association. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, IN.

            Survivors include her husband, Reginald L. Alford of Lake City; sons, William Robert Alford of Appleton, WI and Paul Noel Alford of Bloomington, IL; a daughter, Linda Susan Frazer of Tuxedo, NY; a brother, David H. Adams of Bethlehem, PA; a sister, Nancy Dill of Brewster, NY; and ten grandchildren.

            Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flora A. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 20 June 1929, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Maurice Lloyd Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Reginald L. ???? NY1, B. McClure 1903 NY2, Frank Gates 1865 NY3, Ruel 1839 NY4, Rufus 1812 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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FLORENCE ALFORD VON BEHREN

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Wednesday, 29 August 1990

 

            Florence Alford Von Behren, 74, 2024 Leisure Drive, Orlando, died Monday.

            Born in Lancaster County, Va., she moved to Orlando from Maryland in 1959. She was a member of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. She was a life member of the Baltimore Chapter No. 4 Order of Eastern Star and a member of AARP.

            Survivors: husband, Charles Herbert; daughters, Charlotte, Orlando, Nina Myers, Hampstead, Md.; sister, Shirley Lee Alford, Orlando; three grandchildren.

            Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Sunday, 2 September 1990

 

            Von Behren—On August 27, 1990, Florence Virginia (nee Alford), formerly of Baltimore.

            She is survived by her husband Charles Herbert von Behren of Orlando Fl, two daughters, Charlotte Virginia von Behren of Orlando and Carol Lynda Myers of Hampstead, MD, three grandchildren Thomas Matthew, Timothy Lee and Aimee Elizabeth Myers, a sister, Shirley Lee Alford of Orlando.

            Mrs. von Behren was interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Orlando on August 30, 1990.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Orange Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laura Dougher Goodman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence A. Vonbehren (SS# issued in MD) was born 2 Nov 1915, last residence Orlando, Orange Co. FL.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Henry Timothy Alford and Florence Etta Hutchings Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

 

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FLORENCE TURNLEY ALFORD WALLACE

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

A LONGTIME HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EDUCATOR WHO TAUGHT HER FIRST CLASS IN TENNESSEE ALMOST 90 YEARS AGO DIES AT 104.

 

TAMPA—Florence Alford Wallace, whose half-century career in education began with a fib about her age, died Tuesday. She was 104.

            At 16, two years younger than the minimum age for schoolteachers, Wallace conspired with a superintendent to begin teaching in a rural Tennessee school.

            Each week she’d take a two-hour horse-and-buggy ride to school, then rush back home on weekends to Lewisburg, Tenn., “to be a girl again,” she said in a 1993 interview.

            “My mother was very firm in her beliefs and she wanted me to teach for one year,” Wallace said.

            After the year was up, friends at home dared her to keep teaching. She did—for the next 50 years.

            After she was widowed in 1930, Wallace and her 5-year-old daughter Mary moved to south Tampa. Wallace began teaching at Helen Hill private school. She left for Roosevelt Elementary in 1937.

            By 1943, she had become principal at DeSoto Elementary School. Two years later she began a 14-year tenure as principal of Mitchell Elementary. She was principal of Anderson Elementary for seven years before retiring in 1963.

            Thirty years later, 200 people showed up for her 100th birthday.

            Wallace was a member of First Christian Church, Hillsborough County Elementary Principals Council, Federation of Women’s Clubs and other groups.

            Survivors include three granddaughters: Mary Ann Bloom of Greenville, S.C., Nancy Jo Clark Weatherford of Clearwater and Greenville, and Beverly Clark Buggle of Largo; and four great-grandchildren.

            Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 350 Hyde Park Ave. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel.

            Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church for the Florence Wallace Scholarship Fund.

 

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TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Florence Alford Wallace, 104, of Tampa died Tuesday [April 8]. A native of Lake Weir, she moved to Tampa in 1930 from Lewisburg, Tenn. She was a teacher, member of First Christian Church of Tampa, National Education Association, Florida Education Association, Hillsborough Education Association, Hillsborough County Elementary Principals Council and Federation of Women’s Clubs.

            She is survived by three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. She is not listed in FL Deaths.

            We included the obituary of her brother Joseph William Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

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TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Saturday, 23 January 1993

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Florence 1893 TN1, Joseph William 1859 TN2, William Madison 1818 AL3, John Bibb 1790 VA4, John 1760 VA5, William 1738 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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FLORENE IVEY ALFORD

 

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Sunday, 21 August 2005

 

            Florene Ivey Alford, 87, of Bonifay [Holmes Co.], Fla., passed away Aug. 14, 2005, at her residence.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Chauncey “Red” Alford; brother, Henry N. Ivey; and sister, Kathryn Reeder.

            Survivors include her son Larry Alford of Bonifay; brother, Glynn Ivey of Ebro; sister, Margaret Matthews of Marianna; and grandchildren, William C. Alford of Atlanta, Ga., and Nancy Lee Alford of Tallahassee.

            A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 16, at 10 a.m., at Bonifay City Cemetery.... Peel Funeral Home directed.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florene I. Alford (SS# issued in NFL) was born 428 March 1918, last residence Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL.

 

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FLORIDA HALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 16 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Florida Halford of 420 W. 17th St. passed away March 12, 1997.

            Survivors are her daughter, Mable Coleman; daughter-in-law, Naomi Halford; grandson, Rudy Halford; granddaughters, Yolanda Dingle (Devon), Tracey Roulhac (Terrance), Yolanda & JoAnn Coleman; sisters, Georgia Mae Johnson and Celia Love; nephew, Herman Johnson; other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday in the A.B. Coleman Memorial Chapel, 5660 Moncrief Road.... Interment in Edgewood Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florida Halford (SS# issued in FL) was born 29 Sept 1901, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

 

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FORREST P. “AL” ALFORD

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday Wednesday, 12 June 2013

 

            Forrest P. Alford (Al), 89 passed peacefully from this life on June 9, 2013.

            He was born in March, 1924 in Hartwell, GA. Mr. Alford proudly served his country as a Paratrooper in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Athens Business College where he was a member of CHI PSI Fraternity. His affiliations included the American Legion, VFW, and the Elks Club. Mr. Alford was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church for 50+ years. He retired from Bostitch-Stanley.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Emma Alford and one brother, Hugh I. Alford.

            Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen Luten Alford; a son, Craig Alford; a daughter, Cheryl Burnes (Dana); two grandchildren, Brittany and Brian Burnes.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00A.M. Friday, June 14, 2013 in the chapel of George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4140 University Boulevard, South…. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Green

 

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

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: Forrest P. 1924 GA1, Hugh Inman 1890 GA2, Angus Notley 1861 GA3, James Berry 1841 NC4, Lodwick 1802 SC5.

 

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FRANCES N. ALFORD FITZGERALD

 

Fero Funeral Home

Beverly Hills, FL—_____ April 2012

 

September 29, 1944 - April 19, 2012

 

            Frances N. Fitzgerald, 67 of Dunnellon, Florida died on Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was born in Barbourville, Kentucky on Friday, September 29, 1944 to Cecil T. and Mossie Mae (Fredericke) Alford. Fran was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, enjoyed golfing, camping, boating on the Ausable river in Michigan and spending time with her family. She moved to this area ten years ago from Oscoda, Michigan upon retiring as a caterer.

            Fran was preceded in death by her son, Harry Fitzgerald III; brothers, James Edward Alford, Robert Alford and Earl C. Alford and her sister, Leona Shaver.

            Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Harry E. Fitzgerald, Jr. of Dunnellon, Florida; son, Dale Alan Fitzgerald of South Dakota; daughters, Cheryl Louise Fitzgerald of Ft. Myers, Florida and Michelle Susan Gaskill; brother, Thomas Pete Alford of Amhurst, Ohio and sisters, Joyce Sullivan, Cathy Houser and June Marichen, all of South Carolina.

            Arrangements entrusted to Fero Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances N. Fitzgerald (SS# issued in KY), last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Robert Ray Alford and Earl C. Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            Her memorial at Fero Funeral Home includes numerous uncaptioned photos.

            Frances was the daughter of Cecil Alford (26 Sep 1914, Knox Co. KY–13 Sep 1974, Pasco Co. FL) and Mossie Frederick (26 Sep 1909 KY–18 Feb 1970).

            Cecil’s name is “Ceciel W. Alford” on his gravestone. From FL Deaths: Cecil Alford died 13 Sept 1974 in Pasco Co., FL, age 59.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            Her lineage: Frances N. 1944 KY1, Cecil W. 1914 KY2, William 1882 KY3, Tarlton 1863 KY4, Daniel Lunsford 1830 NC5, John 1806 NC6, Achilles 1772 NC or VA7, John ???? VA8.

 

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FRANCIS LILLIAN ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Monday, 2 May 1983

 

            Miss Frances Lillian Alford, 82, of Palmetto, Fla., formerly of Louisville, died Saturday [April 30] in Bradenton, Fla.

            She was a retired private secretary and a member of Westside Christian Church.

            Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Stroud of Largo, Fla., Miss Amelia Alford, Mrs. Josephine Crutcher and Mrs. Mary L. Daubard.

            The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Francis Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 2 June 1900 and died _____ Apr 1983, last residence Palmetto, Manatee Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Frank B. Alford Sr. and Lillian Levy Alford; and siblings Amelia Belle Alford, Frank B. Alford Jr., John Stephen Alford, Margaret Josephine Alford Crutcher, and Violet Levy Alford Korfhage in Kentucky Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Francis Lillian Alford, age 82, was born 2 June 1900 and died 30 Apr 1983 in Manatee Co., FL.

            From Kentucky Birth Records, 1847–1911 (Ancestry): Francis Lillian Alford was born 2 June 1900 in Jefferson Co., KY, daughter of Frank Benj and Lillian Levy.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John (1795 England) & Nancy Jones Alford.

            Her lineage: Francis Lillian 1900 KY1, Frank B. 1867 KY2, Stephen B. 1834 KY3, John 1795 England4.

 

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FRANK JAMES ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 June 1981

 

HOSFORD—Frank J. Alford, 57, of Hosford, died Monday [June 8] at his home after a short illness.

            He was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and was a disabled veteran of World War II. He was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his mother, Myrtie Alford of Hosford: two sisters, Ethel Yates and Elsie Glover, both of Quincy, two brothers, Jessie Alford of Chattahoochee and Clinton Alford of Tallahassee; and several nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Antioch Cemetery in Gadsden County. Adams Funeral Home of Blountstown is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Wetumpka, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Angela Boynton Cassidy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Dec 1923 and died _____ June 1981, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents Arthur Joseph Alford and Myrtle Pearl Parramore Alford; and siblings Elsie Sara Alford Glover, Ethel Alford Yates, and Jesse Davis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Frank James 1923 FL1, Arthur Joseph 1892 FL2, John Davis 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FRANK JOSEPH ALFORD, JR.

 

PENSACOLA NEWS

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 12 February 1970

 

            Frank J. Alford Jr., 20, 9 Bertram St., died Thursday morning at a local hospital.

            He was a lifelong resident of Pensacola and a member of Little Flower Catholic Church.

            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alford Sr., Pensacola; a brother, Timothy Alford, and a sister, Miss Katherine Alford, both of Pensacola; grandparents, Mrs. Leonard O’Donovan and Mrs. Etta Bell Alford, both of Pensacola.

            Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m. at the chapel of Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. T. Sadler saying Mass at the Little Flower Church at 9:30 a.m.

            Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery…. Honorary pallbearers will be his uncles. Active pallbearers will be Michael Fowler, Michael O’Donovan, Reubin O’Donovan, Leonard O’Donovan, Steve Turner and Kirk Fell.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Frank Joseph Alford Sr. and Mary Elizabeth O’Donovan Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Frank Joseph 1949 FL1, Frank Joseph 1924 GA2, Julius Elijah 1886 AL3, Charles N. 1862 AL4, Julius 1836 GA5, Axiom 1811 GA6, Needham 1785 NC7, unknown 1760 NC8, Benjamin 1740 NC9.

 

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FRANK JOSEPH ALFORD, SR.

Uncle of William Reginald Alford, AAFA #0211

 

Frank Joseph Alford

Photo from: Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Oak Lawn Funeral Home, Pensacola, FL

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 17 January 2007

 

FRANK JOSEPH ALFORD

1924–2007

 

            Mr. Frank J. Alford passed away on Monday morning, January 15, 2007, with his family by his side. Frank was born on January 31, 1924 in Columbus, GA, to the late Julius E. and Etta (Bell) Alford. He has resided in Escambia County for many years.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea. He was a member of the American Legion Post #240 for 31 years, and a former long time member of Little Flower Catholic Church. He worked for Public Works Service at Pensacola NAS for 33 years. He was an avid fisherman, and his favorite past time was playing checkers. Frank loved to work in his yard, and is well known for his pecan trees.

            Mr. Alford was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and he will be missed.

            Mr. Alford is preceded in death by his brothers, C.W. Alford, and John Alford, his son Frank J. Alford Jr. (Sonny).

            He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth (O’Donovan) Alford; his daughter, Catherine Ann (Robert) Hurrell; his son, Timothy Edward (Cindy) Alford; grandchildren, Heather (Bill) Varis, Jason (Tonya) Hurrell, and David (Ivanna) Hurrell; Great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Varis, Tina Varis and Mia Hurrell; He is also survived by his brother J.E. Alford, two sisters Mary Etta Hagersick and Leah Coursen; a special checkers player and neighbor, Bill Spaid, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

            Thank you to the staff of Baptist Manor Nursing Home (Sub-A-Cute Wing) and Dr. Bondurant for the love and care they showed towards Frank.

            …. Funeral service will be Friday, January 19, 2007 at 10:00 AM, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home…. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

 

Photo from Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frank J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth O’Donovan Alford; son Frank Joseph Alford Jr.; parents, Julius Elijah Alford and Mary Etta Bell Alford; and siblings John Sidney Alford, Leah Lucile Alford Coursen, and Mary Etta Alford Hagensick in this compilation.

            Many uncaptioned family photos, including possible photos of Frank’s parents, are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Frank Joseph 1924 GA1, Julius Elijah 1886 AL2, Charles N. 1862 AL3, Julius 1836 GA4, Axiom 1811 GA5, Needham 1785 NC6, unknown 1760 NC7, Benjamin 1740 NC8.

 

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FRANKIE ALFORD CAVINESS

 

[She died in MS, but we are also including her obituary here because she lived most of her life in FL.]

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Saturday, 18 December 1993

 

            Caviness, Frankie Alford, 86, of Fort Pierce [St. Lucie Co.].

            Haisley Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Funeral Tuesday.

 

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SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 22 December 1993

 

            Funeral services for Frankie Caviness, 86, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 1993, from the Haisley-Hobbs Chapel in Ft. Pierce, FL…. Interment was made in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Ft. Pierce, FL. Mrs. Caviness passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 1993, at her residence in Morton [Scott Co., MS] following an extended illness.

            She had lived most of her life in Ft. Pierce, FL and had been a resident of Morton for the past year. She was very active in W.M.U., taught Sunday School, and other church activities. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ft. Pierce, FL.

            Survivors include one son, Jack Caviness of Morton; one sister, Mrs. Ida M. Howard of Port Salerno, FL; four grandchildren, Carol Harrison of Brandon, Deborah Huffman, missionary to Albania, James Caviness of Lake Como, FL, and John Caviness of Orlando, FL; eleven great-grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; two foster greatgrandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Caviness, Sr.

            Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton was in charge of local arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Ken & Nancy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frankie A. Caviness (SS# issued in FL) was born 17 Nov 1907 and died _____ Dec 1993, last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Franklin Alford and Isadora Skipper Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Franklin Shelly Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From FL Marriages: Frankie Alford married Jack Caviness on 7 Sept 1926 in St. Lucie Co., FL.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Samuel Alford born Feb 1812 SC

            Her lineage: Frankie 1907 FL1, William Franklin 1863 NC2, unknown3, Samuel 1812 SC4.

 

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FRED ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—9 May 1999

 

            Fred Alford, 82, of Perry died of an extended illness Friday.

            The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel in Perry (850-584-4149), with burial at San Pedro Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            A native of Baker County, he had lived in Perry since 1971. He was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of the San Pedro Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Louise Alford of Perry; a stepson, Gary Clark of Perry; four daughters, Joyce Jeffers and Jackee Fowler, both of Jacksonville, Irene Digolyer of Middleburg and Annette Padgett of Perry; a stepdaughter, Floye Bennett of Tallahassee; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from San Pedro Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry, Taylor Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Melba McNeese Denmark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 May 1916, last residence Perry, Taylor Co., FL.

 

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FRED EMANUEL ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Friday, 30 July 2010

 

            Fred E. Alford, 33, passed away July 28, 2010 after an accident.

            He was born in Gainesville, Florida and lived his entire life in this area. He was an Electrician for Hinote Electric. He graduated from Cedar Key High School in 1996. He enjoyed fishing, blue grass music, children, family and friends and playing jokes on others. He was a wonderful Husband, father, son, brother. His greatest joy in life was to help others.

            He is survived by his wife, Missy Cooper Alford, two daughters, Nicole age 12, and Aubriann, age 7, His mother Adrian Alford of Chiefland, brother and sister in law, Patrick and Marcie Alford of Floral City, a sister and brother in law, Janet and Billy Hinote of Chiefland, mother in law, Nettie Bozeman, nephews and nieces, Ryan Hinote, Amanda and Lonnie Hinote, Madison Hinote, Sarah and Logan Alford, Sheaee and Naaman Cooper, Grandfather Marion Polk, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and greats.

            Preceded in death by Grandpa Peachman and Granny Nellie Alford, his father, Lonnie Emanuel Alford.

            Visitation will be Friday, July 30, 2010 from 6-Spm at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland and Burial will be graveside at Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, FL. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11am….

 

 

Photos from Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha Avery-Hood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Emanuel Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Aug 1976, last residence Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his grandparents, Fred Peachman Alford and Nellie Mae Rowland Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Fred Emanuel 1976 FL1, Lonnie Emanuel 1946 FL2, Fred Peachman 1926 FL3, Fred Manuel 1882 AL4, William P. 1854 AL5.

 

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FRED PEACHMAN ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Friday, 25 October 1996

 

CEDAR KEY—Fred Peachman Alford of Cedar Key died Wednesday [October 23] at his home. He was 70.

            Mr. Alford was a self-employed commercial fisherman. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

            He was a lifelong resident of Cedar Key and was a member of Church of Christ in Cedar Key

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Alford.

            Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nellie M. Alford of Cedar Key; two daughters, Edith Castell and Ann Richburg, and three sons, Johnny Alford, Bill Alford and Cecil Alford, all of Cedar Key; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha Avery-Hood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred P. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 22 Aug 1926, last residence Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nellie Mae Rowland Alford; son John Freddrick Alford; and his grandson Fred Emanuel Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Fred Peachman Alford was born 22 Aug 1926 in Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL, son of Fred M. Alford and Mary E. Rain.

            His lineage: Fred Peachman 1926 FL1, Fred Manuel 1882 AL2, William P. 1854 AL3.

 

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GARY ELDON ALVORD

 

OAKLAND PRESS

Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI—Friday, 31 May 2013

 

TAYLOR MAN, LONGEST-SERVING INMATE ON DEATH ROW IN THE COUNTRY, DIES IN PRISON

By Staff Writer David Komer

 

RAIFORD, Fla.—The nation’s longest-serving death row inmate—former Taylor resident Gary Eldon Alvord—died Sunday of a brain tumor.

            Convicted of strangling three women in Florida, Alvord, 66, died at the Union Correctional Institution.

            In 1973, Alvord was convicted in Tampa, and then spent the next 40 years on death row after lawyers argued he was too mentally ill to be executed.

            The average stay for death row inmates in Florida is 20 years; 75 other death row inmates were executed after Alvord’s conviction. Over the years, doctors repeatedly testified he suffered from schizophrenia and antisocial personality disorder.

            Born in Michigan, Alvord grew up in the 5900 block of Janet and, according to records, was regularly abused at an early age. That abuse led him to commit a string of break-ins at neighborhood houses, according to Taylor Councilman John Delo, who grew up next door. At 13, Alvord was sent away to live in state hospitals.

            Growing up, Delo said, Alvord would come over to his house to work on a family car owned by Delo’s father. Delo said he often heard yelling from the house next door, and once Delo’s parents saw a 3-year-old Alvord thrown to the concrete outside by his father.

            “None of what he did was directed at my family,” Delo said. “Maybe my father just invited him over so he wouldn’t do anything to our house.”

            One day Delo came home and found his mother crying. He said she told him Alvord’s mother had been visiting and told her: “‘I shouldn’t have let Gary have sex with me all those years.’”

            Records about the case say that Alvord’s mother suffered a breakdown when he was 11 and his father blamed him, causing him to suffer further abuse.

At some point, Alvord was removed from his home and sent to foster homes, where a cycle of abuse continued, according to court documents.

            Delo heard rumors Alvord once raped a girl at Nowlin Cemetery on Van Born Road and later “killed as many as 10 people.”

            At one point in his younger days, Alvord bragged to Delo about blinding a psychiatrist after assaulting him, breaking his glasses, cutting his eye and causing him to lose it.

            “He was laughing when he told me,” Delo said. “I was aware he was capable of evil things.”

            Psychiatrists said Alvord “lacks remorse” and described him as “dangerous” and “not in touch with reality,” according to court documents, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

In 1967, he was jailed in Michigan on a charge of raping a 10-year-old girl after being released from a hospital.

            One year earlier, he had met Brenda Brock of Michigan, whom he married and had a son with. The baby was born while Alvord was jailed for the rape.

            Before his trial, Alvord was hospitalized after swallowing five spoons, a razor blade, nuts and bolts, shower attachments and empty rolled-up toothpaste tubes. He said “voices from the spirit world” told him the objects he swallowed would cure “cuts, cancer and other illnesses.”

            Delo said that on one occasion when Alvord was being held in a Washtenaw County jail, he broke the water pipes in his cell, causing the jail to flood.

            After one of his escapes, he allegedly was involved in a shooting. He stood trial for the rape in 1970 and a jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity, and sent him back to a state hospital.

            In 1973, he escaped again and went to Tampa, where he lived as a transvestite, Delo said. After committing a murder, he fled back to Taylor, where he was caught and extradited. Continued...

At 26, Alvord was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of 36-year-old Ann Herrmann; her 18-year-old daughter, Lynn Herrmann; and 53-year-old Georgia Tully, the teen’s grandmother. They were strangled with a nylon cord on June 18, 1973, in a Tampa home. Lynn Herrmann had been raped.

            Court documents record that at the time of the murders Alvord “was under the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance and his capacity to conform his conduct to the requirements of law was impaired.”

            Over the years, Alvord made outlandish claims such as believing he “was tortured by communist agents out to destroy the Polish race” and that “communist transsexual agents tried to poison his food,” the Times reported.

            He made multiple appeals from prison and outlasted two death warrants signed in 1981 and 1984 by Florida Gov. Bob Graham.

At one point, he contacted Delo through the mail and asked him for money for court costs.

            An entry by Alvord from about 2002 is listed on a website for prisoners looking for pen pals, called the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

            His entry reads, “Gary E. Alvord - #041482, 55 yrs, 6’1, 200. Originally from Michigan, on Death Row in U.S.” Alvord continues, “Though limited by prison, I normally enjoy reading, art work, travel, new experiences and growth. I miss people, real life and the growth of sharing/empathizing with others.

            “I hope to meet some friends to share with into a meaningful friendship.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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GARY LYNN ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 28 September 1989

 

            Gary Lynn Alford, 26, of Pensacola, died Tuesday, September 26, 1989 [different than gravestone].

            Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Alford of Pensacola; a brother and sister-in-law, Mitchell Todd and Tammy Alford of Orange Park; a sister and brother-in-law, Andrea DeLana and Eugene Giberson of McKenzie, Tenn.; two great-grandmothers, Florence Alford of Montgomery and Fannie Gilliland of Deatsville, Ala.

            Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Leak-Memory Chapel Funeral Home…. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery with Leak-Memory Chapel Funeral Home of Montgomery, Ala., in charge of arrangements….

            Active pallbearers will be Greg Jones, Chris Thome, Wallace Culpepper, Jerry Culpepper, Larry Terry and Danny Culpepper. Honorary pallbearers will be Marrow Alford, Frank Reynolds, Kenneth Jones and Sandy Copelin.

 

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

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

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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GEORGE BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—_____ September 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

LAKELAND—Mr. George Benjamin Alford of Lakeland died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 34.

            Born in Dade City on June 10, 1962, he moved to Lakeland 30 years ago. He was a ben operator for Kraft Foods in Lakeland. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven.

            He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Alford, Lakeland, son, Aaron Alford, Lakeland; brother, Dewey Alford Jr., Dade City; sisters, Tiffany Alford, and Tara Alford, both of Dade City; father, Dewey Alford; stepmother, Sandy Alford, Dade City; mother, Jeannie Baggett; stepfather, John Baggett, Lakeland.

            Graveside visitation will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Oak Hill Burial Park Cemetery. Graveside services will follow at 10:30 on Monday at the cemetery.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George B. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

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

 

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GEORGE ERNEST ALFORD

 

[He died in AL, but we are including his obituary here because he lived in FL.]

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Sunday, 29 March 1942

 

BONIFAY MAN IS TAKEN BY DEATH

 

BONIFAY, March 28—G.E. (Earnest) Alford, 45, son of Mrs. W.C. Alford and the late W.C. Alford, of Bonifay, died Thursday morning at the veteran’s hospital in Montgomery, Ala., after a protracted illness. The body was brought to the family home in Bonifay Thursday and the funeral was held at the home Friday. The Rev. Clyde Douglas, pastor of the Bonifay Presbyterian church, conducted the service. Burial was in the Bonifay cemetery, with the Bonifay Funeral home in charge.

            The deceased is survived by his mother, two brothers and four sisters. The sisters are: Miss Flora, of Bonifay; Miss Attie of Ocala; Mrs. Frances West, of Milton; and Miss Ruth, of Wytheville, Va. The two surviving brothers are J.M. Alford, Fort Walton, and W.C. Jr., of Bonifay.

            He went into service in the World War I from Oglethorpe university. In the service he attained the rank of first sergeant.

 

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MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—27 March 1942

 

            George Ernest Alford, 45, of Bonifay, Fla., died at a local hospital Wednesday night at 9:30 o’clock after an extended illness. The body was sent from Memory Chapel Friday morning at 12:30 o’clock at Bonifay, Fla., for funeral and burial.

 

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Photo from Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Aymee Cranford-Weaver

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, William Chauncey Alford Sr. and Nancy Dekle Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Ernest 1896 FL1, William Chauncey 1867 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GEORGE FRANKLIN ALFRED

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Friday, 23 June 1967

 

Alfred, George F.

Dec 15, 1910 - Jun 22, 1967

 

            George Franklin Alfred, 56, died Thursday morning [June 22] at his home, 800 Colfax Street.

            Mr. Alfred was a lifelong resident of Pensacola and was an employee of Tucker Taxi Co.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eva Mae Alfred, Pensacola; three sons, Louis Owens Alfred, Steve Alfred and Eugene Alfred, all of Pensacola; three daughters Mrs. Ineta Virginia Crutchfield, of Pensacola, Mrs. Frances Mae Carmichael and Mrs. Volita Louise Divens, both of Piqua, Ohio; a half sister, Mrs. Willie Carroll; a half brother, Ed Wise, both of Pensacola; and seven grandchildren.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fisher-Pou Funeral Service.

 

Photo from Black Hammock Cemetery, Avalon Beach, Santa Rosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Doug Lindsey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 Dec 1910 and died _____ June 1967, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eva Mae Blackmon Alfred; children Ineta Virginia Alfred Crutchfield and Louis Owens Alfred; and parents, Lewis Joseph Alfred and Laura Virginia Bonifay Wise Alfred, in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: George Alfred married Eva Mae Blackmon on 7 July 1939 in Santa Rosa Co., FL.

            His ALFRED lineage: George Franklin 1910 FL1, Lewis Joseph 18876 LA2.

 

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GEORGE HAROLD “HAL” ALFORD, JR.

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—15 May 2003

 

            Alford, Jr., George “Hal”, 47, passed away May 14, 2003 at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, FL. Hal was born November 17, 1955 in Sanford and has lived his entire life there.

            He is survived by his mother Lola Sumners; grandmother Eva Benton, Sanford; sister Bonnie Kickery, Satsuma, FL; brother Steve Alford, Sanford; five children, Chere and Derek, of Sanford; George H. Alford III and Marjorie Alford, both of Chicago, IL; Ricky Stinstrom, of Maryland; four grandchildren; and many relatives and friends in Sanford.

            Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 16th at 11AM, at the Grace Fellowship Congregational Church, 24th and Park Avenue, Sanford.

 

Photo from Sylvan Lake Cemetery, Sanford, Seminole Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cheryl Turner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George H. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Sanford, Seminole Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his father, George Harold Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            George shares a gravestone with his brother Stephen’s wife, Victoria Lynn Eck Alford, whose obituary is in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: George Harold Alford Jr. married Cindy Lu Griffis on 3 Nov 1979 in Seminole Co.

            From FL Marriages: George Harold Alford Jr. married Margaret Frances Goecke on 29 Nov 1985 in Seminole Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            His lineage: George Harold 1955 FL1, George Harold 1918 CA2, Jesse Frank 1890 CA3, Julius Marion 1845 AR4, Robert Temple 1814 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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GEORGE HAROLD ALFORD, SR.

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Tuesday, 18 June 1991

 

            George Harold Alford Sr., 72, 407 S. Orange Ave., Sanford, died Sunday [June 16].

            Born in Red Bluff [Tehama Co.], Calif., he moved to Sanford from Little Rock, Ark., in 1941. He was a laundry delivery man for Seminole Dry Cleaners. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was an Army and Air Force veteran. He was a member of the American Legion.

            Survivors: sons, George H. Jr., Steven D., both of Sanford; daughter, Bonnie M. Kickery, Orlando; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford.

 

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Photo from Sylvan Lake Cemetery, Sanford, Seminole Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cheryl Turner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 19 June 1918, last residence Sanford, Seminole Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his son George Harold “Hal” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry): George H. Alford was born 19 June 1918 in Tehama Co., mother’s maiden name Jones.

            From FL Marriages: George Harold Alford married Leola Benton in 1942 in Seminole Co.

            From FL Divorces: George H. and Leola Alford were divorced on 21 May 1984 in Seminole Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            His lineage: George Harold 1918 CA1, Jesse Frank 1890 CA2, Julius Marion 1845 AR3, Robert Temple 1814 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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GEORGE MAXWELL ALFORD, SR.

 

Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—_____ January 2011

 

 

            George Maxwell Alford, Sr., age 57, of Interlachen, died Tuesday January 11, 2011 at Kindred-North Florida in Green Cove Springs after an extended illness. He was a native of Palatka and had lived in Interlachen for the past 7 years, coming from Starke. He grew up with his family in Orange Mills and was a life-long logger. He loved his family very much and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

            He is survived by his wife, Angela Alford of Interlachen; 5 sons, George Maxwell Alford, Jr. of Ocala, Eric Scott Alford, Aaron Alford, Chayton Dakotah Alford and Matthew Eric Jenkins, Jr., all of Interlachen; daughter, Tiffany Annette Jenkins of Live Oak; 4 brothers, Charlie Alford, Marvin Alford, Gene Alford, and J.C. Alford; 2 sisters, Marion Strickland and Martha Stevenson and 2 grandchildren, Kelsey Fayth Alford and Kaylyn Shery Alford.

            Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday January 14th at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka…. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery….

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, C. Trudel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Maxwell Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Feb 1953, last residence Interlachen, Putnam Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Henry Marvin Alford Sr. and Dora Craft Alford; and his siblings Clarence Bruce Alford, Henry Marvin Alford Jr. and Margie Alford Riley in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: George Maxwell 1953 FL1, Henry Marvin 1902 FL2, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL3 (Bryant’s father’s name is not known), Maria Ellen 1848 FL4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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GEORGE MONROE ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 November 1957

 

            George M. Alford, 66, of Route 5 Box 704, died Monday morning at a local hospital.

            Mr. Alford was native of Alabama and a resident of Pensacola for the past 40 years. He was a retired brick mason.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Murtis Alford; five daughters: Mrs. Helen Rajkovich and Mrs. Georgie Snow, both of Pensacola, Mrs. Mae Cushing of Bainbridge, Tenn., Mrs. Inez Pontenburg and Mrs. Evelyn Flowers, both of Jacksonville, Fla,: three sons: Robert F. Alford, Guy W. Alford and Jimmy R. Alford, all of Pensacola; three sisters: Mrs. Rosa Kirven, of Red Level, Alabama, Mrs. Arnette Tarragona of Charleston, S.C., and Mrs. Julie Lieth of Pensacola; five brothers: Maroni Guidy, Nephi Guidy, Helman Guidy and Thomas Guidy, all of Pensacola, and John Guidy of Milton, and 14 grandchildren.

            Funeral arrangements will be held at a time to he announced by Fisher-Fou Funeral Service.

 

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PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Friday, 15 November 1957

 

            Funeral services for George M. Alford, 66, of Route 5, Box 704, who died Monday morning in a local hospital, will he conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Fisher-Pou Chapel. Burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery. The Rev. J.W. Holloway of the Bethel Assembly of God Church will officiate.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Guidy, Patterson Kervin, Matterson Kervin, Robert Roach, Dennis Edmonson and Eugene Edmonson.

            Active pallbearers will include Cecil Guidy, Doyle Guidy, Hershell Guidy, Thomas Kennedy, Charles Edmonson and James Edmonson.

            A native of Alabama and a resident of Pensacola the last 40 years, Mr. Alford was a retired brick mason.

 

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Photo from Clear Springs Cemetery, Gateswood, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Hall Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Murdis Edmonson Alford; and children Anita Inez Alford Murphy Pontenberg, Georgia Catherine Alford Diggs Snow Perry Craft, Guy Willard Alford, and Helen Louise Alford Rajkovich in this compilation

            In 1900, Milton, Santa Rosa Co., FL (June 14):

 

Thomas G. Guidy   head            45     b. May 1855    Italy Italy Italy

                                                            Married 1 year

Nettie L. Guidy      wife             29     b. Apr 1870     AL AL AL

                                                            2 children, 2 living

George Alford        stepson          9     b. Jan 1891      FL FL AL

John M. Guidy       son          10/12     b. Jul 1899       FL Italy AL

Maroni Guidy         son            4/12     b. Jan 1900      FL Italy AL

 

            From Ancestry family trees: George’s father is unknown, but his mother was Arnetta Lily “Nettie” Edmonson. Her brother, Christopher Columbus Edmonson, was the father of Murdis Edmonson Alford, whose obituary is in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE NATHAN ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Tuesday, 9 November 1993

 

            Alford, George N., 49, of Tampa, died Saturday (Nov. 6, 1993) in Tampa.

            He was born in Tampa and was a longtime pharmacist for Pharmacy Management Services Inc., Sabal Park. He was a member of the Pharmaceutical Association and the National Rifle Association.

            Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly A.; grandmother, Sadie Stofer; a brother, Glenn; a sister, Shari An Klimas; and a devoted friend, Sharon Alford, all of Tampa.

            Jennings Funeral Home, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From FL Deaths: George Nathan Alford was born 15 Dec 1943 and died 6 Nov 1993 in Hillborough Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: George Nathan 1943 FL1, Nathan B. 1911 MS2, Nathan Bell 1886 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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GEORGE W. ALFORD III

 

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL

Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL—Friday, 26 June 2009

 

            George W. “Big George” Alford III, 61, Port Orange, the owner of Alford, Rogers, Cullimore Concepts Inc. consulting and ground water rehabilitation company, died Tuesday [June 23].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Dec 1947, last residence FL.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Friday, 12 May 1961

 

            Mr. George W. Alford, 68, Oviedo, died Wednesday [May 10] in a Winter Park hospital.

            A resident of Florida for 37 years, he moved to Oviedo from DeLand 12 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Oviedo, the Masonic Lodge and the Oviedo Chamber of Commerce.

            Surviving are wife, Neta Z., Oviedo; sons, Roy W., Oviedo, and James H., Jacksonville Beach; stepmother, Mrs. J.H. Alford, Sampson, Ala.; brothers, Dewey, Deron and James, all of Sampson, and six grandchildren.

            Gramkow Funeral Home, Sanford, is in charge.

 

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Photo from Travelers Rest Cemetery, Samson, Geneva Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DF1730

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Washington 1893 AL1, James Henry 1866 AL2, Richard Reddin 1843 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA NEWS

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Monday, 1 June 1964

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Pearl Raybourn Alford; and brother Albert Cleveland Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: George Washington Alford died _____ May 1964 in Walton Co., FL.    From FL Marriages: George Alford married Pearl Raborn on 21 May 1922 in Walton Co., FL.

            From FL Marriages: George Washington Alford married Annie Barks in 1952 in Walton Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Washington 1892 FL1, Francis Marion 1853 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GEORGIA CATHERINE ALFORD DIGGS SNOW PERRY CRAFT

 

PENSACOLA NEWS

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Monday, 31 March 1980

 

            Georgia Catherine Craft, 46, of 7610 Pontiac Drive, died Friday evening at a hospital.

            Mrs. Craft was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola and a member of the Baptist church.

            Survivors include her husband, Arnold Eugene Craft of Pensacola; her mother, Myrdis E. Alford of Pensacola; two sons, Ronald Glen Diggs of Pensacola and David Lee Diggs of Fort Myers; a brother, Robert F. Alford of Pensacola; four sisters, Mrs. E.B. Pfeiffer of San Jose, Calif., Anita Pontenberg, Mrs. George Rajkovich and Mrs. Fred Flowers Jr., all of Pensacola; and three grandchildren.

            …. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fisher-Pou chapel…. Burial will be at the Clear Springs Cemetery with Fisher-Pou Funeral Service directing.

            Pallbearers will be Ronald Glenn Diggs, David Lee Diggs, Larry Rajkovich, George Rajkovich, Fred Flowers and Johnny Campbell.

 

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Photo from Clear Springs Cemetery, Gateswood, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Hall Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia Craft (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 Jan 1934 and died _____ March 1980, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents George Monroe Alford and Murdis Edmonson Alford; and siblings Anita Inez Alford Murphy Pontenberg, Guy Willard Alford, and Helen Louise Alford Rajkovich in this compilation.

 

            From SSACI: Her name appears as follows:

 

1950                Georgia Catherine Diggs

1961                Georgia Cat Snow

1965                Georgia Cat Perry

1967                Georgia Catherine Craft

1987                Georgia Craft

 

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GEORGIANNA “ANNIE” FLOWERS ALFORD

 

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Posted to her Find A Grave memorial, from the 1986 Pendleton Christian Church Directory

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—26 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

OKEECHOBEE, Fla.—Former Pendleton resident Georgianna “Annie” Alford, 88, Buckhead Ridge, Okeechobee, died June 22, 1999, at her residence.

            Survivors include a son, Jon C. Alford; two daughters, Sherrie Shuck and Peggy Kingery; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton.... Burial will be in Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton....

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—26 June 1999

 

            Georgianna “Annie” Flowers Alford, 88, Buckhead Ridge, Fla., formerly of Pendleton, died June 22. She was a homemaker.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. Services: 11:30 a.m. June 28 in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton…. Burial: Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

            She was the widow of Murray J. Alford.

            Survivors: children Jon C. Alford, Sherrie Shuck, Peggy Kingery seven grandchildren nine great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda Shanafelt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgianna Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 3 May 1911, last residence Okeechobee, Okeechobee Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Murray John Alford; and daughter Annette Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            Her husband’s lineage: Murray John 1911 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GHLEE ANN HENDLEY ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TODAY

Melbourne, Brevard Co., FL—Friday, 16 March 2007

 

COCOA [Brevard Co.]—Ghlee Ann Alford, 69, a retired teacher and homemaker, passed away Tuesday morning, March 13, 2007, at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, FL.

            Ghlee Ann was born in Georgia, but lived most of her life in Florida and moved to Cocoa in 1966. She raised her family and substituted in Central Brevard County Schools before going back to college to finish her degree in Teaching from UCF. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Merritt Island, Clearlake Baptist, King Street Baptist and Faith Fellow ship. She was a Sunday School Teacher and Choir member. Ghlee Ann loved music, crafts and her family.

            She is survived by her husband, Bob Alford, of 50 years; sons, Gary Alford and David Alford; daughter, Laura Dooley and son-in-law, Jim; mother, Ghlee Abraham; brother, Loren Hendley; sister, Linda Fields; and three grandchildren, Stephen and Ashlie Dooley and Joshua Alford.

            Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 16th, at Wylie Baxley Funeral Home in Rockledge. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17th, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Brevard Memorial Park. Wylie Baxley Rockledge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ghlee A. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Aug 1937, last residence Cocoa, Brevard Co., FL.

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

            FL Marriages lists Ghlee Ann Hendley and Wiley Robert Alford, married _____ June 1956 in Leon Co.

 

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GLADYS BROWN ALVORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Tuesday, 2 April 1996

 

 

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WASHINGTON TIMES

Washington, DC—6 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Gladys Brown Alvord, 92, a jazz and blues pianist and a longtime D.C. resident, died of peritonitis March 31 at her home in West Palm Beach, Fla.

            Mrs. Alvord was born and raised in Brookeville, Md., where she continued to keep a summer home while she lived in the District. In 1955, Mrs. Alvord moved to West Palm Beach by boat. She began to play jazz and blues music at 55 around the Palm Beach area, and she also played as a volunteer for various organizations. Her husband, Elijah Smead Alvord Jr., died in 1984.

            Survivors include three daughters, Marian Sullivan of Garrett Park, Md., Clarissa Vowler of Gloucester, England, and Laura Livingston of West Palm Beach. Mrs. Alvord donated her body to the University of Miami.

            An outdoor memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today on Singer Island, Fla. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 6300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Elijah Smead Alvord III, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Clarissa Alvord Brandes Vowler in Maryland Obituaries.

 

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GLADYS CLEMENCE BELL ALFORD

Mother of Barney Millen Alford, AAFA #0150

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Friday, 13 February 1987

 

            Gladys B. Alford, of Lake Whales Fl. died Monday [February 9].

            Mrs. Alford was a former resident of Pensacola before moving to Lake Whales. She was a member of the McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of the late Barney M. Alford, Sr.

            Survivors include a son, Barney M. Alford, Jr. of Lake Whales; a brother. Dr. James A. Bell of Pensacola; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted in the McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church Sat. 10:30 a.m….

            Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery…. Visitation will be in the chapel of Waters & Hibbert Fri. 5-7.

 

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Photo from Saint John’s Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jan Isosaari

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 July 1897 and died _____ Feb 1987, last residence Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Barney Millen Alford Sr.; and son Barney Millen Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS ERMA ALFORD WHITEHURST NASH

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 31 March 1982

 

APALACHICOLA—Gladys Nash, 74, of Apalachicola, died Monday [March 29] in Gulf Coast Community Hospital in Panama City after a lengthy illness. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Brownsville Pentecostal Holiness Church in Apalachicola. Burial follows in Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola.

            She was a native of Ochesse and lived most of her life in Apalachicola. She was a homemaker and a member of Brownsville Pentecostal Holiness Church.

            Survivors include her husband, John W. Nash of Apalachicola; three sons, Luther and Jackie Whitehurst and John E. Nash, all of Apalachicola; one daughter, Sally Paul of Apalachicola; one brother, Hubert Alford of Apalachicola; one sister, Violet Bohannon of Apalachicola; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Middlebrooks Funeral Home of Apalachicola is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys Nash (SS# issued in FL) was born 1 June 1906 [sic] and died _____ March 1982, last residence Apalachicola, Franklin Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her father, Wiley Halcott Alford; and brothers Abner Noel Alford, Hubert Earl Alford, and Wiley Ernest Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Gladys Erma Nash was born 1 June 1907 and died 29 March 1982 in Bay Co., FL.

            Her first husband was Luther Marvin Whitehurst, 1895–1954.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gladys Erma 1907 FL1, Wiley Halcott 1878 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GLADYS FALKNER ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Tuesday, 3 July 1990

 

            Alford, Gladys Falkner, 86, of Tampa, died Saturday (June 30, 1990) at home.

            She was born in Tampa and was a member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Alford Gray, Tampa; and a granddaughter.

            B. Marion Reed Funeral Home, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Mar 1904, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her daughter Barbara Jean Alford Gray in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Gladys Falkner Alford was born 31 March 1904 in Tampa, FL, daughter of Duke C. Falkner and Almedia O. Tyner.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Gordon 1902 IL1, Edward Perry 1863 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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GLADYS MARIE ALFORD CHAPMAN

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—2 November 1999

 

            Gladys Marie Alford Chapman, of 1616 Dewitt, Panama City, Fla. died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999. She had been a resident of Bay County since 1936. Mrs. Chapman was a classroom teacher at Millville Elementary School and Cove Elementary School. She became Supervisor of Elections for Bay County and served in this capacity for 36 years until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Panama City and the Joyful Servants Sunday School Class.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph F. Chapman Jr.

            She is survived by one son, Joseph F. Chapman III and wife Jeannette; one daughter, Jean Gainer and husband Jerry, all of Panama City; sister, Leila Scott of Panama City; grandchildren: Mary Marie Clemo and husband, Scott, Joey Chapman and wife, Pamm, Kristian Chapman and wife, Stacie, David Chapman and wife, Kelli, Lynn Johnson, and Maggie Hamm, all of Panama City, 10 great-grandchildren, and special friends: Owen Lawrence, Mae Allen, Cyndi Lewis, and Nell Gasaway.

            Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church of Panama City.... Following the funeral, there will be a graveside tribute at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joseph F. Chapman Jr., Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 914, Panama City, FL 32402 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1200, Panama City, FL 32402 in memory of Gladys Chapman.

            Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joey Chapman, Kristian Chapman, David Chapman, and Scott Clemo. Honorary pallbearers are: Dr. S.A. Daffin III, Evelyn Humphreys, Reba Crowe, Prime 55 Advisory Board, Board of Directors of Peoples First Community Bank and members of the Joyful Servants Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. Wilson Funeral Home Panama City, Fla. 785-5272 214 Airport Road.

 

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NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—2 November 1999

 

PIONEERING EDUCATOR, ELECTIONS OFFICIAL GLADYS CHAPMAN DIES

 

Minding the store: Gladys Chapman oversees the handling of election returns in November 1996.

 

PRECEDENT SETTER

Chapman became the first woman to hold public office in Bay County upon her appointment in 1961 to the job of supervisor of elections.

 

By Kendall Middlemas

 

            At a 1990 roast in her honor, Gladys Chapman was prepared with retorts, just in case speakers crossed the line.

            “I had this little blue book of things I was going to say tonight about you roasters, because don’t you think I don’t know some things,” Chapman told the audience.

            She had reason to know some things. Chapman was the longest serving public official in the history of Bay County, and she was among the best known.

            She died Sunday following a series of illnesses. She was 86.

            “She put up a heck of a fight,” her son, Joe Chapman, said Sunday. “She kept fighting ‘til the very end and she’s better off.

            “We’re happy that she’s in peace.”

            Gladys Chapman was a fighter all her life. But she fought quietly, promoting her principles largely by inspiration and example.

            Throughout her career, Chapman was regarded as a trailblazer who established a place for women in local government.

            For 36 years, her place was the Bay County supervisor of elections office. When former Florida Gov. Ferris Bryant appointed her supervisor in 1961, she became the first woman to hold public office in Bay County. The next year, she became the first woman elected to public office. She was re-elected eight times and retired in January 1997.

            “She was a talented, capable woman,” Bryant said Sunday.

            Bryant and Chapman kept in touch through the years, and he attended her retirement celebration.

            “I had a fondness for her. She was such a lovely lady and so willing to cooperate,” he said. “I’m really proud of that appointment because she was the first woman to hold office in Bay County.”

            At the time he appointed her, it was almost unheard of for women to be in such positions of power.

            “It was not customary to appoint women to political offices,” Bryant said.

            Bryant said he broke custom because he knew firsthand that a woman was up to the task.

            “I had three daughters and my wife was a very capable lady, herself,” he said. “That’s the way I looked at things.”

            Former Gov. Reubin Askew said Chapman was a “pioneer.”

            “I knew her as the supervisor when I was in the Legislature,” he said. “I came to respect her immensely. She was one of the most respected supervisors in the state.

            “I am saddened by her passing. She was a marvelous person and I enjoyed my friendship with her.”

            Charles Whitehead, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, remembers Chapman’s appointment as supervisor.

            “I remember her as being a leader when people in government, especially county government, were all males,” he said. “She certainly opened the doors for an awful lot of women.”

            While she likely was best known for her long tenure in the elections office, Chapman’s work in the community long preceded her political career.

            In the 1940s, Chapman and four other teachers founded the Bay County Classroom Teachers Organization with the goal of involving teachers in the shaping of education policy.

            At the time, nearly all teachers were women, while administrators and the School Board members all were men.

            The organization was controversial from the start, inspiring fear among school administrators that it would function as a union.

            Chapman was asked to resign, first her position as president of the organization and later her teaching position.

            She refused on both counts, and the issue went to the Bay County School Board. She and other teachers who defended the teachers organization knew that they were placing their jobs in peril. But in the end, they convinced the School Board that the organization served a valuable purpose.

            For nearly 30 years, Chapman was active with the Bay County Council on Aging. She intermittently served on the council’s board of directors from its inception, and was a current board member.

            “She helped us out significantly,” said Beth Coulliette, the council’s executive director. “It’s going to be a real loss to our organization.”

            Coulliette said she often turned to Chapman for help with decisions affecting the council.

            “She was one of my mentors,” she said. “She would offer excellent advice to me.”

            Chapman’s role as mentor and counsel was something that many remembered Sunday.

            “There was never any doubt that her counsel was valued and it was coming from the heart,” Whitehead said.

            He said Chapman was one of the people who helped influence him to pursue a return to the state party chairmanship. He served in that position during most of the 1980s, and returned to the post this year.

            “She was probably as strong a Democrat as I’ve ever known in my life,” Whitehead said. “She certainly lived and supported her philosophy.”

            Chapman was born in Escambia County, Ala., and moved to Bay County in 1937.

            In order to attend high school, Chapman moved from her rural home to the nearest city, Brewton, Ala., and lived with friends there. She later went to Troy State Teachers College and received her Alabama teaching certificate in 1935.

            She taught first through eighth grades for two years in Castleberry, Ala., before moving to Bay County, where she taught third grade through junior high at Millville School and Cove Elementary School.

            “She had a rapport with kids that very few teachers have,” said Tommy Smith, who was schools superintendent at the time.

 

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            Chapman was on a leave of absence from teaching when Bryant appointed her elections supervisor.

            When she assumed the post, the office had two employees and two typewriters, and Bay County had 15,000 registered voters. During Chapman’s tenure, the number of employees grew to five and the voter roll to nearly 77,000.

            Chapman drew no challenge during her final re-election bid in 1992. She was 79 at the time.

            “I’m old enough to know how to do the job, and young enough to do it,” she said then, announcing that she would seek an eighth term.

            Just four years earlier, Chapman had taken on two Democratic Primary opponents and a Republican opponent during the general election.

            During the campaign, her age was made a subtle issue, but Chapman dismissed that criticism.

            “I do not want to go home and sit down and do nothing. I’ve been active all my life and I want to stay active,” she said, announcing her candidacy.

            In repeated interviews during her final days as supervisor, Chapman never failed to mention that she loved the job.

            “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” she said in 1996, as she worked her final election night. “My life has been full and complete because I’ve been able to serve the people I love.”

            Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 32 W. 6th St. The family will receive friends at Wilson Funeral Home, 214 Airport Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys A. Chapman (SS# issued in FL) was born 1 May 1913, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

 

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GLEN RAY “SAM” ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—24 July 2013

 

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1965 – 2013

 

            Glen R. “Sam” Alford, Jr., 47, of Pensacola, departed this earth for his Heavenly Home on July 21, 2013.

            Born in San Diego, CA, he was predeceased by parents, Glen and Shirley Alford.

            Sam is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Robin Douglas Alford; sisters, Jessica Shackelford and Terrie Stewart; brother, Donald Hedges; sister-in-law, Diane Reynolds; brother-in-law, Doug Reynolds; parents-in-law, Bob and Barbara Douglas; and nephews, Matthew and Joseph Shackelford.

            Sam had honorably served in the US Army. He was a current member of Brownsville Baptist Church. While Sam had many friends, he had a special friendship with Adam Rolfs. Sam was a devoted and loving husband, brother, son-in-law and uncle. He was always there to lend a helping hand and do anything he could for anyone, wanting nothing in return. He enjoyed golf, cooking and making people laugh and smile.

            The funeral service, officiated by Dr. John Pavlous, will be at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 3pm with visitation one hour prior….

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Shirley Virginia Wright Bowman Cox Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his paternal grandmother, Jessie Pirkle Lowe Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry): Glen R. Alford was born 3 Aug 1965 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Wright. His gender is listed incorrectly as female.

            From U.S. Public Records Index (Ancestry): Glen is listed several times in Gautier, Jackson Co., MS.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Some of the Descendants of John Alford ca1801 North Carolina.

            His lineage: Glen Ray 1965 CA1, Glen Ray 1931 LA2, Clarence 1897 LA3, Warren Lee 1868 MS4, Julius Caesar 1823 AL5, John 1801 NC6.

 

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GLORIA G. HALFORD

 

SUN SENTINEL

Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Wednesday, 5 May 2010

 

            Halford, Gloria G., 81, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away on May 1, 2010. Landmark Funeral Home, Hollywood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gloria G. Halford (SS# issued in GA) was born 26 June 1928, last residence Hollywood, Broward Co., FL.

 

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GLORIA DARLENE JONES ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—4 August 2012

 

LAKELAND—Gloria Jones Alford, 74, died of cancer 8/2/12. Service 12pm noon Sat. 8/4 at the family residence. David Russell Funeral Home, Lakeland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Thomas “Jake” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GLYNN D. ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Thursday, 12 November 2009

 

            Mr. Glynn D. Alford, 51, of Vernon, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at his home.

            He was born Jan. 20, 1958, in Pensacola, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Lynn A. Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Martha Williams Alford of Vernon, Fla.; companion, Geri Webb of Panama City, Fla.; three children, Martha Lynn Olszowy of Ocala, Fla., Allison Hatfield and Christopher Tillman, both of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Mark Alford and wife, Abigail, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lynn J. Alford and wife, Deborah, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; two grandchildren, Peyton and William Olszowy; and several nieces.

            Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Peel Funeral Home chapel in Bonifay, Fla…. Interment will follow with military honors at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery….

 

Photos from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinsons Crossroads, Washington Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William May/iMAYges

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glynn D. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

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

            FL Marriages lists Glynn D. Alford and Elizabeth Belle Ray/Elizabeth Belle Reif (2 records), married 28 Apr 1990 in Duval Co.

 

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GLYNN HERMAN ALFORD

AAFA #0510

 

WALTON SUN

Santa Rosa Beach, Walton Co., FL—Friday, 22 February 2008

 

            Mr. Glynn Alford, 82, of DeFuniak Springs [Walton Co.], Florida, passed away February 19, 2008. He was born January 14, 1926 in Andalusia to Homer and Tinie Clark Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the United States Navy. He worked as an electrical engineer at Monsanto.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents.

            He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth M. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; two sons, Ronald G. Alford and wife Janan of Broomfield, Col. and Kevin R. Alford and wife Julie of Maggi Valley, N.C.; one daughter, Cathy R. Davis and husband Pat of Boerne, Texas; one brother, Wendell Alford and wife Adileen of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            A private memorial service was held at the family residence.

            To view obituaries, offer condolences and sign a guest book online, visit www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

 

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NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 20 February 2008

 

            Glynn Alford, age 82, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Feb. 19, 2008.

            He was born on Jan. 14, 1926, in Andalusia to Homer and Tinie Clark Alford. Mr. Alford was a resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an electrical engineer at Monsanto.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth M. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; two sons, Ronald G. Alford and wife Janan of Broomfield, Colo., and Kevin R. Alford and wife Julie of Maggi Valley, N.C.; one daughter, Cathy R. Davis and husband Pat of Boerne, Texas; one brother, Wendell Alford and wife Adileen of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            A private memorial service will be held at the family residence.

            You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.

            Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glynn H. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            Howell was the son of Homer Sherman Alford and Tinie Estelle Clark.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Glynn Herman 1926 FL1, Homer Sherman 1903 FL2, John Turner Bulliford 1870 FL3, John Francis 1842 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GRACIE FLORENCE ALFORD PITTS

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 19 November 2008

 

            Pitts, Gracie Florence, 82, of Plant City, went home to be with the Lord November 18, 2008.

            Gracie was a lifelong resident of Florida and a member of Youman’s Praise & Worship Center in Plant City. She loved gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be sadly missed.

            Gracie was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bennie, and son, Ricky, and is survived by her son, Jerry (Kathy) Pitts, Larry (Marion) Pitts, David (Sandra) Pitts; sister, Clara Courson; eight grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home….

 

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Photo from Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery, Brandon, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gracie Florence Pitts (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 March 1926, last residence Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Cora Lee Bell Alford; and siblings Janette Camilla Alford McLain, Rufus Rollo Alford, and Willie Ray “Billy” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gracie Florence 1926 GA1, Horace Green/Grady 1893 GA2, Green Colquitt 1853 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GRAYSON MIKA ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—19 August 2012

 

OCALA—Grayson Mika Alford was born into the loving arms of his parents on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Shands UF in Gainesville, FL and passed gently into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

            Grayson is the son of Tecia Russell and George Alford Jr. of Ocala, FL and leaves behind maternal grandparents, Anja Natalli of Ocala, FL; Ted and Sunny Talcott of Sarasota, FL; maternal great-grandmother Mildred Talcott of Sarasota, FL; paternal grandmother Sharon Comer of Palatka, FL; siblings Kaylyn Alford and Kelsey Alford of Palatka, FL, along with many extended aunts, uncles and cousins.

            The family will be having a Celebration of Life for family and friends on Sunday, August 26, 2012 beginning at 2 p.m…. Please view and sign our online guestbook at:www.Robertsfuneralhomes.com

 

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GREEN COLQUITT ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 September 1933

 

 

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Photo from Roselawn, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughters-in-law Cora Lee Bell Alford and Minnie Lee Johnson Alford Watson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Green Colquitt 1853 GA1, William Benjamin 1825 GA2, William 1794 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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GUY WILLARD ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA NEWS

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Monday, 14 June 1971

 

MASTERS FUNERAL HOME

PALATKA, FLA.

GUY WILLARD ALFORD

 

            Guy Willard Alford, 46, P.O. Box 182 died in an accident Friday.

            Alford was born in Local [?], Ala., spent most of his life in Pensacola but has been residing in Palatka for three years.

            Survivors include his widow Mrs. Mae Alford; two daughters Mrs. Ed Futche of Palatka, Mrs. Gary Godwin, San Mateo, Fla.; one son Tony Licari, Palatka; his mother, Mrs. Murdis Alford, Pensacola; five sisters Mrs. Arnold Craft, Clewiston, Fla.; Mrs. Mae Pheiffer, Mrs. Fred Flowers, Mrs. Anita Pontenberg, and Mrs. Helen Rajkoftovich [sic: Rajkovich], all of Pensacola; one brother Robert S. Alford, Pensacola.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning in Palatka.

 

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Photo from San Mateo Cemetery, San Mateo, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Drew Hawkins – Linda Hawkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Guy Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 May 1922 and died _____ June 1971, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mae M. Hurst Alford; parents George Monroe Alford and Murdis Edmonson Alford; and siblings Anita Inez Alford Murphy Pontenberg, Georgia Catherine Alford Diggs Snow Perry Craft, and Helen Louise Alford Rajkovich in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Guy Willard Alford, age 49 born 12 May 1922, died 11 June 1971 in Palm Beach, FL.

 

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GWEN WHITHAM ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—1 January 1987

 

            Alford, Gwen W., of 4575 Cove Circle N, died Wednesday (Dec. 31, 1986). Born in Springfield, S.D., she came here in 1972 from McLean, Va. She was a retired secretary for the Defense Department in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Seminole United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Seatowers Clowns.

            Survivors include two daughters, Joanne A. Taylor, Campo, Calif. and Myra A. Elliston, the Netherlands; a brother Woodrow C. Whitham, Aberdeen, S.D.; a sister Winifred G. Hephner, Arlington, Va.; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FL Deaths: Gwen W. Alford, born 16 Dec 1908, died 31 Dec 1986 in Pinellas Co.

 

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HAROLD DAVIS ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Wednesday, 20 March 1991

 

HAROLD ALFORD, WORLDWIDE EDUCATOR

 

            Harold Alford, former chairman of the social science department at Lake-Sumter Community College, died Monday [March 18] after a long illness. He was 91.

            Born in Arkansas, he received his doctorate in sociology from Columbia University. He was a teacher and administrator with Arkansas public schools and later became dean of the State University of New York in Oswego.

            He served as a sociological consultant in Mexico and was chairman of the State University-Ford Foundation Projects in Bandung, Indonesia. He also was special lecturer at the University of Padjudianan in Indonesia, where he received an honorary doctorate.

            In 1965, he and his wife came to Leesburg, where he was a sociology instructor at the community college. The next year he became chairman of the department, a position he held until 1970 when he limited his role at the college to part-time teaching.

            His wife died in 1979, and Alford retired from the college in 1986.

            ‘‘He was a fascinating man and he had traveled a lot,’’ said Sharon Burgess, a college secretary who befriended Alford. ‘‘He didn’t have any children or family here, and my children sort of adopted him as their grandfather.’’

            Alford was awarded the Eleanor Calford Morris Teaching Fellow at Columbia University, was former president of the Columbia University Graduate Club, former president of the Oswego Rotary Club, and president of the New York State Dean’s Association.

            Alford was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and a veteran of World War I.

            ‘‘He was kind, gentle, witty, a superb conversationalist and story teller,’’ said Robert Wall, a science instructor at the college. ‘‘I don’t remember anyone ever saying anything negative about him. He was the ‘kind, old man’ of the faculty.’’

            He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Darnall, of Murfreesboro, Ark.

            Beyers Funeral Home of Leesburg is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Beyers chapel. Services are at 4 p.m. Thursday at Beyers chapel.

 

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Photo from De Ann Cemetery, Prescott, Nevada Co., AR—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Becky Dean

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold D. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 3 Jan 1900, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruth Brooks Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandfather William David Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            Harold was the son of Thomas Franklin Alford and Eletha J. Davis.

            From FL Deaths: Harold Davis Alford died 18 March 1991 in Lake Co., FL.

            Further information on this family is in An Arkansas Connection, the website of the late Morris Myers, AAFA #1065.

            For more information about this family, see also AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Robert Alford b. 1760 England.

            His lineage: Harold Davis 1900 AR1, Thomas Franklin 1874 AR 2, William David 1835 AL3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL3, David 1785 VA4, Robert 1760 England5.

 

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HAROLD L. ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Monday, 24 December 1985

 

            Alford, Capt. Harold L., 74, of Palm City, died Thursday [December 20]. No services. Wallace and White Funeral Home, Stuart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 31 Jan 1911 and died _____ Dec 1985 , last residence Palm City, Martin Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Harold L. Alford, born 31 Jan 1911, died 19 Dec 1985 in Martin Co.

 

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HARRY ROBERT HALFORD

 

BREEZE COURIER

Taylorville, Christian Co., IL—29 November 2005

 

Sept. 10, 1933 - Nov. 25, 2005

 

            Harry Robert Halford, 72, of Fanning Springs, FL, formerly of Christian County, died Friday, November 25, 2005, in the VA Hospital, Gainesville, FL.

            He was born September 10, 1933, in Buckhart Township, the son of Kenwood and Anna Aline Halford. He moved to Fanning Springs, FL, in 1992 from Orlando, where he had worked for the City of Orlando in the Parks and Forestry Department.

            Surviving are his wife, Barbara; daughter, Vicki Lynn Hirstove of Taylorville; son, Robert Rence Snyder of Taylorville; mother, of Taylorville; and sisters: Marcella Purlee of California, Rose Mary Lehman of Taylorville, Brenda Sue Crawley of Blue Mound and Martha Wayne of Pawnee.

            Cremation rites will be accorded. Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harry R. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Old Town, Dixie Co., FL.

 

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HARVEY C. ALFORD

 

[He died in FL, we are also publishing his obituary in New York Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

DAILY STAR

Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY—Saturday, 8 September 2008

 

SIDNEY [Delaware Co., NY]—Harvey C. Alford, of Sidney and North Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in North Lauderdale, Fla., after a long illness.

            A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sidney, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, to be followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville.

            Harvey is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; daughters, Michelle MacPherson (husband, Nelson) of Sidney, Marcia Clinton of Lyons, Colo.; sons, Mark Alford (wife, Jennifer) of North Lauderdale, Fla., Matthew Alford (wife, Wendy) of Pinebluff, N.C.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Alford of Binghamton; and many nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Alford of Afton.

            Harvey was a World War II veteran and retired from Bendix Corporation in Sidney after 30 years of service.

            He was an active member and past commander of the American Legion post in Sidney and Harpursville. He was a life member of the Sidney Elks Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sidney, or the American Legion, Sidney.

 

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Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville, Broome Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul R

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey C. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 March 1919, last residence Pompano Beach, Broward Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Egie E. Burrows Alford Rumsey, in this compilation. We included the obituaries ofhis wife, Virginia Starley Alford; father, Chester B. Alford; andn brothers Charles Roy Alford Sr. and Harold Gordon Alford in New York Obituaries.

            His lineage: Harvey C. 1919 NY1, Chester B. 1897 NY2, Albert Burr 1874 NY3, Frederick R. 1852 England4.

 

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HATTIE MAE ARD ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—2 September 1994

 

LOWELL—Hattie Ard Alford, 91, a homemaker, died Sept. 1, 1994, at the residence of her daughter, Velma Lott.

            A native of Bristol, Mrs. Alford moved to Marion County 70 years ago. She was a member of Orange Lake Baptist Church.

            Survivors include daughters, Velma Lott, Lowell, Mildred Johnson, Orange Lake, and Annie Burch, Micanopy; son, A.J. Alford, Gainesville; sister, Nora Whittington, Flemington; brothers, Perry Ard, Reddick, and Fred Ard, Winter Haven; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

            Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hattie M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Oct 1902 and, incorrectly, that she died 15 Sept 1994, last residence Reddick, Marion Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Abner Noel Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Abner James Alford and Wiley Noel Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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HATTIE VESTELLE MONTOUR ALFORD

Mother of Edna Carol Alford Rehkop, AAFA #1036

Grandmother of Kathryn Diane Rehkop Carey Remspecher, AAFA #1035

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—Saturday, 8 October 1960

 

            Vestelle M. Alford, 59, a resident of Fort Myers, died at Tampa yesterday [October 7].

            Surviving are her husband S. John Alford, Fort Myers; four daughters, Mrs. Carol Rehkop, Fort Walton; Mrs. Sylvia Blanchard, Ponquoson, Va.; Mrs. Johnny Beth Alford, Fort Myers, Ann Audelle Alford, Fort Myers, and a sister, Mrs. Lillie Ray, Jackson, Miss.

            Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran Church….

            Interment will be at a later date. Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home is in charge….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her daughter, Edna Carol Alford Rehkop, in Nevada Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Seaborn John 1907 MS1, Samuel Neaman 1870 MS2, Seaborn John 18073, Jacob 17614, Julius 17175, James 16876, John 1645 VA7.

 

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HAZEL ALFORD TYUS

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—15 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Hazel A. Tyus, 72, of Dellwood died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 in Tallahassee. She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She worked as a bookkeeper for over 20 years at North West Florida Livestock Market in Marianna. She was a member of Welcome Assembly of God Church in Dellwood where she taught Sunday school for over fifty years.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, C.A. and Verlie Alford.

            She is survived by her husband Thomas J. Tyus of Dellwood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Leland Daniels of Dellwood, Tammie and Jamie Sykes of Tallahassee; three brothers: Luther Alford, Hayes Alford and Bobby Alford all of Dellwood; two sisters, Elouise Daniels of Grand Ridge and Geneva Myers of Panama City; four grandchildren: Thomas Tyus Daniels and Phillip Everett Daniels both of Dellwood, Morgan David Sykes and Lyndsey Hazel Sykes both of Tallahassee; extended family, Jennifer Jones of Tallahassee.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. (C.D.T.) at Welcome Assembly of God Church in Dellwood.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & James Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna directing....

 

Photo from Welcome Church Cemetery, Dellwood, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mariah Hudson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Tyus (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 Aug 1927, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her mother, Verlie E. Powell Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HAZEL L. IRWIN ALFORD

 

[She died in FL, but we are publishing her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.]

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Monday, 11 October 2004

 

NICHOLS—Hazel L. Alford, 88, widow of James E. “J.E.” Alford and formerly of Nichols, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 in Bradenton, Fla.

            Mrs. Alford was born February 10, 1916 in Franklin, Ind., a daughter of the late Wilsie and Pearl Green Irwin. Mrs. Alford worked at Tropicana for 15 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Alford are, two daughters, Judith K. Bland of Phoenix, and Carol J. Martin of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; eight grandchildren; a great great grandchild, and three sisters-in-law, Elsie A. Drew Williams of Mullins, Kathryn A. McCormick and her husband Malcolm, of Nichols, and Ann A. Fowler and her husband Fred, of Mullins.

            Visitation will be held from 1 til 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins. Burial will follow in Cedardale Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 10 February 1916. Her last residence is listed as Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her husband, James Edward “J.E.” Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Edward 1929 SC1, Edward Manuel 1906 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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HAZEL LEE HARLSON ANDREWS ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 14 August 2014

 

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            Hazel (Andrews) Alford of Milton, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at home with her husband and several family members at her side, Mrs. Alford was 88 years old.

            She was a homemaker who loved caring for her family. She enjoyed many interests, including collecting dolls, vintage cars, gardening, sewing and most memorable “sunbathing on the beach.”

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Carnie and Lee Harlson; her first husband and father of her nine children, Alvin Andrews; one son, Jerry Andrews; and one sister, Bonnie Mitchell.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ronnie Alford; her children, Alieen Sclease, Harriet Melvin, Linda (Harold) Spivey, Raye Lucas, Sharon (Mike) Bishop, Johnny Andrews, Ann (Mickey) Salter, Carmen Brewer; her siblings, Stanley Harlson, Jean (Melvin) Hinnant, Sue (Louie) Ward, Dean (Rusty) Galloway; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford had been in the care of her husband Ronnie Alford and her daughter Carmen Brewer for the last several years. The Alford family would like to thank her physician Dr. Dennis Mayeaux, Council on Aging, TLC caregivers, and Regency Hospice for their dedication to providing excellent care and support to the family in a professional and loving manner.

            Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m…. Burial in the Old Holt “Bone Creek” Cemetery.

            Active Pallbearers will be Michael Kapotsy, Mitchell Gollogher, Donnie Watkins, John (J.J.) Johnson, J.D. Brewer, Cecil Brewer.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Rex McLean, Wayne Gunter and Eddie Melton….

 

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

            From Ancestry family trees: Hazel Lee Harlson was born 27 July 1926 in Holt, Okaloosa Co., FL, daughter of Carnie David Harlson and Leona Glass. Her first husband was Alvin Amos Andrews (1927–1967).

 

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HAZEL MAXINE ALFORD MIR

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 8 August 1993

 

CORAL GABLES [Dade Co.], FLA.—Mrs. Hazel Maxine Alford Mir, 72, of 245 Candie Ave. died August 2, 1993.

            Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, Thomasville, N.C.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bracky

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel M. Mir (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Jul 1921 and died _____ Aug 1993, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, John Milton Alford and Cora Belle Miller Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Hazel Maxine 1921 NC1, John Milton 1896 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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HECTOR ALFORD, JR.

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 13 December 1996

 

            Hector Alford Jr., 65, of Quincy died Monday [December 9] in Tallahassee.

            The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Church of God in Christ in Quincy, with burial at Bradwell Cemetery in Quincy.

            A native of Gadsden County, he was a member of Thomas Baptist Church in Quincy.

            He is survived by his wife, Moriah Alford of Quincy; a son, Alphonso Alford of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Cassie Alford of Quincy; two stepsons, Emanuel Robinson and John Harris Sr., both of Quincy; a stepdaughter, Jewel Harris of Quincy; seven sisters, Cassie Attica, Carrie Smith and Ubzinine Jones, all of Tallahassee, Lillie Ruffins and Gladys Dilworth, both of Quincy, Wilma Colston of Midway and Geneva Taylor of Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Lawrence Alford of Tampa and Elijah Alford of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            (Betsey Funeral Home in Quincy, 627-9541.)

 

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Photo from Bradwell Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Angela Boynton Cassidy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hector Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Nov 1931, last residence Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Elijah Alford Sr. and Lawrence Alford in this compilation.

 

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HELEN C. DUPREE ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—7 May 2000

 

            Helen DuPree Alford, 89, of Jupiter, Florida, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her residence.

            Born April 28, 1911, in Macon, Georgia, she had been a resident of Palm Beach County since 1936. She attended the University of Miami and was a member of Chapter AL, P.E.O.

            Survivors include one son, Ricker Alford, Jr. and his wife Mary Lou of Jupiter; one daughter Nina A. Bruner and her husband, Gerald, of Merritt Island; six grandchildren, Lore W. Bruner and his wife, Mareen, of Jupiter, Helen Renee Alford, Jupiter, Gerald Scott Bruner, Orlando, Ricker Alford III, Maui, Hawaii, Sandra Ricker Bruner, Orlando, and Joseph Mark Alford of Jupiter; one great-granddaughter, Camry Clare of Jupiter.

            Her husband, Ricker Alford, Sr. in 1963, predeceased her.

            Visitation and services were held on Monday, May 8, at the Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen D. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents-in-law, Lore Alford and Nina Louise Ricker Alford; and daughter-in-law Mary Lou Vest Alford in this compilation.

            From Florida Marriage Collection, 1927-2001 (Ancestry): Helen C. Dupree and Ricker Alford were married in 1932 in Dade Co.

            From Iowa Births and Christenings Index, 1857–1947 (Ancestry): Ricker St. John Alford was born 1 May 1909 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, father Lore Alford and mother Nina Ricker.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ricker St. John 1909 IA1, Lore 1881 IA2, Lore 1838 ME3, Nathaniel 1807 ME4, Deacon Lore 1766 CT5, Nathaniel 1738 CT6, Nathaniel 1688 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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HELEN LOUISE ALFORD RAJKOVICH

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 5 December 2000

 

            Helen Louise Rajkovich, 75 of Cantonment, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2000 at her residence.

            She was preceded in death by a son George “Butch” Victor Rajkovich; daughter, Constance Preston; and grandson, Howard O. Grimes, IV.

            She is survived by her husband, George Rajkovich; son, Larry Rajkovich; daughter, Pamela Campbell; two sisters, Evelyn Flowers and Inez Pontenburg; grandchildren, Tracy Belmy; Toni Pelkey; Ricky Teevan; Angela Lohr; Michael Rajkovich; Christopher Campbell; Charlene Campbell and four great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 1 pm from Faith Chapel Funeral Home North in Cantonment….

            Burial will be in the Clear Springs Methodist Church Cemetery. Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Hwy 29, Cantonment, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

            Active pallbearers will be Larry Rajkovich; Michael Rajkovich; Johnny Campbell; Christopher Campbell; Richard Preston; and Ricky Teevan.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Howard O. Grimes, III; Emmett Cushing and Cleve Cushing….

 

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Photo from Clear Springs Cemetery, Gateswood, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Hall Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen L. Rajkovich (SS# issued in \AL) was born 14 Apr 1925 last residence Cantonment, Escambia.

            See the obituaries of her parents George Monroe Alford and Murdis Edmonson Alford; and siblings Anita Inez Alford Murphy Pontenberg, Georgia Catherine Alford Diggs Snow Perry Craft, and Guy Willard Alford in this compilation.

 

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HENRY CLAYTON ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Sunday, 8 October 2000

 

            Henry Clayton Alford, 93, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in a local nursing home.

            Born on March 8, 1907, in Walton County, Fla., he was the son of the late Charlie Union Alford and Cindy [sic: Sidney] Catherine Holman. Mr. Alford was a retired Florida Department of Transportation employee. He was Protestant by faith and was a member of Geneva, Ala., Jesus Christ Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, led by Pastor Jack Summerlin. Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Walton County.

            Mr. Alford is survived by three sons, Amon L. Alford and his wife, Shirley, of DeFuniak Springs, Angus W. Alford of DeFuniak Springs and Grady W. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; two daughters, Mary O. Spears of Darlington, Fla. and Essie Lee Summerlin of Geneva; brother, Grady W. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in the Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs, Fla.... Burial will follow in the Darlington Methodist Church Cemetery....

 

Photo from Darlington United Methodist Church Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of H.C., Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list his death date as 15 Oct 2000, last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Sidney Catherine Holman Alford; and siblings Burler Louvester Alford Mitchem Collinsworth, Damascus Walon Alford, and Roy Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Henry Clayton 1907 FL1, Charles Union 1877 FL2, John Francis 1842 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HENRY MARVIN ALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from Craig Funeral Home

 

ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—Thursday, 20 November 2014

 

            Henry Marvin Alford, Jr., 86, of St. Augustine, passed away Nov. 15, 2014, at Clyde Lassen State VA Home, surrounded by his family.

            He was born on the family farm in Orange Mills to Henry and Dora Alford and was a graduate of Palatka High School. He farmed with his father and for a time had his own trucking business. He also managed the farm of State Senator Bill Pierce for several years and then served in the 373rd Armored Infantry Battalion in the U.S. Army. After his Army service, he was employed by Hudson Pulp and Paper and Georgia Pacific for 27 years as a forester, tract manager, harvesting manager and shift supervisor at the Palatka chip mill. After retiring from GP, he was in the logging business with one of his sons for several years. A lover of the great outdoors, he later retired to spend time in the North Carolina Mountains and working in his garden.

            Marvin was a self-reliant man and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He demonstrated these skills by completely building a vacation home in the North Carolina mountains with only the help of his family. He was active with the Boy Scouts and was a skilled fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed passing down his knowledge of agriculture, the outdoors, and the way things were done in a simpler time.

            He also was a member of the Lutheran Church and served on the church council.

            Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, June Cowart Alford; children, Trevelyn (Joseph) Davidson of Fruit Cove, Thomas Alford of Augusta and Wayde Alford of St. Augustine; sisters, Marion Strickland and Martha Stevenson; brothers, Charlie, J.C. and Gene Alford; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            There will be a memorial service with military honors to be scheduled at a future date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans in his memory.

            Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Myra E. Freeman

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Henry Marvin Alford Sr. and Dora Craft Alford; and siblings Clarence Bruce Alford, George Maxwell Alford Sr. and Margie Alford Riley in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Henry Marvin 1928 FL1, Henry Marvin 1902 FL2, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL3 (Bryant’s father’s name is not known), Maria Ellen 1848 FL4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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HENRY MARVIN ALFORD, SR.

 

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Henry and Dora Alford

Photo from their granddaughter, Carol Trudel

 

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DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—_____ January 1970

 

            Henry Marvin Alford, 67, died Thursday January 8, 1970 at home following a brief illness.

            Born in McCrae, Clay County, FL, he had lived in Orange Mills for 62 years, coming from Stuart, FL. He and his wife, Dora Craft Alford, owned and operated the family farm in Orange Mills for many years.

            He is survived by three daughters, seven sons, two sisters, two brothers, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            The funeral was held at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill East Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, George E. Cunningham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 29 Apr 1902 and died _____ Jan 1970, last residence East Palatka, Putnam Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dora Craft Alford; children Clarence Bruce Alford, Henry Marvin Alford Jr., Margie Alford Riley, and George Maxwell Alford Sr.; and brother Roy Lee Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries; and his sister Lillie Mae Alford McCraney in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Henry Marvin 1902 FL1, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL2 (Bryant’s father’s name is not known), Maria Ellen 1848 FL3, Hansford R. 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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HENRY O. ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—11 March 2005

 

MONTICELLO—Henry O. Alford, 80, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Ebenezer Cemetery in Jefferson County. Beggs Funeral Home (850-997-5612) is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry O. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Feb 1925, last residence Lamont, Jefferson Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Henry O. 1925 AL1, Henry Lafayette 1889 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.

 

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HERBERT GAZELL ALFRED

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—31 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Herbert G. Alfred, 95, passed away May 27, 1998 in Delray Beach, Florida. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Harrisburg, Pa. in 1929. He joined the Sutliff Chevrolet Organization as General Sales Manager and remained with the company until 1970, when he retired to Delray Beach.

            He was pre-deceased by his wife, Helen, and son-in-law, Arthur K. Freimuth. He is survived by two daughters: Barbara Sprut (Dr. William), of Newark, Delaware and Virginia Freimuth of Highland Beach, Florida; eight Grandchildren, fifteen Great-Grandchildren and a brother, Joseph Alfred of California.

            Arrangements were made by Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert G. Alfred (SS# issued in PA) was born 17 Apr 1903, last residence Delray Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: Herbert Gazell Alford, born 17 Apr 1903, died 27 May 1998 in Palm Beach Co.

 

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HILDA L. CLEMMONS ALFORD

 

CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL

Bristol, Liberty Co., FL—Monday, 16 August 2010

 

BLOUNTSTOWN [Calhoun Co.]—Hilda L. Alford, 72, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at her home.

            She was a lifelong resident of Blountstown and was a 1956 graduate of Blountstown High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Blountstown Church of the Nazarene.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Ruby Pelham Clemmons.

            Survivors include her husband, R.L. Alford; son, Jonathan Alford; daughter, Juanice Johnson and her husband, Jeff ; two grandchildren, Bailey and Casey Johnson, all of Blountstown; a brother, D.L. Clemmons of Williamsburg, VA and two sisters, Linda Coxwell of Crawfordville and Juanita Temple of Callahan….

            Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.18 at Blountstown Church of the Nazarene…. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown.

            Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hilda L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 June 1938, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            From:

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 13 September 1989

 

 

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HIRAM ALFORD

 

PENSACOLA GAZETTE

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Saturday, 12 August 1848

 

            Died—At the residence of Col. H.G. Ramsey, in Walton County, (Florida) on the 29th July, Hiram Alford, aged 47 years, a native of the state of Vermont.

 

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HOLLIS HAROLD “HAL” ALFORD

AAFA #0226

 

Hal Alford

Photo from AAFA files

 

MCCOMB ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 9 March 1995

 

LONGWOOD, FLA.—H. Harold Alford, 66, of Orlando, died of cancer March 7 1995. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday at Forest City Chapel in Altamonte, Fla., until services there at 11 a.m. Friday.

            Mr. Alford was born in Pike County and moved to Central Florida in 1976. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church. He was a regional estate planning specialist for Southern Farm Bureau for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and the Central Florida Chapter of American Society of CLY and ChFC.

            He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Air Force Reserves after the war.

            He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jo Alford of Longwood; one son and daughter-in-law, Victor [AAFA #0225] and Lora Alford of Altamonte; one daughter and son-in-law, Cissy and Scott Vanlue of Longwood; one sister, Mrs. Leon C. Jones [Dorothy Jean Alford Jones, AAFA #0286] of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H. Harold Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 Jan 1929, last residence Longwood, Seminole Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his sister Dorothy Jean Alford Jones, AAFA #0286, in Virginia Obituaries.

            Hal was the son of Hollis Victor Alford and Ethel McMillan. He married Barbara Jo Lewis on 25 February 1960 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., GA. They had two children: Victor Harold Alford (AAFA #0225), Hollis Anne Alford. Hal is buried at Highland Memory Gardens in Forest City, Seminole Co., FL.

            Written by Gil Alford, AAFA #0019:

 

            His parents’ family in Pike County, like most in that period, were poor and made their living farming. Hal worked hard on the farm to help the family survive and for a diversion he collected arrowheads from the fields. At age 16, and after finishing the 11th grade, Hal hitchhiked to Mississippi State University, with a cardboard suitcase and $100. At college he was a chemistry minor and a dairy sciences major. He worked his way through college by doing all kinds of side work but mainly by working in the cafeteria.

            Hal was underage for service in World War II. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a captain in the U. S. Air Force and served in the Air Force Reserves after the war. He served in Alaska doing intelligence work.

            When he returned from service he went to work as manager of an ice cream packing plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After that, in the early 1960’s, he went to work for Allstate Insurance Company in Georgia. From there he moved to Farm Bureau Insurance and to McComb, Mississippi near his birthplace, and then to Raymond, Mississippi near Jackson. In 1966 he became the Louisiana state sales manager and moved to Baton Rouge. After a few years it was back to Jackson, Mississippi to be state sales manager for that state. While in Louisiana Hal won many awards including a key to the city of Baton Rouge.

            Hal moved to Florida in 1976. He was a regional estate planning specialist for Southern Farm Bureau for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and the Central Florida Chapter of American Society of CLY and ChFC. He had some real estate holdings and was quite involved in maintaining occupancy in all of them.

            He was always involved in his Church and its choir even though he was extremely busy. He tried to attend as many functions as possible and to involve his children in the band and other activities. He was an avid reader—especially his Bible, which family members say has annotations and highlighting on just about every page. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church.

            Hal had few outside interests—occasional fishing or hunting—and did not become interested in his family history until after he was introduced to AAFA by his son, Victor, at the 1989 meeting in Houston, TX. Hal and Victor have attended most AAFA meetings. Hal, his wife, Barbara Jo Lewis Alford, son Vic , and sister Dorothy Alford Jones of Richmond, VA—and many in her family—have been very active in AAFA.

            Dorothy’s daughter, Jean, was the first AAFA North Carolina State representative and coordinated the 1990 Raleigh meeting.

            Hal was elected President of AAFA in Jackson, MS in 1991 but later had to resign because of other pressing commitments. He served on the board of directors from 1991 until his death. Son, Victor made a presentation on old photographs at the 1992 meeting in Destin, FL.

            When asked in 1991 if he would consent to be a candidate for AAFA president he wrote: “As I told you, I need to retire before I take on more jobs. However, for you I’ll consent to run (maybe I’ll lose this one and make another). Anyhow - I’ll help in whatever way I can.” After the election in July 1992, AAFA received a letter in which he wrote: “Due to my travel schedule and other demands on my time I’m simply unable to devote the time that a president of the Association should be contributing. As usual, Jo is right again, she told me when I accepted, that it was loading my wagon beyond my capacity. Thanks a million to all of you. See you all in Destin.” That was the last time most of us ever saw Hal. In September 1993 Jo wrote to explain Hal’s work schedule and other commitments and their reasons for not making the meeting in St. Francisville. She went on to say “...and I certainly look forward to seeing you again in the future, God willing. Perhaps Hal and I can concentrate a little better after he retires in the next year or so and we’re not traveling so much otherwise.” The last note we received from Hal in August 1994 said, “Sorry to be so long to be in touch, believe it or not, this time I have a reasonable excuse. In 1983 I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. The CLL sorta hung around without any problem til March of this year. With my immune system weak, I had gall bladder surgery, 2-weeks later lung partially removed. I’ve since been recuperating slowly but progressively. As of now I don’t know that I’ll be in Richmond come October. I’m still scheduled for some chemotherapy and I don’t know when it will start. I’m told it will last for approximately 6 months. I sincerely hope all goes well with the coming family gathering.”

            I talked to him briefly while he was in hospital after receiving that last letter. He sounded good and gave good reports but letters received from sister Dotty told otherwise.

            I remember Hal as the person in the AAFA who made me laugh more than anyone else. He had many of us “rolling in the aisles” at the meeting in Houston. From a serious point of view—he did more than any other member to try to promote long term financial stability in the Association.

 

            His lineage: Hollis Harold 1929 MS1, Hollis Victor 18912 MS, Julius Ceasar 1855 LA3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HOMER DEWEESE ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—Friday, 13 May 2011

 

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            Mr. Homer Deweese Alford, age 82, of Bonifay, passed away May 7, 2011 peacefully at his home. He was born March 19, 1929 in Groveland, GA to the late David Nedium [Needham] and Annie Mae Edge Alford.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford is preceded in death by, three brothers, Carson Alford, Frank Alford, Harold Alford; three sisters, Pearl Wiggins, Juanita Freeman, Doris Ann Alford.

            He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nellie Louise Tipton Alford of Bonifay; one son, Homer David Alford and wife, Scarlett of Warner Robins, GA; three daughters, Betty Helms of Byron, GA, Connie Holland and husband, Fred of Byron, GA, Judy Sullivan and husband, Bruce of Warner Robins, GA; two brothers, Alphus Alford and wife, Winnie of Naknek, AK, Oscar Alford and wife, Irene of Warner Robins, GA; five sisters, Julia Thompson of Bloomingdale, GA, Margie Moore of Perry, GA, Lois Harper of Powersville, GA, Jessie DeLoach and husband, Billy of Claxton, GA, Lora Hinely and husband, Doug of Pooler, GA; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held, May 10, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church…. Interment followed with Military Honors in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, directing….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Homer Deweese Alford (SS# issued through the Railroad Borad), last residence Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his sister Juanita Odessa Alford Freeman in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis.

            His lineage: Homer Deweese 1929 GA1, David Needham 1895 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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HOWARD CLEGG ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 16 September 1970

 

            Mr. Howard Clegg Alford, 44, of 3012 Price Avenue, Tampa passed away Monday [September 14]. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o’clock from the Davis Islands Community Church, 211 Como Street….

            Pallbearers will be Ray Pyne, Rich Pyne, Steve Bellamy, Dave Breakfield, Jim Haskins and Charlie Cousins.

            Interment will be in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery…. F.T. Blount Co. Funeral Home 5101 Nebraska Avenue in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Regina Alford, Tampa; 2 sons, Thomas Leonard Alford and James Francis Alford, Tampa.

 

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Photo from Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery, Brandon, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 30 June 1926 and died _____ Sept 1970, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Regina Marie Olko Alford, in this compilation.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936–2014 (Ancestry): Regina Marie Olko, age 28, born in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of Francis Andrew Olko and Anna Catherine Dec, married Howard Clegg Alford, divorced, age 25, born in Columbus, GA, son of Leonard Douglas Alford and Arlene Louise Clegg, on 5 Oct 1950 in Arlington, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Howard Clegg 1926 GA1, Leonard Douglas 1905 GA2, James Warren 1869 GA3, Leonidas F. 1844 GA4, Spire Warren 1816 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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HUBERT ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Wednesday, 29 April 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

PLANT CITY—Mr. Hubert Alford of Plant City died Sunday (April 26, 1992) at Community Convalescent Center. He was 71.

            Born in Bradenton on Nov. 30, 1920, he was a lifelong resident of Plant City. He was a truck driver. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Methodist.

            He is survived by his son, Bruce Alford, Lake Hills, Texas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hubert Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 Nov 1920, last residence not listed.

            From FL Deaths: Hubert Alford, died 26 Apr 1992 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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HUBERT EARL ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 17 May 1982

 

APALACHICOLA [Franklin Co.]—Hubert Alford, 65, of Apalachicola, died Saturday [May 15] at Bay Medical Center in Panama City after a lengthy illness. Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Magnolia Baptist Church in Apalachicola. Burial follows in Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola….

            A native of Ocheesie, he was a retired cattleman and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Apalachicola.

            Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Alford of Apalachicola; one sister, Violet Bohanon of Brandon; and several nieces and nephews.

            Middlebrooks Funeral Home of Apalachicola is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hubert Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 13 Feb 1917 and died _____ June 1982, last residence Apalachicola, Franklin Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his father, Wiley Halcott Alford; and siblings Abner Noel Alford, Gladys Erma Alford Whitehurst Nash, and Wiley Ernest Alford in this compilation.

            From:

 

DAILY TIMES

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Saturday, 30 December 1933

 

 

            On Hubert Earl Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), it says, “Wear glasses very poor sight.”

            From FL Marriages: Hubert Alford married Myrtle Lindsey in Franklin Co., _____ March 1958.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hubert Earl 1917 FL1, Wiley Halcott 1878 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1741 NC/VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HUBERT EDWARD ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Tuesday, 11 September 1984

 

            Hubert E. Alford, 51, of Haines City died Sunday [September 9].

            He was born in Samson [Geneva Co.], Ala., and moved to this area in 1950. He was a citrus worker and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

            He is survived by two daughters, Starla Paul of Samson, Ala., and Diane Glover of Mexico; two sons, Eddie of Tallahassee and Michael of Loughman; one sister, Hazel Dawson, of Haines City; six brothers, Cecil of Davenport, John D. of Jonesboro, Ark., James of Winter Haven, W.A. “Red” of Lake Hamilton, Archie of Longview, Texas, and Dempsey of Daytona Beach; and four grandchildren.

            Lane-Holt Funeral Home. Haines City, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Haines City, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hubert Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 21 Apr 1933 and died _____Sept 1984, last residence Haines City, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lester Jay Alford and Carlie Ola Carpenter Alford; and brothers Cecil Jay Alford and Wilson Alfred “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: Hubert Edward Alford was born 21 Apr 1933 and died 9 Sept 1984 in Polk Co., FL.

            From FL Marriages: Hubert Edward Alford married Joann Gill on _____ Nov 1969 in Osceola Co., FL.

            From FL Divorces: Hubert Edward Alford was divorced on 7 May 1973 in Orange Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hubert Edward 1933 AL1, Lester Jay 1896 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HUGH ALTON ALFORD

 

CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE

Crystal River, Citrus Co., FL—Thursday, 5 February 2009

 

            Mr. Hugh Alton Alford, age 71 of Homosassa, FL, died January 29, 2009 in Crystal River, FL.

            He was born August 26, 1937 in West Point, GA, Son of the late Lewis B. and Eva Marie (Adams) Alford.

            He was an Air Force Veteran. He worked as a Real Estate Negotiator for the New York Power Authority in Blenheim, NY until his retirement. He moved to Homosassa from Middleburgh, NY 7 years ago.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Masons in Stamford, New York. He enjoyed fishing and cooking barbecue. He was known for his outgoing personality and friendly nature.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by son, Christopher Shawn Alford and 3 brothers.

            Surviving is his wife, Bettye T. Alford, Homosassa, FL; 2 Sons: Thomas Lee Alford, Middletown, NY; Michael Lewis (Michelle) Alford, West Fulton, NY.

            Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooperfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hugh Alton Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Homosassa, Citrus Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Thomas Lewis Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            He was the son of Lewis Bartley Alford and Eva Marie Adams.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Hugh Alton 1937 GA1, Lewis Bartley 1893 TN2, Thomas Alva 1847 AL3, John 1819 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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HUGH PAISLEY ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Tuesday, 16 May 1972

 

            Alford—Hugh P., 73, 2981 Sunset Dr., Belleair Bluffs, Monday May 15, 1972.

            Here 13 years from Mount Clemens, Mich. Veteran of World War I.

            Survived by two sons, Hugh P. Jr. of Berea, Ohio, and Dale F., Largo; a daughter, Dorothy Allinger, Washington, D.C.; one brother, Carl; two sisters. Miss Alexa and Mrs. Vida Bullock, all of Rowland, N.C., six grandchildren.

            Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 17, 3 p.m. at the Hubbell Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert J. Walker associate pastor Christ Presbyterian Church, Largo.

            Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, Largo…. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society….

 

In another article:

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Tuesday, 16 May 1972

 

            Alford, Hugh P., 75, of 2981 Sunset Dr., Belleair Bluffs, retired supervisor for a steel mill in Warren, Ohio, Monday (May 15, 1972. Hubbell Funeral Home, Belleair Bluffs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hugh Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 6 Sept 1896 and died _____ May 1972, last residence Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Alexander Alford and Mary McGregor Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            From North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800–2000 (Ancestry): Hugh Paisley Alford was born 6 Sept 1896 in Robeson Co., NC, son of Alexander Alford.

            From FL Deaths: Hugh P. Alford was born 6 Sept 1896 and died 15 May 1972 in Pinellas Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hugh Paisley 1896 NC1, Alexander 1858 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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IANTHA D. ALFORD PRUITT

Aunt of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

[Iantha died in FL, but we are also including her obituary with North Carolina Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 June 1999

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RALEIGH—Iantha Alford Pruitt, 75, of 3226 Oak Grove Circle, died Sunday, June 13, 1999 at Rex Convalescent Center. She was born in Franklin County and was the daughter of the late Joseph Lee Alford and Patty Lois Wynn Alford. She was married to Wayne Pruitt who preceded her in death. Mrs. Pruitt grew up in Oxford [Granville Co.] and lived in Sebring, FL.

            Funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Wednesday morning, June 16, 1999 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest.... Burial will follow in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Pruitt is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law Wilson and Ruby Alford of Hillsborough, Roy and Margaret Alford of Raleigh and Eugene and Helen Alford of Hotspring, AR; 9 nieces and nephews....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iantha D. Pruitt (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 May 1924, last residence Sebring, Highlands Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers David Wilson Alford and Roy Hines Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Iantha D. 1924 NC1, Joseph Lee 1888 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA? 5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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IDA MAE LEWIS ALFORD

Mother of Richard Allen Alford Sr., AAFA #0154

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—_____ November 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

LAKELAND—Mrs. Ida Mae Alford of 504 Carver St. died Saturday (Nov. 14, 1992) at Carpenter’s Home Manor. She was 79.

            Born in Adel, Ga., on Feb. 16, 1913, she moved to Lakeland from Adel in 1927. She was a homemaker. She was a volunteer Gray Lady for the American Red Cross at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was Baptist.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Alford Sr.

            She is survived by her sons, William H. Alford Jr., Tampa, Richard A. Alford Sr., Lakeland; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Oak Hill Burial Park.

            Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to services at graveside on Monday.

            Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 Feb 1913, last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Hinton “Shorty” Alford Sr.; and son Richard Allen Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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IDELLE BEATY ALFORD

 

NEWS CHIEF

Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL—28 November 2000

 

            Idelle Beaty Alford, 87, of Winter Haven, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Palm Garden in Winter Haven.

            She was a native and former resident of Winter Haven. She came to the Winter Haven area in 1950. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

            She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline I. Long of Bartow; three sisters, Marie Fluchee and Pearl Bowen, both of Winter Haven, and Dot Jernigan of Crystal River; three grandchildren; and her companion, Dave Curtis of Winter Haven.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow

 

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THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Monday, 27 November 2000

 

WINTER HAVEN—Mrs. Idelle Beaty Alford of Winter Haven died Saturday, (Nov. 25, 2000) at Palm Garden of Winter Haven. She was 87.

            Born in Bartow on July 7, 1913, she came to Winter Haven from there 50 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist.

            She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Long, Bartow; sisters, Marie Fluchee and Pearl Bowen, both of Winter Haven, and Dot Jernigan, Crystal River; companion, Dave Curtis, Winter Haven; and three grandchildren; and her.

            Visitation will be 6 to 8 this evening at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ILA JOSEPHINE ALFORD KESLER

 

Ray Kesler and Ila Alford

Ray Kesler and Ila Alford on their wedding day, 17 July 1946

Photo from IlaRaeMerten’s Kesler Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service

Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL—_____ April 2014

 

September 2, 1924 - April 7, 2014

 

            Ila Josephine Kesler, 89, died April 7, 2014 in Fort Pierce, Florida.

            Ila was born in Stuart, Florida and moved to Fort Pierce in 1969, coming from Illinois. She was a Registered Nurse. Ila was a member of Saint Mark’s Catholic Church, active in the prayer group and loved to sew. She was a graduate of Saint Anastasia High School.

            She is survived by her daughters, Ila Rae and Thomas Merten of Jacksonville, FL, Sandy Kesler of Fort Pierce, FL; granddaughters, Amy and Joseph Bovat, of Port St. Lucie, FL, Erin Merten, of Gainesville, FL; grandson, Jonathan Merten and Virginie Rolland, of Arkansas; 2 great-granddaughters, Emily and Julia; sister, Muriel Fonnett of Fort Pierce, FL; brother, David Alford of Okeechobee, FL.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Ray Kesler.

            Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Roy Lee Alford and Rosalie Frere Alford; and her stepmother, Ethel E. Sapp Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Ila Josephine 1924 FL1, Roy Lee 1900 FL2, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL3 (Bryant’s father’s name is not known), Maria Ellen 1848 FL4, Hansford R. 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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INETA VIRGINIA ALFRED CRUTCHFIELD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 15 August 1990

 

            Ineta Virginia Crutchfield, 46, of Pensacola, died Monday, August 13 in a local nursing home.

            She was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola and a member of West Highland Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sherry Crutchfield; son, Wayne Crutchfield; daughter and son-in-law, Bill and Sharon Maxwell; daughter, Cheryl Crutchfield; two sisters, Frances Carmichael, Volita Divens; three brothers, Louie Alfred, Steve Alfred, Eugene Alfred; and nine grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Faith Chapel….

            Burial will be in Black Hammac Cemetery with Faith Chapel Funeral Home directing….

 

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Photo from Black Hammock Cemetery, Avalon Beach, Santa Rosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Doug Lindsey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Franklin Alfred and Eva Mae Blackmon Alfred; and brother Louis Owens Alfred in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Ineta Virginia Alfred Crutchfield was born 22 Jan 1944 in Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL, and died _____ Aug 1990.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Ineta Virginia 1944 FL1, George Franklin 1910 FL2, Lewis Joseph 18876 LA3.

 

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IOLA HATCHER ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—24 April 2003

 

            Iola Hatcher Alford, 74, a homemaker, died on April 22, 2003. Services were held at Cypress Grove Assembly of God in Grand Ridge. Burial followed in the church cemetery. James and Sikes Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            Survivors include her husband, Luther H. Alford; a son, Henry Alford of Grand Ridge; daughters, Shirley Hamilton of Seattle, Washington, Dale Lockamy of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Connie Steele of Tallahassee. In addition, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild survive her.

 

Photo from Cypress Grove Assembly of God Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Greer Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iola H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 Feb 1929, last residence Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Luther Herbert Alford, in this compilation.

 

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IRIS CATHERINE RAY ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 6 March 2001

 

            Iris Catherine Alford, age 86, of the Gaskin community, Fla., passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Walton County Convalescent Center.

            She was born on April 4, 1914, in Walton County, Fla., the daughter of the late Dan and Julia Ray.

            She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bryant, Curtis, Murdock, Miles, Cecil Grant and Grady Lee Ray; and sisters, Ethel Mae Rae and Ruth Edwards.

            Mrs. Alford was a 1934 graduate of Walton High School. She was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Gaskin, having served in many capacities. She considered her church family as her family.

            She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard Alford; sons and their wives, Bruce and Deborah Alford of Martinez, Ga., and Richard Keith and Debbie Alford of Centreville, Va.; daughter and husband, Sue and Leonard Thorn of the Gaskin community; sister, Irene Sunday of the Glendale community; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Comander Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will be in Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery.

            .... Mrs. Alford’s grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

            Comander Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Iris C. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Richard F. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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IRIS OPAL HALLFORD HOLMES

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 February 2002

 

            Iris Opal Holmes, 83, of Panama City, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in a local hospital. She had been a resident of Bay County since 1982 moving here from Dothan, Ala.

            She was a retired certified nursing assistant for a nursing home. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Dothan.

            Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Holmes, in 1967.

            She is survived by two sons, David Holmes and his wife, Martha, of Panama City, Paul Holmes; daughter, Elizabeth Williams and her husband, Dennis, all of Montgomery, Ala.; three grandchildren, Martha Holmes, Sterling Lewis, Brenda Lewis; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Foyette Hallford of DeLand, Fla., James Sevelle Hallford of Casselberry, Fla.; and two sisters, Peggy Hatcher of Hartford, Ala., and Onyx Butler of Macon, Ga.

            Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Memory Hills Cemetery of Dothan....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iris O. Holmes (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Jan 1919, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

 

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IRMGARD “IRMA” ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Friday, 18 February 2000

 

            Alford, Irmgard “Irma,” 67, of Brookridge, died Wednesday (Feb. 16, 2000) at home. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, she came here five years ago from Sheboygan Falls, Wis. She was retired from Walgreens, where she was a cosmetologist. She was Protestant.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert; a daughter, Kerstin Hanson, Hartford, Wis.; a sister, Kathy Stanford, Longview, Wash.; and two grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irmgard Alford (SS# issued in WI) was born 28 July 1932, last residence Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL.

 

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ISAAC ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—Thursday, 10 April 2008

 

            Alford, Isaac, 71, of Fort Myers, died April 3. Arrangements by Hickson Funeral Home, Inc.

 

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THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—Saturday, 12 April 2008

 

            Funeral services for Isaac Alford will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Unity Christian Church, 2709 Highland Ave., Fort Myers, FL.

            Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, 334-6440.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Isaac Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 March 1937, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

 

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ISADORA SKIPPER ALFORD

Grandfather of Marion E. “Mike” Alford, AAFA #0004

 

FORT PIERCE NEWS-TRIBUNE

Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 July 1958

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Franklin Alford; and daughter, Frankie Alford Caviness, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Franklin Shelly Alford in Texas Obituaries.

 

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ISAIAH ALFORD, SR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—5 September 2015

 

            Isaiah Alford, 71, passed away Thursday, September 03, 2015. Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Mortuary We Trust Harris Mortuary, 2261 Edison Avenue, (904) 598-9808/ 764-4434.

 

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

            See the obituary of his probable son Isaiah Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From Fl Marriages: Isaiah Alford married Louvenia Mungin in Duval Co. on _____ Oct 1961.

            From FL Marriages: Isaiah Alford Sr., black, married Wilma Williams, black, in Monroe Co. on 23 Jan 1976.

            From FL Divorces: Isiah and Wilma Alford were divorced on 4 Dec 1980 in Monroe Co.

 

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ISAIAH ALFORD, JR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 31 May 2002

 

            Homegoing services for Mr. Isaiah Alford Jr. will be held Saturday at 9:30AM in the Bridegroom Apostolic Church. Arrangements by Harris Mortuary. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com.

 

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Photo from Edgewood Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Johnny

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his probable father, Isaiah Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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IVY PEARL SINCLAIR ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 18 April 1991

 

            Ivy Pearl Alford, 83, of St. Petersburg died Tuesday [April 16] in St. Petersburg.

            A native of Youngstown, she moved to the area in 1932 from Jacksonville. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a 50-year member of Eureka Chapter No. 5 Order of Eastern Star, both in St. Petersburg.

            She is survived by two daughters, Helen B. Ellinwood of St. Petersburg and Zelda V. Harris of Yuba City, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Gwen A. Farmer of Tampa and Lola Claville Hancock of Trenton; a brother, Dallas Sinclair of Palm Harbor; a sister, Sallie Archer of Jacksonville; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

 

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Photo from Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Pinellas Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Emily Butler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ivy S. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 Sept 1907, last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Albert Greene Alford, in this compilation.

 

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J. WALTON ALFRED

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 2 February 2000

 

            J. Walton Alfred, born February 5, 1916, of Miami, Fla. died Monday, January 31, 2000. Walton attended and graduated from the original Pensacola High School on Palafox St. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in WWII in the Pacific. Prior to the War he was working for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. He returned to the company after the war and went on to become the local manager of the business office and was later transferred to Jacksonville, Fla., and finally onto Miami, Fla., where he remained until his retirement. Even after retirement he was a consultant on contract basis.

            Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Rosa Leonard Alfred; daughters and sons-in-law, Rosa (Ron) Emeigh, Patti (Russ) Backers and Dottie Alfred; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Siham Alfred and Bill and Patti Alfred of Tallahassee; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; four sisters and brother-in-law, Eulalie Alfred, Mary Johansen, Rita Reynolds and Alma and Ronnie Moore; brothers and sister-in-law, James J. Alfred and Bill and Pat Alfred of Pensacola; and 30 nieces and nephews. Services will be held later this week in Miami, Fla. Burial will be in Tallahassee, Fla. Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 12 noon from Cully’s Timberlane Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.W. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 February 1916, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

 

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JACK ALLMAN ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—14 October 2012

 

            Jack Allman Alford. Passed away peacefully October 11, 2012.

            Jack was born October 31, 1933 in Hartwell, GA.

            He is survived by his loving wife, Johanne Alford; three sons, Brad (Anne), Bart (Jennifer) and Bruce; four grandchildren; Kurt, Ross, Natalie and Mary Elizabeth who affectionately call him “Pops”; his brother, Notley and half-sister, Penny Young.

            He was a wonderful Husband, Brother, Father and Grandfather and will be greatly missed by his entire family.

            Jack spent the majority of his life in Cincinnati, OH from High School until he retired to Florida. Jack was an accomplished entrepreneur and founder of Alford Motors which today is still owned and operated by his son Bart. Jack loved golf, boating and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He was also an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan and one of the original season ticket holders. He was known for his positive attitude and could see the bright side of any situation. He will be remembered by all the people he touched through his life. Jack always had a fondness for the Special Olympics because of his son Bruce….

            Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home [Bonita Springs, FL].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his father, Angus Notley Alford Jr., in Ohio Obituaries.

            From Kentucky, Marriage Index, 1973–1999 (Ancestry): Jack A. Alford, age 44, married Johanne S. Schneider, age 42, in Kenton Co., KY, on 13 Oct 1978. Jack’s last marriage was “ended by annulment.”

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: Jack Allman 1933 GA1, Angus Notley 1902 GA2, Angus Notley 1861 GA3, James Berry 1841 NC4, Lodwick 1802 SC5.

 

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JACK BYRON ALFORD

 

Photo from relative Nancy Alford – used with permission

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—4 November 2012

 

            Alford, Jack B., of Casselberry, FL. Family will receive friends Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home Goldenrod Chapel. Please view and sign family guest book at www.baldwinfairchild.com.

 

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Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home – Goldenrod Chapel

Winter Park, Orange Co., FL—_____ November 2012

 

            Jack B. Alford, 77, of Casselberry, FL, passed away October 20, 2012. Jack was born on October 26, 1934 in Washington, D.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Catherine Mae Fleshman Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Edwin Barksdale Alford.

            His lineage: Jack Byron 1934 DC1, Edwin Franklin 1908 MS2, Delis Collier 1880 MS3, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JACK HUBERT ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Friday, 5 January 2007

 

JACK H. ALFORD, 68 CITY FIRE CHIEF

 

LAKELAND—Chief Jack H. Alford died on December 29, 2006, from an aneurism. Born in Cedar Key, FL on February 13, 1938 and resided there until age 7. The family moved to Lakeland where he graduated from Lakeland High School. He was an all star athlete in football and baseball. He joined the Lakeland Fire Department in 1961. He continued working for the Fire Department until he retired in December of 1993 as Fire Chief. He was a member of St. Joseph Church. Throughout his career he served on the Lakeland Community Credit Union Board for 18 years; served on the Lakeland Civil Service Board; St. Joseph School Board and was a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, sailing and spending part time at his WeekiWachee home.

            He is survived by wife, Joan; son A.J. & wife Barb Alford of Orlando; sister, Janice Mitchell of Lakeland; 3 brothers, Ray Alford of The Villages, FL, Wayne Alford, Glenn Alford of Lakeland.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Elizabeth Alford of Lakeland.

            Visitation will be held at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2125 S Bartow Hwy on January 9 from 6 to 8 pm. Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens....

 

 

Photos from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack H. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Elizabeth Wilder Alford; and brother William Ray Alford in this compilation.

            In 1940, Jack Hubert Alford, age 2, is living with his parents, John Henry Alford and Elizabeth A. Alford in Cedar Keys, Levy Co., FL.

            His lineage: Jack Hubert 1938 FL1, John Henry 1916 FL2, William Daniel 1877 AL3, William P. 1854 AL4.

 

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JACK NEAL ALVORD

 

TAMPA BAY TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Tuesday, 18 March 2014

 

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            Alvord, Jack Neal born in Jackson, MI, March 13, 1926, passed away in Clearwater, March 9, 2014 after having lived in Florida for 60 years.

            He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary; son, William (Carol); granddaughter, Alison of Merritt Island, FL; daughter, Shan (Michael) Perrotte; and granddaughters, Briana and Mia, all of whom dearly loved him.

            He joined the Army Air Force in 1943, was recalled to the Korean War, and graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in 1953. Although retired for many years, he had worked for Pan American Airways, Bendix, Boing, and owned other small businesses, including Florida Professional Academy. He was a true Renaissance man, enjoying many diverse hobbies and activities, and in recent years, leading a Pinellas group in developing the Bayview Community Park.

            The family will receive friends at the Garden of Grace Ministries, Bayview Chapel, 2905 Gulf-to-Bay, Clearwater, from 3-5 pm, Sunday, March 23rd.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Jack Neall 1926 MI1, Roy George 1901 MI2, Guy 1875 MI3, Dick Miner 1852 MI4, Obed 1812 NY5, David 1788 CT6, Alexander 1767 CT7, Obed 1744 CT8, Asahel 1720 MA9, Thomas 1683 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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JACKIE W. HALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Friday, 30 December 2005

 

            Jackie W. Halford, 79, Bradenton, died December 28, 2005.

            Survivors include; daughters, Linda (Kevin), Jacqueline (James); grandchildren, Cheryl, Debbie, Jackie, Jamie, Jimmy, David, Rick, Greg; great-granddaughters, Brianna, Myshaela and Nadine; sister, Opal.

            He was a W.W.II veteran. We will miss you pally! National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jackie W. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 20 March 1926, last residence Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

COUNTY RECORD

Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 December 2009

 

            Mr. James Alford, 91, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Blountstown.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Dellwood, FL, and lived in Calhoun County most of his life. He was retired from the United States Navy with 20 years of duty. James had a very impressive military career, stationed at U.S. Naval Training Command in Norfolk, VA, U.S. Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, TX. O.P. Dev Station in Key West, FL, New York Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet, NSG in Bayonne, NJ. He served aboard the carriers, USS Lexington, USS Hancock, USS Philippine Sea, USS Greenwich Bay, USS Ticonderoga and the USS Midway. Mr. Alford also served aboard the destroyers, USS Stormes, USS Maloy, and PC 1121. James was of the Holiness faith.

            Survivors include one brother, R.L. Alford, of Blountstown; two sisters, Mildred Peck and Betty Watson, both of Tallahassee; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment followed in the Edenfield Cemetery in Altha with military honors.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his honor to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Post Office Box 215, Blountstown, FL 32424.

            All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown….

 

Photo from Edenfield Cemetery, Calhoun Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Greer Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James Alford (SS# issued in MA), last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Myrtice Alma Alford; father, Samuel A. Alford; twin brother, Joseph Alford; and sister Thelma Alford Whitfield in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage, partially from Ancestry family trees: James 1918 FL1, Samuel A. 1893 FL2, John Tharp 1859 FL3, John Bynum 1819 SC4, John 1776 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 16878, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JAMES ALLEN ALFORD, SR.

Father of James Allen Alford, Jr., AAFA #0395

 

Photo from Indiana University Arbutus 1945 (yearbook, p. 298 – Ancestry)

 

From Tallahassee Democrat, Sunday, 29 March 1998: “In Honor of Doctors Day”

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 13 December 2005

 

            James Allen Alford, M.D., 83, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family.

            He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 62 years, Mary Elizabeth Milks Alford.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Fellowship Presbyterian Church…. Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements....

            He was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Garrett, Ind., the 11th child of Walter and Blanche Ayres Alford. After graduating from the Garrett school system, he earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Indiana University in 1943 and 1945 respectively. He served an internship at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.

            He was called to duty in the U.S. Army in 1946, and earned the rank of captain. He was assigned to the 1300-bed psychiatric Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Danville, Ill. Upon discharge from the army in 1948, Dr. Alford established a private practice of general medicine in Hamilton, Ind., extending his general practice to Pleasant Lake, Ind. In his sixth year of practice he was joined by a partner, Dr. Wayne Schrepferman, and the two of them shared this practice for seven years.

            In 1961, Dr. Alford resigned his position in Hamilton and began a residency in psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. After completing his residency in 1964, Dr. Alford remained at Emory University in the capacity of associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of the department of preventive medicine and community health. He also was appointed assistant dean of both the schools of medicine and nursing at Emory. During the 12 years he served at Emory, he was assigned to several research projects and became the director of the Southside Comprehensive Health Center, which provided all medical and social services needed by the residents of Atlanta’s southeast area.

            During and following his residency, he became an expert in the treatment of alcoholism, serving on the boards of several alcohol treatment programs and as a member of the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals. Dr. Alford served as a board member and consultant for many state and nonprofit agencies in Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

            In 1973, the Alfords moved to Tallahassee where Dr. Alford served as the chief of the Bureau of Alcohol Rehabilitation, Division of Mental Health, Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services for the state of Florida. Later he was the assistant secretary for Program Planning and Development and the mental health program director of District IIB for the state of Florida.

            In 1977, Dr. Alford became the associate director of psychiatry at the Family Practice Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. He retired from this program in July 1987, but continued as a board member and consultant for nonprofit and state organizations related to his areas of expertise. He served on the board of directors of the Capital Health Plan until his death.

            Dr. Alford was a member and active on boards and committees for many civic and church organizations throughout his life, including Garrett Presbyterian Church, Hamilton Public School Board in Indiana, Hamilton Booster Club, Hamilton United Methodist Church and Glen Memorial Methodist Church in Atlanta. He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Hamilton Lions Club. In Tallahassee, he was a ruling elder of First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Downtown Rotary Club. In the mid-1990’s, he moved his letter to Faith Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the board of directors of Faith Counseling Center and moderator for the Prime Time Coordinating Committee. In 2004, the Alfords joined Fellowship Presbyterian Church to be closer to their home.

            Other survivors include a son, James A. Alford Jr. (and wife Janet) of Chelsea, Mich.; four daughters, Joan Alford of Gainesville, Ga., Georgia Alford Morris (and husband Al) of Pickens, S.C., Catherine Alford Rotch (and husband Steve) of Virginia Beach, Va., and Patricia Alford Gramling (and husband James) of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren, Amy Morris, Dr. James A. Alford III (and wife Dr. Andrea I.), Todd Morris (and wife Molly), John David Alford (and wife Jennifer), Mary Gramling and Michelle Kinard, Annette Rotch Lloyd (and husband Thomas), James Gramling (and wife Melissa), Jennifer Rotch Altizer (and husband David), and Christopher and Jarred Rotch; six great-grandchildren, Lily Morris, James A. Alford IV, Isobel Alford, Skyler Altizer, Maggie Morris and Hayden Lloyd; a sister, Alice Beber of Garrett; sisters-in-law, Lucille Fair of Bluffton, Ind., and Joanne Spade of Warren, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Dr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald Alford, Russell Alford and Leonard Alford; and three sisters, Undine Taylor, Laura Williams and Helen Stewart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James A. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Miccosukee CPO, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his brother Russell Winfeld Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Walter Freeman Alford and Blanche Ayres Alford Beber; and siblings Alice Margarette Alford Beber and Leonard Willis Alford in Indiana Obituaries; and his brother Oscar Donald Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: James Allen 1922 IN1, Walter Freeman 1879 OH2, James M. 1855 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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JAMES BUELL ALVORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Miami-Dade Co., Sunday, 27 July 2008

 

            Alvord, James B., age 83, died suddenly at his Bal Harbour [Dade Co., FL] home on June 7th.

            Jim Alvord was born May 11th, 1925 and was raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, after which he attended The University of Miami. He lived for sixty years in South Florida and was also a summer resident of Holderness, New Hampshire.

            In 1948, he married Margaret Purcell; they had 8 children: James, John, Jeffrey, Michael, Mark, Margaret, Jane and Matthew and were married for more than 35 years until her death in 1984.

            Jim worked in sports journalism at The Miami News and for area radio and television stations. He moved into public relations for Biscayne and Flagler Kennel Clubs before joining Gulfstream Park in Hallandale as Radio/Television Publicity Director, where he worked for 28 years.

            Jim married Anne DeHaven in 1985; they were married for 13 years until her death in 1998.

            He is survived by Mag Landale, his companion for 10 years, by his six living children and by 10 grandchildren.

            We will remember Jim as a devoted partner and as a warm, loving father and grandfather. His intelligence, his sense of humor and his gentle nature will be missed. Jim was a longtime supporter of many wildlife causes.

            The family suggests a donation be made in his name to the Loon Preservation Society in Moultonboro, New Hampshire. To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.

 

In another article:

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—27 June 2010

 

Katharine Hepburn, right, talks to crew members between takes for ‘On Golden Pond,’ which was filmed on Squam Lake in central New Hampshire in 1981. The photo was taken by the late James B. Alvord, who rented a cottage to director Mark Rydell during the filming. (Courtesy/James B. Alvord Photo Collection)

 

In another article:

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY NEWS

Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH—Sunday, 15 June 2008

 

HOLDERNESS—James B. Alvord, 83, of Holderness and Bal Harbour, Fla., died suddenly at his Bal Harbour home June 7, 2008.

            He was born May 11, 1925 in Baltimore, Md., the son of Buell and Theo M. (Gould) Alvord. He was raised in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and attended Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass.

            He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, prior to his high school graduation, and served in China and elsewhere in Asia during World War II. Upon his return from service, he completed high school and enrolled at the University of Miami in South Florida, where he lived for 60 years, first in Coconut Grove and South Miami, later in Biscayne Park and, for the last 34 years, in Bal Harbour. He was also a lifelong summer resident of Squam Lake in Holderness, where the Alvord family has maintained summer homes since the early 1920s.

            He worked in sports journalism at The Miami News and other South Florida newspapers and radio and television stations. He later moved into public relations for Biscayne and Flagler Kennel Clubs before joining the thoroughbred racing industry as radio and television publicity director at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., where he worked for 28 years until his retirement in 1990.

            He married Margaret Tierney Purcell in 1948 and they had eight children. She died in 1984. He married Anne Cushing DeHaven in 1985, and she died in 1998.

            Family members include his companion, Margot C. (Mag) Landale; six children, James, John, Jeffrey, Mark, Margaret and Jane; several nieces, nephews and stepchildren. He was predeceased by sons Michael and Matthew.

            IN HIS LIFE: Family members also include 10 grandchildren; Alexandra, Megan, Kelly, Jessica, Hunter, Alison, Grace, Brittany, Michael and Jamie; and Margot C. (Mag) Landale, his constant and loving companion for the past 10 years.

            SERVICES: The funeral is Monday at noon in Trinity Cemetery Chapel, Holderness, followed by a private family interment gathering. The Rev. Sidney Lovett will officiate.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Loon Preservation Society or other environmental conservation organizations. Dupuis Funeral Home of Ashland is handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, Grafton Co., NH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dick Flanders

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James B. Alvord (SS# issued in FL), last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Buell Alvord and Theo Marion Gould Alvord, in New Hampshire Obituaries; and of his brother George Clive Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries.

            From Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Ancestry): Buell Alvord, born 31 May 1899 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, son of George Buell Alvord and Winifred Lucia Warner, applied for membership on 2 Dec 1942. He names his wife, Theo M. Gould, and his children, James Buell Alvord, born 12 [sic] May 1925, and George Clive Alvord, born 4 June 1928.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His ALVORD lineage: James Buell 1925 MD1, Buell 1899 CT2, George Buell 1871 CT3, Charles 1826 CT4, Saul 1781 CT5, Saul 1753 MA6, Saul 1717 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Wednesday, 15 May 1991

 

            James E. Alford, 56, 5531 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, died Sunday [May 12]. He was born in Franklin County, N.C. He was employed by an auto parts company.

            Survivors: mother, Capitola, Bunn, N.C.; brothers, W.E., Knoxville, Tenn., Jack R., Zebulon, N.C.

            Collison Funeral Home, Winter Garden.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From FL Deaths James E. Alford, white, was born 11 Apr 1935 and died 12 May 1991 in Orange Co.

 

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JAMES EDWIN ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Sunday, 1 June 1986

 

            Alford, James E., 68, Miramar, died Thursday [May 29]. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Hollywood Memorial Gardens. Boyd’s University Drive Funeral Home. Beth David Cemetery, Hollywood.

 

Photo from Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Gardens East, Hollywood, Broward Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Adlet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 Jan 1918 and died _____ May 1986, last residence Hollywood, Broward Co., FL.

            His Find A Grave memorial at Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Gardens East, Hollywood, Broward Co., provides his middle name.

 

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JAMES GORDON ALFORD

Uncle of Joseph Lawrence “Larry” Alford, Jr., AAFA #0714

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 4 September 1990

 

JAMES ALFORD, WORKED FOR GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS

By Mark Deichmiller, Democrat staff writer

 

WEWAHITCHKA [Gulf Co.]—James Gordon Alford, former employee of the Gulf County public-school system, died Saturday [September 4] at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. He was 85.

            He was a native of Darlington and resident of Wewahitchka for more than 50 years. Alford worked for Gulf County schools—first as a bus driver from 1947 to 1959, then in the maintenance department until his retirement in 1976.

            His son, Colon Alford, remembers his “dry sense of humor.” “He always made you laugh,” Colon Alford said. “When you least expected it, he’d come out with another quip.”

            In his spare time, Alford enjoyed fishing and watching sports. “He treated everyone fairly,” Colon Alford said. “I don’t know anybody who met him who didn’t like him.”

            Alford’s survivors include two sons, Jerald Alford of Tallahassee and Colon Alford of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Iris Sanders of Tallahassee; and six grandchildren.

            The service will be at 3:30 p.m. CDT today at Westside Baptist Church in Wewahitchka, with burial at Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka.

            Gilmore Funeral Home in Port St. Joe/Wewahitchka is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Jehu Cemetery, Wewahitchka, Gulf Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lyn Wynn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James G. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Feb 1905, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Carrie Edna Atwell Alford, in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: James G. Alford married Edna Atwell in 1938, Liberty Co., FL.

            On James Gordon Alford’s October 1940 WWII Draft Card (Ancestry), he says he was born 2 Feb 1910 in Darlington, FL.

            From FL Deaths: James Gordon Alford was born 2 Feb 1905 and died 1 Sept 1990.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Gordon 1905 FL1, Joseph Columbus 1871 FL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job about 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7.

 

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JAMES JOURDAN ALFRED

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Sunday, 2 March 2008

 

 

1933-2008

 

            James Jourdan Alfred, 75, of Pensacola, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008.

            Mr. Alfred was a native of Pensacola, FL, and taught at Catholic High School for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where he served as a Lector.

            His parents; three brothers Walton, Bernard, and Bill Alfred; and two sisters, Eulalie Alfred and Mary Johansen preceded him in death.

            Survivors include two sisters Alma Moore and Rita Reynolds; numerous nieces and nephews in Johansen, Moore, Reynolds, and Alfred families.

            Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, with Rosary being prayed at 4:00pm.

            Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart…. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery….

 

Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, Penbsacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kay

Photo posted 18 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James J. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Jan 1933, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents William Walton Alfred and Rita Marie Jourdan Alfred; and siblings Bernard Joseph “B.J.” Alfred, Joseph Walton “Walt” Alfred, Mary Eulalie Alfred, and William Thomas Alfred Sr. in this compilation.

            His ALFRED lineage: James Jourdan 1933 FL1, William Walton 1886 FL2, Albert Donald 1862 IN3, Louis B. 1821 OH4.

 

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JAMES L. ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 9 October 1994

 

            James L. Alford, 55, of Tallahassee died Saturday [October 8].

            The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Culley’s MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park….

            A native of Wewahitchka, he had lived in Tallahassee for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and he was a deputy sheriff with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

            He is survived by his wife, Jodi Alford of Tallahassee, two daughters, Julie A. Alford and Lorie A. Alford, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Colon Alford of Alexandria, Va.; and a sister, Iris Sanders of Chipley.

 

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Photo from Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hochi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Dec 1938, last residence not listed.

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

            Wedding announcement:

 

PANAMA CITY NEWS-HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Sunday, 12 October 1969

 

 

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JAMES LAMAR HALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—6 January 2015

 

James Lamar Halford Obituary

 

            James Lamar Halford (72) died peacefully on 27th day, September, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL.

            Born December 8, 1941, in Jacksonville, to Lamar and Mamie Dieas Halford. Jim graduated high school in Cordele, GA returning to Jacksonville in the late 1950’s. In 1965, he joined the Florida Times Union newspaper where he was a reliable and productive employee for 43 years. He retired in 2008.

            He was well known dancer and an active member of the Beach Bop Dance Club. He especially enjoyed shooting pool with friends and is remembered for his thoughtfulness in helping others.

            He is survived by his wife and daughter, brothers Billy and Doug Halford both of Pensacola, FL as well his Uncle John Dieas of Jacksonville whom he considered his third brother. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all.

            Memorial arrangements are undetermined at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be sent to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257….

 

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

 

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JAMES MAXWELL ALFORD, SR.

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—4 May 2013

 

            James Maxwell Alford, 86, died at his home in Tallahassee on Friday, May 3.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Tallahassee and a member of a pioneer family of Leon County.

            He was a member of the 1944 class of Leon High School, but graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia. He was proud to have served with the United States Army in the European Theater. He graduated from Florida State University and married the former Connie McCall in 1947.

            Mr. Alford was actively engaged in agriculture and the livestock industry until his death. He served as president and was a long-time director of the Leon County Cattlemen’s Association, a director of the North Florida Fair Association and on Board of Supervisors of the Ochlockonee Soil and Water Conservation District.

            He was a member of the Tallahassee Rotary Club and the Colonels Club. He was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee and was affiliated with First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, North Carolina, where the family has maintained a second home for many years. He also helped establish the St. Teresa Community Church.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: James Maxwell Alford, Jr. (wife Kathy Hunt Alford), John McCall Alford (wife Elizabeth Duggan Alford), and George Edward Alford (wife Jill Davis Alford) all of Tallahassee; two daughters: Patricia Alford Traxler (husband William Byrd Traxler, Jr.) of Greenville, South Carolina, and Susan Alford Hensley of Tallahassee; his beloved grandchildren James Maxwell Alford, III, William Byrd Traxler, III, James McCall Traxler, Elizabeth Alford Chapo (husband Jonathan Elliot Chapo) Mary McCall Alford, Maxwell McCall Alford and Emma Conoley Alford.

            He is also survived by his sister, Mary Myers Alford Nusbickel and sister-in-law, Wanda Holland Alford, and many treasured family members.

            His parents, J. Rutledge Alford and Jennie Myers Alford, preceded him in death, as did his two brothers, Julian R. Alford and Charles H. Alford.

            A graveside service is planned for Tuesday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery on Piedmont Dr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 2200 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32303.

            Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the family with their arrangements.

 

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Photo from Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, gravefinder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 May 1926, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Julius Rutledge Alford and Jennie Wilson Myers Alford; and brothers Charles Hamilton Alford Sr. and Julian Rutledge Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Ten.

            His lineage: James Maxwell 1926 FL1, Julius Rutledge 1886 FL2, Edward Hamilton 1847 NC3, William Gaston 1815 NC4, Lodwick 1768 NC5.

 

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JAMES OTIS ALFORD, JR.

 

Yates Funeral Home

Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL—4 July 2014

 

James Otis Alford Jr.

 

            James Otis “Sonny”, “Jim”, “Al” Alford Jr., 85, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, died Friday, July 4, 2014 at Tradition Hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born October 8, 1928 in Fort Pierce, Florida, son of James Otis Alford and Emma Lou Maund Alford. He was a graduate of Fort Pierce High School, class of 1946. Mr. Alford served with the Occupational Forces in Japan, and was a Korean War Veteran and a Vietnam Veteran, all while serving in the United States Air Force. He retired as an Intelligence Analyst with the United States Dept. of Defense.

            Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Barbara Alford of Port Saint Lucie; 2 sons, Jim O. Alford III (Marie) of Coral Springs, Florida and Billy C. Alford (Jean) of Port Saint Lucie; daughter, Kathleen Spotts (Dan) of Hobe Sound, Florida; 3 grandchildren, Jimmy, Sean and Christina; 1 great-grandson, James; brother, Warren Alford (Joanne) of Fort Pierce; 2 nephews, Bobby Johnson and Wayne Johnson; 3 nieces, Debbie McGowan,: LoriAnne Johnson and Terri Corbin.

            In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Harrison.

            Visitation and viewing will be from 9:00 am until 10:00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from Yates Funeral Home 1101 South U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. A funeral service will follow at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at White City Cemetery.

 

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Photos from White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Ken & Nancy

 

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

            From California, Marriage Index, 1949–1959 (Ancestry): James O. Alford, age 24, married Barbara A. Cusick, age 20, on 11 Oct 1952 in Riverside Co., CA.

 

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JAMES THOMAS ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 1 May 1929

 

BRADENTON, April 30—James T. Alford, 69, died this morning at 5 o’clock at the home of his son, Oscar Alford at Manatee.

            He came here four months ago from Darlington [Walton Co., FL].

            Besides the son in Manatee, he is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters, all residing elsewhere.

            The funeral will be held at the Braden river cemetery Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Robert McKinley Alford; and half-brother Lester Jay Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1859 AL1, James Columbus 1830 GA2, John Turner 1800 NC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JAMES THOMAS “BILL” ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 15 January 2013

 

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James T. “Bill” Alford

1925-2013

 

            Bill Alford, age 87 of Pensacola passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 in the hospital with his daughter, Carmen who was his longtime caregiver and his sister, Dottie at his side.

            Mr. Alford was born on October 24, 1925 in Santa Rosa County to Mamie Byrd and Fulton Alford. He retired from Phoenix Coatings as a commercial/residential painter. Mr. Alford was a loving father, husband, brother, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William Byrd and his loving wife of 61 years, Faye Alford.

            He is survived by his children, Carmen Alford Merritt and Thomas W. Alford (Shelia); grandchildren, Lisa Herington (Ryan), Brandon Merritt (Stephanie) and Wesley Alford (Pam); great-grandchildren, Alex and Liam Herington, Ashtynn and Slate Alford; sisters, Dottie Straight and June Howe; several nieces and nephews, special friends and his little dog, “TeeBo.”

            Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North…. Interment will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens….

            Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            A family tree on Ancestry includes his middle name and lists his wife’s name as Faire Janell Dunn (1931 AL–2006 FL).

 

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JAMES THOMAS “TOM” ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 7 January 1981

 

QUINCY—J.T. “Tom” Alford, 90, of Quincy, died Tuesday at his home after a short illness.

            He was a native of Walton County and had lived in Quincy since 1912. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Luella Alford of Quincy; three daughters, Opal Burke of Sopchoppy, Eunice Hand of East Point and Frances Wise of Quincy; three sons, Wesley and Coy Alford of Quincy and Lester Alford of Tampa; a sister, Pinkie Alford of Quincy; 16 grandchildren; 37 greatgrandchildren; and six great-greatgrandchildren.

            Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Cemetery in Gadsden County. Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home of Quincy is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Wetumpka, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Angela Boynton Cassidy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Aug 1890 and died _____ Jan 1981, last residence Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Luella Rudd Alford; father, John Davis Alford; siblings Arthur Joseph Alford, Julian Howell Alford, Lillie Odell Alford Mercer Emmett, Luther Jefferson Alford, and Pinkie Alford Moore; and half-brother Wiley Jesseman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother J.C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            James was the son of John Davis Alford and his first wife, Alabama Preacher.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1890 FL1, John Davis 1862 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES WESLEY ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—23 March 2003

 

QUINCY—James Wesley Alford, 82, a retired employee who had worked for Floridian Company, died Saturday, March 22, 2003.

            He is survived by his wife, Zora Lee Alford.

            The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST today at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529).

            He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. Other survivors include two sons, Johnny Goodson (and wife Jane) of Quincy and Robert W. Goodson (and wife Nancy) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Peggy ManChac of Quincy; a brother, Coy Alford of Quincy; two sisters, Eunice Hand and Frances Wise, both of Quincy; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Goodson.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hochi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Jan 1921, last residence Mount Pleasant, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Zora Lee Goodson Alford; and siblings Coy Thomas Alford and Eunice Macel Alford Wynn Caruthers Hand in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Wesley 1921 FL1, James Thomas 1890 FL2, John Davis 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JANE PASSERINI ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—4 April 2013

 

Born: March 28, 1960

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA

Death: March 31, 2013

Place of Death: Gulf Breeze, FL

 

            Jane Passerini Alford, 53, passed away peacefully into the hands of Our Father on Easter Sunday March 31, 2013.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Jerome Lee Alford and her brother Joseph Passerini.

            She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jerry Lee Alford; son Joseph (Allison) Alford; daughter Angela (Josh) Alford; and a special grandson, Joseph Lee Alford. Father and mother Joseph and Middie Ann Passerini, brother Jerry (Linda) Passerini; sister Trish (Keith) Green; sister Joy (Jon) Barragan.

            Jane was a beautiful, wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She touched many people’s lives and will be forever missed and never forgotten….

            Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery of Gulf Breeze. You may offer condolences, share memories and sign the guestbook at www.roselawn-fh.com

 

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Photo from Rose Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert W. McGahuey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JANETTE CAMILLA ALFORD MCLAIN

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Tuesday, 30 November 1999

 

            Janette C. McLain, 79, of Lakeland died Sunday at Carrington Place in St. Petersburg [Pinellas Co.].

            A native of Odum [Wayne Co.], Ga., she moved to this area in 1937 from Baxley, Ga. She was a homemaker and attended Mount Tabor Baptist Church.

            She is survived by three daughters, Linda Cash of St. Petersburg, Bobbie Alvis of Sarasota and Doretha Daughtery of Edgewood, Md.; two sons, John Sr, and Horace, both of Lakeland; two sisters, Grace Pitts and Clara Courson, both of Plant City; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.

 

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Photo from Mount Tabor Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mecompton

Photo posted in 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janette A. McLain (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Oct 1920, last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Cora Lee Bell Alford; and siblings Gracie Florence Alford Pitts, Rufus Rollo Alford, and Willie Ray “Billy” Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Marriages: Janette Alford, age 18 daughter of Cora Alford, married Austin McLain, age 24 on 15 Jan 1939 in Polk Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Janette Camilla 1920 GA1, Horace Green/Grady 1893 GA2, Green Colquitt 1853 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JASON DALE ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Sunday, 28 November 2004

 

            Alford, Jason Dale, 23, of Dade City, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was born December 7, 1980 in Dade City, and worked at George & Gladys’ Bar-B-Que.

            He is survived by his parents: Larry E. Alford, Dade City, Fla., L. Rene Kelske, Zephyrhills, Fla., Donna Burkhart, Spring Hill, Fla.; four brothers, Brad Alford, Dade City, Fla., Jeremy Alford, Dade City, Fla, Wyatt Alford, Spring Hill, Fla., Nick Grant, Zephyrhills, FL; two stepbrothers, Josh Burkhart and Zach Burkhart, both of Spring Hill, Fla.; his grandparents, Gene and Flo Alford, Dade City, Fla., Ron and June Reffuse, Trilby, Fla., Marti Shaw, Zephyrhills, Fla.; numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

            Graveside services will be held 10am Monday, November 29, 2004 at Dade City Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday (today) from 4-6pm at Hodges Family Funeral Home in Dade City….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jason D. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

 

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JASON JAMES ALFRED

 

PALM BEACH POST

Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Monday, 15 September 2008

 

            Alfred, Jason James, 34, of West Palm Beach, died Tuesday [September 9]. All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Worth.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jason James Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 May 1974, last residence not listed.

 

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JEAN ANN HARGARTHER ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Wednesday, 22 January 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Alford, Jean A., 79, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 1992) at Manor Care Dunedin.

            She came here in 1969 from her native Rochester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Rochester.

            Survivors include her husband, Thomas E.; two sons, Thomas W. and Donald W., both of Rochester; a niece, Hazel Bonawitz; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean A. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 30 Sept 1912, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Thomas Elmer Alford, in New York Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: Jean Ann Alford, died 21 Jan 1992 in Pinellas Co.

            From New York, County Marriages, 1847–1849; 1907–1936 (Ancestry): Thomas G. Alford, age 23 son of elmer Alford and Daisy Westz, married Jenette Hargarther, age 19 daughter of Joseph Hargarther and Bertha Dettman, on 16 Apr 1932 in Monroe Co., NY.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Elmer 1909 MI1, Elmer Thomas 1877 NY2, Thomas Jefferson 1837 NY3.

 

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JEAN HALFORD HARMIC GROSS

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—10 December 2008

 

            Jean Gross, age 84, a WW2 veteran, died from complications of diabetes, a disease she endured for 54 years.

            She is survived by her husband of 16 years Arnold, her children Rodney (Marie) Harmic, Becky (Stephen) Erek, grandchildren David (Wendy) Harmic, Heather (Daniel) LaSalle, 2 great-grandsons and 5 brothers. She was preceded in death by her first husband Dr. Jay L Harmic, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

            Jean was raised in Clearfield PA, she raised her family in Wyoming, DE and moved to the Naples/Marco area in 1972. She and Arnold moved to the Palms of Fort Myers 2 years ago. Jean was a kindergarten teacher for many years. She loved children, was devoted to her family and was blessed with many friends.

            A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at the Palms of Fort Myers on December 13 at 1pm….

 

 

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Photos from Lely Presbyterian Memorial Garden, Naples, Collier Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Speer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean H. Gross (SS# issued in PA) was born 22 Aug 1924, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Frederick Kenneth Halford; and brother Jon W. Halford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Jean 1924 PA1, Frederick Kenneth 1903 PA2, Fred Garfield 1880 PA3, Charles Henry 1850 England4, William 1816 England5.

 

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JEAN M. BOYER ALLVORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—18 December 2002

 

            Allvord, Jean B., 91, of Orlando, died on Wednesday, December 11, 2002.

            She was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Lakewood, Ohio as a child. She moved to Orlando 30 years ago from Westlake, Ohio. She was a member of the Kirkman Road Methodist Church. She was a homemaker as well as a buyer in the retail field of ladies ready-to-wear.

            Her husband, Walter E. Allvord, died 25 years ago.

            She is survived by her two sons Daniel R. Allvord of Orlando and Walter H. of Texas; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be conducted by Reverend Dan Baker Friday, December 20 at 2PM at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando, FL.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean B. Allvord (SS# issued in OH) was born 27 Apr 1911, last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Walter E.C. Allvord, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Daniel Ray Allvord Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her husband’s parents, Archibald H. Allvord and Ellen Lavina Schwartz Allvord, in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

 

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JEFFIE JEANNETTE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—6 April 1989

 

            Alford, Jeffie Jeannette, 82, of 153 104th Ave., Treasure Island, died Wednesday (April 5, 1989) at Beach Convalescent Home. She came here in 1982 from her native Lenoir City, Tenn., where she was a school teacher for 25 years and a member of the Louden County Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma teaching sorority. Locally, she was a member of the Pasadena Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a sister, Edna Louise Walker, Treasure Island; and nieces including Marie Aker, Deborah and Amy, all of Roanoke, Va.; Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FL Deaths: Jeffie Jeannette Alford born 30 March 1907, died 5 Apr 1989 in Pinella Co.

 

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JEFFREY JAMES ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—15 August 1989

 

            Jeffrey James Alford, 26, 602 Ashberry Lane, Altamonte Springs, died Saturday. Born in Orlando, he was a lifelong resident. He was a painting contractor. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors: wife, Heather, Apopka; father, James E., Longwood; mother, Linda L., Miami; brother, Omer Windham, Winter Park; sisters, Melissa Mottola, Chuluota, Cathi Alford, Winter Park, Lynette Dumdie, Phoenix, Ariz.

            Garden Chapel Home for Funerals, Longwood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From FL Deaths: Jeffrey James Alford, born 27 Oct 1962, died 12 Aug 1989 in Volusia Co.

 

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JEFFREY JOSEPH ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—11 October 2001

 

            Jeffrey Joseph Alford of Lakeland died of lung failure on Friday, October 5, 2001, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 34.

            Born in Lakeland on December 5, 1966, he was a lifelong resident. He was a mixer for the bakery department at Publix Super Markets.

            His mother, Lynda Alford, a brother, Dennis Alford of Polk City, a sister, Tammy Ritter of Lakeland, and nephews, Taylor, Tucker, and Christian, all of Lakeland, survive him.

            Services were held at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mecompton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jeffrey J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

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

 

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JEFFREY N. HALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday 25 August 2013

 

            Jeffrey N. Halford, 54, of Yulee, Fl. Passed away on August 20, 2013. Eternity Funeral Homes Jacksonville, Fl (904) 348-5579 and Nassau (904) 261-2700.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JEFFREY R. ALVORD

 

Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home

Miami, Miami-Dade Co., _____ August 2015

 

Born: June 15, 1954

Place of Birth: Miami, FL

Death: August 27, 2015

Place of Death: Miami, FL

 

            Jeffrey R. Alvord, 61, died August 27, 2015.

            Survivors include: brother, John Alvord; and a host of other family members and friends.

 

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

 

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JENNIE WILSON MYERS ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 17 October 1969

 

            Mrs. Jennie Myers Alford, 1006 Brookwood Drive, widow of the late J. Rutledge Alford, died last night at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of Leon County. She was a past president of the Women of the Church, First Presbyterian Church of which she was a member. She served there as organist for many years.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a daughter, Mrs. David Nusbickel of Winter Park; three sons, Julian, Charles and James of Tallahassee; two sisters, Mrs. Sam McElvey and Miss Flossie Myers; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be announced by J.A. Culley and Sons.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Julius Rutledge Alford; and sons Charles Hamilton Alford Sr., James Maxwell Alford Sr., and Julian Rutledge Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From Georgia, Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1828–1978 (Ancestry): J. Rutledge Alford married Jennie Wilson Myers in Bibb Co., GA, 8 June 1911.

 

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JERRE FAYE BLANCHARD ALFORD

 

Memorial Solutions

DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL—_____ September 2011

 

 

            Mrs. Faye Alford, age 67 of DeFuniak Springs passed away at the family residence Thursday, September 29, 2011 surrounded by her family and friends.

            She was born March 30, 1944 in Pensacola, Florida the daughter of Leslie Roland and Mae Lilly Kelley Blanchard. After graduation from high school Faye graduated from Mississippi College in Jackson, Mississippi with a Social Behaviors Degree. She was a case worker for the Welfare Department, now known Children and Family Services. Faye was a member of First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs.

            Among survivors are her husband, Lamar Alford. Her daughters, Dr. Kelley Renton also of DeFuniak Springs and Catherine Alford of Pensacola. Her sister, Patricia Anderson of Fort Walton Beach and two granddaughters, Myra and Kyndal.

            Memorials may be made in Faye Alford’s memory to Pregnancy Support Center or First Christian Academy , 216 East Live Oak Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. A time of visitation will be from 10A.M. until 11A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2011 in First Baptist Church with the funeral beginning at 11:00 A.M…. Burial will follow in Sandy Creek Cemetery.

 

Photo from Sandy Creek Cemetery, Ponce de Leon, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Whit Gainey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Faye B. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            Her maiden name is from her memorial at the Escambia High School Class of 1962 website and her Find A Grave memorial. Her first name is from her gravestone.

 

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JERRY A. ALFORD

 

Davis-Watkins Funeral Home

DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL—_____ October 2016

 

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January 14, 1931–October 3, 2016

 

            Jerry A. Alford was born on January 14, 1931 in Hartford, Alabama—two years into The Great Depression—at the home of his maternal grandparents. His father and mother, Jeremiah and Addie Peacock Alford, were descendants of the earliest American colonists and pioneers of the South; and he was fiercely proud that his family had a history as rich as America’s itself.

            Dad grew up in Darlington, Florida, one of ten children. He lived a country boy’s life, splitting his hours between hard work and wild abandon—planting with a mule drawn plow, harvesting crops by hand, hunting, fishing and getting into any and every kind of mischief imaginable. His mother was a school teacher and taught him at home in the evenings after his work day was done. He had an exceptional gift for mathematics and a near photographic memory and would not hesitate in later years to use either to count cards in poker games with his children and then caution them about gambling and card sharks.

            Dad joined the Marine Corps at 19, was a decorated combat veteran of the 1st Marine Division during the Korean War, and became a Drill Instructor at Parris Island. He was a demolitions and weapons training instructor and an expert marksman who could still pick the eyes out of a gnat with a rifle well into his 80s. He thought that every enlisted Marine worth his salt should be busted rank at least once; and in the spirit of inter-service rivalry, he would regularly note that a Corporal in the Marine Corps was the equivalent of a General in any other branch of the military.

            Life with him was always unconventional. He wrangled rattlesnakes for The Reptile Institute, raised gopher tortoises inside our city limits front yard, stocked exhibits at The Gulfarium with some of his deep sea catches, and more than once brought home a live alligator—all much to the dismay of our mother. He was a jack of all trades and a master of many—surveyor, dive shop owner, master builder, beekeeper, historian. And he did it all around his “real” job—a career in law enforcement and public service that spanned four decades.

            Dad was a Walton County Deputy Sheriff, a Florida State Beverage Agent, and the Undersheriff of Okaloosa County. From busting stills to busting drug rings, from the organized crime syndicates of the 60s to the cocaine runners of the 80s, he spent his life and his talents protecting and serving the law abiding citizens of the great State of Florida. Law enforcement was his true passion, and he lived it like a man on fire. He saw it as a solemn trust and often said it was the gravest responsibility to carry a badge because on your word you could deny a man his freedom.

            Dad lived 85 years, 8 months and 20 days of fearless adventure and left us with a lifetime of memories and enough good advice to fill a book. He was a man’s man and had little time for sentiment. He could not stand long obituaries (sorry, Dad) and thought that every funeral should take place at 6:00 AM so as not to interfere with hunting or fishing later in the day. He loved God, his country and his family—in that order. He treated everyone with dignity and respect and was quick to remind us that a king wears his britches no different than a pauper. He believed in minding one’s own business and living at peace with every man—but neither at the expense of what you know to be right. He measured life by no one’s rule but his own and believed everyone else should do the same.

            Dad outlived most of his dear friends and all of his mortal enemies and would often quip that he’d have to hire pallbearers at his funeral because there would be no one left living who even remembered his name. For a man who was right most of the time, he got that one terribly wrong. We won’t forget you, Daddy. Not ever. And neither could anyone else who knew you.

            Dad was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Joel, John Gary and Jordan Alford; by his son, Steve Allen Alford; and his son-in-law, Sherman Moon.

            He is survived by his wife, Joyce Alford; his daughters, Vickie Moon, Rhonda Collinsworth (Bobby), Karen Smith (Chris), Lorie Bates (Don) and Sandy North (Eric); his brothers Doug and Steve Alford; his sisters Hattie Burgess, Nina White and Gail Cole; a host of adoring grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his lifelong best friend whom he loved as a brother, Joe McDonald.

            In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org) which supports wounded warriors from all branches of service because—as Dad would say—our government won’t.

            Davis-Watkins Funeral Home in Defuniak Springs is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 9th at 2pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church with a brief graveside ceremony at Alford Family Cemetery and reception with refreshments to follow. Although physically located in the Darlington Community of Walton County, the church address for Google Maps is “Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1717 Oak Grove Rd, Westville, FL 32464.”

 

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

            See the obituaries of his son Stephen Allen Alford; and brothers Jordan Washington Alford and William Alexander Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jerry A. 1931 AL1, Jeremiah William 1899 FL2, William David 1872 FL3, John Francis 1842 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JERRY KING ALFRED

 

PRESS JOURNAL

Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—Thursday, 24 March 2011

 

            Jerry King Alfred, 35, died March 13, 2011, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

            He was born in Fort Pierce and was a lifetime resident of St. Lucie County. He was a graduate of Port St. Lucie High School. He currently was on the dean’s list at Indian River State College.

            Survivors include his son, Jaron Alfred of Fort Pierce; daughter, Tatyana Alfred of Fort Pierce; parents, Loriston and Immacula Alfred of Port St. Lucie; brother, Paul Cotton of Nassau, Bahamas; sisters, Bertha Alfred, Carline Alfred and Joanna Alfred, all of Port St. Lucie, and Lisa Alfred of Tampa.

            Services: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. March 25 at Stone Brothers Funeral Home. The funeral will be at noon March 26 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Fort Pierce. Entombment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Stone Brothers Funeral Home. A guestbook at www.stonebrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

In another article:

 

Stone Brothers Funeral Home

Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL—_____ March 2010

 

Jerry King Alfred

 

            Jerry King Alfred, 35, of Port Saint Lucie, FL died Sunday March 13, 201 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

            He was born on November 3, 1975 in Fort Pierce, FL.

            He has been a lifetime resident of Saint Lucie County.

            He attended the public schools of Saint Lucie County and a graduate of Port Saint Lucie High School Class of 1995. He played basketball for Port Saint Lucie High School. He was currently attending Indian River State College and on the Dean’s List.

            His hobbies were spending time with children, his family, watching movies, and all kind of sports.

            Survivors include his son, Jaron Alfred, of Fort Pierce, FL; daughter, Tatyana Alfred, of Fort Pierce, FL; parents, Loriston and Immacula Alfred, Port Saint Lucie, FL; brother, Paul Cotton, of Nassau, Bahamas; sisters, Bertha Alfred, Carline Alfred, Joanna Alfred, all of Port Saint Lucie, FL; Lisa Alfred, of Tampa, FL.

            Visitation will be held 3 to 7PM Friday March 25, 2011, at Stone Brothers Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 12Noon Saturday March 26, 2011 at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Fort Pierce. Entombment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park.

 

Photo from Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Kent

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry King Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Nov 1974, last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

 

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JERRY LEE ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 2 March 2014

 

            Jerry Lee Alford, 48, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. A Dignified Alternative-Hatcher Cremations (904) 260-2522

 

In another article:

 

A Dignified Alternative-Hatcher Cremations

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—_____ February 2014

 

(January 12, 1966 - February 26, 2014)

 

            Jerry Lee Alford, 48, passed away, Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Pansy and Clyde Alford.

            His sister, Debbie, and brother, Clyde, will miss him. Jerry will always remember Jamie, Dustin and Patsy.

            A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, March 15, at Mandarin Church of God of Prophecy, 3844 Burnett Park Road. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Community Hospice of North East Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Clyde W. Alford and Pansy Lee Wingate Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Jerry Lee 1966 FL1, Clyde W. 1924 FL2, Cleveland 1899 FL3, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL4, William R. 1834 GA5, Hansford R. 1812 SC6, John 1787 SC7.

 

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JESSE ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 15 September 2005

 

            Alford, Jesse, 78, of Port Richey, passed away September 12, 2005, at his residence. Born in Pineville, Ky., he came here 11 years ago from Romulus, Mich. Mr. Alford was a dockman with A & R Trucking in Detroit, Mich., and a Baptist by faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Linda; three sons, Michael of New Port Richey, Jesse of Valrico, Fla., and Roger of Tampa; one stepson, Doug Parker of Farmington Hills, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Debra Murphy of Romulus, Mich., and Diana Wilkins of Inkster, Mich.; three sisters, Alta Reece of Taylor, Mich., Mag Jones of Pineville, Ky., and Mary Sinkhorn of Pineville, Ky.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            National Cremation Society New Port Richey.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 3 Feb 1927, last residence Port Richey, Pasco Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his half-brother Homer “Smiley” Alford Jr.; and stepmother, Maude May Golden Alford Sturgill, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            His lineage: Jesse 19427 KY1, Homer 1902 KY2, James William 1872 KY3, Daniel Lunsford 1830 NC4, John 1806 NC5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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JESSE DAVIS ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 28 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Jesse Davis Alford, 80, of Chattahoochee, died Saturday [June 26] in Panama City.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee....

            A native of Wetumpka [Elmore Co., AL], he had lived in Chattahoochee for 25 years. He was a World War II Army veteran, for which he received a Bronze Star, and a retired laundry worker at Florida State Hospital. He was a Baptist.

            He is survived by his wife, Marie Alford of Chattahoochee; two sons, Johnny Alford of Buford, Ga. and Wayne Alford of Lynn Haven; a brother, Clinton Alford of Tallahassee; a sister, Elsie Glover of Quincy; and 10 grandchildren.

            (Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Chattahoochee, 850-663-4343.)

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 11 Aug 1918, last residence Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Wanda Marie Pelham Alford; father, Arthur Joseph Alford; and brother Frank James Alford in this compilationl

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jesse Davis 1918 FL1, Arthur Joseph 1892 FL2, John Davis 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JESSIE DANIEL ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—14 May 1987

 

            Alford, Jessie D., 94, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 12, 1987) at her residence.

            Born in Texas, she had lived in Tampa since 1939 and was a member of Bayshore Baptist Church and the Tampa Garden Club. She taught in Hillsborough County public schools for 30 years and was a member of the Florida Retired Teachers Association and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

            Garden of Memories/Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Aug 1892 and died _____ May 1987, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, William David Alford, in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave lists her as Jessie Daniel Alford.

 

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JESSIE PEARL ALFORD ROACH CORWIN

Aunt of Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230

 

Photo from her nephew Max Ray Alford

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 22 January 2008

 

1915–2008

 

            Jessie Pearl Roach-Corwin, who lived on Besma Drive in Pensacola, was released from her earthly bounds on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the age of 92.

            Daughter of William and Minnie (Keith) Alford, she has found comfort in the arms of her two husbands, Robert John Roach and Pearly Corwin who preceded her in death. Also awaiting her in the arms of God are four of her children, William Marion Roach, Donna Sue Roach, Wayne Anthony Roach and Edward Keith Roach.

            Surviving her on this earth are one sister, Minnie Coats of TX; her five children, Mary Ethel Lewis of Dover, TN, Bobbie Pearl Bryant and her husband, James Bryant of Antelope, CA, Maggie Mae Malone of Charlotte, NC, Robert John Roach of Pensacola, FL and Joe Louis Roche [see Notes] and wife, Sidney of Mountain View, CA. In total, Jessie Pearl leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 22 great great-grandchildren who will miss her until they see her again in Heaven.

            Jessie Pearl was one of the founding members of Tanton Memorial Baptist Church. Her family urges everyone who knew her to celebrate her life on this earth and her passing into heaven at the viewing on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

            Funeral Service will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the funeral home.

            Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS, Pensacola, FL. Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, chuck cummins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie P. Corwin (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 May 1914, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Donald Levi Alford and Ray Lewis Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666, reports that Jessie’s son “Joe did not want to be named Roach, so he changed it to Roche.”

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Some of the Descendants of John Alford ca1801 North Carolina.

            Her lineage: Jessie Pearl 1914 TX1, William Lafayette 1877 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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JIMMIE LEE CLARK ALFORD

 

A.B. Coleman Mortuary

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—_____ February 2015

 

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Mrs. Jimmie Lee Alford

February 5, 2015

 

            Mrs. Jimmie Lee Alford was born on December 30, 1939 to Arbie & Flossie Stephens Clark in Jacksonville, Florida.

            Mrs. Alford was a loving Mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved the Lord and loved calling on the name of Jesus. She was a walking miracle who enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, playing games, and helping people in any way she could; that was a way of life for her.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Mr. Clarence Alford; her loving and devoted daughters, Wanda Jones (Reginald), Carol Lawrence, Kimberly Lee, Sherry Washington (Edward); brother, Rev. Arbie J. Clark Jr. (Mary), and a host of grands, great-grands, nieces, nephews and friends.

            A Celebration of Life [will be held] Friday February 13, 2015, 6:00 PM at A.B. Coleman Memorial Chapel.

 

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

 

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JIMMIE WAYNE ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Wednesday, 3 September 1986

 

            Jimmie Wayne Alford, 53, 6561 S. Sylvan Lake Drive, Sanford, died Monday [September 1].

            Born in North Carolina, he moved to Sanford from Orlando in 1969. He was an owner of a petroleum company and an Episcopalian. He was an Army veteran and a member of Sanford and Lake Mary chambers of commerce, F&AM Lodge 69, Scottish Rite, Bahia Shrine, all in Orlando, Florida Petroleum Marketers Association, National Association of Convenience Store Owners and the Certified Grocers Association.

            Survivors: wife, Linda; sons, James Patrick, Sanford, Edward Lee, Cedar Key; brothers, Lee, Dalton, Ga., Ray, Washington, D.C.; sister, Faye Cannady, Greensboro, N.C.

            Brisson Guardian Funeral Home, Sanford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jim Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 June 1933 and died _____ Sept 1986, last residence Sanford, Seminole Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Linda Turner Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JOE LEE ALFORD

 

Photo from Milliman Family Tree (Ancestry)

Permission granted by Stephanie Milliman

 

THE HERALD-TRIBUNE

Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—Thursday, 10 December 2009

 

            Joe Lee Alford, 80, of Sarasota, died Dec. 4, 2009.

            Joe was born March 4, 1929, in Benton, Ark. He, his mother and sister lived in Hot Springs until Joe was eight years old when they moved to San Diego. Joe graduated from Kearny High School in 1947 and attended San Diego State College for two years prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1949.

            Joe graduated from the Aviation Cadet Program and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1950. He served 25 years in the Air Force, rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and logged over 11,000 hours as a U.S.A.F. pilot. He fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Bronze Star.

            While serving in the Air Force, Joe met and married Fran, a U.S.A.F. nurse. In 1974, he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at McKendree College in Lebanan, Ill.

            Joe retired from the Air Force in 1974 and started a second career in college alumni and development activities. He retired for the second time in 1990 from Ball State University as the director of advancement services and was awarded Emeritus status.

            Joe and Fran moved to Sarasota in 1990, where they became active members of the community, serving in various volunteer capacities. They became active members of St. Thomas More Catholic church, where Joe participated in three major fund raising campaigns and was a member of the men’s club. After traveling the world and living all over the country, Joe felt most connected to his beloved church, community and home in Sarasota.

            Joe is survived by his bride of 50 years, Frances Joan (Taylor); three sons, David of Sarasota, Jim of Wilmington, N.C., and Bob of Indianapolis; daughter-in-laws Debbie of Wilmington and Leslie of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Taylor Anne and Patrick James, of Wilmington, and Joseph Richard of Indianapolis; and sister-in-law, Barbara Yanchitis of Sarasota.

            Joe’s memory will be cherished by all family members and countless close friends.

            A celebration of life will be held in Joe’s honor at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Spirit Soars,” St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joe Lee Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 March 1929, last residence Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL.

 

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JOHANNA HILDEGARDE NEITSCH ALFORD

 

Brackney Funeral Service

Crestview, Okaloosa Co., FL—_____ January 2014

 

            Johanna Hildegarde (Neitsch) Alford, age 92 of Crestview, went to Live with Her Heavenly Father Thursday, January 16, 2014.

            She was born on February 17, 1921 in Weir, Texas and had lived in Northwest Florida since the 1960’s. She was a Homemaker enjoyed listening to gospel music and reading her Bible. She was a member of the Live Oak Baptist Church.

            Survivors include 6 children: Catherine Faye McGregor, Roy Cecil Alford, Jr., Oswald Charles Alford, Carolyn Ann Moody, Billy Ray Alford, Phil Eugene Alford; 6 Siblings: Gertrude Barber, Maybelline Kattner, Helen Hogwood, Margie Faltesek, Henry Gus Neitsch, Oswald Ray Neitsch; 14 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren.

            A Celebration of her Life will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 22, from the Live Oak Baptist Church…. Entombment will follow in the Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband Roy Cecil Alford, Sr. and a granddaughter Deonna Carrell Seymour….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Johanna H. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

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

            From Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903–1932 (Ancestry): _____ Neitsch, female, was born 17 Feb 1921 in Weir, Williamson Co., TX, daughter of Oswald Carl John Neitsch and Emma Kunze.

            In Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry), she is listed as Hildegard Johanna Neitsch.

 

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JOHN B. ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Saturday, 22 September 1917

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Wilhelmina Josephine Weisbrod Peterson Krause Alford, in this compilation.

            Wedding announcement:

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 7 July 1904

 

 

            A Find A Grave photographer reported in 12/2017 that John and his wife have no gravestones, but they are buried next to each other in Old Section Memory Garden, Woodlawn Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John B 1867 TN1, James 1835 NC2, Jones 1807 NC3, Lemuel 1766 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JOHN CARL ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—20 December 2015

 

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John Carl “JC” Alford

(1969 - 2015)

 

            Mr. John “JC” Carl Alford, age 46, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

            He was born Jan. 2, 1969, in Milton, Florida, to John Gary and Betty Seigler Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. He graduated from Walton High School in 1987. He was a devoted husband, father and son. He worked as a Code Enforcement Officer for Walton County. He was a very talented musician, having sung for many events in Walton County. He enjoyed fishing. He was also very dedicated to his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

            Mr. Alford is preceded in death by his father, Gary Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother Betty Alford of DeFuniak Springs, his loving wife of 15 years Kristin Alford; two sons Justin Kyle Alford and John Wesley Alford; and one daughter Kinley Lorin Alford all of Darlington.

            Visitation services will be held 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1717 Oak Grove Road, Westville, FL 32464. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m….

            Pallbearers will be Keith Alford, Brad Alford, Lyle Seigler, Craig Bloodworth, Chris Bloodworth and Chad White….

            Burial will follow in the Alford Family Cemetery in Darlington, Florida…. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Carl 1969 FL1, John Gary 1933 FL2, Jeremiah William 1899 FL3, William David 1872 FL4, John Francis 1842 GA5, John Turner 1800 NC6, Job 1763 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JOHN DAVIS ALFORD

 

Source unknown (posted at www.findagrave.com)

_____, Walton Co., FL—_____ August 1944

 

            Rev. John D. Alford 82, passed away at his home Sunday night Aug. 27, 1944 in the Cluster Springs community.

            He was born in Coffee County, AL, January 1, 1862. In 1880 he was married to Miss Bama Preacher and to this union was born 13 children, 8 boys and 5 girls, of which 5 of them preceded him in death and his wife also passed away in the year 1919. He was a minister of the Primitive Baptist church for 35 yrs. During this time he baptized over 1,000 members, conducted 300 funerals, and united in marriage 400 couples.

            In the year 1921, he was again married to Miss Alice Lindsey. To this union there were born 5 children, 4 boys and a girl all of whom are living.

            Those who are left to mourn his passing are his wife, Mrs. Alice Alford, Pvt Wiley J. Alford, somewhere in France, Jesse D. Alford, Dorris Alford, J.C. Alford, Maxwell Alford. The older children [of his first wife] are Luther, Art, Tom, Jerry, Howell, & Henry Alford, Mrs Clayton Moore, Mrs. Mattie Robinson.

            Services were Tuesday evening Aug. 29. Interment was at Cluster Springs Cemetery.

 

Photo from Cluster Springs Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindi Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Arthur Joseph Alford, James Thomas “Tom” Alford, Julian Howell Alford, Lillie Odell Alford Mercer Emmett, Luther Jefferson Alford, Pinkie Alford Moore, and Wiley Jesseman Alford; his brother James Thomas “Bill” Alford; and half-brother Lester Jay Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son J.C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: John Davis Alford died in 1944 in Walton Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1, where he is listed as John Daniel Alford.

            His lineage: John Davis 1862 AL1, James Columbus 1830 GA2, John Turner 1800 NC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JOHN FREDDRICK ALFORD

 

CEDAR KEY BEACON

Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—Sunday, 24 January 2013

 

            John “Johnny” Freddrick Alford, 63, of Cedar Key died Jan. 19, 2013.

            He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cynthia Alford; daughter, Tanya Alford; brothers, Bill Alford, Cecil Alford; sisters, Edith Castell, Ann Richburg and two grandchildren….

            Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland.

 

In another article, titled “One Deadly Day: The Names and Lives Behind Gunshot Statistics”

 

CHILLICOTHE GAZETTE

Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH—10 March 2013

 

            In Rosewood, Fla., John Freddrick Alford, 63, died after being hit by buckshot fired by a youth with whom he was hunting wild hogs.

 

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Photo from Shiloh Cemetery, Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Y

Photo posted 18 March 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Fred Peachman Alford and Nellie Mae Rowland Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: John Freddrick 1949 FL1, Fred Peachman 1926 FL2, Fred Manuel 1882 AL3, William P. 1850 AL4.

 

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JOHN GORDON ALFORD, SR.

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Saturday, 30 June 1979

 

            Alford, Sr., Mr. John G., age 82, of 250-A Villas Court, South, Tallahassee, FL. Funeral Services will be held at the Culley’s Chapel at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 1st….

            Survivors include his wife: Mildred I. Alford of Tallahassee; 3 sons: Dr. John G. Alford, Jr. of Springfield, Ill., Dr. Donald Alford of Tallahassee and Dr. Stanley P. Alford of Sherman, Tex.; and 10 grandchildren.

            The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that donations may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

            Culley & Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hochi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 28 May 1897 and died _____ June 1979, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred I. Sutton Alford; and son Donald Owen Alford in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: John Gordon Alford was born 28 May 1897 and died 28 June 1979 in Leon Co., FL.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: John Gordon 1897 IL1, John C. 1871 Canada2, John William 1838 England3.

 

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JOHN H. HALFORD, JR.

 

PATRIOT LEDGER

Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA—10 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

FORT MYERS, Fla.—John H. Halford Jr., 77, retired president of a menswear worsted mill, and a founder of the Norwell United Church of Christ, died Sunday in Florida. Mr. Halford was involved in the development of the LORAN navigation system and was assistant director of research at the radiation laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology during World War II. He was treasurer of several other churches and was a deacon, trustee, treasurer, historian and member of the building committee of the Norwell church.

            He started in the textile business as an apprentice wool sorter. While a junior at Bowdoin College, Mr. Halford was navigator and assistant radio operator on Cmdr. Donald B. MacMillan’s supply trip to Moravian missions in Laborador and Baffinland, and helped scientists and British government officials correct errors in coastal charts with sextant and chronomenter. A small coastal island was named for him by the National Hydrographic Office. In the South Shore he was a former member of Scituate Harbor Yacht Club, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Power Squadron and past chairman of the Church Hill Cemetery Association, Norwell.

            A native of Norristown, Pa., he lived in New England before moving to Shell Point Village in Fort Myers in 1986. He spent the summer in Maine. Mr. Halford graduated from William Penn Charter School in Pennsylvania and received a bachelor of science degree from Bowdoin and a master of science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He was past president of the trustees of Hebron Academy and a member of the board for many years.

            His son, Richard Halford has been a Republican state representative in Alaska and operated a tourist lodge and flying service near Mount McKinley. He is also survived by his wife, Laura Halford; another son and a daughter, John Halford of Needham and Laura Sparrow of Michigan, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. A memorial service will be held at Sanibel Island Congregational Church, where he was a member, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts may be made to the United Churches of Christ in Lovell, Maine 04016 and in Norwell 02061.

 

In another article:

 

BOSTON HERALD

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—13 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            John H. Halford Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Norwell, a retired textile executive, died March 6 in Fort Myers. He was 77. Born in Bridgeport, Pa., Mr. Halford graduated from the William Penn Charter School. He received a bachelor of science degree from Bowdoin College and a master of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Halford served briefly as assistant director of research at the American Optical Co. During World War II, he served as assistant director of research at the MIT Radiation Laboratory, where he helped develop the LORAN navigation system. He spent most of his career in the textile business, starting as an apprentice wool sorter and ending as president and treasurer of a worsted menswear mill.

            Mr. Halford moved to Fort Myers in 1986, though he continued to summer in Maine. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadron; a former member of the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club; and former chairman of the Church Hill Cemetery Association. He served as a trustee of Hebron Academy for many years, where he was secretary and then president of trustees. Active in church affairs, Mr. Halford was a founding member, deacon, trustee, treasurer, building committee member and historian of the Norwell Congregational UCC Church. He was also treasurer of three other churches. In recent years Mr. Halford was a member of the Sanibel Island Congregational UCC Church in Florida.

            He is survived by his wife, Laura; two sons, John and Richard; a daughter, Laura Halford Sparrow; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A memorial service will be held today at Sanibel Island Congregational UCC Church. Burial will be in Norwell. Arrangements are by Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, Fort Myers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John H. Halford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Apr 1916, last residence Center Lovell, Oxford Co., ME.

            See the obituary of his wife, Laura Thickens Halford, in this compilation.

 

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JOHN INZER ALFORD, JR.

Son of Omer Shermer Alford, AAFA #0086

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 11 April 1990

 

            John I. Alford Jr., 61, of Tallahassee died Monday [April 9] at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Services were held on Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery.

            A native of Atlanta, he had lived in Tallahassee for the past 19 years. He was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel with 22 years of service and was employed by the Department of General Services and Information Resources Commission. He was a member of Tallahassee Retired Officers Club, Elk Lodge No. 937, and he was an Eagle Scout.

            Survivors include his mother, Omer S. Alford of Atlanta; his wife, Lorena Alford of Tallahassee; two sons, John I. Alford III and Jefferson R. Alford, both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Catherine Mann and Phoebe Alford, both of Tallahassee; a brother, D.D. Alford of Houston, Texas; and several grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lorena Reames Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Omer Shermer Alford in Georgia Obituaries; and brother Denny Shermer Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From FL Deaths: John I. Alford, born 7 March 1929, died 9 Apr 1990 in Hillsborough Co.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: John Inzer 1929 GA1, John Inzer 1899 GA2, James Alvin 1852 GA3, Joseph about 1822 NC4, Lodwick 1802 NC5.

 

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JOHN JOSEPH ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Tuesday, 17 January 1995

 

LAKELAND—Mr. John Joseph Alford of Lakeland died Sunday (Jan. 15, 1995) at Transitional Hospital in Tampa. He was 52.

            Born in Lakeland on Jan. 12, 1943, he was a lifelong resident. He was a heavy equipment operator in construction. He attended Carpenter’s Home Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Lynda S. Alford, Lakeland; sons, Jeffrey J. Alford and Dennis D. Alford, both of Lakeland; daughter, Tammy L. Ritter, Lakeland; brothers, Frank Lane, Fort Meade, Pate Lane, Auburndale, and Bill Odom, Timmy Lane, Tommy Lane and Mike Lane, all of Lakeland; and two grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with graveside services Wednesday at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Lakeland Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his son Jeffrey Joseph Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOHN LAFAYETTE ALFORD, SR.

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Orange Co., FL—Saturday, 26 February 1966

 

            Mr. John L. Alford Sr., of Mascotte [Lake Co.], died Friday [February 25].

            Born in Georgia, he came to Mascotte five years ago.

            Survivors: widow, Hilda Mae; sons, John Jr., Warner Robins, Ga., Billie, Jimmie and Jerry, all of Macon, Ga., Jack, of Mascotte; daughters, Mrs. Martha Ann Everage and Miss Gloria Jean Alford, Macon; three brothers; two sisters; and 21 grandchildren. Kurfiss Funeral Home in charge.

 

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Photo from Glen Haven Memorial Garden, Macon, Bibb Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hal Stewart

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his son John Lafayette Alford Jr.; and father, Floyd Lafayette Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Lafayette 1901 GA1, Floyd Lafayette 1878 GA2, John N. 1847 GA3, William Henry 1811 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JOHN MCKAY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 26 August 1926

 

JOHN McK. ALFORD, FORMERLY OF FAIRMONT, DIES IN FLORIDA

 

FAIRMONT, Aug. 25.—John McK. Alford died at his home in Wachula, Fla., yesterday morning after a lingering illness following a stroke of paralysis about three weeks ago.

            Mr. Alford was the son of the late Henry C. Alford, of this place.

            Mr. Alford leaves a wife and one daughter, one brother, Neill Alford, three sisters, Mrs. W.W. Smith, Mrs. J.W. Carter, Sr., and Miss Belle Alford, all of this place.

            Neill Alford and H.F. Carter left yesterday afternoon for Florida where Mr. Alford’s body will be buried.

 

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Photo from Bowling Green City Cemetery, Bowling Green, Hardee Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his siblings Florence Belle Alford and Neill Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            John McKay Alford is descended from 2 Alford lines.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His paternal lineage: John McKay 1864 NC1, Henry Clay 1831 SC2, Neill Little 1799 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            His maternal lineage: John McKay 1864 NC1, Clarky Jane McKay 1834 NC2, Catherine 1797 NC3, Sion 1763, NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John

 

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JOHN MCRAE ALFORD

Grandfather of Barney Millen Alford Jr., AAFA #0150

 

LEXINGTON HERALD

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Wednesday, 17 October 1928

 

LOSS OF MR. ALFORD

 

            Friends will sympathize with the family in the death of Mr. John R. Alford which occurred Monday at his home in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

            He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Sarah VanMeter, who is the daughter of Mrs. W.S. VanMeter, of Woodland avenue, and their children are Martha and VanMeter Alford, Mrs. Alford’s sister, Miss Anna Farra VanMeter, left Tuesday morning for Florida to be with the family.

 

In another article:

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—21 October 1928

 

HARTFORD, Ala., Oct. 20—Funeral services for John R. Alford, 67, who died suddenly at his home in DeFuniak, Fla., on Oct. 15, were held in the Presbyterian Church at that place on Wednesday afternoon….

            He is survived by his widow, four sons, Fred Alford of North Carolina, B.M. Alford, of Pensacola, Fla., W.P. Alford of Bonifay, Fla., and Van Meter Alford, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and two daughters, Misses Nell and Martha Alford of DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Also two sisters and a brother.

 

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Photos from Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley, Washington Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Barney Millen Alford Sr. and Walter Paisley Alford; and brothers Sion Augustus Alford Sr. and William Chauncey Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his third wife, Sarah Van Meter Alford; and son, William Van Meter Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries; of his brother Alexander Alford in North Carolina Obituaries; and of his half-brother Daniel James Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see Alford Brothers in West Florida, AAFA ACTION, September 1988.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John McRae 1861 SC1, Paisley 1825 NC2, Sion 1796 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JOHN RICHARD ALFORD

Brother of William Edward “Eddie” Alford, AAFA #1161

 

 

John Richard Alford and his wife, Lydia Nowling Alford

Photos from their granddaughter Heather Holley

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 17 November 1981

 

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS—John Richard Alford, 76, died Sunday at a Pensacola hospital.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Geneva, Ala. and had been a resident of DeFuniak Springs most of his life. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Lydia Alford, of DeFuniak Springs; seven daughters, Frances A. Clary, Jeanette Gavins and Shirley L. Holley, all of DeFuniak Springs, Adelaide Lawrence of Tampa, Carol M. Rowe of Pikesville, Ky., Margaret A. Shaw of Ft. Walton Beach and Sara A. Townsend of Ocala; two sons, Edgar L. Alford of Jasper, Texas and Adrian Alford of San Diego, Calif.; five brothers, Houston Alford, Weldon Alford and Eddie Alford, all of Samson, Ala., Cecil Alford of Foley, Ala., and Buster Alford of St. Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Sara Adams of Crestview, Ruth Aplin of Samson and Runell Danley of Opp, Ala., and 21grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church…. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

            Clary-Godwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Strickland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 Sept 1905, last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lydia L. Nowling Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother William Edward “Eddie” Alford in Alabama Obituaries; and of his brother Lennie Cecil Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            From FL Marriages: Johnnie Alford married Lydia Nowling on 10 March 1934 in Walton Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Richard 1905 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.

 

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JOHN SIDNEY ALFORD

Father of William Reginald Alford, AAFA #0211

 

PENSACOLA JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Thursday, 31 December 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

John sidney alford

 

FRIENDS MOURN ONE WHO CARED ABOUT HIS TOWN

By Mark O’Brien, Journal Columnist

 

            A steady stream of visitors came to the neat white house near Warrington Wednesday to console the family of John Alford and reminisce about a guy who cared for the community where he lived.

            On a wall in the family room were plaques and framed resolutions of recognition from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, the Friends of Law Enforcement, the Optimists Club and the County Commission, among others.

            “That was John’s wall,” said his wife, Theresa.

            Memorial services will be today at 1 p.m. at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church for Alford, who died Tuesday at his home. He was 60.

            Heart trouble had slowed him down in the past two years, but Alford still kept in touch with what was happening at the courthouse and the sheriff’s department. For years, he had been a regular at the courthouse, where he spoke out on issues and helped with various causes. And at night he would work with one of his loves, law enforcement, capturing dangerous jail escapees single-handedly and giving a hand to deputies in trouble.

            “He was always very civic-minded,” said Theresa Alford. “That’s just the way he was.”

            He was the kind of kid who joined the army when he was a teen-ager and went off to World War II. He was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines and spent 3 1/2 years in a prison camp, where he suffered a foot injury which eventually led to the amputation of a leg.

            He joined the sheriff’s department in the late 1940s, but had to quit that job in order to keep his other, better-paying civil service position at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. In 1960, his leg was amputated and Alford retired from the Navy yard, but he kept busy traveling, co-founding Two-Way Radio, a South Palafox Street firm that handles marine electronics, and later working for Weis-Fricker, where he arranged transportation of mahogany from South America.

            He also resumed his interest in law enforcement, riding with deputies or monitoring the police radio in his own car as he cruised the west side of town. He became a reserve deputy with the sheriff’s department, but he passed up the security jobs that were offered reserve deputies. He was there to help regular deputies, not to make money, he said.

            Help them he did.

            In 1979, a massive manhunt went on for 33 hours while authorities searched in vain for two jail escapees: Willie Watts, who was convicted of killing two people in a Brownsville convenience store, and Jerold Milligan, dubbed the “twice-a-night bandit” for a series of robberies. It was Alford, working on a hunch, who came across the two, at night, near a seldom-used road in Myrtle Grove. He held a carbine on them until officers arrived.

            Another time, he came to the aid of a deputy who was being beaten up by a Warrington man. Alford jumped into the fight and helped the deputy; when his artificial leg fell off, he picked it up and threatened to hit the deputy’s assailant with it.

            One of his “offices” was Sambo’s restaurant on Navy Boulevard, where he would stop to have coffee and kibitz with deputies before heading out on his patrols. Deputies came to him for advice, and learned that they could count on him for help. “He coached me for 10 years,” said one deputy, David Barnes.

            Alford’s other “office” was at the courthouse, where he seldom missed a commission meeting. He and another man, George Bowman, had formed a group called “The Escambia Watchdogs,” which kept an eye on the commissioners and lobbied for money for the sheriff’s department.

            One of his last and biggest projects came into being recently, a microwave communications system for the county. Alford led the push for the system, which advocates say will ultimately save the county hundreds of thousands of dollars over the old system of telephone lines.

            Alford put in 14 months on that project, attending meetings, studying reports and lobbying for the microwave system. It was a lot of work, but “he just felt the county would be better off with the microwave, so he did it,” said his wife.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Aug 1921 and died _____ Dec 1981, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Julius Elijah Alford and Mary Etta Bell Alford; and siblings Frank Joseph Alford Sr., Leah Lucile Alford Coursen, and Mary Etta Alford Hagensick in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: John Sidney 1921 AL1, Julius Elijah 1886 AL2, Charles N. 1862 AL3, Julius 1836 GA4, Axiom 1811 GA5, Needham 1785 NC6, unknown 1760 NC7, Benjamin 1740 NC8.

 

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JOHN WESLEY ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Tuesday, 10 March 1970

 

INQUEST DUE TODAY IN DEATH OF ALFORD

 

SARASOTA—An inquest will be held at 3 p.m. today into the death of John Wesley Alford, 70, of 2069 31st St.

            Alford was shot to death Saturday night [March 7] in a gun battle with city police. According to police officials, the gunfire was initiated by Alford, who opened fire without warning on two police officers. According to Police Chief Francis L. Scott, the two police officers, K.A. Hare and R.K. Baty, were parked at the Shell Service Station at U.S. 301 and 27th Street Saturday when they heard what they thought were gun shots. They drove north on U.S. 301 and saw a man carrying a gun walking on the east side of the highway. After stopping the cruiser, they identified themselves and told him to drop his gun. According to their report, Alford turned around suddenly and fired at Baty. He was killed as the officers shot back. The officers reported Alford said nothing before firing. His gun was a .32-caliber pistol.

            According to city police records, Alford was arrested on Oct. 7, 1967, for aggravated assault but the case was dismissed when there were no witnesses for the prosecution.

 

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TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Tuesday, 17 March 1970

 

IN FATAL SHOOTOUT MARCH 7

8 NEGROES SEEK SUSPENSION OF 2 SARASOTA CITY POLICEMEN

 

            …. The incident which triggered the Negroes’ wrath occurred along U.S. 301 near 28th Street. According to police, John Wesley Alford, 70, 2060 31st St., opened fire on two policemen without warning and was killed in the ensuing gun battle.

            A coroner’s inquest held three days later resulted in five members of a six-man jury ruling Alford’s death “justifiable homicide.” The sixth juror, Eugene Carnegie, a Negro, said insufficient evidence was presented and he could not make a judgment.

            Peace Justice George Fosler discharged the jury because it could not agree and rescheduled the inquest for last Thursday. This was canceled, however, pending a state attorney general’s opinion on whether a unanimous verdict by a coroner’s jury is necessary. City Prosecutor Jim Seay asked for the opinion and as of late yesterday, he had received no word from Tallahassee.

            The two policemen, Ronald Baty and Kenneth Hare, testified at the inquest they knew of no witnesses to the shooting, but the Negroes claimed yesterday at least two persons saw Alford shot….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 Feb 1899 and died _____ March 1970, last residence Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL.

            From FL Deaths: John Wesley Alford, black age 70, was born 7 Feb 1900 and died 7 March 1970 in Sarasota Co., FL.

            On John Wessley Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he lists his birth as 7 Feb 1900 in Odile [?], MS.

 

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JOHN WILLIAM “BILLY” ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 3 September 1998

 

            John William “Billy” Alford, 60, of Apalachicola died Tuesday [September 1].

            The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola (850-653-2208)….

            A native of Telogia [Liberty Co.], he was a longtime resident of Apalachicola. He was an Army and Air Force veteran and worked for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. He attended Highland Park Community Church in Apalachicola.

            He is survived by a son, John William Alford Jr. of New Jersey; his mother, Katie Alford of Apalachicola; three brothers, Lloyd Alford of Apalachicola, Floyd Alford of Wakulla and Clifford Wayne Alford of Las Vegas; four sisters, Jo Ann Abbot of Bristol, Judy Vause of Apalachicola, Carolyn Randall of Utah and Betty Dowd of New Mexico; and a grandchild.

 

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Photo from Magnolia Cemetery, Apalachicola, Franklin Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Member #47700116

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Sherman Floyd Alford and Katherine Elizabeth Crum Alford; and sister Judie Nell Alford Vause in this compilation.

            From FL Deaths: John William Alford, born 5 Aug 1938, died 1 Sept 1998 in Franklin Co.

            John was the oldest of 8 children of Sherman Floyd Alford and Katherine Elizabeth Crum.

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TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 March 1960

 

 

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TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 21 December 1064

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John William 1938 FL1, Sherman Floyd 1911 FL2, Joseph Columbus 1871 FL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job about 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8.

 

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JOHNNY LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 31 October 2002

 

            Johnny Lee Alford, Sr. of 2640 Wilkins Court passed away October 26, 2002.

            He was a member of Moncrief Missionary Baptist Church….

            Survivors are his devoted wife, Emma Lee Alford; sons, Rev. Johnny L. Alford, Jr. (Doris), Rodney M. Alford (Jeanette) and Anthony Alford; daughters, Gwenevere A. Weatherspoon (Rev. Elijah), Sharon L. Daniel and Chanelle E. Williams; fourteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Inell Sullins (Mike); a host of other relatives and many friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church…. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery. Arrangements Entrusted To: A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc. 5660 Moncrief Road.

 

Johnny L. Alford

Photo from Edgewood Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Johnny

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 9 March 1934, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Fletcher Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Willie Ben Alford Sr. in Alabama Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Johnnie Lee Alford, also listed as Johnny L. Alford, black, was born 9 March 1934 in Montgomery, AL, son of Fletcher Alford and Della Chambress.

            His lineage: Johnny Lee 1934 AL1, Fletcher 1910 AL2.

 

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JOHNNY W. HALLFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—8 July 1997

 

            Johnny W. Hallford, 61, of Tallahassee died Saturday after a brief illness. The memorial service will be held at a later date.

            He was a native of Geneva County, Ala., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1968.

            He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Chal-La “Pam” Hallford of Tallahassee; two sons, Clifton Hallford of Pensacola and Lindy Hallford of Hartford, Ala.; a stepson, Randall Moore of South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Grady of Tallahassee and Vicky Gail of Wakulla; a sister, Gertrude Gibson of Geneva County; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            (Abbey Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, 562-1518.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny W. Hallford (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 Apr 1936, last residence not listed.

 

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JORDAN WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 September 2008

 

 

            Jordan Alford, age 67, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Sept. 8, 2008.

            He was born on Feb. 10, 1941, in Walton County, Fla., to Jermiah and Addie Peacock Alford. Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces, serving his country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard. He worked with the Walton County Road and Bridge Department, serving as a foreman and a heavy equipment operator for over 20 years. He enjoyed taking care of his animals.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Gary and Joel Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his daughter, Misty Chevon of Tennessee; four brothers, William Alford and wife Margaret, Jerry A. Alford and wife Joyce, Douglas Alford, and Steve Alford and wife Sue, all of Limestone, Fla.; three sisters, Hattie Burgess and husband Junior of Gaskin, Fla., Nina White and husband Jerry of Darlington, Fla., and Gail Cole of DeFuniak Springs.

            A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Alford and Lou Dolan officiating.

            Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Chris Bludworth, Chad White, Brad Alford, Keith Alford, Alex Alford, Danny Alford, John Carl Alford, Ira Miller and Steve Allen Alford.

            Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery....

 

Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jordan Washington Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his brother William Alexander Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jordan Washington 1941 FL1, Jeremiah William 1899 FL2, William David 1872 FL3, John Francis 1842 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—12 January 2004

 

BLOUNTSTOWN—Joseph Alford, 85, a farmer, died on January 10, 2004 in Blountstown. Services were held on January 12 at the First Church of the Nazareth with burial following at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruth Alford; sons, Joseph Gale Alford and wife, Esther, and Sam Alford both of Blountstown; daughter, Connie Flowers of Blountstown; brothers, James Alford and R.L. Alford, both of Blountstown; sisters, Thelma Whitfield, Betty Watson, and Mildred Peck, all of Tallahassee, and Bonnie Bailey of Blountstown; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Pine Memorial Cemetery, Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 Jan 1918, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his father, Samuel A. Alford; twin brother, James Alford; and sister Thelma Alford Whitfield in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage, partially from Ancestry family trees: Joseph 1918 FL1, Samuel A. 1893 FL2, John Tharp 1859 FL3, John Bynum 1819 SC4, John 1776 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 16878, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOSEPH LAWRENCE “LARRY” ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0714

 

[Nearly identical articles were published on the same day in the Dothan Eagle, Dothan, Houston Co., AL; and News Journal, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.]

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 19 April 2006

 

MARIANNA [Jackson Co.]—Joseph “Larry” Lawrence Alford Jr., 59, died Friday, March 31, 2006, after a brief illness. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at Chipola College Auditorium. Entombment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. James & Sikes Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel (850-482-2332) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Larry Alford Memorial Scholarship College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle Road, Marianna, FL 32446.

            He was born Feb. 22, 1947, to Ruth Whiddon Alford and Joseph Lawrence Alford. Larry graduated from Marianna High School, then went on to earn an Associate of Arts from Chipola Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of West Florida and a Masters of Fine Arts in theater from Florida State University. From 1969 to 1976, he taught at Chipola Junior College, where he directed 27 theater productions. The first was Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” in November 1969. The last was “Guys and Dolls” in March 1976. Among the many actors he brought to Marianna were W. C. “Mutt” Burton, Ann B. Davis, Robert Horton, Ken Howard and Peter Palmer. While at Chipola, he also led annual theater trips to New York. He had a profound influence on his students, some of whom went on to have careers in film, television and theater.

            Larry moved to New York in 1976, where he pursued an active career in theater. Before his big break, he was a contestant on game shows such as “$25,000 Pyramid” and “Jackpot.” In 1985 he directed the Tony-nominated “Jerry’s Girls,” a celebration of the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. “Jerry’s Girls” was subsequently produced and continues to be produced, in the United States and all over the world, particularly in Australia, where it set box-office records. Among the actresses who performed in the review were Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Andrea McArdle, Chita Rivera and Leslie Uggams. Larry also directed productions for Holland America Cruise Lines and numerous corporations, including American Express, Fuji, IBM and Mobil.

            While living in New York, he did a great deal of charitable work. He was involved in benefits for AMFAR with Elizabeth Taylor and for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Mary Tyler Moore.

            In the late ‘90s, he began dividing his time between New York and Marianna before permanently settling in Marianna, where he cultivated his passion for folk art. He was famous for his whimsical and unusual painted wooden fish.

            Larry was an exuberant, spirited presence who livened up every room into which he walked. Always a director, he made life a performance. He will be sorely missed.

            Survivors include his sister, Diane Alford Mitchell (and husband Jim) of Quincy; two nephews, Mark Mitchell of Gainesville and Graham Mitchell of Quincy; a great-niece and -nephew.

            Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father. During the last years of his mother’s life he was a loving and dedicated caregiver.

 

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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Wednesday, 19 April 2006

 

            Larry Alford, a native of Marianna, Fla., died on March 31, 2006, after a brief illness. He was 59.

            Born Feb. 22, 1947, to Ruth Whiddon Alford and Joseph Lawrence Alford, Larry graduated from Marianna High School, then when on to earn an AA degree from Chipola College, a BA from the University of West Florida and an MFA in theater from Florida State University. From 1969 to 1976, he taught at Chipola Junior College, where he directed 27 theater productions. The first was Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” in November of 1969. The last was “Guys and Dolls” in March of 1976.

            Among the many actors he brought to Marianna were W.C. “Mutt” Burton, Ann B. Davis, Robert Horton, Ken Howard and Peter Palmer. While at Chipola, he also led annual theater trips to New York. He had a profound influence on his students, some of whom went on to have careers in film, television and theater.

            Larry moved to New York in 1976, where he pursued an active career in the theater. Before his big break, he was a contestant on such game shows as “The $25,000 Pyramid” and “Jackpot.” In 1985 he directed the Tony-nominated “Jerry’s Girls,” a celebration of the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. “Jerry’s Girls” was subsequently produced and continues to be produced in the United States and all over the world, in particular Australia, where it set box office records. Among the actresses who performed in the review were Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Andrea McArdle, Chita Rivera and Leslie Uggams. Larry also directed productions for Holland America Cruise Lines and numerous corporations including American Express, Fuji, IBM and Mobil.

            While living in New York he did a great deal of charitable work. He was involved in benefits of AMFAR with Elizabeth Taylor and for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Mary Tyler Moore.

            In the late 90’s, he began dividing his time between New York and Marianna before permanently settling in Marianna, where he cultivated his passion for folk art. He was famous for his whimsical and unusual painted wooden fish.

            Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father. During the last years of his mother’s life he was a loving and dedicated caregiver.

            He is surv