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HAWAII 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) has often added notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will 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.

 

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: 1 JUNE 2015

 

 

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BARRY W. ALFORD

 

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Tuesday, 27 October 2009

 

Oct. 20, 2009

 

            Barry W. Alford, 59, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Maui Police Department officer, died at home. He was born in New Mexico. He is survived by sons Brett, Sean and Barry; stepdaughter Deborah “Debbie” Lamanna; mother Trudy; brother Lee; sisters Janet Sproles, Karen Moran, Trudy Rogers and Marla Alford; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Baptist Church. Call after 10 a.m.

 

In another article:

 

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Thursday, 22 October 2009

 

            A former Maui police officer shot his wife to death before shooting himself, according to Maui police.

            Police released the identities yesterday of the man and woman killed in what police called a murder-suicide case as Barry Alford, 59, and his wife, Karolyn, 58, of Makawao.

            Autopsy results indicated that Barry Alford died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. His death was classified as a suicide. His wife died from two gunshot wounds, one to the head and one to the chest, police said. Her death was classified as a homicide.

The investigation is ongoing.

            Police said Barry Alford joined the Maui Police Department on April 16, 1985, and resigned two years later. He was rehired in June 1990 and resigned as a lieutenant in November 2000. Less than 2 1/2 years later, Alford was rehired again as a sergeant and resigned on April 30, 2008.

In a statement, Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta said, “We are saddened for the family of the late Barry and Karolyn Alford. The department will be missing a fine former employee. Former Sgt. Alford was a dependable employee until he decided to resign in April 2008.”

            Property tax records show the couple moved into the three-bedroom home at 310 Iini Way in September 1992 when the subdivision was first developed in Makawao.

            Neighbor Becky Serrato said she never thought something like this would happen in their quiet neighborhood where everyone helps one another. “They were very good people. They never bothered anybody,” she said.

Police responded to a 911 call of domestic abuse with possible gunshots at 10:15 p.m. Monday.

            Serrato said she was watching television when her husband and son heard three gunshots. Her son told her it could have been hunters since there’s a gulch behind the Alfords’ home. But 15 minutes later, the Serratos realized something was wrong after police, firefighters and paramedics arrived at their neighbors’ home.

            Serrato said she didn’t know Barry Alford well, but often spoke to Karolyn Alford. “She was a very outgoing and friendly person,” she said, noting that Karolyn Alford was once employed with Kapalua Land Co. Ltd.

            During the holidays, she made fudge and baked cookies for her neighbors and their children, Serrato said.

            Serrato said she will remember her conversations with Karolyn Alford and her smile. “My heart is so broken for her,” she said.

            The couple is survived by a daughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Karolyn Marie Crager Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CLARE REGINA RYLANDER ALFORD

 

Ballard Family Mortuaries

Kahului, Maui, HI‑_____ February 2014

 

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Full Name             Clare Regina Alford

Date of Birth         Saturday, May 13th, 1961

Date of Death       Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Place of Death      Wailuku, HI

 

            Clare Alford (Rylander), born 5/13/61 in Burbank, California, left her earthly body on 2/13/14, Maui, HI.

            Clare is survived by her husband, Gareth and her cats who kept her always entertained. They will miss being with her and the treats she was sure to give them. She is also survived by her brothers, Paul, Eric, Wynn & Carl Rylander; and sisters, Lynn Poland, Sally Sutterfield, Mary Rylander, Peggy Jurich, Jane Vovilla, Carol Parks, Anne Walters, and Martha Rylander (deceased).

            Private family services will be held.

            Clare was a sales person at Na Hoku Jewelers on Front Street, and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. She was very social and at her best when meeting new and old friends. The love she shared with others came back 10 fold because of her giving and positive outlook on life. She greeted everyone with a smile and always said, “I Love You”.

            Gareth will so miss the love and affection of his little Clarice forever. I Love you Clare.

 

In another article:

 

HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Thursday, 20 February 2014

 

Feb. 13, 2014

 

            Clare Rylander Alford, 52, of Kihei, Maui, a salesperson at Na Hoku Jewelers on Front Street, died on Maui.

            She was born in Burbank, Calif.

            She is survived by husband Gareth; brothers Paul, Eric, Wynn and Carl Rylander; and sisters Lynn Poland, Sally Sutterfield, Mary Rylander, Peggy Jurich, Jane Vovilla, Carol Parks and Anne Walters.

            Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

 

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

            From California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (Ancestry.com): Clare R. Rylander was born 13 May 1961 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Schulz.

 

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DONNA DALE ALFORD

Wife of Kenneth Lee Alford, AAFA #0934

 

HONOLULU ADVERTISER

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Thursday, 13 March 2008

 

            Donna Dale Alford, 84, of Kahala, died March 7, 2008. Born in Reno, Nev. Wife of the late Ken Alford, leader of the The Dixie Cats band.

            Survived by sons, Kenneth Jr., Thomas and John; daughter, Nancy; two grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. tomorrow at Star of the Sea Church; scattering of ashes at sea. Aloha attire.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donna Dale Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 Sept 1923, last residence Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Kenneth Lee Alford; and her son Kenneth Dale Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELAINE PHILLIPS ALFORD

 

HONOLULU ADVERTISER

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Sunday, 25 November 2007

 

            Elaine P. Alford, 86, of Honolulu, died Nov. 15, 2007.

            Born in Joplin [Jasper Co.], Mo. A retired newspaper editor.

            Survived by husband, Ralph; sons, Ralph Jr. and David.

            Private service held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elaine P. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 15 May 1921 but that she died 14 Nov 2007, last residence Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI.

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

            The sons listed in her obituary are stepsons.

 

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HARRIET ALVORD CAMPBELL

 

HONOLULU ADVERTISER

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Friday, 13 December 2002

 

            Harriet Alvord Campbell, 90, of Kailua, died Dec. 5, 2002. Born in Ceylon [Martin Co.], Minn. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Thomas and Richard; sisters, Mary Hildeen and Lola Kanneman. Private service held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harriet A. Campbell (SS# issued in HI) was born 7 May 1912, last residence not listed.

 

CENSUS:

 

1910

Ceylon (District 120), Martin Co., MN

Dwelling #17

 

Luther E. Alvord        head               28         MN NY NY                mail carrier

                                                                                                            first marriage, 2 months

Mabel P.                      wife                27         MN VT? Norway        0 children

 

1920

Ceylon (District 120), Martin Co., MN

Dwelling #17

 

Luther Alvord             head               37         MN MN MN   garage business

Mable                          wife                36         MN NY Norway

Heriett                        daughter          7         MN MN MN

Elden                           son                    5         MN MN MN

Marry                          daughter           4         MN MN MN

Lola                             daughter           1         MN MN MN

 

1930

Ceylon (District 3), Martin Co., MN

Dwelling #72

 

Maybelle P. Alvord     head               47         MN US Norway         widow, age 27 at first marriage

Harriet M.                  daughter        17         MN MN MN

Elden H.                      son                  16         MN MN MN

Mary C.                       daughter         14         MN MN MN

Lola C.                        daughter         11         MN MN MN

Howard A.                  son           4-6/12         MN MN MN

 

Minnesota Death Index, 1908–2002 (Ancestry.com)

Luther Elden Alvord, died 17 June 1926 in Martin Co., MN

 

            On Luther’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card, he is age 37, a mail carrier living in Ceylon, Martin Co., MN. He was born 8 July 1881 and that he lost his left eye. He names his wife Maybelle Alvord.

            Maybelle might be Maybelle Kateley, daughter of Franklin Kateley, b. VT, and Caroline Oleson, b. Norway. On 1910-1930 censuses in Martin Co., MN, Luther’s wife (Mabel P. 27, Mable 36, and Maybelle P. 47) says her mother was born in Norway. In those years, her father’s birth place is VT, NY, US. In 1900 Mabel Kateley, 17 MN MA Norway, is a servant in Lake Belt, Martin Co., MN, 6 houses from the residence of Luther’s family. She lists her birth date as Nov 1882.

            Luther is listed in A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord by Samuel Morgan Alvord, p. 478.

            Harriet’s ALVORD lineage: Harriet 1912 MN1, Luther Elden 1881 MN2, William Clark NY 18383, Daniel B. 1807 NY4, Butler 1780 CT5, Daniel 1743 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10.

 

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KAROLYN MARIE CRAGER ALFORD

 

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Tuesday, 27 October 2009

 

Oct. 20, 2009

 

            Karolyn Marie Alford, 58, of Makawao, Maui, a Kapalua Land Co. accountant, died at home.

            She was born in Colorado.

            She is survived by daughter Deborah “Debbie” Lamanna; stepsons Brett, Sean and Barry; mother Alice Crager; brother Gerald Crager; and six grandchildren.

            Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Baptist Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karolyn Alford (SS# issued in AZ) was born 26 March 1951, last residence Makawao, Maui Co., HI.

            See the obituary of her husband, Barry W. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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KENNETH DALE ALFORD

Son of Kenneth Lee Alford, AAFA #0934

Nephew of Dorothy Alford Smith, AAFA #0918, and Elmyra Elizabeth Alford McWhinney, AAFA #0930

 

HONOLULU ADVERTISER

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Wednesday, 14 May 2008

 

            Kenneth Dale Alford, 53, of Honolulu, died May 8, 2008. Born in Honolulu. A carpenter and fisherman. Survived by brothers, Thomas and John; sister, Nancy; one niece; nephews.

            Visitation 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church; Mass 11 a.m. scattering of ashes at sea. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai’i.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth Dale Alford (SS# issued in HI) was born 22 August 1954, last residence Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Kenneth Lee Alford and Donna Dale Alford, in this compilation.

            See AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford (1790 NC–1858 IL) & Mary Elizabeth Tipton for more information on this family.

            His lineage: Kenneth Dale 1954 HI1, Kenneth Lee 1921 CA2, Harry Newton 1885 CA3, John Wesley 1853 IL4, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL5, Charles 1790 NC6.

 

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KENNETH LEE ALFORD

AAFA #0934

Brother of Dorothy Alford Smith, AAFA #0918, and Elmyra Elizabeth Alford McWhinney, AAFA #0930

 

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Friday, 3 December 1999

 

KEN ALFORD, 79, TUNED ISLES IN TO DIXIELAND

By Harold Morse

 

 

            Ken Alford—Honolulu band leader, musician and television personality—died yesterday in Straub Hospital. He was 79.

            After his 1949 Hawaii arrival, he became an announcer-writer with radio station KULA from 1949 to 1951 and with KGU from 1951 to 1953.

            He made daily TV appearances on KGMB-TV as Sheriff Ken in “Sheriff Ken’s Posse” from 1953 to 1958 and from 1958 to 1965 on KONA-TV.

            Musically a trumpet player, he and his Dixie Cats band performed at a number of Hawaii hotels. During World War II Army service, Alford played with jazz bands and was an entertainment director for USO camp shows.

            He organized his own Dixieland group here in 1950 and enjoyed a record-breaking 16-year Sunday evening run at the Moana Hotel Banyan Court.

            He performed at Hawaii arrivals of four presidents—Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson and Nixon.

            Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong not only attended the wedding of Alford and Donna Nance, Satchmo also made a rare sit-in appearance with Alford’s band. Another highlight was Benny Goodman’s sitting in with the group to play his big hits of the 1930s.

            Alford’s band performed for the 1959 Hawaii Statehood celebration in Waikiki, also for the 125th anniversary of Parker Ranch; and he played for a three-day grand opening of Lawrence Rockefeller’s Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965.

            Another highlight was a 1977 Dixie Cats gig at Hawaii Theater downtown for the 80th anniversary of the first Consolidated movie showing here.

            Tony Todaro, chronicler of Hawaiian musical entertainment, summed up Alford’s contribution: “Ken Alford gave Hawaii a Dixieland beat to its favorite Island melodies.”

            He was named entertainment “Father of the Year” in 1960 by the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce.

            Born in Santa Cruz, Calif., he attended San Jose State. He joined New York Life Insurance Co. in 1965 and later became a member of its “Million Dollar Round Table.”

            He is survived by wife Donna; sons Ken Jr., Thomas and John; daughter Nancy Alford; sisters Dorothy Smith [AAFA #0918] and Myra McWhinney [AAFA #0930]; and one grandchild.

            Services are pending.

 

In another article:

 

HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN

Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—Saturday, 4 December 1999

 

            Kenneth L. Alford, 78, of Honolulu, band leader for the Dixie-Cats, will be remembered in a Mass 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. He died Thursday in Straub Hospital.

            He was born in Watsonville [Santa Cruz Co.], Calif.

            He is survived by wife Donna; sons Ken, Tom and John; daughter Nancy; sisters Dorothy Smith and Myra McWhinney; and a grandson.

 

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Photo from National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CindyS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 April 1921 and died 2 December 1999, last residence Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Donna Dale Alford; and his son Kenneth Dale Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Warren Newton Alford in the California Obituaries compilation.

 

1920 CENSUS

Watsonville (District 250), Santa Cruz Co., CA

Dwelling #61

 

Fred H. Alford            head               34         CA      railroad switchman

Sarah                           wife                34         NE

Warren                        son                  13         CA

Eugene                        son                  11         CA

Leroy                           son                    8         CA

Dorothy                       dau           2-5/12         CA

 

It is not clear why the head of this family is listed as Fred H. Alford when his name was apparently Harry Newton Alford. His brother (see 1910) is named Fred. Fred is listed separately in 1920:

 

San Francisco Assembly District 24 (District 316), San Francisco Co., CA

Dwelling #181

 

William. Ballinger       head               53         Can, Eng, Eng street sign writer, emigrated 1866

Marie E.                      wife                57         CA AR VA

Alice                            daughter         11         CA Can CA   

Fred Alford                 stepson           31         CA IL CA                   fireman, single

Harry N. Alford          stepson           25         CA IL CA                   first marriage 4 years, RR painter

 

1910 CENSUS [parents living apart]

Redwood, Santa Clara Co., CA

Dwelling #157

 

W.C. Purviance           head               65         OH KY OH    first marriage 31 years

Almira                         wife                49         NE IN IN        4 children, 4 living

Dorsey                         son                  18         NE OH NE

Alvira Alford              daughter         24         NE OH NE     first marriage 4 years, 2 children, 2 living

Warren                        grandson          3         CA CA NE

Eugene                        grandson          1         CA CA NE

 

San Francisco Assembly District 33 (District 68), San Francisco Co., CA

Dwelling #40

 

Wm. V. Ballinger        head               44         Can, Eng, Eng       first marriage 6 years

                                                                                                      RR sign painter

                                                                                                      emigrated 1866

Marie E.                      wife                47         CA AR VA           second marriage 6 years

                                                                                                      9 children, 6 living

Fred Alford                 stepson           22         CA IL CA             RR brakeman

Harry N. Alford          stepson           25         CA IL CA             first marriage 4 years

                                                                                                      RR painter

Alice M. Ballinger       adopted            2         CA CA CA

                                    daughter

 

            AAFA records and Ancestry.com records—Family Trees, California Birth Index 1905–1995, California Death Index 1940–1997, and SSDI—provide further information on this family:

 

            Harry Newton Alford; m. Sarah Lavina Purviance (6 Sept 1885, NE–17 Apr 1965, Santa Clara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Wyne); daughter of Warren C. Purviance and Elmyra Teressa Wyne.

            On Harry Newton Alford’s WWI Draft Registration Card, he is age 33, a chief engineer for Geo. W. Pennington & Sons, living in San Francisco. He provides his birth date, 15 Feb 1885, and names his wife Sarah Lavina Alford.

 

Children [birth records from California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com)]:

 

i.    Warren Newton Alford, b. 7 May 1906, Santa Clara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Purvianc [Sarah’s maiden name is consistently misspelled in the CA Birth Records]; m. Kathryn Lund. He d. 12 July 1993, last residence Campbell, Santa Clara Co., CA.

ii.   Eugene William Alford, b. 3 Oct 1908, Santa Clara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Purviaha; m. Paula Bondi. He d. 10 July 1989, last residence Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

iii.  Edward Leroy Alford, b. 9 July 1911, Santa Clara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Puroianc; m. Lora Monning. He d. 29 Sept 1974, Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co., CA.

iv.  Dorothy Lavina Alford, b. 21 July 1917, Santa Clara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Suroianc; m. Burton Smith.

v.   Kenneth Lee Alford. His birth record has not been located.

vi.  Elmyra Elizabeth Alford, b. 27 Sept 1924 in Santa Clara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Puriranc.

 

            See AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford (1790 NC–1858 IL) & Mary Elizabeth Tipton for more information on this family.

            His lineage: Kenneth Lee 1921 CA1, Harry Newton 1885 CA2, John Wesley 1853 IL3, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL4, Charles 1790 NC5.

 

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KRISTINE ALYCE ALVORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—22 September 2007

 

            A private celebration of life will be held for Kristine “Kris” Alvord of Kapaa, Hawaii, formerly of Eugene. She died Sept. 3 of cancer at age 45.

            Alvord was born June 22, 1962, in Eugene to John and Beverley Taylor Alvord.

            She was an accountant.

            Survivors include her parents, both of Eugene; a sister, Kari Alvord of Veneta; and two brothers, Kevin Alvord of Springfield and Kelly Alvord of Eugene.

            Inurnment will be private. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa, Hawaii.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kristine Alyce Alvord (SS# issued in OR), last residence not listed.

 

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RALPH MART ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—25 October 2011

 

Ralph Mart Alford

 

            Ralph M. (Marty) Alford, a long time Springfield resident, died October 17, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

            Born in Pocahontas [Randolph Co.], AR, May 31, 1921, Marty was graduated from Couch High School in Thayer, MO in 1938. He joined the Navy in 1941 and was awarded his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1943. During the war, he served in North Africa and completed missions in and around the Mediterranean theater of operations. After the war, he continued his Navy career, serving in a variety of flying and administrative assignments. He served as the Naval Attaché assigned to the US Embassy in South Africa from 1962-1965. Marty retired as a Commander after 28 years of service in 1967.

            After his Navy service, Marty moved to Springfield, MO. He married Elaine Phillips in 1976, and shortly after Marty and Elaine began to divide their time between Springfield and Honolulu, Hi. In 2005, Marty and Elaine moved permanently to Honolulu, and Elaine passed away in 2007.

            In addition to his parents, Marty was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

            He is survived by his two sons, Marty, Jr. and David. Marty shares a home in Fairfax, VA with his wife Terri, they have two adult daughters, Michelle and MaryBeth, and one grandson Alexander. David shares a home in Spartanburg, SC with his wife Mary, they have two adults sons, Keith and Scott, and one grandson Riley.

 

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Photo from National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CindyS

Photo posted in 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ralph Mart Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Elaine Phillips Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Carl Denton Alford, Delphia Lorene Alford Brewer, and Faye Dwonda Alford Maynard in Missouri Obituaries.

            Ralph was the son of Charles Arthur Alford and Stella Williams. Ancestry family trees show his first marriage to Velma Wray Baker (1925­1994), who is the mother of his sons.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan.

            His lineage: Ralph Mart 1921 AR1, Charles Arthur 1888 MO2, William Owen 1859 TN3, Alexander Dixon 1826 TN4, John 1786 NC5.