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LOUISIANA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

First Names: A – J

 

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) held its 2004 Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We made a special effort to obtain obituaries of all “Alfords” who died in that state, published them, and distributed the publication at the meeting.

 

We continue to obtain obituaries for “Alfords” who died in Louisiana. This compilation includes all Louisiana obituaries we have obtained to date. It will be updated periodically as we acquire new obituaries.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and their spouses are also included on the AAFA Member Memorials web page 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: 18 MAY 2014

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Louisiana 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 One)

            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 William Alford ca 1780 VA – ca 1835 TN (DNA Group Two)

 

3. Known Descendants of Abraham Alford (1820–1858)

 

4. Known Descendants of Matilda __??__ Alford born 1811 SC (through her son Abraham, born 1844 MS)

 

5. Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC (DNA Group One)

 

6. Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820) (DNA Group One)

 

7. Known Descendants of Isham Alford, b. 1755 NC, and Anne Ferrell (DNA Group One)

 

8. Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds (DNA Group One)

 

9. Known Descendants of Warren Alfred 1816–1895

            See also “Warren Alfred: Searching the Neighborhood,” by Andrew Leath (AAFA #0045), AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999, pp. 35-37.

 

10. Known Descendants of Edward S. Alford &Jane Tolle of Ireland

 

 

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A. TRAVIS ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—6 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, A. Travis—Retired owner and operator of 190 Auto Supply and a resident of Denham Springs, [Livingston Parish] he died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at his home. He was 79 and a native of Magnolia, Miss. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the 485th Bomber Group as a gunner on B-24’s. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visitation at First Baptist Church, Magnolia, Miss., from 11 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial in Magnolia City Cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Hilda R. Alford of Denham Springs; two sons, Randy Alford of Orono, Maine, and Rick Alford of Denham Springs; a sister, Robbie Harris of Houston; two half-sisters, Mary and Shirley; and four grandchildren, Travis, Elliot and Olivia Alford, all of Orono, and Monica Alford of Watson.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Eugene Alford; mother, Vera Alford; a sister, Jean Hannula; a half-sister, Janie Roberts; a half-brother, Joe Alford; grandparents, Albert Alford and Linnie Dean Alford.

            He was a member of Denham Springs Lodge 297, F&AM, and was a former Mason and Shriner.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A. Alford (SS# issued by Railroad Board) was born 19 February 1924.

            See the obituary of his double first cousin Jewel Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            Travis’s main Alford line splits into two and by the fifth generation he has three Alford ancestors.

            Travis’s mother was Vera Simmons, daughter of William M. Simmons and Martha Bullock.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Travis’s main lineage: A. Travis 1924 MS1, Arthur E. 1898 MS2, Albert Arthur 1872 MS3, Ira Newton 1848 LA4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ABBIE LANDRY ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 26 December 1982

 

            Mrs. Abbie Landry Alford, of Gretna, La., on Friday, December 24, 1982, at 9 o’clock p.m., beloved wife of the late Henry W. Alford, mother of Warren and Wester Alford, daughter of the late Cordelia Barbier and Joseph A. Landry, sister of Mrs. Carrie Fiest, Allen E. Landry and the late Lucille St. Pe, Clarence and Sidney Landry, grandmother of Warren, Jr., Timothy, Wester, Jr., Michael, Brian and Jeffrey Alford and Argent J. Acosta; age 84 years; a native of Donaldsonville, La., a resident of Smoke Bend, La. and of Gretna, La. for the last 66 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Johns-Manville Products Corporation are invited to attend funeral services from Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, La., on Monday, December 27, 1982, at 9 o’clock a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Interment Hook & Ladder

Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abbie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Dec 1898, last residence Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Henry Warren Alford; and son Warren H. Alford in this compilation.

            Note from Find A Grave photographer Joseph Mann: The burial location for Abbie Landry Alford is believed to be in the Landry family plot where her husband, Henry Warren Alford, and her parents are buried. Her name is not listed on the grave.

 

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ABRAM A. “BUM” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 29 April 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

            Alford, Abram “Bum”—Died Wednesday, April 28, 1992, at 4:40 a.m. at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 72, a native and resident of Livonia. He was a retired Allied Chemical Co. employee.

            Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Thursday…. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by wife, Theresa Jarreau Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Landry Sr., Livonia; a sister, Delphine Albert, Plaquemine; three grandchildren and two granddaughters-in-law, Ray and Cindy Landry, Chris and Gwen Landry and Jamie Landry, all of Livonia; and three great-grandchildren, Trish, Helena and Dustin Landry, all of Livonia. Preceded in death by parents, and a brother, Ivy Alford Sr.

            Pallbearers will be Raymond Jarreau, Richard Bordelon, Ray Landry Sr., Chris Landry, Ivy Alford Jr. and J.D. Alford.

 

Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abram A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 21 September 1919.

            See the obituary of his wife, Theresa Jarreau Alford, in this compilation.

            Abram was the son of William Christophal Alford and Marie Leocadine Gueho.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Abram 1919 LA1, William Christophal 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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ADDIE ALFORD WOOD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—12 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

COUSHATTA, LA—Services for Addie Alford Wood, 72, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 13, 1999 at Rockett-Nettles funeral Home Chapel in Coushatta, LA.... Burial will be in Ramah Cemetery, Ashland, LA. Mrs. Wood was born March 24, 1927 in Crockett, TX and passed away November 10, 1999.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Perry Wood and a son, Dave Wood.

            Survivors are one son, Perry Lee Wood of Coushatta, LA; one daughter and son-in-law, Addie Grace and Jackie Nelson of Haughton, LA; six brothers, Bide Tate of Coushatta, LA, Jerrell Alford of Minden, LA, Robert Alford of Robeline, LA, Elvin Alford of Hall Summit, LA, Albert Alford of Many, LA and Jimmy Alford of Shreveport, LA; four sisters, Clara Solice of Robeline, LA, Doris Pleasant of Robeline, LA; Ann Person of Harrison, AR, and Juanita Duvall of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren, Jennifer Nelson, Jeff Nelson and Georgette Wood; step grandchildren, Pete and Jennifer Wood; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives including her Liberty Baptist Church family.

            Pallbearers will be Gordon Maxwell, David Lea, Pat Mancil, Dean Allison, Chris Branton and Raymond Weaver. Honorary pall bearers are Olan Thomas, Gahagan White, W.D. Price and Terrel Hester.

 

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Photo from Ramah Cemetery, Ashland, Natchitoches Parish, LS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda Hill

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm that Addie Wood (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 March 1927, last residence Coushatta, Red River Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her stepmother, Tressie Augusta Phillips Tate Alford; and her half-brothers Jerrel Alford and Merrel Alford (twins), Elvin Roy Alford, and Robert Lyle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Edgar Alphonso Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            Addie was the daughter of Mayfield Alford and his second wife, Mary Grace Hukins, who died the year Addie was born. Mayfield’s third wife was Tressie Phillips Tate, who brought twin sons, Bide and Clyde Tate, to the marriage—Bide Tate listed in Addie’s obituary was really a stepbrother.

            Addie’s father, Mayfield Alford, is a descendant of both Alfords and Alfreds of Houston Co., TX. His parents, Frank Alford and Annie Alfred, married in 1894. His mother, Annie Alfred, was the daughter of Jesse and Ophelia, and grandson of David Turner Alfred.

            Laura Alford Allen, granddaughter of Mayfield Alford, reports that Addie’s obituary omitted the name of her father, William Franklin Alford, youngest half-brother of Addie. He is named “Bill” in his mother Tressie’s obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Addie 1927 TX1, Mayfield 1897 TX2, Frank A. 1858 MS3, Francis 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Her ALFRED lineage, from her paternal grandmother: Annie 1876 TX3, Jesse 1847 MS4, David Turner 1814 VA5.

 

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ADDIE BELLE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 26 February 2012

 

            Addie Belle Alford, 95, resident of Baton Rouge and native of Denham Springs, passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m. until funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            She is survived by her son, Michael Alford; a sister-in-law, Alma Johnson; three nephews, Roger Harris, Charles Harris and P.J. Vidacovich; a niece, Gwen Roberts; and many other great-nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Johnson Sr.; mother, Mary Rodgers Johnson; husband, E.L. Alford; son, Lane Alford; a brother, Charles Johnson Jr.; and a sister, Mary Alice Chambers.

            Please visit www.greenoaksfunerals.com to leave messages for the family.

 

Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Addie B. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 Sept 1916, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edgar Lane Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ADDIE MAE ALFORD PETTY

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—26 October 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Addie A. Petty, 90, were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, at Warren Meadows Chapel…. Interment was in Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Petty passed away on October 18, 1994, at Heritage Manor #1.

            Survivors are one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Rita Petty of Lake Charles; one sister, Audry Wenner of Lake Charles; grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Addie M. Petty (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 January 1904.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith Alford; and eight of her nine siblings—Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            Addie Mae married John Marshall Petty.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Addie Mae 1904 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ADELE JANE MAGEE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 18 November 2005

 

            Alford, Adele Magee—A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Landmark Nursing Home at the age of 91. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m.... Graveside service at Robert Cemetery, Kentwood, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

            She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law, Gayle Watts of Baton Rouge and Lana Alford and Grady Ridgedell of Maurepas; two grandchildren and their spouses, Jimmy and Sandee Henson of Baker and Tamara and Gerald Pichon of Watson; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jamie, Brandi, Jason, Tyler and Trey; and brother, Robert “Nookie” Magee of Franklinton.

             She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynell “Boots” Alford; sister, Kathleen Johnson; and seven brothers.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Sunnyhill, a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, and a retired school bus driver with 31 years of service for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. She was a charter member of Winbourne Avenue Baptist Church.

 

Photo from Roberts Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adele M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Jan 1914, last residence Maurepas, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lynell Jesse “Boot” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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AGNES SUE ALFORD CONRAD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 22 July 1971

 

            Conrad, Mrs. Agnes Sue Alford—Died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at Seventh Ward General Hospital. She was 72, a native of Mississippi and a resident of Hammond. Body at Thomas Funeral Home, Hammond. Religious services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by Dr. A.L. Clegg. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Conrad.

            Survived by one son, James H. Conrad, Gulfport, Miss.; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Farrell, Bogalusa, Mrs. Hattie Carthan, Hammond, Mrs. Mellie Martin, Ponchatoula, Mrs. Annie Kirby, Ponchatoula; one brother, Stewart A. Alford, Ponchatoula; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Bostic

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Preston Horn Alford; and siblings Annie Laura Alford Kirby, Hattie Alford Carthan, Mellie Alford Martin, and Stewart A. “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Agnes Sue 1899 MS1, Preston Horn 1864 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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A.J. SHELBY “BUMBO” ALFORD

 

Photo from The State-Times, Baton Rouge, Tuesday, 29 October 1963

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 17 September 1986

 

            Alford, Shelby “Bumbo”—Died 12:14 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1986, at Westpark Community Hospital, Hammond. He was 78, a native of St. Helena Parish and resident of Kentwood. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial in Alford Cemetery, west of Kentwood.

            Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Shirley) Rowe, Livingston; a son, Shelby Gene Alford, Kentwood; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie A. Harris and Mrs. Louise “Tiny” Allen, both of Kentwood, and Mrs. Lillie Mae A. Falcon, Greensburg; a brother, J.E. “Gene” Alford, Kentwood; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by wife, Mattie Lee Lindsey Alford.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kerry Keller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shelby Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 12 July 1908 and died _____ Sept 1986, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mattie Lee Lindsey Alford; father, William Cornelius “Neil” Alford; and siblings Fannie Marie Alford Hughes, John David “Speedy” Alford, Lillie Mae Alford Easley Falcon, Minnie Alford Bates Harris, Robert Parish Alford, and Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen and in this compilation.

            A.J. Shelby Alfordwas the 11th child of William Cornelius Alford and Adelia Sarah Grice.

            From Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives 1880–2008: Shelby Alford, Democrat, served 2 terms, 1956–1960 and 1960–1964, representing St. Helena Parish.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: A.J. Shelby 1908 LA1, William Cornelius 1870 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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ALBERT D. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 13 April 2008

 

            Albert Alford departed this life on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

            Father of Zamora, Ungelle, and Albert Alford Jr., Daisey, Nadia, Enos, and Earnest Miller. Stepfather of Kelly Miller. Son of Ernestine Camese Alford and the late Charlie Coleman, Sr. Brother of Charles Jr., Joseph, Sr., and Robert Coleman, Sr., JoAnn, Mary Ann, Preston, and Eddie Roy Alford, and Carolyn A. Gary. Nephew of Emily Manuel and Joseph Camese, Jr. Son in law of Inez Miller, also survived a grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Age 59 years. A native and resident of New Orleans, La.

            Relatives, friends, and employees of University Hospital, Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Corps of Engineers, The Naval Exchange, The District Attorneys Office, Clara’s Little Lambs, and St. Jude Community Center are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Davis Mortuary Service, 230 Monroe St., Gretna, La. on Monday, April 14, 2008 at 10:00a.m. Father Anthony Rigoli, officiating. Visitation from 8:30 a.m. until service time at the above named parlor. Interment: Restlawn Cemetery - Avondale, La. Arrangements by Davis Mortuary Service 230 Monroe St., Gretna, La.

FAG photo requested 9/2/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albet D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 Dec 1948, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lana Miller Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ALBERT FRANK ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 18 June 1986

 

            Frank Alford, 84, a resident of 732 Main Street, Franklinton, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14th, at Heritage Manor in Franklinton.

            A member of the First Baptist Church, a 50-year member of Franklinton Masonic Lodge Number 101, F&AM, and a retired employee of the Town of Franklinton, he was a veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Eric (Mary) Fussell of Franklinton; three brothers, O.T. [Otto Theodore] Alford of Bogalusa, the Rev. Ronald Alford of Mendenhall, Mississippi, and L.D. [Louis Dale] Alford of Baton Rouge; and several nieces and nephews.

            The body lay in state at the Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton until the time for funeral services, which were conducted Sunday, June 15th, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Barlow officiating.

            Interment was in the Ellis Cemetery. Pallbearers were Woodrow Kemp, Walton Alford, Randall Alford, Larry Alford, Jerry Alford, and Royce Wayne Alford.

 

Photo from Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22

Feb 1902, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Albert Frank 1902 LA1, Walter Theodore 1871 LA2, Jesse G. 1838 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ALBERT HERSCHEL “RED” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 13 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Albert Herschel “Red”—A retired executive secretary with Guaranty Income Life Insurance Co. with many years of service and a resident of Bogalusa [Washington Parish], he died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at Resthaven Living Center, Bogalusa. He was 87 and a native of Angie. He was a veteran of World War II. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday.... Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge.

            Survived by a sister, Dolly Lacour, Houston; three grandchildren, Heather Littell Miller, Bogalusa, Barrett Littell, Port Allen, and Lindsey Littell, Ponchatoula; and a great-granddaughter, Lacey Miller, Bogalusa.

            Preceded in death by wife, Arrie Belle Allen Alford; a daughter, Sandra Kay Littell; two brothers, Glenn Allen Alford and Byron Elton Alford; and parents, Cornelius Delos and Daisy Brumfield Alford.

 

Photo from Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 November 1911.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Arrie Belle Allen Alford, and his father, Cornelius Delos Alford, in this compilation.

            Albert has two Alford lines.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His paternal lineage: Albert Herschel 1911 LA1, Cornelius Delos 1880 LA2, Seaborn S. 1834 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            His maternal lineage: Albert Herschel 1911 LA1, Daisy Brumfield MS2, Martha 1846 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALCUS E. ALFORD

Brother of Christine Liza Alford Knight, AAFA #0741

 

[Although he died in MS, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to LA.]

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—27 January 1951

 

            A.E. Alford, Chief of Police at Port Gibson [Claiborne Co.], Miss., and a former resident of Mt. Hermon, was fatally shot about midnight last Saturday while attempting to make an arrest.

            Alford answered a call from Mrs. Dan Williams for assistance in getting into her home, where her husband refused her entrance. When Alford and his deputy, Lonnie Mason, arrived, they found the door locked, and when they finally opened the door Williams shot Alford in the right arm. Mason overpowered Williams before he could do further damage. Alford was rushed to a Vicksburg hospital but died shortly after arrival.

            Survivors besides his wife, the former Ella Mae Simmons of Mt. Hermon, include two sons, William Carey and Wendell Oliver, both of Port Gibson; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Bickham of Mt. Hermon and Mrs. Charles Knight of Baton Rouge; one brother, Tolbert of California and his father, Esco Alford of Mt. Hermon.

            Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in Port Gibson with interment in the cemetery there.

 

Photo from Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Sanders

 

AAFA NOTES: Several Family Trees at Ancestry.com list his birth date as 17 June 1901.

            See the obituaries of wife, Mavis Eula Simmons Alford; son William Carey Alford; father, Esco Seaborn Alford; and siblings Dewees Alford Bickham, Christine Liza Alford Knight, and Tolbert W. Alford in this compilation.

            He married Mavis Eula Simmons on 24 Nov 1918 in Washington Parish.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alcus E. 1901 LA1, Esco Seaborn 1878 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALDER MOFFITT ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—19 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            A loving wife, mother and Me-Me, Alder Moffitt Alford died on Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at 7:10 p.m. Her love, kindness and laughter will always be remembered.

             She was 69, born Nov. 5, 1934, in Osceola, and was a resident of Baton Rouge. Survived by her husband, Jewel Eugene Alford; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Gretchen; a daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Rick Kyle; five grandchildren, Chris and Ryan Kyle and Amy, Adam and Alison Alford; a brother, Jim Moffitt; and two sisters, Shirley Hennen and Jean Raiford. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Susie Moffitt.

            Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003. Graveside service at Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Miss., at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alder M. Alford (SS# issued in LA).

            See the obituary of her husband, Jewel Eugene Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ALENE WALKER ALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Leesville, Vernon Parish, LA—5 November 2012

 

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            Alene Walker Alford was born Dec. 19, 1915 in Negreet in the area of Walkerville, the youngest child of Leetha Sowell Walker and Eugene Alford Walker. What a beauty she was with black hair, hazel eyes and beautiful complexion.

            Funeral services for Alene Walker Alford will be held beginning at 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Many First Baptist Church in Many. Burial will follow at Ft. Jessup Cemetery in Many. Visitation for Mrs. Alford will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 1 at at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many.

            Growing up in Walkerville, she learned the importance of a simple life filled with many blessings, but most of all, a devout belief in God, family, and country. Her dad not only helped start Siloam Baptist Church, but was also a messenger in the civil war. She learned from her mother how to provide for a family on limited resources, but never complaining or worrying, knowing God would provide a way.

            She graduated from Negreet High School where she took great interest in homemaking, and learning and planning balanced meals. After graduation, she moved to Many and lived with her sister, Iva Dees, and worked in Dees’ Café. This enhanced her interest in cooking and planning balanced meals. “Since that time the love of cooking and the joy of sharing has been a blessing to many.” That’s where she met Herman Alford (a good looking redhead). They were married in 1935, had six children and he worked in the oil field most of his life. Alene was only 58 years old when Herman died.

            In 1962, Jannie Tackett and Alene Alford decided to open a Merle Norman studio. They traveled to California for school and training, returning with their knowledge of skin care and make- up artistry to share their talents with the women of Sabine Parish. However, that wasn’t enough for them. They enlarged their studio to become a bridal registry.

            She was an Amway distributor, traveling across the U.S. for seminars with Brue and Nell Alford, and could sell products to people who did not think they wanted or needed them.

            She became interested in football and became an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Every Sunday she, Jannie Tackett and John Curtis, Jr. would gather for the game. They would put a Cowboy sign in the yard, “Dallas Cowboys playing - please do not disturb.” They would prepare a “banquet;” John, Jr. Curtis would arrive and the cheering began. One of their most memorable times was the weekend that John, Jr. took them to Cowboy Stadium, staying in a fine hotel and enjoying the best restaurants. When Shon was in Dallas doing a Cowboy show, he put Tony Dorsett on the telephone with Mamaw. After the conversation, Shon thanked Tony for talking with his Mamaw. Tony said, “I did not talk to her—she talked to me, and invited me to come eat with her.”

            When their children were in school, Jannie and Alene made huge pots of chicken and dumplings, cakes and pies to help with expenses for the Many High School Band. They also organized and provided food for banquets at the First Baptist Church for youth programs, providing more of their down-home cooking.

            When Larry and Steve were Boy Scouts, there was some difficulty finding a leader. Alene took it on. Even if the boys were not that interested in scouts, they would not miss a meeting, knowing there would be wonderful food by “Mawlene.”

            Of course, while all of this was going on her six kids were in and out, bringing friends home for weekends and meals; there was never a shortage of food for those unexpected guests. Everyone felt so welcome at the Alford’s home.

            Until she was 93, when Alene’s car came around the corner, everyone said, “Here Comes Meals on Wheels.” Her oven-fried chicken, scalded cornbread, peas and chocolate pie were delivered to many homes in Many. She was most famous for her “Christmas Boxes,” with homemade cookies, cakes, candies, and jellies, which numbered between 40 and 50 each year.

            Her flower garden was a sight to see. We called it her “English Flower Garden,” and it was to her delight when strangers stopped to view her garden, even knocking on the door to compliment her. With the help and friendship of Gary King, the garden flourished.

            Alene Walker Alford was the matriarch of the family. She had a deep and abiding faith in God, family, and country. She saw the best in everyone and had the unique ability of giving unconditional love to all. Her motto was “Let Go and Let God.” Faith, hope, praise, encouragement, humor, and giving of herself were her attributes. Her legacy will live on forever.

            Alene was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Alford; her son, Walker Ross “Brue” Alford and her son-in-law, Garland Lovelace. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Dee, Corley, Genie, Y.C., Norman, Harry and Alvin; and sisters, Leona, Iva, Mamie, Nonie, Nettie, Elizabeth and Bertie.

            Alene Alford is survived by her children, Charlotte Lovelace, Rosalind and Tom Andries, Dan and Lina Alford, Herman Lawrence “Larry” Alford, Jr., Steve and Janie Alford, Nell and Pete Crnkovic.

            She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild: Shon and Melinda Lovelace, Ross and Dee Ann Lovelace, Dana and Loren Alford, Colton, Jace, Jared, and Kalei Walker and Carol Alford, Ross Holly and Gary Gill, Phillip and Andrew David and Allison Andries, Kent and Grant Denyse and Chris Williams, Rylea and Olivia Madison and Chris Rutherford, Madden Galen Alford, Laura and Mark Swanstrom, Lyle and Leah Anthony and Angela Alford, Abe and Aggie Katie and Larry Lombardino, Robert Ray and Arin Alford, Gray Jessica and Brian Sepulvado, Kane, Kara, and Karlie Trey Alford, Joselyn Alford Elizabeth and Pervis Chance, Joel and Noah Rand and Andrea Alford, Parks.

            She is also survived by her dearest friend of “60” years, Jannie Tackett and her daughters, Pam Curtis, Glenda Zick and families; along with a host of nieces, nephews and other friends.

            Serving as pallbearers are Shon Lovelace, Ross Lovelace, David Andries,Walker Alford, Rand Alford, Ray Alford, Anthony Alford, Galen Alford, Trey Alford and John Curtis, Jr.

            Serving as honorary pallbearers are Gary Gill, Loren Alford, Pervis Chance, Brian Sepulvado, Larry Lombardino, Mark Swanstrom and Chris Williams.

            The family would like to thank the friends and caregivers for their immeasurable professionalism, care, love, and compassion. Friends and Caregivers: Glenda Salter, Bobbie Jackson, Sally Stephenson, Brenda Nash, Lindsay Curtis, Miranda Lodridge and Aalecca and Sandra Sepulvado; Superior Hospice: Cindy McLendon, Diane James, Chasity Ebarb, Rev Buck Furlow, Dr. Jack Corley and Staff, Susan, Floyd, and Amy Giblin and their staff at Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Those who live in the Lord never see one another for the last time.

            In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Fort Jessup Cemetery at 6349 Natchitoches Hwy. Many, LA 71449 and to the First Baptist Church of Many at 990 Main St. Many, LA 71449. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.warrenmeadows.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Herman Lawrence Alford; and son Walker Ross “Brue” Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALICE BETHENA “TENA” ALFORD ALFORD

Grandmother of Mary Alford Schilling, AAFA #0056

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 25 February 1970

 

            Alford, Mrs. Tena—Died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Franklinton. She was 87, and a resident of Mt. Hermon and native of Washington Parish.

            Religious services at 11 a.m. Friday at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, Bogue Chitto, conducted by the Revs. Jerry Clower and Paul Smith.

            Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Jim (Wanza) Alford and Mrs. Rodney (Willene) Stafford; two brothers, Berdie and Jacob Alford, both of Mt. Hermon; two sisters, Mrs. Frankie Penny, Mt. Hermon, and Mrs. James (Agnes) Haly, Pineville; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tena Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 Jan 1883 and died _____ Feb 1970, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her children Elmo V. Alford, Wanza Mildred Alford Alford, and Willene Alford Stafford; father, Seaborn Lochran Alford; and siblings Esco Seaborn Alford, Joseph Benjamin Alford, and Milton John Alford in this compilation.

            Through recent research we learned that although she had been known only as “Tena” to everybody for generations, her full name was Alice Bethena Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Alice Bethena “Tena” 1883 LA1, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Virgil 1881 LA1, John Griffin 1850 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ALLIE JANE ALFORD BULLOCH

 

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Photo from David Fricke Family Tree (Ancestry.com)—permission granted by David Fricke, great-grandson of Allie

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 18 January 1989

 

            Bulloch, Allie A.—Died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1989, at Golden Age Nursing Home, Denham Springs. She was 100, a native of Washington Parish, former resident of Bogalusa and resident of Denham Springs.

            Visiting at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Bogalusa, 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Sollie Smith and Dr. Stephen Dollar. Burial in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa.

            Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elrie B. Booty, Baton Rouge, and Miss Melba Bulloch, Hammond; a brother, Bob Alford, Franklinton; a sister, Mrs. W.E. (Angie) Simmons, Franklinton; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara VanDuser

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allie A. Bullock [sic] (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 July 1888, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Hugh Ginn Alford and Rosa Holliday Alford; and siblings Otto Bambert Alford and Margaret Angie Alford Simmons in this compilation.

            Her husband was Mouton David Bulloch. Allie Alford married Mouton Bulloch on 5 Feb 1910 in Washington Parish, LA [Louisiana, Marriages, 1718–1925 (Ancestry.com)].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Allie Jane 1888 LA1, Hugh Ginn 1857 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ALLIE DORIS ALFORD BROCK

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 7 January 1998

 

            Mrs. Allie Alford Brock, 83, a native of Mt. Hermon and a resident of New Orleans died at 6 a.m. Monday [January 5—December 29 is also a Monday] at her residence. She was a retired sales manager for Avon Products, a member of the Suburban Baptist Church in New Orleans and the widow of Shelton Brock. Mrs. Brock is survived by two daughters, Elma B. Mayley of New Orleans, and Zelma Brock of Charlottesville, VA; also seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Visitation was held at Crain Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until time for the funeral services at 3 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ben Blackwell officiating. Burial followed in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Hermon.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Monday, 29 December 1997

 

            Brock, Allie Alford, 83, Died December 29, 1997 in New Orleans, La.

Burial in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church at Mt. Hermon.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allie A. Brock (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 Mach 1914 and died 29 Dec 1997, last residence New Orleans, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wiley Banton Alford and Emma Rosetta Miller Alford; siblings Allie Alford Brock, Blanche Alford Brock, Berchel Lazar Alford, and Jeptha Needham Alford; and grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            Allie’s middle name is from AAFA records.

            Her husband, Shelton Leval Brock, is also an Alford descendant.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Allie 1915 LA1, Wiley Banton 1886 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Her husband’s lineage: Shelton Leval 1911 MS1, Margaret Elizabeth Alford 1880 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ALMA JEAN HALFORD

 

[A similar article was published 29 September 2012 in The Natchez Democrat.]

 

Franklin Funeral Home

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—_____ September 2012

LA—

 

Alma J. Halford

 

June 27, 1936 - September 28, 2012

 

            Services for Alma Jean Halford will be at 2PM, Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Eva Church of God, Monterey, LA with Bro. Delbert Cates and Bro. Leon Wallace officiating. Visitation will be from 5PM until 8PM Saturday, September 29th and from 9AM until time of service Sunday, September 30th at Eva Church of God, Monterey. Interment will be at Providence Cemetery, Meadville, MS under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

            Alma Jean Halford, 76, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at Rapides Regional Medical Center.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius “Yank” Halford; and son, Julius Robert “Cooter” Halford, Jr.

            Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Bernice Poole and husband Ronald of Monterey, Darrell Halford and Debbie of Eastland, TX, Bruce Halford and Trish of Vidalia, Ouida Cupstid and husband Shane of Ferriday; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sister, Carolyn McVay of Bentley; and brother, James Clary of Natchez, MS.

            Pallbearers will be Ronald Poole, Jr., Robert Poole, Andrew Poole, Irving Crouch, Adam McKenzie, Brandon Cupstid, Dylan Palmer and Roger Mount; Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie McVay, Ricky McVay, Cecil Watts, Ricky Glenn, and Richard Halford.

            Franklin Funeral Home will be assisting with graveside services.

FAG photo requested 7/20/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her son Julius R. “Cooter” Halford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

 

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ALMEADY WOODS ALFORD

 

Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

 

Source unknown (from Obit City), but probably:

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—_____ February 2005

 

MONROE, LOUISIANA—Almeady Woods Alford, 76, died February 17, 2005.

            She was born on April 11, 1928. Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Morace and husband Fred, Joyce Pierce and husband Mike, Sallie Roberts and husband LeRoy, and Deloris Traylor and husband Henry Ray; a son, Johnny Tillman; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.

            Interment was at Riverview Cemetery with arrangements by Mulhearn Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny McManus

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Almeady W. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA.

            Her memorial at FindAGrave.com lists her husband as Johnny David Tillman Sr. All of the children listed in Almeady’s obituary are listed as children in Johnny’s obituary.

 

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ALONZO DUVOIX “BUDDY” ALFORD

AAFA #1054

Father of Michael Morris Alford, AAFA #0075

Uncle of Sally Bateman Stoewer, AAFA #0120, Pansy Inez Bateman McClendon, AAFA #0453, Jeanne Yvonne Bateman Singleton, AAFA #0249, and Hugh “Mack” Bateman, AAFA #1165

 

From AAFA files

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 12 November 2003

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MT. HERMON—A.D. Alford, 80, a resident of Mount Hermon, died at 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at the Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.

            Mr. Alford was a retired clerk with the Louisiana Department of Highways and a member of the Mount Hermon Baptist Church. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

            Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Jerry Simpson Alford of Mount Hermon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Morris Alford and wife, Sharon, of Tangipahoa and Doix Alford and wife, Paula, of Mount Hermon; a daughter, Lorraine Mabus of Amite; three grandsons, James T. Mabus III and John R. Mabus III, both of Amite and Judge LeBaron Alford of Tangipahoa; two granddaughters, Misty Marie Lewis of Hammond and Riki L. and husband, James Pena, of Magnolia; a sister and brother-in-law, Hassellteen “Teeny” and Clyde Tyson of Mableton, Georgia; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph H. and Leah Beth Simpson of Amite; another sister-in-law, Faye Ellen Simpson of Mount Hermon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            His parents, Alonzo and Florence Morris Alford; two sisters, Audelle Boyd and Odilee Miller; and a brother Woodrow W. Alford, preceded him in death.

            A graveside service was held on Friday at Mount Hermon Cemetery.

 

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Photos from Mount Hermon Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alonzo Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 July 1923.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Alonzo Seaborn Alford and Florence Inez Morris Alford; his siblings Audelle Alford Bateman Boyd, Cathaleen Ouida Alford, and Odilee Anna Alford Miller; and his grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alonzo Duvoix 1923 LA1, Alonzo Seaborn 1891 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALONZO SEABORN ALFORD

Father of Alonzo Alford, AAFA #1054

Grandfather of Sally Bateman Stoewer, AAFA #0120, Pansy Inez Bateman McClendon, AAFA #0453, Jeanne Yvonne Bateman Singleton, AAFA #0249, and Hugh “Mack” Bateman, AAFA #1165

Half-brother of Gilbert K. Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 21 May 1964

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1992

 

            Funeral services for Lonzo Sebe Alford, age 73 years, were conducted from the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 19th with burial following in the Morris Cemetery, near Mt. Hermon….

            Alford died at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16th. The body lay in state at Poole Funeral Home in Franklinton until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when it was taken to the church where it lay in state there until time for the service to begin.

            During his active years Alford was a farmer and school bus operator but had lived in retirement for the past several years.

            Survivors include one son, A.D. Alford of Mt. Hermon; three daughters, Mrs. Audelle Boyd of Gretna, Louisiana; Mrs. Odille Miller of Jackson, Louisiana and Mrs. Hasselton Tyson of Atlanta Ga.; three brothers, Benton Alford of Mt. Hermon; G[ilbert]. K. Alford [AAFA #0047] of Greensburg and Lora Alford of Walterborough, South Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Leoda Smith, Tylertown, Miss.; Mrs. Lexie Schaeffer [sic]of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Gussie Fortenberry of Metairie, a number of grandchildren and a host of other relatives in southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi….

 

Photo from Oscar Morris Cemetery, Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alonzo Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 July 1891.

            See the obituaries of Alonzo’s wife, Florence Inez Morris Alford; his children Alonzo Duvoix Alford, Cathaleen Ouida Alford, and Audelle Alford Boyd; his father Jeptha Martin Alford; his siblings Wiley Banton Alford, Nola Alford Smith, and Iddo Lampton Alford; and his half-siblings Roxie Udine Alford Penton, Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., and Gussie Alford Fortinberry in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries; and half-brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Alonzo Seaborn Alford was born in Washington Parish, LA, the son of Jeptha Martin Alford and his first wife Fannie Ophelia Purvis. See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948“, AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alonzo Seaborn 1891 LA1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ALTON D. “BOB” ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Times-Picayune on 25 July 2008.]

 

Photo from E.J. Fielding Funeral Home

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 26 July 2008

 

            Alton D. “Bob” Alford passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of 56 years to Joyce Givens Alford, father of Marylyn Haislip, Beverly and Jay Youngs and Debbie and Marc Mistretta, proud grandfather of Kristi H. Churchill, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason and Sandra Haislip, Jonathan Youngs, Stephanie M. and Derek Anderson, and Marc Alan Mistretta Jr., and seven great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his sister, Carol Bridges, of Kentwood; brothers, Wendell Alford, of Long Beach, Calif., and Ronald Alford, of Denham Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

            After serving two years in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant, Bob, then a brick mason, moved to Mandeville in 1959, when he began his 40-year career in law enforcement. After serving 20 years with the State Police as staff sergeant, he retired to accept the position of chief of police in Mandeville for three years. Continuing his passion for public service, he retired again with 12 years with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. With law enforcement still in his blood, he became chief of security for Lakeview Hospital. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mandeville, where he gladly served on numerous organizations and committees.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at First Baptist Church of Mandeville, 1895 U.S. 190, Mandeville, with visitation at church beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Saints, c/o First Baptist Church of Mandeville. Arrangements by E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington. Please sign the online guest book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

 

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Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Katie O’Brien Simoneaux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alton D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 May 1932, last residence Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his brother Karl L. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Alton D. 1932 LA1, Albert Wendell 1907 LA2, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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ALTON EVERETTE ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Terri Aline Alford Castaneda, AAFA #1413

 

About 1948, Principal of Istrouma High School

Photo from his granddaughter Terri Alford Castaneda

 

Source unknown, but probably:

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 27 October 1951

 

            Alton Everette Alford, sr., 54, member of the Istrouma High school faculty for 12 years, died yesterday [October 26] at 5:30 p.m. at Baton Rouge General hospital.

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hollabaugh-Seale mortuary, with the Rev. John W. Melton officiating. Mason and military services will be conducted at graveside. Burial will be in the Amite cemetery in Amite.

            An LSU graduate, Alford had long been active in civic and educational affairs in Baton Rouge. After graduating from LSU in 1928 with a B.S. and a master’s degree, he served as principal of various Louisiana schools before joining the Istrouma faculty.

            He was a member of the Durio-Singletary Post No. 144, American Legion, in Overland, and the Istrouma Lodge No. 41, F.&A.M., the Grand Consistency and the Jerusalem Temple.

            Active in all forms of athletics, Alford was also sponsor of Teepee Town and Hi-Y. He was supervisor of adult education for East Baton Rouge parish. A deacon in the First Presbyterian church, he belonged to Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, the East Baton Rouge Department of Classroom Teachers, the Louisiana Education Assn., the National Education Assn. and the YMCA board of directors.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine Mixon; one son, Alton Alford, jr.; one daughter, Aline Alford; four sisters, Mrs. M.H. Bardwell and Mrs. Wilmot McCain of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Charles Walker and Mrs. Victor Lovett of Amite, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Bardwell, Stanford Bardwell, Lewis Mixon, Clarence Aull, jr., Bill McCain, jr., and Wallace Mixon.

            Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the members of his Istrouma lodge. They are H.P. Overton, Ellis A. Brown, J.E. Brown, C.C. Chandois, Clyde Lindsey, Fred Bankston, Tommy McCain, William Hanley, Melvin Gillen, Charles Gaushell, T.P. Dutsch, E.D. Cason, S. Shaw, John L. Garrett, J.A. Weekley, Earl B. Davis, Dr. Clark Barrow, H.S. Weigel, jr., Herbert Sanders, and the Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Katherine Maude Mixon Alford; and father Joseph Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Alton Everette Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alton Everette 1897 LA1, Joseph Henry 1873 LA2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALTON KEITH ALFORD

Brother of Walter Willis Alford, AAFA #0073

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—7 January 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MT. PISGAH—Alton Keith Alford, 77, a resident of Mt. Pisgah, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at his residence. Funeral services were held on Thursday at Crain Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

            He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and a S.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by his wife, Ruth Smith Alford of Mt. Hermon; four daughters, Sharon Alford Burch, Phyllis Lynn Alford, both of Mt. Hermon, Virginia Alford of McComb, and Kathleen Sheriff of Winston, Georgia; a brother, Milton Alford of Pearland, Texas; five grandchildren, Lanette Johnson, Amy Fontenot, Donna Rushing, Kitty Wright, and John Alton Burch; and ten great-grandchildren.

            A son, Keith Darrol Alford, and a granddaughter, Laura Hartzog, preceded him in death.

 

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DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 31 December 2003

 

FRANKLINTON—Elton Keith Alford, 77, a resident of the Mt. Pisgah Community, died at 11 a.m. yesterday [December 30] in his home. He was a member of Iron Worker’s Local 58 in New Orleans and a member of Temple Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruth Smith Alford of Mt. Hermon; four daughters, Sharon Alford Burch, Phyllis Lynn Alford, both of Mt. Hermon, Virginia Alford of McComb, and Kathleen Sheriff of Winston, GA; a brother, Milton Alford of Pearland, Texas; five grandchildren, Lanette Johnson, Amy Fontenot, Donna Rushing, Kitty Wright, and John Alton Burch; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Keith Darrol Alford; and a granddaughter, Laura Hartzog.

            Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home from 5-10 p.m. today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. until the chapel funeral service at 11 a.m.... Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Photo from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alton K. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Jan 1926, last residence Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his brother Walter Willis Alford in this compilation.

            He was one of nine children of Daniel Prophet Alford and Bessie Ella Belle Smith.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alton Keith 1926 LA1, Daniel Prophet 1886 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALVER ALFRED

 

Source unknown, but probably:

EUNICE NEWS

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—_____ April 1999

 

EUNICE—Funeral services for Mr. Alver “Bro. Alve” Alfred, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Zion Baptist Church here with burial in Honey Bee Cemetery.

            The Rev. Allen W. Ben will conduct the services.

            Mr. Alfred, a resident of Eunice, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his residence. He was retired from the Department of Transportation.

            Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Ollie Mae Alfred of Eunice; a son, Donald G. Alfred Sr. of Eunice; two brothers, Raymond Washington Sr. of Beaumont, Texas, and Junius Hawkins of Lake Charles; a sister, Lillie Mae Swanson of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            A wake will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice.

            Frank Brothers Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alver Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Dec 1923, last residence Eunice, Saint Landry Parish, LA.

 

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ALVIN DEAN ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Linda Lou Alford Flack, AAFA #0842

 

Born: May 6, 1929

Died: March 16, 2009

Photo and dates from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 18 March 2009

 

            Alvin Dean Alford Jr., 79, a native of Magnolia, Miss., and a resident of St. Amant, died Monday, March 16, 2009. He was a retired railroad switchman with the Kansas City Southern Railroad and a veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps.

            Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Thursday, Mar. 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until service at noon, conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Gautreaux. Interment in Holy Rosary Cemetery, St. Amant.

            Survived by his wife, Betty Lingoni Alford; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Alvin “Dean” Alford III, Arthur Joseph “Joey” and Cindy Alford, Alan “David” and Wren Alford, Aaron James “Jimmy” and Linda Alford, and Adam Daniel “Danny” and Patty Alford; two sisters, Doris Mae “Dottie” Smith and Linda Alford Flack; grandchildren, Lori Alford Taylor, Brandy Alford Blankenship, Tegan Alford Graham, Morgan, Travis, Jessica, Jimmy Jr., Ericka and Chelcie Alford; great-grandchildren, Ryley Gonzales, Austen, Ashton and Aiden Taylor; stepgrandchildren, Jonathan and Marty Walker, Mandy, Jason and Wendy Thomas; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Ashley, Allison and Amanda Walker, Jada, Jolee and Jaci Thomas.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin D. and Willie Mae Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Travis Alford, Jimmy Alford Jr., Anthony Blankenship, Cole Gonzales, Kyle Flack and Mark Flack. Honorary pallbearers are Dennis Necaise and Rayford Brewer.

            He was a member of St. John Lodge 153, F&AM, and the Jerusalem Temple Clown Unit and spent a lot of time entertaining disabled children with the clown unit.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospice or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Baton Rouge.

            The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Vincent V. Tumminello Jr., Dr. Joel D. Silverberg, Dr. Ronald L. Boudreaux and St. Joseph Hospice and staff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alvin D. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 6 May 1929, last residence not listed.

            Alvin has two Alford lines: his mother, Willie May Brock, was the daughter of Waldo Oliver Brock and Margaret Elizabeth Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His paternal lineage: Alvin Dean 1930 LA1, Alvin Dean 1904 MS2, Albert Arthur 1872 MA3, Ira Newton 1847 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

            His maternal lineage, from his maternal grandmother: Margaret Elizabeth 1880 LA3, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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AMANDA B. ALFORD SIBLEY

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—13 July 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Amanda Sibley, 79, died on Sunday, July 2, at her Many residence, following a short illness.

            Survivors include her son, D.W. Sibley of Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Boatright of Shreveport, and Mrs. Imogene Donovan of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Roberts of Many, and Mrs. Myrtle Rhodes of Orange, Tex.; five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at the Beulah Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 5, at 1 p.m…. Burial was in the Beulah Cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were Jimmy Rhodes, David Lovell, Eddie Gandy Jr., Jeff Tidwell, John R. Pickett, and Lee Sibley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Amanda Sibley (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 May 1899.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Margaret Elizabeth Alford Roberts and John Noel Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of John Waddell Alford and Ona V. Arnett. She married after 1920, John Benton Sibley, born Nov. 2, 1895, died Feb. 11, 1978.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Amanda B. 1899 LA1, John Waddell 1860 LA2, William Theodore 1832 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AMANDA LYNN HALFORD

 

Photo from The Courier, Houma, LA, which published a similar article on 4 May 2006

 

DAILY COMET

Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, LA—Wednesday, 3 May 2006

 

            Amanda Lynn Halford, 21, a native and resident of Houma [Terrebonne Parish], died Sunday, April 30, 2006.

            Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until closing time Thursday and from 8 a.m. to funeral time Friday at Christ Baptist Church Cathedral. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with burial in Rogers Cemetery.

            She is survived by her adoptive parents, Leeroy and Beverly Hebert; her stepdad, Felton Halford; one brother, Willie Owens; four sisters, Susie Gregorie, April Halford, Cindy Bagby and Christy Cavalier; one aunt, Lucy Miranda; and five uncles, Terry, Nolan, Roland, Ray and Easton Gregorie.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Catherine Halford; one brother, Shawn Halford; and one uncle, Reynold Gregorie.

            She loved animals, the Lord and his music and enjoyed meeting people....

            She was Baptist.

            Samart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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AMANDA RENEE ALFORD

 

Photo from her gravestone

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—13 August 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Miss Amanda Renee Alford, 2 yrs. old, of Many, died in Shreveport on August 11, 1987.

            Services were held at Friendship Baptist Church, on August 13, 1987, at 10 a.m…. Burial was at Friendship Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows

Funeral Home.

            She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mrs. Sharlet L. Alford.

            Survivors include her parents, Kevin Wayne, and Melissa Alford of Many; one sister, Laura Danielle Alford of Many; grandparents, Dennis Craig of Hornbeck, and Rachal Craig of Hornbeck, Jerry Wayne Alford of Many, and great grandfather, Percy Alford of Florien.

 

Photo from Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Duffie & Kathy Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her grandmother Sharlet Layrain Brumley Alford in this compilation.

            Amanda may have died in the same automobile accident as her grandmother.

 

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AMIE STIRGUS ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—9 February 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Amie S.—A retired domestic worker and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 71 and a native of Torres. Visiting at Rose Hill Baptist Church from 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday…. Interment in Baton Rouge National Cemetery.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, four daughters and two sons-in-law, Bertha Davis Vaughn, Willie Lee Alford Harris, Mildred Ann and Larry Morgan, and Joyce Elaine and Clarence Johnson; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Saleta Alford; two sisters, Elmira Nero and Lucy Johnson; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jeff and Julia Stirgus and Joe Stirgus; 17 grandchildren, two of whom she reared, Cynthia Vaughn Adolph and Willie Dawuan Alford; 23 great-grandchildren; a godchild, Elaine Stirgus Wilson; three devoted nieces, Charlie Mae Stirgus, Pamela Stirgus and Pamela S. Davis; two loving cousins, Alma Lewis and Estelle Stirgus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Willie Alford; father, Louis Stirgus Sr.; mother, Annie Mae Dawkins Stirgus; two sisters, Bertha Davis and Willie Lee Moy; three brothers, George, Louis Jr. and Charles Stirgus; a grandson, Tony Cardell Vaughn; a stepdaughter, Katie Alford Payne; a son-in-law, Willie O. Harris; two brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts and other relatives.

            She attended McKinley Senior High School. She was a member of the deaconess ministry and served as president of the Pastor’s Aide ministry. She worked with youth and spent quality time with her children and loved ones.

            Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Amie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 July 1929, last residence Baton Rouge, but that she died 15 February 2001.

 

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AMY LUCILLE CAUSEY ALFORD TRUPIANO

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 6 January 2005

 

            Trupiano, Amy Lucille Causey—A food-service technician with Metairie Health Care with 22 years of service, she died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge.

            She was 74, a resident of Denham Springs and a native of Roseland.

            Memorial service at Southside Baptist Church, Denham Springs, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6....

            Survived by two daughters, Mary Trupiano, Metairie, and Frances Labourdette, Folsom; two sons, Robert Michael Alford Sr., Covington and Jacob A. Trupiano, Tallulah; six grandchildren, Robert Alford, Jr., Sean and wife Myra Alford, Heather Alford, Kristen Alford, Tiffany Alford and Christa Labourdette; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Matson Alford; a brother-in-law, Tony Guzzardo, Baton Rouge; and several nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by parents, Dewitt Causey Jr. and Eunice Kennedy Causey; a sister, Ina Marie Causey Guzzardo; maternal grandparents, Fleet and Tully Singleton Kennedy; and paternal grandparents, Dewitt Causey Sr. and Martha Andrea Causey.

            She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Denham Springs. She left many friends at Southside Baptist Church, Livingston Manor Apartments and Metairie Health Care Nursing Home....

            Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Amy C. Trupiano (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Dec 1930, last residence Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

 

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ANDREW JACKSON ALFORD

Grandfather of Jack Leland Alford, AAFA #0961

 

HAMMOND VINDICATOR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Friday, 25 April 1930

 

            A.J. Alford of Amite [Tangipahoa Parish] died Tuesday [April 22]. He is a former state senator. He was married two times.

            Survivors are his widow, 2 sons and 3 daughters: Leo Otto Alford, (U.S. Navy), Burnham Alford of Seigle Mountain, TN, Mrs. Minnie Starns of Baton Rouge, Mrs. Cora Saal of Amite, Mrs. J.F. Vernon of Brookhaven, MS and Miss Bobbie Alford of Jackson, MS. Services were Wednesday at the Laurel Street Baptist Church and interment at Amite Cemetery.

 

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THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—_____ April 1930

 

A.J. ALFORD LAID TO REST AT AMITE, LA.

 

            Friends in Baton Rouge were grieved to hear of the death of A.J. Alford, former state senator from Tangipahoa, who passed away at his home in Amite Tuesday at the age of 77 years. The funeral took place there Wednesday, and he was laid to rest in the Amite cemetery.

            Mr. Alford for many years served as postmaster of Amite, and he was prominent in affairs of his parish. He was vice president of the Amite Bank & Trust Co. He was widely known throughout this section of Louisiana and had many friends in Baton Rouge.

            Among those who survive Mr. Alford are a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Starns, and a grandson, Earl Starns of Baton Rough.

 

Photo from Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Burnum Rand Alford and Minnie Alford Starns Cothran in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Leon Otto Alford; and grandson Jack Leland Alford in California Obituaries.

            Andrew Jackson Alford was born in July 1854 in St. Helena Parish, the son of Julius Harmon Alford and Augusta Addison. He married (1) Mary Serena Strickland, who died in 1915. The 1930 census (enumeration date April 5) in Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, lists Andrew J. Alford, age 75, and his wife Lillie, 52. Her gravestone in Amite Cemetery says “Lillie Saal Alford b. Oct. 7, 1877 d. July 28, 1963.”

            See “Andrew Jackson Alford of Amite, LA, 1854–1930” in the Spring 1996 issue of AAFA ACTION. The family is also extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Andrew Jackson 1854 LA1, Julius Harmon 1819 MS2, Julius 1785 NC3, Hudson 1760 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.

 

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ANDREW JACKSON ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 26 July 1959

 

 

Alford Services Held Saturday

 

            Funeral services were held Saturday for Andrew Jackson Alford, 85, who died at his residence north of Greensburg, Friday [July 24].

            The Rev. J.C. Albritton officiated at the services held at 2 p.m. in the New Zion Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

            Alford served as president of the St. Helena Parish School Board for 28 years.

            His survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Thibault of Rt. 1, Kentwood; Mrs. Daisy Tate, Mrs. Percy McGraw, Mrs. R.I. Stewart, Mrs. James Manchester, all of Jackson and Mrs. Sam Humphrey of Baton Rouge; two sons, John Dean Alford of Rt. 1, Kentwood and Clark Lea Alford of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. C.D. Lee and Mrs. Mittie Feigler of Baton Rouge; two brothers, M.W. Alford and W.C. Alford of St. Helena Parish; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Rep. Shelby Alford, Flavis Alford, Johnny Alford, Buddie Easley, Al La Grouve and J.E. Alford. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Gerald Gehringer, J.D. Redmond, J.L. Meadows, Willie Newman, J.P. Morris Sr., J.P. Morris Jr., Alton Morris, Carl Stone, George Lee, Edgar Allen, Cassie Lewis Sr., Charles McCoy and J.E. Perryman.

 

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MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 25 July 1959

 

            Alford, Andrew Jackson (Uncle Jack)—Died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at his residence in Kentwood. He was 85 years old, a native of St. Helena Parish. Was a retired farmer.

            The body will be at the Brown Funeral Home in Kentwood until 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious services will be held in the New Zion Baptist Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. J.C. Albritton will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Jack Wilson. Burial will be in the New Zion cemetery.

            He is survived by two sons, John Dean Alford of Kentwood and Clark L. Alford of Jackson; six daughters, Mrs. May Manchester, Mrs. R.I. Stewart, Mrs. Percy McGraw and Mrs. Daisy Pate of Jackson, Mrs. S.J. Humphrey of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Myrtle Thibault of Kentwood; two sisters, Mrs. Mittie Feigler and Mrs. C.D. Lee of Baton Rouge, and two brothers, M.W. Alford and W.C. Alford of Kentwood.

 

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THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA--Saturday, 25 July 1959

 

Andrew Alford Dies at Home in Greensburg

 

            Andrew Jackson Alford, 85, who for 28 years served as president of the St. Helena Parish School Board, died at his residence north of Greensburg, at 10 a.m., Friday.

            Funeral services were to be held at New Zion Baptist Church at 2 p.m. today with Rev. J.C. Albritton officiating. Burial was to be in the New Zion Cemetery.

            His survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Thibault of Rt. 1, Kentwood; Mrs. Daisy Tate, Mrs. Percy McGraw, Mrs. R.I. Steward, Mrs. James Manchester, all of Jackson and Mrs. Sam Humphrey of Baton Rouge; two sons, John Dean Alford of Rt. 1, Kentwood and Clark Lea Alford of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. C.D. Lee and Mrs. Mittie Feigler of Baton Rouge; two brothers, M.W. Alford and Mr. W.C. Alford of St. Helena Parish; 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Rep. Shelby Alford, Flavis Alford, Johnny Alford, Buddie Easley, Al La Grouve and J.E. Alford. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Gerald Gehringer, J.D. Redmond, J.L. Meadows, Willie Newman, J.P. Morris Sr., J.P. Morris Jr., Alton Morris, Carl Stone, George Lee, Edgar Allen, Cassie Lewis Sr., Charles McCoy, and J.E. Perryman.

 

Photo from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (Old Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Clark Lea “Pete” Alford, Willie Alford Stewart, John Dean Alford, Clara Alford McGraw, and Daisy Alford Tate; and his siblings Letha Alford Lee and William Cornelius “Neil” Alford in this compilation.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Andrew Jackson 1874 MS1, Robert Parish 1846 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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ANDREW LEO “BIG DREW” ALFRED, SR.

 

ANDREW LEO

Photo from Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 11 February 2010

 

            Andrew Leo “Big Drew” Alfred, Sr. was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, February 6, 2010. Age 55.

            Son of the late Viola Alfred and Andrew Wilson. Husband of Lolita Alfred. Father of Adrian Hornsby Gant (Benny), Leo, Anthony Alfred, Andre, Andrew Thomas and the late Andrew Alfred, Jr. Brother of Debra Alfred and the late Ernest Alfred. Also survived by grandson, CJ and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers, members and employees of the Light House for the Blind and City of Love Full Gospel Baptist Church are invited to attend the Visitation on Friday, February 12, 2010 at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Avenue from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. Followed by Funeral Services at 10:00 am. Interment Holt Cemetery.

            You may sign the guest book on www.gertrudegeddeswillis.com and nola.com/obits Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, Inc. in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andrew Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Oct 1954, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

 

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ANNIE ALFORD ST. JAMES PORCHE

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Friday, 28 May 1971

 

            Annie Alford Porche, on Wednesday, May 26, 1971 at 11:30 o’clock a.m., wife by first marriage of the late Phillip St. James, by second marriage of the late William M. Porche, Mother of Walter P. St. James and the late Mrs. Lucille Carbo; daughter of the late Martha Nettles and Levi Alford; sister of the late James Alford, Mrs. Maud Fortarelli, Mrs. Genevieve Camps, Mrs. Margaret Sblsa and Lillian Alford; also survived by 1 grandson and 2 great-grandsons; age 89 years; a native of Blackhawk, Miss.; a resident of this city for the past 75 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services from The Funeral Home of Lamana Panno Fallo, Inc., 625 N. Rampart St… . on Friday, May 28, 1971 at 2 o’clock p.m. Religious services at Our Lady of Guadaloupe Church. Interment in St. Vincent de Paul No. 2 Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Porche (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 March 1882 and died _____ Sept 1971 [??], last residence New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, LA.

 

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ANNIE CLEO ALFORD PUGH

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—27 January 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Cleo Pugh, 79, died in the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Many, Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m., after an extended illness.

            Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Many, Monday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m…. Interment was in the Many Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were Walker R. Alford, Jim Lyon, John Hoagland, Melvin Wright, Joe Luster, and Charlie Tramel.

            Honorary pallbearers were Emory Williams, Gaylor Phares, Marvin Tannehill, and W. N. Creed.

            Survivors of Mrs. Pugh are one son, Henry Pugh Jr. of Lake Charles; one daughter, Mrs. Margie Clark of Many; six sisters, Mrs. Lela Lowe, Mrs. Addie Petty, Mrs. Ola Ellison, and Mrs. Audrey Wenner, all of Many, and Mrs. Ruth Dees, and Mrs. Grace Broussard of Lake Arthur; and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleo Pugh (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 January 1898.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith; and eight of her nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            Her husband was Henry Quinton Pugh, May 31, 1888–Jan. 6, 1945.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annie Cleo 1898 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ANNIE HORTENST DAVIDSON PHILLIPS ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—24 September 1973

 

            Mrs. Annie D. Alfred, 93, of Bethany died September 22 in the Westwood Monroe Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Born in Spring Ridge in June 1880, Mrs. Alfred lived in Caddo Parish her entire life and was a member of the Baptist Church.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Edmund E. Ballard officiating.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.W. Cope of Shreveport and Mrs. L.L. Ledger of Houston, TX; two brothers, E.M. Davidson and C.A. Davidson, both of Spring Ridge; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Alfred (SS# issued in PA) was born 18 June 1880 and died _____ Sept 1973, last residence Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Joseph Furman Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE LAURA ALFORD KIRBY

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 13 April 1981

 

            Kirby, Annie Laura—Died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12, 1981, at Seventh Ward General Hospital, Hammond. She was a resident of Ponchatoula.

            Visiting at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, after 8 a.m. Monday. Religious services at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Ponchatoula Cemetery.

            Survived by a sister, Mellie A. Martin, Hammond; and a number of nieces and nephews of the Martin and Mauroner families.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Kirby.

            She was a member of Nova Stella, Chapter 36, Order of Eastern Star.

 

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Photo from Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christina Feyen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Preston Horn Alford; and siblings Agnes Sue Alford Conrad, Hattie Alford Carthan, Mellie Alford Martin, and Stewart A. “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annie Laura 1902 MS1, Preston Horn 1864 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ANNIE LEE ALFORD SLAY

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—21 February 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services for Mrs. Annie Lee Slay, 93, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 19, at the Wellman Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial followed in the Forest Park Cemetery.

            Mrs. Slay passed away Saturday, February 17, at the DeSoto General Hospital in Mansfield, following a brief illness. She was born in Pleasant Hill, and had resided in Mansfield since 1983. Prior to that, she was a resident of Shreveport from 1961 until she moved to Mansfield. She was a homemaker, and a Baptist.

            She is survived by three sons, I.L. Slay of Shreveport, Jewel Slay of Mansfield, Alvin Slay of Marthaville; two daughters, Ruby Lee Jacobs of Shreveport, Gertie Melton of Mansfield; 19 grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

 

 

Photo from Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Edmonson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie A. Slay (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 June 1896, last residence Mansfield, De Soto Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Ethel Leona Alford Wedgeworth Jamerson Cochran and Tibitha Tennessee Alford Brewster; and her half-siblings Rosa Mae Alford Wells Flanigan and Wilton L. Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Louis Charles Alford and Sarah Elizabeth White. She married Irvin Leander Slay.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annie Lee 1896 LA1, Louis Charles 1862 LA2, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ARCHIE MAURICE ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 24 April 1970

 

            Alford, Archie Maurice—Died 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. He was 63, a resident of 5255 Hammond St., and a native of Pike County, Miss. He was a Vance Security guard at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Brookstown Baptist Church.

            Body at Hollabaugh Spindle Funeral Home until 9:45 a.m. Friday. Religious services at Brookstown Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Fred Dyess. Burial in Silver Creek Cemetery near Magnolia Miss.

            Survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Hilbun Alford, Baton Rouge; four step sons and 1 step daughter; four sisters, Mrs. Maybelle Schrole, Rittman Ohio, Mrs. Dot Howell, Hattiesburg, Miss., Mrs. Gladys Barnes, and Mrs. Donnis Lutrick both of Jackson, Miss.; three brothers, Dalton and Floyd Alford both of McComb, Miss., and Harold Alford of Magnolia, Miss., and 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            Visiting hours at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday.

 

Photo from Silver Creek Cemetery, Dykes Crossing, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Archie Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 23 June 1906 and died _____ Apr 1970, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            We included the obituary of his brother Floyd Wesley Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Archie Maurice 1906 MS1, Martin Edgar 1884 MS2, Needham W. 1848 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ARETTA GIDDENS ALFORD NEWMAN

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—14 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MINDEN, LA—Mrs. [Aretta Giddens Alford] Newman, age 88, of Minden, LA, died July 13, 1997. Graveside services... will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at the Old Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath’s Minden Chapel. Mrs. Newman was a resident of Minden for 55 years before moving to Glen Oaks Retirement Home in Shreveport. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Minden.

            Survivors include one son, Ronald Alford and wife, Marilyn of Sibley, La.; daughter, Kuma A. Powell and husband, Billy of Shreveport, LA; sister, Evora McAdams of Bossier City, LA; three granddaughters, Ronda Tillstrom and Donna Jones of Shreveport, LA, Maria Schober of Magnolia, AR, and five great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aretta Newman (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 June 1909.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law William Christopher Alford in this compilation.

            Aretta married Claude Weaver Alford on 28 April 1940. Claude, son of Burgess Stanford Alford, was born 6 Sept 1892 in Hempstead Co., AR.

            For more information on Claude’s genealogy, see Known Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall.

            Her husband’s lineage: Claude Weaver 1892 AR1, Burgess Stanford 1860 AR2, Christopher Columbus 1842 LA3, Stanford L. 1820 GA4, Haywood 1780 GA5.

 

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ARISTILE GERALD ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1991

 

            Aristile Gerald (Dedie) Alford, on Sunday, June 23, 1991 at 12:20 o’clock A.M. Beloved son of Joyce Alford. Father of Aristile Gerald Alford. Devoted fiancé of Cynthia Cooper. Brother of Jerome, Jackie, Jerry and Jeffery Alford, Michell Brown and Shelia Ossied. Grandson of Mable Singleton. Nephew of Louis Ferndinand, Anita Guichard, Mable Bouissau, Cynthia Bouissau, Earl Singleton, Ida Mae Howard of Sacramento, CA. Connie Singleton, Ernest Singleton, and Levi Singleton. Uncle of Tasheba Sission. Close friend of Tangy Thomas. Brother-in-law of Josette Alford. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services from D[uplain]. W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue, on Sunday, June 29, 1991, at 1:30 o’clock P.M….. Interment Providence Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

In another article:

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Monday, 24 June 1991

 

N.O. MAN FOUND SHOT TO DEATH BLOCK FROM HOME

By Bob Ussery, Staff writer

 

            Aristile Alford was talking Saturday night about getting his mother out of the Calliope housing project. Several hours later a killer’s bullet put an end to his hopes, New Orleans police and his family said.

            Alford, 29, 3608 Erato St., Apt. C, was found shot to death Sunday about 12:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Miro Street about a block from his home, police said. A resident heard a shot and found Alford in a rear driveway, police said.

            Alford returned home from work Saturday between 8 and 9 p.m. to the Calliope apartment he shared with his mother, Joyce Alford, 53, his brother and a niece. Alford, a welder, worked in Harvey Saturday, said his fiancée, Cynthia Cooper, 37.

            Alford’s aunt, Brenda Landry, said she was at the apartment when Alford arrived in an optimistic mood.

            “ ‘I know it’s going to be sure enough positive,’” she quoted Alford as saying. She said Alford told her, “‘I’m going to the top this time. God has always been in my life. I’m going to make it this time. I’m going to make sure I’m going to get my mother out of the project.’”

            Alford left about 10 p.m. to go to the store, Cooper said. She arrived at the apartment about 12:15 a.m. About 15 minutes later, a woman came to tell them Alford had been killed.

            “Everything just went blank, and I ran across the street.” Cooper said. She said Alford was lying on his back. His eyes were open and blood was running from the back of his head, she said.

            Someone told Alford’s mother that a girl ask Alford to walk her “through the hole” to her home. The hole means a passageway between buildings that leads from the street to the back driveway, Cooper said. Cooper said Alford was killed at the passageway.

            Cooper said the girl probably was scared to walk through the passageway alone because there have been several killings in the area.

            Cooper said that the family does not know if Alford was robbed.

            Alford was shot once in the head, a coroner’s office spokesman said. Police had no motive or suspects Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ARRIE BELLE “JIMMIE” ALLEN ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—30 or 31 October 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Alford, Arrie Allen “Jimmie”—A resident of Port Allen, she died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, at her home. She was 83 and a native of Talbotton, GA. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday…. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park.

            Survived by husband, Albert H. “Red” Alford, Port Allen; two sisters, Wilma Danos, Port Allen, and Claudine Timm, San Marco, CA; a brother, Thomas Allen, Yorba Linda, CA; and three grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Kaye Littell; and parents, James Walter Sr. and Mary Griffin Allen.

            Pallbearers will be Marvin Peak, C.L. Wink, Craig Griffith, Shirley Littell, Barrett Littell and Scott Miller.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Allen.

 

Photo from Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arrie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 January 1913.

            See the obituary of her husband, Albert Herschel Alford, in this compilation. Arrie’s middle name, Belle, is listed there.

 

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ARTHUR ALFORD

Brother of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—30 May 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Arthur Alford, 69, of Many, died May 20, after an extended illness.

            Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Ruby Alford of Many, daughter, Mrs. Gloria Rice of Shreveport, five brothers, Floyd, Chris, Roy and Willie all of Many, Truman Alford of Linden, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Bell Gandy of Pineville, La. [and Bertha “Bertie” Alford of Alexandria,] and four grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held May 21 at Alford Heights Baptist Church….

            Interment was in Ft. Jesup Cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 September 1898.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruby Scaife Alford; his parents, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. and Mollie Ann Smith Alford; and siblings Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Isabelle Alford Gandy, Willie Cecil Alford, and William Roy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Truman Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Arthur’s lineage: Arthur 1898 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ARTHUR ALONZO ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 6 October 1960

 

            Funeral services for Arthur Alford, age 81 years, were conducted from the Mt. Hermon Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with the rites in charge of Rev. John Casey, pastor of the Mt. Hermon Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. J.G. Collins, pastor of the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Mt. Hermon cemetery, one mile northwest of Mt. Hermon.

            Alford died about 10:00 a.m. Monday [April 3] at his home, about three miles west of Mt. Hermon while sitting in his chair. He had been in impaired health, suffering from arthritis for several years, but had apparently been feeling as good as usual before he was found dead in his chair after Mrs. Alford called him to the noonday meal and he failed to respond. His wife had been watching him as she went about preparing the meal and had thought her husband to have been asleep.

            During his active years he was one of the more successful farmers of the northwestern section of Washington Parish.

            The body lay in state at the family home west of Mt. Hermon until time for the procession to move to the church.

            Survivors include his widow, the former Maude Painter at the family home; one son, Wesley Alford of Mt. Hermon; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Fortenberry of Mt. Hermon; two brothers, Will Alford of Bogalusa, and Lewis Alford of New Orleans; four sisters, Mrs. G.M. Tate of Mt. Hermon, Mrs. Holland (Maggie) Brock, and Mrs. Annie Alford, both of the Sunny Hill community, and Mrs. Maude Gronstrom of McComb, Mississippi, and a host of other relatives in the :Mt. Hermon and neighboring areas.

            Brown Funeral Directors of Kentwood were in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Mount Hermon Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. AAFA records show that Arthur Alonzo Alford was born 23 Apr 1879 in Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his children Nola Evelyn Alford Fortenberry, Malcolm Levy Alford, and John Wesley Alford; father Jesse Lewis Alford; and brother Bryant Louis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Alonzo 1879 LA1, Jesse Lewis 1847 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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ARTHUR IRVING ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 27 November 2001

 

            Arthur I. Alford, Jr. on Monday, November 26, 2001. Beloved husband of Kitty Alford. Son of the late Bessie Pierce Ramsey Alford and Arthur Irving Alford, Sr. Brother of Juanita Seisky, Rev. Jay T. Alford, Bobby Joe Alford, Gloria Corrente, the late Louis Ray Alford, Opal Louise Schilleci, Griffin Rainey Alford and Jackie R. Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a retired chief petty officer with the Coast Guard. Age 72 years. A native of Jackson, TN and a resident of Metairie, LA.

            Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, Inc., 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 214, Kenner, lA 70062.

            Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur I. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 3 Feb 1929, last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Opal Louise Alford Schilleci and Jackie Ronald Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Griffin Rainey Alford in District of Columbia Obituaries; and Jay Thomas Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Arthur Irving 1929 TN1, Arthur Irving 1887 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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AUDELLE ALFORD BATEMAN BOYD

Mother of Sally Bateman Stoewer, AAFA #0120, Pansy Inez Bateman McClendon, AAFA #0453, Jeanne Yvonne Bateman Singleton, AAFA #0249, and Hugh “Mack” Bateman, AAFA #1165

Sister of Alonzo Duvoix Alford, AAFA #1054

 

From AAFA files

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ August 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Mrs. Audelle Alford Boyd on Friday, August 25, 1989 in Baton Rouge, LA. Age 79 years. A native of Mt. Hermon, LA, former resident of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Franklinton, LA. Beloved mother of Hugh (Mac) Bateman of Junction City, KS, Truette Bateman of Winchester, VA, James Bateman of Franklinton, LA, Mrs. Denman (Pansy) McClendon of Mt. Hermon, LA, Mrs. Richard (Euphamie “Sally”) Stoewer and Mrs. Jeanne Stewart both of Baton Rouge, LA. Sister of Mrs. Odilee Miller of Baton Rouge, Mrs. Hasselteen (Tina) Tyson of Atlanta, GA and Duvoix (Buddy) Alford of Mt. Hermon. Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 18 great–grandchildren.

            …. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 27, 1989 in the chapel of the Crain Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Union Church Cemetery in Tylertown, MS….

 

In another article:

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 27 August 1989

 

            Boyd, Mrs. Audelle Alford—Died 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 1989, at Medical Center of Baton Rouge. She was 79, a native of Mt. Hermon,former resident of Franklinton and a resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired employee of the Orman and Bickham Real Estate Agency. Visiting at Crane Funeral Home, Franklinton, 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Tylertown, Miss.

            Survived by three sons, James Bateman, Franklinton, Truette Bateman, Winchester, Va., Hugh “Mac” Bateman, Junction City, Kansas; three daughters, Mrs. Denman (Pansy) McClendon, Mt. Hermon, Mrs. Richard (Euphamie “Sally”) Stoewer, and Mrs. Jeanne Stewart, both of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mrs. Odilee Miller, Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Hasselteen (Tina) Tyson,Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Duvoix “Buddy” Alford, Mt. Hermon; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Charles Stoewer, Randall Singleton, Gregory Singleton, Harold Shepard, Todd Davis, Russell Smith and Brad Orman. She was a member of the Comite Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.

FAG photo requested 2/9/2013 by another FAG person – Audelle is buried in MS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audelle Boyd (SS# issued in LA) was born 31 March 1910.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Alonzo Seaborn Alford and Florence Inez Morris Alford; siblings Cathaleen Ouida Alford, Odilee Anna Alford Miller, and Alonzo Duvoix Alford; and grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Audelle 1910 LA1, Alonzo Seaborn 1891 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AUDREY MARY ALFORD WENNER

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—14 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Audrey Alford Wenner, 80, of Lake Charles, were held Wednesday, August 7, 1996, at 11 a.m., in Oak Park United Methodist Church…. Interment was at Highland Memory Gardens.

            Mrs. Wenner passed away Sunday, August 4, in a Lake Charles care center.

            A Many native, and a resident of Lake Charles since 1945, she was a charter member of Oak Park United Methodist Church, and a member of Pink Ladies Auxiliary of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

            Survivors are one son, William E. (Bill) Wenner and his wife Barbara of Moss Bluff; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey Wenner (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 September 1915.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith; and eight of her nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Audrey Mary 1915 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AUGUSTUS L. ALFORD, JR.

Father of James Michael Alford, AAFA #0661

 

CALDWELL WATCHMAN

Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA—Thursday, 6 March 1952

 

            Funeral services for Gus L. Alford, age 43, of Columbia, who passed away at the Caldwell hospital as the result of burns received from gas explosion in his home in Lakeside addition, were held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Columbia Baptist church with the Rev. Cline D. Ellis in charge, assisted by Rev. Donald Farrow of Columbia, Rev. J.D. Kitchingham of the Eastside, and Rev. G.F. Steinbaugh of Delhi.

            Interment was made in the Columbia Hill cemetery under the direction of the Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

            Alford was burned early Monday morning while attempting to put out a fire that swept his home following an explosion. He died in the local hospital at 7:20 Monday evening... The cause of the explosion has not been definitely determined.

            Mr. Alford was born and reared in Caldwell parish, being a graduate of the Columbia High school.

            His father was the late Gus L. Alford, Sr., who for years was a local attorney. His mother preceded him in death a short time ago.

            He is survived by a sister, Mrs. L.P. Woodard of Delhi, and five children. The children are: Mary Lou, Jo Ann and Linda Alford, and Gus L. Alford, Jr., and Mike Alford.

            Pallbearers were Tipton McKnight, Neil Riser, Roy Childers, Glenn Tarver, Harold Bauman and Wilbur McGrew.

            Honorary pallbearers: Coach Robert Cocheran and members of the Columbia High school football team.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Augustus L. Alford Sr., and sister Orlena Mae Alford Woodard in this compilation.

            His Find A Grave memorial states that he is buried in an unmarked grave in Columbia Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA, as is his father.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Probable Known Descendants of Benjamin Alford b. about 1740 NC.

            His lineage: Augustus L. 1909 LA1, Augustus L. 1871 MS2, James Madison 1846 MS3, Ferney 1795 NC4, (unknown) about 1760 NC5, Benjamin about 1740 NC?6.

 

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AUGUSTUS L. ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of James Michael Alford, AAFA #0661

 

CALDWELL WATCHMAN

Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA—Friday, 13 November 1925

 

            One of the greatest shocks the community ever experienced was received last Friday afternoon when it was learned that Gus L. Alford had been accidently killed, th[r]ough an error made by R.F. Pruitt at the Columbia Drug Store in using carbolic acid instead of castor oil in complying with Mr. Alford’s request for a dost of castor oil in a drink of root beer. Mr. Alford lived but twenty minutes after taking the fatal draught. Mr. Pruitt was a business partner and a close personal friend of Mr. Alford, and has been in a serious physical condition since the lamentable occurrence.

            Mr. Alford has bee[n] one of the leading citizens of Caldwell Parish for a quarter of a century with the exception of a few years spent in Alexandria, and has been practicing law during that period, as well as active in exploiting the agricultural mineral and timber resources of the parish. He was active in social and church circles as well, being one of the most active members of the local Baptist Church. He had no enemies and considered every one he knew as a friend.

            Mr. Alford is survived by a widow; a son and a daughter, and his loss is mourned, as well, by a large number of relatives and a host of friends and acquaintances throughout North Louisiana.

            Funeral services were conducted at the Alford home by Rev. Gates and Rev. Mercer, after which interrment [sic interment] was made in the Columbia Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Augustus L. Alford Jr. and Orlena Mae Alford Woodard in this compilation.

            His Find A Grave memorial states that he is buried in an unmarked grave in Columbia Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA, as is his son.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Probable Known Descendants of Benjamin Alford b. about 1740 NC.

            His lineage: Augustus L. 1871 MS1, James Madison 1846 MS2, Ferney 1795 NC3, (unknown) about 1760 NC4, Benjamin about 1740 NC?5.

 

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AZELINA PATRICIA ALFORD COLLINS

AAFA #0523

Mother of Calvin Michael Collins, AAFA #0570

Sister of Frances Louise Alford Cordine, AAFA #0976

 

December 2007

 

From the funeral program:

 

Calvin I. Collins                      A. Patricia Collins

August 19, 1921                     May 15, 1928

October 22, 2001                    January 14, 2010

 

            Graveside services for Calvin and Patricia Collins will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bentley, LA with Rev. Tom Rogers officiating. Interment is under the direction of John Kramer & Son.

            Calvin and Patricia are survived by one daughter, Susan Patricia Schuelke of Tennessee; two sons, Murray D. Collins and wife, Joanne of CA and Dr. Calvin Michael Collins [AAFA #0570] and wife, Deborah of Natchitoches; four grandchildren, Angela Schuelke of Tennessee; Debra Schuelke of Tennessee; Benjamin Hargis of Virginia; Tiffany Poore and husband, Jeramie of Florida and two great-grandchildren, Austin Schuelke of Tennessee and Lila Poore of Florida.

 

September 15, 1945

Together Again

 

Photo from Calvin Michael Collins, AAFA #0570, son of Patricia Collins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of A.P. Collins (SS# issued in FL), last residence Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, LA.

            We included the obituary of her sister Frances Louise Alford Cordine, AAFA #0976, in Florida Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Henry Miles Alford.

            Her lineage: Azelina Patricia 1928 AL1, Thomas Miles 1873 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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BARBARA ANN ALFORD O’BRIEN

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, MS—Thursday, 15 June 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Private funeral services for Barbara Ann O’Brien, 60, who died June 9, 2000, at her residence in Pearl River [St. Tammany Parish], La., will be held at a later date.

            A registered nurse at Northshore Regional Medical Center, Slidell, she was a native of Tylertown, daughter of Louise S. Alford of Pearl River and the late Carl Alford. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Frank O’Brien Sr. of Pearl River, La.; and three children, Mike O’Brien and Frank O’Brien Jr., and Carla Benelli, all of Slidell; a brother, Carl Alford Jr. of Pearl River; and five grandchildren, Shane Rudesill, Brad, Brittany, Lauren and Jessica O’Brien.

            Capps Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She is the daughter of Carl Alford and Louise Smith.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Barbara Ann 1940 MS1, Carl 1919 MS2, John Henderson 1877 MS3, William Henry 1855 MS4, Henderson 1829 MS5, William 1804 GA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BARBARA SULLIVAN HALL ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 5 February 2010

 

            Alford, Barbara Hall—A native and resident of Denham Springs, she passed away at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at her home at age 70 with her beloved and devoted dog, Shadow, at her side. She was an avid LSU football fan. Her joys in life were her children, grandchildren, gardening and arts and crafts.

            Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Saturday, Feb. 6, from noon until funeral services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Amite Baptist Church Cemetery, Denham Springs. She is survived by a daughter, Kim Beard; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael P. and Doris Hall, and Danny R. and Theresa Hall; sisters and brother-in-law, Bobby and Milton Allen, and Regina Santangelo; brother and sister-in-law, Emmett and Jeanette Sullivan; grandchildren, Dustin Moore, Amber Thompson and her husband, Jeremy, Darren Hall, Krystal Achord, Trey Beard, Taylor Hall, Stephanie Hall and Laura Hall; great-grandchild, Alexander Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Taylor Hall; parents, Reggie and Ida Mae Sullivan Sr.; sisters, Helen Graham and JoAnn Sullivan; and brothers, Eugene Sullivan, Reggie Sullivan Jr. and Stanley Sullivan.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 June 1939, last residence Denham Springs, Livingstons Parish, LA.

 

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BARVING “BEAR” ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Probably New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____ August 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Barving (Bear) Alford on Friday, August 19, 1988 at 3:58 a.m. at Charity Hospital. Beloved son of Irma J. Alford and Thermon Gordon. Father of Tamber of Magnolia, MS., Schtanya and Barving of New Orleans, LA, and 1 stepson Ricky. Devoted friend of Vetta A. Price. Also survived by 6 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 brothers-in-law, 3 aunts, 1 uncle, 1 aunt-in-law, 2 uncles-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Greater Mt. Pilgrim and Stronger Hope Baptist Churches, Little Union Baptist Church of Mount Herman, LA., staff of Tulane University, employees of Rubenstein Brothers, Charity Hospital and United Postal Services are invited to attend the Wake service at the Duplain W. Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc., 3933 Washington Ave. on Friday, August 26, 1988 at 8:00 o’clock p.m…. Religious service at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Osyka, MS. on Saturday, August 27 1988 at 1:00 o’clock p.m. Interment Church Cemetery, Osyka, MS….

 

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Source unknown

Probably New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____ August 1988

 

N.O. MAN KILLED IN BIKE CRASH

 

            A New Orleans man was killed early Friday when his motorcycle hit a car at Washington Avenue and Danneel Street.

            Braving Alford, 23, 622 Washington Ave., was driving a motorcycle toward the river on Washington Avenue at 1:15 a.m. when it struck a car driven by Robert Mitchell, 47, 1427 Carondelet St., police said.

            Alford and his sister, Shewanda Alford, 12, who was riding on the back of the motorcycle, were thrown from the bike. He died at 3:50 a.m. at Charity Hospital. She was in stable condition at the hospital.

            Police said Mitchell ran the stop sign at Washington Avenue while driving uptown on Danneel Street. The motorcycle hit the front of the right side of the car.

            After the accident, Mitchell left his car and fled on foot, but was arrested about 4 a.m. by officers Warren Pope and Lynelda Sylve after he tried to report his car stolen.

            Mitchell was booked with negligent homicide, negligent injuring, hit–and–run, reckless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license and disregarding a stop sign.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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BEATRICE ALFORD QUAYHAGEN VEULEMAN

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—19 May 1993

 

            Services for Mrs. Bea Alford Quayhagen Veuleman, 82, of Many, were held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 17, 1993, in St. John Catholic Church. Officiating was Father Norman Buvens. Burial was held in St. John Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Veuleman died Saturday, May 15, 1993, in Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport.

            She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Fay Quayhagen Rogers of Many; stepmother, Lizzie Alford Perry of Beaver, Utah; half sister, Juanita Lawless of El Paso, Tex.; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

            Pallbearers were Jerry Alford, Ritchie Langton, Joey Langton, Elmo Langton, Rick Quayhagen, and Paul Chachere.

            Honorary pallbearers were Brue Alford, Bill Goss, Robert Salley, Joe Cruse, and Tommy Joe Andreis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beatrice A. Veuleman (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 Aug 1910, last residence Many, Sabine Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Lawrence Alford; and her brothers Lawrence Lynn Alford and William Raymond Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Beatrice 1910 LA1, Lawrence 1883 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5,Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BEATRICE ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Washington Parish, LA—2 December 2009

 

            Beatrice Alford Williams, 92, Hammond, died Nov 28; funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, Greater Mt. Bethel Baptist Church; interment, Greater Mt. Bethel Cemetery; N.A. James Funeral Home, Inc.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beatrice Williams (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 July 1917, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            The N.A. James Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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BEATRICE ELAINE GIBBS ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—20 March 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Beatrice Elaine Alford, 85, were held Sunday March 17, 1996, at Oak Hill Baptist Church, with interment following at Oak Hill Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford died Saturday March 16, 1996, at Schumpert Medical Center.

            She is survived by two daughters, Versia Fleming of Carthage, Tx and Yvonne Miller of Shreveport; one grandson, Earl Wayne Fleming of Joshua, Tx; two granddaughters, Raylene Harrington of Shreveport, and Darlene Miller of Keithville, La., plus eight great grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 7/1/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beatrice Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 December 1910, and her benefits were being mailed to Carthage, Panola Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Loyd Tillman Alford; and her daughters Versia Alford Fleming and Yvonne Alford Miller in this compilation.

 

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BERCHEL LAZAR ALFORD

Father of Faye Alford Swan, AAFA #0220, and Delores Alford Thomas, AAFA #0641

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—31 December 1997

 

            Mr. Berchel Lazar Alford, 91, a resident of Mt. Hermon died Thursday, December 18, at the Southwest Regional Medical Center, McComb [MS].

            He was born on December 16, 1906 in Tangipahoa Parish, the son of the late Wiley Banton [text incorrectly says Ganton] and Emma Rose Miller Alford. He was a farmer.

            Mr. Alford is survived by one son, Wiley A. Alford of Portland, Tennessee; two daughters, Delores Thomas of McComb and Faye Swan of Starkville, Mississippi; one sister, Allie Brock of New Orleans; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ora Mae Burch Alford, and two sets of twin children.

            Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 20, at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery in Warnerton….

            Pallbearers were James Swan, Jerry Brock, Jack Frabbiele, Kenneth Swan, Ralph Brock and Virgil Thomas.

 

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Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ December 1997

 

      Graveside services for Berchel Lazar Alford, 91, were Dec. 20, 1997, at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery at Warnerton….

      He died Dec. 18, 1997, at Southwest Regional Medical Center, McComb.

      Alford was a farmer.

      He was born Dec. 16, 1906, at Tangipahoa Parish, La., son of the late Wiley Banton and Emma Rose Miller Alford. He married Ora Mae Burch Alford, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death two sets of twin children.

      Survivors include a son, Wiley A. Alford of Portland, Tenn.; two daughters, Delores Thomas of McCom and Faye Swan of Starkville; a sister, Allie Brock of New Orleans, La.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

      Pallbearers were James Swan, Jerry Brock, Jack Frabbiele, Kenneth Swan, Ralph Brock and Virgil Thomas.

      Burial was in Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery with Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in charge.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records for B.L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) confirm his birth date; his death date is listed as December 19 (gravestone says December 18) and his residence at death is listed as Starkville, Oktibbeha Co., MS, but Gil Alford, Berchel’s first cousin, reports that Berchel did not live in Oktibbeha Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ora Mae Burch Alford; his parents, Wiley Banton Alford and Emma Rosetta Miller Alford; his siblings Allie Alford Brock, Blanche Alford Brock and Jeptha Needham Alford; and his grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            Berchel married Ora Mae Burch on 6 Feb 1930 in Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Berchel Lazar 1906 LA1, Wiley Banton 1886 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BERNARD ALLEN ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—27 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

ARCADIA—Services for Bernard Allen Alfred, 81, [will be] held on Sunday, October 28, 2001 at Rose-Neath Funeral Chapel in Arcadia [Bienville Parish, LA]. Mr. Alfred died Friday, October 26, 2001.

            He was born in Haslam [Shelby Co.], Texas, and had resided in Arcadia for forty years. Mr. Alfred was a retired secretary of the Bienville Parish Police Jury and a member of the First Baptist Church. He served with the Eighth Army Air Corps as a bombardier stationed in England during World War II. He flew 25 missions aboard his B-24, the “Linda Lou.” He was a graduate of Arcadia High School and Louisiana Tech University.

            His wife, Gene Woodard Alfred, preceded him in death.

            Survivors include his sons, Bernie Alfred of Seattle, Washington and David Alfred and wife, Janie of Destin, Florida.

 

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Miscellaneous Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Obituaries

Lincoln Parish, LA—_____ October 2001

 

            Services for Bernard Allen Alfred, 81, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2001 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Arcadia [Bienville Parish]. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff Hoffman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Arcadia and Rev. Larry Joyner, pastor of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Burial will be at Arcadia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2001 at the funeral home. Mr. Alfred died Friday, October 26, 2001 after a short illness.

            He was born in Haslam, TX and had resided in Arcadia for forty years. Mr. Alfred was a retired secretary of the Bienville Parish Police Jury, and he was a member of First Baptist Church of Arcadia, Arcadia Lions Club, and was an active supporter of Arcadia and the surrounding area. He was also a master Mason. In addition he served proudly with the Eighth Army Air Corps as a bombardier stationed in England during World War II, flying 25 missions aboard his B-24, the “Linda Lou”. He was a graduate of Arcadia High School and Louisiana Tech University.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Gene Woodard Alfred.

            Survivors are his sons, Bernie Alfred of Seattle, Washington and David Alfred and wife Janie of Destin Florida; granddaughter Alison Alfred of Destin, Florida and grandson Brian Alfred of Mesa, Arizona; nephews Al Madden of Simsboro, Ray Madden of Ruston, and Gary Melanson of Shreveport.

            Pallbearers will be Al Madden, Ray Madden, Gary Melanson, Curtis McCrary, Doyle Gantt, and Guye Corley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernard Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 December 1919.

            He was the son of James Warren Alfred and Ella Stephens. The family was enumerated in Shelby Co. TX in 1910 and 1920, where Bernard is listed as Allen, age 1/12.

            His ALFRED lineage, from online family trees: Bernard Allen 1919 TX1, James Warren 1882 TX2, John H. Burns 1854 LA3.

 

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BERNICE ANGELINE COOK ALFORD ADKISSON

Mother of William Raley Alford, Jr., AAFA #0061

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 21 June 2007

 

 

            Bernice Cook Alford, age 85, born in Falco, Alabama, passed away at the Louisiana Heart Hospital, on June 19, 2007.

            Mrs. Alford was the wife of the late William Raley Alford.

            She is survived by three children, a son, William Raley Alford, Jr., of Covington, LA, and two daughters, Peggy Jill Lore, of Slidell, LA and Judith Ann Skipper, of Brewton, AL. She was also predeceased by a son, John Syrus Alford. She had 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford was a resident of New Orleans from 1946-1968, at which time she returned to her hometown of Brewton, Alabama. For the last four years she has been a resident of the Lacombe Nursing Centre, in Lacombe [St. Tammany Parish], LA....

            Mrs. Alford will be buried at the Damascus Cemetery, on Saturday, June 23, 2007, outside of Brewtron, Alabama. Williams Funeral Home of Brewton, is in charge of the final arrangements.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Christy McCranie Bare

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records list Bernice C. Adkisson (SS# issued in AL), born 4 Aug 1921 and died 19 June 2007, last residence Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Raley Alford Sr.; and daughter Peggy Jill Alford Lore in this compilation.

            After William’s death in 1965, Bernice, the daughter of William Jason Cook and Margaret Katherine Franklin, married Wilmer Adkisson [his name, Bernice’s middle name, and her parents from “Descendants of William Jason (Billy) Cook,” by Ida Jeanette Cook].

 

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BERNICE MARIE JARREAU ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—22 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Bernice M.—A resident and native of Livonia [Pointe Coupee Parish], she died 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Pointe Coupee Nursing Home, New Roads. She was 83 and a Women’s Army Corps veteran.

            Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, from noon to 2:45 p.m. Monday. Religious service at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia, at 3 p.m. Monday…. Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by her sister, Gladys Chustz, Livonia; a brother-in-law, Herman Chustz, Livonia; nephews, John Jarreau Sr., Livonia, Grant Chustz, Erwinville, and John H. Chustz, Livonia; and nieces, Barbara Orgeron, Melville, Shirley Deville, Lawtell, Loretta Jarreau, Livonia, and Robertha Ide, New Orleans.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr.; a son, Freeland Jonas Alford Jr.; parents, S.D. and Lucina Chustz Jarreau; stepfather, Leo Chustz; a sister, Mabel Ide; a brother, Wilfred Jarreau; and a nephew, Ronnie Chustz.

 

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Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernice Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 July 1919.

            See the obituaries of Bernice’s husband, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr.; and her son Freeland Jonas Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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BERTHA A. SPARKS ALFORD

Mother of William Joseph “W.J.” Alford, AAFA #0138

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Friday, 8 March 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Oscar Alford of Bellwood, sister-in-law of Ms. Maurice Peterson, died at her home in Bellwood Sunday [March 3] and was interred in Shady Grove Cemetery [Natchitoches Parish] Monday. She was also the sister-in-law of Mrs. Ross Alford.

 

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Swire Knapp

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The birth date on her gravestone, 12 July 1894, does not agree with the birth date in AAFA records, 13 July 1894.

            See the obituary of her husband, Oscar Riley Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Willie Mae Alford Fenter in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sons Clifton Maurice Alford, William Joseph Alford, and Wallace Alford in Texas Obituaries.

 

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BERTHA BELL ALFORD TIDWELL

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—6 October 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Bertha Alford Tidwell of Many, died Wednesday, October 5, 1983, at Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport. She was 77 years of age.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Tidwell will be held Friday, October 7, at 10 a.m., at the Many Church of Christ. Burial will be at Many Cemetery…. Services are under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Tidwell is survived by her husband, Mr. B.J. Tidwell Sr. of Many; two sons, Needham Tidwell, James Tidwell, both of Many; three daughters, Hazel Pickle of Temple, Tex., Ruth Cole of Huntsville, Tex., Jean Davis of Natchitoches; 15 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha Tidwell (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 April 1906.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Emma Miller Alford; and brothers Eugene Field Alford and William Riley Alford in this compilation.

            Bertha Bell Alford was the daughter of Needham Judge Alford and Emma Miller. Her husband was Bossie Jefferson Tidwell. She was predeceased by son B.J. Jr., daughters Marie Tidwell Greer and Dorothy Mae Tidwell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bertha Bell 1906 LA1, Needham Judge 1863 LA2, William Theodore 1832 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BERTHA M. ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Wednesday, 5 October 2005

 

            Bertha Alford, 72, Monroe, a dietician, died Saturday [Oct 1]. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Church of God in Christ. Burial will be at Richwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hester’s Central State Funeral Home, Monroe.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 May 1933, last residence Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA.

 

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BERTHA MARIE ALFORD HIPPLER

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—10 August 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Marie Hippler of the Oak Hill Community, were held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 28, at Oak Hill Baptist Church….

            Burial followed in the church cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were J.C. Hippler, Stanley Hippler, Clinton Earl Hippler, Emmett Hippler Jr., James Hippler, Jerry Wayne Alford, George Maxey, and Kenneth Ammons.

            Mrs. Hippler, 74, died at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, on Monday, July 25.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Wesley Hippler.

            Survivors include three sons, Freddie Hippler of Many; Van Hippler of Old Hickory, Tenn., and Hubert Hippler of Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Nettie Maxey of Many; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha Hippler (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 February 1920.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Fred Robert Alford and Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; and siblings Delma Mae Alford Tarpley, Loyd Tillman Alford, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, Percy George Alford, and Velma Alford Ammons in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bertha Marie 1920 LA1, Fred Robert 1874 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BETTY JO HUNT ALVORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—27 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Mrs. Betty Jo Hunt Alvord, 70, died on Tuesday, December 26, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home. Interment followed at Forest Park West Cemetery.

            Preceding Mrs. Alvord in death were her parents, Pellum Monroe and Xinie Elizabeth Hunt and brothers, Jim and Leon Hunt.

            She is survived by her daughters, Janice Vaz, Deborah Middlebrook, Cris Genantonio, and Kelly Davis; two sons, Michael Alvord and Dennis Alvord; twelve grandchildren, Arielle and Tatiana Vaz, Kathryn and Stefanie Middlebrook, Anthony, Derek and Danielle Genantonio, Jessica and Megan Davis, April, Christina and Courtney Alvord, and two sisters, Juanita Colby and Jeanne Larrett.

 

Photo from Forest Park Cemetery West, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Penny Penner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty Alvord (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 September 1931, but her death date is listed as 25 December 2001.

            See the obituary of her son Dennis Keith Alvord in this compilation, where his father is listed as James Alvord.

 

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BETTY JO MORGAN ALFORD

 

TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Texarkana, TX—18 April 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

STAMPS, AR—Betty Morgan Alford, 78, of Minden [Webster Parish], Louisiana, died Monday, April 17, 2000, in Minden.

            Mrs. Alford was born February 4, 1922, in Stamps [Lafayette Co.]. She was retired from Peoples Bank and Trust Company and a member of the First Baptist Church. Her husband, Noel Alford, preceded her in death.

            Survivors include one son, Bob Alford of Magnolia, Arkansas; one daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Jack Howard of Sibley, Louisiana; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Agnes Bennett of Little Rock, Mary and J.M. Lile of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Billie and A.D. “Red” Nicholas of Stamps; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Services were held at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery [Lafayette Co., AR].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Betty M. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Minden, Webster Co., LA, but her death date is listed as 16 April 2000.

            Her husband was Noel Shirley Alford. SSDI records show that Noel S. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 17 April 1917 and died 1 October 1996, last residence Minden, Webster Parish, LA.

            Her husband’s lineage: Noel Shirley 1917 AR1, John Robert 1884 AR2, Franklin Ewing 1860 AR3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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BETTY JOYCE ALFRED

 

DAILY IBERIAN

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—Friday, 13 November 2009

 

 

JEANERETTE—Funeral services will be held for Miss Betty Joyce Alfred, 54, a resident and native of Jeanerette, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church in Jeanerette. Interment will follow in the Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church Cemetery in Jeanerette.

            Miss Alfred died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at 8 p.m. at her residence in Jeanerette.

            Visitation will be observed at Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church in Jeanerette on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

            Miss Alfred is survived by a companion Wallace Stevens of New Iberia.; her mother, Mary Alfred Pierce; stepfather, George Pierce; one son Zackery Alfred Sr. and his wife, Carolyn, of New Iberia; six sisters Cornelia Engleton and her husband, Jesse, of Jeanerette; Annie Lewis and her husband, Johnell, Juanita Clay and her husband, Anderson Jr., both of New Iberia, Betty Sonnier and her husband Embrick of Shreveport, Rose Gray of Alexandria and Hilda Baldwin of Baton Rouge; 12 brothers: Joseph Alfred and his wife, Tania, Donovan Lewis and his wife, Tina, Robert Lewis, Cortez Lewis and Raymond Burney, all of Jeanerette; Theopolis Baldwin and his wife, Sharon, of Houston; Roy Baldwin of Sheveport, Mathews Baldwin of Baton Rouge, Jack Baldwin and Robert Kennedy, both of Hollywood, Calif., Andre Derouer and Lonnie Joseph, both of New Iberia and one grandchild.

            Miss Alfred was preceded in death by her father, a step-father and one brother.

            Rev. Charles Moncriffe will be officiating. Otis Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin is in charge of preparations.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 June 1955, last residence Jeanerette, Iberia Parish, LA.

 

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BETTY LOUISE TEASLEY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—16 August 2010

 

 

 

            Betty Louise Alford, 72, died on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at her Florien residence. She was born June 9, 1938, in Sabine Parish.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Plainview Baptist Church with the Revs. Brooks Coburn, Melvin Smith and Cecil Richman officiating. Interment will follow at Plainview Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Plainview Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Helen Teasley; sister, Muriel Teasley; brothers, Johnny and Harvey Teasley and Ralph and A.J. Browning; and grandchildren, Rena Lacy Alford and Eric Ryan Alford.

            Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Travis Edwin Alford of Hornbeck; sons, Travis Reed Alford and wife, Jenny, of Many; Randy Alford and wife, Denise, of Simpson; Rocky Alford and wife, Kalan, of Florien; Ronny Alford and wife, Victoria, of Hornbeck; Ryan Alford and wife, Geri, of Florien; and Rankin Alford and wife, Judy, of Hornbeck; daughter, Robbin Weeks and special friend, Scott Barnhill, of Hornbeck; brothers, Max Teasley and wife, Jackie, of Zwolle and Henry Teasley of DeRidder; sister, Shirley Teasley Smith and husband, Melvin, of Evans; 23 grandchildren, Venus, Randall, Amanda, Geruy, Andrew, Anna, Tiffany, Zachary, Ryan, Chris, Cody, Priscilla, Allison, Katelynn, Joshua, Amber, Cade, Abbigail, Amara, Shy, Malachi, Rankin Jr., Travius and their families; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            Pallbearers will be her children, Reed, Randy, Rocky, Ronny, Ryan, and Rankin Alford, along with Robbin Weeks. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall, Gervy and Andrew Alford, Dewey Smith, Scotty Martin, Chris and Cody Ward, Aaron Sparks, Joshua Alford, Cade Weeks and Scott Barnhill.

            Warren Meadows, Many, La.

 

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Photo from Plainview Cemetery, Florien, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcelle Slaughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty L. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Hornbeck, Vernon Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her granddaughter Rena Lacy Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Travis Edwin 1935 LA1, Travis Cleo 1907 LA2, Litus Ezra 1882 AR3, John P. 1850 GA4, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA5.

 

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BEULAH MAE DAVIS ALFORD

 

Photo from Bagnell & Son Funeral Home

 

ST. TAMMANY NEWS

Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—17 November 2010

 

            Beulah Mae Alford passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the age of 95. A native and long time resident of Folsom, she was the beloved wife of the late Walter (Buck) Alford; mother of Vermel, Barbara, Maxine, Mike and the late Ronnie and Wayne Alford and the daughter of the late Herman and Pearlie Davis. She is also survived by her sister Katherine Booth; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Road, Covington. Interment followed in Alec Blackwell Cemetery, Folsom. To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.bagnellfuneralhome.com. Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, Stone Mountain.

 

 

Photos from Blackwell Cemetery, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sonny Boudreaux

Photos posted 8 Nov 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beulah M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 March 1915, last residence Covington, Saint Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her son Kenneth Wayne Alford in this compilation.

 

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BILLIE ALFORD BROWN

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—10 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

SHREVEPORT, CADDO PARISH, LA—Services for Billie Alford Brown, 69, will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 1999 at North Highlands United Methodist Church.... Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Brown died at her home in Shreveport Wednesday, September 8, 1999. She was born in Shreveport, LA and was a lifelong resident and civic supporter of the community.

            Billie Brown retired as Nursing Educational Instructor after 35 years of service at Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was a member of the VA Retired Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She was also a volunteer at the Strand Theatre of Shreveport and the Shreveport Symphony. An active member of North Highlands United Methodist Church, she served as chairman of the Food Pantry, sang in the choir and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class.

            Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Brown.

            She is survived by her son, Michael W. Brown, M.D. and wife, Gail of Huntsville, AL; her daughters, Judy M. Brown of Fort Smith, AR and Barbara Knutson and husband, Mark of Tulsa, OK; her sister, Jean Lee of Shreveport, LA; her brother, S.L. Alford, Jr. of Johnson City, TN; and her grandchildren, Tully Brown and Christine Brown both of Huntsville, AL and Bryan Knutson and Heather Knutson both Tulsa, OK.

            Pallbearers will be John D. Weaver, B.N. Davidson, Charles Wilbanks, G. Randall Richardson, George Freeman and David Swan. Roberts H. Brown and Francis Brown will serve as honorary pallbearers.... Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billie A. Brown (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 October 1929, but her death date is listed as 15 August 1999.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Billie 1929 LA1, Sidney Lodwick 1890 TX2, Wilson S. 1846 TX3, Lodwick Pierce 1812 GA4, Lodwick 1775 NC5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BILLIE MIMS ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Friday, 3 June 2011

 

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HAUGHTON, LA—Mrs. Billie Mims Alford was born on August 15, 1935 to Jordan and Margaret Mims in Bossier City, Louisiana. As a child she confessed her faith in Jesus Christ. She was raised in the Baptist faith and she became a Methodist after marriage. She became a Roman Catholic as an adult and united with St. Catherine Church and later united with St. Jude Church.

            Billie was united in marriage to Robert Lee Alford. They celebrated their 53rd anniversary on April 20, 2011. To this union two children were born, Robert Lee Alford II and Bonita Alford. Mrs. Alford was a lifelong educator serving as a teacher in schools across the country and in Okinawa, as principal of Bethune Middle School and as Caddo Parish Public Schools Middle School Administrator. She was the founding president of the St. Catherine Community Center Board of Directors. She served for several years as the President of the Delta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of which she was a golden soror.

            On Monday, May 30, 2011, Billie Mims Alford departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest with the Lord.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Jordan and Margaret Mims and her brother Jordan Mims, Jr. Precious memories of a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Mentor and Friend will live in the hearts of those who knew and loved her best; husband, Lt. Colonel Robert Lee Alford, children, Bonita Alford and Robert Lee Alford II, daughter-in-law Judge LaLeshia Walker Alford, grandson Kieran Emmanuel Alford, brother George Mims and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, colleagues, protegees and friends.

            Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Billie Mims Alford will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 3800 Viking Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana, with Father Pike Thomas, officiating. Interment will be at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 7970 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, Louisiana.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BILLY FANE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 25 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Billy Fane Alford, a musician and entertainer, died Wednesday [23 December 1992] of cancer at East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie. The native and resident of Bogalusa, La., was 67.

            Mr. Alford was the leader of the Billy Fane Trio and Orchestra for 31 years. During the early 1950s, he was band director for four years at Magnolia (Miss) High School. In 1957, he became band director at Chamberlain Hunt Academy in Port Gibson, Miss., and served in that capacity for 10 years before devoting full time to his trio and orchestra. Mr. Alford was a Navy veteran of World War II, participating in the invasion of Iwo Jima.

            He is survived by his wife, Lucille Crane Alford of Bogalusa; a son, Bron Alford of Bogalusa; and a daughter, Tren Ingolia of Hammond.

            Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brown McGehee Funeral Home Chapel in Bogalusa. Burial services will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa.

 

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Photo from Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billy Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 November 1925 and died 23 December 1992.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lucille Crane Alford; and his grandparents, Hugh Ginn Alford and Rosa Holliday Alford in this compilation.

            He was the son of Willy W. Alford and Ola May Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His paternal lineage: Billy Fane 1925 LA1, Willy W. 1897 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            His maternal lineage: Billy Fane1, Ola May 1897 LA2, Hugh Ginn 1857 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BILLY RAY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 14 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Billy R.—A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Washington parish, he died at his home on Monday, Oct 13, 2003. He was 72.

            Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from11 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Interment to follow Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            He is survived by his wife, Bettie Breland Alford; a son, Billy Alford; and two brothers, Donald and Floyd Alford.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Audice and William Alford; two brothers, Lloyd and Bobby Alford; and an infant sister….

 

Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billy Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 January 1931, but AAFA records list his birthdate as 16 November 1932.

            See the obituaries of his father, William Alvin Alford; and his brother Farrel Floyd Alford in this compilation.

            Billy’s father William was the oldest of ten children of Abraham Otto Alford and Lula Bell McElveen. Though born in Pike Co., MS, the family moved to LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Billy Ray 1931/1932 LA1, William Alvin 1900 LA2, Abraham Otto 1880 MS3, Abraham 1844 MS4, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)5.

 

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BILLY WARREN ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 15 March 2000

 

BOGALUSA—Billy Warren Alford, age 65, a resident of Bogalusa, died Tuesday [14 March 2000] at the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.

            Alford is survived by his wife, Billie Sue Wheat Alford; one daughter and son-in-law, Coni and Kelly Disher of Harvey; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Diane Applewhite of Bogalusa; one brother, Frank Ray Alford of Bogalusa; two grandchildren, Lindsey Richoux and Kisha Sandifer; two great-grandchildren, Drew Sandifer and McKayla Sandifer and numerous special nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie Mae and Leslie Alford; one sister, Eloise Welford and three brothers, L.A. Alford, Densil Alford and Jack Alford.

            Visitation will be today from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the funeral home chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billy W. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 Nov 1934, last residence Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Frank Ray Alford and Jack Edward Alford in this compilation.

            Leslie Alford married Maggie Mae McCaskell on 11 Aug 1919 in Washington Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Billy Warren 1934 LA1, Leslie Alexander 1893 LA2, Warren Edwin 1868 LA3, Seaborn S. 1834 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BLANCHE ALFORD BROCK

Aunt of Faye Alford Swan, AAFA #0220, and Delores Alford Thomas, AAFA #0641

Great-Aunt of James Allen Swan, AAFA #0638

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 22 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Blanch[e] Alford Brock on Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at 4:20 a.m. Beloved wife of the late Bosia S. Brock. Mother of Ralph and Jerry Brock and Joan Frabbiele. Grandmother of Marion Brock Jopp, Terry R. Brock, Elizabeth Brock Rohm, Debra F. Rome, Joseph Frabbiele, Kim F. Gauchet, Beau Brock, Rachel E. Brock, and Rebecca Brock Branson. Great-grandmother of Amy Lynn Rome, David J. Rome, Ashley M. Gauchet, Daniel E. Gauchet, Jacob A. Frabbiele, Brandon B. Frabbiele, Lauren R. Brock, Katherine R. Brock, Laura K. Rohm,and Jake B. Rohm. Sister of Berchel Alford and Allie Alford Brock.

            Mrs. Brock was an employee of Ochsner [hospital in Jefferson, LA] for 26 years. Age 81 years. A native of Mt. Herman [sic—should be Mt. Hermon] LA, and a resident of Harahan [Jefferson Parish] LA for the past 45 years.

            The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home Chapel, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview [Street] on Thursday morning, October 23, 1997 at 9:30 am followed by a funeral service at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church in Mt. Herman LA at 1:30 pm. Interment in Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 8:00 am. until 9:30 am at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home and from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanche Brock (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 December 1915.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wiley Banton Alford and Emma Rosetta Miller Alford; siblings Allie Alford Brock, Berchel Lazar Alford, and Jeptha Needham Alford; and grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            Gil Alford reports that Blanche signed her letters with her name spelled with an “e” on the end. Blanche was related to many AAFA members, including all the descendants of Jeptha Alford. Her husband was Bosia Seaborn Brock (4 September 1914–2 January 1970). Details on Blanche’s ancestors and descendants were included with the obituary in the Winter 1998 issue.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Blanche 1915 LA1, Wiley Banton 1886 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BLANCHE MARY COPPING PARKER ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 9 January 1989

 

            Alford, Blanche Mary—Died 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 1988, at her residence. She was 74, a native of New Orleans and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Hollabaugh Spindle Wooddale Memorial Chapel, 8 a.m. to religious services at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by four sisters, Beverly Carter, Stanton, Calif., Muriel Reeder and Thais Cavenaugh, both of Baton Rouge, and Gilda Hart, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; numerous nieces; and nephews.

            Preceded in death by first husband, C.R. Parker; second husband, Guy Alford; parents, Peter Copping and Mary E. Plavidal; a brother, Peter R. Copping; three sisters, Marvel Centordie, Alzea Norwood and Shelby Aaron.

            Pallbearers will be Michall Lambert, Ira Hart, Kevin Oquinn, David Rabalais, Edward Scott.

 

Photo from Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanche C. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 Jan 1915, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

 

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BOBBY GLENN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 5 September 1996

 

            Bobby Glenn Alford, a retired Coast Guard master chief petty officer, died Wednesday [September 4] of a heart attack and complications from diabetes at NorthShore Regional Medical Center. He was 40. Mr. Alford was born in Middlesex, N.C., and lived in St. Tammany Parish for 24 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Johnson Alford; a daughter, Paula Alford Songy; seven brothers, Hugh, Joe, Dwight, Greg, Steve, John and Wayne Alford; three sisters, Sue, Jackie and Nancy Alford; and a grandchild.

            There will be no services. Honaker Funeral Home handled arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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BREWSTER VAN “B.V.” ALFORD, JR.

Father of Nathan Paul Alford, AAFA #1017

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 11 April 2007

 

BOGALUSA—The Rev. Brewster Van “B.V.” Alford Jr., age 81, a native of Pike County, Miss. and a resident of Bogalusa, died Monday, April 9. The son of the late Brewster and Vera Pott Alford, he was born Aug. 28, 1925, served in the armed forces in World War II and was a Baptist pastor for 35 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Ruby Ball Alford; children, Linda and Ronnie Johnson, Lynn and Lorey Alford, Van and Marilyn Alford, Evelyn and Ed Smith and Nathan Alford; eight grandchildren, Susan and Kyle Johnson, Eddie and Josh Alford, Derek and Danielle Smith, Jonathan and Justin Alford; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Holiday, Whitney and Claudia Johnson; two brothers, Bill and Wendell Alford; and a sister, Merle Alexander.

            Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, continuing Thursday, April 12 from 8 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 11.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of B.V. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA.

            We included the obituary of his brother Wendell H. Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Brewster Van 1925 MS1, Brewster Van 1896 MS2, John Eden 1866 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BRIAN HENRY ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—23 January 2008

 

 

            Brian Henry Alford, age 50, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2008. Beloved son of Wester and Rita Claire Alford. Father of Lauren, Dax and Dario Alford. Grandfather of Dax Alford, Jr. Brother of Michael Alford and his late brothers, Wester and Jeffrey Alford.

            An alumnus of Archbishop Shaw High School, he attended Louisiana State University and was a technician at Valero Refinery.

            Visitation will be held at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 10 AM to 11 AM. A Funeral Mass will follow. Interment Hook and Ladder Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Masses and prayers are preferred at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 610 6th Street, Gretna, LA 70053. For further information, call 504-366-4343.

 

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Photo from Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brian H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 Nov 1957, last residence Marrero, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Jeffrey Charles Alford and Wester Anthony Alford Jr.; and his grandfather Henry Warren Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Brian Henry 1957 LA1, Wester Anthony 1922 LA2, Henry Warren 1891 LA3, James E. 1840 LA4, Edward S. 1820 Ireland5.

 

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BRIANNA MARIE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—6 May 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, (infant) Brianna Marie—Died Friday, April 30, 1999. Graveside services were at Resthaven Gardens of Memory at noon Tuesday….

            Survived by mother and father, Jill Lemenager Alford and Dale Alford, Zachary; maternal grandparents, Ann and Mederic Lemenager, Baton Rouge; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Peggy Alford, Liberty, Miss.; maternal great-grandmother, Helen Lemenager, Baton Rouge; paternal great-grandmother, Dora Turner, Liberty; and an aunt, Laura Lemenager.

            Preceded in death by paternal great-grandparents, L.D. Alford, Sherman Carroll and Gladys Carroll; maternal great-grandparents, Sam and Lovell Butler; and an uncle, Joseph Lemenager.

 

Photo from Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cory

 

AAFA NOTES: *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2

            Her lineage: Brianna 1999 LA1, Jerry Dale 1964 ??2, Jerry D. 1936 ??3, Louie D. 1910 LA4, Walter Theodore1871 LA5, Jesse G. 1838 MS6, William 1804 GA7, Jacob 1761 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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BRYAN PAUL ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 1 September 2012

 

 

            Bryan Paul Alford passed away at the Carpenter House Hospice in Baton Rouge at 8:42 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the age of 34 with his mother by his side holding his hand. He was a resident of Baton Rouge and once a resident of Palos Verdes, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a Senior Field Service Engineer with Intergraph Corporation for the past 5 years.

            Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel conducted by his uncle, Steve Hyatt.

            Survived by his mother, Dorothy Jane Hyatt Nicholson; father, Layton Harris Alford, Jr.; stepfather, Douglas L. Nicholson; uncle, Steve Hyatt of San Antonio, Texas; aunts, Mary McCarroll and Sandra “Sue” Wiggins.

            Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clinton Hyatt, Sr. and Dorothy Calvert Hyatt; paternal grandparents, Layton Alford, Sr. and Thelma L. Alford; 2 uncles, Clinton Hyatt, Jr. and Samuel T. Hyatt.

            He attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Elementary School and graduated from Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Remington College in Baton Rouge.

            Special thanks to TNCC Nursing Staff at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and all nursing staff of Carpenter House Hospice, especially Trygve “Trig” Olson, R.N. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Carpenter House, 10615 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA. Please visit our online registry book at www.sealefuneral.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his grandparents, Layton Harris Alford Sr. and Thelma Lindsey Alford; and great-grandfather, Robert Parish Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Bryan Paul ???? LA1, Layton Harris ???? LA2, Layton Harris 1922 LA3, Robert Parish 1892 LA4, William Cornelius 1870 LA5, Robert Parish 1848 LA6, Julius Harmon 1819 MS7, Julius 1785 NC8, Hudson 1760 NC9, James Lodwick 1749 NC10.

 

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BRYANT LOUIS ALFORD

Father of Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel, AAFA #0103

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 1 February 1970

 

            Bryant L. Alford, age 77 years, on Friday evening, January 30, 1970, at 10:50 o’clock, husband of Ruby Pedigo; father of Mrs. Farrell Whitehead; son of the late Phylon Carson and Jessie Alford, brother of Mrs. Ann Alford, William Alford, and the late Mrs. Maud Gronstrum, Mrs. Clothlida Tate, Mrs. Maggie Brock, Lutcher and Arthur Alford; also survived by three grandchildren.

            Relatives, friends and employes of New Orleans Public Service, are invited to attend the funeral. Services from the P.J. McMahon and Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal St. (parking in rear) on Monday afternoon, February 2, 1970, at 1:30 o’clock followed by embalment in Garden of Memories Mausoleum….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bryant Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 May 1891 and died _____ Jan 1970, last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Viney Olivia Robertson Alford; second wife, Ruby Francis Pedigo Alford; daughter Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel; father Jesse Lewis Alford; and brother Arthur Alonzo Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Bryant Louis 1890 LA1, Jesse Lewis 1847 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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BUD C. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 29 April 1990

 

            Alford, Bud C.—Died 12:20 p.m. Friday, April 27, 1990, at the VA Regional Medical Center in New Orleans. He was 71, a native of Tangipahoa Parish and a resident of Loranger. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

            Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Percy Frazier. Burial in Briar Patch Cemetery, Loranger.

            Survived by wife, Mrs. Gladys Alford, Loranger; a sister, Mrs. Stella Rayne, Baton Rouge; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bud C. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Feb 1919, last residence Loranger, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, but his death date is listed as 28 Apr 1990.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Irene Miley Alford Babin; and sister Stella Alford Rayne in this compilation.

            Bud was the son of Andrew Alford and Irene Miley.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Moses Alford b. about 1810.

            His lineage: Bud C. 1919 LA1, Andrew J. 1875 LA2, William Richard 1832 LA3, Moses 1810 LA4.

 

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BURNUM RAND ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 8 November 1962

 

            On Tuesday, November 6, 1962, at 7:30 o’clock p.m., Burnum Rand Alford, husband of Ethel Cotonio; father of Mrs. Mollie Graham; brother of Mrs. Benton Cothran, Mrs. Roberta Jackson, Mrs. Eva Vernon of Brookhaven, Miss., and the late Capt. Leon O. Alford, U.S.N.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.

            Services from the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp … on Thursday afternoon, November 8, 1962, at 3:30 o’clock.

            Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

 

 

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Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Mike & Bushy Hartman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Theresa Capiton Alford; father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and sister Minnie Alford Starns Cothran in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Leon Otto Alford in California Obituaries.

            On Burnum Rand Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 33 living in New Orleans, born 15 Apr 1885. He is a Civil Engineer employed by the U.S. Government in Muscle Shoals, AL. His nearest relative is Ethel Colonia Alford.

            From New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records Index, 1831-1920 (Ancestry.com): Burnum Rand Alford, age 24, married Ethel Theresa Capiton, age 21, on 21 Oct 1909. Also:

 

NEW ORLEANS ITEM

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 24 October 1909

 

            Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Alford attended the marriage of their son, Burnham Alford, in New Orleans Thursday evening.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Burnum Rand 1885 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1854 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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CANDACY BANKSTON ALFORD

Mother of Frankie Seaborn Alford Penny, AAFA #0704

 

Candacy, Seaborn, and their first two children, Jacob and Agnes

About 1913 – from AAFA archives

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 24 November 1955

 

            Mrs. Candacy Alford, 75, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Bogalusa Medical Center, where she was a patient. She was a resident of the Mt. Hermon Community, where she lived most of her life.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, conducted byRev. Fred Bohan. Interment will be in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

            She is survived by one son, Jacob Alford of Mt. Hermon; two daughters, Mrs. Frankie Penny of Mt. Hermon and Mrs. Agnes Haley of Pineville; and three grandchildren also survive. She is also survived by four step children, Bertie Alford and John Alford of Mt. Hermon and Mrs. Tena Alford of Mt. Hermon and Mrs. Lizzie Brock of Baton Rouge.

            Mrs. Alford was the widow of the late Stav Alford of Mt. Hermon.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Seaborn Lochran Alford, in this compilation.

            Candacy, daughter of Levi Harrison Bankston and Mary Elizabeth Hinson, was the second wife of Seaborn Lochran Alford. They married 18 Sept 1909.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA1, John Seaborn 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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CAROL ALFORD WADE

 

Carol Alford Wade

Photo from Charlet Funeral Home

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—25 September 2013

 

            Carol Alford Wade, a faithful Christian servant was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the age of 77.

            She was born on March 30, 1936 in Mt. Hermon, LA and resided in Baker, LA for over 50 years.

            She is survived by four children: Penny Fletcher and her husband Andy; Bobby Wade and his wife Jo Leah; Jeff Wade; Janet Blount and her husband Craig; six grandchildren: David Fletcher and his wife Tina; Richard Fletcher; Leah Brown and her husband Mike; Ryan Wade; Todd Blount and his wife Kerri; Kayla Wales and her husband Tyler. She was also blessed with ten great-grandchildren: Logan and Ava Fletcher; Kiley Johnson; Elijah and Gabriel Brown; Gavin and Cannon Wade; Tristin, Jude, and Asa Blount.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Wade, Sr.; father Seth Alford; mother Myrtis Alford Brock: three brothers, Walter, Kenneth, and Farrell Alford.

            Carol served her family at home for many years before going to work alongside her husband, Bob for 7 years at the Singer Sewing Co. She also worked as an Account Specialist in the State Budget Office before retiring in 2001 with 24 years of service. Carol loved the Lord and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Zachary where she faithfully taught God’s Word to a very special group of women for over 20 years. After her retirement, she coordinated and led the Tuesday morning Women’s Ministry Bible study for 11 years. She also dedicated many years to Gideon’s International as a member of the Auxilary.

            Visitation for family and friends will be held at First Baptist Church in Zachary until the celebration service conducted by Dr. Reggie Bridges, Dr. Wayne Barnes, and her grandson, Rev. Todd Blount. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens at 6213 Groom Road. Arrangements entrusted to Charlet Funeral Home.

            Special thanks to her loving church family and The Hospice of Baton Rouge staff for their wonderful care during our family’s time of need.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Gideons International or First Baptist Church of Zachary Building Fund. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Farrell O. Alford and Kenneth S. Alford; and grandparents Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Carol 1936 LA1, Seth Overton 1913 LA2, Eugene Booth 1882 LA3, Willis Jacob 1847 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CARRIE BELLE FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

[She died in LA, but we are also including her obituary in Mississippi Obituaries because of her close ties to MS.]

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 24 February 1982

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Franklin Alford, 75, were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 19, 1982 from the Morton United Methodist Church. Rev. Hobson Toney, Rev. Earl Presley, and Rev. John Carter officiated. Interment was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scott County, with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday afternoon [February 16] at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Baton Rouge for the past two years, but had lived most of her life in Morton. She was a member of the Morton Methodist Church.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Joy Alford Lehr, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three brothers, F.S. Franklin, Lewiston, Idaho, J.R. Franklin, Forest, and J.H. Franklin, Union; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Harpe, Morton, Mrs. Emma Lee Pennington, Ackerman, and Mrs. Thelma Reeves, Jackson; four grandchildren, Mrs. Tere Banks Luther, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Paula Banks Ramsey, Utica, and Miss Tina Joy Banks, Hattisburg, and George Banks of the U.S. Navy, Orlando, Florida; five step-grandchildren, Mrs. Dianna Phillips, Richard A. Lehr, Jr., Mike Lehr, Jeff Lehr, and Susan Lehr, all of Baton Rouge; three great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Britt Alford, Jr., Martin Hearn, Randy Walsh, Glenn (Bip) Miles, Eddie Hartley, and James Robert (Bubba) Franklin.

 

 

Photos from Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 19 Sept 1906, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Sarah Joy Alford Banks Lehr in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Margel Mize Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Carrie Belle Franklin was the daughter of Lou Andrew Franklin and Cora V. Sigrest.

 

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CARRIE LOVE THATCH ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—9 September 1938

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Alford of Florien were conducted at the First Baptist church Friday, August 26…. [Carrie’s only child, Nancy Carolyn Alford, was born 28 August 1938, so Carrie couldn’t have died before that date.]

            Mrs. Alford had been in ill health for several months, though her passing away was a distinct shock to her friends and relatives.

            She was a very active church and school worker, loved by all who knew her. Her absence will be keenly felt by her family and associates.

            She is survived by her husband and daughter, Nancy Carolyn; parents, Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. C.C. Thatch; sisters, Velma Thatch, and Mrs. J.D. Hinton of Jackson, Miss., and Tom Hatch.

            Pallbearers were: A.V. McLanahan, Max Dover, Ernest Allen, Winfred Williams, A.L. Head, Otho Miller and R.T. Martin.

 

AAFA NOTES: Carrie Love Thatch was the first wife of William Roy Alford, son of Christopher Columbus Alford and Mollie Smith. Carrie was born Oct. 5, 1899, and she died in childbirth Aug. 28, 1938. Burial was in Ft. Jesup Cemetery. After Carrie’s death William married Carrie’s sister Velma Thatch.

            See the obituaries of Carrie’s husband, William Roy Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Nancy Carolyn Alford in this compilation.

 

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CARRIE MAE ALFORD ADGER

Aunt of Carolyn Annice Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

Photo from Carolyn Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 September 1993

 

            Carrie Mae Alford Adger, 89, died September 21, 1993 at her residence. She resided at 625 Jordan Street, Shreveport.

            Mrs. Adger was born in Caddo Parish on November 12, 1903. She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J.M. Alford. Rev. Alford was a noted Methodist minister in the state, founding numerous churches in our area. Mrs. Adger was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Morris Adger, Sr., who died in 1955. Mr. Adger was a merchant in Gilliam for many years, and was a member of a pioneer Bossier Parish family. Mrs. Adger was a graduate of Centenary College. During her lifetime she was a schoolteacher, home-maker, and retired from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety.

            Mrs. Adger is survived by a son Thomas Morris Adger, Jr. of Fort Pierce, FL; three grandchildren, Amanda Adger of Gainesville, FL, Emily Adger of Dunedin, FL and Timothy Adger, also of Dunedin, FL; three sisters, Jo Masingill and Bertha McClelland, both of Natchitoches, La and Gladys Wilson of Bartow, FL.

            In accordance with her wishes, her remains were donated to the Louisiana State School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical research. A memorial service will be held at the Noel Memorial Methodist Church in Shreveport at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 25, 1993.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carrie A. Adger (SS# issued in LA), last residence Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her sister Jo Martin Alford Masingill in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Gladys Estelle Alford Wilson in Mississippi Obituaries; and of her sister Bertha Lucille Alford McClelland in Texas Obituaries.

            Her parents were the Rev. Joseph Martin Alford and Carrie Eliza Weiland. We published an extensive history of this family, in “Joseph Martin Alford, 1870–1963,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998.

            From Carolyn Saunders: Carrie actually graduated from the Mansfield Female College in Mansfield, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Carrie Mae 1903 LA1, Joseph Martin 1870 LA2, Needham Edwin 1845 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CARROLL GOODWILL “BUCK” ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Tuesday, 23 October 2007

 

 

SAREPTA, LA—Funeral services for Mr. Carroll G. “Buck” Alford, age 92, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at the New Sarepta Baptist Church, where he was an active and faithful member.... Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Springhill, LA.

            Mr. Alford, a long time resident of this area, died Saturday, October 20, 2007 at his home in Sarepta. He was a 1934 graduate of the Sarepta High School and enlisted in the US Army in 1943 where he served in E.T.O for 20 months as a machinist with the 129 Ordnance Company. He was discharged in 1945. He was an ordained deacon of the New Sarepta Baptist Church in 1947 and had served as church treasurer until declining health prevented it. He worked for International Paper Company for 34 years, retiring in 1977. On October 15, 2005, he was honored as the longest living citizen of Sarepta.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, “Jabo” and Glenda Alford of Sarepta, LA; daughter and son-in-law, Nelda and Stan Loyd of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren, John Alford and wife, Karen, of Haughton; Dana Hughes and husband, Devin, of Sarepta; Becky Loyd of Nashville, TN and Susan Loyd of New York, NY; and one great-grandson, Jamey Garner, of Sarepta, LA.

            He is preceded in death by his wife, of 53 years, Faye Patrick Alford, in 1994; his parents, Glover and Gracie Alford; brothers, Norris, Regie and John Hulen Alford; sisters, Elaine Chambers and Mable Rucker.

            Serving as pallbearers will be Dale Matthews, Billy St. Claire, Stanley Newsom. Gary Leonard, Roland Colvin and Mike Corley....

 

Photo from Springhill Cemetery, Springhill, Webster Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wanda Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carroll G. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 Feb 1915, last residence Sarepta, Webster Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Faye Patrick Alford; and his brother Norris G. Alford’s wife, Ruby S. Alford, in this compilation.

            He was the son of John Glover Alford and Mary Grace Elmore, who were enumerated in Webster Parish in 1930.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Carroll Goodwill 1915 LA1, John Glover 1883 LA2, Almon B. 1810 GA3, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

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CATHALEEN OUIDA ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—15 March 1928

 

            Catherine, little 18 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Alford of Mt. Hermon, died Friday and was buried in the Morris cemetery.

 

Photo from Oscar Morris Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Alonzo Seaborn Alford and Florence Inez Morris Alford; siblings Alonzo Duvoix Alford, Audelle Alford Bateman Boyd, and Odilee AnnaAlford Miller; and grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Cathaleen Ouida 1926 LA1, Alonzo Seaborn 1891 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CECILIA WILHELMINA TWILBECK ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 27 February 1979

 

            Cecilia Wilhelmina Twilbeck Alford, on Saturday, February 24, 1979, at 11:45 o’clock p.m., beloved wife of Loren James Alford, mother of Rocco F. Bonura, sister of Joseph F. Twilbeck; also survived by 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, age 82 years, a native of New Orleans, La., and a resident of Metairie, La.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also members of Star of the East Chapter No. 40, O.E. S., Louisiana Court No. 1, Order of the Amaranth, Manetho Shrine No. 1 White Shrine of Jerusalem, Immanuel Temple No. 91, Daughters of the Nile, Scottish Rite Ladies Club, Daughters of the Desert, 7 Stars Rebecca Lodge No. 88 I.O.O.F., International Order of Kings Daughters and Sons, and former members of Ben Klopes Assembly Rainbow for Girls, are invited to attend the funeral. Services from the funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal St. at North Scott, on Wednesday February 28, 1979 at 11 o’clock a.m.

            Interment in Lake Lawn Mausoleum….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecelia Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Nov 1896, last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Loren James Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARITY LOU ALFORD ALLEN JOHNSON

Sister of Haidee Alford Reeves, AAFA #0210, Helen Alford Bankston, AAFA #0398, and Eulon Alfred Alford, AAFA #0213

 

AMERICAN PRESS

Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA—16 July 2004

 

            Born Charity Lou Alford on Jan. 27, 1911, in Wilbur, “Chat” Johnson, as she was known by her friends, lived most of her life in Lake Charles.

            She died July 14, 2004, in a local hospital. As a member of First Baptist Church, she was devoted to the Ruth Sunday school class.

            She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Thomas R. McFarland (Lillian Alford) of Kingswood, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Jan Ware of Lake Charles.

            She was preceded in death by three sisters; two brothers; and her husbands C.P. Allen and Joseph F. Johnson, to each of whom she was successively married for 25 years.

            Funeral services for Charity Lou Johnson will be at 2 p.m. today, July 16, in Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Eric Mitchell of First Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation is from 1 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charity L. Johnson (SS# issued in LA), last residence Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Jennie Brumfield Alford; and siblings Haidee Kathleen Alford Reeves, Helen Jennie Alford Bankston, and Eulon Alfred Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Charity Lou 1911 LA1, Bailey Monroe 1875 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLES DALMA ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0072

Father of Anne Alford Flippin, AAFA #0033

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 2 November 2001

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Alford, Charles D. Jr.—Died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was 79 and a native and resident of Hammond.

            Dr. Alford was recently honored at the annual meeting of the Louisiana State Medical Society held in Baton Rouge on Oct. 19, 2001, at the Radisson Hotel. He received his doctor of medicine degree 50 years ago as a member of the LSU Medical School, Class of 1951, and was honored with special recognition for outstanding achievement. He retired in 1993 from practice in Hammond. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine and did his internship and residency in OB/GYN at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, where he was a chief resident for two years. He was a diplomat of the American Board of OB/GYN, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. He has had many papers published in prominent medical journals, having done much research in specialties within the field of medicine. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, during World War II. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hammond.

            Survived by his wife, Margaret Waldrop Alford of Hammond; two daughters and a son-in-law, Anne Elizabeth Alford Flippin of Jackson, Miss., and Margaret Suzanne Alford Loomis and Wayland E. Loomis II of Dallas; a sister, Ruth Marion Alford of Baton Rouge; three grandchildren, James Alford Flippin of Jackson, Wayland Everett Loomis III and Patrick Andrew Loomis of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.D. and Ruth Coyne Alford.

            Visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Mike Murray. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 2 November 2001

 

            Dr. Charles D. Alford, Jr., M.D. died on October 31, 2001 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was 79 years old, a native and resident of Hammond.

            Dr. Alford was recently honored at the annual meeting of the Louisiana State Medical Society held in Baton Rouge on October 19, 2001 at the Radisson Hotel. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree 50 years ago as a member of the LSU Medical School Class of 1951, and was honored with special recognition for outstanding achievement. Having retired in 1993 from practice in Hammond, Dr. Alford graduated from LSU School of Medicine, did his internship and residency in OB/GYN at Charity Hospital in New Orleans where he was a Chief Resident for 2 years; was a Diplomate of the American Board of OB/GYN, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. Dr. Alford has had many papers published in prominent medical journals, having done much research in specialties within his field of medicine. He served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hammond.

            Survived by his wife, Margaret Waldrop Alford of Hammond; 2 daughters, Anne Elizabeth Alford Flippin, Jackson, MS; and daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Suzanne Alford Loomis and Wayland E. Loomis, II, Dallas, TX; one sister, Ruth Marion Alford, Baton Rouge; 3 grandchildren, James Alford Flippin, Jackson, Wayland Everett Loomis, III, and Patrick Andrew Loomis, Dallas.

            He is preceded in death by his parents, C.D. and Ruth Coyne Alford.

            Visitation at Harry Mckneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 from 6 until 9 pm and on Saturday after 8am until the religious services at 2:00 pm conducted by the Rev. Mike Murray. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Bostic

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 December 1921, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Waldrep Alford; and his sister Ruth Marion Alford in this compilation.

            Dr. C.D. “Bo” Alford was very interested in his Alford ancestry and was one of the first folks to participate in our early organized Alford research. He was a practicing physician at the time so much of his effort and contact was through his daughter Anne. His In Remembrance article includes a transcript of a letter he wrote to Gil Alford in 1983 as well as seven generations of his Alford ancestors.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Dalma 1921 AL1, Charles Dalma 1900 LA2, William H. 1868 MS3, John Milton 1842 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Sunday, 25 January 2009

 

Charles Edward Alford

 

KEITHVILLE, LA—Funeral services celebrating the life of Charles Edward Alford, 76, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel with Masonic Rites following the service. Officiating will be Dr. Billy McCormack. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday January 25, 2009 at the funeral home.

            Charlie was born on August 12, 1932 in Timpson, TX to Ollie Bernice and Buell Alford. Charlie was raised in Tenaha, TX and graduated from Tenaha High School in 1951. He passed away on January 22, 2009 in Keithville, La where he was a resident. Charles spent many years in route sales with the Holsum Bakery Co. and Shreveport Towel and Uniform Service, later retiring in the mid 80’s from the National Linen Service. He was a Baptist by faith and belonged to the Sunset Masonic Lodge #438.

            He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Betty R. May Alford and son Ronnie Lynn Alford, Sr. and his parents.

            He is survived by his son, Jerry Wayne Alford and wife, Patty of Keithville, LA; sisters, Dena F. Holmes and JoAnn Herndon both of Carthage, TX; grandchildren Patrick John Alford and Ronnie Lynn Alford, Jr.; four great grandsons; nephews, Scott L. Holmes, Joe L. Herndon, and niece, Carol Ann Cockerham and husband Cody.

            A special thanks to his hospice nurse Judy Hunter and a very special thanks to Dennis Harter. Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside Chapel 687-1256.

 

Photo from Forest Park Cemetery West, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Penny Penner

Photo posted 16 May 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Keithville, Caddo Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his son Ronnie Lynn Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Buell E. “Bruce” Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Charles Edward 1932 TX1, Buell Edward 1904 TX2, John D. “Gilbert” 1872 AL3, John Allen 1840 AL4, William 1810 GA/TN5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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CHARLES PERCY ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 22 April 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Charles Percy Alford Sr., a taxi cab driver, died Tuesday [April 18] at Charity Hospital of gunshot wounds. He was 51. Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a graduate of Cohen High School. He was a former mechanic for Pep Boys Automotive Supercenter and Benson Dodge.

            Survivors include a son, Charles P. Alford Jr.; a daughter, Kian Alford; his father, Thad Alford Sr.; a brother, Eugene Alford; two sisters, Dorothy Lucas and Pearlean Kennedy; and two grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Boissiere-Arceneaux-Labat Funeral Home, 1703 N. Claiborne Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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CHARLIE RAY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 21 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Alford, Charlie Ray—A retired employee of East Louisiana State Hospital with more than eighteen years of service, he died about 6 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 1998, at his residence in Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish]. He was 58 and a native of Greensburg.

            Visiting at First Baptist Church of Slaughter, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday until religious services at 10 a.m.... Burial in Redwood Cemetery.

            Survived by wife, Phyllis Varnado Alford, Slaughter; two sons, William Charles “Bill” Alford and Brandon Andrew Alford, both of Slaughter; and two brothers, Carlie Lee Alford, Ethel, and Ernest Ray Alford, Denham Springs.

            Preceded in death by parents, William Earl and Annie Lee Addison Alford; three brothers: Willie Lee Alford, Freddie Andrew Alford, and William Andrew Alford; and a sister Joyce Alford.

            Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Redwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Slaughter, East Feliciana Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carmen Higgins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charley R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 12 July 1940, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his brother, William F. Alford; and sister-in-law Geraldine Cowart Alford in this compilation.

 

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CHRISTINE BICKHAM ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Thursday, 24 July 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Christine Alford, Tangipahoa, 75, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She is survived by one sister, Ida Cooper of Tangipahoa. Her husband, Eddie Alford; her mother, Beatrice Watson; her father, Earnest Bickham; six sisters and one brother, all preceded her in death.

            The funeral was today at Quinn’s Chapel AME Church, Tangipahoa. Burial was in Tangipahoa Cemetery. N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, was in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 May 1928.

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

            The N.A. James Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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CHRISTINE LIZA ALFORD KNIGHT

AAFA #0741

 

Photo from Rabenhorst Funeral Homes

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 4 November 2008

 

            Christine Alford Knight was born on a farm in Mount Hermon on Jan. 1, 1921, and was a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. She received her nursing degree from Touro Infirmary in 1941 and a CPH degree from Peabody College in 1944. For 33 years she was employed with the Louisiana Public Health Department coordinating cripple children’s clinics in several parishes until her retirement in 1975.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, C.B. Knight; and her parents, Esco Seaborn Alford and Mary Lou Fussell Alford. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Alcus E. Alford, Cleo Alford and Tolbert W. Alford; and sisters, Eckul Alford Bankston and Dewees Alford Bickham.

            She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte and son-in-law Daniel Pfeifer, of Charlotte, N.C.; and her three beloved grandchildren, Melanie Pfeifer Armstrong and her husband, Richard Armstrong, of Durham. N.C., Jonathan Charles Pfeifer and Elizabeth Ann Pfeifer, both of Charlotte.

            She was a longtime, active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served us chairperson of the Altar Guild for several years. She was also involved with the American Legion Nicholson Post No. 38 Ladies Auxiliary.

            Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

            The family would like to express its appreciation to the 2nd-floor A-D staff of St. James Place for their love and care.

            Visiting will be at Trinity Episcopal Church on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ken Ritter. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Christine A. Knight (SS# issued in LA), last residence Baton Rouge, and provide her death date, 31 Oct 2008.

            See the obituaries of her father, Esco Seaborn Alford; and her siblings Dewees Alford Bickham and Tolbert W. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Christine Liza 1921 LA1, Esco Seaborn 1878 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA 8.

 

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—16 November 1972

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Chris C. Alford, 78, of Many died Nov. 9 at 5:30 a.m., in Shreveport.

            Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m., in the Warren Meadows chapel. Burial was in the Fort Jesup Cemetery under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home….

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. C.A. Alford of Many; one son, Oscar Alford of Alexandria; one daughter, Mrs. Juanita DeKeyzer of Boyce; four brothers, Floyd Alford, Bill Alford and Ray Alford, all of Many and Truman Alford of Linden, Tex.; two sisters Mrs. Belle Gandy of Many and Miss Bertie Alford of Alexandria, and five grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christopher Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 August 1894.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Devada Skinner Alford; parents, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. and Mollie Ann Smith Alford; and siblings Arthur Alford, Isabelle Alford Gandy, Willie Cecil Alford, and William Roy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Truman Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Christopher Columbus 1894 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ALFORD, SR.

Father of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—18 April 1947

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral rites for C.C. Alford, Sr., age 78 years, were held 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church of Many…. Interment was in Fort Jesup Cemetery under direction Massingill funeral home.

            Pallbearers were his six sons, Floyd, Chris, Roy, Arthur, Willie and Truman.

            Surviving are: wife, Mrs. Mollie Smith Alford; six sons, Floyd, Chris, Roy and Willie of Many, Arthur of Bossier City and Major Truman Alford of the U.S. army stationed at Waterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. J.M. Gandy, Many and Miss Bertie Alford; Alexandria; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Dr. Oscar Alford, Vowell’s Mill, and Lawrence Alford, Leesville; two sisters, Mrs. J.C. Parrott, Shreveport and Mrs. Maurice Peterson, Many.

            Mr. Alford was instantly killed last Friday evening in an unavoidable automobile accident while attempting to cross the highway.

            He was born at Many Aug. 9, 1868, was married to Miss Mollie Smith Nov. 11, 1891, having lived together 55 years and five months at the date of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Alford celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Nov. 11, 1941. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a son Oscar and infant daughter, Mollie. He ancestors were pioneers of Sabine parish and he lived his entire life in Sabine. He became a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, near Many, later transferring his membership to Many First Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford was a very unassuming man, yet his judgment was always honored and respected by those who came in contact with him. Although his family was fully grown no member ever made an important decision without seeking his counsel and advice.

            He had a simple, yet firm faith, in God. On several occasions he stated that he had lived his allotted time and that he was ready and willing to go when his call came. He was a lover of nature and animals, cared very little for town life and publicity. His word was his bond. When he told you he would do something, that was final, it would be carried out. One of his sons made the statement, “I always found my daddy wrong in one way - he was always gong to do more than his part, give and take more than his share in all his dealings.”

            “He though sensible on all matters, “ a son also said, “although uneducated in schools, his advice was superior to any college man I ever came in contact with.”

            Mr. Alford expressed on many occasions the faith and confidence he had in his family’s judgment, their judgment, their ability to assume their respective places in society. Thus a mutual relationship of love, confidence and faith existed between Mr. Alford, his wife, daughters and sons. The love and esteem of his many friends was attested by the many floral offerings.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mollie Ann Smith Alford; children Arthur Alford, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Isabelle Alford Gandy, Willie Cecil Alford, and William Roy Alford; and his half-brothers Ross Coleman Alford, Lawrence Alford, and Oscar Riley Alford in this compilation. We published an In Remembrance article for his son Truman Alford in the Spring 1997 issue.

            Christopher Columbus Alford was the only child of William Riley Alford and his first wife, Isabella Presley, who died the day after Chris was born. He was born Aug. 9, 1868, and he died Apr. 11, 1947. All of those listed as his siblings are really half-siblings, children of William Riley and his second wife, Angeline Jane Duggan Gandy.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Christopher Columbus 1868 LA1, William Riley 1842 LA2, Julius 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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CHRISTOPHER J. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 9 February 2006

 

            Christopher J. Alford of Mandeville, LA on February 6, 2006. He is the beloved son of Grace “Tillie” and Lester Crain; brother of Robert and Kevin Alford. Age 47, as a native of Mandeville, he lived briefly in California before returning home.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 312 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 70448....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christopher J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 Dec 1958, last residence Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

 

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CLARA ALFORD McGRAW

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 10 May 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            McGraw, Clara Alford—A retired East Louisiana State Hospital employee with more than 42 years of service and resident of Jackson, she died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 79 and a native of Kentwood/St. Helena Parish. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, 6 pm to 9 pm Sunday. Visiting at Jackson United Methodist Church, Jackson, 9 am until religious services at 11 am Monday…. Burial in Jackson Cemetery.

            Survived by nieces and nephews, Joan Johnson, Independence, Daisy Wascom and Myrtle Smith, both of Greensburg, and Carey and Ann Leggett, both of Jackson.

            Preceded in death by husband, Percy E. McGraw; parents, A.J. and Lela Alford; five sisters, Mary “Mae” Manchester, Myrt Thibault, Willie A. Stewart, Daisy Tate and Claudia Umphrey; and two brothers, Clark “Pete” Alford, and John D. Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Carey Leggett, Clyde Lawson, James Waters, Mike Smith, Jeff Rhner and Ricky Bowser.

            Honorary pallbearers are Dent Bankston, A.C. Martin and Clarence “Sonny” Palmer. She was a member of Jackson United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Jackson United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

 

Photo from Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Hendrickson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara McGrau [sic] (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 March 1918.

            See the obituaries of her father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and siblings Clark Lea “Pete” Alford, Willie Alford Stewart, Daisy Alford Tate, and John Dean Alford in this compilation.

            Clara was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Alford and Lela Lea.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Clara 1918 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1874 MS2, Robert Parish 1846 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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CLARA MAE ALFORD SMITH

 

[Although she died in NC, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to LA.]

 

THE OBSERVER

Charlotte, NC—30 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MT. HERMAN, LA—Mrs. Smith, 93, died on Monday, December 29, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital [Charlotte, NC].

            Born on November 6, 1910, in Mt. Herman, Louisiana, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Eugene B. Alford and Lorena Smith Alford and a graduate of Soule Business College in New Orleans. She was first employed as a secretary with Freeport Sulphur Co. in Louisiana and later became the Director of Volunteer Services for Runnels Hospital in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. She was a member of the Cape Coral United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Florida.

            Surviving are two sons, Randolph A. Smith and his wife, Barbara, of Warminster, Pennsylvania and R. Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Sheryl, of Charlotte; her grandchildren, Randy Smith and his wife, Jen, Stacey Smith Ward and her husband, Scott, Scott Smith, Brett Smith, and Katie Kyle; and one great-grandchild, Olivia Smith.

            Her husband, Homer A. Smith preceded her in death.

            A graveside service was held on Friday, January 2, 2004, at Bogue Chita [sic—Bogue Chitto] Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Herman, Louisiana. Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel handled arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, PA—30 December 2003

 

            Clara Mae (nee Alford), 93, of Charlotte, NC died December 29, 2003, survived by 2 sons, Randolph A. Smith and his wife Barbara ofWarminster, PA and R. Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Sheryl of Charlotte, NC, 5 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Her husband Homer A. Smith preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at 11 A.M. Fri., Jan. 2, 2004 at Bogue Chita Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Herman, LA. Poole Funeral Home, Bogalusa, LA

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm Clara’s birth and death dates (SS# issued in LA), last residence Charlotte, NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford; and siblings Natalie Alford Sullivan, Raymond Gene Alford Sr., and Roy Smith Alford in this compilation.

            Mt. Hermon is misspelled in Clara’s obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Clara Mae 1910 LA1, Eugene Booth 1882 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLARENCE ALFRED

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 17 August 2006

 

            Clarence Alfred, Sr., a landscaper, on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at his residence. Husband of the late Elaine B. Afford. Loving father of Clarence and Lawrence Afford and Carolyn A. Gibbs. Grandfather of Markeisha Gibbs and Reginisha Afford. Son of the late Gertrude M. Wells and Clerence Alford. Brother of Martha Walker, Gloria Wells, Geraldine Brown and the late Frank Wells, Jr. Son-in-law of Vera T. Randolph. Brother-in-law of Geraldine Irvin. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Age 71.      .... Funeral Services at True Vine B.C., 2008 Marigny St. on Friday, August 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.... Entombment Providence Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Littlejohn’s Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 May 1935, last residence New Orleans, but his death date is listed as 15 Aug 2006.

            There appear to be several names misspelled in this obituary.

 

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CLARENCE E. “CHUMPY” ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Wednesday, 3 January 2007

 

Clarence Alford, 61

 

            Clarence “Chumpy” Alford of Monroe, a tree surgeon, died Saturday [Dec 30]. Graveside services are 11 a.m. today at Hasley Cemetery Gazebo, West Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.

 

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Photo from Hasley Cemetery, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence E. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 Sept 1945, last residence West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA.

 

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CLARK LEA “PETE” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 11 October 1973

 

Fall From Utility Pole Kills 1, Hurts Another

 

JACKSON—One electrician was killed and another seriously injured Wednesday when they fell from a utility pole at East Louisiana State Hospital here.

            Clark L. (Pete) Alford, 55, of Jackson died as a result of injuries received in the fall, and Joe Dedon, 33, of 3620 Winbourne Ave., Apt. 209, Baton Rouge, was reported in serious condition in the intensive care section of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge Wednesday night.

            Alford, who lived on the hospital grounds, was chief electrician for the institution.

            Dr. T.N. Armistead, the hospital superintendent, said both electricians were working on wiring on the pole when it snapped and fell to the ground with them.

            Dr. Armistead said the pole, located near the institution’s laundry, had seemed sound but broke off about a foot under the ground after the men had gone up it.

            The accident occurred about 2 p.m. Alford died at Our Lady of the Lake at 4:45 p.m.

            Charlet Funeral Home at Zachary is handling funeral arrangements for Alford; which are not yet complete.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle Courtney Alford of Jackson; four sisters; and a brother.

 

In another article:

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 12 October 1973

 

            Alford, Clark L. (Pete)—Died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday [October 10] at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. He was 55, a native of St. Helena Parish and a resident of Jackson. He was foreman of the electrical shop at East Louisiana State Hospital where he was employed for more than 25 years.

            Body at Charlet Funeral Home, Zachary. Prayer service at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday. Body then taken to First Baptist Church, Jackson. Religious services at the church at 2:30 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Revs. C.A. Martin, Paul Carter and J.W. Taylor. Interment in New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood.

            Survived by his wife, Estelle Courtney Alford, Jackson; four sisters, Mrs. Percy (Clara) McGraw, Jackson, Mrs. James (Mae) Manchester, Jackson, Mrs. Sam (Claudia) Humphrey, Baton Rouge and Mrs. Daisy Tate, Jackson; a brother, John Dean Alford, Kentwood; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alford; two sisters, Mrs. Readie Stewart and Mrs. Myrte Thibault.

            He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Masonic Lodge No. 28 F&M and Feliciana Post 3645, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a veteran of World War II.

            Active pallbearers: Albert LaGroue, Clark Humphrey, Johnnie Johnson, A.J. Stewart, Morris Humphrey and Mike Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be employes of the electric shop at the East Louisiana State Hospital, Davis Folkes, Lionel Gremillion and Guy Broyles.

 

 

Photos from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (New Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clark L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 March 1918, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Estelle Courtney Alford; father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and siblings Willie Alford Stewart, John Dean Alford, Clara Alford McGraw, and Daisy Alford Tate in this compilation.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Clark Lea 1918 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1874 MS2, Robert Parish 1846 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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CLAUDIE McELVEEN ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 24 April 1991

 

            Alford, Claudie McElveen—Died 9:50 a.m. Monday, April 22, 1991, at Medical Center of Baton Rouge. She was 75, a native and resident of Mount Hermon. Religious services were held at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Danny Burleson and Dr. Lonnie Wascom. Burial in Mount Pisgah Cemetery.

            Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Emma Jean McDaniel, Baton Rouge; two sons, Wayne Alford, Mount Hermon, and Hughie Ray Alford, Hammond; a brother, Bobby McElveen, Mount Hermon; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Mae Highnote, Vidor, Texas, and Mrs. Audrey Pattie, Magnolia, Miss.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, Creason Alford.

            She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claudie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 Jan 1916.

            See the obituaries of her brothers-in-law Malcolm B. Alford and Ralph Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Creason 1911 LA1, Burton Putnam 1887 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLAUDINE ALFORD

Sister of Ira Alex Alford, AAFA #0082, and Royce William Alford, AAFA #0163

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 November 1933

 

            Died—On last Friday afternoon [November 17] at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Alford in the Hays Creek Community little Claudine Alford was through an unusual accident called into the Great Beyond.

            She was eleven years old and, as her pastor stated, a regular attendant at church and Sunday school which was one of her greatest joys. She was attending the Bickham school and her schoolmates with their teacher, Mrs. D.I. Foil, left the little grave a bank of lovely flowers in token of love and appreciation of her.

            She will be greatly missed by her parents, one sister and one brother, her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Brumfield and a host of relatives and friends.

            Interment was in the family cemetery near by with the Rev. Willie Magee, her pastor, assisted by Rev. C.E. McLean of Franklinton performing the burial services. Our hearts go out to the bereaved in this sad dispensation of God’s providence.

FAG photo requested 7/8/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her sister Doyce Emily Alford Riley Smith in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Claudine 1923 LA1, Ira Watson 1889 MS2, John N. 1852 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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CLIFFORD B. ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 30 April 1997

 

            Mr. Clifford Alford, 78, a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at Riverside Medical Center.

            He was a member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church and a retired maintenance man with the Washington Parish School Board Office.

            He is survived by his wife, Elouise Miller Alford of Mt. Hermon; one daughter, Vicki Alford Crain of Mt. Hermon; one son, Ronald Alford of Kentwood; and two grandsons, Joshua and Jimmy Crain.

            Visitation was held at the Crain Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday.

            A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Andy Delancy officiating.

            Pallbearers for the service were Billy Barber, Jake Penny, Ronald Morris, Virgil Maples, DeShea Miller and Freddie Jefferson.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elouise Miller Alford; and his father, Hosea Boyd Alford in this compilation.

            Clifford was the son of Hosea Boyd Alford and Beulah Pearl Fussell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clifford B. 1918 LA1, Hosea Boyd 1890 LA2, Jesse B. 1855 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLIFTON HINES “TIP” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 25 September 1988

 

            Alford, Clifton “Tip”—Died Friday, Sept. 23, 1988, at Westpark Community Hospital, Hammond. He was 66, a native of St. Helena Parish and resident of Jackson. He was a retired E.L.S.H. mechanic supervisor and a U.S. veteran of World War II.

            Visiting at Second Baptist Church, Jackson, until religious services at 10 a.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. J.W. Taylor. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by wife, Bessie P. Alford; two daughters, Betty Jo Travis, Greensburg, and Sonya Brunson, Jackson; a son, Kenneth M. Alford, Jackson; two sisters, Odell Hooge, Clinton, and Idell Langlois, Baker; a brother, Robert “Genie” Alford, Donaldsonville; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by parents; a brother, Percy Alford; and three sisters, Irma Lee Carter, Vernie Mae Devain and Hazel Henry.

            Pallbearers will be nephews.

            He was a member of Second Baptist Church and a former member of Jackson VFW Post. Charlet Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Second Baptist Church Cemetery, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amanda Allen Sumrall

FAG photo requested 5/16/2014 for photo retake where dates show

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clifton Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Feb 1922, last residence Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Missouri Fluker Alford; and sister Irma Lee Alford Carter in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Eugene Robert “Genie” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            His father is listed as Alanson Hynes Alford in Louisiana Deaths Index (familysearch.org). His WWI Draft Registration Card lists him as Lancing Hinds Alford, but he signed with an X.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Clifton 1922 LA1, Alanson Hynes LA 18842, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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CLOYA LAMAYE JORDAN ALFORD

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Saturday, 21 November 1992

 

WINNFIELD—Services for LaMaye Alford will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Southern with the Revs. Kenneth Wall, Bob Braly and Clovis Sturdivant officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

            Mrs. Alford, 51, of Winnfield died at 1:35 a.m. Friday [November 20] in Schumpert Medical Center, Shreveport.

            She was a member of Laurel Heights Baptist Church, Eastern Star Lodge and served as worthy advisor to the Rainbow Girls.

            Survivors include her husband, James C. Alford of Winnfield; one son, Glen Alford of Winnfield; her mother, Willie May Jordan of Oil City; two brothers, James Austin Jordan and Charles W. Jordan, both of Oil City; and two grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C.L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 March 1941 and died 15 Nov 1992 [different than obituary—same as gravestone], last residence not listed.

            For more information on this family, see Manley Genealogy Project, where her husband is listed as James Clyde Alford.

 

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COLEMAN JOSEPH ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 7 April 1982

 

            Alford Sr., Coleman Joseph—Died at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1982, at his residence in Torbert. He was 83, a native of Livonia and a resident of Torbert. He was retired and a veteran of World War I.

            Visiting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia. Religious services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia. Burial in St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church Cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Virginia Alford, Torbert; two daughters, Mrs. Ione Benefield, Metairie, and Mrs. Emma Major, Frisco; three sisters, Mrs. Mable Bizette and Mrs. Verna Langlois, both of Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Ruby Torres, Maringouin; three brothers, Billy, Freland and Henry Alford, all of Livonia; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by a son, Coleman Jr.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Alford; four brothers, Lewis, Wally, Fred and Roman Alford.

 

Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

Inscription:                                            Alford

                                      Coleman J.                        Virginia M.

                                  Dec. 12, 1898                        June 13, 1901

                                    April 6, 1982                        March 8, 1988

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coleman Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 12 Dec 1898, last residence Torbert, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Virginia M. David Alford; parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; and siblings Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Coleman Joseph 1898 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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CONNIE KAY TISDALE ALFORD

 

Born: October 4, 1948

Died: February 25, 2009

Photo and dates from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 27 February 2009

 

            Connie Kay (Tisdale) Alford—A beloved wife, loving mother and grandmother, she passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 60, a resident of St. Amant and a native of Lincoln, Ill. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Friday, Feb. 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Saturday from 8 a.m. until religious service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales.

            Survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Jimmy Alford Sr.; daughter, Heidi Frederic and husband Ryan; son, Jimmy Alford Jr. and wife Alyse; seven sisters, Sharon, Diane, Vikki, Rhonda, Sarah, Marla and Jill; and a grandson, Jackson Frederic.

            Preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Clayton and Martha McCoy Tisdale; niece, Amy Evans; and a nephew, Johnny Alford Jr.

            Pallbearers will be Brent Babin, Bert Babin, Clayton Harding, Joey Thibodeaux, Darryl Villenurve, Michael deVeer, David deVeer and Joey deVeer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Connie K. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 4 Oct 1948, last residence St. Amant, Ascension Parish, LA.

 

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CONNIE MAE WILKES ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—16 January 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Alford, Connie Wilkes—Died Monday, Jan. 15, 1996, at her residence in Mount Hermon. She was 81 a native of Mount Hermon. She was a retired nurse. Visiting at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton.... Interment [Wednesday] in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Hermon.

            Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James Paul and Barbara Alford, four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary “Toby” and Robert D. “Bob” Smith, Eleanor “Pete” and J.W. “Doc” Schilling, Delores and Jimmie Corkern, and Pat and Ralph “Red” Dedon, all of Mount Hermon; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Althea) Dillon, Franklinton; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreatgrandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, J.P. Alford; and two grandsons, Preston Alford and Robert Derl Smith. She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Mount Hermon.

 

 

Photos from Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Connie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 August 1914.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Patsy Ruth Alford Dedon; and her brothers-in-law Malcolm B. Alford and Ralph Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Lucion Wilkes and Vanda Armentha Morris. Her middle name is from AAFA records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: J.P. 1909 LA1, Burton Putnam 1887 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CORNELIA ELIZABETH BLACKWELL ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Friday, 7 February 1958

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Last rites for Mrs. Fred R. Alford, who died Tuesday, Feb 4 was conducted at Oak Hill Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Feb 5…. Interment was in Negreet cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral home.

            Surviving are sons, Percy and Loyd of Many; daughters, Mrs. O.L. Ammons, Mrs. Robert Tarpley, Mrs. Harold Maxey, Mrs. Horace Maxey, Mrs. Bertha Hippler and Mrs. Mittie Randolph, all of Many; sister Mrs. Mattie Brandon of Zwolle; 28 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. Cornelia was born Nov. 1883.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Fred Robert Alford; and children Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Delma Mae Alford Tarpley, Loyd Tillman Alford, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, Percy George Alford, and Velma Alford Ammons in this compilation.

 

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CORNELIUS DELOS ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 11 January 1962

 

            Funeral services for Cornelius D. Alford, age 81, were conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday from the Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge with the Rev. John M. Causey officiating. Interment was Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Washington Parish and had lived at his home southeast of Clifton until approximately one month ago when he went to Baton Rouge to visit. He became ill while there and was taken to the Baton Rouge General Hospital where he died at 8:35 P.M. Thursday.

            In his active years Alford was a well known farmer and participated in agricultural activities and organizations in Washington Parish.

            The body lay in state at the Rabenhorst Funeral Home until time for the procession to move to the cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Mrs. Daisy Brumfield; three sons, Glen Alford, of Bend, Oregon; A.H. (Red) Alford of Baton Rouge; Byron E. Alford of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Miss Dollie Alford of Houston, Texas; one brother, Iddo Alford of Bogalusa, and six grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Stuart Miller, Harvey J. Brown, L.L. Hines, C.H. Willett, Mack Yarborough and Madison Bateman.

 

Photo from Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Albert Herschel “Red” Alford; and brother Iddo Ira Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Cornelius Delos 1880 LA1, Seaborn S. 1834 MS2, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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CORY ADAM ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 28 December 2003

 

            Cory Adam Alford, a construction foreman, died Thursday at Northshore Regional Medical Center from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 25. Mr. Alford was born in Metairie and lived in Pearl River for many years. He was a Navy veteran.

            Survivors include his wife, Amanda Massa Alford; his father, Carl Alford; his mother, Debbie Alford; a brother, Toby Alford; a sister, Deanne Alford; and his grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Bares.

            A funeral will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Louisiana 41, Pearl River. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Burial will be in Hope Haven Cemetery in Gonzales, Miss., at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cory A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 Oct 1978.

 

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CURTIS CULLEN ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—4 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

SHREVEPORT, CADDO PARISH, LA—Graveside services for Curtis Cullen Alford, 43, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 1999 at Forest Park West Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. He was a native and lifelong resident of Shreveport. Curtis was a merchant marine for 25 years. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

            He is survived by his father, Dennis Alford; step-mother, Mary Alford; sister, Denise Alford Kerr and husband, Jay; brother, John Bryant Alford and step-son Shawn Brasier.

            Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 687-1256.

 

Photo from Forest Park Cemetery West, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Penny Penner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Martha Clarice Hill Brasher Alford; his father, Dennis “Red” Alford; and his stepmother, Mary Agnes Goldsby Klorik Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CYNTHIA M. SIMON ALFORD

 

[She died in AL, but we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to LA.]

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Tuesday, 12 August 1997

 

GUEYDAN [Vermilion Parish, LA]—Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for Cynthia Alford, 42, of Orange Beach, Ala., who died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at her residence.

            Interment will be at Gueydan Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Estilette will officiate at the funeral services.

            A native of Gueydan, Mrs. Alford was a 1972 graduate of Gueydan High School and a 1976 graduate of USL School of Nursing. At the time of her death, she was a businesswoman in Orange Beach, active in the Chamber of Commerce and a member of Gulf Shores Ladies Tennis League and Executive Women’s Golf Association.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Don L. Alford of Orange Beach; her mother, Genevieve Hungerford Simon of Gueydan; two step-daughters, Andrea Webb of Orange Beach and Donette Bisett of Houston; a brother, James Simon and his wife, Kathleen, of Lake Charles; a sister, Patricia Deshotels and her husband, Charles, of Lafayette; three nieces, Brittney and Melissa Simon of Lake Charles and Kristy Deshotels of Lafayette; and a nephew, Jason J. Deshotels of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

            She was preceded in death by her father.

            A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at St. Thomas By the Sea Catholic Church in Orange Beach.

            Visiting hours will be observed at Vincent Funeral Home in Gueydan from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. Vincent Funeral Home of Gueydan is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Gueydan Cemetery, Gueydan, Vermilion Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Doucet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cynthia M. Simon (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Sept 1954, last residence Gueydan, Vermilion Parish, LA.

            Cynthia M. Simon (parents Rodney Simon and Genevieve Hungerford, buried next to her) married Donald L. Alford (both from LA) in Reno, NV, 9 Feb 1979. Donald L. Alford was born 1 Nov 1934. He and Cynthia divorced in Harris Co. TX, 9 Dec 1985. Perhaps they remarried.

 

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DAINTY BROWN ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—12 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Dainty Brown—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in Baton Rouge. She was 37 and a native of Ethel. Visiting at Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Salvation Ministry of Jesus Christ, 4156 W. Brookstown at Prescott Drive, Baton Rouge, at 11 a.m. Saturday….. Interment in Robinson Cemetery, Ethel.

            Survived by her husband, Lyndell Alford Sr., New Orleans; mother, Eliza Mackie James, Ethel; a son, a daughter, five sisters, five brothers and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DAISY ALFORD TATE

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 26 August 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Tate, Mrs. Daisy Alford—Died Friday, Aug. 24, 1990, at St. Helena Parish Hospital, Greensburg. She was 85, a native of St. Helena Parish and a resident of Jackson. She was a retired LPN with over 33 years service at East Louisiana State Hospital. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home, Clinton, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon until religious services at 3 p.m. Sunday…. Burial in New Zion Cemetery, St. Helena Parish.

            Survived by a sister, Clara McGraw, Jackson; a brother, John Dean Alford, Kentwood; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Lela Lea Alford; a brother, Clark Lea “Pete” Alford; four sisters, Willie Stewart, Myrtle Thibault, Mary “Mae” Manchester and Claudia Humphrey.

            Pallbearers will be Johnny Johnson, Jeff Rohner, Morris “Buddy” Humphrey, Terry Burhoe, James “Bubba” Waters and Albert “Al” Lagroue. Honorary pallbearers are Sammy DeLee Jr., Leroy Harvey, Dent Bankston and Cleon Hutchinson. She was a member of Jackson United Methodist Church.

 

Photo from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (New Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy Tate (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 August 1905.

            See the obituaries of her father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and siblings Clark Lea “Pete” Alford, Willie Alford Stewart, John Dean Alford, and Clara Alford McGraw in this compilation.

            Her husband was Otis Tate.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Daisy 1905 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1874 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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DAISY BALLARD CLAYTON HALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—22 November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Halford, Daisy Ballard Clayton—Died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1995, at Medical Center of Baton Rouge. She was 68, a native of Independence and a resident of Walker. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs.... Interment [Thursday] in Salem Cemetery, Walker.

            Survived by husband, Julius Halford, Walker; four daughters, Ruby Inez Avants, Holden, Jane Goff, Osyka, Miss., Ruby C. Boudreaux, Walker, and Gladys Marie Zapata, Denham Springs; two sons, Harry Clayton, Denham Springs, and Richard Clayton, Port Allen; a sister, Elvena Turbeville, Watson; seven stepchildren, Johnnie Odell Halford, Gloster, Miss., William Halford, Walker, Thomas Halford, Ruth, Miss., Linda Marcott, Thibodaux, Janelle Halford, Virginia, Mary Alice Halford and Mary Eleanor Halford, both of Thibodaux; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents; a daughter, Johnnie Edwards; a son, Ray Clayton, a sister Josephine Clayton; first husband, Johnnie Clayton; and two stepsons, Terry Joe [sic: Jerry Joe] Halford and Louis Gene Halford.

            Pallbearers will be Richard Boudreaux, Ronald Turbeville, Domingo Zapata, Johnny Clayton, Hulan Graham, William Cranfield, Joe Stewart and Michael Graham. Honorary Pallbearer is Sidney Berthelot. She was of the Baptist faith.

 

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Photo from Salem Cemetery, Walker, Livingston Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Chitty Creel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy Halford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 January 1927, last residence Walker, Livington Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Julius Riley Halford, in this compilation.

 

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DAISY DEAN ALFORD WASCOM

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Wednesday, 10 February 2010

 

            Daisy Dean Alford Wascom, 70, Greensburg, died Feb. 8; funeral, 11 a.m. Wednesday, New Zion Baptist Church; burial, New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood; McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood.

 

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McKneely Funeral Home

Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—_____February 2010

 

Daisy

 

            Daisy Dean Alford Wascom—A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at 8:38 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2010 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born on September 22, 1939 in St. Helena Parish and was a resident of Greensburg. Age 70 years. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and The Order of Eastern Star in Greensburg.

            Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 8 a.m. on Wednesday until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Services conducted by Rev. Richard Sandberg and Matthew Belser. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood.

            Survived by husband, Jule W. Wascom, Greensburg, 3 daughters, Glenda Rohner Wascom and her husband, Ricky, Greensburg, Jana Rohner Causey and her husband, M. L., III, Gillsburg, MS, Vicki Rohner Creager and her husband, Tommy, Vinton, son, Jeffrey Dean Rohner, Greensburg, 5 grandchildren, Colby, Chelsea, and Carson Causey, Ryan and Rusty Wascom, sister, Janis Lassiter and her husband, Mike, Greensburg.

            Preceded in death by parents, John Dean and Ida Perryman Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Colby and Carson Causey, Ryan and Rusty Wascom, Michael Smith, and Bobby Wascom. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (Old Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Daisy A. Wascom (SS# issued in LA), last residence Greensburg, Saint Helena Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, John Dean Alford and Ida Rebecca “Lovis” Perryman Alford; and her grandfather Andrew Jackson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Daisy Dean 1939 LA1, John Dean 1912 LA2, Andrew Jackson 1874 LA3, Robert Parish 1848 LA4, Julius Harmon 1819 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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DAISY MAE CASSARD ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—30 December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Alford, Daisy Mae Cassard—Died 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 1995, in Baton Rouge. She was 67, a resident and native of Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish]. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville.... Religious services at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday.... Interment in Ascension Catholic Cemetery.

            Survived by husband, Eugene “Genie” Alford, Donaldsonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald R. and Pamela Alford, Baytown Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Clem (Shirley) Hebert and Mrs. Roland (Gail) Johnson, all of Donaldsonville; three brothers, Felix, Eldridge and.J. Cassard; C.J. Cassard, all of Donaldsonville; and two grandchildren. Preceded in death by father and mother, Ulysse and Faustine Ruiz Cassard; and a brother, Ulysse Cassard Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 January 1928.

            We included the obituary of Daisy’s husband, Eugene Robert Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eugene Robert 1927 LA1, Alanson Hynes LA 18842, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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DAVID BRYAN ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 27 October 2007

 

            David Bryan Alford, Jr. passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2007 in New Orleans, La. He was the father of Alizay Alford and Keadon Alford. Boyfriend of Candase Cartozzo. Son of John Gray and Stacy Riley. Brother of James Newman, Jr. Grandson of Dorothy Alford and Susan Sullvan. Great great grandson of Mildred Wade. Age 21. A native of Oakland, CA and a resident of Loranger, LA.

            Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral visitation on Sunday, October 28, 2007 from the Metairie Home of Lamana-Panno-Fallo, 1717 Veterans Blvd., at Bonnabel Blvd., from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. A private interment will be held at a later date. Please Sign-Online Guest Book at www.legacy.com. Funeral info 831-9901.

 

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CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 November 2007

 

            David Bryan Alford Jr.—Former Resident of Oakland Born May 27, 1986, and passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2007 in New Orleans, LA. He was 21 years of age; a native of Oakland, CA, and a resident of Loranger, LA. He was the father of Alizay Alford and Keadon Alford; beloved Son of David Alford Sr. and Stacy Riley. Brother of James Newman Jr.; Boyfriend of Candase Cartozzo; Grandson of Dorothy Alford and Susan Sullvan; Great Great Grandson of Mildred Wade; Nephew of Mark and Sherry Alford, Lori Leppo, and Robert Baldwin. He is also survived by a host of cousins.

            David’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 1:00 pm at the Wilson & Kratzer Mortuary, 13644 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo. Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries Chapel of the Mission Bells (510) 232-6552.

 

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

             The California Birth Index, 1905–1995 [Ancestry.com] lists the birth of David Bryan Alford on 27 May 1986 in Alameda Co., CA. His mother’s maiden name is Riley.

 

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DAVID HENRY ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ January 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            David Henry Alford, on Sunday, January 20, 1991 at 4:30 a.m. in Kenner, LA. Beloved son of Henry Alford Jr. and Ella Rose Taylor Alford. Brother of Michael Wayne and Kathy Ann of Kenner, LA. Step­brother of Jeremy Alford of Houston, TX. Also survived by 3 nephews: Kernell Antoine, Kernelius Jamal and Marcus Sears; 3 nieces: Delisha Cachet, Duwane Trinise and Lakisha Williams and a host of uncles, aunts, and other relatives and friends. A native of Opelousas, LA.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Harbor Seafood Restaurant, Ramada Inn Airport and neighbors are invited to attend the wake service at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, LA, on Sunday, January 27, 1991 at 8:00 p.m…. Dismissal services on Monday, January 28, 1991 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Providence Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA— Monday, 21 January 1991

 

            A Kenner man was fatally shot in the 3000 block of Marietta Street Sunday about 4 a.m., a police spokesman said.

            David Alford, 26, 3681 Martinique St., died at East Jefferson General Hospital about an hour after he was shot, Detective Steve Caraway said.

            Caraway said Alford was riding in a car with his cousin, Brian Griffin, 20, who also lives at 3681 Martinique St., and they stopped next to a man standing in the street. Some words were exchanged and one shot was fired, hitting Alford in the head, Caraway said.

            Griffin drove to a convenience store on Williams Boulevard and called police and an ambulance.

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA— Tuesday, 22 January 1991

 

            Leroy A. Perkins Jr., 19, of 521 27th St. has been identified as the man who shot and killed David Alford, 26, of 3681 Martinique St., Kenner police spokesman Steve Caraway said.

            Alford and his cousin, Brian Griffin, 20, were driving around Kenner Sunday morning looking for the person who had been in a fight hours earlier with Griffin’s younger brother, Caraway said.

            Griffin stopped in the 3000 block of Marietta Street about 4 a.m., and he and Alford spoke briefly with a man identified by witnesses as Perkins, Caraway said.

            The two asked Perkins if he knew anything about the fight, Caraway said.

            Caraway said detectives do not know why Griffin stopped to talk to Perkins. He said Alford and Griffin were acquaintances of Perkins.

            Griffin told detectives that Perkins said he didn’t know anything about the fight and began to walk away.

            As Griffin began to drive away, Perkins turned around, produced a silver snub-nosed revolver and shot Alford once in the forehead, Caraway said.

            Griffin drove to a convenience store and called for an ambulance, Caraway said.

            Alford was pronounced dead at St. Jude Medical Center at about 5 a.m., Caraway said.

            So far, detectives have been unable to find Perkins, who may have left the city, Caraway said.

            Anyone with information about Perkins or the shooting is asked to call Det. Rick Walther at 468-7270.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Ella Rose Taylor Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DAVID L. ALFORD

Uncle of Robert D. Alford, AAFA #0790

Great-uncle of Mavis Diane Alford Garlic, AAFA #0632

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Saturday, 12 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

COTTON VALLEY, LA—Funeral services for David L. Alford, age 50, will be held Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Bailey Mortuary Chapel, Cotton Valley, LA with Rev. Dee Thornton officiating and eulogies by others. Burial will follow in the Cotton Valley Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Cotton Valley, LA.

            Visitation will begin today at 3 p.m.

            David was born January 6, 1953 and passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 10, 2003. On this special day, he joined his parents, J.T. and Eugenia Alford, brother, James T., his precious granddaughter, Heather White- Alford, his special friend, Jimmy Giles and Bitsy. However, on this sad day he left behind his partner in life, Robbie Belt, his children, Daniel Alford and wife, Michele, Paula Dyck and husband, Randy two grandson, Randy and Zeth and another special son, Don Belt, Jr, all of Cotton Valley, his brother, Kenneth W. and wife, OkHui of Colorado Springs, CO. and sister, Beverly Rowe and husband, Cliff of Farmerville, LA and long time brother-in-law and good friend, Eddie Serna and wife, Janice of Cotton Valley. Other survivors include aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a very long list of special friends.

            David was a native of Cotton Valley, LA and served in the United States Army. He recently retired as an owner-operator truck driver and became employed by DTI-International Paper where he established some special friendships in a very short time. During his life, David traveled to many places and acquired many friends all over the country. Everyone who knew him admired his unique character and free spirited personality, which will not be forgotten, nor his love for Harley Davidson Motorcycles, coffee and leather.

            Pallbearers will be Eddie Serna, Tim Moss, Kevin Mixon, James Gannon, Gary Nelson, Cotton Valley Police Chief, Gary Carter, Paul Levesque and Donnie Nealy.

            The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The Baptist Children’s Home of Monroe, LA. Bailey Mortuary, Inc., Cotton Valley, LA 318-539-3555.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm his birth and death dates (SS# issued in LA).

            He was the grandson of Jesse M. Alford and Lena McMicheal. Jesse was the grandson of William Alford who left Pike Co., MS, for Texas in his youth.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            David’s lineage: David L. 1953 LA1, J.T. 1917 LA2, Jesse M. 1888 LA3, Louis Charles 1862 LA4, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DELMA MAE ALFORD TARPLEY

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—9 February 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Delma Mae Tarpley, 75, of Many, died in Shreveport, Monday, Feb. 6.

            She is survived by her husband, James R. Tarpley of Many; five sons, Clyde Tarpley, Winnfield, Howard Tarpley of Kilgore, Tex., Wayne Tarpley of Mitchell, and Bobby, and Floyd of Many; four daughters, Willie Mae Leone of Keithville, Dorothy Landrum of Orange, Tex., Rose Lynn Lovelady of Longview, Tex., and Margarete Lovelady of Zwolle; one brother, Percy Alford of Florien; four sisters, Velma Ammons, Nettie Maxey, Nell Maxey, and Bertha Hippler, all of Many; 33 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m., in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church…. Burial was in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were Gary Ware, Keith Lovitt, Ray Sadler, Buddy Tarpley, Roger Tarpley, George Tucker, Percy Marshall, and Danny Campbell.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delma Tarpley (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 February 1903.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Fred Robert Alford and Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; and siblings Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Tillman Alford, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, Percy George Alford, and Velma Alford Ammons in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Delma Mae 1903 LA1, Fred Robert 1874 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DENNIS KEITH ALVORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—14 August 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

STONEWALL, [De Soto Paris] LA—Funeral services for Dennis Keith Alvord, 41, were held on Friday, August 15, 2003, at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel [in Shreveport]. Interment followed in Forest Park West Cemetery on Meriwether Road.

            Mr. Alvord, a native of Putnam County, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2003 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

            Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary Alvord; daughter, April Alvord, Christiana Alvord, and Courtney Alvord; father, James Alvord; four sisters, Janice Vaz, Deborah Middlebrook, Chris Genantonio, and Kelly Davis; and brother, Michael Alvord.

            His mother, Betty Jo Alvord, preceded him in death.

 

Photo from Forest Park Cemetery West, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Penny Penner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of Dennis’s mother, Betty Jo Hunt Alvord, in this compilation.

            We cannot identify this family. The obituary was published in Shreveport. It mentions “Putnam County” and in the same paragraph mentions “Shreveport, Louisiana.” As a general rule newspapers do not mention the state when the locations being referred to are within the state. That suggests the obituary was written in a state other than Louisiana, but where? There are nine states that have a Putnam County.

 

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DENNIS RAY ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Sunday, 6 May 2012

 

 

LOVE, LAUGH, AND RIDE A HORSE

 

            Dennis Ray Alford of West Monroe, LA was born on September 2, 1957 and passed away on May 3, 2012.

 

A FARRIER, HORSE TRAINER AND BREEDER

 

            A funeral service will be at 10a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Frantom Chapel Baptist Church in Eros, LA. Visitation will be 5-8p.m. Monday evening at Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Burial will follow services at Chatham Cemetery in Chatham, LA.

            Dennis is preceded in death by father, Jimmy L. Alford and mother, Vera Ruth Baker, sister, Jerry Ruth Costin, brother-in-law, Calvin Lee Costin.

            He is survived by wife Kim Alford; momma Carolyn Alford and Special friend Stacy Myers; daughters, Rebecca Kathleen Leatherwood and husband David, Regina Sue Barmore and James McClain and Son Andrew ; Amanda McManus and husband Brian; Jessica McCarty and Brian Millwood and Children, Kaitlyn and Kyleigh; son, Wesley Booth; special nieces, Marissa McCarty and Ryan Hayes and Renee Costin and special great-niece Nicole Atkins and husband Jerred (Henry); brothers, Jeff Alford; Ricky Alford; Douglas Alford; sisters Vicki Alford and Joyce Alford; grandchildren, Emily and Caleb McManus; Kaitlyn McClain and Quin Leatherwood; Jessa Wink, who loved their “Pappy”; Trusted side-kicks Peanut and Scotter Daniel. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Jerred (Henry) Atkins, Butch Murray, Larry Deville, Bill Thomas, L.V. Kane, Mike Wilson.

            Online condolences may be made to the family at griffinfuneralhome.net—Griffin Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

 

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Photo from Chatham Cemetery, Chatham, Jackson Parish, LS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Francine Steed Jarrell Oldham

Photo posted 6 Feb 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dennis R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 Sep 1957, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his sister Jerry Ruth Alford Costin in this compilation.

 

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DENNIS “RED” ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Tuesday, 1 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

SHREVEPORT, CADDO PARISH, LA—Funeral services for Dennis “Red” Alford, 81, will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel…. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery….

            Mr. Alford was born on August 9, 1921 in Gloster, MS, and passed away Sunday, September 29, 2002 in Shreveport, LA. He was retired from SWEPCO and proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alford, and son, Curtis Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his son, John Alford and wife, Pam of Benton, LA; daughter, Denise Kerr and husband, Jay of Shreveport, LA; sister, Alice Miller of Baton Rouge, LA; brother, Ted Alford of Benton, LA; two granddaughters, Lindsay Bamburg and Shelley Bamburg and great granddaughter, Kyndall Bamburg.

            Pallbearers will be Dick Hughes, James Brown, Frank Stevens, Dickey Smith, Cosmo Kleckinger and Dempsey Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dennis Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, LA.

            See the obituaries of Dennis’s wife, Mary Agnes Goldsby Klorik Alford; and his son Curtis Cullen Alford in this compilation.

            In the 1930 census, Amite Co., MS, Frederic C. Alford 12 MS, Dennis H. Alford 8 MS, and Mary A. Alford 5 MS are stepchildren of Henry C. Crutchfield 57 TX. His wife, probably the mother of the children, is Mary A. Crutchfield 51 LA. In the house next door lived the family of Clabe T. [Claiborne Thomas] May 29 MS, and his wife Lillian 28 MS. Living with them was brother-in-law J.B. Alford 15 MS.

            In earlier censuses, the last name of members of this family seems to be Halford: In 1910 Amite Co., MS, Lillian Halfor[d], age 8 MS, is living with her parents, T.A. [Thomas Albert] and Mary Halfor[d].

 

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DEVADA SKINNER ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—20 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Devada Skinner Alford, 86, of Many, died Saturday, August 16, in Alexandria. Funeral services were held Monday, August 18, at Many First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Ft. Jesup Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her sister DeVera Elizabeth Skinner Alford in this compilation.

            Devada, the daughter of Asa Washington Skinner and Clara Virginia Addison, was born 13 Feb 1911.

 

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DEVERA ELIZABETH SKINNER ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—18 November 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services for Mrs. DeVera Elizabeth Alford, 84, was held at 10 am., Thursday, Nov. 5 at Alford Heights Baptist Church…. Burial followed in Ft. Jessup Cemetery under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral

Home.

            Mrs. Alford passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Heritage Manor # 1 Nursing Home, in Many.

            She is survived by her husband, Bill Alford of Many; one son and daughter-in-law, William Charles and Patti Alford of Baton Rouge; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Dewayne Martin of Many; one sister, DeVade Alford of Many; three grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Devera Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 October 1908.

            See the obituaries of DeVera’s husband, Willie Cecil “Bill” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her sister DeVada Skinner Alford in this compilation.

            Devera was the daughter of Asa Washington Skinner and Clara Virginia Addison.

 

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DEWEES ALFORD BICKHAM

Sister of Christine Liza Alford Knight, AAFA #0741

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—_____ May 1985

 

BOGALUSA—Mrs. Dewees Alford Bickham, 76, a native and resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22nd, at the Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.

            She was a member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Edgar Bickham of Mt. Hermon; a daughter, Mrs. N. W. (Myra) Paxton of Baton Rouge; a son, Frank Bickham, Sr. of Mt. Hermon; a sister, Mrs. C.B. (Christine) Knight of Baton Rouge; two grandchildren; two-step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The body lay in state at the Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton until 12 noon Friday, May 24th, and at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until the time for funeral services, which were conducted at 2 p.m. on the 24th at the church with the Rev. Bill Galloway, the Rev. Alan Einsel, the Rev. Roger Bowers, and Elder Ted Phillips officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Pallbearers were D. L. Thomas, Ralph Riley, Ronald Tetreau, Earl Forrest, Devon Miller, and Warren Smith.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dewees Bickham (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 Oct 1908, last residence Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Esco Seaborn Alford; and her siblings Christine Liza Alford Knight, Alcus E. Alford, and Tolbert W. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Dewees 1908 LA1, Esco Seaborn 1878 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA 8.

 

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DONNIE R. ALFORD

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Monday, 22 May 2000

 

BENTLEY—Graveside services for Donnie R. Alford were at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Ed Baldwin and Alton Hawk officiating. Burial was under direction of Rush, Pineville.

            Pallbearers were Kenneth Lord, Hubert Scallan, Jerry McDaniels, Jerry Paul McDaniels, Robert Whitehead and Billy Roberts.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donnie R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 Oct 1934, last residence Colfax, Grant Parish, LA.

 

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DORA ANGLIN ALFORD

Grandmother of James B. Alford, AAFA #0629

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 11 August 1964

 

            Alford, Mrs. Dora Anglin—Died 12:10 a.m. Monday at the residence of her son, Jesse Alford, Kentwood Rt. 3. She was 76, a native of St. Helena Parish and a resident of Kentwood. Body at Brown Funeral Home until 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Religious services at Osyka Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Revs. Hubert Moranger and Larry Dierman. Burial in Osyka Cemetery.

            She is survived by her son, Jesse B. Alford of Kentwood; one sister, Mrs. Iley Dillon of Kentwood; one brother, Murray Anglin of Bogalusa; three grandchildren, Harold Alford, U.S. Marines at Jacksonville, N.C., Samuel John and James Alford both of Kentwood.

            She was a member of Osyka Methodist Church.

 

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Photo from Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Connie Raborn - mommatygr1@directv.net – email sent 8/2/2013 – bounced – LM on bio page 8/2/2013

Taken by photographer Connie Raborn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Jessie B. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Silas John 1888 LA1, Jesse B. 1855 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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DORIS MARTIN BALCH ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Friday, 10 December 2004

 

Doris 600

 

BENTON, LA—Doris Martin Balch Alford died on Monday, December 6, 2004 after a lengthy illness.

            Doris was born in Nacogdoches County Texas on June 13, 1918 and was a long time resident of the Shreveport/Bossier area. She was the owner and operator of Doris’ Beauty Shop from 1941-1991.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Temple Alford.

            She is survived by Jerry “Beau” Balch of Vicksburg, MS, George Alford of Gladewater, TX, David Alford of Heavener, OK, Kay Loftin of Benton, LA, Dora E. “Sissy” Lataxes of Westwego, LA; sister, Era Fountain of Center, TX; thirteen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home in Haughton, LA, east of Bossier City, Friday evening, December 10, 2004, from 6–8 p.m.

            Sevices will be heldat 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2004 in the Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park Cemetery. Gifts or memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association.

            Pallbearers will be David Alford, Jr., Chad Loftin, Christopher Loftin, Jesse Lataxes, Tre Lanier, Carl Balch, and Terry Metcalf. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeffrey Loftin and Michael Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris M. Balch (SS# issued in LA), last residence Bossier City, Bossier Parish, LA.

 

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DOROTHY ANN “DOTTIE” ALFORD HOYT

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 26 February 2008

 

 

            Dorothy Alford Hoyt our loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008 at the age of 71.

            Dottie was born in Columbus, Georgia to Emmett (d. 1969) & Lois Alford (d. 1993) on May 1, 1936. She is the sister of Joyce, Jim, Patsy (d. 1981), and Emmett (Buddy).

            Dorothy graduated from Columbus High School in 1954 and received her Bachelors of Science from Valdosta State College in 1958. She was a resident of Augusta, Georgia for many years and worked as Medical Technologist there. Her talents were shown in her various occupations: Lifeguard, Photographer for Polo Matches and the Race Track. In 1969, after putting a cover on her new smoke grey Firebird Convertible, she decided to go Vietnam with USAID. In Vietnam she flew around in helicopters to triage units, her job was to make sure the Vietnamese were using the best practices within those facilities. There in Vietnam she met her future husband Col. Lawrence V. Hoyt (1925–1990). They were married June 30, 1973.

            Larry and Dottie had two beautiful daughters: Lauren Alford, and Elizabeth Alden. The family lived in Washington DC and relocated to Izmir, Turkey in 1974 where they were stationed until 1977. Dottie’s love for travel and adventure led the family all over the region. In 1977, the Hoyt’s moved to the Washington DC suburb Reston and remained there until 1996. From Reston, Dottie moved to Cross Junction, VA. In 2003 Dorothy voyaged to Hawai’i and lived there with her daughter, Lauren and son in-law, Kevin Faucheux. Her final escapades led her to New Orleans in 2006. Dottie’s wit, fun loving attitude, love for nature, and adventure inspired those around her and will always be remembered.

 

In another article:

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Thursday, 20 March 2008

 

            Dorothy Alford Hoyt, 71, a medical technologist who worked for the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington, died Feb. 22 at Woldenberg Village in New Orleans. She had dementia.

            Mrs. Hoyt was born in Columbus, Ga., and graduated from what is now Valdosta State University. She worked as a medical technologist in Augusta, Ga., for about 10 years, then joined the Agency for International Development. She went to Vietnam in 1969, where she worked in triage units.

            She married an Army officer and returned to the United States to live in the Washington area in 1973. She worked at the Veterans Administration for a brief time, then moved with her husband to Turkey. In 1977, they returned to the Washington area and settled in Reston.

            Mrs. Hoyt moved to Cross Junction, Va., in 1996, to Hawaii in 2003 and to New Orleans in 2006.

            Her husband, Col. Lawrence V. Hoyt, died in 1990.

            Survivors include two daughters, Lauren Alford Faucheux of New Orleans and Elizabeth Alden of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Jim Alford of Crofton and Emmett Alford of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and a sister, Joyce Queen of Columbus, Ga.

 

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Photos from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, A. Horan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy A. Hoyt (SS# issued in GA), last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Ann 1936 GA1, Emmett Hoyt 1900 GA2, Edgar Pierce 1876 GA3, Warren Jackson 1851 GA4, Pierce Lewis about 1828 GA5.

 

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DOROTHY “DOTTIE” MATULICH ALFORD

 

Dorothy Alford

Photo from Honaker Funeral Home

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 11 August 2010

 

            Dorothy “Dottie” Matulich Alford passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the age of 58. Dottie was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Slidell.

            She is survived by her husband David W. Alford; two children, Matthew and Carlye Alford; a granddaughter Ryleigh Claviere; two sisters, Lynda M. Bosco and Patsy M. Scheinuk. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Maude C. Matulich.

            Dottie was a childcare provider who loved children dearly and always put everyone’s needs before her own. She will be sadly missed by two of her most special friends Shelley and Melanie. They were “the wind beneath her wings”.

            Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2010, from 9:00am until 10:00am at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. W. in Slidell. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia, MS. Donations to American Cancer Society or Memorial Hospice of Slidell preferred, in lieu of flowers. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Columbia, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janine McQuiston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 March 1952, last residence Slidell, Saint Tammany Parish, LA.

 

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DOUGLAS E. ALFRED

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—3 March 2012

 

 

            Douglas E. Alfred passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the age of 66.

            Former husband of Linda Alfred. Devoted father of Shaun Alfred (Missie), Michael Alfred (Shelly) and Jami Alfred Conley (Jim). Loving grandfather of Cameron, Madeline, Shaun, Evan, Matthew, Georgia, Nadia, Ava and Mason. Brother of Maureen Sellers (David) and Mark Alfred. Son of the late Cameron Alfred and Norma Everett Alfred. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            A native of New Orleans, LA and long time resident of Harahan, LA. Douglas served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. The online guestbook is available at www.gardenofmemoriesfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Douglas E. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 May 1945, last residence not listed.

 

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DOYCE EMILY ALFORD RILEY SMITH

Sister of Ira Alex Alford, AAFA #0082, and Royce William Alford, AAFA #0163

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Saturday, 10 January 2009

 

            Doyce Alford Riley Smith, age 88, a resident of Franklinton, died at Landmark Nursing Center in Hammond early Thursday morning Jan. 8. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and always enjoyed making quilts. Mrs. Smith loved all children and nothing excited her more, later in life, than hearing the voices of her family’s numerous young children.

            She is survived by two daughters, Betty (Hughie) Alford of Angie and Virgil Jenkins, all of Hammond; two sons, Jimmy (Lois) Riley Thomas and Ann Riley, all of Franklinton; two brothers, Royce (Wendy) Alford of Ward, Ariz. [sic: should be Arkansas] and Ira (Eddie) Alford of Port Barre, La.; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Ruth Brumfield Alford; her husbands, R.J. Riley and Wilbur Smith; and infant twin sisters.

            Visitation was held at Crain Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 10th from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2:30 pm in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Joey Miller officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister Claudine Alford in this compilation.

            The second paragraph of the obituary is written in list form by Crain Funeral Home:

 

2 Daughters and Sons in law: Betty and Hughie Alford [and?] Angie and Virgil Jenkins all of Hammond

2 Sons and Daughters in law: Jimmy and Lois Riley [and] Thomas and Ann Riley all of Franklinton

2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Royce and Wendy Alford of Ward, AR [and] Ira and Eddie Alford of Port Barre, LA

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Doyce Emily 1920 LA1, Ira Watson 1889 MS2, John N. 1852 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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EARL FELSON HALFORD

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—20 March 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Halford, Earl Felson—Died Wednesday, March 20, 1991, at 6:30 a.m. at his residence in Denham Springs. He was 65, and a native of Gloster, Miss. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs.... Religious services at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.... Interment in Salem Cemetery, Walker.

            Survived by two daughters, Earlene Whetstone, Denham Springs, and Jackie Halford Nichols, Walker; three sisters, Lillie Mae Bates and Emma Jane Jackson both of Roxie, Miss., and Ruby Nell Savoy, Baton Rouge; a half-sister, Narvell Santana, New Orleans; four brothers, Julius and Marshall Halford, both of Walker, Richard Halford, Gloster, and Quinn Halford, Port Allen; five grandchildren, Robert Halford, Kenny, Michael, Kevin and Christy Whetstone; two step-grandchildren, Theresa Sullivan and Tosha LeJeune; a step-great-grandchild, Ryan LeJeune; and friends, including Dorothy Faye Tillman.

            Preceded in death by parents, Willie Redden Halford and Willie Mae McCrory Halford; a daughter, Joyce Halford; and a step-grandson, Kevin LeJeune.

 

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Photo from Salem Cemetery, Walker, Livingston Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Biggs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his brother Julius Riley Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Marshall B. Halford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage, from online family trees: Earl Felson 1926 MS1, Willie Redden 1886 MS2, Bryant 1842 MS3, James D. 1810 ?? 4.

 

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EARLENE “NINI” GATLIN ALFORD

 

JACKSON INDEPENDENT

Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, LA—Thursday, 14 July 2005

 

            Funeral services for Earlene “Nini” Gatlin Alford, 79, of Jonesboro were held July 6 at Edmonds Funeral Home.... Burial followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Mrs. Alford passed away July 3 in Shreveport. Born July 30, 1925 in Hargis [Grant Parish], LA, she was a retired machine operator for the bag mill.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Lawson Alford; her parents, Julius and Myrtle Gatlin; two brothers, Johnnie Arlis Gatlin, and Charles Gatlin; and one nephew, Charles Edward Gatlin.

            She is survived by one brother, James Gatlin of Winnfield; six nieces, Linda Dick, Patricia Ford, Sherelia Winter, Patsy Sue Wagar, Mary Lyn Guidry, and Marcia Lea DeVille; two nephews, Julius David Gatlin, and Raymond Glen Alford; a host of great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

            Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Guidry, David Wagar, Chris Wagar, Kevin Wagar, Derrick Winter, Travis Guidry, and Jordan Dick. Pallbearers were W. C. Dick, Rodney Dick, Steven DeVille, Wesley Guidry, Ricky Winter, and Glen Alford. Services were under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Earlene G. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, LA.

 

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EDDIE ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—2 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Eddie Alford, Tangipahoa, 87, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Progress, Miss. He is survived by his wife, Cristine Alford of Tangipahoa; and one brother, Ellen Alford of Hammond.

            Visitation will be today at N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, from 1 to 3 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Quinn’s Chapel Church, Tangipahoa. Burial will be in Tangipahoa Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 August 1914.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Christine Bickham Alford; and his twin brother, Ellen Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1920 the twin brothers are listed with their family in Beat 1 (District 116), Walthall Co., MS, dwelling #137: Waldo Alford, farmer age 34, his wife Mattie 28; and children: Adra (son) 14, Lola 12, Ada 11, Charlie May (dau) 10, Curtis 7, Eddie 5, Elion 5, Ellis 3, and Essie 2. All were b. in MS, enumerated as Black, although Waldo’s entry appears to have a W written over the B.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Beat 1, Pike Co., MS, dwelling #5: Waldo Alford 42; his wife Mattie 40; sons Walt 18, Curtis 17, Ellion 16, Eddie 16, and Ellis 15; daughter Esera 10; and sons L.C. 8, Angelo 6, Atta 5, and Carl 6/12. All were born in MS, enumerated as Negro.

 

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EDESSE BROUSSARD ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, LA—20 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

LAFAYETTE—A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2000, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church for Mrs. J.R. Alford, 100, the former Edesse Broussard, who died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Kingsley Place…. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.

            Edesse was born in Vermillion Parish on September 7, 1899, and was a resident of Lafayette for the past 50 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Society and was previously active in the Lafayette Home Demonstration Club.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Ena Meaux; a brother, Isaac Broussard and her only child, a daughter, Iris A. Buniva. She is survived by a sister, Olite Satchell of Crowley; a grandson, who she raised as a son, Chris, and his wife, Cinda Wilkey of Seattle, Washington; a great-granddaughter, Mrs. Mark (Stacey) Portnoy of Richardson, Texas; and one great-great-grandson, Ethan Portnoy of Richardson, Texas….

            Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, are funeral directors in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm Edesse’s birth and death dates (SS# issued in LA).

            Her husband was Robert James Alford, born August 24, 1891 in Alabama and died June 4, 1989. He and Edesse were married in Calcasieu Parish in 1919 as recorded in marriage book 11, page 373. Their daughter Iris was born 1923 and died 1952.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert James 1891 AL1, James Wylie 1859 AL2, Henry Dortch 1822 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

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EDGAR LANE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 6 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Alford, Edgar Lane—Died 9:53 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1994, at his residence. He was 79, a native of Macon, Ga., and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was a retired Ethyl Corp. employee and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd.... Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by wife, Addie Belle Alford, Baton Rouge; a son, Michael Lane Alford, Baton Rouge; and two nieces, Mrs. P.J. (Louise) Vidacovich, Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Mervin (Mary Frances) Comfort, Brandon, Miss.

            Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Alford; a son, Edgar Lane Alford Jr.; and two sisters, Mrs. Leola Head and Mrs. Nellie Ector. He was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church....

 

Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 September 1914.

            See the obituary of his wife, Addie Belle Johnson Alford, in this compilation.

            He was the son of Walter Boswell Alford and Fannie Bullard.

            On his WWI Draft Registration Card, Walter Boswell Alford, age 42 living in Macon, Bibb Co., GA, was born 31 January 1877.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage, from several RootsWeb Family Trees: Edgar Lane 1914 GA1, Walter Boswell 1877 GA2, John Franklin 1836 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EDISON HOWE ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ February 1964

 

            Funeral services for Edison Howe Alford age 62 were conducted from the McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday with interment following in the Sunny Hill Cemetery.

            Alford died at his residence on Route 3, Kentwood, at 4:20 A.M. Monday [February 17] following a few days illness.

            The body lay in state at the McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood.

            Alford was a veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and cattleman.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Edna Cutrer of Kentwood; three brothers, Ray Alford and Ashford Alford, both of Sunny Hill and Ralph Alford of Bolivar; one sister, Mrs. Inez Alford of Kentwood and numerous other relatives of the Sunny Hill - Mt. Hermon area.

            McKneely Funeral Directors of Kentwood were in charge of arrangements.

 

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MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 18 February 1964

 

            Alford, Edison Howe—Died at his residence, Route 3, Kentwood at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17. He was 62, a native of Sunny Hill and a veteran of World War II.

            Body at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, where rites are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, burial in Sunny Hill Cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, the former Edna Cutrer of Kentwood; a sister, Miss Inez Alford of Kentwood, and three brothers, Ashford and Ray Alford, both of Sunny Hill, and Ralph Alford of Bolivar.

 

Photos from Sunny Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sonny Boudreaux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edison Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 May 1901, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edna Cutrer Alford; his brother Ralph Davis Alford; and his grandparents, Mary Emily Magee Alford and William Jack Alford in this compilation.

            From a family tree on Ancestry.com citing The Bala Chitto Simmons Family by Hansford L. Simmons (1965), p. 160: Edna Cutrer, born 25 October 1912; married Edison Howe Alford, born 10 May 1902 [but see his gravestone] in Washington Parish, LA, the son of Homer Walton Alford and Ella Ebella Varnado. AAFA records list his father as Walton Holmes Alford.

            The second edition of The Bala Chitto Simmons Family, p. 130, says: “Edison Howe Alford was born May 6, 1901; married Edna Cutrer, daughter of Joe Tige and Alice Rhodus Cutrer…. They live south of East Fork Church, La.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Edison Howe LA 19011, Walton Holmes 1874 LA2, William Jack 1845 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EDNA CUTRER ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—26 June 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

KENTWOOD—Edna Cutrer Alford, 87, Kentwood, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary.

            She was a nurse’s aide and a native of Tangipahoa Parish.

            Survivors include her sister, Josie “Jo” Talbert, Zachary.

            Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood today at 11 a.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m. …, with burial at East Fork Cemetery in East Fork.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 October 1912.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edison Howe Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EDNA MCKNIGHT STAFFORD ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—5 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Alford, Edna McKnight Stafford—A resident of Hammond, she died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at Hammond Nursing Home, Hammond. She was 81 and a native of Natalbany. Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday…. Interment in Sand Hill Cemetery.

            Survived by two sons, Gerald Donald Stafford, Pumpkin Center, and Elton Daniel Stafford, California; a daughter, Gwen Schmidt, Ponchatoula; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel M. Wilson, River Ridge; a brother, James W. McKnight Jr., Hammond; four half-sisters, Betty L. Taylor, Covington, Sylvia F. Lewis, Baton Rouge, and Beverly A. Williams and Linda L. Hart, both of Hammond; and a half-brother, Bob H. McKnight, Hammond.

            Preceded in death by first husband, Frank H. Stafford; second husband, George W. Alford; two brothers, Jesse E. and Charles McKnight; a half-brother, Louis A. McKnight; and parents, James and Mattie Jones McKnight.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, Ponchatoula.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 February 1917.

 

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EDNA PEARL HECKLER BILDER ALFORD TURNER

 

[Although she died in TX, we are also including her obituary here because she had lived in TX only one month and had close ties to LA.]

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 26 May 1970

 

            Turner, Mrs. Edna Alford—Died Saturday, May 23, at San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown, Tex. She was 56, a resident of 2775 Elgin St. and a native of Upperliehigh, Pa.

            Body at Rabenhorst Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Religious services at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by her nephew, the Rev. Wayne Kaufman. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery.

            Survived by her husband, Frank H. Turner, Baton Rouge; eight sisters, Mrs. Laura Larson, Boston, Mass., Mrs. Ruth Cosgrove, Mrs. Thelma Potoskie and Mrs. Mary McLaughlin, all of Freeland, Mass., Mrs. Edith Edmonds, Harrisburg, Mass., Mrs. Martha Amend, Ashland, Mass., and Mrs. Lorraine Kaufman, Gordon, Mass.; and four brothers, William Heckler, Freeland, Thomas Heckler, Ashland, Ralph Heckler, Boston Run, Mass., and Walter Heckler, Allentown, Mass.

 

Photo from Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Owens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, William Carey Alford, in this compilation.

            Edna’s first husband was Allen Chester Bilder. Chester and Edna Bilder, both age 25, are listed on the 1940 census in Gordon, Schuylkill Co., PA. Living with them is Edna’s sister Lorraine Heckler, age 20.

            Edna’s death certificate (Baytown, Harris Co., TX, FamilySearch.org) lists her parents, Walter Heckler and Martha Davis, and her birth date, 30 Sept 1913 in PA. She had lived in Baytown for one month.

 

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EDWINA HAIRE O’BRIEN ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 15 January 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

BOGALUSA—Edwina O’Brien Alford, 89, a native of Slidell and a life-long resident of Bogalusa, died yesterday in her home. She was a member of the Pentecost faith.

            Survivors include a son, Frank A. O’Brien and his wife Jeannie of Natchez, MS; two daughters, Janice O’Brien of Bogalusa and Dollie Badeaux and her husband Joseph of Kenner; a sister, Marie Brister of Bogalusa; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

            Preceding her in death was her husband, Iley O’Brien and a son, James Daniel O’Brien.

            Visitation will be held today from 6–10 p.m. at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home and will continue tomorrow after 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service, to be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m.... Burial will be in McNeese Cemetery in Sheridan.

 

 

Photos from McNeese Cemetery, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonnie Dier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwina H. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 15 August 1914 and died 13 January 2004.

            Edwina is buried with her first husband.

 

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EFFA SIMPSON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Monday, 11 July 1966

 

            Alford—On July 9, 1966, at 11 o’clock p.m., Effa, mother of Mrs. Kay Bearden of Nashville, Tenn., William Alford of New Orleans, also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, age 71 years, a resident of Bogalusa for many years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.

            Services will leave Brown Funeral Home, Bogalusa, La., Monday, July 11, at 1:30 o’clock p.m., religious services at 2 p.m. Emmanual Baptist Church, Bogalusa, La. Rev. C.D. Horne officiating.

            Interment in church cemetery, Brown Funeral Homes in charge.

FAG photo requested 5/16/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Iddo Ira Alford, in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is from the 1966 obituary of her brother Charles Houston Simpson, where she is called Mrs. Effa Alford.

 

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ELA BEATRICE ALFORD ANNISON

Sister of Thomas Harney Alford Sr., AAFA #0586

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 7 March 1979

 

            Annison, Mrs. Ela Alford—Died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 1979, Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 81, a native of Trenton, Tenn., and a resident of Zachary.

            Body at Charlet Funeral home, Zachary, with visiting from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Religious services at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel, conducted by the Rev. Roy Garrett and the Rev. Lamar Hicks. Burial in Azalea Rest Cemetery, Zachary.

            Survived by her husband, Albert Richard “Ab” Annison, Zachary; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Fitzgerald, Chaneyville; three brothers, Herbert, Harney and John Louis Alford, all of Baton Rouge; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by her brother, Herman Alford.

            She was a member of Zachary United Methodist Church.

 

Photo from Azalea Rest Cemetery, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carmen Higgins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ela Annison (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 Dec 1897 and died _____ March 1979, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sally Jane Cathcart Alford; and brothers Thomas Harney Alford Sr., Herbert L. Alford, and John Louis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ela Beatrice 1897 TN1, John L. 1870 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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ELAINE ALFORD EVANS

 

Source unknown (from FindAGrave.com memorial)

_____, LA—_____ June 2005

 

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Morehouse Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

 

            Elaine Evans born to the late Thomas and Eleanor Alford on Sept 15, 1916 departed this life on June 16, 2005. She was joined in matrimony with the late Jack Willie Evans.

            She leaves four surviving children: Catherine Evans Johnson, Joyce Evans, Bennett Evans, Ronald Evans, Robert Evans. Two sisters: Eleanor Mitchell and Velma James.16 grand children, great grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            She was preceded in death by four sisters: Gertie Broughton, Shirley Brown, Marie Devose, Vetie Marks; and four brothers: Huey, Robert, Thomas, Isaiah Alford. Two children: Altee Evans and Jackie Evans.

 

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THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—23 June 2005

 

BASTROP—Elaine Alford Evans, a homemaker, died June 16. Services are 2 p.m. today at St. Luke’s Baptist Church, Bastrop. Burial will be at Alford Cemetery, Mer Rouge. Under the direction of Funerals by McFarland, Monroe.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Elaine Evans (SS# issued in TX), last residence Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, LA, but list her death date as 15 July 2006!

 

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ELEANORE LOUISE MUNOZ ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 26 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Eleanore Louise Alford, a retired sales associate for the Grapevine, died Thursday [April 23] of lung cancer at her daughter’s home in Covington. She was 73. Mrs. Alford was born in San Francisco and lived in Mandeville for the past 16 years.

            Survivors include a daughter, Toinette Alford Seixas; two sisters, Dorothy Lopez of Los Angeles and Lorraine Benson of Bridgeport Calif.; and a grandchild. A private memorial service will be held in San Destin, Fla. E J Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eleanore Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 November 1924 and died 23 April 1998.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 [Ancestry.com] lists the birth of Eleanore Munoz in San Francisco on 13 Nov 1924, mother’s maiden name Cooper.

 

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ELIZABETH “BETTIE” ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT JOURNAL

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—21 September 1955

 

            Funeral services for Miss Betty Alfred, 92, of Greenwood, who died at 11 :50 p.m. Tuesday in a local hospital after a long illness, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Leo Herron, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. L.W. McReynolds, pastor of Greenwood Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be nephews O.D. Alfred, J.B. Alfred, S.G. Alfred, W.G. Alfred, Milburne Alfred and C.A. Collum.

            She is survived by a brother, Glenn Alfred of Shreveport and several nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Susan D. Hudson Alfred; and brothers Joe C. Alfred and Oscar Alfred in this compilation.

            This obituary is from The Journal, Fourth Quarter 2001 (Vol. XIII, No. 4), “Providence Baptist Cemetery [Caddo Parish],” by Wanda Volentine Head. It states her name and dates: 9 March 1863 -20 September 1955.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Elizabeth 1863 LA1, Warren 1816 NC2.

 

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ELIZABETH GIVENS ALFORD

Wife of Glenn Ashton Alford Sr., AAFA #0038

 

Photo from E.J. Fielding Funeral Home

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 18 October 2008

 

            Elizabeth Givens Alford passed away on Friday, October 17, 2008. She was born in Simsboro, LA on November 13, 1916 to the late William A. and Mary Elizabeth Gullatt Givens and was raised in Ruston, LA. She graduated from LA Tech, continued her graduate studies at the University of Texas and began a teaching career at Pineville High School. In 1941 Elizabeth married Glenn Alford, a State Trooper in Tallulah, LA. Glenn joined the U.S. Coast Guard, twins were born and they moved to Covington where she was “drafted” as a math teacher during the war. God blessed them with four additional children and as the last was established in school, Mrs. Alford returned to teaching Advanced Mathematics at Covington High School. She sponsored the National Honor Society, Math Club and was instrumental in leading Prep Quiz Bowl students to several consecutive victories. In time she was able to fulfill her lifelong ambition to visit “Far Away Places” from Ireland to Greece and Egypt to China.

            She is survived by two sons: John and Glenn, Jr.; four daughters: Nancy Kynerd, Susan Monlezun, Mary Lou Alford and Carolyn Ward; her brother, Raymond Givens; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the chapel at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433. Visiting hours will begin at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow services at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington.

            Sign the family Guest Book online at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

 

Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Katie O’Brien Simoneaux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth Alford (SS# issued in LA).

            See the obituary of her husband, Glenn Ashton Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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ELIZABETH POLLY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—10 April 1969

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Polly Alford, 90, were held at 10 a.m., in Calvary Baptist Church…. Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Aunt Polly had made her home with Odeal Jenkins for the last 30 years. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. She died in a local hospital, Friday, after a brief illness.

            Aunt Polly was loved by all who knew her.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Elizabeth was the wife of Joseph Sneed Alford. AAFA records show her maiden name as Polly; she is referred to as “Aunt Polly” in the obituary.

            They must have been married only a short time because on the 1900 census in Negreet, Sabine Parish, LA, Joe S. Alford, single age 25 b. March 1875 in TX, is living with his brother John P. Alford. Joseph died in 1904.

            Odeal Jenkins named in the obituary is Odeal Gandy Jenkins, daughter of Samuel Vincent Gandy and Elma Harriet Alford (or Harriet Elma Alford). Elma was the daughter of Jesse Powell Alford Jr. (1870–1906), brother of Joseph Sneed Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Joseph Sneed 1875 TX1, Jesse Powell 1828 LA2, Needham Judge 1789 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ELLA ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Friday, 1 May 2009

 

            Alford, Ella, 97, of Ringgold, died Tuesday [April 27]; services at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ford Chapel CME Church, Ringgold; burial in Shehee Cemetery, Ringgold; arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home, Ringgold.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Dec 1911, last residence Ringgold, Bienville Parish, LA.

 

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ELLA CHRYSTELLE ALFORD TRAINA

Mother of Mitchell P. Traina, AAFA #1236

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ November 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Chrystelle “Chrys” A. Traina [died] on Friday, November 18, 1994 at 3:20 a.m. Beloved wife of Louis Traina. Mother of Michael and Mitchell Traina. Also survived by 7 grandchildren. Daughter of the late Ella Morris and Iddo Alford. Sister of Donald, Roscoe and Ford Alford. Aged 69 years. A native of Mt. Hermon, LA and a resident of this city for 50 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also Hill Toppers of St. Edwards are invited to attend the funeral. Services from Leitz-Egan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd. Near Clearview, on Saturday, November 19, 1994 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Edward the Confessor, 4940 Park Drive, Metairie, LA. Interment in Garden of Memories….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chrystelle Traina (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 March 1925.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Iddo Lampton Alford and Ella Morris Alford; brothers Henry Ford Alford and Roscoe Lampton Alford; and grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            Her full name was Ella Chrystelle Alford. Names of brothers in the obituary are not correct. Donald should have been Donough. The full names of her brothers are Roscoe Lampton, Paul Donough, Oscar Jeptha “O.J.” and Henry Ford. O.J. was MIA in WWII. As a granddaughter of Jeptha M. Alford and great-granddaughter of John Seaborn Alford, Chrys has many cousins in AAFA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ella Chrystelle 1925 LA1, Iddo Lampton 1895 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELLA ERNESTINE ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—7 December 1945

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral for Ella Alford, age 40 years, were held 2 p.m. Friday from Mt. Carmel Baptist church…. Massingill funeral home in charge.

            Surviving are: brothers, Riley Alford, Bellwood, Louis Alford, Many, Edward Alford, Provencal; sister, Mrs. Affie Gandy, route four Many, Mrs. Lillie Coburn, Cotton Valley, and Mrs. Kate Coburn, Leesville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Ella Ernestine Alford, the daughter of John Jeptha Alford and his first wife, Catherine Cordelphia Williams, was born 9 Sept 1904 and died 26 Nov 1945.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ella Ernestine 1904 LA1, John Jeptha 1862 LA2, Joseph W. 1816 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ELLA MORRIS ALFORD

Grandmother of Mitchell P. Traina, AAFA #1236

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ April 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

            Mrs. Ella Morris Alford, 83, a resident of Rt. 2, Mt. Hermon, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20th, at the Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Mississippi.

            She was the wife of the late Iddo L. Alford of Mt. Hermon, and was a member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.

            Survivors include three sons, Roscoe L. Alford, Donough Alford, both of Mt. Hermon, and Ford Alford of New Roads, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Chrystelle) Traina of Metairie; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

            The body lay in state at the Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton until the time for funeral services, which were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22nd at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church…. Interment was in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

            Pallbearers were Ray Alford, Philip Alford, Paul Donough Alford, Jr., Rodney Holloway, Michael Traina, and Mitchell Traina.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 October 1899 and died April 1983.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Iddo Lampton Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Ella Chrystelle Traina, Henry Ford Alford, and Roscoe Lampton Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Oscar E. Morris and Hester Stringfield.

 

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ELLA REBECCA QUIN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—6 June 1906

 

MCCOMB CITY, Miss., June 5—Mrs Ella Quin Alford, one of the twin daughters of Dr. O.B. Quin died this morning at 10 o’clock. Mrs. Alford was 22 years of age.

            One year ago on the 7th of this month she was married to J.E. Alford, a prominent druggist of this city.

            Besides her husband she leaves an infant daughter 1 month old.

            The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of Dr. Quin.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her daughter, Ella Quin Alford Mixon, in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jacob Elias 1880 MS1, James Thomas 1840 MS2, Julius Caesar 1808 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELLA ROSE CLARKE BUSH ALFRED

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—5 May 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Ella Rose Clarke Bush Alfred, a retired cosmetologist, died Monday [30 April 2001] at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 78.

            Mrs. Alfred was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Community Baptist Church where she served as an usher.

            Survivors include a son, the Rev. Theodore J. Bush, Jr., two daughters, Ella Rose Bush Bogan, and Irene Aletha Bush Simmons, a brother Ernest Clarke, Sr. of Los Angeles, three sisters, Isabelle Gant, Doretha Thomas, and Ethel Goodman, 17 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at Battleground Baptist Church, 2241 Flood Street. Burial was at Merrick Cemetery in Violet, Plaquemines Parish. Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home was in charged of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Rose Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 June 1922 and died 30 April 2001.

 

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ELLA ROSE TAYLOR ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 18 April 2008

 

            Ella Rose Alford died on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Mother of Cathy (Dwan) Hulbert and Michael (Terry) Alford. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also members of New Generation Fellowship are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at New Generation Fellowship (Overseer E. Craig Wilson) located at 1022 S. Bengal Rd., Metairie, LA 70003. Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interment: Providence Memorial Park, Metairie, LA. Richardson Funeral Home of Jefferson in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 31 Oct 1940, last residence Kenner, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her son David Henry Alford, which includes her maiden name, in this compilation.

 

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ELLEN ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Thursday, 19 September 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Ellen Alford, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a native of Osyka, Miss. He is survived by his wife, Mary D. Scott-Alford of Hammond; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Sanders of St. Joseph, Mich., and Augustine Booker of Houston; two sons, Earnest Alford of Hammond and Bruce Alford of Mobile, Ala.; one stepson, Curtis Doughty of Benton Harbor, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Friday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Hammond, from 5 to 9 p.m. [with] … the funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holly Gardens Cemetery, Hammond. N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellen Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 August 1914.

            See the obituary of his twin brother, Eddie Alford, in this compilation.

            His name is spelled Ellion and Elion in census reports.

            The N.A. James Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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ELLIE SAUERWIN BENNETT ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 19 February 2006

 

            Alford, Ellie Sauerwin Bennett—A resident of Walker, she died at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at her home. She was 78 and a native of Bluebank, Tenn. Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006.... Interment in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery in Denham Springs.

            She is survived by a daughter, Constance “Connee” Bennett; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Eric Nathan and Maurie Alford, and Charles Aaron Alford [not named in her husband’s obituary]; grandchildren, Erica Raevyn and Shelby Nicole Alford, Rebecca and Jude Ray Carrier and Sharon and Steven D. Madden; great-grandchildren Katie and Ashley King-Carter [sic] and Christopher and Chase Madden; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and the deceased husband’s extended families. She is also survived by sisters, Geraldine Lopresto and Mamie Lou Butler.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Farrell Floyd Alford; parents, Charles Martin and Mamie Gladys Ward Sauerwin; son, Benjamin Bennett Jr.; four brothers and a great grandson, Kevin Brian King.

            She was a member and sung in the choir of Eden Baptist Church in Denham Springs. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a crossing guard....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellie S. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Dec 1927, last residence Walker, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Farrel Floyd Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELLON O. ALFORD

 

Warren Meadows Funeral Home

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—_____ October 2012

 

Ellon O Alford

 

            Funeral services for Ellon O Alford, 90, of Florien, LA, will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Wood officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 6:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

            Ellon O Alford was born on Monday, September 11, 1922 in Sabine Parish, LA. She passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Sabine Medical Center in Many, LA.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lou Ellon Landrum Alford; brothers, Elvin Alford, Blackie Alford and Truman V. Alford; and niece, Ginger Parkman.

            She is survived by her nephew, Jim Alford and wife Carolyn of Houma, LA.; niece, Mary Ellen Robinson of Many, LA.; niece, Pete Alford of Mt. Carmel, LA.; niece, Susan Mitchell and husband Steve of Peason, LA.; and nephew, Robert Alford of Houston, TX; along with a host of great nieces, great nephews and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Steve Mitchell, Dale Chandler, Daron Chandler, Greg Ellzey, Brian Davis, Bro. Joe Henrickson and Robert Alford.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Stan Self, J.B. Anderson, Wayne Robinson, Alfice Brumley and Billy Evans.

 

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Photo from Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcelle Slaughter

Photo posted 5/31/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Lou Ellen Landrum Alford; and brothers Harvey Alvin “Blackie” Alford and Truman Varnell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ellen O. 1922 LA1, James Munroe 1880 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC 5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELMER EUGENE “GENE” ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—14 February 2008

 

            Mr. Elmer Eugene “Gene” Alford, 72 years old of Ponchatoula, died Monday, January 28, 2008 at his residence. He was born on Thursday, June 27, 1935 in Ponchatoula, son of the late Henry and Carmen Blackwell Alford.

            Surviving are his niece and nephew and great-nieces and great-nephews.

            He is preceded in death by his sister, Mattie Plow.

            Friends will be received on Sunday, February 16, 2008 at Harry McKneely and Son in Ponchatoula from 1:00 pm until the Memorial Service begins at 2:00 pm. An online Guestbook is available at http://www.harrymckneely.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elmer E. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

 

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ELMER OSCAR ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—17 March 1932

 

            Oscar Elmer Alford died March 3rd and buried in the Roberts cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jack Alford, and was born on 12-16-1876. In 3-1906, he married Nola Alford and had a son, Harold. He married second Ann Alford, a sister to his first wife, and had 2 sons.

            Survivors are 2 sons, W.H. of Sunny Hill and Carl (Bob) Alford of Mt. Hermon, 3 sisters, Mrs. Ella Merritt of Hammond, Mrs. Rose Haselquist of New Orleans, and Mrs. Blanche Butler of Little Rock, Ark.

 

Photo from Roberts Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Richard Carl Alford and Lynell Jesse “Boot” Alford; parents, Mary Emily Magee Alford and William Jack Alford; and sister Lula Lucille Alford in this compilation.

            Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956 [familysearch.org] lists Elmer Oscar Alford, died 3 March 1932 in Sunny Hill, Washington Parish, LA, born Sunny Hill, LA, married, spouse Annie Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Elmer Oscar 1876 LA1, William Jack 1845 LA2, William 1804 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ELMO V. ALFORD

Uncle of Mary Alford Schilling, AAFA #0056

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—21 August 1930

 

            Elmo Alford, son of Mrs. Tina Alford died Friday in New Orleans. The remains were brought home and buried in the cemetery at the Bogue Chitto church. Survivors are his mother and 2 sisters. He was 19 years of age.

 

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THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—28 August 1930

 

            Elmo Alford, only son of his widowed mother, Mrs. Tena Alford. He was born and reared near Mt. Hermon. When about 8 years old, he lost his father, Virgil Alford.

            Interment was at the Boguechitto cemetery. He leaves a mother and 2 sisters.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Alice Bethena “Tena” Alford Alford; sisters Willene Alford Stafford and Wanza Mildred Alford Alford; and his grandfather John Griffin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His paternal lineage: Elmo V. 1011 LA1, Virgil 1881 LA2, John Griffin 1850 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            His maternal lineage: Elmo V. 1011 LA1, Alice Bethena 1883 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, continue with previous lineage.

 

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ELMORE ALFORD

 

WINN PARISH ENTERPRISE

Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—31 October 1935

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Elmore Alford, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Alford, who reside on the Winnfield-Marble Quarry highway, died Sunday, October 27, following an illness of several weeks with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Winnfield Cemetery with the Rev. Alwin Stokes, pastor Winnfield Presbyterian Church officiating.

            Surviving are the parents, the father being an employee at the quarry, two sisters, and one brother.

 

AAFA NOTES: This family is listed on the 1930 census in Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA, dwelling #255: Lawrence Alford, age 38 railroad boiler washer; his wife Euda W. 28; and children Elmo 9, Violet 8, Edward 4, and (daughter) Thellas 1 year 2 months. All were born in LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Elmore’s lineage: Elmore about 1920 LA1, Lawrence 1893 LA2, Warren Lee 1868 MS3, Julius C. 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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ELOUISE MILLER ALFORD

 

[Although she died in MS, we are publishing her obituary here because she was born, lived, and was buried in Washington Co., LA.]

 

THE ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 30 October 2005

 

            Elouise Miller Alford, 83, of Mount Hermon [Washington Parish], La., died Oct. 28, 2005, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia [Pike Co., MS].

            Services were 11 a.m. Saturday at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton [Washington Co.], La.... Burial was in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Mount Hermon to Marvin E. and Florence Burch Miller.

            She was a member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Alford.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki [Victoria Sue] Alford and James Crain of Mount Hermon; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Linda Alford of Kentwood, La.; two sisters, Verna Alford and Nell Simmons, both of Franklinton; two grandsons, Joshua and Jimmy Crain; and two great-grandchildren, Dalton and Baileigh Crain.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elouise Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, La.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Clifford Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her sister Verna Miller Alford in this compilation.

            The 1930 census in Washington Parish lists the family of Marvin and Florence Miller, including 2 daughters, Verna, age 14, and Eloise, age 8.

 

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ELOISE RICHARD ALFRED

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Monday, 20 February 2006

 

            Eloise Richard Alfred on February 13, 2006 at 5:15 p.m. at Keneestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.

            Wife of Louis Alfred, Jr. Mother of Pamela Alfred-George, Louis Alfred, III and Stephen Alfred. Daughter of the late Rebecca and Francisco Richard. Sister of Frank Richard, Sr. Grandmother of Jordan Alexander George and Rebecca Alexis George, Ariel, Courteney, Shauntrelle and Theodore George, III. Mother-in-law of Wanda Alfred and Theodore George, Jr. Sister-in-law of Mildred, Yvonne and Armand Alfred and Carrie Barnes Richard. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, one sister-in-law.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also Parishoners of St. Gabriel The Archangel, St. Mathias and St. Leo The Great Churches and Solid Rock Church; employees of Orleans Parish School Board, John Dibert Elementary School, NORD Summer Program, EEOC and members Top Ladies of Distinction are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. from Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 411 North Rampart Street, Reverend Michael P. Jack, SSE, celebrant. Entombment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Arrangements by Magee Funeral Home, Rev. David M. Patin, Sr. and Gweina Magee Patin, Directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show Eloise M. Alfred (SS# issued in LA), born 26 Sept 1927 and died 2 Feb 2006, last residence New Orleans. If this is the same person, the death dates differ.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Louise Alfred Jr., in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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ELSIE BIRD HALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 9 August 2012

 

            Elsie Bird Halford passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the age of 78. She was the daughter of the late Eldred and Mildred Bird.

            Elsie was a graduate of Loyola University Law School, and practiced as an Attorney-at-Law in the New Orleans area for 40 years.

            Elsie is survived by her sons: Keith and William (Melanie); grandchildren: Julia, Margit, Justin and Kathryn; sister, Alexandrine Knapp (Cyrus); and nieces: Cynthia and Cheryl Knapp.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Interment will follow at Hope Mausoleum. A reception will be held afterwards at Elsie’s home to celebrate her life and the many lives she touched through her friendship, stewardship, and generosity. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoencanalstreet.com

 

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

 

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ELTON ALFORD

 

the ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 11 October 1969

 

            Alford, Elton—Died Friday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 a.m. at Lallie Kemp Hospital, Independence. He was a native of St. Helena, a resident of Kentwood, Rt. 1, and was 45.

            Body to be at Brown Funeral Home in Kentwood until the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Brown chapel. Rev. P.W. Sibley and Rev. Edgar Smith will conduct. Burial will be in Alford Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Morris Easley Jr., Shelby Gene Alford, Aubry Hughes, Neil Alford, Layton Alford Jr. and Richard Butler.

            Survivors include one son, Elton L. Alford, Kemwick [probably Kennewick, Benton Co.], Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Conrad, Richland, Wash., Mrs. Jessie Tomkin and Miss Adelia Alford, both of Kemwick; a sister, Mrs. Bernell Lea, Kentwood, Rt. 1; a brother, Layton Alford, Baton Rouge, and a granddaughter.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elton Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Aug 1924 and died _____ Oct 1969, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, Robert Parish Alford; and brother Layton Harris Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Elton 1924 LA1, Robert Parish 1892 LA2, William Cornelius 1870 LA3, Robert Parish 1848 LA4, Julius Harmon 1819 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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ELTON ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 23 May 2008

 

Photo from Charlet Funeral Home

 

            A kind and compassionate man, Elton Alford died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was 82, a native of Bogalusa and a resident of Zachary. He was retired from James River Corp., where he had been employed for 41 years.

            Visitation at the First Baptist Church in Zachary on Friday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until memorial service at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. Reggie Bridges, assisted by Dr. B.H. Brantley and the Rev. Tom Higginbotham.

            He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Johnnie Lou McGehee Alford, of Zachary; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne Peay and James L. Peay, of Zachary; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy W. Alford and Jill Craft Alford, of Baton Rouge; seven grandchildren, John K. Kent and wife Kim, James L. Peay II and wife Michelle, Ashley D. Alford, Michael E. Alford, Alex E. Craft, Kate G. Kraft and Jack A. Craft; three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mattie Alford; and a brother, J.M. Alford.

            He loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.

            Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice Care Services of Louisiana, 5608 Main St., Zachary, LA 70791. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.charletfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Owens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elton Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Feb 1926 [different than gravestone], last residence Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Johnnie Lou McGehee Alford, in this compilation.

            A Family Tree on Ancestry.com list his mother as Mattie McKenzie.

 

1930 Census

Beat 3 (District 4), Walthall Co., MS, dwelling #437

 

Arthur Alford    head      28      LA MS LA  farmer     age 19 at first marriage

Mattie                 wife       27      MS MS MS                 age 18 at first marriage

J.M.                    son           7      MS LA MS

Elton                  son           4      LA LA MS

Arnold                son           2      LA LA MA

+ an unrelated lodger

 

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ELVA MAE GRICE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 18 August 1989

 

            Alford, Mrs. Elva Mae—Died 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 1989, at her residence in St. Helena Parish. She was 69, and a native of St. Helena Parish. Visiting at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, 6 p.m. Friday until religious services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Shady Hurst and the Rev. Bill Galloway. Interment in New Zion Cemetery.

            Survived by husband, Flavius Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Velma Ann) Kliesch, St. Helena Parish; two sons, William “Tommy” Alford, Baton Rouge, and Paul Alford, St. Helena Parish; a sister, Mrs. Velma Lee Wall, St. Helena Parish; and seven grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by parents, Tom and Minnie Grice; two brothers, Charles and Walter L. Grice; and a sister, Mrs. Hettie Allen.

            McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elva M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Feb 1920, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

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

 

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ELVIN ROY ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Tuesday, 24 July 2007

 

 

 

HALL SUMMIT [Red River Parish], LA—Elvin Roy Alford, 62, of Hall Summit, LA passed away on July 22, 2007 after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

            Funeral services will be held at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 11 A.M.... Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hall Summit, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, 2007 from 6 P.M. until 9 P.M. at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born July 1, 1945 in Powhatan, LA. He worked as a dragline operator at Dolet Hills Lignite Company and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. “Monk,” as he was affectionately called by his grandchildren, loved spending time with his family.

            Elvin was preceded in death by his parents, Tressie and Mayfield Alford, Sr.; sister, Addie Wood; and brothers, Clyde Tate, Edgar Alford, Merrel Alford, Mayfield (Slick) Alford, Jr., Robert Alford and Jerrel Alford.

            Elvin is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Mary Frances (Fran) Stevens Alford; two sons, Ken Alford and wife, Tonya of Minden, LA and Scott Alford and wife, Elizabeth of Jamestown, LA; one daughter, Heather Alford Randolph and husband, Jason of West Monroe, LA; four brothers, Bide Tate of Coushatta, LA, Bill Alford of Shreveport, LA, Albert Alford of Natchitoches, LA and Jimmy Alford of Benton, LA; four sisters, Clara Solice and Doris Pleasant of Robeline, LA, Ann Person of Harrison, AR, and Juanita Duval of Haughton, LA; five grandchildren, Hunter, Elise, and Claire Alford and Gavin and Hayden Randolph; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Stanley Moseley, Paxton Moseley, Mark Moseley, Kenneth Norred, Randy Wilson and Wayne Moore. Honorary Pallbearers will be Warren Perkins, Jasper Norred, and W.D. Yates....

 

 

Photos from Mount Zion Cemetery, Hall Summit, Red River Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elvin R. Alford (SS# issued in LA).

            See the obituaries of his mother, Tressie Augusta Phillips Tate Alford; brothers Robert Lyle Alford, Jerrel Alford and Merrel Alford (twins); and his half-sister Addie Alford Woods in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Edgar Alphonso Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Elvin Roy 1945 LA1, Mayfield 1897 LA2, Frank A. 1858 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA8.

            His ALFRED lineage, from his paternal grandmother: Annie 1876 TX3, Jesse 1847 MS4, David Turner 1814 VA5.

 

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EMMA B. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 10 October 1947

Included (incomplete) in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            At the residence, 429 Sixth street, Gretna, La., on Wednesday, October 8, 1947, at 7 o’clock p.m., Emma B. Alford, beloved daughter of the late Emma Watson and James Alford, sister of Mrs. Jennie Barksdale, Henry H., and Virgil Alford and the late Mrs. H.B. Buford, Georgia, James and William Alford, aged 72 years; a native of Gretna, La.      Relatives and friends of the family, also the Altar Society of St. Joseph church are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Friday, October 10, 1947, at 9 o’clock a.m., from the Gretna Funeral Home of E.J. Mothe, 505 Amelia avenue. Religious services at St. Joseph church. Interment in Hook and Ladder cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 10 October 1947

 

            Funeral services for Miss Emma Alford, 71, who died Wednesday night at her home, 429 Sixth street, Gretna, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the E.J. Mothe Funeral home, 505 Amelia avenue, Gretna. Interment will be in the Hook and Ladder cemetery.

            A well known charity worker in her community, Miss Alford sewed regularly for the orphans at Hope Haven and had taken home an article of unfinished needle work Wednesday. She was a native of Gretna and a member of the Altar Society of St. Joseph church, St. Margaret’s Daughters, Sacred Heart League, Blessed Virgin Sodality and a member of St. Joseph’s church.

            Survivors include a sister, Mrs. R.P. Barksdale of New Orleans, and two brothers, Henry Alford of Gretna, and Virgil Alford of Algiers.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James E. Alford and Emma Watson Alford; and her siblings Georgianna “Georgia” Alford, Henry Warren Alford, Jennie Alford Barksdale, and Virgil S. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Note from Find A Grave photographer Joseph Mann: The burial location for Emma B. Alford is believed to be in the James Alford family plot where her father, James E. Alford, is buried. Her name is not listed on the grave.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Emma B. 1875 LA1, James E. 1840 LA2, Edward S. 1820 Ireland3.

 

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EMMA MILLER ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—22 May 1959

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Alford, age 87, who died at her home May 17, were conducted at Many Church of Christ at 3 p.m. May 18…. Interment was in Pilgrims Rest cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral home.

            Survivors are daughters, Mrs. B.J. Tidwell, Sr., of Many; son, Eugene Alford of Houston; four grandsons, four granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were James Parmer, Thomas Welch, Virgie Welch, Wayne Tidwell, LeWayne Horton and Harry Walker.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Bob Taylor – LM on bio page 9/13/2013 – 5/16/2014 no activity since 11/2013

Taken by photographer Bob Taylor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of Emma’s children William Riley Alford, Eugene Field Alford, and Bertha Bell Alford Tidwell in this compilation.

            Emma Miller was born June 18, 1871, daughter of Alec and Sarah R. Miller, and widow of Needham Judge Alford, born March 5/15, 1863, son of William Theodore Alford and Margaret Maximillion.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Needham Judge 1863 LA1, William Theodore 1832 LA2, Needham Judge 1789 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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EMMA ROSETTA MILLER ALFORD

Grandmother of Faye Alford Swan, AAFA #0220, and Delores Alford Thomas, AAFA #0641

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ March 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

            Final rites were conducted on Wednesday, March 3, 1971 at 2 p.m. at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church of Mt. Hermon, La. for Mrs. Alford, the former Emma R. Miller, daughter of the late Needam and Fannie Miller.

            Mrs. Alford was born August 8, 1885, being almost 86 years of age when she expired after a lengthy illness of several years. She was a long time resident of Mt. Hermon, La. She passed away at Riverside Medical Center on March 1, 1971 on Monday at 10:40 p.m.

            She was preceded in death by 2 daughters Fannie Lelia Mae and Frankie L. Alford R.N. and is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wiley B. Alford, 3 sons, Berchel of Kentwood, La., Ollie Jim, and Jeptha, both of Mt. Hermon, La.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Shelton (Allie) Brick [sic—should be Brock] and Mrs. Bosia (Blanche) Brock both of New Orleans, La., 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren, also six brothers.

            …. Interment was in the church cemetery. Capp’s Funeral Home of Tylertown, Miss, directed the final rites. Pallbearers were Warren Mayley, Ralph and Jerry Brock, Jack Frabbiele, Downey Miller, and Jewell Simmons.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Wiley Banton Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Allie Alford Brock, Berchel Lazer Alford, Jeptha Needham Alford, and Blanche Alford Brock in this compilation.

            Emma Rosetta Miller was the daughter of Needham Miller and Francesca M. Belltati.

 

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EMMA WATSON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Monday, 7 December 1931

 

            Alford—Entered into rest on Sunday, December 6, 1931, at 10:45 o’clock p.m., Emma Watson, wife of the late James E. Alford and mother of Mrs. H.M. [Adele] Buford, Mrs. R. [Jennie] Barksdale, Emma, James, William, Henry and Virgil Alford, aged 79 years, a native of New Orleans, La., and a resident of Gretna, La., 63 years.

            The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Monday evening, December 7, 1931, at 4 o’clock, from the late residence, 512 Lafayette avenue.

            Interment in Hook and Ladder cemetery. Fred Leitz in charge.

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 8 December 1931

 

            Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p.m. for Mrs. Emma Alford, nee Watson of Gretna, who died Sunday at 10:45 p.m. Mrs. Alford was the widow of James E. Alford. She is survived by three daughters and four sons, Mrs. H.M. [Adele] Buford, Mrs. R. [Jennie] Barksdale, Miss Emma Alford and James, William, Henry and Virgil Alford, also a number of grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James E. Alford; and children Emma B. Alford, Georgianna “Georgia” Alford, Henry Warren Alford, Jennie Alford Barksdale, and Virgil S. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Note from Find A Grave photographer Joseph Mann: The burial location for Emma Watson Alford is believed to be in the James Alford family plot where her husband, James E. Alford, is buried. Her name is not listed on the grave.

 

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ERIC RYAN ALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Leesville, Vernon Parish, LA—10 March 2005

 

            Funeral services for Eric Ryan Alford, 18, of Florien, will be held at 3 p.m. today, March 10, 2005 at Florien High School with Revs. Jimmy Evans, Randal Beason, Buddy Airhart, Melvin Smith, Jerry Key and Wayne Chance officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery in Florien under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home of Many. Alford died Sunday, March 06, in Florien.

            He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Travis Cleo Alford; cousin, Rena Lacy Alford; grandfather, Paul Waymon Swindle, Sr. and great-grandparents, Marquette and Marie Gore.

            He is survived by his parents, Ryan and Geri Alford of Florien; two sisters, Allison Lynn and Katelynn Marie Alford both of Florien; paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Alford of Florien; paternal grandparents, Travis and Betty Alford of Florien; uncles, Reed and Jenny and family, Randy and Denise and family, Rocky and Kaylan and family, Ronnie and Vicky and family and Rankin and Alicia and family, all of Florien; aunts, Robbin and Walter Weeks and family of Florien and Sherrie and John Simpson and family, of Many; maternal grandparents, Bill and Linda Sterling of Eagle Pass, Texas; uncle, Paul and Stacy Swindle and family of Florien; aunt, Candi and Chris Funderburk and family of Florien; great uncle, Theddie Miller of Florien; great aunt, Dean Mullens of Florien; extended family, Tony and Carla Parker and family of Florien.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eric R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 21 Jan 1987, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his great-great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Ellzy Alford Dowden; and his great-grandfather Travis Cleo Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Eric Ryan 1987 LA1, Ryan ???? LA2, Travis ???? LA3, Travis Cleo 1907 LA4, Litus Ezra 1882 AR5, John P. 1850 GA6, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA7.

 

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ESCO SEABORN ALFORD

Father of Christine Liza Alford Knight, AAFA #0741

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ April 1958

 

            Funeral services for Esco Alford, age 79, were conducted from the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the services in charge of the pastor, the Rev. C.E. Blevins, assisted by the Rev. C. L. Howard, pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church. Interment was in the Bogue Chitto cemetery, adjacent to the church.

            Mr. Alford died at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday [April 15] in the Tylertown Hospital where he was a patient for about one week following a paralytic stroke at his home one week earlier. He had been in Franklinton frequently in recent weeks and was apparently in excellent health until the time he was stricken.

            Mr. Alford was a retired farmer and dairyman and was a lifelong resident of the Bogue Chitto community where he was active in community projects in education, church and civic undertakings. For several years he was a member of the Washington Parish Jury Commission.

            The body lay in state at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Bickham in the Bogue Chitto community until time for the services at the church.

            Survivors include one son, T.W. Alford of San Diego, California, two daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Dewes) Bickham of Mt. Hermon, and Mrs. C.B. (Christine) Knight of Baton Rouge, one brother, Birdie P. Alford of Mt. Hermon, one sister, Mrs. Tena Alford of Franklinton, one half brother, Jacob Alford of Mt. Hermon, two half sisters, Mrs. Agnes Haley, Pineville, Louisiana and Mrs. C.W. Penny of Mt. Hermon; six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

            Brown Funeral directors of Kentwood were in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children, Christine Liza Alford Knight, Alcus E. Alford, and Tolbert W. Alford; father, Seaborn Lochran Alford; siblings Alice Bethena “Tena” Alford Alford, Joseph Benjamin Alford, and Milton John Alford; and sister-in-law Frances Clotena “Fannie” Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is misspelled Sebron on his gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Esco Seaborn 1878 LA1, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ESTELLE COURTNEY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—9 March 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Alford, Estelle Courtney—A retired dental assistant at East Louisiana State Hospital, Jackson, with 32 years of service, she died Friday, March 8, 1996, at Chalmette Medical Center, Chalmette. She was 66, a longtime resident of Jackson and a native of St. Helena Parish. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home, Clinton, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday with Order of Eastern Star services at 7 p.m.... Interment [Sunday] in New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood.

            Survived by a sister, Sybil Battaglia, Chalmette, two brothers, Tulley Courtney, Arabi, and William Courtney, Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by husband Pete Alford; parents, and three brothers, Gordon, Thomas and Jack Courtney.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church, Jackson, and St. Albans No. 80, Jackson, of Order of Eastern Star.

 

Photo from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (New Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 June 1929.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clark Lea “Pete” Alford, in this compilaton.

 

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ESTELLE RODDY ALFRED

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 10 September 2007

 

            Estelle Roddy “Sweet” Alfred—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. She was 86 and a native of Slaughter.

            Visiting at Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m..... Interment in Fair Deal Cemetery, Slaughter.

            She is survived by her four sisters, Inez Payne Davis and Lillie Hatcher, both of Baton Rouge, Mattie Smart, of Baker, and Dorothy Clay, of Detroit; four brothers, Carey, James and spouse Paula, and Nathaniel, all of Baton Rouge, and Leroy and spouse Audrey, of Slaughter.

            Preceded in death by her father and mother, Willie and Estelle Heatley Roddy; three sisters and five brothers.

            Pallbearers will be James Roddy, Calvin Smart, Edward Smart, William Smart, Patrick Davis, Frederick Roddy and Nathaniel Roddy. Honorary pallbearers are Irvin Heatley, Carey Roddy, Leroy Roddy, Larry Smart and Ira Adrian LeDuff. Arrangements by Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton.

 

 

Photos from Fairdeal Cemetery, Slaughter, East Feliciana Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 March 1921, last residence Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            Her date of death in the obituary and SSDI record is September 2, different from her gravestone.

 

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ETHEL LEE ALFRED

 

Owens-Thomas Funeral Home

Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA—_____ February 2009

 

March 4, 1937 - February 20, 2009

 

            Funeral services for Ethel Lee Alfred, 71, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Greater Mt. Pleasant B.C. Mrs. Alfred, a resident of Ville Platte, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at the Savoy Medical Center. A wake will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Owens-Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel L. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 March 1937, last residence Mamou, Evangeline Parish, LA.

 

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ETHEL LEONA ALFORD WEDGEWORTH JAMERSON COCHRAN

Mother of Floyd Foster Wedgeworth, AAFA #0862

 

Photo from Wedgeworth, Wedgworth Family in America family tree (Ancestry.com)

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Thursday, 17 August 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Ethel Leona Cochran, 80, of Florien, died Thursday, Aug. 10, in an Alexandria Nursing Home.

            The funeral was at 3 p.m., Saturday, in Progress Baptist Church…. Burial was in Progress Cemetery, under the direction of Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home.

            Survivors include three sons, G.W. Wedgeworth of Pineville, Foster Wedgeworth of Shreveport, and Delmar Jamerson of Dallas; five daughters, Corrine Hunt of Sinton, Texas, Christine Harrison of Pleasant Hill, Jerry Ross of Center, Texas, Barbara Graves of Shreveport, and Patsy McMillan of Leesville; two stepdaughters, Jessmer Collum of Pleasant Hill, and Irene Blessingame of Michigan; three stepsons, Orville Jamerson of Tennessee, Hubert Jamerson, and O’Neil Jamerson, both of Michigan; one brother, Bob Alford of Texas; two sisters, Annie Slay of Shreveport, and Rosa Mae Flannigan of Hornbeck; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

 

Photo from Progress Cemetery, Pleasant Hill,Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Photo taken by photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Annie Lee Alford Slay, and Tibitha Tennessee Alford Brewster; and her half-siblings Rosa Mae Alford Wells Flanigan and Wilton L. Alford in this compilation.

            Ethel Leona Alford was born 5 March 1898, daughter of Louis Charles Alford and Sarah Elizabeth White. Ethel was married three times: to Arthur A. Wedgeworth, Jimmy “Rube” Jamerson, and Thurman Cochran. She reportedly had 14 children. In 1930 she was enumerated as Ethel H. Jimerson and the household had three Wedgeworth boys as stepsons of J. Rube Jimerson. She is buried as JAMERSON.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ethel Leona 1898 LA1, Louis Charles 1862 LA2, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ETHEL THERESA CAPITON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Tuesday, 9 May 1967

 

            On Monday, May 8, 1967, at 7:30 o’clock a.m., Ethel C. Alford, wife of the late Burnam Rand Alford, mother of Mrs. Mollie Graham, sister of Theodore Cotonio Jr., and the late Mrs. Malcolm Barlow and Mrs. Carolina Sanderson of New Orleans and Mrs. Geoffrey Bourne of London, England, aunt of Theodore III, William and Leonard Cotonio, Mrs. John R. Richards and Mrs. Roland von Kurnatowski….

            Services from the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Inc., 4127 S. Claiborne ave. … on Tuesday morning, May 9, 1967, at 11:30 o’clock.

            Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

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Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Mike & Bushy Hartman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 11 June 1888 and died _____ May 1967, last residence New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Burnum Rand Alford, in this compilation.

            Members of Ethel’s family are sometimes listed in records with the surname Capiton, (Ethel’s father and her mother’s first husband) and sometimes with Cotonio (Ethel’s mother’s second husband). Her gravestone lists her as Ethel Capitan, which appears to be incorrect.

            From New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records Index, 1831-1920 (Ancestry.com): Ethel’s mother, Mollie Agnes Mahan, age 20, married John August Capiton, age 26 (Jean-Baptiste Auguste Capiton on Ancestry family trees) on 20 Aug 1887.

            On the 1900 census, Mary Capiton, age 44 [sic] widow, and her 4 daughters (Ada, Inez, Katie, and Margaret) are living in New Orleans Ward 14, next door to Theodore Cotonio, age 33 single lawyer b. Italy, and his mother Caroline Cotonio.

            In 1910, Theodore Cotonio and his wife Molly are living in New Orleans Ward 14 with 3 daughters (Ethel was married) and one son, all listed with the last name Cotonio: Inez, Carrie, Margaretta, and Theodore Jr.

            In Theodore Cotonio’s obituary, he is listed as the stepfather of Mrs. B.R. [Ethel Theresa] Alford and Mrs. J.M. [Marie Inez] Barlow.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 5 September 1956

 

 

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EUGENE BOOTH ALFORD

Grandfather of Barbara Ann Alford, AAFA #0044, and Roy Gilbert Alford, AAFA #1184

 

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Eugene Booth Alford and his wife Sarah Emma Lorena Smith

From AAFA files

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—13 May 1948

 

            Eugene Booth Alford, 65 years of age, died suddenly at his home in Mt. Hermon Saturday afternoon, May 8, following a heart attack. Mr. Alford was a native of Washington parish and his many friends were shocked to learn of his sudden death. He had been in failing health for a number of months but was active.

            Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Bogue Chitto Baptist church with the Rev. W.F. Hutson officiating. Interment was made in the Bogue Chitto cemetery with the Brown Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lorena Smith Alford, of Mt. Hermon; five sons, Seth and Raymond of Mt. Hermon, Lt. Colonel Tharon Alford, AAF, Roy and Amos Alford, of Texas; four daughters, Mrs. James Evans and Mrs. Jewel Miller, of Bogalusa, Mrs. H. Smith, of New Jersey, and Mrs. Dewitt Sullivan, of New Orleans.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford; children Natalie Alford Sullivan, Raymond Gene Alford Sr., Roy Smith Alford, and Clara Mae Alford Smith; and his grandchildren Carol Wade Alford, Farrell O. Alford, Kenneth S. Alford, and Mark Alan Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Eugene Booth 1882 LA1, Willis Jacob 1847 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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EUGENE FIELD ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—19 July 1979

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Eugene Alford, 79, of Bossier City, died on Wednesday, July 18, at 1 a.m., following an extended illness.

            Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Bertha Tidwell of Many; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 19, at 2 p.m., in the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will follow in the Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by photographer Bob Taylor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 September 1899.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Emma Miller Alford; and siblings Bertha Bell Alford Tidwell and William Riley Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Bessie Lou Kirkpatrick Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            Eugene Field Alford was the son of Needham Judge Alford and Emma Miller. He married Bessie Lou Kirkpatric. They had no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Eugene Field 1899 LA1, Needham Judge 1863 LA2, William Theodore 1832 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EULA MAE ALFORD FORTENBERRY

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—23 June 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Fortenberry, Eula Alford—Died 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at her residence in Baton Rouge. She was 91 and a native of Kentwood. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St.... Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joycelyn F. and Jeff Gilpin, Central, and Claudine F. and Dale Saint, Baton Rouge; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Leroy A. Jr. and Billye Fortenberry, Greenwell Springs, and Luther J. Fortenberry, Baton Rouge; two sisters, Ontee A. Magee, Kentwood, and Norma A. Fortenberry, Magnolia, Miss.; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, Leroy A. Fortenberry Sr.

            Pallbearers will be Jeff Gilpin, Dale Saint, David Landry, Barry and Bubba Fortenberry and Jeffrey Achord. Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Istrouma Baptist Church. She was a member of Istrouma Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lindsey Waite

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eula Fortenberry (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 June 1903.

            See the obituary of her sister Rosa Ontee Alford Magee in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Norma P. Alford Fortenberry in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Eula was the daughter of Martin Luther Alford, born 5 July 1877 in Washington Parish, LA, the son of Jesse Lewis Alford and Philone C. Carson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Eula Mae 1903 LA1, Martin Luther 1877 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EULA MAE BYRD ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—29 January 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Eula Mae Alford were held Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at 10 a.m., at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment was in Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Summitt Hospital in Bossier City. The former Miss Eula Mae Byrd was the last surviving child of the ten children of Lafayette Washington Byrd and Martha Ann Hardin Byrd. Mrs. Alford was born Aug. 30, 1900, in Mt. Carmel Community. She died at the age of 96. Until Thanksgiving, 1996, she lived by herself in the family home on Fisher Rd.

            Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Alford worked at Peason Sawmill, and with other logging companies in Kissimee, Fla. Mrs. Alford managed the old McNeely Hotel in Many for several years, and was a popular resident of Many. At least two of her siblings attended college through her generosity. She married Floyd Alford, Dec. 27, 1945. they lived the remainder of their lives in Many.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Sabine Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of the Eastern Star, chapter 3, Florien, and the Alford Heights Baptist Church. She was a former Worthy Matron for the Peason Eastern Star Chapter.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Floyd Alford, who died in February, 1974; and by nine siblings, Julia Catherine Davis, Joseph W. Byrd, Effie Oxley, Emma Oxley, Luther Byrd, Lula Ross, Pearl Patrick, Ruth Enis, and Oma Chance.

            She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom still reside in Many. Mrs. Alford was cared for in her later years by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, and great-great nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records (SS# issued in LA) confirm Eula Alford’s birth and death dates.

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

 

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EULA MAY RAMSEY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—1 September 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Alford age 48, who died August 24th were conducted at Antioch Baptist Church at 3 p.m. August 25th…. Interment was in church cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral home.

            Pallbearers: Clifton Ammons, Harold Veuleman, R. L. and Doyle Randolph, Freddie Hippler and Marvin E. Ramsey.

            Survivors are her husband, P.G. Alford, of Florien, sons Truett and Jerry Wayne Alford both of Florien, her mother Mrs. May Ramsey of Many, brother, Marvin Ramsey of Houston, sisters Mrs. Ray Fletcher of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Estelle Veuleman of Many.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Percy George Alford, in this compilation.

            Eula May Ramsey was born Sept. 4, 1912, daughter of James Lonnie Ramsey and May Gibson.

 

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EULON ALFRED ALFORD

AAFA #0213

Father of Shirley Alford Brilleaux, AAFA #0399

Brother of Helen Alford Bankston, AAFA #0398, and Haidee Alford Reeves, AAFA #0210

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—30 April 1993

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Major Eulon A. Alford, USAF (ret) died April 28, 1993 in North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond LA. Husband of Yvonne Felder Alford of Hammond. Father of Shirley Alford Brilleaux of Essex, England and Paul William Alford of Hammond. Grandfather of Kelly Elizabeth Brilleaux and Nicholas Paul Brilleaux of Essex, England. Brother of Kathleen Reeves of Albany, Helen Bankston of Hammond Chat Johnson of Lake Charles, Lillian McFarland of Houston, TX, and the late Lucille Cole, Mary Cory, and Bailey Monroe Alford, Jr.

            Age 71. Native of Lorange, LA and resident of Hammond. He was a US Air Force Veteran of World War II and Commander of the 236 Mobil Communication Flight, Hammond, LA. He was past president of Hammond Rotary, and retired as a public school teacher having served in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes; he was a Gideon and Deacon and active member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Hammond, LA.

            Family and friends are invited to attend the religious services at the Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond on Saturday, May 1 at 10 AM. Interment will follow in the John Felder Memorial Cemetery, Summit, MS…. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Fund or to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, Hammond, LA.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Friday, 30 April 1993

 

            Major Eulon Alfred Alford, USAF (ret), a native of Loranger and a resident of Hammond, died Wednesday at North Oaks Medical Center.

            Visitation will be at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, tonight from 6 to 10 and on Saturday, after 8 a.m. until the funeral … at 10 a.m. Burial will be in John Felder Memorial Cemetery, Summit, Miss.

            He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Felder Alford, Hammond; a daughter, Shirley Alford Brilleaux, Essex, England; a son, Paul William Alford, Hammond; four sisters, Kathleen Reeves, Albany, Helen Bankston, Hammond, Chat Johnson, Lake Charles, and Lillian McFarland, Houston, and two grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Cole and Mary Cory, and a brother, Bailey Monroe Alford Jr….

            He was a World War 11 veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Commander of Mobil Communications Flight #236 of Hammond, past president of the Hammond Rotary, a Gideon, a deacon and active member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a retired educator, having served in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eulon A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 September 1921.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Yvonne Dorothy Felder Alford; his mother Jennie Brumfield Alford; and his sisters Haidee Kathleen Alford Reeves, Charity Lou Alford Allen Johnson, and Helen Jennie Alford Bankston in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Eulon Alfred 1921 LA1, Bailey Monroe 1875 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EUNICE DAVIS IMEL ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—29 August 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Eunice Davis Imel—Retired with 23 years of service at Baton Rouge General Medical Center as a unit manager, she died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at her home in Walker. She was 65 and a native of Fairhope, Ala. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Thursday…. Interment in Felders Cemetery, Denham Springs.

            Survived by three daughters, Cindy Imel, Walker, Victoria Imel Stephens, Baton Rouge, and Shanta Imel Patterson, Prairieville; three sons, Marty Imel, Baton Rouge, Richard H. Imel, Bremen, Ga., and Raymond Cecil Davis Sr., Walker; a sister, Melba George, Mobile, Ala.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, two nephews; two nieces; and special friends, Pat Neal, Kathy Pyle and Brenda Simon.

            Preceded in death by parents, Donnie Davis and Hazel Howard; and a son, John S. Imel, Jr.

            Pallbearers will be David Smith, Jonathan Crews, Sean Imel, Dustin Smith, Felix N. Smith Jr. and James M. Spain….

 

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Photo from Felder Cemetery, Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rita Graves

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 April 1936.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com lists Eunice’s first husband as John Stewart Imel, born 6 May 1934 and died 21 June 1975 in Miami, FL.

 

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EUTHA MURPHY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 6 April 1993

 

            Alford, Eutha Murphy—Died 10 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1993, at Harvest Manor, Denham Springs. She was 76, a native of Arcadia and a resident of Denham Springs. She was a retired State Welfare Department employee.

            Visiting was held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 2 to 8 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel, 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Bill Bolton. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Charlotte) Owens, Denham Springs; a son, Boyce Richard Alford Jr., Montgomery, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Beverly Murphy, Baton Rouge; three granddaughters, Julie Alford Jones, Deanna Owens Graham and Rebecca Leigh Owens; two grandsons, John David Alford and Bruce Richard Alford; a great-grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

            Preceded in death by husband, Boyce Richard Alford Sr.; three sisters, and six brothers.

            She was a member of Amite Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, P.O. Box 45915, Baton Rouge, 70895, and American Heart Association, 5615 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70808.

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eutha M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 Sept 1916, last residence Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Joseph Benjamin Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Boyce Richard 1914 LA1, Joseph Benjamin 1876 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EVELYN “FAYE” ALFORD WHIDDON

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—23 August 2007

 

            Whiddon, Evelyn “Faye”—A retired employee with the state Department of Public Safety, Office of Motor Vehicles, she died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at 9 a.m. in an automobile accident in Galvez. She was 63, a resident of Prairieville and a native of Amite.

            Visiting at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, was on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting at Broussard Grove Baptist Church, 39258 La. 42, Prairieville, LA 70769, on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., conducted by Brother Nathan Luce. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by her husband, Jimmy W. Whiddon; two daughters, Vicki Scott, Johnie Michelle Brown and husband Randy Brown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Susan Whiddon, Robbie and Ginger Whiddon and Michael and Kylie Whiddon; two sisters, Betty McFerrin and Peggy Cox; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her mother and father, Percy and Louise Alford; and son, Gregory Fugler.

            She was an active member of Broussard Grove Baptist Church and an avid golfer. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

 

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THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—21 August 2007

 

GALVEZ—A Prairieville woman was killed Monday when she ran a stop sign in Ascension Parish and a GMC pickup broadsided her vehicle, state troopers said.

            Evelyn Whiddon, 64, was driving her Honda Pilot east on Merrit Evans Road as she approached its intersection with La. 932 at 8:51 a.m., a Louisiana State Police news release said.

            Whiddon drove through the intersection without stopping and was hit on the driver’s side by a GMC pickup driving south on La. 932.

            Whiddon was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office.

            The driver of the pickup, Jewell M. Gautreaux, 68, of Prairieville, suffered moderate injuries and was flown to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center by Acadian Air Med.

            Seat belts were used by both drivers and impairment is not suspected, the release said.

 

Photo from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny Adair

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her grandmother, Missouri Fluker Alford, in this compilation.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Evelyn ???? LA1, Percy 1924 LA2, Alanson Hynes 1884 LA3, Robert Parish 1848 LA4, Julius Harmon 1819 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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FANNIE MARIE ALFORD HUGHES

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 28 November 1970

 

            Hughes, Fannie Alford—Died Thursday, Nov. 26, at 11:10 p.m. at Baton Rouge General Hospital. Age 64, she was a native and resident of St. Helena Parish.

            Body at Brown Funeral Home, Kentwood, until time for funeral service. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday from chapel of Brown Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers are grandsons of the deceased, Willie, Euguene [sic] and Dennis Frazier, Michael and Ronald McClendon, and Don and Richard Hughes.

            She is survived by her husband, Elmer Hughes, Kentwood; three sons, Aubrey and Eugene Hughes, Kentwood, and Edward Hughes, Slaughter; three daughters, Mrs. Fraces [sic] Frazier, Kentwood, Mrs. Clara McClendon, Magnolia, Miss., and Mrs. Barbara Thompson, Westlake; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Harris and Mrs. Tiny Allen, both of Kentwood, Mrs. Lilly Falcon, Easleyville, and Mrs. Jessie Young, Amite; three brothers, Gene, Speedy and Bumbo Alford, all of Kentwood; 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie Hughes (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 Aug 1906 and died _____ Nov 1970, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Cornelius “Neil” Alford ; and siblings A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, John David “Speedy” Alford, Lillie Mae Alford Easley Falcon, Minnie Alford Bates Harris, Robert Parish Alford, and Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen in this compilation.

            Fannie Marie Alford was the 10th child of William Cornelius Alford and Adelia Sarah Grice.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Fannie Marie 1906 LA1, William Cornelius 1870 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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FANNIE MADGE BURCH ALFORD DELAUNE

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 19 February 2005

 

            Funeral service for Fannie Madge Alford, 90, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, in the chapel of Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home, Tylertown, Miss.... Mrs. Alford, a resident of Scott [Lafayette Parish, LA], died at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.

            She was born March 17, 1914, in Walthall County, Miss., and was the daughter of the late Nola and Wallace Burch. She was a homemaker and a retired real estate broker, having owned Terrebonne Realty. She was of the Baptist faith and was a very loving mother.

            In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her two husbands, Laudis Elbert Alford Sr. and Albert Delaune Sr.; a son, Laudis “L.E.” Elbert Alford Jr.; a granddaughter, Katherine Barry; sister, Katherine Elizabeth Burch; and brother, Snellings Burch.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three daughters, Gloria Markezich of Scott, Katherine Miller of Denham Springs, and Carolyn LeBouef of Houma; two sons, Gary Alford of Houma and Howard Alford of Ocean Springs, Miss.; a brother, T.J. Burch of Tylertown; four sisters, Pauline Deavers and Odeal Johnson, both of Tylertown, Marie Campbell of Pace, Fla., and Faye Roberts of Birmingham, Ala.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Visitation at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until time of service on Monday. Burial in Tylertown Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 11/16/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Madge B. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Scott, Lafayette Parish, LA.

            Her first husband, Laudis Elbert Alford, was born 18 Sept 1906 and died in Sept 1973 in Houma, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Laudis Elbert 1906 LA1, Jesse B. 1855 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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FARREL FLOYD ALFORD

 

[A similar article was published on Wednesday, 16 Nov 2005, in The Era-Leader, Franklinton, LA.]

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 11 November 2005

 

            Alford, Farrel Floyd—A resident of Walker, he died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 67 and a native of Mount Hermon. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home chapel, Denham Springs, on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Religious service at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday.... Burial in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Ellie Sauerwin Alford; daughter, Constance “Connee” Bennett; son and daughter-in-law, Eric Nathan and Maurie Alford; brother, Donald Alford; grandchildren, Erica Raven, Shelby Nicole Alford, Rebecca Carrier and Sharon Madden; great-grandchildren, Katie and Ashley King-Carrier and Christopher and Chase Madden; nephews, Bill, Bryan and Ken Alford; great-nieces, Jennifer, Kim and Christina; great-nephews, Christopher, Michael and Kyle; and great-great-niece, Jaden.

            Pallbearers will be Bryan, Ken and Billy Gene Alford, Michael Henderson, Kyle Powell, Steven Madden and Jude Carrier.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Audice Alford; son, Benjamin Bennett Jr.; and brothers, Loyd, Bobby and Billy Ray Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Farrel F. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 Nov 1937, last residence Walter, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ellie Sauerwin Bennett Alford; his father, William Alving Alford; and his brother Billy Ray Alford in this compilation.

            Floyd’s father William was the oldest of ten children of Abraham Otto Alford and Lula Bell McElveen. Though born in Pike Co., MS, the family moved to LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Farrel Floyd1, William Alvin 1900 LA2, Abraham Otto 1880 MS3, Abraham 1844 MS4, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)5.

 

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FARRELL O. ALFORD

 

Photo from Rabenhorst Funeral Homes

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—9 August 2011

 

            Alford, Farrell O.—A resident of Baton Rouge and a retired boilermaker, he departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice after a lengthy illness. He was 73 and a native of Mount Hermon.

            Survived by his wife of 43 years, Mildred Alford; stepchildren, Mickey Clydelia Douglas, of Baton Rouge, and retired Col. John R. Douglas and wife Cheryl, of Bogalusa; stepgranddaughter and her family, Robyn Stephens, husband Buddy and their children, Lauren, Julianna and Rebekah, all of Meridian, Miss.; and stepgrandson, Billy Douglas, wife Rubby and their daughter, Catherine, of Walker; sister, Carol Wade, of Baker; and special niece, Janet Blount and husband Craig, of Zachary; and many nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtis and Seth Alford; and two brothers, Kenneth and Walter Alford.

            He was an active member of Sherwood Baptist Church, Baton Rouge. Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army, was a longtime member of the American Legion and an avid LSU Tiger fan.

            Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Monday, Aug. 8, was from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation resumes at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. David Womack, of Sherwood Baptist Church. The pallbearers will be Roy Alford, Craig Blount, Billy Douglas, Bobby Wade, and Jeff Wade.

 

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Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Farrell O. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 31 Dec 1937, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Carol Wade Alford and Kenneth S. Alford; and grandparents Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Farrell O. 1937 LA1, Seth Overton 1913 LA2, Eugene Booth 1882 LA3, Willis Jacob 1847 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FAY ALFORD SELLERS

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 7 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Sellers, Fay Alford—A native and resident of Ponchatoula, she died Wednesday, Jan 5, 2000 at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was 86. Visitation of First United Methodist Church of Ponchatoula from 1 p.m. Saturday until religious services at 2 p.m. Interment in Wetmore Cemetery.

            Survived by her husband, James Durham Sellers Sr., Ponchatoula; a daughter, Maureen Caryal Sellers, Ponchatoula, a son, James Durham Sellers Jr., Newport Beach, Calif; two grandchildren, Tyler Elizabeth Pond Fussell and Kevin Miles Pond, both of Covington; and two great grandchildren, Kyle Durham Fussell and Caroline Reede Fussell, both of Covington. Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fay Sellers (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 January 1913.

            Faye was the daughter of Lucius Tyler Alford and Caliste Wells.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Fay 1913 LA1, Lucius Tyler 1881 MS2, John Milton 1842 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FAYE NATIONS ALFORD BREAUX PECORARO

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 12 June 2007

 

            Faye Nations Breaux Pecoraro, 65, of Independence, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was born on Monday, Jan. 26, 1942.

            Survived by her husband, Anthony C. Pecoraro; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa Breaux Watkins and Gary Watkins, Sharry Breaux Jacob and Larry Jacob, Tracye Pecoraro Johnson and Skipper Johnson; daughter and her fiancé, Mary Darlene Breaux and John Costanza; daughter, Lisa Pecoraro; two sons and daughters-in-law, Toby Ray Breaux and Melissa Breaux, Anthony C. Pecoraro Jr. and Lori Ann Pecoraro; 22 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her parents, Richard Alford and Mary Conn Alford; and daughter, Cynthia Pecoraro Bowlin. Friends will be received at Harry Mc Kneely & Son Funeral Home chapel, Hammond, on Wednesday, June 13, from 8 a.m. until service at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Kevin Bosarge officiating. Interment in Holly Gardens, Hammond....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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FAYE PATRICK ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—5 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services for Mrs. Faye Patrick Alford, 76, of Sarepta [Webster Parish], were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1994, at the New Sarepta Baptist Church, where she was an active member…. Burial was in the Springhill Cemetery, with services under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Springhill.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Many, and a resident of Sarepta for 57 years, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, in Springhill, after a long illness. She was a graduate of the La. Normal School (Northwestern). She was a retired school teacher with 39 years service at the Sarepta School, coaching girls basketball from 1937 to 1942, and teaching the second, third, and sixth grades.

            Survivors include her husband, with whom she had celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on June 14, 1993, C.G. (Buck) Alford; daughter and son-in-law, Nelda and Stan Loyd of Pascagoula, Miss.; son and daughter-in-law, Carroll P. (Jabo), and Glenda Alford of Sarepta; grandchildren, Susan and Becky Loyd, Dana Garner and husband Wayne, and John Alford; great grandson, Jamie Garner; and a brother, E.M. Patrick of Many.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Faye Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 September 1917.

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

 

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FAYETT ALFORD

 

DAILY ENTERPRISE

Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA—3 March 2012

 

            Services for Fayett Alford of Bastrop, age 47, will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 11 a.m., at New Light Church in Bastrop.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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FERNIE H. ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Advocate on 1 September 1990.]

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—_____ September 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Fernie H. “Pappy” Alford died 1 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 1990, at his residence. He was 85, a native of Kentwood and resident of Baton Rouge. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum Chemical Company on Jan. 30, 1970.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday with masonic services at 4 p.m. Graveside services at Alford Cemetery, Kentwood, 2 p.m. Sunday….

            Survived by three brothers, Johnny P. Alford and Flavis E. Alford, both of Kentwood, and Muse Watson “Buck” Alford Jr., Baton Rouge; numerous nieces; and nephews; friends, Charles O. Harrison Sr., Charles O. Jr. and Mary Harrison, Sandra H. and Ronnie Amorello, Michelle Martin and C.J. Harrison. He was a member of Istrouma Baptist Church, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 198, and St. Albun Masonic Lodge No. 28, Jackson.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fernie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 January 1905.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Lizzie Bridges Alford; and brothers Johnnie P. Alford, Muse Watson Alford Jr., and Flavius Earl Alford in this compilation.

            Fernie was the son of Muse Watson Alford, Sr. and Lizzie Bridges.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Fernie H. 1905 LA1, Muse Watson 1882 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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FLAVIUS EARL ALFORD

 

[Similar articles were published on Monday, 21 February 2005 in The Enterprise-Journal, McComb, MS; and on Wednesday, 2 March 2005 in the News Ledger, Kentwood, LA.]

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 22 February 2005

 

            Alford, Flavuis Earl—A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he passed away at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg [St. Helena Parish] at the age of 90. He retired from the Department of Transportation and Development in 1986 as superintendent of highways of St. Helena Parish. He was also a retired dairy farmer. He was a member and past master of St. Helena Masonic Lodge 96.

            He was born April 9, 1914, and was a lifelong resident of St. Helena Parish. His house was the site for daily coffee drinking and bull sessions, in which he served as president of the “board of directors.” Until his illness in the past seven months, he enjoyed getting out and visiting with neighbors and “kinfolk” during the day and going to Hammond to eat at the Cracker Barrell and the Golden Corral in McComb.

            He is survived by his daughter, Velma Ann Alford Kliesch, and his son and daughter-in-law, Paul B. and Pat Alford, all of Kentwood; seven grandchildren, Brenda Kleinpeter, Phillip Alford and Phillip Rogers, all of Baton Rouge, Kay Kliesch, Paula Splane and Paul “Bud” Alford II, all of Kentwood, and Sarah A. Williams of Raleigh, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Colton Flavuis Splane, Amanda and Will Alford and Ethan Rogers.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Elva Mae Grice Alford; son, William Earl “Tommy” Alford; son-in-law, Paul E. Kliesch; two grandsons-in-law, Robert Kleinpeter and Nickie Splane; parents, Muse William and Lizzie Bridges Alford; sister, Annie Alford Breeland; and three brothers, Fernie, Johnny and M.W. “Buck” Alford.

            Visitation at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. Monday Feb. 21, until funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22.... Interment in New Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Phillip Alford, Phillip Rogers and Bud Alford; Timmy Bates; and great-nephews, Charles D. Lindsey and Jack Dempster. Honorary pallbearers are Harlon Toney, Donald Ray Wilson, Larry Tullos, W.B. Travis, Emmett Watson, R.A McMorris and Bobby Luper....

 

 

Photos from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (New Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Flavius E. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elva Mae Grice Alford; son William Earl “Tommy” Alford; mother, Lizzie Bridges Alford; and brothers Fernie H. Alford, Muse Watson Alford Jr., and Johnnie P. Alford in this compilation.

            His name is spelled Flavius in his Social Security record; in the John David Grice Bible, where his marriage to Elva Mae Grice, daughter of William Lem “Tom” Grice and Minnie Travis, is noted; and in his wife’s obituary. It is spelled Flavuis in his obituary and on his gravestone. It is spelled Flavis in the obituaries of his mother and three brothers.

            Flavis Alford is listed on the 1920 census in St. Helena Parish as the 5 year old son of Muse W. and Lizzie Alford. A family tree at Ancestry.com lists Flavius Earl Alford, born 9 April 1914, the son of Muse W. Alford and Lizzie Bridges; married Elva Mae Grice 24 February 1937 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Flavius Earl 1914 LA1, Muse Watson 1882 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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FLORA WHITTINGTON HALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 1 March 2001

 

            Flora Whittington Halford, a homemaker, died Monday [February 26] at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 79. Mrs. Halford was born in Gloster, Miss., and lived in St. Bernard Parish for 16 years.

            Survivors include four sons, Jennings and Glen Freeman and Aldoris Warner and Bernard Warner Sr.; two stepsons, Joe Warner and Ricky Halford; three stepdaughters, Dianne and Mary Warner and Debra Jean Halford Ard; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Vickers, Verrette and Dornan Funeral Home, 3027 Jean Lafitte Parkway in Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Gloster, Miss.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flora Halford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 Sept 1921, last residence Arabi, Saint Bernard Parish, LA.

 

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FLORENCE A. JOHNSTON ALFORD HENDON

Mother of Vonceil Alford Strong, AAFA #0343, and Willie Joe “Billy Joe” Alford, AAFA #0325

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—28 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Hendon, Mrs. Florence Alford—Died Thursday, Jan. 27, 1994, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was 87, a native of Stonewall, Miss., and a resident of Hammond. She was a retired nurses aide and homemaker. Graveside services at Meridian Memorial Park, Meridian, Miss., at 11 a.m. Saturday.

            Survived by a son, Billy Joe Alford [AAFA #0325], Hammond; a daughter, Vonceil Strong [AAFA #0343], Columbus, Miss.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by first husband, Dewey H. Alford; second husband, Norris Hendon; a grandchild; and 12 sisters and brothers. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence Hendon (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 September 1905.

            We included the obituary of her daughter Vonceil Alford Strong in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Florence’s husband Dewey Hobson Alford was born 25 October 1898 in Pike Co., MS. He died 23 January 1953 in Lauderdale Co., MS. He was the son of Needham Jasper Alford and his second wife, Lucy Collins.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Dewey Hobson 1898 MS1, Needham Jasper 1860 MS2, Henderson 1829 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FLORENCE INEZ MORRIS ALFORD

Grandmother of Sally Bateman Stoewer, AAFA #0120, Pansy Inez Bateman McClendon, AAFA #0453, Jeanne Yvonne Bateman Singleton, AAFA #0249, and Hugh “Mack” Bateman, AAFA #1165

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ March 1956

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1992

 

            Mrs. L.S. (Florence) Alford, 64 year old housewife, of Mt. Hermon, La. died Thursday, March 8 at a local hospital where she had been a patient for a week. She had been in ill health for a number of years.

            Funeral services were conducted from the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church at ten o’clock Saturday morning….

            Interment was in the Morris Cemetery with nephews of the deceased severing as pallbearers, J. Earl Smith, Ford Alford, Donough Alford, H. Samuel Smith, Wayne Penton and Benton Fussell.

            Mrs. Alford was born September 4, 1891 in Washington Parish, the daughter of the late Oscar and Hester Stringfield Morris and lived the greater part of her useful Christian life at Mt. Hermon in Washington Parish. She was a member of the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and took an active part in church activities as long as her health permitted.

            Survivors are her husband, one son, Dovoix Alford of Mt. Hermon; three daughters, Mrs. Audell Johnson, Roseland, La., Mrs. Odallee [sic: Odilee] Miller, Baton Rouge, La., and Mrs. Haseltine Drago of New Orleans; two brothers, Willie W. Morris of Amite, La., and Herbert Morris of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Howard B. Fussell, Franklinton, La. and Mrs. Iddo Alford [sister-in-law] of Mt. Hermon, La.

 

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THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ March 1956

 

            Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March tenth at 10 A.M. at the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church for Mrs. Florence Inez Morris Alford, 64. Rev. M.M. Magee, pastor, was in charge of the services. He was assisted by Rev. Fred Bolian of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.

            Nephews of Mrs. Alford were pallbearers. They were Donough Alford, Ford Alford, Wayne Penton, Hugh Smith, Earl Smith and Benton Fussell.

            Interment was in the Morris Cemetery, east of Mt. Hermon.

            “Precious Memories” was rendered by a quartet including Mrs. K.R. Stuart, Mrs. Basil Miller, Mr. Onzie Miller and Mr. Eugene Readlinger.

            Survivors include her husband, Mr. Lonzo S. Alford; one son, Duvoix Alford, both of Mt. Hermon; three daughters, Mrs. Harrison (Audelle) Johnson of Roseland; Mrs. Lindsey (Odilee) Miller of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Sam (Haselteen) Drago of New Orleans; two brothers, Hubert Morris of Baton Rouge; Willie Morris of Amite; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Fussell of Franklinton and Mrs. Iddo Alford of Mt. Hermon. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. AAFA records show that Florence died 8 March 1956 in Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Alonzo Duvoix Alford, Odilee Anna Alford Miller, Cathaleen Ouida Alford, and Audelle Alford Bateman Boyd in this compilation.

 

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FLORENCE WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—16 March 1972

 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 15, at 2 p.m., in the Calvary Baptist Church, for Mrs. Florence Alford, 90, of Many. Officiating at the services were the Rev. J.P. King, and the Rev. Wayne Reeves. Burial was in the Fenders Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Surviving relatives are two brothers, Luther and Harris Williams, both of Many; one sister, Miss Addie Williams of Many, and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

 

Photos from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

Headstones for Joseph Seaborn Alford, his son Anthony D. Alford, and Anthony’s wife Florence Alford. Florence’s stone is on the right laying on the ground.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence W. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 Aug 1881 and died 15 March 1972, last residence Many, Sabine Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Anthony D. 1876 LA1, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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FLOYD ALFORD

Brother of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—14 February 1974

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Floyd Alford, 81, of Many, died in Shreveport on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., following an extended illness.

            Alford is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eula Mae Alford of Many; three brothers, Roy Alford, Bill Alford, both of Many, and Truman Alford of Linden, Tex.; two sisters Mrs. J.M. Gandy of Many, Miss Bertie Alford of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Alford was a Veteran of World War I, member of Alford Heights Baptist Church, American Legion, V.F.W., and a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m., in the Alford Heights Baptist Church….

            Burial was at the Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Brue Alford, Kenneth Pinsonat, C.B. Funderburk, David Bray, Bill Bolton, Oscar Alford, Charles Alford, and Bert Smith.

 

 

Photos from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floyd Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 August 1892.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eula Mae Byrd Alford; his parents, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. and Mollie Ann Smith Alford; and siblings Arthur Alford, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Isabelle Alford Gandy, Willie Cecil Alford, and William Roy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Truman Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Floyd 1892 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA 4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FLOYD ALFORD, SR.

 

DAILY ENTERPRISE

Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA—Thursday, 6 January 2011

 

            Graveside funeral services for Floyd Alford Sr., 76, of Mer Rouge will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Alford Cemetery in Mer Rouge under the direction of Tennant’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6-8 Friday, January 7 at Tennant’s.

            Mr. Alford, a farmer, passed away December 30, 2010.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floyd Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 April 1934, last residence Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, LA.

 

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FLOYD GILMER ALFORD, JR.

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Wednesday, 16 February 2005

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Floyd Gilmer Alford, Jr. will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 17, 2005 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in West Monroe, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Rodney Sanders. Interment service will follow immediately at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens, West Monroe, La. under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe, LA.

            Mr. Floyd G. Alford, Jr. was born on December 5, 1948 and passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2005.

            Mr. Alford was a paratrooper in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged from the Army after sustaining injuries during training jumping exercises. His hobbies were landscaping, hunting and fishing.

            Survivors include: Mother: Rachel Alford Johnson of West Monroe; stepfather: Jesse Dale Johnson; Son: Jody Alford and wife Sharon of Newport News, VA; daughter: Marie Alford French and husband Jim of York, PA; brothers: Ralph Alford of Bank Springs, MS; Joe Alford of Florence, MS; Grandchildren: Bryan May, Destiny Alford, Faith Alford, and Victoria French; Sister-in-laws: Norma Jean Alford and Kathy Alford; several nieces and nephews.

            His family would like for him to be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, son, uncle and brother who cherished the gifts of Nature....

 

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Photo from Bogue Twin Cities Memorial Gardens, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Floyd Gilmer Alford (SS# issued in LA).

            See the obituary of his mother, Rachel Alford Johnson, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Floyd Gilmer Alford Sr., in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Floyd Gilmer 1948 LA1, Floyd Gilmer 1923 LA2, Gilmer 1896 LA3, Taylor Harris 1869 LA4, Almon B. 1810 GA5, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

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FRANCES ALFORD GAUPP ONSTAD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 19 February 2003

 

            Frances Alford Onstad, a retired teacher, died Sunday [February 16] of Alzheimer’s disease at her home. She was 71. Mrs. Onstad was born in New Orleans and lived in Mandeville for the past 18 years. She was a parishioner of Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a member of Northlake Garden Club, Friends of the Odyssey House, Northlake Newcomers, Beau Chene Garden Club and Northlake Women’s Republican Club.

            Survivors include her husband, Ralph M. Onstad; two sons, John and Dr. Frederick Gaupp; two daughters, Gretchen Baker and Rebecca Volpi; and eight grandchildren.

            A Mass was said Tuesday at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington. Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Katie O’Brien Simoneaux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances A. Onstad (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Nov 1931, last residence Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

 

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FRANCES CLOTENA “FANNIE” BURCH ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 14 February 1935

 

            Mrs. W.J. Alford, an aunt of the Richardson brothers here and sister of Mrs. Leota Richardson and the Burch brothers in the Pisgah community, died last week at the family residence in Bogalusa, after a long illness. She was a life long resident of the parish and was taken back to her old home in the second ward for burial from Bogue Chitto church, of which she was for many years an active member. Rev. Hutson of Mt. Hermon, was assisted by Rev. Estes of Bogalusa in the religious rites.

            She is survived by her husband, W.J. Alford and a daughter, Miss Melissa Alford, a teacher in the Bogalusa schools.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: She is the daughter of John Richard Burch Jr. and Melissa Brumfield. Her husband is William Jesse Alford.

            See the obituaries of her brothers-in-law Milton John Alford and Esco Seaborn Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Jesse 1870 LA1, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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FRANCES ISABELL ALFORD HARMON

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 22 November 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Harmon, Frances Alford—A homemaker and resident if Baton Rouge, she died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 1996, at Flannery Oaks Guest House. She was 78 and a native of Kokomo, Miss.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. until religious services in the chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by three daughters and three sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Clyde Adams, Mobile, Ala.; Jill and Bud Garrison, Baton Rouge, and Sandra Dee and Richard Drost, Sulphur; a half-sister, Maxine, Arizona; a brother, Bill Alford, Tylertown, Miss.; nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her husband, W.D. “Slim” Harmon; and parents, Edgar C. and Mary Blansett Alford.

            Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Baton Rouge Chapter....

 

 

Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Harmon (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 Feb 1918.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Frances 1918 MS1, Edgar Clinton 1887 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4 William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FRANK RAY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 13 January 2005

 

FRANKLINTON—Frank Ray “Butch” Alford, 79, a resident of Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton, died yesterday [January 12] in Riverside Medical Center. He was a retired electrician from Crown Zellerbach and a member of IBEW. He was also a longtime member of Pettitt Memorial Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two daughters, Gloria (Lloyd) Fornea of Franklinton and Patricia (Donnell) Nobles of Bogalusa; a son, Larry (Le Ann) Alford of Denham Springs; nine grandchildren, Missy (Brent) Stevens, L.J. Fornea, all of Franklinton, Amy (Duane) Whitecotton, John Runfalo Jr., both of Bogalusa, Aaron (Sam) Runfalo of Slidell, Amanda Alford, Beau Alford, both of Denham Springs, and Darla Alford, and Sean Alford of Canada; and six great-grandchildren.

            Preceding him in death was his wife, Nell R. Alford; his parents, L.A. and Maggie Alford; a sister, Elouise Welford; and four brothers, L.A., Bill, Jack, and Dencil Alford.

            Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home today.... Interment will follow in Hillview Memorial Gardens.

 

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Photos from Hillview Memorial Gardens, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dewey Little

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 June 1925, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Billy Warren Alford and Jack Edward Alford in this compilation.

            Leslie Alford married Maggie Mae McCaskell on 11 Aug 1919 in Washington Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Frank Ray 1925 LA1, Leslie Alexander 1893 LA2, Warren Edwin 1868 LA3, Seaborn S. 1834 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FRED ROBERT ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—20 November 1942

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Last rites for Fred R. Alford, age 68 years, were held last Wednesday evening at 3 o’clock at Zion Hill, … interment in Negreet cemetery under the direction of Dennis-Green funeral home.

            Surviving are wife, [Cornelia] Elizabeth Alford, and eight children: two sons, Percy and Loyd of Many; six daughters, Mrs. O.L. Ammons, Mrs. Dell Tarpley, Mrs. Nettie Maxey, Mrs. Nell Maxey, Mrs Bertha Hippler and Mrs. Mettie Randolph, all of Many; one brother, L.C. of Many; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Blackwell of Dess and Mrs. Bessie Kilbourn of Hemphill, Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; children Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Delma Mae Alford Tarpley, Loyd Tillman Alford, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, Percy George Alford, and Velma Alford Ammons; and siblings Mary Lou Alford Blackwell and Louis Catsby Alford in this compilation.

            On his Sept 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card, Fred Robert Alford says he is age 44 and was born 6 June 1873. However, as reported on the 1900 census,the year is probably 1874. He was the son of Joseph Seaborn Alford and Nancy Elizabeth “Mittie” Duggan Arnett.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Fred Robert 1874 LA1, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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FREDDIE HOWARD ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 19 December 1978

 

            Alford, Freddie H. “Big Daddy”—Died Monday, Dec. 18, 1978, in Ravenswood. He was 69, a native and resident of Livonia. He was a retired insurance agent.

            Visiting at Niland Funeral Home, Livonia, from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Religious services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia. Burial in the church cemetry.

            Survived by five brothers, Henry, Freeland, Bill, and Coleman Alford, all of Livonia, and Roman Alford, Baton Rouge; three sisters, Mrs. Edison (Verna) Langlois, Mrs. Wesley (Mabel) Bizette and Miss Ruby Alford, all of Baton Rouge.

 

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Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Freddie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Apr 1909, last residence New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; and siblings Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Freddie Howard 1909 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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FREDERICA MINNIE C. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 7 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Alford, Minnie C.—A resident of Amite, she died at 12:05 a. m. Thursday, March 6, 1997, at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. She was 74 and a native of Plaquemines Parish. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday…. Interment in Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

            Survived by two sisters, Gertrude Chavers, Roseland, and Lucille Turner, Tupelo, MS; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by husband, Tilmon T. “Tebo” Alford.

 

Photo from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frederica Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 Oct 1922.

            See the obituary of her husband, Tilmon “Tebo” Alford, in this compilation, where her name is listed as Frederica Minnie Alford. We still don’t know Minnie’s maiden name, but it may have been Chavers.

 

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FREDERICK ALFRED

 

Owens-Thomas Funeral Home

Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA—_____ July 2012

 

September 14, 1972 - July 23, 2012

 

REDDELL [Evangeline Parish]—Funeral services for Fredrick Alfred, 39, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the Word of Faith Full Gospel Church in Reddell, LA; Burial will be in the Word of Faith Memorial Gardens. Bishop Allen Celestine will conduct the funeral ceremony.

            On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Kinder, LA where time drew back the curtain and brought to a close, the end of day for our beloved Fredrick.

            Cherishing beautiful memories of him will be his wife, Elanda Alfred of Kinder, LA; his mother, Adline Alfred of Mamou, LA; seven children, Veronique V. Hayes of Houston, TX, Shelby B. Leonard, Tija Nisha R. Leonard and Tache’ N. Antoine, Craig E. Leonard, Jr. all of Kinder, LA and Ernest C. Leonard of Abaline, TX; four sisters, Janella Brown of Eunice, LA, Mary Shillow and Mary Fontenot both of Mamou, LA and Linda F. Alfred of Houston, TX; three brothers, Jason and Jimmy Alfred both of Mamou, LA and Herbert Alfred, Jr. of Ville Platte, LA; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be observed from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A. M. on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Word of Faith Full Gospel Church in Redell, LA. Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Eunice, LA is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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FREELAND JONAS “JOE” ALFORD, JR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 11 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999 and Winter 1999

 

            Alford Jr., Freeland J. “Joe”—A retired construction worker and bus driver, he died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 52, a resident and native of Livonia. Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, New Roads.... Religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friday.... Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by father and mother, Freeland J. Alford Sr. and Bernice Chustz [sic: Jarreau] Alford, Livonia. Pallbearers will be Kerry Gueho, Lester Jarreau, Grant Chustz, John Guerin and Vince Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. James O’Neal, Henry Alford and John Herman Chustz, Sr.

 

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Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Freeland Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 June 1946.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr. and Bernice Marie Jarreau Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Freeland Jonas 1946 LA1, Freeland Jonas 1910 LA2, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA3, William Louis 1848 LA4, Abraham 1820 NY or KY5.

 

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FREELAND JONAS ALFORD, SR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 21 May l999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford Sr., Freeland—A retired school bus driver and resident of Livonia, he died at 4:35 a.m. Thursday, May 20, l999, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home, New Roads. He was 88 and a native of Livonia. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Italy. Visitation at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 11 a.m. until religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Friday…. Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Bernice Alford; and two sisters, Mabel Alford Bizette and Verna Alford Langlois, both of Baton Rouge.

            Preceded in death by his son Freeland Alford, Jr.; a sister Ruby Tillman [sic—she is listed as Ruby Alford Torres in her obituary]; six brothers, Coleman, Wilmer B. Jr., Freddie H., Henry L., Roman and Wallace J. Alford; and his parents, Wilmer and Rose Alford.

            He was a member of American Legion Post No. 248.

 

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Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Freeland Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 December 1910.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bernice Marie Jarreau Alford; his son Freeland Jonas Alford Jr.; parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; and siblings Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Freeland was one of 11 children of Wilmer B. Ignace Alford and Rosa Gremillion. Freeland Alford [Sr.], age 9, was enumerated on the 1920 census in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA, with his parents Wilmer and Rosa Alford. Freeland Jonas Alford is listed on the WWII Honor Roll wall in the Pointe Coupee courthouse along with the names of his brothers Freddie Howard, Wilmer Ignace Jr., and Roman James Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Freeland Jonas 1910 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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GARY RAGAN ALFORD

 

TIMES GEORGIAN

Carrollton, Carroll Co., GA—9 August 2008

 

            Gary “Ragan” Alford, age 51, of New Orleans, La., passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Northshore Regional Hospital in Slidell, La.

            He is survived by his mother, Doris Striplin Alford of Anniston, Alabama; one uncle, Tom Striplin of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; aunts, Betty Jane (husband Roger) Landers of Bowdon, Georgia, Mary Nell (husband Ray) Powers of Carrollton, Georgia; and many other relatives.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Perry C. Alford; aunts, Maurine Striplin and Margaret Johnson and one uncle, Wayne Alford.

            A native of Anniston, Alabama, a resident of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, for 16 years and a long time resident of New Orleans, Mr. Alford held degrees in Business and Computer Engineering from Delgado Community College in New Orleans, The University of New Orleans, The University of Tennessee and had attended Tulane University in New Orleans.

            Graveside funeral services will be held at Tyus Baptist Church Cemetery in Carrollton, Georgia on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. Eastern time, 10 a.m. Central time.

            Memorial gifts may be made to the Tyus Baptist Church.

            Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.

 

Photo from Tyus Baptist Church Cemetery, Tyus, Carroll Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janie Light

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gary R. Alford (SS# issued in GL) was born 21 May 1957, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Doris N. Striplin Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Gary Ragan 1957AL1, Perry Calvin 1923 GA2, Perry Calvin 1899 GA3, Clarance Juhan 1859 GA4, James Richard 1821 GA5, Jeptha 1797 NC6, Goodrich 1750 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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GEORGE ALFRED, SR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 8 December 2006

 

            George Alfred, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 2, 2006. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: 4 daughters: Beverly Wilson, Thelma Cager, Helen Thomas and Dianna Buchanan of Omaha, NE; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and a host of other relatives, godchildren, son-in-laws, and friends.

            He joins in glory his parents, Cora Smith and A. Alfred; and 1 son, George Alfred, Jr.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at St. David/ St. Maurice Catholic Church, 605 Maurice Street, New Orleans, LA.... Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Services entrusted to: Professional Funeral Services....

 

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LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington, KY—Wednesday, 6 December 2006

 

SCIENCE HILL [Harrison Co., KY]—George Alfred. Memorial service 2pm Sat, Dec 9, Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Visit 1-2pm Sat.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 Nov 1915, last residence Dupont, Avoyelles Parish, LA.

 

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GEORGIANNA “GEORGIA” ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 8 December 1921

 

            On Wednesday, December 7, 1921, at 11:30 o’clock a.m., Georgia Alford, beloved daughter of Emma Watson and the late James Alford, a native of Gretna.

            The relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral which will take place from her late residence, No. 119 Madison street, Gretna, La., This (Thursday) evening, December 8, 1921, at 3:30 o’clock.

            Interment in Hook and Ladder Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James E. Alford and Emma Watson Alford; and siblings Emma B. Alford, Henry Warren Alford, Jennie Alford Barksdale, and Virgil S. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Note from Find A Grave photographer Joseph Mann: The burial location for Georgianna “Georgia” Alford is believed to be in the James Alford family plot where her father, James E. Alford, is buried. Her name is not listed on the grave.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Georgianna 1882 LA1, James E. 1840 LA2, Edward 1820 Ireland3.

 

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GEORGIANNA JONES ALFRED

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—21 September 2012

 

 

CARENCRO [Lafayette Parish]—Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro for Georgianna Alfred, age 69, the former Georgianna Jones, who passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:03 a.m.at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

            Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. The Rev. Peter Emusa, pastor of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro, will officiate at the services.

            Mrs. Alfred was a native and lifelong resident of Carencro. She was a housekeeper for various families for 46 years. Mrs. Alfred was a parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Church.

            Survivors include one daughter, Ethel Mae Bruno of Carencro; one brother, Joseph Roy “Pap” Jones and his wife, Marie, of Carencro; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy Jones and the former Josephine Bernard, both natives of Carencro; her husband, Hill J. Alfred; five brothers, Melvin Jones, Allen Jones, Ashton Jones, Sam Jones and Willie Jones; and two sisters, Corine Mouton and Alberta Jones….

            Pallbearers will be Michael Mouton, Mark Jones, Roland Bruno, Herbert Jones, Randall Mouton and Randy Andrus.

            Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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GERALDINE COWART ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 31 July 1976

 

            Alford, Mrs. Geraldine C.—Died early Thursday morning, July 30, near Zachary. Age 32, she was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish]. Body at Hollabaugh-Spindle, Denham Springs, until 1:30 p.m. Friday. Religious services at New Bethlehem Baptist Church 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. L.A. Morris and Rev. Charles Arnold. Interment in Salem Cemetery.

            Survivors include her husband, Carlie Lee Alford, Slaughter, her father Allen Cowart, Palmetto; her mother Mrs. Elizabeth Cowart, Walker; one daughter Patricia Darlene, Slaughter; four sisters, Mrs. Wesley E. Courtney, Jr., Mrs. Ray Sibley and Mrs. Albert Falks all of Walker, and Mrs. S.C. Burnett, Oberlin.

            She was a member of Judson Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Gerald Cowart.

            Pallbearers: N.C. Tiner, Ray Sibley, S.C. Burnett, W.E. Courtney Jr., Leslie Falks and Jake Sibley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brothers-in-law Charlie Ray Alford and William F. Alford in this compilation.

 

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GERTRUDE ALFORD BEAUD

Grandmother of Donald Charles Deville, AAFA #0400

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 25 December 1964

 

            Beaud, Mrs Gertrude Alford—Died at the home of a son, Joseph, Sugarland Plantation, at 10:16 p.m. Thursday. Was 79 and a native of Chenal.

            Survived by one son, Joseph G. Beaud of New Roads, two daughters, Mrs. Sterling Deville and Miss Nydia Beaud of New Roads; one brother, Grover Alford of Port Allen; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

            Body at the residence of her son at Sugarland Plantation after 3 p.m. Friday. Services at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Roads at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery with Niland Funeral Home in charge. Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cancer Fund or for masses.

 

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Photo from Saint Marys Cemetery, New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kerry Keller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings James Abraham Alford, Grover Samuel Alford, and Leonida Alford St. Dizier in this compilation.

            She is listed in Sacramental Records of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Vol. 16, as Marguerite Gertrude Alford.

            Her husband was Joseph Charles Beaud.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Gertrude 1885 LA1, Abram Achille 1851 LA2, Abraham 1820 NY or KY3.

 

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GERTRUDE SIMS ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Thursday, 11 December 2008

 

 

SHREVEPORT, LA—Funeral services for Gertrude Sims Alford, 92, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at Crusaders Temple C.O.G.I.C, 321 Boisseau Ave. Elder Earl Peterson, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow at Fillmore Cemetery, Princeton, LA.

            Open visitation will be Thursday, December 11th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home.

            Sister Alford passed away Friday, December 5, 2008. She was born in Ninock, LA. She was a resident of Shreveport, LA for 66 years and retired in food services.

            Survivors include four sons, three daughters, three sisters, 28 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Heavenly Gates Funeral Home

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gertrude S. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 June 1916, last residence Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA.

 

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GILBERT KENDRIC ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0047

Father of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Jr., AAFA #0019

Grandfather of Mary Inella Alford Tedder Davis, AAFA #0270, and April Alford Spiro Ernst, AAFA #0269

 

Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr.

 

Gil & Inez Alford Srs

Inez & Gilbert Alford Sr.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 19 July 1997

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Alford Sr., Gilbert K.—A retired county agent with LSU Extension Service and resident of Gonzales, he died at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at Columbia Riverview Medical Center, Gonzales. He was 95 and a native of Washington Parish.

            Visiting was held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Randall Jenkins. Interment in Lusk Cemetery.

            Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Reubin Wells, Gonzales; a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert Jr. and Mary Alford, Florissant, MO; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by wife Inez Newsom Alford; and parents, Jeptha and Laura Jane Warner Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Jessie, Sherri, Tim and Reubin Wells, Benjamin Banks and Pete Brammer.

 

AAFA CORRECTION: The list of pallbearers changed and the funeral home was not able to contact Betty Alford Wells to get the changes before submitting the obituary to the newspaper. The correct list of pallbearers: Grandchildren: April Alford Ernst, Mary Alford Tedder Davis, Timothy Wells; grandson-in-law Scott Ernst; great-grandchildren Jessica Tedder, Benjamin Banks, Sherri Banks Wells; great-grand son-in-law Jesse Wells.

 

Photo from Lusk Cemetery, Gonzales, Ascension Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathleen L. Luytjes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gilbert Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 November 1901.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mattie Inez Newsom Alford; parents, Jeptha Martin Alford and Laura Jane Warner Alford; his sisters Roxie Udine Alford Penton and Gussie Alford Fortinberry; and his half-siblings Wiley Banton Alford, Nola Alford Smith, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, and Iddo Lampton Alford and in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-sister Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries; and brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Gilbert Kendric Alford was born in Washington Parish, LA, the son of Jeptha Martin Alford and his second wife, Laura Jane Warner. See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948“, AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40.

            Gilbert Sr.’s son, Gilbert K. Alford, Jr., one of AAFA’s founders, wrote a brief biography of his father that is included in Gilbert Sr.’s In Remembrance.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Gilbert Kendric 1901 LA1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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GLADYS JANE ALFORD ROCKHOLD

AAFA #0161

Mother of Thomas Richard Rockhold, AAFA #0616

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—21 November 2002

 

            Gladys Alford Rockhold, age 83 yrs., at her home on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 7:40 AM. Beloved wife of the late Ray Edward Rockhold, whom she was married to for 61 years and died within 47 hours after his death. [He died Monday, November 18, from his obituary published November 19.]

            Mother of John Charles Rockhold, Thomas Richard Rockhold of Plano, TX, Jane Charlotte Haydel, Carol Sue Rockhold and the late Robert Edward Rockhold. Mother-in-law of Nancy Lincks Rockhold and Craig David Haydel. Grandmother of David Charles Rockhold and wife, Christy, Sean Edward Rockhold, Mandi Rockhold of Plano, TX, Jeff Edward Haydel and wife, Judy of Starkville, MS and Cynthia Dawn Haydel. Great grandmother of Isabella Faye Rockhold.

            Graveside services for both Mr. & Mrs. Rockhold were held from Garden of Memories on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 3:00 PM. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 4127 S. Claiborne Ave., in charge of arrangements. Information: 821-8411.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From AAFA records, she was born 28 Dec 1919 in VA, the daughter of James Edward Alford and Bessie Viola Jory.

            Her lineage, from AAFA records: Gladys Jane 1919 VA1, James Edward 1877 GA2, James Needham 1855 GA3, John W. 1831 GA4, Needham 1785 NC5.

 

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GLADYS HOLMES ALFORD GINN

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Monday, 14 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

LORANGER—Gladys Holmes Alford Ginn, 78, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at her home.

            She was a housewife and a native of Foxworth, Miss.

            She is survived by her husband, Billy Gene Ginn; two sisters, Seba Ginn and Bertha Rich.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bud Alford; one brother, Elisha Holmes; and five sisters, Effie Graham, Jo Easley, Leola Duncan, Nettie Ridgedell and Emmer Ard.

            Visitation will be today at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until … the funeral at 7.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys Alford [sic] (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 September 1924, died 13 Apr 2003, last residence Loranger, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

 

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GLENN ASHTON ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0038

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Monday, 16 September 2002

A similar article was included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Glenn A. Alford Sr., a retired Louisiana State Police lieutenant, died Saturday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 83. Mr. Alford was born in Tangipahoa Parish and lived in Covington for the past 61 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Givens Alford; two sons, John and Glenn Alford Jr; four daughters, Nancy A. Kynerd, Susan A. Monlezun, Mary Lou Alford and Carolyn A. Ward; a sister, Warrene A. Pierce; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Katie O’Brien Simoneaux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenn Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 July 1919.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Givens Alford; and his uncle Joseph Henry Alford in this compilation.

            He was born in Wilmer, Tangipahoa Parish, the son of Felder Fletcher Alford and Della Herring. Six generations of Glenn’s ancestors were included with his In Remembrance article.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Glenn Ashton 1919 LA1, Felder Fletcher 1877 LA2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GLENNELL ALFORD MEADOWS

Cousin of Ray Dortey Alford, AAFA #0459

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—_____ February 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Glennell Meadows, 74, of Merryville, La., died Monday [5 February 1990] at St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles, La.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hixson Funeral Chapel in Merryville with burial at Merryville Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home in DeRidder, La. Visitation will began at noon today at the funeral chapel in Merryville.

            She was a lifelong resident of the Merryville area.

            Survivors include daughters, Danita Harper of Warren and Naomi Cowgill of Springfield, Va.; a son, Isaac Sesner Meadows of Molino, Fla.; a brother, Horace Alford of Merryville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glennell Meadows (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 October 1915.

            See the obituary of her brother Horace Bertrand Alford in this compilation.

            Glennell married Joseph Meadows. She was the daughter of Marcus Bertrand Alford and Blanche Gibson, and was the granddaughter of John P. Alford and Elizabeth Cynthia Prator.

            Glennell’s lineage: Glennell 1915 LA1, Marcus Bertrand 1883 AR2, John P. 1850 GA3, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA 4.

 

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GRACE MARGARET ALFORD BROUSSARD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—4 September 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Grace Broussard of Lake Arthur, died on Friday, August 22, at 10:30 p.m., in the Jennings, (La.) Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was 73.

            Funeral services were held at the Lake Arthur Funeral Home, at 2 p.m., on Monday, August 25. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery at Lake Arthur.

            Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Smith of San Francisco, Calif.; one son, Alford Broussard of Stonewall, Miss.; one grandson, Darrell Smith of San Francisco; five sisters, Audrey Wenner, and Ruth Dees, both of Lake Charles, and Lela Lowe, Ola Ellison, and Addie Petty, all of Many; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

            Mrs. Broussard was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Broussard, who died in Oct. 1984.

            Born in Sabine Parish, to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Alford, she was one of ten children. She and her siblings were raised on a small farm in the Jerusalem community.

            Educated at the Many schools, Mrs. Broussard graduated from Many High in 1930, and then continued her education at La. Norman College in Natchitoches. She received her degree at Southwestern University in Lafayette.

            Thirty-eight years were devoted to a teaching career. She was a fifth grade teacher at Lake Arthur. Mrs. Broussard was an active member of the Methodist Church.

            Since retirement, she had enjoyed traveling.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace Broussard (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 October 1912.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith; and eight of her nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            Her husband, Maurice/Morris Broussard, was born 5 Sept 1912.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Grace Margaret 1912 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GROVER SAMUEL ALFORD

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 14 January 1969

 

            Alford, Grover S.—Died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. A resident of 666 Kentucky Ave., Port Allen and a native of West Baton Rouge Parish, he was 78. He was a retired insurance salesman and director of the West Baton Rouge Parish Community Center. He was a veteran of World War I.

            Body to be at Wilbert Funeral Home in Port Allen after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday until 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Religious services at Holy Family Catholic Church in Port Allen at 10 a.m. Burial in the Chenal Cemetery, Chenal.

            Survived by eight nieces and two nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews and numerous great, great-nieces and great, great-nephews.

            He was a member of the American Legion, McKinley-Bourg Post No. 160, West Baton Rouge Parish.

 

 

Photos from Chenal Cemetery, Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 March 1890, last residence Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Gertrude Alford Beaud, Leonida Alford St. Dizier, and James Abraham Alford in this compilation.

            He is listed in Sacramental Records of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Vol. 18, as Samuel Grover Alford.

            Note that Grover is on one side of a large monument with his mother, Zoraide Rougon Alford. His brother James Abraham Alford is on the other side.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Grover Samuel 1890 LA1, Abram Achille 1851 LA2, Abraham 1820 NY or KY3.

 

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GUSSIE ALFORD FORTINBERRY

Sister of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

Aunt of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Jr., AAFA #0019

 

THE TIMES–PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____ January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

            Gussie Alford Fortinberry at Metairie, LA on Monday, January 24, 1994 at 7:25 o’clock PM. Beloved wife of the late Duvoix Brown Fortinberry. Daughter of the late Laura Jane Warner and Jeptha Martin Alford. Mother of Carolyn F. Tribble of Knoxville, TN, Glenda F. Maronge of Birmingham, AL, Rebecca F. Upchurch of Houston, TX and the late Lemuel J. Fortinberry. Sister of G. K. Alford of Gonzales, LA and the late Roxie Penton, Lexie Schaffer, L. W. Alford, Alonzo Alford, Bannon Alford, Iddo Alford, Leoda Smith and Nole Smith. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great–grandchildren. Aged 85 years. A native of Warnerton, LA and resident of Metairie, LA.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of Highland Baptist Church are invited to attend the funeral service from the Jefferson Chapel of Tharp–Sontheimer–Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. at 43rd St., Metairie, LA on Thursday, January 27, 1994 at 10:00 o’clock AM. Interment in Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, McComb, MS at 1:00 o’clock PM….

 

In another article:

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—9 February 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

ALFORDS ATTEND FUNERAL OF KIN

 

            Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Alford attended the funeral service of Buddy’s Aunt Gussie Alford Fortenberry recently. Mrs. Fortenberry resided in Metairie, LA. Graveside services were conducted at Silver Springs Cemetery in Mt. Hermon.

            She was survived by three nephews in the Mt. Hermon area. They are Hugh Sam Smith; Donough Alford and A.D. “Buddy” Alford, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles D. Ott.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gussie Fortinberry (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 April 1908, but her last residence is listed as Houston, TX.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jeptha Martin Alford and Laura Jane Warner Alford; her siblings Roxie Udine Alford Penton and Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr.; and her half-siblings Wiley Banton Alford, Nola Alford Smith, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, and Iddo Lampton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her half-sister Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries; and brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Gussie was born in Washington Parish, LA, the youngest child of Jeptha Martin Alford and his second wife, Laura Jane Warner. She married Duvoix Brown Fortinberry, which is often spelled “Fortenberry.”

            See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948“, AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gussie1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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HAIDEE KATHLEEN ALFORD REEVES

AAFA #0210

Mother of Paul Reeves, AAFA #0066

Sister of Helen Alford Bankston, AAFA #0398, and Eulon Alfred Alford, AAFA #0213

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 15 August 1998

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Reeves, Haidee Kathleen—A retired educator with Livingston Parish school system and a resident of Albany, she died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was 96 and a native of Montegut. Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond... Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday.... Interment in Amite Cemetery.

            Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Nellie Adams Reeves, Baton Rouge [AAFA #0066]; three sisters, Helen Bankston, Hammond [AAFA #0398], Charity Johnson, Lake Charles, and Lillian McFarland, Houston; three grandchildren, Paul Reeves, Jr., Baton Rouge, Nelson Reeves, Jensen, Fla., and Lucille Barilleau, Baton Rouge; and five great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, Harry Reeves; two sisters, Lucille Cole and Mary Cory; three brothers, Clyde Alford, Bailey Alford Jr. and Eulon Alford [AAFA #0213]; and parents, Bailey and Jennie Brumfield Alford.

             She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Hammond, past regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the U.D.C. and Colonial Dames.

 

Photo from Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathleen Reeves (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 October 1901, but her death is listed as 13 October 1998.

            See the obituaries of her mother, mother, Jennie Brumfield Alford; and siblings Eulon Alfred Alford, Charity Lou Alford Allen Johnson, and Helen Jennie Alford Bankston in this compilation.

            Haidee was born in Terrebonne Parish, LA. She married 10 June 1921 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, Harry Richardson Reeves, who was born 16 April 1896, and died 8 May 1965 in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish. Haidee’s health kept her from attending any of our annual meetings, but her influence on AAFA was great and far reaching. She was inducted into the AAFA Alford Hall of Fame at the 1996 meeting in Springfield, MO. Five generations of Haidee’s ancestors were included with her In Remembrance article in the Spring 1999 issue.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Haidee Kathleen 1901 LA1, Bailey Monroe 1875 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HARLON ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 6 September 1951

 

Harlon Alford Dies of Injuries Received in Accident Saturday

 

            The Mt. Hermon and Franklinton communities were deeply shocked Tuesday night, when they were told that Harlon Alford had passed away at 7:20 in the Tylertown Hospital, where he had been taken following an automobile accident last Saturday afternoon.

            Mr. Alford was on his way to his home in Mt. Hermon from Franklinton last Saturday around 3:00 P.M., when he had a head-on collision with a 1948 Buick, driven by Ollie Magee, Negro of Franklinton. Both cars were almost completely demolished.

            He was the operator of a radio shop, and grocery store at Mt. Hermon and was also Philco dealer in that part of the parish and was well known in this section. He took an active part in community affairs, being a member of the :Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and the Ruritan Club. He would have observed his 39th birthday today (Thursday) the day of the funeral.

            Last rites were held this morning at the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, with his pastor, the Rev. Marvin Magee officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery with Poole and Simmons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Yvonne McMillan Alford; two children Nolan ______ age 12, and Dianne age 9, his mother, Mrs. Nolan Alford of Bogalusa and Newton, Miss., a brother, Odell Alford, Mt. Hermon, and 4 sisters: Mrs. Aubrey Fuller, Bogalusa; Mrs. Doyle King, Newton, Miss., Mrs. Medrah Smith, Chicago, Ill.; and Mrs. Creson Powell, Bogalusa. His nieces are Mrs. Bonnie Powell Tynes and Miss Patsy Lou Powell of Bogalusa.

 

Photo from Mount Hermon Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Nolan Bannon Alford; grandfather John Griffin Alford; and brother Odell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harlon 1912 LA1, Nolan Bannon 1883 LA2, John Griffin 1850 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HAROLD BERNARD ALFORD

Cousin of Vonceil Alford Strong, AAFA #0343

Uncle of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, MS—Thursday, 17 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Funeral services for Harold Bernard (“Pop”) Alford, 80, were May 22, 1999, at Gonzales, La.

            He died May 20, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center.

            Alford was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and served as vice commander of Gonzales American Legion Post No. 81.

            He was born Jan. 1, 1919, at Tylertown, son of the late Samuel N. and Hattie Magee Alford. He married Helen Reeves Alford, who preceded him in death.

            He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Babin and Judy Alford LeBourgeois of Gonzales, La.; two sons, Jimmy Alford of Galvez, La., and Johnnie Alford of Convent, La.; two sisters, Louise Bacot and Christine Alexander, both of Tylertown; two brothers, Farroll Alford of Tylertown and Sammie Alford of Kokomo; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Burial was in Gonzales.

 

In another article:

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—22 May 1999

 

            Alford, Harold Bernard “Bear”—A retired carpenter and a member of Carpenter’s Union Local No. 1098, he died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

            He was 80 and a native of Tylertown, Miss. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

            Visitation was at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Visiting at the funeral home, 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday…. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales.

            Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Joyce and Poto Babin and Judy Alford LeBourgeois, all of Gonzales; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jimmy Sr. and Connie Alford, Galvez, and Johnnie Sr. and Josephine Alford, Convent; two sisters, Louise Bacot and Christine Alexander, both of Tylertown, Miss.; two brothers, Farrol Alford Sr. and Sammie Alford, both of Tylertown; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Helen Reeves Alford; parents, Samuel N. and Hattie Magee Alford; a sister, Hilan Magee; a brother, Emmett Alford; and a grandson, Johnnie Alford Jr.

            Pallbearers are Brent and Bert Babin, Jimmy Alford Jr., Ray Babin, Alex Alexander, and Joe Dale Alford. Honorary pallbearer is Darryl Villneurve. He was a charter member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 45 and served as vice commander and lifetime member of the Gonzales American Legion Post No. 81….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 January 1919.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Farrol Jasper Alford, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harold Bernard 1919 MA1, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 MS2, Needham Jasper 1860 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HAROLD MILTON ALFORD

Brother of William Joseph “W.J.” Alford, AAFA #0138

 

Warren Meadows Funeral Home

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—_____ October 2012

 

Harold Milton Alford

 

            Funeral Services for Harold Milton Alford, 89, of Florien, LA, will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Florien in Florien, LA with Rev Bobby Franklin and Rev. Patrick Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Florien Cemetery in Florien, LA. Visitation will begin on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 6:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Florien in Florien, LA.

            Harold Milton Alford was born on Saturday, October 14, 1922 in Sabine Parish, LA. He passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at his residence in Florien, LA.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Oscar Alford and Bertha Ann (Sparks) Alford; sisters, Annie Mae Leo, Camille Wilson, Willie Mae Farmer and Sibyl Headley; brothers, W.J. Alford, Wallace Alford and Maurice Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Alford of Florien, LA; two daughters, Linda Gayle Carmichael and husband Bob of St. Augustine Beach, FL and Kay Anthony and husband Darryl of Florien, LA; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Darryl Anthony, Bob Carmichael, Clintt Corley, Caroll Corley, Mike Wilson, Donald Bush, Alan Alford and Howard Haglemyer.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Ben D. Peterson, Gerald Jordon and Gary Thompson.

 

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Photo from Florien Cemetery, Florien, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Duffie & Kathy Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Oscar Riley Alford and Bertha A. Sparks Alford; and sister Willie Mae Alford Fenter in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Clifton Maurice Alford, William Joseph Alford, and Wallace Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harold Milton 1922 LA1, Oscar Riley 1880 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HARVEY ALVIN “BLACKIE” ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—30 September 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mr. Harvey A. Alford of Mt. Carmel, died at the age of 70, on Friday, Sept. 24, after a short illness.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were held Sunday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m., at Warren Meadows Funeral Home. Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Bro. Bill Wood officiated the services. Services were under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Alford’s grandsons, Chuck Pizoni, Anthony and Barry Alford, Dale and Daron Chandler, and Michael Ledet.

            Mr. Alford’s surviving relatives include his wife, Katherine Alford of Mt. Carmel; one son, H.J. Alford, Houma; three daughters, Virginia Parkman, Morgan City, Mary E. Robinson, Many, Mrs. Meriam (Pete) L., Chandler of Mt. Carmel; one brother, Mr. T.V. Alford, Lake Charles; one sister, Ellen Alford, Mt. Carmel; two aunts, Leona Powell, Many, Beadie Stoker, Forest Hill; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcelle Slaughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 15 March 1912.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Katherine Lilia Parent Alford; mother, Lou Ellen Landrum Alford; and siblings Ellon O. Alford and Truman Varnell Alford in this compilation.

            Harvey Alvin Alford was the son of James Munroe Alford and Lou Ellen Landrum. He is called Blackie Alford in the obituary of his sister Ellon.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harvey Alvin 1912 LA1, James Munroe 1880 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC 5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HATTIE ALFORD CARTHAN

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 21 May 1972

 

            Carthan, Mrs. Helen Alford—died Saturday at 8:40 p.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Hammond. She was 81. A native of Raymond, Miss., and a resident of Jackson. Body at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

            Preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Fred Conrad.

            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Eunice) Mitchell, Irving, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Farrell, Bogalusa, Mrs. Mellie Martin and Mrs. Dewey (Annie) Kirby, both of Ponchatoula; and a brother, Stewart Alford, Ponchatoula.

 

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Photo from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co, MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hattie Carthan (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 Nov 1890, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her father, Preston Horn Alford; and siblings Agnes Sue Alford Conrad, Annie Laura Alford Kirby, Mellie Alford Martin, and Stewart A. “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            Her name is listed as Helen in her obituary, but Helen is her sister, also named in the obituary. Helen, born Dec 1888, and Hattie, born Nov 1890, are the first two children listed with the family of Preston H. Allford and his wife Alice in 1900, Gallman, Copiah Co., MS. Helen Farrell, 8 December 1888–5 August 1973 is buried with her husband, Robert A. Farrell, in Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Hattie 1890 MS1, Preston Horn 1864 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HELEN ALFORD MAYES

Sister of Nancy Alford Herrington, AAFA #0708, and Catherine Alford Ellard, AAFA #0606

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 25 April 2009

 

            A resident of Baton Rouge, Helen Alford Mayes died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Ochsner Medical Center of Baton Rouge. She was 90 and a native of Tylertown, Miss. She was a retired bookkeeper and co-owner of Mayes Auto Repair.

            Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Saturday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. until the religious service in the chapel at 1:30 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Ron Tyndall of Parkview Baptist Church. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by her son, M. Leroy Owens and wife Jackie; two sisters, Frances “Nancy” Herrington, of McComb, Miss., and Catherine Ellard, of Natchez, Miss.; brother, Willard “Bill” Alford, of Tylertown; two grandchildren, Andrew L. Owens and LeAnn O. Mock; and four great-grandchildren, Allison, Emily, Molly and Hayden.

            Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Luther A. Mayes Jr.; parents, Ben C. and Annie Freeman Alford; and siblings, Lavelle Flanagan, Ouida Louise Huhn, Herbert Alford, Hubert Alford and Freeman Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pastoral Assist Fund in c/o Parkview Baptist Church.

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen C. Mayes (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Aug 1918, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Benjamin Cleveland “Freeman” Alford and Willard J. “Bill” Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Helen 1918 MS1, Benjamin Cleveland 1885 MS2, William Henry 1855 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HELEN ALFRED

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—16 September 2012

 

 

LAFAYETTE—Funeral services will be held Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Helen Alfred, 76, who died September 11, 2012 at her residence.

            Services will be conducted by Fr. Thomas James, SVD.

            Interment will be in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery.

            Helen was a loving mother, sister and aunt and lived every day to be surrounded by her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Her favorite pastime was cooking, caring for others and spending time with her family. For thirty years Helen worked at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church as a housekeeper/cook in the Rectory.

            Helen is survived by her four children, Cynthia Wiltz (Paul), David Alfred and Laura Alfred of Lafayette, LA and Gail Conley of Memphis, TX; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one expected great grandchild; her sisters, Velma Francis, Rose Alfred, Dorothy Alfred, Marjorie Etienne and Lena “Lillie” Alfred Mouton; one brother, Wallace Alfred (Priscilla); one sister-in-law, Annabelle Prejean Alfred, all of Lafayette, LA and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Whitney Alfred, Sr. and Laura Andrus Alfred.

            Visitation will be held Monday, September 17, 2012 at Syrie Funeral Home from 7 a.m. until time of service.

            A rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m. Sign the guestbook online at www.syriefh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Syrie Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, LA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother Whitney J. Alfred Jr. in this compilation.

 

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HELEN BATISTE ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, TX—13 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

LAKE CHARLES, LA—Helen Alfred, 44, of Lake Charles, died July 9, 2001 at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at Fondel Memorial Chapel in Lake Charles with burial in Perkins Cemetery in Westlake, Louisiana.

            Daughters Regina Alfred and Jacquana Alfred of Lake Charles, sons Fredrick Alfred, Jr. and Timothy Alfred of Lake Charles, sisters Ethel Mae Batiste, Betty Batiste, and Cathey Batiste of Lake Charles, and Karen Ardoin of Eunice, Eva Hayward of Beaumont, and Marie Mitchell of Houston, brothers, Jimmy Batiste and Roger Batiste of Port Arthur, Rodney Batiste and Joseph Batiste of Lake Charles, Louis Robinson, Paul Batiste, and Leroy Robinson, all of Houston, and Calvin Batiste of Los Angeles, California, and four grandchildren survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 July 1956.

 

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HELEN JENNIE ALFORD BANKSTON

AAFA #0398

Sister of Haidee Kathleen Alford Reeves, AAFA #0210, and Eulon Alfred Alford, AAFA #0213

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 8 June 2001

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Bankston, Helen Jennie Alford—A retired school teacher and a resident of Hammond, she died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Hammond Nursing Home. She was 97 and a native of Montegut.

            Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Religious services in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Lonnie Wascom. Interment in Lanier Cemetery, Loranger.

            Survived by a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, William Henkel Bankston Jr., Gretchen Gerstner Bankston and Merrill Jane Bankston, all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Charity Johnson, Lake Charles, and Lillian McFarland, Houston; and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Alford, Hammond.

            Preceded in death by husband, William Henkel Bankston; a grandson, William Henkel Bankston III; three sisters, Haidee Reeves, Lucille Cole and Mary Cory; three brothers, Clyde Alford, Bailey Alford Jr. and Eulon Alford; and parents, Bailey and Jennie Brumfield Alford.

            She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Hammond.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen A. Bankston (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Dec 1903, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Jennie Brumfield Alford; and siblings Haidee Kathleen Alford Reeves, Charity Lou Alford Allen Johnson, and Eulon Alfred Alford in this compilation.

            She was born in Terrebonne parish, the daughter of Bailey Monroe Alford and Alice Jane Brumfield. Six generations of Helen’s ancestors were included with her In Remembrance article.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Helen Jennie 1903 LA1, Bailey Monroe 1875 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HENRY ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Friday, 22 June 2012

 

 

SHREVEPORT, LA—Funeral services for Deacon Henry Alford, Sr., 75, will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Kingston, LA., Bishop Isaac Brooks, officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Family hour will be held Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Abraham Baptist Church, 7104 Wilshire Dr.

            Good Samaritan Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 Oct 1936 and died 14 June 2012, last residence not listed.

 

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HENRY “FORD” ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—1 March 2012

 

 

            Henry “Ford” Alford, 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 after a brief illness.

            Ford was born September 15, 1930 in Mt. Hermon, LA, the youngest of Iddo and Ella Morris Alford’s five children. He was an active member of College Place Baptist Church. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1951 and served in the United States Army in South Korea immediately following his graduation. After earning his Masters in Music Education at the University of Alabama, he dedicated his life to enriching children’s lives through music education as a Band Director and Principal at several schools throughout Louisiana and Alabama.

            Ford is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beulah Schilling Alford of Monroe, LA; daughter and son-in-law, Rodney and Jackie Holloway of Houston, TX; granddaughter Amy Uffman and husband Connor of Baton Rouge, LA and Holly Holloway of Houston, TX; along with four great-grandchildren, Ella, William, and Audrey Grace Uffman of Baton Rouge, LA and Rory Griffin of Houston, TX.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Iddo and Ella Alford; brothers, Roscoe, Donough, and OJ Alford; sister, Chrystelle Traina.

            Visitation will be at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe, LA on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

            His funeral will be at 9:30 AM on Friday, March 2, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Monroe, LA, followed by a graveside service at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Mt. Hermon, LA

            In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be sent to Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, Monroe Council on Aging, College Place Baptist Church, or Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

            His family would like to express a special word of thanks to St. Francis Hospital and the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home for all of the support they received

            Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com, Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe, LA.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Iddo Lampton Alford and Ella Morris Alford; siblings Ella Chrystelle Alford Traina and Roscoe Lampton Alford; and grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Henry Ford 1930 LA1, Iddo Lampton 1895 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HENRY JAMES ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—20 May 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Henry James Alford died Thursday, May 13, at Highland Hospital in Shreveport, at 9 a.m., due to a sudden illness. He was 88.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment was at Garden of Memories in Carmi, Ill., Monday, May 17.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two sons, James H. Alford of San Angelo, Tex., and Herman F. Alford of Albany, Ga.; two brothers, James F. Alford of Houston, Tex., and John J. Alford of Odessa, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Zula Belle Dillard of Natchitoches; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

In another article, source unknown:

 

            Services for Mr. Henry James Alford, 88, of Many, were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15, at Warren Meadows funeral Home Chapel in Many…. Additional services were held for Mr. Alford on Monday, May 17, at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Carmi, Illinois. Burial followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Carmi.

            Mr. Alford, a farmer, died Thursday, May 13, at 9 a.m., at Highland Hospital in Shreveport, after a sudden illness. He was born in Noble.

            He is survived by two sons, James H. Alford of San Angelo, Tex., and Herman F. Alford of Albany, Ga.; two brothers, James F. Alford of Houston, Tex., and John J. Alford of Odessa, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Zula Bell Dillard of Natchitoches; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 1 January 1894.

            See the obituary of his brother Thomas Jefferson Alford in this compilation.

            Henry James Alford was the son of John Alford and Mary Johnson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Henry James 1894 LA1, John 1866 LA2, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HENRY L. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—11 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Alford, Henry L.—Retired district manager and assistant agency director of State National Insurance Co. with more than 45 years of service, he died at 12:50 a.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 79, a resident and native of Livonia. He was a U. S. Army first sergeant veteran of World War II with five years of service. He served in the European Theatre of Operations. He was the first town clerk of the town of Livonia when it was incorporated in 1959.

            Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Religious services at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia, at 11 a.m. Monday.... Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Alford LeJeune and Pam and Irish Pullen, all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mabel Bizette and Verna Langlois, both of Baton Rouge; a brother, Freeland Alford, Livonia; five grandchildren, Todd and wife Shelley LeJeune, Troy and wife Laurie LeJeune, Michael LeJeune, Michelle LeJeune, and Brandon Pullen; and five great-grandchildren, Jacelyn, Austin, Courtney, and Bryson LeJeune and Lindsey Toups.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Rivet Alford; six brothers, Coleman, Louis, Wallace, Freddie, Roman and Bill; a sister, Ruby Torres; and parents, Wilmer and Rosa Alford.

            Pallbearers with be grandsons, son-in-law and Gary Major. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Maurice Nassar, Dr. Edward Chaisson, Joe Grezaffi and Jack Cutrer.

            He was past president of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Lay Council and Usher Society and a past member of the Baton Rouge Association of Life Underwriters and the General Agents and Managers Conference. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 248, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6505 and AARP.

 

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Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 January 1920.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mabel Rivet Alford; parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; and siblings Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Henry was one of 11 children of Wilmer B. Ignace Alford and Rosa Gremillion, who married in 1899 in Pointe Coupee Parish. A family tree on Ancestry.com shows Henry’s middle name as Louis, but “Louisiana Marriages” in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, lists Henry Lee Alford and Mabel Rivet, married 1942 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Henry L. 1920 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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HENRY LEE ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ August 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Henry Lee Alford, on Friday, August 16, 1991, at 1:06 a.m. Son of the late Shirley and Dalphine Lee Alford. Beloved brother of Beatrice Williams of New Orleans, LA, Joella Bland and Mary Straud, both of Cleveland, OH, Ethel Williams of Hammond, LA, Maggie Hopskin [sic] of Los Angeles, CA and Roscoe Alford of Atlanta, GA. Stepson of Ella Alford Harris of Cleveland, OH. Nephew of Sam Lee. Stepfather of Grover, Reginald, Gregory and Sherron Taplin. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also pastor, officers and members of Mt. Rose Baptist Church are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, August 21, 1991 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary…. Funeral services on Wednesday, August 21, 1991, at 11:00 a.m…. Interment Holt Cemetery….

 

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

            See the obituary of his brother Parnel Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1920 census in Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA: Shirley Alford (m) 37 LA; wife Delphine 34 MS; and children, all b. MS: Booker T. 15, Fletcher 11, Cyntha 10, Lee 8, Parnell 6, and Shirley Jr. 4-6/12.

 

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HENRY WARREN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Monday, 23 January 1978

 

            Henry Warren Alford, of Gretna, La., on Friday, January 20, 1978 at 9:30 o’clock p.m., beloved husband of Abbie Landry Alford, father of Warren H. and Wester A. Alford; son of the late Emma Watson and James E. Alford; brother of the late Adele Buford, Jennie Barksdale, Georgia, Emma, Jim, Willie, and Virgil Alford; grandfather of Wester A. Jr., Michael J., Warren M. Jr., Timothy C., Brian H., Jeffrey C. Alford, and Argent Acosta, age 86 years, a native of Gretna, La.

            Relatives and friends of the family, are invited to attend the funeral. Services from Mothe Funeral Home Inc., 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, La., on Tuesday January 24, 1978 at 11 o’clock a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

            Interment Hook and Ladder Cemetery….

 

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Photos from Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

Henry’s stone is propped against the stone of his wife’s parents, Joseph A. Landry and Cordelia B. [Barbier] Landry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 July 1891 and died _____ Jan 1978, last residence Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Abbie Landry Alford; parents, James E. Alford and Emma Watson Alford; and siblings Emma B. Alford, Georgianna “Georgia” Alford, Jennie Alford Barksdale, and Virgil S. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Henry Warren 1891 LA1, James E. 1840 LA2, Edward S. 1820 Ireland3.

 

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HERBERT L. ALFORD

Father of Thomas Richard “Dick” Alford, AAFA #0534

Brother of Thomas Harney Alford, AAFA #0586

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 21 November 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

A similar article published the previous day, source unknown, was included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994.

 

            Alford, Herbert L.—Died 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1992, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 92, born in Trenton, Tenn., reared in the Deerford-Zachary area and a resident of Baton Rouge since 1956. He was a U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist….

            Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by wife, E. Jane Atkins, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Jane Ann Tudor Welch Arlington, Va.; three sons, John Herbert Alford Dallas, Texas, Thomas Richard Alford [AAFA #0534], West Columbia, Texas, and Robert Atkins Alford, Sparta, N.J.; two brothers, Thomas Harney Alford [AAFA #0586], Baton Rouge, and John Louis Alford, Denham Springs; 12 grandchildren, Stephen Richard Alford, Robert Wayne Alford, Linda Kay Butler, Lisa Tudor-Stoller, Robert Beall Tudor III, John Michael Tudor, William Alford, Tudor, Geoffrey Trever Tudor, Jill Elizabeth Alford, Jennifer Kay Alford, Melissa Ann Alford and Robert William Alford; and eight great-grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            He was a member of University United Methodist church and a 1924 graduate of LSU.

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 September 1900.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Sally Jane Cathcart Alford; and siblings Ela Beatrice Alford Annison, John Louis Alford, and Thomas Harney Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Erma Jane Atkins Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Herbert’s lineage: Herbert L. 1900 TN1, John L. 1870 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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HERMAN LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—13 June 1974

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Herman Alford, 65, of Many, died on Wednesday, June 5, at 4:15 a.m., after a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday, June 7, at 11 a.m., at the Many United Methodist Church…. Burial was at the Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alene Alford of Many; four sons, Walker R. Alford, Dan Alford, Larry Alford, and Steve Alford, all of Many; two daughters, Mrs. Garland Lovelace of Marble Falls, Tex., and Mrs. Tommy Joe Andries of Many; seven sisters, Mrs. Clio Pugh, Mrs. Lelia Lowe, Mrs. Addie Petty, and Mrs. Ola Ellison, all of Many, Mrs. Ruth Dees, and Mrs. Audrey Wenner, both of Lake Charles, and Mrs. Grace Broussard of Lake Arthur, La.; and 11 grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Oscar Alford, Rayburn Marshall, Buddy Dees, Dove Patrick, Hubert Andries, Les Lites, Kenneth Walker, and H.S. DeLatin.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herman Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 November 1908.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alene Walker Alford; his son Walker Ross “Brue” Alford; parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith Alford; and eight of his nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Herman Lawrence 1908 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HOLLIS ALFORD

 

Hurricane Katrina Memorial Site

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____ August 2005

 

            Hollis Alford, 66, a resident of St. Bernard Parish.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hollis Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 February 1939 and died 15 Aug 2005, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Parnel Alford Sr. and Ollie Mae Alford, in this compilation.

            Dianna Ray, daughter of Hollis, posted a brief family tree at Ancestry listing her parents as Hollis Alford and Grace Bush. Hollis’s parents are Parnell Alford and Ollie Mae Dotey.

 

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HOOVER ALFORD, SR.

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Friday, 14 July 2006

 

Hoover Alford Sr., 75

 

MER ROUGE—Hoover Alford Sr., a farmer, died Sunday. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Mer Rouge. Visitation is 6-7 p.m. today at Tennant Funeral Home, Bastrop. Burial will be at Alford Cemetery, Mer Rouge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hoover Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 Jan 1931, last residence Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, LA.

 

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HORACE BERTRAND ALFORD

Cousin of Ray Dortey Alford, AAFA #0459

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 20 March 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Horace B. Alford, 81, of Merryville, La., died Wednesday [18 March 1992] at Merryville General Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Hixon Funeral Home in Merryville. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

            A native of Hornbeck, La., he lived in the Merryville area most of his life. He was retired as owner and operator of Alford’s Grocery.

            Survivors include his nieces, Danita Harper McCraig of Warren and Naomi Cowgill of Washington, D.C.; and nephew, Ike Meadows of Pensacola, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Horace Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 November 1910.

            See the obituary of Horace’s sister Glennell Alford Meadows in this compilation.

            Horace, who had no children, was the son of Marcus Bertrand Alford and Blanche Gibson. His surviving nieces and nephew are the children of his only sister, Glennell Alford Meadows. Marcus was a brother of James Maxie Alford, grandfather of Pamela Alford Thompson, AAFA #0030.

            His lineage: Horace Bertrand 1910 LA1, Marcus Bertrand 1883 AR2, John P. 1850 GA3, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA 4.

 

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HUGH GINN ALFORD

 

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Back Row (L to R): Margaret Angie Alford, Myrtis V Alford, Allie Jane Alford

Front Row (L to R): Rosa Holliday Alford, Ola May Alford (in lap), Hugh Ginn Alford, Benton Hugh Alford

Photo from David Fricke Family Tree (Ancestry.com)—permission granted by David Fricke, great-great-grandson of Hugh

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ December 1923

 

            Mr. Hugh Alford, an old and much honored citizen, died at his home in Bogalusa, last Wednesday night and the remains were brought to the old home where he lived for so many years, and buried in the cemetery at Bogue Chitto church Thursday. Rev. F.W. Hudson assisted by Rev. Richard Burch conducting the funeral rites. Mr. Alford was born May 4, 1857 on the old John Alford homestead, a few miles east of Mt. Hermon. Was married March 1, 1884 to Miss Rosa Holiday. Eight children were born to them, seven with his wife, still survive, also four sisters and three brothers.

            Mr. Alford was a good man, a man who thought much on life and its problems. He joined the Baptist church when about 45years old at Bogue Chitto church. We sympathise with the bereaved ones.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Rosa Holliday Alford; children Allie Jane Alford Bulloch, Margaret Angie Alford Simmons, and Otto Bambert Alford; grandson Billy Fane Alford; and brothers John Griffin Alford and Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hugh Ginn 1857 LA1, John Seaborn 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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IDA JANE PAYTON LONG ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 11 September 2011

 

            Ida Jane Alford, 92, of Franklinton, La., died Sept. 6, 2011, at her residence.

            Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Franklinton. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Johnny Causey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Christ Holiness USA Church Cemetery in Franklinton. Cook’s Enterprise Funeral Home of McComb is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 25, 1919, in Antioch, daughter of Alex Joe and Susie Pittman-Payton.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and a brother.

            She is survived by five sons and two daughters-in-law, Billy Joe and Gloria Long, Jacob Long Jr., Jerry Long, John Anthony and Elaine Long, and Earl L. Long; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Gloria Jean and Anthony Ampah, Dorothy Long, and Georgia M. and Jeffery Warren; 29 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ida J. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

 

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IDA MAE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—8 January 2002

 

            Ida Mae Alford, a retired secretary for Louisiana Interiors, died Friday at her home. She was 80. Mrs. Alford was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. She was a member of St. Augustine Episcopal Church and president of Women In Construction.

            Survivors include two sons, Charles and Richard Alford; a daughter, Jennifer Cassidy; a sister, Jeannette D’Amico; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 3412 Haring Road, Metairie. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Idamae M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 Dec 1921, last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

 

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IDA MAE “MAEMAE” RICHARD TRAVIS ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 22 July 2009

 

Ida Mae “MaeMae” Richard Travis Alford

April 13, 1928 - July 19, 2009

[name and dates from Charlet Funeral Home, Clinton, LA]

 

            Ida Alford passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 81 and a lifelong resident of Jackson. She was a retired nursing supervisor at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, Jackson, with 30 years service.

            Visitation at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, on Thursday, July 23, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at Second Baptist Church in Jackson on Friday, July 24, from 9 a.m. until service at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Mack Stewart and the Rev. Marc Gregoire. Interment in Second Baptist Church Cemetery, Jackson.

            She is survived by two daughters, Thelma Travis Whittington and husband Jerry, of Jackson, and Vickie Travis, of Norwood; two stepsons, Bennie Travis, of Sulphur, and David Travis and wife Betty Moss Travis, of Clinton; two brothers, Joe Richard and wife Ann Dawson Richard, and John Richard and wife Hazel Parker Richard, all of Jackson; six sisters, Margie Richard, of Clinton, Lorena McCrory, of Jackson, Rose Teal and husband Bill, of Silsbee, Texas, Irene Donovan, of Santa Clara, Calif., Mary Jane Dixon and husband Tommy, of Bridge City, Texas, and Vivian Lukenbill, of Norwood; six grandchildren, Mitch Whittington, Saundra Rosso, Annissa Woodard, Heath Williams, Robert “Pat” Williams and Anita Gregoire; and six stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Victor Travis and John Dean Alford; parents, Gabriel and Odette Richard; and brother, Gabriel Richard Jr.

            Pallbearers will be Keith Hawes, George Travis, Ryan Diaz, Robbie Fooshee, Michael Woodard and Frank Russo. Honorary pallbearers are Clark Fooshee, Billy Goodson, Floyd Smith and Sylvester Giroir.

            Special thanks to the doctors and staff at Lane Regional Medical Center for the care given until the end. Special thanks also to Dr. Amacker, Dr. Craven, Dr. Rodney, Dr. McGrath and Dr. Sanders. Thanks to Grace Nursing Home.

            She was a founding member of Ethel Baptist Church, a charter member of Second Baptist Church, Jackson, a member of the Second Baptist Sewing Group and a member of the M&M’s.

            Share sympathies, condolences, and memories at www.charletfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Photos from Second Baptist Church Cemetery, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kevin Guillory - KRGuillory71@gmail.com – sent email 5/23/2012; again 8/11/2012 – LM on bio page 5.16.2014

Taken by photographer Kevin Guillory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Dean Alford; and her daughter Daisy Dean Alford Wascom in this compilation.

            Ida is buried with her first husband.

 

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IDA REBECCA “LOVIS” PERRYMAN ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, LA—Sunday, 19 October 2008

 

            Ida Rebecca Perryman “Lovis” Alford—She died at 5:33 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.

            She was 87, a native of Gillsburg, Miss., and a resident of Greensburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greensburg and a retired nurse’s aide from Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center.

            Graveside services will be held at New Zion Cemetery in Kentwood on Monday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m....

            She is survived by two daughters, Daisy Wascom and husband Jule, and Janis Lassiter and husband Mike, all of Greensburg; six grandchildren, Jeff Rohner, Glenda Wascom, Jana Causey, Vicki Rohner, Wayne Ard and Eddie Hayes; and six great-grandchildren, Colby, Chelsea and Carson Causey, Ryan and Rusty Wascom and Kayla Sagely.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Pernese Perryman; sister, Juanita Lee; and four brothers, Carl, Clifton, Woodrow and Rodman Perryman.

            McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, is in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit www.mckneelys.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 Sept 1921, last residence Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, John Dean Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Daisy Dean Alford Wascom in this compiliation.

 

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IDDO IRA ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 16 September 1965

 

            Earlier Wednesday, Iddo Ira Alford, 74-year-old Bogalusa area resident, apparently committed suicide at his Spring Valley Road residence, authorities reported.

            Authorities said a suicide note and a 20 gauge shotgun were found in the residence with the dead man.

            Funeral arrangements for Alford at Brown’s Funeral Home were incomplete Wednesday pending arrival of relatives.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 17 September 1965

 

            Funeral services for Iddo Ira Alford, 74, who police said shot himself Wednesday, are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home.

            He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iddo Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 Jan 1895 and died _____ Sept 1965, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Effa Simpson Alford; and brother Cornelius Delos Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Iddo Ira 1895 LA1, Seaborn S. 1834 MS2, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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IDDO LAMPTON ALFORD

Grandfather of Mitchell P. Traina, AAFA #1236

Half-brother of Gilbert K. Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 12 May 1960

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1992

 

            Funeral service for Iddo L. Alford, age 64, of the Mt. Hermon Community, were conducted at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday [May 11] from the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. Interment was in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery at the church….

            Alford died at 6:30 A.M. Monday in the Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, following six months of hospitalization and confinement to his home following a major operation made necessary by a lingering ailment. Alford apparently was in the best of health in the latter part of October, 1959, when he began to complain of not feeling well and went to the hospital for an examination and found that his trouble was of a serious nature, which necessitated an early operation. Immediately following the operation, Alford was given about a 50-50 chance of recovery, but, his condition gradually worsened until the time of his death. Up until the time of the examination, he had not known that he had any serious ailments.

            Alford was a community leader in education and religious activities as well as being a leading farmer of the Mt. Hermon Community. He had operated a school bus from the Mt. Hermon High School for the past thirty-five years and was always ready and willing to assist a less fortunate neighbor. He made dozens of trips to help his less fortunate neighbors and friends to hospitals, to funerals, and to other places where help could be received. He made many trips to Nashville, Tennessee, to take bus loads of people from his community to hear the Grand Ole Opera and other trips to take bus loads of people on a vacation to such places as Lookout Mountain and various other places of interest.

            For many years, each child on his school bus was given a Christmas present. He always did this on the last day school was in operation before Christmas. He was one of the most active members of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church and could always be counted on to do more than his part in any community or Church activity.

            The body lay in state at the family home, about four miles east of Mt. Hermon, until time for service at the Church.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Ella Morris of Mt. Hermon; three sons, Roscoe Alford of Mobile, Ala.; Ford Alford of Bay Minette, Ala.; and Donough Alford of Mt. Hermon; one daughter, Mrs. Chrystelle Traina of New Orleans; four brothers, Bannon Alford and Alonzo Alford, both of Mt. Hermon; Gilbert Alford of Greensburg, La.; and Lora Alford of Walterboro, South Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Leota Smith of Tylertown, Miss.; Mrs. Gussie Fortenberry of New Orleans; and Mrs. Lexie Schaffer of Atlanta, Ga.

            Pallbearers were Henry New, Donald Burch, B.F. Roberts, G.T. Patterson, Shelby Booty, C.K. Williamson. Honorary pallbearers were Harvell Pierce, R.W. Magee, Carey Burch, Malcom Wascom, Marvin Miller, Vernon Sanford, Burris Simmons and J.D. Miller.

            Brown Funeral Directors of Bogalusa were in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—____ May 1960

 

            Word was received Monday evening, May 9, of the death of Iddo Lampton alford at Baptist Hospital where he had spent the major portion of the past five months.

            Mr Alford would have been 65 in August and was retiring this year after thirty-five years of driving a school bus to Mt. Hermon High School.

            Funeral services were conducted from the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church on Wednesday morning at 10:30 A.M., by Rev. fred Bolian of Ebenezer Baptist Church near Hammond, a former pastor. He was assisted by the present pastor, Rev. Robert B. Sanderson.

            Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ella Morris Alford, three sons, Roscoe of Mobile, Ala.; Donough of Mt. Hermon and Ford of Bay Minette, Ala., and one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Chrystelle) Traina of Metairie; four brothers, Bannon and Lonzo of Mt. Hermon; Lora of South Carolina; and Gilbert Alford of Greensburg; three sisters, Mrs. Leoda Smith of near Lexie; Mrs. Gussie (Duvoix) Fortenberry of Metairie and Mrs. Lexie Schaffer of Atlanta, Georgia; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Chuch Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Photo posted by Robin Gayle, who is apparently an inactive contributor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iddo Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 January 1895.

            See the obituaries of Iddo’s wife, Ella Morris Alford; his children Ella Chrystelle Alford Traina and Roscoe Alford; his father, Jeptha Martin Alford; his siblings Wiley Banton Alford, Nola Alford Smith, and Alonzo Seaborn Alford; and his half-siblings Roxie Udine Alford Penton, Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., and Gussie Alford Fortinberry in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries; and half-brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Iddo was the son of Jeptha Martin Alford and his first wife, Fannie Ophelia Purvis. See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948“, AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Iddo Lampton 1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA67, John 1645 VA7.

 

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INEZ VARNADO ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—29 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MT. HERMON—Inez Varnado Alford, 88, a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at Heritage Manor in Franklinton.

            She was a member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and the widow of Jeptha Alford.

            Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Judy and Wyman Gill of Mt. Hermon, and Susan Searcy of Amite; three grandchildren, Amy Bourgeois of Vicksburg, and Cliff Searcy III and Robert Searcy both of Amite.

            A funeral service was held on Friday at Crain Funeral Home. Burial flowed in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 May 1915.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jeptha Needham Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Inez was the daughter of Jasper Varnado and Roseann Brumfield. Until recently she owned the old home place of Jeptha Martin Alford, grandfather of her husband, whose home burned shortly after he died. Inez built a new house on the place, selling it when she went into the nursing home. Married to Jeptha Needham Alford (1918–1986), she was an Army wife and traveled the country. One of their daughters, Judy, was born in Baltimore.

 

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IONA DOUGHERTY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 March 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Alford, Iona Dougherty—A resident of Baker, she died 1 a.m. Friday, March 22, 1996, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 86 and a native of East Baton Rouge Parish. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary.... Burial [Monday] in Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge.

            Survived by two daughters, Joan Jones, Pride, and Cheryl Esdorn, Houston, two sons, Darryl Alford and Lynell Alford, both of Baker, a sister, Doris Law, Baker, two brothers, Emmitt Dougherty and Alvie Dougherty, both of Baker, 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, Herman Alford, parents, Lawrence Sylvester and Margaret Virginia Brown Dougherty; a sister, Hattie Devall; and two brothers, Raymond and Wilburn Dougherty. She was a member of Deerford United Methodist Church, Deerford.

 

 

Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iona Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 May 1909.

            See the obituaries of her brothers-in-law John Louis Alford, Thomas Harney Alford, and Herbert L. Alford in this compilation.

            Iona and Herman Morrison Alford were married 26 August 1936 in Baton Rouge.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Herman Morrison 1907 TN1, John L. 1870 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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IRENE MILEY ALFORD BABIN

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 4 November 1966

 

            Babin, Mrs. Irene Alford—Died Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11:30 p.m. at her daughter’s residence at 3624 Greenwell St. She was 77. Body to be at McKneely Funeral Home with services at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Amite, where graveside services will be held.

            She is survived by three sons, Odis Alford, Chalmette; Bud Alford, Slidell, and Ozell Alford, Zachary; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Bahan, Loranger, and Mrs. N.F. Rayne, Baton Rouge; three sisters, Mrs. Idell Bankston and Mrs. Izella Spears, both of Amite, and Mrs. Ione Logan, Baton Rouge; one brother, Dave Miley, Baton Rouge; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Loranger, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Bud C. Alford and Stella Alford Rayne in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Moses Alford b. about 1810.

            Her husband’s lineage: Andrew J. 1875 LA1, William Richard 1832 LA2, Moses 1810 LA3.

 

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IRIS MAY HALFORD WOODSON

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 25 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Iris May Halford Woodson, a retired nurse’s aide at Colonial Oaks Living Center in Metairie, died Monday [23 November 1998] of complications from a stroke at Chateau Living Center in Kenner. She was 79.

            Mrs. Woodson was born in Gloucester, England, and lived in Kenner for the past 25 years. She was a corporal in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

            Survivors include her husband, Frank Woodson Sr.; four sons, Anthony John, Sr., Frank Jr., Randy and Bryant Woodson Sr.; four daughters, Gloria Kersey, Diane Nicolosi, Jackie Zar and Tammy Bame; a brother, Ken Halford of Australia; a sister, Ivy James of Gloucester; 27 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iris Woodson (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 May 1919.

 

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IRMA LEE ALFORD CARTER

 

Irma Lee Alford Carter with her husband Troy Carter and daughter Bonnie Jean Carter.

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by Mike Curls, their grandson

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 16 June 1957

 

            Carter, Mrs. Troy—The former Irma Lee Alford, died in a New Orleans hospital at 12:05 a.m. Saturday.

            Born in St. Helena Parish June 1, 1915, she was 42 years old and resided in Amite.

            Survived by her husband, Troy Carter of Amite; her mother, Mrs. Missouri Alford of Amite; four daughters, Mrs. Toler Day Smith of Baton Rouge; Miss Ruby Lee Carter, Miss Gloria Dell Carter and Miss Patsy Lee Carter, all of Amite; four sisters, Mrs. Clyde DeVane and Mrs. John Desmond, both of Amite, and Mrs. E.R. Hooge and Mrs. E.W. Henry, both of Clinton; three brothers, Percy Alford of Baton Rouge, Eugene Alford of Port Allen and Clifton Alford of Clinton, and two grandsons.

            Body will be at McNeely Funeral Home in Amite until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Religious services will be conducted by the Rev. Bradham at the New Zion Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment will follow in the Alford family cemetery.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Missouri Fluker Alford; and brother Clifton Hines “Tip” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Eugene Robert “Genie” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From Mike Curls, son of Patsy Lou Carter, whose middle name is listed incorrectly in the obituary as Lee: “Irma died young from complications of a surgery on her liver, from a doctor who wasn’t qualified to operate according to mom.”

            Her father is listed as Alanson Hynes Alford in Louisiana Deaths Index (familysearch.org). His WWI Draft Registration Card lists him as Lancing Hinds Alford, but he signed with an X.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Irma Lee 1915 LA1, Alanson Hynes LA 18842, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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ISABELLE ALFORD GANDY

Sister of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—7 March 1985

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Belle A. Gandy, 89, of Many, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many….

            Mrs. Gandy died at 4:05 p.m., Friday, March 1, 1985, in Mansfield, after an extended illness.

            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Noles of Mansfield; one granddaughter, Mrs. Amy Dorrah of Mansfield; one grandson, Russell Noles of Metairie, La.; and three brothers, Roy Alford, Bill Alford, and Truman Alford, all of Many.

            Burial was at Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Belle Gandy (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 November 1895.

            See the obituaries of Belle’s parents, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. and Mollie Ann Smith Alford; and siblings Arthur Alford, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Floyd Alford, and William Roy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Truman Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            This is Isabelle Alford, daughter of Christopher Columbus Alford and Mollie Smith. Her husband was John Melvin Gandy (Dec. 21, 1893–Jun. 25, 1983).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Isabelle 1895 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JACK EDWARD ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—23 August 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

(Died Aug. 22, 1995)

 

            The funeral service for Jack Alford, 67, is being held today at 1 p.m. in the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home chapel … with interment following in Ponemah Cemetery.

            An appliance repairman for 25 years and a member of the Pettitt Memorial Baptist Church, he died early yesterday at his residence, 630 Avenue, B.

            He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bateman Alford [first cousin of Sally Stoewer, AAFA #0120]; two daughters, Patti Alford Nobles and Gayle Alford, both of Bogalusa; a granddaughter, Haley Elizabeth Nobles; two brothers, Frank Ray Alford and Billy Warren Alford, both of Bogalusa; and a sister, Eloise Welford of Bogalusa….

 

 

Photo from Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 November 1927.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Frank Ray Alford and Billy Warren Alford in this compilation.

            Leslie Alford married Maggie Mae McCaskell on 11 Aug 1919 in Washington Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jack Edward 1927 LA1, Leslie Alexander 1893 LA2, Warren Edwin 1868 LA3, Seaborn S. 1834 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JACKIE RONALD ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—30 January 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997 and Fall 1998

 

            Jackie Ronald Alford died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Dixon Medical Center in Covington. He was 52. Mr. Alford was born in Tiptonville, Tenn., and lived at the Hammond Developmental Center in Hammond.

            Survivors include three sisters, Helen Juanita Siesky of Baton Rouge, Opal Louise Schillecie of New Orleans and Gloria Jean Corrente of Youngstown, Ohio; and four brothers, Arthur I. Alford Jr. of Metairie, the Rev. Jeff Thomas Alford of Youngstown, Bobby Joe Alford of Metairie and Louis Ray Alford of Gretna.

            A graveside service will be held later in Ridgely, Tenn. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond is in charge of arrangements.

 

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THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 30 January 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Alford, Jackie—A resident of Hammond, he died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997. He was 52. Inurnment in Tiptonville, TN. Survived by three sisters, Juanita Siesky, Opal Louise Schilleci and Gloria Corrente, and three brothers, Arthur, Bobby Joe, and Lewis Alford. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Bessie Alford and a brother, Rainey Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jackie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 June 1944.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Arthur Irving Alford Jr. and Opal Louise Alford Schilleci in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Griffin Rainey Alford in District of Columbia Obituaries; and Jay Thomas Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Jackie Ronald1944 TN1, Arthur Irving 1887 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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JACOB EGLOFF ALFORD

AAFA #0016

Brother of Julius Mosby Alford, AAFA #0013, and John Warren Alford, AAFA #0194

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 21 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004 and Summer 2008

 

            Jacob E. Alford Jr., a retired insurance and theater executive, died Thursday at Christwood Retirement Community in Covington [St. Tammany Parish, LA]. He was 89. Mr. Alford was born in McComb, Miss., and lived in New Orleans and Metairie for many years before moving to Covington. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha. He was a Navy lieutenant during World War II. He served on the Louisiana Insurance Rating Commission during the administration of former Gov. David Treen. He was vice president of Gulf States Theaters for 20 years. He was a Rotarian and a member of Metairie Country Club.

            Survivors include his wife, Margaret Treppendahl Alford; a son, Robert Steele Alford of New Orleans; a daughter, Elizabeth Marshall Adams of Mandeville; seven grand-children; and three greatgrandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, Burial will be private. Schoen Funeral Home in Covington is in charge of arrangements.

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 21 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

            Jacob E. Alford, Jr. at Christwood in Covington, LA on Thursday, December 19, 2002. Age 89 years. Beloved husband of Margaret Treppendahl Alford of Covington, LA. Son of the late Bertha and Jacob Alford of Mccomb, Mississippi. Father of Elizabeth Marshall Adams of Mandeville, LA and Robert Steele Alford of New Orleans, LA. Brother of the late Louis Alford, Warren Alford, Julius Alford and Ella Quinn Mixon. Also survived by (7) grandchildren and (3) great grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the memorial service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11:00 o’clock A.M. Interment will be private.

            In lieu of flowers, family has requested consideration of donations to either St. Martin’s Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70001 or Jack Lohman at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA 70433, preferred.

            Schoen Funeral Home, 1414 S. Tyler Street, Covington, LA in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Annex Cemetery, Woodville, Wilkinson Co., MS

Permission granted by the photographer, W.D. Anderson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jacob Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 April 1913 and died 19 December 2002, last residence Covington, Saint Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Treppendahl Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers James Louis Alford, Julius Mosby Alford (AAFA #0013) and John Warren Alford (AAFA #0194); and his half-sister Ella Quin Alford Mixon in Mississippi Obituaries.

            He was the son of Jacob Elias Alford and Josephine Bertha Egloff. Jacob is designated “Jr.,” implying that he was named after his father, but he reported that his middle name is Egloff, his mother’s maiden name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jacob Egloff 1913 MS1, Jacob Elias 1880 MS2, James Thomas 1840 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JACQUELINE ANNE “JACKIE” MCDANIEL ALFORD

AAFA #0489

 

Jackie Alford

Photo from McKneely Funeral Home

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 9 June 2009

 

            Alford, Jacqueline ‘Jackie’—A resident of Kentwood, she died at 10:27 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2009, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was 68 and a native of Magnolia, Miss. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Tuesday, June 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Larry Robertson. Interment in Alford Cemetery, Kentwood.

            Survived by her husband, Shelby G. Alford, Kentwood; son, Mitchell K. Alford, Baker; two daughters, Melissa Guagliardo and her husband, James, Ponchatoula, and Frances J. Rollings, Denham Springs; grandchildren, LeAnne and Danny Holmes, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Lindsey Barrilleaux, Lauren and Travis Perrin, Shelye J. Guagliardo, Felicity L. Guagliardo, Dorothy A. Guagliardo and Corey J. Williams, all of Ponchatoula, A.J. Mitchell Alford, Bogue Chitto, Miss., and Joshua A. Anderson, Hammond; four great-grandchildren, Jordan J. Barrilleaux, Melvin J. Barrilleaux and Louis J. Perrin, all of Ponchatoula, and Alyssa J. Alford, Bogue Chitto; and brother, R.E. “Dickie” McDaniel, Baton Rouge.

            Preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and L.M. McDaniel; and nephew, Steven McDaniel.

            Pallbearers will be Dickie McDaniel, John R. Butler, Travis Perrin, Joshua Anderson, Keith Rowe, Micheal McKnight, Jay Guagliardo and Corey Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Mason, Jack Hughes, Tyler McDaniel and A.J. Alford. The family would like to thank North Oaks nursing staff. For an online guestbook, visit www.mckneelys.com.

 

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ZACHARY PLAINSMAN-NEWS

Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—10 October 2009

 

            Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford died at 10:27 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was 68, a native of Magnolia and a resident of Kentwood. “Jackie” was a former editor of the Kentwood Ledger and the Baker Observer newspapers.

            Visitation and religious services were held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood. Services were conducted by Rev. Larry Robertson. Interment was in the Alford Cemetery, Kentwood.

            She is survived by husband, Shelby G. Alford, Kentwood, son, Mitchell K. Alford, Baker, two daughters, Melissa Guagliardo and her husband, James, Ponchatoula, Frances J. Rollings, Denham Springs, nine grandchildren, LeAnne and Danny Holmes, Tuscaloosa, AL, Lindsey Barrilleaux, Ponchatoula, Lauren and Travis Perrin, Ponchatoula, Shelye J. Guagliardo, Ponchatoula, Felicity L. Guagliardo, Ponchatoula, Dorothy A. Guagliardo, Ponchatoula, Corey J. Williams, Ponchatoula, A. J. Mitchell Alford, Bogue Chitto, Miss., Joshua A. Anderson, Hammond, four great-grandchildren, Jordan J. Barrilleaux, Ponchatoula, Melvin J. Barrilleaux, Ponchatoula, Louis J. Perrin, Ponchatoula, Alyssa J. Alford, Bogue Chitto, Miss., brother, R. E. “Dickie” McDaniel, Baton Rouge.

            She was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy and L.M. McDaniel, nephew, Steven McDaniel.

            For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

FAG photo requested 8/5/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jacqueline M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 Jan 1941, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            Jackie was an Alford by marriage, but she also had an Alford lineage.

            On 5 Aug 2012, FAG photographer Susan reported that she found the grave for Jackie but that there is no gravestone, and the funeral parlor marker is worn away.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her Alford lineage, from her grandmother: Willie E. “Bessie” 1888 LA3, Julius Harmon 1856 LA4, Julius Harmon 1819 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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JAMES ABRAHAM ALFORD

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 10 March 1932

 

J.A. ALFORD OF WEST SIDE DIED HERE THIS A.M.

 

            James Abraham Alford, prominent resident of Walls, on the West Side of the river, passed away at 5:30 o’clock this morning at Our Lady of the Lake sanitarium, where he was brought for treatment Tuesday night. He had been ill for a long period, however.

            His body rested during the morning at the Rabenhorst funeral home, to remain there until 3 o’clock this afternoon, and to be conveyed across the river on the 3:30 o’clock ferry. Services will be held in the Catholic church at Lakeland at 4:30 o’clock, to be followed by burial in Chenal cemetery, Pointe Coupee parish.

            Mr. Alford, a planter, was a member of a family long prominent in this portion of Louisiana. His wife was the late Mrs. Katie Wilson Alford.

            He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Alphonse Glynn of Baton Rouge, Miss Nora Alford of Walls, Miss Katherine Alford of New Orleans, and Miss Gertrude Walls of Oscar. He leaves also a brother, Grover S. Alford of Baton Rouge and two sisters, Mrs. Leonida St. Dizier of Walls, and Mrs. Joseph Beaud of Brooks.

            Mr. Alford was about 49 years of age.

 

 

Photos from Chenal Cemetery, Lakeland, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughters Katherine Alford Dorsett, Mary Gertrude “Bootie” Alford Hebert, Nora Alford Hamilton, and Lillie Alford Glynn; and his siblings Grover Samuel Alford, Gertrude Alford Beaud, and Leonida Alford St. Dizier in this compilation.

            Note that James is on one side of a large monument. His mother, Zoraide Rougon Alford, and his brother Grover Samuel Alford are on the other side.

            He is listed in Sacramental Records of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Vol. 15, as James Abraham Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Abraham 1882 LA1, Abram Achille 1851 LA2, Abraham 1820 NY or KY3.

 

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JAMES ANDREW ALFORD

BROTHER MAXIMIN ALFORD

 

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Posted to his Find A Grave memorial by Brother Xavier Werneth

                           

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 18 August 1990

 

            Alford S.C., Brother Max (James Andrew)—Died Thursday, Aug. 16, 1990, at Ochsner Foundation in Metairie. He was 83, a native of Washington [Daviess Co.], Ind., and was stationed at Cor Jesu High School and Brother Martin High School in New Orleans since 1966.

            Visiting at St. Stanislaus High School chapel, Bay St. Louis, Miss., noon until Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Saturday. Burial in Brothers Cemetery, Bay St. Louis, Miss.

            Survived by a brother, Richard Alford, Spencer, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Cleo Brochin, Spencer, Ind., Mrs. Sarah Webber and Mrs. Rose Theroff, both of Washington, Ind., and Mrs. Lorena Walker, Fort Morgan, Colo.

            Preceded in death by parents, T. Everett Alford and Rose Kiddwell Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brothers of the Sacred Heart Vocation Development Fund, 4540 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, 70122. McMahon-Coburn-Briede Funeral Home, New Orleans, in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Brothers Cemetery, Gravel Bay St. Louis, Hancock Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brother Xavier Werneth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Richard Thomas Alford, Cleophas Agnes “Cleo” Alford Brochin, Rose Eileen Alford Theroff, and Sarah Margaret Alford Webber in Indiana Obituaries.

            His memorial at Find A Grave says he was born 10 Aug 1907 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN. He was Brother Maximin Alford, friar of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. James Andrew Alford took the church name of Maximin.

            On his father Thomas Everett Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 33, a car builder for the B&O Railroad, living in Washington, Daviess Co., IN. His birth date is 18 Dec 1885, and his wife is Rosa R. Alford.

            On Thomas’s WWII Draft Registration Card, he is age 57, born 18 Dec 1884. He is still working for the B&O Railroad in Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            Several Family Trees at Ancestry.com show Thomas Everett Alford as the son of James M. Alford and Lavona Missouri Harris.

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

            His lineage: James Andrew 1907 IN1, Thomas Everett 1884 IN2, Thomas Everett 1885/1884 IN2, James M. 1857 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 “BUDDY” ALFORD III

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Tuesday, 31 August 1999

 

            Services for James “Buddy” Alford III will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Hixson Bros., Pineville, with the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.

            Alford, 57, of Pineville died Sunday, August 29, 1999.

            He was a landfill operator for the City of Pineville, formerly worked for 19 years for Cotton Brothers as a mixer, was a heavy equipment operator for CCI Construction and owned and operated James Alford Landscape. He was a graduate of Menard High School, attended Louisiana State University at Alexandria and was a Catholic.

            Survivors include his wife, Dottie Alford of Pineville one son, Mark Alford of Deville two daughters, Lisa Jeansonne of Deville and Staci McGee of Pineville one brother, Patrick Alford of Alexandria and eight grandchildren.

            Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of services Wednesday.

 

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TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Thursday, 2 September 1999

 

            Services for James “Buddy” Alford III were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Hixson Bros., Pineville, with the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers were Brent Migues, Todd Robertson, Christopher Migues, Phillip Smith, Chris LaFleur, Doug Alford and John Michael Neal.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his son James Mark Alford in this compilation.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 3 December 1912

 

            On Monday, Dec. 2, 1912, at 1 o’clock a.m., James Alford, beloved husband of Emma Watson, aged 72 years, a native of New Orleans and lifelong resident of Gretna, La.

            The relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family, and also the officers and members of the Lee Benevolent Association, also Jefferson Lodge No. 12, A.O.U.W., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from his late residence, Amelia Avenue, between Third and Fourth, at 3 o’clock this (Tuesday) evening, Dec. 3.

            Interment in Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, La.

 

 

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Photos from Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

Propped against the stone of “Jas. Alford” is the grave marker of his grandson Warren H. Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Emma Watson Alford; and children Emma B. Alford, Georgianna “Georgia” Alford, Henry Warren Alford, Jennie Alford Barksdale, and Virgil S. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Althought their names are not listed on this grave, it is believed that also buried here are his wife and children Emma B. Alford, Georgianna Alford, and Jennie Alford Barksdale.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: James E. 1840 LA1, Edward 1820 Ireland2.

 

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JAMES E. “BIG RED” ALFORD, SR.

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Friday, 3 August 2007

 

 

SHREVEPORT, LA—Services for James E. Alford, Sr., 57, will be held at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church.... Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park. Open visitation will be from 12 noon until 8 p.m. at Good Samaritan Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died July 26, 2007 at LSU Health Science Center after a brief illness. He was born May 11, 1950 in Shreveport, LA.

            He is survived by his wife, Annie K. Alford; one daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren. Good Samaritan Funeral Home

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JAMES EDWARD HALFORD

 

MINDEN PRESS-HERALD

Minden, Webster Parish, LA—Monday, 5 December 2005

 

 

            Funeral services for James Edward Halford, 51, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at the First Baptist Church West Chapel.... Burial will follow in the Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home....

            Mr. Halford, known to his friends at Moose, died Saturday, December 3, at his home in Minden following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 8, 1954.

            He was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden and was the owner of a cleaning business.

            He is preceded in death by his father, Louis “Jack” Halford and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Hebert Halford.

            He is survived by his wife, Cathy; son, James Neal Halford of Minden; daughter, Jamie Anita Sikes of Pineville; step-daughter, Angela Turner and husband Stacy of Athens; step-son, Steven Dance of Keithville; mother, Nita Halford of Minden; sister, Tina Stanley and husband Mike of Minden; granddaughters, Rhiannon Sikes and Madelyne Sikes of Pinville, Kimberly Danfaith and Kristen Turner of Athens; grandsons, Damon Sikes of Pineville, Hunter Turner of Athens; mother-in-law Emma Vinson of Ringgold; family friends, Jake and Ray Arnold of Minden; aunt Jean Sepulvado and husband Frank of Marshall, Texas; great-aunt, Loreace Jennings of Farmerville; uncle, Connie Max Jones of Farmerville; sister-in-law Barbara Grigsby and husband Gary of Ringgold; nieces, Pamela King and Keli King, both of Minden and Melanie Grigsby of Shreveport; nephew Richard Grigsby of Keithville; and numerous cousins and close friends.

            Pallbearers will be R.T. Holder, Trent Raley, Don Myers, Vince Kervin, Lynnwood Hemphill and Randy Stewart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James E. Halford (SS# issued in LA).

 

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JAMES H. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—8 January 1906

 

             On Sunday Jan. 7, 1906 at 7:10 o’clock p.m., James Alford, husband of Anjela Chenove, aged 35 years, a native of Black Hawk [Carroll Co.], Miss., and a resident of this city for the past fifteen years.

            The relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Monday, Jan. 8, at 3 o’clock p.m., from the late residence of the deceased, No. 525 Frenchmen, between Chartres and Decatur Streets.

            Interment in New St. Louis Cemetery, Esplanade Street.

 

AAFA NOTES: James was the son of Levi Alford and Martha _____.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1801 GA, and Lennae W. Roden.

            His lineage: James H. 1872 MS1, Levi 1836 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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JAMES LOUIS ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—21 May 2011

 

            James Louis Alford—A native of St. Francisville, he passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at his home in Walker. He was 72.

            Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Sunday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with rosary services at 7 p.m. Visitation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Denham Springs, on Monday, May 23, from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at noon, celebrated by the Rev. Frank Uter. Burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge.

            He is survived by a daughter, Mona Kelley; son, Greg Alford; sister, Ann Donaldson; grandchildren, Brandi and Drew Jarreau, Dylan, Brette Marie and Cole Louis; and great-grandchildren, Kade, Landon and Drake.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Therese Alford; and parents, Therell and Katherine Alford.

            To sign the guestbook, please visit www.sealefuneral.com.

 

Photo from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robin Harris Edwards

James is apparently buried next to his wife, but as of 12 Jan 2013, there is no gravestone for James, confirmed by the cemetery office.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 March 1939, last residence Walker, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marie Therese Langlois Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES M. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 9 July 2008

 

            James M. Alford, age 52, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Slidell Memorial Hospital of a massive heart. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service. After moving to Slidell, he worked several years with ABC Lighting and Texaco.

            He is survived by his sisters: Carol Brown of Slidell, LA and Mavis Toney of Houston, Texas; niece, Jennifer Fogg of Dallas, TX; nephews: Jason Toney of Austin, TX and Christopher Lee Lyons of Slidell, LA; and companion, Roland Jarvis of Slidell, LA.

            Visitation will be held Thursday, July 10, 2008; family 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and friends 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218. Funeral will be held at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio, TX on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Photo from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

© 2011 LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 14 Jan 1956.

 

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JAMES MARK ALFORD

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—5 January 2012

 

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            Services for James Mark Alford will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2012, at Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville, with Father Joy Retnaziha-Moni, officiating. Burial will be at Czech Cemetery in Libuse, Louisiana, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Pineville.

            Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Hixson Brothers, Pineville, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

            Mr. Alford, 49, of Deville, passed away January 1, 2012, at his residence. His passing was due to a battle with cancer, which he courageously fought.

            He was a member of NRA and Delta Water Fowl. He was superintendent with Migues & Deloach Construction Company, LLC, prior to that, he owned M&M Contractors for 10 years.

            Mr. Alford was an avid duck hunter and owned M&M Kennels where he trained gun dogs and did obedience training. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and being an LSU fan.

            He was preceded in death by his father, James “Buddy” Alford, III.

            Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Melanie Sartori Alford of Deville; son, Marcus Alford; daughters, Marie Alford Klein and husband Devon, Michelle Nicole Alford; mother, Dorothy Migues Lindsey & husband, Wayne; sisters, Lisa Fletcher & husband Jimmy, Staci McGee and husband Wendall; four grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Marcus Alford, Larry Migues, Richard Ward, Mike Migues, Alan Fortier, and James Compton. Honorary pallbearers will be Employees of Migues & Deloach Construction Company and Devon Klein

            Donations may be made to the account of The Mark Alford Memorial Account at The Evangeline Bank & Trust Company, at any location.

            To extend online condolences to the Alford family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 March 1962, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, James “Buddy” Alford III, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES OSCAR “JIMMY” ALFORD

 

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—_____ January 2013

 

            James O. “Jimmy” Alford, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 71, born on August 25, 1941 in Angie, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.

            He is survived by his wife, Emma L. Alford of Bogalusa, LA; a step-daughter, Susie Hemphill of Bogalusa, LA; two step-sons, Jamie Hemphill of Bogalusa, LA and Jeff Hemphill of Tennessee; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Gloria Koehn of Florida.

            He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Alford and Stella Bickham Alford; one sister Tatiana Gage.

            Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            To view and sign online, www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            The funeral home reported that he was cremated.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William James 1911 LA1, Julius G. 1869 LA2, Seaborn S. 1834 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES V. ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Probably New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____ February 1985

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            James V. Alford, on Wednesday, February 8, 1985 at 10:30 a.m., beloved husband of Juliette Clement Alford; father of Donald and Ronald Alford both of Houston, TX; son of Vera M. Alford and the late Daniel Alford; brother of Thomas F. Alford of Texarkana, AR and Dorette Barr of San Augustine, TX; also survived by 5 grandchildren; age 71 years a native of Texas and a resident of Laplace for the past 29 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services from Millet Funeral Home, Laplace on Friday, February 8, 1985 at 10:30 a.m. followed by religious services at St. Joan Of Arc Catholic Church. Interment in St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve, LA….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 July 1913, last residence La Place, St John The Baptist Parish, LA.

 

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JAMES VARDAMAN ALFORD

 

the ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 17 March 1969

 

            Alford, James V.—Died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday [March 15] in Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary.

            Native of Magnolia, Miss., 57 and a resident of 11644 St. Paul Ave., Baton Rouge. He was a heavy equipment operator for the General Services Administration and a World War II veteran.

            Body at Hollabaugh-Spindle Funeral Home. Services at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and body to be taken to Silver Springs, Miss. Baptist Church. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris Smith Alford, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Mrs. Pamela Tucker, Baton Rouge; three sisters, Mrs. Ver[n]on (Eula) Schilling and Mrs. Audrey Smith, both of Osyka, Miss., and Mrs. Fred (Chloe) Wilson, Gulfport, Miss.; four brothers, Emmet and Ray Alford, Osyka, Miss., Newt Alford, Biloxi, Miss., and Earl Alford, Rittman, Ohio; and a grandchild.

            He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

 

 

Photos from Silver Springs Cemetery, Progress, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 July 1911 and died _____ March 1969, last residence not listed.

            He is Vardaman Alfred, age 9, in 1920 Pike Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage, from AAFA records: James Vardaman 1911 MS1, Jewel L. 1871 MS2, Julius Newton 1838 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JEANNETTE B. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 13 March 1992

 

            Alford, Jeannette B.—Died Friday, Feb. 28, 1992, at Harvest Manor Nuring Home, Denham Springs. She was 79, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Napoleonville. She was a retired South Central Bell Telephone Co. employee.

            Private services were held Feb. 29.

            Survived by a cousin, Irene B. Sylvest, Denham Springs. Preceded in death by husband, F.B. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanette B. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 June 1912.

 

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JEFFREY CHARLES ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 29 April 2005

 

            Jeffrey Charles Alford died on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 of cancer. Husband of Deborah Martin Alford. Father of William and Thomas Grafton. Brother of Michael, Brian and the late Wester Anthony Alford, Jr. Son of Wester and Rita Claire Wininger Alford. Mr. Alford received a Bachelors in Fine Art from U.S.L. Age 46 years. A native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of the Westbank for many years.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Dart Refrigeration Service are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Gretna, LA on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. Interment Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna. Visitation will be held at Mothe Funeral Homes, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey....

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 30 April 2005

 

            Jeffrey Charles Alford, a refrigeration service technician, died Wednesday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 46.

            Mr. Alford was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of the University of Southeastern Louisiana.

            Survivors include his wife, Deborah Martin Alford; two sons, William and Thomas Grafton; his father, Wester Alford; his mother, Rita Claire Wininger Alford; and two brothers, Michael and Brian Alford.

            A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church.... Burial will be in Hook and Ladder Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeffrey C. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Jan 1959, last residence Harvery, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Brian Henry Alford and Wester Anthony Alford Jr.; and his grandfather Henry Warren Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Jeffrey Charles 1959 LA1, Wester Anthony 1922 LA2, Henry Warren 1891 LA3, James E. 1840 LA4, Edward S. 1820 Ireland5.

 

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JENADELL JOHNSON D’AQUIN ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 16 June 2006

 

            Alford, Jenadell Johnson d’Aquin—After a hard, courageous fight, Jenadell “Jen” Alford passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, with many loved ones at her side and so many more in her heart. We will never be the same, but we will all be better for having had Jenadell in our lives. She was known by many and loved by all.

            Jenadell was born March 22, 1948, in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. After her father’s death in 1952, the family moved to Baton Rouge, where Jen graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1966. Jenadell worked for Xdesign since its inception in 1990 as office manager and mentor to many Xdesign employees.

            Jen’s true passions were cooking and gathering with friends for fun and festivities. She also enjoyed gardening, loved bargain shopping and considered “Old School Jam” the beginning and end of all musical needs. Jen had many talents, but her true gift was her ability to make and keep friends—friends she considered family. Jen touched many lives in so many ways and leaves a void that is irreplaceable in the hearts of all who knew her.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Fay Brewer Johnson.

            Left behind to mourn her loss are her sister, Jan Borne; her brother-in-law, Ray Borne; and her niece, Corrie Borne. Her extended family includes Bill Alford, Warren d’Aquin, Margaret Madere, Nancy Shaw and many other friends too numerous to name. She is also survived by her dog, Becca, and her cats, Mosey and Baby Girl....

            A celebration of Jen’s life will be held Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m. in the home of Martin and Gay Flanagan. As Jen was an avid animal lover and was known for collecting stray animals, contributions may be made in her name to Cat Haven, P.O. Box 86231, Baton Rouge, LA 70879-8231.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jenadell J. Alford (SS# issued in LA).

 

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JENNIE ALFORD BARKSDALE

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Monday, 11 March 1968

 

            Barksdale—On Sunday, March 10, 1968 at 1:15 o’clock p.m., Jennie Alford, beloved wife of the late Robert P. Barksdale, mother of Mrs. Jennie B. Gillespie, sister of Henry and Virgil Alford, grandmother of Dr. Ernest A. Mittelbronn, also survived by 4 great-grandchildren. Age 90 years. A native of Gretna, La. and a resident of this city for 60 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services from Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, Magazine at Phillip … on Monday morning, March 11, 1968 at 10:30 o’clock followed by Requiem Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2406 Napoleon Ave.

            Interment in Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, La….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jennie Barksdale (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Jan 1878 but incorrectly that she died 15 March 1968, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James E. Alford and Emma Watson Alford; and siblings Emma B. Alford, Georgianna “Georgia” Alford, Henry Warren Alford, and Virgil S. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Note from Find A Grave photographer Joseph Mann: The burial location for Jennie Alford Barksdale is believed to be in the James Alford family plot where her father, James E. Alford, is buried. Her name is not listed on the grave.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Jennie 1878 LA1, James E. 1840 LA2, Edward S. 1820 Ireland3.

 

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JENNIE BRUMFIELD ALFORD

Mother of Haidee Alford Reeves, AAFA #0210, Helen Alford Bankston, AAFA #0398, and Eulon Alfred Alford, AAFA #0213

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—14 April 1959

 

            Alford, Mrs. Jennie Brumfield—Died at 3 a.m., Monday, April 13, at her home in Hammond. Was 84. Body at Thomas Funeral Home in Hammond. Services at funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Amite Cemetery.

            Was the widow of the late Bailey M. Alford. Survived by one son, Capt. Eulon Alford, Lacombe; five daughters, Mrs. Hardee Reeves of Albany, Mrs. Helen Bankston of Hammond, Mrs. Mary Cory of Hammond, Mrs. Charity Lou Allen, Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Lillian McFarland, Houston, Tex.; two brothers, John Paugie Brumfield, Bogalusa, and Collie M. Brumfield, Kentwood; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

 

Photo from Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Charity Lou Alford Allen Johnson, Haidee Kathleen Alford Reeves, Helen Jennie Alford Bankston, and Eulon Alfred Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her as Alice Jane Brumfield, born 12 Aug 1875 in Tangipahoa Parish, the daughter of Meredith Nealy Brumfield and Louisa Ellen Wallace. She apparently did not use her given name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Bailey Monroe 1875 LA1, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JEPTHA MARTIN ALFORD

Father of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

Grandfather of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Jr., AAFA #0019

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 3 June 1948

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

            Jep M. Alford of the Mt. Hermon-Bogue Chitto Community died at his home May 26, 1948, after having been confined to his bed for several weeks. He was almost 86 years old age at the time of his death.

            Mr. Alford lived his entire life in his immediate community, having been born within 300 yards of the home in which he died.

            Funeral services were conducted Thursday … and interment followed in the family cemetery located near the home.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church and had always been an active member until age prevented making a total of 12. [That is the way it was printed. Apparently they left out a line in typesetting. The “12” undoubtedly refers to his children.] Those surviving are [daughters]: Mrs. Gene Dillon [Frankie Leoda Alford] and Mrs. Edgar Smith [Nola Alford] of Mt. Hermon; Mrs. Kenzie Penton [Roxie Alford], Franklinton; Mrs. Dan [sic—should be Don] Shaeffer [Lexie Drucilla Alford], Gonzales, Louisiana; Mrs. D.B. Fortenberry [Gussie Alford], New Orleans, Louisiana; [sons] Alonzo, [Wiley] Banton and Iddo of Mt. Hermon; G.K. [Gilbert Kendric] of Gonzales, La.; and L.W. [Lora Warner] of Walterboro, South Carolina.

            There are 32 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Jep Alford Cemetery, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dana Renee Newman Duczer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Laura Jane Warner Alford; brothers Hugh Ginn Alford and John Griffin Alford; and his children in this compilation: by his first wife—Wiley Banton Alford, Nola Alford Smith, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, and Iddo Lampton Alford; and by his second wife—Roxie Udine Alford Penton, Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., and Gussie Alford Fortinberry. We included the obituary of his daughter Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries; and son Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            This obituary was published in “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948,” a brief biography in the March 1993 issue of AAFA ACTION that included photos and a list of Jeptha’s children. Jeptha was born July 22, 1862 in Washington Parish, LA. He married (1) Fannie Ophelia Purvis, who was the mother of his first 6 children, 5 who lived to adulthood. Fannie died March 9, 1896, and Jeptha married (2) Laura Jane Warner. She was the mother of his last 5 children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Jeptha’s lineage: Jeptha Martin 1862 LA1, John Seaborn 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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JEPTHA NEEDHAM ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 3 December 1986

 

            Jeptha N. Alford, 67, a resident of Route Two, Mt. Hermon, died Thursday, November 27th, at 11 p.m. at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Orleans.

            He was retired from the U.S. Army and was a member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Inez Varnado Alford of Mt. Hermon; two daughters, Mrs. Judy Maples of Mt. Hermon and Mrs. Walter (Susan) Searcy of Kentwood; a brother, Berchal Alford of Mt. Hermon; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Brock of Harahan and Mrs. Allie Brock of New Orleans; and three grandchildren.

            The body lay in state at the Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton until the time for the funeral services, which were conduced on Saturday, November 29th, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Joe Baugh officiating.

            Interment followed in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

            Pallbearers were Charles Maples, Daniel Prine, David Cutrer, Kerry Prine, Walter Searcy and Ansel Stinson.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeptha Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Oct 1918, last residence Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Inez Varnado Alford; his parents, Wiley Banton Alford and Emma Rosetta Alford; and his siblings Allie Alford Brock, Berchel Lazar Alford and Blanche Alford Brock; and his grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jeptha Needham 1918 LA1, Wiley Banton 1886 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JEROME DONALD ALFRED

 

Photo and dates from funeral home obituary

 

May 17, 1922 - March 27, 2008

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 30 March 2008

 

            Jerome Donald Alfred died, at his home in Metairie LA, on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at the age of 85. Beloved husband for 60 years of Vivian Orr Alfred. Loving father of Michael Jerome Alfred and his wife Lorrie and the late Timothy J. Alfred. Grandfather of Christopher Michael Alfred and Kimberly Michelle Alfred. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Alfred and Blanche Riviere Alfred and his siblings: Carmelite Ruffo and Luther Alfred.

            Mr. Alfred proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from Sears in 1985.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Christopher The Martyr Church, 309 Manson Ave., Metairie. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. at church. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerome D. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 May 1922, last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index, 1831–1925 (Ancestry.com), lists the marriage of Luther Prentiss Alfred, age 32, and Blanche Carmelita Riviere, age 30 on 28 Nov 1917.

            Luther Prestiss Alfred’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is a mechanic for the American Brewing Co. living in New Orleans, age 33, born 13 July 1885. He names his wife, Blanche C. Riviere, as his nearest relative.

            On the 1910 census in New Orleans, Luther P. Alfred, 24 LA, is living with his parents Stonewall J. 48 (parents b. LA/KY) and Christine E. Alfred 48 (parents b. in Germany). Luther is a cabinet maker at a brewery.

            In 1900 in New Orleans, Luther P. Alfred, 15 b. July 1884, is living with his parents Stone J. Alfred, 38 b. Sept 1861 in LA (parents b. SC/KY), and Christine E. 38 b. Jan 1862 (parents b. Germany).

            New Orleans, Louisiana Marriage Records Index, 1831–1925 (Ancestry.com), lists the marriage of S. Jackson Alfred and Christine E. Eckermkamp on 7 June 1882.

            In 1880 in New Orleans, Stonewall Alfred, 18 b. LA, is living with his single brother J. Stephen Alfred 29 LA, his widowed mother S. Anna 49 KY (parents b. MA/MA), and his sister Minerva W. 23 LA.

            In 1860 in New Orleans, the family consists of A.F. Alfred 42 NC, Sophia 28 KY, John S. 9 LA, Luther P. 8 LA, Clarinda 7 LA, Minerva W. 5 LA, and Ann Prentice 59 MA widow.

            His ALFRED lineage: Jerome Donald 1922 LA1, Luther Prentiss 1885 LA2, Stonewall Jackson 1861 LA3, A.F. 1818 NC4.

 

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JERREL ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Friday, 16 September 2005

 

HAUGHTON, LA—Jerrel Alford, 64, of Haughton, La. passed September 12th, 2005. His memorial will be 4 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2005 at Fellowship Tabernacle in Benton, La. Bro. Mack Brantley will be speaking.

            He is preceded in death by his parents, Mayfield Sr. and Tressie Alford; brothers, Edgar Alford Sr., Slick Alford, Merrel Alford, Robert Alford, and Clyde Tate, and sister, Addie Woods and his son, Nick.

            He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Joan Alford; daughter, Leann Nelson, and son, Greg Cardenas Sr.; stepchildren, Raylene Johnson, Michael Cardenas, and Terry Cardenas; eight grandchildren, Greg Jr., Shane, Nick Ryan, Daniel, Daniella, Brenda, Tasha,Teri Ann; five brothers, Bide Tate, Elvin Alford, Albert Alford, Bill Alford, Jimmy Alford; four sisters, Clara Solice, Doris Pleasant, Edith Ann Pearson, Nita Duval, numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerrel Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 4 October 1940, last residence Haughton, Bossier Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Tressie Augusta Phillips Tate Alford; his brothers Merrel Alford (twin), Elvin Roy Alford, and Robert Lyle Alford; and his half-sister Addie Alford Wood in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Edgar Alphonso Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jerrel 1940 LA1, Mayfield 1897 LA2, Frank A. 1858 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA8.

            His ALFRED lineage, from his paternal grandmother: Annie 1876 TX3, Jesse 1847 MS4, David Turner 1814 VA5.

 

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JERRY JOE HALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 19 October 1984

 

            Halford, Jerry Joe—Died Thursday, Oct. 18, 1984, in Baton Rouge. He was 36, a resident of Denham Springs and native of Gloster, Miss. He was a Shelby Davidson Co. sheet metal mechanic.

            Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. Graveside services at Salem Cemetery, near Walker, at 11 a.m. Saturday.

            Survived by father, Julius R. Halford, Walker; mother, Mary Malbrough, Thibodaux; three sisters, Nora Janell Woodard, Mary Alice Halford, Houma, and Linda Faye Marcot, Thibodaux; a half-sister, Mary Eleanor Halford; Walker; five step-sisters, Jane Goff, Johnnie L. Edwards and Gladys M. Zapata, all of Denham Springs, Ruby Lee Boudreaux, Walker, and Ruby Inez Avants, Zachary; three brothers, Julius William and Louis Gene Halford, both of Walker, and Thomas Halford, Denham Springs; three half-brothers, Johnnie Odell Halford, Gloster, Joseph Malbrough, Thibodaux, and Larry Malbrough, Denham Springs; and two step-brothers, Harry J. Clayton, Denham Springs, and Richard R. Clayton, Walker.

            Preceded in death by a step-brother, Ray Clayton.

 

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Photo from Salem Cemetery, Walker, Livingston Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Biggs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Julius Riley Halford; brother Louis Gene “Red” Halford; and his stepmother Daisy Ballard Clayton Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, from online family trees: Jerry Joe 1948 MS1, Julius Riley 1921 MS2, Willie Redden 1886 MS3, Bryant 1842 MS4, James D. 1810 ?? 5.

 

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JERRY RUTH ALFORD COSTIN

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Thursday, 8 June 2006

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry Alford Costin, 57, will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 9, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Eros. Officiating will be Bro. Elvin Wheelis. Interment will follow at Eros Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

            Mrs. Costin was born on January 30, 1949 and passed away on June 6, 2006.

            She is survived by her husband: Calvin Costin of Eros; son: Brian Costin and wife Amy of Eros; daughter: Angela Moore and husband Michael of Eros; brothers: Douglas Alford of Houma, LA, Jeff Alford of Zwolle, LA, Ricky Alford of West Monroe, Dennis Alford of West Monroe; sisters: Joyce Alford of Jacksonville, NC, Vicki Alford of West Monroe; granddaughters: Nicole Atkins of Vernon, LA, Nicolette Chavers of Eros, Brianna Costin of Eros; grandson: Bubba Hightower of Eros.

            Mrs. Costin was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse at Jackson Manor in Jonesboro. She enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. She will be deeply missed by her family. She was also Major from 2000-2004.

            Pallbearers will be Jack Robertson, Rodney Gryder, Michael Rowland, Mark London, Michael Pool and Herman Lenard.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Jerred Atkins and Dennis Alford.

            Visitation will be 5:00-9:00 P.M., Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Eros.

 

Photo from Eros Cemetery, Eros, Jackson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Perritt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerry Costin (SS# issued in LA), last residence Eros, Jackson Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her brother Dennis Ray Alford in this compilation. It includes her middle name.

 

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JERRY L. ALFORD

 

DAILY ENTERPRISE

Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA—Thursday, 16 June 2011

 

            Funeral services for Jerry L. Alford, 56, of Mer Rouge will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at St. Luke M.B.C., Bastrop. Interment will follow in Alford Cemetery, Mer Rouge. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. at St. Luke M.B.C.

            Jerry L. Alford was born May 18, 1955 and died June 11, 2011.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerry L. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, LA.

 

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JESSE LEWIS ALFORD

Grandfather of Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel, AAFA #0103

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 23 June 1911

 

FUNERAL OF JESSIE ALFORD

 

MOUNT HERMON, La., June 22—Jessie Alford, of this place, who died in a hospital at New Orleans, was buried at the family graveyard near his home yesterday.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Arthur Alonzo Alford and Bryant Louis Alford; and his granddaughter Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel in this compilation.

            AAFA records list him as Jesse Lewis Alford and cannot identify the cemetery where he is buried.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jesse Lewis 1847 MS1, Warren Jackson 1819 MS2, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JESSIE B. ALFORD

Father of James B. Alford, AAFA #0629

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 26 November 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Jessie B.—A resident of Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish], he died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home. He was 90 and a native of Mt. Hermon. Visitation was at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday…. Interment in Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, Miss.

            Survived by three sons, Harrell F. Alford and Samuel J. Alford, both of Kentwood, and James B. Alford, Tupelo, Miss.; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred C. Alford. He was a member of Lewiston Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by photographer Connie Raborn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 July 1911.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Cutrer Alford; and mother, Dora Anglin Alford, in this compilation.

            He was the son of Silas John Alford and Dora Anglin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jessie 1911 LA1, Silas John 1888 LA2, Jesse B. 1855 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JESSIE CEPHRONIA ALFORD CHETTA

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ April 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Jessie Cephronia Alford Chetta on Monday, April 15, 1991, at 2:21 A.M. Age 78 years. Wife of Anthony J. Chetta. Mother of Brenda K. Chetta and Vicki C. Mazzei of San Luis Obispo, CA. Sister of Eddie Alford of Bogalusa, LA and the late Xina Foret Wolhar, Georgia Gill, Fidalia Farris, Arthur, Carwin, and Charlie Alford. Daughter of the late Leona Crain Alford and William E. Alford. Grandmother of Christhoper Mazzei. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Wednesday, April 17, 1991, at 10:00 A.M. Interment in Metairie Cemetery….

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 17 April 1991

 

            Jessie Cephronia Alford Chetta, a retired bookkeeper, died Monday at her home. Mrs. Chetta was born in Hackley, La., and lived in Metairie for 40 years. She attended Bogalusa High School, Pearl River Junior College and obtained a teaching certificate from the University of New Orleans. She was a bookkeeper for a linen service, teacher for the Jefferson Parish school district, and a real estate agent in Gentilly Woods.

            She is survived by her husband, Anthony J. Chetta; two daughters, Brenda K. Chetta and Vicki C. Mazzei of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; a brother, Eddie Alford; and one grandchild.

            A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Chetta (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 January 1913.

            See the obituary of her brother William Edward Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Georgia Viola Alford Gill in Texas Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of William Edward Alford and Leona Crain.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Jessie Cephronia 1913 ??1, William Edward 1876 LA2, Jesse G. 1838 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JESSIE PIRKLE LOWE ALFORD

 

WINN PARISH ENTERPRISE

Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—3 September 1953

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Jessie Alford, 51, of Winnfield, died Wednesday morning of a heart attack suffered at her home in Laurel Heights. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today at press time, pending the arrival of her son, Glen Ray, overseas with the Navy.

            Mrs. Alford’s death came as a shock, as she was in apparent good health until the time of the attack. Rev. Waynon Mott, pastor of the Laurel Heights Baptist Church, will have charge of the funeral services, with burial to be in Goldonna Cemetery under direction of Southern Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Laurel Heights church, and a lifelong resident of Winn Parish.

            She was the widow of the late Jessie [sic] Alford, who died in a railway accident here several years ago.

            She is survived by one daughter, Betty, of Winnfield; two sons, Glen Ray Alford, with the U.S. Navy in the Far East, and Charles Peabody Alford, with the Air Force in San Diego, Calif.; one brother, John Law of Gilbert, La., and one sister, Miss Maggie Law of Winnfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her son Charles Abner Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

            Jessie’s grave in Goldonna Cemetery, Natchitoches Parish, lists her birth as 21 July 1902 and death 2 September 1953, and says she was the wife of Clarence L. Alford. Also buried near her are:

 

            Clarence L. Alford b. 3-9-1897 d. 9-17-1945

            Marvin Alford b. 7-3-1927 d. 10-26-1934

            L.C. Alford b. 11-14-1925 d. 10-26-1934

 

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Ward 1, Winn Parish, LA, dwelling #68: Clarence Alford, age 32 fireman; his wife Jessie Pirkle 28; son Marvin Gerald 2 years 8 months; and daughter Bettie Jean 9 months. All were b. in LA. Clarence was 24 and Jessie was 20 at first marriage. On this census, the family members are listed as white, but in the Louisiana Statewide Death Index, Clarence L. Alford, died 17 September 1945, is listed as Negro.

            Jessie’s maiden name was Lowe. Jessie P. Lowe, age 7 b. LA, is listed on the 1910 census in Natchitoches Parish, LA, with her parents, Thomas J. and Ada B. Lowe. Also, see the following obituary of her sister:

 

WINN PARISH ENTERPRISE

Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—8 September 1953

 

            Last rites were held Monday for Miss Maggie Lowe, 80 year old Winn Parish resident, who died here on Sunday, September 6 of a heart attack.

            She was the sister of Mrs. Jessie Alford, who died last week of a stroke.

            Services were held in New Jerusalem Baptist Church near Winnfield…. Miss Lowe was a member of the New Jerusalem Church.

            Burial was in Clear Lake Cemetery near Goldonna under direction of Southern Funeral Home. [Maggie’s gravestone in Clear Lake Cemetery, Natchitoches Parish, says: Maggie “Mug” Lowe b. 1-11-1871 d. 9-6-1953.]

            Survivors are one brother, Joe Lowe of Gilbert, and several nieces and nephews.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Clarence L. 1897 LA1, Warren Lee 1868 MS2, Julius C. 1823 AL3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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JESSIE WILLARD ALFORD

 

[Although it appears that Jessie died in Texas, we are also including his obituary here because of his close connections to Louisiana, and because in SSDI his last residence is listed as Louisiana.]

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Monday, 25 October 1999

 

            Services for Jessie Willard Alford will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Hixson Bros., Pineville [Rapides Parish], with the Rev. W.D. Carson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

            Alford, 79, of Kermit [Winkler Co.], Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in his residence.

            He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a former employee of the oil industry.

            Survivors include one sister, Daisy A. Lee Feazell of Pineville.

            Friends may call from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until time of services Thursday in the funeral home.

 

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TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Saturday, 30 October 1999

 

            Services for Jessie Willard Alford were at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Hixson Bros., Pineville with the Rev. W.D. Carson officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers were Cullen Alford, Reese Fuller, Jimmy Alford, L.R. Deville, Kendall Fuller and Owens Swoffard.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie W. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 May 1920, last residence Pineville, Rapides Parish, LA.

            From Jessie W. Alford’s WWII Army Enlistment Record: He was born in 1920 in LA, enlisted at New Orleans on 26 Sept 1946, resided in Grant Parish, LA, and was single, white.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Police Jury Ward 1 (District 3), Grant Parish, LA, dwelling #217: Bertis Alford, farmer age 46 b. TX, age 26 at first marriage; his wife Beky 38 LA, age 19 at first marriage; and children, all b. LA: Lela 15, Elwood 12, Jessie (male) 9, Bertis Jr. 7, and Daisy L. 4.

            In 1920 they are in Police Jury Ward 6 (District 14), Catahoula Parish, LA, dwelling #249: Berthia Alford, farmer age 36 b. TX; his wife Beckie 27 LA; and children, all b. LA: James C. 7-10/12, Leila 5-2/12, and Elvin 2-5/12.

            On Burtis Terry Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 34, a farmer living in Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, LA. He was born 2 Oct 1883, named Beckie Alford as his nearest relative, and signed his full name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Jessie Willard 1920 TX1, Burtis Terry 1883 TX2, Burtis Terry 1845 AL3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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JEWEL EUGENE “GENE” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—TuesdFay, 31 October 2006

 

            Alford, Jewel Eugene “Gene”—died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Capitol House Nursing Home at the age of 73. He was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Magnolia, Miss. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired engineer from Illinois Central Gulf Railroad with 42 years of service.

            He is survived by his two children and son-in-law, Kenny Alford, and Susan Kyle and Rick Kyle; five grandchildren, Chris Kyle and wife Kelly Kyle, Amy Alford, Adam Alford, Ryan Kyle and Alison Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Alder Moffitt Alford; father and mother, Dewey and Mildred Alford; and sister, Martha Monlezun.

            Graveside service will be held at Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia.... Arrangements by Renaissance Services Inc., Gonzales.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alder Moffitt Alford; and his double first cousin A. Travis Alford in this compilation.

            Jewel’s father, Dewey Edison Alford, was a brother of Travis’s father, Albert Arthur, and his mother, Mildred Simmons, was a sister of Vera Simmons, so he too has three Alfords in his fifth generation.

            Jewel was the son of Dewey Edison Alford and Mildred Simmons.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jewel Eugene 1934 LA1, Dewey Edison MS2, Albert Arthur 1872 MS3, Ira Newton 1848 LA4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JEWEL GRAVES ALFORD

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—29 January 1988

 

            Alford, Jewel G.—Died 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1988, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 73, a native and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 3 p.m. Friday until religious services at 9 p.m. Entombment services at Greenoaks Memorial Park Faithful Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. John Ruppert.

            Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Norma Dell) Robb, Baton Rouge; six grandchildren, Barbara Rook, Baytown, Texas, Laura Christine Robb, Denver, Colo., Debbie Ann Robb, Thomas A. Robb, Nona Beth Budd and Norma Ruth Robb, all of Baton Rouge; and two great-grandchildren, Terry P. Buckles, Baytown, Texas, and Brittany Robb, Baton Rouge.

            Preceded in death by husband, Winfred H. “Chris” Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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JIMMY RAY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—27 January 1950

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral rites for Jimmy Ray Alford, age four years, who passed away at Fraser sanitarium Friday after a brief illness, were conducted at Oak Hill Baptist church 3:30 p.m. Saturday…. Interment followed in Oak Hill cemetery under direction Warren funeral home.

            Surviving relatives include: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Alford; sister, Miss Marguerite Alford; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Alford, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Peterson, all of Many.

FAG photo requested 7/1/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: Jimmy Ray was born Feb. 10, 1946 and died Jan. 20, 1950. He was the grandson of Louis C. (not “E”) Alford and Mary Sanders.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jimmy Ray 1946 LA1, Archie Thurmon 1908 LA2, Louis C. 1882 LA3, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA4, Julius C. 1797 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JIMMY RUSSELL ALFRED

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Wednesday, 27 October 2010

 

 

            Funeral services were held Thursday, July 22, 2010 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Jimmy Russell Alfred, age 57, who passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 in Lafayette.

            Interment was in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Carencro. The Rev. Peter Emusa, pastor of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro, officiated at the services. Readers were Susan Alfred and Rosalyn Alfred. Giftbearers were Mary Cormier and Raven Cormier.

            Musical selections were “Amazing Grace,” “The Eye Is On The Sparrow,” “The Wind Beneath My Wings,” “and “Take My Hand Precious Lord.”

            Mr. Alfred, born November 28, 1952, was a native and a lifelong resident of Carencro. He was affectionately known as the Shoe Shine Man on Simcoe for all of his life. Mr. Alfred was a parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro.

            Survivors included one stepdaughter, Lisa Jones of Houma; six brothers, Albert Alfred and his wife, Rosalyn, James Alfred and his wife, Mary Ann, Charlie Alfred, all of Carencro, Clifton Alfred and his wife, Marie, of Breaux Bridge, Jacque “Joe” Alfred and his wife, Margaret, and Jerry Alfred, all of Lafayette; six sisters, Doris Taylor and her husband, LeRoy, of Breaux Bridge, Cornella Alfred, Anna Bell Roy, Annie Lou Alfred and Lucile Thomas, all of Lafayette, Olivier Woods of Lewisburg; and his primary caregivers, Theresa Davis of Carencro, Erica Ledezma and Laura, both of Lafayette.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Yoke Alfred and the former Enola Landry; three brothers, Carlton Alfred, Oris Alfred and Lagis Alfred; and three sisters, Mary Alfred, Cecile Thomas and Mayola Alfred.

            The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 7:00 a.m. Thursday until service time on Thursday.

            Pallbearers were Joseph Davis, David Cormier, Kevin Alfred, Charles Alfred, Robert Goodie, Carlos Normand. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Alfred and Jacque Alfred.

            Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, was in charge of arrangements.

 

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DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—21 July 2010

 

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2010 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Jimmy Russell Alfred, age 57, who passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 in Lafayette.

            Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Carencro.

            Mr. Alfred was a native and a lifelong resident of Carencro. He was affectionately known as the Shoe Shine Man on Simcoe for all of his life. Mr. Alfred was a parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro.

            Survivors include one stepdaughter, Lisa Jones of Houma; six brothers, Albert Alfred and his wife, Rosalyn, James Alfred and his wife, Mary Ann, Charlie Alfred, all of Carencro, Clifton Alfred and his wife, Marie, of Breaux Bridge, Jacque “Joe” Alfred and his wife, Margaret, and Jerry Alfred, all of Lafayette; six sisters, Doris Taylor and her husband, LeRoy, of Breaux Bridge, Cornella Alfred, Anna Bell Roy, Annie Lou Alfred and Lucile Thomas, all of Lafayette, Olivier Woods of Lewisburg; and his primary caregivers, Theresa Davis of Carencro, Erica Ledezma and Laura, both of Lafayette.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Yoke Alfred and the former Enola Landry; three brothers, Carlton Alfred, Oris Alfred and Lagis Alfred; and three sisters, Mary Alfred, Cecile Thomas and Mayola Alfred.

            The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 7:00 a.m. Thursday until service time on Thursday.

            Pallbearers will be Joseph Davis, Jacque Alfred, Kevin Alfred, David Cormier, Charles Alfred and Randy Alfred.

            View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.

            Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JO MARTIN ALFORD MASINGILL

Aunt of Carolyn Annice Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

[Jo died in Arkansas while on vacation, but her home was in Louisiana.]

 

NATCHITOCHES TIMES

Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, LA—Thursday, 31 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Jo Martin Alford Masingill was born on Oct. 27, 1915 in Columbia, La., and died in North Little Rock, Ark., while returning from a short vacation in St. Charles, Mo., after celebrating her 83rd birthday.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. J.M. [Joseph Martin] Alford; a brother, Edgar Alford; two sisters, Mary Foye and Carrie Mae Adger; and by her husband, A.C. [Artis Curtis] Masingill Sr.

            She lived in Natchitoches for more than 63 years where she and her husband owned and operated the Masingill Candy Company and then the Nakatosh Coffee Company. She devoted many hours to civic and community activities. She gave time to her children. She was known for her sweet and caring nature.

            After the death of her husband, she continued to operate the Nakatosh Coffee Company until she retired in the early 1970s. After that, she enjoyed traveling with her children and grandchildren.

            She is survived by three children, Curtis Masingill and wife, Vickie, Mary Jo Whittington and Bunny Mork and her husband, Steve. She had three grandchildren, Curt Whittington, Jeanie O’Grady and Tyler Mork. She had six great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Gladys Wilson of Florida and Bertha McClelland of Natchitoches and Carrie McClelland, a close niece of Shreveport.

            Funeral services were held on Nov. 7 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches.... Internment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches. Pallbearers were Curtis Masingill, Steve Mork, Curt Whittington, Ken Hinze, Tyler Mork and Wes Hinze. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel O’Grady and James Cummings...

            Memorials can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport or the First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jo Masingill (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 October 1915 and died 15 November 1998. Carolyn Saunders reports that she died November 4. The SSDI death date is obviously incorrect if the funeral was on November 7. Also, the newspaper printed her birthdate incorrectly as “Nov. 27”—corrected by Carolyn Saunders in the obituary.

            See the obituary of her sister Carrie Mae Alford Adger in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Gladys Estelle Alford Wilson in Mississippi Obituaries; and of her sister Bertha Lucille Alford McClelland in Texas Obituaries.

            Jo Martin Alford was the youngest child of the Rev. Joseph Martin Alford and Carrie Eliza Weiland. We published an extensive history of this family, in “Joseph Martin Alford, 1870–1963,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Jo Martin 1915 LA1, Joseph Martin 1870 LA2, Needham Edwin 1845 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOAN ETHEL WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 11 May 2010

 

            Joan Ethel Alford—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010. She was 88 and a native of Oaknolia. Graveside service at Port Hudson National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 12, at 1 p.m.

            Survived by her daughter, Brenda A. Mitchell and husband Edward; sons, Cal Alford and wife Gwen, and Gregory Alford and wife Mary; two sisters, Rita Johnson and husband Ivory, and Marie Hill and husband Amos; five grandchildren, Marchere Johnson and husband Casey Sr., and Tamica, Jamar, Allison and Demarcus Alford; two great-grandchildren, Allegra and Casey Johnson Jr.; and other relatives and friends, including Clifton and Mildred Patin and Sam and Gloria Newman.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Ned Alford Jr.; son, Ralph; four brothers, McKinley, James, Sam and Leon Williams; and sister, Ida Anderson.

            She was a member of The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ in Opelousas. She was a sweet kind-hearted lady who loved flowers and helping people.

            Special thanks to the staff of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center MSCC Unit, Dr. Kelly and staff, and her very special caregiver Dr. Laura Falcon for the excellent care given to her during her illness. Arrangements by Desselle Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joan E. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 March 1922, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

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

 

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JOCELYN SUE ALFORD MCDANIEL

Sister of Carolyn Gay Alford Salamone, AAFA #0091

Mother of Lora Sue McDaniel, AAFA #1053

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 29 August 2008

 

            McDaniel, Sue Alford—A resident of Spring Creek, she died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was 72 and a native of Sunny Hill. She was an avid gardener and a great cook.

            Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, on Friday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Danny Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood.

            She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harold McDaniel, Spring Creek; two daughters, Lora McDaniel, Spring Creek, and Cara McDaniel Alford and husband Conley Alford, Kentwood; son, Thomas McDaniel and wife Cristi, Denham Springs; granddaughter, Caitlyn Michelle Alford, Kentwood; two sisters, Carolyn Gay Salamone, Belle Chasse, and Jane Alford, Amite; and brother, Patrick Alford, Sunny Hill.

            Preceded in death by her parents, A.G. “Cat” and Tressie Crawford Alford.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 72973 La. 1061, Kentwood, LA 70444. For an online guestbook, visit www.mckneelys.com.

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS— Friday, 29 August 2008

 

            Sue Alford McDaniel, 72, of Spring Creek, La., died Aug. 28, 2008, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La.

Visitation is 5 to 9 tonight at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood, La., then 9 a.m. Saturday at Spring Creek Baptist Church until services there at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Danny Smith officiating. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery in Kentwood.

            Mrs. McDaniel was born June 3, 1936, in Sunny Hill, La. She was the daughter of the late A.G. “Cat” Alford and Tressie Crawford Alford.

            She was an avid gardner and a great cook.

            Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Harold McDaniel of Spring Creek; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lora McDaniel of Spring Creek and Cara McDaniel Alford and Conley of Kentwood; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Cristi McDaniel of Denham Springs, La.; a granddaughter, Caitlyn Michelle Alford of Kentwood; two sisters, Carolyn Gay Salamone of Belle Chasse, La., and Jane Alford of Amite, La.; and a brother, Patrick Alford of Sunny Hill.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 72973 Highway 1061, Kentwood, LA 70444.

 

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Photo from Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jocelyn A. McDaniel (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 June 1936, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her uncles Edison Howe Alford and Ralph Davis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Jocelyn Sue 1936 LA1, Ashford Gordon 1906 LA2, Walton Holmes 1874 LA3, William Jack 1845 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOE C. ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT JOURNAL

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—5 March 1945

 

            Joe C. Alfred, 85, who died at his home, 202 Pierre Avenue, at 2:30 p.rn. Sunday, were held at 5:30 Monday at Rose-Neath Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Carl Mausey, assistant pastor, Presbyterian Church, officiating.

            Mr. Alfred, who was a conductor for the Shreveport Railway Co., lived in Shreveport all his life. He is survived by three brothers, Gus and Glen of Shreveport, and Warren of Spring Ridge, one sister, Mrs. Betty Alfred of Shreveport, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were M.L. Alfred, Roy Collum, Jr., Newton Alfred, Jim Alfred, W. G. Alfred and Dewey Alfred.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Susan D. Hudson Alfred; and siblings Oscar Alfred and Elizabeth “Bettie” Alfred in this compilation.

            This obituary is from The Journal, Fourth Quarter 2001 (Vol. XIII, No. 4), “Providence Baptist Cemetery [Caddo Parish],” by Wanda Volentine Head. It states his dates: 24 December 1859–4 March 1945.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His ALFRED lineage: Joe C. 1859 LA1, Warren 1816 NC2.

 

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JOHN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—23 December 1904

 

Another Veteran Gone. John Alford, Who Followed the Flag Through the War Dead

 

            A venerable Jefferson citizen, one of the gallant host who wore the gray over forty years ago, passed into the dark valley Wednesday, and was laid peacefully to rest by gentle hands yesterday afternoon, in the quiet little cemetery at Gretna, the home of his life time.

            The lamented veteran is Mr. John Alford, who has resided in Gretna for sixty years past, and was one of the best known of the town’s older generation. Mr. Alford had been a sufferer for several years past from a chronic ailment. Within the past year he had failed rapidly, and when he was compelled to take his bed, a few weeks ago, relatives and friends knew he would scarcely again mingle with the scenes of earthly life. The end came peacefully on Wednesday, just after the noon hour, and yesterday afternoon the body of the esteemed old resident was laid away in Hook and Ladder Cemetery, the obsequies being attended by the members of the Lee Benevolent Association, of Gretna: Jefferson Lodge No. 12, A.O.U.W., and the Army of Tennessee Association, Louisiana Division No. 2. U.C.V.

            The deceased is survived by two daughters and one son—Mrs. Charles M. Hardie, Miss Theresa Alford, and Mrs. Edward Alford—as well as a brother, Mr. James Alford, and numerous Nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Alford was over 68 years of age. He was born in New Orleans, but was brought by his parents to live in Gretna while still in his infancy. When the call to arms sounded throughout the Southland, in 1862, Mr. Alford, along with nearly every young man in Gretna, responded. He enlisted with Company B, Confederate Guards Response, in March, 1862, and remained under arms until the end of the dark struggle. He was wounded at Shiloh, and was taken prisoner, but being exchanged after his recovery, joined Morgan’s Cavalry, and later enlisted in Dreux’s Cavalry. He participated in the battles of Mur4freesboro, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Perryville, Atlanta, and Decatur, following the fortunes of General Braxton Bragg. Mr. Alford was lately decorated, along with other veterans, by the Daughters of the Confederacy, and this mark of distinction at the hands of the fair young women of his State he regarded as an inestimable honor.

 

AAFA NOTES: For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Edward S. Alford & Jane Tolle of Ireland.

            His lineage: John 1836 LA1, Edward 1820 Ireland2.

 

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JOHN ALFRED, JR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 12 October 2006

 

            Alfred Jr., John “Li’l John”.... Peacefully, only hours after accepting Christ into his heart, John Alfred Jr. entered into rest Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

            John was a 64-year-old retired industrial painter and native of Carville. For 41 years he shared his life with his devoted wife, Barbara Marks Alfred. The two were high school sweethearts and both graduated from Sunshine High School in the spring of 1962.

            Viewing at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 5651 Martin Luther King Parkway, Carville, on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.... Interment in the church cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife; two sons, Patrick Alfred and wife Tracy of Slaughter, and Michael Jones and wife Lisa of Baton Rouge; a daughter, Angelle Hayes and husband Charles of Gonzales; two brothers-in-law, Alex Marks Jr. and wife Linda of Los Angeles and Winston Marks and wife Gwendolyn of Baton Rouge; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Marks Williams and husband Roy of Geismar. He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren and great-grandfather of a great-grandchild, and cherished godfather of Carolyn Robinson Gordon, Octavia Andrews and Alfreda Williams. He will be missed also by the Brown family of White Castle, in addition to a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Cedonia Sanders; parents, John and Virginia Alfred; and a brother, Robert Brown.

            Arrangements by Hambrick’s Family Mortuary, Gonzales.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 April 1942, last residence Carville, Iberville Parish, LA.

 

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JOHN DAVID “SPEEDY” ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 8 November 1977

 

            Alford, John David (Speedy)—Died at 4:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 1977, at Clinton Infirmary, Clinton. He was 72, a native of St. Helena Parish and a resident of Kentwood. He was retired from the Louisiana Department of Highways.

            Body at Brown’s Funeral Home, Kentwood…. Burial in Alford Cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Mrs. Lola Birch Alford, Kentwood; one son, Bobby Gene Alford, Baton Rouge; two brothers, J.E. (Gene) Alford and Shelby (Bumbo) Alford, both of Kentwood; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie L. Harris and Mrs. Louise (Tiny) Allen, both of Kentwood, Mrs. Billie Mae Easley Falcon, Easleyville, and Mrs. Jesse A. Young, Amite; seven grandchildren, David Wayne, Marnette and Loretta Alford, all of Panama City, Fla., and Charlotte, Rhonda, Windy and Joey Morris, all of Baton Rouge; a number of nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by his father, William C. (Neal) Alford; mother, Adelia Grice; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie A. Hughes and Mrs. Mittie A. McNabb; one brother, R.P. (Bobby) Alford.

            He was three times past master of St. Helena Lodge No. 96, F&AM, Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 160, Kentwood, and a member of Greensburg Baptist Church. Masonic services at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Dec 1904 and died _____ Nov 1977, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lola Birch Alford; father, William Cornelius “Neil” Alford; and siblings A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, Fannie Marie Alford Hughes, Lillie Mae Alford Easley Falcon, Minnie Alford Bates Harris, Robert Parish Alford, and Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen and in this compilation.

            John David Alford was the 9th child of William Cornelius Alford and Adelia Sarah Grice.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: John David 1904 LA1, William Cornelius 1870 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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JOHN DEAN ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 18 August 1991

 

            Alford, John Dean—Died Saturday, Aug. 17, 1991, at St. Helena Parish Hospital, Greensburg. He was 78, a native of St. Helena Parish, and resident of Kentwood.

            Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 9 a.m. to religious services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Bill Galloway. Burial in New Zion Cemetery.

            Survived by two daughters, Daisy Wascom, Greensburg, and Janis Kahrs, Metairie; a sister, Clara McGraw, Jackson; two nieces, Myrtle Smith, Greensburg, and Jo Ann Johnson, Independence; sixgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Alford; a brother; and five sisters.

            Pallbearers will be Michael Smith, Benny Ray Lee, Rodney Perryman, Sam Humphrey Jr., TimothyJohnson, and Allan Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Hugh V. Wall, Rubin Earl Smith, Percy McGraw, Edwin Smith, and Buster Lee.

            He was a member of Kentwood Knights of Pythus, and Greensburg Baptist Church.

 

Photo from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (Old Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 Dec 1912, last residence Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ida Rebecca “Lovis” Perryman Alford; daughter Daisy Dean Alford Wascom; father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and siblings Willie Alford Stewart, Clara Alford McGraw, and Daisy Alford Tate in this compilation.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: John Dean 1912 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1874 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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JOHN GRIFFIN ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Nolan David Alford, AAFA #0425, and Mary Alford Schilling, AAFA #0056

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—14 March 1937

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

Bogalusa, La., March 14—John Griff Alford, 88 years old resident of the Bogue Chitto community died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Victor Pierce, where he had resided for many years…. Interment was in the Bogue Chitto cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two sons, Otis Alford of New Orleans and Herbert Alford of Kentwood; one daughter, Mrs. Victor Pierce; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Crow and Mrs. Cynthia Miller, and one brother, Jeptha Alford, all of the Bogue Chitto community.

 

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THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 11 March 1937

 

            Several people from Franklinton attended the funeral Tuesday, at Bogue Chitto church, of John G. (Griff) Alford. Another of our grand old men has answered the last call. “Sugar John” as he was lovingly called by those who knew and loved him, is no more. He was born and reared in the Second Ward of this parish and lived his entire life of near 87 years, in a few miles of the place of his birth. He was a good man, and stood for good things. He had no education, because at the time he was a boy, we had no schools. But in spite of the fact the opportunities of his day were very limited, he made a success and gave his children, as was so well sad by Brother Hutson, in his funeral sermon, opportunities that were unheard of when he was a boy.

            Next week our faithful correspondent at Mt. Hermon, Leland, will give to our readers a fuller and more detailed history of our departed friend, than we are able to do this week.

 

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THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 25 March 1937

 

            John G. Alford, an old and highly honored citizen of the Second Ward of Washington Parish, died March 8th, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pierce. He was born on the old John Alford homestead and spent his long life of almost 87 years near the place of his birth.

            Mr. Alford was not educated in the sense of modern idea, as there were no schools in his youthful days so the only education he received was from the toil and experience and these he learned thoroughly. He was raised on the farm with a large family of brothers and sisters, and knew the joys of a happy life on the farm.

            We did not get the date of his marriage to Miss Miranda Hebbs, to this union 18 [sic: should be 8] children were born, three sons and one daughter survives as follows: Otis Alford, New Orleans, Luther, Bogalusa and Herbert of Bogue Chitto, and Mrs. Victor Pierce of Dyson.

            In the hay-days of his manhood he was owner and operator of one of the best farms in the Second Ward, and was a bountiful provider for his family. He was a consistent member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist church and was noted for his happy and jovial disposition and will be missed by his family and friends.

            The remains were buried in Bogue Chitto cemetery and the funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Hutson assisted by Rev. Richard Burch.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Nolan Bannon Alford; brothers Hugh Ginn Alford and Jeptha Martin Alford; grandchildren Harlon Alford, Odell Alford, Elmo V. Alford, Willene Alford Stafford, and Wanza Mildred Alford Alford; and daughters-in-law Alice Bethena “Tena” Alford Alford and Sarah Lemenda Brumfield Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA has several members who descend from John Griffin Alford, including Nolan David Alford, AAFA #0425, who provided a copy of his “Record of Funeral.” There are discrepancies in sources regarding the dates of his birth and death.

 

1. His obituary says he died on March 8, 1937, a Monday. His funeral was Tuesday, and the first published account was Thursday, March 11. The Era-Leader obituaries also say he was “almost 87” and “near 87,” which would equate to a birth year of 1850: he died in early March, before his 87th birthday in late March.

 

2. In her Fields of Broom, published about 1972, Dell Clawson wrote, “John Griff Alford b/1851 (concrete slab on grave, no name or date; m/Miranda Hobbs, b/4/12/1862, d/July 13, 1921 bur/Bogue Chitto Church. He died March 2, 1937.” March 2 is the date AAFA has been using for his death.

 

3. His gravestone says “John Griff Alford | Mar. 26, 1848 | Mar. 6, 1937 | Husband of Maranda H. Alford.”

 

4. The published record of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, copied by Charles T. and Margaret Wascom Williamson in December 1994 and revised in October 1996, has: “ALFORD, JOHN GRIFFIN, b. 3-26-1848, d. 3-06-1936….” AAFA member descendants sent an annotated copy of the 1994 version Jan. 1, 1996 saying, “This is a recent update of Bogue Chitto Cemetery….” Annotations changed birth of 3-26-1848 to 3-20-1850 and death of 3-06-1936 to 3-9-1937 saying “Dates wrong on marker.”

 

5. The funeral record which was dated 3-8-1937 shows the date of death to be 3-9-37 and the date of the funeral to be 3-9-37. It shows the date of birth to be March 20, 1850. Interestingly, the cost of the funeral was $57 which included a $50 casket and a $7 suit.

 

6. Censuses for Washington Parish, LA: John is age 1 in 1850, age 9 in 1860, age 19 in 1870, 30 in 1880, and 50, b. March 1850, in 1900.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Griffin 1850 LA1, John Seaborn 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA66.

 

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JOHN LEE “KYLEE” ALFRED

 

EUNICE NEWS

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—23 November 2010

 

 

            Funeral services for John Lee “Kylee” Alfred will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 11:00 A. M. at the New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice, LA. Burial will be held in the Honey Bee Cemetery in Ville Platte, LA. Pastor Allen Ben will conduct the funeral ceremony.

            Mr. Alfred, 55, passed on Saturday, November 19, 2010, at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches, LA.

            Precious and lasting memories will be cherished by his son: John L. Guillory of Eunice, LA; four sisters: Geraldine (Wilbert) Paul and Ophelia Thompson both of Lafayette, LA; Ida (Al) Goodspeed of Union City, CA and Melba Alfred of Eunice, LA; one brother: Collins (Mary Alfred, Jr. of San Antonio, TX; a loving companion: Velma Holmes ; two grandchildren: John Guillory, III and Samaria Guillory both of Eunice and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his parents: Alfred and Verdia Collins, Sr. and two brothers, Warren and Gerald Alfred.

            Visitation will be observed from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A. M. at the New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice, LA. Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Lee Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 May 1955, last residence Eunice, Saint Landry Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Warren Alfred and Melba Lee Alfred in this compilation.

 

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JOHN LOUIS ALFORD

Brother of Thomas Harney Alford Sr., AAFA #0586

Uncle of Thomas Richard “Dick” Alford, AAFA #0534

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 20 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, John Louis—A resident of Greenwell Springs, he died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at The Care Center of Baton Rouge. He was 83 and a native of Deerford. He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.

            Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 8 a.m. until religious services at 9 a.m. Saturday…. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park.

            Survived by his son, John R. “Reggie” Alford, Greenwell Springs.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Merle Beasley Alford; parents, John L. and Sally Alford; two sisters, Ela Annison and Virginia Fitzgerald; and three brothers, Herbert, Herman and Harney Alford.

 

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Photos from Evergreen Memorial Park, Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kent Marcantel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 September 1918, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Merle Eunice Beasley Alford; mother, Sally Jane Cathcart Alford; siblings Ela Beatrice Alford Annison, Herbert L. Alford, and Thomas Harney Alford Sr.; and sister-in-law Iona Dougherty Alford in this compilation.

            John was the son of John Lafayette [or Layfaette] Alford and Sally Jane Cathcart. John and Merle were married 22 November 1948 in Alexandria, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Louis 1918 LA1, John L. 1870 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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JOHN NOEL ALFORD

 

[Although John died in Texas, we are also including his obituary here because of his close connections to Sabine Parish.]

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—25 February 1949

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral service for John N. Alford, 52-year-old filling station operator of Paris [Lamar Co.], Texas, were conducted at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon of last week at Brown-Roden funeral home….

            Burial was in Evergreen cemetery, Paris, with Charlie Baird, James Baird, C.M. Fennell, Roy Floyd and C.R. Gray, pallbearers.

            Mr. Alford died the preceding Saturday in Carlsbad sanatorium, San Angelo, Texas, where he had gone for treatment 10 days earlier.

            He was born at Many July 16, 1897, son of the late John W. and Ona Arnett Alford, but was reared in Bairdstown, Texas.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Gladys Boyce, and a son, John Luke Alford, Paris, Texas, these sisters and brothers, Mrs. J.B. Sibley, Mrs. Mark Roberts and Lawrence Alford, all of Many, N.W. Alford, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Velma Henderson, Liberty, Texas, and Mrs. Myrtle Rhodes, Orange, Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of John’s sisters Amanda B. Alford Sibley and Margaret Elizabeth Alford Roberts in this compilation.

            John’s father, John Waddell Alford, was the son of William Theodore Alford and Margaret Maximillian. John’s mother Ona Arnett was the stepdaughter of Joseph Seaborn Alford after he married her mother, Nancy Elizabeth “Mittie” Duggan Arnett.

            John Waddell Alford and Ona V. Arnett married Dec. 25, 1876, according to our marriage list, but that must be incorrect because in 1880 they are still each living with their parents, about 8 houses apart in Negreet, Sabine Parish, LA. John was 18 and Ona was 13 years old, both enumerated as single.

            Ona (mother) died in 1904, and although the obituary says John Noel was reared in TX, some of the family is found in Sabine Parish in 1910 and 1920, including John W., so John Noel must have gone to TX after 1910 with a sibling or other relative.

            John Noel Alford married Gladys Boyce sometime before their son John Luke was born, Jan. 25, 1936, in Lamar Co., TX. John Luke died Nov. 11, 1990. He and his father are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Noel 1897 LA1, John Waddell 1860 LA2, William Theodore 1832 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JOHN RAY ALFORD

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 15 March 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989 (abbreviated—complete obituary below)

 

            Alford, John Ray—Died 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 1989, at his residence in Baton Rouge. He was 55, and a native of Bogalusa. He was a Dow Chemical Co. employee and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East … 9:30 a.m. until religious services at 12 noon Thursday…. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by wife, Frances Sances Alford, Baton Rouge; mother, Revia Henley Alford, Bogalusa; a daughter, Sandra A. Messina, Baton Rouge; a son, Marc Alford, New Roads; a sister, Barbara Ann “Babs” Winburn, Ponchatoula; and three grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Audel Ray Alford. Pallbearers will be John and S.J. Sances, Clifford Winburn, A.J. Phillips, Lon riley and Donnie Panepinto….

 

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Taken by photographer Suzanne Mitchell Antoon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. AAFA records list his birth date as 25 Aug 1933.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Revia Henley Alford; and his grandfather Joseph Benjamin Alford in this compilation.

            His father, Audel Ray Alford, was born November 3, 1909, the son of Joseph Benjamin Alford and Rosa Ann Burch.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Ray 1933 LA1, Audel Ray 1909 LA2, Joseph Benjamin 1876 LA3, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOHN W. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 5 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Alford, John W.—An insurance broker and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 3:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, l998, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Brewton [Escambia Co.], Ala. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.... Visiting at Cravers Funeral Home, Brewton, after 10 a.m. Saturday. Graveside services at Damascus Cemetery, Brewton, at 2 p.m. Saturday.

            Survived by wife of 53 years, Vera Morris Alford; two daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret Alford Mabry and Bill Mabry and Angela B. Templet, all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Leila Scott and Gladys Chapman, both of Panama City, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by three brothers, a sister, his parents and an infant son.

            He was a member of Goodwood Baptist Church.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Christy McCranie Bare

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John W. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 Dec 1922, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            On the 1930 census in Parker, Escambia Co., AL, John Alford, age 6 b. AL, is living with his parents, Joseph S. Alford 46 AL and Olabelle 43 AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: John W. 1922 AL1, Joseph S. 1880 AL2, Tilman Register 1857 AL3, Cullen 1800 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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JOHN WESLEY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—10 February 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Alford, John Wesley—A retired dairyman and native and resident of Mount Hermon, he died at 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at his residence. He was 77. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Visiting at Mount Hermon Baptist Church, Mount Hermon, after 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday…. Interment in Silver Springs Church Cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Sarah Fortenberry Alford, Mount Hermon; two sons, David Wesley Alford, Slidell, and Malcolm Burl Alford, Jacksonville, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Susan Rae Alford, John Wesley Alford II, David Matthew Alford and Carlye Elizabeth Alford. He was a deacon at Mount Hermon Baptist Church and a member of Spring Creek Lodge No. 184. F & AM.

 

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THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 19 February 1997

 

            Mr. John Wesley Alford, 77, a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 5 a.m. Friday [Feb 14] at his residence.

            He was a retired dairyman, a member and deacon of the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and a member of Spring Creek Lodge #184 F&AM. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife Sarah Fortenberry Alford of Mt. Hermon, two sons, David Wesley Alford of Slidell and Malcolm Burl Alford of Jacksonville, NC; and four grandchildren, Susan Rae Alford, John Wesley Alford, II, David Matthew Alford, and Carlye Elizabeth Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his a [?—possibly something missing] brother, Malcolm L. Alford and a sister, Evelyn A. Fortenberry.

            Visitation was at the Crain Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday and continued at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church until time for the funeral service.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Scott Jones, Rev. Ed Jenkins and Dr. Joe Baugh officiating.

            Burial followed in the Silver Springs Church Cemetery.

            Active pallbearers for the service were Billy Gill, Ronnie Tamor, Larry Miller, J.W. (Doc) Schilling, George Burch, and Warren Smith.

            Honorary pallbearers for the service were Gary Fenner, J. Paul Alford, Henry Ney, Leonard Oswald, Tommy Webb, and Buddie Holmes.

 

 

Photos from Silver Springs Cemetery, Progress, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Elaine Rogers (top) and Wayne Ellzey (bottom)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John W. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 August 1919, last residence Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his his wife, Sarah Eleanor Fortenberry Alford; father, Arthur Alonzo Alford; and siblings Nola Evelyn Alford Fortenberry and Malcolm Levi Alford in this compilation.

            Details on five generations of John’s ancestors were included with the obituary in the Fall 1997 issue.

            We published the following newspaper article about John’s military experience, probably from the McComb Enterprise-Journal, in “Alfords at D-Day,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994:

 

D-Day Stories

 

            John Wesley Alford, now a resident of Mt. Hermon, La., left McComb for the Army on Sept. 26, 1940 and arrived in England in January 1944, he wrote the Enterprise-Journal. He was a member of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.

            As D-Day approached, “We were put in a restricted area,” he wrote. “Stayed there until time to get on the troop ship. We did not know when we would go to France. Told we would know the night before.

            “We all had steak supper and all the trimmings. After the meal we had church services and The Lord’s Supper. About midnight we got off the troop ship to the landing craft, which carried us to France.

            “We landed about 6:00 on Jun 6, 1944. I stayed with the company until June 14th, when I was hurt. I was on patrol with four other men. It came time for our relief men, but they did not show up. So I asked one of the other men to go see what happened. He and the others did not want to go, so I went. This was at night.

            “I fell in a hole and stayed there all night. I could not move. They found me the next morning. I was sent to a hospital in England. Stayed there for four weeks. I was sent back to the company; they were in Belgium by then. I stayed with them until Oct. 13, 1944. I was hit and was sent back to England to the hospital.”

            Alford’s military honors include the American Defense Service Medal, ETO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, Meritorious Unit Award and the World War II Victory Medal.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Wesley 1919 LA1, Arthur Alonzo 1879 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOHNNIE LOU MCGEHEE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—21 September 2011

 

            Johnnie Lou McGehee Alford—A loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, she passed away peacefully after a stroke on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was 81, a longtime resident of Zachary and a native of Bogalusa. She retired from Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary.

            Visitation at First Baptist Church, Zachary, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. until memorial service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Les Colvin and Dr. B.H. Brantley.

            Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Elton; and parents, Johnny and Sally McGehee.

            Survived by a daughter, Suzanne A. Peay and husband James; son, Timothy W. Alford; four grandchildren, John K. Kent and wife Kim, James L. Peay II and wife Michelle, Ashley D. Alford and Michael E. Alford; six great-grandchildren, Christian and Gabrielle Kent, and Kathryn, Anna, Jackson and Rebecca Peay; and two sisters, Nelda Woodward and Glenys Schilling.

            She was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church, Zachary. She loved to smile and never met a stranger. She loved life and her family. Special thanks to the Friday Lunch Bunch for all your friendship, care and happiness Johnnie received. Also special thanks to Dr. Trahan, Dr. Cosse and the ER and ICU nurses and the entire staff at Lane Regional Medical Center. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 4200 Main St., Zachary, LA 70791. Share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnnie M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 Oct 1929, last residence Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

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

 

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JOHNNIE P. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 15 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Alford, Johnnie P.—A resident of Kentwood, he died at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at St. Helena Parish Hospital, Greensburg. He was 91 and a native of St. Helena Parish. Visiting was at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday.... Interment in New Zion Cemetery.

            Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Esther and Clifton Campbell, Baton Rouge; a son and a daughter-in-law, Johnny H. and Beverly Alford, Baton Rouge; a brother, Flavis Alford, Kentwood; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Deborah C. and Thomas Portier, Roseland; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Parrish D. and Laurie Alford, Tupelo, MS; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Aaron Portier and Emily and Kyle Alford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by wives, Nannie Lea Alford and Ruby Alford; a sister Annie Breeland; and two brothers, M.W. Alford Jr. and Fernie H. Alford.

 

Photo from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (Old Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnnie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 November 1906.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Ruby Foster Williams Alford; mother, Lizzie Bridges Alford; and brothers Fernie H. Alford, Muse Watson Alford Jr., and Flavius Earl Alford in this compilation.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Johnnie P. 1906 LA1, Muse Watson 1882 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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JOHNNY “SOUL” ALFRED

 

EUNICE NEWS

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—Wednesday, 25 January 2012

 

 

EUNICE—Johnny (Soul) Alfred, born July 20, 1952, died January 20, 2012.

            Visitation will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 6:00 – 9:00p.m. at Oliver Chapel- 2307 Bastrop St.

            Services will also be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Gt. Truelight Baptist Church (Eunice, La.).

            Visitation will be held from 8:00 – 11:00a.m. Funeral Service will begin at 11:00a.m.

            Interment- Mt. Olive Cemetery (Eunice, La.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JONATHAN LANE ALFORD

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—6 August 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Alford, Jonathan Lane—Died 11:46 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 1995, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 28, a resident of Baker and a native of Baton Rouge. Arrangements are pending at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary.

            Survived by mother, Elizabeth A. Givens, Baker; father, Ernest R. Alford Sr., Denham Springs; a daughter, Brandi Nicole Alford, Denham Springs; a sister, Annie Alford, New Orleans; and three brothers, Ernest Ray Alford Jr. and Steven Alford, both of Baton Rouge, and Herman “Slick” Alford, Baker.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jonathan L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Dec 1966.

 

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JOSEPH ALFRED, JR.

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Friday, 15 April 2011

 

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LAFAYETTE—Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011 1:00 PM, Kinchen Funeral Home, for Joseph “Crip” Alfred Jr., 61 who passed away April 12, 2011 at OLOL Regional Medical Center. He will be buried in St. Martin De Porres Cemetery.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Dorsey and Loriana Alfred, two brothers Jeffery “Nok” Alfred, Gerald “Bee” Alfred; two sisters Thelma Alfred Francis, Mildred Alfred McZeal; one brother-in-law Roy Lee Brown.

            He leaves fond memories to three sisters Betty Jean Gumbs (Ulyess), Joyce Brown (late Roy Brown), Barbara Ann Francis (John); one brother Nelson Joseph Alfred (Gloria), one dear friend Patrick Guidry. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

            Viewing will be from 10:30 am until the time of service at Kinchen Funeral Home.

            The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at OLOL.

            Kinchen Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of final arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 Sept 1949, last residence Rayne, Acadia Parish, LA.

 

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JOSEPH BENJAMIN “JOE” ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Benita Magee-Cartwright, AAFA #1394

Uncle of Christine Liza Alford Knight, AAFA #0741

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ November 1954

 

            Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church for Benjamin Joseph (Joe) Alford, 78, well loved former citizen of the Mt. Hermon Community. He dropped dead Thursday night [November 18], while attempting to re-enter his car, after stopping in J.P. Alford’s store. He had been in failing health for about a year.

            Mr. Alford moved to Bogalusa many years ago and lived there until his death.

            Rev. W.F. Hutson, lifelong friend, was in charge of the funeral. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. His body remained at the funeral home until funeral time. Interment was in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillian Richmond Alford, two daughters, Mrs. Tate (Myrtha) Magee of Franklinton and Mrs. Otto (Selma) Alford of Mt. Hermon; three sons, Boyce Alford of Baton Rouge and Austin and Audel Alford of Bogalusa; his step-mother, Mrs. Candacy Alford; two sisters, Mrs. Otena Alford and Mrs. Lizzie Brock of Baton Rouge, three brothers, John, Esco and Birdie Alford of Mt. Hermon, two half- sisters, Mrs. Agnes Haley of Pineville and Mrs. Frank Penny of Mt. Hermon, one half-brother, Mr. Jacob Alford of Mt. Hermon and several grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: On his WWI Draft Registration Card, he signed his name “Joe Bengy Alford” and listed his birth date as 30 Jan 1876. His nearest relative is Rosa Alford.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rosa Ann Burch Alford; daughter Myrtha Ohlen Alford Magee; daughters-in-law Eutha Murphy Alford and Revia Elizabeth Henley Alford; father, Seaborn Lochran Alford; siblings Alice Bethena “Tena” Alford Alford, Esco Seaborn Alford, and Milton John Alford; grandson John Ray Alford; and sister-in-law Frances Clotena “Fannie” Alford in this compilation.

            Joe’s first wife and the mother of his children was Rosa Ann Burch (1876–1950).

            We included the following newspaper article, published in The Era-Leader on 10 November 1993, in “Alfords in the News,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994:

 

Twenty-four descendants of Joseph and Rosa Alford gather

 

Joseph Benjamin Alford and his wife, the former Rosa Ann Burch, had eight children, eight grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and nineteen great-great-grandchildren. Of these fifty-five descendants, twenty-four attended a family reunion and potluck supper on October 3, 1993, at the Denham Springs home of Charlotte Alford [daughter of Boyce Richard Alford] and her husband, Randy [Owens]. Eleven friends and spouses were also present.

Mrs. Myrtha Alford Magee of Franklinton is the only surviving child of Joseph and Rosa Alford. She was unable to come to the reunion, although she had recently celebrated her ninetieth birthday at a reception at First Baptist Church in Franklinton. Her generation was represented by her brother Audel’s widow, Mrs. Revia Henley Alford of Bogalusa, who brought a number of interesting items of family history to the reunion.

The third generation was represented by Carolyn Magee Honeycutt of Baton Rouge; Joan Alford and Jimmie Nell Alford Weick of New Orleans; Babs Alford Winburn of Ponchatoula; the Reverend Richard Alford of Wetumpka, Alabama and the hostess, Charlotte Owens.

Joseph Alford’s great-grandchildren present were Kay Lewis; Wayne Weick; Marc, Sandra and Bruce Alford; Michael and Dirkie Winburn; Deanna Graham and Rebecca Owens.

Great-great-grandchildren present were Brittany Metrejan; Christopher Weick; Jonathan and Jared Alford; Travis and Rachel Messina; Cory Winburn; Benjamin Joseph Jones and Llene Graham.

Family pictures were shared, and gaps in the family history filled in, while old memories were recalled.

Another reunion will be held on Sunday, October 2, 1994, also at Owens home in Denham Springs.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joseph Benjamin 1876 LA1, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JOSEPH DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 17 October 2006

 

            Alford, Joseph Douglas “J.D.”—A retired industrial insulator and member of Local 53, he died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at his home in Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish]. He was 70, a native of Port Allen and a U.S. Army veteran.

            Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Allen, on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.... Interment in Erwinville Cemetery.

            He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Mary Kay Hedges Alford; two daughters, Maureen and Morgan Alford; and three brothers, Ivy Jr., Willie and Terry Alford.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Short Alford; mother, Mary Alice St. Romain Alford; father, Ivy Alford Sr.; and sister, Doris May Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Ivy Alford Jr., Willie Alford, Terry Alford, Ellis Gauthier, J.C. Kent, Jay Rumfola, Jason Alford and Chucky LeJeune. Honorary pallbearers are Clay Weber and Rogge Alexander.

            He was a graduate of Port Allen High School.

            Memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Jubilee Campaign, P.O. Box 290, Port Allen, LA 70767.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 Nov 1935, last residence Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Joseph Douglas 1935 LA1, Ivy L. 1909 LA2, William Christophal 1878 LA3, William Louis 1848 LA4, Abraham 1820 NY or KY5.

 

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JOSEPH FURMAN ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—5 February 1970

 

            J. Furman Alfred, 62, 3117 Drexel Street, died at 10:30 PM Wednesday at Confederate Memorial Hospital following a long illness. A native and lifelong resident of Caddo Parish, Mr. Alfred was a retired farmer and a member of the Providence Baptist Church.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday at the Providence Baptist Church, Rose-Neath Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The Rev. George Carkeet, pastor of First Baptist Church of Greenwood, will officiate.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Alfred; two brothers, J.B. Alfred and N.C. [Newton Cecil] Alfred, all of Shreveport; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Annie Hortense Davidson Phillips Alfred; and his father, Warren Alfred, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His ALFRED lineage: Joseph Furman 1907 LA1, Warren 1867 LA2, Warren 1816 NC3.

 

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JOSEPH HENRY ALFORD

Grandfather of Wilmot “Bill” McCain, AAFA #0089

Great-Grandfather of Terri Aline Alford Castaneda, AAFA #1413

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 13 March 1947

 

            Death came striking in the dark hours of Tuesday morning, March 11, to claim Joseph H. Alford, 73, a resident of Franklinton for many years.

            Mr. Alford expired of a heart attack at about three o’clock in the morning. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lou Gullatt Alford, a teacher in the Franklinton High School and a former resident of Simsboro, La., and five children. One brother, F.F. Alford of Wilmer, La., also survives.

            Mr. Alford’s children are from the union of Mr. Alford and a first wife, Lizzie, who died many years ago. They are Mrs. Bill McCain, Mrs. M.H. Bardwell, and Alton E. Alford, all of Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Chas. Walker and Mrs. Vic Lovett of Amite.

            Joseph H. Alford was born in 1874 in Wilmer, Tangipahoa parish, La. He was a member of the Little Chappella Baptist church at Vining, La., and a past pastor of that church. After the death of his first wife, Lizzie, he married Lou Gullatt in 1927 on June 8.

            Services for Mr. Alford were conducted in the Franklinton Baptist Church by Rev. J.E. Albritton assisted by Rev. Gordon of Amite. Interment was made in the Ellis Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

 

Photo from Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Leita Alford McCain Stacey; and daughter-in-law Katherine Maude Mixon Alford in this compilation.

            His first wife was Elizabeth Addison. His second wife was Mattie Lou Gullatt.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joseph Henry 1873 LA1, Ira Payne 1822 MS2, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JOSEPH HENRY ALFORD, SR.

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Monday, 15 September 2003

 

(Died September 11, 2003)

 

BOGALUSA—Joseph Henry Alford Sr., 65, a resident of Bogalusa, died yesterday [sic] in LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa. He was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary Lydia Fox Alford; three daughters, JoIna McLeman of Crossroads, MS, Cheryl Lynn Baker of Carriere, MS, Lisa Diane Alford of Bogalusa; a son, Joseph Henry Alford Jr. of Carriere; two stepdaughters, Debra Jean Alford and Vickie Lynn Mapes, both of Covington; a brother, Andrew N. Alford of Niceville, FL; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Ina Alford.

            A graveside service will be held in Hillview Memorial Gardens of Bogalusa tomorrow at 11 a.m.... A visitation will be held at Brown-McGhee Funeral Home tomorrow from 10-11 a.m.

 

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Photo from Hillview Memorial Gardens, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dewey Little

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 April 1938 and died 11 Sept 2003, last residence Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA.

 

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JOSEPH SAVAGE ALFORD, JR.

Father of Joseph Savage Alford III, AAFA #0102

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—14 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Alford Joseph S. Alford, Chief “Jet Engine” Design Engineer, 93, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away in his Metairie home on Sept. 5, 2004. He was internationally known as a major technical leader, inventor and teacher in the thermodynamic and mechanical design of literally every GE aircraft gas turbine developed from the early 1940s until the end of the century. During his career he received about 30 U.S. patents. He also presented over thirty technical papers, four of which won major awards from professional societies.

            He was born on June 11, 1911 in Utah to Joseph Alford and Christine Dick. After growing up in his beloved Colorado mountains, he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the U. of Colorado. In 1935 he joined General Electric to begin a 66 year career. This started with the completion of advanced engineering courses and then assignments with steam turbines in Lynn Massachusetts. In 1940 his work shifted to aircraft gas turbines, which then dominated the rest of his career, most of which occurred at the GE Evendale (Cincinnati) plant. Joseph Alford was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and held prestigious titles with several other professional organizations.

            In 1974, he was honored with the University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in Research and Invention. In 1976, he was honored as the first recipient of General Electric’s Charles P. Steinmetz Award in the Aircraft Engines group. He was also among the first to be inducted into the General Electric Hall of Fame. He was chosen to represent GE at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game in Riverfront Stadium and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Johnny Bench.

            After retiring at age 65, he returned to work at GE the next day as a consultant and continued working until age 90. A special moment at his 90th birthday party was the reading of a personal letter addressed to him from then GE CEO, Jack Welch. Joe Alford was among the lucky few whose vocation was also his avocation and his lifetime was largely spent doing what he loved most -solving engineering problems. He would probably have said the same thing about his life that Thomas Edison said about his: “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

            On the occasion marking his sixth decade working for General Electric he said: “Working for the company for 60 years has been a rewarding career and has given me enduring satisfaction. People may ask, ‘Why doesn’t this old man get a rocking chair, go down to Florida and sit on the veranda?’ But if you really, truly like engineering, it’s the best show in town.”

            He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 62 years, Mary Alford of Metairie, LA., his son Joseph Alford of Indianapolis, daughters Christine Pollock and Elizabeth Alford of New Orleans, nephew Dick Alford of Florida, 6 grandchildren (Michael, David, Randy, Amy, Lisa, and Anne-Lise) and 4 great grandchildren.

            A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.... Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

THE ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Tuesday, 14 September 2004

 

Joseph Alford, engineer at GE

93-year-old was company ‘legend’

 

By Rebecca Goodman, Enquirer staff writer

 

WYOMING [Hamilton Co.]—Joseph S. Alford, an engineer involved with jet engine development at GE Aircraft Engines for nearly seven decades, died Sept. 5 at his home in New Orleans. He was 93.

            Mr. Alford was a legend at GE, according to Rick Kennedy, the company’s media relations director. “People like Joe Alford were part of the technology advances that took place in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s” that enabled GE to become what it is today.

            Mr. Alford continued consulting and mentoring other GE engineers after his retirement. He worked at GE for 66 years. “Joe basically was the one who taught some of these people the ropes,” Kennedy said. “He was the engineer’s engineer. If you look at all the main engineers who have come through this business, they all were touched by Joe Alford.”

            Mike Benzakein, general manager of advanced engineering at GE, concurred, saying, “Joe was really a super engineer. I knew of him before I came here. He was always a tremendous resource as an adviser and as a consultant.”

            Mr. Alford was involved in the “thermodynamic and mechanical design of literally every GE aircraft gas turbine developed from the early 1940s until the end of the century,” said his son, Joseph S. Alford Jr. of Indianapolis.

            After he retired in 1976, he returned to GE the next day as a consultant and worked as such until he was 90....

            Mr. Alford was still spending afternoons at GE until a couple of years ago. He sat in on meetings and chimed in with sage advice.

            “Most of the time he was ahead of me in understanding what the problem was and what the solution would be,” Benzakein said. “Joe was definitely one of the key people.”

            Mr. Alford was born in 1911 in Mercur [Tooele Co.], Utah, near Salt Lake City, and raised in Crested Butte [Gunnison Co.], Colo. He went to work for GE right after graduating with honors with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1934.

            He enrolled in the company’s three-year advanced engineering course, then went to work in the steam research section of the Turbine Division in Lynn, Mass. He was transferred to the Supercharger Division (forerunner of the Aircraft Engine Group) a few months after the United States entered World War II.

            Mr. Alford was responsible for organizing and supervising engineering education within the division and for designing turbo-superchargers. He was later involved in performance analysis of aircraft powered with gas turbines and for establishing the jet engine development program.

            He was transferred to the Evendale plant around 1950.

            Mr. Alford presented more than 30 professional papers and had about 30 patents related to turbo-superchargers or gas turbines.

            He was the first recipient of GE’s Charles P. Steinmetz Award in the Aircraft Engines group and was the first to be inducted into the GE Hall of Fame.

            He was named engineer of the year by the Technical and Scientific Societies Council of Cincinnati in 1965 and received the Herbert Akroyd Stuart Memorial Award in 1961 from the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Mechanical Engineers Gas Turbine Award in 1965 from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

            He and his wife, Mary, moved to New Orleans in April....

 

In another article:

 

ASME NEWS

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

October 2004

 

An engineer at GE for 66 years, ASME Fellow dies

 

            Joseph S. Alford, a chief Jet Engine Design Engineer at GE, died in his New Orleans home on Sept. 5. He was 93.

            He was internationally known as a major technical leader, inventor and teacher in the thermodynamic and mechanical design of literally every GE aircraft gas turbine developed from the early 1940s until the end of the century. During his career, Alford received about 30 U.S. patents. He also presented more than 30 technical papers, four of which won major awards from professional societies.

            Alford was born June 11, 1911 in Utah and grew up the Colorado mountains. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Colorado. In 1935, he joined General Electric, starting what would become a 66-year career. In the beginning, he completed advanced engineering courses and worked on steam turbines in Lynn, Mass.

            In 1940, his work shifted to aircraft gas turbines, which then dominated the rest of his career, most of which occurred at the GE Evendale plant, located in Cincinnati.

            Joseph Alford was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and held prestigious titles with several other professional organizations. In 1974, he was honored with the University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in Research and Invention.

            In 1976, he was honored as the first recipient of General Electric’s Charles P. Steinmetz Award in the Aircraft Engines group. He was also among the first to be inducted into the General Electric Hall of Fame. He was chosen to represent GE at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game in Riverfront Stadium and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Johnny Bench.

            After retiring at age 65, he returned to work at GE the next day as a consultant and continued working until age 90. A special moment at his 90th birthday party was the reading of a personal letter addressed to him from then GE CEO, Jack Welch.

            Joe Alford was among the lucky few whose vocation was also his avocation and his lifetime was largely spent doing what he loved most—solving engineering problems. He would probably have said the same thing about his life that Thomas Edison said about his: “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

            On the occasion marking his sixth decade working for General Electric he said: “Working for the company for 60 years has been a rewarding career and has given me enduring satisfaction. People may ask, ‘Why doesn’t this old man get a rocking chair, go down to Florida and sit on the veranda?’ But if you really, truly like engineering, it’s the best show in town.”

            He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Mary, his son Joseph Alford of Indianapolis, daughters Christine Pollock and Elizabeth Alford of New Orleans, nephew Dick Alford of Florida, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

            A private family memorial service was planned....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph S. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            We included the obituary of his grandfather Daniel Stillman Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            Joseph was born in Mercur, Tooele Co., UT. His father, Joseph Savage Alford Sr., was a medical doctor and married Christina Dick. He spent most of his life serving families in rural mountain towns in Colorado. He was an officer in World War I and died in 1939 in the Veterans Hospital of a heart attack.

            Joseph Jr. married Mary Elizabeth Pearson on 12 October 1942. She was born 12 March 1923 in St. Paul, MN.

            The middle name Savage was the maiden name of Joseph Savage Alford Sr.’s mother, Susan Daphne Savage, wife of Daniel Stillman Alford.

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

            His lineage: Joseph Savage 1911 UT1, Joseph Savage 1883 KS2, Daniel Stillman 1848 CT3, Alfred A. 1812 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1737 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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JOSEPHINE GENTRY ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—28 August 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004 [not verbatim]

 

            Josephine (Josie) G. Alford at Memorial Medical Center (Mid-City) on Monday, August 27, 2001 at 11:48 AM.

            Beloved wife of the late Otis C. (Buster) E. Alford. Mother of Al B. Alford, Susan A. Kalb, Mary Grace A. Lange, Henry Joseph Alford and the late Marie A. Daigrepont. Mother-in-law of Michael Daigrepont, Erby Kalb, and Rodney Lange. Sister of Rosemary Gentry Timothy and the late Carrie G. Spondike, Camille G. Russell and Joseph P. Gentry. Daughter of the late Mary Palermo Gentry and Henry Gentry. Second mother of Eugene Alford, Louis Gentry and Milo B. Kennedy. Also survived by and adored by 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.

            Age 78. A native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Metairie, LA for the past 36 years. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation at the Metairie Funeral Home of Lamana-Panno-Fallo, 1717 Veterans Blvd. (at Bonnabel Blvd.) on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM with a Catholic Prayer Service at 8:00 PM. Interment - Private.

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—29 August 2001

 

            Josephine “Josie” Gentry Alford, a retired employee of New Concepts Cleaners, died Monday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 78.

            Mrs. Alford was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 36 years. She was the owner and operator of Merit Cleaners for 10 years and retired from New Concepts Cleaners in 1998 after eight years. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Al B. and Henry Joseph Alford; two daughters, Susan A. Kalb and Mary Grace A. Lange; a sister, Rosemary Gentry Timothy; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Josephine G. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 October 1922.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Otis E. Alford; and daughter Marie Alford Daigrepont in this compilation.

 

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JUDE MICHAEL ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—28 August 2008

 

            Jude Michael Alford died Tuesday, August 26, 2008 in North Oaks Medical Center. He was born August 21, 2008.

            Surviving are his parents, Michael Edward & Casey Lyn Hinson Alford of Walker, LA; maternal grandparents, Jack & Jerri Hinson of Ponchatoula, LA; paternal grandparents, Pete & Martha Alford of Kentwood, LA; aunt, Sherri Alford; 2 uncles, Keith Alford, Ryan Hinson; great-grandparents, Patricia & Perry Powell and Robert & Theresa Hinson and Marley Sue The Big Brown Dog.

            He is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Pete & Martha Alford, Sr. and Wilson & Aline Smith.

            Friends will be received Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel, Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 7:00 pm. The family extends a special to North Oaks Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit and Obstetrics.

            In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place Memphis TN 38105. An on-line Guestbook is available at http://www.harrymckneely.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his great-grandmother Martha Cutrer Alford in this compilation.

            His paternal grandparents are George Edward “Pete” Alford and Martha Smith.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jude Michael 2008 LA1, Michael Edward 1976 TX2, George Edward “Pete” 1943 MS3, Paschal Edward 1917 LA4, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA5, Isaac E. 1848 LA6, John Seaborn 1807 LA7, Jacob 1761 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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JULIA ELLA ALFORD MOSS

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—8 July 1960

 

            Last rites for Mrs. Ella Alford Moss, who died July 5, were conducted at 3 p.m., July 5, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, with Rev. Monroe Roberts officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery, under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            The only survivors are some nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA believes that this is Julia Ella Alford, daughter of Joseph W. Alford and Catherine Euphemia “Fanny” (Cook) McClendon. Her husband was Rollie D. Moss. She is listed with him in Sabine Parish as Julia E. Moss on the 1910 census; as Ella Moss on the 1920 census; and as Julia E. Moss on the 1930 census. In some genealogies she is listed as Julia Ivey Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Julia Ella 1874 LA1, Joseph W. 1816 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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JULIANETTA PETERS ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Friday, 3 November 2000

 

ANGIE—Julianetta Peters Alford, 60, a resident of Lonnie Peters Road in Angie, died Tuesday [October 31] in the Bogalusa Community Medical Center.

            She is survived by her mother, Fannie Mark Peters; three daughters, Velma James, both of Angie, Sarah Peters of Morticello, MS, and Valerie Thompson of Varnado; a step-daughter, Pearlie (Percy) Jean Smith; a step-son, Joe (Deidra) Henry Alford, both of New Orleans; four brothers, Leonard Joseph Peters of Angie, Ruber (Bernice) Peters of Milwaukee, WI, Pernell (Tommie) Peters of Angie, and Wilton (Bessie) Levi Peters of Milwaukee, WI; two brothers-in-law, John (Jerri) Alford of New Orleans, and Lenzie Ray (Bubbie) Alford; two sisters-in-law, Ardessie Alford, both of Foxworth, MS, and Bertha Peters of Angie; six grandchildren, Devon Thompson of Columbia, MS, Anthony Thompson of Fayerville, SC, Shameka Thompson, Antonio Thompson, Tracey James, all of Angie, and Alexis Peters of Monticello, MS; two great- grandchildren, Laporcha Thompson of Bogalusa, and Travon Stokes Jr. of Angie; an aunt, Louise James of Covington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Preceding her in death was her husband, Henry Alford; her father, Lonnie James Peters; a sister, Clementine Peters; and a brother, Lovice Peters.

            Visitation will be Sunday at Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa from 3-5 p.m. A wake service will follow at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church in Angie at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at the church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce L. Brown, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Moses Cemetery in Angie.

            Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julia Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Nov 1939, last residence Angie, Washington Parish, LA.

 

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JULIUS RILEY HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—1 November 2005

 

            Julius Riley Halford, 84, of Denham Springs, La., died Oct. 30, 2005, at his residence.

            Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery in Amite County. The Rev. Odus Jackson officiated. Newman Funeral Home in Centreville was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Halford was born May 12, 1921, in Gloster to Willie Redding [sic: Redden] and Willie Mae McCory Halford.

            He was a truck driver.

            Mr. Halford was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Louis Gene Halford and Jerry Joe Halford; and two brothers, Harvey Halford and Earl Halford.

            Survivors include four daughters, Linda Faye Marcotte of Thibodaux, La., Janelle Greams of Arabia, Ga., and Mary Alice Forythe and Mary Eleanor Welch, both of Houma, La.; one stepdaughter, Ruby Lee Boudreaux of Walker, La.; three sons, Julius William Halford of Walker, Thomas Riley Halford of Ruth and Riley Odell Halford of Crosby; two stepsons, Harry Clayton of Denham Springs, La.,and Richard Clayton of Port Allen, La.; three brothers, Richard and Marshall Halford, both of Gloster, and Quinn Halford of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Jane Jackson and Lillie Mae Bates, both of Roxie, and Nell Savoy of Centreville; 33 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oxford, Amite Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julius R. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 May 1921, last residence Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Daisy Ballard Clayton Halford; sons Jerry Joe Halford and Louis Gene “Red” Halford; and brother Earl Felson Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Marshall B. Halford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage, from online family trees: Julius Riley 1921 MS1, Willie Redden 1886 MS2, Bryant 1842 MS3, James D. 1810 ?? 4.