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Mississippi Obituaries K-Z

 

MISSISSIPPI OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

First Names: K – Z

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 17 FEBRUARY 2018

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

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

 

2. Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1801 GA, and Lennae W. Roden

 

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

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

 

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

 

5. Known Descendants of Jeptha Alford 1797–1869 (DNA Group 1)

 

6. Known Descendants of John Alford, b. 1801 NC (DNA Group 1)

 

7. Known Descendants of John Henry Alford b. ca 1816 NC (DNA Group 1)

 

8. Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA (DNA Group 6)

 

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Frequently cited sources includes these databases at Ancestry:

 

MS Marriages: Mississippi, Compiled Marriage Index, 1776–1935

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

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

 

 

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K’ACEN IZAYA ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Wednesday, 4 December 2013

 

BILOXI—K’acen Izaya Alford, infant son of Kristin Antoine and Kevin Alford, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Gulfport.

            Bradford-O’Keefe, 15th Street, Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

 

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KAREN OLIVIA “OLIE” WALKER ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 3 January 1909

 

TYLERTOWN, Miss., Jan. 2—Mrs. B.P. Alford died here yesterday after an illness of a week. With her husband, she moved here from Franklinton, La., about two months ago, engaging in the grocery business.

            On Christmas Day she was taken ill suddenly and grew steadily worse. She was the daughter of Ross Walker, an influential farmer residing eight miles west of here.

            She leaves one child, 14 months old.

            The interment took place to-day near the home where she was born and reared.

 

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Photos from W. Ross Walker Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Barney Pipkin Alford, in this compilation.

            Her daughter was Mary Jane Alford, born 4 Oct 1907, who married _____ Boone.

 

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KATHERINE PRISOCK ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Clarion-Ledger on 2 September 2012]

 

Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home

Jackson, MS—_____ August 2012

 

July 3, 1920 - August 29, 2012

 

            Katherine Prisock Alford, 92, passed away Wednesday August 29, 2012, at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl, MS. Visitation will be 4-6pm Monday September 3, 2012, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson and 10am Tuesday September 4, 2012, before the 11:00am Chapel Service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Meridian, MS, attended Meridian public schools and Meridian Junior College. Mrs. Alford married George H. Alford Jr. on July 9, 1945, and subsequently relocated to Jackson, MS in 1946 where she lived the remainder of her life.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, the Joy Sunday School class, and Senior Adult Ministry. She was a long term member of the Amity, and Heritage Luncheon Clubs.

            Survivors include a son Randal “Randy” P. Alford (Cheryl) of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren Reid W. Alford (Andrea) of Birmingham, AL and Lisa Alford Winter (Russell), one great grand child James Breckenridge “Breck” Winter of Flowery Branch, GA; and her sister Joyce P. Heath (Herman) of Meridian, MS

            Special thanks to Calvin and Eria Davis for all their support and friendship over the past years.

            Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS.

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 July 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, George Howard Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her as Essie Katherine Prisock.

 

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KATHLEEN BOYD ALFORD

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Tuesday, 23 October 2007

 

NATCHEZ—Services for Kathleen Alford, 85, of Natchez, who died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 11 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Dan Ratcliff officiating.

            Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church, in Walthall County, with the Rev. David Hedden officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Walthall County, the daughter of Parm and Nora O’Quinn Boyd. She was a member of Natchez First Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gertrude Boyd McEwen and Wilma Boyd Cothern; brothers, Kenneth Boyd, Reginal Boyd, Adron Boyd and Arvilee Boyd.

            Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Freeman of Jackson; grandson, Lee Havard of Natchez; granddaughter, Lori Austin and husband, Carter, both of Ferriday; great-grandsons, Hunter Havard of Natchez, John Carter Austin of Ferriday and Colby Fitzpatrick of Cornerville, Tenn.; great-granddaughters, Kaitlin Mullins and Lalie Havard, both of Natchez; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Louis Campbell, Carter Austin, Lee Havard, Walter Havard, Cecil Rainey and Andy Yates. Honorary pallbearer will be Carey Boyd.

            Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lairdfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kathleen Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

            Kathleen’s husband was Lindsey Alford; Brenda Alford was their daughter.

            Lindsey’s father was Lindsey Sibley Alford. He signed his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry) “L. Sibley Alford” and listed his birth date as 22 May 1895. On the 1900 census his birth date is listed as May 1895. SSDI records show that Lindsey Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 May 1894 and died _____ Apr 1967, last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lindsey 1918 MS1, Lindsey Sibley 1895 MS2, William Henry C. 1855 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KATIE LOU PETERSON ALFORD

 

Heartfelt Connections

Dickins Funeral Home

Batesville, Panola Co., MS—_____ January 2011

 

January 14, 1928 - January 12, 2011

 

            Mrs. Katie Lou Alford, 82, of Batesville, died at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville, MS, on January 12, 2011.

            The widow of the late Marvin Alford, she was born in Panola County on January 14, 1928, to the late Jesper and Louise Hopper Peterson . She was a member of McIvor Baptist Church in Batesville.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by one son, Billy Alford of Batesville, MS; two daughters, Glenda Reniedo of Baton Rouge, LA, and Shirley Sartin of Batesville, MS; one sister, Peggy Drannon, also of Batesville; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home in Batesville, MS.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel, with burial immediately following in Curtis Union Cemetery, near Batesville.

 

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Photos from Curtis Union Church Memorial Cemetery, Panola Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Hart

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katie L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Batesville, Panola Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Marvin Webb Alford, in this compilation.

 

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KATHRYN SIMMONS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 10 January 2017

 

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CLINTON, MS—Kathryn S. Alford, 87, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 in Jackson, MS. Visitation for Mrs. Alford will be on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Wright and Ferguson Funeral home in Clinton, MS. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Roundaway Baptist Church in Doddsville, MS at 11:00am with visitation starting at 10:00am.

            Mrs. Alford was born on August 19, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas to Issac Herbert Simmons and Doris Inez Calhoun. Mrs. Alford graduated from Linn High School and went on to attend MS Delta Junior College. In 1950 she married Willie Clyde Alford at Linn Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents Issac and Inez Simmons, husband of 42 years Clyde Alford and three sons Terry Lynn, Harry Glenn, and Willie Clyde “Bill” Jr. Alford.

            She is survived by two daughters, Lucille Elizabeth Milstead and Sandra Lynn Manuel; one son, Charles Edward Alford all of Clinton, MS; and 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Willie Clyde Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Harry Glenn Alford and Willie Clyde Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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KATHY JO WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

[A very similar obituary was published on 12 Feb 2000 in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN. We then mistakenly published it with the Tennessee obituaries in the Summer 2006 issue and in the Tennessee Obituaries compilation.]

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Friday, 11 February 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Kathy Jo Alford, 41, of Cleveland died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in Greenville.

            Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thweatt-King Funeral Home in Cleveland. Burial will follow at North Cleveland Cemetery....

            Ms. Alford is survived by a daughter, Kerrianne Justice Meek of Cleveland; two sons, Daniel Fulwood of Cleveland, and Luke Fortuner of Charleston; two sisters, Sandra Moufti and Cynthia Prince, both of Marlboro, Md.; two brothers, Johnny Williams of Marlboro, Md., and Bobby Williams of Maben; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KIRBY HALFORD

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Saturday, 21 January 2012

 

Sept. 11, 1937 - Jan. 19, 2012

 

BROOKHAVEN—Services for Kirby Halford, 74, of Meadville, who died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Meadville Convalescent, will be at 2 p.m. today at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel.

            Burial will follow at Midway Cemetery under the direction of Riverwood Family Funeral Services in Brookhaven.

Mr. Halford was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Mississippi, the son of William Halford and Beulah Whittington Halford. He was employed by Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company and was retired. Mr. Halford attended Oak Grove Methodist Church in Meadville.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, William Halford Jr., Billy Ray Halford, Wesley Halford, Riley Halford and Rayford Halford; and three sisters, Alice Blackwell, Leona Halford and Rhoda Halford.

            Survivors include his wife, Patricia Smith Halford; one sister, Elouise Dewees of Beaumont, Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Online condolences may be sent to www.riverwoodfamily.com.

 

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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 Kirby Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Sept 1937, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Billy Ray Halford, Leona Halford Halford, Riley Halford, Wesley Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Kirby 1937 MS1, James William 1889 MS2, James William 1867 MS3, John E. 1847 AL4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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LARKIN SMITH ALFORD, JR.

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Thursday, 23 June 2011

 

CARROLL COUNTY—Larkin S. Alford Jr., 48, of Carroll County passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at his residence.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday, June 24, 2011, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Leslie Alford of Grenada; a daughter, Morgan Grones of Carrollton, and her husband, Jeffrey; three sons, Colby Alford of Carrollton, Sean Alford of Grenada and Jordan Alford of Langley AFB, W.Va.; his parents, Larkin S. Alford and Roma Alford of Greenwood; two sisters, Denee Saxton of Boyle and her husband, Johnny Buck, and Wanda Watkins of Greenwood and her husband, Greg; two brothers, Oakley Alford of Kosciusko and Jason Alford of Greenwood and his wife, Paula; seven nieces, three nephews, one great-niece and two great-nephews.

            He has been dedicated to serving the community as a locksmith for 27 years. He had a passion for the outdoors and a love for working on the family farm. He was a dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by both family and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Daniel Jordan, Steve Riley, Josh Doss, Derrick Doss, Will Mims and Robert King. Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Hunt, Henry Bailey and Kelly Saxton….

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, North Carrollton, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Tebbetts Germany

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larkin S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Oct 1962, last residence not listed.

 

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LARRY LYNN “SKEETER” HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—18 December 2009

 

            Larry Lynn “Skeeter” Halford, 62, of Meadville, died Dec. 16, 2009, at Natchez Community Hospital. Services were 11 a.m. today at Bude First Baptist Church. The Rev. Brad Moak and the Rev. Webb Armstrong officiated. Burial was in Midway Cemetery, Meadville. Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville handled arrangements.

            Mr. Halford was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Natchez. He was the son of Grace Helen Bonds Halford of Pearl and the late Aaron Thomas Halford Jr.

            He was a gas salesman for Herring Gas Co. and a member of Bude First Baptist Church.

He was a military veteran and served in Vietnam.

            Survivors include his mother; his wife, Debbie Bankston Halford of Meadville; two daughters, Kristi Hester of Meadville and Brandi Hollingsworth of Florence; two brothers, Bud Halford of Pearl and Johnny Halford of Meadville; three sisters, Alma Cochran of Pearl, Martha Oakman of Clinton and Debbie Adams of Brookhaven; and two grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Jody Herring, Pat Larkin, Denver Goodson, Eddie Stebbins, Jake Adams and Dunc McCormick.

Honorary pallbearers were Dan Ashley, Ed Herring, Mike Goff and the deacons of Bude First Baptist Church.

 

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Photos from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Larry L. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

 

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LARRY WEBSTER “PETE” HALFORD

Grandfather of Kirby W. Halford, AAFA #0443

 

FRANKLIN ADVOCATE

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—Thursday, 8 March 1979

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Services were Wednesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. from Franklin Funeral Home Chapel for L.W. (Pete) Halford, 72, of Rt. 1, Meadville.

            Mr. Halford died March 5 at Franklin Hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1906 in Franklin County, son of the late Larry Halford and Hattie Black Halford. He had worked in logging and lumber and was a member of Bude Methodist Church.... Burial was in Midway Cemetery with Franklin Funeral Home in charge.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lela Smith Halford, Rt. 1, Meadville; one son Wayne Halford, Gonzales, La.; three daughters, Mrs Elsie Quinn, Bossier City, La., Mrs. Erma Luckett, Vicksburg, and Miss Nora Beth Halford, Gulfport; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Aaron Halford of Meadville, Hollis Halford of Baytown, Tex., and Julius Halford of Carthage, Tex.; five sisters, Mrs. L.C. Edwards of Roxie, Mrs. Lois Brooker of Olive Branch, Mrs. Ray Carlock of Vidalia, Mrs. Lucille Brosette of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Fred Arseneau of Columbus.

 

In another article:

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Tuesday, 6 March 1979

 

MEADVILLE—L.W. “Pete” Halford, 72, died yesterday at the Franklin County Hospital. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Franklin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Midway Cemetery....

            A logging and lumber contractor, Mr. Halford was a member of the Bude Methodist Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Lela Smith Halford; a son Wayne Halford, Gonzales, La.; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie Quinn, Bossier City, La., Mrs. Erma Luckett, Vicksburg, and Miss Nora Beth Halford, Gulfport; three brothers, Aaron Halford, Meadville, Hollis Halford, Bay Town, Texas and Julius Halford, Carthage, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Edwards, Roxie, Miss., Mrs. Lois Brooker, Olive Branch, Miss., Mrs. Ray Carlock, Vidalia, Mrs. Lucille Brosette, Shreveport, and Mrs. Freddy Arsineau, Columbus, Miss.; and seven grandchildren....

 

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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 L. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 Oct 1906.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lela Smith Halford; and son Clarence Wayne Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Hollis Eugene Halford in Texas Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage: Larry Webster 1906 MS1, Larry H. 1883 MS2, Leander 1857 MS3, James D. about 1813 SC/AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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LAURA MARIE ALFORD CLACKUM

 

DESOTO TIMES-TRIBUNE

Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS—Monday, 26 April 2010

 

LAKE CORMORANT—The funeral service for Laura Alford Clackum, 45, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando with visitation from 4-8 today at the funeral home. Clackum died April 25 at Methodist South.

            She was a retired barber and homemaker. Interment will be in New Bethlehem Cemetery.

            She leaves her husband, Wayne Clackum of Lake Cormorant; two daughters, Michelle Green (Jeff) of Morristown, Tenn., and Lauren Clackum of Lake Cormorant; one son, Vince Clackum (Patricia) of Coldwater; parents, Elmer and Rosa Alford of Nesbit; a brother, Coleman Alford (Barbara) of Lake Cormorant; sisters, Donna Harris (Warren), Angela Scott (Randy) both of Horn Lake, and Betty White (Donald) of Southaven; two special friends, Angela Quinley and Ellen Myers, both of Horn Lake; three grandchildren, Dakota, Dustin and Derrick.

 

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Photo from New Bethlehem Church Cemetery, Horn Lake, DeSoto Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laura M. Clackum (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Dec 1964, last residence Lake Cormorant, DeSoto Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her father, Walter Elmer “Pepa” Alford; and grandparents, James Andrew “Andy” Alford and Minnie Mae Hodges Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Laura M. 1964 MS1, Walter Elmer 1935 MS2, James Andrew 1905 MS3, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL4, Columbus Washington 1850 GA5,James Floyd 1817 GA6, Zaddock 1787 GA7, Julius 1747 N8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John1645 VA11.

 

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LAUREE ALFORD KING

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 26 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Lauree Alford King, 83, died Sunday, September 25, 2005 at the Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. King was a lifelong resident of Jackson. She was a graduate of Central High School. She was a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church and also a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and the LaSertoma Club. She was an employee of Miss. Power & Light Company until she became a full time housewife and mother in 1953.

            Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Lee King who died in 1989 and is survived by two sons: Curtis Lee King, Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Jackson, Roger Lewis King and his wife Mary Jane of Madison, three grandchildren: Isabelle King, Chris King, Jordan King, one niece Frances Sudduth and one nephew Earl Burnhart.

            Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Miss. Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Dr. Jackson, MS 39216.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lauree A. King (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 June 1922, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

 

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LAURIE L. ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Friday, 8 December 1972

 

            Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p m. for Laurie L. Alford, 68, at William and Lord Chapel…. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery near Carrollton. He died at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Thursday [December 7].

            Mr. Alford was a hotel clerk. Born in Carroll County, he had lived in Greenwood for 15 years.

            Survivors are his son, Charles Alford of Satellite Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Vineda Lucus of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Reed Alford and S.J. Alford of Greenwood; H.T. Alford of Lexington and J.T. Alford of Sidon; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Mims and Mrs. Elgie Stanrod of Greenwood.

            Pallbearers will be Jessie Ronald Alford, Talmadge Alford. Mack Alford, Alton Reed Alford, Larkin Alford and Bobby Alford.

 

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Photo from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laurie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Oct 1904 and died _____ Dec 1974, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            From MS Marriages: Laurie Alford married Labon Mims on 21 Sept 1929 in Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, S.J. Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Laurie L. 1904 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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LAVERT “POLLY” BURLESON ALFORD

Aunt of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 1 October 1994

 

            Lavert “Polly” Burleson Alford, 86, of Grandview Circle, concession manager for Berlo Vending Co., died of a heart attack Thursday at Methodist Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday in Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation is after 9 a.m. Monday at Lake-wood Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was a Jackson native.

            Survivors include: son, Millard Ray Alford of Richland; and daughters, Jane Alford of Jackson and Joyce Haggstrom of Azusa, Calif.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lavert B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 July 1908, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Millard Ray Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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LAVURN CANNON ALFORD

 

John E. Stephens Chapel

Philadelphia, MS—_____ March 2013

 

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            Mrs. Lavurn Cannon Alford, 92, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at her residence in the Sandtown Community. She married James Earl Alford on July 23, 1937 and they lived together for over 60 years until his death. She was a nurse’s aide at Golden Acres Nursing Home. She enjoyed fishing, tending to her cows and especially her family. Mrs. Alford was a member of Sandtown United Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Verna Z. Cannon & Jessie Dennis Cannon; husband, James Earl Alford; infant daughters, Thessie Alford & Thedra Alford; sons, Lemeul Wayne Alford & Verna Franklin Alford ;granddaughters, Nancy June Kilgore & Michelle Brown; grandson, Joshua Lane Alford; brother, Charles Cannon; sister Zeola Cannon Townsend; sons-in-law, Haskel Kilgore & Bobby Simpson.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughters, Chelsea Kilgore of Jackson, Clara (John) Sullivan of Philadelphia, Thressa (Joe) Martin of Pearl, Edna Earl Simpson of Pearl & Patsy Jane (Terry) Brown of Flora; sons, Robert Earl (Tammy) Alford of Philadelphia, Charles L. (Nancy) Alford of Philadelphia & James Ladell (Gail) Alford of Philadelphia; sisters, Mary Frances Cannon Clepper of Livingston, TX & Fay Cannon Mathews of Livingston, TX; brother, Carl W. “Whimpy” Cannon of Whitesville, KY; (19) grandchildren; (40) great-grandchildren; (10) great-great-grandchildren; host of nieces & nephews.

 

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NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—20 March 2013

 

            Services for Mrs. Lavurn Cannon Alford were held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

            …. Burial followed in Sandtown Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 92, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her residence in the Sandtown Community.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Verna Z. Cannon and Jessie Dennis Cannon; husband, James Earl Alford; infant daughters, Thessie Alford and Thedra Alford; sons, Lemeul Wayne Alford and Verna Franklin Alford; two granddaughters; one grandson; brother, Charles Cannon; and sister, Zeola Cannon Townsend.

            Survivors include daughters, Chelsea Kilgore, Clara Sullivan, Thressa Martin, Edna Earl Simpson and Patsy Jane Brown; sons, Robert Earl Alford, Charles L. Alford and James Ladell Alford; sisters, Mary Frances Cannon Clepper and Fay Cannon Mathews; brother, Carl W. Cannon; and numerous grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Brad Alford, Jeremy Alford, Jason Alford, Patrick Alford, James W. Alford and Bobby Simpson Jr….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lavurn Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Aug 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Earl Alford; son Verner Franklin Alford; and grandson Joshua Lane Alford in this compilation.

 

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LEANDER RAIFORD ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 4 September 1911

 

MCCOMB, MISS., Sept 4—The remains of Leander R. Alford, one of this county’s oldest and most respected citizens who died at his home near Johnston Station Friday evening [September 1] at the advanced age of 78 years, was brought here Saturday and intered in the City cemetery.

            He leaves an aged wife and daughter, Mrs. J.W. Kinnebrew [sic: Kinabrew], of New Orleans, whose husband, until his retirement a few years ago, was one of the oldest passenger conductors on the I.C. railroad, also two sons, Robert Alford for many years a freight conductor, and Hon. J.M. Alford, a promising young lawyer of Tylertown. Deceased also left an only brother, B.S. Alford, of this place, father of J.B. Alford, of the firm of Denman & Alford, Rev. L.E. Alford, a Methodist preacher and Norman Alford, assistant cashier of the First National Bank.

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons, Harvey F. Alford and Robert Strickland Alford; brother Barnabas Seaborn Alford; and half-brother Samuel Neaman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Amanda Sophia Alford Kinabrew in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Leander was the son of Seaborn John Alford and his first wife, Mary Catherine Felder.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Leander Raiford 1832 MS1, Seaborn John 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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LEDORIA ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Saturday, 18 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

OXFORD [Lafayette Co.]—Ledona Alford died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

            She was a domestic worker. She was the widow of James “Ham” Alford.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in the Harrisonville M.B. Church Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mary Thompson, Michelle Farron and Brenda Luster, all of Oxford; three sons, Mel Alford, Edward Alford and Michael Alford, all of Oxford; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 18 September 2004

 

OXFORD—Ledoria Alford, 68, domestic worker, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with burial in Harrisonville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of James ‘Ham’ Alford, leaves three daughters Mary Thompson, Michelle Farrow and Brenda Luster, and three sons, Mel Alford, Edward Alford and Michael Alford, all of Oxford, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ledoria Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 December 1935.

 

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LEE MARCUS ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Sunday, 29 July 2007

 

Lee Marcus Alford

Self-employed

 

            Services for Lee Marcus Alford will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, 86, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, in Meridian.

            Survivors include six sons, Willie Alford of Meridian, Jimmie Alford of Miami, Eddie Alford of Meridian, Jerry Alford of Meridian, Gary Alford of Meridian, and Demarcus Alford of Lisman, Ala., and two daughters, Lillie Griggs and Ella Winford both of Meridian, one brother, Robert Alford of Shreveport, La., six sisters, Mattie Alford, Lula Coleman, Ruby Thomas, Earline Amos, Christine May, Emma Thomas, all of Meridian, 39 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

            Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Photo from New Zion Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennifer Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Jan 1921, last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his son, Charles E. Alford; and sister Mattie Alford in this compilation.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1930 census in Lauderdale Co., MS: William Alford, 48; his wife Lucy 34; and children: Mary 21, Mattie 19, Willie 11, Marcus 8, Ledger 6, Lula Mae 5, Margurie 3-9/12, Curtis 2-11/12, and Emma B. 1. All were b. in MS.

            His lineage: Lee Marcus 1921 MS1, William 1882 MS2.

 

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LELA AMELIA SMITH HALFORD

Grandmother of Kirby Wayne Halford, AAFA #0443

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 2 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

SHREVEPORT—Lela Smith Halford, 86, a retired teacher, died of heart failure Friday at Piedmont Manor Nursing Home in Shreveport.

            Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with burial in Midway Cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford, a Franklin County native, was a member of Porter’s Chapel Methodist Church in Vicksburg. She was a former Vicksburg resident.

            Survivors include; son, Wayne Halford of Meadville; daughters, Elsie Quinn of Bossier City, Erma Luckett of Vicksburg and Norabeth Halford of Ocean Springs; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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FRANKLIN ADVOCATE

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—Thursday, 6 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Services for Mrs. Lela Smith Halford, 86, of Vicksburg, were Monday, May 3, at 11 a.m., at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville.... Burial was in Midway Cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford died Friday, April 30, in Shreveport, La. She was born Dec. 13, 1906 in Franklin County, daughter of the late John Smith and Lena Willis Smith. She was the widow of L.W. Halford and was a member of Porters Chapel (Methodist) in Vicksburg. She had taught school and been a homemaker.

            Survivors are one son, Wayne Halford, Meadville; three daughters Elsie Quinn of Bossier City, La., Erma Luckett of Vicksburg, and Norabeth Halford of Ocean Springs; seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 December 1906, last residence Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Larry Webster Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Her grandson Kirby provided her middle name.

 

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LENA FAY KELLY MAYO ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Monday, 27 July 1964

 

Woman Killed by Gun Blast

 

JACKSON, Miss.—Mrs. C.E. Alford, 55, married for two months, was accidentally killed by her husband Sunday morning after he returned from shooting squirrels in their yard in rural Hinds County.

            The sheriff’s office said Alford apparently tripped inside the house and the shotgun fell and discharged, striking Mrs. Alford. She died instantly.

            Services will be held Tuesday.

 

 

Photos from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            AAFA Mississippi Marriages lists the marriage of Lena Faye Mayo and Sidney Emmet Alford on 31 March 1964 in Madison Co., MS. Sidney Emmett Alford previously married Iris Clare Neal on 20 Nov 1953 in Rankin Co., MS.

            Sidney Emmett Alford’s memorial at Find A Grave says he was born 3 Dec 1915 and died 3 March 1966. He and his father Warren are buried in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sidney Emmett 1915 MS1, Warren Edwin 1868 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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LENA MARTIN HALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

YAZOO CITY [Yazoo Co.]—Lena Martin Halford, 98, a homemaker, died of complications from a stroke Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. Services are 10 a.m. today at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS....

            Mrs. Halford was born Oct. 23, 1903, in Yazoo City. Her parents were Christopher Martin and Nona Futrell, both of Mississippi. She was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: daughter, Lois Kinnison, Yazoo City; sister Eva Halford, Yazoo City; three grandchildren, Douglas Kirk, Yazoo City, Cheryl Swan, Reno NV, and Rex Kinnison, Corpus Christi, TX; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by spouse, Emmett Halford and daughter, Chris Kirk.

            Pallbearers are Dallas Powell, Ken Smith, Sonny Walker, Charles Long, Bob Coleman and Paul McGinty. Honorary pallbearers are Ernest Jackson, Lamar Ward, Charles Ward and Sonny Kirk.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret Webb

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lena Halford (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituary of her sister Mary Eva Martin Halford in this compilation.

            Lena was the daughter of Andrew Christopher Columbus Martin and Mary Nona Futrell. Her husband was Emmett Louis Halford, who was born 17 April 1895 in Phoenix, Yazoo Co., MS [confirmed by his WWI Draft Registration Card], and died _____ June 1970 in Yazoo City. Emmett’s parents were John Jefferson Halford and Sarah Lou Selby, married 19 Feb 1893 in Yazoo Co., MS. They had 6 children. John was born 20 Aug 1855 in Kemper Co., MS.

            Lena’s sister Eva Halford, mentioned in the obituary, married another son of John Jefferson Halford, Lawrence Edwin Halford. A third sister, Elsie May Martin, married a third brother, Bradley Bennett Halford. [Mel Bowers, submitter, “Bowers/Smith & Collier Lee” in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb, 23 Jan 2006].

 

CENSUS

 

1920 Phoenix (District 91), Yazoo Co., MS, dwelling #192: John Halford, age 66 widowed, farmer; and children Emmet 25, Edwin 22, and Annie May 17. All and their parents were b. in MS. Next door is the family of Bradley Halford, 22, wife May 21, and son Clarence 5/12.

 

1910 Beat 2 (District 79), Yazoo Co., MS, dwelling illegible—last one in District 79: John J. Halford, age 55 widowed, farmer; children: Marse Emet 14, Bradly 12, Edwin 10, and Annie May [difficult to read] 7; and boarder/servant Mattie Foster 35 widow, cook for private family. All were b. in MS.

 

1900 Beat 1 (District 108), Yazoo Co., MS, dwelling #431: John J. Holford, age 39 b. Aug 1860 in MS (parents b. TN and MS), saleman, m. 7 years; wife Sarah L. 33 b. July 1866 in MS, 4 children, 4 living; children, all b. in MS: Neena 6 b. Nov 1893. Emmet L. 5 b. Apr 1895, Bradly B. 3 b. Dec 1896, and Lawrence 1 b. Aug 1898; sister-in-law Minnie Piteford 43 b. Jan 1857 in MS, single; and niece Grace A. Neal 18 b. Jan 1882 in MS.

 

1880 and 1870: not located

 

1860 (P.O. Carthage), Leake Co., MS, delling #109: Mary M. Halford, age 30 MS; children, all b. MS: William B. 9; Elizabeth L. 7, John J. 4; and John Odonald 18 AL overseer.

 

1850 Beat 2, Leake Co., MS, dwelling #108: W.B. Halford, age 28 b. TN, and Mary Halford, 22 b. MS. Next door is the family of his brother, R.E. Halford, 37 b. NC, who is Robert Edward Halford.

 

            Washington Bradley Halford was born about 1822 in TN, the son of Bradley and Kesiah Halford. He married Mary M. Hutchens on 10 Oct 1849 in Leake Co., MS. [Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US” in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb, 15 Apr 2006].

            Bradley Halford was born between 1792 and 1794 in NC, the son of John Halford and Sarah Dalton. They had 12 children. Bradley died 25 Sept 1837. “The earliest mention I have found of Bradley is when he was bondsman for his brother John’s marriage to Nancy Chaffin in Burke County, NC, on 19 Apr 1816. The next appearance of Bradley is when he was elected sheriff of Lawrence County, TN, on 3 Nov 1818.... Bradley served as sheriff and constable in Lawrence County on a variety of occasions between 1818 and 1832. He apparently was an active civil servant. He was elected in 1832 to the House of 20th General Assembly for the state of Tennessee for the 1833-1835 term. He represented Lawrence, Wayne, and Hardin Counties. He lost his re-election bid in 1835.” [Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US“ in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb, 15 Apr 2006].

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Emmett Louis MS 18951, John Jefferson MS 18552, Washington Bradley about 1822 TN3, Bradley about 1793 NC4, John about 1765 VA5.

 

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LENA PEARL MYRICK ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 24 April 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

CARTHAGE [Leake Co.]—Lena Pearl Alford, 83, a homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday [April 23] at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko.

            Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of Leake County.

            Survivors include: husband, John Willie; daughters, Louise Grimes of Carthage and Doris Langston of Picayune; and seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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Written by Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #137

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Native Leake county resident Lena Pearl Myrick Alford died Wednesday, 22 April 1992, at Monfort Jones Hospital in Kosciusko, MS. She was 83 years old, born 23 Oct 1908 in Leake Co., MS. Her father was Richard Madison Myrick and mother was Sallie Elizabeth Crosswell of Leake Co.

            She married John Willie Alford 24 July 1926 in Leake Co. They had two daughters, Mary Louise Alford, who married Ross Grimes; and Doris Pearl Alford, who married R.V. Langston. There were seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

            John Willie Alford, still living in Leake Co., is the son of Wilburn Whitfield Alford and Virginia Amanda Hollingsworth Alford. He is their sixth child out of sixteen.

            Lena’s brother Richard Alvie Myrick married John Willie’s sister Minervia Ann “Dolly” Alford 6 Dec 1925, so the children of the two families were double first cousins.

            Lena Pearl had been in ailing health for a long time and had been in and out of the hospital many times. She lived at home though with help from the daughters and friends.

            Funeral services were conducted at the Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage, MS, with burial in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Carthage. Rev. Randolph Scott was the officiating minister. Pallbearers were Bobby Alford, Elery Watkins, Edward Alford, Carlton Alford, Larry Fisher and Wayne Clark. This line of Alfords is descended from Columbus Washington “Lum” Alford and Mary Ann “Mollie” Glover Alford, of Troup Co., GA, and Tallapoosa Co., AL, with the line going back to Julius C. Alford and Rebecca Jackson Alford of Troup Co. Lum and Mollie Alford moved to Leake Co. in 1880.

            John Willie Alford and I are first cousins: our fathers were brothers.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Oct 1908 and died 22 Apr 1992 [different than obituary], last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband’s siblings Dossie Joy Alford, Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Minerva Ann Alford Myrick, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, Royal Chadwick Alford, Susie Cornelia “Nealia” Alford Adams Fisher in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Willie 1906 AL1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LENONA HERRINGTON ALFORD

 

Stephens Funeral Home

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ March 2016

 

October 5, 1941 - March 21, 2016

 

            Memorial services for Lenona Herrington Alford, 74, of Meridian, will be Thursday, April 7th at 11 am at Stephens Funeral Home chapel.

            Mrs. Alford passed away March 21, 2016 in Newton.

 

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

 

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LEONA HALFORD HALFORD

 

Leon Ernest Halford,Leona Halford and Gary Littleton

Leon Ernest Halford and his wife, Leona Halford

Photo from “Sheldon Sides family tree” (Ancestry) posted by their great-grandson Sheldon Sides - used with permission

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—27 May 1986

 

            Services for Mrs. Leona Halford, 70, of Meadville will be held today at 2 p.m. at her home on route two with burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Parker’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Halford died May 25 in the Franklin Memorial Hospital.

            She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Lorine Norris and Mrs. Winnie M. Montgomery, both of Meadville, and Mrs. Odie L. Middleton of Vidor, Texas; her sisters, Mrs. Alice Blackwell of Vicksburg, Mrs. Rhoda Halford of Natchez and Mrs. Eloise Pate of Beaumont, Texas; her brothers, William Halford of Vidalia, La., Wesley, Riley and Kirby Halford, all of Meadville, and Billy Ray Halford of McCall’s Creek. She is also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leona Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Feb 1916, last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Lorine Halford Norris; and brothers, Billy Ray Halford, Kirby Halford, Riley Halford, and Wesley Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter, Odie Lee Halford Middleton, in Texas Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Leona 1916 MS1, James William 1889 MS2, James William 1867 MS3, John E. 1847 AL4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Leon Ernest 1912 MS1, Thomas Henry 1876 MS2, Thomas M. 1838 MS3, James D. about 1813 SC/AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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LEONARD EARL ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 13 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

INDIANOLA [Sunflower Co.]—Leonard Earl Alford, 67, a retired law enforcement officer, died of heart failure Tuesday [July 12] at his home.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Roundaway Baptist Church with burial in the Roundaway Cemetery. Card Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, a Pace native, was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran. He served with the Greenville and Rosedale police departments.

            Survivors include: daughters, Carolyn Lutrick of Jackson and Cheryl Grissom of Tupelo; son, Leonard Earl Alford Jr. of Indianola; and brother, Jerry Alford of Hattiesburg.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 13 July 1994

 

INDIANOLA—Leonard Earl Alford, 67, retired law enforcement officer, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roundaway Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Card Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran.

            Mr. Alford leaves two daughters, Carolyn Lutrick of Jackson and Cheryl Grissom of Tupelo; a son, Leonard Earl Alford Jr. of Indianola; a brother, Jerry Alford of Hattiesburg, and nine grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Roundaway Cemetery, Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Earl McCown Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leonard E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 Aug 1926 and died _____ July 1994, last residence Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his father, James Leonard Alford; and brothers Bobby Lee Alford and Willie Clyde Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            In 1930 his family is in Beat 5, Tallahatchie Co., MS, dwelling #194: J.L. Alford, 30, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Olla L. 21, age 14 at first marriage; and sons William C. 5 and Leonard E. 3-7/12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            J.L. Alford married Ollie L. Craft 24 Dec 1922 in Sunflower Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Leonard Earl 1926 MS1, James Leonard 1893 MS2, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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LEONIDAS MARCELUS “LEE” ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0466

Brother of Edgar Griffin Alford Sr., AAFA #0423

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 21 July 1997

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Lee Alford, 80, of W. Maywood Circle, a retired certified public accountant, died of cancer Sunday [July 20] at his home.

            Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood cemetery....

            Mr. Alford was a native of Roundaway in Coahoma County. He had lived in Jackson since 1972. He was a graduate of Gulfport High School and attended Millsaps College before graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1938. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

            In 1942, Mr. Alford enlisted in the U.S. Marines and earned the rank of major. He was a licensed accountant in Mississippi and Georgia and had worked for Ernst & Young in Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn., until his retirement.

            He was a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church, a past president of Mississippi Estate Planning Council and was treasurer and director of the Fondren Civitan Club. He was a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars.

            Mr. Alford worked until he was 72, his wife, Marjorie said, “He enjoyed working and he enjoyed working with the different charities too,” she said.

            “He enjoyed his friends and was a voracious reader,” his nephew, B.B. Hosch of Natchez said. “He was very dedicated not just to work but to his family too. He worked hard and played hard.”

            His son, William Alford of Indianola, was born when Lee Alford was 50, but that didn’t make much of a difference, William said. “There was a generation gap there,” he admitted. “But, he was very supportive of anything I did and he could surprise me with his understanding of things I thought we would disagree on.”

            Other survivors include: daughters, Ann Baird [AAFA #0025] and Pat Alford, both of Siloam Springs, Ark.; brother, E. Griffin Alford [AAFA #0423] of Jackson; and three grandchildren....

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Aug 1916.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marjorie Louise Case Alford; and brother Edgar Griffin Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Lee M. Alford Jr. was born 10 Aug 1916 in Roundaway, MS, son of Lee M. Alford and Jessie P. Griffin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Leonidas Marcelus 1916 MS1, Leonidas Marcelus 1878 LA2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Services for Leroy Alford will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Hill United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Alford, 55, of Meridian, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was an employee of Wesley Winston Postal Services.

            Survivors include his wife, Vanessa Alford of Meridian; daughters Sonja Sparrow of Meridian and Kim Thedford of Detroit; sons Le Derrick Alford who is with the Air National Guard in Baghdad, Jerry Maurice Alford and his wife Michelle, and Eric Lee Alford, all of Meridian, and Raymond Thedford of Detroit; his father James Alford of Toomsuba; brothers, Willie James Alford and his wife Martha Ann of Meridian, and Robert Alford of Toomsuba; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Sept 1948.

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

            This is probably an African-American family because the Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Meridian serves that community.

 

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LESLIE L. ALFORD

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Thursday, 21 December 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Funeral services for Leslie Alford, 71, of Greenville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Baptist Church, Greenville. He died Dec. 15, 2006, at Greenwood Specialty Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Greenville.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Alford; and his two brothers, Samuel Alford and Preston Alford.

            Survivors include his mother, Everlene Alford of Greenville; two sisters, Dorothy Alford Wilson of Greenville and Joanne Alford Lowe (Nathan) of Glendale, Ariz.; one aunt, Gertrude Pitts of Florida; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and church family....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leslie L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 Dec 1935. He died on his birthday.

            Leslie’s father, Sylvester, may be the one who was enumerated as a son of Robert and Virgie Alford in the 1930 census of Leflore Co., MS. Sylvester was born about 1910 in Mississippi. If this is the correct connection, this is an African American family for which we have no further information.

 

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LETHA ALFORD SIMS

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 2 June 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

TYLERTOWN [Walthall Co.]—Letha Alford Sims, 91, a resident of Billdora Rest Home in Tylertown. died May 31, 1996, at Walthall General Hospital. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown until services at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be in Thornhill Cemetery in Tylertown.

            Mrs. Sims was born March 20, 1905, in old Pike County. She was the daughter of Thomas Alford and Lillie Rushing Alford. She was retired from Haspel Manufacturing and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dudley S. Sims. She is survived by one son Julius T. Sims of Tylertown; two daughters, Nellie Mae Sims Rimes of Jackson and Frances Sims Breland of Pensauken, N.J.; four grandchildren, Janet Breland Beavers of Chester, N.J., Brenda Rimes Griffin of New Iberia, La., Judy Sims Phillips of McComb and Charles Jerry Rimes of Jackson; and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates—death listed as May 1996—of Letha A. Sims (SS# issued in MS).

            Dudley S. Sims married Lettie Alford on 1 May 1921 in Walthall Co., MS. Letha’s parents, Thomas L. Alford and Lillie Rushing, were married in Pike Co., MS, on 15 Dec 1898. [Mississippi Marriages, 1776–1935 (Ancestry)]

            Thomas Lafayette Alford was born 15 Dec 1870 in Pike Co., MS, and died there on 28 July 1910; Lillie died on 6 July 1915 in Walthall Co., MS. [Ancestry and RootsWeb.com].

            In 1900 the family is listed in Beat 2, Pike Co., MS, dwelling #169: Thomas L. Alford, no occupation, age 29 b. Dec 1870, m. 2 years; his wife Lillie E. 22 b. Nov 1877, 1 child, 1 living; son Auther L. age 0 b. Sept 1899; and mother Statia P. Alford 65 widow b. June 1835. All and their parents were born in MS. Nearby are several Rushing families.

            In 1910 they are still in Beat 2, Pike Co., dwelling #52: Tom Alford, farmer age 39, m. 11 years; his wife Lillie 32, 5 children, 4 living; 4 children including Letha 5; and mother Scirtia 74 widow. All and their parents were born in MS. Again, several Rushing families are nearby.

            In 1920 Tom and Lillie Alford are deceased, so the children are living together in Beat 4, Walthall Co., MS, dwelling #11: Author Alford, farmer age 20; his brother Hardy 19; and sisters Lucy 17 and Letha 15. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1920 Statira Alford, widow age 84 b. MS, is living with the family of her son B.F. Brumfield in Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            AAFA records show Thomas’s mother as Statira Lennon. In 1850 she is age 15, living with her probable mother, Lucinda Lennon, in Pike Co., MS.

            In 1860 they are still Pike Co., but Statira must have married a Brumfield shortly after the 1850 census: Statira P. Brumfield, 25; Benjamin F. 8; Joseph J. 5; and Lucinda Lennon 46. All were b. in MS.

            In 1870 this same family group in still in Pike Co., but Statira is now Statira Alford, married in Feb.

            In 1880 they are still in Pike Co.: Statira P. Allford, age 45 widow; son _____ Brumfield 25; and son Thomas L. Allford 9. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            AAFA’s source of Statira’s marriage to Sebastian is from a Ginn family book that says: “Sebastian Alford, son of Eveline Ginn and William Alford, b ca 1830, known as “Bass” and informants recall that he operated a watch repair shop in McComb, m. (1) Rosalene D. Williams b. Jan 14, 1847, and had 2 ch. m. (2) Mrs. Stayra Leonard Brumfield, and she had two sons by a former marriage.”

            She is listed in the Walthall Co., MS published cemetery book as Statira L. Brumfield Alford 1835-1918. However, Statira is living in 1920, listed on the census with her son Benjamin. The cemetery book also has: “Mother of Statira L. Brumfield Alford” with no dates. Her sons Thomas Lafayette Alford and Benjamin F. Brumfield are also buried in the cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her Alford lineage: Letha Lillie 1905 MS1, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS2, Sebastian 1831 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LEVI PAT ALFORD

 

THE CONSERVATIVE

Carrollton, Carroll Co., MS—Thursday, 29 April 1965

 

LEVI PAT ALFORD

 

            Services for Pat Alford, 65, were held Monday, April 19, 1965, at 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Vaiden with burial in the Vaiden Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died early Sunday morning [April 18] at the University Hospital in Jackson. He was a member of the Vaiden Presbyterian Church. He had made his home near Vaiden all of his life and had worked for the city until recent illness.

            Survivors include his wife, Alma Alford; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Belk, Ft. Deposit, Ala., and Mrs. Mattie Joyce Palmertree, Vaiden; two sisters, Mrs. Lance Roby, Memphis, Mrs. Lois Felts [sic: Phelps], Vicksburg; two brothers, William Alford, Vaiden, James Alford, Jackson; seven grandchildren.

 

Photo from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronnie Lee Collins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Levi Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Feb 1899 (different than gravestone) and died _____ April 1965, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his ents, James Oscar Alford and Evie Leola Alford Alford; and siblings James Whitfield Alford, Lois Alford Phelps, and Wilburn Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His paternal lineage: Levi Pat 1900 MS1, James Oscar 1872 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

            His maternal lineage: Levi Pat 1900 MS1, Evie Leola 1883 MS2, Levi ??3.

 

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LEWIS EDWIN ALFORD

Father of Lewis Edwin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0713

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 16 January 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1991

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Lewis Edwin Alford, 80, a retired accountant, died of respiratory failure Monday [Jan 14] in St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital.

            Services are at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Capitol Street United Methodist Church with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park. Lakewood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, a Meridan native, was a member of the Capitol Street United Methodist Church for 52 years and its Men’s Bible Class. He was an honorary life member of the administrative board.

            Mr. Alford was chief accountant with the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years. He loved to fish and was a score keeper for the Little League baseball. After retirement, he was an avid golfer.

            Survivors include: wife, Nell; sons, Lewis Alford Jr. and Frank Alford, both of Jackson, and John Alford of Harvey, La.; brother, William Alford of Silver Springs, Md.; sisters, Ruth Alford and Doris Branton, both of Shreveport, La., and Ida Noblin of Dallas; and seven grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lewis E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 Dec 1910.

            See the obituary of his wife, Nell Rebecca Little Alford; and father, Louis Flemon Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Ruth Curtis Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Nell Rebecca Little married Lewis Edwin Alford 24 Nov 1935.

            An article in the Summer 2006 issue of Millsaps College Heritage newsletter includes this information and photo of the five children plus the wives of William Curtis (Chella Alford) and Lewis Edwin Alford (Nell Little Alford):

 

            ….The Reverend Needham Alford, a local Methodist minister, saw the value in sending three of his twelve children, the Reverends Joseph Martin Alford, Louis Flemon Alford and Caldwell “Collye” Wellman Alford, to Millsaps College

            Louis Flemon Alford married Carrie Curtis and, like his father before him, sent all five of his children—Ruth Alford (1929), Doris Alford Branton (1929), William Curtis Alford (1928) [AAFA #0675], Lewis Edwin Alford [(1933)], and Ida Louise Alford (1937)—to Millsaps College….

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Lewis Edwin 1910 MS1, Louis Flemon 1872 MS2, 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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LIGGIE CALVIN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 10 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

WALNUT GROVE [Leake Co.]—Liggie C. Alford, 87, a retired line worker, died of Alzheimer’s disease at Carthage Health Care.

            Services are 11 a.m. today at Standing Pine Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Survivors include: son, James A. “Whit” Alford of Carthage; daughter, Betty Jane Webb of Standing Pine; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Standing Pine Cemetery, Standing Pine, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Liggie C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Feb 1911 and died 8 June 1998, last residence Walnut Grove, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother David Crawley Alford in this compilation.

            Written by Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #0137, 10 June 1998:

 

      Liggie Calvin Alford was the son of John McClurin Alford and Nora Peoples Alford of Leake Co. He married Bettie Mae Allen 20 Nov 1930 in Morgan, LA. She preceded him in death. They had three children: Nancy Marline Alford born 6 Nov 1932 and died 27 June 1934 in Standing Pine, MS; Betty Jane Alford born 19 Sept 1937, married Silas Eugene Webb 18 Feb 1955; and James Allen “Whit” Alford born 23 July 1940 and married Gloria June Price 7 June 1968.

      Liggie’s line of Alfords came to Leake Co. Miss. in the early 1900s and settled in the Freeny, Estes Mill and Carthage area. His grandfather was David Edward Alford born 26 July 1855 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, and grandmother was Martha Clayton Ellis Alford born 20 April 1857 in Tallapoosa Co. Liggie’s three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. David E. Alford was the son of James Floyd Alford and Sarah J. Ellis Alford, both born in Greene Co., GA. James Floyd Alford born 1817 and Sarah J. Ellis Alford born 1820....

      Liggie Alford and I were second cousins as my grandfather was a brother to his grandfather. The older ones of this line are just about all gone but there are plenty of younger ones left to carry on the Alford name in Mississippi!

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Liggie Calvin 1911 MS1, John McClurin 1888 MS2, David Edward 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LILLA CHRONELIA ALFORD BARNES

 

NEWTON RECORD

Newton, Newton Co., MS—Wednesday, 5 June 1974

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lilla Barnes, age 82, were conducted at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 4 from the Ott and Lee Funeral Chapel in Forest…. Interment followed in the Homewood Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes died Sunday, June 2, 1974, at Lackey Hospital in Forest, following a lengthy illness.

            She was a native of Smith County, having lived most of her life in the Hollywood Community and had lived with her daughter Mrs. Leon Herrington at Lake for the past eight years. She was a member of the Homewood Methodist Church.

            Survivors include two sons Cloteal Barnes of Pascagoula and Troy Barnes of Magee; two daughters, Mrs. W.L. Hendry (Audie) of Hattiesburg, and Mrs. Leon Herrington (Jean) of Lake; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Effie Vaughn of Rt. 2 Forest; two brothers, Edgar Alford of Rt. 1, Forest, and Arthur Alford of Lancaster. Calif.

            Pallbearers were Bobby Hendry, Norman Hendry, Dale Barnes, Jackie Burkes, Mike Sharp and Turner Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lilla Barnes (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Sept 1891 and died _____ June 1974, last residence Lake, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; and siblings Arie Hilton Alford, Effie Alford Vaughn, James Edgar Alford, Lod Samuel Alford, and Robert Vinson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Arthur Daniel Alford Sr. in California Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lilla Chronelia 1891 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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LILLIAN DALE ALFORD BOYLES

Niece of Claude Anding Alford, AAFA #0017

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 18 May 2004

 

            Lillian Dale Alford Boyles, 81, of Water Valley [Yalobusha Co., MS]. Graveside services at 10:30 a.m. today at Friendship Cemetery in Como. Moore Funeral Home in Sardis.

 

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Photo from Friendship Cemetery, Como, Panola Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Panola County Gal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian A. Boyles (SS# issued in TN) was born 7 March 1923 and died 16 May 2004, last residence Como, Panola Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her brother James Wood “Jimmy” Alford in this compilation.

            Lillian was the daughter of Thomas Cleveland Alford and Lillian Dale Wood.

            In 1930 the family is in Beat 4 (E.D. 12), Noxubee Co., MS, dwelling #217: Tommie C. Alford, medical doctor age 47 b. MS; his wife Lillian 43 MS; and children, all b. MS: Tom C. Jr. 16, Jimmie 13, George O. 12, Burdette 10, and Lillian D. 7.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lillian Dale 1923 MS1, Thomas Cleveland 1883 MS2, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LILLIAN WESTMORELAND RICHMOND ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 3 July 1964

 

            Alford, Mrs. Lillian Richmond—The former Lillian Westmoreland, she died at 11 p.m. Wednesday [July 1] at Fields Memorial Hospital in Centreville, Miss. She resided at Liberty [Amite Co.], Miss., was 86, and was a native of Mt. Hermon, La. Body at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb, Miss., with religious services at 4 p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. Charles Brock of the Liberty Baptist Church. Interment in the Magnolia Cemetery, at Magnolia, Miss.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Nunnery of Liberty, Miss., and Miss Vivian Richmond of Bogalusa; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Rice of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Ivy Hart of Mt. Hermon; two brothers, Hubert Westmoreland of Mt. Hermon and Albert Westmoreland of Franklinton, and three grandchildren.

            She was a member of Robinson Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Westmoreland and Cindarilla Corine Varnado, both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA. She is listed as Nancy Lillian Westmoreland in Ancestry family trees.

            Her first husband and father of her children was Iverson G. Richmond. They are listed on the 1910 and 1920 censuses in Amite Co., MS.

 

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LINDA J. CONERLY ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—1 November 2008

 

            Linda Conerly Alford, 69, of Tylertown, died Oct. 31, 2008, at her home. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Silver Creek Baptist Church, and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until services there at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Jimmy Smith, Wayne Hall and Pat Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Tylertown Cemetery II.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 6, 1939 in Tylertown, the daughter of James Lamkin Conerly and Vesta Fornea Conerly. She was a teacher for 49 years in Louisiana and Mississippi. She was a member of Lexie Baptist Church and attended Silver Creek Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Mary Jo Conerly.

            Survivors include her husband, Billy F. Alford of Tylertown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy Alford Polk and husband Charles Ray of Tylertown, and Shari Alford Price and husband Dennis of Kentwood, La.; four grandchildren, Emily Polk Toxler and husband Josh of Magnolia, Taylor Polk, Tylertown, Cassie McCullough and Haley McCullough, both of Kentwood; one great-grandchild, Gabriel Simpson of Kentwood; four brothers, Jim Conerly of Magnolia, Bobby Joe, John H. and Jerry Conerly, all of Tylertown; one sister, Sue Conerly Armstrong of Utica; nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Apr 1939, last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

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

 

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LINNIE CATHERINE JACKSON ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—11 June 2008

 

MORTON [Scott Co.]—Linnie C. Alford, 91, of Morton, died on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Scott Regional Hospital.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 8, 2008 from the chapel of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton with burial in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. Kenny Lang and Jerry Holmes officiated the services.

            Mrs. Alford was born on Jan. 31, 1917 in Scott County to the late Flossie and W.F. Jackson. She was a life long resident of Scott County and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Forkville.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Samuel “Red” Alford; son,Sammy Alford; daughter, Barbara Dell Alford; brother, Lonnie Ray Jackson; four sisters, Winnie Lee Palmer, Jo Webb, Lizzie Stubbs, and Pauline Waggoner. Survivors include son, Bob Alford (Wanda) of Morton; Sister, Clois Jean Wicker of Homewood; brother, Leo Jackson of Morton; daughter-in-law, Theda Alford of Puckett; five grandchildren, Robbie Alford of Brandon, Signe Creason of Brandon, Stephanie Jones (Tom) of Puckett, Mark Frith (Natalie) of Polkville, and Josh Frith (Ashley) of Brandon; nine great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Robbie Alford, Jimmy Palmer, James Webb, Willie Bryant Webb, Mack Richardson, and Kenny Jackson. Josh and Mark Frith served as honorary pallbearers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linnie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 Jan 1917, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Samuel Horace “Red” Alford; and her son Samuel Jackson Alford in this compilation.

 

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LISSIE MOUNGER ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Sunday, 29 August 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

COLUMBIA [Marion Co.]—Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Columbia Cemetery for Lissie Mounger Alford, 99, of Columbia, who died Aug. 26, 2004, at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alford, and her parents, Henry and Ora Hubbard Mounger.

            Survivors include two daughters, Suzanna Alford Baker of Hattiesburg and Virginia Alford Warren of Jackson; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lissie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 March 1905.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles Barnabas 1905 MS1, Lucius “Luke” Edwin 1872 MS2, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS3, Seaborn John 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LIZZIE STERLING MITCHELL ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—28 October 2000

 

            Lizzie Sterling Alford, 84, of Magnolia, died Oct. 27, 2000, at her residence.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until graveside services at10 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Cemetery…. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Amite County to William and Lilly Durham Sterling. She was a homemaker.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

            Survivors include two daughters, Linda Daniels and Mamie Mitchell, both of Magnolia; seven grandchildren, Vincent Tunstall, Buffy Jolie, Dana Walters, Brandon Daniels, Gregory Durr, David Durr and Deborah Durr; one brother Ardell Sterling of Kentwood, La.; two sisters, Louise Husser of Ponchatoula, La., and Kate Freeman of Liberty and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lizzie S. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Whitfield, Rankin Co., MS.

            Lizzie was Robert Alford’s second wife. Linda was their only child. Lizzie married first _____ Mitchell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert 1912 MS1, John Raymond 1858 MS2, Henderson 1829 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LOD SAMUEL ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 12 June 1963

 

            Funeral services were held for Lod Samuel Alford, 75, of near Homewood, on Monday morning, June 10th, at 10:00 from the Homewood Methodist Church with the Rev. Burrell Williams officiating. Interment was in the Homewood Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford passed away Saturday [June 8] in the home of his son, R.L. Alford. He had been a farmer and a member of the Homewood Methodist Church.

            The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. J.M. Gibson of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. C.R. Hegwood of Biloxi, and Mrs. K.W. Wall of Meridian; three sons, R.L. Alford, J.H. Alford, both of Route 2, Forest, and C.E. Alford of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Barnes of Hattiesburg, and Mrs. R.E. Vaughn [Effie] of Forest; three brothers, R.B. [Robert Vinson] Alford of Newton, A.B. Alford of Lancaster, Calif., and J.E. [James Edgar] Alford of Forest; eighteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

            The pallbearers were Turner Alford, Baker Alford, Billy Ray Alford, Jimmy Alford, Bill Griffin, and Bill Lovette.

 

 

Photos from Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery, Homewood, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lod Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Sept 1888, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bessie Ruby Lovett Alford; children James Holland “Red” Alford, Robert Lavern Alford, and Virgie Anell Alford Wall; parents, James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; and siblings Arie Hilton Alford, Effie Alford Vaughn, James Edgar Alford, Lilla Chronelia Alford Barnes, and Robert Vinson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Arthur Daniel Alford Sr. in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lod Samuel 1888 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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LOIS ALFORD PHELPS

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 26 February 1991

 

MATHISTON [Webster Co., MS]—Ms. Lois Alford Phelps, 82, died Sunday at Choctaw County Hospital in Ackerman. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Nowell Funeral Service of Ackerman has charge.

            Ms. Phelps leaves six daughters, Mrs. Leola Cole, Mrs. Patricia Hartley and Mrs. Peggy Orman, all of Vicksburg, Mrs. Margie Fulgham of Maben, Mrs. Sue Nevels of Elk City, Okla., and Mrs. Linda Crowder of Pensacola, Fla.; seven sons, Floyd Phelps of Vardaman, Glen Phelps of Elk City, Charlie Phelps of Louisiana, Robert Phelps of Mathiston, Jack Phelps of Vicksburg, Bill Phelps of Walker, Mich., and Alvin Phelps of Tulsa, Okla., 64 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Fellowship Cemetery, Choctaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois A. Phelps (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 May 1909 and died _____ Feb 1991, last residence Mathiston, Webster Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Oscar Alford and Evie Leola Alford Alford; and brothers James Whitfield Alford, Levi Pat Alford, and Wilburn Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His paternal lineage: Lois 1909 MS1, James Oscar 1872 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

            Her maternal lineage: Lois 1909 1900 MS1, Evie Leola 1883 MS2, Levi ??3.

 

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LOIS ELAINE RUSHING HALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—14 July 2008

 

            Services for Lois Elaine Halford, of Meadville, are 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Ramaha Baptist Church with burial in Midway Cemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

            Visitation is Monday from noon until 2 p.m. at the church.

            Mrs. Halford, 65, died July 11, 2008, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in McCall Creek on Dec. 9, 1942, to Lewis Rushing and Lois Jones Rushing.

            She was a high school graduate. She was a member of Ramaha Baptist Church.

            Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Billy Ray Halford and a sister, Evonne.

            Survivors are a daughter, Sharon Wooters, of McCall Creek; her sisters, Hazel Price, of McCall Creek, Irene Rushing, of Illinois, Helen Rushing, of Pearl, and Annette Calcote, of Illinois; and a grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lois E. Halford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Billy Ray Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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LOLA MAE CASEY ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Emma Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—16 November 2010

 

            Lola Alford, 87, former resident of Franklin Park in Memphis, passed away, November 12, 2010.

            She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Ward of Germantown; son, Jim Alford of Cordova, TN; four grandchildren, Greg, Sheila, Wendy, Kelly and seven great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2010 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS. Forest Hill East Funeral Home 901-382-1000.

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lola M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 March 1923, last residence Cordova, Shelby Co., TN. It is not clear where she lived when she died.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Edgar Earl 1924 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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LOLA MAE EASTERLING ALFORD

 

Lola Alford Obituary

Photo from Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 8 March 2014

 

JACKSON, MS—Mrs. Lola M. Alford, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, March 7, 2014.

            She was born on May 6, 1917 to the Late Garland and Elmina Easterling of Raleigh, MS. She attended school at Polkville and White Oak, MS. And was an active member of Zion Baptist Church. After her marriage, she moved to Jackson where she lived until her death; she was a member of Faith One Church of Jackson. Mrs. Alford was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Ray Alford.

            She is survived by her son, Jerry R. Alford, Sr. (Jeannie) of Ridgeland, MS; two grandsons, Skip Alford (Sue) of Panama City Beach, FL. and Judson S. Alford, Sr. (Sarah) of Jackson, MS.; great grandsons, Zeb (Bekka) and Sam Alford of Panama City Beach, FL., Zachary Alford (Heather) of Washington, D.C., Judson S. Alford, Jr. of Jackson, MS and one great-great granddaughter McKenzie Alford of Washington, D.C.

            Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:30am at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Jackson.

            In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Town Center Blvd, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

 

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

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

 

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LONA LEE WALLACE ALFORD

Grandmother of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 9 July 1963

 

            Mrs. Arthur Alford, 67, of 956 Summer Street died Monday at Baptist Hospital after a long illness.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Scott County and the widow of the late Arthur Alford who died in 1960. She was a devout member off Southside Baptist Church.

            Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. M.J. Hilton, Jr. and Mrs. Dale Parham both of Jackson, Mrs. Dan Knight of New Orleans, Mrs. William Dunn, Camden Ala. and Mrs. Jasper Allen of Alexandria, La.; three sons, Clifton H. Alford and Ray Alford both of Jackson and Arthur Lee Alford, U.S. Army stationed in France; one brother, Percy Wallace, Lena; eighteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted from Southside Baptist Church … and interment will be made in Lakewood Memorial Park. The date and hour for the services will be announced by Baldwin Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Arthur Alford; and children Arthur Lee “Sonny” Alford, Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Clifton Howard Alford, Mary Genell Alford Hilton, Rex Ray Alford, and Stella Alford Dunn in this compilation.

 

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LONNIE EUGENE ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 17 January 1973

 

            Funeral services for Lonnie Eugene Alford, 47, were held on Wednesday, January 10 at 2:00 from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton with Rev. Curtis McGee officiating. Interment followed in the Hodge Hill Cemetery with Ott & Lee in charge.

            Alford died on Sunday [January 7] following a short illness. He was retired from the U.S. Army having served in World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Blanche B. Alford; two sons; Walter (Shorty) Alford, Jr., and W.E. (Ratsy) Blissett both of Morton; parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Alford, of Morton, one grand-daughter, Tara Alford of Morton.

            Pallbearers were Charles Alford, Slick Boykin, T. Thompson, Clifton Alford, Doyle Blissett and Austin Thompson.

 

 

 

Photos from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lonnie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Oct 1926 and died _____ Jan 1973, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Walter Eugene Alford and Jennie Estelle Donald Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lonnie Eugene 1926 MS1, Walter Eugene 1889 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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LORENA ALFORD GORDON

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 26 April 1958

 

MCCOMB—Services for Mrs. Lorena Alford Gordon, 43, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Gillsburg Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Gillsburg Cemetery.

            Mrs. Gordon, who was born in the Terry’s Creek Community near Magnolia Aug. 13, 1914 died at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday at her home. She has been seriously ill for three years.

            She leaves her husband, William H. (Duck) Gordon, her mother, Mrs. Pat Alford, Terry’s Creek; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Kennedy, Magnolia, Mrs. Mildred Prestridge, Terry’s Creek, and Mrs. Beulah Varnado, New Orleans, La., and two brothers. Ellis Alford, Terry’s Creek and Pete Alford, Mount Hermon, La.

 

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Photos from Gillsburg Memorial Gardens, Gillsburg, Amite Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amos Ezell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Pascal Elwell Alford and Frances E. “Fannie” McDaniel Alford; and siblings Beulah Alford Varnado, Edna Alford Kennedy, Ellis Elwell Alford, and Mildred Alford Prestridge in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lorena 1914 MS1, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA2, Isaac E. 1848 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LORINE HALFORD NORRIS

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—10 December 2004

 

            Lorine H. Norris, 65, of Meadville, died Dec. 8, 2004, at Meadville Nursing Home.

            Services were 2 p.m. today at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville, with the Rev. Calvin Wactor officiating. Burial was in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Meadville.

            Mrs. Norris was born Sept. 30, 1939, in Franklin County. She was the daughter of Earnest Halford and Leona Halford Halford.

            She was a ward clerk and nurse’s aide.

            Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; two brothers; and her husband, Marvin Norris.

            Survivors include a son, Gary Littleton and his wife Sandy of Meadville; a sister, Winnie Montgomery of Bude and a granddaughter, Amanda Clune of Meadville.

 

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Photo from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lorine H. Norris (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Leona Halford Halford, in his compilation. We included the obituary of her sister, Odie Lee Halford Middleton, in Texas Obituaries.

            Her maternal HALFORD lineage: Lorine 1939 MS1, Leona 1916 MS2, James William 1889 MS3, James William 1867 MS4, John E. 1847 AL5, James D. about 1813 SC/AL6, James S. 1793 SC7.

 

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LOTTIE LEE ALFORD TAYLOR

 

DAILY NEWS

Starkville, Oktibbeha Co., MS‑Friday, 7 November 2008

 

            The funeral for Lottie Alford Taylor will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Canton with burial in the Canton Cemetery.

            Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Breeland Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Taylor, 68, died Monday at her home. A native of Chipley, Fla., she had lived in Vaiden and Starkville before moving to Canton 20 years ago. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Canton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Sibley and Jane Alford.

            Survivors include; husband, Morris Taylor; son, Rev. Matt (Robin) Taylor of Jackson; daughter Jane (Lantz) Forster of Canton; sister, Mary Alford Bennet of Carrollton; and grandchildren, Brittany Bennett, Jared and Landon Foster and Zach and Jack Taylor.

            Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Education Fund, 202 E. Peace Street, Canton, MS 39046.

 

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MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL

Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS—Thursday, 20 November 2008

 

            Lottie Alford Taylor, 68, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at her home in Canton. Services were held Thursday, Nov. 6, at First Presbyterian Church and burial was in the Canton Cemetery. Breeland Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

            A native of Chipley, Fla., Mrs. Taylor had lived in Vaiden and Starkville before moving to Canton 20 years ago. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Canton

            Survivors include her husband, Morris Taylor; son, Rev. Matt Taylor of Jackson; daughter, Jane Foster of Canton; sister, Mary Alford Bennett of Carrolton; and five grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Sibley and Jane Alford.

            Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Education Fund, 202 E. Peace St., Canton, MS 39046.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lottie A. Taylor (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Feb 1940, last residence Canton, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Jane Allen Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lottie Lee 1940 FL1, Paul Sibley 1906 FL2, Sion Augustus 1863 SC3, Paisley 1825 NC4, Sion 1796 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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LOUIE F. HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 12 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Louie F. Halford, 79, a retired carpet installer, died of heart failure Tuesday [August 11] at King’s Daughter’s Hospital.

            Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens....

            Mr. Halford was a Greenville native. He was the widower of Lois Inez Halford.

            Survivors include: son, Larry Halford of Austin, Texas; and three brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louie F. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Feb 1919.

            See the obituaries of his father, William Bradley Halford; and brother William Thomas “W.T.” Halford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Ora Golden Halford Martin in Texas Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage, partially from RootsWeb: Louie F. 1919 MS1, William Bradley 1881 MS2, William B. 1851 MS3, Washington Bradley 1822 TN4, Bradley about 1792 NC5, John about 1765 NC6.

 

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LOUIS FLEMON ALFORD

Father of William Curtis Alford, AAFA #0675

Grandfather of Lewis Edwin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0713

 

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Photo from Carolyn Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Saturday, 4 June 1938

 

LAUREL PASTOR DIES

 

LAUREL, Miss., June 4—The Rev. L.F. Alford, 65, veteranjMethodist minister, died at his home here today. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Kingston Methodist church here where he served twice as pasor.

            During his first pastorate here he built the church parsonage and during his second assignment he was instrumental in having a new church built. Dr. Alford served churches in, the Mississippi conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for 38 years. Since leaving Laurel in 1922 he had served as pastor in Pascagoula, Raleigh, Jackson, Bogue Chitta, Silver City and Gallman.

 

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Photo from Hickory Grove Cemetery, Laurel, Jones Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Irene M. Vinyard Alford; son Lewis Edwin Alford; father, Needham Edwin Alford; and brother Barney Pipkin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Ruth Curtis Alford; and brother Joseph Martin Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; of his brother Henry Lucius Alford in Texas Obituaries; and of his brother Collye Wellman Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            After Irene’s death in 1901, Louis married Carrie Lee Curtis on 7 Apr 1903 in Lauderdale Co., MS. AAFA has obituaries for 2 of their children: Lewis Edwin Alford in this compilation, Ruth Curtis Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Louis Flemon 1872 MS1, Needham Edwin 1845 MS2, Warren Jackson 1819 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LOUIS WAYNE ALFORD

Nephew of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 30 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Wayne Alford, 54, a floor tile inspector, died of cancer Friday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at North Bend Pentecostal Church in Philadelphia with burial in the church cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a native of the Bond community in Neshoba County. He moved to Jackson in 1978. He had lived in Madison for 6 years. He was a member of Parkway Pentecostal Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Diane; daughters, Lisa Cameron of Brandon and Ashley Alford of Madison; parents, Tom and Hildred Alford of Philadelphia; brothers, Sonny Alford of Louisville, the Rev. Benny Alford of DeKalb, Larry Alford of Madison, Joel Alford of Grand Bay, Ala., and John Alford of Philadelphia; sisters, Faye Anthony, Janet Fulton, and Peggy Branning, all of Philadelphia, Nellie Cooksey of Meridian, and Rachel Russell and Nancy Kilgore, both of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren.

 

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Photo from North Bend Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Neshoba Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Sartin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. The family reports that he was born 21 July 1946 in Neshoba Co., MS, and died 28 July 2000 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas Benjamin Alford and Hildred Lorene Sanderson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Louis Wayne 1946 MS1, Thomas Benjamin 1915 MS2, William Lace 1887 MS3, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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LOVIE MAE DUMAS HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 November 1995

 

CLINTON—Louie Mae Halford, 94, a homemaker, died of heart failure Monday [November 13] at Pinehaven Nursing Home. Services are 1 p.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home, in Carthage with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lena.

            Survivors include: daughters, Vivian Corece Dorsett of Jackson and Betty Sue Caldwell of Philadelphia, Pa.; sons, Ray Halford of Bolton and Wilbert Halford of Jackson; sister, Lessie Lee Dorsett of Jackson; and nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Cedar Grove Cemetery, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Vivian Corece Halford Dorsett and Wilbert Edgar Halford; and daughter-in-law Virginia Erlene White Halford in this compilation.

            She is listed as Lovie Mae Dumas Halford in Vivian’s obituary, and as Lovie Dumas Halford on her gravestone.

            Her Find A Grave memorial identifies her parents: Henry Lamar Dumas and Carry Gertrude “Trudy” Babb Dumas.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Willie Edgar 1896 MS1, George Franklin 1857 MS2, Owen 1807 SC3, Burrell Moses 1766 SC4, Achillus 1767 NC5, James 1737 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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LUCILLE BUFORD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 29 January 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

GREENWOOD [Leflore Co.]—Lucille Buford Alford, 87, a homemaker, died of heart failure Friday [January 27] at her home.

            Services are 12:30 p.m. today at Williams & Lord Funeral Home with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a Carroll County native, had lived in Greenwood 65 years. She was the widow of Noah Alford.

            Survivors include: sisters, Lorena Buford Scott of Jackson and Willie Mae Alford of Greenwood.

 

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Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Stigler Randall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 March 1907.

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

 

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LUCRETIA ALFORD PALMERTREE

 

WINONA TIMES

Winona, Montgomery Co., MS—3 February 2011

 

GREENWOOD—Lucretia Alford Palmertree, 71, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital from cancer.

            Funeral Services were held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011, at Odd Fellows East Cemetery in Greenwood with Reverend Preston Kelly, Jr. officiating.

            Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.

            She was born in Carroll County on March 25, 1939 and resided in the Greenwood area all of her life.

            Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Melanie Palmertree Everett of Greenwood, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Katie Gregory of Greenwood.

            Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and an online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

 

In another article:

 

Williams and Lord Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ February 2011

 

GREENWOOD—Lucretia Alford Palmertree, 71 years, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital from cancer.

            Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 28, 2011 at Odd Fellows East Cemetery in Greenwood with Reverend Preston Kelly, Jr. officiating.

            Visitation is 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.

            She was born in Carroll County, Ms. March 25, 1939 and resided in the Greenwood area all of her life. She married James O. Palmertree in 1959 and was a loving Wife to him for 51 years.

            Lucretia enjoyed spending time with her daughter. When Melanie was young, Lucretia coached her in the Junior Bowling League. Later, they bowled together in the Adult League from 1996 to 1999.

            She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. They were the love of her life.

            Left to cherish her memory is her Daughter, Melanie Palmertree Everett of Greenwood, 4 Grandchildren, Brandi (Lance) Gregory of Greenwood, Ashley (Marty) Everett of Greenwood, Stephen Ray (Jessica) Everett, Jr. of Tupelo and Taylor Everett of Greenwood and 2 Great Grandchildren, Haley and Katie Gregory of Greenwood.

            She was a former Co-Owner with her Husband of J & L Machine Shop in Itta Bena and she was retired from Wal-Mart and Q-Balls Barbeque in Greenwood. Was a member of North Greenwood Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her Husband, James O. Palmertree, Father, Reed Alford, Mother, Beatrice Osborn Vandevender, Brother, Alton Reed Alford and a Sister, Brenda Burton Childs.

            Pallbearers will be John Hays, Trey Kelly, Lee Von Beckworth, Dale Woodall, Steve Burton and Phil Gabbert. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Everett, Charles Burton, Bill Lord, Jr. and the Q-Ball Barbeque family.

            Memorials in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

            Special thanks to Dr. Wally Moses, Dr. Doug Bowden, Dr. Ed Rafique, the nurses at the cancer center, the 4th floor nurses at Greenwood Leflore Hospital and a very special friend, Barbara Miller.

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows East Cemetery, Greenwood, Leflore Co.,MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Tebbetts Germany

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucretia Palmertree (SS# issued in MS), last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Reed Bingham Alford and Beatrice L. Osborne Alford Vandevender; and siblings Brenda Joyce Alford Burton Childs and Alton Reed Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Lucretia 1939 MS1, Reed Bingham 1919 MS2, James Smith 1878 MS3, Henry J. 1847 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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LUCY DELMA FULTON WARD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—24 February 1988

 

PHILADELPHIA—Mrs. Lucy Delma Alford, 79, died Feb. 21, 1988, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Services were at 2 p.m. today at Nowell Funeral Home with burial in Spring Creek Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford lived in Neshoba County most of her life and moved to Pearl 13 years ago. She was a member of Bon Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Gene Alford of Pearl; daughters, Mrs. Edna Edwards of Ridgeland and Mrs. Clarice Parker of Pearl; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Daniels, Mrs. Annie Cumberland and Mrs. Bonnie Cumberland, all of Philadelphia; brother, Willis Fulton of Bailey; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucy Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 July 1909, last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Gene Nelson Alford, in this compilation.

            See her death certificate. She married (1) Lacy Ward and had the two daughters named in the obituary.

            Lucy was the daughter of Joseph Lee Fulton and Catherine Lela Robertson.

 

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LULA MAE MCGOWEN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 27 November 1984

 

            Mrs. Lula Mae Alford, 87, of 248 Archer Ave., died Monday at her home. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Breeland Funeral Home chapel with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of Jackson and the widow of James H. Alford. She was a member of Boling Street Methodist Church.

            She is survived by sons, Hubert M. Alford, James Hugh Alford Jr., Nolan Ray Alford and Carl Everett Alford, all of Jackson; daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Dedmon of Pearl; and 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 March 1892 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Nov 1894, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Hugh Alford Sr.; and sons Carl Everet Alford, Hubert Mulford Alford, James Hugh Alford Jr., and Nolan Ray Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            The birth year on her gravestone is probably incorrect. Lula McGowen is age 7 on the 1900 census and age 17 on the 1910 census, both in Hinds Co., MS, living with her parents, Hugh and Josephine/Josie McGowen, and her siblings.

            Some members of her family spell their last name McGowan.

 

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LUTHER ALVIN ALFORD

 

MCCOMB DAILY ENTERPRISE

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 16 April 1938

 

LOST PROGRESS MAN IS FOUND DEAD IN NEW JERSEY RIVER

 

MAGNOLIA, April 14—Funeral services for Luther A. Alford, of Newark, N.J., former Progress man whom relatives stated New Jersey police believed was murdered and thrown into the Passaic river last March 16, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Progress Baptist church with interment following at the Progress cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, who was 53 years of age and was legal advisor to the National Life and Accident Insurance company, was reported last seen on the night of March 16. It was said he was carrying a large amount of money.

            G.L. Alford, of Progress, was called to the east several days ago, upon hearing of the disappearance of his brother, Luther, and after his arrival in Newark the body was found in the river.

            At the funeral rites Friday the Rev. F.W. Gunn will officiate…. Pall bearers will be C.A. Alford, Thomas Alford, Yarabor [sic] Alford, G.H. Alford, Delos Alford, brothers; and Hollis Ball, a brother-in-law.

            The deceased was born on the old J.D. Alford estate in Progress community, July 17, 1885. He received a doctor of laws degree from John-Hopkins university in 1920.

            Besides his brothers Mr; Alford is survived by his mother, Mrs. J.D. Alford, Progress; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Byrne, Selma, Calif.; and Mrs. Lillie A. Simmons, Progress. He was never married.

            Lovett funeral home, of Magnolia, is in charge.

 

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Photo from Progress Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Jeptha Josephus “Dock” Alford and Olevia Luminda Fortenberry Alford; and siblings Claude Anding Alford, Effie Modena Alford Ball Smith, Yarborough S. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Delis Collier Alford Sr. in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Luther Alvin 1885 MS1, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LUTHER WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 12 March 1954

 

 

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Photo from Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Steve & Mary Copeland

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Luther William 1897 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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LUTHER WROTEN ALFORD

Father of Howard Wroten Alford, AAFA #0547

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 21 December 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

DEKALB—Luther W. Alford, 86, of Dekalb, died Dec. 20, 1993, at Jeff Anderson Memorial Hospital in Meridian [Lauderdale Co.].

            Visitation is 4:30-9 tonight at Catchings Funeral Home of McComb and ... from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Magnolia until services there at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Magnolia. He was the son of the late Albert A. Alford and Lynnie Berryhill Alford.

            He was a retired oil company representative and a member of First Baptist Church of Magnolia.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lura W. Alford; and his second wife, Grace F. Alford.

            He is survived by three children from his first marriage, Howard W. Alford of McComb, George A. Alford of Jackson, and Norma Hodges of Meridian; and one daughter from his second marriage, Lucy Dean Hull of Dekalb; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Stinson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Luther W. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

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

            Luther’s first wife was Lura, the daughter of George Howard Alford Sr. and Mayme Simmons. See the obituary of her brother George Howard Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3, for both Luther’s and Lura’s lineage.

            Luther’s lineage: Luther Wroten 1908 MS1, Albert Arthur 1872 MS2, Ira Newton 1847 MS3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Luther’s first wife Lura’s lineage: Lura 1908 MS1, George Howard 1875 MS2, Jeptha Josephus 1854 LA3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MACK ARTHUR ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—31 August 1960

 

MACK ALFORD, 17, FATALLY INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

 

            Funeral services were held Monday, August 29, for Mack Arthur Alford, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edgar Alford, who was killed instantly Saturday afternoon in a one car accident on the Pulaski road about five miles from Morton.

            Rev. David McIntosh … officiated at final rites at the Morton Methodist Church.

            Interment was in the Morton Cemetery, with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mack, a graduate of Morton High School last spring was making plans to attend college on a scholarship.

            Miss Rita Mashburn, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mashburn of Morton, was hospitalized with severe facial cuts and possible internal injuries.

            The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. while they were returning from the Pulaski community.

            Investigating officers said the car, driven by Miss Mashburn, went out of control, skidded into a ditch and overturned. Young Alford was killed instantly, officers said.

            Other survivors besides his parents, include: two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Griffin, Killeen, Texas and Delores Ann Alford of Morton; two brothers, Billy Ray Alford, Forest, and James Donald, Fort Eustes [sic], Virginia.

            Active pallbearers were Tommy Franklin, Glenn Smith, Robert Lasseter, Roddis Simmons, George Shaw, Alex Gordon, Jr., Charles Ray Sims, and Atley Harmon, Jr.

 

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Photo from Morton City Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandparents, James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford, in this compilation.

            Mack was born 13 Oct 1942, the son of James Edgar Alford and Nola Parmenter.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Mack Arthur 1942 MS1, James Edgar 1908 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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MADRON HARVEY ALFORD

Wife of Samuel Eugene Alford, AAFA #1353

 

Samuel and Madron Alford

Photo from their gravestone

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 19 April 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1991

 

TYLERTOWN [Walthall Co.]—Madron Harvey Alford, 60, a resident of Tylertown, died April 18, 1991, in Lamar County as a result of a car accident.

            Visitation will continue until 10 tonight at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown and will resume Saturday at Salem Baptist Church from noon until services there at 2 p. m.... Burial will be in Elliot Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Walthall County. She was the daughter of Roy Harvey and Erma Bracey Harvey.

            She was a homemaker and worked part-time for the Livestock Producers Association. She was also a member of Salem Baptist Church, where she was treasurer of the ladies’ Sunday school class, and she was a member of the Mississippi Cattlewoman’s Association.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Sammie Alford of Tylertown; one son, Vernon Alford of McComb; two granddaughters, Lou Ellen Alford and Jennifer E. Alford, both of McComb; and two sisters, Mary Helen Foil and Ann Crawford, both of Tylertown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            Madron and her sister-in-law Hilan Lucille Alford Magee (see her obituary) were in the same car accident.

 

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MAGGIE ALFORD VENABLE

 

MISSISSIPPI SUN

Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS—Thursday, 28 March 1935

 

            This community was saddened Saturday [March 23] by the death of Maggie A. Venable, wife of Shurman Venable, who passed away at her home 2 miles west of Charleston. Her death was unexpected and came as a shock to her many relatives and friends.

            Maggie was a devoted wife and mother and a devoted Christian, having united with the Baptist Church in early childhood. She was married to Shurman Venable in 1925 and to this union were born 4 children.

            She is survived by her husband and 4 children, two sons, Shurman jr. and Thurman; two daughters, Margaret Louise and Georgia Mae Venable; a mother and father, Jerry and Edmonia Alford; four sisters, Fannie Denton, Virdie C., Maudine and Dorothy Alford, four sisters, three brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

            The funeral was conducted at New Town M.B. Church, interment following in City Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Charlie Green Alford and Fannie Alford Whittaker in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Jerry Alford Sr. and Margaret Alford Hearon in Indiana Obituaries.

 

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MAJOR HENRY ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 13 July 1983

 

            Funeral services for Major Henry Alford, 76, resident of Rt. 1, Raleigh, were held Saturday, July 9, 1983, at Burns Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery…. Bradford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Wilma Alford; brothers, Ben Alford of Lenoir City, Tenn., Horace Alford, Morton; sisters, Mrs. Maudine Miles, Morton; Mrs. Elois Crews, Canton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Britt Alford, Jr., Sammy Alford, Earl Allen, Sidney M. Crews. Billy Fleming, Billy Miles, Jack Miles and Glen Miles.

 

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Photo from Burns United Methodist Church Cemetery, Burns, Smith Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Johnnie Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Major Alford (SS # issued in MS) was born 22 June 1907 and died _____ July 1983.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Wilma Beatrice Winstead Alford; and siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Major Henry 1907 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MALCOM JEFFERSON “MAC” ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 7 September 2009

 

            Malcom J. (Mac) Alford, Sr., 71, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2009, at his home.

            Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the funeral home with burial following at Lakewood South.

            Mr. Alford was born September 23, 1937 in Byram, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Alford. He retired from Jackson Public Schools, where he was a plumbing supervisor. Mr. Alford attended Brookleigh Baptist Church, was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved horses.

            He is preceded in death by his wife, Sue Alford; his brother, R.C. Alford; and his sisters, Dorothy Eaton, Mildred Albritton, Jean Frizzell and Mae Hannis.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his sons, Malcom (Suzanne) Alford, Jr., Danny (Tina) Alford and Tommy (Tammy) Alford, all of Byram, and Scott Alford of Ridgeland; stepchildren, Dorothy May and Earl May of Pearl; and grandchildren, Malcom Alford, III, Blake Alford, Brandon Alford, Lauren Alford, Mallory Alford, Kyle Alford and Garrett Windham.

            Online guestbook can be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Malcom J. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Terry, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his father, Robert Cleveland Alford Sr.; and siblings Alyne Alford Moore, Ruby Louise Alford Wallace, and Velma Mae Alford Hannis in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Malcom Jefferson 1937 MS1, Robert Cleveland 1893 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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MAMIE CLAYTON WEEMS ALFORD

Grandmother of Lauren Withers Olson, AAFA #1475

 

GrannyClayton

Photo from her granddaughter Lauren Withers Olson

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 11 December 1974

 

FOREST—Mrs. Mamie Clayton Weems Alford, 67, died Friday at Meridian. Funeral: 4 p.m. Sunday, Carr Methodist Church. Burial: Carr Cemetery.

            Survivors: her husband. Eddie P. Alford; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Withers of Gulfport; three sons, Eddie W. Alford, Dearborn, Mich., William R. Alford, Athens, Ga. and Dwight Alford of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtis Gilbert, of Forest, Mrs. Eula Mae Stennett and Mrs. Frances Hayes both of Canton; four brothers, Morris Weems, Tippo, Aubrey Weems, Ausbon Weems and Bob Weems all of Canton; seven grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clayton Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 July 1907 and died _____ Dec 1974, last residence Forest, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Eddie Pennington Alford; and daughter Bettye Lou Alford Withers in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son William Robert Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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MAMIE LEE HONEA WATTS ALFORD

Stepmother of Norman Whitford Alford, AAFA #0758

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—Saturday, 22 November 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Services for Mamie L. Alford of Brookhaven are 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Masonic Cemetery in Monticello [Lawrence Co.][.... Mrs. Alford died Nov. 21, 1996, at King’s Daughters Hospital.

 

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Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mamie L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 January 1910.

            We included the obituary of her stepson Norman Whitford Alford (AAFA #0758) in Texas Obituaries.

            From the funeral program: Pallbearers were Kenneth Warren, Walter Smith, Harold Williams, Morris Henderson, Cecil Rhodes, and James Kesner.

            Mamie was the second wife of Garland Whitford Alford, married 13 July 1947 in Rankin Co., MS. Garland’s first wife was Marion Mae Norman, married 1 April 1922 in Copiah Co., MS.

            Mamie married (1) _____ Watts.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Garland Whitford 1899 MS1, Julius Whitford 1868 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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MARGARET ADELINE LAUGHLIN ALFORD

 

MISSISSIPPI SUN

Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS—Thursday, 1 April 1965

 

DEATH TAKES MRS. ALFORD

 

            Mrs. Margret Loflin [sic] Alford, 83, died in Panola County Hospital in Batesville on Wednesday, March 24. Services were held in First Baptist Church in Charleston where she was a member, on Thursday, March 25, at 2:00 p,m. with the pastor, the Rev. Thomas Draper in charge, assisted by the Rev. J. Irby of Hollywood Baptist Church in Memphis. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Charleston under direction of Womble Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford had lived in and around Charleston all her life.

            Her husband, Hunter Alford, preceded her in death ten years ago.

            She leaves two sons, John W. Alford and Joe Alford of Memphis; one daughter, Mrs. W.W. Fisher of Pope and seven grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Clyde Adams, Claude Earl Fox, Morris Pritchard, Hiram Summers, Hayden Pritchard and Dan L. Fedric.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Mary Ann Alford Fisher in this compilation.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Hunter Dogan 1883 MS1, John Hudson 1845 MS2, Hudson 1805 MS3, Cade 1771 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.

 

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MARGARET KATHRYN ACY ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Thursday, 29 April 2010

 

BLACK HAWK—Services for Margaret Kathryn Acy Alford of Black Hawk will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Williams and Lord Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford, 86, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson

            She was born in Carroll County on Oct. 9, 1923, to the late Thomas and Ola Mosley Acy and spent all of her life in Carroll County. She was the wife of the late Willard C. Alford. She worked at Delta Steam Laundry and was a homemaker. She loved working in her garden, and she was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Carroll County.

            She was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Acy and Saline Prince; and two brothers, James Acy and Charles Acy.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Stone Coward of Black Hawk and her husband, Marvin; two sisters, Neila Steen of Black Hawk and Ila Nobles of Sidon; four brothers, Freeman Acy, Marvin Acy and Thomas Acy Jr., all of Black Hawk, and Alvin Acy of Pearl; three grandchildren, Dwayne Coward and Lisa Ferguson, both of Black Hawk, and Pam Coward of Mendenhall; and three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Coward, Kaylee Ferguson and Gracee Ferguson, all of Black Hawk.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood and prior to the services Friday.

            The Rev. Leon Holly will officiate at the services with the Rev. Jody Wooten assisting. Pallbearers will be Mike Acy, Jerry Galey, Larry Acy, Kenny Prince, Mike Alford, Gil Shaw and Scott Acy. Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey (Bo) Ellis, Malone Dunn, Bobby Ray Acy and Todd Alford.

            Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County.

            An online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret A. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Coila, Carroll Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Willard Clyde Alford, with a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET L. CONERLY ALFORD UNDERWOOD

Aunt of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

M L Conerly

Photo from cherri411’s [or your name’s] Moore/Conerly Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

NORTHSIDE SUN

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 15 May 1980

 

MRS. W.N. (EMMY) UNDERWOOD ... LONGTIME JACKSONIAN

 

            Services for Mrs. W.N. (Emmy) Underwood of 126 Hanford Pl. were held May 10 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home’s chapel…. Mrs. Underwood, 60, died May 9 in Hinds General Hospital after an illness of several months.

            A native of Lawrence County, she had lived in Jackson for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Robinson Street Baptist Church and was associated with the Mississippi State Rating Bureau for 30 years.

            She is survived by her husband, Walker N. Underwood; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Lewis and Mrs. Joyce Moore; a brother, Frank B. Conerly, all of Jackson; three nieces and two nephews.

            Pallbearers were Bob Summerlin, Carlton Anderson, Frank Allen, Ralph Laughlin, Larry Brunson and Phil Hinton.

            Burial was in Cedarlawn Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 March 1920 and died _____ May 1980, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Glen Campbell Alford, in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: Margaret was the daughter of Rufus Theodore Conerly and Mattie Lea Wilson.

 

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MARGARET LOUISE MARTIN ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____March 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Final rites were said for Mrs. Arthur Alford Saturday afternoon at the Union Baptist Church.... Mrs. Alford is the former Margaret Louise Martin.

            Mrs. Alford was born in old Pike county Sept 24, 1903, the daughter of F.M. Martin and Mary Rushing Martin. She has lived in this county her entire life.

            She is survived by her husband, Arthur L. Alford and six children: Thomas Alford, Mrs. Ray Thornhill, Travis Alford, Kokomo; Hulon Alford, Independence, La; Dan Alford, Kokomo; Mrs. Joe Ladner; five brothers: Kelly Martin, Morris Martin, Clydie Martin, Percy Martin, Victor Martin; one sister, Mrs. James Duncan; 17 grandchildren and one great–grandchild.

            Pallbearers were her nephews: Olin Duncan, Alcus Martin, Marshall Martin, Austin Martin, W.K. Martin and Leroy Martin.

            Interment was in Tylertown cemetery with Ginn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photos from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Stinson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Heuland Jessie Alford, James Travis Alford, and Martha Ann Alford Ladner in this compilation.

            Several Family Trees at Ancestry provide her death date: 4 March 1961.

            Arthur Levi Alford married Margaret L. Martin 27 Oct 1923 in Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Arthur Levi 1899 MS1, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS2, Sebastian 1831 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARGARET LOUISE PENICK ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—27 September 2007

 

VARDAMAN [Calhoun Co., MS]—Margaret Louise Alford, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. She was born March 28, 1923, in Vardaman. She was a former teacher and a retired inspector for Kellwood Company. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Vardaman United Methodist Church. She married Oscar Mearill Alford on Nov. 4, 1942; he preceded her in death.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vardaman United Methodist Church. The Rev. Billy Wells will officiate, and the Rev. Jon Foster will assist. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include one son, Billy Wayne Alford (Shirley) of Corinth; one brother, J.R. Penick of Houston; one sister, Mary Sue Wells of Vardaman; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Tony [Anthony Merrill] Alford; two brothers, Billy Penick and Charles Penick; and her parents, John Russell Penick and Cleveland Grace Ferguson Penick.

            Pallbearers will be Tim Alford, Greg Alford, Keith Suitor, Gary Penick, Terrell Penick and Dr. Charles R. Wells.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hillcrest Cemetery/Vardaman Cemetery, P.O. Box 194, Vardaman, MS 38878.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Louise P. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Oscar Merrill Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son son Anthony Merrill Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARGEL MIZE ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 26 July 1961

 

            Rev. Margel Mize Alford, 55, a former resident of Forest died last Thursday [July 20] at the Anderson Infirmary at Meridian after a heart attack.

            He was reared in Morton and worked as building contractor. Later he moved to Forest and operated a butane gas company.

            Accepting a call to the ministry, Rev. Mize served as pastor of several rural churches in this area.

            In June at the annual Methodist conference, he was transferred from a church at Mozelle near Hattiesburg to the pastorate of Spring Hill and Pleasant Hill near Meridian.

            Funeral services were held July 21 at the Morton Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Presley officiating, assisted by Rev. Bufkin Oliver and Rev. P.O. Nix. Interment was in the Mt. Olive cemetery with Ott & Lee in charge of arrangements.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. M.M. Alford, Morton; one daughter, Mrs. Sharp Banks, Jr., Vicksburg; four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Britt and Mrs. Mack Miles, Morton; Mrs. George Miles, Pulaski; Mrs. Sidney Crews, Canton; five brothers, B.P. and Horace Alford, Morton; M.H. Alford, Burns; Ben Alford, Lenora City, Tenn.; Penn Alford, Greenville, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Terse, Sharp III, Paula Glyn, Tina Joy, and George Franklin Banks, all of Vicksburg.

            Pallbearers were Britt Alford, Jr., Jack Miles, Harold Green, Billy Miles, Sidney Crews, Edward Huff.

            Honorary pallbearers were Douglas Laseter, Ran Herring, Howard Black, Bishop Marvin Franklin and his cabinet, members of the Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Church, and official boards of Pleasant Hill, Spring Hill, Moselle, and Heidelburg churches.

 

 

Photos from Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie Belle Franklin Alford; his son John Paul Alford; and his siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Sarah Joy Alford Banks Lehr in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Margel was born 29 Oct 1905, the son of William Allen Alford and Sallie Paul.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Margel Mize 1905 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MARGUERITE ALFORD POUNDS

 

MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL

Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS—Friday, 15 October 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

RIDGELAND [Madison Co.]—Marguerite A. Pounds, 89, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at the Arbor in Ridgeland. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 8 in the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street, with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park....

            Mrs. Pounds, a life long resident of Jackson, was born October 19, 1914, the daughter of the late, Ezra Leon Alford and Helen Marjorie Taylor. She graduated from Belhaven College, earning her degree in Elementary Education.

            After completing her studies, Mrs. Pounds accepted a teaching position with the Hinds County School System and taught elementary school for 18 years. A member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school in the pre-school department and was the former director of the Mom s Day Out Program. Mrs. Pounds loved animals, particularly horses and dogs. She will be remembered by her family and friends for the dedication she had for working with children.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Elbert S. Pounds; her brother, William B. Alford, a sister, Elizabeth Alford Hall and a niece, Joan Hill.

            She is survived by her nephew and nieces, who were like her children and grandchildren, including: Glenwood Hall of Tampa, Fla.; Debbie Myers of Brandon; Paige Wills of Biloxi; Courtney Gordon of Morton; and Scott Hall of Madison Heights, Mich....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marguerite A. Pounds (SS#issued in MS), last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Marguerite 1914 MS1, Ezra Leon 1880 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MARGUERITE SEALE ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—28 November 2007

 

HOUSTON—Marguerite Seale Alford, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born April 13, 1914, in Calhoun County. She had lived at Traceway-Mitchell Center in Tupelo for the past three years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Houston.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston with Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery.

            Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Ladner and Jim of Madison, Betty Neilson and Charlie of Tupelo, and Sue Boyd and Randy of Tupelo; three sons, Curtis Alford and Adelle of Starkville, Bill Alford and Connie of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mitch Alford and Sherrie of Houston; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Alford; her parents, Claude M. and Maggie Rickman Seale; and a brother, Charles Seale.

            Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 W. Madison St., Houston, MS 38851.

 

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Photo from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed & Sue Anderson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marguerite S. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tupelo, Lee Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Curtis E. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARIE W. ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Wednesday, 8 August 2012

 

MERIDIAN—Services for Marie Alford will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Little Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 97, of Toomsuba, died Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at Bedford Care Center of Marion.

 

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MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Friday, 3 August 2012

 

MERIDIAN—Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Marie W. Alford, 92, of Toomsuba, who died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Bedford Care Center of Marion.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARIE WARD DAVIS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 3 September 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994

 

            Marie W. Alford, 62, of Winter Street, a cutter for Mississippi Industries for the Blind, died Aug. 20 of respiratory failure at Mississippi Methodist Medical Center.

            Memorial services are 1 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, a Canton native, had lived in Jackson most of her life. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include: husband, William; sons, Bill Davis of Pearl, David Davis of Tampa, Fla., and Thomas Davis of Amarillo, Texas; daughters, Patricia Piner of Memphis and Carol Nichols of Gray, La.; brothers, Montgomery Ward of San Francisco and Cleon Ward of Crystal Springs; and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records list a Marie Alford who was born 26 Sept 1929 and died 30 Aug 1992 in Jackson, MS.

            William Simon Alford married Marie K. Davis in Hinds Co. on 9 Sept 1970. This was obviously a second marriage for Marie.

            William may be the William S. Alford who was born 5 March 1925 and died 17 Nov 2005 (SSDI issued in MS, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS). His obituary is in this compilation.

 

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MARILYN D. ALFORD FIELDER

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—25 June 2008

 

            Mrs. Marilyn Alford Fielder, 53, of D’Iberville, MS, died Monday, June 23, 2008, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Fielder was a native and lifelong resident of the Coast. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

            Mrs. Fielder was preceded in death by her parents, Sam D. and Mildred Fails Alford; sister, Vera Sturges, and a brother, Sam Alford, Jr.

            She is survived by four daughters, Jennifer Treloar, Charlene Pyle, Barbara Fielder and Tanya Fielder, all of D’Iberville; two sons, Chris Fielder and Jason Fielder of D’Iberville; sister, Lillian Hopkins of D’Iberville; brother, Bert Alford of Cleveland, TN; fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

            Visitation is Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Ave., in Biloxi. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at D’Iberville Memorial Park.

            In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Fund, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marilyn D. Fielder (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Apr 1955, last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Sam Dorsey Alford and Mildred Inez Fails Alford; and sister Vera L. Alford Sturges in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Marilyn D. 1955 MS1, Sam Dorsey 1899 MS2, Harvey Warren 1865 MS3, Jacob A. 1835 AL4, Julius 1803 NC5, Jacob 1781 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MARION HASTON ALFORD

 

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TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—_____ February 1987

 

            Marion Haston Alford, age 88, died Friday, February 20 at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 22 at Houston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ellzey Cemetery, Calhoun County, with the Rev. J.R. Burkes and the Rev. Harold Robinson officiating.

            The son of the late Oscar Bud Alford and the late Fannie Griffin, he was a retired farmer. A lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, he was a member of Thorn Methodist Church where he served as a Stewart.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jewel White Alford of Houston; two sons, Flavius Alford of Houston and Leamond Alford of Pasadena, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Grace Anderson of Marks; three brothers, Ben Alford, Roy Alford and Burnie J. Alford, all of Houston; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marion Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 June 1898, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jewell White Alford; son Flavius Terrell “Red” Alford; mother, Sara Frances “Fannie” Griffin Alford; and brothers Burnie Jackson Alford and Watty Washington Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Leamond Verdell “Lee” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Marion Haston 1898 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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MARION HERBERT ALFORD

Uncle of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 30 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Marion Albert Alford, 74, of Springridge Road, retired Hinds County heavy equipment operator, died of pneumonia Friday [May 29] at G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at Lakewood South Funeral home with burial in Lakewood South Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a Carpenter native and was a Raymond resident for 40 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran, serving in World War II. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include: sons, Marion G. Alford of Madison; stepson, T.W. Mohan of Pinola; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion.

 

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marion H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Nov 1923, last residence Raymond, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Syble Louise Mohon Alford; parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and his brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            AAFA shows him as Marion Herbert Alford, born November 11, 1923 in Copiah Co., MS, the son of Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams. He married Syble Louise Mohon on 3 Feb1950 in Rankin co., MS. This was her second marriage.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Marion Herbert 1923 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARJORIE LOUISE CASE ALFORD

Wife of Leonidas Marcelus “Lee” Alford, Jr., AAFA #0466

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 21 May 1999

 

            Marjorie Case Alford, 75, of Northpointe Parkway, a homemaker, died Thursday [May 20] of cancer at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford was a Brookhaven native. She had lived in Jackson for 27 years. She was a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She was the widow of Lee M. Alford Jr.

            Survivors include: daughters, Ann Alford Baird and Pat Alford Sisk, both of Siloam Springs, Ark.; son, William Lee Alford of Indianloa; sisters, Ivy Hosch of Jackson and Nell Raabe of Lakeland, Fla.; brother, Houston Case of Brookhaven; and three grandchildren….

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Oct 1923 [different than other records], last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leonidas Marcelus “Lee” Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Marjorie Louise Case Alford was born 10 Oct 1923 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS, daughter of William L. Case and Cattie P. Bowman.

            From Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Ancestry): Marjorie Alford, born 10 Oct 1923 and died 20 May 1999, served from 16 June 1944 to 18 April 1946.

 

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MARSHALL B. HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—8 May 2008

 

            Marshall B. Halford, 84, of Gloster, died May 6, 2008, at his son’s residence near Gloster. Visitation continued at noon today at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster until services there at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Odus Jackson officiating. Burial is in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Gloster.

            Mr. Halford was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Gloster. He was the son of the late William Reden Halford and Willie May McCray Halford.

            He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, where he was a mechanic. His family said he was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly.

            He was a World War II veteran and a 32nd Degree Mason.

            Survivors include a son, J.B. Halford and wife Jeannie of Gloster; a daughter, Odean Halford of Foxworth; seven grandchildren, Mann, Dwayne and Zina of Houma, La., Loretta and Danielle of Gloster, and Harvey and Regina of Foxworth; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lily May Bates and Ema Jane Jackson of Roxie and Ruby Nell Savoy of Centreville; two brothers, Richard Halford of Gloster and Quin Allen Halford of Centreville; many hunting friends and other friends.

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oxford, Amite Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marshall B. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Gloster, Amite Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his daughter Edna Odean Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Earl Felson Halford and Julius Riley Halford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage, from online family trees: Marshall B. 1923 MS1, Willie Redden 1886 MS2, Bryant 1842 MS3, James D. 1810 ?? 4.

 

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MARTHA ANN ALFORD LADNER

 

Hartman Hughes Capps Funeral Home

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—_____ March 2013

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ann Ladner, 74, will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Crystal Springs Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Crystal Springs Cemetery.

            Mrs. Ladner passed away at her residence in Tylertown on Friday, March 1, 2013.

            She was born September 2, 1938 in Walthall County, Mississippi, daughter of the late Arthur Levi and Margaret Martin Alford. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by two brothers Travis and Thomas Alford.

            She was retired after 25 years with the Mississippi State Employment Services, a member of Crystal Springs Baptist Church and a homemaker. Mrs. Ladner enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking care of her family.

            Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Joe Ladner of Tylertown; children Lisa (Brett) Jones, Joey (Karen) Ladner, Sandra Stringer, and John (Amy) Ladner; brothers Hulon Alford and Dan (Joan) Alford; sister Mary Thornhill; grandchildren Jeremy (Kerry) Jones, Jonathan Jones, Christen (Kenneth) Ladner, Emily Ladner, Caleb Ladner, Kole Stringer and fiancée Paige, Katie Stringer, Derek (Amanda) Ladner, and Blake Ladner; great-grandchildren Gracie Jones, Mattie Jones, Brayden Ladner, and Wyatt Ladner; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Shelton Stogner, Joseph Stogner, Alan Reagan, Greg Alford, Troy Alford, Jimmy Lowery, and Billy Wayne Thornhill….

            Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com

 

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

            See the obituaries of her mother, Margaret Louise Martin Alford; and siblings Heuland Jessie Alford and James Travis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Martha Ann 1938 MS1, Arthur Levi 1899 MS2, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARTHA CAROLINE ALFORD MARTIN

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—14 February 2002

 

MADISON—Martha Alford Martin, 82, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at St. Catherine’s Village. Visitation is 5-7:30 p.m. at Stringer Funeral Home in Crystal Springs and 1 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Crystal Springs. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the church with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

            Mrs. Martin was born on the old home place in Copiah County outside of Crystal Springs on June 7, 1919. She was educated in Crystal Springs Consolidated School and graduated from Copiah Lincoln Junior College and Draughon’s Business School in Jackson. Mrs. Martin was employed as a personal secretary to Robert Hederman at Hederman Brothers Company in the 1940s and 1950s. After the death of her husband, Tillman Martin in 1957 Mrs. Martin returned to Crystal Springs. She was employed there as a secretary by Mr. J.N. Barron of Barron and Company for nine years and then as the secretary at Crystal Springs High School for the next 19 years. She worked part time as the secretary at First Presbyterian Church until her retirement in 1992. An avid gardener and cat lover, she shared her home with Snowball the cat for 21 years.

            Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Tillman Ford Martin; parents, Richard Sion Alford and Carrie Bell Slay Alford; and brothers, Roy Alford, Harold Alford and Earl Alford.

            Mrs. Martin will be remembered as a loving mother and compassionate friend. Her kind spirit touched the lives of many.

            Survivors include: sister, Mary Emma Alford McClain Spencer of St. Catherine’s Village; son, Mike Martin of Madison; daughter, Pat Owens of Brandon; granddaughters, Jennifer Portera of Ridgeland and Cassie Martin of Madison; grandsons, Brian Sumrall and Matthew Sumrall of Brandon; and a host of nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

            Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Crystal Springs or St. Catherine’s Village in Madison.

 

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Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha A. Martin (SS# issued in MS), last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her half-siblings Mary Emma Alford McLain Spencer and Richard Earl Alford; and grandmother Mary Caroline Bridges Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her half-brother Roy Sion Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Martha Caroline 1919 MS1, Richard Sion 1869 MS2, Alexander 1827 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARTHA ELIZABETH PRYOR ALFORD

 

Ott & Lee Funeral Home

Brandon, Rankin Co., MS—_____ April 2015

 

Martha Pryor Alford

 

            Martha Elizabeth Alford, age 103, a lifelong resident of the Homewood community, died peacefully surrounded by family Sunday April 26, 2015 at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest following a brief illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Tuesday April 28, 2015 from the Homewood United Methodist Church with interment in the Homewood Methodist Cemetery. Rev. Milton Koon and Rev. Jerry Barnes will officiate.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Scott County to her parents William Clifton Pryor and Mattie Moore Pryor on September 2, 1911. She was a longtime member of Homewood United Methodist Church. She was a housewife, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, a son; James William Alford, a daughter Bettye A. Risher and her husband Robert Lavern Alford.

            Survivors include five children; Gwen A. Lindsey of Brandon, Bobby L. Alford (Nancy) of Monticello, Kenny Alford (Keitha) of Ashville, NC. Janice A. Burt of Forest and James Allen Alford (Sherrie) of Chattanooga, TN. She also leaves behind a legacy of 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers are Dan Risher, Linda Lindsey Harmon, Steve Risher, Randy Lindsey, Denise Alford Weeks, Gary Lindsey, Dianne Alford Mitchell, Melissa Burt Bell, Robert Alford, Chris Burt, Brian Lindsey, Woody Burt, Kristen Alford Haigler, Bret Alford, Kendra Alford Wengerd, Kyle Alford and Chris Anderson….

            Funeral services provided by Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Forest.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Lavern Alford; and daughter, Bettye Louisa Alford Risher in this compilation.

 

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MARTHA MARYANN “MOLLIE” GLOVER ALFORD

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—3 February 1944

 

FINAL RITES FOR AGED WOMAN

 

            Final rites for Mrs. Mollie Glover Alford, widow of the late Elder C.W. Alford, who departed this life November 30, 1936, were held at Shokalo, Rev. A.M. Langston conducting funeral services, and interment was made in Shokalo cemetery.

            Deceased was born August 11, 1857, and on September 17, 1871, was married to C.W. Alford. To this union twelve children, seven daughters and five sons, were born. Six daughters and two sons survive her.

            Early in life she united with the Primitive Baptist church and remained a faithful member until death.

            White and Wilcox Funeral home in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Photo from Shockalo Cemetery, Free Trade, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

Photo from AAFA Archives

Seated in front: Children of Wilburn Whitfield Alford: Jacob Columbus and Maude Milinda.

Middle row: Edward, his wife Laura Hollingsworth Alford, holding daughter Essie, Columbus and his wife Mollie Glover Alford, Whit’s wife Virginia Amanda Hollingsworth Alford, holding daughter Mary Elizabeth, Wilburn Whitfield, holding daughter Minerva Ann “Dolly”.

Back row: All children of Columbus: Samuel Hamilton, Ellar Corneleus, Susie Ealy, Nellie Ann, and Ular Valeria.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Edward F. Alford, Susie Ealy Alford Weir, Nellie Ann Alford Sanders Langston, and Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford Quick in this compilation.

            Martha Maryann “Mollie” Glover Alford was the daughter of Saunders and Mary Glover. She married Columbus Washington Alford on 17 Sept 1871, in Leake Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Columbus Washington 1850 GA1, James Floyd 1817 GA2, Zaddock 1787 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARTHA PERLINA ALFORD STEGALL

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 20 November 1963

 

Rites Wednesday Near Morton For Mrs. Stegall, 90

 

            Funeral services were to be held for Mrs. Martha Alford Stegall, 90, of Star Route, Morton, on Wednesday morning, November the 20th, at 10:30 from the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church south of Morton. Elder E.Y. Harris of Jackson and Rev. James Walker of Flora will officiate. Interment in the Church Cemetery with Ott & Lee in charge.

            Mrs. Stegall passed away in the Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest on Monday [November 18] after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church.

            The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Ozella Gray and Miss Arra Stegall, both of Morton, Mrs. Willie Brassell of Jackson, and Mrs. Winnie Tadlock of Forest; six sons, Bolan, Jack, Robert and Vardaman, all of Morton, Virgil of Flora, and Joe Stegall of Bendonia; twenty one grandchildren; and thirty great grandchildren.

            The pallbearers are the grandsons.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha Stegall (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Feb 1873, last residence not listed.

            Martha Perlina Alford was the daughter of Brittain Washington Alford and Mary Frances Emily Lindsey.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Martha Perlina 1873 MS1, Brittain Washington 1843 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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MARTIN CHANCE ALFORD

 

Photo from Facebook page, In Loving Memory of Chance Alford

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—31 January 2011

 

HOUSTON—Martin Chance Alford, 24, died Jan. 29, 2011, at Big Creek, as the result of a hunting accident. He was born Dec. 3, 1986, in Oxford. He was employed by Chickasaw Wood in Houston. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro. He was a volunteer fireman with the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

            He is survived by his wife, Victoria Coleman, whom he married on Oct. 6, 2007; his mother, Karen Prewett of Pittsboro; his father, David Alford of Thorn; his grandparents, Evelyn Martin of Pittsboro and Jeanette Pumphrey of Houston; his great-grandparent, Ella Mae Smith of Bruce; a half brother, James Alford of Tupelo; a half sister, Jeannie McNeal of Mantee; several aunts and uncles; and his step grandmother, Earlene Alford of Houston.

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy Martin and Leslie Alford; and his great-grandparent, Ralph Smith.

            Pallbearers will be Caleb Criddle, Tony Hubbard, Keith Martin, Jimmy Ray Moore, Hector Nunez and Craig Smith.

            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department.

            Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerMemorialFuneralHome.com

 

In another article:

 

CALHOUN COUNTY JOURNAL

Bruce, Calhoun Co., MS—Sunday, 31 January 2011

 

HOUSTON MAN KILLED IN HUNTING ACCIDENT NEAR BIG CREEK

By Joel McNeece

 

            A 24-year-old Houston man was killed Saturday, Jan. 29 in a hunting accident near Big Creek.

            Martin Chance Alford was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head.

            Alford was among a group of men from Calhoun and Chickasaw County that had been hunting hogs Saturday morning when the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m.

            The hunters were on CR 306 when one of the men dropped his belt with holster while getting in a vehicle. The gun discharged when it hit the pavement, shooting Alford in the back of the head, according to Deputy Dean Poynor.

            No charges are expected to be filed in the incident.

            Alford was employed by Chickasaw Wood in Houston, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro. He was a volunteer fireman with Thorn Fire Department.

            His funeral service was Monday at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro with Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial was in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Victoria Coleman Alford; his mother, Karen Prewett, of Pittsboro; and his father, David Alford, of Thorn.

 

In another article:

 

Mississippi Firefighters Association

Brandon, Rankin Co., MS—_____ January 2011

 

CHANCE ALFORD, THORN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

            It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Martin Chance Alford, age 24. Chance was a volunteer fire fighter with the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department in Chickasaw County and the son of Fire Chief David Alford. Chance lost his life in a tragic hunting accident on Saturday, January 29, 2011. He had been an active member of the Thorn VFD since he was old enough to drive and a member of the Mississippi Fire Fighter’s Association for the past several years. We ask that you keep the Alford family and the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department in your prayers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MARTIN “MARTY” ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 31 December 1997

 

CRYSTAL SPRINGS [Copiah Co.]—Marty Alford, 32, a machinist, died Monday [December 29] of cardiac arrest at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital.

            Services are 10 a.m. today at Highland Baptist Church with burial in Harmony Cemetery. Stringer Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a Tampa, Fla., native. He was a machinist for Trilogy Communications. He had lived in Crystal Springs and Jackson all his life.

            Survivors include: mother, Mary Ann Alford of Crystal Springs; father, Uyless Alford of Crystal Springs; and sister, Anita Ann Bailey of Jackson.

 

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Photo from Harmony Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Mary Ann Whittington Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Martin 1965 MS1, Uyless Edgar 1939 MS2, Willie Simon/Simeon 1890 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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MARVIN BRADFORD ALFORD

 

From The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, 5 September 1943

“Brothers Serve Country: The four sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Alford of Florence are in there pitching for their country…. Marvin B. Alford, 20, was inducted in November, 1942….”

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 5 October 1989

 

FLORENCE—Marvin Bradford Alford, 66, a retired salesman and a former prisoner of war, died of inflammation of the stomach Tuesday [October 3] at his home. Services are 11 a.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in Florence Cemetery….

            Mr. Alford, a Florence native, once lived in Jackson and in Georgia, but he returned to Florence about 29 years ago. He was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church, Disabled American Veterans and American Ex-Prisoners of War.

            During World War II, he served in the air corps division of the U.S. Army. He was a gunner in a bomber. While flying over France in 1944, his plane was shot down. He was held prisoner in France and Germany for 13 months before being freed by English forces.

            Mr. Alford retired from a Rome, Ga., insulation company in 1974.

            Survivors include: wife, Eleen; daughter, Dianne Roberts of Florence; sisters, Audry Laird and Lois Tucker, both of Florence; and two grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 March 1923, last residence Florence, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eleen Payne Alford Evans; father, Julius Henry Alford; and brother Dudley Wright Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Marvin Bradford 1923 MS1, Julius Henry 1880 MS2, John L. 1855 MS3, Julius Caesar 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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MARVIN NOEL ALFORD, SR.

Brother of Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer, AAFA #0863

Uncle of Gary Neal Alford, AAFA #0814

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—24 September 2015

 

PEARL—Marvin Noel Alford, Sr., 72, of Pearl, MS, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 21, 2015.

            He was born on October 13, 1942, the 14th child of Sim and Mary Alford. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and spent many years in retail management.

            He is survived by Betty Alford, his wife of 50 years; sons, Noel Alford, Pearl, MS and Cliff Alford, Murfreesboro, TN; grandson, Tyler Alford, Chandler, AZ; and granddaughter, Lili Alford, Pearl, MS.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and 9 siblings.

            Surviving siblings are brothers, Uyless Alford, Puckett, MS, David Alford, Pearl, MS; sisters, Jenny Windham, Maryville, TN, Julia Wilson, Owasso, OK, Kathleen Pauser, Cold Spring, MN.

            Marvin was a long time lover of southern gospel music and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

            Services will be held on Thursday, September 24,2015 with visitation at 1:00 P.M. and the memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M at Oakdale Baptist Church,1872 Highway 471, Brandon, MS 39042….

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings Alvin Harold Alford, Arthur Nathan Alford Sr., Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt, and William S. Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Marvin Noel 1942 MS1, Willie Simon/Simeon 1890 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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MARVIN WEBB ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 11 September 1992

 

BATESVILLE [Panola Co.]—Marvin Webb Alford, 71, farmer, died Wednesday [September 9] at Memphis Veterans Medical Center after a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dickins Funeral Home with burial in Curtis Union Cemetery near here.

            He was a World War II Army veteran.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Katie Peterson Alford, also leaves two daughters, Glenda Jean Renido of Baton Rouge, La., and Shirley Sarton of Batesville; a son, Billy Alford of Batesville; four sisters, Lella Johnson of Freeny, Melba Gean Eichelberger of Walnut Grove, Nancy Greer of Forest and Gladys Helminiak of Stevens Point, Wis.; four brothers, James Odell Alford and George Alford, both of Batesville, J.C. Alford of Carthage and James Hullon of New Mexico and four grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Curtis Union Church Memorial Cemetery, Panola Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Hart

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 July 1921, last residence Batesville, Panola Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Katie Lou Peterson Alford; and siblings George Kenneth Alford, Gladys Alford Helminiak, J.C. Alford, James Odell Alford, and Ray Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            Marvin’s first wife was Roberta Ogden.

            Marvin had 2 Alford lines: he was the son of Egbert J. Alford and Gennie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and William Wiseman “Banjo” Quick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His paternal lineage: Marvin Webb 1921 MS1, Egbert J. 1896 MS2, David Edward 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            His maternal Alford lineage, from his grandmother: Frances Vashti 1872 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA 4, James Floyd 1817 GA 5, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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MARY ALSOP O’BANNON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 18 September 1969

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. J.F. (Mary) Alford, 81, of Monterey Rd., will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m., from the Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment will follow in Briarhill Cemetery, near Florence.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday [September 17] at her home, after an extended illness. A native of Augusta, Ga., she had lived in Rankin county for 50 years. She was a member of Briarhill Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two sons, William O’Bannon of Plain and Elbert A. O’Bannon of Meadville; two brothers, Othniel Alsop of Pine Bluff, Ark.; Dr. W.E. Alsop of Mahwah, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hollaway of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Pat Castilaw, M.R. Graves, Ed Reis, John Thorn, George Coke and Scott Tribble.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 July 1888 and died _____ Sept 1969, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Julius Floyd Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD FISHER

 

THE PANOLIAN

Batesville, Panola Co., MS—25 May 2007

 

POPE—Mary Ann Alford Fisher, 89, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

            Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pope Baptist Church. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

            Fisher, born April 20, 1918, in Tallahatchie County to the late Hunter and Margaret Laughlin Alford, was a retired clerk and homemaker. She was also a member of Pope Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Fisher Sr.

            Survivors include: one daughter, Margaret Claire Fisher Hartzell and husband Roy of Sledge; two sons, Woodrow Wilson Fisher Jr. and wife Ann of Florence, Ala. and Joe Raymond Fisher and wife Roxana of Booneville; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary A. Fisher (SS# issued in MS), last residence Pope, Panola Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Margaret Adeline Laughlin Alford, in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Mary Ann 1918 MS1, Hunter Dogan 1883 MS2, John Hudson 1845 MS3, Hudson 1805 MS4, Cade 1771 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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MARY ANN O’NEILL ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—31 October 1990

 

            Mrs. Mary Ann O’Neil Alford, age 59, died Tuesday, October 23 1990 at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 25 at Houston First United Church. Burial was in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens with Dr. Bryan Scarbrough officiating.

            The daughter of the late Rev. Arthur Morse O’Neil and Louise Coleman, she was born in Drew and had resided in Houston since 1954. She was a graduate of Union High School and received her B.S. from Millsaps, where she was a member of the Millsaps Singers. She taught school in Leland and Houston. She was an active member of Houston First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir and the ladies sextets and served as past Council on Ministries Chairperson and as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Busy Bees and the Bernina Sewing club and was secretary for Chickasaw Equipment Company from 1963 to 1990.

            Survivors include her husband, Flavius “Red” Alford of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Annette Gann of Houston and Mrs. Nancy Crump of Tupelo; two sons, Frank Alford and Mark Alford, both of Houston; her mother, Mrs. Louise O’Neil of Houston; one brother, the Rev. Arthur M. O’Neil, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia and seven grandchildren, Kathryn Gann, Scott Gann, Matthew Alford, Daniel Alford, Neil Alford, Terrell Alford and Peyton Crump.

            Pallbearers were Bob Pearson III, Bobby Mooneyham, Dyer Atkinson, Wallace Norman, Jr., Dwight Fleming and Jack Dendy.

            The family request that memorials be made to the Houston First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

            Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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MARY ANN WHITTINGTON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 23 June 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Mary Ann Alford, 61, died June 21, 2007 at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital in Hazlehurst. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at Stringer Family Funeral Services in Crystal Springs. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Highland Baptist Church with burial in Harmony Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Terry. She had lived in Copiah County most of her life. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by a son, Martin “Marty” Alford in 1997.

            She is survived by her husband, Uyless E. Alford; daughter, Anita Ann Bailey and husband Eric of Crystal Springs; sisters, Ruth Tucker of Florence, Elizabeth Ann Gibson of Vicksburg and Deloris Ferguson of Batesville; brothers, T.W. Whittington of Perkinston and Gordon Whittington of Carthage; five grandchildren, Dwayne Burnside and wife Christi, Jonathan Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Luke Bailey, and Jennifer Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Jakob Humprey and Riley Burnside.

 

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Photos from Harmony Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

Photos posted 4 Feb 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 Feb 1946.

            See the obituaries of her son Martin “Marty” Alford; and brothers-in-law Alvin Harold Alford, Arthur N. Alford, and William S. Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Uyless Edgar Alford, born 2 Dec 1939, younger brother of Alvin Harold Alford, married Mary Ann Whittington 9 Feb 1963 in Copiah Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Uyless Edgar 1939 MS1, Willie Simeon 1891 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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MARY CAROLINE BRIDGES ALFORD

 

HAZLEHURST COURIER

Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., MS—Thursday, 19 February 1920

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

            A mother in Israel has passed to her reward

            She was the daughter of Rev. R.R. Bridges, a Methodist minister. By blood and marriage she was related to a large connection in Eastern Copiah.

            More than a half century ago she became the wife of Alexander Alford, a school teacher from Robeson county, N.C.

            Mr. Alford afterwards became a tower of strength in his community and leader of good enterprises and good influences.

            Into their home were born three sons and three daughters; all but one survived their honored parents.

            Mr. Alford died at a good old age, March 30, 1912; Mrs. Alford Feb. 14, 1920. While they lived they were spoken of by their friends as the “Salt of the earth.” They won the respect, the esteem and the affection of the whole community.

            Caroline Bridges Alford belonged to the old regime. Those like her are, for our sakes, “all too rare.” She learned the principles of religion in the parsonage and practiced them in her home, in her own church and in her community. Solomon described her in the last chapter of Proverbs. She was frugal, industrious, kind-hearted, practical and pious. Her house was open. Her hospitality abounded. She loved the church. The heart of her husband safely trusted in her. Her children arise up and call her blessed.

            In January she had celebrated her 83rd birthday. Friends hoped to be with her on returning birthdays....

            Her church membership was at Bethesda. Interment took place Sunday afternoon at Poplar Springs, in the family lot, about two miles east of Crystal Springs....

 

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Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Neely

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Alexander “Sandy” Alford; and son James Alexander Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            This family is partially listed in Harllee’s Kinfolks, Vol. 2, p. 1459. There she is listed as Mary Caroline Bridges.

            See the letter written by Caroline in AAFA ACTION, June 1990, p. 11.

 

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MARY E. BRITT ALFORD WHITMIRE

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Thursday, 12 August 2004

 

            Mary E. Britt Whitmire at Crosby Memorial Hospital, Picayune, MS on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 6:00 AM. Wife of the late Ralph Whitmire. Mother of Vinson Alford, Sr. and Bryan Alford. Grandmother of Eddy Bridger, Britt Alford, Vinson Alford, Jr., Shannan Bailey and Daryl Alford. Sister of H. Dean Britt, Anthony Britt, Robert Britt and the late Fred Britt and Lola May Britt. Daughter of Anton and Lola Britt. Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren.

            Age 82 years. A native of Kimberly, ID and resident of Carriere, MS. for over 30 years. She was a career Registered Nurse and a U.S. Army veteran.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Graveside Services at Cypress Grove Cemetery, New Orleans, LA, on Friday, August 13, 2004 at 10:00 AM. There will be no visitation. The Metairie Home of Lamana-Panno-Fallo, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., corner of Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, LA, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Leukemia Society of America, 3636 S. I-10 Service Rd., Suite 304, Metairie, LA. 70001. Sign On-Line Guest Book at www.legacy.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Whitmire (SS# issued in ID) was born 17 May 1922 and died 9 Aug 2004, last residence Carriere, Pearl River Co., MS.

 

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MARY ELLA BRADFORD ALFORD SMITH

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Thursday, 6 June 1957

 

            Mrs. Mary Ella Smith of Greenwood, died at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. Services will be held at Williams and Lord chapel Saturday morning at 10 o’clock…. Burial will be in the Methodist cemetery at Fannin.

            Mrs. Smith, who was 87, was a member of the Methodist church.

            She leaves three daughters, Mrs. I.H. Sells of Poplarville; Mrs. J.W. Doiron of Greenwood; Mrs. Jody Graham of Greenville; four sons T.W. Alford of Birmingham, Ala.; Master Sgt. Judson Smith Bedford, Va.; W.S. Smith of Vicksburg; E.H. Smith of Ocean Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Nene B. White of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. H.F. and Bailey of Jackson; 17 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Fannin Methodist Church Cemetery, Fannin, Rankin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son David Lee Alford in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: Mary was born 5 Dec 1869 in East Feliciana Parish, LA, daughter of David Preston Bradford and Emma E. Norwood.

            On the 1900 census in Fannin, Rankin Co., MS: William F. Alford, farmer age 28 born Jan 1872 in MS, married 10 years; his wife Mary E., age 30 born Dec 1869 in LA, 5 children, 4 living; children, all born in MS: Earnest B. 8 born June 1891, Mary M. 5 born Jan 1895, David L., 3 born Nov 1896, and Katy B. 1 born Dec 1898; and brother-in-law Thomas C. Bradford 21 born Sept 1878.

            William died in 1902, and Mary married (2) Walter Burnett Smith.

            From AAFA records: Mary Alford married Walter Smith on 12 Apr 1905 in Rankin Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her first husband’s lineage: William Floyd 1875 MS1, Cincinnatus 1828 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARY ELLA RHODES ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Sunday, 23 September 1951

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ella Alford of Forest, who died at Rush Memorial Hospital in Meridian Sunday, were held from the Homewood Methodist church, Monday, at 2:30 p.m…. Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, who made her home with one of her daughters, Mrs. R.E. Vaughn, broke her hip about a week before her death.

            She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Rhodes. She was 85 years old.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Barnes, Hattiesburg; and Mrs. R.E. [Effie] Vaughn, Forest; five sons, L.S. Alford, Edgar Alford, and A.H. Alford, Forest; R.V. [Robert Vinson] Alford, Newton, and A.D. [Arthur Daniel] Alford, Mobile; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Mangum, Forest; and Mrs. Effie Hester, Mobile; and one brother, R.L. Rhodes, Pulaski.

            Pallbearers at the funeral were James Alford, Robert Vaughn, Edwin Alford, Turner Alford, Troy Barnes, Billie Ray Alford, Holland Alford, and Laverne Alford.

 

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Photo from Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery, Forest, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Thomas Alford; and children Arie Hilton Alford, Effie Alford Vaughn, James Edgar Alford, Lilla Chronelia Alford Barnes, Lod Samuel Alford, and Robert Vinson Alford in this compilation.

            Mary Ella Rhodes was born 22 Dec 1865 to Daniel Derek Rhodes and Adeline Elizabeth “Fannie” Searcy.

 

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MARY EMMA ALFORD MCLAIN SPENCER

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—4 November 2005

 

            Emma Alford McLain-Spencer, 94, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Stringer Funeral Home in Crystal Springs and 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Crystal Springs. Services are 11:00 a.m. at the church with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs.

            Emmy was a native of Copiah County, born on the family farm to Richard Sion and Ada Sexton Alford on October 30, 1911. She was educated in the Copiah County Schools and was in the first graduating class of Crystal Springs Consolidated School. She received her Elementary Education degree from Mississippi State College for Women. Emmy will be remembered by scores of second grade students as one of their most special teachers. Practically no one will have forgotten the “Bird Book” constructed in her class. Perhaps Emmy’s greatest lesson was her life’s example of selfless giving and positive living.

            Emmy married John Allen McLain of Gloster. They had one son, John Allen. Mr. McLain died in the 1940’s and John Allen, Jr. died in 1952 at the age of 15.

            Emmy thought she would live out her life alone. However, she accepted the unexpected offer of matrimony from Rev. James Spencer, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Crystal Springs. Emmy and Jimmy went on to share almost 25 years of mutual love and adoration. The couple moved to St. Catherine’s Village in Madison in 1994 when Jimmy’s health declined. Emmy had many good years at St. Catherine’s, close to her loving niece Pat Owen, nephew Mike Martin and their families.

            Other survivors include Carol Moore of Baton Rouge, La., Janet Huettel of Memphis, Tenn., Virginia Ann Robinson of Memphis, Tenn., and Jean Nash of Baton Rouge, La.. Other survivors are a number of great and great, great nieces and nephews.

            The family is grateful to Dr. Diane Ferguson and especially to the dedicated staff of caregivers at St. Catherine’s Village.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, 316 E. Marion Street, Crystal Springs, MS 39059 or St. Catherine’s Village Foundation, 200 Dominican Drive, Madison. MS 39110.

 

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Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary E. Spencer (SS# issued in MS), last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her brother Richard Earl Alford; half-sister Martha Caroline Alford Martin; and grandmother Mary Caroline Bridges Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Roy Sion Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Emma 1911 MS1, Richard Sion 1869 MS2, Alexander 1827 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARY ESSIE DOUGLASS ALFORD

 

MISSISSIPPI SUN

Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS—Thursday, 29 November 1923

 

MRS. ESSIE ALFORD GOES TO HER REWARD

 

            Succumbing to an attack of heart failure, following a long seige of bronchial trouble, Mrs. Essie Alford, wife of J.W. [sic: J.H.] Alford, died Tuesday morning [November 27] at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Kuykendall, of this city.

            Mrs. Alford, who was one of the oldest residents of this county, would have attained her 79th birthday on the 29th of this month. She was a devoted member of the Baptist church, and leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

            She is survived by three brothers, Stephen Douglass, of Oxford; Walter Douglass, of Texas, and T.C. Douglass, of Webb. Her sisters are, Mrs. Riley Knight, of Oxford; Mrs. C.J. Woods, Oxford; Mrs. R.F. Kimmons, Water Valley; Mrs. Susie Davison, of Texarkana, Ark; and Mrs. James Porter, Oakland. A daughter, Mrs. J.H. Howard, of Duncan, Oklahoma, has been here ever since her mother was stricken ill.

            Funeral services were held at the Kuykendall home. The interment was in the Dogan cemetery.

            Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: T.C. Douglass, of Webb; Stephen Douglass, Oscar Douglass, Z.L. Knight. Mrs. Riley Knight, Mrs. C.J. Woods, of Oxford; Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Kimmons, of Water Valley; Mrs. James Porter, of Oakland; Mrs. G.A. Harris, of Memphis.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, John Hudson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY ETHEL ALFORD

Aunt of George Harris Ruppert, AAFA #1382

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 20 January 2008

 

            Mary E. Alford, 82, died Friday, January 18, 2008, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral services are 2:00pm Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Jackson, with burial in the Cedarlawn Cemetery. Mark Seepe Funeral Directors in Jackson is handling the arrangements.

            Survivors include: sons, Herbert Grant of Texarkana, AR, Richard (Corlis) Robinson of Byram; daughter, Linda Campbell of Alexandria, LA; sisters, Eleanor Verdier and Elsie James both of Duncanville, TX, Olis (Johnny) Ruppert of Houston, TX, Dorothy Neal of Byram; brother, Perry “Buddy” (Maria) Alford of Tyler, TX; six grandchildren & numerous great grandchildren.

            Memorials may be sent to American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Oct 1925, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Raymond Alford and Winfred H. “Chris” Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; and Hugh Allen Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries. In Winfred’s 1986 obituary, she is listed as Mary Ethel Copeland, and as Mary Ethel Alford in Raymond’s 1996 obituary.

            In 1930 Mary E. Alford, age 4, is listed in Rankin Co., MS, with her parents, Hugh 45 and Ella Alford 39, and 9 siblings. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1920 and 1910 the family is in Hinds Co., MS.

            On Hugh Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 35, born 7 March 1883. He is a car repairer living in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS. His nearest relative is his wife, Ella Alford.

            Hugh’s SSDI record shows that he was born 6 March 1882 and died _____ Jan 1976 in Hinds Co., MS.

            In 1880, John L. Alford 25 and Jennie Alford 21, and 3 children are living in Rankin Co., MS. All were b. in MS.

            From Mississippi Marriages, 1776–1935 (Ancestry): J.L. Alford married Jennie Smith on 10 Dec 1875 in Rankin Co.

            In 1870, Rankin Co., MS, John Alford, age 14, is living with his father, Julius C. Alford 40, [relationship unknown] R Manntha [Aramintha?] 19, and 3 brothers, George 12, William 10, and Warren 3. All were b. in MS except Julius, b. AL.

            Julius C. Alford served in the 39th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, during the Civil War.

            In 1860, Rankin Co., MS, John Alford, age 6 b. MS, is living with his parents, Julius Alford 25 MS and Mary Alford 26 GA, and 2 brothers, George 4 MS and William 2 MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Mary Ethel 1925 MS1, Hugh Allen 1883 MS2, John L. 1855 MS3, Julius Caesar 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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MARY ETHEL ALFORD WIMBERLEY

Sister of Virginia Alford Bray, AAFA #0437

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 19 November 1995

 

WEST POINT—Ethel Alford Wimberley, 83, a homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday [November 18] at Dugan Memorial Home.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Garden Cemetery.

            Mrs. Wimberley was a Chickasaw County native. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of Martha Chapter No. 53 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She was the widow of W.K. Wimberley.

            Survivors include: daughters, Charlotte W. Young and Sandra F. Wimberley, both of West Point; sisters, Virginia Bray of Columbus and Geraldine Allen of Houston; brothers, Curis Alford of Houston and J.W. Alford of Porterville, Calif.; and three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Child Development Center, P.O. Box 293, West Point MS 39773­0293; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 966, West Point MS 39773-0966.

 

 

Photos from West Point Memorial Gardens Cemetery, West Point, Clay Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Henley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Wimberley (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Nov 1911, last residence West Point, Clay Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Watty Washington Alford and Elmer Olive Berry Alford; and brother Curtis E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother J.W. Alford in California Obituaries; and her sister Virginia Alford Bray in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Mary Ethel 1911 MS1, Watty Washington 1891 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 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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MARY GENELL ALFORD HILTON

Mother of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

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Photo from her daughter Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 18 May 2005

 

            Mary “Genell” Hilton, 75, died Monday, May, 16, 2005, at the Community Nursing Home in Jackson. Visitation is after 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service today at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, Clinton Blvd., with burial in Lakewood South Memorial Park in Jackson, McCluer Rd.

            Mrs. Hilton was born May 1, 1930 to Arthur and Lona Alford. She graduated from Morton High School and Draughan Business College. She was a long time resident of Jackson where she was a homemaker. She was an active member of McDowell Road Baptist Church, as long as her health allowed, where she taught preschool Sunday School. She loved children and enjoyed spending time with the kids in her neighborhood. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and sewing. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

            Mrs. Hilton is survived by two sons, Monroe Hilton, III and wife, Audrey of Byram and Michael James Hilton and wife, Evelyn of Richland; one daughter, Marilyn Hilton Dickerson and husband, Morgan “Snooky” of Richland; two brothers, Clifton Alford and Sonny Alford; two sisters, Lucille Berryhill and Earnese Allen; seven grandchildren, Monroe Hilton, IV, Christopher Hilton, Charles Pace, Jr., Wes Oden, Jr., Christina Conn, Matthew James Hilton, and Sondra Storey; and ten greatgrandchildren.

            Preceding her in death is her husband of 49 years, Monroe Hilton, Jr.

            In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Genell A. Hilton (SS# issued in MS), last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents Arthur Alford and Lona Lee Wallace Alford; and siblings Arthur Lee “Sonny” Alford, Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Clifton Howard Alford, Rex Ray Alford, and Stella Alford Dunn in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Genell 1930 MS1, Arthur 1891 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MARY L. “MOLLY” CORNELL HALFORD O’BRIANT

 

YAZOO HERALD

Yazoo City, Yazoo Co., MS—Tuesday, 27 April 1926

 

GOOD WOMAN DIES AT DAUGHTER’S HOME

DEATH CAME AFTER MONTHS OF SUFFERING FUNERAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

 

            Saturday morning [April 24] at 3 o’clock, Mrs. Molly L. O’Briant died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.A. Golden on Washington street, after months of suffering through which she was tenderly nursed by her devoted familv Although most of the time her pain was great, she bore her sufferings with a Christian grace that gave a solace to those who loved her and made the last days on earth more bearable to all.

            For many years she lived in the northern part of the county and was married first to Mr. Halford. Three sons of this union survive. Later she married Mr. O’Briant, the father of Mrs. W.A. Golden, and Mr. O’Briant of this city.

            The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of H.H. Brickell on Washington street and the body was laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery

            Mrs. O’Briant was a consistent Christian and during her long life she scattered many seeds of kindness that will bear fruit long after she has passed from life. She was a devoted mother, always looking to the pleasure and comfort of her loved ones and until disease sapped her strength it was her pleasure to be actively engaged in the management of her home….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son William Bradley Halford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, partially from RootsWeb: William B. 1851 MS1, Washington Bradley 1822 TN2, Bradley about 1792 NC3, John about 1765 NC4.

 

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MARY EVA MARTIN HALFORD

 

YAZOO HERALD

Yazoo City, Yazoo Co., MS—Saturday, 1 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

RIDGELAND [Madison Co.]—Mary Eva Halford, 102, died on October 28, 2003, of heart failure at Highland Home. A graveside service was held on October 30 at Glenwood Cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her daughter, Juanita Melton of Yazoo City, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

            A daughter, Dorothy Sutherland; a grandson, Dennis Melton; and her spouse, L.D. Halford, preceded her in death.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret Webb

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary M. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 May 1901, last residence Yazoo City, Yazoo Co., MS.

            See the obituariues of her daughter, Eva Juanita Halford Melton; and sister Lena Martin Halford, who married Mary’s husband’s brother, in this compilation. Lena’s obituary includes many notes on the Halford family.

            World Bride Index lists the marriage of Mary Evaline Martin, b. 24 May 1901, daughter of Andrew Christopher C. Martin and Mary Nona Futrell, to Lawrence Edwin Halford in Yazoo City, Yazoo Co., MS, on 1 May 1921.

            A RootsWeb Family Tree identifies Lawrence’s parents as John Jefferson Halford and Sarah Lou Selby.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Yazoo (District 10) Yazoo Co., MS, dwelling #112: Lawrence E. Halford, age 32 MS; wife Mary E. 28 MS; and daughters Dorthey J. 6 AR, and Eva J. 4 [hard to read] MS. Lawrence was age 21 and Mary was 19 at first marriage.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Lawrence Edwin MS 18981, John Jefferson MS 18552, Washington Bradley about 1822 TN3, Bradley about 1793 NC4, John about 1765 VA5.

 

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MARY J. ALFORD ELLIS

 

DAILY CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 4 March 1931

 

PROMINENT MOUNT OLIVE WOMAN DIES

 

MOUNT OLIVE, Mar. 3—Funeral services were held here Sunday for Mrs. J.R. Ellis, who has been ill at her home for the past two months.

            Mrs. Ellis, who was Mary Alford before her marriage, was born November 12, 1857, at Fannin. She was married to J.R. Ellis, also of Fannin, November 10, 1875, the couple having been married 55 years. For the past twenty-five years Mrs. Ellis had been associated in the mercantile business here with her husband. She was prominent in social affairs and church work here in her earlier life, having served as district secretary of the Hattiesburg district woman’s Missionary Society, of the Methodist church, of which she was a life long member. She also served as president of different societies here.

            There were no children. Mr. Ellis is survived by her husband, three nieces and two nephews who are: Mrs. Maggie Brown, Pelahatchie; Mrs. Ella Sells of Carthage; Mrs. Katherine Hempile, Tom Watt Alford, and Ernest Alford, and other relatives.

            Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church….

            The active pallbearers were: James J. Rawls. Ellis Roberts, George Smith, J.C. Calhoun, F.O. Smith, and J.B. Byrd.

            Honorary pallbearers: D.G. Calhoun, Walter Lowery, E.L. Calhoun, W.T. Clark and A.W. Evans.

 

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Photo from Mount Olive City Cemetery, Mount Olive, Covington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah Edmonds Borquist

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary was the daughter of Cincinnatus Alford and his first wife, Anna Jane Moore.

            From—Mississippi Supreme Court case regarding property, brought by Mary J. Ellis against her stepmother, Lucy Alford, and her half-brother, Lucy’s son Willy Floyd Alford:

 

THE CLARION

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 8 December 1886

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Mary J. 1855 MS1, Cincinnatus 1828 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARY LOU WELCH ALFORD

Aunt of Virginia Alford Bray, AAFA #0437

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Thursday, 2 December 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

HOUSTON [Chickasaw Co.]—Mary Lou Welch Alford, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. A native of Chickasaw County, she was born March 16, 1919, to Gradion Smith Welch and Eva Lora Flanagan Welch. She was a merchant, retired from federal employment at the Fort Polk military base. She was a member of Thorn Church of God.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Thorn Church of …. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery at Vardaman. Southern Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include a son, Gaylon and wife, Katherine, of Starkville; four daughters, Theresa Huffman, Wanda Harrell and husband, Eddie, and Eva Gayle Criddle and husband, David, all of Houston, and Rebecca Lyle of Austin, Texas; a brother, Rex M. Welch and wife, Dell, of Berrien Springs, Mich.; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Raymond Alford, on Dec. 19, 1999; her parents; and two brothers, James T. Welch and Maurice E. Welch.

            Pallbearers will be Jerry Martin, Sherman Alford, Jeff Laughlin, Jimmy Sanders, Dale Mooneyham, Russell Moore and Jimmy “Bo Bo” Petit....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Mary W. Alford (SS# issued in MS), but her birth date is listed as 15 March 1919. Her last residence was Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Roy Raymond 1909 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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MARY LOUISE MCKENZIE ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 7 February 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Mary Louise Alford, 74, of Tylertown [Walthall Co.], died Feb. 6, 2005, at his [her] residence. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Walthall County. She was the daughter of Cecil Calvert and Inez Griffin McKenzie. She was a homemaker and a steadfast companion to her husband of 57 years. Whether the couple was planting a garden, building a deer stand or attending a convention, Mrs. Alford remained by his side until being confined to bed the last two years of her life. She loved singing, and Monday nights were often reserved to gather around the piano with other Christians to sing gospel favorites. She was active in her beloved Salem Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She was also active in the Homemakers Club of Walthall County. Family and friends remember “Mrs. Louise” as an avid collector, and her many scrapbooks reflect her passion for collecting memorabilia about people she loved.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Homer Odell Alford; and a nephew, Cecil Ray McKenzie.

            Survivors include her husband, Travis Alford of Tylertown; two daughters, Linda Faye Ingram and Sue Alford, both of Tylertown; one son and two daughters-in-law, Troy and Kathy Alford of McComb, and Joan Alford of Tylertown; a brother and sister-in-law, Cartee and Nancy McKenzie of Hattiesburg; two grandsons, Heath and Jamie Alford; six granddaughters, Christina and husband Rickie Bailey, Molly and husband Lathyrl Lucas, Jessica and Savannah Alford, Anna Alford and April Welch; eight great-grandchildren, Raven Bailey, Reece Bailey, Ross Bailey, Tanner Lucas, Lexie Boyd, Jackson Lucas, Maggie Lucas and Jaelyn Alford; and her husband’s brothers, sisters and their families who were among her closest friends.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons, Heath Alford and Jamie Alford; nephews, Johnny McKenzie and Mike McKenzie; and grandsons-in-law, Richie Bailey and Lathyrl Lucas.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Travis Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Homer Odell Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARY LYNN ALFORD SEARLES

Daughter of John Warren Alford, AAFA #0194

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Saturday, 8 May 2010

 

            Mary Lynn Searles, resident of Long Beach, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2010. She will be at home in Heaven, as she certainly was an angel here on earth.

            Mary Lynn was born on July 29, 1949, to Elizabeth Davis Alford and John Warren Alford in McComb, MS. She graduated from Gulfport High School with the Class of 1967, received her Bachelor degree from the Mississippi University for Women in 1971, and her Master’s Degree in Special Education from USM-Gulf Park. Mary Lynn’s love for children led her to become a beloved teacher of Long Beach High School. Mary Lynn was the consummate gardener. If she was not in her garden, she could be found at school working with her students. The students at school considered Mary Lynn to be more than just a teacher, she was a mentor, role model, counselor and care giver. Her responsibility as the Junior Class Sponsor was to organize the Senior Prom. These elegant and sophisticated events will always be remembered as her legacy to Long Beach High School. She was forever putting the needs of others before her own. If someone else drew the short stick, Mary Lynn would take it. She will be sadly missed and joyfully remembered by all her students, family, and friends.

            Mary Lynn is survived by her sister Jeanette Guel (Mike) of Gulfport; nephews Michael and Jonathan Guel of Gulfport; and her step-children, John Searles and Rhonda Searles, both of Long Beach. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 19130 Commission Road, Long Beach, at 2 p.m. Friends are invited to visit one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of South MS, www.hssm.org, or charity of one’s choice. A guestbook may be signed at www.riemannfamily.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Searles (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her father, John Warren Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Lynn 1949 MS1, John Warren 1923 MS2, Jacob Elias 1880 MS3, James Thomas 1840 MS4, Julius Caesar 1808 NC5, James 1764 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MARY MAE ALFORD EDWARDS

Sister of Willie Marshall Alford Sr., AAFA #0128, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Dees, AAFA #0457

Aunt of Ralph Alford Jr., AAFA #0746, Willie Marshall Alford Jr., AAFA #0135, and David Randall Alford, AAFA #0502

 

THE METEOR

Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—1 December 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994

 

            Mary Mae Edwards, 63, of Jackson, died November 24, 1993 at Methodist Medical Center.

            Mrs. Edwards, a Bolton native, had formerly lived in Crystal Springs and had lived in Jackson for 15 years. She was a member of Lakeshore Congregational Methodist Church. She was a retired machine operator for Packard Electric.

            Services were at 10: a.m. November 26 at Stringer Funeral Home in Crystal Springs with interment in County Line Cemetery.

            Survivors are husband, J.P.; sons, Jimmy Glenn Edwards and David Edwards, both of Jackson, Chris Edwards of Tallahassee, Fla., and Thomas Edwards of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; daughter Sue Howard of Lafayette, La.; brothers Elbert Alford and Sidney Alford, both of Jackson, and Marshall Alford of Bradenton, FL.; sisters, Margaret Bishop and Sweet Pea Dees, both of Jackson and Susie Conley of Crystal Springs; and eight grandchildren.

 

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Photo from County Line Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Middlebrooks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Edwards (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 Feb 1930.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Nathan Bell Alford and Susie Mae Overby Alford; and siblings Glenn Warren Alford, Robert Sidney Alford, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Alford Dees in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Willie Marshall Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Mary Mae Alford married J.P. Edwards on 17 March 1946 in Rankin Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Mae 1930 MS1, Nathan Bell 1886 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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MARY SHERIDAN “SHERRY” MCCOY ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH

Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—20 May 2005

 

            Sherry McCoy Alford, 68, died May 19, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle.

            Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus. Burial will be at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sherry Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Sept 1936, last residence Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Henry Alford Jr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MARY SUE MATTHEWS ALFORD

 

Ott & Lee Funeral Home

Brandon, Rankin Co., MS—_____ April 2015

 

Born: April 19, 1924

Died: July 29, 2015

 

            Mary Sue Alford, 91, retired from Blue Cross, went home to be with the Lord on Wed. July 29, 2015 at Brandon Court Nursing Home in Brandon, MS from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Visitation will be held on Sat. Aug. 1, 2015 from 9am-10am at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Graveside Services are 11am Sat. Aug. 1, 2015 at the Terry Cemetery in Terry, MS.

            Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Dudley W. Alford, USAF; her loving parents, Irvin and Laura Matthews, and her brother, John Matthews.

            She is survived by her son, John D. Alford (Sherry); daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Alford Lewis, and two grandchildren, Robert and Richard Lewis.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trace Ridge Baptist Church….

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Dudley Wright Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MATTIE ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—8 April 2008

 

            Services for Mattie Alford will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at New Canaan Baptist Church with the Rev. Stanley Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 96, of Meridian, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

            Survivors include her son, Eugene Alford; a brother, Robert Alford; sisters, Lula Coleman, Ruby Thomas, Emma Thomas, Earlene Amos and Christine May and two grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 May 1911, last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her brother Lee Marcus Alford in this compilation.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1930 census in Lauderdale Co., MS: William Alford, 48; his wife Lucy 34; and children: Mary 21, Mattie 19, Willie 11, Marcus 8, Ledger 6, Lula Mae 5, Margurie 3-9/12, Curtis 2-11/12, and Emma B. 1. All were b. in MS.

            Her lineage: Mattie 1911 MS1, William 1882 MS2.

 

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MAUDIE HALFORD BISHOP

 

LAUREL LEADER-CALL

Laurel, Jones Co., MS—16 April 1998

 

            Maudie H. Bishop, 75, of Louin died Weds., April 15, 1998, in Laurel. Funeral services will be at 11 am Friday at Louin Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

            Survivors: son: Ronald Gary Bishop-Louin; dau: Gloria Buffington-Bay Springs; 3 gch: Benjamin, Brook & Oliva Buffington.

 

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Photo from Bethel Cemetery, Jasper Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maudie H. Bishop (SS# issued in VA) was born 14 Apr 1923, last residence Bay Springs, Jasper Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of her brother Clark Halford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            Her Find A Grave memorial identifies her husband, John Hildry Bishop, and parents, H.C. Halford and Onnie Mary Halford.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Maudie’s father signs his name Wilson H. Clark Halford. He was born 24 Sept 1881 and was living in Louin, Jasper Co., MS.

            From SSACI: Henry Clark Halford was born 2 Sept 1881 I Montrose, Jasper Co., MS, son of John Halford and Jane Harrelson.

 

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MAUDINE FLORENCE ALFORD MILES

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 18 December 1985

 

            Funeral services for Maudine (George) Miles, 76, were held Wednesday, December 11, at 10 a.m., from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton…. Interment was made in the Pulaski Cemetery in Scott County. Mrs. Miles passed away on Monday [December 16] following an extended illness.

            She had lived most of her life at Pulaski and Morton, but had been a resident of Crystal Springs for the past two years. She was a retired Assistant Postmistress at the U.S. Postal Office in Pulaski. She was an honorary member of the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Morton. She was a member of the Jackson Primitive Baptist Church.

            Survivors include one son, Glenn (Bip) Miles, Crystal Springs; three daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Bobbie) Sherrod, Meridian, Mrs. Harold (Mary) Green, Morton, Mrs. Sharrell (Martha) Nelson, Jackson; two brothers, Ben Alford, Lenior City, Tenn., Horace (Red) Alford, Morton; one sister, Mrs. Eloise Crews, Canton; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Jack Miles, Billy Miles, Robert Jerry Miles, D.C. Banes, Sammy Alford, Jimmy Nutt, Bill Beard and Gene Sheurbert.

            Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton was in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Maudine Florence 1909 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MAURICE ANDERSON ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—6 January 2001

 

HOUSTON—Maurice Anderson Alford, 87, retired foreman for Houston Compress, died Thursday at Calhoun City Nursing Home after a stroke. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with burial in Rhodes Chapel Cemetery.

            He was a member of Rhodes Chapel United Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Modine ‘Babe’ Alford, also leaves three sons, Rodney Alford of Nederland, Texas, Donnie Alford of Houston and Eddie Alford of Vardaman; a sister, Vera Holloman of San Diego; a brother, Modis Alford of Houston, a grandchild and four great-grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

MS—_____January 2001

 

HOUSTON—Maurice Anderson Alford, 87, died Thursday, January 4, 2001 as a result of a stroke at Calhoun City Nursing Home. Services were held Saturday, January 6, 2001 at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Burial followed at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery in Houston.

            Mr. Alford was a retired foreman for Houston Compress. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of Rhodes Chapel United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Modine “Babe” Alford of Houston; three sons, Rodney Alford and wife, Marcy, of Netherland, Texas, Donnie Alford and wife, Chandra, of Houston and Eddie Alford and wife, Melissa, of Vardaman; one sister, Vera Holloman of San Diego, California; one brother, Modis Alford of Houston; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Josh Alford, Danny Alford, Jimmy Alford, Wayne Alford, Billy Alford and Richard Millstead.

 

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Photos from Rhodes Chapel Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frona Carter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M.A. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Sept 1913, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Modine “Babe” Young Alford; daughters-in-law Chandra Paulette “Sandy” Thomas Alford and Melissa J. Wiggs Alford; father, Anderson Isaiah Alford; and brothers Modis Marvin Alford and Robert Elton Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Maurice Anderson 1913 MS1, Anderson Isaiah 1892 MS2, William W. 1869 AL/GA3, George Washington 1840 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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MAVIS PICKLE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—16 December 2015

 

            Mavis Pickle Alford, 94, of Kosciusko, passed away December 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 am with her burial at Parkway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the First Baptist Church of Kosciusko….

            Mavis, lovingly called Gee Gee by her family, was preceded in death by her husband, Ret. Col. Bennett W. Alford, in 2000.

            She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Alford Champagne (wife to Lynn); her three grandchildren: Michael (husband to Nicole), David (husband to Jodi), and Julie; plus her four great-grandchildren: Kylee, James, Amy, and Matthew.

            Mavis lit up a room with her vivacious personality and her love of life. Her joys were reading, cooking, dancing, Christmas, the color red, making sure her yard and house were immaculate, playing bridge, and loving her family and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            See the obituary of her husband, Bennett Warren Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MAXIE ALFORD NEWMAN

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 30 July 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Maxie Alford Newman, 85, of Magnolia, died July 29, 2003, at Beacham Memorial Hospital. Visitation is 9 a.m. Friday at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb, until services there at 11 a.m…. Burial will be in Gillsburg Cemetery.

            Mrs. Newman was born March 9, 1919, in Pike County. She was the daughter of Vince and Mallie Stafford Alford. She has lived for the last eight years at Aston Court Retirement Home in McComb. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Magnolia, and a member of the Gussie Evans Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

            Mrs. Newman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Nefus L. Newman; and one sister, Bonnie Mae Alford.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Major and Sheila Newman of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Blaine Taylor of Salt Lake City, Utah; a grandson, Bradley Newman of Tuscaloosa; a cousin, Willie Lamar Pierce and wife Elise of McComb; and several much loved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Maxie A. Newman (SS# issued in MS), but her birth date is listed as 9 March 1918, last residence North Salt Lake, Davis Co., UT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Maxie 1919 MS1, Vincent W. 1880 MS2, Ira Newton 1847 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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MAYME INDIANA SIMMONS ALFORD

Grandmother of Margaret Jean Alford, AAFA #0282, and Geary Simmons Alford, AAFA #0312

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 15 March 1949

 

MCCOMB, March 14—Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday for Mrs. Mayme Simmons Alford, 70 wife of George H. Alford, Sr., of Progress, from the Progress Baptist church, with the Rev. Fred Brown, pastor, and the Rev. Wyatt R. Hunter, pastor of the First Baptist church at McComb, officiating.

            She was a member of pioneer families of the section of the country near McComb, and was born at Progress, 20 miles southeast of McComb.

            Her body will lie in state at the home of P.K. Alford, a son and a McComb attorney until 3 p.m. Tuesday, from where it will be taken to the Progress Baptist church, awaiting services.

            She was the daughter of the late Dr. W.F. and Mrs. Annie Hall Simmons, prominent in southwestern Mississippi. Her family resided in Dallas, Tex., at one time, where Mr. Alford was agricultural editor of the Progressive Farmer of Dallas. He was also at one time a member of the Mississippi Farm bureau, and the family resided in Washington. D.C., where Mr. Alford was with the department of agriculture.

            Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Stires of McComb; Miss Ruth Alford of Houston, Tex.; Mrs. Lura Alford of McComb; two sons, P.K. Alford, … attorney of McComb, and George H. Alford, Sr., with the Veterans Administration in Jackson; one sister, Mrs. Ida S. Brock, and a brother, Walter Simmons of Progress.

 

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Photo from Progress Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children George Howard Alford Jr. and Mildred Indiana Alford Ellzey Stiers Day in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Percy Knapp Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Howard 1875 MS1, Jeptha Josephus 1854 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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MEAGAN NICOLE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 12 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Meagan Nicole Alford, 14, a student, died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Monday on Shuqualak Road in Winston County.

            Services are 11 a.m. today at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia and 2 p.m. Thursday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison with burial in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. Thursday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home.

            Miss Alford was a native of Philadelphia and had been a resident of Madison since 1992. She attended Madison Central High and was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Madison.

            Survivors include: mother, Laura Leslie of Madison; stepfather, Scott Stewart of Madison; stepmother, Gay Alford of Nanih Waiya; father, Mitch Alford of Nanih Waiya; sisters, Rachel Stewart, Anna Claire Stewart and Hannah Kate Stewart, all of Madison; maternal grandparents, Rodney Fulton of Philadelphia, and Rick and Ann Bryan of Kingwood, Texas; paternal grandparents, Charles R. and Rose Alford of Philadelphia; and great-grandparents, Bill Alford of Chickasaw, Ala., and Lawrence Young of Tuscaloosa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Meagan N. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 17 Aug 1985.

 

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MELISSA J. WIGGS ALFORD

 

THE MONITOR-HERALD

Calhoun City, Calhoun Co., MS—Thursday, 8 January 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

HOUSTON [Chickasaw Co.]—Services for Melissa Wiggs Alford, 42, who died Jan. 3, 2004 of heart failure at Trace Regional Hospital, were held Jan. 6, 2004 at Vardaman High School Gymnasium.... Interment was held in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens. Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Monday, 5 January 2004

 

HOUSTON [Chickasaw Co.]—Melissa Wiggs Alford, 42, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born Nov. 28, 1961, to Leslie Joe Wiggs and Mary Jane Cox. She was a teacher at Vardaman and a member of the South Side Church of Christ.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Houston Funeral Home.... Burial will be in the Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.

            Survivors include her husband, Eddie Alford of Houston; one daughter, Alyssa, of the home; three sons, Josh, Jody and Jerritt, all of the home; her mother, Mary Jane Wiggs of Houston; her father, Joe Wiggs of Houston; one brother, Eddie Wiggs of Houston....

 

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Photo from Chickasaw Memorial Gardens, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Libba Criddle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melissa J. Alford (SS# issued in AR).

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, Maurice Anderson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eddie ???? MS1, Maurice Anderson 1913 MS2, Anderson Isaiah 1892 MS3, William W. 1869 AL/GA4, George Washington 1840 GA5, James Richard 1821 GA6, Jeptha 1797 NC7, Goodrich 1750 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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MELVIN ALFORD, SR.

 

GEORGE COUNTY TIMES

Lucedale, George Co., MS—Thursday, 14 April 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Funeral services for Melvin Alford, 69, were held 2 p.m. Monday, April 4 at Mt. Pisgah Pentecostal Church.... Interment was in the Alford Cemetery in Greene County with Freeman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died in the Greene County Hospital, Friday, April 1. He had worked as a mechanic for Mobile City Transport Company. He was born in Greene County, August 27, 1913 and was a member of the Pentecostal faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl E. Alford; five sons, Mervin J. Alford, Mobile, Ala., Marshall C. Alford, Amarillo, Tex., Larry Thomas Alford, Semmes, Ala., Melvin Alford, Jr., Pensacola, Fla., and Johnny Lee Alford, Lucedale; five daughters, Mrs. Malrae Lubner [sic: Melrae Leubner], Portland, Ore., Mrs. Vivian Ingram, Warrington, Fla., Mrs. Charlene Patrick, EL Paso, Tex., Mrs. Joyce Ann Gray, Vinegar Bend, Ala., and Miss Judy Gale Alford, Rt. 5, Lucedale; one brother, Ellis Alford, Philadelphia, Miss.; six sisters, Mrs. Martha Beech, Mrs. Allie Vess, both of Lucedale, Mrs. Pearline McDonald, Alpine, Ore., Mrs. Ellen Cooley, Vinegar Bend, Ala., Mrs. Myrtle Hopkins, Saraland, Ala., and Mrs. Mavis Crocker, Turnerville, Ala., and 18 grandchildren.

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Melvin Alford (SS# issued in AL) but list his death as _____ Apr 1981. His last residence was Lucedale, George Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Pearl Elizabeth Vess Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his first wife, Dorothy Murrae Davis Alford Fritzke, and his daughter Melrae Alford Leubner in Oregon Obituaries; his son Marshall Carl”Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries; his son Melvin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries; and his son Mervin J. “Big John” Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            In 1920 Melvin, age 6 b. MS, is listed in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS, with his parents, John L. Alford, age 29 b. MS (parents b. AL and MS), and Julia 27 MS, and siblings Ellis, Martha, Vardaman, and John. In the two previous houses are his parents: John H. Alford, age 53 b. AL (parents b. AL), his wife Nancy 49 MS, and their 4 children; and his brother James M. Alford, age 19 MS, and his wife Mary.

            On Johnie L. Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 26, living in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS, with a wife and 4 children. He was born 19 Sept 1890 in Mohoba, Greene Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Melvin 1913 MS1, Johnnie Lee 1890 MS2, John H. 1868 AL3, S.E. 1825 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

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MELVIN DUDLEY HALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Natchez Democrat on 21 September 2011.]

 

Laird Funeral Home Chapel

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—_____ September 2011

 

NATCHEZ—Funeral services for Melvin Dudley Halford, 57, of Natchez, who died September 19, 2011 at his residence, will be 2 p.m. Thursday September 22, 2011 at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Harrigill officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

            Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Laird Funeral Home.

            Mr. Halford was born September 6, 1954 in Meadville the son of Dudley Halford and Rhoda Halford. Mr. Halford was an ordained minister and attended Hamburg Baptist Church in Franklin County and would preach sermons when his health would allow him to.

            Mr. Halford is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Calvin Halford.

            Survivors include three sisters; Bernice Harvey and her husband, Coy Harvey, of Natchez, Nadine Holton and her husband, Delmer Holton, Jr of Natchez, and Betty Dawson and her husband, Tony Dawson of Natchez; one brother, Gene Halford and wife, Suni; one sister, Faye Woods and husband, Bill; a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; his beloved pet, Boo-Bear; a very close and appreciated friend, Cindy Burton.

            Pallbearers will be, Stacie Cloy, Tonya Dawson, Delmer Holton, III, Blake Heidel and Heath Emfinger.

            Honorary pallbearers will be, Bobby Scott, Coy W. Harvey and Tony Dawson.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Beach

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melvin D. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his father, Dudley H. Halford, in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Melvin Dudley 1954 MS1, Dudley H. 1918 MS2, Willie 1887 MS3, Leander 1857 MS4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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MILDRED ALFORD PRESTRIDGE

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 11 August 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Mildred Alford Prestridge, 89, of Terry’s Creek [Amite Co.] died Aug. 10, 2001, at her home. Services are 1 p.m., today at Terry’s Creek Baptist Church…. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Prestridge was born Nov. 6, 1911, in Pike County. She was the daughter of the late Pascal and Frances McDaniel Alford. She was a homemaker, a member of Terry’s Creek Baptist Church, where she was active in WMU and Golden Agers. She was active in Golden Pines at St. Mary’s, the Order of the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter, and a Past Worthy Matron.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Hewitt Prestridge; an infant son; a daughter, Frances P. Spears; a grandson, Jeff Prestridge; three sisters, Edna Kennedy, Beulah Varnado and Lorena Gorden; two brothers, Pete Alford and Ellis Alford.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Marilyn Prestridge of Terry’s Creek; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katie and Bob Harbin of Mendenhall and Patricia and Ralph Freeman of McComb; six grandchildren, Wanda Horan of Monticello, Donna Wilson of Bassfield, Penny Spears Tetrick of Denham Springs, La., Wendy Kelley of Matinsburg, W.Va., Jenea Esposito of Dillon, Mont. and James Freeman of McComb; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers are Pete Alford, Otis Alford, Pat Alford, Tim Alford, Dick Alford and Dwight Baker….

 

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Photos from Terry Creek Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mildred A. Prestridge (SS# issued in MS), last residence Magnolia, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Pascal Elwell Alford and Frances E. “Fannie” McDaniel Alford; and siblings Beulah Alford Varnado, Edna Alford Kennedy, Ellis Elwell Alford, and Lorena Alford Gordon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lorena 1911 MS1, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA2, Isaac E. 1848 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MILDRED CRENSHAW ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 22 January 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Mildred Crenshaw Alford, 78, retired journalist, died of heart failure, Ackerman: [services will be held at] 11 a.m. Tuesday, Ackerman Presbyterian Church.

 

In another article:

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 23 January 1996

 

ACKERMAN [Chocktaw Co., MS]—Mildred Crenshaw Alford, 78, retired newspaper writer for Choctaw Plaindealer, died Sunday of heart failure at Choctaw County Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ackerman Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, with burial in Enon Cemetery. Adams-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

            She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 340, Twentieth Century Club and Women of the Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Frank Dwain Alford, leaves a sister, Sarah Couch of Clemson, S.C.

 

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Photo from Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ackerman, Choctaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda (#47388740)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred C. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 31 March 1917 and died 21 Jan 1996, last residence Ackerman, Choctaw Co., MS.

            Her husband’s lineage: Frank Dwain/Dewain 1908 MS1, William Vernon 1876 MS2, James Leonard 1848 MS3, Terrell 1814 NC4.

 

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MILDRED INDIANA ALFORD ELLZEY STIERS DAY

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 20 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Mildred Alford Ellzey Day, 91, of McComb died April 17, 1997, at Southwest Mississippi Extended Care in McComb.

            Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hartman Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Mrs. Day was born Aug 3, 1905, in Progress [Pike Co., MS] and was the daughter of G.H. Alford Sr. and Mayme Indiana Simmons Alford.

            She was the Pike County Superintendent of Education in the 1940s and was a lifetime member of the National Education Association. She was a lifetime member of the Mississippi Garden Clubs, a former president of the Universal Women’s Club, and a former president of the Flower Lovers’ Club.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church in McComb and attended the University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University and Columbia University.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thad Ellzey Sr.; one son, Thad Ellzey Jr.; her second husband, Clyde E. Day; and an uncle, Claude Alford [AAFA #0017].

            Mrs Day is survived by nieces and nephews.

            Pallbears were C.A. Alford Jr., Hollis Alford, David Ball, Richard Ball, Bob Simmons and Buddy Simmons.

 

Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, V. Zeigler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mildred A. Day (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituaries of her mother, Mayme Indiana Simmons Alford; and brother George Howard Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Percy Knapp Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Mildred married (1) Thad Fleming Ellzey, Sr., born Feb 5 1899, died Dec 14 1937; married (2) Walter Stiers; married (3) Clyde Eric Day.

            Pallbearers C.A. Alford Jr. and Hollis Alford are sons of Claude Alford, AAFA #0017.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mildred Indiana 1905 MS1, George Howard 1875 MS2, Jeptha Josephus 1854 LA3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MILDRED INEZ FAILS ALFORD

Aunt of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Thursday, 18 November 1999

 

D’IBERVILLE—Inez Alford, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Biloxi.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of the Coast and was retired from the Veterans Administration after 17 years of service. She was a member of D’Iberville Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam D. Alford; her parents, Arlie and Virdue Fails; and a brother, Billy Ray Fails.

            Survivors include three daughters, Vera Sturges, Sandy Echelberry and Marilyn D. Filder, all of D’Iberville; two sons, Sam Alford Jr. of Atlanta and Bert Alford of Cleveland, Tenn.; two brothers, James Fails of Bassfield and Dalton Fails of Utah; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at D’Lo Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 March 1922, last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Sam Dorsey Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughters Marilyn D. Alford Fielder and Vera L. Alford Sturges in this compilation.

 

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MILDRED LOWERY ALFORD

AAFA #1349

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 17 December 2009

 

            Mildred Alford, 89, of Tylertown died Dec. 16, 2009, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is 5 to 9 tonight at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Mike Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Elliott Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Walthall County, to John Albert and Emily Elizabeth Stogner Lowery.

            She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Farral Alford.

            Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Farral and Sue Alford of Talladega, Ala., Jack and Mary Alford of Springfield, La., and Billy Alford of Tylertown; two daughters and one son-in-law, Nell and Alton Ryan of Brookhaven and Christel Van Dan of Tylertown; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Greg Ryan, Jack Alford Jr., Duane Alford, Raymond Van Dan, Billy Alford Jr. and Benji Alford. Honorary pallbearers are Vernon Alford, Grady Alexander, Earl Alford, Jimmy Lowery and Ben Whitten.

 

Photos from Elliott Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mildred Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Farrol Jasper “Preacher” Alford, in this compilation. It includes photos of their shared gravestone.

            Mildred joined AAFA after her husband’s death. AAFA records list him as Farrol Jasper Alford; his obituary and his gravestone spell his name Farrol.

 

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MILLARD RAY ALFORD, SR.

Uncle of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 8 July 1953

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Millard Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 Aug 1907 and died _____ July 1953, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lavert “Polly” Burleson Alford; parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and his brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Millard Ray 1907 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MINERVA ANN “DOLLY” ALFORD MYRICK

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—Thursday, 30 October 1969

 

            Final rites for Mrs. Minerva Ann Dolly Myrick, 68, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Paterson and Rev. Jerry Bishop officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wilcox Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Myrick died Wednesday [October 29] in the St. Dominic Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was married to Richard Myrick of Carthage and was a member of the Freeny Baptist Church.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Clack, Mendenhall, Miss Annie Kate Myrick and Miss Annie Mae Myrick, both of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Mat Watkins, Mrs. Maude Watkins, and Mrs. Nealie Fisher, all of Carthage; three half sisters, Mrs. Julia Faye Bozeman, Louisiana; Mrs. Hattie Sue Scott, Carthage and Mrs. Jessie Lee Burnside, Canton; eight brothers, Lum Alford, John W. Alford, Sim Alford, Rufus E. Alford, Leroy Alford, and Sam Alford, all of Carthage; Dossie Alford and R.C. Alford, both of Jackson.

 

Photo from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Dossie Joy Alford, Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, Royal Chadwick Alford, Susie Cornelia “Nealia” Alford Adams Fisher; and sisters-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick Alford and Sallie Irene Watkins Alford in this compilation.

            Her memorial at FindAGrave.com, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS, lists her as Dolly A. Myrick, 10 March 1901–29 Oct 1969.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Minerva Ann “Dolly” 1901 MS1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MINNIE ELOIS ALFORD CREWS

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 31 December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

CANTON [Madison Co.]—Elois Alford Crews, 81, a retired nurse, died of heart failure Friday [December 29] at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Breeland Funeral Home with burial in Canton Cemetery....

            Mrs. Crews was a Scott County native and had lived in Canton more than 60 years. She was a nurse for more than 50 years and worked for Dr. A.P. Durfey Sr. and at the Medical Clinic. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include son, Sidney M. Crews Jr. of Columbus, GA; daughters, Carol Ann Hubert of Canton and Emily Kathryn McCulloch of Galesburg, IL; brother, Horace Alford of Rolling Fork; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elois A. Crews (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 May 1914. Her date of death is listed as December 1995.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            Minnie Elois Alford was b. in Scott Co., MS, the daughter of William Allen Alford and Sallie Paul, who were married on 12 Oct 1890 in Scott Co., MS. Elois m. 4 Jan 1936 to Sidney McClellan Crews, who d. 28 Nov 1984 in Madison Co., MS.

            The family is in Scott Co., MS, in 1900 (William A. Alford, b. Aug 1867 in MS), 1910 (Allen Alford), and 1920 (Allen W. Alford). In 1900 Sallie reported that she had 5 children, 4 living; in 1910 she had 11 children, 10 living. In 1920 there are 2 more children, with Minnie E., age 5, the youngest. In 1930, still in Scott Co., William A. Alford, widowed age 62, and his daughter M. Eloise 15 are living together.

            In 1870, Scott Co., MS, William Alford is age 3, the son of B.W. and Emily Alford. This is Brittain Washington Alford who married Emily Lindsey on 1 Aug 1866 in Scott Co.

            In 1860, Scott Co., Brittain Alford, 16 MS, is listed with his parents Spier Alford, 52 GA, and Sally, 51 GA, and 2 siblings, Martha and William.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Minnie Elois 1914 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MINNIE HALFORD BENNETT

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 27 February 2012

 

YAZOO CITY—Mrs. Minnie H. Bennett went home to be with Lord on February 25, 2012. She was born on April 23, 1919 to Jasper and Evie Halford of Yazoo County and was a lifelong resident of Yazoo County.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul H. Bennett of Yazoo City, MS; brothers, John Robert Halford of Belzoni, MS, William David Halford of Yazoo City, MS; sisters Mrs. Gladys H. Regan of Belzoni, MS and Mrs. Thelma H. Brown of Vicksburg, MS.

            She is survived by nieces and nephews, Patricia R. and Dr. Fred S. Evans of Pensacola, FL, Rita H. and Dr. Berry Lott of Starkville, MS, Barry and Carolyn Halford of Hartselle, AL and great nieces and nephews.

            For the past several years Mrs. Bennett has been a resident of the Martha Coker Home in Yazoo City, MS. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Martha Coker who were like family to her and also the staff of Pax Hospice.

            The service will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City, MS. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. and will be conducted by Bro. Kenneth Lynch, pastor of Parkview Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Minnie H. Bennett (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Nettie Viola Abel Halford in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Minnie 1919 MS1, William Jasper 1876 MS2.

 

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MINNIE LAURA ALFORD BROWN VALAKIS MCDONALD

Aunt of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 27 December 1976

 

            Mrs. Minnie L. McDonald 80, of Pascagoula [Jackson Co.], formerly of Raymond Rd., died early Christmas morning at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula after a brief illness. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday from Baldwin Chapel, 5235 Robinson Rd. Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery.

            Survivors include her husband, John Edward McDonald, of Pascagoula; two sons, Anthony Valakis, of Utica, and John Earl McDonald, of Pascagoula; one sister, Mrs. Vera Wood, of Highland, N.C.; five brothers, T.J. Alford, of New Orleans, J.A. Alford, of Highland, N.C., Keith Alford, of Clarksdale, Rueben Alford, of Jackson, Herbert Alford, of Raymond; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

            A native of Rankin County. Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was a former owner of the Log Cabin Store on Raymond Rd.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Forest Hill, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Sansing

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Minnie McDonald (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 Sept 1896 and died _____ Dec 1976, last residence Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and her brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From:

 

DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 6 December 1921

 

 

            From:

 

DAILY CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 April 1925

 

 

            From MS Marriages: Minnie Alford married Cash Brown on 3 Feb 1917 in Holmes Co., MS.

            Henry C. “June” Brown, born 31 March 1919, names his mother, Minnie L. McDonald, in his 1966 obituary. He also names 2 half-brothers, John Earl McDonald and Harvey B. Valakis. Perhaps Anthony and Harvey are the same person.

            From SSACI: Anthony Valakis was born 7 Feb 1921 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, son of Nickalos Valakis and Minnie L. Alford, and died 7 Sept 2003.

            In 1930, Hinds Co., MS: Henry C. Brown, 32; his wife Minnie L. 33; and sons Henry C. 11 and Harvey H. 9.

            Henry C. Brown Sr. died in 1932, age 34.

            The timeline of Minnie’s marriages and the births of her children is not clear.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Minnie Laura 1896 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MINNIE MAE HODGES ALFORD

 

Source of original obituary unknown

_____, MS—_____ November 1992

 

Written by Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #0137

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Minnie Hodges was born 13 July 1907 and died 23 November 1992; married 24 December 1924. The family of Minnie Hodges Alford were saddened the 23rd of November in the death of their beloved mother. She leaves three grown children and a host of grandchildren. She was the widow of James Andrew “Andy” Alford. He died 10 May 1969. Their three children are James Edward “Bobby” Alford born 16 October 1926, Mildred Virginia Alford (no date of birth), and Elmer Walter Alford born 9 May 1935, all born in Leake Co., MS. These three children are the grandchildren of Wilburn Whitfield “Whit” Alford born 5 September 1875 in Tallapoosa Co., GA, the oldest son of Columbus Washington Alford and Maryann “Mollie” Glover Alford. They moved to Leake Co., MS, in 1879. [See AAFA ACTION articles: “Columbus Washington Alford,” September 1990, pp. 25_26, and “Reunion of the Descendants of Whit Alford,” December 1990, p. 25.]

            Minnie had lived many years in the nursing and rest home in Carthage, MS. She had stayed on in her own home until her health failed, when her family moved her to the rest home. She seemed very happy there as many friends visited her, and she made friends with the other ladies living there. I visited her on several occasions—her husband and I were second cousins, and she always welcomed me with open arms. Andy was a carpenter and farmer and he and my Dad (Sam Alford) worked a lot of projects on the Mississippi coast during war time. Minnie attended all the Alford functions in Leake Co. as long as her health was good. She was a very good cook, so any time anyone was invited to her home for dinner, they made a special effort to be there. There were a number of “drop-ins” about dinner time, and she always had plenty to offer them.

            She will be missed by her family and all her friends and relatives. She was laid to rest 25 Nov 1992 in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Leake Co. by the side of her loving husband Andy Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Minnie H. Alford (SS# issued in MS), but her death date is listed as 24 Nov 1992.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Andrew “Andy” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her sons James Edward “Bobby” Alford and Walter Elmer “Pepa” Alford in this compilation.

 

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MODINE “BABE” YOUNG ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Monday, 15 October 2007

 

HOUSTON—Modine “Babe” Young Alford, 93, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Shearer Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona. She was born Oct. 6, 1914, in Verona to Henry Juette Young and Winnie Isbella Coggin. She was a homemaker and a member of Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Burial will be in the Rhodes Chapel Cemetery.

            Survivors include three sons, Donnie Alford and Chandra and Eddie Alford, all of Houston, and Rodney Alford and Marcy of Netherland, Texas; one brother, Melvin “Bo” and Grace Young of Houston; two sisters, Margaret “Rab” Milstead of Wren and Merlaine “Pet” and Walter Nichols of West Point; seven grandchildren, Josh Alford, Jody Alford, Jerritt Alford, Alyssa Alford, Donnie Wayne Alford, Randy Alford and Melissa May; and six great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Lacey, Kiley, Shelby, Clarie and Rish.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Alford on Jan. 4, 2001; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Alford; and her parents.

            Pallbearers will be Donnie Wayne Alford, Randy Alford, Josh Alford, Jody Alford, Danny Alford and Randy Brooks.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Friends and family may also sign the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

 

Photo from Rhodes Chapel Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frona Carter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Modine Y. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Maurice Anderson Alford; and daughters-in-law Chandra Paulette “Sandy” Thomas Alford and Melissa J. Wiggs Alford in this compilation.

 

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MODIS MARVIN ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Monday, 8 May 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

HOUSTON [Chickasaw Co.]—Modis Marvin Alford, 83, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Sept. 27, 1922, to the late Anderson Isaiah Alford and Annie Mae Mahan Alford. He was a retired employee of Chickasaw Handle Co. and the Mississippi National Guard.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Houston Funeral Home.... Burial will be in the Chickasaw Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gore Alford of Houston; two daughters, June Byars and Ray of Tupelo and Vickie Juengling and Steve of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sons, Billy Alford and Reubena, Jimmy Alford and Amy, and Danny Alford, all of Houston; one sister, Vera Holloman of San Diego, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, Neil Naron, Sherry Naron, Brent Byars, Chris Byars, Kevin Byars, Claire Byars, Amy Sullivan, Shelly Laios, Danyel Alford, Jessica Moore, Joseph Alford, Sidney Alford, Blake Alford, Caleb Alford, Brittany Alford, Brooke Alford and Jay Michael Alford; nine great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Caleb Alford, Blake Alford, Neil Naron, Brent Byars, Joseph Alford, Sid Alford and Jay Michael Alford....

 

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

            See the obituaries of his father, Anderson Isaiah Alford; and brothers Maurice Anderson Alford and Robert Elton Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Modis Marvin 1922 MS1, Anderson Isaiah 1892 MS2, William W. 1869 AL/GA3, George Washington 1840 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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MOSELLE LOFTON ALFORD

 

Moselle Lofton, junior year

Photo from The Nanihwaiya, 1930 yearbook

Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS

 

DAILY CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 11 February 1938

 

 

In another article:

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Saturday, 12 February 1938

 

 

Photo from jweir1953’s [or your name’s] Laurel Thomas Weir Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Gordon Keith Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MYRTIS ALFORD BAKER

Aunt of Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295; and John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Monday, 23 June 1986

 

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home for Mrs. W. Anderson (Myrtis) Baker, 83, of Hattiesburg, who died June 22, 1986 at Methodist Hospital…. Interment will be in Roseland Park Cemetery.

            Mrs. Baker was a native of McComb and a longtime resident of Hattiesburg.

            Survivors include one son, William ‘ Anderson Baker Jr. of New Orleans; one daughter, Mrs. Hugh K. Howton of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren….

 

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Photo from Roseland Park Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtis Baker (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 June 1903 and died _____ June 1986, last residence Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her father, James Barney Alford; and siblings Harold Danvers Alford, Hazel Louise Alford Walcott, James Burton Alford Sr., and John Warner Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Myrtis 1903 MS1, James Barney 1870 MS2, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS3, Seaborn John 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MYRTLE MAE BERRY ALFORD

Grandmother of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

Myrtle Mae Berry Alford

Photo from Sharon Harper, AAFA #1383

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Sunday, 16 September 1956

 

            Services for Mrs. Myrtle Alford of Greenville, who died late Friday afternoon at the General Hospital were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church. She was 59 years old…. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. National Funeral Home was in charge.

            A native of Holmes County, Mississippi, Mrs. Alford spent her early life there. She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church here.

            She leaves her husband, G.B. Alford; three daughters: Mrs. Gertie Findley, Mrs. Joe Davis and Mrs. Robert Bible, all of Greenville; a son, A.A. Alford of Cleveland; and nine grandchildren….

 

Photo from Sharon Harper, AAFA #1383

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, George Bedford Alford; and her children Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford, Gertie Ellen Alford Findley Langley, and Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Juanita Wasson Alford Bible in Colorado Obituaries.

 

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NATHALIA ALFORD

Wife of Bill Alford, AAFA #1348

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—Friday, 4 October 2013

 

            Services for Nathalia Alford of Tylertown are incomplete. Mrs. Alford, 93, passed away Oct. 4, 2013, at Walthall General Hospital, Tylertown.

            Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From Arizona, County Marriage Records, 1865–1972 (Ancestry): Bill Alford, age 21 resident of San Diego, CA, born in MS, a U.S. Marine, obtained a license to marry Nathalia Irene Green, age 20 resident of San Diego, CA, born in Canada, on 10 Aug 1940 in Yuma Co., AZ.

            From U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895–1956 (Ancestry): Nathalia Irene Alford, born Daysville, Saskatchewan, Canada, crossed on 13 March 1941, arriving in Blaine, WA. Her residence was Canyon, British Columbia.

            From U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791–1992 (Ancestry): Nathalia Irene Alford of Encanto, CA, age 24, was issued a certificate of naturalization on 12 June 1944 in San Diego, CA. Her father is Frederick B. Green of Livelong, Saskatchewan.

            Bill Alford appears to be listed as J.P. Alford on both the 1920 (age 10/12) and 1930 (age 11) censuses in Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Bill 1919 MS1, Edgar Clifton 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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NATHAN BELL ALFORD, SR.

Father of Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Dees, AAFA #0457, and Willie Marshall Alford Sr., AAFA #0128

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 30 January 1971

 

CRYSTAL SPRINGS—Services for Nathan Bell Alford, 84, will be held at Hartman Chapel at three p.m. Sunday with burial in the County Line cemetery.

            Alford died in Hazlehurst Friday following a long illness. He was a member of Creston Hill Baptist Church in Jackson and was a retired farmer.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Susie Mae Alford; five sons, M.B. [sic: N.B.] Alford, Jr. of Gulfport, Marshall Alford of Bradenton, Fla., Glen, Ralph E. and Sidney Alford of Jackson; five daughters, Mrs. Annette Ingram and Mrs. Mary Edwards of Crystal Springs; Mrs. Marguerite Bishop and Mrs. Sweet Pea Dees and Mrs. Susie Connly, all of Jackson; … two brothers, Robert and Richard Alford, both of Jackson; 34 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from County Line Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Middlebrooks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathan Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 Aug 1886, last residence Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Susie Mae Overby Alford; children Glenn Warren Alford, Mary Mae Alford Edwards, Robert Sidney Alford, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Alford Dees; parents Warren Jefferson Alford Jr. and Eldora Jenny Noblin Alford; and brother James Hugh Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Willie Marshall Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            From:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 24 February 1946

 

 

FIVE SOLDIERS SONS OF ALFORD FAMILY HOME FROM WAR

 

            It is not very often that a big family can get together for a real family reunion these days, and when it does it is a real occasion to celebrate. On the night of February 14, however, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Alford, of Route 1, Crystal Springs gathered their brood once more under the same roof and celebrated for the first time in nine years.

            Present for the happy occasion were the mother and father, this year observing their 37th wedding anniversary, the ten children—five boys and five girls—and six acquired in-laws, four grandchildren, and a few other relatives and friends.

            Prompting the Alford celebration was the return of the five sons from the war. Together the five sons have done 35 years service for their country. They have been in practically all the theaters of the war. One was on the scene of the beginning in 1941 at Pearl Harbor, and another was almost at the scene of the end last August. They are all still in uniform, and they all expect to be in uniform for quite some time yet. None of them have ever been wounded, none have ever been seriously sick, and none have ever been in “trouble.”

            Back in 1933 N.B. Alford, seeing things go from bad to worse in the depression, flew the Alford coop and joined the army, and he liked it so well that he has been reenlisting consistently since his first try. All of his duty in the army was stateside until March 1945 when he went to the Marshall islands, served in the Mariannas, and at the end of the war was in Ryukus, Japan.

 

RADIO MAN

 

            N.B. is a radio man and communications chief in the army. He holds a master sergeant’s rating, and during the time he was overseas he won three battle stars. The eldest son in the family, N.B. is married to the former Earnestine Waugh, of Tampa, Florida, and he has one son.

            The next year, 1934, the second brother, Glenn, donned the uniform of the army. He became the first and only member of the family to serve outside continental United States during peacetime, and he was at Pearl Harbor when the Japs attacked December 7, 1941. During the war years Glenn served as a medical technician on an army transport. He is a technical sergeant.

            Glenn is married to the former Marilyn Margaret Stone, of Gulfport, and he has a two year old daughter. Soon after the war ended, Glenn returned to the States and received a discharge from the army. He thought he wanted to be a civilian, and he went to a railroad school for firemen, and didn’t like it. Then he went to a welding school in Pascagoula. He didn’t like that either, so he reenlisted. Now he is going to Europe, and a little later his wife and baby will follow to make their home with him.

 

PLENTY OF ACTION

 

            Marshall did not enter the army until November 1939, but he saw plenty of action in the European theater. He went to England, fought through France, Belgium, and into Germany. He went through the Battle of the Bulge. At home he had been a farmer and a painter, and life in the ETO was a far cry from peaceful Mississippi.

            But Marshall likes the army as well as his brothers. He signed up for three more years as soon as his enlistment expires, and he left last week to go back to Europe. He is a master sergeant, and like his brother he plans to have his wife, the former Beatrice Ponder, of Jackson, join him in Europe as soon as it can be arranged.

            By the time Elbert became old enough to enter the service the war was well under way, and he broke tradition the older brothers seemed to have set by joining the Merchant Marine fleet. During his three years with the Merchant seamen, Elbert saw the world. He made four trips across the Atlantic and two across the Pacific, his last trip being from Tokyo to Jackson.

            Transporting amunition, supplies general cargo, Elbert made trips to Scotland, England, North Africa, Sicily, Malta, Italy, Panama, Admiralty Islands, New Guinea, Leyte, Lingaya, Yokahoma, and Tokyo. He is a Chief Steward on his ship.

            Elbert is married to the former Irene Ponder of Jackson, and he is the only one of the brothers who indicates that he is ready to come home. He says he is not staying in any longer than he has to. He sailed the North Atlantic when the submarine infestation was at its worst and without escort. He has been in many bombing raids. He never had a ship sunk under him, but he came so near it so many times that he is ready to live on solid ground now.

            Sidney, the, youngest of the five-some, is also a merchant seaman. Nearing his eighteenth birthday during the latter part of 1944 and at a time when Elbert was at home the baby boy in the family enlisted in the Maritime Service and went to sea with his brother on the same ship, the Fransine M. Quinones, and this ship, incidentally, was one of the ships used to transport the Japanese from Manila back to Japan after the war ended. Thus it was that he followed the same itinerary as Elbert on his last two trips in the Pacific.

 

ONLY ONE SINGLE

 

            Sidney is the only one of the Alford brothers who is not married and he says he is still looking for his future. Sidney plans to remain with the Merchant Marines for a while yet. He is a utility man on his ship.

            While the boys were away fighting the war, Mr. Alford did not sit idly by and wait for them to come home. He left his farm and went to work in a small factory which made ammunition cases.

            Joining in the celebration Thursday night were the daughters, also Mrs. James Ingram, of Crystal Springs, Mrs. C.D. Bishop, of Jackson, Mary Mae, Euginia, and Susie, who live at home with their parents. And, of course, all the wives and husbands and various in-laws of the Alford children were present to enter into the spirit of the occasion and rejoice that all of the Alford men were safely at home again.

 

            Anniversary article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 4 April 1965

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Nathan Bell 1886 MS1, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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NAVADA LOUISE COCHRAN FRIERSON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 25 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

CARRIERE [Pearl River Co.]—Navada Louise Cochran Alford, 57, a quality control inspector, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Crosby Hospital in Picayune.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at McDonald Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Picayune.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Waynesboro.

            Survivors include: husband, John; daughters, Darlene Kennedy of Houma, La., Gloria Mithchell [sic] of Greencove Springs, Fla., and Vicki Taghavi of Starskville; sons, Bobby B. Frierson of Pearl River, La., Timothy S. Frierson of Picayune, Steve Alford of Florence, Keith Alford of Byram and John D. Alford of Picayune, mother, Mary Louise Holston Cochran of Picayune; sisters, Charlotte Spiers of Carriere and Joyce Moran of Picayune; brother, Gene Cochran of Picayune; and 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records list N.L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), b. 23 July 1938 and d. Monday, 15 April 1996. This record is probably Navada’s, but the death date is the Monday in the week previous to the publication of the obituary.

 

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NELL B. SWINSON ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 23 November 1991

 

TUNICA [Tunica Co., MS]—Mrs. Nell B. Swinson Alford, 80, died Sunday [November 17] at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Funeral Home in Tunica with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

            She was a former member of New Vine Baptist Church of Tunica. Mrs. Alford, the widow of Willard Alford, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Miller of Chicago, four grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nell Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Sept 1911, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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NEEDHAM EDWIN ALFORD

Grandfather of William Curtis Alford, AAFA #0675

Grandfather of Lewis Edwin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0713; and Carolyn Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

photo missing

Photo from AAFA Photo Gallery

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 29 July 1937

 

AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIMS VETERAN

REV. N.E. ALFORD DIES FROM SHOCK; THREE OTHERS HURT

 

McCOMB, July 28—Final rites will be held Thursday for the Rev. N.E. Alford, 91, superannuated Methodist minister, and one of Pike county’s two surviving Confederate veterans, who died at a local hospital this morning of shock resulting from an automobile accident near Kentwood, La., late yesterday.

            Mr. Alford, active despite his age, had been to Baton Rouge for a visit and was enroute home when the car driven by his son, B.P. Alford, Holmesville, near here, left the highway. Miss Annie Alford, of Kansas City, sister of the driver, received a broken arm, and other members of the party, Mrs. B.P. Alford, and Mrs. Ralph Crisco, of Kosciusko, were bruised.

            Mr. Alford and his daughter were brought to a local hospital where the father died at 12:30 this morning. Miss Alford was reported resting fairly well today with no serious complications expected.

            A member or one or Pike county’s most prominent families, Mr. Alford was born here and lived his entire life in this section.

            Surviving him are seven sons, four of whom are ministers: the Rev. J.M. Alford, Monroe, La.; the Rev. C.W. Alford, Webster, Fla.; the Rev. L.L. Alford, Gallman; the Rev. J.A. Alford, Istrouma, La.; B.P. Alford, Holmesville; H.J. and Lucius H. Alford, San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Miss Annie Alford, Kansas City, and Mrs. R.T. Hollingsworth, Tutwiler, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Burch, McComb.

            The funeral services will be conducted at Holmesville church Thursday at 3 o’clock….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Barney Pipkin Alford and Louis Flemon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Joseph Martin Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; his son Henry Lucius Alford in Texas Obituaries; and his son Collye Wellman Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Needham Edwin 1845 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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NELL REBECCA LITTLE ALFORD

Mother of Lewis Edwin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0713

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 13 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Nell Rebecca Alford, 89, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Visitation is 9–11 a.m. Friday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was a long time member of Capitol Street United Methodist Church and a current member of Madison United Methodist Church. She was a retired dietitian with the Jackson Public Schools.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by sons, Edwin Alford of Brandon, Frank Alford of Richland and John Alford of New Orleans; daughters-in-law, Ouida Alford of Brandon, Judy Alford of Richland and Betty Alford of New Orleans; sister, Nonnie Bartholomew of Dunkerton, Iowa; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nell R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 June 1912.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lewis Edwin Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NELLIE ALFORD SHAW

 

Ott & Lee Funeral Home

Forest, MS—_____ November 2016

 

Nellie Shaw

 

December 5, 1927 - November 7, 2016

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Shaw will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Duncan and Bro. Paul Shaw officiating. Interment will be in the Antioch-Steele Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest….

            Mrs. Shaw, age 88, and a longtime resident of the Forest area passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Lackey Convalescent Home. She will be remembered as a caring, giving, and hardworking person. She loved her family very much and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nellie was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She leaves a legacy as a devoted caregiver for her late husband, Robert Clifton Shaw, noted, that they “took care of each other.” They were owners of the Shaw Grocery. Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Steele Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Clifton Shaw; her parents: Alvie and Rosa Slade Alford; and her siblings: Anna Belle Fitzhugh, Bernard Alford, Irene Martin, Yvonne Harrison, Arthur Neal Alford, and Komack Alford.

            Survivors include her two children: Jeannie (Felix) Parnell of Forest and Robert (Nancy) Shaw of Bastrop, LA; one sister: Mecie Gay Crapps of Ludlow; one brother: Samuel J. Alford of Forkville; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Royce Shaw, Edwin Harrison, Paul Shaw, Kris Dolan, Brady Willcutt, and Allen WIllcutt. Honorary Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons: Hunter Harris, Brennan Willcutt, Jon Paul Shaw, Lane Dolan, Preston Harris; and Jeff Shaw.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Alvie Alford and Rosia Florence Slade Alford; and her siblings Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Arthur Neal Alford, Bernard W. Alford, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, and Vernon Kamack Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nelllie 1927 MS1, William Alvie 1887 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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NELLIE ANN ALFORD SANDERS LANGSTON

 

Nellie and her first husband, Robert Sanders

Photo from Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—Thursday, 7 October 1954

 

            Services for Mrs. Nellie Langston of Carthage and Ofahoma [Leake Co.], were held Monday morning from the Pleasant Hill Church of God….

            Mrs. Langston Passed away Sunday morning [October 3] in the Leake County Memorial Hospital following a lengthly illness. She was 66.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Herman Watkins, Ofahoma, and Mrs. Winnie Kate Donald, Carthage; five sons, Dewey Sanders, Tallulah, La., Willis and Carlton sanders, Carthage, T.Sgt. Marvin Langston, U.S.A., presently stationed in the Canal Zone, and S.Sgt. Walter C. Langston, Knoxville, Tenn; one sister, Mrs. Olin Kelly, Carthage; and two brothers, Whit Alford and Sam Alford, Carthage. She is also survived by three step-children.

 

Photo from Pleasant Hill Church of God Cemetery Old, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Melinda Freeny McKee

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Martha Maryann “Mollie” Glover Alford (including large family group photo); and siblings Susie Ealy Alford Weir, Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford Quick, and Edward F. Alford in this compilation.

            From Wayne Parrish: Nellie’s first husband was Robert Sanders, who was shot and killed in a card or dice game. He is buried at New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Shockalo, but his grave is not marked. Nellie’s second husband was Alex Langston.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Nellie Ann 1888 MS1, Columbus Washington 1850 GA2, James Floyd 1817 GA3, Zaddock 1787 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NELLIE WADE BIGGS ALFORD

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Monday, 12 June 1967

 

 

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Photo from Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Coleman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nell Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 May 1887 and died _____ June 1967, last residence Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her children Aurora Louise Alford Gilchrist and Stewart Floyd Alford III in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her daughters Margaret Hoy Alford Healy and Roberta Conway Alford Kleinschmidt in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

 

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NELOISE ANDREWS ALFORD

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—Thursday, 10 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Funeral services for Neloise Alford, 70, were June 1, 1999, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Marion County....

            Mrs. Alford, a resident of Foxworth died at her residence May 31, 1999.

            She was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Walthall County, daughter of the late James Dewey and Estelle Boyd Andrews.

            She was a housewife.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Harlon Alford of Foxworth; one son, James “Jimmy” Alford of Foxworth, one daughter, Judy Burch of Tylertown; four sisters, Joyee Carney of Columbia, Chrys Pittman of Tylertown, Bobbie Wood of Zachery, La., and Katie Hunt of Foxworth; three grandchildren, Jamie Burch, Dusty Burch and Christi Alford.

            Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia with Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in charge.

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Columbia, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Arthur Fortenberry

Photo posted 19 Aug 2007

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Neloise Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

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

 

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NETTIE MAE PHILLIPS MOREHEAD ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Tuesday, 31 December 1985

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Mae Moorehead [sic] Alford, 78, were held Tuesday, December 24, at 11 a.m., from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton…. Interment was made in the Pulaski Cemetery in Scott County. Mrs. Alford passed away at the Miss Baptist Medical Center on Sunday [December 22] following an extended illness.

            She was a resident of the Pulaski Community for most of her life. She was a member of the Sunshine Senior Citizens Club of East Morton Baptist Church and a member of the Pulaski Baptist Church.

            Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. E.R. (Daisy Bell) Winters, Gulfport, Mrs. William (Ruby Jewel) Gamble, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Ronald (Rosalee) Slay, Jackson, Mrs. William (Marie) McCoy, Morton; three brothers, Roy C. Phillips, A.V. Phillips, both of Ocean Springs, Edisto Phillips, Bay Springs; four sisters, Mrs. Estelle McDevitt, Ocean Springs, Mrs. Onie Lee Price, Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Annie Ruth Gilbert, Forest, Mrs. Jewell Carr, Lawrence; seventeen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Reggie Merchant, Paul Tadlock, Milton Price, Tommy Price, Bryant Risher and Tim Slay.

            Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton was in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Eddie Pennington Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NETTIE VIOLA ABEL HALFORD

 

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Photo from Floyd Abel Jr., Nettie’s nephew

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 15 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

BELZONI [Humphreys Co., MS]—Nettie A. Halford, 90, retired sales clerk for Goldberg’s Department Store, died of renal failure on Wednesday in Starkville [Oktibbeha Co., MS]. Services were held at Mortimer Funeral Home with burial in Belzoni City Cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford, the widow of John Robert Halford, leaves a daughter, Rita Halford Lott of Starkville; a son, Barry Halford of Hartselle, Alabama; a brother, Floyd Able of Warner Robins, Georgia; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Belzoni Cemetery, Belzoni, Humphreys Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Floyd Abel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nettie A. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 April 1910. The obituary says she died Wednesday, but SSDI says it was Wednesday, 6 Sept 2000, the previous week.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Minnie Halford Bennett in this compilation.

            Abel Family Tree of Holmes County Mississippi (Ancestry), posted by Floyd Abel Jr., provides this information: John Robert Halford was born 2 Nov 1905 in MS, the son of William Jasper and Minnie Evelyn Downs. John died 23 Nov 1978 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co., MS. Nettie’s parents were James Allen Abel and Susanna Smith Fisher. This family tree includes many family photos.

            On William Jasper’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 42 living in Pickens, Holmes Co., MS. He says he was born 19 March 1876 and names Minnie Evans Halford as his nearest relative.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: John Robert 1905 MS1, William Jasper 1876 MS2.

 

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NEVA ANN KING ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—25 March 2008

 

HOUSTON [Chickasaw Co., MS]—Neva Ann Alford, 75, died Monday, March 24, 2008, at Trace Regional Hospital. She was born June 3, 1932 in Marshall County to Pearl King Sr. and Beadie Sewell. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Faith Bible Church.

            Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Bro. Johnny Cherry and Bro. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery.

            Survivors include one daughter, LaDonna Summerford (Ronnie) of Smithville; two sons, William Steve Alford (Joy) of Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., and Ricky Alford (Rosemary) of Houston; one sister, Naomi Mitchell of Grenada; five grandchildren, Christi Alford, Leah Summerford, Nicci Howell, Jordan Summerford and Steven Alford; five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Alford; her parents; two brothers, Pearl King Jr. and Ogle King; and two sisters, Juanita King and Ella King.

            Pallbearers will be Mark Bray, Jeff Laughlin, Sherman Alford, Curtis Paul Alford, Bill Nadcau and Ricky Palmer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Neva A. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 3 June 1932, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, William H. Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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NOAH ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Friday, 20 November 1964

 

            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. for Noah Alford, 57, who died Thursday night [November 19] at his residence, 300 3rd. Ave. N.

            Dr. Charles Ray will officiate at the funeral services at the Williams and Lord Chapel. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucille Buford Alford; seven brothers and two sisters.

            He was a retired dairy shipping clerk and a native of Carroll County. He had resided in Greenwood for the past 12 years and had been ill for three years. Mr. Alford was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Greenwood VFW.

 

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Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Stigler Randall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Noah Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Aug 1907 and died _____ Nov 1964, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lucille Buford Alford; parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmadge “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, S.J. Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Noah 1907 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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NOAH CALLOWAY ALFORD

 

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Noah Calloway Alford and Carrie Mae Johnson Alford

From the family tree (Ancestry) of Andy Cook, great-great-grandson of Noah and Carrie -used with permission

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—3 December 1964

 

            Funeral services for Noah C Alford, 83, retired Chickasaw county farmer who died at 8:45 am, Sunday, Nov. 9 [sic: 29] at the Vardaman Clinic of kidney poison, were conducted from the Church of God at Thorn at 2 pm, Monday….

            Interment was in the Elzey Cemetery with Memorial Funeral Home in charge.

            Pallbearers were Wyndle Alford, Dale Mooneyham, Otis Mooneyham, Richard Williams, Travis Williams, and Grady Williams.

            Mr. Alford was born Feb. 8, 1881, the son of the late G.W. Alford and Frances Irvin Alford.

            He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ida Mooneyham of Houston and Mrs. Eunice Williams of Memphis, Tenn.; a son, Eurbain Alford of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Ella Langley of West Point; 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Liz Hamilton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie Mae Johnson Alford; daughters Eunice Odell Alford Williams and Ida Estelle Alford Lowrey Mooneyham; and sister Elizabeth Louella Alford Franks in this compilation.

            Noah signed his WWI Draft Registration Card with his mark. The registrar spelled his name Noah Calaway Alford. He reported his birth date as 8 Feb 1882.

            From Andy Cook: The photo of Noah and Carrie appears, along with many other photos of Alfords, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi: Pictorial History (Paducah, KY: Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society, 2002). Andy’s family has a copy of this photo that was submitted for publication in the county history.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Noah Calloway 1881 MS1, George Washington 1840 GA2, James Richard 1821 GA3, Jeptha 1797 NC4, Goodrich 1750 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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NOLA E. PERMENTER ALFORD

 

NEWTON RECORD

Newton, Newton Co., MS—Wednesday, 10 August 1977

 

FOREST—Services for Mrs. Nola Alford, 66, of Rt. 1, Forest, were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sharon Primitive Baptist Church…. Burial was in the church cemetery with Ott and Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford died last Wednesday [August 3] following an automobile accident. She was a retired government poultry grader and a member of Sharon Primitive Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Billy Ray Alford and Jimmy Alford, both of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. L.T. (Winnie) Warren, Rt. 1, Forest, and Mrs. Abner (Delores) Usry, Lake; one brother, Ollie Permenter,, Rt. 1, Forest; one sister, Mrs. Clark (Eula) Parker, Byhalia; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Paul Shoemaker, Dess Hollingsworth, Mike Crawford, David Joe Usry, Jackie Burkes and George Tullos.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nola Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Apr 1911, last residence Forest, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Edgar Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son James Donald Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

 

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NOLAN RAY ALFORD, JR.

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 19 September 2007

 

            Nolan Ray Alford Jr., 66, of Tylertown, died Sept. 17, 2007, at his residence. Visitation was from noon today at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown, until services there at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Mark Wicker and the Rev. Justin Morgan officiating. Burial is in Tylertown Cemetery II.

            Mr. Alford was born April 23, 1941, in Jackson. He was the son of the late Nolan Ray Alford Sr. and Joyce Holderfield [sic: Holifield] Alford.

            He was an electrical worker with Helmerick and Payne Drilling Co. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

            Survivors include his wife, Betty Gaillard Alford of Tylertown; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Tammie Alford of Lena; one daughter, Deborah Brown of Tylertown; three sisters, Eleanor Marie Burges, Mabel Garrett and Brenda Clingen, all of Jackson; and three grandchildren, Haley Gates, Lakin Brown and Michael McKenzie.

            Pallbearers will be David Brewer, Mitch Brewer, James Thurmond, Perry Thurmond, Perry McKenzie and Jacob Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Gaillard, John Benson, Glenn Thurmond, Doug Rushing, Russell Gaillard, Jim Garrett and Bob Burgess.

 

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Photo from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Stinson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nolan R. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Nolan Ray Alford Sr. and Joyce M. Holifield Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Nolan Ray 1941 MS1, Nolan Ray 1920 MS2, James Hugh 1896 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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NOLAN RAY ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 3 December 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990 and Fall 1993

 

            Nolan Ray Alford, Sr. 69, of 5063 Sharp Street, a retired auto mechanic, died of lung cancer Friday [December 1] at the Hinds General Hospital.

            Services are 10:00 a.m. Monday at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Lakewood South Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Lula Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Joyce; son, Nolan Ray Alford, Jr. of Dumas; daughters, Eleanor Burgess, Brenda Clingen and Mable Garrett, all of Jackson; brothers, Hubert M. Alford and Carl Alford both of Jackson; sister, Evelyn Deadman of Brandon; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

A related article from an unidentified Jackson, MS, newspaper, states:

 

            Services were held December 4 from Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home Chapel for Nolan Ray Alford, Sr. of 5063 Sharp St.

 

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nolan R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Oct 1920.

            See the obituaries of his wife Joyce M. Holifield Alford; son Nolan Ray Alford Jr.; parents, James Hugh Alford Sr. and Lula Mae McGowen Alford; and brothers Carl Everet Alford, Hubert Mulford Alford, and James Hugh Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Nolan Ray 1920 MS1, James Hugh 1896 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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NORA L. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 7 September 1998

 

HOUSTON—Nora Alford, 86, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday [September 5] at Okolona Community Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home with burial in Ellzey Cemetery. She was a member of the Church of God.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Claude Alford, leaves two daughters, Lottie Griffin of Houston and Lucille Reid of Lackey, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jan Cook-Houston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nora L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 April 1912, last residence Okolona, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Claude 1896 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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NORMA P. ALFORD FORTENBERRY

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Norma P. Fortenberry, 77, of Magnolia [Pike Co., MS], died Feb. 3, 1996, at Beacham Memorial Hospital.

            Services were at 11 a.m. today at Bluff Springs Baptist Church... Burial was in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Fortenberry was born March 25, 1918, in Mt. Hermon, LA. She was the daughter of Luther Alford and Lena Fortenberry Alford.

            She was a homemaker and a member of Bluff Springs Baptist Church, Friends of Progress Library and a former member of the Pike County election commission.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, M.L. Fortenberry.

            She is survived by two sons, M.L. [Milton L.] Fortenberry and Carroll Fortenberry, both of Magnolia; three daughters, Norma Jean Maher of Dallas, Patsy Bozeman of Jackson and Bobbye Ladd of Forrest; one sister, Ontee Magee of Kentwood, LA; and 11 grandchildren.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of her sisters Eula Mae Alford Fortenberry and Rosa Ontee Alford Magee in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Norma’s father Martin Luther Alford was b. 5 July 1877 in Washington Parish, LA, the son of Jesse Lewis Alford and Philone C. Carson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Norma’s lineage: Norma P. 1918 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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O.D. ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 16 July 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

 

FOXWORTH [Marion Co.]—Reverend Alford had lived a long and productive life. He lived to see four generations of Alford children. On Monday, July 11, 2005, he went to be with the Lord, just five days short of his 91st birthday. He died in Hattiesburg [Forrest Co.], MS. Services are 1 p.m. today at Sunflower Baptist Church, Old Hwy. 35 South in Foxworth, MS. Cook-Galloway Funeral Home of Columbia is handling arrangements.

            Reverend O.D. Alford, Sr., was the first born of Reverend Charlie and Melissa McKenzie Alford....

            He was married to Ida Bell Weary Alford who preceded him in death. They were married for 56 years and were the proud parents of nine children (six daughters and three sons). After the death of his wife, Ida Belle, he prayed that God would send him another companion. His prayers were answered. In 1992 he married Ida Jane Long Alford, affectionately known as “Mama Jane.” He gained an additional five sons and three daughters....

            As a youth he professed faith in Christ. He joined Sunflower Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and as a Sunday School teacher. In 1940 he was called into the ministry. He preached his first sermon at Sunflower Baptist Church in June of that year. He attended Union Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, and received the Bachelor of Theology and Master’s of Theology from Harper Baptist Seminary, Magnolia, Mississippi. He received his Doctorate of Ministry in 1988 from the Mississippi Baptist Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

            His pastorate, which began in 1942 at Sweet Home Baptist Church, spanned more than 50 years. He pastored Sunflower Baptist Church, Foxworth, Mississippi, and Tabernacle Baptist Church of Lumberton, MS.

            He leaves to honor and cherish his memory his wife, Ida Jane Long Alford; six daughters, Exzie Ruth Lee and Alvernell Chandler, both of Foxworth, MS; Alvenia Owens of Houston, TX; Travis Butler (Roger) of Belleville, IL; Etawl Disworth (Reuben), Clinton, MS; and Verna Lee, Jackson, MS; three sons, O.D. Alford, Jr. (Clydia), Moss Point, MS; Eddie Alford (Eloise) and Timothy Alford (Daphne) of Foxworth, MS; three sisters: Rebecca Longino, Foxworth, MS; Carrie Montgomery, Los Angeles, CA; Clara Conerly of Mt. Vernon, IL; two brothers: Albert Alford and Preston Alford, both of Columbia, MS; 32 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that O.D. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 16 July 1914.

            O.D. is listed with his parents on the 1920 census in Beat 3, Marion Co., MS: Charley Alford, farmer age 27; his wife Melissa 26; son O.D. 5-6/12;and daughter Bloss Bee 5/12. All and their parents were b. in MS. They are listed as Alfred in 1930, still living in Beat 3, Marion Co., and he is still enumerated as O.D.

            On Charley Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 25, farmer living in Foxworth, Marion Co., MS, with a wife and 2 children. He says he was born in 1892 in Foxworth. He signed with his mark.

            In 1900 Charley Alford, age 8 born Sept 1891, is living in Beat 3, Marion Co., MS, with his widowed aunt Harriet Alford and her 6 single daughters, none named Alford—last names are Virgil, Henry, and Fortenberry. A few houses away is the McKenzie family, with daughter Lissie, age 9 b. Apr 1891.

            His lineage: O.D. 1914 MS1, Charlie 1892 MS2.

 

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OCIE OLA ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Saturday, 15 March 1969

 

 

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Photos from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ocie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 May 1915 and died _____ March 1969, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Frances Arlene Moore Alford; parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, S.J. Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Ocie John Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Ocie Ola 1915 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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OLEVIA LUMINDA FORTENBERRY ALFORD

 

Jeptha and Luminda Fortenberry Alford

Photo from Calvin Schilling’s Calvin Schilling Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MCCOMB DAILY ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 28 July 1937

 

Lamender Fortenberry Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Jeptha Josephus “Dock” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Claude Anding Alford, Effie Modena Alford Ball Smith, Luther Alvin Alford, and Yarborough S. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Delis Collier Alford Sr. in Maryland Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of Hollis Horton Fortenberry and Louisa Margana James.

            Family records show her name as Olevia Luminda. It is listed differently in the records:

 

1860 census              O.L.

1870 census              Olivia M.

1880 census              O. Laminda

1900 census              Arlevia L.

1910 census              Allevia L.

1920 census              Luminda

1930 census              Luminda

1940 census              Luminda

SSACI record          Luminda (for her son Luther)

SSACI record          Olevia L. (for her daughter Ethel)

 

            Her name is incorrectly spelled “Lamender” on her gravestone. Her name in her obituary is also listed incorrectly as Luminda James—James was her mother’s maiden name, but it never appears as part of Luminda’s name in the records.

 

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OLLIE JAMES ALFRED, SR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Friday, 7 December 2007

 

            Ollie James Alfred, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.

            Beloved husband of Daisey Bell Alfred. Son of the late Ellie and Beluah Alfred. Devoted father of Zelma, Glen Earl, Fred, Sheila, Zelda, Michelle, and the late Thelma and Ollie Jr. Sisters Martharene Richards, Maxicine Foxworth, and Lucille Peters. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 1038 Highway 586, Foxworth, Mississippi, on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home, 519 Owens Street, Columbia, Mississippi 39429, on December 7, 2007 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment in Little Rock M.B. Church’s Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Little Rock Cemetery, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janine McQuiston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ollie J. Alfred (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 July 1921, last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother Augusta S. “Muz” Alfred in this compilation.

 

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OPAL EDMONDS WHATLEY ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Mississippi Press on the same day.]

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Monday, 15 November 2010

 

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            Opal Edmonds Whatley Alford 96 of Van Cleave, Ms formerly of the Indian Springs Community died Saturday November 13, 2010 at the Riverchase Village in Gautier, Ms.

            Mrs. Whatley was owner of the Indian Springs Lake since 1954 and was a member of Our Home Universalist Unitarian Church and a homemaker. She also worked in Alterations at Fine Brothers Madison, Alex Lobe and Carter Heidi.

            She is preceded in Death by her husband John H. Whatley, One Son Steve Whatley and Grandson Randy Johnson.

            She is survived by One Son Gary Whatley of Van Cleave, Ms. Two Daughters Lana Middleton of Van Cleave, Ms and Ouida Campbell of Gautier, Ms. Four Grandchildren Glenn Whatley, Van Johnson, Steve Myrick and Rex Cowart. Five Great Grandchildren and Three Great Great Grandchildren.

            Services will be Tuesday November 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Memory Chapel with burial to follow in Our Home cemetery in Jones County. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at Memory Chapel. Linda Foshee and Terry Shows will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Van Johnson, Steve Myrick, Glenn Whatley, Kevin Johnson, Kody Johnson and Tim Hammonds.

            Memory Chapel is in charge of services. To view and sign the family guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Opal E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Dec 1913, last residence Gautier, Jackson Co., MS.

 

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ORA AVA MORRIS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER / JACKSON DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Hinds Co., MA—Sunday, 5 March 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989

 

            Mrs. Ora Morris Alford, 92, a homemaker, of 4740 Methodist Farm Road, died of cardiac arrest Friday [March 3] in Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

            Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford, a Weir [Choctaw Co.] native, was a member of Cherry Park Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: daughter, Onita Phillips of Jackson; brothers, John Allen Morris of Jackson and Richard Carl Morris of Des-Ark, Ark.; sisters, Esther Mills of Weir and Marjorie Wilson of Richland; and two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ora M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Oct 1896, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituary, including research notes, of her possible husband, Taylor Jeff Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of William Silas Morris and his first wife, Ida. In Weir, Choctaw Co., MS. In Choctaw Co., she is listed with them as Ora Morris on the 1900 and 1910 censuses and as Ora A. Morris on the 1920 census with her father and his second wife, Fannie Mill Morris.

            From AAFA records: Thomas Jefferson Alford married Ava Ora Morris on 28 July 1920 in Hinds Co., MS.

            From the 1925 City Directory for Jackson, Hinds Co., MS (Ancestry): Taylor J. Alford, carpenter, and Mrs. Taylor J. Alford are living at 830 Bailey.

            In 1930, Hinds Co., MS: Taylor J. Alfred, carpenter age 31, age 21 at first marriage; his wife Ora 33, age 23 at first marriage; and adopted daughter Onita [looks like Onelia] 4. All were born in MS.

            In 1940, still in Hinds Co., MS: T.J. Alford, no occupation age 45; his wife Ora 42; and daughter Onita 14. All were born in MS.

 

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OREE MOODY ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Tuesday, 1 January 2008

 

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at White Funeral Home for Oree Alford, 89, of Poplarville, who died Dec. 30, 2007.

            Burial will be in Poplarville City Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford worked in childcare and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Poplarville.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewel H. Alford; and parents, George Washington and Mary Alice Mitchell Moody.

            Survivors include two sons, Wayne Alford of Diamondhead and Gordon Alford of Seymour, Tenn.; five grandchilren and a great-grandchild.

            Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at White Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oree Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 April 1918, last residence Poplarville, Pearl River Co., MS.

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

 

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OSCAR MERRILL ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 4 March 2001

 

VARDAMAN [Calhoun Co., MS]—Oscar Merrill Alford, 78, retired farmer, died of cancer Friday [March 2] at Calhoun County Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Vardaman United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Mason.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Margaret Louise Alford, also leaves a son, Billy Wayne Alford of Corinth; a sister, Josephine Bennett of Hickory Flat, and five grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Hillcrest Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Doss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oscar M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 July 1922, but that he died 3 March 2001, last residence Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Louise Penick Alford; son Anthony Merrill Alford; mother Cora L. Wooldridge Alford; and siblings Josephine Alford Bennett and Travis Earl Alford, in this compilation.

            Oscar was the son of Leonard Wayne Alford (1893–1977) and Cora Wooldridge (1893–1963). They are buried in Ellzey Cemetery in Calhoun Co., MS.

            Leonard’s parents, Oscar S. Alford (1867–1947) and Sarah Frances Griffin (1875–1953), are also buried in Ellzey Cemetery.

            Leonard’s birth year is listed as 1893 on his FindAGrave.com memorial; as 1894 on his WWI Draft Registration Card; and as Nov 1892 on the 1900 census in Pleasant Grove, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Oscar Merrill 1922 MS1, Leonard Wayne 1893 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 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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P.C. ALFRED

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Friday, 8 April 2011

 

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LUMBERTON—On Sunday, April 3rd, Mr. P.C. Alfred, 86, of Lumberton, passed from this life at Pearl River County Hospital in Poplarville, Miss.

            Funeral Services are Saturday, April 9, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Lumberton. Viewing from 9 am-service time at 11:00 am. Pastor Linsey McCullan officiating.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 64 years, Mrs. Annie Mae Alfred; one son, Tyrone (Patrece) Alfred of Golden Valley, MN; 2 daughters, Shirley (Alex) White & Cathy (Hope) Sandifer of Lumberton; 8 grandchildren, & 9 great-grandchildren.

            Hall-Fairley Funeral Service in charge of services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that P.C. Alfred (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 Jan 1925, last residence Lumberton, Lamar Co., MS.

 

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PASCAL ELWELL ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of David Alton Alford, AAFA #1508, and James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

MCCOMB DAILY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 18 February 1937

 

            P.E. Alford, 59 years old, of Magnolia Route 3, died at 11:00 o’clock this morning in a local hospital. Funeral services, at this writing incomplete, will be held tomorrow.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, two sons, Ellis and Pete of near Magnolia, and four daughters, Mrs. S.Q. Kennedy of McComb, Mrs. Lee Varnado of New Orleans, Mrs. William Gordon and Mrs. Hewitt Prestridge of near iMagnolia.

 

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Photo from Terry Creek Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Frances E. “Fannie” McDaniel Alford; and children Beulah Alford Varnado, Edna Alford Kennedy, Ellis Elwell Alford, Lorena Alford Gordon, and Mildred Alford Prestridge in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter-in-law Martha Cutrer Alford, wife of his son Paschal Edward Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            The 1900 census (Police Jury Ward 2, Tangipahoa Parish, LA) lists Pascal, son of Isaac and Sephronia, b. Oct 1878, age 21; and on his Sept 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card, he says he was born 24 Oct 1878 and is age 39. The death date on his gravestone appears, and the birth date may be incorrect.

            Some Ancestry family trees list him as Pascal Elwell Alford, and some say Pascal Ewell Alford. He signed his name as P.E. Alford on his WWI Draft Card, but the clerk wrote his name in full as Paschal Elwell Alford. He also states that he lost the vision in his left eye.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Pascal Elwell 1879 LA1, Isaac E. 1848 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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PATRICIA ANN ALFORD GARRIGA

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Friday, 19 March 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Services for Patricia Ann Alford Garriga, 69, of Greenwood, who died of cancer Thursday, March 18, 2004, at her home, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Black Hawk.

            Mrs. Garriga retired after 27 years as an office manager for Life of Georgia Insurance Agency. A native of Greenwood, she was born Feb. 27, 1935, to Guy and Frankie Farrish Alford. She attended the Greenwood Public Schools, and was an organizer for her high school class reunions.

            She was a graduate of Durham’s Business College in Memphis, Tenn. She married Norman Cecil Garriga on July 19, 1957. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Frankie Farrish Alford.

            She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Norman Cecil Garriga of Greenwood; a daughter, Leigh A. Garriga Hunter of Biloxi; two sons, Arthur Gregory Garriga of Ponca City, Okla., and Douglas Alan Garriga of Greenwood; and three grandchildren, Jerry Alan Garriga of Long Beach and Amber Lynn Johnson and Tyler Mitchell Johnson, both of Biloxi.

            .... Burial will be in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Daves, Allan Daves, Charles Mims, Mark Garriga, Keith Walker and Bill Hunter.

            Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home....

 

Photo from Mount Olive Cemetery, Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sally Bennett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia A. Garriga (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituary of her mother, Frankie Farrish Alford Thomas, in this compilation.

            Patricia’s father, Guy Lee Alford, was born 14 Nov 1911 in Carroll Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Patricia Ann 1935 MS1, Guy Lee 1911 MS2, John Everett 1883 MS3, John Walter 1848 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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PATRICIA ANN WILTSHIRE ALFORD SPURGEON

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 26 November 1992

 

GREENWOOD [Leflore Co., MS]—Patricia Alford Spurgeon, 56, retired secretary, died Wednesday [November 25] at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with burial in Enon Methodist Church Cemetery in Carroll County.

            She was a graduate of Greenwood High School and a member of Enon Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Spurgeon leaves three daughters, JoLynn Nicholas of Ridgeland, Randee Wright of Springdale, Ark., and Christi Alford of Greenwood; her mother, Mable Wiltshire of Greenwood; a sister, Delores Peden of Schlater; two brothers, James H. Wiltshire of Greenwood and Tony Wiltshire of Texarkana, Texas, and three grandchildren.

            The family requests any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Photo from Enon Cemetery, Coila, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia W. Spurgeon (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Sept 1936, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Jeffy Rivers Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PATRICIA BINGHAM ALFORD

 

Wilson & Knight Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ May 2014

 

            Patricia Bingham Alford (Miss Pat), 63 died Wednesday May 7, 2014 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Funeral services are 11 A.M. Saturday May 10 at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with interment in Odd Fellows East. Rob Banks will officiate….

            Mrs. Alford was born in Greenwood, MS to Thomas Edward and Mary Irvin Bingham and was a lifelong resident of Greenwood. A graduate of J.Z. Georg High School in Carrollton, she owned and operated Wonderland Nursery where she was known as “Miss Pat”. She was also a member of the Church of God.

            Miss Pat was preceded in death by her mother Mary Elizabeth Bingham, a brother Stanley Bingham and her husband Curtis Larry Alford.

            Survivors include; one son, Curtis B. Alford, a daughter, Tiffiney Reeves, both of Greenwood, MS, her father, Thomas Edward Bingham of Carthage, MS, two brothers, Stance Bingham of Indianola, MS, Thomas Bingham of Biloxi, MS, her grandchildren Meri-brynn Reeves, Makenzie Reeves, Myles Reeves, and Bramsen Alford all of Greenwood, MS.

            Pallbearers are Chris Alford, Mike Alford, Austin Woodall, Thomas Bingham, Stance Bingham, and Tommy Bingham, Honorary pallbearers are Bob Harrell and Perry Irvin.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Curtis Larry Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PATRICIA HALFORD BARRON DICKERSON

 

[A similar article was published in the Natchez Democrat on 17 October 2013.]

 

Franklin Funeral Home

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—_____ October 2013

 

Patricia Halford Dickerson

 

            Patricia Halford Dickerson, a native of Roxie, Mississippi died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at her home in McCall Creek, Mississippi.

            She was born in Roxie, MS on March 14, 1942.

            Patty was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, totally devoted to her family. In these last years she spent most of her time watching over them with love and encouragement. Together they spent many hours of fun fishing in the ponds near her home. She also enjoyed sports, and was a fan of several teams; but she especially loved following the sports activities of her grandchildren. She frequently called them after their sporting events, cheering them on and offering congratulations. Patty was truly loved, and her family and friends will miss her very much.

            Patty is survived by her husband, Larry Dickerson of McCall Creek; her son Charles Carey Barron, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth of Berwick, LA; her daughters, Patricia LeAnn Barron of Morgan City LA; and Kimberly Barron Bryant, and her husband Carl of Richland, MS; her sister, Peggy Ann Thomas of McCall Creek, and her brother, Levon Halford of McComb.

            She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Barron Paul Courtney, Amanda Elizabeth Barron, Charles Carey Barron, III, Patrick Louis Barron, William Lofton Bryant, Hayden Paul Barron, and Drayton Paul Keller, and close friends, Patsy Arceneaux, Joan Rogers, and Mary Saunders.

            Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles Carey Barron, Sr.; her parents, Robert Lee Halford and Dolly Halford Allen; and her brothers, Jimmy, Marvin, Paul, Donald, and Jerry Halford.

            Pallbearers will be Carl W. Bryant, Robert Halford and her grandsons.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Franklin Funeral Home, 291 Main Street West, Meadville, MS. Visitation will resume at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

            Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Natchez, MS.

 

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Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Beach

Photo posted 8 Feb 2012

7/5/2015 – requested an updated photo

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia H. Dickerson (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her mother, Dollie Hill Halford Allen, in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Patricia 1942 MS1, Robert Lee 1894 MS2, John Henry 1872 MS3, Thomas M. 1838 MS4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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PATRICIA J. HOWARD ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Monday, 13 June 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

MANTACHIE [Itawamba Co.]—Patricia Alford, 58, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1946, to Wilburn Howard and Martha James. She was a waitress. She attended the Eggville Baptist Church.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Senter Funeral Home of Fulton.... Burial will be in Walton Cemetery.

            Survivors include three sons, Michael Alford and wife, Diane, and Clyde Alford and wife, Jane, all of Tullahoma, Tenn., and Chris Walton of Mantachie; four daughters, Diane Griggs and husband, John, of Portland, Tenn., Melissa Gaye Ford of Dixon, Tenn., Sonjia Corley and husband, Tony, of Watertown, Tenn., and Tina McCollum and husband, Mike, of Nettleton; 21 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her companion, Joseph Jabe Walton, and her parents....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia J. Alford (SS# issued in TN).

 

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PAUL BRITTAIN “BRITT” ALFORD, JR.

Father of Paul Brittain Alford III, AAFA #1379

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Wednesday, 26 December 2007

 

NATCHEZ—Graveside services for Paul Brittain “Britt” Alford, Jr., 83, of Natchez, who died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at his residence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Natchez City Cemetery.

            Burial will follow under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Scott County, the son of Paul Brittain Alford and Sudie Mae Dowdle Alford. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University. Mr. Alford retired as Postmaster in Morton.

            He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Wilkes Alford; and sisters, Wendolyn Alford Jaggers and Carolyn Alford Evans.

            Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Zuccaro and husband, Edward, both of Natchez; son, Paul B. Alford III and wife, Rebecca Rogers Alford, both of Hartsville, S.C.; grandchildren, Blaire, Alex, and Patrick Rogers, Holly and Brittain Alford, all of Hartsville, S.C., and Christopher Zuccaro of Bowling Green, Ky.

            Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

            Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.

 

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Photo from Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Ruby Carman - CLARA.HENCE@GMAIL.COM – emailed 10/29/2013 – again 11/16/2013

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Ruby Carman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Paul B. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS, but his birth date is listd as 24 Nov 1924.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Virginia Wilkes Alford; daughter Suzanne Alford Zuccaro; parents, Paul Brittain Alford Sr. and Sudie Mae Dowdle Alford; and sister Wendolyn Alford Jaggars in this compilation.

            Britt is listed on the 1930 census with her family in Morton (E.D. 7), Scott Co., MS, dwelling #13: Paul B. Alford, cotton gin manager, age 36 b. MS (parents b. MS and AL); his wife Sudie M. 30 MS; and children: Wendolyn 9 MS, Carolyn 8 MS, and Brit Jr. 5 MS.

            Paul B. Alford married Sudie Dowdle on 23 June 1919 in Newton Co., MS.

            In 1920 they are still in Morton (E.D. 110), dwelling #87: Paul B. Alford, saw mill manager age 26 b. MS (parents b. MS and AL); his wife Sudie 23 MS; sister Eunice Alford 29 MS bookkeeper in lumber office; brother Rube Alford 17 MS; and a boarder. Eunice and Rube’s parents were both b. in MS, which is probably a mistake.

            On Paul Brittain Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is a single salesman, age 24, living in Morton, Scott Co., MS. He says he was b. 23 Feb 1893 in Scott Co. and is medium height with blue eyes and light hair.

            In 1900 the family is in Beat 3 (E.D. 91), Scott Co., MS, dwelling #64: William Alford, 32 b. Aug 1867 in MS, m. 9 years (parents b. MS); his wife Sallie 27 b. July 1872 in AL; and children: Eunice 8 b. Aug 1891, Paul B. 7 b. Feb 1893, William L. 3 b. June 1897, and Anna E. 1 b. Nov 1898. All the children were b. in MS, and their parents were b. in MS and AL.

            William Allen Alford married Sallie Paul on 12 Oct 1890 in Scott Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Paul Brittain 1924 MS1, Paul Brittain 1893 MS2, William Allen 1867 MS3, Brittain Washington 1843 MS4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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PAUL BRITTAIN ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Paul Brittain Alford III, AAFA #1379

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 16 June 1965

 

            Funeral services for Paul Brittain Alford, Sr., 72, of Morton, were held on Saturday afternoon, June 12, at 3:30 from the Morton Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Holifield and Rev. H.H. Carlisle officiating. Interment followed in the Morton Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford passed away in the Scott County Hospital in Morton [June 11] after an extended illness. He was a World War I Veteran, member of American Legion, past District Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner, Eastern Star, a retired Postal Clerk, Justice of the Peace officer in Beat No. 3, and a member and lifetime Deacon of the Morton Baptist Church.

            The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sudie Dowdle Alford; one son, P.B. Alford, Jr., of Morton; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Jaggers of Greenwood and Mrs. George Evans of Boyle; four grandchildren; four brothers, Ben of Lenoir City, Tenn., E.P. of Greenville, S.C., Major of Burns, and Horace Alford of Morton; and two sisters, Mrs. George Miles of Pulaski, and Mrs. Sidney Crews of Canton.

            The pallbearers were Jack Stuart, V.P. Winstead, A.T. Cooper, A.M. Tullos, T.V. Winstead, A.T. Cooper, A.M. Tullos, T.V. Laird, Cliff Waggoner, L.L. Townsend, and J.A. Sheild. [The repetition of pallbearer names appears in the paper.]

            The honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Morton Baptist Church, Senator Jim Eastland, Senator John Stennis, Dr. Howard Clark, Dr. Alex Gordon, and Frank Chambers.

 

 

Photo from Morton City Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sudie Mae Dowdle Alford; children Paul Brittain Alford Jr. and Wendolyn Alford Jaggars; granddaughter Suzanne Alford Zuccaro; and siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Paul Brittain 1893 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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PAULINE STONE ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 22 December 1971

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Alford, 56, of Route 2, Morton were held on Thursday, December 16, at 3:30 in the Morton Ott & Lee Chapel with Rev. Bartis Harper and Rev. John Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Morton Memorial Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford passed away in the Scott County Hospital on Tuesday [December 14] following an extended illness. She was a native of Scott County, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

            The survivors are her husband, Frank Alford; one son, Billy Frank Alford of Boonevielle; two grandsons; her father, Jack Stone of Jackson; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Waide, Mrs. Majulla Winstead, Mrs. Wilma Anderson, Mrs. Mamie Moore all of Jackson, and Mrs. Edith Banks of Forkville; three brothers, Roy Stone of Packwook, Washington; J.B. Stone of El Paso, Texas, and Hubert Stone of Biloxi.

            The pallbearers were J.W. Thompson, William Oscar Westberry, Shorty Alford, Ernest Thompson, Arthur Neal Alford, and Wayne Stone, Jr.

            The honorary pallbearers were Dr. Howard Clark, Russell Robbins, Dock Bennett, Robert Rigby, Percy Johnson, C.E. Eichelberger, James Whittington, Albert Byrd, Daniel Roy Blissett, and [illegible].

 

Photo from Morton Memorial Gardens, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Dec 1915 and died _____ Dec 1971, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank Alford, a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

            Pauline Stone was the daughter of James Presley Stone and Minnie Ponder.

 

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PEARL COTHERN ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 6 November 2009

 

            Pearl C. Alford, 89, of the Enon community, died Nov. 5, 2009, at Beacham Memorial Hospital.

            Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Enon Baptist Church. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.

            Additional information was not available.

 

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Source unknown (probably Catchings Funeral Home)

McComb, Pike Co., MS—____ November 2009

 

            Funeral services for; Pearl C. Alford, 89, were Nov. 7, 2009, at Enon Baptist Church with Revs. Bendon Ginn and David Hedden officiating.

            She died Nov. 5, 2009, at Beacham Memorial Hospital, Magnolia.

            Mrs. Alford was a former employee of Morgan & Lindsey in McComb. She was a lifetime member of Enon Baptist Church where she served as church clerk for many years. She was also a member of the Joyful Generation Senior Adult, Group and the Ruth Sunday School Class.

            She was born Aug. 17, 1920, at Walthall County, daughter of the late Willie M. and Etta Howell Cothern. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Grace Cothern.

            Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Willard J. Alford; her daughter, Gaye Smith and her husband, Dr. Farris Smith, of Clinton; three grandchildren, Dr. Michael Smith and his wife, Sabrea, and their daughter, Presley, of Columbus, Mandy Winscott and her husband, Dr. John Winscott, and their children Bailey; Brady and Blair, of Clinton, Marcy Cross and her husband, Dr. Shane Cross, and their children, Parker and Avery of Arlington, Tenn.; two sisters, Wilene O’Quin and Nelle Alexander.

            Pallbearers were Calvin McEwen, Tim Leonard, Jerry Boyd, Travis Marbury, Ronnie Campbell and Tommy Roberts.

            Burial was in Enon Cemetery [Walthall Co.] with Catchings Funeral Home in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Pearl C. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Jayess, Lawrence Co., MS, but her birth date is listed as 19 Aug 1920.

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

 

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PEARL ELIZABETH VESS ALFORD

 

GEORGE COUNTY TIMES

Lucedale, George Co., MS—_____ May 1996

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Elizabeth Alford, 68, of Lucedale were held May 10 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah United Pentecostal Church.

            She was born in Sevierville, TN. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mr. Pisgah United Pentecostal Church. She died May 7, 1996 at George County Hospital.

            Survivors include three sons, John Alford and Larry T Alford of Mobile, AL.; and Johnny L. Alford of Pensacola, FL.; four daughters, Vivian Ingram of Pensacola, FL.; Charlene Patrick of Lucedale, Joyce A Gray of Vinegar Bend, AL.; and Judy G. Alford of Birmingham, AL.; and 11 grandchildren.

            Also surviving are three brothers, Walter H. Vess and James A Vess of Leakesville and Elmer P. Vess of Sevierville, TN.; five sisters, Geneva Singleton and Margaret Hurst of Knoxville, TN.; Ethel Thomas and Maggie Louis Lewis of Cleveland, TN., and Monnie Moore of OH.; a step-son, Marshall Alford of Amarillo, TX.; and a step-daughter, Melrae Luebner of Portland, OR.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, James Mitchell Vess and Judy Dell (Vest) Vess.

            Services were conducted by Rev. M.L. Dykes. Interment was in the Alford Cemetery with Freeman Funeral Home of Leakesville in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pearl E. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 19 Apr 1928, last residence Lucedale, George Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Melvin Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Melvin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries; her stepdaughter Melrae Alford Leubner in Oregon Obituaries; and her stepson Marshall Carl “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

 

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PEARL NIX “NIXIE” ALFORD ALLBRITTON

AAFA #0450

 

Pearl Nix Alford Allbritton

Photo from AAFA files

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—7 February 2010

 

HATTIESBURG—Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday at Georgetown City Cemetery for Pearl Alford “Nixie” Allbritton, 98, of Hattiesburg, formerly of Hazlehurst, who died Feb. 5, 2010, at Emeritus Health Care.

            Burial is in Georgetown City Cemetery in Georgetown.

            Mrs. Allbritton was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Hazlehurst. She was a volunteer for the American Heart Association.

            Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles Ervin Thomas Sr. (Linda Allbritton) of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Ray Allbritton; and parents, Dr. Julius Alford and Pearl Alford.

            Visitation is 2-5 p.m. today at 511 Cox Avenue in Hattiesburg at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Ervin Thomas Sr.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Bethany Christian Services of Hattiesburg.

            Moore Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

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Photos from Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pearl N. Allbritton (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 May 1911, last residence Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Pearl W. Nix Alford, in this compilation.

            Her husband was John Ray Allbritton (1906–1978).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Pearl Nix 1911 MS1, Julius Whitford 1868 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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PEARL W. NIX ALFORD

Mother of Pearl Nix Alford Allbritton, AAFA #0450

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 23 May 1911

 

MONTICELLO, Miss. May 22—Mrs. J.E. Alford, wife of Dr. J.W. Alford, died this morning at 6:15 o’clock. She had been ill for some time.

 

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Photo from Galilee Cemetery, Rockport, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband was Julius Whitford Alford (1868–1919).

            See the obituary of her daughter Pearl Nix Alford Allbritton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Whitford 1868 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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PEGGY FAYE FULLER ALFORD

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—Thursday, 29 June 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Funeral services for Peggy Alford, 65, of Jayess, were set June 27, 2000, at Capps Funeral Home Chapel…. She died June 24, 2000, at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and retired store manager. She was a member of Jayess Baptist Church and attended Magee’s Creek Baptist Church.

            She was born April 18, 1935, at Lawrence County, daughter of the late Austin Seab and Flora Rayborn Fuller. She married Heuland Jessie Alford, who survives.

            Also surviving are a son, Greg Alford of Brookhaven; a daughter, Sherry Hartley of Jayess; a grandson, Michael Alford of Brookhaven; two, granddaughters, Kelly Holmes of McComb and Kristy Alford of Brookhaven; three step-granddaughters, Sabrina Hartley, Maria Johnson and Selina Odom, all of Waynesboro; two step-great-grandchildren; one devoted son-in-law, Jack Hartley of Jayess. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, A.J. Fuller.

            Pallbearers were Kenneth Fuller, Travis Alford, Dan Alford, Joe Ladner, Phillip Hunt and Wayne Hirsch.

            Burial was in Magee’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Capps Funeral Home in charge.

 

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Photo from Magees Creek Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, caleblanc

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Peggy F. Alford (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituary of her husband, Heuland Jessie Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PEGGY MOREHEAD ALFORD

 

GRENADA STAR

Grenada, Grenada Co., MS—Tuesday, 19 August 2014

 

            Funeral services for Peggy Morehead Alford, 54, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Scotland Cemetery near Winona….

            Mrs. Alford died Aug. 16, 2014, at her residence of cancer.

            She was born in Jackson, Miss., on June 26, 1960, to Kathryn Carter Morehead of Pearl and the late Thurman Clayton Morehead.

            Mrs. Alford was a former independent contractor with the Grenada Star newspaper.

            In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Morehead.

            In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Kathy Blair and Laura Pyron of Grenada; a son, Joseph Pyron of Grenada; three sisters, Judy Strickland of Pearl, Pandra Pyron of Grenada, and Sherry Kegley of Salem, Va.; brothers, Dan C. Morehead and Bobby Morehead of Canton; and one granddaughter, Kayla Greer of Grenada.

            Online condolences may be made at www.ofhwinona.com. Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

 

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Oliver Funeral Home

Winona, Montgomery Co., MS—_____ August 2014

 

            Funeral services for Peggy Morehead Alford, 54, of Grenada, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Scotland Cemetery near Winona. Rev. Phillip Cook will officiate the services.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time, at Oliver Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died of cancer at her residence in Grenada on Saturday, August 16.

            She was born in Jackson, MS, on June 26, 1960. She was a former employee of the Grenada Star newspaper in Grenada.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Morehead; and her father, Thurman Clayton Morehead.

            Survivors include her mother, Kathryn Carter Morehead of Pearl; two daughters, Kathy Blair of Grenada and Laura Pyron of Grenada; son, Joseph Pyron of Grenada; sisters, Judy Strickland of Pearl, Pandra Pyron of Grenada, and Sherry Kegley of Salem, VA; brothers, Dan C. Morehead of Canton and Bobby Morehead of Canton; and one granddaughter, Kayla Greer of Grenada.

            Pallbearers will be Robert Pyron, James Wesby-Gibson, Ray Kegley, Jeff Armstrong, Billy Carter, and Bobby Morehead.

 

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

 

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POLLY “DAISY” MCANALLY ANGLIN ALFORD

 

Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel

Iuka, Tishomingo Co., MS—_____ October 2015

 

            Polly “Daisy” Anglin Alford, 80, of Iuka, Mississippi, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.

            She was a member of New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to fish, collect elephants, her flowers, and gardening. She truly enjoyed her time with her family and friends, and her neighbors and friends at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home.

            …. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka…. Interment will follow in New Lebanon Cemetery….

            She is survived by 1 daughter – Cindy Maness (Randy) of Cairo; 2 sons – Chris Anglin (Scarlett) and Perry Anglin (Daphne), both of Iuka; 2 sisters – Dorothy Smith of California and Earline Slack (Jimmy) of Cairo; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Mann and Pearl McAnally; her husband, Franky B. Anglin; and a grandchild, Franky B. Anglin, II….

 

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

 

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R.D. “SLIM” ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 21 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

OXFORD [Lafayette Co.]—R.D. “Slim” Alford, 77, a retired construction worker, died of heart failure Wednesday [Jan 19] at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

            Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Burns United Methodist Church with burial in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, a Lafayette County native, was a member of Buford Chapel United Methodist Church.

            He was the widower of Susie Mae Alford.

            Survivors include son William Henry Alford of Oxford; daughters, Lina Mae Moody of Hazen, Ark., and Beatrice Houston, Linda Sue Mean, Mildred Ann Alford and Dessie “Kay” Fox, all of Oxford; sisters, Annie Margaret Gordon, Willie Mae Thompson and Nettie Burnette, all of Oxford; brother, Wade Brown of Oxford; and 29 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that R.D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 March 1916.

            R.D.’s African-American family is listed on the 1930 census in Beat 2 (District 6), Pontotoc Co., MS, dwelling #354: Samuel Alford, farmer age 63; his wife Line 54; daughter Nettie 16; son R.D. 13; and daughter Annie M. 11. All (and their parents) were born in MS.

            In 1920 they are in Thaxton (District 100), Pontotoc Co., MS, dwelling #362: Sam Alford, farmer age 50; his wife Lina 39; daughter Willie 10, daughter Nettie 6, son R.D. 4-3/12, and Annie 1-9/12. All (and their parents) were born in MS.

 

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RAY ALFORD

 

From COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS, Columbia, Marion Co., MS, 10 November 2011

In “Salute to Our Veterans” section

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Thursday, 26 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

FOXWORTH [Marion Co.]—Services were held May 21, 2003, at Community Funeral Home in Columbia for Ray Alford, 74, of Foxworth, who died May 19, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.

            Burial was in Foxworth Cemetery. Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army and was a shipyard fitter. He was of the Baptist faith.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Alford and Nettie Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Marie Alford of Foxworth, two sons, Keith Alford of Foxworth and Kenneth Ray Alford of Columbia, a daughter, Lea Nance of Foxworth two stepsons, Gerald Leming and Joe Leming, both of Columbia six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren….

 

Photo from Foxworth Cemetery, Foxworth, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Arthur Fortenberry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ray Alfrod [sic] (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Sept 1928.

            Ray’s mother was Nettie O’Quinn. In 1930 Nettie, age 23, and her children, Christine 3-7/12 and Ray 1-6/12, were living with her parents, Marshall and Dollie Oquinn, in Walthall Co., MS.

            Ray married (1) Henrietta Pittman.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Ray 1928 MS1, Jack 1903 MS2, John Raymond 1858 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RAY GILBERT ALFORD

Father of Deloris Alford Bitting, AAFA #1138, and Kaye Alford Roberts, AAFA #1230

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, LA—Thursday, 11 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Ray Gilbert—A longtime resident of Progress community in Mississippi, he died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, St. Francisville.

He was 86, born March 13, 1913, in Osyka, Miss. He was the son of Jewel L. “Bunk” Alford and Francis McElveen Alford. He was a retired dairyman and employee of McMillan-Bloedel. He was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church.

            He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lavada Bond Alford; six brothers and four sisters.

            He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph G. Alford, Osyka, Jimmy Alford and Carol Ann Alford, and Connie Esch Alford, all of Magnolia, Miss.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deloris Bitting and Jim Bitting, Baton Rouge, and Kaye Roberts and and Wiltz Roberts Jr., Kentwood; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Bullock and husband Todd of Progress community, Kristie Coppock and husband Frank of Loranger, Daniel Roberts, Kentwood, David Bitting, Baton Rouge, Jason Bitting, Magnolia, Ark., Daryl Alford and wife Sandra, Crystal Springs, Miss., Blair Alford and wife Amy, Zachary; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Visitation at Catchings Funeral Home, McComb, Miss., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at Silver Springs Baptist Church, 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Friday.... Burial in church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

Photo from Silver Springs Cemetery, Progress, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. AAFA records show that Ray was born 13 March 1913 in Progress, Pike Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of his son Ralph Gilbert Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Ray’s father, Jewell Luria Lucien “Bunk” Alford, was the son of Julius Newton Alford and Mary M. Brumfield and the grandson of Edwin B. Alford and Martha P. Smith.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Ray Gilbert 1913 MS1, Jewell 1871 MS2, Julius Newton 1838 MS3, Edwin B. 1792 NC4, Jacob 17615, Julius 17176, James 16877.

 

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RAY WILSON ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 6 January 1992

 

BATESVILLE [Panola Co.]—Ray Wilson Alford, 55, farmer, died Saturday [January 4] at his residence. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Dickins Funeral Home with burial in Curtis Union Memorial Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Vergie Alford, also leaves a son, Terry Harrell of Batesville; four sisters, Lellah Johnson of Carthage, Gladys Helminiak of Stevens Point, Wis., Melba Eichelberger of Walnut Grove and Nancy Greer of Forrest; five brothers, Marvin Alford, James Alford and George Alford, all of Batesville, J.H. Alford of Taos, N.M., and J.C. Alford of Carthage, and a grandchild.

 

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Photo from Curtis Union Church Memorial Cemetery, Panola Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vergie Mae Boyette Alford; and siblings George Kenneth Alford, Gladys Alford Helminiak, J.C. Alford, James Odell Alford, and Marvin Webb Alford in this compilation.

            Ray had 2 Alford lines: he was the son of Egbert J. Alford and Gennie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and William Wiseman “Banjo” Quick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His paternal lineage: Ray Wilson 1935 MS1, Egbert J. 1896 MS2, David Edward 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            His maternal Alford lineage, from his grandmother: Frances Vashti 1872 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA 4, James Floyd 1817 GA 5, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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RAYMOND ALBERT ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Sunday, 8 March 1964

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1991

 

CAR CRASH KILLS GROOM; BRIDE’S CONDITION GRAVE

 

JACKSON [Hinds Co.], Miss.—A young medical student died here Saturday night from injuries received in an automobile crash just 20 minutes after he became a groom.

            Raymond Alford of Greenville, a student at the University of Mississippi Medical School, and his bride received critical injuries in a three-car crash here Friday night.

            Alford died from the injuries late Saturday night.

            His bride, the former Elaine Busby, and the driver of another car, Willie Gaddy of Crystal Springs, were still in critical condition.

            Listed as seriously hurt was a Mendenhall couple, part of the wedding party.

            The Alfords had been married about 20 minutes before the crash and were headed to their honeymoon house trailer at Ridgeland when the tragedy occurred.

            The Rev. R.L. Alford, father of the groom had performed the marriage.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Columbia, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur

 

AAFA NOTES: Raymond was the son of Loubie Ronald Alford (1908–1994) and Esther Grace Bass (1915–1989), who are also buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. His wife was Rosa Elaine Busby.

            Loubie was the son of Walter Theodore Alford and Rosetta Ophelia Varnado.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Raymond Albert 1941 ??1, Loubie Ronald 1908 LA2, Walter Theodore 1871 LA3, Jesse G. 1838 M4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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REED BINGHAM ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 3 March 1992

 

GREENWOOD—Reed B. Alford, 72, sales manager for Barrentine Manufacturing Co. for 28 years and former owner of Delta Burger, died Monday at Greenwood- Leflore Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County.

            He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford, husband of Eula King Alford, also leaves two daughters, Brenda Burton and Lucretia Palmertree, both of Greenwood; a son, Alton R. Alford of McComb; a stepdaughter, Debbie Tucker of Schlater; a sister, Elgie Standrod of Greenwood; a brother, S.J. Alford of Greenwood, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sally Bennett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reed B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Dec 1919, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Beatrice L. Osborne Alford Vandevender; second wife, Eula King Alford; children Alton Reed Alford Sr., Brenda Joyce Alford Burton Childs, and Lucretia Alford Palmertree; parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, S.J. Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation.

            Reed is the son of James Smith Alford, b. 4 March 1878 in Carroll Co., MS, and Freddie Mae Randall.

            Reed is listed on the 1920 census with his family in Hemmingway, Carroll Co., MS, dwelling #87: Smith Alford, farmer age 42; his wife Freddie 37; and children: Irbie 18, Herman 16, Lara (son) 15, Talmage 13, Noah 12, Noel 12, S.J. (son) 10, Adnis (daughter) 7, Ocie (son) 4, Elgia 2, and Reed 2/12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Reed Bingham 1919 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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REUBEN SUTTON ALFORD

Uncle of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

NORTHSIDE SUN

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 15 August 1985

 

REUBEN S. ALFORD . . . WWII VET

 

            A prayer service was held Aug. 8 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home followed by graveside services at Cedar Lawn Cemetery for Reuben S. Alford of Lake Cavalier…. Alford died Aug. 5.

            A lifelong resident of the Jackson area, he was a member of North Park Presbyterian Church. He was retired from the U.S. Post Office, a Mason and a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force.

            Alford is survived by his wife Hazel Alford; a son, Rep. Don Alford of Madison; and two brothers, Gordon Alford of Clarksdale and Herbert Alford of Raymond.

            Pallbearers were Ed Bardin, J.W. Crowell, John Cooper, Marion Alford, Phillip Streuding and Earl Flaharty.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reuben Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 Jan 1916 and died _____ Aug 1985, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hazel B. Harrison Alford; parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and his brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Reuben Sutton 1916 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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REX RAY ALFORD

Uncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 13 April 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Ray Alford, 80, of Myrtlewood Drive, a retired plant operator, died of heart failure Tuesday [April 11] at Methodist Medical Center.

            Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Lawn Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford was a Scott County native. He moved to Jackson 52 years ago from Polkville. He retired from Filtro Corp. where he worked 37 years. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was a member of Word of Life Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Lola Mae; sons, Jerry R. Alford Sr. of Jackson; brother, Clifton Alford of Florence and Arthur L. “Sonny” Alford of Pearl; sisters, Lucille Berryhill and Genelle Hilton, both of Jackson, Dorothy Walker of Pearl and Earneze Allen of Ocean Springs; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

Photo posted 14 June 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rex R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Feb 1915.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lola Mae Easterling Alford; parents Arthur Alford and Lona Lee Wallace Alford; and siblings Arthur Lee “Sonny” Alford, Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Clifton Howard Alford, Mary Genell Alford Hilton, and Stella Alford Dunn in this compilation.

            Ray Alford married Lola Easterling on 30 Sept 1937 in Scott Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Rex Ray 1915 MS1, Arthur 1891 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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RICHARD ALTON HALFORD

 

HOLMES COUNTY HERALD

Lexington, Holmes Co., MS—Wednesday, 31 August 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Funeral services for Richard Halford, 59, were held on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant. Burial was in Harmonia Cemetery in Sallis....

            Mr. Halford died on August 26, 2005 at Hospice In His Hands in Durant [Holmes Co.].

            He was born June 23, 1946 in Natchez to Willie Mae Havard Halford and the late Alton Halford.

            He was a Security Supervisor at First Baptist Church in Jackson, where he was also a church member. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard.

            Mr. Halford is survived by his mother, Willie Mae Arnold of Durant; a son, Michael Todd Halford of Naples, Italy; and one grandchild.

            Pallbearers were: Buck Burrell, Don Havard, Tony Holder, Danny McNeer, Dudley Farmer, and Bro. Matt Brady.

 

Photo from Harmonia Cemetery, Newport, Attala Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Marshall Pilgrim

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard A. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 June 1946.

            See the obituary of his father, Alton Halford, in this compilation. It lists Richard’s middle name.

            His HALFORD lineage: Richard Alton 1946 MS1, Alton 1917 MS2, Thomas Henry 1876 MS3, Thomas M. 1838 MS4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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RICHARD BAKER ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 20 January 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Baker Alford, 55, of rural Jackson died Jan. 18, 1987, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Services were 11 a.m. today at Baldwin–Lee Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Jackson Memorial Gardens.

            A native of Morton, Alford had lived in Jackson for the past 22 years. He was a member of Belvedere Church of Christ. He served over poultry production for 22 years with Calmane Foods and was a 1957 graduate of Mississippi College.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ann Alford; son, Richard Michael Alford; daughter, Miss Julie Ann Alford; brother, A.T. Alford of Morton.

 

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Arie Hilton Alford; and brother Arie Turner Alford in this compilation.

            Baker was the son of Arie Hilton Alford and Bessie Mae Turner.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Richard Baker 1931 MS1, Arie Hilton 1896 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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RICHARD EARL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 15 April 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

CRYSTAL SPRINGS [Copiah Co.]—Richard Earl Alford, 90, a retired rural carrier, died of pneumonia Saturday [April 13] at Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazelhurst.

            Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Crystal Springs United Methodist Church with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Visitation is 4–6 p.m. today at Stringer Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, born Aug. 3, 1899, five miles south of Crystal Springs, had lived in Crystal Springs since early adulthood. He was a member of Crystal Springs United Methodist Church, where for half a century he greeted the congregation at the door every Sunday, said his wife, Dorothy.

            Originally a contractor, Mr. Alford spent most of his working years as a mail carrier. Along his mail route, which was more than 100 miles long, he was known as Uncle Earl to the children to whom he passed out gum.

            “He was great with all little children, not just mine,” said his daughter, Carol Moore of Baton Rouge, La.

            The Copiah County native was a master woodworker and ran a Jackson antique store called Alford’s, a Master Craftsman. He built the first Federal Housing Authority house in Crystal Springs and had a shop in his back yard in which he created many items, including three-story doll houses built according to FHA standards with real windows and lighting. Other special pieces included two innovative cucumber graters for two agricultural experiment stations and an intricate systems piece for a bank in north Mississippi. He made household items such as bookshelves, cabinets and stereo cases.

            “He did beautiful woodwork,” Moore said.

            He particularly enjoyed delighting his grandchildren, his wife said. He built a large playhouse for his granddaughter and a workable water mill for his grandson. He also later made fine furniture for the two.

            “He was certainly a wonderful person when I was growing up, and my children felt the same way about him,” Moore said.

            In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by sisters, Mary M. Spencer and Martha Martin, both of Crystal Springs; and two grandchildren.

 

Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard E. Alford (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy Moore Alford; sister Mary Emma Alford McLain Spencer; half-sister Martha Caroline Alford Martin; and grandmother Mary Caroline Bridges Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Roy Sion Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Richard Earl 1899 MS1, Richard Sion 1869 MS2, Alexander 1827 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RICHARD LEE “SHORTY” HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 10 May 2013

 

            Richard Lee “Shorty” Halford Jr., 56, of Gloster, passed away May 8, 2013, at Wilkinson County Nursing Center in Centreville….

            Visitation is 6 to 9 tonight at Zion Hill Baptist Church near Liberty and continues 9 a.m. Saturday at the church until services there at noon. The Rev. Jim Cason, the Rev. Robert Toney and the Rev. Alton Foster will officiate, and burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, under the direction of Brown Funeral Home of Gloster.

            Mr. Halford was born May 1, 1957, in New Orleans, the son of Richard Lee and Ora Lea Knight Halford.

            He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church near Liberty. Ricky never met a stranger, and he never failed to tell everybody, “You know who loves you, me and Jesus.”

            He was an avid New Orleans Saints fan.

            Mr. Halford was preceded in death by his mother and a stepbrother, Herman Warner Jr.

            Survivors include his father; his sister, Debra Ard and husband Mike of Gloster; four stepbrothers, Glen Freeman, Bernard Warner, Aldoris Warner and Jennings Freeman; a nephew, Ryan Ard; a niece, Amanda Knight and her husband Rusty; a great-niece, Alissa Carter; two great-nephews, Brennan Knight and A.J. Ard; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oxford, Amite Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amos Ezell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard Halford (SS# issued in LA), last residence not listed.

 

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RICKEY ALFORD

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—Friday, 16 June 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Rickey Alford, 48, son of the late Archie Houston Alford Sr. and Bessie Lee Ellzey Alford was born Nov. 25, 1957. He departed this life to be with his eternal Father on June 13, 2006.

            Rickey was preceded in death by his father, Archie Houston Alford, Sr., three aunts, Myrtle Lee (Bailey) Fisher, Ida Lee Chase and Audrey (John) Patterson, three uncles Claude (Mildred) Ellzey Sr., Thad Ellzey and Milton.

            He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Bessie Lee Alford of Moss Point, Miss.; five sons, Bryant Shanks of Atlanta, Ga., Rickey Williams of Pascagoula, Miss., Nicholas Hunter of Union, Miss., Demetrius Johnson of Mobile, Ala., and D’angelo Johnson of Pascagoula; three daughters, Kristy Crosby of Pascagoula, Tiara Dedeaux of Pass Christian, Miss. and Cherity Johnson of Pascagoula; sister, Dorothy M. (Eddie) Rudolph of Moss Point; three brothers, Archie H. (Johnnie Mae) Alford, Jr., Joe Allen (Gladys Renee) Alford both of Moss Point, and Bobby Ray (Dorothy) Alford of Pasca-goula; three uncles, Willie Gatlin of New Orleans, La., Chester, Chase, Columbia, S.C., and Lovell (Jessie) Alford of Bridgeport, Conn.; two aunts, Minnie Taylor of Bogalusa, La. and Ollie Mae Silas of Whitesand, Miss.; four grandchildren; a devoted mate and caregiver Angela (Blue) Johnson and a dear friend, Marion Hamilton of Pass Christian, Miss.; a host of nieces, ne-phews, cousins, friends and other relatives; a devoted friend, Clarence Bridges.

            Viewing will be noon until 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church where funeral services begin promptly at 1 p.m.... Entombment will be at Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula. Arrangements by Turner’s Gulf Funeral Service, Pascagoula, Miss.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Rickey Alford (SS# issued in MS). His last residence was Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his mother, Bessie Lee Ellzey Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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RILEY DOYLE ALFORD

 

VICKSBURG POST

Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—14 December 2000

 

            Riley Doyle Alford died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Heritage House Nursing Center. He was 93.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Clay County [Alabama]. He graduated from Lineville High School and attended Auburn University. He worked in a fruit and vegetable packing house in Winter, Fla., then worked as a rod man on low-water survey with the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers. He was transferred to the District laboratory in the Foundation and Materials Branch and retired as chief of the Laboratory Section in June 1972.

            He was a charter member of the Vicksburg Engineers Club. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, William L. and Amanda Hodnett Alford; five sisters; and four brothers.

            He is survived by his wife, Helen Louise Logue Alford of Vicksburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Helen Elizabeth Alford Akenson and James Edward Akenson of Cookeville, Tenn.; and a granddaughter, Ashley Britta Akenson of Decatur, Ga.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home with Dr. John G. McCall and the Rev. J.L. Noble officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

            Visitation will be from 5 until 7 Friday night at the funeral home.

            Pallbearers will be Otto A. Logue Jr., Albert L. Hoxie Jr., Henry Logue, Gerald Hosemann, Ken Harper, Albert H. Paxton Jr., Ronald Noble and David Hosemann.

            Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027; the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1193, Vicksburg, MS 39181-1193 or to the Southern Care Hospice, 509 Springridge Road Suite L, Clinton, MS 39056.

 

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Photo from Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Sanders

 

Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS

Photo from Michael Logue, photographer, posted to his Ancestry tree, Ella Kate’s DNA—used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Riley D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 March 1907, last residence Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Helen Louise Logue Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Riley Doyle 1907 AL1, William Lafayette 1869 AL2, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA3, Julius Charles 1805 GA4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RILEY HALFORD

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—6 June 2001

 

            Services for Riley Halford, 77, of Franklin County, who died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his residence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Bude Church of God with the Rev. Al Stockton officiating.

            Burial will be in the Midway Cemetery in Meadville under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

            Halford was born June 7, 1923, in Franklin County, the son of James William Halford and Beulah Whittington Halford.

            Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Glidden of Natchez and Barbara Bienvenu of Brandon; two sons, Glen Halford of Pearl and Jimmy Halford of Natchez; six stepdaughters, Thelma Blythe of Tennessee, Sue Craven of Pelahatchie, Charlotte Tenorio and Carolyn Halford of Pearl, Ritha Mercer and Loriene Renfrow of Natchez; three stepsons, Alton Daniels, John Daniels and Jessie Daniels, all of Natchez; 34 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eloise Dewees of Texas; one brother, Kirby Halford of Eddiceton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Halford, Marc Halford, Josh Halford, Russell Halford, John Bienvenu and Tony Rouse.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Rouse, David Renfrow, Ernest Arnold III and Harley Mercer.

 

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Photos from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Riley Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Eddie V. Arnold Halford Myers; his second wife, Rose Irene Daniels Halford; his daughter Elaine Halford Rouse Glidden; and siblings Billy Ray Halford, Kirby Halford, Leona Halford Halford, and Wesley Halford in this compilation.

            Riley Halford is listed on the 1930 census in Beat 1 (District 2) [Smyrna Precinct], Franklin Co., MS, dwelling #33: Willie Halford, farmer age 40; his wife Bula 33; and children Leone 14, William Jr. 12, Wesley 10, Riley 7, and Rayford B. 4. All were b. in MS. Willie was age 21 and Bula was 14 at first marriage.

            In 1920 they are in Smyrna, Franklin Co., dwelling #61: William Halford, farmer age 30; his wife Bulah 23; daughters Allis 6 and Leona 3-11/12; and son William 1-9/12. He is living between his brothers and father. In dwelling #59: John Halford 28; his wife Ellie 18; and daughter Pinky E 2-3/12. In dwelling #60: Herbar Halford 22; his wife Mealie 26. In dwelling #62: J.W. Halford 54; his wife Sarah A. 54; and son Farlie 12. All these people and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1910 they are in Beat 1 (District 62), Franklin Co., dwelling #140: William J. Halford, farmer age 42, m. 22 years; his wife Sarah A. 44, 7 children, 6 living; and sons William J. 20, John W. 17, Bryant D. 16, Lee A. 14, Heber S. 12, and Farley M 2. All were b. in MS.

            In 1900 they are in Meadville, Franklin Co., dwelling #238: William Halford, farm laborer age 32 b. Aug 1867, m. 12 years; his wife Sarah A. 34 b. June 1865, 6 children, 5 living; and sons: James W. 10 b. Nov 1889, John W. 7 b. July 1893, Bryant D. 5 b. Dec 1894, Lee A. 5 b. Dec 1895, and Heber S, 2 b. Sept 1897. All were b. in MS. Next door in dwelling #280: John Halford, farmer age 52 b. Sept 1847, m. 7 years (father b. AL, mother b. MS); his wife Lula 25 b. June 1874, 2 children, 1 living; and sons Jake 5 b. July 1894, and Jessee 13 b. Feb 1887. All were b. in MS.

            AAFA records list both Riley’s father and grandfather as James William Halford.

            On William’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is William Halford and signs with his mark. He was born 19 Nov 1889 in Roxie, Franklin Co., MS.

            His HALFORD lineage: Riley 1923 MS1, James William 1889 MS2, James William 1867 MS3, John E. 1847 AL4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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ROBBIE ALFORD HARRIS

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Friday, 14 April 2006

 

[She died in TX, but because of her close ties to MS, we are also publishing her obituary here.]

 

            Services for Robbie A. Harris will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Highland Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Harris, 80, of Meridian, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Sugar Land, Texas. She was a retired registered nurse.

            Survivors include her husband, Kropp Harris of Missouri City, Texas; a son, Wellie Harris and his wife, Sheryl, of Missouri City; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Harris of The Woodlands, Texas; a sister-in-law, Hilda Rhea Alford of Denham Springs, La.; a brother-in-law, Johnny Harris and his wife, Joyce, of Brandon; grandchildren, Kelly Harris Tolar and her husband, Trey, of Tomball, Texas, Matthew Harris and his wife, Chauncy, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Christie Harrison of Sugar Land, Kyle Harris of Missouri City, Sarah Harris and Mary Harris, both of The Woodlands; one great-granddaughter, Grace Harris of Oklahoma City and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her sons, Scott Harris and Alan Harris; a granddaughter, Kristin Harris; a brother, Travis Alford; a sister, Jean Hannula and brother-in-law, Jack; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dink and Sarah Chapman.

            Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church of Meridian.

            Pallbearers will be Johnny Harris, Jack Burton Hannula, Rick Alford, Robert Chapman, Matthew Harris and Trey Tolar. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Alford and Kyle Harris….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robbie A. Harris (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Sept 1925, last residence Missouri City, Fort Bend Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her stepmother, Velma Walters Alford, in this compilation.

            Robbie is the daughter of Arthur Eugene Alford and his first wife, Vera Simmons, who died in 1928.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Robbie 1925 MS1, Arthur Eugene 1898 MS2, Albert Arthur 1872 MS3, Ira Newton 1847 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ROBERT CLEVELAND ALFORD III

 

Wilcox Funeral Home

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—_____ September 2015

 

November 30, 1952–August 31, 2015

 

            Robert Cleveland Alford, III, 62, of Carthage, a retired deputy, died Monday, August 31, 2015 at his home. No services are planned at this time.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Leake County, was Methodist by faith. He retired after 25 years with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

            Survivors include: a son, James Robert Alford of Brandon; 2 daughters, Angelia Shoemaker of Diamondhead and Lydia Shea Allday of Collins; his mother, Lois Higgins of Carthage; a sister, Charla Wilcher of Carthage; 3 grandchildren.

 

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

 

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ROBERT CLEVELAND ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 21 November 1979

 

            R.C. Alford, 86, of Old Byram Road died Tuesday [November 20] at his home after a long illness. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday from Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

            He is survived by a son, Malcolm J. Alford; six daughters, Ruby Wallace, Mildred Allbritton, Alyne Moore, Mae Hannis, Jean Frizzel and Shirley Tucker, all of Jackson; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great- great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 March 1892 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Nov 1979, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his children Alyne Alford Moore, Malcom Jefferson “Mac” Alford, Sr., Ruby Louise Alford Wallace, and Velma Mae Alford Hannis in this compilation.

            On Robert Cleveland Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he says he was born 11 March 1893 in Pocahontas, Hinds Co., MS.

            From:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 8 October 1961

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Malcom Jefferson 1937 MS1, Robert Cleveland 1893 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ROBERT ELTON ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—20 December 1956

 

ROBERT ELTON ALFORD DIES SUDDENLY HERE

 

            Services for Robert Elton Alford, 37-year-old Houston World War II veteran, who died sometime in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, while sitting in a chair at his home, were conducted from the Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

            The Rev. Flenoy Clark officiated. Burial was in the Rhodes Chapel Cemetery with Kilgore-Norman Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford lived with his bothers, Clifton, next to Gus Pearson’s Grocery.

            Born in Chickasaw county, Nov. 13, 1919, he leaves his father, Anderson Alford of Houston; three brothers, Maurice, Clifton and Modis, all of Houston, and a sister, Mrs. F.W. Holloman of Havelock, S. Carolina.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Anderson Isaiah Alford; and brothers Maurice Anderson Alford and Modis Marvin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Robert Elton 1919 MS1, Anderson Isaiah 1892 MS2, William W. 1869 AL/GA3, George Washington 1840 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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ROBERT LAVERN ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 26 May 1976

 

            Funeral services for R.L. (Lavern) Alford, 66, were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 21, from the Ott & Lee Chapel with Dr. Lovett Weems officiating. Interment followed in the Homewood Methodist Cemetery.

            Alford passed away on Wednesday [May 19] at the Lackey Hospital following an extended illness. A lifetime resident of Route 1, Forest, he was a retired farmer and merchant, having been owner and operator of Alford Grocery at Homewood for over 20 years. He was a member of the Homewood Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Pryor Alford, Route 2, Forest; three sons, Bobby Alford, Monticello, Kenneth L. Alford, Pisgah-Forrest, North Carolina, and James A. Alford, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Bettye Risher, Morton, Mrs. Gwen Lindsey, Jackson, and Mrs. Janice Burt, Marrero, La.; one brother, Edwin Alford, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie Wall, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Audrey Gibson, Dallas, and Mrs. Christine Hegwood, Biloxi; 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Tommy Barnes, Ray Barnes, Jimmy Pryor, Baker Alford, Billy R. Alford, and Ricky Hegwood.

 

 

Photos from Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery, Homewood, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

Photographs taken on 23 Aug 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Aug 1909, last residence Forest, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Martha Elizabeth Pryor Alford; daughter, Bettye Louisa Alford Risher; parents, Lod Samuel Alford and Bessie Ruby Lovett Alford; and siblings James Holland “Red” Alford and Virgie Anell Alford Wall in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Lavern 1909 MS1, Lod Samuel 1888 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ROBERT SAMUEL “SAM” ALFORD

Uncle of Johnney Nolen Alford, AAFA #0239

Cousin of Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #0137

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 4 November 2001

 

CARTHAGE [Leake Co.]—Robert S. “Sam” Alford, 86, a retired farmer, died Saturday, November 3, 2001, at Leake County Memorial Hospital. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home. Services are 3 p.m. today at the funeral home with burial in Standing Pine Cemetery.

 

Photo from Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254

Taken at Standing Pine Cemetery, Standing Pine, Leake Co., MS

 

LCSB

Photo from Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254

 

The Leake County String Band appeared in the Festival of American Folklife, presented by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service, on the Mall in Washinton, DC, from July 3–July 7, 1974.

Members of the band were Morgan Gilmer, fiddler; Barney Ellis, mandolin; Howard Smith, rhythm guitar; Royal Chadwick “R.C.” Alford, bass; and his brother Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, lead guitar.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 March 1915, last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bonnie Jean Allen Alford; siblings Dossie Joy Alford, Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Minerva Ann Alford Myrick, Royal Chadwick Alford, Susie Cornelia “Nealia” Alford Adams Fisher; and sisters-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick Alford and Sallie Irene Watkins Alford in this compilation.

            Sam’s first cousin, Ruby Alford Heard, wrote “Memories of Robert Samuel Alford,” AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert Samuel 1915 MS1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ROBERT SIDNEY ALFORD

Brother of Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Dees, AAFA #0457, and Willie Marshall Alford Sr., AAFA #0128

Uncle of Ralph Alford Jr., AAFA #0746, Willie Marshall Alford Jr., AAFA #0135, and David Randall Alford, AAFA #0502

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 19 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Robert Sidney Alford, 70, of Houston Avenue, a retired car salesman, died Thursday [April 17] of heart failure at his home.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in County Line Cemetery in Crystal Springs....

            Mr. Alford was an avid musician who played the guitar on many local radio stations. He was also a World War II Merchant Marine veteran.

            Survivors include: daughter, Mari Anne Johnson of Pensacola; brother, Ralph Alford Sr. of Jackson; sisters, Marguerite Bishop and Sweet Pea Dees, both of Jackson, and Sue Conley of Crystal Springs; and two grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to Alta Woods Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from County Line Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Middlebrooks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 March 1927.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Nathan Bell Alford and Susie Mae Overby Alford; and siblings Glenn Warren Alford, Mary Mae Alford Edwards, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Alford Dees in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Willie Marshall Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Robert was one of ten children born to Nathan Bell Alford and Susie Mae Overby. His first wife was Erma Nell Smith and his second was Elsie Estelle Delaney.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Sidney 1927 MS1, Nathan Bell 1886 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ROBERT STRICKLAND ALFORD

 

MCCOMB DAILY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 28 September 1942

 

SERVICES FOR R.S. ALFORD HELD SUNDAY

RETIRED I.C. CONDUCTOR, PROMINENT CITIZEN, DIES FRIDAY

 

            Funeral services for Robert S. Alford, 75, ,who died at his residence at 431 Cameron St., Friday night, September 25, were held Sunday at 3:30 p. m. , The services were conducted from the Hartman Funeral….

            A devout member of the Methodist Church and member of one of Pike County’s most prominent families, the deceased was a retired Illinois Central conductor having served the company for fifty years before retirement.

            He was widely known in this section and his death is mourned by many. His death followed a paralytic stroke at his home Tuesday night.

            Active pall-bearers were H.E. Holliday, Jesse Wilsop, Isaac Nelson, D.N. Terrell, Willard Greer, B.P. Albritton.

            Honorary pall-bearers wereEd Hart, R.E. McInturff, Arthur Carruth, Norman Alford, J.B. Alford, L.W. Alford, N.N. Alford, W.T. McGuire, Dudley McDowell, E.P. Jones, John Cochran, James D. Moore, H.F. Jagers, S.D. Moak, D.C. Moak, and I.E. Moak.

            Surviving Mr. Alford are his wife, Mrs. Amanda Bell Moak Alford; two sons, Lieutenant Colonel Henry M. Alford and Captain James M. Alford both of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde G. Wells of New Orleans, and one brother, J.M. Alford of Tylertown.

            Interment was in the Hollywood Cemetery with the Hartman Funeral Home in charge.

 

Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Leander Raiford Alford; and brother Harvey F. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Amanda Sophia Alford Kinabrew in Louisiana Obituaries.

            He was the son of Leander Raiford Alford and Sophronia Curtis Strickland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert Strickland 1867 MS1, Leander Raiford 1832 MS2, Seaborn John 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ROBERT VERNON ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 19 November 1975

 

            Funeral services for Bob Alford, 81, were held on Wednesday, November 12, at 3:00 p.m., from the Ott & Lee Chapel with Rev. D.B. Kennon officiating. Interment followed in the Hodge Hill Cemetery in Scott County, with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton in charge.

            Alford passed away Tuesday [November 11], at the V.A. Hospital, following an extended illness. He lived most of his life in Scott County and was a member of the American Legion Post 135 in Morton. Alford was a retired farmer.

            Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Birdie Alford, Morton; four sons, Nelson and Charles Ray, both of Morton, Joe of Clinton, and George of Rayville, La.; six daughters, Mrs. Pauline Vanstory, Mrs. Linda Faye Shoemaker, Mrs. Diane Boxx, Darlene and LaDonna Alford, all of Morton, and Mrs. Pearl Wynn, Oak Ridge, La.; two brothers, Walter and Frank Alford, both of Morton; one sister, Mrs. Susie Thompson, Morton; sixteen [grand]children, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were: Roy McLemore, Paul McLemore, Jefferson T. Thompson, Ernest Thompson, Clifton Alford, and Junior McBride.

 

 

 

Photos from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show Robert Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 March 1894, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his son Charles Ray Alford; and brothers Arthur Alford, Clifford Alford, Frank Alford, Walter Eugene Alford, and William Alvie Alford in this compilation.

            Robert married (1) Birdie Harvey Stevens, who had been married previously, on 19 June 1926 in Scott Co., MS. They divorced, and he married her again. In 1930 they are living in Scott Co. with 6 children: 2 Alfords (Nelson 3 and Pauline 8/12), 1 Harrell, and 3 Stevens.

            Robert married (2) Birdie McLemore on 15 Nov 1940 in Scott Co.

            Robert was the son of William Jackson Alford and Mecie Gentry. They are also buried in Hodge Hill Cemetery. His second wife, Birdie McLemore Alford, has a gravestone in the cemetery with no death date.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Vernon 1894 MS1, William Jackson 1848 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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ROBERT VINSON ALFORD

 

NEWTON RECORD

Newton, Newton Co., MS—Wednesday, 13 June 1973

 

            Robert Vinson Alford, a retired construction [illeg], died Friday, June 8, 1973, at the Newton Hospital. He had been in declining health for some time and confined at the family home at Doolittle St., Newton. He and the family have lived here since 1936 [?—difficult to read].

            Mr. Alford was born in Scott County Aug. 16, 1893 [illeg] son of the late Mary Ella Rhodes and James Thomas Alford. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion having served his country during World War I.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Audrey Hammond Alford of Newton; a daughter, Mrs. _____ Matthews of Newton; two sons, James B. Alford of Newton and Robert L. Alford of Parkersburg, W. Va.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Alford of California and Edgar Alford of Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Lilla Barnes of Lake and Mrs. Effie Vaughn of Forest; and a number of nephews and nieces.

            The Rev. Hardy R. Denham Jr., pastor, officiated at the funeral, held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Newton County Memorial Gardens on Highway 15 north. Webb Funeral Home of Newton was in charge of arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1973) dates of Robert Alford (SS# issued in WV), last residence Newton, Newton Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Audry Louisa Hammond Alford; children Doris Frances Alford Ball Matthews and James Basil Alford; parents James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; and siblings Arie Hilton Alford, Effie Alford Vaughn, James Edgar Alford, Lilla Chronelia Alford Barnes, and Lod Samuel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Robert Lamance Alford in West Virginia Obituaries; and of his brother Arthur Daniel Alford Sr. in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Vinson 1893 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ROGER DALE ALFORD

 

Picayune Funeral Home and Crematory

Picayune, MS—_____ March 2011

 

January 31, 1952 – March 3, 2011

 

            Roger Dale Alford, age 59, of Picayune passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at his residence. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. at Flattop Cemetery, with Bro. James Slowley officiating.

            Roger was a lifelong resident of Picayune and was a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include three sisters, Patricia (Ray) Rogers of Crowley, LA, Gloria (Cecil) Parker of Picayune, Brenda Martin of Picayune, sister-in-law, Corliss Alford of Picayune, twelve nieces and nephews, Jeff (Melissa) Alford, Jennifer Alford, Josh Alford, Pam (Mike) Rogers, Cindy (Brian) Zeller, Angela (Osita) Obierika, Ron Rogers, Sherra (Dale) Green, Greg Parker, Garland (Pam) Parker, Phyllis (Jeff) Polk, Paula (Joey) Burnette.

            He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray [sic] Bradford Alford and Ruth Lott Alford, [and] a brother, Henry L. Alford.

 

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PICAYUNE ITEM

Picayune, Pearl River Co., MS—5 March 2011

 

PICAYUNE—Roger Dale Alford, 59, of Picayune passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

            Roger was a lifelong resident of Picayune and was a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith.

            He was preceded in death by: his parents, Roy Bradford Alford and Ruth Lott Alford; and a brother, Henry L. Alford.

            Survivors include: three sisters, Patricia (Ray) Rogers of Crowley, La., Gloria (Cecil) Parker of Picayune and Brenda Martin of Picayune; sister-in-law, Carliss Alford of Picayune; and twelve nieces and nephews: Jeff (Melissa) Alford, Jennifer Alford, Josh Alford, Pam (Mike) Rogers, Cindy (Brian) Zeller, Angela (Osita) Obierika, Ron Rogers, Sherra (Dale) Green, Greg Parker, Garland (Pam) Parker, Phyllis (Jeff) Polk and Paula (Joey) Burnette.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home and Crematory.

 

Photo from Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Hancock Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelly

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roger D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 Jan 1952, last residence Picayune, Pearl River Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother Henry Leroy Alford in this compilation.

 

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RONNIE SCOTT ALFORD

Brother of Brad Alan Alford, AAFA #0678

Grandson of Claude Anding Alford, AAFA #0017

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 19 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MCCOMB [Pike Co.]—Ronnie Scott Alford, 36, a sales representative, died of injuries sustained in an auto accident Friday in Franklin County.

            Services are 2 p.m. today in West McComb Baptist Church with burial in Progress Cemetery and an hour before services at the church.

            Mr. Alford was a Walthall county native. He was a sales representative at Tyler Tool Co. Inc. in Tylertown. He was a member of West McComb Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Esther; son, Tyler Alford of McComb; daughter, Lauren Alford of McComb; parents, C.A. and Marilyn Alford of Progress; maternal grandmother, Inez Jackson; brothers, Brad Alford of Scranton, Penn., Gary Alford of McComb, John Alford of Jackson and [twin] Richard Alford of Brandon; and sister, Susan Moore of Tylertown.

 

Photo from Progress Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

The inscription on the vase appears to say “Married Apr. 20, 1990”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Claude Allen Alford; and grandfather Claude Anding Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Brad Alan Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries. Include this statement when PA Obits are updated.

            For more information on this family, see Claude Alford in “In Remembrance of AAFA Members,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Ronnie Scott 1962 MS1, Claude Allen 1925 MS2, Claude Anding 1898 MS3, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ROSE IRENE DANIELS HALFORD

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—24 February 2000

 

            Services for Rose Irene Halford, 79, of Meadville, who died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bude Church of God with the Rev. Al Stockton officiating.

            Burial will be at Midway Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

            Visitation is from 2 p.m. until today at the church.

            Mrs. Halford was born July 1, 1920, in Lena, La., the daughter of Hutton and Jessie Stanley Daniels. She was a member of Bude Church of God and a resident of Meadville for the past 15 years.

            Survivors include her husband, Riley Halford of Meadville; six daughters, Thelma L. Blythe of Lebanon, Tenn., Margaret S. Craven of Pelahatchie, Charlotte F. Tenorio and Carolyn L. Halford of Pearl, Ritha E. Mercer and Loriene D. Renfrow of Natchez; three sons, Alton R. Daniels, John A. Daniels and Jessie M. Daniels, all of Natchez; 33 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; four brothers, James “Sambo” Free of Lena, Francis M. Daniels of Calcasieu, La., Elmer Daniels of Lena and Benny Lee Daniels of Liberty, Texas; and four stepchildren, Elaine Glidden of Natchez, Barbara I. Beinvenu of Jackson, Jimmy Halford of Natchez and Glen Halford of Pearl.

            Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

            The family request memorials be made to the Bude Church of God.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Riley Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ROSE MARY ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Services for Rose Mary Alford will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, 58, of Newton [Newton Co.], died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

            Survivors include her son, Tony Alford of Atlanta; daughters Lisa Ruffin of Petal and Pamela Jones of New Albany, Ind....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rose M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Sept 1948.

 

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ROSIA FLORENCE SLADE ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 19 November 1975

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Rosia Alford, age 74, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 17, from the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. James Edwards and Rev. Arzone Burns officiating.

            Mrs. Alford passed away on Sunday [November 16] at the Scott County Nursing Home in Morton following a lengthy illness. She was a native of Rankin County, and a resident of Route 3, Morton, having lived most of her life in Scott County. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            Survivors include, three sons, Bernard Alford, Jackson, S.J. Alford, Harlem, Ga., and Arthur Neal Alford, Morton; five daughters, Mrs. Annie Bell Fitzhugh, Ludlow, Mrs. Wyvone Harrison, Lake, Mrs. Nellie Shaw, Forest, Mrs. Irene Steinwinder, Pearl, and Mrs. Necie Gaye Crapps, Ludlow; two brothers, Frank E. Slade, Lena, and Joseph Slade, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Goodson, Forest; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were David Fitzhugh, Charles Ray Alford, Ronnie McMillan, Edwin Harrison, Royce Shaw, and Robert Lee Shaw.

            Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Morton was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosia Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Oct 1901 and died _____ Nov 1975, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Alvie Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Arthur Neal Alford, Bernard W. Alford, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, Nellie Alford Shaw, and Vernon Kamack Alford in this compilation.

            Rosia was the daughter of Sam B. Slade and Nellie Morton.

 

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ROSIE MAE ALFORD HENDERSON PREWITT

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 18 June 1991

 

ROLLING FORK [Sharkey Co., MS]—Mrs. Rosie Mae Alford Prewitt, 77, died Sunday [June 16] at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville [Washington Co., MS] after a long illness. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allan. Boone-Wells Funeral Home of Greenville has charge. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and King’s Daughters Hospital Circle.

            Mrs. Prewitt, the widow of Frank Prewitt, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Frances Mae Garris of Greensboro, Ala.; two sons, Frank Prewitt Jr. of Belzoni and James Prewitt of Greenville, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Photos from County Line Community Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Sanders

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosie A. Prewitt (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Aug 1913, last residence Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Bonnie Lee Alford Stewart, Grover Cleveland Alford, James Leonard Alford, and Thelma Eudora Alford Carson in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Rosie Mae Prewitt was born 7 Aug 1914 [different than gravestone] in Holmes Co., MS, daughter of Charlie Alford and Lula Woods. She died 16 June 1991.

            Rosie’s first husband was Walter Henderson, 1906–1932. She married her second husband, Frank Britton Prewitt Sr., in 1935.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Rosie Mae 1913 MS1, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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ROSIE MARY ALFORD

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Friday, 7 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Funeral services for Rosie Mary Alford, 54, of Greenville will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Victory Temple Baptist Church, Greenville. She died Oct. 27, 2003, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Delta Memorial Gardens, Greenville, under the direction of Frye Funeral Home, Leland.

            Survivors include her daughter, Lovie Nicole Alford of Greenville; three sisters, Lovie (Thomas) Joiner and Ada (Edward) Lyons, both of Greenville, and Janie Dillard of Shaw; seven brothers, Percy (Wedia) Alford of St. Louis, Mo., Richard (Linda) McClain and Jim Battle, both of Galveston, Texas, Carl Lee (Ruthie Mae) Battle and Johnny Fields, both of Vicksburg, Miss., and Willie Lee Fields and Albert Lee Fields, both of Shaw, Miss.; her stepmother Clara Fields of Shaw; one aunt, Everlean Alford; and a host of other relatives and friends....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Nov 1949 and died 28 Oct 2003.

 

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ROYAL CHADWICK ALFORD

Father of Johnney Nolen Alford, AAFA #0239

Cousin of Ruby Pauline Alford Heard, AAFA #0137

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 2 March 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Roy C. Alford, 86, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. Visitation is 12-1 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Jackson. Services are 1 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with interment at 3:30 p.m. in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church cemetery near Carthage.

 

 

Photos from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle White

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Sept 1919 [different than gravestones], last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bertele Underwood Alford; siblings Dossie Joy Alford, Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Minerva Ann Alford Myrick, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, Susie Cornelia “Nealia” Alford Adams Fisher; and sisters-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick Alford and Sallie Irene Watkins Alford in this compilation.

            Royal Chadwick Alford did not like his name and never used it.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Royal Chadwick 1919 MS1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RUBE WILSON ALFORD

Uncle of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 31 January 1987

 

PEARL—Rube W. Alford, 77, died Jan. 29, 1987, in St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Services are 10 a.m. today at Baldwin-Enochs Funeral Home. Graveside services are 1 p.m. today in Sand Town Cemetery in Philadelphia.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Skyway Hills Baptist Church. He was a security guard for School Pictures in Jackson.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Mae Alford; daughter, Mrs. Rachel Thornton of Florence; sons, Herald Alford of Pearl, Ben Alford of Jackson, Frank Alford of Houston, Texas, and Perry Alford of Ridgeland; brothers, Gene Alford of Pearl, and Mose Alford and Bill Alford, both of Mobile; and 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rube Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 Apr 1909 and died _____ Jan 1987, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Mae Massey Alford; and siblings Gene Nelson Alford, Susan Gillerene Alford Kilgore, and William Lace Alford (with census data) in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Mose H. Alford and Willis E. “Bill” Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            Rube Wilson Alford was the son of Benjamin Franklin Alford and his second wife, Rebecca Catherine Copeland.

            Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651, provided AAFA with a photo of the Benjamin Franklin Alford family taken in 1909 at their home in Sandtown, Neshoba Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Rube Wilson 1908/1909 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

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RUBLE LEE ALFORD

Brother of Howard Leslie “Hop” Alford, AAFA #0446

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Saturday, 1 February 2014

 

PHEBA—Ruble Lee Alford, 83, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his residence in Pheba.

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Pheba Baptist Church in Pheba. Interment will follow in Marvin Hill Cemetery in the Cumberland community of Webster County. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements. A full obituary will be released later….

 

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Calvert Funeral Home

West Point, Clay Co., MS—_____ January 2014

 

            Mr. Ruble L. Alford, 83, passed away on January 30, 2014, at his residence in Pheba.

            Mr. Ruble was born November 4, 1930, in the Cumberland Community of Webster County, the son of the late: Osie Lee and Terah Ruth Clemons Alford. He was a retired inspector with Babcock and Wilcox Company, having retired after 30 years. He was also the operator of the Sun Creek Water Association. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served during a period from 1952-1956. He was a member of Pheba Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon and longtime Sunday School Teacher.

            He married Sarah Ann Murrah on October 23, 1951, in Mathiston.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Howard Alford and his Sister: Mary Helen Reeves.

            Funeral services will be Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 2:00 PM from Pheba Baptist Church with the Reverend Terry Rhodes officiating and assisted by Reverend Raleigh Richter. Burial will follow in Marvin Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Webster County. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.  Survivors include His Wife Sarah M. Alford of Pheba; Three Daughters, Judy Lynn Foppiano of Austin, TX, Karen Ann Walker (Larry) and Lesia Lee Henry both of Pheba; Four Grandchildren: Stephanie Frey (Ryan), Jack Henry, Lauren Walker, and Zach Walker and One Great Grandson: Wyatt Frey; Two Brothers, James Alford (Martha) of Ackerman and Billy Alford (Brenda) of Mathiston.

            Pallbearers will be Jack Henry, Zach Walker, Bob McMullen, Ken Alford, Johnny Alford, Neal Pollard, Steve Alford, and Sammy Clemons.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Adult III Sunday School Class at Pheba Baptist Church, Deacons at Pheba Baptist Church, and the Staff and Board of Sun Creek Water Association.

            Memorials may be made to Pheba Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 5, Pheba, MS 39755 or to Marvin Hill Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Mr. David Farley, P.O. Box 338, Maben, MS 39750….

 

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Photos from Marvin Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Webster Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, gbodge

 

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

            See the obituary of his brother, Howard Leslie “Hop” Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler

            His lineage: Ruble Lee 1930 MS1, Osie Lee 1896 MS2, James Thomas Monroe Pinkney 1855 MS3, Monroe 1826 AL4, Littleberry 1801 NC5.

 

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RUBY CAMPBELL ALFORD

 

Wilson & Knight Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ May 2015

 

            The funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Alford will be on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, MS with burial at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

            Mrs. Ruby Campbell Alford was born on April 25, 1923, in Carroll County, Mississippi. Ruby retired after over 35 years of service from South Central Bell where she was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was a member of the West President church of Christ.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Dessie Alma Carpenter Campbell, her husband Jessie Talmage Alford, Jr. and two brothers Garland Campbell and Herbert Campbell all of Greenwood, MS.

            She is survived by her daughters Rita Alford Daves (Bill) of Greenwood and Charlotte Alford Carpenter (Bobby) of Oxford; her son Jerry Wayne Alford (Pam) of Greenville; her sisters, Jewel Campbell Mosley of Coila and Dean Campbell (George)Winters of Gulfport; her brothers Houston Campbell of Teoc and Gilbert Campbell of Greenwood; her grandchildren Tony Carpenter (Christi) of Oxford, Dr. Tim Carpenter of Los Angeles, CA, Billy Daves (Casey) of Broken Arrow, OK, Jerry Alford, Jr. (Sangie) of Lake Village, AR, Leigh Ann Carpenter Ryan (Todd) of Oxford, Cheryl Alford Hollis (Drewitt) of Greenville, Lee Lee Daves Logan (Christopher) of Greenwood and Brooke Alford Patterson (Bruce) of Richland; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild on the way.

            Her greatest joy was watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up. She devoted her life to God and her family….

            Pallbearers will be Todd Ryan, Drewitt Hollis, Bruce “Hosea” Patterson, Justin Shoffner and grandsons Tony Carpenter, Billy Daves, Jerry Alford, Jr. and great grandson John Anthony (Ty) Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers are grandson Dr. Tim Carpenter and Christopher Logan….

 

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

 

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RUBY EMERCELLA “TID” STONE ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

SIDON [Carroll Co.]—Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood for Ruby “Tid” Stone Alford, 99, of Sidon, who died Feb. 13, 2005, at Golden Age Nursing Home. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Greenwood.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a Baptist.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. “Tack” Alford Sr.; two sons, J.T. Alford Jr. and Joe Wayne Alford; and a daughter, Betty Lynne Sellers.

            Survivors include three sons, Jeffy R. Alford and Mack Alford, both of Greenwood, and Bobby Alford of Hattiesburg; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren....

 

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THE CONSERVATIVE

Carrollton, Carroll Co., MS—Thursday, 17 February 2005

 

            Funeral services for Ruby “Tid” Stone Alford were held on February 16, 2005 at Williams Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Odd Fellow Cemetery with Williams & Lord Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 99, of Greenwood, formerly of Sidon, died of heart failure on February 13, 2005, at Golden Age Nursing Home. She was a native of Carroll County.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J.T. “Tack” Alford, Sr.; two sons, J.T. Alford, Jr. and Joe Wayne Alford; and a daughter, Betty Lynne Sellers.

            Survivors include her sons, Jeffery R. Alford, Mack Alford, both of Greenwood, and Bobby Alford of Hattiesburg; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 Oct 1905.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr.; and sons Jeffy Rivers Alford, Jessie Talmage Alford Jr., and Joe Wayne Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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RUBY LOUISE ALFORD WALLACE

 

Ruby Wallace

Photo from Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—14 September 2009

 

            Mrs. Ruby Alford Wallace, 97, died Sunday, September 13, 2009, at MS Care Center in Morton.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Chapel in Pearl with interment in Cedarlawn Cemetery….

            Mrs. Wallace had worked for many years for Montgomery Ward and will always be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and cook.

            She was a member of Cooper Road Christian Church and is preceded in death by her great grandson, Jonathan Miller.

            She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Bradshaw of Brandon and Sylvia Barrett (Joe) of Brandon; sisters, Aline Moore of Jackson and Shirley Smith of Picayune; five grandchildren; eight great grand children; and three great-great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby L. Wallace (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Aug 1912, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her father, Robert Cleveland Alford Sr.; and siblings Alyne Alford Moore, Malcom Jefferson “Mac” Alford, Sr., and Velma Mae Alford Hannis in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ruby Louise 1912 MS1, Robert Cleveland 1893 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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RUBY NELL ALFORD SIMS DAVIS

Aunt of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

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

 

Photo from Church Funeral Services & Crematory

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 24 February 2011

 

            Davis, Ruby Nell Alford—A wonderful homemaker, artist and interior decorator, she passed away peacefully at Ascension Oaks, Gonzales, on Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 2011.

            She was born in Carroll County, Miss., on Dec. 16, 1915, to George Bedford and Myrtle Berry Alford. She lived her early years on the family farm in the hills of Vaiden, Miss.

            Preceded in death by her husbands, Ted C. Sims and Joe W. Davis; parents and five siblings.

            Survived by her sister, Juanita Alford Bible and husband Bob, of Siloam Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Gail Sims Smith and husband Ken, and Martha Davis Scales, all of Gonzales; son, Mark W. Davis and wife Angela, of Gulfport, Miss.; grandson, Paul Smith; three granddaughters, Sheila Sauve, Asleigh and Autumn Davis; and three great-grandchildren, Sean, David and Angela Sauve.

            She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church in Mississippi and sang in the choir faithfully for years.

            A celebration of Ruby Nell’s life will be held by the family at a later date in Mississippi.

            A special thanks to Ascension Oaks for its loving care of Mother. Thanks also to Gonzales First United Methodist Church for all its prayers lifting Mother up for the past seven years.

            Arrangements by Church Funeral Services & Crematory, (225) 644-9683, www.churchfuneralservices.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruby A. Davis (SS# issued in MS), last residence Gonzales, Ascension Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Bedford Alford and Myrtle Mae Berry Alford; and siblings Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford and Gertie Ellen Alford Findley Langley in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Juanita Wasson Alford Bible in Colorado Obituaries; of her half-brother Arthur Edwin Alford; and stepmother, Paris Shine Alford Jennings, in Missouri Obituaries; of his half-sister Blanche Alford Pounds in Arizona Obituaries; and of her half-sister Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ruby Nell 1915 MS1, George Bedford 1880 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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RUFUS ALFORD, JR.

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Friday, 18 February 2000

 

PASCAGOULA—Rufus Alford Jr., 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Pascagoula.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Silas [Choctaw Co.], Ala., and retired from Mississippi Export Railroad as a conductor with 39 years of service. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Alford of Moss Point; three daughters, Juanita Cain and Crystal Alford, both of Escatawpa, and Alice Marie Alford of Moss Point; a son, Joe Alford of Big Point; a stepson, Anthony Havard of Lucedale; a stepdaughter, Rose Tanner of Gautier; a brother, George C. Alford of Coffeeville, Ala.; five half-brothers, James Alford, Elroy Alford, Buster Alford, Johnny Ray Alford and Harold Alford; a half-sister, Glenda Alford; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point. A service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula.

            Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Holder-Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Moss Point.

 

Photo from Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Reeves

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Carolyn Wilburn Havard Alford; and paternal grandmother, Frances Virginia Reed Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1940 Rufus is living in the household of his grandmother in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS (last name incorrectly listed as Aford)—in 1935, everyone but Frances was living in Mobile, AL:

 

Frances Aford        head              78     AL     widow

Everett L.               son                53     AL     widowed         road construction laborer

Maburn E.               grandson       11     AL

Quilla  d-in-law      36                MS     married          seamstress

Rufe    grandson     11                AL

Annie R.                 granddau        6     AL

George grandson     2                  AL

 

            In 1930 Rufus is with his parents in Yellow Shanks, Choctaw Co., AL—they are living next door to the families of L.E. Alford (Rufus Sr.’s brother Everett Lee Alford) and Boyed Alford (unidentified):

 

Rufe Alford            head              47     MS MS MS   age 39 at 1st marriage

Aquilla wife            25  MS MS MS     age 17 at 1st marriage

Inez     daughter     7    MS MS MS

Rufus Jr.               son                  2     MS MS MS

 

            In 1920 Rufus Alford Sr. was a prisoner in the State Prison in Cold Springs, Elmore Co., AL, where he is enumerated as Rufus Alfred, age 28, born AL. On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 24, a “state convict” registered in Jefferson Co., AL. His home address is Leakesville [Greene Co.], MS, and he was born 15 June 1893 in Cetinal, AL [possibly Citronelle, Mobile Co.]. He is Caucasian, single, and signed with his mark.

            From Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 [Ancestry]: Rufus Alford [Sr.], born about 1888, died 5 Aug 1961 in Thomasville, Clarke Co., AL. His parents are “Epham Alford” and “Catherine Dunigan”; his wife is Ola Mae Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Rufus 1927 AL1, Rufus 1893 AL2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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RUTH ELIZABETH ALFORD GLEASON

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 21 April 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

EDWARDS [Hinds Co.]—Mrs. Ruth Alford Gleason, 92, a retired schoolteacher, died of a stroke Thursday [April 19] at Vicksburg Medical Center.

            Services are 4 p.m. today at Utica Christian Church with burial in the Utica Cemetery [Hinds Co.]. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home....

            Mrs. Gleason, a Barrellton [sic: Barrallton], Ky., native, was a longtime resident of Jackson, Utica and Edwards. She was one of the oldest graduates of Millsaps College having graduated in 1918. She taught school in Bedford, Ind., D’Lo, Magee and Jackson. She retired in 1962 as English teacher from Utica High School.

            Mrs. Gleason taught Sunday school for 79 years and was a member of Utica Christian Church. She was an associate member of Edwards United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include: daughter, Dorothy Gleason Summers of Edwards; and one granddaughter, three nieces and six great-nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Gleason (SS# issued in MS) was born 17 Nov 1897.

            See the obituary of her sister Dorothy Edith Alford Bostick in this compilation.

            Ruth and her parents, Wiley Harris Alford (1867–1934) and Olla Barrall Alford (1871–1946), are the only Alfords buried in Utica Cemetery.

            On the 1900 census, Ruth, age 2 b. Nov 1897 in KY, is listed with her parents, Wiley and Olla Alford, in Franklin, Putnam Co., IN.

            On the 1930 census in Beat 1, Hinds Co., MS, Ruth E. Gleason, age 32, is listed as married (at age 30) but living with her parents and sister Clara. All were born in MS. Wiley is a Christian church minister and Ruth has no occupation. The name of Ruth’s husband is not known.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ruth Elizabeth 1897 KY1, Wiley Harris 1867 MS 2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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RUTH HUBBARD ALFORD

 

GRENADA STAR

Grenada, Grenada Co., MS—Wednesday, 23 October 2002

 

CALHOUN CITY—Ruth Hubbard Alford, 64, of Water Valley, died Monday [October 21] at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired florist. She was also a Baptist.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Anthony Kay officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Hubbard and Mary Miller Hubbard.

            She is survived by two sons, Bobby Joe Crestman of Pontiac, Ill. and Michael Alford of Tupelo; a daughter, Becky Murphree of Water Valley; a step-daughter, Reba Ward of Big Creek; two sisters, Ann Park of Iuka and Dorothy Mosley of Pearl; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Sanders

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 July 1938 and died 21 Oct 2002, last residence Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS.

            The death date on her gravestone is different than in her obituary and SSDI records.

 

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S.J. ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 6 May 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

GREENWOOD [Leflore Co.]—S.J. Alford, 84, a retired cotton farmer, died of heart failure Wednesday at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

            Services are 10 a.m. today at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with burial in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a Carroll County native, lived in Greenwood 40 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Willie Mae; daughters, Shirley Overlay of Greenwood and Delores Erwin of Dallas; sister, Elgie Standrod of Greenwood; and two grandchildren and four great–grandchildren....

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 6 May 1994

 

GREENWOOD—S.J. Alford, 84, retired cotton farmer, died Wednesday of heart failure at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery here.

            He had been a route salesman for A & M Dairy for about 10 years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Willie Mae Alford, also leaves two daughters, Shirley Overley of Greenwood and Delores Erwin of Dallas; a sister, Elgie Standrod of Greenwood, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. T

            The family requests that any memorials be sent to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund in Greenwood.

 

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Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Stigler Randall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that S.J. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 June 1909.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation.

            He is listed as S.J. on the 1920 census with his parents and siblings in Hemmingway, Carroll Co., MS, dwelling #87: Smith Alford, farmer age 42; his wife Freddie 37; sons: Irbie 18, Herman 16, Lara 15, Talmage 13, Noah 12, Noel 12, S.J. 10, Ocie 4, and Reed 2/12; daughters: Adnis 7 and Elgia 2; and father Jeff Alford 72. All (and their parents) were born in MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: S.J. 1909 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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S.T. ALFRED

 

PRESS REGISTER

Clarksdale, Coahoma Co., MS—Wednesday, 28 March 2007

 

S.T. ALFRED: BODY DISCOVERED IN WAYNE CO. RIVER

 

WAYNESBORO (AP)—Wayne County authorities are investigating as a homicide the recovery of a body from along the banks of the Chickasawhay River.

            The body was sighted over the weekend by a fisherman who called authorities, Sheriff John S. Farrior said Tuesday.

            Farrior said the man has been identified as S.T. Alfred, 66, from Hattiesburg.

            The sheriff said Alfred was first reported missing in December 2006, according to an article on http://www.wtok.com. Farrior said an autopsy has been ordered.

            “We think that there’s foul play and also the Hattiesburg Police Department is under that assumption and that the body was placed in the Chickasawhay, north of Wayne County,” Farrior said Tuesday. “In another county is where the body was thrown in the river, is what we think.”

            Farrior said investigators believe Alfred knew the person or persons responsible for his death.

            Authorities are now looking for Alfred’s car. It was a 1996 navy blue Buick Roadmaster.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that S.T. Alfred (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 Dec 1940 and died 25 March 2007, last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

 

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SALLIE IRENE WATKINS ALFORD

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—Thursday, 25 February 2010

 

            Sallie Irene Alford, 88, of Carthage, died Saturday, Feb. 20, at her home.

            Services were at 2 p. m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Church of God with Bro. Steve Roberts and Bro. Mark Gill officiating. Burial was in Old Pleasant Hill Church of God Cemetery with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            A Leake County native, she was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of God and a homemaker.

            Survivors include three sons, Bennie Ray Alford, Brandon, Mack Alford and Jackie Frank Alford of Carthage; one daughter, Brenda Moore, Carthage; one sister, Doris Hollingsworth, Carthage; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Melton Alford, Roy Alford, Stan Alford, Timothy Alford, Ken Alford, Corey Alford, and Matthew Peoples.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Hill Church of God Cemetery, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irene W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Feb 1922, last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband’s twin brother, Dossie Joy Alford, in this compilation.

            Irene was born in Leake County, MS, to Charles Milton Watkins and Sarah Ethel Miller. She married Lee Roy Alford (sometimes spelled Leroy) in Leake County on 4 Jan 1938.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lee Roy 1910 MS1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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SAM DORSEY ALFORD

Uncle of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 27 January 1961

 

BILOXI—Sam Dorsey Alford, 61, died at Ocean Springs Monday [January 23]. Services were held at D’Lo Baptist Church Thursday…. Interment was in D’Lo cemetery, Mims Mitchell Funeral Home in charge.

            He was a native of Rankin county, and a member of Florence Baptist Church.

            He leaves his widow, Mrs. Inez Alford, Biloxi; two sons, Sam Alford Jr., with the U.S. Navy, and Bertrum Alford, Biloxi; three daughters, Mrs. Roy McClure, and Misses Sandra Alford and Marilyn Alford, all of Biloxi; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. H.W. Alford, Jackson; six brothers, T.J. Alford, New Orleans, Julius Alford, Greenwood, S.C, Rubin Alford, Ft. Walton, Fla., and Keith, Glen, and Herbert Alford, all of Jackson; and three sisters, Mrs. Edd McDonald, Pascagoula, Mrs. Leonard Hairming, North Carolina, and Mrs. King, Jackson.

 

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Photo from D’Lo Cemetery, D’Lo, Simpson Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ALS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sam Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 July 1899 and died ____ Jan 1961, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Inez Fails Alford; daughters Marilyn D. Alford Fielder and Vera L. Alford Sturges; parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and his brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            He is not listed as Samuel in any records. He signed his name “Sammie Alford” on his WWI Draft Registration.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Sam Dorsey 1899 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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SAMUEL EUGENE ALFORD

AAFA #1353

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Friday, 8 November 2013

 

Sammie Eugene Alford

 

KOKOMO—Funeral services for Samuel Eugene “Sammie” Alford, 85, of Kokomo, who died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at his residence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Capps Funeral Home chapel….

            Burial will follow in the Elliott Cemetery under the direction of Hartman-Hughes Capps Funeral Home in Tylertown….

            Mr. Alford was born March 26, 1928, in Walthall County, the son of

Samuel Nathaniel and Hattie Magee Alford.

            He was a manager of Livestock Producers for 30 years; member of Magee’s Creek Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World. He was also a member, officer and former master of Varnal Masonic Lodge No. 282, a Wahabi Shriner and a York and Scottish Rite Mason.

            Among his many accomplishments were, star basketball player at Salem during his high school years, past president of Mississippi Cattleman’s Association and a recipient of the Walthall County Chamber of Commerce Friend of Ag award. He enjoyed traveling and camping, playing dominoes, working on his farm and making people laugh with his jokes.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Madron Harvey Alford; brothers, Emmette Alford, Farrol “Preacher” Alford, Harold Alford and Vernon Jasper Alford; sisters, Louise Bacot and Hilan Magee.

            Survivors include his wife, Wanda Reid Alford of Kokomo; son, Vernon Alford and wife, Breeze of Tylertown; step-son, Randall Dunaway and wife, Tammy of Philadelphia; sister, Christine Alexander of Jayess; grandchildren, Lou Ellen Stout and husband, Guy, Jennifer Slonaker and husband, Jed and Samuel D. Alford; step-grandchildren, Davy Dunaway and wife, Nicole and Kanah Lovern and husband, Josh; great-grandchildren, Slade Miller, Austin Miller, Payton May and Sam Stout; step-great-grandchildren, Sallie Stout, Jackson Dunaway, Hattie Lee Dunaway, Emmie Kate Lovern, Ella Klaire Lovern, Brittani Slonaker, Whitney Slonaker; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons, Davy Dunaway, Slade Miller, Samuel Alford, Austin Miller, Payton May and Sam Stout….

 

Photo from Elliott Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Stinson

 

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

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Madron Harvey Alford; and siblings Emmette Haverson Alford, Farrol Jasper Alford, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Samuel Eugene 1928 MS1, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 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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SAMUEL HORACE “RED” ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

MORTON [Scott Co.]—Samuel H. “Red” Alford, 91, a carpenter, died of heart failure Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at Scott Regional Hospital. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Morton. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Forkville, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sarah Ketchum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Samuel H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 Sept 1910, last residence Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Linnie Catherine Jackson Alford; his son Samuel Jackson Alford; and his siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, and Paul Brittain Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Samuel Horace 1910 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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SAMUEL JACKSON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ October 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

            Samuel J. Alford died Sunday, Oct. 22, 1989, at Vicksburg [MS] Medical Center. He was 46.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Morton. He had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 25 years, where he was associated with the Geo-Technical Lab of Waterways Experiment Station. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Big Horn Hunting Club and Grace Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Theda P. Alford of Vicksburg; one daughter, Stephanie Alford of Vicksburg; one brother, Bob Alford of Rolling Fork; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Alford of Morton; and a number of other relatives.

            Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel and at 2 p.m. at Ott and Lee Funeral Home Chapel in Morton. Burial will be in Morton Memorial Gardens....

            Pallbearers will be Jimmy Miller Billy Gene Wright, Mickey Sullivan, Jimmy Ray Palmer, Troy Parsons, Travis Coleman, Andrew Harrison and Frank Palmer.

            Honorary pallbearers are members of Big Horn Hunting Club and Pavements Systems Division of W.E.S.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. AAFA cemetery records provide his full name, birth date 6 July 1943, and the name of his father, Samuel H. Alford.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Samuel Horace “Red” Alford and Linnie Catherine Jackson Alford, in this compilation.

            Sammy Jackson Alford married Theda Padgett on 15 Oct 1965 in Hinds Co., MS.

 

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SAMUEL NEAMAN ALFORD

Grandfather of Edna Carol Alford Rehkop, AAFA #1036

Great-Grandfather of Kathryn Diane Rehkop Carey Remspecher, AAFA #1035

 

MCCOMB DAILY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 18 February 1937

 

 

 

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DAILY CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 23 February 1937

 

RITES HELD FOR BROOKHAVEN MAN

 

BROOKHAVEN1, Feb. 22—Funeral services were held here for Samuel N. Alford, 66, widely known in railroad circles who died here after an illness of several years. Services were held from a local funeral home with Reverend Neil, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Reverend Lasquist, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

            Mr. Alford was construction foreman of the Mississippi Central railroad for 25 years and served as secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way Employes. He was also a member of the Masons.

            At the funeral twelve negroes, former employes, and his negro cook were present to pay final tribute to the “boss”.

            He is survived by his wife, four children, Mrs. Ray Thompson, S. Merritt Alford, John Alford, E.C. Alford, all of Brookhaven, two sisters, Miss Cecil Gardner, Schnectady, N.Y., and Mrs. Nannie Wadsworth Biloxi, two brothers, N.N. Alford McComb, and Emmett Alford, Summit.

 

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Photo from Rosehill Cemetery, Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his half-brother Barnabas Seaborn Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Lillian Edna Delagarza Alford, in Texas Obituaries; and of his son Evan Clair Alford in Oregon Obituaries.

            Samuel was the son of Seaborn John Alford and his second wife, Mary Sessions Kirk.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Samuel Neaman 1870 MS1, Seaborn John 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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SAMUEL NUGENT ALFORD, SR.

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 7 April 1987

 

 

LONGTIME SUPERVISOR ALFORD DIES

 

            Samuel N. Alford Sr., 75, of McComb, longtime District 4 Pike County supervisor and McComb city selectman, died early this morning in Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Mr. Alford had been hospitalized Friday following an apparent stroke.

            Visitation will be 6-10 tonight in Catchings Funeral Home of McComb and will continue there at 8 a.m. Wednesday until 2:45 p.m. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Centenary United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class…. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            District 3 supervisor Paul Guy said Mr. Alford “is going to be missed. He was all the time putting in housing projects, and I don’t think people realized how much he did to help the economy of Pike County.”

            Born Jan. 27, 1912, in Pike County, Mr. Alford was the son of N.N. Alford and Rosa Felder Alford. He also was preceded in death by a son, Samuel N. Alford Jr.

            A private land surveyor, Mr. Alford was employed by the Mississippi Highway Department for 30 years. A District 4 representative on the Pike County Board of Supervisors for 18 years, he also served as board president, was a McComb city selectman and was past president of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors from 1974–75. He was a member of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Association, the Wahabi Temple and was past Master of the Masonic Temple. A two-time delegate to the Republican National Convention, he was past president of the Kidney Foundation and was instrumental in developing the McComb-Pike County Airport. He was also instrumental in the development of Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and in having the old McComb City Hospital turned into county offices. The county renamed the downtown McComb building in Mr. Alford’s honor.

            Survivors include his wife, Allie Kay Turner Alford of McComb; a son, Robert Alford of Crosby, Texas; two daughters, Diane Martin and Jo Nell Brumfield, both of McComb; two sisters, Mrs. Lanelle Pottoril and Mrs. Smythe Alford, both of Tempe, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Tommy Dickerson, Louis Alford, Joe Carruth, Stewart Brumfield, Versie Fox, Cammie Burch, Leon Empson and Terry Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Prescott Sherman, Poolie Alford, Watkins “Noggin” Wild, Dr. John Boyd, Dr. Terry Westbrook, Tom Lynch, Tom Assaf, Bill Neville and Norman Gillis Jr.

            A. Marks, current president of the board of supervisors, said, “We regret very much the passing of Mr. Alford. He was a personal friend of mine and a friend of mankind. He truly had the interest of the community at heart, and he served the Board of Supervisors with dignity. We have lost a friend.”

            John S. Thompson Jr., who was mayor of McComb from 1967–78 during Mr. Alford’s years as a supervisor, said he “will be sorely missed by his old friends and especially by members of his Sunday School class.” He said Mr. Alford “worked hard with the city and was in the forefront of building the Pike County Airport. He also worked to build additional construction on Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and did a lot of work with his own district equipment on the building of the Martin Luther King Center. He was a really dynamic person.”

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Apr 1987) dates of Sam Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Allie Kay Turner Alford; and daughter Joan “Jonell” Alford Brumfield in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Samuel Nugent Alford Jr. in New York Obituaries; and his brother Oscar Edwin Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Samuel Nugent 1912 MS1, Needham Nugent 1872 MS2, Seaborn John 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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SAMUEL WALTER ALFORD

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Monday, 18 May 1953

 

SAMUEL W. ALFORD DIES HERE SUNDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY

 

            Funeral services for Samuel Walter Alford, 77, former mayor of Cruger, will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at National. Funeral Home chapel by Dr. Perry Claxton, pastor of First Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.

            Dr. Alford died suddenly of a heart attack at 7 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Snell and Mr. Snell, 1034 Cedar street, where he had made his home for the last six years.

            Born and reared at West, Miss., received his education in the West schools and lived his early life there. Later he moved lo Cruger where he was a building contractor. He served as Justice of the Peace and later as Mayor of Cruger. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Cruger. He was fond of fishing, hunting and gardening.

            He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Snell; a granddaughter, Mrs. L.B. Otken of Waco, Texas; a great granddaughter, Julia Frances Otken of Waco; two brothers, John Alford of West and George Alford of Cleveland; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Parham of Rosedale, Mrs. Omega Douglas of Hazlehurst and Mrs. Callie Ray of Rosedale….

 

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Photo from Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Julia Pike Alford; and siblings, Cora Lee Alford Parham, George Bedford Alford, James Oscar Alford, and John W. Alford; in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Samuel W. 1875 MS1, Patrick 1841 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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SARA FRANCES “FANNIE” GRIFFIN ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—19 November 1953

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Frances Alford, who died at her home near here Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12, after a week’s illness, were held Friday afternoon at 3 pm from Elzey Church in Calhoun County. The Rev. Mr. Furr and the Rev. Mr. Johnson officiated at the services. Interment was in the Elzey Cemetery, with Houston Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Mississippi on Aug. 9, 1873. She was the widow of the late O.S. Alford. She was a member of the Thorn Methodist Church.

            She leaves eight sons, W.W. Alford, L.W. Alford, Claude Alford, M.H. Alford, J.A. Alford, B.W. Alford, R.B. Alford and B.J. Alford, all of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. F.M. Naron, Mrs. Bill Fox and Mrs. Roy Anderson, of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Missouri Logan, Bruce, MS and two brothers, Joe Griffin of Grenada and Lon Griffin of Mathiston, MS.

            Pallbearers were Curtis Alford, Merrill Alford, Flavius Alford, Berne Gene Alford, Leslie Alford and Leamond Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Burnie Jackson Alford, Marion Haston Alford and, Watty Washington Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA1, George Washington 1840 GA2, James Richard 1821 GA3, Jeptha 1797 NC4, Goodrich 1750 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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SARAH AMANZA ALFORD TINGLE

Aunt of Herman Woodrow Alford, AAFA #0068

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—Thursday, 3 January 1952

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Mrs. John H. Tingle, member of one of Neshoba county’s most prominent families, passed away in a local hospital Monday [December 31, 1951] following an extended illness. Mrs. Tingle had been a patient in the hospital for several weeks.

            Sarah Amanza Alford Tingle, 82 years of age at the time of her death was a native of Newton county, the daughter of the late J.M. Alford and Mrs. Sara Cooper Alford.

            She was married to Mr. Tingle in early life and she and her husband had spent many years in the Fork community where they reared their family. She was a member of the Methodist church....

            She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. John L. Posey, Mrs. Cecil Morris and Mrs. Herbert Barnes, this city, and Mrs. R.D. Lindsey, Kosciusko, and one son, J. Marvin Tingle, two foster sons, Lonnie and Jack Warren of Florida. She is also survived by several grandchildren and other close relatives.

            Funeral services were held last Wednesday morning from Henry’s Chapel.... Interment was in the church cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666, shows her name as Sarah Elmanza Alford.

            Sarah was born 19 June 1869 in Newton Co., MS, the daughter of John Madison “Jack” Alford and Sarah Frances Cooper. She married John Franklin Tingle on 17 Jan 1892 in Neshoba Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Sarah 1869 MS1, John Madison 1826 GA2, John 1801 NC3.

 

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SARAH LOUISE ALFORD BACOT

Sister of Samuel Eugene Alford, AAFA #1353

Aunt of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 11 October 2011

 

            Louise Alford Bacot, 97, of Tylertown, died Oct. 10, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Tylertown. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Capps Funeral Home in Tylertown. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Mike Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Bacot Family Cemetery.

 

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From her funeral program:

 

            Mrs. Bacot, a resident of Golden Living Tylertown, died there on Monday, October 10, 2011.

            She was born September 21, 1914 in Walthall County, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Samuel and Hattie Magee Alford.

            In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by husband Byron Sibley Bacot; four brothers and one sister.

            She was a homemaker and a member of the Dinan Baptist Church.

            Survivors: son Julius Lampton Sr. and Frances Bacot of Tylertown; granddaughter Tammy and Ricky Burnette of Tylertown; grandsons Julius and Lis Bacot of Tylertown, and Byron and Scarlett Bacot of Tylertown; great-grandchildren Hanna Bacot, Zack Bacot, Andy and Kamie Bacot, and Kristen Burnette; great-great-grandchildren Alexis Bacot and Alysa Bacot; sister Christine Alexander of Jayess; brother Sammie Alford of Darbun.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sarah A. Bacot (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, siblings Emmette Haverson Alford, Farrol Jasper Alford, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, and Samuel Eugene Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Sarah Louise 1914 MS1, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 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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SARAH LOUISE CONERLY ALFORD BRIDGES

Mother of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

 

Photo from Emmette Earl Alford

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 11 November 2010

 

            Louise Bridges, 89, of McComb, died Nov. 9, 2010, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

            Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown. Services are 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Mark Wicker will officiate. Burial will be in the Tylertown Cemetery.

            Mrs. Bridges was born Sept. 12, 1921, to Pope and Sally Brumfield Conerly. She was a retired seamstress for Haspel Garment Manufacturing and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Bridges was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmette Alford; a daughter, Betty Jean Fortenberry; and five sisters, Leonie Griffin, Lois Martin, Hettie Sauls, Dell Moffett and Iris Richmond.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl Alford and Pauline of Summit; a son-in-law Richard Fortenberry of McComb; three grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Wendy Fortenberry of Tylertown, Dr. Mac and Dragana Alford of Hattiesburg, and Holly Alford of McComb; and three great-grandchildren, Mitch Fortenberry and Stefan and Nikola Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Louise C. Bridges (SS# issued in MS), last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Emmette Haverson Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Betty Jean Alford Fortenberry in this compilation.

            Her first name was Sarah, but apparently she never used it.

 

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SHIRLEY ANN BREWER HALFORD

 

[She died in LA, but we are including her obituary here because her home was in MS.]

 

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Photo from Shirley’s Find A Grave memorial

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Thursday, 14 January 2016

 

NATCHEZ—Services for Shirley Ann Brewer Halford, 79, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Natchez Church of God…. Burial will follow at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery near Meadville under the direction of Laird Funeral Home….

            Mrs. Halford was born May 13, 1936, in Crosby, the daughter of Reuben Melton Brewer and Ila McLain Brewer.

            She was a member of the Natchez Church of God.

            Mrs. Halford was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James E. Brewer; and sister, Louise Marshall. She was also preceded in death by a special pet, Colby.

            Survivors include her husband, Weldon “Bo” Halford; one daughter, Levona Miller and husband, Shelton, of Maringouin, La.; two grandsons, Timothy Shane Miller of Sulphur, La., and Douglas Levon Miller of Maringouin; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Monica, Alex and Emmett; one sister, Helen Ruth Strong of Slidell, La.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be L.B. Mullens, Charles Ray Mullens, Douglas Miller, Shane Miller, Kelly Johnston and Billy McCrory. Honorary pallbearer will be Dale Havard.

            Online condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.

 

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

 

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STELLA ALFORD DUNN

Aunt of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 30 April 1970

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents Arthur Alford and Lona Lee Wallace Alford; and siblings Arthur Lee “Sonny” Alford, Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Clifton Howard Alford, Mary Genell Alford Hilton, and Rex Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Stella 1917 MS1, Arthur 1891 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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STEWART FLOYD ALFORD, JR.

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Monday, 12 February 1940

 

            S.F. Alford, 66, prominent Delta planter and member of the Issaquena county board of supervisors, died suddenly at his home on Hopedale plantation, 4 miles west of Grace, at 10 o’clock yesterday morning.

            Mr. Alford was a native Mississippian. Born in Rankin county, he came to the Delta about 40 years ago and since that time has engaged in plating in Issaquena county. He was active in the affairs of the county, serving as a member of the board of supervisors from the fifth district. He was also a director in Deer Creek Compress at nearby Rolling Fork.

            He leaves his wife; one son, Floyd Alford, jr., Grace; three daughters, Mrs. George Healy, wife of the managing editor of the Times-Picayune, New Orleans; Mrs. Garth Gilchrist, Louisville, Ky.; and Miss Roberta Alford, Grace. A sister, Mrs. Lawrence, lives in Atlanta, Georgia

            Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Butler, pastor of the Episcopal Church of Hollandale, will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon from the family residence near Grace. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery, near Glen Allan, with Wells Funeral Home in charge.

 

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Photo from Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Coleman

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Nellie Wade Biggs Alford; children Aurora Louise Alford Gilchrist and Stewart Floyd Alford III; and brother Cincinnatus Eudoxus Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughters Margaret Hoy Alford Healy and Roberta Conway Alford Kleinschmidt; and half-brother Preston Horn Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Stewart Floyd 1873 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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STEWART FLOYD ALFORD III

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 14 June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1991 and June 1992 (as Floyd Alford)

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Floyd Alford Jr., 79, a retired state Highway Department employee, died of heart failure Thursday [June 13] at Bond Nursing Home.

            Services are 5 p.m. Saturday at Chapel of the Episcopal Church in Rolling Fork with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allan [Washington Co.]. Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Issaquena County where he had farming interests. He was a member of the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church.

            Survivors include: son, Stewart Floyd “Bud” Alford III [sic] of Madison; sisters, Margaret Healy and Roberta Kleinschmidt, both of New Orleans, and [Aurora Louise] Boie Gilchrist of Jackson and two grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Coleman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stewart F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Sept 1911, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Zell Martin Alford; parents, Stewart Floyd Alford Jr. and Nellie Wade Biggs Alford; and sister Aurora Louise Alford Gilchrist in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sisters Margaret Hoy Alford Healy and Roberta Conway Alford Kleinschmidt in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA Genealogist for Mississippi, expanded on the obituary above:

 

      Stewart Floyd Alford III was the son of Stewart Floyd Alford and Nellie Wade Biggs. He was born in Issaquana Co., MS. Floyd Alford’s wife, Zell M. Martin Alford, preceded him in death on 28 June 1986.

      His obituary shows him as being a Junior rather than the third. According to all the research we have done on this Alford family, he would be the third and his son would be the fourth. [However, Stewart Floyd Alford III is listed on a 2005 list of Professional Engineers.]

      He is a descendant of Julius C. Alford and Mary Floyd Alford, who migrated to MS from GA about 1839, living first in Wilkinson Co., MS, then Madison Co., MS. They were from Greene Co., GA. Julius C. Alford was the son of Julius C. Alford and Rebecca Jackson Alford of Greene Co. GA, and Mary Floyd Alford was the daughter of John Buford Floyd and Nancy _____ Floyd of GA.

 

            Stewart Floyd Alford’s parents are also buried in Greenfield Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Stewart Floyd 1911 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1873 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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SUDIE MAE DOWDLE ALFORD

Grandmother of Paul Brittain Alford III, AAFA #1379

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 1 December 1971

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. P.B. Alford, age 75, of Morton, were held on Wednesday morning November 24, at 10:00 in the Morton Ott & Lee Chapel with Rev. Bartis Harper officiating. Interment followed in the Morton Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford passed away in the Lackey Convalescent Home in Forest on Monday [November 22] following an extended illness. She was a native of Newton County and had made her home in Morton since 1919. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morton.

            The survivors are one son, P.B. Alford, Jr., of Morton; two daughters, Mrs. Wendolyn Jaggers of Greenwood and Mrs. Carolyn Evans of Boyle; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. C.M. McCraw of Jackson; and her twin brother, Jimmy Dowdle of Union.

            The pallbearers were Billy Miles, Jack Miles, Buster Laird, Amos Dowdle, Delman Murry, and Harold Green.

 

Photo from Morton City Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; children Paul Brittain Alford Jr. and Wendolyn Alford Jaggars; and granddaughter Suzanne Alford Zuccaro in this compilation.

            Sudie Mae Dowdle was born 11 July 1896, the daughter of William H. Dowdle and Annie Catherine Pace.

 

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SUSAN GILLERENE ALFORD KILGORE

 

WINSTON COUNTY JOURNAL

Louisville, Winston Co., MS—Thursday, 27 May 1965

 

            Services for Mrs. Susan Gillerene Kilgore of Noxapater, widow of Ethel Kilgore, were held at 3 P.M. May 18 at Noxapater Methodist Church…. Burial was in the church cemetery with Daws Funeral Home of Philadelphia in charge.

            Mrs. Kilgore, who was 75, died in a hospital in Meridian after lingering illness.

            She was born in Neshoba County but had made her home in Noxapater for long time. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Alford. She was a member of the Noxapater Methodist Church and of the Noxapater Chapter of Eastern Star.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ferguson of Canton, Mrs. Virgie Burrage of Jackson, and Mrs. Sue Garrison of Starkville; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Cumberland of Meridian, and Mrs. Agnes Wells of Texas; seven brothers, Bill Alford, Mose Alford, Edd Alford, and Frank Alford, all of Mobile, Lace Alford and Gene Alford, both of Philadelphia, and Rube Alford of Jackson.

 

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Photos from Noxapater Methodist Cemetery, Noxapater, Winston Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Pam & Teresa

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Gene Nelson Alford, Rube Wilson Alford, and William Lace Alford (with census data) in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Mose H. Alford and Willis E. “Bill” Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            Susan was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Alford and his second wife, Rebecca Catherine Copeland.

            Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651, provided AAFA with a photo of the Benjamin Franklin Alford family taken in 1909 at their home in Sandtown, Neshoba Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Susan Gillerene 1889 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

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SUSAN INEZ ALFORD FERGUSON

Sister of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

Source unknown, but probably:

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ February 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

Photo from Earsel Bender

 

            Services for Susan Inez Ferguson were held Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of McClain-Hays Funeral Home. The Rev. Benny Alford and the Rev. Brown Barrier officiated. Burial was in Sandtown Cemetery in Neshoba County.

            Mrs. Ferguson, 85, of Natchez, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 in Natchez Regional Hospital in Natchez.

            She was born in Wister, Okla. but moved to Mississippi early in life and had made her home in Natchez for the past 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Natchez where she was a member of the Dorcus Sunday school class.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. “Dutch” Ferguson; one son, Samuel Gary Ferguson; and one brother, Howard Alford.

            Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Birkelback of Bellville, Texas and Barbara Ann Stokes of Liberty; two sons, W. Perry Ferguson of Natchez and T. Vestal Ferguson of Wisner, La; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ellie Ree Seale of Philadelphia, Earsel Bender of Las Vegas, Nev. and Evelyn McCardle of Gulfport; four brothers, Hubbard Alford and Tom Alford, both of Philadelphia, Dezmon Alford of Madison and Austin Alford of Mobile, Ala.

            Pallbearers were Clayton Ferguson, Steve Stokes, Shelby Stokes, Jeff Stokes, Vestal Ferguson, Joel Ferguson, Phil Haydel and David Haydel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez A. Ferguson (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Oct 1918.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Lace Alford; and siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Henry Howard Alford, Hubard Hamilton Alford, and Thomas Benjamin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother William Austin Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Susan Inez 1918 MS1, William Lace 1887 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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SUSIE CORNELIA “NEALIA” ALFORD ADAMS FISHER

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—20 February 2014

 

            Nealia Fisher, 96, of Carthage, died Saturday, Feb. 15, at Baptist Medical Center-Leake Extended Care Facility.

            Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Ralph Hunt and Bro. Don Ray officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Wilcox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            A Leake County native, she was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a retired cafeteria worker.

            Survivors include sons, Robert Larry Fisher and Johnny Mack Fisher, both of Carthage; daughters, Virginia Faye Bummett, Raymond, and Julia Olene White, Carthage; stepsons, Jack Fisher, Brookhaven, Rudolph Fisher, Carthage, and Bill Fisher, Union; stepdaughters, Edwina Fox, Philadelphia, and June Knepper, Florida; half sisters, Hattie Sue and Jessie Lee; step sister, Lucille Sanders; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Marty Ballard, Cole Ballard, Cory Fisher, Rob Fisher, John Fisher, Daniel Nolen, and Lane White.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her siblings Dossie Joy Alford, Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Minerva Ann Alford Myrick, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, Royal Chadwick Alford; and sisters-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick Alford and Sallie Irene Watkins Alford in this compilation.

 

            Susie Cornelia “Nealia” Alford, daughter of Wilburn Whitfield Alford and Virginia Amanda Hollingsworth, was born 17 June 1917. She married (1) Leemon Adams on 6 June 1936, in Leake Co., MS; married (2) Marzine Fisher, 14 Nov 1946.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Susie Cornelia 1917 MS1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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SUSIE EALY ALFORD WEIR

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—29 June 1950

 

            Mrs. Susie Ealy Weir, 66, passed away at her home in the Goshen community Monday morning [26 Jun 1950] after an illness of several months.

            Deceased is survived by her husband, John C. Weir, one daughter, Mrs. Maude Weir Pagano; one son, Rufus Weir; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Perkins, Mrs. Nellie Langston, and Mrs. Olen Kelly; two brothers, Sam and Whit Alford, all of Carthage.

            Funeral services were held at Goshen at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon with interment following in the Goshen cemetery.

 

Photo from Goshen Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Martha Maryann “Mollie” Glover Alford (including large family group photo); and siblings Nellie Ann Alford Sanders Langston, Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford Quick, and Edward F. Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was John Christopher Weir. AAFA lists her birth date as 16 Apr 1884, but her tombstone has 17 Apr 1884.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Susie Ealy 1884 MS1, Columbus Washington 1850 GA2, James Floyd 1817 GA3, Zaddock 1787 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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SUSIE MAE BEASON ALFORD

 

McClain-Hays Funeral Service

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ July 2010

 

SUSIE MAE ALFORD

 

February 22, 1915 - July 15, 2010

 

Services: Sunday, July 18, 2010

3:00 P. M. @ Henry’s Chapel

Interment: Henry’s Chapel Cemetery

 

Officiating: Rev. Mack Alford, Rev. Chris Vowell

 

            Mrs. Alford 95, of Philadelphia died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.

            She was born and reared in Neshoba County and made her home in Philadelphia all of her life. Mrs. Alford retired from the Philadelphia High School cafeteria after many years. She was a member of the Beacon Street Baptist Church.

            Survivors include sons, John Alford and his wife, Carrie Ann and Rev. Mack Alford and his wife, Sherry of Philadelphia; nephew raised as a son, Joe Smith and his wife, Elaine of Lady Lake, FL; grandchildren, Suzanne Breazeale and her husband, Scott, Warren Alford, Amy Adkins and her husband, David, Christy Phillips and her husband, Terry of Philadelphia, Jason Alford and his wife, Rhonda of Vicksburg, and Jennifer Walker and her husband, Glenn of Macon, Ga.; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Alford; parents, John and Sadie Jolly Beason; sisters, Nellie White, Fannie Creekmore, Dora Bozeman and Audie Marshall; brothers, William Beason, Hubert Beason, Rufus Beason, and Ed Beason; and grandchild, Joseph Michael Alford.

            Pallbearers: Herman Alford, Jr, Pat Alford, Lorel Beason, Steve Beason, Harry Carter, Johnny Marshall and Bud Waddell.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Susie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Feb 1915, last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Homer Lee 1910 MS1, Benjamin Warren 1875 MS2, John Madison 1826 GA3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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SUSIE MAE OVERBY ALFORD

Mother of Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Alford Dees, AAFA #0457; and Willie Marshall Alford, AAFA #0128

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 24 March 1976

 

            Mrs. Susie Mae Alford, 83, of Route one, Crystal Springs, died early Monday [March 22] at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today from Stringer’s Hartman-Baldwin Chapel, of Crystal Springs. Burial: County Line Cemetery.

            Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Annette Ingram, Crystal Springs, Mrs. Marguerite Bishop, Mrs. Sweet Pea Dees, and Mrs. Susie Conley, all of Jackson, and Mrs. Mary Edwards, Clinton: five sons, N.B Alford, Gulfport, Marshall Alford, Bradenton, Fla., Robert Sidney Alford, Crystal Springs, Glen Alford and Ralph Elbert Alford, both of Jackson; 34 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from County Line Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Middlebrooks

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband Nathan Bell Alford Sr; and children Glenn Warren Alford, Mary Mae Alford Edwards, Robert Sidney Alford, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Alford Dees in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Willie Marshall Alford in Florida Obituaries.

 

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SUZANNE ALFORD ZUCCARO

Sister of Paul Brittain Alford III, AAFA #1379

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Thursday, 14 March 2013

 

Nov. 2, 1952 – March 3, 2013

 

NATCHEZ—Memorial services for Suzanne Alford Zuccaro, 60, of Natchez, who died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at her residence, will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Mary Basilica with the Rev. David O’Connor officiating….

            Suzanne was born Nov. 2, 1952, in Jackson, the daughter of Paul Brittain Alford Jr. and Virginia Wilkes Alford. She grew up in Morton and received a master of education in guidance and counseling from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Suzanne was proud to be an Ole Miss Rebel and most everything she owned was red or blue. She was employed with the U.S. Post Office in Natchez for 30 years, of which, the last 20 she spent at the Tracetown post office. She was a member of St. Mary Basilica. Her passions were her family, especially her granddaughter, Abigail; her close friends; and her dedicated love of all animals, especially hummingbirds. She would spend many hours feeding the animals and birds in her backyard.

            Suzanne was preceded in death by her parents.

            Survivors include her husband, Edward Zuccaro; one son, Christopher Zuccaro and wife, Jamie, of Bowling Green, Ohio; one granddaughter, Abigail Zuccaro of Bowling Green; one brother, Paul Brittain Alford III and wife, Rebecca, of Hartsville, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            The family extends a special thank you to Joe Ernst for his friendship for the past 20 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society or to a charity of one’s choice.

            Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Paul Brittain Alford Jr. and Virginia Wilkes Alford; and her grandparents, Paul Brittain Alford Sr. and Sudie Mae Dowdle Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Suzanne 1952 MS1, Paul Brittain 1924 MS2, Paul Brittain 1893 MS3, William Allen 1867 MS4, Brittain Washington 1843 MS5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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SYBLE LOUISE MOHON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 24 March 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Syble M. Alford, 81, died Friday, March 23, 2007 at Bedford Care Center in Mendenhall after a lengthy illness. Visitation begins at 1:30 p.m. today at Lakewood South Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in Lakewood Memorial Park South.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her sons, Marion G. (Pam) Alford of Brandon and Tommy (Carolyn) Mohon, Sr. of Pinola; sister, Carrie Mae Sandifer; Two Grandsons, Wayne Mohon and James Mohon; and Five Great Grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to God’s Way Ministry, 179 Bushtown Rd., Pinola, MS 39149-3804.

 

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Syble M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 19 March 1926, last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Marion Herbert Alford, in this compilation.

 

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SYDNEY CLAIRE ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Saturday, 11 March 2017

 

Sydney Alford Obituary

 

            Sydney Claire Alford, 16, returned to God who created her on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at North Miss. Medical Center after a sudden illness.

            Born in Boise, Idaho on April 20, 2000, Sydney was blessed with wonderful parents, Mike Alford and Sonia Wall Alford and her beloved twin sister, Lyndsey Grace Alford. Sydney was a junior at Tupelo High School where she was an excellent student and active in school activities including the honor roll. She loved music and excelled in the THS Band, including the honors band, where she was 1st chair bass clarinetist. She joined her many friends recently in performing in Washington, D.C. at the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. Sydney was a guitarist, a member of the Symphonic Band and the Indoor Drum line at THS. A quiet young woman, she was a gentle spirit, intelligent and an exemplary teenage role model for her contemporaries. She excelled in the martial arts and had a black belt in karate. She loved attending the Orchard Methodist Church and participating in all its activities. Sydney loved all God’s creation, the outdoors, nature and was an animal lover, especially enjoying horses and horseback riding. She left us all too soon—for this world was not meant for one as beautiful as she.

            A service celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Hope Church, 2094 McCullough Blvd, Tupelo…. Burial will follow in Itawamba Memorial Gardens east of Fulton. Visitation will be from 4 PM-6PM Saturday and from 1:30 - service time on Sunday all at Hope Church. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel is honored to be assisting the family….

            Sydney is survived by her parents, Mike and Sonia Alford and her twin sister, Lyndsey Alford all of Tupelo. Her maternal grandmother, Jessie Ruth Wall of Mantachie. Several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends everywhere.

            She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ruth Hubbard Alford and Wyndle Alford and Dock Bower Wall.

            Pallbearers will be fellow members of the THS Marching Band: Kyle Woodward, Warfield Edwards, Reed Goodson, Austin Coon, Nathaniel Aycock, Keith Franklin, Zander Foster, and Parker Gailor.

            Memorials may be made to THS Marching Band, 4125 Golden Wave Drive, Tupelo, MS. 38801

 

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

            See the obituary of her paternal grandfather, Jauris Wyndle Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Sydney Claire 2000 MS1, Mike ???? MS2, Jauris Wyndle 1937 MS3, Allen Eurbaine 1916 MS2, Noah Calloway 1881 MS3, George Washington 1840 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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SYLVIA ANN HALL ALFORD

 

Jones Family Funeral Services

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ May 2013

 

Sylvia Ann Alford

 

            Sylvia Ann Alford, 70 of Magnolia died May 26, 2013 at Bildora Nursing Home in Tylertown.

            Ms. Alford was born on June 20, 1942 in Pike County to the late Jesse and Rayleen Brown Hall.

            She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and she worked in the food service industry most of her life. She was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            Survivors include two sons Duane Alford and his wife Jackie of Brandon, Wade Alford and his wife Lori of Magnolia, two daughters Deanna Lewis and her husband Cannon of McComb, Diane Welch and her husband Wendell of Liberty; three brothers Billy Hall of Magnolia, Cecil Hall and his wife Barbara of Tylertown, Rev. Wayne Hall and his wife Jeanette of Magnolia; one sister Bonnie Hall of McComb; thirteen grandchildren Eric Alford and wife Jennifer, Joshua and Jacob Alford, Jesse Alford and his wife Lana, Kimberly Templet and her husband Jacob, Nathan Wilkins, Champagne and C.J. Lewis, Cristina Barns, Douglas Coon, Blake Welch, Brennan Welch, Bridgette Welch; three great grandchildren, Karsyn and Kyliegh Alford and Justin Scherer and a host of family and friends.

            Visitation will be Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Services from 5:00 until 8:00 PM and will continue Thursday from 9:00 until funeral service at the funeral home at 11:00 AM. Rev. Jimmy Smith and Rev. Lonnie Case will officiate. Burial will be in Silver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Magnolia.

            Pallbearers will be Jesse L. Alford, Blake Welch, Nathan Wilkins, Cannon Lewis, Brennan Welch and Jacob Alford.

 

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

 

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TAMARA LYNN “TAMIE” EASTERLING ALFORD

 

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Photo from Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 18 January 2017

 

            Tamara Lynn “Tamie” Alford, 45, passed from this life Monday, January 16, 2017, at St. Dominic Hospital. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm, Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 11:00am, Friday, January 20, 2017, in the funeral home chapel. Graveside services will follow at 2:00pm in the Jackson Cemetery in Flora [Madison Co.].

            Tamie was born Sunday, October 3, 1971, in Jackson, a daughter of the late James Robert Easterling and Alma Ruth Weathersby Easterling. She was employed by Mac Haik as a Human Resources supervisor and attended Simmons Memorial Baptist Church in Flora. Tamie enjoyed attending airshows and was an avid MS State fan, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and beloved grandbaby.

            Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Ben Alford; daughter, Caitlin Smith and husband Zach; sons, Chris Nowell and Josh Alford; grandchild, Riley Nowell; sister, Elizabeth Johnson; and brothers, David and Jimmy Easterling….

 

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

            Her memorial at the funeral home includes 100+ uncaptioned photos.

 

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TAMMY RENAY CASE ALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—Monday, 26 January 2009

 

            Services for Tammy Renay Alford, of Jackson, are 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel with burial in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Ms. Alford, 43, died Jan. 23, 2009, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 28, 1965, to Vernon Case and Annette Hales Case.

            She was a registered nurse. She was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors are her father, Vernon Case, of Seminary; her mother, Annette Case, of Jackson; her sons, Jamie Leigh Alford, of Richland, and Aubrey Lee Alford, of Jackson; her daughter, April Alford, of Byram; her brothers, James Vernon Case Jr., of Metairie, La., and Scott Case, of Jackson; her half-brother, James Allen Matthews, of Kansas; and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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TARA ALEXIS ALFORD

 

[Although she died in FL, we are also including her obituary here because she was born is buried in MS and only lived in FL for a short time.]

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 11 January 1978

 

            Funeral services for Tara Alford, age 6, were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 7, from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton. Rev. J.B. Miller was the officiating minister. Interment was made in the Hodge Hill Cemetery.

            She died Monday [January 2] at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., of accidental drowning. She had been a resident of Fort Lauderdale for a short time and formerly lived in Morton.

            Survivors include her father, Walter (Shorty) Alford, Morton; her mother, Lana A. Alford, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Lauren Alford, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; maternal grandfather, Baker Austin, Prattville, Ala.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Myers, Jackson; great-grandmothers, Mrs. Jennie Alford, and Mrs. Vera Blissett, both of Morton, and Mrs. Mack Austin, Jackson, and several aunts and uncles.

            Pallbearers were Curtis Weems, Billy Holmes, Boomer Blissett, and Dobe Blissett.

 

Photo from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her grandfather Lonnie Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            Tara Alexis was born 29 December 1971 to Walter E. Alford and Lana Austin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Tara Alexis 1971 MS1, Walter E. MS ???? 2, Lonnie Eugene 1925 MS3, Walter Eugene 1889 MS4, William Jackson 1848 MS5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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TERESA MARIE KOOB ALFORD

 

ARGUS LEADER

Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD—Wednesday, 25 April 2007

 

RAYMOND [Hinds Co.], MS—Teresa Marie (Koob) Alford, age 39, died January 23, 2007 at her home due to kidney failure. Teresa was born June 10, 1967 in Kansas, to Douglas and Irene (Korves) Koob.

            Teresa is survived by: her husband, Spartacus Alford, Raymond, MS; her children, Tiffany, Tara, and Treven; her father, Douglas Koob and her stepmother, Ruth Koob, Platte City, MO; brother, Joseph Koob; sisters, Beth Koob and Sarah Koob; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Koob and maternal grandfather, A.V. Korves; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            Graveside inurnment services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2007 at St. Edwards Catholic Cemetery near Worthing [Lincoln Co.], SD. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Teresa M. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Florence, Rankin Co., MS.

 

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THADDEUS LA DORA ALFORD

Grandfather of Cecil Wylie Alford, AAFA #0012

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 18 May 1940

 

            T.L. Alford, retired farmer and native of Scott county who lived most of his life in Jackson, died at the age of 68 years at 4:30 o’clock Friday afternoon.

            Mr. Alford made his home with a daughter, Mrs. J.B. Little, 765 Gillespie. He was a member of the First Christian church.

            Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 clock Saturday afternoon from Wright and Ferguson chapel with Dr. Bert Johnson, pastor of First Christian church, officiating, and interment following in Cedarlawn cemetery.

            [Text missing] son, Bernon E. Alford of Wichita Falls, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. W.F. Pryor, Mrs. J.B. Little, Miss Neola Alford, all of Jackson, and Mrs. O.R. Hand of New Orleans.

            Active pallbearers will be Monte Harmon, Frank Oakes, Wallace Conine, John Rees, Warren Blake, all of Jackson, and Hugh Thermon of Raymond.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Cecil Wylie Robbins Alford and Thelma Irene Alford Little; and brother Warren Jefferson Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thaddeus LaDora 1871 MS1, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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THELMA EUDORA ALFORD CARSON

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 26 August 1987

 

BROOKHAVEN—Mrs. Thelma Alford Carson, 81, died Aug. 23, 1987, in Lincoln County Hospital. Services are 1 p.m. today at Boone-Wells Funeral Home in Greenville with burial in Ruleville Cemetery.

            She is survived by her sons, Roy Carson Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Billy Carson of Brookhaven; sister, Mrs. Rosa Prewitt of Rolling Fork; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Lehrton Cemetery, Ruleville, Sunflower Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, billy parker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma Carson (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 March 1905 and died ______ Aug 1987, last residence Wesson, Copiah Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Bonnie Lee Alford Stewart, Grover Cleveland Alford, James Leonard Alford, and Rosie Mae Alford Henderson Prewitt in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Thelma Eudora 1905 MS1, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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THELMA IRENE ALFORD LITTLE

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 18 October 1979

 

            Services for Mrs. J.B. (Thelma) Little, resident of 235 Dunbar St., were to have been held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Wright and Ferguson Home…. Burial was to have been in Cedarlawn Cemetery.

            Mrs. Little, who died Monday afternoon at St. Dominic’s Hospital, was a long-time member of First Christian Church.

            Mrs. Little, 69, is survived by her husband, John B. Little; two sons, John Little and Rodney Little, both of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. W.F. (Wilma) Pryor of Jackson, Mrs. L.B. (Nan) Renfroe of Albany, La., and Mrs. W.L. (Neda) Ducette [sic: Neola Doucett] of Cosa Mesa, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were to have been Rod Little, David Little, Johnny Little, Timmy Little, Tony Mattiace and W.R. Rader.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Thaddeus LaDora Alford; and brother Cecil Wylie Robbins in this compilation.

            Wedding announcement:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 21 January 1930

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thelma Irene 1910 MS1, Thaddeus LaDora 1871 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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THEODORE “PETE” ALFORD

AAFA #0067

Photo from Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland, MS

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 22 March 2009

 

            Theodore Pete Alford, 83, of Gunnison died Friday, March 20, 2009, at his home.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009, at the United Gunnison Methodist Church…. Burial will follow in New Cleveland Cemetery under the direction of Ray Funeral Home….

            Mr. Alford was born on December 28, 1925 in Cleveland to Mr. and Mrs. Zack A. Alford. He graduated from Merigold High School. Mr. Alford enlisted in the navy in 1944 and was a World War II veteran. He trained at Camp Perry, Virginia, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He reached the rank of Yeoman 2nd Class before his discharge on April l, 1946. He was a Mason and a member of the Gunnison United Methodist Church. Mr. Alford was a pulpwood and timber contractor with U.S. Gypsum Company for 30 years and was engaged in the auto parts business in Rosedale and Cleveland before his retirement.

            He is preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew Ryon Baker.

            Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Alston Alford; a daughter, Cynthia Alford Baker and her husband, Stanley of Rogers, Arkansas; two sons, Theodore (Ted) Alford, Jr. and William Davidson (Dave) Alford of Donaldson Point Hunting Club, Gunnison; three grandchildren, Shelley Baker, Davis Alford, and Anna Vause Alford; and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Hort of Sierra Vista, Arizona.

            Online register book may be viewed and signed at www.rayfuneralhome.net.

 

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Photo from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Zachary A. Alford; and his siblings Hattie Mae Alford Gregory, James Lydell Alford, and Jennie Lynn Alford Ouzts in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Theodore 1925 MS1, Zachary A. 1881 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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THOMAS BENJAMIN ALFORD

Brother of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

Tom 2002

Tom, December 2002

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Saturday, 25 June 2011

 

PHILADELPHIA—Services for Tom B. Alford will be held Sunday, at 2 p.m., at North Bend United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Lois Davis, Brown Barrier and James Kilgore II officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Neshoba County with McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, 95, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at his residence.

            Visitation will be held today, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.

 

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McClain-Hays Funeral Service

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ June 2011

 

 

Tom B. Alford

December 5, 1915 - June 23, 2011

 

Interment: North Bend Pentecostal Cemetery

Officiating: Rev. Louie Davis, Rev. Brown Barrier. Rev. James Kilgore, II

 

            Mr. Alford, 95, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at his residence.

            He was a native and lifelong resident of Neshoba County. Mr. Alford was a member of Christian Life Apostolic Church.

            He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Hildred Alford of Philadelphia; daughters, Willie Faye Anthony of Philadelphia, Nellie Cooksey (Donald) of Meridian, Janet Fulton (Delane) of Philadelphia, Peggy Jordan (C.J.) of Moss Point, Nancy Kilgore (James) of Houston, TX, and Rachel Russell (Richard) of Houston, TX; sons, Sonny Alford (Mary) of Louisville, Rev. Benny Alford (Wendy) of DeKalb, Larry Alford (Debby) of Philadelphia, John Alford (Jenell) of Philadelphia, and Joel Alford (Lawona) of Grand Bay, AL; daughter-in-law, Diane Alford of Philadelphia; 32 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn McCardle of Gulfport; and brother, Dezmon Alford of Philadelphia.

            Pallbearers: Tony Anthony, Kerry Alford, Donald Wayne Cooksley, Dylan Alford, Tommy Alford, Robby Alford, Wesley Fulton, Chancey Branning, Bo Kilgore, Joshua Alford, William Russell and Tim Stokes.

 

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Photos from North Bend Pentecostal Church Cemetery, Neshoba Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Sartin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Tom B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) but list his birth date as 29 Nov 1915, last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hildred Lorene Sanderson Alford; son Louis Wayne Alford; father, William Lace Alford; and siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Henry Howard Alford, Hubard Hamilton Alford, and Susan Inez Alford Ferguson in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother William Austin Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            AAFA records show Thomas Benjamin Alford married Hildred Lorene Sanderson on 25 Nov 1926 in Yazoo Co., MS. However, they report that they were married on Thanksgiving Day, 1936. In 1936, Thanksgiving fell on Nov 26; in 1926 it fell on Nov 25. Based on the birth dates of Wayne’s parents, and the 1938 birth of their first child, 1936 is most likely correct.

            Tom Alford is age 13 on the 1930 census and age 4-1/12 on the 1920 census.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Thomas Benjamin 1915 MS1, William Lace 1887 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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THOMAS DRAYTON ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ January 1987

 

            Thomas Drayton Alford Sr., 70, of 162 Heloise St. died Jan. 6, 1987, at Veterans Administration Medical Center. Services were 3 p.m. today at New Hope Christian Church near Coila with burial in the church cemetery. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            A native of Carroll County, Alford had lived in Jackson for more than 50 years. He was a graduate of Gravel Hill High School in Carroll County and a member of West Jackson Baptist Church. He was a self-employed body man for several years and a former employee of Blackwell Chevrolet Co. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.

            He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Calvin (Nancy) Breland of Pearl; sons, Thomas D. Alford Jr. of Pearl, Timothy W. Alford of Silver Creek and Jeffrey B. Alford of Jackson; sister, Mrs. Preston Yawn of Clinton; brothers, Willard C. Alford and Dalton G. Alford, both of Greenwood, J.E. Alford of Coila and Lewis P. Alford of Pearl; and three grandchildren.

 

Photo from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 July 1916 and died _____ Jan 1987, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Carmen Juliet McAdoo Alford; second wife, Dama Ruth Hartzog Alford; and his brothers John Everett “Newt” Alford Jr. and Willard C. Alford in this compilation.

            See his death certificate.

            Thomas was the son of John Everett Alford and Helen Buchanan.

            He married (1) Carmen McAdoo on 15 Feb 1942. He shot her on 18 December 1955 but was acquitted of the murder:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 6 April 1956

 

JURY FREES THOMAS ALFORD IN SLAYING OF WIFE

 

[Article continues with further details.]

 

            He married (2) Dama Ruth Hartzog in Hinds Co, MS, on 28 June 1957; (3) in 1960 to Laverne Waltman (her first husband was Johnnie B. Cliburn), the daughter of Jack Thomas Waltman and Eula Mae Benson (she is buried in New Hebron Cemetery, Lawrence Co, MS); and (4) Christine Bradley in June 1974. The last 3 of his marriages ended in divorce.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas Drayton 1916 MS1, John Everett 1883 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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THOMAS GERY ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—2 March 1972

 

            Funeral services were conducted at 11 am, Thursday, Feb. 24, 1972 from the Houston Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas Gery Alford, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William B (Bill) Alford, who died Feb. 23 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital shortly after birth. The Rev. Harold Halcomb officiated. Interment was in Houston Cemetery.

            Mrs. Lillian Cook of Houston, is the maternal grandparent, and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Alford of Houston.

 

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Photo from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Pam & Teresa

 

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THOMAS GLADWYN “BO” ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Darrell Lynn Alford Newell, AAFA #1392

 

VICKSBURG POST

Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—Friday, 30 January 2015

 

            Thomas G. “Bo” Alford, Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at River Region Medical Center. He was 58.

            Mr. Alford attended Vicksburg High School and was a longtime employee of Saxton’s Tire Barn. He was an avid hunter and fisherman prior to his stroke.

            Survivors include a son, Thomas G. Alford III of Allen, Texas; one daughter, Tracy Doyle, of Columbus; his mother, Lois K. Alford, of Vicksburg; one sister, Lynn Newell (Bob) of Vicksburg; several nieces and nephews.

            Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home, with visitation from 1:30 until the hour of service. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to your charity of choice.

            Pallbearers will be Rudy Warnock Jr., Noah Warnock, Greg Warnock, Ryan Warnock, Bob Newell, and Eddy Doyle.

 

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Riles Funeral Home

Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—_____ January 2015

 

            Thomas G. “Bo” Alford, Jr. died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at River Region Medical Center. He was 58.

            Born in Vicksburg he was a lifelong resident. Bo attended Vicksburg High School and was a longtime employee of Saxton’s Tire Barn. He was an avid hunter and fisherman prior to his stroke.

            He is survived by one son Thomas G. Alford III of Allen TX; one daughter Tracy Doyle of Columbus, MS; three grandchildren; his mother Lois K. Alford of Vicksburg; one sister Lynn Newell (Bob) of Vicksburg; several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be 2:30 Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Riles Funeral Home with visitation from 1:30 until the hour of service. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to your charity of choice.

            Pallbearers will be Rudy Warnock, Jr., Noah Warnock, Greg Warnock, Ryan Warnock, Bob Newell, and Eddy Doyle.

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Thomas Gladwyn “Bo” Alford Sr., in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Thomas Gladwyn 1956 MS1, Thomas Gladwyn 1928 MS2, Walter Hudson 1886 MS3, John Hudson 1845 MS4, Hudson 1805 MS5, Cade 1771 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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THOMAS GLADWYN ALFORD, SR.

Father of Darrell Lynn Alford Newell, AAFA #1392

 

VICKSBURG POST

Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—Thursday, 31 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Thomas G. Alford Sr. died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at his home. He was 73.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He owned and operated Saxton Tire Barn for 40 years and was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Walter H. and Nannie May Goodwin Alford; and his sister, Loice Beard.

            Survivors include his wife, Lois King Alford of Vicksburg; a daughter, Lynn A. Warnock of Walls; a son, Thomas “Bo” Alford of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

In another article, source unknown:

 

            Thomas G. Alford Sr., 73, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at home. Visitation is 5–7 p.m. today at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg.... Burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas G. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Dec 1928.

            See the obituary of his son Thomas Gladwyn “Bo” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            W.H. Alford married Nannie May Goodwin in Tallahatchie Co., MS, on 11 Dec 1918.

            On the 1930 census the family is listed in Bea 3 (E.D. 8), Tallahatchie Co., MS, dwelling #73: Walter H. Alford, farmer age 42; his wife Nannie M. 32; daughter Loice N. 8; and son Thomas C. 1-4/12. All were b. in MS.

            On Walter Hudson Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is a single farmer age 30 living in Tallahatchie Co., MS. He says he was born 14 Nov 1886 in Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS. He was responsible for his father and mother and was tall with blue eyes and black hair.

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

            His lineage: Thomas Gladwyn 1928 MS1, Walter Hudson 1886 MS2, John Hudson 1845 MS3, Hudson 1805 MS4, Cade 1771 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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THOMAS GERY ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—2 March 1972

 

            Funeral services were conducted at 11 am, Thursday, Feb. 24, 1972 from the Houston Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas Gery Alford, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. (Bill) Alford, who died Feb. 23 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital shortly after birth. The Rev. Harold Halcomb officiated. Interment was in Houston Cemetery.

            Mrs. Lillian Cook of Houston, is the maternal grandparent, and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Alford of Houston.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, Curtis E. Alford and Marguerite Seale Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Thomas Gery 1972 MS1, William B. ???? MS2, Curtis E. 1914 MS3, Watty Washington 1891 MS4, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA5, George Washington 1840 GA6, James Richard 1821 GA7, Jeptha 1797 NC8, Goodrich 1750 NC9, Julius 1717 VA10, James 1687 VA11, John 1645 VA12. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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TISHIE ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—3 November 1932

 

IN MEMORY OF MRS. W.C. ALFORD

 

            On Sunday morning, October 2, as the sun was shining so brightly, and all the earth looked so beautiful, we stood with sad hearts watching and waiting, and just as 11 o’clock we could almost hear the swish of the white winged angel as it swooped down and tenderly caught up the spirit of Mrs. Alford, the wife of Mr. W.C. Alford. She was a sweet, patient sufferer, and was loved by all who knew her, and always ready to turn a helping hand in sickness, and live a Christian life until death. She was sick 7 weeks, and oh how she suffered. All that loving hands and watchful care could was done to prolong her stay with us, but God is too wise to make a mistake, and her place was in Heaven, with the pure, the just, the righteous. We miss you Mrs. Alford, though you are at rest. We loved you, yes we loved you, but God loved you best. We ever would meet her with a smile and a cheerful word. Her life to us was a pleasure, day by day. We loved her more, but to God she was a treasure. Angels took her from our door.

            She was 70 years old at her death.

            To mourn her departure are her husband and three [step]children, Jessie, Harvie and Anderson Alford, and 1 sister, Mrs. John Sykes of Pyland [Chickasaw Co.].

            Funeral services were held at Rhodes Chapel Church, with Rev. Smallwood from Smithville and Rev. Stewart of Vardaman officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. The numerous friends and floral offerings were manifestations of the esteem in which she was held.

 

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Photos from Rhodes Chapel Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Liz Hamilton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William W. Alford, in this compilation. She was his second wife.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her as Letitia “Tishie” Bailey Alford.

 

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TRAVIS EARL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 27 October 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

WEST POINT [Clay Co.]—Travis Earl Alford, 68, a retired U.S. Army master sergeant, died of cancer Monday [October 25] at Clay County Medical Center.

            Services are at 2 p.m. today at Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home with burial in Arbor Grove Cemetery [Chickasaw Co.].

            Mr. Alford, a native of Thorn [Chickasaw Co.], had lived in West Point 32 years. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He had also retired from Dubuque Packing Co. and Bryan Foods.

            Survivors include: wife, Jean; son, Mike Murphree of New York; daughters, Linda Holley of New Orleans, Charlotte Messier of Brattleboro, Vt., Debbie Anthony of Tupelo and Jeannie Johnson of West Point; brother, Merrill Alford of Vardaman; sister, Josephine Bennett of Hickory Flat; and four grandchildren…. [article cut off]

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 27 October 1993

 

WEST POINT [Clay Co., MS]—Travis Earl Alford, 68, retired Army master sergeant and retired employee of Dubuque Packing Co. in West Point and Bryan Foods, died Monday at Clay County Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home with burial and full military rites in Arbor Grove Cemetery.

            He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. Mr. Alford, the husband of Jean Doss Alford, also leaves four daughters, Linda Holley of New Orleans, Charlotte Messier of Brattleboro, Vt., Debbie Anthony of Tupelo and Jeannie Johnson of West Point; a son, Mike Murphree of New York City; a sister, Josephine Bennett of Hickory Flat; a brother, Merrill Alford of Vardaman, and four grandchildren.

            The family requests that any memorials be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Brookhaven.

 

Photo from Arbor Grove Baptist Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Kidd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Travis E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 April 1925.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Jean Doss Murphree Alford; mother Cora L. Wooldridge Alford; and siblings Josephine Alford Bennett and Oscar Merrill Alford (with more information) in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Travis Earl 1925 MS1, Leonard Wayne 1893 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 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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TRENECIA DORANE ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—31 May 2014

 

HOLLY SPRINGS—Trenecia Dorane Alford, 21, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Doxey Auditorium at Rust College in Holly Springs. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

            The body will lie in repose from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Sunday at the college.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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TRUUS ENGELS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—29 December 2015

 

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Truus Engels Alford

 

CLINTON—Truus Alford, 70, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 at St. Dominic in Jackson. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 2-3 PM at Lakewood Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford was born on May 11, 1945 in Brisbane, Australia to the late, Antonius M.B. and Agnes Louise Frazier Engels.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Ann Ferrell.

            She is survived by her husband, Jesse Alford; son, Jesse Scott Alford; daughter-in-law, Mende Alford; brother, Tony Engels (Mary Jo); brother-in-law, Cecil Ferrell (Ann); grandchildren, Truus, Hala and Riena Alford; brothers-in-law, Woody and Ronnie Alford; and sister-in-law, Mickey Alford….

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

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

 

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ULIS ALFORD, JR.

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—Thursday, 26 April 2012

 

 

            Ulis Alford Jr. was born June 8, 1957 to the late Ulis Alford, Sr. and Ardessie Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Ida Alford, Ollie P. Husand and Janice Smith. 4 brothers, Leroy, Ellis, Michael and Jerry Alford.

            He met and married Vivian Harrison Alford, who also preceded him in death. To this union 2 children were born.

            He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Karen Alford. One daughter, Larnesha Averett of Columbia, MS, 2 sons, Christopher and Justin Alford of Gautier, MS, one grandchild, Ashton McKenzie of Columbia, MS. 3 sisters, Deborah and Patricia Alford of Foxworth, MS, Constance Guy (Mark) of Tylertown, MS, 3 brothers Stanley (Maggie) Alford, and Kevin (Rebecca) Alford of Foxworth, MS and Larry Alford Sr. of Huntsville, AL. His mother-in-law Julia Harrison, 2 uncles Lenzie Ray (Bobbie) Alford of Foxworth, John (Jerri) Alford of New Orleans, LA. His brother-in-law, Frederick (Pat) Harrison and sister-in-law Phyllis (Thomas) Shelby. A very special friend Deborah Ratcliff of Gautier. A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Young’s Funeral Home in Taylorsville, MS.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Ulis Alford (SS# issued in MS) and list his death date as 23 Apr 2012, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Vivian Elizabeth Harrison Alford, in this compilation.

            From Mississippi Press, Thursday, 12 April 2012: Jackson County Marriage Licenses, March 2012—Karen Christine DaSilva and Ulis Alford Jr.

            In the September 2011 issue of The Anchor, p. 3, Ulis Alford Jr. is on the list of those who have served for 25 years. The Anchor is a publication for employees of Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS.

 

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VELMA DAVIS ALFORD

 

Mrs. Velma D. Alford

Photo from Chancellor Funeral Home

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 23 May 2014

 

FLORENCE [Rankin Co.]—Velma D. Alford, 85, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon. Visitation will be Saturday, May 24th from 10am until the 12pm funeral service at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories.

            Mrs. Alford lived most of her life in South Jackson as a Homemaker. She was a member of Oak Forest Baptist Church. She loved the Atlanta Braves and was a season ticket holder to the Jackson Generals. She enjoyed watching tennis and old Western shows, playing cards, crossword puzzles and swinging outside. She loved her grandchildren and dogs.

            Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Alford; her parents, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.

            She is survived by her children, Sonny (Linda) Alford, Mike (Vickie) Alford, Gene (Shirley) Alford, Ricky (Gina) Alford, Joyce (James) Johnston, and Elaine (Billy) Warren; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren

            Online guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photos from Garden of Memories, Florence, Rankin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Arthur Nathan Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Alton Davis and Mary Minton.

 

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VELMA FREDERICK ALFORD

 

[She died in TX, but we are including her obituary here because her home was in MS.]

 

GALVESTON DAILY NEWS

Galveston, Galveston Co., TX—Friday, 17 April 1992

 

GALVESTON—Mrs. Velma Frederick Alford, 81, of Poplarville [Pearl River Co.], Mississippi died Thursday morning, April 16th at U.T.M.B. in Galveston. Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22nd at New Welcome Baptist Church in Poplarville, Mississippi…. Burial will follow funeral services at White Sand Community Cemetery in Poplarville, Mississippi. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Mainland Funeral Home.

            Born January 30, 1911 in Poplarville, Mississippi, Mrs. Alford was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her sons, Edward James Alford; Earl Cornell Alford, Lonnie Cleo Alford and Ronald Douglas Alford; daughters, Bertha Mae Bester, Bobbie Jean Garrett, Lillie Mae Magee, Royanne Hinton, Ina Catherine Allen, Joycelyn Johnson; sisters, Emma Lee Jones and Jimmie Lee Henry; 33 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, devoted nephews, Lovell Alford, Edward James Bonner; niece, Willie G. Bonner.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Alvin Ray Bester, Jet Johnson, Jr., Dwight Magee, Vincent Hinton, Keith Magee and Matthew Alford. Active pallbearers will be Louis Bester, Berkley Magee, Neil Alford, Roddy Alford, Patrick Hinton, and Robert Ellis Johnson.

            Memorials may be sent to R.C. Brown Funeral Home, 720 Forth Street, Picayune, Mississippi.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Velma F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) and died ______ Apr 1992, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Daniel Robert Alford, includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Edward James Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her children Bertha M. Alford Bester, Inner Catherine Alford Allen, Lillie Mae Alford Magee, and Lonnie Cleo Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Velma Frederick Alford, black, was born 30 Jan 1911 in Poplarville, MS, daughter of Jim Frederick and Callie Peters. She died _____ Apr 1992.

 

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VELMA MAE ALFORD HANNIS

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 16 December 2008

 

            Mrs. Mae Alford Hannis, 84, of Pearl, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at home.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Chapel in Jackson with interment in Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be today from 5–8 p.m. at Baldwin-Lee.

            Mrs. Hannis was a member of Lakeshore Baptist church and a previous long time member of Cooper Road Christian Church. She retired from Trustmark Bank.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, W.T. Hannis; and her son, Ronny Hannis, who was killed in the 1966 Candlestick Park Tornado.

            She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Rainer of Pearl and Darlene Klotz and her husband, Cliff of Florence; one son, Don Hannis and wife, Janie of Pelahatchie; sisters, Alyne Moore, Shirley Smith, Ruby Wallace; and brother, Mack Alford; three grandchildren, DeSha Cohn, Blaine Hannis and Ronny Rainer; four great-grandchildren, Travis Cohn, Trevor Cohn, Rebecca Hannis and Ryan Rainer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae A. Hannis (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Aug 1924, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her father, Robert Cleveland Alford Sr.; and siblings Alyne Alford Moore, Malcom Jefferson “Mac” Alford, Sr., and Ruby Louise Alford Wallace in this compilation.

            AAFA records show her as Velma Mae Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Velma Mae 1924 MS1, Robert Cleveland 1893 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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VELMA WALTERS ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ January 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Mrs. Velma Walters Alford, 82, a resident of Magnolia [Pike Co.], died Jan. 19, 1990, in Beacham Memorial Hospital of Magnolia. Visitation will be 5-10 tonight in Catchings Funeral Home of McComb. Services will be 10 a. m. Saturday in Catchings chapel..... Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born May 30, 1907, in Pike County. She was the daughter of Thomas and Victoria Allen Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Bala Chitto Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford also was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Eugene Alford; and one son, William Joseph Alford.

            She is survived by one stepson, Travis Alford of Denham Springs, La.; three daughters, Shirley Hasselle and Janie Alford Roberts, of Magnolia, and Mary Strojan of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Robbie Harris of Meridian and Willie Jean Hannula of New Orleans; one brother, Arthur Walters of McComb; one sister, Clara Montgomery of McComb; eight step-grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Velma W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) and list her death date as January 1990.

            See the obituaries of her stepdaughter Robbie Alford Harris; and her husband’s brother, Luther Wroten Alford, in this compilation.

            Arthur Eugene Alford married (1) Vera Simmons on 5 Nov 1921 in Pike Co., MS. She is also buried in Magnolia Cemetery (1901–1928).

            Arthur’s parents, Albert Arthur Alford (1872–1936) and Linnie Berryhill (1876–1952) are also buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Arthur Eugene 1898 MS1, Albert Arthur 1872 MS2, Ira Newton 1848 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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VERA L. ALFORD STURGES

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Tuesday, 6 February 2001

 

D’IBERVILLE [Harrison Co.]—Vera L. Sturges, 59, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in D’Iberville.

            Mrs. Sturges was born in McComb and had been a resident of D’Iberville for the past 24 years. She was a member and past president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW Post 6731 in D’Iberville. She was employed with President Casino in Biloxi.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dean Sturges.

            Survivors include her husband, Dean W. Sturges of D’Iberville; five daughters, Denise La Voie of Bakersville, Calif., Bobbie Lynn Breaux of Harvey, La., Tammy McClure of Perkinston, Cherrie St. Amant of Saucier and Christina Sturges of D’Iberville; three sons, Stephen Sturges of Carothers, Calif., Bruce McClure of Wiggins and Christopher Sturges of Saucier; two sisters, Sandra Echelberry and Marilyn Fielder, both of D’Iberville; two brothers, Sam Alford of Atlanta and Bert Alford of Cleveland, Tenn; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi. A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Sam Dorsey Alford and Mildred Inez Fails Alford; and sister Marilyn D. Alford Fielder in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Vera L. 1941 MS1, Sam Dorsey 1899 MS2, Harvey Warren 1865 MS3, Jacob A. 1835 AL4, Julius 1803 NC5, Jacob 1781 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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VERBON ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Wednesday, 1 December 1974

 

            Verbon Alford, 69, died today at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Williams and Lord Chapel…. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County.

            Mr. Alford was a retired farmer.

            He is survived by five brothers; Herman Alford of Lexington, Talmadge Alford of Sidon, S.J. Alford, and Laurie Alford and Reed Alford of Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Mims and Mrs. Elgie Stanrod of Greenwood.

            Pallbearers will be; Larkin Alford, Darrell Mims, Kent Standrod, Mack Alford, Jessie Alford, and Talmadge Alford Jr.

 

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Photo from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, and S.J. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Verbon 1902 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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VERGIE MAE BOYETTE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 20 February 1994

 

SLEDGE—Virgie Mae Alford, 75, retired merchant, died of lung cancer Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dickins Funeral Home with burial in Curtis Cemetery.

            She was a member of Curtis Union Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Ray Alford, leaves a son, Terry Harrell of Batesville; two sisters, Agnes McCain of Batesville and Mavis Harrell of Greenville; a brother, A.B. Boyette of Sledge, and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vergie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 Dec 1918, last residence Batesville, Panola Co. MS.

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

 

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VERMAL LEILA ALFORD KING

Aunt of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 31 July 1963

 

            Mrs. B.F. King, 54, resident of Route No. 2 Jackson, died Monday night [July 29] at University Hos [text missing] illness.

            Mrs. King was a native of Rankin County, but had spent the greater part of her life in Hinds County. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, B.F. King of Rt. No. 2 Jackson, her mother, Mrs. H.W. Alford of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie L. McDonald of Utica and Mrs. Vera Sue Haining of Highland, N.C.; six brothers, Ruben S. Alford, Marion H. Alford and Glenn C. Alford, all of Jackson, J.A. Alford, S.C, T.J. Alford, New Orleans, La. And G. Keith Alford of Clarksdale.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from Baldwin Chapel, with interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, and Sam Dorsey Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and her brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Vermal Leila 1909 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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VERNER FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

[A similar article was published on the same day in The Meridian Star.]

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Friday, 13 February 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

BOONEVILLE [Prentiss Co.]—Verner Franklin Alford, 60, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at his home in Booneville. He was a truck driver and a farmer. He was a Methodist.

            Services were Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at the John E. Stephens Chapel in Philadelphia.... Burial was in Sandtown United Methodist Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, Linda Skaggs Alford of Booneville; two sons, James Holley of Aberdeen and Tim Holley of Hamilton; his mother, Lavurn Alford of Philadelphia; five sisters, Chelsea Kilgore of Jackson, Clara Sullivan of Philadelphia, Thresa Martin and Edna Earl Simpson, both of Pearl, and Patsy Brown of Flora; three brothers, Robert Alford, Charles Alford and Dale Alford, all of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Franklin Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 May 1943.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Earl Alford and Lavurn Cannon Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Verner Franklin 1943 MS1, James Earl 1917 OK2, David Franklin 1894 MS3, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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VERNON KAMACK ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—19 April 1951

 

Vernon Alford Buried Tuesday

 

            Vernon Komack Alford, 17, who was a resident of Ludlow, passed away at his home April 16, 1951, after a lingering illness of about a year.

            Komack was a senior of the Ludlow High School, and he would have finished this term of school. He was very, very popular among his classmates and friends, and everyone loved him very much. He was a member of the New Home Baptist Church.

            Funeral services were held from the Bethlehem Baptist Church April 17, 1951, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Taylor Wallace, Baptist, of Forkville, officiating, and final interment was in the Hodge Hill cemetery.

            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Alford of Ludlow, five sisters, Mrs. Leon Fitzhugh, Ludlow, Mrs. Osborne Harrison, Lake, Mrs. Clifton Shaw, Forest, Mrs. Lane McCurdy, Jr., Ludlow, Miss Mecia Gay Alford, Ludlow, three brothers, Bernard Alford, Jackson, S.J. Alford, Ludlow, and Arthur Neal Alford, Ludlow.

            The active pallbearers were: Bobby Fairchilds, Jimmy Fairchilds, Frank Shaw, Fred Sumerall, Jack Armstrong, and Gilford Allison.

            Honorary pallbearers were Barthel Waggoner, John Wesley Patrick, Charles Latham, Vardin Shumaker, Dathan Sumerall, and Allie McCurdy.

 

Photo from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, William Alvie Alford and Rosia Florence Slade Alford; and his siblings Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Arthur Neal Alford, Bernard W. Alford, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, and Nellie Alford Shaw in this compilation.

            Vernon Kamack Alford was born on 31 March 1934. AAFA and his obituary have his middle name spelled Komack.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Vernon Kamack 1934 MS1, William Alvie 1887 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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VERSIE LEE TYNES ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 1 September 2007

 

            Versie Lee Alford, 82, of Sandy Hook, died Aug. 30, 2007, at St. Tammany Parish General Hospital in Covington, La. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Carson Springs Baptist Church. The Revs. Carl Dickens, Charles Kennedy Jr. and Billy Ray Hines will officiate. Burial will be in Carson Springs Cemetery. Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Marion County to Arthur and Georgia Boyles Tynes. She was a housewife.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, J.M. Alford.

            She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Conerly, and Anna and Douglas Turnage, all of Sandy Hook; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J.R. Barber, David Tynes, Eric Lucas, Ben Kennedy, Eddie Kennedy and Johnny McKenzie.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Versie L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Sandy Hook, Marion Co., MS.

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

 

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VICKI ALFORD MORAN

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—24 January 2006

 

            Mrs. Vicki Alford Moran, 51, of Biloxi, MS, died Sunday, January 22, 2006, in Biloxi.

            Mrs. Moran was born in Foley, Alabama and had been a lifelong resident of Biloxi. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Biloxi, the Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the Home Builder’s Association. She was employed with civil service at Keesler Air Force Base and with Keller-Williams Real Estate as a Realtor.

            Mrs. Moran is survived by her husband, Mark Moran, Jr. of Biloxi; one son, Jerry Michael Jordan, Jr. of Biloxi; her parents, Raymond and Mary Ray, of Vicksburg, MS; a sister, Dina Alford Carlisle of Mountain Home, AR; a half-sister, Jackie Alford Ward, of Montgomery, AL, and one grandchild, Caitlin B. Jordan.

            Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 4 p.m. at the Pass Road Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi where friends may visit one hour before service time.

            View & sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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VIRDIE EUGENIA “SWEET PEA” ALFORD DEES

AAFA #0457

 

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—13 March 2008

 

            Virdie A. “Sweet Pea” Dees, 75, a retired Bell South employee, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at her home. Funeral services will be held today at 11:00am from the Chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home High Street. Visitation will be today from 10:00am till service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, MS.

            Mrs. Dees was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and Creston Hills Baptist Church where she loved her church family. Mrs. Dees was one of ten children born to Nathan and Susie Alford. She graduated from Crystal Springs High School and retired from Bell South/AT&T after forty years of service.

            Sweet Pea was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Dees; her parents; five brothers and three sisters.

            She is survived by her children, Sonny Dees and wife, Pennye, of Clinton, Debbie Ivy and husband, Charlie, of Ocean Springs, and John Dees of Jackson; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Susie Conley, of Crystal Springs and various nieces and nephews, including special niece, Linda Keyes, who sweetly ministered to Sweet Pea until her death.

            She was an avid scrap-booker, having over 100 scrapbooks which she began when she started work with the telephone company.

            Memorials may be made to Creston Hill Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Blasingame

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virdie A. Dees (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 June 1932 and died 11 March 2008, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Nathan Bell Alford and Susie Mae Overby Alford; and siblings Glenn Warren Alford, Mary Mae Alford Edwards, and Robert Sidney Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Willie Marshall Alford, AAFA #0128, in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Virdie Eugenia 1932 MS1, Nathan Bell 1886 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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VIRGIE ANELL ALFORD WALL

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—29 October 1997

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Wall were held Monday, October 20, 1997, at 10 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Forest. Rev. Sue Whitt officiated. Interment was made in the Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Wall passed away at her home in Forest on Saturday, October 18, 1997. Mrs. Wall was a native of Scott Co. and she was a member of Homewood Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Wall is survived by her daughter Mrs. Kaye Jones of Birmingham and two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Gibson of Forest and Mrs. Christine Hegwood of Pittsboro; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Colin Jones, Sean Jones, Benny Burt, Michael Gibson, Woody Burt, and Leon Herrington.

            Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Forest was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery, Homewood, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virgie A. Wall (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 Aug 1909, last residence Forest, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lod Samuel Alford and Bessie Ruby Lovett Alford; and siblings Robert Lavern Alford and James Holland “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Virgie Anell 1909 MS1, Lod Samuel 1888 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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VIRGINIA ERLENE WHITE HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—3 March 2013

 

BOLTON—Virginia Erlene White Halford, age 89, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, in Ridgeland, Mississippi at Hospice Ministries.

            Erlene was born in Bolton, Mississippi on August 13, 1923 and was a graduate of Mississippi College. She obtained her degree of education teaching math for many years. Erlene was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and baking.

            She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Ray Halford; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. White.

            Survivors include a son, Joe Halford (Kim), a daughter, Rosa H. McIntyre (Ed), five grandchildren, Josh Halford, Ginna Balint, Holly Magee, Allie Halford, and Jake McIntyre, and one great-grandson, who all affectionately referred to her as “Grandma.”

            Visitation will be Monday, March 4 at Wright and Ferguson in Clinton, MS from 5 until 7 PM. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 5 at Beulah Baptist Church at 10:00 AM with visitation one hour before and internment to follow at Lakewood Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 14000 Highway 22, Bolton, MS 39041 or Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Lovie Mae Dumas Halford, in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial identifies her parents: Joseph Birdsong White and Helen Lee Craig White.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Cecil Ray 1920 MS1, Willie Edgar 1896 MS2, George Franklin 1857 MS3, Owen 1807 SC4, Burrell Moses 1766 SC5, Achillus 1767 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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VIRGINIA NELL SMALL ALFORD

 

[Nearly identical articles appeared in both The Clarion-Ledger and The Commercial Appeal on 28 May 2006.]

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Monday, 29 May 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

KOSCIUSKO [Attala Co.], Miss.—Virginia Nell Small Alford, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at her home in Kosciusko of multiple myeloma. Her body has been dedicated to research.

            The daughter of George Jacob Small and Helen Elizabeth Clement Small, Virginia was born July 24, 1923, in Hickory Flat, Miss. She graduated Greenwood High School, Mississippi State College for Women, and the School of Dietetics at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. After her children were launched in careers of their own she conducted a nutrition counseling service and worked as a registered dietitian for Kidney Care Inc.

            She is survived by a son, Dr. John Marvin Alford III and his wife, Angeline Bedingfield Alford of Dublin, Ga.; a daughter, Helen Elizabeth Alford Redding and her husband, Robert Valentine Redding of Jackson, Tenn.; a son, Dr. Peter Tyler Alford of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a son Dr. Timothy Johnstone Alford and his wife Mary Alene Cobb Alford of Kosciusko, Miss. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Daniel Clement Redding and his wife, Joy, Kate Elizabeth Redding, Jenny Tyler Redding Rhodes and her husband, Danny, Timothy Joseph Alford, Leah Mabry Alford, John Paul Alford, Edward Tyler Alford, Sanford Davis Alford, Amy Louise Alford and Conner Adger Alford; a great-grandson, Jordan Christian Redding; and a great-granddaughter, Tayler Delielo. She is also survived by a sister, Bess Rogers Small Newman and her husband, William Pippin Newman of College Station, Texas; and a niece, Laura Helen Newman Nixon and her husband, Clair Johnson Nixon.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, Miss., where she was a deacon, an elder, a Sunday school teacher and a choir member....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia S. Alford (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituary of her husband, John Marvin Alford Jr., in this compilation..

 

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VIRGINIA WILKES ALFORD

Mother of Paul Brittain Alford III, AAFA #1379

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Sunday, 15 July 2007

 

NATCHEZ—Graveside services for Virginia W. Alford, 81, of Natchez who died Friday, July 13, 2007, at Magnolia House will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Noxapater, the daughter of Thomas Hughes Wilkes and Louise Chambliss Wilkes.

            Survivors include her husband Paul B. Alford Jr.; a daughter, Suzanne Zuccaro and husband Edward of Natchez; a son Paul B. Alford III and wife Rebecca of Hartsville, S.C.; grandchildren, Christopher Zuccaro, Holly Alford, Brittain Alford, Alex Rogers, Patrick Rogers and Blaire Rogers.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Paul Brittain Alford Jr.; which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Suzanne Alford Zuccaro in this compilation.

 

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VIVIAN ELIZABETH HARRISON ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Friday, 12 November 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

GAUTIER [Jackson Co.]—Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ellisville for Vivian Elizabeth Harrison Alford, 42, of Gautier, who died Nov. 11, 2004, at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula. Burial will be in Benson Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was a registered nurse at Singing River Hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Otis Harrison.

            Survivors include her husband, Ulis Alford Jr. of Gautier; two sons, Christopher Alford and Justin Alford, both of Gautier; a daughter, Lanesha A. Alford of Columbia; her mother, Julia Harrison of Ellisville; a sister, Phyllis Earnest of Laurel; and a brother, Frederick Harrison of Ellisville.

            Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at the church. Young’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vivian E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 7 May 1962.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ulis Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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VIVIAN CORECE HALFORD DORSETT

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 11 May 2009

 

BRANDON—Vivian H. Dorsett, 81, a former telephone operator, died Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon.

            Visitation is 5-9 pm Monday, May 11, 2009, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Funeral services are 10 am Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from the Chapel of Ott & Lee Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lakewood Memorial Park South on McCluer Road In South Jackson, MS.

            Vivian was born on October 30, 1927, in Leake County, MS to the late Willie Edgar Halford and the late Lovie Mae Dumas Halford. She worked for Bell South Telephone Company as a telephone operator for several years. She moved to Brandon from South Jackson in 1994. She was a member of Alta Woods Baptist Church. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Donald F. Dorsett; and by her two brothers, Ray Halford and Wilbert Halford.

            Survivors include her son, Donald W. Dorsett and his wife, Donna of Brandon, MS; her sister, Bette Caldwell of Philadelphia, PA; several sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Lauren Bourgeois and her husband, Marc of Poplarville, MS and Heather Stingley and her husband, B.J. of Brandon, MS; and one great-grandson, David Bourgeois of Poplarville, MS.

            Memorials may be made to Alta Woods Baptist Church, 168 Colonial Dr., Jackson, MS.

 

Vivian Corece <i>Halford</i> Dorsett

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, VikingGnome

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vivian H. Dorsett (SS# issued in MS), last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Lovie Mae Dumas Halford; and brother Wilbert Edgar Halford in this compilation.

            In her mother’s obituary, she is listed as Vivian Corece Dorsett. In Wilbert’s obituary, she is listed as Corece Dorsett.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Vivian Corece 1927 MS1, Willie Edgar 1896 MS2, George Franklin 1857 MS3, Owen 1807 SC4, Burrell Moses 1766 SC5, Achillus 1767 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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VONCEIL ALFORD STRONG

AAFA #0343

Sister of Willie Joe “Billy Joe” Alford, AAFA #0325

 

Photo from AAFA files

 

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH

Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Mrs. Vonceil Alford Strong, 82, passed away Monday, July 9, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS.

            Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the Gunter and Peel Chapel.... Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery....

            Mrs. Strong was born January 30, 1925, in McComb, MS to the late Florence Johnston and Dewey Alford. She was a graduate of McComb High School, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, and Purdue University. She briefly worked as a draftsman for South Central Bell in Meridian, MS. There she met and married the late Leroy Strong, her husband of 38 years.

            Mr. and Mrs. Strong moved to Columbus in 1950 where Mrs. Strong became a draftsman for Four County Electric Power Association. She later worked for West & Sons Construction Company as their residential home designer and for West Realty as a real estate agent. During the 1970’s Mr. and Mrs. Strong moved to Leroy’s hometown of Bay St. Louis, MS, where Mrs. Strong started her own real estate agency.

            Mr. and Mrs. Strong eventually moved back to Columbus and Mrs. Strong became a self-employed residential home designer. She worked for many contractors in town and designed homes in all of the major areas of Columbus. Most recently, she worked with Bill McBryde in designing homes in Timber Cove, where she lived.

            Mrs. Strong was a charter member of the Soroptimist Club. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Lewis Fellowship Sunday School Class.

            In addition to her parents, Mrs. Strong was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Strong, and her stepson, Kermit Strong of Lakeshore, MS. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Fred) Hayslett of Columbus; daughter-in-law June Strong of Swainsboro, GA; brother, Billy Joe Alford of Hammond, LA; granddaughter, Jennifer Harris of Birmingham, AL; grandson, Jody (Ashley) Harris and great-grandson Macrae Harris of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and special friend Bill Stokes of Ruston, LA. Pallbearers will be Ron Locke, Doug Holland, Larry Harris, Steve Green, Jeff Alford, Joe Alford, Bill McBryde, and W.V. West....

 

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Photo from Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dixie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vonceil A. Strong (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 January 1925.

            We included the obituary of her mother, Florence A. Johnston Alford Hendon, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her full name was Edith Vonceil, but she never used Edith.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Edith Vonceil 1925 MS1, Dewey Hobson 1898 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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WALTER D. ALFORD

 

1598

Walter D Alford

Born: Wed Sep 24, 1941

Died: Wed Mar 6, 2013

Photo from Freeman Funeral Home, Leakesville, MS

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—6 March 2013

 

            Walter D. Alford, age 71, a resident of Leakesville, MS, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Ocean Springs, MS.

            He was a retired tire technician and a member of Mount Pisgah United Pentecostal Church, where he served as a greeter, usher and board member. He also had worked at Western Auto for 30 years and Town of Leakesville for 10 years. He enjoyed working on his tractor and raising cattle.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; Thomas and Bessie Alford.

            He is survived by his daughter, Ruth (David) Back of Umatilla, FL, one brother, Willis Alford of Leakesville, MS, sister, Mary Brown, also of Leakesville, MS and one grandchild, Brett Back.

            The Wake will be from 6 - 10 pm Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Mount Pisgah United Pentecostal Church. The Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Friday, March 7, 2013 at the Church, with Rev. Karl Causey officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Pisgah Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.freemanfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 Sept 1941, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother John Henry Alford in this compilation.

 

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WALTER ELMER “PEPA” ALFORD

 

DESOTO TIMES-TRIBUNE

Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS—Monday, 26 September 2011

 

NESBIT—The funeral service for Walter Elmer “Pepa” Alford, 76, was Monday at Hernando Funeral Home with interment in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Alford died Sept. 24 at Baptist DeSoto.

            He was retired from Weyerhaeuser Company and was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. #10567, Past Commander of the American Legion Post 1990, and was a Navy veteran.

            He leaves his wife, Rosa Alford; daughters, Donna Harris (Warren) of Horn Lake, Angie Scott (Randy) of Horn Lake, Becky White (Don) of Southaven; son, Lynn Alford (Barbara), Eudora; sister, Mildred Quick of Carthage; sister-in-law, Virginia Alford of Carthage; nine grandchildren, Chad Alford (Sherae), Priscilla Vavar, Melissa Harper (Thomas),Jennifer Looney, Randy Scott, Drew Scott, Lauren Clackum, Jessica Vincent (David), Dale Chastain.

            He was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Clackum and brother, Bobby Alford.

 

In another article:

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—29 September 2011

 

            Walter Elmer “Pepa” Alford, 76, of Nesbit, died Saturday, Sept, 24, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital.

            Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Hernando Funeral Home, with interment in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.

            A lifetime member of VFW Post 10567, he was also past commander of the American Legion Post 1990 and was raised in the Presbyterian Church. He retired after 25 years with Weyerhaeuser and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

            Survivors include his wife, Rosa Alford, Nesbit; three daughters, Donna Harris and Angie Scott, both of Horn Lake, and Becky White, Southaven; one son, Lynn Alford, Eudora; a sister, Mildred Quick, Carthage; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from New Bethlehem Church Cemetery, Horn Lake, DeSoto Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ashley McKnight

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 May 1935, last residence Nesbit, DeSoto Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his daughter, Laura Alford Clackum; parents, James Andrew “Andy” Alford and Minnie Mae Hodges Alford; and brother James Edward “Bobby” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            He married Rose Marie Shinks on Nov 26 1957 in Leake County, MS.

            His lineage: Walter Elmer 1935 MS1, James Andrew 1905 MS2, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA4,James Floyd 1817 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1747 N7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John1645 VA10.

 

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WALTER EUGENE ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 11 January 1978

 

            Funeral services for Walter Alford, 88, were held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton. Rev. Curtis McGee was the officiating minister. Interment was made in the Hodge Hill Cemetery.

            Alford died Tuesday [January 3—but see gravestone] at the VA Hospital in Jackson, following a lengthy illness. A retired barber, he had been a resident of Morton most of his life, and was a member of the Clifton Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War I.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jennie Donald Alford, Morton; one brother, Frank Alford, Morton; one sister, Mrs. Susie Thompson, Morton; two grandsons, Walter (Shorty) Alford, and William (Ratsy) Blissett, both of Morton, and three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were S.J. Alford, Arthur Neal Alford, Charles Ray Alford, Arthur Alford, Bernard Alford, Ernest Alford, Billy Frank Alford, T. Thompson, and J.W. Thompson.

 

 

Photos from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 July 1889 and died _____ Jan 1978, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jennie Estelle Donald Alford; his son Lonnie Eugene Alford; and his brothers Arthur Alford, Clifford Alford, Frank Alford, Robert Vernon Alford, and William Alvie Alford and in this compilation.

            Walter Eugene Alford was the son of William Jackson Alford and Mecie Gentry. On his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he says he was born 12 July 1890 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS. On the 1900 census, his birth date is July 1890.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Walter Eugene 1889 MS1, William Jackson 1848 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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WARREN JEFFERSON ALFORD, JR.

Grandfather of Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Dees, AAFA #0457, and Willie Marshall Alford Sr., AAFA #0128

Great-Uncle of Cecil Wylie Alford, AAFA #0012

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 3 January 1925

 

POPULAR CITIZEN DIES LAST NIGHT

 

            Warren Alford, 62, died suddenly at a local hospital last night [January 2] following an acute attack at his home on the Clinton boulevard Thursday.

            Deceased was a popular citizen of this city and his death comes as a shock to the entire community. The funeral will be conducted from the home of T.E. Alford on the Clinton boulevard this afternoon at 3 o’clock…. Interment will be at Cedarlawn.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his widow, two daughters Mrs. Archie McGowan, of Byram and Miss Florence Alford of this city, and six sons, N.B. [Nathan Bell] Alford of Bentonia and T.E. [Thomas Eugene], W.R. [Wiley Richard], W.S. [Willie Simeon], R.C. [Robert Cleveland], and J.H. [James Hugh] all of this city. He is also survived by six brothers and a number of grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Eldora Jenny Noblin Alford; sons James Hugh Alford Sr. and Nathan Bell Alford Sr.; and brother Thaddeus LaDora Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Warren Jefferson 1863 MS1, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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WARREN WILLIAM ALFORD

 

HAZLEHURST COURIER

Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., MS—Thursday, 18 August 1927

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

            Mr. Warren W. Alford died at his home in Gallman [Copiah Co.] Friday night, August 12th, 1927. He was born in September, 1845, hence lacked but a brief time of reaching his 82nd birthday. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Methodist church at Gallman, of which deceased was a devoted member for many years, and the remains were laid to rest in “God’s acre” at Gallman by the side of loved ones who had gone on before.

            .... The little church would not hold one-half the people assembled to pay their last respects to the-beloved friend, kindly neighbor and Christian gentleman; but those who could not find room, remained in the grove without in respectful sorrow. Grandsons served as pall bearers, and grand-daughters arranged a wealth of floral offerings on the new made grave.

            Warren W. Alford was the son of Julius Alford, who came of sturdy North Carolina stock, and settled in the Gallman section of the county many years before the outbreak of the civil war. Mr. Julius Alford was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian church at Crystal Springs. The subject of this sketch was born on his father’s farm north of Gallman, when the paternal home was situated on the west side of the Illinois Central railroad. The home was later established on the east side of the railroad, and adjacent to the Hazlehurst-Crystal Springs road, and has since been destroyed by fire. Warren Alford saw two years of active service in the Confederate army. Returning from the war, he of course found his father’s slaves all free, and the family fortunes greatly reduced by the havoc of war. He had, therefore, no opportunity to acquire an education but all his long life Mr. Alford was a great reader and student, and he became one of the best informed men in the county.

            In the year 1866, Mr. Warren Alford and Miss Mary Blair Traweek were united in marriage. The bride was the daughter of Dr. Cornelius Traweek, of Georgetown and Hazlehurst, and the wedding ceremony was performed by a cousin, Rev. Martin Trawick, first pastor of the Hazlehurst Presbyterian church. Six children survive this happy union: Mr. W.B. Alford and Mrs. John L. Miller, of Hazlehurst; Mrs. Joel Lilly, Mrs. E.F. Jones and Mrs. Luther Ramsey of Gallman; and Mrs. H.B. Graves of Waynesboro. Mr. Alford also has surviving one brother, Mr. J.C. Alford, of Dayton, Texas, now himself nearing his 80th year.

            This, in brief outline, is the life of Warren W. Alford. To make it complete, it should be added that he was one of the largest truck farmers in the county, and was connected with the mercantile firm of Alford & Miller, of Hazlehurst and Gallman, and was a man of more than ordinary business foresight and enterprise....

 

In the same issue on a different page in a column titled “Items of Interest in Old Copiah” appeared the following:

 

            A partial list of those from out of town who attended the funeral of the late Warren W. Alford Last Saturday: Dr. W.G. Alford of Memphis; J.E Alford and daughter, Miss Ella Quin, James Blair Alford and MisseS Margaret and Melba Alford, of McComb; Mesdames Hiram Patterson and Leon Roberts, of Monticello; J.M. LeWis, Mr. and Mrs. RoberT LewiS Terry, Mrs. James Luther Enochs, Mrs. Lora Smith Chambers, of Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Fleet Jones, of Auburn; Miss Pearl Alford, Rockport; Mr. H.B. Graves, Waynesboro; Rev. C.A. Schultz, Lumberton; J.F. Alford, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Miller, Clarksdale; Mrs. A.L. Price and J.C. Price, Utica; Mrs. W.S. Catching, Philadelphia, Pa.; J. B. Catching and Mesdames F.B. Catching and R.R. Allen, Georgetown; Frank Alford, Mr. and Mrs. George Batton, Mr. and Mrs. Folkes, Rev. J.G. Galloway, Mesdames Will Price and Emma Siebe and Messrs. A. Lotterhos and C.M. Huber, of Crystal Springs.

 

AAFA NOTES: Warren and his wife Mary are buried in Gallman Cemetery in Copiah Co., along with a number of their children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Warren William 1845 MS4, Julius Caesar 1808 NC5, James 1764 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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WATTY WASHINGTON ALFORD

Father of Virginia Alford Bray, AAFA #0437

Grandfather of Nancy Cheryl Bray Elkin, AAFA #0618

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—9 April 1981

 

            Funeral services for Watty [appears to be Watly in the printed newspaper obituary] Washington Alford, age 89, were held Tuesday, April 7 at Houston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Cannon officiating. Burial was in Houston Cemetery. Mr. Alford died Monday, April 6, at the Golden Triangle Regional Hospital in Columbus.

            Born in Chickasaw County to the late Oscar Bud Alford and Fannie Griffin Alford, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Curtis Alford of Houston and J.W. Alford of Portersville, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Wimberly of West Point, Mrs. Olline Lawson of Columbus, Mrs. Virginia Bray of Maryville, Tennessee and Mrs. Geraldine Allen of Houston; five brothers, M.H. Alford, John Alford, B.J. Alford, Roy Alford and Ben Alford, all of Thorn community; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Anderson of Marks and Mrs. Mary Naron of Tupelo.

            Pallbearers were Travis Alford, Flavius Alford, Merial Alford, William Alford, Burnie Gene Alford and Carraline Young.

            Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photos from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Pam & Teresa

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Watty Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 Nov 1890 and died _____ Apr 1981, last residence Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elmer Olive Berry Alford; children Curtis E. Alford and Mary Ethel Alford Wimberley; mother, Sara Frances “Fannie” Griffin Alford; and brothers Burnie Jackson Alford and Marion Haston Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son J.W. Alford in California Obituaries; and his daughter Virginia Alford Bray in Florida Obituaries.

            Watty W. Alford signed his WWI Draft Registration Card and reported his birth date as 28 Nov 1892. AAFA records and his Find A Grave memorial list his birth date as 28 Nov 1891.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Watty Washington 1891 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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WAUNICE ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—5 July 1963

 

            Polio has claimed the life of a little Houston girl, and outstanding student in the Houston Elementary School.

            Waunice Alford, who would have advanced to the 3rd grade next school year, died within 48 hours after becoming ill. Rushed to Jackson, she died at University Hospital at 1 pm, Friday.

            It was Houston’s first polio case in a long time, and first death attributed to polio in years.

            Funeral services for Waunice, age 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Alford, Star Route, Houston, were conducted from the Church of God of Thorn at 2 pm, Sunday, with the Rev. Dempsey Neese officiating. Burial was in the Elzey Cemetery with Memorial Funeral Home in charge.

            She leaves her parents; three brothers, Wyndell Alford of Calhoun City, Bill and Jim Alford of Houston; two sisters, Willie Mae Shuler of Houston and Virginia Thompson of Memphis, and her grandfather, N.C. Alford of Houston.

            Pallbearers were: Barney Lowery, Odis Mooneyham, Richard Williams, Grady Williams, Nathan Shuler, Jr., and Raymond Pumphrey.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Bertha Mae Shuler Alford; and half-brother Jauris Wyndle Alford in this compilation.

            Waunice was the daughter of Allen Eurbaine Alford and Bertha Mae Shuler. Her Find A Grave memorial says she was born 1 Dec 1955 and died 5 July 1963.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Waunice 1955 MS1, Allen Eurbaine 1916 MS2, Noah Calloway 1881 MS3, George Washington 1840 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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WENDELL HOWARD ALFORD

Uncle of Nathan Paul Alford, AAFA #1017

 

Photo and middle name from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Ridgeland, MS

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 11 June 2009

 

            Mr. Wendell Alford, 74, died on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at MS Baptist Medical Center in Jackson after a lengthy illness.

            Visitation will be held at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland from 9 am until 11 am on Friday, June 12, 2009. A celebration of Wendell’s life will be held following visitation at 11 am at the Wright & Ferguson Chapel. Burial will be held at Tylertown Cemetery at 4 pm in Tylertown, MS.

            Wendell was born on May 24, 1935, to Brewster and Vera Alford of Tylertown, MS. He had served in the National Guard for eight years. Wendell retired from McMillan Bloedel in Magnolia, MS after 30+ years as a press operator. He was an avid Ole Miss fan and sports enthusiast. His favorite pastime was watching football. He enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. Wendell was a member of First Baptist Church of Madison.

            Wendell was predeceased by his parents and a brother, B.V. Alford, Jr. of Bogalusa, LA.

            He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Betty Jean Brumfield Alford of Madison; his sons, Duane (and Jackie) Alford of Brandon, Wade Alford of Magnolia, and Bruce (and Renee) Brumfield of Madison; his daughters, Deanna (and Chris) Laciura of Osyka, Diane (and Wendell) Welch of Summit, Beverly (and Eddie) Hickey of Terry, and Billie Ann (and Keith) Myers of Star; his brother, Billy Alford of Lexie; and his sister, Annie Merle Alexander of Jayess. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous other family and friends.

            The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Central Dialysis Center in Canton and Dr. Douglas Harkins for their loving care over the past few years. They would also like to thank the deacons of FBC Madison for their devotion and weekly service to Wendell.

            Memorials may be made in Mr. Alford’s memory to the FBC Madison youth or senior citizens ministry.

 

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Photo from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa May

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wendell H. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother Billy Elton Alford in this compiliation.We included the obituary of his brother Brewster Van “B.V.” Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Wendell Howard 1935 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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WENDOLYN ALFORD JAGGARS

 

[A similar article was published the preceding day in The Clarion-Ledger.]

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Sunday, 22 October 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Services for Wendolyn Alford Jaggars of Greenwood will be at 2 p.m. today at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Jaggars, 86, died of heart failure, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at her residence.

            She was born in Scott County. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women, now Mississippi University for Women, in Columbus. Known as “Wimpy” by her friends and family, she was a longtime resident of Greenwood. She was a member of Christ Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher.

            Mrs. Jaggars was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Evans.

            She is survived by her husband, Paul J. Jaggars of Greenwood; a brother, Paul Britt Alford of Natchez; two nieces, Ann Wright of Madison and Suzanne Zucarro of Natchez; two nephews, Paul Alford III of South Carolina and George Evans Jr. of Boyle; and a caregiver, Georgia Sweeney.

            .... Burial will be in New Cleveland Cemetery in Cleveland. Honorary pallbearers will be George Evans Jr., George Evans III, Frank Wright Jr., Ray Wright and Evan Wright....

 

Photo from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ted Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wendolyn A. Jaggars (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 June 1920.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sudie Mae Dowdle Alford; and brother Paul Brittain Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Wendolyn’s lineage: Wendolyn 1920 MS1, Paul Brittain 1893 MS2, William Allen 1867 MS3, Brittain Washington 1843 MS4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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WESLEY HALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—13 October 1988

 

            Wesley Halford, 68, of Roxie died Oct. 12, 1988 in Jefferson Davis Hospital in Natchez. He was a retired U.S. Forestry Service employee. Mr. Halford was a native of Roxie and a member of Oak Grove Memorial Church in Franklin County.

            Services will be held today, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Church of God in Bude with burial in the church cemetery. Parker’s Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            He is survived by his wife, Helen Halford of Roxie; his daughters, Louise Combs and Pollye Halford, both of Roxie, Maxien Buie of Meadville, Doris Foy of Houma, La. and Bonnie Simmons of Crosby; a son, James Wesley Halford of Meadville; his brothers, William Halford III of Vidalia, La., Riley Halford of Meadville, Kirby Halford of Bude and Billy Ray Halford of McCall Creek; his sisters, Rodie Halford of Natchez and Elouise Pate of Beaumont, Texas; and nine grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Bude Church of God Cemetery, Bude, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wesley Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 July 1920, last residence Roxie, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Helen Louise Rollins Halford; and siblings Billy Ray Halford, Kirby Halford, Leona Halford Halford, and Riley Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Wesley 1920 MS1, James William 1889 MS2, James William 1867 MS3, John E. 1847 AL4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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WESSIE LUCILLE ALFORD CRAIN

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—1 April 2002

 

CLEVELAND—Services for Wessie Alford Crain, 81, of Cleveland, who died of heart failure Sunday, March 31, 2002, at her residence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Cleveland.

            Mrs. Crain was a retired school and piano teacher. A native of Walthall County, she was a longtime resident of Cleveland.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Cooper W. Crain.

            She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Crain Morton of Cleveland and Ramona Crain Lewis of Greenwood; two sons, Barry Crain of Lafayette, La. and Ronnie Crain of Cleveland; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Burial will be in Old Cleveland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hoyle Granger Jr., Truett Simmons, Russell Lewis, Fred Spain, Jim Tims and Don Brumfield.

            Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thweatt-King Funeral Home in Cleveland.

            Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry, First Baptist Church of Cleveland or Community Hospice Care Patient Care Fund, P.O. Box 1264, Cleveland, MS 38732.

 

Photo from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wessie A. Crain (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 April 1920, last residence Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Floyd Wesley 1917 MS1, Needham W 1848 MS2, William 1804 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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WESTER ANTHONY ALFORD, SR.

 

Riemann Family Funeral Home

Pass Christian, MS—_____ November 2015

 

Wester "Wes" Anthony Alford

 

            Wester “Wes” Alford Sr., age 92, passed away November 17, 2015 in Gulfport, MS.

            Wes was from Gretna, LA, but a resident of Diamondhead, MS. He is the son of Henry and Abbie Alford.

            He is preceded in death by his parents; Wes Jr., Jeffrey, and Brian Alford.

            Wes was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Pass Christian, MS, a 1940 graduate of St. Aloysius High school in New Orleans, attended Soule Business College in New Orleans, and the University of Tennessee in Memphis. His achievements include, past President of “Skall International” [sic: Skål International] New Orleans, also past North American Vice President of “Skall’s” worldwide Organization of Travel and Tourism, joined Pan American World Airlines working in accounting, was promoted to Memphis as Mid-South Sales Manager for Pan American, promoted to New Orleans as Marketing Manager, promoted to Miami as Advertising Manager, then promoted to Sales Manager for Florida, Bahama’s, Cayman Islands. With the merger of Pan Am and National Airlines, he returned to New Orleans as Regional Director for Pan Am’s five state gulf region. After retirement he worked with Travel Consultants of New Orleans.

            His survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Rita Claire Wininger Alford; son, Micheal Alford (Ruth); grandchildren, Lauren, Dax Sr., and Dario Alford; and great-grandson, Dax Alford Jr. Boesch.

            Wes wishes to thank the Biloxi VA and Keesler Air Force Base for the care and kindness that was received.

            A mass of Christian burial will be held at 3 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Pass Christian, MS with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. A committal service will be held at 1:30 PM on November 25, 2015 at the Biloxi National Cemetery…. Riemann Family Funeral Home, 9113 Kiln DeLisle Road, Pass Christian, is serving the family.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his sons Brian Henry Alford, Jeffrey Charles Alford, and Wester Anthony Alford Jr.; parents Henry Warren Alford and Abbie Landry Alford; and brother Warren H. Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Edward S. Alford &Jane Tolle of Ireland.

            His lineage: Wester Anthony 1922 LA1, Henry Warren 1891 LA2, James E. 1840 LA3, Edward S. 1820 Ireland4.

 

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WILBERT EDGAR HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 21 May 2008

 

            Wilbert Edgar Halford, 85, an engineer with the MS Hwy Dept. for 40 years, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

            Services are 2:00 p.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Cedar Grove Cemetery near Lena.

            Survivors include: his wife, Inez Halford of Carthage; sons, Eddy Halford and wife, Maleigh of Bolton and Johnny Halford of Ludlow; sisters, Corece Dorsett of Brandon and Betty Sue Caldwell of Philadelphia, PA; son-in-law, Rick Tawwaters of Ridgeland; and granddaughter, Haley Halford of Bolton.

 

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Photo from Cedar Grove Cemetery, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilbert E. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 Nov 1922, last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lovie Mae Dumas Halford; and sister Vivian Corece Halford Dorsett in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Wilbert Edgar 1922 MS1, Willie Edgar 1896 MS2, George Franklin 1857 MS3, Owen 1807 SC4, Burrell Moses 1766 SC5, Achillus 1767 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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WILBUR C. ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 20 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

MT. OLIVE—William C. Alford [sic], 70, a yard maintenance worker, died Friday [April 18] of heart failure at his home.

            Services are 1 p.m. today at Colonial chapel funeral Home in Taylorsville with burial in Unity Methodist Church Cemetery in Smith County.

            Survivors include: wife, Earline; sons, Wilbur C. Alford, Jr. of Texarkana, Texas, Paul Harvey, David Harvey, and Jackie Harvey, all of Gulfport; daughters, Cheryl Mahnre of Oak Grove. Mo., Candy Houseman of Kansas City, Mo., Diann Saulters and Jane Dennis, both of Mount Olive, and Catherine Strickland of Gulfport; mother, Alice Alford of Independence, Mo.; brother, Harold Alford of Warsaw, Ark.; sister, Laureen Alford Hicks of Independence, Mo.; and 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Unity Methodist Church Cemetery, Center Ridge, Smith Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Johnnie Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilbur C. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 14 April 1927, last residence Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Earline Hardin Harvey Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Alice Laura Ferguson Alford; and brother Harold E. Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            William’s son is listed as Wilbur C. Alford Jr. in the obituary, and William’s name is Wilbur C. Alford in SSDI records. He is also Wilbur on census records and on his marriage record.

            Wilbur C. Alford, age 23 born 14 April 1927, married Gladys M. Thomas, age 19 born 8 December 1931 on 18 November 1950 in Jackson Co., MO. [Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002, Ancestry—image of marriage certificate online]

 

1930 CENSUS

Kansas City (District 165), Jackson Co., MO

Dwelling #202

 

Charles Alford                    head          38      MO MO MO   truck driver

                                                                                    age 32 at first marriage

Alice    wife                             19 MO MO MO           age 16 at first marriage

Wilbur A.                             son            3      MO MO MO

Lorene dau                        1-2/12 MO MO MO

James Fergerson     father-in-law          56      MO MO MO   odd jobs laborer, widowed

 

            On Charles Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 27, a single teamster living in Kansas City, MO, where he was born on 4 April 1890. He is short with brown hair and eyes.

            Charles L. Alford, age 32 of Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, married Alice Farguson, age 16 of the same city, on 4 June 1926 in Jackson Co., MO. Alice’s father James Farguson gave consent. [Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002, Ancestry]

            SSDI records show that Charley Alford (SS# issued in MO), was born 4 April 1890 and died _____ September 1977, last residence Independence, Jackson Co., MO.

            His lineage: Wilbur C. 1927 MO1, Charles 1895 MO2.

 

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WILBURN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 15 October 1981

 

VAIDEN—Services for Wilburn Alford, 76, a retired state Highway Department employee, were held Wednesday from Lee Funeral Home with burial in Vaiden Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Alva Bell Stewart Alford; four daughters, Nell Fielder of Winona, Mary Lynn Welch of Vaiden, Ollie Welch of Greenville and Lillian Hunsinger of Oxford; three sons, James Alford and Jerry Alford, both of Vaiden and Walter Alford of Kilmichael; and two sisters, Mrs. L.L. Roby of New Concord, Ky., and Mrs. J.H. Phelps of Mathiston.

 

Photo from Vaiden Cemetery, Vaiden, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronnie Lee Collins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alva Bell Stewart Alford; children Alva L. “Polly” Alford Welch and Jerry V. Alford; parents, James Oscar Alford and Evie Leola Alford Alford; and siblings James Whitfield Alford, Levi Pat Alford, and Lois Phelps Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His paternal lineage: Wilburn 1905 MS1, James Oscar 1872 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

            His maternal lineage: Wilburn 1905 MS1, Evie Leola 1883 MS2, Levi ??3.

 

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WILLARD CLYDE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 2 May 1995

 

GREENWOOD—Willard Clyde Alford, 73, farmer, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County.

            He was a native and lifelong resident of Carroll County, a World War II Army veteran and a member of New Hope Christian Church in Carroll County.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Kathryn Alford, also leaves a stepdaughter, Phyllis Coward of Coila; a sister, Pearlene Yawn of Clinton; three brothers, Dalton Alford of Greenwood, J. E. Alford Jr. of Coila and Preston Alford of Texas; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

 

Photos from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willard Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 July 1921, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Kathryn Acy Alford; and his brothers John Everett “Newt” Alford Jr. and Thomas Drayton Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Willard Clyde 1921 MS1, John Everett 1883 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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WILLARD J. “BILL” ALFORD

Brother of Nancy Alford Herrington, AAFA #0708, and Catherine Alford Ellard, AAFA #0606

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—9 November 2010

 

            Willard J. “Bill” Alford, 90, a lifelong resident of the Enon community, died Nov. 8, 2010 at his home.

            Visitation is 9 a.m. Wednesday at Enon Baptist Church until services there at 11. The Rev. David Hedden and the Rev. Bendon Ginn will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery, under the direction of Catchings Funeral Home of McComb.

            Mr. Alford was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Walthall County, the son of Ben C. Alford and Annie Freeman Alford.

            He was a farmer and a retired painter for Sherman Construction Company in McComb. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a member of the Joyful Generation Senior Adult Group. He was the oldest living member of the Enon Masonic Lodge.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Pearl Cothern Alford.

            Survivors include his daughter, Gaye Smith and her husband, Dr. Farris Smith of Clinton; three grandchildren, Dr. Michael Smith and wife, Sabrea and their daughter, Presley of Columbus; Mandy Winscott and husband, Dr. John Winscott and their children, Bailey, Brady and Blair of Clinton, and Macy Cross and her husband, Dr. Shane Cross and their children, Parker, Avery and Carter of Arlington, Tenn.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Frances “Nancy” Herrington of McComb and Catherine Ellard and husband Bruce of Natchez; a sister-in-law, Doris Alford of McComb; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

            Pallbearers will be Jerry Boyd, Calvin McEwen, Ronnie Campbell, Travis Marbury, Tommy Roberts and Tim Leonard.

            Friends and family may sign an online guest book at www.catchingsfuneralhome.

 

Photo from Enon Cemetery, Enon, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Jayess, Lawrence Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pearl Cothern Alford; and his brother Benjamin Cleveland “Freeman” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Helen Alford Mayes in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Willard J. 1920 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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WILLIAM A. “BUD” ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 20 July 1986

 

COILA—William A. “Bud” Alford, 58, died July 18, 1986, in the Jackson Veterans Administration Medical Center. Services are 3 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Carroll County with burial in the church cemetery. William & Lord Funeral Home is in charge.

            A lifelong resident of Carroll County, he was a retired construction worker, member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nila Acacy Alford; daughters, Mrs. Barbara Pinkston of Vaiden, Mrs. Janice O’Neal and Mrs. Beverly Edwards, both of Coila; son, Keith Alford of Lexington; sister, Mrs. Pauline Holman of Indianola; and seven grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Mount Olive Cemetery, Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sally Bennett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Feb 1928 and died _____ July 1986, last residence Coila, Carroll Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William A. 1928 MS1, William Daty 1905 MS2, William Cothern 1879 MS3, John Walter 1848 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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WILLIAM ALVIE ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 23 October 1963

 

FINAL RITES FOR W.A. ALFORD, 76, HELD AT FORKVILLE

 

            Funeral services were held for William Alvie Alford, 76, of Forkville on Sunday afternoon, October 20th, at 2:30 from the Bethlehem Baptist Church…. Interment was in the Hodge Hill Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford passed away in the Veterans Administration hospital on Friday [October 18], after an extended illness. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rosie Florence Alford of Morton; five daughters, Mrs. Leon Fitzhugh and Mrs. Buford Crapps, both of Lena, Mrs. Ausbon Harrison of Lake, Mrs. Clifton Shaw of Forest, and Mrs. Lane McCurdy of Morton; three sons, Bernard Alford of Jackson, S.J. Alford of Harlem, Ga., and Arthur Neal Alford of Morton; ten grandchildren; one great grandson; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Thompson of Morton; and three brothers, Bob, Walter, and Frank, all of Morton.

            The pallbearers were Clifton Alford, Ray Alford, Billy F. Alford, Earnest Thompson, J.W. Thompson, Jefferson Thompson.

 

 

Photos from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 March 1887 and died _____ October 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rosia Florence Slade Alford; his children Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Arthur Neal Alford, Bernard W. Alford, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, Nellie Alford Shaw, and Vernon Kamack Alford; and his brothers Arthur Alford, Clifford Alford, Frank Alford, Robert Vernon Alford, and Walter Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is listed as William Alva Alford, but he signs with his mark. He says he was born 30 March 1888 in Clinton, Hinds Co., MS, and he is single, supporting his mother.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Alvie 1887 MS1, William Jackson 1848 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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WILLIAM BRADLEY HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 6 February 1960

 

FARMER DIES AFTER CUTTING THROAT, WRISTS

 

GREENVILLE—William Bradley Halford, 79, of 237 North Shelby street, a retired farmer, died in General Hospital at 11:30 Thursday night [February 4] after he slashed both his wrists and his throat with a razor blade, at his home Wednesday night, police said. He had been in ill health for seven years.

            Funeral services will be conducted at the Baldwin Funeral Home in Canton at 1 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Canton cemetery. The body was sent to Canton by National Funeral Home of Greenville.

            Mr. Halford was born near Yazoo city and made his home in the Yazoo City area and Canton until he moved to Greenville in 1953 from Canton. He engaged in farming for many years. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Canton.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Anna Bell Brown Halford of Greenville; seven sons, Louis F. Halford and Henry Halford, both of Greenville; W.T. Halford of Forest, Clyde Halford of Vicksburg, Gene Halford of Baton Rouge, La., Ernest Halford, of the U.S. Air Force in the Philippines, John Halford of Vivian, La., two daughters, Mrs. Sam Martin of Lamarque, Texas, and Mrs. Marvin Goolsby of Germany and a sister, Mrs. W.A. Golden of Yazoo City. He also leaves 18 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sons Louie F. Halford and William Thomas “W.T.” Halford Sr.; and mother, Mary L. “Molly” Cornell Halford O’Briant, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Ora Golden Halford Martin in Texas Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage, partially from RootsWeb: William Bradley 1881 MS1, William B. 1851 MS2, Washington Bradley 1822 TN3, Bradley about 1792 NC4, John about 1765 NC5.

 

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WILLIAM H. ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—Thursday, 25 January 1996

 

HOUSTON—William H. Alford, age 68, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20 at Southern Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Frank Samples and Bro. Frankie Boykin officiating. Burial was in Houston Cemetery. Southern Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            A native of Houston, he was retired from Chickasaw County Co-Op and was a member of Vardaman United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife Neva Alford of Houston; two sons, William Steven Alford of California and Ricky Alford of Houston; one daughter, LaDonna Summerford of Smithville; five grandchildren, Steven Alford, Nicci Jordan and Leah Summerford and Christi Alford; one sister, Marie Sutherland of Birmingham, AL and one brother, J. D. Alford of Danvers, IL.

            Pallbearers were Curtis Paul Alford, Leslie Goodson. Mark Bra, Jeff Laughlin, Sherman Alford, Ricky Goldman, Kirkham Dendy and Darrell Love.

 

Photo from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Kidd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 Jan 1927, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS

            See the obituary of his wife, Neva Ann King Alford, in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM KYZAR “BILLY” ALFORD

Brother of Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill, AAFA #0079

 

From Enterprise-Journal, McComb, Pike Co., MS, 1 May 1957

“Southwest Mississippi Junior College Graduates”

 

SATURDAY STATE TIMES/MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, LA—Saturday, 10 September 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Alford Sr., William K. “Billy”—Died Friday, Sept. 9, 1994, at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Biloxi. He was 59, a native and resident of Tylertown [Walthall Co.], Miss. He was a 1957 graduate of Southwest Mississippi Junior College, received his bachelor’s degree from University of Southern Mississippi in 1959 and his master’s degree from LSU. He taught math and coached football in East Baton Rouge Parish for 25 years before becoming principal of Tylertown Junior High’s C Wing where he remained until his illness in March 1993. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

            Visiting was held at Capps Funeral Home, Tylertown 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at Tylertown Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday.... Burial in the Tylertown Cemetery.

            Survived by wife of 38 years, Mary Nell Simmons Alford, Tylertown; two sons, Kyzar Alford, Brandon, and Keith Alford, Hattiesburg; a daughter, Kim Alford, Baton Rouge; a daughter-in-law, Susan P. Alford, Brandon; two grandchildren, Kasey and Kelli Alford, both of Brandon; a brother, Joseph H. Alford, Jayess, Miss., two sisters, Virginia A. Knippers, Tylertown, and Kay Thornhill [AAFA #0079], Baton Rouge; and mother-in-law, Clara T. Simmons, Magnolia, Miss.

            Preceded in death by parents, Joseph Hardy Alford Sr. and Kate Kyzar Alford. Pallbearers will be nephews, Cletus Alford, Gary Thornhill, Craig Hill, Byron Hill, Jamie Alford and Brad Alford.

            He was a member of Tylertown Baptist Church, Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, Mississippi Retired Teachers Association and Magees Creek Hunting Club.

 

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Photos from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa May

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William K. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Dec 1934.

            See the obituaries of his son, David Keith Alford; brother Joseph H. Alford, Jr.; and aunt Letha Alford Sims, with further information on this family, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: William Kyzar 1934 MS1, Joseph Hardie 1901 MS2, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WILLIAM LACE ALFORD

Father of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

William Lace Alford 1887

From AAFA photo Benjamin Franklin Alford family

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 14 November 1969

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Dec 1888 and died _____ Nov 1969, last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of children Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Henry Howard Alford, Hubard Hamilton Alford, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, and Thomas Benjamin; and siblings Gene Nelson Alford, Rube Wilson Alford, and Susan Gillerene Alford Kilgore, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son William Austin Alford; and brothers Mose H. Alford and Willis E. “Bill” Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            William was the son of Benjamin Franklin Alford and his second wife, Rebecca Catherine Copeland.

            William’s family is listed on the 1930 census North Bend, Neshoba Co., MS, dwelling #93:

 

Lace Alford                head      42      MS MS MS age 23 at first marriage

Myrtle                         wife       34      MS MS MS age 15 at first marriage

Hubbard                      son         17      MS MS MS

Tom                             son         13      MS MS MS

Inez                             dau        11      MS MS MS

Ellsie                           dau          9      MS MS MS

Harsel                          dau          7      MS MS MS

Austen                         son           4      MS MS MS

Howard                       son           2      MS MS MS

 

In 1920 they are next door to William’s parents in Wister, Le Flore Co., OK, dwelling #138:

 

William L. Alford       head      32      MS MS MS

Lillie M.                      wife       23      MS MS MS

Hubbard H.                 son           7      MS MS MS

Benjamin T.                 son  4-1/12      MS MS MS

Ines G.                        dau  1-2/12      OK MS MS

 

In dwelling #137:

 

Benjamin F. Alford     head      62      MS NC TN

Rebecka C.                  wife       52      MS SC TN

Gene L.                       son         21      MS MS MS

Edward L.                   son         16      MS MS MS

Moses H.                     son         13      MS MS MS

Rubie W.                     son           9      MS MS MS

Willis E.                      son           7      MS MS MS

 

In 1910 they are in Beat 2, Neshoba Co., MS, dwelling #123:

 

Benjamin T. Alford     head      54      MS NC TN     second marriage, 23 years

Rebecca I.                   wife       42      MS SC TN      first marriage, 23 years;

                                                                        12 children, 9 living [6 here]

Vera C.                        dau        17      MS MS MS

David F.                      son         15      MS MS MS

Genie N.                      son         13      MS MS MS

Agnes L.                     dau        11      MS MS MS

Eddie L.                      son           7      MS MS MS

Moses H.                     son           4      MS MS MS

Rube W.                      son           1      MS MS MS

Mary J.                        sister      28      MS MS MS     single

Stephen N. Copeland  step-      71      SC SC SC       widower

                                    father

 

In 1900 they are in North Bend, Neshoba Co., MS, dwelling #94:

 

B.F. Alford     head        42     b. Oct 1857      MS MS MS m. 22 years

R.C.                 wife        32    b. May 1868      MS MS MS 9 children, 9 living

J.H.                  son          21     b. Dec 1878      MS MS MS

J. ?.                  dau          18     b. Dec 1881      MS MS MS

[The above 2 were the children of Benjamin’s first wife, Sarah Cumberland:

John Henry and Jodie]

Lace                son          12     b. Dec 1887      MS MS MS

Susan               dau            8     b. Oct 1892      MS MS MS

Vera                dau            8     b. Oct 1892      MS MS MS

Frank               son            3    b. Nov 1896      MS MS MS [he was b. in 1894]

Jenie                son            3     b. Feb 1897      MS MS MS [he was b. in 1896]

Agnis               dau       4/12    b. Nov 1899      MS MS MS

 

            Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651, provided AAFA with a photo of the Benjamin Franklin Alford family taken in 1909 at their home in Sandtown, Neshoba Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: William Lace 1887 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

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WILLIAM PRICE ALFORD

Cousin of Patrick Edward Roper, AAFA #0307

 

HAZLEHURST COURIER

Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., MS—Thursday, 16 April 1925

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

[The following item is not actually an obituary but was listed in the column “Local Paragraphs.”]

 

            This community was saddened Wednesday night by news of the death of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Alford. The span of life of the little child was but brief, but was long enough to find a very tender place in the hearts of the young parents, and of the grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Alford.... To the many relatives in Copiah county, and to the large number of loved ones at Utica [Hinds Co.], the tender sympathy of many friends is given in this hour of sorrow. The little body was laid to rest this morning in Hazlehurst Cemetery.

 

Photo from Hazlehurst Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KAB

 

AAFA NOTES: L.B. Alford is Luke Brittain Alford. He married Erin Mary Price on 15 June 1924 in Hinds Co., MS.

            The infant William Price Alford was born 14 Apr 1925 and died 15 Apr 1925. He, his parents, and his Alford grandparents are buried in New Hazlehurst Cemetery, Copiah Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: William Price 1925 MS1, Luke Brittain 1899 MS2, William Blair 1871 MS3, William Warren 1845 MS4, Julius Caesar 1808 NC5, James 1764 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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WILLIAM S. ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer, AAFA #0863

Uncle of Gary Neal Alford, AAFA #0814

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 20 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

JACKSON [Hinds Co.]—William S. Alford, Jr., 80, died Sunday, November 17, 2005 at Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Jackson. Visitation is 12-2 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Services are 2 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 March 1925, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Alvin Harold Alford, Arthur Nathan Alford Sr., Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt, and Marvin Noel Alford; and his sister-in-law Mary Ann Whittington Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Three Mississippi marriages may be attributed to William:

 

1.   William Simon Alford Jr. married Johnnie L. Parrett on 17 Jan 1958 in Rankin Co.

2.   William S. Alford Jr. married Catherine Rea Upton on 22 Oct 1968 in Hinds Co.

3.   William Simon Alford married Marie K. Davis on 9 Sept 1970 in Hinds Co. See Marie’s obituary in this compilation.

 

            William’s family is on the 1930 census in Ward 2 (E.D. 5), Tangipahoa Parish, LA, dwelling #18: Willie S. Alford, farm manager age 39 b. MS (parents b. MS), served in WWI; his wife Mary I. 23 KY; children: Warren I. 6 MS, Willie S. 5-1/12 MS [enumeration date is April 12]; Arthur N. 3-7/12 FL, and Marilyn 1-3/12 FL; and mother Eldora 56 MS. Willie was age 31 and Mary was 15 at first marriage.

            On Willie Simon Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 26, a single farmer, employed by W.H. Alford, living in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS. He was born 26 Dec 1890 in Pocahontas, Hinds Co., MS. He is tall with brown hair and eyes. He says he volunteered for service but was “turned down on physical examination.”

            Willie Simeon Alford married Mary Ida Noel on 6 May 1922 in Hinds Co., MS.

            On the 1900 census in Livingston (E.D. 66), Madison Co., MS, dwelling # 225, Willie is listed as Simeon Alford, age 9, with his father, W.J. Alford, age 36 b. Nov 1863, m. 15 years, and W.J.’s wife, listed with initials that look also look like W.J., age 34 b. Dec 1865. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            Warren Jefferson Alford married Eldora Jenny Noblin 28 Dec 1883 in Hinds Co., MS.

            In 1910 W. Jefferson Alford, age 47 b. MS (parents b. GA), his wife L. Dora, and 4 children are in Hinds Co.

            In 1920 Warren J. Alford, age 57 b. MS (parents b. MS), his wife Eldora, and a daughter are still in Hinds Co.

            In 1880 in Hinds Co., MS, Jefferson Alford is age 16, b. MS, listed with his parents W.J. Alford, 48 GA, and Elizabeth 44 AL. He is the oldest of 10 children.

            In 1870 in Scott Co., MS, Warren (or Warner) is age 7 b. MS, listed as the second child of W.J. Alford, 38 GA, and Sarah 33 AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            William’s lineage: William S. [probably Simon or Simeon] 1925 MS1, Willie Simon/Simeon 1890 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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WILLIAM THOMAS “W.T.” HALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 13 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            William Thomas “W.T.” Halford, 87, died Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at the V.A. Hospital in Jackson. Visitation is 8-10 a.m. today at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Forest. Memorial services are 11 a.m. at Forest United Methodist Church.

            W.T. is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth (Bebe) Chadwick Halford and their six children: Barbara Louviere and husband Carl of Ocean Springs, Tom Halford and wife, Jan of Madison, Bitsey Buegel of Ridgeland, Chad Hill and husband Bill of Columbus, Jim Halford and wife Collette of Chattanooga, Tenn., Frances Hellen and husband, Bruce of Bedford, N.H. They have 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. W.T. is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Gene Halford of Magnolia, Buck Halford of Canton and Ann Goolsby of Brandon.

            W.T. was born in Yazoo County on July 28, 1916. In 1940, W.T. joined the U.S. Marines. On May 6, 1942, Japanese forces captured the island of Corregidor and W.T. was held as a P.O.W. for over 40 months. W.T. received the Bronze Star for his outstanding service to the U.S.A.

            W.T. was an active member of the community where he coached numerous Little League teams, served as Scoutmaster, and participated in a variety of civic organizations, including the American Legion, which he served as president. In 1979, the Boy Scouts of America presented W.T. with the Silver Beaver Award, their highest leadership honor, for his 25 years of dedicated service. W.T. was very involved in his local church. He taught Sunday School for over 30 years, was active in the prison and bus ministries, the United Methodist Men, and multiple church committees. In 2002, W.T. received the United Methodist Church’s “John Wesley Fellow Award” for his sustained legacy of devotion to God and his local church....

 

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Photos from Eastern Cemetery, Forest, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sarah Ketchum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William T. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Forest, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Pearl “Bebe” Chadwick Halford; father, William Bradley Halford; and brother Louie F. Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Ora Golden Halford Martin in Texas Obituaries.

 

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            From The Military Times Hall of Valor: William was awarded the Prisoner of War medal for his WWII service:

 

General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 – 1947

Action Date: May 6, 1942 - September 1945

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands & Manchuria)

 

Private First Class William T. Halford (MCSN: 280640), United States Marine Corps, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until he was returned to U.S. Military Control at the end of the war.

 

            William is on the 1920 census in Benton (E.D. 97), Yazoo Co., MS, family #115: William B. Halford, farmer age 38 b. MS (parents b. AL and MS); his wife Annie Bell 25 MS; and sons, all b. MS: William T. 4, Earnie C. 2, and Louis F. 11/12.

            On William Bradley Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 37, a self-employed farmer living in Benton, Yazoo Co., MS. He says he was b. 20 Dec 1881 and names his wife Annie Belle Halford as his nearest relative.

            In 1930 the family is in Madison Co., MS. At age 13, W.T. Halford is the oldest of 9 children, including Louis, Eugene, and Ana.

            In 1900 William age 18 b. Dec 1881, is living in Yazoo Co., MS, with his mother Mary Obrient, age 45 b. May 1855 in AL, widow, 7 children, 7 living. In addition to William, children Ola G. Obrient 14 b. Sept 1885, and Auther J. 12 b. Feb 1888, are in the household.

            In 1910 Mary Obrient 55 AL, William B. Halford 28 MS, and Arthur Obrient 22 MS are living in Free Run, Yazoo Co., MS.

            Mary L. Halford married John W. O’Briant in Newton Co, MS, on 19 Oct 1884.

            William B. Halford married M.L. Cornell in Newton Co., MS, on 18 July 1873. These are the parents of William Bradley Halford who was b. in 1881.

            William’s HALFORD lineage, partially from RootsWeb: William Thomas 1916 MS1, William Bradley 1881 MS2, William B. 1851 MS3, Washington Bradley 1822 TN4, Bradley about 1792 NC5, John about 1765 NC6.

 

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WILLIAM W. ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—_____ July 1958

 

            Services for William Wid Alford, 89, a native of Georgia who had spent most of his life in Mississippi, were conducted from the Rhodes Chapel Church at 2 pm, Thursday, July 3, with the Rev. J.E. Rogers and the Rev. Flenoy Clark officiating.

            Burial was in the Rhodes Chapel Cemetery with Norman Funeral Home in charge.

            Pallbearers were: Walt Alford, Claud Alford, Leonard Alford, Roy Alford, Horton Alford, and Eabarne Alford.

            Mr. Alford, ill the past two and a half years, died Wednesday, July 2, at 9:10 am, at John Gaston Hospital, Memphis. He was a retired farmer and lived on Houston, Route One.

            He leaves two sons, Anderson Alford of Houston and Harvey Alford of Memphis; a brother, Noah Alford of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Naron of Houston and Mrs. Ella Langley of West Point. He also leaves seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

            He was the son of the late George Washington Alford and Frances Irvin Alford. He was a member of the Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church.

 

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Photo from Rhodes Chapel Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frona Carter

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Anderson Isaiah Alford and Jesse Caloway Alford; his second wife, Tishie Alford; and his third wife, Evella McCluney Alford, in this compilation.

            There is apparently some question about William’s name. His middle name is reported as Wid, Wedd, and Webb. He is listed as Waid Alford on the 1930 census. On Tishie’s gravestone, she is listed as the wife of W.M. Alford and W.C. Alford in her obituary. He is W.M. Alford in the obituaries of his son Jesse and his third wife. He is W.W. in 1870, William in 1880, 1900, and 1920, and Will W. in 1910.

            William’s birthplace is listed as GA on the 1870 and 1880 censuses, but as AL on all subsequent censuses.

            William is buried with his first wife, Stella Murphree, the mother of his children.

            In 1940 William and his third wife are in Beat 1, Chickasaw Co., MS, next door to the family of his son Anderson: W.M. Alford, farmer age 71 b. AL; and his wife Villa 70 MS.

            In 1930 William and his second wife are in Beat 1, Chickasaw Co., MS, next door to the family of his son Anderson: Waid Alford, farmer age 61 b. AL; and his wife Tishie 65 MS.

            In 1920 William and his second wife are in South Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS, next door to the family of his son Anderson: William Alford, farmer age 50 b. AL; and his wife Tishie 57 MS.

            In 1910 the family is in Beat 1, Chickasaw Co., MS, dwelling #103: Will W. Alford, farmer age 41 b. AL (parents b. GA), second marriage 6 years; his wife Tishie 46 MS, second marriage, 1 child, 1 living; and sons, all b. MS: Anderson 17, Harvie 16, and Jessie 13.

            In 1900 William’s family is in Pleasant Grove, Chickasaw Co., MS, dwelling #319: William Alford, farmer age 30 b. Jan 1870 in AL (parents b. GA), married 9 years; his wife Stella 24 b. Nov 1875 in MS, 3 children, 3 living; and sons, all b. MS: Anderson 8 b. Jan 1892; Harvey 6 b. March 1894, and Jesse 3 b. Jan 1897.

            Next door is the family of William’s parents: Washington Alford, farmer age 60 b. Feb 1840 in GA (parents b. GA), married 41 years; his wife Frances 57 b. June 1842 in GA, 11 children, 8 living; and 2 children: Noel C. 17 b. Feb 1883 in MS, and Ella 12 b. Aug 1887 in MS.

            In 1910 Washington’s family is still in Chickasaw Co., but he is listed as George W. Alford.

            In 1880 they are in Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS, dwelling #408: George Alford, farmer age 41 b. GA; his wife Francis 38 GA; and 6 children, all b. GA, including William, age 12. However, the three children younger than William were no doubt born in AL or MS since the family had left GA by 1870.

            In 1870 they are in Western District, Marion Co., AL, dwelling #558: G.W. Alford, farmer age 27 b. GA; Francis 26 GA; and 4 children, all b. in GA, including the youngest, W.W. Alford, age 1.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: William W. 1869 AL/GA1, George Washington 1840 GA2, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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WILLIE CLYDE “BILL” ALFORD, JR.

 

ENTERPRISE-TOCSIN

Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS—Thursday, 28 October 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

SAUCIER [Harrison Co.]—Willie Alford, Jr., 40, died on October 26, 2004, at Baton Rouge Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

            Mr. Alford, a mechanic, is survived by his wife, Brenda Kay Alford of Saucier; stepsons, Nicholas Carpentier, Josh Carpentier, and Brody Carpentier, all of Saucier; mother, Kathryn S. Alford of Clinton; sisters, Elizabeth Milstead of Clinton and Sandy Manuel of Saucier; and brothers, Glenn Alford of Coldwater and Charles Alford of Jackson.

            Funeral services on Friday, October 29 at Roundaway Baptist Church in Indianola. Burial in Roundaway Cemetery. Card Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Roundaway Cemetery, Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, jrstraw

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 Aug 1964, last residence Isola, Humphreys Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Willie Clyde Alford Sr. and Kathryn Simmons Alford; and brother Harry Glenn Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930 the family is listed in Beat 5 (E.D. 22), Tallahatchie Co., MS, dwelling #194: J.L. Alford, farmer age 30; his wife Olla L. 21; and sons William C. 5, and Leonard E. 3-7/12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Willie’s lineage: Willie Clyde 1964 MS1, Willie Clyde 1924 MS2, James Leonard 1893 MS3, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS4, Patrick 1841 MS5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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WILLIE CLYDE ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 28 June 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

MOORHEAD [Sunflower Co.]—Willie Clyde Alford, 67, a retired maintenance supervisor, died of a heart attack Friday [June 26] at South Sunflower County Hospital in Indianola.

            Services are 5 p.m. today at Roundaway Baptist Church near Indianola with burial in the church cemetery. Card Funeral Home in Indianola is handling arrangements.

            A Lambert native, Mr. Alford lived most of his life in Sunflower County. He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of Roundaway Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Kathryn; daughters, Elizabeth Milstead of Clinton and Sandra Manuel of Itta Bena; sons, Glenn Alford of Memphis, Charles Edward Alford of Greenwood and Bill Alford of Moorhead; brothers, Earl Alford Sr. of Indianola and Jerry Alford of Yazoo City; and 10 grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Roundaway Cemetery, Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, 97Wing

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that W.C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Aug 1924.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Kathryn Simmons Alford; sons Harry Glenn Alford and Willie Clyde “Bill” Alford Jr.; father, James Leonard Alford; and brothers Bobby Lee Alford and Leonard Earl Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Willie Clyde 1924 MS1, James Leonard 1893 MS2, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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WILLIE J. “BILL” HALFORD

 

Franklin Funeral Home

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—_____ February 2014

 

Willie J.

 

            Funeral services for Willie J. (Bill) Halford, Sr. will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Meadville Baptist Church with Bro. Matt Alexander and Bro. Emory May officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Midway Cemetery under the direction of Bro. Johnny Bowlin. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville and from 1:00 until time of the service on Thursday at the Church.

            Mr. Bill departed this life on February 3, 2014 at Franklin County Memorial Hospital.

            He was born August 15, 1917 to John H. and Cora Black Halford.

            Preceding him in death were his parents; infant son, John Thomas; brothers, Robert, Jessie and Frank; sisters, Dolly Hirsch, Hattie Mitchell, Corrine Cummins and Claudia Whittington.

            Survivors are his wife, Mamie Ruth; his daughter, Gayle (Sam) Tumey of Liberty, Mississippi; and son, William J. “Bill” (Debbie) Halford, Jr.; and grandchildren, Morgan and Will Halford, all of Meadville, Mississippi.

            Mr. Bill grew up near Meadville and was a graduate of the old Meadville High School. Soon after graduation, he joined the National Guard and was sent to Camp Blanding, Florida, where he was stationed at the time of the Pearl Harbor disaster. His company was mobilized and he saw action in the South Pacific during World War II.

            Mr. Bill was a member of Meadville Baptist Church, Ben Franklin Masonic Lodge, Wahabi Temple, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from Johns-Manville in Natchez and Georgia Pacific in Roxie and was a cattle farmer for many years.

            Pallbearers will be Roger Ratcliff, Mike Goff, Terry Oglesby, Herman Smith, David Campbell, Jimmy Torrey, Bubba Gabbert and David Scarbrough.

            The family requests that memorials be made to Meadville Baptist Church at P. O. Box 369, Meadville, MS 39653 or Midway Cemetery Association c/o Bank of Franklin, P. O. Box 606, Meadville, MS 39653.

 

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Photo from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, History Finder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bill Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

 

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WILLIE MAE ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ September 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Services for Willie Mae Alford will be held Saturday at noon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Latimer Metropolitan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 68, of Lauderdale County, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Meridian.

            Survivors include her daughters, Dianne Brown and Linda Alford, both of Meridian, Mary Ann Robinson of Lake Charles, La., and Emma McCurty of Forest; a son, Donald Alford of Meridian; a sister Anna Jean Bullock of Fresno, Calif., and brothers, Ernice Marshall of Fresno and Billy Jean Alford of Meridian....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 Oct 1934, last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her great-grandson De Angelo Alford in this compilation.

 

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WILLIE MAE BROCK ALFORD

Mother of Linda Lou Alford Flack, AAFA #0842

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 6 March 1983

 

            Alford, Mrs. Willie Mae Brock—Died Friday, March 4, 1983, at Southwest Intensive Care Nursing Home, McComb, Miss. She was 74, a native and resident of Mississippi. She was a retired D.H. Holmes, Inc., sales clerk.

            Visiting at Catchings Funeral Home, McComb, Sunday from 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Burial in Magnolia Cemetery.

            Survived by a son, A.D. Alford Jr., New Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Flack, Ruidoso, N.M., and Mrs. Doris Smith, Tylertown, Miss.; a brother, Jewell Brock, Baton Rouge; eleven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Dean Alford Sr.

 

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Photo from Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Stinson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Alvin Dean Alford Sr.; and son Alvin Dean Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Willie was the daughter of Waldo Oliver Brock and Margaret Elizabeth Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Alvin Dean 1904 MS1, Albert Arthur 1872 MA2, Ira Newton 1847 MS3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Her Alford lineage, from her mother: Margaret Elizabeth 1880 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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WILLIE MAE THORNHILL ALFORD

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—Thursday, 9 November 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Funeral services for Willie Mae T. Alford, 82, were Nov. 5, 2000, at Enon Baptist Church.... She died Nov. 3, 2000, at Billdora Nursing Home.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired store owner. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School and Training Union teacher for many years. She was instrumental in having a Girls Auxiliary and Vacation Bible School started at the church.

            She was born May 1, 1918, at Walthall County, daughter of the late William S. and Katie Mable Cothern Thornhill. She married Herbert Edward Alford, who preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, SSgt. Nathan A. Whitt and wife, Beatrix, of Fort Campbell, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon W. and Tommy Whitt of Tylertown; a granddaughter and her husband, Carla and Merle Guyton of Saltillo; four great- grandchildren, Amie, Celeste and Thomas Joseph Guyton of Saltillo and Naomi Whitt of Fort Campbell, Ky.; and a sister, Melba Bufkin of Tylertown. Pallbearers were SSgt. Nathan A. Whitt, Merle Guyton, Ronnie Campbell, Jewel Dunaway, Billy Wayne Thornhill and Timothy Timperio.

            Burial was in Enon Cemetery with Capps Funeral Home in charge.

 

 

Photo from Enon Cemetery, Enon, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Willie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Herbert Edward 1915 MS1, Benjamin C. 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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WILLIE RUTH ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—20 November 2007

 

            Services for Willie Ruth Alford will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Church of God with the Rev. Johnny R. Hopson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Enterprise Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 95, of Meridian, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Heartfelt Hospice.

            Survivors include her sons, George Alford, Willie Alford and John Alford; one sister; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Sept 1912, last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

 

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WILMA BEATRICE WINSTEAD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 9 September 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

RALEIGH [Smith Co.]—Wilma Winstead Alford, 84, a homemaker, died of heart and respiratory failure Monday [September 6] in Scott County Nursing Home.

            Services are 11 a.m. today at Burns United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Forest is in charge.

            A Raleigh native, she was a member of Burns United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Major Alford.

            “She maintained her wonderful sense of humor and loving ways during her long illness,” said her niece, Mary Allen of Bryan, Texas. “She really was just so witty, and even to the bitter end.”

            Allen said her aunt’s husband was a building contractor, and they traveled some as he went around the country building churches. Mrs. Alford’s activities included gardening and church work.

            “She arranged and provided the flowers for the church through the years,” Allen said.

            Although Mrs. Alford never had children of her own, she treated her niece and nephews as her children. Among them were niece, Glenda Fleming of Pascgoula, and nephews, Ken Dobbs of College Station, Texas, Walter Dobbs of Gatesville, Texas, and Kenny Dobbs of Bryan.

            “We all grew up together and she was a second mother to us, and to all the children in the neighborhood,” Allen said. “She would take us horseback-riding. All the schoolchildren would come over to the house and she would do fun things with us, like making candy.”

            There are no immediate survivors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilma W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 7 March 1909.

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

 

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WINFORD O. “SONNY” ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—Friday, 21 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

GULFPORT [Harrison Co.], Miss.—Mr. Winford O. “Sonny” Alford, 70, of Gulfport, Miss., died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 in Biloxi, Miss.

            A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at Curtis and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Sylacauga.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Walley Alford of Gulfport; three daughters, Wendy Stephens of Pell City, Kristi Goldberg of Birmingham, and Terry Johnson of Gulfport; one son, Ricky Johnson of Coppell, Texas; and one brother, LaRue Alford of Lawrenceville, Ga.

            Born in Valley, Mr. Alford had been a resident of the Gulf Coast for 14 years. He was a baseball and basketball coach in Fayetteville, Ala., and was a safety representative for the National American Red Cross. Mr. Alford was a life member of D.A.V. and the American Legion. He was of the Baptist Faith.

            Curtis and Son Funeral Home, North Chapel in Sylacauga is handling arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Saturday, 22 January 2000

 

GULFPORT—Winford O. “Al” Alford, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, in Biloxi.

            Mr. Alford was born in Valley, Ala., and had been a resident of the Gulf Coast for 14 years. He was a baseball and basketball coach at Fayetteville, Ala., and was a safety representative for National American Red Cross. He was a life member of the D.A.V. and the American Legion. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include his wife, Wally Alford of Gulfport; three daughters, Wendy Stephens of Pell City, Ala., Kristi Goldberg of Birmingham, Ala., and Terry Johnson of Gulfport; a son, Ricky Johnson of Coppell, Texas; a sister, LaRue Alford of Larenceville, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was sent from Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport to Curtis and Sons Funeral Home in Sylacauga, Ala., for a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday.

            The family prefers memorials to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6358, Gulfport, MS 39506.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Winford O. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 July 1929, last residence Pell City, St. Clair Co., AL.

 

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WINNIE DELL ROBERTSON ALFORD

Grandmother of Christopher Joe Alford, AAFA #1490

 

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Curtis and Winnie Alford

Photo from their grandson Christopher Joe Alford, AAFA #1490

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Winnie Dell Robertson Alford, 88, died December 9, 2006 Saturday, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. (Williams and Lord, 662-453-4541).

 

In another article:

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Monday, 11 December 2006

 

            Services for Winnie Dell Robertson Alford, 88, of Greenwood, who died of an aneurysm Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was retired from Golden Age Nursing Home, where she worked as a nurses aide. A native of Carroll County, she resided in the Greenwood area for most of her life. She attended Black Hawk School. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Carroll County.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Lawrence Alford; and an infant son.

            She is survived by two sons, Bobby Joe Alford and Curtis Larry Alford, both of Greenwood; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren....

            Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County. Pallbearers will be Mike Alford, Chris Alford, Dustin Alford, Bela Alford, Albert Robertson and Tony Reeves....

 

 

 

Photos from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Winnie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 May 1918, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her son Curtis Larry Alford in this compilation.

            Winnie Dell Robertson, age 2 b. MS, is listed with her full name on the 1920 census in Carroll Co., MS, as the youngest child of her parents Bela and Hattie May Robertson.

            Her husband is Curtis Lawrence Alford, son of John Everette Alford and Helen Buchanan. He and his infant son are buried in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Curtis Lawrence 1918 MS1, John Everett 1883 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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YARBOROUGH S. ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 30 March 1971

 

 

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Photo from Progress Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Yarborough Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 19 Oct 1890 and died _____ March 1971, last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jeptha Josephus “Dock” Alford and Olevia Luminda Fortenberry Alford; and siblings Claude Anding Alford, Effie Modena Alford Ball Smith, and Luther Alvin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Delis Collier Alford Sr. in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Yarborough S. 1890 MS1, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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YVONNE “BETTY” MCMILLAN ALFORD WALL

AAFA #0779

Mother of Nolan David Alford, AAFA #0425

 

Photo from AAFA’s 1999 annual meeting in San Antonio, TX

 

Catchings-Sharkey Funeral Home

Summit, Pike Co., MS—_____ December 2014

 

            Yvonne “Betty” McMillan Alford Wall, 95, of Osyka, MS passed away peacefully at her residence on December 29, 2014. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was a wonderful example of faith and loved the Lord and her Church.

            She was born on February 22, 1919 in Pike County, MS. She was the daughter of David J. McMillan, Sr. and Mary Ola Schilling McMillan.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Harlon Alford, her second husband Earl Brewer Wall, Sr., 11 brothers and sisters, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Sturdivant Rowland.

            She is survived by her two children, Nolan David Alford and wife Mary of Mt. Hermon, LA and Dianne Sturdivant of Madison, MS. She is also survived by her children from the Wall family: Patsy Wall Taylor, Earl Wall, Jr., Percy Wall, Barbara Wall, and Teresa Wall Dixon. Her grandchildren, Harlon Alford, Karen Alford Smith and Brenda Alford Smith and grandchildren from the Wall Family, Ronnie Taylor, Cheryl Lyons, Pamela Ball, Greg Taylor, Robyn Eldridge, Renee King, Tamara Pitre, Crystal Langlois, Zack Phillips, and Josh Phillips and 29 great grandchildren, one great -great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed by her.

            Mrs. Wall was a housewife, owner/operator of Alford’s Grocery and Appliance in Mt. Hermon, LA and a Nurse’s Aide. She was the oldest member of Osyka Baptist Church and served her church faithfully for many years in numerous capacities: Church Hostess, Sunday School Teacher, President of Young at Heart, Vacation Bible School worker, and organized Children’s Church. She was the Osyka Senior Citizen of the Year in 1998 and was honored as Osyka yard of the month numerous times.

            Mrs. Wall touched the lives of many people with her faith and kindness, and maintained this all the way to the end. Friends and family are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Services at Osyka Baptist Church on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with visitation from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, funeral service at 1:00 pm, and burial service to follow at Mt. Hermon cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Paul Donough Alford, Jamie Harrell, Wes Ott, Tommy Simmons, Clay Smith and Gene Bordelon….

 

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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 yet list her death.

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

            Betty joined AAFA long after her husband’s death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s 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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ZACHARY A. ALFORD

Father of Theodore “Pete” Alford, AAFA #0067

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Friday, 21 September 1956

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

CLEVELAND [Bolivar Co.]—Services will be at 2 Saturday afternoon at Gunnison Baptist Church for Zachary A. Alford, retired farmer.... Burial will be in the new Cleveland Cemetery, with Fletcher Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford, who was 75, died Thursday night [September 20] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ameil Earp, after a two-year illness. Born at Coila [Carroll Co.], Miss., he had lived in Bolivar County 37 years where he was a farmer. He had lived in Gunnison [Bolivar Co.] since his retirement 12 years ago. He was a Methodist.

            He leaves two sons, James L. Alford of Pace and Theodore Alford of Rosedale; four other daughters, Mrs. L.S. Gregory [daughter Hattie] of Chicago, Mrs. M.C. Ouzts of Shelby, Mrs. Milton Hanks of Gunnison and Mrs. Leo G. Burris of Evanston, Ill; two brothers, R.E. Alford of Dallas and Harry Alford of Shaw; a sister Mrs. Joe Nabors [Josephine] of Pace, 80 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Hattie Mae Alford Gregory, James L. Alford, Jennie Lynn Alford Ouzts, and Theodore “Pete” Alford; his brother Harry Edward Alford; and his sister Josephine Alford Nabors in this compilation.

            His name can be found written as Zachary A. and Zachariah. His son, Theodore “Pete” tells us that he signed his name as Zach Ariah or Zach A. He was the son of Theodore Shadron Alford and Harriet Ann Stallings. On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is Zack Alford, age 37, born 25 March 1881, a self-employed farmer living in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MS, nearest relative Mrs. Addie Alford.

            He married (1) Addie Mae Johnston July 25, 1904 in Carroll Co., and she was the mother of all his children; he married (2) Fostena Fowler in the 1930s.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Zachary A. 1881 MS1, Theodore 1839 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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ZELDA MARIE ALFORD FORTENBERRY

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 4 April 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Zelda Alford Fortenberry, 90, of the Silver Springs community, died April 1, 2005, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Silver Springs Baptist Church.... Burial will be in the Silver Springs Cemetery.

            Mrs. Fortenberry was born March 2, 1915, in Angie, La., to William Dewitt Alford and Ina Brown Alford. She was a homemaker and a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday school for 45 years.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray Fortenberry Sr.; a brother, Bruce Alford; and two grandchildren, Darrell Scott Fortenberry and Kelly Ray Fortenberry.

            Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Daisy Fortenberry of Progress and Ray Fortenberry Jr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice Fortenberry Overall and Charles of Progress; three sisters, Mary Alice Bennett of Folsom, La., Louise White of Bogalusa, La., and Linda Breland of the Improve community; six grandchildren, Tina Meyers and husband Charles of Tylertown, Stacy Fortenberry of Bay St. Louis, Michael Fortenberry, Stephen Fortenberry and David Fortenberry and his wife Deanna of McComb, and Dana Nelson and husband Ricky of McComb; six great-grandchildren, Adam Meyers and wife Alicia of Camp LeJeune, N.C., Rachel Meyers and Masey Meyers, both of Tylertown, Kelsi Fortenberry, Alexis Fortenberry and Blake Nelson, all of McComb; and two great-great-grandchildren, Adrianna Michelle Meyers and Caden Adam Meyers of Camp LeJeune.

            Pallbearers will be Mark Johnson, James Kemp, Lee Lambert, Roger Moret, David Johnson and Bart Ravencraft.

 

Photo from Silver Springs Cemetery, Progress, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

Photo posted in 2007

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Zelda M. Fortenberry (SS# issued in MS, last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS).

            We included the obituary of her sister Louise Maxine Alford Courtright White in Louisiana Obituaries.

            On the 1930 census in Washington Parish, LA, Dewitt Alford, age 56 (parents b. MS and LA), and his wife Ina, age 38, are listed with 5 children. Zelda is age 14. All were born in LA except Ina, who was born in MS. Next door is Julius Alford, age 60 b. LA (parents b. MS and LA), and his wife Lillie MS.

            Dewitt W. Alford married Ina L. Brown on 8 Dec 1910 in Washington Parish [Marriage Records for Washington Parish].

            On William Dewitt Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 43, a farmer living in Washington Parish, LA. He says he was born 29 Oct 1874 and names his nearest relative Ina Luceil Alford.

            Dewitt Alford’s gravestone in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Washington Parish, LA says he was born 29 Oct 1873 and died 24 May 1942.

            On the 1880 census in Washington Parish, LA, Dewit Alford is age 7 born LA. He is listed with his parents Seaborn and Anies Alford, and 4 brothers. Seaborn (Dr. S.S. Alford, 1834–1905) and 3 of Dewitt’s 4 brothers on this census (Julius, Seaborn Emile, and Marcus) are buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Zelda’s lineage: Zelda Marie 1915 LA1, William Dewitt 1873 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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ZELL MARTIN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 28 June 1986

 

ROLLING FORK—Mrs. Zell M. Alford, longtime tax assessor collector of Issaquena County, died June 27, 1986, at her home. She was 65. Services are 2 p.m. today at Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church with burial in Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allan. Glenwood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born and reared in Anguilla. She attended Mississippi State College for Women, now Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, and graduated from Belhaven College in Jackson. She was tax assessor/collector of Issaquena County for the past 32 years. She was a member of Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Stewart Floyd Alford Jr.; son, S.F. “Bud” Alford III of Madison; brother, Dr. George Martin of Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Mississippi.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zell Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Oct 1920 and died _____ June 1986, last residence Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Stewart Floyd Alford III, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ZETTIE LOU CLARK ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—12 July 1979

 

            Mrs. Zettie Lou Clark Alford, 73, of Rt. 1, Houston died Wednesday, July 4 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

            She was a retired housewife and a member of Thorn Methodist Church.

            Funeral services were held Friday, July 6 at the Houston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Cornelius officiating. Burial was at Elzey Cemetery.

            A native of Chickasaw County, Mrs. Alford was the daughter of Ritchey Louis and Annie Liza Hitchcock Clark.

            Survivors include her husband, John A. Alford, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Charlene Motley, Kilgore, Tn., Mrs. Mary Frances Weems, Grenata, La., and Mrs. Marcella Gomes, Marrero, La.; two sons, Quitman Alford, Marrero, La., and Prentiss Alford, Gainsville, Fl.; three sisters, Mrs. Husie Walters, Houston, Mrs. Bernice Smith, Houston and Mrs. Florence Henley, Isola. Fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survives.

            Pallbearers were Sam Smith, Van Walters, Curtis Smith, William Alford, Rufus Walters and Flavius Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zettie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 Jan 1906 and died _____ July 1979, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Albert 1902 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

 




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