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North Carolina Obituaries

 

NORTH CAROLINA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

First Names: A – J

 

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: 8 MAY 2024

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Descendants of Exum Alford b. about 1788 NC (DNA Group 1)

 

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

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

 

3. Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll

 

4. Known Descendants of Kisar Alford and Martha M. Upchurch

 

5. Known Descendants of Jesse Alford b. ca 1765 NC

 

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

            He is probably the Lodwick Alford born 1742, son of Lodwick Alford born 1710. From AAFA’s Lodwick Alford (ca1710-1800) Genealogy:

 

[Lodwick’s son]: Lodwick Alford … b. about 1742. Like Jacob and James [his older brothers], he was not listed in his father’s [1792] will. Some records refer to a Lodwick, Jr. It seems a good possibility that this Lodwick Alford is the same Lodwick Alford later known as James Lodwick Alford b. 1749 of Wake County. He is the subject of a separate genealogy.

 

            In the 1792 will of Lodwick Alford, he names grandchildren: William High, Robert High, Cade Alford, Hutson Alford, Peyton Alford, Clary Hinton, Mary High, and Lany High. Cade, Hudson, and Peyton Alford are known sons of James Lodwick Alford.

 

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

 

8. Known Descendants of Lockhard Alford and Tabitha Cook

This line may go back to #7. Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707, considered Kinchen 1768 NC to be the father of Lockhard Alford. He may have been, but there was no mention of Lockhard in Kinchen’s will and no other evidence.

 

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

 

10. Known Descendants of Gabriel S. Alford, b. 1821 NC

 

11. Known Descendants of Samuel Alford born Feb 1812 SC

 

12. Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC (DNA Group 1)

 

13. Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis

Note: AAFA now believes that Arthur was born about 1775, not 1750. He is age 26–45 on the 1810 census in Horry Co. (1765–1784 and over 45 on the 1820 census (1775). In 1800 an Arthur Alford is in Georgetown District, age 16–26 (1774–1784).

 

14. Known Descendants of Bython B. Alford

 

15. Descendants of ‘IrishJohn Alford

 

16. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia (DNA Group 2)

 

17. Known Descendants of Elizabeth Harrell Alford (DNA Group 97)

 

18. Known Descendants of John F. Alford 1818 NC–1884 NC.

 

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry:

 

NC Births: North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800–2000

NC Marriages: North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741–2011, which includes record images; and North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741–2004. See also North Carolina Marriages, 1759–1979 (FamilySearch.org)

NC Divorces: North Carolina Divorce Index, 1958–2004

NC Deaths: North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908–2004; and North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909–1976. Also, North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898–1994 (FamilySearch.org—with death certificates)

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

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

 

 

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ABIDENOR “ABY” ALFORD RICHARDSON

 

 

Photos from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 20 November 1971

 

 

Photo from Social Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aby Batchelor (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Oct 1878 and died _____ Nov 1971, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Alma Alexander Alford, Darner Green Alford, Ethel Dollie Alford Batchelor, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford, Lucy Bryant Alford Woodruff, Mallie Morris Alford, Martha Sudie Alford Richardson, Meacie Bernice Alford Hocutt, Octavia N. Alford Carroll, and Savelia Alford Phelps in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Abidenor 1878 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ABRAHAM ALFORD

 

Dafford Funeral Home

Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—_____ May 2019

 

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            Mr. Abraham Alford, 85, of 507 East Branch Street, Benson, passed away May 16, 2019.

            Survivors: wife - Peggy Amerson Alford of Benson; sons - Donald Alford (Mechelle) of Four Oaks and Eduardo Alford of Washington, DC; daughter - Teresa Alford Tart (Michael) of Willow Spring; brother - Joseph Alford of Benson; sister - Cora Williams of Benson; four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

            The viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Dafford Funeral Home, Dunn, from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Cape Fear A Conference Headquarters, 25 Beaver Road, Erwin. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery, Dunn.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his mother Roceder Harrison Alford; and brothers Essic Alford Jr., George William Alford, Joseph “T-niny” Alford, and Nathan Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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ADA B. ALFORD HARDY STANLEY

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 14 April 1976

 

 

Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert C. Paul

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ada Stanley (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Apr 1894 and died _____ Apr 1976, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Estella Mae “Stella” Alford English and Willie Stafford Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle initial is B on the 1900, 1910, and 1930 censuses.

            From NC Marriages: Ada Alford, age 22, married B. Tilman Hardee, age 28, on 19 Aug 1917 in Columbus Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ada B. 1894 SC1, John Thomas 1861 SC2, Joel 1842 SC3, Joel 1800 SC4.

 

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ADA GRACE ALFORD WOODLIEF

Aunt of Jesse Burdell Alford, Jr., AAFA #0672

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 15 September 2006

 

RALEIGH—Ada Grace Alford Woodlief, 89, of 6200 Old Wake Forest Road, died Thursday, September 14, 2006 at the home of her daughter. Ada Grace was born in Wake County on October 17, 1916 to the late Johnnie Alford and Mattie Perry Alford.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2006 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel…. Burial, Oak Grove Baptist church cemetery, 1487 NC Highway 96 East, Youngsville, NC 27596.

            Surviving: children, Gail Deluca and her husband, Ralph of Raleigh, Buddy Woodlief of Garner, David Woodlief and his wife, Rhonda of Raleigh, Cindy Payne of Jonas Ridge; grandchildren, Chris Wilson and his wife, Mindy, Brian Woodlief, Heather Dail and her husband, Travis, Matt Woodlief, Brent Woodlief, Travis Payne, and Kyle Woodlief; six great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Alford of Zebulon; sisters, Christine Alford of Zebulon, Ruth A. Hicks of Zebulon, Sylvia A. Bolton of Raleigh; numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis S. Woodlief; son-in-law, Clifford Payne; brother, Jesse B. “Bill” Alford, Sr.; sister, Mavis A. Johnson.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Ada A. Woodlief (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Julius B. “Johnnie” Alford and Mattie Byrd Perry Alford; and siblings Eva Mavis Alford Lockleair Johnson, Jessie Burdell Alford Sr., Ruby Christine Alford, and Ruth Marie Alford Hicks in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ada Grace 1916 NC1, Julius B. “Johnnie” 1895 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ADDIE ELIZABETH WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 13 April 1949

 

THOMASVILLE, April 12—Mrs. Addie Elizabeth Williams Alford, 43, wife of Oscar Alford, died at her home, Route 2, Thomasville, Monday night.

            She was born in Davidson County April 10, 1906, daughter of A.C. and Mattie Kindley Williams, and was a life-long resident of this county. She was married 21 years ago.

            Her husband survives in addition to two daughters, Mrs. Willie [Parmalie] Potts of Route 2, Lexington, and Miss Jacquelin Alford of the home; one son, Boyd Alford; two sisters, Mrs. George Smith, and Mrs. Fleet Darr; two brothers, Albert Williams of Lexington and Bill Williams of Thomasville; four stepbrothers, Junior Leroy of Thomasville, Austin Williams of Thomasville, and Vernon Williams of Kansas; one stepsister, Mrs. Nadine Sowers; the father, A.C. Williams of Route 2, Thomasville, and two grandchildren.

            The body will be returned to the home Wednesday at 9 a.m. Funeral will be conducted from Hughes Grove Baptist Church Wednesday at 5 p.m. with burial in the church cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Adams

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Wiley Oscar Alford; and daughter Mattie Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford Tucker in this compilation.

            Addie was the second wife of Wiley Oscar Alford.

 

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ADELL HANCOCK ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—31 August 2012

 

SOUTHERN PINES—Adell Alford, 96, of 468 Henley St., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Services: Funeral, 3 p.m. Sunday in First Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Purcell Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

            Survived by: Sister, Annie White; and brother, Cossie Hancock.

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David Carroll Finn

Photo posted in 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adell H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 June 1916, last residence not listed.

            From NC Marriages: Pearson Alford, black, age 26, son of Lorenza and Josephine Alford, married Adell Hancock, black, age 20, daughter of James and Clara Hancock, on 7 May 1936 in Moore Co., NC.

 

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ADELL IRIS HUNT ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 August 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

CHAPEL HILL [Orange Co.]—Adell Iris Alford, 86, of Chapel Hill, passed away on July 28, 2004, at Britthaven of Chapel Hill after a lengthy illness.

            She was a homemaker and housewife and a member of Bells Baptist Church in Apex, N.C.

            Survivors are her husband, James Alford, of the home; brother, Robert Hunt of Apex; sisters, Alene Powell of Long Beach, Calif., and Eunice Boggs of Chapel Hill; nephews, Herbert Monroe McCartney, William Thomas Alford, Eddie Kimball, Stanley Lloyd Alford, Robert Hunt, Larry Powell, Wayne Powell and Samuel Boggs; nieces, Ann McCartney Earls, Juanita McCartney Frank, Jane McCartney Ingalls, Debra Alford George, Karen Alford Cook, Faye Suitt Rector, Carolyn Suitt, Rachael Alford Waller, Denise Alford Kennedy, Carolyn Hunt Adams, and Vickie Boggs Cecil.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date at Bells Baptist Church in Apex, N.C.

            The Alford family is being served by Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adell I. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Oct 1917.

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

 

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ALBERT DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Tuesday, 25 March 2014

 

FAIRMONT—Albert Douglas Alford, 75, of 2215 Pleasant Hope Road, Fairmont, died March 22, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mill Branch Baptist Church in Fairmont. Burial will follow in Alligator Cemetery. The viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Worley Mortuary & Cremation Service in Fairmont.

 

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FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 27 March 2014

 

FAIRMONT—Albert Douglas Alford, 75, of 2215 Pleasant Hope Road, died Saturday, March 22, 2014.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Friday in Mill Branch Baptist Church. Burial in Alligator Cemetery. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today at Worley Mortuary & Cremation Service in Fairmont.

            Survived by: Sons, Antron Jones, Robert, Larry and Albert; daughters, Betty, Margie and Alene; brothers, Bobby Johnson, Jessie, Timothy Scrabbs and Andrew; and sister, Elizabeth Scrabbs.

 

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

            From NC Births: Albert Douglas Alford was born 22 Feb 1939 in Robeson Co., son of Norman Alford and Lucille Vernon. He is African American.

 

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ALBERT H. HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Saturday, 9 September 2006

 

NEBO [McDowell Co.]—Albert H. Halford, 98, of Nebo, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at Autumn Care of Marion. A native of Rutherford County, Mr. Halford was born May 28, 1908, and was a son of the late Logan Halford and Mattie Greene Halford. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and retired from Marion Manufacturing Company.

            Surviving Mr. Halford are his wife, Melba Trent Halford of the home; four children, Meredith Horner of Swansboro, Lois Seagle of Dallas, Texas, Charles Halford of Greensboro and Escar Halford of Morganton; sister, Nell Wilson of Marion; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

            The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Westmoreland Chapel.... Interment will be in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Harmony Grove Cemetery, McDowell Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Thomas

Reported by photographer: As of July 2016, Melba’s death date has not been engraved.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert H. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 May 1908, last residence Nebo, McDowell Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Melba Trent Dickson Halford, in this compilation.

 

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ALDEINE LEONARD ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 October 1985

 

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 12 October 1985

 

 

Photo from Sunset Memory Gardens, Mint Hill, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor K H

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aldeine Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 June 1943 and died _____ Oct 1985 last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Aldeine Leonard Alford, black, was born 25 June 1943 in Winston-Salem, NC, and died _____ Oct 1985. His name is also listed as Aldine Lenard Alford.

            Marriage announcement:

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 9 August 1970

 

 

            His lineage: Aldeine Leonard 1943 NC1, Leroy Sawyer 1916 SC2, Eddie Beechman 1873 SC3, Ned 1844 SC4.

 

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ALDEN GROVER “AL” HALFORD

Uncle of Connette Joycene Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381

 

Photo from Connette51’s Halfords of North Carolina family tree, by Connette Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381 (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 January 2015

 

ASHEVILLE—Alden “Al” Halford, 90, of Asheville, passed away January 26, 2015 at Mission Hospital.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Pauline Barnwell Halford; children, Larry Halford (Nancy) of Oak Island, NC, Brenda Halford of Mt. Holly, NC and Joey Halford (Sherri) of Asheville, NC; siblings, Azalee Frisbee of Hendersonville, NC and Hubert “Dick” Halford of Graham, NC; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            He was a lifetime resident of Asheville and enjoyed fishing, growing tomatoes and Carolina Basketball.

            …. Condolences can be made at www.AshevilleMortuaryServices.com.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings Bertie Louise Halford Brown, Hazel Marie Halford Chilen, and Wilburn John Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Russell Walden Halford in Indiana Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Alden Grover Halford was born 14 March 1924 in Henderson Co., NC, son of Pose Halford and Emma Bishop.

            His HALFORD lineage: Alden Grover 1924 NC1, Posey Williamson 1883 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

Granduncle of Barney Millen Alford Jr., AAFA #0150; and Sion Augustus “Gus” Alford III, AAFA #0478

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 15 June 1928

 

ROWLAND, June 14—Alexander Alford, prominent farmer of this community, died at his home this morning at 6:15 o’clock after a brief illness.

            Mr. Alford was 69 years old and was an elder in the Ashpole Presbyterian church for many years.

            He is survived by the following three brothers: John, Chancey and S.A. Alford, all of Florida; two sons, Carl A., of this place, and Hugh Paisley Alford, of Warren, O.; two daughters, Miss Alexa Alford and Mrs. J.F. Bullock, of Rowland.

            Interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the Ashpole cemetery.

 

Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary McGregor Alford; children Carl Afton Alford and Martha Vietta Alford Bullock; and sister Mary Attie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Hugh Paisley Alford; and brothers John McRae Alford, Sion Augustus Alford Sr., and William Chauncey Alford Sr. in Florida Obituaries; and of his half-brother Daniel James Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Alexander was the son of Paisley Alford and his second wife, Martha Jane McRae.

            From NC Marriages: Mary A. McGregor, age 19, married Alexander Alford, age 26, on 5 Aug 1885 in Robeson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alexander 1858 SC1, Paisley 1825 NC2, Sion 1796 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 13 July 1974

 

DARLINGTON—Alexander Alford, 53, died in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Osteen, N.C., after a long illness.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alexander Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 Dec 1919 and died _____ July 1974, last residence Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

            No city named Osteen was found in NC—the only city named Osteen is in FL.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 7 March 1980

 

HIGH POINT [Guilford Co.]—Alexander Alford, 37, of 515 Walnut St. died Monday at his home. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Haizlip Funeral Chapel.

            A native of Marlboro, County, S.C., he was of the Holiness faith.

            Surviving are parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Alford of McColl, S.C.; brothers, Charles and Billy Alford of High Point, James Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lawrence and Lorenzo Alford of McColl, John Alford Jr. of Florence, S.C., Arthur Lee Alford of Cheraw, S.C.; sisters, Mrs. Sarah Alford of High Point, Mrs. Eloise Bethea of Maxton, Ms. Elizabeth Alford and Ms. Lois Alford of McColl, Mrs. Helen Edwards of Bennettsville, S.C….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alexander Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 Feb 1944 and died _____ March 1980, last residence McColl, Marlboro, SC.

            From NC Deaths: Alexander Alford, black, never married, was born 12 Jan 1943 in SC and died 2 March 1980 in High Point.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

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From Wiseman Mortuary

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 May 2015

 

EASTOVER—The Rev. Alexander Alford, 94, of 3093 Hatcher Lane, died Sunday, May 3, 2015.

            He was an Army veteran.

            Services: Funeral, noon Thursday in Mount Zion AME Zion Church. Burial in church cemetery. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today at Wiseman Mortuary in Fayetteville.

            Survived by: Wife, Ella; five daughters; a son; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Saturday, 20 June 2015

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DADDY

1ST FATHER’S DAY IN HEAVEN

 

Rev. Alexander Alford

April 2, 1921 ~ May 3, 2015

 

            Our first Father’s Day without you brings sadness and tears, but we know that your life and love is our legacy. We miss you Daddy and will love you always. Your Children, Sylvia Alford Washington, Jessie McLaurin, Dr. Mary Hales, Maurice Allen, Sherry Tonkins, Penelope Alford and Dr. Terry Alford.

 

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Photo from Mount Zion AME Church Cemetery, Eastover, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Edwards

 

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

 

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ALICE ALFORD MENTLEWSKI

 

Picture

April 2nd, 1943 - June 26th, 2014

Photo from Massey Funeral Home

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 29 June 2014

 

LOUISBURG—Alice Alford Mentlewski, 71 of Lake Royale died Thursday [June 26].

            She was preceded in death by her brothers Everett, Norman and Ralph Alford.

            Surviving: husband Chet of the home; daughter Deborah Perry Brown of Youngsville; sons Don Perry of Myrtle Beach, Chris Mentlewski and wife Crystal of Boone and Todd Mentlewski of Greenville; sisters Katrina Smith (Lonnie), Joyce Blackley (Charles), and Shelby Alford; sister-in-laws Joyce and Ann Alford; brothers Fred Alford (Mary Ann) and Ray Alford; grandchildren Aaron Brown, Carson and Caroline Mentlewski; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral service 7 PM Monday June 30th, 2014 at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon.…

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Darner Green Alford and Grace Bryant Alford; and siblings Ralph Stanford Alford and Shelby Jean Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Everette Darner Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Alice 1943 NC1, Darner Green 1896 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ALICE ALFORD SCOTT

 

CHARLOTTE NEWS

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 1 February 1958

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Alonzo Alford, Annie Alford, and John Nelvin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Alice Alford, black age 38, daughter of Luke and Sallie Alford, married Howard Scott, black age 35, son of Thomas and Sallie Scott, on 16 Apr 1935 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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ALICE H. WOODY ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 1 October 2007

 

CHAPEL HILL—Mrs. Alice Woody Alford, 76, of 105 Garden Street, Chapel Hill, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2007, following an extended illness.

            She is survived by a son, William Thomas Alford, and two daughters, Deborah Alford George and Karen Alford Cook.

            The family will receive visitors Monday, October 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.

            Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 2, in Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hill Methodist Church….

 

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CHAPEL HILL NEWS

Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC—Wednesday, 3 October 2007

 

            Alice Woody Alford of Chapel Hill died Sept. 30 following an extended illness. She was 76.

            A graveside service was conducted Tuesday in Westwood Cemetery in Carrboro….

            Survivors include a son, William Thomas Alford of Pittsboro; two daughters, Deborah Alford George of Pittsboro and Karen Alford Cook of Silk Hope; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 June 1931, last residence Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC.

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

 

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ALICE HALL WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 11 July 2003

 

            Mrs. Alice Williams Alford, 85, of 202 Forest Road, Wilmington, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday evening July 9, 2003, surrounded by her loving family.

            Mrs. Alford was born October 24, 1917, in Acme [Columbus Co.], NC, the daughter of the late Thomas Williams Sr. and Maggie Hall Williams.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Newton Alford, a brother, Thomas H. Williams Jr. and two sisters, Rachel (Bunk) Medlin and Barbara (Robbie) McQuay.

            Mrs. Alford was a longtime member of the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, Presbyterian Church, where she had been very active in Circle #1 and the Women of the Church. She was retired from the Coastal Plains Life Insurance Company and the former North Carolina National Bank.

            Survivors include her two daughters, Jo Ann Alford and Suzette A. Lundy and her grandson, Jason M. Lundy, all of Wilmington, four sisters, Elizabeth (Birdie) Burns and husband Al Burns, of Riegelwood, Lillian (Pink) Buie and husband Joe Buie of Red Springs, Betty Jackson of Whiteville and Miriam (Mazie) Griffith of Wilmington, many nieces and nephews and her dear friend Onnie Coltharp.

            Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church….

            A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel….

 

Photo from Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcus Stanley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice W. Alford (SS# issued in NC).

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

 

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ALICE WALDO ALFORD BARBEE

Aunt of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

Photo from her gravestone

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Saturday, 27 December 1913

 

 

 

Photos from Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Civil Eliza Sorrel Alford; and siblings Clara Bell Alford Penny Dickens, Nellie M. Alford Adams, Theora Alford Yates, and Thomas Herndon Alford Sr.; and half-brother William J. Alford in this compilation.

            From North Carolina, Cemetery Inscription Card Index (Ancestry): Alice Waldo Barbee, age 31, “wife of A.C. Barbee,” was born 6 Dec 1882 and died 26 Dec 1913

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            Her lineage: Alice Waldo 1882 NC1, William Dallas 1845 NC2, William R. 1818 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1742 NC5.

 

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ALICE YOUNG HINES ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 24 February 1946

 

SMITHFIELD [Johnston Co.], Feb. 23—Funeral for Mrs. J.W. Alford, 81, who died at the home of her son, W.J. Alford, in Smithfield at 2 a.m. today, will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Hopewell Freewill Baptist church, of which the deceased had been a member for 50 years. Burial will be in Alford family cemetery….

            Surviving are one son, W.J. [Walton John] Alford, Smithfield; a daughter, Mrs. A.H. Youngblood, Smithfield; two sisters, Mrs. Carson Adams and Mrs. Lula Moore, Four Oaks; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grand-children.

 

In another article:

 

THE JOHNSTONIAN-SUN

Selma, Johnston Co., NC—Thursday, 28 February 1946

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, John William Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ALINE ALFORD BILES

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 29 October 1989

 

ASHEBORO—Mrs. Aline Alford Biles, 70, of Route 4, Box 409 died Friday [October 27] at High Point Regional Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pugh Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park.

            She was a native of Davidson County, a licensed practical nurse, a retired employee at Brian Nursing Center and a Baptist.

            Surviving are husband, Tommy Biles; sons, Tony Biles of Pensacola, Fla., Bruce Biles of Plymouth Meeting, Penn.; brothers, Willard Alford, Charlie Alford, Elroy Alford, all of Thomasville; sister, Mrs. Leona Summers of Monterey, Calif….

 

Photo from Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bracky

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aline A. Biles (SS# issued in TX) was born 15 Feb 1919, last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Millard Clemmond Alford and Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford; and brothers Charlie Milton Alford and Willard Clayton Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her as Grace Aline Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Aline 1919 NC1, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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ALINE ALFORD BLOWE

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—18 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

Jan. 19, 1922 – April 15, 1999

 

RALEIGH—Aline A. Blowe, 77, of Raleigh and Emerald Isle, NC, died Thursday, April 15 at Rex Hospital.

            She was the wife of the late Sherman W. Blowe. She was the daughter of the late George Augustus and Martha Blanche Alford. Mrs. Blowe was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church.

            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, at Montlawn Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Blowe is survived by her sisters, Geraldine A. Hall and Christine A. Benton; brother, Paul Alford, all of Raleigh; nephews, Ronnie Alford and George Hall of Raleigh, Larry Alford of Chapel Hill and Mike Alford of Atlanta; nieces, Virginia Brown and Patricia Christianson of Atlanta; ten great-nephews and nieces.

            The family will receive friends at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 18....

 

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Photos from Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, sibe80

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aline A. Blowe (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Jan 1922, last residence Emerald Isle, Carteret Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Augustus Alford and Martha Blanche Sykes Alford; and siblings Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, Geraldine Alford Hall, Josephine Alford Pate Jones, Mayard Shelby Alford, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Aline 1922 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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ALISTER ALFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Wednesday, 12 July 2006

 

LAURENBURG [Scotland Co.], NC—Mr. Alister Alford departed this life on Saturday, July 8, 2006.

            Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa A. Bethea of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Alister Alford, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Antonio Alford of Laurenburg, NC; one brother, Marvin Alford of Bennettsville, SC; five sisters, Betty Woods of Clio, SC, Ernestine Cook of Bennettsville, SC, Eloise Chambers of Fredrecksburg, VA, Christine Neely of Mauldin, SC and Eida Hicks of Piedmont, SC.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 3:00p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1050 Hwy 38 South, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

            Morris Funeral Home, 142 Marshall Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512 is in charge of the arrangements.

            Announcement courtesy of The Unity Mortuary.

 

In another article:

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Thursday, 13 July 2006

 

            Alister Alford Sr., 61, of Laurinburg, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            He was born in Marlboro County to the late John Douglas Sr. and Lula Mae Breeden Alford.

            The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, S.C. Interment will following at Trinity Highway No. 9 Site Cemetery.

            Friends will be received at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ernestine Cook, at 113 Forest Drive in Bennettsville.

            The family is being served by Morris Funeral Home of Bennettsville, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alister Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Sept 1944, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of Alister’s mother, Lula Mae Breeden Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            This obituary uses the spelling Laurenburg, but Laurinburg is the usual spelling.

            From NC Divorces: Alister Alford and Mary Alford, married 22 Sept 1963, divorced 12 Dec 1994 in Scotland Co., NC.

 

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ALLEN DALE ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 27 May 2016

 

Allen Dale Alford

 

            Allen Dale Alford, age 58, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

            Born in Nash County, on June 24, 1957, he was the son of the late Charlie Clifton Alford and Vivian Parker “Bunny” Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Lindsay Alford, his granddaughter, Riley Grace, and his brother-in-law, Timmy Lee Pridgen.

            Allen was an appliance technician for Wards Appliance for 41 years. Throughout his years with Charlie Ward, he made many lasting friendships helping those around him. A loving husband, caring father and grandfather, and friend to many, Allen will forever be missed.

            Allen leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Glenda Smith Alford of Red Oak; his son, Allen Blair Alford and his wife, Diana, of Rocky Mount; sister, Vickie Alford Pridgen of Red Oak, and four beautiful grandchildren, Landon, Emilie, Penelope and Peyton. His is also survived by his mother-in-law, Angelane Smith; sister-in-law, Angie Waters and her husband, Glenn, all of Red Oak; his niece and nephews, Katie, Cliff, Bradley, Travis, and Jacob; and by his special friends, Wayne Webb and his wife, Lynn, Mack Alligood and his wife, Sheila, and Ronnie Ezzell and his wife Gail.

            A visitation will be held on Saturday evening, May 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount….

 

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

            See the obituaries of his daughter, Mary Lindsay Alford; and parents, Charlie Clifton Alford and Vivian Parker “Bunny” Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Allen Dale 1957 NC1, Charlie Clifton 1928 NC2, Charlie Cooper 1898 NC3, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC4, Gabriel S. 1821 NC5.

 

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ALLEN KARONE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 5 October 1999

 

ROWLAND—Allen Karone Alford, infant son of Carrie Alford and Clarence McNair, of 118B Benton Court died Sunday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill [Orange Co.]. Arrangements will be announced by Jackson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Deaths: Allen Kronie Alford, black, was born and died on 25 Sept 1999

 

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ALLIE MCDOWELL ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 16 May 2008

 

THOMASVILLE—Allie McDowell Alford of Thomasville passed away May 14, 2008, at Hospice Home of the Piedmont.

            She was born August 1, 1924, the daughter of William “Ed” and Bertie McDowell, who preceded her in death. She was retired from Parkdale Mills. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

            On Dec. 6, 1941, she married Voyd H. Alford, who preceded her in death October 10, 1992. She was also preceded in death by a sister Annie Garrett May 26, 2007.

            Surviving are a son Jerry Don Alford and wife Patsy, grandson A. Shane Alford; sisters Mittie Lomax and Dorthy Wright of Thomasville; two nieces, one nephew and four great-nephews.

            A funeral service will be Saturday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Family Funeral Care Chapel…. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Aug 1924.

            See the obituary of her husband, Voyd Homer Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ALMA ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 15 December 1957

 

 

Photo from Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery, Hocutts Crossroads, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Libby Edith Batten Alford; children Alma Carlton Alford, Bobby Alford, Henry Alton Alford, Jane Ellen Alford Bailey, Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, Sallie Rue Alford Jefferys, and Valton “Red” Alford; and siblings Abidenor “Aby” Alford Richardson, Darner Green Alford, Ethel Dollie Alford Batchelor, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford, Lucy Bryant Alford Woodruff, Mallie Morris Alford, Martha Sudie Alford Richardson, Meacie Bernice Alford Hocutt, Octavia N. Alford Carroll, and Savelia Alford Phelps in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Rachel Mae Alford Ingram in Virginia Obituaries; and of his daughter Edith Alford Walker in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            From NC Deaths: Alma A. Alford was born 14 April 1890 and died 14 Dec 1957 in Johnston Co., age 67.

            He is Alma Alford, born 14 April 1891 on his WWI Draft Registration Card.

            He is Alma S. Alford, born April 1889, on the 1900 census in Dunn township, Franklin Co., NC.

‘           From NC Marriages: Almon Alford married Libbie Batten on 11 Dec 1910 in Johnston Co., NC.

            Alma’s family is listed on the 1920 census in Wilders District 66, Johnston Co., NC, dwelling #89: A.A. Alford, age 27 farm labor; his wife Libby 25; and children: Christine 8, Valton 6, Aalton [sic] 5, and Carlton 2. All were b. in NC.

            No members of this family have been found on the 1930 census, but NC Births lists the births of a number of children of Alma and Libby (many with no first names) in Johnston Co. in the 1920s and 1930s.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Alma Alexander 1889 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ALMA CARLTON ALFORD

 

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Posted to his Find A Grave memorial by his nephew David Alford – used with permission

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 25 October 1954

 

FLIP OF COIN COSTS MAN LIFE

 

WENDEL, Oct 25—The toss of a coin cost Carlton Alford, 36, his life near here yesterday.

            Alford and J.W. Wall, 34, matched coins to see which one would dare dive off a cliff into an abandoned rock quarry 50 feet below. Alford made the dive into 60 feet of water and was drowned. Coroner Marshall Bennett said he may have suffered a broken neck.

            Police Chief Alex Wall, Wall’s father, said the two men had visited the old quarry frequently and had been talking about diving from the high cliff.

            Alford’s body was recovered by a rescue squad using grappling hooks.

 

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Photo from Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery, Hocutts Crossroads, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Inez Wall Alford Lynch; children Danny Lane Alford, Jerry Carl Alford, and Rose Faye Alford Wheeler; parents, Alma Alexander Alford and Libby Edith Batten Alford; and siblings Bobby Alford, Henry Alton Alford, Jane Ellen Alford Bailey, Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, Sallie Rue Alford Jefferys, and Valton “Red” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Rachel Mae Alford Ingram in Virginia Obituaries; and of his sister Edith Alford Walker in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Carlton Alford, age 22 sonof Alma and Libbie Alford, married Inez Wall, age 23 daughter of William and Alma Wall, on 15 Apr 1940 in Johnston Co., NC.

            From:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 21 January 1945

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Alma Carlton 1918 NC1, Alma Alexander 1889 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ALMA HARDEE ALFORD

 

[Although she died in South Carolina, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to North Carolina.]

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Saturday, 2 December 2000

 

            Alma Alford, 89, widow of Leon Alford, died Thursday Nov. 30, 2000, in Loris Hospital [Horry Co, SC].

            She was a native of Horry County, and the daughter of the late Andrew and Annie Bullard Hardee.

            Survivors include a daughter, Gracie Alford of Tabor City [Columbus Co., NC].

            A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery [Horry Co., SC]….

 

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Photos from Forest Lawn Baptist Church Cemetery, Tabor City, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Vaught

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 December 1910, last residence Tabor City, Columbus Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Gracie Alford in this compilation. She is buried beside them.

            Her husband was Leon Robert Alford, son of Levi Thomas Alford and Freddie Ida Hardee. SSDI records show that Leon Alford was b. 16 Sept 1907 and d. _____ Feb 1986. His last residence was also Tabor City.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Leon Robert 1907 SC1, Levi Thomas 1876 SC2, John Henry 1855 SC3, Joel 1800 SC4.

 

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ALMA PAULINE ALDRIDGE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 27 June 1990

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Pauline Aldridge Alford, 71, of Route 3 died Monday [June 25] at Alamance County Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Baynes Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            She was a native of Caswell County.

            Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Frances Miles, Mrs. Bernice Ray, both of Burlington; stepson, B.L. Alford Jr. of Charlotte.

            The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary 7-9 p.m. today….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Aug 1918.

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

 

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ALONZO ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 15 November 1979

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Alice Alford Scott, Annie Alford, and John Nelvin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Alonzo Alford, 78 never married, was born 15 Dec 1900 in SC. He died 13 Nov 1979 in Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC.

            In 1910, Darlington, Darlington Co., SC:

 

Lucas Alford    head    B     51      SC SC SC      1st marriage, 24 years

Sallie                wife     B     40      SC SC SC      1st marriage, 24 years

                                                                              9 children, 6 living

Annie                dau      B     20      SC SC SC

Alice                 dau      B     18      SC SC SC

Juanita              dau      B     13      SC SC SC

Alonzo              son      B       9      SC SC SC

John                  son      B       6      SC SC SC

 

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ALONZO ALFRED ALFORD

Grandfather of Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., AAFA #1180

 

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Photo from his great-grandson Robert Alford’s Alford Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

EVENING TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 31 December 1943

 

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anonymous (#48052754)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Alonzo Durand “Lonnie” Alford, Annie Lee Alford Cherry, Bessie Novella Alford Jones, Effie Della Alford Whitehurst, Garland Cleophus Alford Sr., and John Henry Alford; and siblings Benjamin Franklin Alford, Lester Alford, Lillian Alford, William Henry Alford, and Zebulon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his children Sallie Estelle Alford Mathews and William Joseph Alford Sr. in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC1, Jesse 1836 NC2, Edmund 1814 NC3, Jesse 1765 NC4.

 

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ANNIE LEE ALFORD MOORE

 

SUNDAY TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Sunday, 14 March 1993

 

 

Photo from Cypress Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Seven Paths, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe M.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie A. Moore (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Sept 1908, last residence Spring Hope, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her father, Sidney Stewart Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Leon Johnson Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Annie Lee Alford, age 19, married Ewell Royall Moore, age 22, on 4 Nov 1928 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Annie Lee 1908 NC1, Sidney Stewart 1878 NC2, John 1843 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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ALONZO DURAND “LONNIE” ALFORD

Uncle of Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., AAFA #1180

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 21 June 1934

 

 

In another article:

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 22 June 1934

 

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Posted by Pamela Thompson, with permission of photographer Robert Wilfrid Alford Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Alonzo Alfred Alford; and siblings Annie Lee Alford Cherry, Bessie Novella Alford Jones, Effie Della Alford Whitehurst, Garland Cleophus Alford Sr., and John Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Sallie Estelle Alford Mathews and William Joseph Alford Sr. in Virginia Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: He is listed as Elonzo D. Alford, and his parents are listed as Elonza Alford and Sally J. Bullock. His birth date is blank.

            His middle name is from Robert Wilfrid Alford Jr.

            From NC Marriages: Lonnie Alford, age 21, son of Alsanzo [sic] and Sallie Alford, married Fannie Stevenson, age 18, daughter of Tom and Sallie Stevenson, on 9 July 1921 in Martin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Alonzo Durand 1902 NC1, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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ALONZO OHIO ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 7 October 1947

 

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynne Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ella Mae Fowler Alford; sons Neil Calvin “Jack” Alford and Wallace Churchill Alford; parents, William Henry Alford and Helen K. Markham Alford; and siblings Bertha Helen Alford Beaman in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Alonzo Ohio Alford, born 9 Sept 1881 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, son of Wm. Henry Alford and Helen Markham, died _____ Oct 1947 in Raleigh.

            From NC Marriages: Alonzo O. Alford, age 31, son of W.H. Alford, married Ella May Fowler, age 18, daughter of G.W. Fowler, on 11 Oct 1915 in Durham Co., NC.

            His lineage: Alonzo Ohio 1881 NC1, William Henry 1850 NC2.

 

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ALPHA MAE EDDINS ALFORD HENDRICKS

 

Photo from marriage announcement

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 17 November 2005

 

ZEBULON—Alpha Mae Hendricks, 87, died Tuesday. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday, Massey Funeral Home. Private graveside service will be Friday.

            Surviving: husband, Forrest Hendricks of the home; niece, Betsy Richards; and nephew, Blair Eddins, both of Zebulon.

            …. Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon….

 

 

Photos from Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alpha M. Hendricks (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 July 1918, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

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

            Marriage announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 20 July 1947

 

 

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ALVIN LEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 16 August 1982

 

 

Photo from Wake Forest Cemetery, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alvin Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Dec 1912 and died _____ Aug 1982, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ella Josephine Lynam Alford; parents Grover Lee Alford and Oza Wesley Mingia Alford; and siblings Grover Lewis Alford Jr. and Ruth Elizabeth Alford Bunn in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Alvin Alford, age 23, married Ella Josephine Lynam, age 20, on 31 Oct 1936 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alvin Lee 1912 NC1, Grover Lee 1892 NC2, Kilpatrick 1865 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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AMELIA VICTORIA “VICKIE” ALFORD MITCHELL

 

Victoria “Vickie” A. Mitchell

May 26, 1944 ~ June 24, 2019 (age 75)

Photo and caption from Bright Funeral Home, which has many more photos

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 26 June 2019

 

YOUNGSVILLE—Vickie Alford Mitchell, 75 passed away on Monday morning, June 24, 2019 at Rex Hospital [Raleigh, NC].

            She was born in Wendell [Wake Co.] NC to the late Valton “Red” Alford and Yvette Snead Alford. She was also preceded in death by her son, Joey Alford.

            Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ted Mitchell Sr; two step sons, Ted “Teddy” Mitchell Jr and wife, Cindy and Jeff Mitchell and wife, Angie. Grandsons, Justin Mitchell; Jason Mitchell and wife Lilli; Nathan Mitchell and wife, Stephanie. Great grandchildren Ada, Izze, David, Jesse and Myah. Sisters, Betty Mae Williamson and husband Sam; Myrna Johnson and husband Phillip and Gayle Alford. Special friends, Judy and Will Etheridge.

            Friends may visit with the family on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 9:30-11:00 prior to service at 11:00 at Beulah Christian Baptist Church 8225 Mitchell Mill Rd, Zebulon NC 27597. A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St. Wake Forest….

 

Photo from Mitchell Cemetery, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Franklin Bowling

 

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

            See the obituaries of her son Joseph R. “Joey” Alford; and parents Valton “Red” Alford and Wyvette Elizabeth Snead Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Amelia Victoria 1944 NC1, Valton 1914 NC2, Alma Alexander 1889 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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ANGELA GWEN BARLOW LEONHARDT ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-TOPIC

Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC—6 October 2011

 

            Angela Gwen Alford, 69, of Deerlake Drive, Asheville went home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer Monday, October 3, 2011, at Oaks of Brevard in Brevard, N.C. She was born April 13, 1942 in Caldwell County to the late Willie and Irene Kirby Barlow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Shoe.

            Ms. Alford was owner and operator of Mona Lisa Salon & Skin Care.

            Survivors include one son, J. Brad Leonhardt and wife Sherry of Lenoir; two daughters, Audrey Reneau of Mills River, N.C., and Candi Cook of Long Beach, N.Y.; brothers, Clinton Barlow and Charles Barlow, both of Lenoir; two sisters, Barbara Holloman of Hudson and Becky Stafford of North Myrtle Beach; and four grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–Day Saints, 3401 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, N.C….

            Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Angela G. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Mountain Home, Henderson Co. NC.

 

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ANNA MARIE KING ALFORD

Aunt of Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce, AAFA #0341; and Barbara Alford Holland, AAFA #1426

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—9 July 1998

 

            Anna M. Alford, 78, of Raleigh, died Sunday, July 5, 1998.

            She was the wife of the late Hilliard B. Alford. A gifted and loving mother to her four children, Mrs. Alford was an active member of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

            There she served as Registrar for the Catholic Daughters of America from 1952 to 1956 and a member of the Alter Society. She was a Kindergarten teacher at Cathedral Latin Elementary from 1966 to 1972. Mrs. Alford was the General Manager of American Answering Service and Physicians Exchange from 1972 through 1988.

            A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving are: son, Francis R. Alford of Phoenix, AZ; daughters, Elizabeth A. Hedgecock of Colfax, Regina A. Wilson of Raleigh, Mary Alford-Carman of Clayton; brothers, Thomas, Frank and Michael King, all of New Jersey; sisters, Magdalene Blue, Kathleen Petrone, and Regina Wisniewski, all of New Jersey; 13 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

            The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s Street….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Sept 1919, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

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

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

 

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ANNE L. ALVORD MARSHALL

 

DAILY GAZETTE

Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY—Saturday, 20 May 2018

 

CHARLOTTE, NC—Anne L. Alvord-Marshall 42, gracefully left this world and was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus our Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 12, 2018 after a two year battle with cancer.

            Born June 30, 1975 to Gary and Donna Alvord of Alplaus, Anne graduated from Niskayuna High School with honors in 1993. She then obtained a degree in Computer Science and worked as a Computer Programmer in NY, TX and most recently NC. Anne was an amazingly strong woman, full of life, showed compassion for everyone she met. Her quick wit and awesome sense of humor will be missed. Among her many passions Anne loved to bake. She created some of the most beautiful birthday cakes for her cherished daughter, Hailee.

            Survivors include her parents; her beloved daughter, Hailee; siblings, Timothy Alvord, Heather Egry (Joseph), Kenneth Alvord (Gina), Rebecca Tenace, and many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

            A celebration of Anne’s life will be held January 21, 2018, 1 p.m. at Greater Grace Community Church, 100 Saratoga Village Blvd., Suite 17, Malta, New York 12020. Interment will occur at the convenience of the family….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANNE PAULINE SMITH ALFORD

 

Posted to her Find A Grave memorial by Kerrie Smith Cornett

 

CHARLOTTE NEWS

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 5 December 1970

 

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From Kerrie Smith Cornett, Find A Grave: “Her self-designed memorial stone says she was born in 1896 but she was actually born in 1890. I have census records. As she got older, she got younger. She was many years older than her husband and to shrink that gap, she shaved a few years.”

 

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ANNIE ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE NEWS

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 24 February 1962

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her son Ernest Alford Sr.; and siblings Alonzo Alford, Alice Alford Scott, and John Nelvin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Annie Alford, widow, black age 63, was born 20 May 1898 in Darlington Co., SC, daughter of Luke Alford and Sally Campbell. She died 20 Feb 1962 [different than obituary] in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC. Nellie Jones was the informant.

            Annie’s ages on censuses:

 

            1900    12        born Oct 1887

            1910    20        born 1890

            1920    26        born 1894

            1940    44        born 1896

 

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ANNIE BELLE ALFORD MANGUM

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 12 May 1984

 

 

Photo from Forestville Baptist Church Cemetery, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Mickel Bennett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Mangum (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Dec 1900 [different than gravestone] and died _____ May 1984, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Callie Alford Strickland, Ella Gray Alford Mangum, Foster Hines Alford, and Rufus Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Annie Belle Alford, age 19, daughter of Julius Wesley and Babe Alford, married Jesse Mangum, age 23, son of Joe and Sarah Mangum, on 4 Jan 1920 in Wake Co., NC.

            The birth date on her gravestone is probably incorrect. She is age 6/12, born Dec 1899, on the June 1900 census.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Annie 1900 NC1, Julius Wesley 1868 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ANNIE BELL LONG ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday,9 June 1987

 

BURLINGTON—Mrs. Annie Bell Long Alford, 87, of 711 Tucker St. died Monday at her home.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Wake County, a retired employee of Isley Knitting Mill, a member of First Evangelical Methodist Church.

            Survivors are sisters, Mrs. Rona Croom, Mrs. Lila Alford, both of Zebulon, Mrs. Ina Macon of Raleigh, Mrs. Blanche Lewis of Wendell: brother, Fred Long of Burlington….

 

 

Photo from Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Shropshire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 May 1900, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            Annie’s husband was Berry Bryant Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Berry Bryant 1893 NC1, Sidney A. 1858 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ANNIE EUGENIA PERRY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 19 February 1972

 

 

Photo from Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheri Liles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son John Harvey Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Catherine Geneva Alford Ferguson in Texas Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Annie Eugenia Alford died 18 Feb 1972 in Waynesville, Haywood Co., NC. She was born 18 Apr 1886.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Sumner 1886 NC1, Sidney John 1851 NC2, John I. 1815 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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ANNIE HALL BYERS ALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Wednesday, 4 July 1962

 

HENDERSONVILLE—Mrs. Annie Byers Alford, a resident here for the past 14 years, died Monday night in a local hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Rock Hill. S.C., and was the daughter of the late Samuel E. and Victoria Bookout Buyers. She was the widow of Dr. E.P. Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville.

            Services will be held at 4 p. m. Wednesday in Thomas Shepherd Memorial Chapel … and interment will be in Shepherd Memorial Park….

            Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. D.B. Green and Mrs. S.H. Jackson of Hendersonville and Mrs. H.G. Johnson of Beaufort, S.C; and several nephews and nieces….

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her husband, Edwin Plummer Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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ANNIE HILL ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 10 November 1913

 

MAXTON, Nov. 9—This community was shocked yesterday morning to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Neill Alford of Floral College, three miles north of town. She had been ill for only a few days and her condition was considered serious, but no one was prepared for her death.

            She was the only daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H.G. Neill [sic: Hill] and had been married about two years. She leaves a little son just six months old.

            Mr. Alford is one of the largest farmers in this part of the State.

 

In another article:

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 10 November 1913

 

            Mrs. Neil Alford died suddenly of acute indigestion Saturday morning at 7 o’clock at her home at Floral College. She is survived by her husband and a baby about six months old.

            The funeral was conducted from Centre Presbyterian Church.

            Deceased was the daughter of Rev. Dr. H.G. Hill, the well-known Presbyterian minister of Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Neill Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Halbert Hill Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE J. ALFORD REVELS

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Annie Alford Revels, 80, of Rowland, died April 11, 2003, in SunBridge Nursing Home in Pembroke.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church [Rowland, Robeson Co.] by Dr. David Patterson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

            Mrs. Revels is survived by four sons, Thomas C. Revels of Pinehurst, John C. Revels and Herman Revels, both of Lumberton, and Luther Revels of High Point; six daughters, Juanita Moore of Lumberton, Audrey McIntyre and Janice Leggett, both of Rowland, Ruby Southern of Pembroke and Viola McCallum and Garnetta Washington, both of High Point; a brother, John Alford of Winston-Salem; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            A viewing will be held today from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Chapel in Rowland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie J. Revels (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 May 1922, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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ANNIE LAURIE GREENHILL HAYES ALFORD

Aunt of Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce, AAFA #0341; and Barbara Alford Holland, AAFA #1426

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 6 December 1946

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Nallie Washington Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Howard Owen Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            In 2023, a Find A Grave photographer reported that Annie does not have a gravestone in Hillsborough Town Cemetery: “She is not listed in the graveyard. I visited all the Hayes grave sites and she was not among them.” Her first husband, John Bell Hayes, is also reported buried in the same cemetery on his death certificate, but his gravestone was not found there either.

 

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ANNIE LEE ALFORD CHERRY

Aunt of Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., AAFA #1180

 

“Lyn & Annie Cherry”

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

 

Photo from CharlesJr64’s Carson/Cherry Family Tree (Ancestry

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—28 August 1992

 

BETHEL, NC—Annie Alford Cherry, 98, died Aug. 27, 1992.

            Mrs. Cherry was born in Edgecombe County.

            She is survived by three daughters, including Irene C. Williams of Portsmouth and Lois C. Williams of Virginia Beach; a son; two sisters, including Sally Matthews of Portsmouth; and 13 grandchildren.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery....

 

 

Photos from Bethel Town Cemetery, Bethel, Pitt Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Johansen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie A. Cherry (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 June 1894, last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Alonzo Alfred Alford; and siblings Alonzo Durand “Lonnie” Alford, Bessie Novella Alford Jones, Effie Della Alford Whitehurst, Garland Cleophus Alford Sr., and John Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Sallie Estelle Alford Mathews and William Joseph Alford Sr. in Virginia Obituaries.

            North Carolina Deaths, 1931–1994 [FamilySearch.org] lists Annie Alford Cherry, widowed, daughter of Alfonzo Alford and “Sally Jane.”

            AAFA records list her as Annie Lee Alford, daughter of Alonzo Alfred Alford and Sally Jane Bullock.

            She is buried next to her husband, Leon Leroy Cherry.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Annie Lee 1894 NC1, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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ANNIE LOIS MERRITT ALFORD

 

Haskins Funeral Home

Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—_____ February 2020

 

 

            Annie Lois Alford, 78, of 206 E. Mann St., Benson died Monday [February 17] at Johnston UNC Health, Smithfield.

            She was born June 1, 1941 in Johnston County to Elton Meritt and Annie Pearl Williams and is survived by three children.

            Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 AM at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Dunn. Burial will follow in the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake…. Arrangements are by at Haskins Funeral Home - Cremations, LLC.

 

Photo from Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

 

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

            We included the obituary of her husband, George Dennis Alford, in Maryland Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Annie Lois Merrit, black, was born 1 June 1941 in Johnston Co.., NC, daughter of Elton Merritt and Annie Pearl Williams.

 

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ANNIE MAE EVANS ALFORD

 

Dafford Funeral Home

Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—_____ June 2017

 

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            Mrs. Annie M. Alford, 88, of 607 East Holmes Street, Benson, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017.

            Survivors: son - Nathan Alford, Jr. (Shirley); daughter - Rebecca A. Oats; sisters - Inez Finch, Hattie Steele, and Catherine Evans; brothers-in-law; Abraham and Joseph Alford; sisters-in-law - Peggy, Cora Lee, and Mamie Alford; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren.

            Funeral Service: Cape Fear Conference A Headquarters, 25 Beaver Road Erwin, NC 28339, Tue, June 20, 2017, 12:00 PM.

            Burial: Resthaven Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Resthaven Memorial Park, Dunn, Harnett\ Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Pauley

Photo posted 12/2017

 

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

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

            Her full name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            From NC Divorces: Annie Alford and Nathan Alford Sr. were divorced on 11 Oct 1983 in Johnston Co., NC.

 

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ANNIE MAE ALFORD JOHNSON

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 1 July 1987

 

MEBANE—Mrs. Annie Mae Alford Johnson, 42, of Route 1, Box 536, died Sunday [May 28] in Duke Medical Center in Durham after a short illness.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Chapel Baptist Church, of which she was a member.

            Mrs. Johnson worked for MCR Corp. in Mebane.

            Survivors are husband, John T. Johnson; daughter, Tina Johnson of the home; father and stepmother, Mack and Ella Bertha Alford of Rowland; sister, Mrs. Annie Lee Alford Thomas of Rowland.

            The family will be at Hargett & Bryant Funeral Home in Burlington 7-8 p.m. today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From NC Deaths: Annie Mae Johnson, married black, was born 1 June 1945 in NC. She died 28 June 1987 in Durham, Durham Co., NC, and resided in Alamance Co., NC.

 

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ANNIE MAE MCQUEEN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Annie Mae Alford, 65, of 307 N. Martin Luther King Drive, died Saturday [July 14] in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence [Florence Co.], S.C.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church where, she was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir.

            The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in New Hope United Methodist Church…. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hill’s Funeral Home of Fairmont [NC].

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Willie F. Alford of the home; four daughters, Pamela A. Campbell of the home, Patricia A. McCallum and Tonya Alford, both of Rowland, and Jacqueline A. Davis of Tucker, Ga.; a sister, Sarah McIntosh of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Charles Baker and Larry Baker, both of Columbus, Ohio, John McCallum of High Point and Douglas Streeter of Maxton; and 11 grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 4 Apr 1936, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Willie Fred “Winford” Alford; and her great-grandson Tomas Cortez Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Annie Mae Alford, black married, was born 4 Apr 1936 in Robeson Co., NC, and died 14 July 2001 in Snow Camp, SC—there appears to be no Snow Camp in SC, but there is one in Alamance Co. Her residence is listed as Burnsville, Robeson Co., NC—but Burnsville is in Yancey Co. Her father’s last name was McQueen.

 

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ANNIE MEDLIN ALFORD

Mother of John Clellon “Buck” Alford, AAFA #1539

Grandmother of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

Annie Medlin Alford

 

Annie Medlin Alford and Luke Foster Alford

Photos from their granddaughter Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 27 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Annie Medlin Alford, 99, of Eagle Rock Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Rex Hospital.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late John Robert and Annie Horton Medlin.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her children, Gladys Honeycutt of Wendell; Wilma Woodard of Raleigh; Ann “Lib” Curtis of Wendell; Grace Tutor of Wendell; John C. “Buck” Alford of Raleigh; and Ed Alford of Rolesville; a sister, Helen Marshburn of Morrisville; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 66 great-great-grandchildren.

            In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Luke Alford and three children, Lois Honeycutt, Leamon Alford and Herman Alford.

            The funeral service was held Jan. 21 at Central Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the church cemetery....

 

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Photo from Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Matthew & Chrissy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Oct 1905, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Luke Foster Alford; and children Charles Edward Alford, Gladys Ellen Alford Honeycutt, Herman Smith Alford, John Clellon “Buck” Alford, Leamon Luke Alford, Lois Lee Alford Honeycutt, and Wilma Doris Alford Woodard in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE REBECCA “NICK” ALFORD PERRY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 August 1978

 

 

Photo from Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Jordan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Perry (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 Aug 1915 and died_____ Aaug 1978, last residence Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Edith Alford Perry, Essie Alford Bowden, and Judas Alford; and half-brothers James Earl “Donald” Alford and Richard Erwin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Rebecca Alford, age 22, married John Leonard Perry, age 23, on 11 Feb 1939 in Franklin Co., NC.

            She was the daughter of James Docus “Doke” Alford and his first cousin Elizabeth Ann Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her paternal lineage: Annie Rebecca 1915 NC1, James Docus 1876 NC2, William Thomas 1849 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Her maternal lineage: Elizabeth Ann 1886 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, same as paternal.

 

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ANNIE SYLVANIA CHEEK ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Friday, 20 September 1963

 

MOTHER OF LOCAL WOMAN SUCCUMBS

 

            Mrs. Annie Cheek Alford, 99, of Thomasville, widow of James M. Alford, died at 6:40 p.m. yesterday [September 19] at her home, 703 Trotter Street. She was the mother of Mrs. Clifford Varner of Lexington, Route 2.

            Mrs. Alford, who had been in declining health for the past six years and critically ill for the past two weeks, was born in Randolph County to Rufus and Martha Cheek. She had lived in Thomasville for the past 50 years. She was a charter member of Pleasant Cross Christian Church in Randolph County.

            Surviving in addition to Mrs. Varner are four other daughters, Mrs. Bessie Baily, Mrs. Bertha Black and Mrs. Roy Armsworthy, all of Thomasville, and Miss Ruth Alford of the home; three sons, Oscar and Millard Alford, both of Denton, Route 1, and John Alford of Thomasville; 40 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel…. Burial will be in Holly Hills Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Milton Alford; and children John Milton Alford, Maude Elizabeth Alford Varner, Millard Clemmond Alford, Ruth Ella Mae Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Thomas Walter Alford in Florida Obituaries.

 

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ANNIE WILHELMINA CLARK ALFORD DEMENT

Grandmother of Robert Christopher Alford, AAFA #0041

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial, posted by her great-grandson Robert Alford

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 May 2010

 

 

Photo from Centerville Baptist Church Cemetery, Centerville, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Jordan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilhelmina A. Dement (SS# issued in NC), last residence Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Walter Grady Alford; and son Milton Grady Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANTIMUS ALFRED

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 October 2010

 

            Antimus Alfred of Charlotte died October 4, 2010. Services by A.E. Grier & Sons, Statesville Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Antimus Alfred (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 May 1956, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            A.E. Grier & Sons traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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ARIA MAE ALFORD McCLINTON

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—15 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            On January 12th, God pulled one of his brightest stars and set it asail into the heavens. Mrs. Aria Mae Alford McClinton, of 1621 E. 19th Street, departed this life following a brief period of illness at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

            She was born May 2, 1919 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to John and Lelia Higgins Alford. She was a resident of Winston-Salem for most of her life and a former cook at Summit School and Anderson High of Forsyth County, where she retired. Mrs. McClinton was also a beautician for many years. She joined Kimberly Park Holiness Church where she was a long time member and later became a member of the Church of Reconciliation Non-Denominational Church.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. from the Union Chapel Baptist Church.... Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens....

            She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Clatis C. McClinton, Sr. of the home; two son, Clatis McClinton, Jr. and James McClinton; two daughters, Ella Hallums and Clara Hauser, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three grandchildren, Carolyn Hallums, Sonya Hauser, and Kenneth Smith; three great-grandchildren, Jamela Smith, Jordan Hauser, and Tashelia Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

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Photo from Piedmont Memorial Gardens, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Anderson

Photo posted in 2023

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aria A. McClinton (SS# issued in NC), last residence Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Aria Mae McClinton, black, was born 2 May 1919 in Forsyth Co., NC.

 

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ARLENE JOY CASSTEVENS ALFORD

 

MOUNT AIRY NEWS

Mount Airy, Surry Co., NC—16 July 2015

 

KERNERSVILLE—Arlene Joy Casstevens Alford, 59, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

            She was born January 25, 1956 in Surry Co. to Arvil John Casstevens and the late Jean Hawks Casstevens. Arlene was a graduate of East Forsyth High School, had been employed with American Express and currently employed with Bank of America.

            In addition to her father, surviving are her husband, Michael Alford; son, Nicky (Amanda) Collins; grandchildren, Caleb and Kyndal Collins; brother, Wayne (Elizabeth) Casstevens; sister, Doris (Ron) Pinyan; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

            A Funeral Service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel…. Burial will follow in Mt. Gur Cemetery….

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215 or The American Diabetes Association….

 

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

 

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ARRIE JANE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 6 March 1997

 

WHITEVILLE—Ms. Arrie Jane Alford, 74, of 741 W. Burkhead St. died Monday [March 3] in her home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Lawrence Bowers Auditorium. Burial will be in Campground Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home.

            Ms. Alford is survived by five daughters, Orra Scott of South Norwalk, Conn., Rosa Smith of Washington, D.C., Patricia Hill of Whiteville, Belinda Dixon of Staten Island, N.Y., and Carolyn Jernigan of San Antonio; three sons, Nathaniel Green of Whiteville, William Greene of Washington, D.C., and Richard Jernigan of Panama City, Fla.; two sisters, Nellie Chambers of South Boston, Va., and Iola Holland of Dudley; and two brothers, Willie H. Alford of Baltimore and Archie Alford of New Haven, Conn.

 

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Photo from Campground Cemetery, Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe Craver – NC Legionnaire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arrie J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Oct 1922 [different than gravestone and SSACI], last residence Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Arrie Jane Alford, black, was born 22 Oct 1922 in Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC, daughter of Nathaniel Alford and Iola Hart.

 

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ARTHUR CHARLES ALFORD

 

Wiseman Mortuary

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—_____ November 2017

 

January 2, 1957 ~ November 14, 2017

 

            Mr. Arthur Charles Alford age 60 of 2824 Baywood Road, Eastover NC departed this life Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

            Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the Wiseman Mortuary Chapel….

            He leaves to cherish his loving memory: sons, Shandricka Alford, and Charles Alford; siblings, Colon Alford, Lynn Alford, and DeRebba Scott and six grandchildren.

            Arrangements entrusted to Wiseman Mortuary Inc.

 

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

 

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ARTHUR STAFFORD “OTT” ALFORD

 

Senior photo, Tecoan, 1952 yearbook, East Carolina College, Greenville, Pitt Co., NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 24 April 1982

 

 

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Photo from Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville, Pitt Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hardy Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 Dec 1929 but, incorrectly, that he died 15 June 1982, last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Jean “Bet” Jacobs Alford McMahan; son Wesley Garrett “Gary” Alford; and parents Willie Stafford Alford and Ruby Blanch Cole Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Arthur Stafford Alford, white married, was born 30 Dec 1929 in NC and died 23 Apr 1982 in Pitt Co., NC.

            From:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 15 January 1967

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Arthur Stafford 1929 NC1, Willie Stafford 1901 SC2, John Thomas 1861 SC3, Joel 1842 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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ASSAD JULIL “AJ” ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 15 January 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RAEFORD [Hoke Co.]—Assad J. “AJ” Alford, 18, of 719 Green St., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Thursday in Bethlehem Baptist Church in Laurinburg. Burial in Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg.

            Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home in Laurinburg.

            Survived by: Parents, Robert and Marciea; sisters, Dewanna McIntyre, Robin Roberts and Lyntra; brother, Demon Bethea; and grandparents, Herman and Jessie Ellzy, and Verdell Bennett.

 

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LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 16 January 2006

 

RAEFORD, N.C.—Mr. Assad Julil (AJ) Alford, 18 of 719 Green Street died Thursday in N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Laurinburg…. Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery.

            Survivors are his parents: Robert & Marciea Alford of the home, his biological mother: Yasmin Bethea of Laurinburg, three sisters: Dewanna (Damion) McIntyre of Laurinburg, Robin (Desmond) Roberts & Lyntra Alford both of Raeford, one brother: Damon Bethea of Laurinburg, grandparents: Verdell Bennett of Raeford & Jesse (Hermon) Ellzy of Laurel Hill.

            The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Morris Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert C. Paul

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Assad J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Nov 1987, last residence not listed.

 

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AUGUSTA “GUSSIE” ALFORD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 29 June 1950

 

 

Photo from H.B. Alford Family Cemetery, Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Hubert Lee Alford, Joseph Elie Alford, Nealie V. Alford Woodlief, and William Daniel Alford in this compilation.

            She is Augusta Alford, age 2, on the 1880 census, but in all other records she is Gussie.

            Both Gussie and her husband were Alfords.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Augusta 1877 NC1, Josiah E. 1832 NC2, Elias 1795 NC3, Isaac 1748 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Moses 1872 NC1, William Joseph 1851 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA7.

 

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AVER BROWN ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 10 May 1984

 

            Mrs. Avery Alford, 65, of 1702 Willow Road died Wednesday [May 9] at her home.

            Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hargett Funeral Home.

 

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NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 12 May 1984

 

            Mrs. Aver Brown Alford, 65, of 1702 Willow Road died Thursday at her home.

            Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hargett Funeral Home.

            Surviving are sister, Ms. Pear Matthews of Staley; brother, June Brown of Staley; daughter, Ravonda Alford of the home; son Lucion Alford Jr. of Greensboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aver Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Aug 1918 and died _____ May 1984, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lucion C. “L.C.” Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Aver Alford, black married, died 9 May 1984 in Greensboro.

 

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AVERY “JOE” ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—15 June 2007

 

            Avery Alford, 71, of 1955 Bee Gee Road, died June 11, 2007, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Swamp Baptist Church in Bladenboro…. Burial will follow at Singletary Cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife, Nettie Alford of Lumberton; a son, Victor Arnette Alford of Lumberton; three daughters, Lisa Thomas of Madison, Julia Kennedy and Renee Alford, both of Lumberton; a brother, Leroy Alford of Lumberton; a sister, Lena Mae Stokes of Lumberton; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton.

 

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FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—15 June 2007

 

LUMBERTON—Avery “Joe” Alford, 71, of 1955 Bee Gee Road, died Monday, June 11, 2007, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday in Bryant Swamp Baptist Church in Bladenboro. Burial in Singletary Cemetery in Butters….

            Survived by: Wife, Nettie; son, Victor; daughters, Lisa Thomas, Julia Kennedy and Renee; brother, Leroy; and sister, Lena Mae Stokes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arey Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Nov 1935, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers James Franklin Alford, Leon Alford, and Leroy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Ray Alford in New York Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Arie Alford, black, was born 17 Nov 1936 [different than SSDI] in Lumberton, Robeson Co., son of Willie and Queen Alford.

            His name is spelled Avery in some records and Arey in others.

            From NC Births: William Alford and Queen/Quennie Lewis are listed as the parents of these children, black, with 3 sets of twins:

 

1933    Robeson Co.   unnamed son                     twin

1933    Robeson Co.   unnamed son                     twin

1936    Robeson Co.   Arie Alford

1937    Robeson Co.   Lena Mae Alford

1942    Bladen Co.      Leon Alford                      twin

1942    Bladen Co.      Leroy Alford                     twin

1945    Bladen Co.      James Franklin Alford     twin

1945    Bladen Co.      James Roy Alford             twin

 

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AVIS PEARCE ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Tuesday, 29 November 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989

 

            Mrs. Avis Pearce Alford, 81, formerly of 2512 Marble Street, died Monday [November 28] at Winston-Salem Convalescent Center. She was the widow of identical twins of Ross and Doss Alford. [To clarify: she was the widow of Doss Alford, who had an identical twin named Ross.]

            She was born August 3, 1907 in Darlington, S.C., to Edward Pearce and Ella Louise Pearce. She spent most of her life in Winston-Salem. She was a long time member of Salem Baptist Church.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vogler’s Main Street Chapel.... Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving are three sons, Edgar V. Alford, Ronald G. Alford and P. Burch Alford, all of Kernersville; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a special niece, Mrs. Ramona C. Merritt, Fayetteville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Watford, Timmonsville, S.C.; two half sisters, Mrs. Geneva Griffin, Charlotte and Mrs. Doris Whited, Akron, Ohio and one brother, Walter D. Pearce, Orange Park, Fl.....

 

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Photo from Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DebbieLee (Graveyard Granny)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1988) dates of Avis P. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence State College, Centre Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her grandson Ross Pearce Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Doss 1906 NC1, Patrick Hines 1858 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AZALEE WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 December 2005

 

            Alford, Azalee, of 219 S. 17th St., died Dec. 21 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Pine Valley Church of Christ. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.

 

Photo from Calvary Memorial Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Shirley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Azalee W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Dec 1921, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Azalee Williams Alford, black, was born 28 Dec 1921 in Lee Co., SC, daughter of Johnnie Williams and Lottie Blyther.

            Calvary Memorial Cemetery traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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BARBARA ANN ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 17 March 2013

 

BARBARA ALFORD “ANN”

 

POLKTON—Ann, 71, of Polkton, NC, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at home. Her family will receive friends on Monday, March 18, 2013, from 4:00 until 5:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. Services in celebration of Ann’s life will begin at 5:00 PM in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life dinner for family and friends immediately following the service in the Reception Hall at the funeral home.

            Ann was born on April 16, 1941, in Thomasville, NC, daughter of the late J.H. Alford and Katherine James Alford. Ann had a long career with Forest Lawn East Cemetery and Heritage Funeral Homes as an accountant. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, co-worker and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

            Survivors include her beloved children, Gregory Lee McGee of Polkton, Loretta M. Saunders and husband Chuck of Pleasant Garden, NC. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Krystal and Kim Saunders both of Pleasant Garden, NC; and brother, Donald R. Alford and wife Peggy of Thomasville, NC….

 

Photo from Forest Lawn East Cemetery, Weddington, Union Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Izzy

 

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

            See the obituary of her mother, Katherine James Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Barbara Ann 1941 NC1, James Hamilton “Pete” 1910 NC2, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC3, James Milton 1853 NC4, Thomas B. 1834 NC5, Green Berry 1787 NC6.

 

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BARBARA ANN ALFORD PAGE

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 27 January 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

DURHAM—Barbara Ann Page was born on June 14, 1960, to Evangeline Bailey and Fred Alford, and on January 23, 2003, she departed this mortal life at Duke University Medical Center. She was educated in the Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College. She served her country in the U.S. Army for six years.

            Barbara leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James Page; three sons, Reginald Bailey, James Page Jr., and Robert Page; one daughter, Sheneque Page; her mother, Evangeline Alford; and a brother, Charles Bailey.

            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church…. Burial will follow in Glennview Memorial Park…. Funeral services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors….

 

Photo from Glennview Memorial Park, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, dbc

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara A. Page (SS# issued in NC), last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her father, Fred Alford, in this compilation.

            Glennview Memorial Park traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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BARBARA ANNETTE WILSON ALFORD

 

Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services

Bessemer City, Gaston Co., NC—_____ May 2016

 

            Barbara Annette Wilson-Alford, 48, of Bessemer City passed away on May, 4, 2016 at Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.

            She was born on April 24, 1968 in Mecklenburg County to Louise Eudy Wilson- Simmons and late James Woodrow Wilson.

            In addition to her mother, Barbara is survived by her daughter, Brandi Louise Kelly-Rhyne of Dallas; sisters, Nina Lori Clark-McLaren of Charleston, SC, Carol Susan Greene-Herard; 2 grandchildren.

            Funeral services are private.

 

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

 

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BARNES CLIFFORD “COOT” ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Tuesday, 2 December 2014

 

            Barnes Clifford “Coot” Alford, 72, of Winston-Salem, NC passed on Saturday.

            He was survived by a daughter Margaret Ross: two brothers: John Lewis Alford, Richard Alford; sister: Omelia A. Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, relative and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

            Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Roberts Funeral Service Chapel in Winston-Salem. Burial will follow in the Piedmont Memorial Gardens…. Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Service of Winston-Salem.

 

Photo from Piedmont Memorial Park, Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Anderson

 

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

            See the obituaries of his father, John Willie Alford; and sister Sarah Frances Alford Morrison Clark in this compilation.

 

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BARBARA DIAN ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 4 September 1980

 

 

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Photo from Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Saint Pauls, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ryan P

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1911 and died _____ Sept 1980, last residence Saint Pauls, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Flora Cathryn McCormic Alford; and brothers Murray McCheyne Alford Sr. and Neill Thompson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Barbara Dian 1911 NC1, Jacob Wiley 1875 NC2, Nathan Thompson 1843 NC3, Jacob 1789 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BEATRICE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 18 July 2014

 

GREENSBORO—Beatrice Alford, 67, died Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Faith Worship Believers Church, 3004 Executive Dr., Greensboro.

 

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

 

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BENJAMIN CARLTON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 8 October 1967

 

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 9 October 1967

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benjamin Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Feb 1912 and died _____ Oct 1967, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Martha Langdon Alford; and brother Walton Jay Alford in this compilation.

            On Benjamin Carlton Alford’s 1941 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), He is age 28, born 26 Feb 1912 in Johnston Co., NC. He is living in Smithfield, Johnston Co., NCl His contact is his wife, Mrs. Benjamin Carlton Alford of the same address.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            His lineage: Benjamin Carlton 1912 NC1, Walton John 1886 NC2, John William 1856 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 14 November 1947

 

 

 

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Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hardy Flanagan

He is buried next to his wife Nina.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Nina Celester Brown Alford; daughter Lucille Alford Eure; and siblings Alonzo Alfred Alford, Lester Alford, Lillian Alford, William Henry Alford, and Zebulon Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930, Tarboro (District 3), Edgecombe Co., NC, dwelling #251: Frank Alford, age 54, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Nina [indexed as Vince], 49, age 19 at first marriage; and children: Frances 24, Lucile 22, Bruce 15, and Margaret C. 10. All were b. in NC. Frank and the 3 eldest children worked in a hosiery mill, as did many of their neighbors.

            In 1920, Tarboro (District 2), dwelling #51: Ben F. Allford, age 48 farmer; his wife Nina C. 39; and children: Edwin F. 16, Frances R. 14, Lucy 12, Bruce J. 5, and Margrett C. 6/12. All were b. in NC.

            In 1910, Tarboro (Township 1, Precinct 1), dwelling #185: B. Frank Allford, age 38, farm manager, married 10 years, first marriage; his wife [looks like and is indexed as] Narron 30; and children Edwin 6, Frances 4, and Lucy 2. All were b. in NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Benjamin Franklin 1871 NC1, Jesse 1836 NC2, Edmund 1814 NC3, Jesse 1765 NC4.

 

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BENJAMIN GABRIEL ALFORD

 

EVENING TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 7 December 1954

 

 

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Photo from Forest Hills Cemetery, Nashville, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helen Sharpe

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Magnolia “Nolia” Collins Alford; second wife, Nina Davis Collins Alford; daughters Elsie Virginia Alford Williams, Lillian Collins Alford Vestal, Nannie Elizabeth Alford Jackson, and Pattie Frances Alford Barbee; parents Thomas Person Alford and Nannie A. Ward Alford; and sisters Martha “Pattie” Alford, Mary Ellice Alford Strickland, and Ovie Nannie Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Benjamin Gabriel Alford married Nina Davis Collins on 27 July 1935 in Nash Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Benjamin Gabriel 1876 NC1, Thomas Person 1851 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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BENJAMIN JOSEPH ALFORD

Uncle of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 September 1914

 

 

Photo from Boyette Family Cemetery, Kenly, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Billy Womble

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father Henry Hardy Alford; and brothers Lawrence O’Bryan Alford and LeRoy Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is from AAFA records.

            In Johnston Co., NC, he is Bennett on the 1860 census and Bennet on the 1870 census. He is Bennett J. Alford on his death certificate. In all other available records, he is Benjamin J., Ben J., or Benjamin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC1, Henry Hardy 1826 NC2, Exum 1788 NC3.

 

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BENJAMIN RANDALL ALFORD, SR.

Brother of Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104

Uncle of Robert G. Lewis, AAFA #0789, and William Earl Lewis Sr., AAFA #1179

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 16 March 2000

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ben R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Jan 1919, last residence Morehead City, Carteret Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John William Alford Sr. and Lucy Elladene Voliva Alford; and siblings Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, Eloise Grady Alford King Lupton, Guy Phillips Alford, Lucy Gaynelle Alford Goodman Sargent, and Nellie Ruth Alford Kendall Read in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Benjamin Randall Alford was born 14 Jan 1919 in Carteret Co., NC, son of John William Alford and Lucy Voliva.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Benjamin Randall 1919 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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BENJAMIN RANDOLPH “RANDY” ALFORD, JR.

Nephew of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707; and LaRue Alford King, AAFA #0701

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 2 April 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

BUNN [Franklin Co.]—Benjamin Randolph (Randy) Alford, Jr., 64, of 904 Alford Mill Road, died Thursday morning 1 April 2004 at his home.

            Randy was owner of Alford Lumber Company and a retired Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer.

            He was the son of the late Benjamin Randolph and Sudie Moss Alford and a native of Franklin County.

            Randy is survived by his daughter and Nicki and Billy Griffin of Louisburg; brother and sis Jimmie and Peggy Alford of Bunn; granddaughter, Addie Griffin of Louisburg; nephews, Rodney Alford and Jonathan Alford, both of Bunn….

            Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel [Louisburg]. Burial will follow in the Bunn Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benjamin R. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 July 1939.

            See the obituary of his father, Benjamin Randolph “Ran” Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Benjamin Randolph 1939 NC1, Benjamin Randolph 1916 NC2, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC3, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC4, Bennett Henry 1818 NC5, Lockhard H. 1790 NC6.

 

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BENJAMIN RANDOLPH “RAN” ALFORD, SR.

Brother of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707; and LaRue Alford King, AAFA #0701

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 14 January 2002

 

November 1, 1916–Jan. 13, 2002

 

BUNN—Benjamin (Ran) Alford Sr., 85, of 824 Alford Mill Road, died Sunday morning.

            He was preceded in death by his wife Sudie Moss Alford, and his brother and business partner Marget Alford, and brothers J.D. (Buck) Alford, Ben Alford, and sister Frances Alford.

            A native of Franklin County and the son of the late Benjamin Smith and Lula Ford Stallings Alford. He was founder and co-owner of Alford Brothers Lumber Company.

            Graveside funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bunn Cemetery….

            Mr. Alford is survived by his sons, Randy Alford Jr. of Bunn, Jimmie K. and wife Peggy S. Alford of Bunn; three grandchildren, Nicki Griffin of Louisburg, Rodney Alford and Jonathan Alford both of Bunn; great-granddaughter, Addison Griffin of Louisburg; brother, Freddie Alford; sisters, La Rue King, Mary Intellini, Pat Mathais, and Sal Pappas; sister- in-law, Bet Alford and Pauline Alford.

            The family will receive friends at 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Strickland Funeral Home, 103 West Franklin Street, Louisburg….

 

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Photos from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benjamin R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Nov 1916, last residence Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son Benjamin Randolph Alford Jr.; parents, Benjamin Smith Alford Sr. and Lula Ford Stallings Alford; and siblings Frances Ophelia Alford, Freddy Lemuel Alford, James Marget Alford, John D. “Buck” Alford, and LaRue Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Benjamin Randolph 1916 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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BENJAMIN SMITH ALFORD, SR.

Father of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707; and LaRue Alford King, AAFA #0701

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 1 February 1968

 

 

Photo from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benjamin Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 May 1888 and died _____ Jan 1968, last residence Bunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lula Ford Stallings Alford; and children Benjamin Randolph “Ran” Alford Sr., Frances Ophelia Alford, Freddy Lemuel Alford, James Marget Alford, John D. “Buck” Alford, and LaRue Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Benjamin Smith 1888 NC1, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC2, Bennett Henry 1818 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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BENNETT HENRY ALFORD

 

No source (newspaper clipping found in Bible)

Probably Franklin County, NC—_____ January 1857

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Departed this life at half past eight o’clock on Thursday evening the 22d inst., at his residence near the Eastern extremity of Cedar Creek in the County of Franklin from dropsy of the Chest, Mr. Bennett H. Alford in the thirty-ninth year of his age.

            The deceased (together with many other relatives and a large circle of acquaintances and friends) left an affectionate wife and six interesting little children to bemoan their sad bereavement; he was an affectionate husband and an indulgent Father. He was born and raised in the County of Franklin, and highly esteemed by all who knew him, and regarded as being extremely industrious when in health, and a perfect moddle [sic] of an honest purpose in all of his dealings with his fellow men; he was for many years a strict member of the Baptist Church, and as we are informed had espired [sic] manifesting undoubted assurance of blissful immortality beyond the grave.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son John Randolph Alford; and grandchildren Clarence Parker “Sam” Alford, Fannie Bell Alford Perry, Frank Oliver Alford, Lawrence Sidney Alford Jr., Maggie Lou Alford, and William Davis Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandson Bennett Nicholas Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            A typewritten copy of this obituary was submitted by Franceine Perry Rees, AAFA #0051. It is not clear who typed the copy or wrote the following notes that were included with the obituary:

 

Some of Bennett’s relatives by marriage (Bell sister-in-law and family) were said to have been living in New Orleans or nearby at the time of his death. According to family recollections, Bennett’s death occurred in a rare period of deep snow; it was impossible for his remains to be transported to the “family homeplace” so he was instead buried on the grounds of Mr. Harris, a friend and neighbor, under a cedar tree. The plantation is still intact, house and grounds, but the location of the tree is unknown. Grave was probably not marked.

 

            From family bible records of Bennett and Mary Bell Alford—Bible title page dated 1844 (New Testament):

 

Bennett H. Alford born 23 Feb 1818

Mary Bell his wife born 4 Nov 1826

Their children:

Sarah Tabitha Alford born 25 Sept 1844 (remained unmarried)

Rebecca Jane Alford born 26 Nov 1845 (married—? Moye)

John R. Alford born 11 April 1849 [see obituary following]

*Sidney Lawrence Alford born 16 March 1851

Madison J. Alford born 3 June 1853 (remained unmarried)

James O. (?) Alford born 21 March 1855 (no record as yet)

 

Bennett H. Alford Married Mary Bell 19 Dec 1843.

 

Much illegible scrawling in covers and record pages—can read these: R.J. Alford’s Book presented By B.H. Alford her papa Henry Alford (name only) Willis P. Alford (name only) Jeremiah (name only)

 

* This son was later known by a reverse of this name, Lawrence Sidney Alford (called Lawrence). He married Susan Parker Arrington of Nash and Franklin Counties and left several children, including my grandmother.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Bennett Henry 1818 NC1, Lockhard H. 1790 NC2.

 

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BENNY LEE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 12 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RENNERT [Robeson Co.]—Benny Lee Alford, 33, of 13 Jasper Road, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            Services: Funeral, 3 p.m., Monday in St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church.

            Viewing: 1 to 6 p.m. today at McKoy & Sons Mortuary in St. Pauls.

            Survivors: Daughter, Ashley McRae; son, Armontac; mother, Shirley Tolson; sisters, Janet Glover, Olivia, Therese, Jamie and Racheal; brothers, Corey Floyd and Jerome; and grandmother, Lillian Mannuel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benny Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Feb 1971, last residence Shannon, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his father, Joseph Benjamin “Ben” Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Benny Lee Alford, black, never married, was born 2 Feb 1971 in Robeson Co., NC. He was cremated.

            From NC Births: Benny Lee Alford was born 2 Feb 1971 in Robeson Co., NC, son of Joseph Alford and Shirley Ashford.

            His lineage: Benny Lee 1971 NC1, Joseph Benjamin 1943 NC2.

 

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BERKLEY MOSES ALFORD

Grandfather of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

Great-Grandfather of Cloyce Batchelor Alford, AAFA #0279; Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271; James Barbee Alford, AAFA #0344; and Johnny Howard Alford, AAFA #1472

Great-Great-Grandfather of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

 

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 7 April 1915

 

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty and Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children James Berry Alford, Jonah Williford “Jonnie” Alford; and William Vance Alford in this compilation.

            His first name is spelled various ways in records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Berkley Moses 1849 NC1, Kisar 1814 NC2.

 

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BERLA ALFORD DENTON

 

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 November 1983

 

 

Photo from Social Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Berla Denton (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Jan 1905 and died _____ Nov 1983, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Mallie Morris Alford and Carey Ann Whitley Alford; and siblings Claudia Rona Alford Williams (with family photo), Darnell Thomas Alford, Edna Earl Alford Tant, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Rayford Maurice Alford, Raymond Mallie Alford, Thelma Bernice Alford Beddingfield, and Vivian Lillian Alford Finch Winstead in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Berlie Alford, age 19 daughter of M.A. and Cary Alford, married Bervon Denton, age 22 son of J.C. and Sarah Denton, on 22 Dec 1923 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Berla 1905 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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BERNICE WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

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Photo from People’s Funeral Service, High Point, Guilford Co., NC

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—26 November 2009

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Bernice Williams Alford, 90 departed this life Saturday, November 21, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 31, 1919, in McCall, SC to the late Mr. Richard and Mrs. Florence Williams McCall. Mrs. Bernice was educated in the Marlboro County, SC public school system. She was married to the late Johnny Alford. Many affectionately knew her as “Monk”. She loved the Lord and sharing time with her family, who will greatly miss her. She was a faithful member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church until her health declined.

            In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven children, and ten siblings.

            Leaving to cherish her memories includes: three sons, Arthur L. (Shelby) Alford, Charles Alford all of High Point, NC and Lorenza (Charlene) Alford of Maxton, NC; five daughters, Louise (Frank Jr.) Bethea of Maxton, NC, Helen (Larry) Bennett of Bennettsville, SC, Lois Alford of McCall, SC, Sarah Alford and Elizabeth Alford both of High Point, NC; one sister, Elizabeth Williams; twenty eight grandchildren, thirty four great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.

            The family wishes to thank, Dr. Vicki Stovall, the staff of High Point Nephrology and Hospice Home at High Point.

            Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church located at 715 Leonard Ave. High Point…. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Service, Inc….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bernice Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her son Billy Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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BERNIS ALLEN ALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Thursday, 7 June 1973

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernis Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 March 1903 and died _____ June 1973, last residence Clyde, Haywood Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Bernice Allen Alford, age 70, born 5 March 1903 in FL, son of Walter Alford and Lottie McQuire, died 6 June 1973 in Fletcher, Henderson Co., NC. He was a resident of Clyde, Haywood Co., NC. The informant is his surviving spouse, Hazel Alford.

            From Florida, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Bernis Alford married Henrietta Alford on 9 July 1927 in Citrus Co., FL.

            From Florida, Divorce Index (Ancestry): Bernis Allen Alford and Henrietta Alford were divorced in 1945 in Marion Co., FL.

 

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BERRY GENE ALFORD

Father of Joseph Adam Alford, AAFA #1432

 

[Although he resided in South Carolina, we are also including his obituary here because he died in North Carolina and had close ties there.]

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 14 July 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Berry Gene Alford, 40, of 1012 Dawson Dr., Columbia, SC, died suddenly Wednesday [July 12] afternoon in Wake County.

            A Durham resident for most of his life, he had lived in Columbia for the past year. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and was employed in the carpeting industry. Mr. Alford was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Columbia.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jody Lefler Alford of Columbia; his mother, Mrs. Katherine McBroom of Durham; a son, Adam Alford of Columbia; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Kim Williams of Clayton; three sisters, Mrs. Carol Bycott of Plano TX, Mrs. Dorothy Black of Durham and Miss Mildred Ann Alford of Augusta GA; and a grandson.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday in Clements Funeral Chapel.... Entombment will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

            Pallbearers will be Glenn Lefler, Mack Lefler, Marcus Williams, Eddie Craigo, Cliff Adams and Joe Potocnie….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Berry G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Dec 1954, last residence not listed.

            From NC Deaths: Berry Gene Alford, white, died 12 July 1995 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, residence Beaufort Co., SC.

            In 2014, the cemetery, Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, reported that they have no record of his burial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Berry Gene 1954 NC1, Hines Berry 1910 NC2, Charles Berry 1882 NC3, Patrick Hines 1858 NC4, Hines Berry 1827 NC5, Thomas 1795 GA6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BERRY MONROE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 16 May 1940

 

 

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Photo from Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Middlesex, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah Spidle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Roxie Ann Taylor Alford; and children Eleanor Christine Alford Lewis, Lucy Lela Alford, Nathaniel Berry Alford, and Virda Alford Lewis in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Berry M. Alford, age 21, son of Berry and Emma Alford, married Roxie A. Taylor, age 18, daughter of Alsey and Mary Taylor, on 15 June 1894 in Nash Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Berry Monroe 1872 NC1, Berry 1844 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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BERTHA CHARLOTTE SPENCER LITTLE ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 22 January 1994

 

ROCKINGHAM—Mrs. Bertha Alford, 85, died Jan. 18, 1994, at Hamlet Hospital. Funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday at Philadelphia United Methodist Church. Visitation is 6:30 to 8 tonight at McEachern Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her brother, Henry Spencer of Laurinburg; sisters, Ms. Frances Covington of Washington, Ms. Carrie Thurman of Hillcrest Heights, Md., Ms. Helen Maynard; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

 

In another article:

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 21 January 1994

 

            Bertha Spencer Little Alford of Rockingham died Monday [January 17].

 

 

Photos from Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KesterDV

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Feb 1908 [different than gravestone, death record, and SSACI], but that she died 17 Jan 1994, last residence Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Bertha Charlotte Alford, black widow, died 17 Jan 1994 in Hamlet, Richmond Co., NC, father’s name Eli Spencer. She was born 29 Feb 1909.

            From SSACI: Bertha Little Alford, black, was born 29 Feb 1910 in Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC, daughter of Eli Spencer and Nezzie Caple. She died 17 Jan 1994.

 

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BERTHA HELEN ALFORD BEAMAN

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 10 March 1923

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, William Henry Alford and Helen K. Markham Alford; and brother Alonzo Ohio Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Bertha Helen Beaman, age 36, died 5 March 1923 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. She was born 9 Apr 1884, the daughter of W.H. Alford and Helen Marshman [sic]. The informant was W.W. Beaman.

            Her lineage: Bertha Helen 1884 NC1, William Henry 1850 NC2.

 

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BERTHA LEE ALFORD WILLIFORD

Grandaunt of Brenda Sue Alford, AAFA #1041

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Monday, 13 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ELIZABETHTOWN [Bladen Co.]—Mrs. Bertha Lee Alford Williford, 91, of Elizabethtown died Saturday [October 11] in LenCare Rest Home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Lewis Funeral Home.... Burial will be in Owens Cemetery.

            Mrs. Williford is survived by a son, James D. Williford of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild....

 

 

Photos from Owens Cemetery, Western Prong, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Ingalls Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha Williford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Nov 1905, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Bertha Lee Williford, white widow, born 3 Nov 1905 in SC, widowed.

            From SSACI: Bertha Lee Williford was born 3 Nov 1905 in Horry Co., SC, daughter of James T. Alford and Margaret Edwards. She died 11 Oct 1997.

            From NC Marriages: Bertha Lee Alford, age 17 daughter of James and Maggie Alford, married J.W. Williford, age 23 son of deceased parents James Williford and Katie Stubb, on 25 March 1923 in Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Bertha Lee 1905 SC3, James Thomas 1868 SC4, Ashley Levi 1842 SC5, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC6, John B. 1780 NC7, William 1760 NC8.

 

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BERTHA MAY PULLEY ALFORD

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—9 April 2003

 

ZEBULON—Bertha Pulley Alford, 96, lifelong resident of Zebulon, died Tuesday. “Miss Bertha” was the oldest member of Zebulon United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the DeElla Flowers Sunday School class.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard H. Alford; and her brothers, James Pulley, Alton Pulley and Albert Pulley.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Zebulon United Methodist Church. Burial, Zebulon Cemetery.

            “Miss Bertha” is survived by her nieces and nephews and her greatnieces and great-nephews.

           ….Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon is serving “Miss Bertha’s” family, 919-269-6600.

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ShelbyHendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 June 1906, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Millard Howard Alford, in this complation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            From Find A Grave: Her parents were Alexander Pulley and Ada Katherine Weathers.

 

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BERTIE LOUISE HALFORD BROWN

Aunt of Connette Joycene Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 March 2006

 

            Bertie Halford Brown, a devoted Christian wife and mother, was welcomed into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, March 26, 2006.

            She was the daughter of the late Pose and Emma Halford. For 67 years Bertie fulfilled her marriage vows to the late Clyde Brown. She set forth a noble example of what it means to be a faithful wife and caring mother.

            Bertie lived her life sowing seeds of unconditional love. She was possessed by the spirit of giving and serving just like her Lord and Savior whether it was a family member or a stranger, Bertie searched for a way to share out of the abundance of her heart. She lived out the words of Jesus who said “Even the son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.”

            Surviving are five children; Kenneth Brown and his wife, Virginia, of Hoopers Creek, Betty Jean Robinson of Hendersonville, Joann Williams and her husband, James E., of Fairview, Jimmy Brown and his wife, Mildred, of Mills River and David Earl Brown and his wife, Faye, of Columbia, S.C. Also, Bertie had six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She has one sister, Azalee Frisbee of Hendersonville and two brothers, Al Halford and his wife, Pauline, of Asheville and Hubert Halford and his wife, Jackie of Burlington.

            A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service…. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park....

 

 

 

Photos from Shepherd Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David T. Veal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertie Brown (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Aug 1919.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Alden Grover “Al” Halford, Hazel Marie Halford Chilen, and Wilburn John Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Russell Walden Halford in Indiana Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Louise Halford was born 11 Aug 1919 in Polk Co., daughter of Bose [sic] Halford and Emma Bishop.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Bertie Louise 1919 NC1, Posey Williamson 1883 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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BESSIE LOU HAMLETT ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Monday, 15 March 1982

 

 

 

Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maureen Serrano

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Sept 1907 and died _____ March 1982, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Charlie Cooper Alford; and sons Charlie Clifton “Cliff” Alford, James Edward Alford, Julian Glynn Alford, Roy David Alford, and William Cooper “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Bessie Hamlett Alford, widow age 74, was born 18 Sept 1907 in NC and died 14 March 1982 in Ahoskie, Hertford Co., NC.

            Her middle name is from the marriage record of her son Julian Glynn Alford.

 

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BESSIE MAE RICHARDSON ALFORD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 24 April 1991

 

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ShelbyHendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 July 1916, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Herbert Forest Alford; second husband, (Herbert’s brother) Sonnie Douglas Alford; and daughter Carolyn Douglas Alford Pulley in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Bessie May Alford was born 31 July 1916 in Johnson Co., NC, daughter of Bernice B. Richardson and Myrtie Wilder.

 

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BESSIE MAE SINGLETARY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 12 April 1996

 

FAIRMONT [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Bessie Mae Alford, 52, of Route 2 died Tuesday [April 9] in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton [Robeson Co.].

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church…. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by five daughters, Lora Singletary of Lumberton, Cindy Singletary of Orrum, Beverly Thompson of Fairmont, and Gloria A. Scott and Antonia Singletary of Proctorville; two sons, John Singletary of Proctorville and Enoch Singletary of Chadbourn; a sister, Lessie M. Baker of Lumberton; and 21 grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Community Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From NC Deaths: Bessie Mae Alford, married, black, was born 4 Nov 1943 and died 9 Apr 1996 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC, father’s last name Singletary.

            Find A Grave contributor/photographer reported 7/17/2014 that Bessie is not buried in either Singletary Baptist Church Cemetery, Robeson Co., NC, or in Singletary Cemetery, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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BESSIE MAE ALFORD LEWIS

AAFA #1104

Mother of Robert Glenn Lewis, AAFA #0789, and William Earl Lewis Sr., AAFA #1179

 

Photo from L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 25 January 2009

 

July 25, 1905 - January 23, 2009

 

            Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, age 103, of 4200 Old Lewis Farm Road, died Friday, January 23, 2009. Mrs. Lewis was a retired school teacher, a farmer’s wife and homemaker. Funeral service, 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at Knightdale Baptist Church. Burial, New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Mailman Road, Knightdale.

            Surviving are her children, Frances Cooke, William and Mary Frances Lewis [AAFA #1179], Doris and Dwight Poole, Curtis and Sue Lewis, Stanley and Marilyn Lewis, all of Raleigh, Janet and Henry Hardee of Shallotte, Evelyn Godley of Roanoke, VA, Robert Lewis of Goldston [AAFA #0789], Faye and Julian Hurst, and Lyn Troxler, all of Cary; 100 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren [see note below].

            Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her parents, the Reverend John and Lucy Alford, and her husband, Vasco Earl Lewis, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.

            She was the oldest and the last living of seven children.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory….

 

 

Photos from Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Knightdale, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie M. Lewis (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, John William Alford Sr. and Lucy Elladene Voliva Alford; and siblings Benjamin Randall Alford Sr., Eloise Grady Alford King Lupton, Guy Phillips Alford, Lucy Gaynelle Alford Goodman Sargent, and Nellie Ruth Alford Kendall Read in this compilation.

            She was present at AAFA’s meeting in NC in 2001.

            Note from Bessie’s son Robert Glenn Lewis, AAFA #0789: Bessie had 10 children, 26 grandchildren, 45 great-great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-great-grandchildren. The “100” stated in the obituary represents all of her descendants, including step-grandchildren, etc.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bessie Mae 1905 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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BESSIE NOVELLA ALFORD JONES

Aunt of Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., AAFA #1180

 

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

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 18 July 1986

 

 

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Photo from Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville, Pitt Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hardy Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Jones (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Sept 1891[different than gravestone] and died _____ July 1986, last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Alonzo Alfred Alford; and siblings Alonzo Durand “Lonnie” Alford, Annie Lee Alford Cherry, Effie Della Alford Whitehurst, Garland Cleophus Alford Sr., and John Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Sallie Estelle Alford Mathews and William Joseph Alford Sr. in Virginia Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from Robert Wilfrid Alford Jr.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Bessie Novella 1892 NC1, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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BESSIE SMALLS FRIPP ALFORD

 

Marshel’s Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals

Beaufort, SC—_____ April 2008

 

 

            Mrs. Bessie Smalls Fripp Alford 57, a native of Gray’s Hill, SC, and wife of Alexander Alford, died Monday, April 21, 2008 at Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

            Funeral Services: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Bethel Word and Worship Deliverance Temple, Burton. Burial be on Monday, April 28, 2008 10:30 AM in Beaufort National Cemetery.

            Bessie was born October 4, 1950, in Beaufort County, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Cheerfield and Janie Pringle Smalls. She received her education in the public schools of Beaufort County and was a 1969 graduate of Robert Smalls High School.

            She was married to the late Joseph Fripp, III and to this union three children, Joseph IV, Aprel and Anthony were born.

            Bessie later married Alexander Alford of Laurinburg, NC, and lived in California for a number of years. Eventually they returned to Laurinburg where they made their home.

            Bessie was a wonderful mother and a loving and devoted grandmother. She had many talents in life. She was an amazing seamstress owning her own business.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Abraham, Walter and Henry Lee Smalls.

            Survivors include her husband of Laurinburg, NC; her children, Joseph IV (Kathy), Aprel and Tony (Micki); eleven grandchildren, Stakar, Tiara, London, Noah, Kyra, Sundiata, Brenton, Alexis, MaK’lee, and twins Jada & Jailen; three brothers, Ezekiel (Helen), Samuel (Georgia) of Beaufort, SC, and Richard of Philadelphia, PA; four sisters, Rosa Peterson of Philadelphia, PA, Eva Smalls, Alvena White and Ruthie Smalls all of Gray’s Hill, SC; her mother-in-law, Josie Alford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lynn Smalls, Redell Smalls, Eli, Jr., Levi, John, James, Charles, Lorenzo, DAren, Jerome, Roger, Josephine, Beulah, Martha, Deborah and Mary; a host of aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            She was a truly magnificent and outstanding lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

 

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BEAUFORT GAZETTE

Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC—Saturday, 26 April 2008

 

            Bessie Smalls Fripp Alford, 57, a native of Gray’s Hill [Beaufort Co.], died Monday, April 21, 2008 at Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg [Scotland Co., NC]. She was born October 4, 1950 in Beaufort, SC, a daughter of the late Cheerfield and Janie Pringle Smalls.

            She was a 1969 graduate of Robert Smalls High School [in Beaufort, SC].

            Surviving are her husband, Alexander Alford; her children, Joseph Fripp, IV (Kathy), Aprel Fripp and Anthony Fripp (Micki); eleven grandchildren, Stakar, Tiara, London, Noah, Kyra, Sundiata, Brenton, Alexis, MaK’lee, Jada & Jailen; three brothers, Samuel Smalls (Georgia), Ezekiel Smalls (Helen) and Richard Smalls; four sisters, Rosa Peterson, Eva Smalls, Alvena White and Ruthie Smalls; her mother-in-law, Josie Alford; 9 brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; a host of other relatives.

            Marshel’s Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BESSIE VIRGINIA WOODLIEF ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 31 October 1981

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Jan 1893 and died _____ Oct 1981, last residence Henderson, Vance Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Strickland Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Hilda Gray Alford Sparks in Washington Obituaries.

 

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BETSY ODUM ALFORD

Wife of Dallas Lloyd Alford Jr., AAFA #0340

 

Senior photo

From 1934 The Tecoan, yearbook of East Carolina Teachers College, Greenville, NC

 

Sophomore photo

From 1932 The Tecoan, yearbook of East Carolina Teachers College, Greenville, NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 17 October 1943

 

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Dallas Lloyd Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            From Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 (Ancestry): Betsy Odum, age 21 born 1914 in Hillister [probably Hollister, Halifax Co.], NC, married Dallas L. Alford on 2 Aug 1935 in Greensville Co., VA. Her parents are J.D. Odum and Nancy Shearin.

            Her dates of birth and death are different on her death certificate than on her gravestone:

 

            She apparently had no children.

 

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BETTIE WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 31 May 1962

 

 

Photo from Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Berry Alford; and children Mary Lee Alford Hunter, Wallace Harold Alford, and Zollie Floyd Alford in this compilation.

 

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BETTY JEAN “BET” JACOBS ALFORD MCMAHAN

 

Bet Alford McMahan

Photo from Wilkerson Funeral Home

 

DAILY REFLECTOR

Greenville, Pitt Co., NC—Thursday, 13 December 2012

 

            Mrs. Bet Alford McMahan, 81, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in The Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. McMahan, a native of Laurinburg, made her home in Greenville in 1950. For many years she had been active in the Greenville Service League. She was a longtime member of The Memorial Baptist Church, where she had served as deaconess and sang in the choir for many years.

            Mrs. McMahan was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur S. “Ott” Alford, former superintendent of Pitt County Schools in 1982. She later married Paul McMahan and lived in Tulsa, Okla. for six years. After Mr. McMahan passed away in 1990 she returned to make her home in Greenville.

            She was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Alford in 2007.

            She is survived by her sons, Randy Alford, and Scott Alford; daughter in-law, Susan Alford, all of Greenville; grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel, and Dillon Alford, and Joshua Dail and wife, Kim; great-grandson, Garrett Dail; stepson, Michael McMahan, of Tulsa, Okla.; stepdaughter, Patricia Petersen and husband, Jim, of Little Rock, Ark.; and two step-grandchildren, Jillian and John Paul.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Wilkerson Funeral Home….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. McMahan (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Aug 1931, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Arthur Stafford “Ott” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Wesley Garrett “Gary” Alford in this compilation.

            Marriage announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 June 1950

 

 

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AMY ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

Bright Funeral Home

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ May 2022

 

 

November 28, 1961 ~ May 5, 2022

 

            Amy Elizabeth Alford, 60, of Wake Forest passed away on Thursday May 5, 2022 at her residence.

            She was preceded in death by her father Fred Morris Alford and her mother Ruby Summerlin Alford Eaves.

            She is survived by her partner Karen Ashe, her son Cooper who was the light of her life, her brother Kevin Alford, cousin Cliff Alford who was a like a second brother and his wife Judy, a nephew Cameron Alford and his wife Kirstyn, a great niece Keely, great nephews Grayson and Ashton, nephew Casey Alford and dear friends Rose and Lee Godfrey. She is also survived by numerous cousins and many good friends including her Emerald Isle beach family and law enforcement family.

            Amy served in law enforcement at several agencies during her career, lastly as the Chief of Police of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture where she retired January 1, 2022.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon May 10, 2022 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Youngsville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            As those close to her know, the UNC Tarheels and the Washington Redskins were an important part of her life. In honor of her love for sports, attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite college or professional sports team attire….

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest, NC.

 

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

            See the obituary of her father, Fred Morris Alford, in this compilation.

            Her funeral home tribute includes many photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Amy Elizabeth 1961 NC1, Fred Morris 1930 NC2, Joseph Elie 1901 NC3, William Moses 1872 NC4, William Joseph 1851 NC5, Hines Berry 1827 NC6, Thomas 1795 GA7, John 1747 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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BETTY JEAN WHITAKER ALFORD TURLINGTON OUTLAW

 

Photo from Hall Wynne Funeral Chapel

 

“Charles and wife Betty Jean Whitaker”

Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Tuesday, 19 July 2011

 

LOUISBURG—Betty Jean Whitaker Outlaw died Monday night, July 18, 2011 at Wake Med in Raleigh. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Hall Wynne Franklinton Chapel…. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

            She was a native of Granville County and was the daughter of the late Vernon Thomas and Leana Vaughn Whitaker. She was of the Baptist faith and a housewife.

            Surviving: daughters, Stephanie Turlington Boyd of Louisburg and Shirley Brobery of Centerville; sons, David Turlington of High Point, Keith Turlington of Lynchburg, Va., and Clifton Alford of Louisburg; sisters, Hallie Swanston of Alabama and Edith Conyers of Louisburg; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren….

 

Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Franklinton, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. Outlaw (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 July 1933, last residence Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Isaac Clifton Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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BETTY LEE ALFORD HOUSE

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—25 July 2005

 

 

Betty House

 

            Mrs. House, of 1010 Delmar Ave., departed this life on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26 at the Nazareth Primitive Baptist Church at 12:30 p.m….Mourning her death is her husband, Alexander House, children, family and friends. Family Mortuary is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty L. House (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 June 1939, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Cephus Alford and Emma Jane Alford Reaves in New York Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Betty/Bettie Lee Alford House, black, was born 14 June 1933 in Fairmont, NC, daughter of Douglas Alford and Betty L. Carmachel. She died 20 July 2005.

 

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BETTY LOUISE DAVIS ALFORD

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 February 2019

 

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LAURINBURG—Pastor Betty Louise Davis Alford, age 75 of Laurinburg, NC passed away peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2019.

            Born on April 10, 1943 in Laurel Hill, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lackey Davis and Thelma Johnson Davis. Betty graduated from Carver High School and Pembroke State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. At the time of her passing she was co-pastor of Disciples for Christ Ministry in Laurinburg, NC. She taught middle school language arts and social studies for 26 years in the Scotland County, Robeson County and Richmond County School districts, retiring as an educator in 2009.

            Throughout her life, Betty stayed true to the values instilled in her by her parents. She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She then served in various church ministries including as Deaconess, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, Senior choir member, Children’s choir director and Missionary. In 2003, expanding her call to the ministry, Betty preached her initial sermon at Laurel Hill First Baptist Church. Pastor Alford founded Christian Fellowship Ministries and Disciples for Christ Ministry where she co-pastored with her sister, Pastor Yvonne Hailey.

            Betty will be remembered by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a great cook and looked forward to having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren altogether especially on the holidays. Her potato salad and turkey dressing cannot be duplicated. Her love, kindness and generosity will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

            She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John T. Alford, Jr, three children, John T. “Tommy” Alford, III of Durham, NC; Sheila R. Alford of Raleigh, NC; and Creig B. Alford of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren, John T. Alford, IV of Charlotte, NC; Quentin Alford and wife Jessica of Charlotte, NC; Creig (CJ) Alford of Columbus, Ohio; Shanika Stanford and husband David of Greenville, NC; Trey Harris of Raleigh, NC; and Kaylon Alford of Laurinburg, NC; two great-grandchildren, Kamaria Alford of Laurinburg, NC; and Kalaina Stanford of Greenville, NC; one sister, Yvonne Hailey and husband Willie of Laurinburg, NC; six sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five siblings, L. C. Davis, Annie Pearl Cheatham, Dorothy Robin, Rosa Pearson, and Ronald Davis.

            A Homegoing Celebration in honor of Pastor Betty L. Alford will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 320 Bizzell Street, Laurinburg, NC at 12 noon. Immediately following the Homegoing Service, Interment will take place at Hillside Memorial Park, US Hwy 401 Bypass, Laurinburg, NC. Lawrence Jackson Funeral Home in Laurinburg is in charge of the services.

 

 

Photos from Hillside Memorial Park, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert C. Paul

 

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

 

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BETTY SUE ALFORD PICKETT

 

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From her Find A Grave memorial

 

RANDOLPH GUIDE

Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC—8 April 2009

 

ASHEBORO—Betty Sue Alford Pickett, 79, of 700 S. Main St., died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital.

            The funeral was held April 5, 2009, at Pugh Funeral Home…. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.

            She was a native of Columbus County, widow of Sam A. Pickett, retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation, member of Asheboro Friends Meeting and former volunteer for Hospice of Randolph.

            Surviving are son, Rick Pickett of Troy; nieces and nephews….

 

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Photo from Oaklawn Cemetery, Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MyFamilyMyLife

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty A. Pickett (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Sept 1929, last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Joseph Henry Alford; and sister Virginia Katherine Alford in this compilation.

            Betty was the wife of Samuel Allen Pickett Jr. and the daughter of Joseph Henry Alford and Lucy Katherine Hensley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Betty Sue 1929 NC1, Joseph Henry 1900 NC2, Noah Wellington 1859 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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BEULAH MAIE ALFORD HUNT

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 10 October 1968

 

 

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Photos from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JD Burleson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wiley Oscar Alford and Ella Frances Turner Alford Daniel; brothers Carmie Paul Alford, James Garland Alford, Jesse Millard Alford; and half-sister Mattie Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford Tucker in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Beulah Maie 1910 NC1, Wiley Oscar 1887 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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BILLY LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 25 April 2002

 

            Billy Lawrence Alford, age 72 years was born June 5, 1929, to the late Willie & Florence Mohn Alford. Having completed his task here on earth, he went to be with Jesus his Savior April 24, 2002.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy Trott Alford; a daughter, Karen A. Parker and husband Vernon L. Parker of Shallotte, NC; a son, Steven Lawrence Alford and wife Shirley of Wilmington, NC; two grandsons, Jeremy Alford and wife Crystal of Ash, NC, and Steven Lawrence Alford Jr. of Wilmington, NC; two granddaughters, Ashley and April Parker of Shallotte, NC; one step-granddaughter, Rhiana Skenes; and one step-great-granddaughter, Hailey Skenes and a host of friends and relatives.

            Lawrence was retired from General Electric and was a member of the Church of God for 72 years. He was well known for helping his many friends and neighbors with their heating and air conditioning systems.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Brookfield Church of God…. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

            The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Harrell, Eddie Brinson, Greg Brinson, Clarence Sullivan, David Woodcock and Jimmy Matthews. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Tony Cameron, Jack Alford, Tracy Todd, Kenneth Stanley, Jack Brinson, Neel Wright, Homer Squires and Steve Teaster….

 

 

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Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece (photo taken 31 May 2011)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Billy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), but list his death date as 25 Apr 2002, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Dorothy Trott Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Billy Lawrence Alford, white, born in New Hanover Co., NC.

 

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BILLY LEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 17 October 1992

 

            Funeral for Billy Alford, 41, of 1912 Fern Ave., who died Oct. 12, 1992, at High Point Regional Hospital of injuries suffered in a stabbing, will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.

            Surviving are parents, Johnny and Bernice Alford of High Point; sons, Torrence Lee Alford and Shawn Maurice Alford, both of High Point; brothers, John Alford Jr., L.C. Alford, both of McCall, S.C., James Alford of New York City, Arthur Lee Alford and Charles Lee Alford, both of High Point, Lorenzo Alford of Mikeston; sisters, Elouise Bethea of Mikeston, Miss Helen Alford of Bennettsvile, S.C., Sarah and Ann Alford, both of High Point, Lois Alford of McCall, S.C.

            The family will be at the home of Sarah Alford, 1912 Fern St., High Point.

 

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NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 13 October 1992

 

            About 3:40 a.m. Monday, police found Billy Lee Alford lying in an upstairs bedroom at 2327-C Granville St. Alford, 41, was dead. He had been stabbed three times—once in the chest and twice in the shoulder following an argument between a man and Alford’s girlfriend, Sharlene Wilson, police say.

            On Monday, Tony Ratliff of 604-B East Russell Ave. was charged with murder. Ratliff, 32, is being held without bond in the Guilford County jail....

 

Photo from Green Hill Cemetery, High Point, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Adams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Bernice Williams Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Billy Lee Alford, black, divorced, was born 24 Apr 1951 in SC.

 

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BILLY LEROY ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 14 April 2009

 

ROCKY MOUNT—Billy Leroy Alford, 70, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009.

            He was born in Anson County May 1, 1938 to the late Iliff and Nora Phillips Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys “Blondie” Narron Alford.

            Left to cherish his memory, daughter, Diane McConnell and husband, Hal of Nashville; son, David Liles also of Nashville; siblings, Virginia and husband Bud Joyner of Nashville, Bobby and wife Aileen Alford of Nashville, Mildred and husband Richard Shelton of Elm City, Brenda Boykin of Spring Hope, Muriel and husband Sheron Bennett of Greenville, and Wanda Alford of Rocky Mount; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; 1 niece and 6 nephews, along with his beloved feline friend “Frisky”.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society….

            The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. A Military graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Rocky Mount Memorial Park….

Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helen Sharpe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Gladys “Blondie” Narron Cockrell Alford; parents, Iliff Leroy Alford and Nora Cornelia Phillips Alford; and siblings Bobby Ray Alford and Virginia Louise Alford Joyner in this compilation.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Billy Leroy Alford, age 27, born Anson Co., NC, son of I.L. Alford and Nora Phillips, married Gladys Narron Cockrell, age 29, born Johnson Co., NC, daughter of Willard Narron and Annie Bailey, on 23 Apr 1966 in Emporia, VA. Both were residents of Rocky Mount, NC, and had been married once previously and divorced.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #17.

            His lineage: Billy Leroy 1938 NC1, Iliff Leroy 1914 SC2, John Chancellor 1884 SC3, John William 1844 SC4, unknown5.

 

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BILLY WAYNE ALFORD

 

Billy Wayne Alford

Photo from Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 15 January 2014

 

Billy Wayne Alford

March 23, 1938 – January 13, 2014

 

RALEIGH—Billy W. Alford, 75 passed away surrounded by his loving family.

            Billy worked in the glass industry for 40 years for Raleigh Glass and Mirror. He also served his country in the U. S. Army.

            There will be a Funeral Service at 1:30 PM Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner…. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

            Preceded in death by a brother; Jimmy Dale Alford.

            Billy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Watkins Alford; daughters, Sylvia “Kay” Allen and Denise Goodwin; sons, Lee Thomason and wife Beth, and Bobby Langley; sister, Brenda Hernandez; brother, Keith Alford and wife Mary; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren….

 

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Photos from Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, sibe80

 

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

            See the obituary of his brother Jimmy Dale Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Billy Wayne 1938 NC1, Wayon 1913 NC2, James Kiser 1877 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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BLANCA ALFORD de RUEDA

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 1 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—Blanca Alford de Rueda, 62, of 610 South Wakefield Street, died August 31, 2000 at Duke University Medical Center. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2000 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel….

            Surviving: spouse, Santiago Rueda-Williamson of Fairfax, VA; son, Santiago Arturo Rueda and his wife Diamela of Zebulon; daughters, Gabriela Rueda of Falls Church, VA, Katharine R. Alford of Raleigh; siblings, Roberto Alford of Venezuela, Yolanda Alford of Columbia, Ricardo Alford of Venezuela, Elsy Alford of Colombia, Luis German Alford of Venezuela; grandchildren, Adriana Murias, Santiago Andres Rueda, Alexandra Elena Rueda, Samuel Alejandro Rueda.

            Arrangements by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanca R. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 31 May 1938, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of Blanca’s daughter Katharine Rueda Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Blanca Rueda Alford was born 31 May 1938 in Bogota, Columbia, daughter of Luis Alford and Lilia Rincon.

            AAFA records show her as Blanquita Alford, daughter of Roberto Alford and Blanca Sayer, with siblings: Roberto, Maruja, Luis, Alicia and Ernesto.

            From NC Deaths: Blanca Alford, white, divorced, died in Durham, Durham Co., resided in Zebulon, Wake Co., cremated. She was born 31 May 1938.

            From NC Divorces: Blanda Alford and Sanatiago Rueda-Williamson, married 38 Jan 1961, divorced 12 Dec 1997 in Wake Co., NC.

            Her lineage: Blanca 19381, Roberto 1868 Colombia SA2, Henry 1828 England3.

 

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BLANCHE DURRANCE ALFORD

 

Forest Lawn Funeral Home

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC––_____ December 2017

 

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September 28, 1935 - December 20, 2017

 

            Blanche Durrance Alford, of Hendersonville, transitioned at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

            She was the daughter of the late Catherine Yarbrough Twomey and Joseph Selzer Durrance. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Samuel B. Durrance and her sons, Mark L. and Gregory G. Alford.

            She was born in Bradenton, FL and grew up in Columbus, GA and Montgomery, AL. She graduated from Huntington College with a B.A. in Sociology. She was employed as a School Teacher and a Real Estate Broker.

            Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Norman H. Alford; daughter, Catherine Alford Mason of Goldvein, VA; son, Blake C. Alford of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Chris Alford and his wife, Jessica, Heather Alford, Emily Mason Kampas, Chelsea and Erik Mason, and Dylan Alford; great-grandchildren, Peyton and Mason Alford, Noah and Leah Alford, and Isla Danger Kampas.

            As Blanche loved flowers, they are welcomed….

 

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

            See the obituary of her son Gregory George Alford in this compilation.

 

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BOBBY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 8 March 2011

 

            Bobby Alford, 80, Wendell, died 03-07-2011. Arrangements: Strickland F.H., Wendell.

 

In another article:

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ March 2011

 

 

Bobby Alford

Oct. 27, 1930 – March 7, 2011

 

WENDELL—Bobby Alford, 80, died Monday [March 7]. A native of Johnston County he was son to the late Alma & Libby Batten Alford. He was a loving father, lifelong farmer and avid fox hunter.

            He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Alford, siblings, Valton “Red” Alford, Alton “Sug” Alford, Carlton “Tiny” Alford, Billy Wayne Alford, Christine Alford, Rachel Alford Ingram, Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, Edith Alford Walker, and Jane Ellen Alford Bailey.

            Funeral service 11 am, Thursday, Baptist Tabernacle Church with interment in the church cemetery.

            He is survived by sons, Hester Alford, & B. Wayne Alford (Jane), both of Wendell, daughter Jennifer “Jenny” Butler (Gene) of Benson, sisters, Jean Claffey (Bill), Sallie Jeffreys, & Willie Sue Curin (Marshall), grandchildren, Beth Johnson and Ryan & Cameron Hester, and the mother of his children, Joyce Liles Alford….

            The family wishes to give a special thanks to the staffs of Duke Raleigh Health & Guardian Care Center.

            Visitation, 6-8 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell….

 

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Photo from Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery, Hocutts Crossroads, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobby Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Joyce Liles Alford; son Hubert Hester “Bird” Alford; parents, Alma Alexander Alford and Libby Edith Batten Alford; and siblings Alma Carlton Alford, Henry Alton Alford, Jane Ellen Alford Bailey, Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, Sallie Rue Alford Jefferys, and Valton “Red” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Rachel Mae Alford Ingram in Virginia Obituaries; and of his sister Edith Alford Walker in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Bobby 1930 NC1, Alma Alexander 1889 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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BOBBY RAY ALFORD

 

Photo from Cornerstone Funeral Home

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Sunday, 10 December 2017

 

            Bobby Ray Alford, 78, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017.

            He was born August 3, 1939 to the late Iliff and Nora Phillips Alford. He was a loving husband, father and a very hard worker. Bobby served others in helping them anytime and anywhere. He loved his church family, his neighbors, fishing and hunting. Bobby was a total outdoors man. He never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by his son Robert as a true model of what a man should be. Bobby will be missed by all.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy and a sister, Virginia.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Aileen Alford of 58 years; one son, Robert Alford; four sisters, Mildred Shelton, Brenda Boykin, Muriel Bennett and Wanda Alford; one grandchild, Blake Mason Lewis.

            A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Hom….

            Cornerstone Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Alford family.…

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Iliff Leroy Alford and Nora Cornelia Phillips Alford; and siblings Billy Leroy Alford and Virginia Louise Alford Joyner in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #17.

            His lineage: Bobby Ray 1939 NC1, Iliff Leroy 1914 SC2, John Chancellor 1884 SC3, John William 1844 SC4, unknown5.

 

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BONNIE BELLE ALFORD JOHNSON

Sister of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 7 May 1996

 

Obituary for Bonnie Alford Johnson, 1916-1996 (Aged 79) -

 

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Photo from Forest Hills Cemetery, Nashville, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helen Sharpe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bonnie B. Johnson (SS# issued in VA), last residence Nashville, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jonah Williford “Jonnie” Alford and Susan Evelyn “Susie” Brantley Alford; and brothers Cecil Calbert Alford, James Marshall Alford, Robert Berkley Alford, and Robert Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Bonnie Belle Johnson was born 17 Aug 1916 in Zebulon, Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Jonnie W. Alford and Susie E. Brantley. She died 6 May 1996.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Bonnie Belle 1916 NC1, Jonah Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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BRADLEY ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 29 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

PINEHURST [Moore Co.]—Bradley A. Alford, 21, of 304 Richmond St., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in his home.

            Mr. Alford was a student at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He was a member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, where he was minister of music, an usher and sang in the choir.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Raeford [Hoke Co.] by Pastor Larry Alford. Burial will be in Academy Heights Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his parents, Larry and Angela Alford of the home; a brother, Larry C. Alford Jr. of West End; a sister, Kimberly C. Alford of the home; his paternal grandfather, Leroy Alford of Pinehurst; and his maternal grandparents, William and Lillie McLean of Pinehurst.

            A viewing will be held Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

 

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Photo from Academy Height Memorial Cemetery, Taylortown, Moore Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David Carroll Finn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bradley A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 July 1981, last residence not listed.

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

            From NC Births: Bradley Alexander Alford was born 18 July 1981 in Moore Co., son of Larry Carl Alford and Darlene Angela McLean.

            His lineage: Bradley Alexander 1981 NC1, Larry Carl 1958 NC2, Leroy A. 1931 SC3, Percy 1885 SC4.

 

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BRENDA CATHERINE ALFORD TABORN

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—20 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

DURHAM—Mrs. Brenda Catherine Taborn, born February 23, 1955, in Miami, FL, departed this life on Monday, November 17, 1997.

            At an early age she joined Gethesemane Baptist Church. She was employed with Duke Medical Center for twenty-five years.

            Funeral service will be Friday, 12 o’clock noon, Siloam Baptist Church in Roughmont, NC....

            She is survived by her husband, Marvin J. Taborn of the home; a daughter, Tia Taborn of the home; a great-niece, Mashelda Bradsher; a stepson, Freddrick Yarborough of Durham; her mother, Pearlie Walker Roundtree of Roxboro, NC; her father, Lee E. Afford [sic], Sr. of Miami, FL; a sister Pearlie Ann Bradsher of Durham; a brother, Lee Alford Jr., of Durham; her mother-in-law, Mary Taborn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            A visitation will be today, 7-8 p.m. at Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Brenda C. Taborn (SS# issued in NC), last residence not listed.

 

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BRENDA JOYCE MCLEAN HALFORD

 

Shuler Funeral Home

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—_____ November 2008

 

Born: February 27, 1941

Place of Birth: Henderson County, NC

Death: November 11, 2008

Place of Death: Henderson County, NC

 

            Brenda Joyce McLean Halford, 67, of East Flat Rock, NC, went to be with the Lord November 10, 2008, at her home.

            A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph McLean Sr. and Ruby Webb McLean, and wife of Fred Steven Halford who died in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Bowen.

            Before retiring, she was employed by the Kimberly Clark Corporation. She loved gardening and animals. She was of the Baptist faith.

            She is survived by her loving family, her son, Steven Gregory Halford and wife, Tiffany, of Lynchburg, VA; two granddaughters, Anna Elizabeth and Catherine Renee Halford; two brothers, Larry McLean and Ralph McLean, Jr.; two sisters, Linda Lance and Glenda Drake, all of Hendersonville; and a special sister, Barbara Pace.

            A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Friday, November 14, 2008, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home…. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park….

 

Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daniel Riker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brenda J. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Feb 1941, last residence East Flat Rock, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Geneva Frances Kuykendall Halford, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Fred Stevenson 1940 NC1, Jasper Prichard 1917 NC2, Posey Williamson 1883 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis Asbury 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 NC6, John 1768 VA7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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BRENDA SUE ALFORD

AAFA #1041

 

BladenOnline.com

Bladen Co., NC—7 June 2017

 

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            Brenda Alford passed away on June 6, 2017 after a brief illness.

            Brenda was predeceased by her parents, HJ and Erma Alford and a sister, Terry Thompson.

            She is survived by her two sons, Trey Melvin (Tiffany) of Elizabethtown; Stanley Melvin (Loren), and granddaughter Hadley of Clayton.

            A memorial service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:00 at Elizabethtown Baptist Church. A private burial will be held at a later date….

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Brenda Sue 1945 NC1, Hugh James 1922 NC2, Troy Bernard 1899 SC3, James Thomas 1868 SC4, Ashley Levi 1842 SC5, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC6, John B. 1780 NC7, William 1760 NC8.

 

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BRUCE A. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 16 November 2013

 

ROWLAND—Bruce A. Alford, 54, of Rowland, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson Funeral Home in Rowland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bruce A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 July 1959, last residence not listed.

 

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BUNA V. ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 May 1999

 

HIGH POINT—Ms. Buna V. Alford, 69, died Saturday, May 8, 1999.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Buna V. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Nov 1929, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Missie Alford McKinnon in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Buma Alford was born 20 Nov 1929 in Howellsville, Robeson Co., parents Tom Alford and Effie Regan.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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BURNICE LLOYD ALFORD

Brother of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 16 June 1968

 

 

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Photo from Baynes Baptist Church Cemetery, Baynes, Caswell Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolina Caswell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Burnice Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born _____ Oct 1905 [different than gravestone] and died _____ June 1968, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alma Pauline Aldridge Alford; parents, Thomas Herndon Alford Sr. and Lacenie Jane Peed Alford; and siblings Forrest Peed “Buck” Alford, Ruth Holt Alford Utley, Thomas Herndon Alford Jr., and William Dallas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sisters Mary Alford Witt and Nellie Ross Alford Cummings in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Bernice L. Alford, age 21 sonof T.H. and Larceny Alford, married Pansy Neal, age 22 daughter of J.W. and Katherine Neal, on 15 Apr 1927 in Durham Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Burnice Lloyd Alford, age 47 son of T.H. and Lillian Alford, married Alma Pauline Aldridge, age 34 daughter of Ira S. and Mittie B. Aldridge, on 18 Apr 1953 in Alamance Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            His lineage: Burnice Lloyd 1905 NC1, Thomas Herndon 1877 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1742 NC6.

 

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CALLAWAY LEXINGTON “CALLIE” HALFORD

 

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Maud and Callie Halford

 

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David J. Halford and his sons, Callie Lexington Halford and David Collins Halford

Photos from Connette51’s Halfords of North Carolina family tree, by Connette Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381 (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

SPARTANBURG HERALD

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—5 April 1967

 

COLUMBUS [Polk Co., NC], April 5—Services for Callie L. Halford, 82, of Route 1, today at Mt. View Bapt. church; burial in church cemetery.

            Pallbearers; Charles and Ray Halford, Larry Horton, Edward Cantrell, Jackie and Lloyd Tessener.

            McFarland Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring, Polk Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ROBO

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Maude Jane Cochran Halford Halford; children Edward Walter Halford and Jeanette Halford Carswell; and daughter-in-law Gladys Lucille Foy Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Margaret Marie Halford Hudson in Florida Obituaries.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Callie is listed as Callieway Laxton Halford, born 11 March 1885. His nearest relative is Mary Sue Cochran. It appears that he signed with an X.

            Callie married his first wife, Maud’s older sister Mary Sue Cochran, in 1913. She died during the flu epidemic along with their young son Avery/Alver, Callie’s father, David J. Halford, and Callie’s brother David Collins Halford. Maud married her first husband, Callie’s brother, David Collins Halford, in 1915. After the deaths of David and Mary Sue, their surviving spouses, Callie and Maud, married each other in 1919.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC1, David J. 1855 NC2, Francis Asbury 1821 NC3, David C. 1792 NC4, John 1768 VA5, James 1737 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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CALLIE ALFORD STRICKLAND

 

Posted to her Find A Grave memorial

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 5 October 1984

 

 

Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Franklinton, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Jordan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Callie Strickland (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Jan 1913 and died _____ Oct 1984, last residence Franklinton, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie Belle Alford Mangum, Ella Gray Alford Mangum, Foster Hines Alford, and Rufus Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Callie Alford married E.S. Strickland on 29 June 1935 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Callie 1913 NC1, Julius Wesley 1868 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CANDY LYNN HALFORD STANFIELD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Tryon, Polk Co., NC—Monday, 15 March 2010

 

            Candy Halford Stanfield, 40, of Columbus died March 11, 2010.

            She was the daughter of Edward W. and Nellie Brown Halford of Columbus and widow of Donald Stanfield. She was a mother and a homemaker.

            In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Chandler Stanfield of the home; two daughters Kensley and Jodi Stanfield, both of the home; two brothers, Wayne Halford and Calvin Halford, both of Columbus; two sisters, Sandra Reid (Kenneth) of Columbus and Kim Searcy (Ricky) of Mill Spring; a sister in law, Darlene Forrester of Campobello; and nieces and nephews, Travis Reid (Sarah), Amanda Ruff, Josh Halford (Amber), Christopher Halford, Samantha Searcy, Skylar Searcy and Leigh Anne Fowler.

            Funeral services were held Monday, March 15 at Grace Baptist Church…. Burial was in Polk Memorial Gardens.

            Memorials may be made to Faith Promise Missions, Calvary Baptist Church, 2501 Haywood Road, Hendersonville…. Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

 

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Photo from Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Polk Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Record Hunter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Candy H. Stanfield (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Sept 1969, last residence Columbus, Polk Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her father, Edward Walter Halford, in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Candy Lynn 1969 NC1, Edward Walter 1931 NC2, Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis Asbury 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 NC6, John 1768 VA7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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CAREY ANN WHITLEY ALFORD

 

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 28 December 1934

 

 

Photo from Social Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Mallie Morris Alford; and children Berla Alford Denton, Claudia Rona Alford Williams (with family photo), Darnell Thomas Alford, Edna Earl Alford Tant, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Rayford Maurice Alford, Raymond Mallie Alford, Thelma Bernice Alford Beddingfield, and Vivian Lillian Alford Finch Winstead in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

 

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CARL AFTON ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 1 July 1981

 

 

Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 May 1887 and died _____ June 1981, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Alexander Alford and Mary McGregor Alford; and sister Martha Vietta Alford Bullock in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Hugh Paisley Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Carl Afton 1887 NC1, Alexander 1858 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CARLETHA SPEARS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 23 March 2012

 

LAUREL HILL—Ms. Carletha Spears Alford, 88, of 22260 Bunch Road, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday in Franklin Chapel AME Zion Church in Laurinburg. Burial in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Laurinburg. Visitation, 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in McPhatter Funeral Home in Laurel Hill.

 

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Henry Boore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carletha S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Oct 1923, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her son Walter Douglas Alford in this compilation.

            In 1940, Carletha Spears, 17 SC black, is living in Stewartsville, Scotland Co., NC, with her uncle and aunt James and Gertrude Jackson.

 

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CARLTON SMITH ALFORD

Nephew of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707; and LaRue Alford King, AAFA #0701

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 January 2007

 

November 22, 1954—January 15, 2007

 

BUNN—Carlton Smith Alford, 52, of Bunn, died Monday. He was a son of the late John D. and Pauline Braswell Alford.

            Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg…. Burial will be in the Old Bunn Cemetery.

            Carlton is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Dorothy Alford of Louisburg; nephews, Tony, David and Kevin Alford.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Calvary Baptist Tabernacle Church, 394 Ferrells Bridge Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549.

 

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Photo from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carlton S. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Bunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John D. “Buck” Alford and Eva Pauline Braswell Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Carlton Smith 1954 NC1, John D. 1922 NC2, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC3, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC4, Bennett Henry 1818 NC5, Lockhard H. 1790 NC6.

 

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CARMIE PAUL ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 2 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mr. Carmie Paul Alford, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carmie P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Jan 1912.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Opal Bell Lanier Alford; his probable adoptive parents, Wiley Oscar Alford and Ella Frances Turner Alford Daniel; siblings Beulah Maie Alford Hunt, James Garland Alford, and Jesse Millard Alford; and half-sister Mattie Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford Tucker in this compilation.

            Carmie’s mother was Bessie Louetta/Lovetta Alford, daughter of James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek (see their obituaries in this compilation). It is probable that Wiley Oscar Alford, Bessie’s brother, and his wife Ella adopted Carmie. Obituaries of both Wiley and Ella list Carmie as their son.

            In the 1920 census, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC, Carmie was the 7 year old stepson of Grover C. Baity, age 27 b. NC, and his wife Bessie A., age 25, in Thomasville District 39, Davidson Co., NC, dwelling #375. His mother Bessie is the daughter of James Milton Alford next door in dwelling #376

            In 1930 these families are still in Thomasville, District 27. The Alfords are in dwelling #385: James Alford, 77, age 27 at first marriage; his wife Annie H. 64 age 16 at first marriage; grandson John 19; daughter Ruth Williams 20 married, age 19 at first marriage; grandson Hollis 4/12; and a roomer. The Baity family is in dwelling #395, but Carmie is not with them and has not been located on the 1930 census.

            Carmie’s WWII Army Enlistment Record (Ancestry) says he was married and enlisted at Fort Bragg on 12 Feb 1942.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His birth lineage: Carmie Paul 1912 NC1, Bessie Louetta/Lovetta 1894 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

            His adopted lineage: Carmie Paul 1912 NC1, Wiley Oscar 1887 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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CAROL GLEE HALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday Thursday, 17 June 2010

 

GREENSBORO—Mrs. Carol Glee Halford died June 12, 2010. A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at St. Thomas Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol G. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 26 Apr 1949, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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CAROLE CARTER HOLT ALFORD

 

Sophomore photo, from Tar-Bo-Rah, 1953 yearbook, Tarboro High School, Tarboro, NC

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 14 September 1990

 

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From NC Deaths; Carole Carter Alford was born 18 Aug 1937 in NC, father’s last name Holt. She died 14 Sept 1990 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Carole Carter Holt was born 18 Aug 1937 in Edgecombe Co., father Anderson Berkly Holt.

 

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CAROLYN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—4 October 2009

 

FAYETTEVILLE—Mrs. Carolyn Alford, 62, of 524 Nottingham Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.

            Services: Funeral, noon Tuesday in Wiseman Mortuary chapel in Fayetteville. Burial in Rockfish Memorial Park….

            Survived by: Husband, Willie; children, Carol, Jefferey and Frederick; eight sisters; three brothers; and nine grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Dec 1946, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            In 2013, a Find A Grave photographer reported that she has no gravestone.

 

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CAROLYN ANN HESTER ALFORD

 

DAILY REFLECTOR

Greenville, Pitt Co., NC—Thursday, 20 March 2008

 

 

            Mrs. Carolyn Ann Hester Alford was born July 24, 1953, to the late Eddie Hester and Lee Helen Pitt Hester of Pitt County. She was the fourth of five children. She attended Pitt County Schools and graduated from J.H. Rose High School, Class of 1971.

            Carolyn worked in numerous positions over the years, including the Daily Reflector Newspaper as district manager, Auto Audio, Servamation Food Services, Pitt County Memorial Hospital and in other management positions until she retired due to illness. She was a native of Greenville. She and her husband of thirty years, Roy Alford, lived in the Lake Ellsworth Community. She was a member of Free Spirit Missionary Baptist Church of Selma. Carolyn met and fell in love with Mr. Roy Alford and they were married in 1978. They are the parents of two children; Michael Alford and friend, Diane, and Roycelyn Alford and friend, Chris, both of Greenville; one granddaughter, Ariel Michaela of Kenly; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Hester Edwards and husband, Willie “Bo,” and Ms. Barbara Hester, both of Greenville; two brothers, retired Tech Sergeant Arthur S. Pitt of Goldsboro, and Mr. Eddie Hester Jr. of New York, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Cora Alford Williams of Benson; three brothers-in-law, Charles Alford and wife, Laura and Tyrone Bell both of Benson, and Jimmy Bell of Roland; two sisters-in-law, Connie Williams and husband Norman of Charlotte and Margaret Henry and husband Frank of Dunn; two nieces, Brandy Hester of Greenville and Sharon Atkins of Goldsboro; six nephews, Corey Hester and wife, Tonya, Anthony Te’Ron Ellis, Kenneth Ray Edwards, Christopher Edwards and wife, Tauheedah, all of Greenville, Marvin Pitt and wife Eloise of Lexington, Ky., Michael Pitt and wife, Sandra of Goldsboro; special friends, the Rev. George and Mrs. Alice Walston, Sr. of Cary, and Ms. Patricia Mills Rhodes of Greenville and a host of great-nieces and nephews and friends.

            A beautiful and fruitful life came quietly to an end and today we celebrate the homegoing of a servant. Mrs. Carolyn Ann Hester Alford who went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, March 17, 2008, at 8:11 p.m. at Pitt County Memorial Hospital of Greenville.

            Visitations will be Friday, March 21, from 2–8 p.m. at Rountree Family Mortuary & Crematory Services, Greenville and Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., Greenville….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carolyn H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

 

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CAROLYN DELOIS ALFORD BOONE

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—15 July 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Carolyn Delois Alford Boone of 3225 Edenwood Dr. died July 11, 1995, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at United Institutional Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens.

            A native of Trinity, she attended A & T State University and retired after 20 years of employment with the government.

            Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Ometa B. Alford of Greensboro; brothers, Rev. Vernal Alford Jr. of Cape May, N.J., Dr. Howard Alford of Balt, Md. and Oscar Alford of Greensboro; sisters, Mrs. Juanita Bell and Mrs. Cora Miller, both of Durham and Mrs. Sadie A. Bennett of Greensboro.

            …. Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Carolina Biblical Gardens, High Point, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Reoma McGinnis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Vernal Gasper Alford Sr. and Ometia Brown Alford; and her siblings Howard Lee Alford, Juanita Alford Bell, Sadie Alford Bennett, and Vernal Gasper Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Carolyn Delois Alford Boone, widowed black, died 12 July 1995 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC. She was born 30 July 1934 in Greensboro.

            From NC Births: Caroline Deloise Alford was born 30 Oct 1934 in Randolph Co., NC, daughter of Vernal Alford and Ometia Brown.

            Her lineage: Carolyn Delois 1934 NC1, Vernal Gasper 1903 NC2.

 

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CAROLYN DOUGLAS ALFORD PULLEY

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ November 2018

 

Carolyn Douglas <I>Alford</I> Pulley

 

November 12, 1947 – November 20, 2018

 

WENDELL—Carolyn Douglas Alford Pulley, 71, died Tuesday.

            She was born in Wake County to the late Sonnie Douglas & Bessie Mae Richardson Alford. She was a senior mail clerk with Nationwide for many years. She was an outgoing woman who put her family above everything.

            Funeral service 10 am, Saturday, Hales Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the Zebulon Town Cemetery,

            She is survived by her sons, Jimmy Pulley (Amy) of Clayton, Bryan Pulley (Jennifer) of Wendell, brother, Billy Alford (Sheila) of Garner, grandchildren, Crystal Moore (Jake), Kayci, Jessica, & Brandon Pulley, great grandchildren, Kyleigh, Brayden, Logan, & Emmaly.

            Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell….

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Creech

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Sonnie Douglas Alford and Bessie Mae Richardson Alford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Carolyn Douglas 19471, Sonnie Douglas 1921 NC2, Maultis Sidney 1891 NC3, Sidney A. 1858 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CAROLYN DUKE ALFORD

 

Rocky Mount Memorial Park (cemetery website)

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—_____ March 2018

 

 

            Carolyn Alford passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at home.

            Carolyn was 85 years old and was born on April 11, 1932 in Wilson, NC to the late Russell Duke and Selma Duke. Carolyn was married to the late Julian Glynn Alford of Rocky Mount, NC.

            A service to Celebrate Carolyn’s life will be held on Sunday March 18, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Chapel on the Hill at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. 4454 Dortches Blvd. in Rocky Mount.

            Carolyn, was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her southern cooking, but most of all she cherished her family. Carolyn will be missed dearly and she will never be forgotten.

            Carolyn is survived by her son, Carlton Alford of Macclesfield; daughter Robin Curdts and husband Jeff Curdts of Cary; two grandsons, Julian Alford of Goldsboro and Collin Curdts of Cary; and sisters Charlene Duke of Whiteville, Brenda Duke of Alabama; two brothers, Howard Duke of Greensboro, and George Duke of Ohio.

 

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

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

            In 2021, a Find A Grave contributor reported that the cemetery office said “Carolyn was cremated and is not buried as of yet in the space assigned to her”—which is next to her husband in Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

 

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CAROLYN JANE ALFORD WOODARD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—28 July 2011

 

            Carolyn Alford Woodard, age 75, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Wayne Memorial Hospital.

            She was born October 6, 1935 in Wayne County to the late James Charles and Mary Magdalene Martin Alford. Carolyn was a member of Tee’s Chapel Church.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma…. A burial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the Tee’s Chapel Church Cemetery.

            Surviving are her daughter, Glenda Woodard Walters and husband Andy of Goldsboro; Sister-in-law, Janice Kellum and husband Ward of Pikeville; nephews, Charles Ashley Alford and wife Pat of Fremont and James Wheeler and wife Donna of Garner; nieces Regina Alford Howell of Pikeville and Mary Lou Wheeler Todd and husband Rex of Garner; 7 great nieces and nephews, 6 great great nieces and nephews and her special companion “Petey”….

 

Photo from Tees Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Starling Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carolyn A. Woodard (SS# issued in NC), last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her father, James Charles Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her lineage: Carolyn Jane 1935 NC1, James Charles 1902 NC2, William Jasper 1877 NC3, Charles Stephen 1853 NC4, Bython B. 1817 NC5.

 

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CAROLYN RANAY HALFORD MILLS

 

DAILY COURIER

Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC—Sunday, 18 December 2011

 

            Carolyn Mills, 62, of Forest City died Friday, December 16, 2011, at Hospice House of Rutherford County.

            She was the daughter of Clyde Halford and the late Garner Reid Halford.

            In addition to her father, she is survived by daughter Rhonda Tilley of Forest City; son Joe E. Mills of Cades, SC; sister Peggy Bulman of Inman, SC; brother: Ray Halford of Campobello, SC and four grand children.

            A memorial service will be held on Monday December 19, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Campobello, SC…. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery in Bostic.

            McMahan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn H. Mills (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 July 1949, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her brother Charles Edward “Crash” Halford; and paternal grandparents, Callaway Lexington “Callie” Halford and Maude Jane Cochran Halford Halford, in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Carolyn Ranay 1942 NC1, Clyde Amos 1923 NC2, Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis Asbury 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 NC6, John 1768 VA7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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CAROLYN VIRGINIA ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 26 February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Ms. Carolyn Alford, 60, of 162 Blueberry Place, Fayetteville, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Lewis Chapel Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Paye Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel.

            Ms. Alford is survived by two daughters, James Ann Marie Alford and Doris Johnson of Fayetteville; her mother, Artie Moore of Fayetteville; five brothers, Dock Smith and Luther Moore, both of Fayetteville, Rochester Smith of Spring Lake, Leroy Alford of Parkton and John Moore of Falton, Colo.; and seven grandchildren….

 

Photo from Cross Creek Cemetery #4, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Denise Cowart Sirois

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn V. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 July 1942.

            From NC Deaths: Carolyn Virginia Alford, black “never married” was born 28 July 1942 in SC.

            From SSACI: Carolyn Virginia Alford was born 28 July 1942 in Bennettsville, SC, daughter of unnamed father and Artie G. Moore.

 

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CAROLYN WATFORD ALFORD

 

Smith Funeral Service & Crematory

Greenville, Pitt Co., NC—_____ August 2015

 

December 2, 1935 - August 14, 2015

 

GREENVILLE—Carolyn Watford Alford, 79, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015. Services will be private.

            Carolyn, a longtime resident of Columbus, GA, worked in collections before becoming a stay at home mother.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Jason Alford.

            Carolyn is survived by her son, Terry Alford and wife, Teresa; daughter, Vicki Leigh Hargis; two granddaughters, Jessica Alford Jenkins and Tara Leigh Alford; and great granddaughter, Noelle Hazel Jenkins, all of Greenville, NC.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Jason Eugene “Bill” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CARROL DAVID HALFORD

 

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Photo from Jackson Funeral Service

 

HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—Thursday, 26 May 2016

 

            Carrol David “Ganga” Halford, 80, of Hendersonville, NC passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 peacefully at the Solace Center in Asheville, NC.

            He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and was preceded in death by his wife Louise Blankenship Halford, his parents, David and Vauda Lance “Bob” Halford, a brother, Joe Halford and a brother-in-law, Arthur Blankenship.

            Carrol dearly loved his family and friends and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a very talented musician who was passionate about gospel and country music, enjoyed playing golf and watching Tarheel Basketball. He graduated from Flat Rock High School as a decorated athlete, retired from GE and attended Mud Creek Baptist Church.

            He is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Summerville and her husband Pete of Hendersonville and Roxanne Glover and her husband Marvin of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three granddaughters, Kelsi McMurray, Ashley Hofer and Lindsey Hofer; a brother-in-law, Mickey Blankenship and his wife Judy of Gastonia, NC; two sisters-in-law, Jolee Blankenship of Pendergrass, GA and Edith Halford of Hendersonville; special cousins, Ernest and Geraldine Wyatt and Doug Wilson; four nieces and one nephew.

            A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, May 28th at the Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service…. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park….

 

 

Photos from Shepherd Memorial Park, Naples, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen M.

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Della Louise “Gam” Blankenship Halford, in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Carroll David Halford was born 5 Jan 1936 in Henderson Co., NC, son on David Pressley Halford and V. Ann Lance.

            His HALFORD lineage: Carrol David 1936 NC1, David Pressley 1916 NC2, Posey Williamson 1883 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis Asbury 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 NC6, John 1768 VA7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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CARROLL PAUL ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 19 January 1996

 

PEMBROKE—Mrs. Carroll Paul Alford, 77, of E. Third St. died Wednesday [January 17] in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            She was employed with First Union National Bank. In 1966, Mrs. Alford joined the staff of Pembroke State University. Upon her retirement from PSU she was secretary to the vice chancellor of business affairs. Mrs. Alford was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Philadelphus Presbyterian Church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, Paul Alford of the home; and a sister, Mrs. F.O. Phillips of Spruce Pine.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Biggs Funeral Home of Lumberton….

 

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Photo from Philadelphus Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Red Springs, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor gleebigg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carroll P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Dec 1918, last residence Pembroke, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Carroll Paul Alford, white divorced, was born 14 Dec 1918 in Pembroke, Robeson Co., NC, father’s last name Paul.

            From NC Births: Carroll Savage Paul, was born 14 Dec 1918 in Robeson Co., NC, daughter of Enoch Marvin Paul and Rida Thagard.

 

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CASSIDY CA’LYN ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Wednesday, 7 February 2007

 

            Infant Cassidy Ca’lyn Alford was born Dec. 27, 2006, to Aquinta Alford and P.M. in Winston-Salem. She passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Forsyth Medical Center.

            She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Aquinta Alford and P.M.; her grandmother, Carolyn Murray of Winston-Salem; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Many thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Forsyth Medical Center.

            Private graveside services will be held Thursday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Johnson-Howard-Robinson Home of Memory is in charge of services.

 

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Photo from Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Walkertown, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DebbieLee (Graveyard Granny)

 

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CASSIE BROWN ALFORD

Mother of Jerry Gray Alford, AAFA #1407

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 14 October 1994

 

RANDLEMAN—Cassie B. Alford, 81, of Randleman died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cumby Archdale Chapel.

 

 

Photos from Turners Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Yadkinvile, Yadkin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margo McGrath

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cassie B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 July 1913, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her children Donald Eugene Alford and Jeanette Alford Clodfelter; stepson Venice Gilmer Alford; sister-in-law Ethel Mae Alford Keyes; and brother-in-law Venice Lewis Alford (which includes census reports) in this compilation. We included the obituary of her stepdaughter Christine Elizabeth Alford Deaton in Arkansas Obituaries.

            From North Carolina Deaths, 1931–1994 (FamilySearch.org): Cassie Brown Alford, widow, died 12 Oct 1994 in High Point, Guilford Co., NC. She was born 26 July 1913 in Forsyth Co., NC, the daughter of James Doke Brown and Annie O’Mara. She was buried in Turners Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cassie was the second wife of Prentiss Lewis Alford. They were married on 21 Aug 1937 in Forsyth Co., NC. Prentiss’s first wife was Emma Hooker, married 2 May 1925 in Forsyth Co., NC. They apparently were divorced.

            The family is listed on the 1940 census in Liberty, Yadkin Co., NC, household #252: Prentiss Alford, age 35 working for the WPA; his wife Cassie 25; and son Donald age 1.

            In 1940 Prentiss’s daughters from his first marriage are living with his parents in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her husband’s lineage: Prentiss Lewis 1904 LA1, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS2, Julius Caesar 1823 AL3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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CATHERINE HOLLIFIELD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 15 October 2005

 

Sept. 23, 1935 Oct. 13, 2005

 

WENDELL—Catherine “Nana” Hollifield Alford, 70, of 225 Wiley Oaks Dr., went home to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon at Rex Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born in Wake County, daughter of the late I.F. and Annie Durham Hollifield, and was the widow of Herman Alford. Mrs. Alford loved little children and kept them in her home for over 40 years.

            Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery.

            She is survived by her daughters, Diane A. Adams and husband, Mike, Linda C. Alford; son, Robert “Robbie” Alford and wife, Millie, all of Wendell; brothers, Fletcher Hollifield of Wendell, James Hollifield of Nashville, Melvin Hollifield of Zebulon, and Earl Hollifield of Fuquay; stepsister, Nettie Williams of Wendell; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren….

            The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the home.

 

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Photo from Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Matthew & Chrissy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Catherine Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Herman Smith Alford; and son Robert Herman “Robbie” Alford in this compilation.

 

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CATHLEEN REEVES ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Tuesday, 10 June 1958

 

FAIRMONT—Funeral for Mrs. Catherine [sic] Alford, who died Thursday in Robeson County Memorial hospital, was held Sunday at First Baptist church in North Fairmont.

            Surviving are her husband, Harrison Alford, both parents, four sisters, and two brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Deaths: Cathleen Alford, age 39, married Negro, died 5 June 1958 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC. She was the daughter of Thad Reeves and Maggie Carmichael.

 

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CECELIA ELLISON ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 1 April 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MAXTON [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Cecelia Alford of 308 Golden Pond Apartments died Wednesday [March 29] in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church…. Burial will be in McLeod Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, James Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Lillie A. Crum of Brooklyn; two sisters, Saddie Flectcher of Maxton and Leola Ellison of Brooklyn; four brothers, Wilbert Ellison and James Ellison, both of Maxton, Albert Ellison of Washington, D.C., and John Ellison of Brooklyn; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Jackson Funeral Home in Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecelia Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1925, last residence Maxton, Robeson Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of her son James Edward Alford in New York Obituaries.

 

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CECIL CALBERT ALFORD

AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 4 July 2011

 

 

September 30, 1920 - July 2, 2011

 

RALEIGH—Cecil C. Alford went to his God, July 2, 2011 at Rex Hospital.

            He was born to Johnnie W. and Susie Brantley Alford of Pilot and Zebulon respectively, September 30, 1920. He retired from the US Air Force after 23 years of active duty plus 16 years in the Air Force Reserve, having served throughout the world during World War II, Korean and the Vietnam Conflict. He received many decorations including the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Cecil was an avid, prominent bowler and promoter of the game. He was a member of both the North Carolina Bowling Hall of Fame and a charter member of the Raleigh Bowling Hall of Fame. He served the NC Bowling Association for over 20 years. He was a life member and served in the position of President, Vice President and Director. During his more than 39 years of active participation with the Raleigh Bowling Association he contributed much to the local association when he held the office of President, Secretary-Treasurer and other positions. Additionally, he taught bowling at UNC for one year. Cecil was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church since 1964.

            Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 by his personal friend, Reverend John White, former Pastor of St. James United Methodist.

            Burial: Zebulon Town Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

            Surviving include his wife, Leona Hannah Alford; sons: David C. Alford (Judi) of Newport News, VA, Lawrence C. Alford (Marilyn) of Kernersville; 4 granddaughters and 9 great-grandchildren; Cecil was blessed with 3 step-sons and their children and grandchildren.

            Cecil was preceded in death by his first wife, Theda (Teddy) Privette and all of his brothers and his sister.

            His family wishes to extend their special thanks to Faye Alford and Braxton Johnson, two of his dear friends who extended him many courtesies during his life, as well as Dr. Anant Soni, his physician….

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Neal Dearnley

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Dorman Bailey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cecil C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Theda Privette Alford; parents, Jonah Williford “Jonnie” Alford and Susan Evelyn “Susie” Brantley Alford; and siblings Bonnie Belle Alford Johnson, James Marshall Alford, Robert Berkley Alford, and Robert Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Cecil Calbert 1920 NC1, Jonah Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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CELIA BOWENS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 16 August 2003

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Celia Alford, 81, of 410 S. Hickory St., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, in Integrated Health Services in Lumberton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in Southern Grove Baptist Church... Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jackson Funeral Home of Rowland.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, William Alford of Greensboro; three daughters, Sally Thompson, Nancy Reaves and Celia Reaves, all of Rowland; a stepson, Glen Alford of Charlotte; and two sisters, Georgeanna Anderson and Margaret Brown, both of Rowland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Celia Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 July 1922, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Celia Alford, black, was born 4 July 1922 in Rowland, Robeson Co., NC, daughter of William Bowens and Georginna Southern. She died 10 Aug 2003.

            In 1940, Chadbourn, Robeson Co, NC, Celia Alford, age 17 born NC, is living with her husband, Mack Alford, age 22 born NC.

            From NC Births: James Maxwell Alford was born 4 June 1946 in Robeson Co., son of Mack Alford and Celia Southerland. Also born to this couple in Robeson Co. were Celia Mae, 14 Feb 1949; and Nancy Jane 8 Apr 1938. Mack may be the Mack Alford b. 7 June 1918 in Robeson Co. to James Auther Alford and Nan McLean.

 

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CHAMNESS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 23 February 2001

 

LINDEN—Chamness Alford, 73, of 3234 Duck Pond Road died Tuesday in Good Hope Hospital in Erwin. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn…. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Lorraine Alford of Linden; a daughter, Rosa Casiano of Fayetteville; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter….

 

Photo from Resthaven Memorial Park, Dunn, Harnett\ Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Pauley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chamness Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 March 1927, last residence Linden, Cumberland Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Chamness Alford, black, was born 18 March 1927 in Blenheim, Marlboro Co. SC, son of Abboits [sic: Albert] Alford and Josephine Bethea.

            On Chamness (no middle name) Alford’s 1945 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 18, born 18 March 1927 in Blenheim, Marlboro Co. SC. He is living in Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., SC. His contact is Josephine Alford [probably his mother] of the same address.

            His lineage: Chamness 1927 SC1, Albert 1909 SC2.

 

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CHARLES ALFORD

 

Colvin Funeral Home

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—_____ March 2015

 

Mr. Charles Alford

 

December 4, 1961–March 22, 2015

 

            Mr. Charles Alford, age 53 of 1150 Pine Run Road, Lumberton, NC passed away, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Woodhaven Nursing & Rehab. in Lumberton, NC.

            He leaves to cherish his memories: Two sons: Shawn Alford, Lumberton, NC, Corey Alford, Fairmont, NC; One brother: Craig Alford, Lumberton, NC; Two sisters: Linda Johnson, Lumberton, NC; Mary Hayes, Orrum, NC; A host of relatives and many friends….

            Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairmont, NC.

 

Photo from Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ryan P

Photo posted in 2019

 

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

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

 

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CHARLES ALTON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 20 June 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WAKE FOREST [Wake Co.]—Charles Alton Alford, 66, of 3075 Willow Creek Drive, died Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Raleigh Community Hospital.

            Charles was born September 27, 1937 in Wake County to the late Henry Alton “Shug” Alford and Rebecca Long Alford. He was employed with Hanson Aggregates.

            Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC 231 Hwy., Wendell. Burial, church cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Elizabeth Black Alford; son, Charles Ronnie Alford of Willow Springs; daughters, Judith Ann Alford of the home; Nancy Alford Thomas and her husband, John of Cedar Grove; Jennifer Elizabeth Alford of the home; five grandsons; brothers, Kenneth David Alford of Richmond, VA, Jimmy Richard Alford of Wendell.

            In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Wayne Alford.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2004 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

 

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Photo from Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery, Hocutts Crossroads, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles A. Alford (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituaries of his children Judith Ann Alford and Phillip Wayne Alford; and father, Henry Alton Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charles Alton 1937 NC1, Henry Alton 1916 NC2, Alma Alexander 1889 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CHARLES BERRY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 30 November 1958

 

 

Photo from H.B. Alford Family Cemetery, Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Joseph Strickland Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Patrick Henry Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Berry 1882 NC1, Patrick Hines 1858 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD ALFORD

Brother of John Clellon “Buck” Alford, AAF #1539

Uncle of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory

Knightdale, Wake Co., NC—_____ July 2017

 

Charles Edward “Ed” Alford

May 28, 1929–July 23, 2017

 

            Charles Edward Alford, 88, went to his eternal home on July 23rd, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

            He was born in Wake County, to the late Annie Medlin Alford and Luke Alford. Ed retired from the North Carolina Prison System after 27 years. After retirement, Ed drove cars for Kenly Auto Auction and Leith Auto Auction. He was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by former Governor Martin. Ed was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church serving as a Deacon, usher, choir member, vacation Bible school leader and on many other committees. He loved his Lord, family, church family and willingly helped anyone in need.

            Surviving is his loving wife of 40 years, Lois Pulley Jones Alford. Her daughters, Rose Lippard (Philip), Cindy Wall (Bobby) and their children, Tyler Lippard, Brandon and Lauren Wall. His daughter, Ann Alford Eddins; her three children: Tammy Perry (Bryan), Terri Eddins, Jay Eddins (Kelly); eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that held a special place in his heart. Ed was one of nine children: two sisters and one brother survive him.

            Ed was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Woodard Alford and son-in-law, Buddy Eddins; three sisters and two brothers.

            A service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel…. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:00 am at Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, 498 W Young Street, Rolesville, 27571….

 

Photo from Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rosesville, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Clint VanRoekel

 

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

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Doris Pennie Woodard Alford; parents, Luke Foster Alford (with family photo) and Annie Medlin Alford; and siblings Gladys Ellen Alford Honeycutt, Herman Smith Alford, John Clellon “Buck” Alford, Leamon Luke Alford, Lois Lee Alford Honeycutt, and Wilma Doris Alford Woodard in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Edward 1929 NC1, Luke Foster 1895 NC2, Charles Wesley 1870 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD “CRASH” HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Wednesday, 7 November 2007

 

COLUMBUS—Charles Edward Crash Halford, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. The funeral service will be 11 a.m Saturday in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon….

 

In another article:

 

McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, Polk Co., NC—_____ November 2007

 

COLUMBUS [Polk Co.], NC—Charles Edward “Crash” Halford, 64, of 387 Keller Creek Rd., Columbus, NC, died Tuesday, November 06, 2007 at his home.

            Born in Rutherford County, NC, he was the son of Clyde Halford of Columbus, NC and the late Garner Reid Halford. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. The owner and operator of Halford Backhoe and Grading Service. A veteran of the US Army having served in Germany

            Surviving in addition his father is his wife, Gail Edwards Halford of the home. Two sons, Duane E. Halford (Sherry) of Mill Spring, NC and Mitchell Halford of Asheville, NC. One brother, Ray Halford (Omye) of Campobello, SC and two sisters, Peggy Bulman (Tom) of Inman, SC and Carolyn Mills of Forest City, NC. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, November 10, 2007 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon, NC….

            Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC….

 

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Photo from Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Polk Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BarryC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Feb 1943, last residence Columbus, Polk Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his sister Carolyn Ranay Halford Mills; and paternal grandparents, Callaway Lexington “Callie” Halford and Maude Jane Cochran Halford Halford, in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Charles Edward 1943 NC1, Clyde Amos 1923 NC2, Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis Asbury 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 NC6, John 1768 VA7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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CHARLES HERBERT ALFORD

 

Parrish Funeral Home

Selma, Johnston Co., NC—_____ June 2017

 

 

FOUR OAKS—Charles Herbert Alford, age 86, died Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2017, in the SECU Hospice House.

            Born June 9, 1931 in Franklin County to the late Herbert and Ruth Elizabeth Freeman Alford, he was the widower of Hilda Woodard Alford, who died April 14, 2004 and was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Earle Douglas.

            Charles was a retired heavy equipment operator, a US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Branch Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

            A graveside service, with military honors, will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017 … in the Princeton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the Parrish Funeral Home in Selma.

            Surviving are his son, Chuck Alford and wife Toni of Four Oaks; daughter, Becky Brown and husband James of Bear Creek; step-son, Bruce Parrish and wife Ann of Pine Level; step-daughter, Charlotte Davis and husband Irwin of Smithfield; sisters, Emily Prim of Tucson, AZ and Levithan Steed and husband Leonard of Spotsylvania, VA; five grandchildren, Jesse Brown and wife Shannon of Broadway, Danielle Richardson and husband Ethan of Angier, Cierra Parks and husband Blake of Benson, Brandon Parrish and wife Amanda of Pine Level and Whitney Wentz and husband Josh of Pine Level and three great grandchildren, Colon Brown, Dawson Richardson and Blakely Ann Parks….

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Herbert A. Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Ruth Elizabeth Freeman Alford Teal Marshburn; and sister Edna Earle Alford Douglas in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charles Herbert 1931 NC1, Herbert A. 1906 NC2, James Kisar 1877 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CHARLES MOSES ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 3 May 2013

 

            Charles Moses Alford, age 92, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

            Born in Zebulon [Wake Co.] NC on July 17, 1920, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses C. Alford [sic].

            He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean.

            He retired from American Tobacco Company after 35 years of service. Charles was also a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he enjoyed being a baseball coach and fishing.

            He leaves behind two sons, Charles J. Alford and his wife Paulette of Rocky Mount and Jerry Alford and his wife Kim of Durham; grandchildren, Charlie Alford and his wife Jenny, Jennifer Laughinhouse and her husband Bill, Ashley Alford, Alana Alford and Scott Alford; great-grandchild, Grace Alford; nephews, Michael Emory and wife Cynde, Kiffin Johnson, David Strickland and his wife Colleen, and Phillip Strickland; and niece, Jeannie Ann Pappalardo.

            A service to remember Charles will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Pineview Cemetery….

            Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804….

 

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Photo from Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fred Winner

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jean Doris Strickland Alford; and granddaughter Jennifer Leigh Alford Laughinghouse in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Julius Turner Alford Jr. in Virginia Obituaries.

            Charles was the son of Julius Turner Alford and Mavis Cone.

            From:

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 20 June 1943

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charles Moses 1920 NC1, Julius Turner 1890 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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CHARLES STEPHEN ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Stephen Vance Alford, AAFA #0346

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 13 September 1956

 

 

Photo from Westview Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eric Leindecker

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Cladie Lou Johnson Alford; son, William Lane Alford; and brothers Henry Guy Alford and William Jasper Alford in this compilation.

            Charles Stephens Alford was named after his father, who died the year after he was born. Charles, who was called Sr. when actually he was Jr., named his own son Charles Stephens, who was called Jr. when actually he was III.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            His lineage: Charles Stephen 1882 NC1, Charles Stephen 1853 NC2, Bython B. 1817 NC3.

 

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CHARLES WESLEY ALFORD, JR.

Granduncle of Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564; and Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

“Luke, Jim, Charlie, Mattie, Manervah, Sallie, Babe (Columbus)”

Photo from dmstuck’s Alford Family Tree (1) (Ancestry)

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 12 January 1969

 

 

In another article:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 13 January 1969

 

 

Photo from Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DLC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Sept 1904 and died _____ May 1969, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his father, Charles Wesley Alford Sr.; and siblings Christopher Columbus Alford, James Hyatt Alford Sr., Luke Foster Alford, Manervah Jane Alford, Mattie H. Alford Hodge, and Sallie Alford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Wesley 1904 NC1, Charles Wesley 1870 NC2, Hyatt B. 1826 NC3, Gilbert 1790 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLES WESLEY ALFORD, SR.

Great-Grandfather of Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564; and Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 6 January 1945

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Charles Wesley Alford Jr., Christopher Columbus Alford, James Hyatt Alford Sr., Luke Foster Alford, Manervah Jane Alford, Mattie H. Alford Hodge, and Sallie Alford Alford; and brothers Kilpatrick Alford and Simon Alford in this compilation.

            Charles is buried in the Hyatt B. Alford Family Cemetery in Zebulon, Wake Co., NC. The Find A Grave cemetery descriptions says: “This is a private cemetery on the farm previously owned by Hyatt B. Alford and his son Wesley B. Alford. The family cemetery is behind the farm and residence located at 6609 Fowlers Road, Zebulon. It is under a large tree with unmarked stones used for markers.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Wesley 1870 NC1, Hyatt B. 1826 NC2, Gilbert 1790 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLES WESLEY M. ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Saturday, 9 December 2006

 

            Alford, Charles Wesley, of 527 Maple Branches Drive, died Sunday [December 3] at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, Southside Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Oct 1931 [different than his gravestone and SSACI], last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Mae Hagins Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Charles Wesley Alford, black, was born 10 Nov 1931 in Lamar, Darlington Co., SC, son of Leroy J. Alford and Wessie L. Enoch.

            His lineage: Charles Wesley M. 1931 SC1, Leroy 1910 SC2, Jessie Thomas 1882 SC3.

 

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CHARLES WILLIAM ALFORD

Nephew of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 29 December 1981

 

 

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Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ShelbyHendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Robert Berkley Alford and Martha Brewer Ford Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Charles William Alford, age 46 divorced, was born 2 Aug 1935 in NC and died 28 Dec 1981 in Nash Co., NC.

            Marriage announcement:

 

DAILY TIMES-NEWS

Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—Monday, 23 May 1966

(text describing apparel, etc., is omitted)

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charles William 1935 NC1, Robert Berkley 1910 NC2, Jonah Williford 1884 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CHARLES WINSTEAD ALFORD

Father of Helen Anne Alford, AAFA #0599

Brother of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Mr. Charles W. Alford, 79, of The Carriage Club, died Oct. 14, 1991, at home. Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at Harry & Bryant Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, a Kenly native, was a retired salesman. He was a member of Phalanx Lodge No. 31, York Rite Bodies of Charlotte, Oasis Temple of the Shrine and Charlotte Optimists Club. He was also a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors are his sons, Jack Alford of Birmingham, Chuck Alford; daughter, Miss Helen Alford [AAFA #0599]; brother, Wilbur Alford; sister, Mrs. Katherine Echols of Macclesfield [AAFA #0364]….

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sambo

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles W. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 20 Dec 1911, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Hilda Evans Alford; parents, Lawrence O’Bryan Alford and Linda Mae Winstead Walton Alford; and siblings Katherine Bailey Alford Echols and Wilbur Hollis Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see the following articles, with photos, in AAFA ACTION:

 

“Descendants of Henry H. Alford 1826–1887”           September 1991

“Lawrence O’Bryan Alford”                                       March 1992

“Katherine Bailey Alford Echols and Her Family”    Winter 1998

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Winstead 1911 NC1, Lawrence O’Bryan 1868 NC2, Henry Hardy 1826 NC3, Exum 1788 NC4.

 

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CHARLIE C. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Monday, 20 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            The Rev. Charlie C. Alford, 74, of 492 Slocumb Road, Fayetteville, died Friday [March 17] in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

            The Rev. Alford was the pastor of Green’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Lillington.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cape Fear Conference A Facility in Erwin…. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn. Arrangements are being handled by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

            The Rev. Alford is survived by a brother, Lee Alford of Miami; and a sister, Lena Walker of Fayetteville.

            The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Green’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Lillington.

 

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Photo from Resthaven Memorial Park, Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tabitha Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 March 1925, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lula P. Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Charlie C. Alford was born on 18 March 1925 in Dare Co., NC, black, widowed.

            From NC Births: Charlie Alford was born 18 March 1925 in Cumberland Co., NC, son of Sidney Alford.

 

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CHARLIE CLIFTON “CLIFF” ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 August 2012

 

 

            Charlie Clifton Alford, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2012.

            Born in Edgecombe County on January 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Charlie Cooper Alford and Bessie Hamlett Alford. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Vivian “Bunny” Alford; brothers, James Edward Alford, Julian Glynn Alford, William Cooper Alford and Roy David Alford; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Alford; brother-in-law, Marcus Wiley Johnson; great-granddaughter, Riley Grace Killebrew; and son-in-law, Timothy Lee Pridgen.

            Cliff was a truck driver for Trinity Industries and retired after 32 years of service. He was also a longtime member of West Mount Baptist Church.

            A devoted father, grandfather and brother, he leaves behind his daughter, Vickie Alford Pridgen; son, Allen Dale Alford and wife Glenda Smith Alford; grandchildren, Clifton Lee Pridgen and wife Monica, Katie Elizabeth Pridgen, Allen Blair Alford and wife Diana, and Mary Lindsay Alford; and great-grandchildren, Bryson Lee Pridgen, Abby Nicole Pridgen, Michael Landon Alford, Emilie Kay Alford, and Matthew Peyton Killebrew. Cliff will also be remembered by his brothers, Robert Earl Alford (Joyce), Harold Ray Alford (Donnie) of Miami FL, and Kenneth Lewis Alford (Jean); sisters, Nannie Alford Johnson of Ahoskie, Louise Alford Wainright (Rex) of Winterville; and sisters-in-law, Gaynelle Flowers Alford, Carolyn Duke Alford and Betty Jean Blackford.

            The family will receive friends and relatives 11:00am to 12:30pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home. A service to remember Cliff will be held at 12:30pm in the funeral home chapel…. Burial will follow at Red Oak Cemetery….

 

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Photos from Red Oak Cemetery, Red Oak, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DHathaway-Girdley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Charlie C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) but list his birth date as 23 Jan 1928, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vivian “Bunny” Parker Alford; son Allen Dale Alford; parents, Charlie Cooper Alford and Bessie Lou Hamlett Alford; and brothers James Edward Alford, Julian Glynn Alford, Roy David Alford, and William Cooper “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            His name at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home includes his nickname, Cliff.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Charlie Clifton 1928 NC1, Charlie Cooper 1898 NC2, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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CHARLIE COOPER ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 18 September 1976

 

 

 

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Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maureen Serrano

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Apr 1898 and died _____ Sept 1976, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bessie Lou Hamlett Alford; sons Charlie Clifton “Cliff” Alford, James Edward Alford, Julian Glynn Alford, Roy David Alford, and William Cooper “Bill” Alford; father, Jacob Lewis Alford; and half-brothers Lester Elbert Alford Sr. and Lewis Hyman Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Cooper Alford, age 27 son of Jacob Alford, married Bessie Hamlett, age 18 daughter of J.T. and Adeline Hamlett on 26 May 1925 in Nash Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Charlie Cooper 1898 NC1, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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CHARLIE EVERETTE ALFORD

Father of Harris Monroe Alford, AAFA #0667

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 26 January 1978

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 Oct 1896 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Jan 1978, last residence Proctorville, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his sister Emma Jane Alford Williamson Stanton Rogers in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter, Maxine Alford Townsend Mcfarland in Alabama Obituaries; and of his mother, Janie Rectina Williams Alford Altman Jones; siblings Anna Louise Alford Brown Anderson, Edward Manuel Alford, Eugene A. Alford, Pearlie Dubose Alford Sr., and William Power Alford; and half-siblings Henry Monroe Alford and Willie Ann Alford Turbeville in South Carolina Obituaries.

            His gravestone in Alfred Page Family Cemetery, Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC is difficult to read. It appears to say what is listed on his Headstone Application for Military Veterans (Ancestry):

 

Charlie Everette Alford

Private U.S. Army

World War I

Nov. 6, 1896 – Jan. 25, 1978

 

            From NC Marriages: Charlie E. Alford, age 23 of Mullins, SC, son of M. Alford, deceased, and Janie Alford of Mullins, SC, married Emma Grace Spivey, age 21 of Orrum, NC, daughter of J.E. Spivey, deceased, and Edna Spivey of Orrum, NC, on 15 Dec 1919 in Orrum, Robeson Co., NC.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Prudence _____ Alford [the name of Prudence’s husband is not known].

            His lineage: Charlie Everette 1896 SC1, Willis Emanuel 1853 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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CHARLIE MILTON ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Thursday, 8 March 2007

 

            Charlie Milton Alford, 74, of Pinecrest Road, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clarksbury United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville and other times at the home.

 

Photo from Clarksbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 August 1932, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Inez Hughes Alford; parents, Millard Clemmond Alford and Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford; and siblings Aline Alford Biles and Willard Clayton Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Charlie Milton Alford was born 8 Aug 1932 in Conrad Hill, Davidson Co., NC, son of Millard Clemard Alford.

            From NC Divorces: Charlie Alford and Mildred Alford were divorced on 29 May 1980 in Davidson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Charlie Milton 1932 NC1, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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CHARLOTTE MARIE STEWART ALFORD

 

Dafford Funeral Home

Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—_____ December 2020

 

 

            Mrs. Charlotte Marie Alford, 89, of 104 East King Circle, Benson, passed away December 16, 2020….

            She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters - Deborah Adams of FL, Serona Alford and Phyllis Ann Alford both of NC; grandchildren - Clarissa Alford Powell of NC, Essic Alford IV of NC, Tracy Crum of GA, Kisha Crum of NC, Kathy Hunter of NY, Timothy Creed of NY, Jessica Hill of NC, Nykia Devezin of VA, Kristen Alford of NY, Jorel Coleman of CA; and other relatives and friends.

            The viewing will be Saturday, December 26, 2020 from 10:30 am - 11:00 am at the Dafford Funeral Home, Dunn, with no more than 10 individuals inside at one time. Masks are required and practice social distancing.

            Graveside service will be conducted Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12 Noon at the Stewart Cemetery, Tarheel Road, Benson….

 

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

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

            From Ancestry family trees: Charlotte was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Stewart and Serona Louise Allen.

 

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CHARLOTTE MCINTYRE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 5 December 2014

 

MAXTON [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Charlotte McIntyre-Alford, 53, of 600 Bethea Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday in Greater Piney Grove United Methodist Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Viewing, 1 to 7p.m. today at S&L Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Maxton.

            Survived by: Husband, Gentry; daughter, Myiesha McIntyre; son, Tommy McIntyre; father, Charlie McIntyre.

 

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

            Her husband may be the Gentry Marcabo Alford who lived in Maxton, NC, in 1993 [U.S. Public Records Index (Ancestry)].

 

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CHARLOTTE O’DEAR ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 February 1950

 

MISS ALFORD RITES HELD SUNDAY

By Mrs. W.E. MacMillan

 

ST. PAULS—Funeral services for Miss Charlotte Alford of Shannon, a native of St. Pauls who died Saturday morning about 10 o’clock in a Lumberton hospital after critical illness, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 from St. Pauls Presbyterian church. Burial was in the family plot at Ashpole Presbyterian church.

            She was a daughter of the late Nathan and Dian McCallum Alford.

            Survivors are one brother, Ernest Aiford, of Gretna, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her father, Nathan Thompson Alford, in Florida Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Charlotte O’Dear Alford, age 76, died 25 Feb 1950 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC. She was the daughter of Nathan T. Alford and Dianna [sic] McCallum. She was never married.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Charlotte O’Dear 1873 NC1, Nathan Thompson 1843 NC2, Jacob 1789 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHRISTINE ALFORD THOMPSON COOPER

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Friday, 18 August 2006

 

ROWLAND—Christine Cooper, 81, of 602 Canal Street, Rowland, died Aug. 9, 2006, at her home. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, Hamer, S.C. The burial will be held at St. Matthew Cemetery in Hamer, S.C….

            Survivors are: daughters, Sarah E. Cates, Catherine J. Moses, Veronica E. Dorsey, Barbara A. Woods; brother, Mack Manning; 12 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Jackson Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article, posted to her Find A Grave memorial:

 

          Thompson-Cooper, Christine 81—of Egg Harbor Township, passed away peacefully at her Rowland, NC home on Wednesday, August 9, 2006.

            Christine was born on January 22, 1925 in Robeson County, NC from the union of the late Kendley and Martha Alford.

            Christine leaves behind to cherish her memory four daughters, Sarah Cates, Katherine Moses, Veronica Dorsey, and Barbara Woods, along with a host of beautiful grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grand children, nieces and nephews.

            At this time Memorial and Funeral services have not yet been confirmed. If you wish to send condolences and expressions of sympathy please send them to Jackson Funeral Home, Laurinburg, NC....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Christine Thompson (SS# issued in NC), last residence Pleasantville, Atlantic Co., NJ.

            See the obituary of her sister Eunice Alford Ford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Christine Alford, black, was born 22 Jan 1925 in Robeson Co., NC, daughter of McKinley Alford and Martha Lee.

            From California, Marriage Index (Ancestry): Christine Alford, age 47, married Maceo M. Thompson on 11 Nov 1972 in Ventura Co., CA.

            From California, Divorce Index (Ancestry): Christine Alford and Maceo M. Thompson were divorced _____ May 1973 in Ventura Co., CA.

            Her lineage: Christine 1925 NC1, William McKinley 1899 NC2, James 1852 SC3.

 

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CHRISTINE KEARNS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 19 November 2011

 

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GREENSBORO—Mrs. Christine Kearns Alford, 80, of 401 Woodlake Drive, Greensboro died on November 13, 2011 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

            Christine was born to the late Alexander and Elvira V. Kearns on Saturday, August 8, 1931. She attended school in Randolph County and Attended William Penn High School in High Point, NC. She later married Oscar William Alford, her childhood sweetheart. They lived in Trinity, NC until 1977, when they moved their family to reside in Greensboro, NC.

            During her Christian matriculation as a member of First Baptist Church, she was devoted to and an active member who diligently served on the ministries of Senior Choir, Mass Choir, Progressive Women’s Club, and the Missionary’s Circle. Sister Alford also served as the Church Clerk.

            Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Elvira and Alexander Kearns, step-father, Joseph Summers, loving sisters, Marzella K. Brannon, Julianne Kearns, and brother, Buddy Kearns.

            She leaves to cherish loving and everlasting memories her devoted husband, Oscar William “Billy” Alford; faithful children, Priscilla Diane (Stanley) Turner, Beverly Elaine Lucas, Oscar Dwayne (Rhonda) Alford, and Roderick Alexander Alford; four beautiful grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Candace Victoria Lucas, Jessica Shardae Alford, Perry Jamal Lucas, and Roderick Alexander Alford II; sisters-in-law, Sadie A. Bennett, Georgia Alford, and Evelyn J. Alford; special sister, Barbara McKeithen; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

            Funeral service will be 2 pm, Sunday, November 20, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 12504 Trinity Rd, Trinity, NC…. Burial will follow at Trinity Community Cemetery….

            Johnson and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family….

 

Photo from Trinity Cemetery #2, Randolph Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eddie Hamblin

 

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

 

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CHRISTINE PRINCE ALFORD

 

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Photo and dates from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC

 

January 22, 1934 - June 15, 2008

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 16 June 2008

 

            Christine Alford, 74, died Sunday, June 15, 2008. She was a devoted and loving mother.

            She is survived by her sons, Ronald David Prince and Carl Richard “Ricky” Prince both of Raleigh; daughters, Sandra Allen of Selma and Edith Separk of Franklinton; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Knotts Grove Christian Assembly in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2008 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Christine Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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CHRISTINE “TENA” ALFORD BENTON

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ October 2008

 

 

RALEIGH—Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, 93, of 4829 Rembert Dr., died Wednesday morning at her home. She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Martha Blanche Sykes and George Augustus Alford. Mrs. Benton was a graduate of East Carolina University and gave the first classical piano recital at East Carolina. She was a retired schoolteacher at Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

            In addition to her parents her husband, Kenneth Benton; sisters and brothers, Josephine Pate Jones, Paul Alford, Mayard Shelby Alford and Aline Blowe, preceded her in death.

            Funeral service will be held 2 pm Saturday at Millbrook Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery Mausoleum.

            She is survived by her devoted sister, Geraldine A. Hall; nephews, George Lyman Hall, Ronald, Larry and Michael Alford; nieces, Virginia Brown and Patricia Christenson; great niece, Mary Catherine Hall and great nephew, George Lawrence Hall.

            …. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

 

In another article:

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Friday, 10 October 2008

 

RALEIGH—Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, 93, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2008 at her home

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 11) at Millbrook Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery Mausoleum.

            She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Martha Blanche Sykes and George Augustus Alford. She was a graduate of East Carolina University and a retired school teacher at Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Benton; sisters and brothers, Josephine Pate Jones, Paul Alford, Mayard Shelby Alford and Aline Blowe.

            Surviving: sister, Geraldine A. Hall; four nephews; two nieces; two great-nieces and one great-nephew….

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Eanes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine A. Benton (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 March 1915, last residence Emerald Isle, Carteret Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Augustus Alford and Martha Blanche Sykes Alford; and siblings Aline Alford Blowe, Geraldine Alford Hall, Josephine Alford Pate Jones, Mayard Shelby Alford, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Christine 1915 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ALFORD

Granduncle of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 23 September 1979

 

 

Photo from Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rolesville, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Howe

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 July 1907 and died _____ Sept 1979, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lillian Edna Forsythe Alford; sons Clyde Vernon Alford Sr. and Samuel Charles Alford; father, Charles Wesley Alford Sr.; and siblings Charles Wesley Alford Jr. (with family photo), James Hyatt Alford Sr., Luke Foster Alford, Manervah Jane Alford, Mattie H. Alford Hodge, and Sallie Alford Alford in this compilation.

            On his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Christopher Columbus Alford is age 33, living in Zebulon, Wake Co., NC. He was born 13 July 1907, and his contact is his wife, Lillian Edna Alford. He signed his name “C.C. Alford.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Christopher Columbus 1907 NC1, Charles Wesley 1870 NC2, Hyatt B. 1826 NC3, Gilbert 1790 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CINDY ALFORD VESTAL

 

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT

Boone, Watauga Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 November 2016

 

Cindy Alford Vestal

 

            Cindy Alford Vestal, of Wake Forest, N.C., passed away in her sleep after a long battle with a neurological disease on Monday, November 14, 2016.

            She is the daughter of Bobby Alford and Linda Alford Port.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by infant daughter, Casey Elise [Kacey Elyse on her marker].

            She is survived by her husband, John; son, Charlie; dad, Robert (RL) Port of Hemingway, S.C.; sister, Kimberley Alford Radwick and husband, Scott, and niece, Caroline Michelle Radwick of Marietta, Ga.; brother, William Port and wife, Nichole; nieces, Leea AdriAnna Port and Riley LeeAnn Port, and nephew, Carson RL Port of Fort Benning Ga.; in-laws, Donald and Mary Lynn Vestal, Tammy Poindexter and husband, Joel; and nieces, Bailey Louise Poindexter and Henley Lynn Poindexter; and by a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            Cindy’s life was filled with her two loves, softball/baseball and God’s love. She played baseball/softball from her early years, and that love culminated with her play at Francis Marion University where she led them in three of her four years to the College World Series, and is in the FMU Sports Hall of Fame. Her love of the game has been instilled in Charlie as he has played baseball since he was 4 years old.

Cindy’s next love filled her post FMU life as she had various ministry positions while she pursued and received her Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University. Her ministry included starting the Kingdom Builders ministry with other student ministers, various ministries in Georgia and South Carolina, several years of ministry in First Baptist Church Boone, N.C., and finally to Greystone Baptist Church where she worked until her health would not allow her to continue. Even after she left Greystone, she stayed involved with “her students” as much as her health would allow. She is now free from her disease and in God’s tender care with those who have died before her.

            Cindy’s funeral will be at Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. Cindy requested that people coming to the service wear mission trip t-shirts and jeans, not formal attire. There will be a cookout and games after the service for all.

            In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina College Ministry fund.

 

In another article:

 

FMU Hall of Fame softball player dies

Photo from Francis Marion University

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 15 November 2016

 

FLORENCE, S.C.—The Francis Marion University athletic department was saddened to learn Monday night (Nov. 14) of the passing of 1989 graduate and softball standout Cindy Alford Vestal.

            Alford Vestal resided in the Raleigh area and died after a long battle with a neurological disease. She is survived by her husband John and son Charlie.

            A native of Hemingway, she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in English. A four-year letterwinner on the Lady Patriot softball team from 1986 to 1989, Alford Vestal was inducted into the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

            At Francis Marion, Alford Vestal excelled both in the classroom and on the diamond. She was a two-time Academic All-American (1988 and 1989) and twice earned the Patriots Brigade Academic Award, given annually to the Francis Marion student-athlete with the highest grade point average.

            On the field, she was a three-time NAIA District Six All-District performer (1986, 1988, 1989). She compiled a career batting average of .326 with 129 runs scored in 167 games. She drove in 63 runs, stole 44 bases (in 49 attempts), and recorded a .969 fielding percentage, while striking out only seven times in 611 career plate appearances. During her career, she played every infield position, catcher, right field, and designated hitter. Alford Vestal helped lead FMU to a four-year record of 142-35 and three NAIA World Series appearances. In 1987, she batted .342 with 19 runs batted in and 40 runs scored, while the Patriots finished 42-4 and advanced to the NAIA national championship game.

            Off the field, she was an FMU Marshal and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Dean Moran’s Academic Advisory Council, the Baptist Student Union, and the school’s Athletic Advisory Council. She earned the President’s Award for Outstanding Senior, given by the Student Government Association, and was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

            She was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, where she was a four-time All-Conference softball performer. She also played basketball, was a bus driver, and a member of the band. She was the 1985 class valedictorian.

            After graduating from Francis Marion, she received a master of divinity degree from Gardner-Webb University. Her ministries included starting the Kingdom Builders ministry with several other student ministers, various ministries in Georgia and South Carolina, several years with First Baptist Church in Boone, N.C., and more recently with Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.

            Her funeral will be at Greystone Baptist Church on Saturday (Nov. 19) at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

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Photox from Greystone Baptist Church Columbarium, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Alton Parker

 

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

            We included the obituary of her mother, Linda Johnson Alford Port, in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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CIVIL ELIZA SORRELL ALFORD

Paternal Grandmother of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 28 February 1927

 

 

Photo from Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Alice Waldo Alford Barbee, Clara Bell Alford Penny Dickens, Nellie M. Alford Adams, Theora Alford Yates, and Thomas Herndon Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            She was the second wife of William Dallas Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Dallas 1845 NC1, William R. 1818 NC2, Green 1787 NC3, James Lodwick 1742 NC4.

 

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CLADIE LOU JOHNSON ALFORD

Grandmother of Stephen Vance Alford, AAFA #0346

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 11 May 1962

 

 

Photo from Westview Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eric Leindecker

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Charles Stephen Alford Sr.; and son, William Lane Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CLARA BELL ALFORD PENNY DICKENS

Aunt of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 18 August 1941

 

 

Photo from Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Civil Eliza Sorrel Alford; and siblings Alice Waldo Alford Barbee, Nellie M. Alford Adams, Theora Alford Yates, and Thomas Herndon Alford Sr.; and half-brother William J. Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Clava Alford Dickson [sic] was born 24 July 1893 in Durham Co., NC, daughter of Dallan Alford and Civel Sovell [sic].

            From NC Deaths: Clara Bell Dickens, age 49, died 17 Aug 1941 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC. She was born ____ July 1892 [different than gravestone] in Durham Co., NC,

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            Her lineage: Clara Bell 1893 NC1, William Dallas 1845 NC2, William R. 1818 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1742 NC5.

 

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CLARA MAE ALFORD SMITH

 

[We are also including her obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—30 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MT. HERMAN, LA—Mrs. Smith, 93, died on Monday, December 29, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital [Charlotte, NC].

            Born on November 6, 1910, in Mt. Herman, Louisiana, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Eugene B. Alford and Lorena Smith Alford and a graduate of Soule Business College in New Orleans. She was first employed as a secretary with Freeport Sulphur Co. in Louisiana and later became the Director of Volunteer Services for Runnels Hospital in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. She was a member of the Cape Coral United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Florida.

            Surviving are two sons, Randolph A. Smith and his wife, Barbara, of Warminster, Pennsylvania and R. Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Sheryl, of Charlotte; her grandchildren, Randy Smith and his wife, Jen, Stacey Smith Ward and her husband, Scott, Scott Smith, Brett Smith, and Katie Kyle; and one great-grandchild, Olivia Smith.

            Her husband, Homer A. Smith preceded her in death.

            A graveside service was held on Friday, January 2, 2004, at Bogue Chita [sic—Bogue Chitto] Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Herman, Louisiana. Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel handled arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, PA—30 December 2003

 

            Clara Mae (nee Alford), 93, of Charlotte, NC died December 29, 2003, survived by 2 sons, Randolph A. Smith and his wife Barbara ofWarminster, PA and R. Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Sheryl of Charlotte, NC, 5 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Her husband Homer A. Smith preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at 11 A.M. Fri., Jan. 2, 2004 at Bogue Chita Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Herman, LA. Poole Funeral Home, Bogalusa, LA

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm Clara’s birth and death dates (SS# issued in LA), last residence Charlotte, NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Eugene Booth Alford; and brothers Raymond Gene Alford Sr. and Roy Smith Alford in this compilation.

            Mt. Hermon is misspelled in Clara’s obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Clara Mae 1910 LA1, Eugene Booth 1882 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLARA MAE HESTER ALFORD

 

NASHVILLE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 March 1990

 

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Warrenton, Warren Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret Gagliardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Kenneth Willard Alford; and daughter Susan Kennette Alford in this compilation.

 

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CLARA SUE ALFORD BUNN

 

Massey Funeral Home

Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—_____ June 2013

 

Sue Alford Bunn Massey Funeral Home

 

June 4th, 1935 – June 22nd, 2013

 

            Sue Alford Bunn, 78, retired Accounting Tech for the state of North Carolina died Saturday.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Connie Mack Bunn.

            Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law Mike and Shannon Bunn of Zebulon and her precious grandson Logan Bunn.

            Funeral service 11 am Wednesday at Zebulon United Methodist Church. Burial, Zebulon Cemetery….

            The family will receive friends Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon.

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Creech

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father, Maultis Sidney Alford; and siblings Herbert Forest Alford, Jessie Willard Alford, Mary Elizabeth Alford Earp, Nona Mae Alford Lynch, Sonnie Douglas Alford, Talmadge Brooks Alford, and Vera Maebelle Alford Richardson in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Clara Sue Alford, age 20, married Connie M. Bunn, age 27, on 11 Dec 1955 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Clara Sue 1935 NC1, Maultis Sidney 1891 NC2, Sidney A. 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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CLARENCE DAVID ALFORD

 

Photo from Kerrie Woodcock’s Woodcock family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Friday, 20 September 1957

 

FAYETTEVTLLE—Clarence David Alford, 70, of Parkton, died Wednesday night at his home. Funeral services are being held at three o’clock this afternoon from Ashpole Presbyterian church in Rowland by the Rev. G.I. Guiton, pastor of Parkton Presbyterian church, of which Alford was a member. Burial is to be in the church cemetery.

            Alford was born in Marion county, S.C. a son of the late Malcolm and Sallie McPhaul Alford. He had made his home in Parkton for the past 15 years.

            Surviving are two sons, Donnie and Malcolm Alford, both of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Margurerite Quick and Mrs. A.J. Stoltz both of Parkton; and two sisters, Mrs. M. McKenzie and Mrs. Mack Alford both of Dillon, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Hattie Lester Alford; and children Donnie David Alford, Jennie Grace Alford Stoltz, and Malcolm Alford in this compilation.We included the obituaries of his sisters Daisy Alford McKenzie and Mary McPhaul Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            On Clarence Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 37, a farmer living in Rowland, Robeson Co., NC. He is married and was born 12 March 1881.

 

1920 CENSUS

Alfordsville (District 117), Robeson Co., NC, Page 10B:

 

Clarence Alford    head           39   SC SC SC        farmer

Hattie                      wife           39   SC SC SC

Dennie                    illeg             9   NC NC NC

Graci                       illeg             7   NC NC NC

Malcum                    son             1   NC NC NC

 

Next door, Page 11A:

 

Sallie Alford          head           62   SC SC SC        [Clarence’s mother]

Mary Mack              dau           27   SC SC SC        [Clarence’s sister]

 

1900 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 71), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #124:

 

William Alford      head           52   b. May 1848    SC SC SC           single  farmer

Sallie             sis-in-law           43   b. Mar 1857    SC SC SC           m. 22 years

                                                                                                            3 children, 3 living

Clarence           nephew           19   b. Mar 1881    SC SC SC

Ettie                       niece           17   b. Aug 1882    SC SC SC

Mary                      niece             9   b. Mar 1891    SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clarence David 1881 SC1, Malcolm E. 1846 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLARENCE PARKER “SAM” ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 28 December 1986

 

 

Photo from Elmwood Cemetery, Henderson, Vance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eleanor Eugenia Long Alford; mother, Susan Parker Arrington Alford; siblings Fannie Bell Alford Perry, Frank Oliver Alford, Lawrence Sidney Alford Jr., Maggie Lou Alford, and William Davis Alford; and paternal grandfather, Bennett Henry Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Bennett Nicholas Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Clarence Parker Alford, age 24, and Eleanor Eugenia Long, age 20, both of Nash Co., were issued a marriage license on 24 Aug 1924 in Nash Co., but the information on the actual marriage—date, place, witnesses, etc.—is blank.

            Marriage announcement:

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Sunday, 9 December 1928

 

 

            From Virginia, Select Marriages (Ancestry): Eleanor E. Long, single age 25, daughter of Walter P. Long and Emma Perry, were married on 13 Oct 1928 in Halifax Co., VA.

            From NC Deaths: On 1 Dec 1928, an unnamed premature infant son of C.P. Alford and Eleanor Long was born and died in Henderson, Vance Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Clarence Parker 1901 NC1, Lawrence Sidney 1851 NC2, Bennett Henry 1818 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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CLAUDE WILLARD ALFORD

Granduncle of Robert Christopher Alford, AAFA #0041

 

Photo from his Find A Grave memorial, posted by Robert Alford

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 18 September 1994

 

 

Photo from Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Franklin Bowling

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claude W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 May 1920, last residence Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Isaac Newton Alford and Minnie Glenn Alford; and siblings Joseph Newton Alford, Ruby May Alford Shearin, and Walter Grady Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: unnamed Alford, boy, was born 21 May 1920 in Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC, son of Isaac Newton Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Claude Willard 1920 NC1, Isaac Newton 1897 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CLAUDIA MURRAY ALFORD

 

EVENING TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 1 March 1973

 

 

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Photo from Middlesex Cemetery, Middlesex, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Liles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claudie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Sept 1897 and died _____ Feb 1973, last residence Middlesex, Johnston Co. [?], NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Thomas Alford; and sons Norman Sidney Alford, Royster Willard Alford, and Travis Calvin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Claudia Murray Alford died 27 Feb 1973 in Wilson, Wilson Co., NC. She was born 17 Sept 1897 in NC, daughter of Calvin J. Murray and Mary Jane Batchelor.

 

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CLAUDIA RONA ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

Row 1 Claudia, Laudie, Berla, Thelma

Row 2 - Vivian, Margaret, Florence, Tarlton, Maylon

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 29 August 1974

 

 

Photo from Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Jordan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claudia Williams (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Oct 1901 and died _____ Aug 1974, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Mallie Morris Alford and Carey Ann Whitley Alford; and siblings Berla Alford Denton, Darnell Thomas Alford, Edna Earl Alford Tant, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Rayford Maurice Alford, Raymond Mallie Alford, Thelma Bernice Alford Beddingfield, and Vivian Lillian Alford Finch Winstead in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            From NC Marriages: Claudie Alford, age 20, daughter of Mellie and Cary Alford, married Hermon Williams, age 22, son of Ed and James Williams, on 22 Dec 1923 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Claudia Rona 1901 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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CLEO SAVONNE BUNN ALFORD

Wife of Stephen Harold Alford, AAFA #0642

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 8 January 2012

 

CLAYTON—Cleo Bunn Alford, 96, passed away on January 7, 2012. Funeral will be held Monday, January 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Clayton….

            She is survived by her brother, Marvin Bunn and wife, Peggy of Clayton.

            …. Arrangements by McLaurin at Pinecrest, Funerals & Cremations, Clayton.

 

Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Clayton, Johnston Co., NC,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nathan Adams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleo B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 July 1915, last residence not listed.

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

            Marriage:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 13 September 1936

 

 

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CLOYCE BATCHELOR ALFORD

AAFA #0279

Brother of Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271; James Barbee Alford, AAFA #0344; and Johnny Howard Alford, AAFA #1472

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—_____ October 2014

 

 

May 22, 1928 ~ November 21, 2021

 

            On November 21, 2021, Cloyce B. Alford passed from this life to be with the Lord. Cloyce put his faith and trust in the Lord. He was a friendly person and enjoyed helping others.

            Cloyce is survived by his daughters Lynette A. Kozar (Alan) and Sandra B. Alford; grandsons Corey Kozar (Beth), Matthew Kozar (Caroline) and Andrew Kozar (Kayla Capps); great-granddaughters Brayden Kozar and Hannah Kozar; and a special friend, Dorothy Bissette; along with many nieces, nephews, and several cousins.

            Cloyce wanted to give a special thank you to his caregivers, especially Nikita, Pam, Faye, and Terry, who took such good care of him during his final days.

            Cloyce was born in Franklin County, NC, and was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Virginia Massey Alford; and by his parents Zollie Floyd Alford and Lala Batchlor Alford. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Shelby F. Alford, James B. “Hoss” Alford, and Johnny H. Alford, and sister Dorothy Alford Batton.

            Cloyce graduated from Bunn High School and Hardbarger’s Business College and attended the University of North Carolina. He served his country, as a Sergeant, in the US Army Air Corp and was a veteran of WWII. He loved to play golf and played as long as his health permitted.

            Cloyce was employed by the State of NC for over 40 years. He was the Director of Personnel for the Highway Commission and was named the first Director of Personnel for the Department of Transportation. When he retired in 1990, he was awarded the Order of the Longleaf Pine.

            A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 2:00 PM at the Bunn Upchurch Alford cemetery in Pilot, NC. The service will be led by a friend, Reverend Robert Owens….

 

Photo from Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Jordan

Photo posted in 2018

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Virginia Massey Alford; parents, Zollie Floyd Alford and Lala R. Batchelor Alford; and siblings Dorothy Nell Alford Batton, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., James Barbee “Hoss” Alford, and Johnny Howard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Cloyce Batchelor 1928 NC1, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC2, James Berry 1872 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CLYDE AMOS HALFORD

 

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—10 February 2016

 

COLUMBUS, NC—Clyde Amos Halford, 92, of Columbus, NC, died Monday, February 8, 2016 in the Hospice House in Landrum, SC.

            Born in Polk County, NC, he was the son of the late Callie and Maude Cochran Halford. He was the husband of the late Garner Reid Halford who passed away in 1995.

            Surviving are a son, Ray Halford; a daughter, Peggy Bulman; seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

            He was predeceased by two children, Charles ‘Crash’ Halford and Carolyn Mills, three sisters, two brothers, and three grandchildren, Tammy, Brian Keith, and Ricky.

            A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel [Tryon, NC]…. Military rites will be presented by the Polk County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens….

 

Photo from Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Polk Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Bill ~ Mabel

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Callaway Lexington “Callie” Halford and Maude Jane Cochran Halford Halford; and siblings Edward Walter Halford and Jeanette Halford Carswell in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Margaret Marie Halford Hudson in Florida Obituaries; and half-sister Pauline Gertrude Halford Dutton in Virginia Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Clyde Amos 1923 NC1, Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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CLYDE E. “GENE” ALFORD

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ April 2015

 

Clyde "Gene" Alford

 

            Clyde E. “Gene” Alford, 91, of Youngsville, died Sunday evening April 19, 2015, at Hillside Nursing Center.

            Gene was born on January 29, 1924 in Warren County, the son of the late Joseph Benjamin Alford and Etta Moody Alford. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII. In 1953 he went to work with Hollowell’s and then Lyon’s Foods, eventually retiring with 30 years of combined service. Gene enjoyed spending time with his family at reunions and also fishing at Emerald Isle with family and his many friends.

            Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Wednesday morning April 22, 2015 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home…. Entombment was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Gene is survived by his daughter, Barbara A. Shearon of Wake Forest; step-daughter, Shirley Yeargin; step-son, Jerry Vaughan; grandsons, Michael Shearon, Kane Yeargin; sisters, Sally Johnson, Lois Morgan; brothers, Lawrence, Ray, & Henry Alford; and 4 great-grandchildren.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife, Lota Fuller Alford; brothers, Jimmy, Joe, Arthur, Kenneth, Griffin, and Lynwood; sister, Julia Robertson.

            Pallbearers were Danny Fuller, Curt Fuller, Bill Robertson, Don Bass, John Lyon, and James Yeargin.

 

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Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sylvester Umscheid, Jr. (Sonny)

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lota Fuller Alford; father, Joseph Benjamin Alford; and siblings Francis Arthur Alford Sr., Joseph Montague Alford, Julia Viola Alford Robertson, Kenneth Willard Alford, and Lynwood Thomas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Griffin N. Alford and James Robert “Tiny” Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clyde E. 1924 NC1, Joseph Benjamin 1895 VA2, James Richard 1865 NC3, James Isaac 1837 NC4, Elias 1795 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CLYDE HARRISON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 27 March 1974

 

 

Photo from Hayes Chapel Christian Church Cemetery, Garner, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jewel Callieanne

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clyde Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 Feb 1910 and died _____ March 1974, last residence Morrisville, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his father, John Chancellor Alford; and siblings Dorothy Dix Alford Rivers Baker, Fred Rollin Alford, and Iliff Leroy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his twin brother Clifton Cleo Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Clyde Harrison Alford was born 6 Feb 1912 [sic: 1910] in SC, son of Chanclor Alford and Ida Campbell. He died 26 March 1974 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. The informant was his wife, Ida Long.

            From South Carolina, Chesterfield Co., Original Marriage licenses (Ancestry): Clyde Alford, age 23, married Ida Long, age 20, on 28 Sept 1935 in Chesterfield Co., SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #17.

            His lineage: Clyde Harrison 1910 SC1, John Chancellor 1884 SC2, John William 1844 SC3, unknown4.

 

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CLYDE VERNON ALFORD, SR.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 9 June 1984

 

 

Photo from Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rolesville, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clyde Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Jan 1930 and died _____ June 1984, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Christopher Columbus Alford and Lillian Edna Forsythe Alford; and brother Samuel Charles Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clyde Vernon 1930 NC1, Christopher Columbus 1907 NC2, Charles Wesley 1870 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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COLUMBIA ELIZABETH CARTER ALFORD PERRY

 

Calvin Roscoe Alford, his wife Columbia, and sons Nallie Washington Alford and Roscoe Calvin Alford

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 10 March 1980

 

 

Photo from Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Columba Perry (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Jan 1885 [different than gravestone] and died _____ March 1980, last residence Sanford, Lee Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her children Herbert Troy Alford, Hilliard Blair Alford, Lester Teat Alford, Nallie Washington Alford, Roscoe Calvin Alford, and Valma Mae Alford Edmonds in this compilation.

            Her first name is usually spelled Columbia in records.

            From NC Marriages: C.R. Alford, age 53 son of Akeaser Alford and “unknown,” married Columbia Carter, age 24 daughter of Geo. and Mary Carter, on 4 July 1909 in Franklin Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Columbia Elizabeth Alford, age 44, daughter of George and Mary Carter, married Frank B. Perry, age 53, son of Sion D. and Rebecca Perry, on 29 Nov 1930 in Wake Co., NC.

 

1930 census, Marks Creek (District 20), Wake Co., NC, dwelling #28:

 

Columbia Alford        head      44            NC NC NC      widow

Nallie                          son        22            NC NC NC      farmer

Roscoe                        son        18            NC NC NC

Teat                             son        17            NC NC NC

Valma                         dau        15            NC NC NC

Herbert                        son        12            NC NC NC

Hilliard B.                   son          7            NC NC NC

 

1910 census, Dunn (District 23), Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #242:

 

Calvin R. Alford       head      53            NC NC NC      marriage #2    farmer

Columbia                    wife       24            NC NC NC      marriage #1    0 children

Nallie W.                    son          3            NC NC NC

 

1880 census (June 10), Dunns (District 93), Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #157:

 

Kiser Alford               head      65            NC NC NC      farmer

Martha wife                 62 NC NC NC

John T.                        son        25            NC NC NC

Sidney son                  23 NC NC NC

Calvin son                  19 NC NC NC

Jane Elliin                   dau        14            NC NC NC

Mary   dau                  11 NC NC NC

 

1870 census (July 7), Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #84:

 

John Alford             50         NC       farm laborer

[If this is Kisar, he’s the wrong age.]

Martha 45               NC

Moses 21               NC

Clara   18               NC

John    15               NC

Sidney 12               NC

Calvin 10               NC

Jane     5                 NC

Mary   3                 NC

 

1860 census (Aug 9), Dunn, Franklin Co, NC, dwelling #387:

 

Keaser Alford         47         NC       farm laborer

Martha 35               NC

Berry   16               NC

Bryant 12               NC

Moses 11               NC

Clary Ann                 7         NC

John    6                 NC

Sidney 2                 NC

Calvin 2/12           NC

 

1850 census, Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #67:

 

Resa Alford            35         NC       farmer

Martha 27               NC

Susan  7                 NC

Bery    6                 NC

Briant  3                 NC

Moses 6/12           NC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Calvin Roscoe 1860 NC1, Kisar 1814 NC2.

 

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CONNIE GAIL ALFORD TART

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 13 April 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

BUTNER—The funeral for Mrs. Connie Alford Tart, 48, of 1205-A C St., who died Tuesday, April 11, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at the Eakes Funeral Home chapel in Creedmoor.... Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

            Mrs. Tart was a native of Wake County and a member of Butner Presbyterian Church. She was employed by John Umstead Hospital.

            Surviving are her husband, Mr. Thomas A. “Tommie” Tart; a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline T. Beam of Stem; her father, Mr. Jessie W. Alford of Wilmington; two brothers, Mr. Sonnie Alford and Mr. Jackie Alford, both of Knightdale; and a granddaughter.

            The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

 

Photo from Carolina Memorial Gardens, Creedmoor, Granville Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, pauline houy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Connie G. Tart (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Sept 1946, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jessie Willard “Jack” Alford and Dollie Mae Boykin Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Connie Gail 1946 NC1, Jessie Willard 1923 NC2, Maultis Sidney 1891 NC3, Sidney A. 1858 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CONNIE SUE ALFORD SOWARDS

 

Chapman Funeral Home

Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—_____ January 2018

 

 

            Connie Sue Sowards, 72, of Concord, NC, formerly of Hurricane, WV passed away January 16, 2018 at her home.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Ida Mae Alford and her daughter, Melissa Sue Sowards.

            Surviving are her husband, Eddie Sowards; children, Dwayne Sowards (Christine), Kevin Sowards (Laurie Simpson) and Cheryl Barnes (William) all of Mount Pleasant, NC; her grandchildren, Megan, Michelle, Cayce, Karen, David, Daniel, Madison and Ashlyn; her sister, Helen Moss of Hurricane; her brother, Dave Alford (Stephanie) of Hurricane.

            Funeral service will be held at 2pm Monday, January 22, 2018 at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane…. Burial will follow in the Alford Family Cemetery, Hurricane….

 

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

            We included the obituary of her mother, Ida Mae Clagg Alford, in West Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #15.

            Her lineage: Connie Sue 1945 WV1, Lonnie Morrison 1914 WV2, James Robert 1881 WV3, Joseph A. 1840 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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CONSTANCE WILHELMENIA BOYD ALFORD JENKINS

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 23 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Funeral service for Mrs. Constance Wilhelmenia Boyd Alford Jenkins, 54, of 509 Roosevelt St., will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church…. Burial Beechwood Cemetery. She was a graduate of the Durham City School System and attended Durham Technical Community College, and Rutledge College.

            She was an employee of Duke University Medical Center, Durham City School, North Carolina Central, and most recently Austin Quality Foods of Cary NC, where she was a supervisor.

            Surviving are her husband, Eric L. Alford; a daughter, Wilhelmenia Alford, of Cleveland; a son, Deryl A. Boyd; grandson, Aderyl Montrel Boyd, of Oxford; her mother, Mamie C. Boyd; sisters, Brenda Boyd and Denise K. Forbes, of Charlotte; brother, Arthur B. Boyd, Jr., MD of Cleveland; and aunts, Ruby H. Chalmers and Gerthia K. Chalmers, of Sanford, Liller Hankins Hamilton, of Jacksonville, and Charlotte Swann, of Greensboro; uncle Ernest Swann of Greensboro Rev. Prince Hamilton of Jacksonville, NC; a nieces, and nephew.

            Arrangements by Fisher Funeral parlor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From NC Deaths: Constance Wilhelmina Jenkins, born 27 Sept 1945 in DC, died 18 Nov 1999 in Durham, father’s last name Boyd, divorced, black.

 

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CORA BELLE ALFORD HINES

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Thursday, 9 November 1944

 

 

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Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Rhoda Elva Bullock Alford; and brother Wiley Nathan Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother Sion Walter Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; and of her sister Sarah Elva Alford Moody in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Cora Belle 1880 NC1, Wiley Cherry 1852 NC2, Jacob 1789 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CORA BELLE MILLER ALFORD

 

[Although she died in Florida, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to North Carolina.]

 

Photo from her great-grandson Paul Alford – used with permission

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 15 November 1986

 

THOMASVILLE—Funeral for Mrs. Cora Belle Miller Alford, 88, a former resident of 806 Fisher Ferry St. who died Thursday [November 13] in Miami, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

            She was a Davidson County native and a Baptist.

            Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Hazel Maxine Mir of Coral Gables, Fla.; son Howard Lee Alford of Hampton, Va.; sisters, Misses Laura and Carrie Miller and Mrs. Paul Smith of High Point; four grandchildren.

            The family will be at the funeral home 7–9 p.m. today.

 

 

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Photos from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1898 and died _____ Nov 1986, last residence, Miami, Miami-Dade Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Milton Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Hazel Maxine Alford Mir in Florida Obituaries.

 

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CORA MAE DANIELS ALFORD BASNIGHT

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Tuesday, 27 October 1998

 

MANTEO [Dare Co., NC]—Cora Mae Daniels Basnight, 88, passed away Monday, October 26, 1998, in Elizabeth City [Pasquotank Co., NC].

            She was the daughter of the late Moncie Lee Daniels, Sr. and Belva Midgett Daniels of Manteo.

            Her brother, Moncie L. Daniels, Jr. preceded her in death.

            She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and a member of the cast of “The Lost Colony” outdoor drama for 27 years. Her portrayal of “Agona” beginning in 1957 earned her the distinction in American Theater of playing the same role longer than any other actor.

            In 1988 Cora Mae co-authored “Memories of Manteo and Roanoke Island”. Her yard and her porch were her favorite spots and she will be remembered by many for sharing her enthusiasm for life.

            Cora Mae’s favorite quote was “God must have loved the common man because he made so many of us.” A few years ago Cora Mae visited a number of classrooms in the schools to recall her memories and tell stories about growing up on Roanoke Island in the early part of this century.

            She is survived by one brother, Thomas B. Daniels of Nags Head. Her love of family is evident in her surviving children: sons, E.J. and his wife Jean Alford of Highspire, PA, Saint Clair and his wife Bea Basnight, Marc and his wife Sandy Basnight, both of Manteo; daughters: Dotty Fry, Sally and her husband Phil Scarborough, Sarah and her husband Bobby Owens, all of Manteo, and Della Basnight of Raleigh.

            “Grandma” was very special to each of her grandchildren: Eddie Alford and Kathy Ulrich of Highspire, PA, Fields Scarborough, Sarah S. Wise, R.V. Owens, III, Claudia F. Sluder, Vicki Basnight and Caroline B. Shannon, all of Manteo, Hannon Fry of Richmond, and Lisa O. Hooper of Buxton. She will be missed by her 13 great-grandchildren.

            She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Muriel Daniels and Kay D. Sawyer of Manteo, and Oma Pearl Daniels of Manns Harbor.

            The funeral will be held Wednesday in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

 

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Photo from Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, Dare Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marretta Grace Adams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora M. Basnight (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 March 1910, last residence Manteo, Dare Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Sarah Francis Alford Owens in this compiliation. We included the obituary of her son Edwin Joseph “E.J.” Alford Jr. in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            The image in the upper left corner of her gravestone is Cora Mae in her costume as “Agona” in The Lost Colony.

            From a postcard:

 

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On the back: Performed for four decades at the site of the first English settlement in North America, Paul Green’s “The Lost Colony” is the first and most enduring of America’s outdoor historical dramas. Here Indian Agona tries to help English settler Old Tom with his chores. Arriving in 1585, the colony mysteriously disappeared before supply vessels could return.

 

            From Touring the Backroads of North Carolina’s Upper Coast, by Daniel W. Barefoot (1995, reprinted 2005), no page numbers: A bridge in Manteo is named “the Cora Daniels Basnight Bridge, a graceful wooden vehicular and pedestrian bridge built for the celebration of America’s four hundredth birthday. It was named in honor of the beloved Manteo resident who for decades played the role of the Indian maiden Agona in The Lost Colony.”

            Cora’s son Marc Basnight served in the North Carolina Senate from 1984–2010, and was President Pro Tempore, 1993–2010.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Edwin Joseph 1899 NC1, Dougal McCallum 1867 NC2, Nathan Thompson 1843 NC3, Jacob 1789 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CORINNA M. ALFORD PEARCE

Maternal Grandmother of Beverly Jean Alford, and AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 30 August 1982

 

 

 

Photo from Pearce Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gravefinder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Corinna Pearce (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 April 1897 and died _____ Aug 1982, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Rachel Juanita Pearce Alford; and sisters Frankie Alford Ray and Ora Alice Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of John Alford and Cherrie Pearce.

            Her lineage: Corinna M. 1897 NC1, John 1848 NC2, Archibald 1816 NC3.

 

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CORINZER RAYMOND ALFORD, JR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 30 October 1990

 

            Mr. Corinzer R. Alford Jr., 63, of 5225 Christenbury Rd. died Oct. 28, 1990, at Mercy Hospital. Funeral is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 7 to 8 tonight at Grier Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, a Mecklenburg County native, was a retired chef and a Navy veteran. He was co-owner of M&J Greenhouse and had earned an associate degree in food service management from Central Piedmont Community College. He was a member of CEC American Academy of Chef Cooks and the Charlotte chapter of American Culinary Federation. He also was president of Torrence Lytle Alumni Association and a member of N.C. A&T State Alumni.

            Survivors are his wife, Mary; son, Gregory Alford; mother, Mrs. Connie Alford; brothers, Nathaniel Alford, Fred Alford; sisters, Mrs. Juanita Preston of Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Ernestine Camp of Mitchellville, Md., Mrs. Wilma Boyd of Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. Constance Talford of Decatur, Ga., Mrs. Henrietta McClain, Mrs. Carolinda Young, Mrs. Delores Reid, Ms. Lucille Holtzclaw, Mrs. Patricia Williams….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Corinzer R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 1 Dec 1926, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his brother Nathaniel Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Corinzer Alford Jr. died 28 Oct 1990 in Charlotte, born 1 Dec 1926 in NC, black, married, age 63.

            NC Death Certificates lists his probable father, Corinzer Raymond Alford, died 26 June 1963 in Charlotte, age 64, born 25 Sept 1898 in Darlington, SC, black, spouse Connie Brockington Alford, father Alexander Alford, mother Martha James.

            His SSDI record says he was born 25 Sept 1893; his WWI Draft Registration Card says he was born 14 Nov 1895.

 

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CURTIS GENE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 December 1994

 

LEXINGTON [Davidson Co.]—Gene Alford, 47, of Lexington died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1994.

            Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Curtis G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Feb 1947, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

 

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CYNTHIA CARPENTER HARRIS ALFORD

 

GASTON GAZETTE

Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC—18 June 2012

 

LINCOLNTON—Cynthia Carpenter Harris Alford, 52, of Huss Street, died June 15, 2012.

            She was born on March 2, 1960 in Gaston Co., a daughter of Mary Alice Smith Carpenter of Kings Mountain and the late Donald Keith Carpenter.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home … with burial at a later date in City Memorial Cemetery….

 

In another article:

 

Carpenter’s Funeral Home

Cherryville, NC—_____ June 2012

 

 

            Cynthia Carpenter Harris Alford, 52, of Huss St., died June 15, 2012. She was born on March 2, 1960 in Gaston Co., a daughter of Mary Alice Smith Carpenter of Kings Mountain and the late Donald Keith Carpenter. Mrs. Alford was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a homemaker.

            In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a sister Allison Jeanene Carpenter in 2007.

            Survivors include her husband Dennis Dewey Alford, four children Lisa Harris Anthony and husband Woodie of Crouse, Jennifer Nichole Harris of Lincolnton, Robert Keith Harris of Lincolnton and Chassie Renea Alford of Lincolnton, six grandchildren, and two sisters Keitha Carpenter Reep and husband Greg of Kings Mountain and Vanessa Henderson of Forest City.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 8:00pm at Carpenter’s Funeral Home … with burial at a later date in City Memorial Cemetery….

            Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3413 E. NC 150 Hwy., Lincolnton, NC….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CYNTHIA EMMA MCGRAW HALFORD

 

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Saturday, 22 December 1984

 

LYNN, N.C.—Services for Emma Halford, 95, widow of William P. Halford, 2 today at Petty Funeral Home … burial in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Pallbearers: George Page, Carl, Dan and Gary Waker, Michael McMurray, Jimmy Gosnell.

            Mrs Halford died Thursday [December 20].

 

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Photo from Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring, Polk Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ROBO

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 March 1889, last residence Lynn, Polk Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Myrtle Halford Walker in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Cynthia Emma Halford died 20 Dec 1984 in Columbus, daughter of John McGraw and Eursella Alley.

            From NC Marriages: W.P. Halford, age 35 son of D.J. and Jane Halford, married Emma McCraw, 27 daughter of John and Arsilla McCraw, on 9 March 1916 in Polk Co., NC.

            On William Pinkney Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Polk Co., NC, age 39, born 26 Aug 1879, nearest relative Emma Halford.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: William Pinkney 1879 NC1, David J. 1855 NC2, Francis Asbury 1821 NC3, David C. 1792 NC4, John 1768 VA5, James 1737 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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DAISY J. ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—13 February 2014

 

            Daisy Alford died Sunday, February 9th at her residence. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Shiloh MB Church. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. John H. Shaw’s Son.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Aug 1936, last residence not listed.

 

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DALLAS LLOYD ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0340

Father of Benjamin Glenn Alford, AAFA #0677

 

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Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 20 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

ROCKY MOUNT [Edgecombe Co.]—Friends and family will pay tribute today to former state Sen. Dallas L. Alford, who died Thursday [December 17] of pneumonia after a battle with cancer. He was 84.

            A slightly built man with a face like Jimmy Stewart, Mr. Alford was known in the General Assembly for his low-key, highly effective style of politicking, said former House Speaker Joe Mavretic.

            “He was a real level person,” said Mr. Mavretic, who served for four years with Mr. Alford. “He was a real pleasant, kind, gentle man... He never made a big to-do about anything. He worked carefully, though he got a lot of things done.”

            A Democrat, Mr. Alford spent two decades serving in the state Senate. His major accomplishments were the establishment of elementary schools for deaf children in Greensboro and Wilson, and the building of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson, Mavretic said.

            Before that, the state’s deaf children had to be educated in Morganton, in Western North Carolina.

            He really was the patron saint of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson,” Mr. Mavretic said. The school’s vocational training wing is named after Mr. Alford.

            “There aren’t a lot of votes in that... But he just used his influence, which was considerable, to push for it. That speaks volumes about him as a man.”

            The son of the late Dallas L. and Sallie Pope Alford, Mr. Alford was born in Durham and attended Duke University.

            He owned an insurance and realty company in Rocky Mount and was past State president of the Jaycees.

            He was a Rocky Mount alderman between 1939 and 1942, winning his first bid for elective office by two votes. During World War II, he left office to join the U.S. Navy, serving as a lieutenant commander.

            He returned to Rocky Mount in 1946, and two years later won election to the Nash County Board of Commissioners. Eventually he became its chairman.

Between 1959 and 1983, Mr. Alford served 20 years in the state Senate.

            He held a variety of posts in the Senate, including chairman of the Education Committee. At one time, when attendance was so poor that committee meetings were being canceled for lack of a quorum, Mr. Alford began awarding door prizes to those who attended. The committee had nearly perfect attendance as a result.

            Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Glenn G. Alford; two daughters, Cathy A. Duncan of Cary and Margarette Rivenbark of Charlotte; two sons, Dallas L. Alford III of Chapel Hill and Benjamin G. Alford of New Bern; and 10 grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, of which he was a member. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery….

 

In another article:

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 20 December 1992

 

EX-SENATOR, PEANUT PUSHER DALLAS ALFORD DIES AT 84

 

            Former N.C. Sen. Dallas Alford Jr., who was known for leaving bags of peanuts on each senator’s desk to promote the peanut industry of his home county, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1992. He was 84.

            Mr. Alford, who served 20 years in the N.C. Senate, represented peanut-rich Nash County and lived in Rocky Mount.

            In February 1965 while making one of his famous “peanut runs” around the Senate chamber, Mr. Alford inadvertently failed to leave a bag on the lectern of then-Lt. Gov. Robert Scott, who was presiding over the Senate.

            Scott took notice.

            “I’d like to remind the gentleman from Nash,” Scott announced on the floor with a grin, “that the chair likes peanuts, too.”

            Mr. Alford promptly dispatched a bag to Scott’s lectern.

            Throughout his career, Mr. Alford led various task forces dealing with state issues. In 1961, then-Gov. Terry Sanford appointed Mr. Alford to head a committee to study the operation of public welfare programs in North Carolina. Mr. Alford told The Observer in an interview that the state should support “workable welfare programs.” He also said the public was often kept in dark about the facts behind the programs.

            A graduate of Duke University, he was former chairman of the Nash Board of County Commissioners and past president of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. He was past state president of the Jaycees and a former alderman for the City of Rocky Mount.

            Mr. Alford’s funeral is 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Rocky Mount where he was a member. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge.

            Survivors are his wife, Glenn; sons, Dallas Alford III of Chapel Hill, Benjamin Alford of New Bern [AAFA #0677]; daughters, Ms. Cathy Duncan of Cary, Ms. Margarette Rivenbark of Charlotte: 10 grandchildren….

 

In another article:

 

North Carolina. Secretary of State.

North Carolina manual [serial] (Volume 1967)

page 41 of 59

 

            Dallas L. Alford, Jr., Democrat, of Nash County, representing the Eighth Senatorial District, was born in Durham, N.C. Son of Dallas Lloyd Alford, Sr., and Sally Kate (Pope) Alford. Attended Durham High School; Duke University. Realtor. Owner and operator of Alford Insurance & Realty Company; Past President Rocky Mount Realtors Association and Rocky Mount Mutual Insurance Agents Association. Member Board of Aldermen, City of Rocky Mount, 1939-1942; Nash County Board of Commissioners, 1948-1958, Chairman, 1952-1958; North Carolina Traffic Safety Authority, 1966. Chairman Nash County Board of Health, 1952- 1958; Chairman of the Commission to study Welfare Problems for the State of North Carolina, 1962. Mutual Insurance Agent of the Year for North and South Carolina, 1966-1967. Member Commission for the Study of Revenue Structure of the State, 1957-1958; member Lodge 1038, B.P.O.E.; 40 and 8; Kiwanis Club; Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount, N.C; Delta Sigma Phi Social Fraternity. Lt. Commander U.S. Navy, 1942-1946. Past President North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rocky Mount Junior Chamber of Commerce and North Carolina County Commissioners Association; Director Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Rocky Mount, N.C.; Citizens Savings & Loan Association, Rocky Mount, N.C. and Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce. Chairman Twin County Law Enforcement Executive Committee; Commander American Legion, 1948. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1959, 1961 and 1965. Methodist; member Official Board of First Methodist Church, Rocky Mount, N.C, 1938-1965. Married Margarette Glenn Griffin, November 17, 1945. Children: Dallas L., III, Benjamin G., Margarette G. and Catherine Elizabeth. Address: 100 Wildwood Avenue, Rocky Mount, N.C.

 

In another article:

 

Descendants of Owen Griffith, Kings Attorney

Generation 11

 

            Margarette Glenn Griffin, born June 16, 1919. B. Mus. degree from Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1939. On Nov. 17, 1945, she married Dallas L. Alford, Jr., of Rocky Mount, N.C., son of Dallas L. Alford and wife Sally Catherine Pope, of Durham, N.C. He is an alumnus of Duke U., Durham, N.C., class of 1931. Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. In 1936, he was made district manager of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co., Rocky Mount; in 1937, he was charter member and first president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce; in 1938, president of the N.C. Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1939, he was elected to the Board of Aldermen, from which he resigned in 1942, in order to join the U.S. Navy. After serving 43 months, he was released from active duty in April 1946, as Lieutenant-Commander.

            He was elected to Nash County Board of Commissioners 1948-1958, acting as chairman 1952-58, and elected president of N.C. County Commissioners Ass’n. He served two terms, 1959 and 1961, in the N.C. General Assembly, as Senator from the 6th Senatorial District. He is member of the First Methodist Church, having served on its Board of Stewards, American Legion, Kiwanis Club, and on the Board of Directors of Citizens Savings and Loan Ass n, and the Peoples Bank of Rocky Mount. Owner of Alford Insurance and Realty Co., and the controlling interest in Munn-Griffin Co., Inc., wholesale fruits and produce.

 

 

Photos from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dallas L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 August 1908, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Betsy Odum Alford; and second wife, Glenn Griffin Alford, in this compilation.

            Dallas attended AAFA’s 1990 Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            His lineage: Dallas Lloyd 1908 NC1, Dallas Lloyd 1889 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1742 NC6.

 

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DANIEL ALFORD

 

DAILY PHOENIX

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 13 August 1868

 

            The colored coroner of Wilmington, N.C., held an inquest on the body of Daniel Alford, a white man employed on the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad, who died very suddenly on Wednesday last [August 5]. The jury found a verdict of death from natural causes and for want of proper medical attention and treatment.

 

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DANIEL ALFORD

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 December 2010

 

            Daniel Alford (Dap) Smith, 65 of 310 E. Vance Street, Laurinburg, died Tuesday in Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            Final arrangements will be announced by Morris Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DANIEL MANUEL ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 30 March 1975

 

 

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THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 31 March 1975

 

CORRECTION OR AMPLIFICATION

 

            Included among the survivors of Daniel M. Alford are a sister, Mrs. Sue Jones and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

[The March 30 edition of The Robesonian is not available online. Daniel’s original obituary, which the March 31 article corrected, was no doubt published in that missing edition.]

 

In another article:

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Tuesday, 1 April 1975

 

            Final rites for Daniel M. Alford of Middle Street, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home…. Burial was in Gardens of Faith cemetery.

            Pallbearers were Danny Kinlaw, Steve Kinlaw, Danny Barnes, Dennis Barnes, Woody Huggins and Rowland Wilkerson….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daniel Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 March 1883 and died _____ March 1975, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his son Aubrey James Alford in Georgia Obituaries; and of his parents William Edward “Ned” Alford and Mary Jane Rebecca Whaley Alford; and siblings Edward Deloney Alford, Essie Alford Hyman, John Howell Alford, Mary Alford Hatchell Cole, Minnie Viola Alford Coleman, Susan Alford Jones, Wardie Bishop Alford Sr., and William Henry Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            In 1900, Marion Co., SC, he is Emmanell D. Alford, age 16.

            From NC Deaths: Daniel M. Alford died 29 March 1975 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC. He was born 17 March 1883 in SC, son of Ned and Rebecca Alford.

            On Daniel Manuel Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 35, a self-employed farmer living in Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC. He confirms his birth date and names Susie Alford of the same address as his nearest relative.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Prudence _____ Alford [the name of Prudence’s husband is not known].

            His lineage: Daniel Manuel 1883 SC1, William Edward 1850 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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DANIEL RUSSELL ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 24 February 1970

 

 

Photo from Wake Forest Cemetery, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 March 1896 and died _____ Feb 1970, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mattie V. Mingia Woodlief Alford; parents, Kilpatrick Alford and Mary Elizabeth Underwood Alford; and brothers Grover Lee Alford and Luther Gilbert Alford in this compilation.

            On Russell Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 21, single, living in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC. He was born 1 March 1896.

            From NC Marriages: Daniel R. Alford, age 25, married Mattie Minga, age 25, on 13 Feb 1921 in Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Daniel R. Alford, age 42, married Mattie V. Mingia, age 42, on 13 Feb 1921 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Daniel Russell 1896 NC1, Kilpatrick 1865 NC2, Hyatt B. 1826 NC3, Gilbert 1790 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DANNY LANE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 18 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

Danny Lane Alford

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—Danny Lane Alford, 53, of 1069 Old Zebulon Road, died suddenly on Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Rex Healthcare.

            Danny was born April 6, 1948, in Wake County, to the late Carlton Alford and Inez Wall Alford. He graduated from Vaden Whitley High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Danny was Deputy Director for Security with Wake County Sheriff’s Department, Detention Division.

            Funeral service: 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Baptist Tabernacle Church. Burial, church cemetery.

            Surviving: sister, Rose A. Wheeler of Wendell; nieces, Jennene W. Faulkner and her husband, Ronnie of Wendell, Renee W. Driver of Zebulon and Hannah Rose Driver of Zebulon; nephew, Jamy Wheeler of Wendell.

            In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Alford.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2001, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the home of Rose A. Wheeler, 1826 Hwy, 231, Wendell, NC 27591….

 

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Photo from Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery, Hocutts Crossroads, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Alma Carlton Alford and Inez Wall Alford Lynch; and siblings Jerry Carl Alford and Rose Faye Alford Wheeler in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Danny Lane Alford was born 6 Apr 1948 in Wake Co., NC, never married.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Danny Lane 1948 NC1, Alma Carlton 1918 NC2, Alma Alexander 1889 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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DARCAS MARIE ALFORD REGISTER

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—24 June 2007

 

            Darcas Marie Alford Register of Wilmington, NC, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Britthaven at North Chase.

            She was born in Loris, SC on August 12, 1919, the daughter of the late Willie and Effie Cannon Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John Elmer Register; and a daughter in law, Shirley Ann Register.

            Surviving are four children, John Steve Register and wife Annette of Wilmington, NC, James L. Register of Leland, NC, Glenda Kimberly of Wilmington, and Dale Register and wife Patricia of Wilmington, NC; eight grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by her grandson, Clergyman Michael Kimberly. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

 

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Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her brother Grover McClellan Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9. In it, she is identified as Marie L. Alford, and her death date is reported incorrectly as 27 Feb 1968.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Darcas Marie 1919 SC1, William Leslie 1888 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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DARNER GREEN ALFORD

 

Bertha and Darner Alford

Darner Green Alford and his sister Bertha Ellen Alford Hunter

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 17 January 1964

 

 

Photo from Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Darner G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 July 1896 and died 1 Jan 1964 [incorrect], last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Grace Bryant Alford; children Alice Alford Mentlewski, Ralph Stanford Alford, and Shelby Jean Alford; and siblings Abidenor “Aby” Alford Richardson, Alma Alexander Alford, Ethel Dollie Alford Batchelor, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford, Lucy Bryant Alford Woodruff, Mallie Morris Alford, Martha Sudie Alford Richardson, Meacie Bernice Alford Hocutt, Octavia N. Alford Carroll, and Savelia Alford Phelps in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Everette Darner Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Darner Green 1896 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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DARNELL THOMAS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 12 June 1963

 

 

Photo from Social Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lottie Mae Pulley Alford; parents, Mallie Morris Alford and Carey Ann Whitley Alford; and siblings Berla Alford Denton, Claudia Rona Alford Williams (with family photo), Edna Earl Alford Tant, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Rayford Maurice Alford, Raymond Mallie Alford, Thelma Bernice Alford Beddingfield, and Vivian Lillian Alford Finch Winstead in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: The cause of death on his death certificate is “probably heart attack.”

            From NC Marriages: Darnell Thomas Alford, age 20 son of Mallie and Carey Alford, married Lottie Mae Pulley, age 18 daughter of Edgar and Sadie Pulley, on 14 June 1942 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Darnell Thomas 1923 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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DAVID ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 6 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—David Alford, 75, of 119 Franklin St., Rowland, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            Mr. Alford was an Army veteran.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m., Monday at New Hope United Methodist Church, Rowland. Burial with military honors in New Hope Cemetery, Rowland. Viewing: 1 to 6 p.m. today in Jackson Funeral Home in Rowland.

            Survivors: Daughters, Davida Cooper, Lynn Baker and Dianne Grant; brother Mack; sister Elizabeth Black; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 March 1930, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Births: David Alford was born 30 March 1931 in Robeson Co., son of Ezekiel Alford and Janie Chavis, black.

 

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DAVID ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 27 March 2006

 

HIGH POINT—Mr. David Alford Jr., 74, died March 23, 2006.

            A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday at Love and Faith Christian Fellowship in Greensboro. Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 March 1932, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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DAVID EARL ALFORD

 

Herring Funeral Care and Cremations

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—_____ October 2019

 

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            David Earl Alford, 70, of 5423 Archer Road, Hope Mills passed away Friday, October 04, 2019. Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday at 10am at Herring Funeral Care & Cremations Chapel.

            He is survived by his wife, Bridget Alford of the home. Daughters, Shamica Alford of NJ and Desarae Alford of Hope Mills. Sons, David Marcel Alford and Reginald Alford both of NJ. A brother, James Alford of Hope Mills and Sisters, Jessie McGeachy of Raeford and Joann Carter of SC, along with seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Herring Funeral Care & Cremations.

 

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

 

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DAVID WILSON ALFORD

Father of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Mr. David Wilson Alford, age 87, of St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough [Orange Co.], died at Durham Regional Hospital on Monday, October 7, 2002.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Franklin County but lived most of his life in Wake County. He was the son of the late Joseph Lee Alford and Pattie Wynn Alford. Mr. Alford was a veteran of the United States Army and World War II. He retired after 36 years as an electrician with Electrical Equipment Company in Raleigh. Mr. Alford was a member of North Durham Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife of 53 years Ruby Morris Alford, one son, Michael Rives Alford of New York; two daughters, Aultney Jordan Edwards of Hillsborough and Susan Beth Carroll of Zebulon; two brothers, Roy H. Alford of Raleigh and Eugene V. Alford of Hot Springs, Ark.; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

            A Chapel Service will be held Thursday at 10AM in the Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum…. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at Hudson Funeral Home….

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Sept 1915.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Gladys Christine Cox Alford; second wife, Ruby Morris Alford; and siblings Iantha Doris Alford Pruitt and Roy Hines Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: David Wilson Alford was born 16 Sept 1915 [different than gravestone and SSDI] in Franklin Co., NC, son of Joseph L. Alford and Patty L. Wynne. He died 7 Oct 2002.

            David is listed with his family in Franklin Co., NC, in 1920: Joseph L. 33 and Pattie L. with Louis 10, William R. 7, David W. 4 and Roy H. 1.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): David Wilson Alford, son of J.L. Alford and Mattie L. Winn, married Gladys Christene Cox, daughter of T.B. Cox and Nannie Elizabeth Jacobs, on 10 July 1937 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            David’s WWII Army Enlistment Record (Ancestry) says he was born in Wake Co., NC, enlisted at Fort Bragg on 2 May 1945, and was married. He married Ruby Inez Morris in 1948.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: David Wilson 1915 NC1, Joseph Lee 1888 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DEBBIE TERESA ALFORD BALLARD

 

Debbie Teresa <i>Alford</i> Ballard

Photo from Jerry Curtis Hughes Family Tree (Ancestry) – posted by her cousin Jerry Hughes on 10/10/12 and used with permission

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—6 February 2007

 

THOMASVILLE—Debbie Teresa Alford Ballard, 53, of Koontz Avenue, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Brian Center Nursing Care in Lexington.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillside Park Baptist Church, where she was a member…. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

            Mrs. Ballard was born Oct. 23, 1953, in Davidson County to Willard Clayton Alford and Mary Gladys Hughes Alford. She was the owner and operator of Alford Bookkeeping. Her father preceded her in death.

            Surviving are her mother of the home; her husband, Robert Samuel Ballard of Wilkes County; one sister, Karen A. Gladston of the home; one niece, Donita Hulin and her husband, Eric, of Thomasville; one aunt, Bonnie Alford of Thomasville; two uncles, Charlie Alford and his wife, Mildred, and Halton Hughes and his wife, Anna, all of Lexington; and special friends Martha Hollar and Kathie Hughes and her husband, Barry, all of Thomasville.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Willard Clayton Alford and Gladys Hughes Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Debbie Teresa 1953 NC1, Willard Clayton 1926 NC2, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC3, James Milton 1853 NC4, Thomas B. 1834 NC5, Green Berry 1787 NC6.

 

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DEBORAH BEDDARD ODOM HALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Thursday, 2 November 2006

 

MAYSVILLE [Jones Co.]—Deborah Beddard Halford, 53, of Maysville, died Oct. 31, 2006 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

            A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sayland Funeral Home in Maysville. Inurnment will be in Coastal Carolina Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

            She was a Marine Corps veteran, a cab driver with Yellow Cab in Jacksonville and an employee of Coastal Enterprises.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Rodney Odom.

            Survivors include are her husband, Scott W. Halford of Maysville; her mother, Lillian Hayden Otis of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; brothers, Jeff Otis of Ganesvoort, N.Y., and Frank Marra of Galway, N.Y.; and her sister, Margarita Lupi of Stillwater, N.Y....

 

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Photo from Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William L. Silliman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DEE PADGETT ALFORD

 

Carlisle Funeral Home

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—_____ April 2019

 

 

            Dee Alford, 50, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, Tarboro, N.C.

            Dee was born in Edgecombe County on January 12, 1969 to Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Padgett and Carol Warren Padgett. Dee was born on a beautiful Sunday morning. She brought us so much joy and pride. At the age of 3 she knew the first verse of Amazing Grace and sang it in church. As she grew up she won several teen talent shows. She loved to sing duets with friends Kathy Jones Johnson and Tracy Leggett.

            Dee loved scrapbooking flowers and could make something beautiful out of almost nothing. The most dear to her heart were Dee’s sisters children, her niece and nephew, Mackenzie and Matthew.

            Over seven years ago she received the bad news that she had cancer. She put up a good fight but the disease finally took over. Dee made a lot of friends who kept up with her during her sickness. She will be dearly missed but is now out of her suffering.

            Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm, First Pentecostal Holiness Church…. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Ted Padgett.

            Dee is survived by her loving family, including mother, Carol W. Padgett; sister, Melinda Gaye Johnson; nieces, Mackenzie Johnson, Carmen Watson; and nephew, Matthew Johnson….

 

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

 

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DELILA WILLOUGHBY ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Saturday, 22 March 1913

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her daughter Sallie Alford Gaskins; and mother-in-law, Mary C. Green Alford, in this compilation.

            Delila was the first wife of Morris Brown Alford.

            From NC Marriages: Morris Alford married Delila Willoughby on 26 Nov 1898 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

 

1910 CENSUS

Delgade (District 81), New Hanover Co., NC

 

Dwelling #205:

Morris Alford           head     34      NC NC NC      1st marriage 11 years    fisherman

Lila                             wife     34      NC NC NC      1st marriage 11 years

                                                                                   4 children, 3 living

Sallie F.                      dau         7      NC NC NC

Rudolph                      son         4      NC NC NC

Morris                         son         2      NC NC NC

 

            In 2021, the cemetery reported that they have no record of Delila’s (or Mary Green Alford’s) burial:

 

“I’m very sorry but I cannot confirm that either of those Alford ladies are in our cemetery. All of our early church records were destroyed in a fire in the 1930’s or 40’s. I have searched what records we have and those names are not there. There are quite a few unreadable headstones in our cemetery and one of them could very well belong to one of the Alfords.”

 

            Her husband’s lineage: Morris Brown 1876 NC1, John H. ???? NC2.

 

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DELLA ALFORD POLLARD

 

Ferdie Fernando Pollard and Della Alford Pollard

Photo from joanwaters195’s Waters – Williams, Pollard – Hathaway, Pitt, NC family tree (Ancestry)

 

EVENING TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Monday, 7 January 1957

 

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Henry Columbus Alford, Jesse Alford Sr., Lillie Alford Bullock, Mahala Alford Savage, and William Ashley Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Della A. Pollard died 5 Jan 1957 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC. She was born 24 Dec 1904 [different than gravestone], daughter of Jesse Alford and Pattie Ford.

            From NC Marriages: Della Alford, age 17, daughter of Jesse and Pattie Alford, married Ferdie Pollard, age 19, son of W.D. and Leddie Pollard on 15 Feb 1920 in Pitt Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5, where she is incorrectly listed as a child of her father’s second wife.

            Her lineage: Della 1904 NC1, Jesse 1861 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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DELLA LOUISE “GAM” BLANKENSHIP HALFORD

 

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HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—Thursday, 29 January 2015

 

HENDERSONVILLE—Louise “Gam” Halford, 75, of Hendersonville, NC passed away, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 peacefully at her home.

            She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Ray Blankenship, her mother and step-father Charlotte Bell Moffitt and Burgin Moffitt and a brother, Arthur Blankenship.

            Louise had a heart of gold, giving hands, eyes that saw the best in people, a radiant smile, and a faith that remained strong through every trial she faced. Tuesday she walked through Heaven’s gates and into the arms of Jesus and all her loved ones. She was a beautiful woman who lived a beautiful life.

            She enjoyed quilting and crafting, was an active member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and the Carpenter’s Hands Ministry.

            She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Carrol D. Halford; two daughters, Rhonda Summerville and her husband Pete of Hendersonville and Roxanne Glover and her husband Marvin of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three granddaughters, Kelsi McMurray, Ashley Hofer and Lindsey Hofer; a brother, Mickey Blankenship and his wife Judy of Gastonia, NC; two sisters-in-law, Jolee Blankenship of Pendergrass, GA and Edith Halford of Hendersonville; four nieces and one nephew.

            A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Mud Creek Baptist Church…. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park….

 

 

Photos from Shepherd Memorial Park, Naples, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen M.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Carrol David Halford, in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Della Louise Blankenship was born 23 Dec 1939 in Boyd, Transylvania Co., NC, daughter of Ray Blankenship.

            On all available records except her birth record, she is Louise.

 

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DELLA PERRY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 26 September 1947

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Vincent Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Earl Vincent Alford, Ethel Alford Daniel, and Mavis Alford Lamm in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Della P. Alford died 25 Sept 1947 in Manning, Nash Co., NC. She was born 20 Sept 1872 in Nash Co., daughter of Haywood Perry and Sarah Dean.

 

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DELORES ANN “LEE LEE” ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 19 January 2008

 

 

GREENSBORO—Ms. Delores Ann “Lee Lee” Alford, of 1336 S. Ashe Street, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Moses H. Cone Hospital.

            Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 20, at Hayes Memorial United Holy Church. Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Park.

            A native of Guilford County, she was formerly employed at Convatec.

            She is survived by her children, Virgil Allen Jarrell, Jr. and Ebony Lekesha Jarrell both of the home; her father and stepmother, William D. and Beatrice Alford of Greensboro; one brother, Willis Miles Mahatha, Sr. of Greensboro; four sisters, Tonjia Alford, Daisy Motley and Penny Alford all of Greensboro and Pamela Alford of Rowland, N.C.; her long-time companion, Virgil Allen Jarrell of Greensboro also survives her….

            The family is being served by Allen and Associates Mortuary, Inc., 508 Summit Avenue.

 

Photo from Piedmont Memorial Park, Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bracky

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delores A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 July 1960, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Delores A. Alford was born 27 July 1960 in Guilford Co., father William David Alford.

            She may be the stepdaughter of Beatrice Alford, whose obituary is in this compilation.

 

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DEWAYNE C. ALFORD

 

DAILY RECORD

Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—23 September 2013

 

            Dewayne C. Alford, 37, of 455 Eisler Drive, Lillington, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

            The family is receiving friends at the home of his parents, James and Jerryline Alston, 146 Hobson Road, Dunn. Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DIJON MERCY ALFORD

 

DAILY DISPATCH

Henderson, Vance Co., NC—Saturday, 8 May 2004

 

HENDERSON—Dijon Mercy Alford, infant son of Joseph and Angela Jackson Alford, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was born on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in Orange County. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Blacknall Cemetery…. Arrangements are by Garnes Funeral & Cremation Services of Henderson.

 

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DOLLIE MAE BOYKIN ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 19 February 1973

 

 

 

Photos from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, hamlet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jessie Willard “Jack” Alford; and daughter Connie Gail Alford Tart in this compilation.

 

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DONALD EUGENE ALFORD

Brother of Jerry Gray Alford, AAFA #1407

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 11 June 1955

 

HIGH POINT, June 11—Donald E. Alford, 16, died at his home here Friday. He had been in critical condition for four weeks.

            He was born in Davie County. He attended Sunday school at Pilgrim Holiness Church.

            Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Lewis Alford; four brothers, Jimmy, Jerry, Hansell, and Charlie Alford, all of the home; one sister, Jeanette Alford, of the home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Hendrix of Route 3, Lexington; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Alford of Winston-Salem.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Turner Creek Baptist Church near Courtney…. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

Photo from Turners Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Yadkinvile, Yadkin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margo McGrath

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Cassie Brown Alford; sister Jeanette Alford Clodfelter; and half-brother Venice Gilmer Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-sister Christine Elizabeth Alford Deaton in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Donald Eugene 1938 NC1, Prentiss Lewis 1904 LA2, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS3, Julius Caesar 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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DONNELL ALFORNZIA ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 11 April 1997

 

HARRELLS—Donnell Alfornzia Alford, 43, of 1455 Tomahawk Highway died Saturday [April 5] in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Keathern Chapel Missionary Baptist Church by the Revs. Willie Alford and Harvey Roberson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two brothers, James C. Alford of Killeen, Texas, and Willie Alford of Harrells; five sisters, Rose A. Fennell, Shirley L. Fennell, Jessie R. Sellars and Evita M. Turner, all of Harrells, and George E. Fennell of Wallace; and a foster sister, Quessie M. Spearman of Harrells.

            The public will be received today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.

 

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Photo from Keathern Missionary Bapist Cemetery, Harrellls, Sampson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nathaniel Glasgow

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Jane Gainey Alford; and sister Shirley Lucy Alford Fennell in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Donnell Alfornzia Alford, single black male, never married, was born 1 Sept 1953 in Sampson Co., NC.

            His lineage: Donnell Alfornzia 153 NC1, James Bishop 1913 SC2, Frank 1889 SC3.

 

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DONNIE DAVID ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 2 August 1980

 

 

Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donnie D. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Nov 1910, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Clarence David Alford and Hattie Lester Alford; and siblings Jennie Grace Alford Stoltz and Malcolm Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Donnie David 1910 NC1, Clarence David 1881 SC2, Malcolm E. 1846 SC3, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC4, Elias 1779 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DONNIE LEANEAU ALFORD

 

NEWS AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 4 September 1978

 

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Donnie L. Alford, 57, died Sunday at a local hospital.

            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Brothers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be Devotion Gardens Cemetery in Marion [Marion Co., SC].

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of the late Fred Alford and Mrs. Laura Allen Alford.

            Surviving, in addition to his mother of Marion, are: his widow, Mrs. Eula Coats Alford of Wilmington; a brother, Thorton L. Alford of Marion; four sisters, Mrs. J.P. Graham of Marion, Mrs. Clyde Cooper of Mullins, Mrs. Willard Dix of Conway and Mrs. Jay Sellers of Socastee; several nieces and nephews.

 

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Photos from Devotion Gardens, Marion, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ron Rowell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donnie Alford (SS# issued in SY) was born 18 Oct 1920, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Eula Bell Coates Alford; parents, James Fred Alford and Laura Allen Alford; and sisters Doris L. Alford Cooper and Gertie Alford Dix in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Donnie Leaneau 1920 SC1, James Fred 1888 SC2, Samuel P. 1860 SC3, James T. 1830 SC4, Levi Solomon 1800 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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DORIS GRAY ALFORD MCGHEE

 

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Senior photo from Messenger, 1946 yearboo, Durham High School, Durham, NC

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Doris Alford McGhee, 73, resident of Knight Dr. died Monday, September 3, 2001. Mrs. McGhee was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Herald McKinley Alford and Fannie Barton Alford. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rand McGhee. She was retired from the Durham Merchants Association/ Credit Bureau after 45 years of service. She was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir.

            Surviving are two sons, Randy McGhee and wife, Cathy, of Hillsborough, and Terry McGhee and wife, Rhonda of Durham; and two grandsons, Chris McGhee, of Raleigh, and Lance McGhee, of Durham.

            Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel.... Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 at Clements Funeral Home, in Durham. Pallbearers will be Charles Alford, Wayne Alford, George Couch, Doug Davis, Phil Hill and Randy Vaughn

 

Photo from Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris A. McGhee (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Jan 1928, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Fannie Barton Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Doris Gray Alford McGhee was born 22 Jan 1928 in Durham Co., NC, daughter of Heral M. Alford and Fannie M. Barton.

            From NC Marriages: Doris Gray Alford, daughter of H.M. and Fannie Alford, married James R. McGhee on 3 July 1948 in Durham Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Doris Gray 1928 NC1, Heral McKinley 1906 NC2, Marcus Cepter 1881 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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DORIS ELAINE ALFORD DENSON

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 30 November 1991

 

BURLINGTON—Mrs. Doris Alford Denson, 66, of 917 Everette St. died Friday at her home. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

            A native of Alamance County, she was a retired executive director of the American Cancer Society, a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Business Professional Women’s Association.

            Surviving are husband, H. Monta Denson; daughter, Mrs. Jane McGuire of Greensboro; sisters, Mrs. Julia Newell of Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Shirley Layton of Philadelphia, Mrs. Jean Hensley of Jacksonville, Fla., Miss Nancy Alford of Burlington; one grandson.

            The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary 4-6 p.m. Sunday, other times at the residence….

 

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Photo from Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlngton, Alamance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Pris Santos

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris A. Denson (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Dec 1924, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lonnie Moses Alford and Mae Sunshine Ingle Alford Efird Tarleton, in this compilation.

            Marriage announcement:

 

DAILY TIMES-NEWS

Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—Monday, 3 May 1943

 

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Doris Elaine 1924 NC1, Lonnie Moses 1898 NC2, Sidney A. 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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DORIS GRACE MANGUM ALFORD

Grandaunt of Marcus Wayne Alford, AAFA #0572

 

Senior photo, The Messenger, 1940 yearbook, Durham High School, Durham, NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 May 2004

 

            Doris M. Alford, 84, 3117 Holloway St., Durham, May 9. Funeral 11 a.m., Wednesday, funeral home chapel. Burial, Woodlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Clements Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Feb 1920, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Doris Grace Mangum was born 16 Feb 1920, daughter of John M. Mangum and Hallie Kerr.

            From NC Marriages: Doris Grace Mangum, age 28, daughter of J.M. and Hallie Mangum, married Marcus C. Alford, age 29, son of Marcus C. and Minda Alford, on 27 March 1948 in Durham Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Marcus Cepter 1919 NC1, Marcus Cepter 1881 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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DORIS KIMBALL ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 16 June 2002

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris K. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

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

 

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DORIS MARIE BARNHILL ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 27 December 2009

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Doris Barnhill Alford, 71, of 118 Dedmond Court, died Dec. 25, 2009, at Lexington Health Care Center.

            Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 Apr 1938, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her son Stanley Steven Alford in this compilation. It includes her middle name and her husband’s name, Furnie James Alford.

            From SSACI: Melton James Alford was born 25 June 1932 in Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC, son of Homer B. Alford and Meier [sic] Barnhill. He is listed as:

 

Melton James Alford       Aug 1949

Farnie James Alford         Mar 1963

Furnie James Alford         Aug 1982

Furnie J. Alford                Dec 1998

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her husband’s lineage: Melton James “Furnie” 1932 SC1, Homer Burroughs 1898 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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DORIS MOORE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—12 November 2000

 

RALEIGH—Doris M. Alford, 65, of 3830 Blue Ridge Road, died Friday November 10, 2000.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Nellie Hicks and Lyman Moore and was preceded in death by two brothers, Horace L. Moore and Douglas E. Moore.

            She was a retired bookkeeper after 38 years of service and was a member of South Main Baptist Church.

            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at Oakwood Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son Billy Alford and his wife, Cindy of Knightdale; sisters, Janie Rambeaut of Wendell, and Mary Norris of Cary; brother, Lyman D. Moore Jr. of Ocala, Fla.

            Friends may visit with the family from 7-8:30 Monday evening at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest….

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynne Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Nov 1934, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Isaac Clifton Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Doris Jean Moore Alford was born 21 Nov 1934 in Wake Co., NC, daughter of Lyman D. Moore and Nellie M. Hicks.

            From NC Marriages: Doris Jean Moore, age 21, married Isaac C. Alford, age 29, on 2 June 1956 in Wake Co., NC. She was his second wife.

            From NC Divorces: Doris Alford and Isaac Alford were divorced on 19 Nov 1962 in Wake Co., NC.

 

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DORIS PENNIE WOODARD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 12 January 1976

 

 

Photo from Central Baptist Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Matthew & Chrissy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Dec 1927 and died _____ Jan 1976, last residence not listed.

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

            From NC Marriages: Doris Pennie Woodard, age 20, daughter of Jas. Osca Woodard and Dassie B. Woodard, married Charles Edward Alford, age 21, son of Luke and Annie Alford, on 11 Sept 1948 in Wake Co., NC.

 

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DOROTHY DIX ALFORD RIVERS BAKER

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 5 February 2000

 

 


Photo from Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Julious

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy D. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 Dec 1918, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, John Chancellor Alford; and siblings Clyde Harrison Alford, Fred Rollin Alford, and Iliff Leroy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Clifton Cleo Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Dorothy Dix Alford Davis was born 18 Dec 1918 in Florence Co., SC, daughter of John C. Alford and Ida L. Campbell.

            From South Carolina, Chesterfield Co., Original Marriage Licenses (Ancestry): Dorothy Allford, age 20, married Eugene Rivers, age 21, on 22 Sept 1939 in Chesterfield Co., SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #17.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Dix 1918 SC1, John Chancellor 1884 SC2, John William 1844 SC3, unknown4.

 

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DOROTHY GRACE ALFORD ETHERIDGE

 

WILSON TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—Thursday, 5 May 2016

 

            Dorothy Grace Alford Etheridge, 85, passed away Thursday morning at Smithfield Manor.

            Grace was born Feb. 24, 1931, in Johnston County, to the late Lawrence and Vonnie Moore Alford. She was married to the late Paul Hayes Etheridge Jr. Grace was a member of Kenly Missionary Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend to all.

            The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, at Kenly Funeral Service, followed by a service remembering her life in the chapel…. Interment will follow in the Kenly Cemetery.

            Grace is survived by her daughter, Sherry Hemenway, and husband, Russ, of Clayton; and brother, Marvin Alford of Valdosta, Georgia.

 

Photo from Kenly Cemetery, Kenly, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Caughman Watson

 

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

            See the obituary of her father, Jacob Lawrence Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Leon Lawrence Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Grace 1931 NC1, Jacob Lawrence 1906 NC2, Jacob Alexander 1874 NC3, Mordecai 1850 NC4, John F. 1818 NC5.

 

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DOROTHY HELLA KURSELL ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Friday, 11 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

MIDWAY PARK [Onslow Co.]—Dorothy Kursell Alford, 81, of Midway Park, died Nov. 9, 2005, at her home.

            A service will be held at a later date in Logan, Ohio.

            She worked with the American Red Cross in Germany during World War II. She was a member of the Onslow County Craft Guild for over 20 years, was a member of the DAV Auxiliary Chapter 16 for 25 years and a member of the FFA.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Alford.

            Survivors include three sons, Walter Alford of Logan, Ohio, Michael Alford of San Jose, Calif., and Roy Alford of Jacksonville; two daughters, June Monk of Circleville, Ohio, and Susan Phillips of Gore, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alexander Kursell of Brazil.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

 

In another article:

 

Cardaras Funeral Home

Logan, Hocking Co., OH

 

            Dorothy Hella Alford, 81, of Midway Park, North Carolina formerly of Logan passed away November 9, 2005 at her residence. She was born November 12, 1923 in Talin, Estonia. Dorothy was married to the late Talmadge D. Alford who passed away in 1982.

            She is survived by three sons, Walter (Dianne) Alford of Logan, Michael (Jan) Alford of Santa Clara, California, and Roy (Judy) Alford of Jacksonville, N.C., two daughters, June (Terry) Monk of Nelsonville, and Susan Phillips of Logan, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, and one brother Alexander (Christine) von Kursell of Brazil.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 15, at 1 P.M., at Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 E. Second St., Logan.... Interment will be at Shaw cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 12 Nov 1923, last residence Midway Park, Onslow Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Talmadge Dewitt Alford was born 4 Apr 1924 in KY, married, age 58, resident of Onslow Co., NC, died 28 Feb 1982, in Veterans Hospital, Durham, Durham Co., NC. He was buried out of state. Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry) lists Talmage D. Alford with that birth date in Boyd Co., KY, mother, Florence Alford.

            SSDI records show that Talmadge Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 4 Apr 1924 and died _____ Feb 1982, last benefit mailed to Midway Park, Onslow, NC.

            The WWII Army Enlistment Record (Ancestry) for Talmadge D. Alford says he was born in KY, lived in Hocking Co., OH, enlisted on 28 Jan 1946 in Shelbyville, IN, and was married.

 

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DOROTHY LOUISE MCRAE ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Wednesday, 10 June 1987

 

            Dorothy L. Alford, a former employee of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, died Monday [June 8]. She was 39 and lived in Fayetteville, N.C.

            The former Dorothy McRae, she previously had lived in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia and had worked as a clerk in a state store.

            She is survived by her mother, Beatrice McRae; three brothers, James McRae, Leon McRae and John Bethea; and seven sisters, Cherlon Floyd, Shirley Hinnant, Annie E. Thomas, Leanna McRae, Ernestine Evans, Gertrude Revere and Sarah Barnes.

            Friends may call between 7 and 9 tomorrow night at the Savin Funeral Home, 802 N. 12th St.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge First Baptist Church in Lumber Bridge, N.C. Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Park, Fayetteville, N.C.

 

Photo from Rockfish Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Never Ever Forget……

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Jan 1948, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland.

            From NC Deaths: Dorothy Alford, age 39 widowed, black, was born 3 Jan 1948 and died 8 June 1987 in PA [?]. Her residence is listed as Robeson Co., NC, but burial is “out of state”—apparently incorrect.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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DOROTHY LUCILLE BAKER ALFORD

Aunt of Cloyce Batchelor Alford, AAFA #0279; Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271; James Barbee Alford, AAFA #0344; and Johnny Howard Alford, AAFA #1472

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—1 August 2001

 

RALEIGH—Dorothy Baker Alford died July 30, 2001, at Rex Hospital.

            She was born in Wake Co., September 9, 1914, to Henry Kearney and Minnie Baker.

            Her husband, W. Harold Alford preceded her in death in 1994 after 58 years of marriage along with a granddaughter and a brother Henry Kearney Baker.

            The funeral service will be at Pilot Baptist Church Thursday, August 2nd at 11 a.m…. Burial, Alford Family Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was church treasurer and teacher for many years in her service for the Lord….

            Surviving: son, James H. Alford and wife, Vickie of Raleigh; daughters, Barbara Jones and husband Winston of Raleigh and Nancy Perry and husband, Ron, Sr., of Wendell eight grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren survive “Ma”; sister Louise Baker Rolling and husband Jimmy of Goldsboro and special nieces and nephews.

            …. Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon is serving the Alford Family 919-269-6600.

 

 

Photos from Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Dorothy B. Alford (SS# issued in NC), but list her death date as 31 July 2001, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

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

 

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DOROTHY NELL ALFORD BATTON

Sister of Cloyce Batchelor Alford, AAFA #0279; Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271; James Barbee Alford, AAFA #0344; and Johnny Howard Alford, AAFA #1472

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 9 April 2010

 

Obituary for Nell Alford Batton (Aged 83) -

 

Photo from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Cole

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy A. Batton (SS# issued in NC), last residence Bunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Zollie Floyd Alford and Lala R. Batchelor Alford; and brothers Cloyce Batchelor Alford, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., James Barbee “Hoss” Alford, and Johnny Howard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Nell 1926 NC1, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC2, James Berry 1872 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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DOROTHY RUTH ALFORD SIPPER PINER

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 25 June 1996

 

WATHA [Pender Co.]—Ruth Alford Piner, 71, of Watha, died Sunday, June 23, 1996, in Topsail Beach at her son’s residence. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watha Baptist Church.

 

Photo from Riverview Memorial Park, Willard, Pender Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor chester

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Piner (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Dec 1924, last residence Stoneville, Rockingham Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sallie Alford Alford; and half-sisters Lila Gray Alford Taylor and Mildred Alford Pierce in this compilation. We included the obituary of her half-sister Christine Rebecca Alford Davis in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Ruth Alford was born 26 March 1924, father’s name D.J. Jones.

            From NC Marriages: Dorothy R. Alford, age 20 daughter of S. Alford and Sallie Alford, married Harvey F. Sipper, age 26 son of J.M. Sipper and Janie Sipper, on 16 Oct 1943 in Camden Co., NC. Both were residents of Norfolk, VA.

            From NC Deaths: Dorothy Ruth Piner was born 26 Dec 1924 and died 23 June 1996 in Pender Co. Her father’s surname is Jones.

            On the 1930 census, Little River, Wake Co., NC, Sallie Alford, single age 26, is in the household of her parents, Charlie 59 and Alice 62. Also in the household are granddaughters Mary 11 and Ruth 5. All and their parents were born in NC.

            Her mother apparently did not marry Ruth’s father.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her maternal lineage, from her mother: Dorothy Ruth 1924 NC2, Sallie 1903 NC2, Charles Wesley 1870 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DOROTHY TROTT ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 25 January 2012

 

 

            Dorothy Trott Alford, 82, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, January 23, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            She was born in Carteret County, NC (Stella) on November 28, 1929 daughter of the late Eli G. Trott and Lucinda Smith Trott. Her husband, Billy Lawrence Alford passed away in 2002.

            Mrs. Alford was a registered nurse for over fifty years working first with James Walker Hospital and later retiring from New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. She was a member of Brookfield Church of God and loved her Lord and her family.

            Surviving are her daughter, Karen Parker and husband Vernon of Shallotte, NC; her son, Steven Alford and wife Wanda of Wilmington; grandchildren, Ashley and April Parker and Jeremy and Steven Alford, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Alexis Alford and Braydon Parker; sisters, Letha T. Parker and Dollie Morris of Stella, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

            Six brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

            A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Brookfield Church of God, 131 Elliott Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28405. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, 1311 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington….

            The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 South College Road, Wilmington, NC….

 

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

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

 

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DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Friday, 2 March 2007

 

            Douglas Alford, 50, of 503 Martin Luther King Drive, died Feb. 26, 2007, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Swamp Baptist Church in Bladenboro…. Burial will follow in Singletary Cemetery in Butters.

            Surviving are his wife, Joyce Alford of Bladenboro; his mother, Ruby Alford of Bladenboro; a son, Antonio Singletary of Bladenboro; two daughters, Hope Alford and Shannon Alford, both of Bladenboro; two brothers, Parnellus Alford of New York and Wallace Alford of Bladenboro; three sisters, Angela Alford and Joyce Davis, both of Bladenboro, and JoAnn Garcia of Whiteville; and three grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Douglas Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Nov 1956, last residence not listed.

            From NC Births: Douglas Alford was born 1956 in Bladen Co., son of Willie Alford Jr.

 

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EARL LEE ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—20 December 2011

 

LANCASTER—Earl Lee Alford, 65, died December 17, 2011. Service 3pm, Wednesday, Crestview Baptist Church. Visitation 6-8pm, Tuesday, Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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EARL VINCENT ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 February 1991

 

WILSON—Earl V. Alford, 77, Feb. 4. Arrangements by Joyners’ Funeral Home.

 

 

 

Photos from Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Stephanie Gray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 March 1913, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rachel Anne Bass Alford; son James Bass Alford Sr.; parents, James Vincent Alford and Della Perry Alford; and sisters Ethel Alford Daniel and Mavis Alford Lamm in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Margaret Alford Harper in Virginia Obituaries; and of his sister Minda Rhubelle Alford Hollingsworth Pridgeon in Ohio Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Earl Vincent Alford died 4 Feb 1991 in Wilson, Wilson Co., NC, age 77. He was born 6 March 1913.

            Marriage announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 12 April 1936

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Earl Vincent 1913 NC1, James Vincent 1876 NC2, John 1843 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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EDDIE D. ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—9 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Eddie D. Alford, 51, of Denton [Davidson Co., NC], died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Myrtle Beach, S.C. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park.

            Mr. Alford was of the Baptist faith, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was employed with Fraser Plumbing of High Point.

            He is survived by his wife, Brenda F. Alford of the home; daughter, Anita Cassar of Lexington; son, Daryl Alford of Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Izzy Parrott of Florence, S.C., Vinn Jordan of Tabor City, S.C., Lynn Lockhart and Carolyn Nobles of Aynor, S.C.; and five grandchildren....

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2014/50/121530692_1392929193.jpg

Photo from Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro, Gilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bracky

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie D. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 7 Nov 1947, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Homer Burroughs Alford and Amelia Viola “Melia” Barnhill Alford; and siblings Delly Mae Alford Jones Rabon, Freeman “D.L.” Alford, Goldaphine Alford Allen, and Izzie Alford Parrott in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Eddie D. Alford, born 7 Nov 1947, died 6 Nov 1999 in Burnsville, SC [different than obituary—no Burnsville in SC but one in Yancey Co., NC]. His residence was in Randolph Co., NC [different than obituary].

            From SSACI: Eddie D. Alford was born 7 Nov 1947 in Conway, SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Eddie D. 1947 SC1, Homer Burroughs 1898 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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EDITH ALFORD PERRY

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ January 2013

 

Edith Alford Perry

 

            Edith Alford Perry, 91, of Youngsville, passed away on Sunday January 6, 2013 at Hillside Nursing Home.

            She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late, Betsy and James Doak Alford.

            Funeral services were held at 2’o clock Wednesday afternoon, January 9, 2013 at Flat Rock Baptist Church…. Burial was in the church cemetery.

            Ms. Perry is survived by her brother, James Earl “Donald” Alford of New Bern and by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and 1 great-great-nephew.

            Pallbearers were Homer Buffaloe, Jason Buffaloe, Otha Hill, Kendall Sessoms, Ricky Carpenter and Victor Rinker.

 

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Photo from Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edith A. Perry (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 July 1921, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie Rebecca “Nick” Alford Perry, Essie Alford Bowden, and Judas Alford; and half-brothers James Earl “Donald” Alford and Richard Erwin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her paternal lineage: Edith 1921 NC1, James Docus 1876 NC2, William Thomas 1849 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Her maternal lineage: Elizabeth Ann 1886 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, same as paternal.

 

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EDITH EARL ALFORD PEARCE

 

Bright Funeral Home

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ August 2016

 


            Edith Alford Pearce, 85, passed away on Monday evening August 1, 2016 at her residence.

            She was born in Wake County daughter of the late Ida Lee Woodlief Alford and James Hyatt Alford and she was preceded in death by her husband, William Pearce, Sr. a grandson, Joshua Woodruff and 4 brothers.

            A funeral service honoring her life was held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon August 5, 2016 at Beulah Christian Baptist Church…. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Pearce is survived by her daughters; Pamela Pearce Woodruff and husband Woody of Youngsville, Elaine Pearce Bunn and husband Wayne of Pilot, a son; William Pearce, Jr. and wife Betty of Youngsville, sisters; Kathleen Perry of Youngsville and Etta Hawley of Fuquay Varina, grandchildren; Scott and Brian Pearce, Shane Woodruff, Justin Bunn and Jessie Schafer, 6 great grandchildren.

            …. A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587.

 

Photo from Beulah Christian Church Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Jordan

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Hyatt Alford Sr. and Ida Lee Woodlief Alford; and siblings Herbert Elmer Alford, James Hyatt Alford Jr., and Luda Kathleen Alford Perry in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Edith Earl 1931 NC1, James Hyatt 1901 NC2, Charles Wesley 1870 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 16878, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EDITH JOHNSON ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 21 February 2011

 

            Edith Johnson Alford—Mrs. Alford, 105, a resident of Huntersville Oaks, Huntersville, died Saturday, February 19, 2011. She was born February 8, 1906, the daughter of Lillie Belle and Andrew Johnson of East Nassau, NY. She was a fourth cousin, twice removed, of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President.

            Edith was raised on a farm, attended a one-room school and started High School at twelve in Chatham where she boarded. Edith graduated from Hudson Nursing School in 1926. She worked in the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and was a surgical nurse in Albany.

            She was predeceased by her husband, George, of 55 years; sister, Pearl McKeever; and brother, Richard Johnson. She and George lived in several cities in New York State before moving to Whispering Pines upon his retirement in 1964. Edith played golf until her late eighties and was an avid bridge player.

            She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (Fred) Pease, of Huntersville; grandchildren, Audri Baker of Huntersville and Jeffrey (Nancy) Pease of Williamsville, NY; and great-grandchildren, Kevin and Diana Baker and Evan and Jared Pease.

            A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius. The family will meet friends following the service.

            The family thanks the staff of Huntersville Oaks for the wonderful care Edith received.

            Memorials may be sent to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, 636 Morris Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078, or the Memorial Fund of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC 28031.

            Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith J. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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EDITH NOVELLA ALFORD WISCHHUSEN

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 29 August 2008

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith A. Wischhusen (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Flodie Hardee Alford; and brother James Levi Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father, Daniel Levi Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Edith Novella Alford, age 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Alford, married Arnold Fredrick Wischhusen, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs H.F. Wischhusen, on 2 Aug 1953 in Scotland Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Edith Novella 1931 NC1, Daniel Levi 1904 SC2, Levi Simpson 1879 SC3, Levi Solomon 1841 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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EDNA CATHERINE ALFORD BRINKLEY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 26 October 1986

 

 

Photo from Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Perry A Sloan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna Brinkley (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1908 and died _____ Oct 1986, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Effie Lucas Alford Moss, in this compilation.

            From NC Births (Delayed Births): Edna Catherine Alford was born in 1908 in Wilson Co., NC, daughter of Charles Daniel Alford and Effie May Lucas.

            From NC Marriages: Edna Catherine Alford, age 20 daughter of C.D. Alford and Effie Moss, married Marshall A. Brinkley, age 22 son of W.R. and Lulla Brinkley, on 19 May 1928 in Halifax Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Edna Catherine 1908 NC1, Charles Daniel 1874 NC2, Henry Hardy 1826 NC3, Exum 1788 NC4.

 

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EDNA EARL ALFORD TANT

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 2 June 1957

 

 

Photo from Social Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Mallie Morris Alford and Carey Ann Whitley Alford; and siblings Berla Alford Denton, Claudia Rona Alford Williams (with family photo), Darnell Thomas Alford, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Rayford Maurice Alford, Raymond Mallie Alford, Thelma Bernice Alford Beddingfield, and Vivian Lillian Alford Finch Winstead in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Edna Earl Alford Tant was born 17 Sept 1921 [different than gravestone] in Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Mallie Alford and Carrey Whitley. She died 1 June 1957 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Edna Earl Alford, age 18, married Corbett Tant on 24 Dec 1938 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Edna Earl 1920 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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EDWARD DANIELS ALVORD, SR.

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Thursday, 14 May 1964

 

HENDERSONVILLE—Edward D. Alvord; 68, resident of Hendersonville for the past two years, died in a hospital Wednesday [May 13].

            He was a retired engineer for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., in Akron, Ohio, and lived here at 29 Hill Park Drive. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

            Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in Thomas Shepherd Memorial Chapel … and burial will be in Shepherd Memorial Park….

            Mr. Alvord is survived by the widow, Mrs. Augusta Jones Alvord; a son, Edward D. Alvord Jr., of Arnold, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Alta Mae McCorrmick of Cleveland, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Louise McKee of Flat Rock, and one grandchild.

 

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Photo from Shepherd Memorial Park, Naples, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle Duncan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward Alvord (SS# issued in OH) was born 21 Sept 1896 and died _____ May 1964, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his first wife, Bessie Mae Wolfenbarger Alvord; daughter Alta Mae McCormick; and father Arthur Randolph Alvord in Ohio Obituaries.

            Edward’s birth year is reported as 1895, 1896, and 1897 in various records.

            From Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 (Ancestry): On 28 Feb 1920 in Summit Co., OH, Bessie Mae Wolfenbarger, born 10 Aug 1899 in Knoxville, TX, daughter of Tandy H. Wolfenbarger and Sarah Welch, married Edward D. Alvord, born 21 Sept 1897 in Milligan, Parke Co., IN, son of Arthur R. Alvord and Sarah Sappenfield.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England.

            His ALVORD lineage: Edward Daniels 1896 IN1, Arthur Randolph 1850 IN2, Hiram 1790 MA3, Justin 1763 MA4, Job 1729 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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EDWARD WALTER HALFORD

 

Petty Funeral Home

Landrum, Spartanburg Co., SC—_____ November 2013

 

            Edward W. Halford, 82, of Tryon [Polk Co., NC] passed away November 4, 2013.

            He was the son of the late Calloway L. and Maude Cochran Halford and husband of Nellie Brown Halford.

            He was a member of Grace Baptist Church [Landrum, SC] and retired from North Carolina, Department of Transportation.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Sandra Reid (Kenneth) of Columbus, Wayne Halford (Martha) of Columbus, Calvin Halford (Anitra) of Columbus Kim Searcy (Ricky) of Mill Spring, and Darlene Forrester of Campobello; a brother Clyde Halford of Columbus; grandchildren, Travis Reid (Sarah), Joshua Halford (Amber), Christopher Halford, Chandler Stanfield, Samantha Searcy, Kensley Stanfield, Skylar Searcy, Jodi Stanfield, Cora Robinson and Leigh Anne Fowler.

            He was predeceased by a daughter, Candy Stanfield and son-in-law Don Stanfield; sons, Marshall and James Halford; brother, Jonas Halford; and sisters, Pauline Dutton, Margaret Dowdy and Jeanette Carswell.

            The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00am Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Grace Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11am at the church…. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens [Polk Co., NC]….

 

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Photo from Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Polk Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick McCool

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward W. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 July 1931, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Candy Lynn Halford Stanfield; parents, Callaway Lexington “Callie” Halford and Maude Jane Cochran Halford Halford; and siblings Clyde Amos Halford and Jeanette Halford Carswell in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Margaret Marie Halford Hudson in Florida Obituaries; and half-sister Pauline Gertrude Halford Dutton in Virginia Obituaries.

            Edward was the son of Callaway Lexington “Callie” Halford and his second wife, Maude Jane Cochran.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Edward Walter 1931 NC1, Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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EDWIN MILTON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 February 1946

 

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Never Ever Forget……

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Lillie Mae Barbour Alford Buchanan; and daughter Margaret Louise Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Edwin Hugh Alford in Delaware Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Edward Milton Alford was born 9 Sept 1894 in Johnston Co., NC, son of Mordecai Alford and Sally Langdon. He died 4 Feb 1946 in Harnett Co., NC.

            His first name is Edwin on most records, and his son is named Edwin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            His lineage: Edwin Milton 1894 NC1, Mordecai 1850 NC2, John F. 1818 NC3.

 

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EFFIE BROWN ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 20 February 1933

 

 

Photo from Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Saint Pauls, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ryan P

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Julius Elias Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EFFIE DELLA ALFORD WHITEHURST

Aunt of Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., AAFA #1180

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 22 October 1969

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Effie A. Whitehurst (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 May 1896 and died 15 Oct 1969 [different than obituary], last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Alonzo Alfred Alford; and siblings Alonzo Durand “Lonnie” Alford, Annie Lee Alford Cherry, Bessie Novella Alford Jones, Garland Cleophus Alford Sr., and John Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Sallie Estelle Alford Mathews and William Joseph Alford Sr. in Virginia Obituaries.

 

            From SSACI: Effie A. Whitehurst was born 31 May 1896 and died 15 Oct 1969 [different than obituary].

            From NC Deaths: Effie Della Whitehurst died 20 Oct 1969. Her parents are listed as Alonza Alford and Sally Bullock.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Effie Della 1896 NC1, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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EFFIE LUCAS ALFORD MOSS

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 23 February 1951

 

 

Photo from Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah Spidle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Edna Catherine Alford Brinkley in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Charles D. Alford, age 24 son of Henry and Millie Alford (both deceased), married Effie Lucas, age 18 daughter of L.F. and Leora F. Lucas, on 31 Oct 1901 in Wilson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Charles Daniel 1874 NC1, Henry Hardy 1826 NC2, Exum 1788 NC3.

 

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EFFIE MOODY ALFORD

 

Sexton and Effie Alford with their daughters Kathryn and Sherry and grandson Kevin

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WENDELL [Wake Co.]—Effie Moody Alford, 91, of Hwy 231, died on Monday morning [Feb 14] at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at Baptist Tabernacle Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born on January 9, 1914, in Johnston County. She was the daughter of the late Oscar B. and Lula Holder Moody. She was the widow of Sexton Alford.

            She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn A. O’Neal and her husband, Ralph, of Wendell and Sherry Alford of Apex; grandson, Kevin Dixon O’Neal; sister, Rachel Congleton of Smithfield; brother, Grady Moody of Garner; and several nieces and nephews.

 

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

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

            The text of this obituary is probably not quoted verbatim.

 

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ELBERT ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

Father of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

Grandfather of Joanna Lynn “JoLynn” Alford Henderson Lear Long, AAFA #0718; and Claudette Alford Taylor, AAFA #0800

Great-Grandfather of Elbert Robert Alford III, AAFA #0796

 

[He died in North Carolina, but we are also including his obituary in Mississippi Obituaries because he spent most of his life there.]

 

Photo from his granddaughter JoLynn Alford Longused with permission

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—_____ March 1941

 

            Elbert R. Alford, 43, died in Veterans’ Hospital at Oteen, North Carolina at 12:00 Thursday afternoon, March 13th, after a long illness. His body was shipped to Shaw [Bolivar Co.], Mississippi for burial.

            Mr. Alford was born in Leakesville, Greene County, Mississippi. He enlisted in Company B, Headquarters Battalion GH1 in April, 1917 and sailed for France the following June. He was promoted to rank of Sergeant while overseas and served as chauffeur to the late Brigadier General Leroy Etinge, Major Reed Kilpatrick and General John J. Pershing. He returned to the U.S. in January, 1918 and immediately after his discharge accepted a postion with King’s Garage in Shaw, Mississippi. In 1929 he accepted a position as City Engineer, which position he held until his health forced him to enter the Veterans’ Hospital in Carolina about a year ago. He was a member of the Glen Crosby Post of the American Legion in Cleveland, Mississippi.

            On December 21, 1919 he married Annie Willard Wiggins of Shaw. To this union were born 5 children: Elbert, Jr., John Wiggins, Claude Hines, Frances Willard and Mary Alice. Other relatives include his mother, Mrs. Frances Alford, brothers Everett and Rufus, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Churchwell, all of Leakesville, Mississippi.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 18 March 1941

 

WAR VETERAN IS INTERRED

 

SHAW, March 17—Elbert R. (Slim) Alford, 42, driver for General John J. Pershing during the World War, died at the veterans’ hospital at Oteen. N.C., Thursday after a long illness.

            Mr. Shaw [sic: Alford] was born at Leakesville, and enlisted in Company B, headquarters battalion. G.H.I., in April of 1917, and went to France the following June. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as chauffeur for the late Brigadier General Leroy Eltings, Major Reed Kilpatrick as well as General Pershing. He returned to the U.S. in 1918. He served as engineer of the town of Shaw.

            Funeral services were held at Shaw.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his wife, Annie Willard Wiggins Alford; and mother, Frances Virginia Reed Alford; and daughter Mary Alice Alford Morgan in Mississippi Obituaries; of his children Claude Hines Alford Sr. and Frances Willard Alford Franklin in Missouri Obituaries; of his son John Wiggins Alford in California Obituaries; and of his son Elbert Robert Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            Elbert was born June 26, 1897 in Rounsaville, Greene Co., MS. He married Annie Willard Wiggins Dec. 21, 1919 in Shaw, Bolivar Co., MS. He was the son of Ephraim D. Alford and Frances V. Reed.

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

            His lineage: Elbert Robert 1897 MS1, Ephraim D. 1829 SC2, Peachman 1795 VA3.

 

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ELEANOR CHRISTINE ALFORD LEWIS

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 March 1988

 

 

Photo from Middlesex Cemetery, Middlesex, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Regina Meeks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eleanor Lewis (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 June 1897, last residence Middlesex, Johnston Co. [?], NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Berry Monroe Alford and Roxie Ann Taylor Alford; and siblings Lucy Lela Alford, Nathaniel Berry Alford, and Virda Alford Lewis in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Eleanor Christine Alford, age 21, married John Elton Lewis, age 25, on 5 April 1919 in Nash Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Eleanor Christine 1897 NC1, Berry Monroe 1872 NC2, Berry 1844 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ELEANOR EUGENIA LONG ALFORD

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 21 March 1986

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eleanor Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Sept 1904 and died _____ March 1986, last residence Henderson, Vance Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clarence Parker “Sam” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone and their marriage records.

 

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ELIAS ALFORD

 

BIBLICAL RECORDER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 December 1883

 

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Marriages: Eli Alford married Elizabeth Mitchell on 29 June 1821 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Elias 1795 NC1, Isaac 1748 NC2, Julius 1717 VA3, James 1687 VA4, John 1645 VA5.

 

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ELIJAH LEE ALFORD

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Tuesday, 7 March 2006

 

            Infant Elijah Lee Alford, son of Brandy Alford and Markis Campbell, died Sunday in Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove Church Cemetery….

            Survivors, in addition to his parents, are grandmothers, Mary Alford and Fran Campbell; grandfathers, Leon Bostic and Brian Dockery; greatgrandmothers, Josie Alford and Sandra Campbell, all of Laurinburg.

            Morris Funeral Home is serving the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his great-grandmother Josie Lee Morrison Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELIZA ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 16 February 1895

 

MARION, Feb. 15—A report has just reached town to the effect that Mrs. Eliza Alford, aged about 80, froze to death at her home near Dysartville [sic] Tuesday night….The suffering from the cold weather in this vicinity has been intense, and all gladly welcome the sun of today, which has carried away part of the snow.

 

AAFA NOTES: Dysartsville is in McDowell Co., NC.

            In 1880, Eliza Alford, age 63 born NC, is a boarder in a home in Marion, McDowell Co., NC.

            In 1870, Eliza Alford, age 50 born NC, is living with Jones Alford, miller age 73 born NC. His parents are listed on several Ancestry family trees as Achilles Halford and Elizabeth Jones.

 

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ELIZA BATTLE ALFORD CANADA

 

NASHVILLE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 July 1986

 

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Walter Raleigh Terry Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Gilbert Burwell Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Clyde Walter Alford Sr. in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Gilbert Alford, age 23 black, son of Burrell Alford and Susie Ella Alford (deceased), married Eliza Battle, age 18 black, daughter of Ira Battle (deceased) and Mittle Battle, on 22 June 1929 in Nash Co., NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: Gilbert Burwell 1907 NC1, Burrell 1869 NC2, Jack ???? ??3.

 

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ELIZA SEMILA LEACH ALFORD

 

RALEIGH CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 November 1884

 

            Mrs. Eliza S. Alford, relict of the late Rev. James B. Alford, M.D., quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at her residence near Trinity College, N.C., November the third, 1884, about nine o’clock, p.m., aged 67 years, 9 months and 28 days. It wanted only six days of being twelve months since her husband departed this life, they had lived together as husband and wife forty-seven years, ten months and eight days.

            Her health for several years had not been very firm. The day that her husband was buried she had a slight stroke of paralysis, to which she had been predisposed for a few years past, and four days prior to her death she received another stroke from which her physical system was too weak to rally. She had been confined several weeks with fever.

            She leaves three children—one son and two daughters, and one brother to mourn her departure.

            Mrs. Alford was a lady of many excellent qualities, she possessed superior natural endowments, which were well cultivated. She was very fond of reading, and she read good books and good periodicals, and what she read her mind appropriated. Her retentive faculty was very marked, but when occasion required she could readily recall whatever knowledge she wished to use. She had the happy art of imparting knowledge, her conversational powers were very fine, she was always interesting and instructive in conversation. She was especially fond of young men, and always took deep interest in their welfare, and numbers who have been students at Trinity College will never forget the words of encouragement they have heard fall from her lips. She ever sought their good. She was a good judge of character, and knew how to direct her conversation to the best advantage. She always took a deep interest in the public good, especially in the Church. She became a member of the church while quite young, and remained a faithful, consistent, member to the day of her death. She was fond of the house of worship, she was fond of hearing preaching, of the prayer-meeting, of the class-meeting, of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. She never failed to attend the services of the sanctuary, unless providentially prevented. The last communion service she attended was at Trinity College, Sept. 14th, which was an unusually interesting service, and no one enjoyed it more than she. And her piety was of the practical type. She delighted in doing good, but her work is done and her sufferings are o’er.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Bryant Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Henry Madison Alford and Maude Alford Carpenter in this compilation.

            She is Eliza on the 1860 census and Semila E. on the 1870 and 1880 censuses.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 11 February 1993

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Alford Williams, 95, of 8919 Park Rd. died Feb. 10, 1993, at Southminster retirement home. Funeral is 1:30 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery…. Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Williams, a Barnesville native, had been a teacher in Dillon County, S.C., and Charlotte. She was a graduate of Coker College, a graduate student at Columbia University and a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors are her brother, George Alford of Varnville, S.C.; nephews and nieces….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth A. Williams (SS# issued in NY) was born 9 Sept 1897 and died _____ Feb 1993, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Elizabeth Alford Williams, white, widowed, was born 9 Sept 1897 and died 10 Feb 1993.

 

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ELIZABETH DEE CRIM HALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—15 November 1993

 

FORT MILL—Mrs. Elizabeth Dee Crim Halford, 76, retired assembly-line technician for the Blue Grass Depo in Lexington, Ky., died Nov. 13, 1993, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Funeral is 2 p.m. today at Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

            Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Billie Brandenburg; brothers, Ott Crim of Winchester, Ky., Henry Crim of Richmond, Ky.; sisters, Mrs. Frances Brashear, Mrs. Katherine Epperson, Ms. Mildred Crim, all of Lexington, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth C. Halford (SS# issued in KY) was born 26 Apr 1917, last residence Fort Mill, York Co., SC.

 

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ELIZABETH E. ALFORD

 

THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Saturday, 13 May 2006

 

            Elizabeth Alford, 89, of Carthage [Moore Co.], died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

            A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday at John Hall Presbyterian Church in Carthage....

            She is survived by several cousins.

            Pugh and Smith Funeral Home in Carthage handled arrangements for the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth E. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 16 Dec 1916, last residence Carthage, Moore Co., NC.

 

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ELIZABETH LILLY “BETTIE” WINSTEAD ALFORD

Grandmother of Joseph Edward Warfel Jr., AAFA #0767

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 14 October 1982

 

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bettie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Nov 1898 and died _____ Oct 1982, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Zollie Thorrest Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Eugene Jeffery “Gene” Alford, Mary Gray Alford McGhee Campbell, and Rachel Suneva Alford Watson House Brantley in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Margie Almetta Alford Warfel in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Bettie Winstead Alford, widow age 82, was born 12 Nov 1899 [different than SSDI and gravestone] in NC and died 13 Oct 1983 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Births: On her Delayed Birth record, Bettie L. Winstead reported that she was born in 1898 in Wilson Co., NC, daughter of Jessie Calmouth Winstead and Mary Farmer.

            In 1900 (June 19), Taylor, Wilson Co., NC, Lilley B. Alford is listed with her parents and 2 older brother. She is age 6/12, born Nov 1899.

 

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ELIZABETH OSBORN ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Tuesday, 25 October 1966

 

FAIRMONT—Funeral services for Mrs. J.W. Alford, 85, of Fairmont, who died Monday [October 24] at her home after a lengthy illness, are being held today at 3 p.m. at Prevatte Funeral chapel…. Burial will follow in the Fairmont Cemetery.

            She was a native of Covington, Ga., and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Osborn.

            She is survived by a daughter, Miss Ruth Alford of the home; and a grandson, Jerry Alford, of Wilmington.

            Pallbearers are R.C. Huggins, Carson Bullock, Hayes Lewis, Lloyd Willoughby, Spencer Scott and .Argus Grimsley….

 

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Photo from Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Wade Alford Sr.; and children Hal Alford, John Wade “Jack” Alford Jr., and Ruth Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Elizabeth Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Elizabeth Osborne [sic] Alford was born 5 Nov 1881 in GA, daughter of W.W. Osborn and Cynthia Connor. She died in Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC, on 24 October 1966, age 85, widow.

 

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ELIZABETH WHITAKER ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—10 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Whitaker Alford, 83, formerly of Hutton St., Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, December 9, 1998, at Forsyth Medical Center.

            She was born May 19, 1915 in Forsyth County to Ira Winfield and Eva Duggins Whitaker. Mrs. Alford was a member of Vernon Forest Baptist Church and was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 46 years of service.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Venice Lewis Alford; a daughter, Glenda Alford; a sister, Faith Coleman; and a stepfather, Walt Hill.

            Surviving are one son, Gary Alford, Sr. and wife, Donna, of Lexington; one grandson, Gary Alford, Jr., of Lexington; two great granddaughters, Jennifer Alford and Heather Alford, both of Lexington; one brother, Ira Leroy Whitaker; and one sister, Gladys Frye, both of Winston-Salem.

            Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.... Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Venice Lewis Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Gary Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELLA FRANCES TURNER ALFORD DANIEL

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 July 1973

 

ANDERSONVILLE—Mrs. Ella Turner Alford Daniel, 78, of 214 Kendall Mill Road died Tuesday afternoon at Liberty House Nursing Home following several years of declining health.

            She was born in Davidson County August 23, 1894 to Jasper and Florina Turner and was a resident of Davidson County all of her life. She was a member of South Side Baptist Church. She was first married to Wiley Oscar Alford who preceded her in death. She later married Reid Daniel who died October 3, 1968.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Harris of 215 Kendall Mill Road, and Mrs. Frank (Marie) Griffin of 214 Kendall Mill Road; three sons, Carmie Alford of 630 Knollwood Drive, Garland Alford of 406 Kendall Street, and Jess Alford of Salisbury; two brothers, Earl Turner Sr. of 622 Knollwood Drive and Jess Turner of Rt. 4.

            Funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at South Side Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Holly Hill Cemetery.

            The family will be at 214 Kendall Mill Road and at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Glen England

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, Wiley Oscar Alford; and children Carmie Paul Alford, James Garland Alford, Jesse Millard Alford in this compilation.

            Ella was the first wife of Wiley Oscar Alford. They were apparently divorced.

 

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ELLA GRAY ALFORD MANGUM

 

Joseph Foy Mangum and Ella Gray Alford Mangum

Posted to her Find A Grave memorial

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 28 August 1983

 

 

Photo from Forestville Baptist Church Cemetery, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Mangum (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Jan 1897 and died _____ Aug 1983, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie Belle Alford Mangum, Callie Alford Strickland, Foster Hines Alford, and Rufus Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Ella Gray Mangum was born 27 Jan 1897 in Wake Co., NC, daguther of Julius W. Alford and Eliza A. Young.

            From NC Marriages: Ella Alford, age 25, daughter of Julius and Eliza Ann Alford, married Foy Mangum, age 20, son of Joe and Sarah Candace Mangum, on 24 Dec 1922 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ella Gray 1897 NC1, Julius Wesley 1868 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELLA JOSEPHINE LYNAM ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 12 September 1985

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Nov 1916 and died _____ Sept 1985, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

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

 

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ELLA MAE BYERLY ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 8 February 1993

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Ella Mae Byerly Alford, 70, of Route 2, Sullivan Road died there Feb. 6, 1993.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

            A native of Davidson County, she was employed at Linda’s Day Care Center and was a member of Cedar Lodge Baptist Church.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vicki Alford Wallace of Greensboro; sisters, Mrs. Lucille Holmes, Mrs. Hazel Byerly, both of Thomasville; one grandson….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 March 1922, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

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

            From NC Deaths: Ella Mae Alford was born 9 March 1922, widow, father’s last name Byerly.

 

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ELLA MAE FOWLER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 19 August 1976

 

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynne Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 March 1898 and died _____ Aug 1976, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Alonzo Ohio Alford; and sons Neil Calvin “Jack” Alford and Wallace Churchill Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELLA RAMONA COKER ALFORD

Wife of Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., AAFA #1180

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—4 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

RALEIGH—Ramona Alford, 65, of 336 Meredith Street, died April 1, 1999.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Tarboro, to the William Linwood and Ida Tolston Coker.

            Funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday in the Montlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.

            The family will greet friends Sun- day from 12 noon-2 p.m. at the home of Faye Batts, 376 Wilmont Dr.

            Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Alford; two sons, Robert Alford Jr. of Greenville, SC, and Richard Alford, of Garner; granddaughter, Debbie Alford and grandson, Glenn Alford, both of Greenville, SC; two sisters and two brothers.

            In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the American Heart Association, 3901 Computer Dr., Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27609.

            Arrangements by Montlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ramona C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 July 1933.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Her full name was included in the obituary headline.

 

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ELLA RUE ALFORD PRICE

 

Photo from Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, NC—Tuesday, 30 October 2012

 

YOUNGSVILLE—Ella Rue Alford Price, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home…. Burial followed in Raleigh Memorial Park.

            She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Ella Tharrington Alford and Ben Alford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis J. Price, and brothers, Edwin, Vernon and Graham Alford.

            Surviving: daughter, Melba Price of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Ronald “Ron” Davis Price of Raleigh; sister, Esther Jones Pearce (Maynard) of Raleigh; several nieces, and nephews….

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Rue A. Price (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Oct 1922, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her brother William Edwin Alford; and sister-in-law Mary Catlett Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ella Rue 1922 NC1, Ben Moore 1891 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ELLEN ALFORD BONEY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—18 January 1924

 

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 October 2011

 

 

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Photos from Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Wallace, Duplin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Sion Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ellen 1841 NC1, Sion 1796 NC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ELMER GUY ALFORD, JR.

 

Senior photo, Laureate, 1954 yearbook, Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—5 February 2011

 

            Elmer Guy Alford, Jr., 75, died February 2, 2011, of cancer.

            He is survived by his wife, Margaret K. Alford, son, Michael A Alford, grandson, Drew Alford, daughter, April Alford Annis and husband, Dennie.

            Visitation will be Sunday, February 13, 2011, from 1 PM til 4 PM, at 317 Baytree Lane, Raleigh….

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—4 February 2011

 

            Elmer “Guy” Alford, 75, Raleigh, died 02-02-2011. Arrangements: Cremation Society NC, Raleigh.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Guy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 June 1935, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Ann Kimbro Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Elmer Guy Alford, age 24, married Margaret Ann Kimbro, age 21, on 23 Oct 1959 in Wake Co., NC.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: Elmer Guy 1935 GA1, Elmer Guy 1903 GA2, Benjamin Calloway 1882 GA3, Drewry Cade 1856 SC4, Lodwick 1802 SC5.

 

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ELNORA “NAUGHT” ALFORD LEWIS

 

Worley Mortuary and Cremation Service

Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—_____ April 2018

 

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            Ms. Elnora “Naught” Alford 78 of Fairmont transitioned from time to eternity on April 24, 2018.

            Elnora “Naught” Alford was born on May 5, 1939 in Fairmont, NC to the late Lonnie and Allean Alford, who preceded her in death. Elnora had one sister, Martha Mouzon, who preceded her in death, Elnora married Gregory Lewis in 1970 who preceded her in death.

            Elnora (Naught) as she was so lovingly called, attended the Robeson County School system. She graduated from Rosenwald High School in 1957. She then left NC to pursue a career, while working as a waitress in Harlem, NY. During the late 60’s through the early 70’s she got involved in the civil rights movement, where she marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tennessee, fighting for the rights of the sanitation workers to have a union. This laid the foundation for her becoming an activist for the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), where she was instrumental in opening the first poverty rights action center in South Bronx, NY working to get food stamps and financial assistance for impoverished people.

            During the late 70’s she became an organizer for 1199 Heath and Hospitals Union. After a few years she left 1199 to pursue her education, and enrolled in the college of New Rochelle where she obtained a bachelors degree in liberal arts. She became a health care Consultant helping to open the first office of Foremost Homecare in the Bronx, NY. She then partnered with two others to open a homecare branch in NYC on 34th street. She furthered her work by becoming a consultant for the first African Home Health Care in the Bronx, NY.

            In 2003 she retired from Foremost, returning to her hometown of Fairmont, NC. Still having a strong love to be of service to others, in 2009 she was hired by the nutrition program for seniors in Fairmont, NC.

            In 2012 she became ill and could no longer work and remained at Home under the care of her loving companion, Howard Wilson.

            Elnora (Naught) Alford leaves to mourn her, Howard Wilson her loving companion of 40 years, her three children, Paula Alford, Alonzo (Belinda) Thompson and Terry (Maybelline) Alford, nine grandchildren, fourteen grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Celebration of Life

Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church, 301 North Main Street,Fairmont, NC 28340

 

Resting Place

Fairmont Memorial Park, Marion Stage Road. Fairmont, NC 28340

 

Photo from Fairmont Memorial Park, Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, The Forgotten

 

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

 

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ELOISE GRADY ALFORD KING LUPTON

Sister of Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104

Aunt of Robert G. Lewis, AAFA #0789, and William Earl Lewis Sr., AAFA #1179

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 10 August 1991

 

 

Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Cary, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KATaylor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eloise A. Lupton (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Feb 1907 and died _____ Aug 1991, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, John William Alford Sr. and Lucy Elladene Voliva Alford; and siblings Benjamin Randall Alford Sr., Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, Guy Phillips Alford, Lucy Gaynelle Alford Goodman Sargent, and Nellie Ruth Alford Kendall Read in this compilation.

            From:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 17 February 1928

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Eloise Grady 1907 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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ELSIE PEARL BERES ALFORD

Aunt of Joseph Edward Warfel Jr., AAFA #0767

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 20 January 2000

 

 

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Photo from Peletier First Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Peletier, Carteret Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bernd Doss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie B. Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 19 June 1923, last residence Swansboro, Onslow Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Eugene Jeffery “Gene” Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Elsie Pearl Beres Alford was born 19 June 1923 in Hopelawn, Middlesex Co., NJ, daughter of Julius Beres and Helen Pocheck.

 

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ELSIE VIRGINIA ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 7 May 1980

 

            Mrs. Elsie Alford Williams, 75, died today. Graveside service Thursday 2 p.m. in Pineview Cemetery….

            Survivors: one daughter, Mrs. John “Nancy” Harrison of Rocky Mount; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Vestal of Rocky Mount.

            Family will receive friends at Gay-Yost Funeral Home tonight from 7-9 p.m.

 

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Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Peacock

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie Williams (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Apr 1905 and died _____ May 1980, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Benjamin Gabriel Alford and Magnolia “Nolia” Collins Alford; and sisters Lillian Collins Alford Vestal, Nannie Elizabeth Alford Jackson, and Pattie Frances Alford Barbee in this compilation.

            Her husband was Wilbur Douglas Williams, 1901–1970.

            In 1940, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC: Wilbur Douglas Williams, age 38; his wife Elsie Virginia 35; and daughter Nancy Ward 11. All were born in NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Elsie Virginia 1905 NC1, Benjamin Gabriel 1876 NC2, Thomas Person 1851 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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EMELY JEANETTE BRADLEY HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—18 January 2012

 

SWANNANOA—E. Jeanette Halford passed away on January 16, 2012. A memorial service is planned for 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, at Swannanoa Heights Missionary Baptist Church. For those who would like to leave words of comfort to the family may do so at www.brigmans.com.

 

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Brigmans Funeral Service

Black Mountain, NC—_____ January 2012

 

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SWANNANOA—E. Jeanette Halford, 65, passed away on January 16, 2012 at the St. Joseph Campus with her family by her side.

            She is predeceased by her parents James and Leona Bradley, and by a sister Lillie Jones.

            Mrs. Halford was a florist for over 35 years working for Black Mountain Florist, Swannanoa Flower Shop and Riddles Flower Shop. Her #1 JOY in life was caring for her children and grand children. She had many friends in life and she enjoyed setting and gabbing with them. She was a very out spoken person and you knew exactly what she thought.

            Mrs. Halford is survived by her husband Harold Halford, sons Marshall Halford (Connie) and Kevin Halford, a daughter Clista Lewis a sister Louise Williams, brothers Bud, Ned, Ted and Rickey Bradley, grandchildren, Bubba Halford ( Brittney), Brandy Halford, and Lisa Leona Branch (Josh).

            A memorial Service is planned for Saturday January 21st at Swannanoa Heights Missionary Baptist Church at 12:00 pm….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emely J. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Aug 1946, last residence not listed.

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 8 September 1984

 

 

Photo from Rosemont Cemetery, Union, Union Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Labonte18

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Oct 1890 and died _____ Sept 1984, last residence Caroleen, Rutherford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her daughters Evelyn High Alford and Lydia Marie Alford Shytles in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her children James Darlin Alford and Lorena Alford Haile in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #16.

            Her husband’s lineage: Frank Lee 1887 NC1, Joseph H. 1839 VA2, Joseph 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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EMMA JANE ALFORD WILLIAMSON STANTON ROGERS

Aunt of Harris Monroe Alford, AAFA #0667

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 26 November 1992

 

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Angie Ethridge McIntyre

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma S. Rogers (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 March 1901, last residence Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Charlie Everette Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her mother, Janie Rectina Williams Alford Altman Jones; siblings Anna Louise Alford Brown Anderson, Edward Manuel Alford, Eugene A. Alford, Pearlie Dubose Alford Sr., and William Power Alford; and half-siblings Henry Monroe Alford and Willie Ann Alford Turbeville in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Prudence _____ Alford [the name of Prudence’s husband is not known].

            Her lineage: Emma Jane 1901 SC1, Willis Emanuel 1853 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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EMMA L. ALFORD NEAL

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 July 1995

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Emma Alford Neal of 1477 Dixon Lane died Sunday, July 2, 1995. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Chapel Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma L. Neal (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 June 1921, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Her death record confirms her birth and death dates, says she was married, black, died in Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC, but resided in Alamance Co.

 

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EMMA LOU ALFORD HAYES MCCLINTOCK

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 25 October 2006

 

 

Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peter Drysdale

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma A. McClintock (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 July 1932, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Oliver Alford and Lutoria Whitley Alford; and sibings Wilburn Woodrow Alford and Willer Mae Alford Privette in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Emma Lou Alford was born 2 July 1932 in Franklin Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Emma Lou Alford, age 17, daughter of G.O. Alford and Loutoria Whitley, married Willis Charles Hayes, age 20, son of Elworth Hayes and Helen Weeks, on 3 Sept 1947 in Wilson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Emma Lou 1932 NC1, George Oliver 1881 NC2, John Thomas 1854 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ERIC JAMES ALFORD, SR.

 

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Photo from Hooper Funeral Home & Cremation

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Tuesday, 3 June 2014

 

            Mr. Eric James Alford affectionately known as “Chute” also known as “Young Fellow” had resided in Winston Salem, North Carolina for 32 years at 2508 Woodvale Drive. He said good bye to us on May 27, 2014 after a brief illness.

            He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Palmer and Annie Davidson Alford and lived in Akron, Ohio where he graduated from Summit County Public School. Mr. Alford volunteered for the United States Army during World War II. During his tour, he received several outstanding medals and awards before his Honorable Discharge as Corporal Eric Alford.

            Mr. Alford’s journey did not stop there, with his leadership capabilities he quickly began to utilize his skills by attending Kent State University in management. He retired a General Foreman of BF Goodrich after over 30 years of service.

            He leaves to cherish his loving and devoted wife, Minister Deborah Diane Alford of the home; two daughters, Sandra Shuford and Sharon (George) Jones both of Akron, Ohio; and two sons, Eric James Alford, Jr. of Los Angeles, California and Rayvon Stewart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; seven grandchildren including a special, devoted grandson, Michael McMullen of Akron, Ohio; several greatgrandchildren; one sister-in-law, Cynthia Singletary of Manhattan, New York; one brother-in-law, James (Annie) Parker Jr. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; a host of friends and relatives, and Spiritual Children.

            The family will receive friends 12:30p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Mercy Seat Holy Church with funeral services following at 1:00p.m. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens….

 

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Photo from Parklawn Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rsbldad

 

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

 

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ERMA CLARK ALFORD

Mother of Brenda Sue Alford, AAFA #1041

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Saturday, 20 January 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

ELIZABETHTOWN—Erma Clark Alford, 77, of Elizabethtown, NC, died Thursday [January 18] at her home. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry A. Thompson and a brother, Durwood Clark. She was retired from CP&L as an office supervisor.

            Funeral services will be Sunday, January 21st, 3 p.m. at Elizabethtown Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband, Hugh James “H.J.” Alford; a daughter, Brenda Osterhoudt of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Gladine Britt and Edna Earl Davis of Elizabethtown and McCree Alford of Lisbon; three grandchildren, Hiram A. “Trey’’ Melvin III of Elizabethtown, Stanley Melvin of Raleigh, NC, and Jennifer Wiley of Dumfries, Virginia; and one great-grandson.

            Visitation will be Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Kinlaw Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

 

Photo from Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fergus

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 May 1923, last residence Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Hugh James “H.J.” Alford; and daughters Brenda Sue Alford and Terry Anita Alford Thompson in this compilation.

            Brenda Osterhoudt named as a daughter has taken back her maiden name and is now Brenda Alford.

 

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ERNEST ALFORD, JR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 October 2011

 

 

            Ernest Alford, Jr. of Charlotte passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center following a long term illness.

            A real estate professional by trade, he will be remembered for his friendly, engaging spirit, as a dependable role model, and his devotion to friends, family, and community.

            His survivors include his beloved wife of 42 years, Nello Hamlin Alford; children, Crystal Alford, Tonya Alford Kittur and husband Ashwin, Ernest Alford III and wife Kirsten; brother, Tony Alford and wife Hilda; and four treasured grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 11am - 12 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2011 and a celebration of life will follow at 12 pm at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 3400 Beatties Ford Rd….

            The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses of Metrolina Nephrology Clinic and Carolinas Medical Center - Main for their tireless hours of care.

            Alexander Funeral Home is assisting the Alford family.

 

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Photo from York Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan I. Grills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 Feb 1946, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Ernest Alford Sr. and Martha Julia Broome Alford Mcclinton, in this compilation.

 

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ERNEST ALFORD, SR.

 

CHARLOTTE NEWS

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 10 April 1974

 

 

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Photo from York Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan I. Grills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 May 1926 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1974, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Martha Julia Broome Alford Mcclinton; son Ernest Alford Jr.; and mother Annie Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Ernest Alford, black age 48, was born 2 Apr 1926 in SC, son of Joshua Alford and Annie Campbell. His wife, Martha B. Alford, was the informant.

 

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ESSIC ALFORD, JR.

 

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Photo from Terry_Sabrina’s Hodges Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 30 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

BENSON [Johnston Co.]—Essic Alford Jr., 74, of 204 E. Mann St., died Sunday [September 28] in his home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. James Disciples of Christ Church.... Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Charlotte M. Alford of Benson; three daughters, Phyllis A. Alford of St. Albans, N.Y., Deborah J. Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sarona L. Alford-Creed of Westbury, N.Y.; two sisters, Cora Williams and Louise Clark, both of Benson; four brothers, Nathan Alford, George Alford, Abraham Alford and Joseph Alford, all of Benson; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

 

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Photo from Resthaven Memorial Park, Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tabitha Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie [sic] Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Dec 1922, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Charlotte Marie Stewart Alford; son Essic Alford III; mother Roceder Harrison Alford; and brothers Abraham Alford, George William Alford, Joseph “T-niny” Alford, and Nathan Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Essic Alford Jr., married, black.

 

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ESSIC ALFORD III

 

Essic Alford, III

Photo from Tracy Crum’s Crum Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 31 July 1996

 

BENSON—Essic Alford III of 100 King Circle died Saturday [July 27] in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dunn [Harnett Co.].

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. James Disciples Church…. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Paulette Alford of Emporia, Va.; three daughters, Clarissa Powell of New York, and Nykia Alford and Kristen Alford, both of Emporia; two sons, Essic Alford IV of New York and Jaral Alford of Emporia; his father, Essic Alford Jr. of Benson; his mother, Charlotte S. Alford of Benson; three sisters, Phyllis Alford and Serona Creed, both of New York, and Deborah Adams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

            The public will be received today from 2 to 8 at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essic Alford III (SS# issued in NY) was born 28 Apr 1947, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Essic Alford Jr. and Charlotte Marie Stewart Alford, in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Essic Alford III, married, black.

            In 2014, a Find A Grave photographer reported that there are several unmarked or illegible plots in this cemetery. She was not able to find Essic’s.

            From New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes (Ancestry): Essic Alford III married Beatrice Barbour in 1966 in Brooklyn, NY.

            From New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes (Ancestry): Essic Alford III married Paulette Coleman in 1982 in Brooklyn, NY.

 

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ESSIE ALFORD BOWDEN

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 30 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WAKE FOREST—Essie Alford Bowden, 93, of 6901 Pulleytown Road, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Wake Medical Center.

            She was born in Franklin County and was the daughter of the late James D. Alford and Betsy Ann Alford. She was a member of Rolesville Baptist Church and was married to Fred Day Bowden who preceded her in death.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, December 31, 2001, at Rolesville Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Bowden is survived by her sister, Edith A. Perry of Youngsville; half-brothers, Richard E. Alford of Pine Level and James Earl “Donald” Alford of Havelock; several nieces and nephews.

            Friends may visit with the family from 7-8:30 Sunday evening at Bright Funeral Home and at the home of Edith Perry, 861 Moores Pond Road, Youngsville at other times.

 

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Photo from Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rolesville, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Colwill

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie A. Bowden (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 May 1908.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie Rebecca “Nick” Alford Perry, Edith Alford Perry, and Judas Alford; and half-brothers James Earl “Donald” Alford and Richard Erwin Alford in this compilation.

            Essie was know as “Biddis” in her younger days. She was the daughter of James Docus “Doke” Alford and his first cousin Elizabeth Ann Alford. Her husband Fred Day Bowden died 17 July 1993.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her paternal lineage: Essie 1908 NC1, James Docus 1876 NC2, William Thomas 1849 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Her maternal lineage: Elizabeth Ann 1886 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, same as paternal.

 

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ESTELLA MAE “STELLA” ALFORD ENGLISH

 

From her Find A Grave memorial, posted by Joy

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 16 July 1968

 

 

Photos from Richmond County Memorial Park, Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KesterDV

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Ada B. Alford Hardy Stanley and Willie Stafford Alford in this compilation.

            She is Estella on the 1900 and 1910 censuses. Her middle name is from the WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry) of her son James Spurgeon English.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Estella Mae 1891 SC1, John Thomas 1861 SC2, Joel 1842 SC3, Joel 1800 SC4.

 

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ETHEL ALFORD DANIEL

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—6 December 1999

 

ROLESVILLE—Ethel Alford Daniel, 90, of 225 W. Young Street died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at her home.

            She was born May 16, 1909 in Spring Hope [Nash Co.], NC, the daughter of the late James Vincent and Della Alford. Mrs. Daniel was a homemaker, as well as an LPN. She was well known for her nursing skills and her compassion for the sick. Her special interest was private duty nursing. She devoted many years to her profession, earning many commendations from her patients and her supervisors.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, December 8, 1999, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in the Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Daniel is survived by her husband of 67 years, Judd Daniel, Sr.; children, Anne Daniel Bunn and son-in-law, Bobby of Orlando, Judd Wilson Daniel, Jr. of Rolesville and James Harold Daniel and daughter- in-law, Theresa of Raleigh; grandchildren, Michael Glenn Bunn and Denise B. Francisco of Orlando, FL, Cynthia B. Junkins of St. Cloud, FL, and Tracy Daniel of Englewood, FL; great-grandchildren, Ciarra and Allyne Bunn of Zebulon and Kristen and Kellie Junkins of St. Cloud, FL. Mrs. Daniel is also survived by her sisters, Margaret Harper of Newport News, VA and Mavis Lamm of Bailey; four nephews and four nieces….

 

 

Photos from Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rolesville, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ethel A. Daniel (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rolesville, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Vincent Alford and Della Perry Alford; and siblings Earl Vincent Alford and Mavis Alford Lamm in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Margaret Alford Harper in Virginia Obituaries; and of her sister Minda Rhubelle Alford Hollingsworth Pridgeon in Ohio Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Ethel 1909 NC1, James Vincent 1876 NC2, John 1843 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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ETHEL DOLLIE ALFORD BATCHELOR

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 28 October 1984

 

 

 

Photo from Murray Family Cemetery, Murraytown, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dollie Batchelor (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 March 1892 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Oct 1984, last residence Spring Lake, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Abidenor “Aby” Alford Richardson, Alma Alexander Alford, Darner Green Alford, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford, Lucy Bryant Alford Woodruff, Mallie Morris Alford, Martha Sudie Alford Richardson, Meacie Bernice Alford Hocutt, Octavia N. Alford Carroll, and Savelia Alford Phelps in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Dollie Alford, age 18, daughter of Bryant and Lucy Alford, married Mack Batchelor, age 21, son of Robert and Martha Batchelor, on 24 Dec 1907 in Nash Co., NC.

            On the 1900 census, she is Dollie Alford, age 8, born Oct 1891.

            On her daughter Mildred’s SSACI record, she names her mother Ethel D. Alford. No other found records list her as Ethel, but some Ancestry family trees do.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Ethel Dollie 1891 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ETHEL JORDAN ALFRED

 

SUN JOURNAL

New Bern, Craven Co., NC—Monday, 24 November 2008

 

            Ethel Jordan Alfred, 100, of 257 Halls Creek Road, New Bern, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Bayview Nursing Home.

            She is survived by two sons, James W. Alfred Jr. of Stonewall and Ira Russell Alfred of Arapahoe; one daughter, Elsie Louise Alfred of New Bern; one sister, Louise Jordan Fore of Reelsboro; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel J. Alfred (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 June 1908, last residence New Bern, Craven Co., NC.

 

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ETHEL MAE ALFORD KEYES

Aunt of Jerry Gray Alford, AAFA #1407

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999 and Spring 2006

 

DURHAM—Mrs. Ethel Mae Keyes, wife of Robert E. Keyes of 405 Whitmore Lane, Durham, formerly of Palm Harbor, FL, died Saturday, January 16, 1999 at Duke Medical Center.

            She was born on March 17, 1918, in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Keyes studied at several colleges and universities around the country, and then enjoyed a lifelong career in government service. She was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church, Raleigh.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law; Phyllis and T.C. Stanford of Durham, Patricia Perry and Ronald Davis of Wake Forest, and Linda and Billy Poole of Raleigh; a brother, Howard Alford of Huntington, WVA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave (Rt. 70) Raleigh. The funeral service will be Monday, 11 a.m. in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park....

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ethel M. Keyes (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituary of her brother Venice Lewis Alford; and sister-in-law Cassie Brown Alford in this compilation. It includes census reports.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Ethel Mae 1918 NC1, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS2, Julius Caesar 1823 AL3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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ETTA E. SUE ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Saturday, 12 October 1912

 

 

 

Photos from Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonboro, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Eva Lena Alford Harrington in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents as Alexander Sue and Margaret Maria Haney Sue.

 

1900 CENSUS

 

Wilmington Ward 1 (District 64), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #134:

John F. Alford      head      24   b. Nov 1875    NC NC NC   married 2 years                              painter

Etta                       wife       23   b. Jan 1877      NC NC NC   0 children, 0 living

Morriss                 brother  22   b. Dec 1877     NC NC NC                                 painter

 

1910 CENSUS

Delgade (District 81), New Hanover Co., NC

 

Dwelling #206:

John F. Alford            head     39      NC NC NC      1st marriage 12 years    fisherman

Etta                             wife     37      NC NC NC      1st marriage 12 years

                                                                                   5 children, 2 living

Woodard                     son         3      NC NC NC

Lena                            dau    6/12      NC NC NC

[In Dwelling #205 is the family of his brother Morris Brown Alford, and in #207 of his brother William Robert Thomas Alford.]

 

            Her husband’s lineage: John Franklin 1873 NC1, John H. ???? NC2.

 

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EUGENE JEFFERY “GENE” ALFORD

Uncle of Joseph Edward Warfel Jr., AAFA #0767

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 16 March 1998

 

 

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Photo from Peletier First Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Peletier, Carteret Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bernd Doss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 June 1918, last residence Swansboro, Onslow Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elsie Pearl Beres Alford; parents, Zollie Thorrest Alford and Elizabeth Lilly “Bettie” Winstead Alford; and sisters Mary Gray Alford McGhee Campbell and Rachel Suneva Alford Watson House Brantley in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Margie Almetta Alford Warfel in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Eugene Jeffery Alford, age 79 born 22 June 1918 in Franklin Co., NC, died 14 March 1998 in Morehead City, Carteret Co., NC.

            From New Jersey, Marriage Index (Ancestry): Elsie Beres married Eugene J. Alford in 1944.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Eugene Jeffery 1918 NC1, Zollie Thorrest 1895 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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EUGENIE KATHYLYNN ROBLES ALFORD

 

Slater Funeral Service

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—_____ November 2020

 

 

            Eugenie Kathylynn (Robles) Alford—Age 53, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at Charlotte, NC.

            She was born on November 21, 1966 in Canada. She was a graduate of SS. Simon and Jude, Bishop Canevin High School, Waynesburg University (B.S. Business Administration/Hospital Administration) and Carlow University (B.S. Nursing). She was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity which fostered her love of community service. She was a Labor and Delivery nurse in Charlotte, NC. She enjoyed the nursing profession and the people and patients with whom she worked. She was involved with the Catholic community in Charlotte who provided her spiritual growth. She loved being with her family, friends, and community. She encouraged hope and positivity in her life and the lives she touched.

            She is survived by her loving husband, John Alford; their children, Lily Victoria and Brandon Michael; her parents, Orlando F. Robles, P.E. D.E.E. and Lydia B. Robles, R.N.; brother, Lxex and his wife, Hazel, nieces, Alexxis and Sydney; and sister, Lourdes; in addition to her aunts, uncles, cousins and many beloved friends.

            Family and friends welcome Friday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp., 15220 (412-563-2800). Mass of Christian Burial in SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Saturday 10:00 a.m., Burial in Holy Souls Cemetery….

 

Photo from Holy Souls Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JBGF

 

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

 

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EUNICE ALFORD FORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Friday, 16 February 1973

 

 

Photo from Cotton Valley Cemetery, Rowland, Roeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cynthia Harlee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister Christine Alford Thompson Cooper in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Eunis Alford Ford, black, married, age 43, died 14 Feb 1973 in Rowland, Robeson Co., NC. She was born 3 June 1929 [different than gravestone], daughter of McKinley Alford and Martha Leek. She died from an accidental fall at home.

            Her lineage: Eunice 1925 NC1, William McKinley 1899 NC2, James 1852 SC3.

 

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EUNICE EDITH MOSS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 27 January 2015

 

Eunice Moss Alford

 

Aug 24, 1928 - Jan 26, 2015

 

RALEIGH—Eunice Moss Alford, 86, of Raleigh died Monday January 26, 2015.

            She was born in Vance County to the late Penola and Robert Thomas Moss. Mrs. Alford was married to Judas Alford who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

            She was employed with Westinghouse Meter Plant until she retired in 1988. She was a member of Flat Rock Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter, Betsy Bailey and husband Benjamin; a grandson, Derek Bailey; and her sisters, Rachel Garrett of Kittrell and JoAnn Loy of Gibsonville; several nieces and nephews.

            Eunice found great pleasure in spending time with her grandson Derek when she took him to school and to football practice.

            A memorial service will be held 11 o’clock Wednesday morning January 28, 2015 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home….

 

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

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

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

 

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EVA DAHLIA LEWIS ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Monday, 23 March 1953

 

 

Photo from Whiteville Memorial Cemetery, Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BLChadwick

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Purvis Alford; and daughter Laura Lewis Alford Martin in this compilation.

 

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EVA LENA ALFORD HARRINGTON

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 28 April 1994

 

            Lena Alford Harrington of Masonboro [New Hanover Co., NC], formerly of Fayetteville, died Monday [April 25]. She was formerly employed with the North Carolina State Highway Department, and retired as executive housekeeper with New Hanover Memorial Hospital.

 

Photo from Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonboro, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Buz Kuzan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena A. Harrington (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Sept 1909 and died 25 Apr 1994, last residence Owasso, Tulsa Co., OK [?].

            See the obituary of her mother, Etta E. Sue Alford, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s memorial at Find A Grave lists him as William Edwin Harrington (1901–1994), buried in the same cemetery.

            From NC Births: Eva Lena Alford was born 22 Sept 1909 in New Hanover Co., father John Franklin Alford.

            Her lineage: Eva Lena 1909 NC1, John Franklin 1873 NC2, John H. ???? NC3.

 

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EVA MAVIS ALFORD LOCKLEAIR JOHNSON

Aunt of Jesse Burdell Alford, Jr., AAFA #0672

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Wednesday, 14 June 2006

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—Eva Mavis Alford Lockleair Johnson, 82, died Monday, June 12, 2006 at the home of her daughter, Sandra. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 14) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale…. Burial will follow in the Beulah Christian Baptist Church cemetery, 8225 Mitchell Mill Rd., Zebulon.

            She was born in Wake County to the late Johnnie Alford and Mattie Perry Alford. She was retired from Square D Company after 15-1/2 years.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, G.T. Lockleair and Jessie Johnson; daughter, Alma Lee Lockleair; and a brother, Jesse B. Alford Sr.

            Surviving: daughters, Ilene L. Brantley (Dennis) of Middlesex, Sandra L. Cortner (Ronnie) of Zebulon; sons, George Thomas Lockleair Jr. of Zebulon, Johnny Wayne Lockleair (Susan) of Zebulon; brother, Howard Alford of Zebulon; sisters, Ada Grace Woodlief of Raleigh, Christine Alford of Zebulon, Ruth A. Hicks of Zebulon and Slvia A. Bolton of Raleigh; and three grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Beulah Christian Church Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mavis A. Johnson (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Nov 1923, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Julius B. “Johnnie” Alford and Mattie Byrd Perry Alford; and siblings Ada Grace Alford Woodlief, Jessie Burdell Alford Sr., Ruby Christine Alford, and Ruth Marie Alford Hicks in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Eva Mavis 1923 NC1, Julius B. “Johnnie” 1895 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EVA PAULINE BRASWELL ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 July 2003

 

Eva Pauline Alford

Dec 1, 1925–July 7, 2003

 

BUNN—E. Pauline Alford, 77, of 1141 Alford Mill Rd., died Monday evening [July 7].

            Mrs. Alford was the daughter of the late William and Tazzie Howard Braswell and a native of Nash County. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Alford.

            Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Tabernacle…. Burial will follow in the Bunn Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Dorothy Alford of Louisburg; son, Carlton Alford of Bunn; sisters, Elma Hobbs of Littleton, Pattie Braswell of National City, CA; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg and other times at the home.

 

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Photo from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pauline B. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Bunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John D. “Buck” Alford; and son Carlton Smith Alford in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN ALFORD YORK

Niece of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 July 2000

 

            Evelyn A. York, 2000 Deer Trail, Clayton, July 16. Funeral 2 p.m., today, Horne United Methodist Church, Clayton. Burial, Gethsemane Memorial Park, Zebulon. Arrangements by Family Funeral Care, Zebulon.

 

Photo from Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn A. York (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Aug 1942, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Jonnie Proctor Alford Jr. and Terry Whitley Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Evelyn 1942 NC1, Jonnie Proctor 1914 NC2, Jonah Williford 1884 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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EVELYN FIELDS ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 15 February 2016

 

Evelyn Alford Obituary

 

            Evelyn Fields Alford, 83, of Mint Hill, NC passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016, at her residence.

            She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, James “Bubber” Alford.

            Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, January 22, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Robert William Fields and Della Stanley Fields.

            Evelyn was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling, singing, listening to Gospel music, watching her beloved granddaughter, Jill, play softball, and always loving and taking care of her family and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sheila Leckie and husband Anthony of Kernersville, NC, Tammy Williams and husband Jim of Concord, NC; one granddaughter, Jill Williams; sister Hilda Smith and husband Frank, sister Gayle Hall and husband Kenneth, brother Robert Fields and wife Nelda, sister Dawn Walker, sister-in-law Jane Fields; many nieces and nephews, and our family’s “special” blessing, Debra Herron.

            She was predeceased by brother Warren Fields and brother-in-law, James Walker.

            A service celebrating her life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel…. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens, Charlotte, NC….

 

Photo from Sunset Memory Gardens, Mint Hill, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan I. Grills

 

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

 

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EVELYN HIGH ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Tuesday, 18 December 1979

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Sept 1915 and died _____ Dec 1979 last residence Caroleen, Rutherford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Emma Elizabeth High Alford; and sister Lydia Marie Alford Shytles in this compilation. We included the obituary of her siblings James Darlin Alford and Lorena Alford Haile in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Evelyn High Alford was born 9 Sept 1915 in SC and died 16 Dec 1979 in Rutherfordton, Rutherford Co., NC.

            The sister listed as Faye Shytles in the obituary is actually Lydia Alford Shytles 1913–1991. Her husband was Forest Fay Shytles.

            Evelyn is buried in the Alford family plot in Rosemont Cemetery, Union, Union Co., SC, but she has no personal gravestone [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #16.

            Her lineage: Evelyn High 1915 SC1, Frank Lee 1887 NC2, Joseph H. 1839 VA3, Joseph 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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EVELYN MARIE ALFORD FRASHSER ARNOLD

 

[She died in a hospital in Virginia, but we are including her obituary here because North Carolina was her home.]

 

Miller Funeral Home

Edenton, Chowan Co., NC—_____ September 2018

 

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September 30, 1943–September 14, 2018

 

            Evelyn Marie Alford Arnold, 74, of 152 Rainbow Drive in the Holiday Island community of Hertford [Perquimans Co.], NC, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital [Virginia Beach, VA].

            Mrs. Arnold was born in Cabell County, West Virginia, on September 30, 1943, and was the daughter of the late Cecil and Vada Chaney Alford. A homemaker, Navy wife, and mother, she was a member of Island Christian Fellowship.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Arnold; and by her son, Robert Paul Frasher.

            Surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Lynn Revels and Karen Denise Clarke; and her son, Daren Ray Arnold and wife, Jenna, all of Hertford; and her daughter-in-law, Linda Frasher of Hampton, VA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Michael Dustin and Sean Travis Revels, Donovan Ray, Carson Griffith, and Gavin Reilly Arnold, and Daniel Lee and Brody Dean Clarke; and two great-grandchildren, Dacoda and Cheyanne Revels.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Chapel, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford…. The burial, next to her husband, will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hurricane, WV.

            Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Home, Hertford, NC, and Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, WV, are together assisting the Arnold family. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of her parents William Cecil Alford and Vada Hazel Chaney Alford; brothers Franklin Delano Alford and Wondal Lee Alford; and half-brother James Clyne Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            From WV Marriages: Evelyn Marie Alford married Robert Paul Frasher in 1959, Putnam Co., WV.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Evelyn Marie Frasher, age 26 divorced, born 30 Sept 1943 in WV, daughter of William Cecil Alford and Vada Hazel Channey, married Billy Ray Arnold, age 33, born 17 Nov 1936 in WV, son of Leonard Elmer Arnold an dAgnes Elender Spurlock, on 12 Dec 1969 in Norfolk, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #15.

            Her lineage: Evelyn Marie 1943 WV1, William Cecil 1902 WV2, James Robert 1881 WV3, Joseph A. 1840 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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EVERLENA HARPER ALFORD

 

[She died in Florida, but we are including her obituary here because she spent almost her entire life in North Carolina.]

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—5 September 1968

 

 

Photo from Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonboro, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: Everlena was the first wife of George H. Alford.

            In 1870, Bogue, Columbus Co., NC, George Alford age 1, is the only child of John H. Alford, age 48, and his wife Mary, 29. All were born in NC.

            From NC Marriages: George Alford, age 28 son of John and Mary Alford, married Lena Harper, age 27 daughter of George and Jane Harper, on 3 July 1897 in New Hanover Co, NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: George H. 1869 NC1, John H. ???? NC2.

 

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FANNIE BARTON ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 7 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Fannie Barton Alford, 91, resident of 723 Knight Dr., died Tuesday evening in Treyburn Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center following declining health.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Ed and Nettie Teasley Barton. She was the wife of the late Heral Alford. Mrs. Alford operated a child Day Care in her home for many years. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday School and was a member of the church choir.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doris A. McGhee, of Durham; two grandsons, Randy McGhee, of Hillsborough, and Terry McGhee, of Durham; and two great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel.... Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Doug Davis, George Couch, Wayne Alford, Charles Alford, Chris McGhee and Phil Hill….

 

Photo from Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Oak Grove Township, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Helms

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Nov 1909, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Doris Gray Alford McGhee in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Heral McKinley 1906 NC1, Marcus Cepter 1881 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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FANNIE BELL ALFORD PERRY

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Sunday, 29 November 1959

 

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Susan Parker Arrington Alford; siblings Clarence Parker “Sam” Alford, Frank Oliver Alford, Lawrence Sidney Alford Jr., Maggie Lou Alford, and William Davis Alford; and paternal grandfather, Bennett Henry Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Bennett Nicholas Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Fannie Bell 1891 NC1, Lawrence Sidney 1851 NC2, Bennett Henry 1818 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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FANNIE LYDIA WHITEHURST ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 21 October 1980

 

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anonymous (#48052754)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lydia Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Oct 1902 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Oct 1908, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Alford Sr.; and sons Jesse Alford Jr. and Lee Whitehurst Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Ellis Clayton Alford in Virginia Obituaries; of her son Gene Alton Alford in Nevada Obituaries; and of her son James Robert Alford in California Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Fannie Lydia Alford, widow age 79 born 14 Oct 1901 in NC, died 21 Oct 1980 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            She is Fannie Whitehurst, age 8, on the 1910 census, Lower Coneton, Edgecombe Co., NC. Her parents are Lenwood H. and Fannie Whitehurst.

 

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FLODIE HARDEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 25 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

LAURINBURG—Mrs. Flodie Hardee Alford, 90, of 1104 Muse Street, died Wednesday [July 22] at Manor Care Health Services in Pinehurst.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium Chapel.... Burial will follow at New Hollywood Cemetery in Lumberton.

            Born November 21, 1907 in Loris, SC, she was the daughter of the late Nedham and Lola Norris Hardee, and was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel L. Alford. Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Sue Alford of Laurinburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Edith and Arnold Wischhusen of Raleigh and Ethel and Jim Boozer of Summerfield; two sisters, Vera Todd of Farimont and Elnetta Patterson of Laurinburg; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren....

 

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Photo from New Hollywood Cemetery, Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ryan P

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Flodie H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her children Edith Novella Alford Wischhusen and James Levi Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Daniel Levi Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Flodie Alford died in Pinehurst, Moore Co., NC, on 22 July 1998, father’s last name Hardee.

 

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FLORA CATHRYN MCCORMIC ALFORD

 

Children, L to R: Murray McCheyne Alford, Neill Thompson Alford, Barbara Dian Alford, Margaret Virginia Alford, Flora Cathryn Alford

Women: Flora Cathryn McCormic Alford, unknown

Photo from Tony Wages’ Wages, McCormick, Allen & Braselton Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 10 June 1963

 

 

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Photo from Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Saint Pauls, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Barbara Dian Alford, Murray McCheyne Alford Sr., and Neill Thompson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband’s father, Nathan Thompson Alford, in Florida Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Flora Cathryn Alford died 9 June 1963 in St. Pauls, Robeson Co., NC. She was born 27 March 1879 in Robeson Co., daughter of Neill A. McCormic and Barbara McRainey. Her deceased husband was Jacob Wiley Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jacob Wiley 1875 NC1, Nathan Thompson 1843 NC2, Jacob 1789 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FLORA KATHERINE “KATE” ALFORD MASSEY

Grandaunt of James Arthur Shearin, AAFA #0313; James Otis Sorrell, AAFA #0314; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 12 March 1964

 

 

Photo from Wake Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Simon Alford and Genoa Hicks Allen Alford; and siblings Joanna Pearl Alford Watkins, Laura Gertrude Alford Shearin, Leila Alford Callahan, Lumas Macon Alford, Viola Ethel Alford Shearin, and William Rickman “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Katie Alford, age 28 daughter of Simon and Geno Alford, married J.C. Massie, age 36 son of T.H. and Sarah Massey, on 27 Apr 1913 in Wake Co., NC.

            She is listed as Flora C. Alford, age 15 born Dec 1884, on the 1900 census in Rolesville, Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Flora Katherine 1884 NC1, Simon 1858 NC2, Hyatt B. 1826 NC3, Gilbert 1780 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FLORENCE ALFORD BRANTLEY

 

Front row: Berla, Florence, Thelma, Margaret

Back row: Tarlton, Laudia, Maylon

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 May 1986

 

 

 

Photo from Murray Family Cemetery, Murraytown, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence Brantley (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Apr 1909 and died _____ May 1986, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Mallie Morris Alford and Carey Ann Whitley Alford; and siblings Berla Alford Denton, Claudia Rona Alford Williams (with family photo), Darnell Thomas Alford, Edna Earl Alford Tant, John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Rayford Maurice Alford, Raymond Mallie Alford, Thelma Bernice Alford Beddingfield, and Vivian Lillian Alford Finch Winstead in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Florence 1909 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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FLORENCE BELLE ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—30 September 1947

 

MISS BELLE ALFORD IS LAID TO REST

 

MAXTON—Funeral services for Miss Florence Belle Alford, who died Thursday morning in the Frevor Nursing Home at Clio, S.C., after a long illness, were held at her home in Maxton Friday morning. Rev. G.F. Kirkpatrick of Blenheim, S.C., former pastor of Centre church of which Miss Alford was a member during her girlhood, officiated.

            …. Burial was in the family plot at Centre church cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: McBryde Austin, L.J. Tucker, L.B. Martin, C.H. Whitlock, M.A. Biles and C.M. Castevens….

            “Miss Belle” as she was affectionately known to everyone, was born at Floral College, April 10, 1869, a daughter of the late Henry Clay and Clarkie Jane McKay Alford, pioneer citizens of this section. She received her education at Salem Academy. Almost 50 years ago she and her father moved to Maxton, her mother having died some time before and the other family members having married and left the old home. Her father lived to the age of 95, with Miss Belle as his constant companion. Since his death, she has lived alone. She was a faithful member of the Maxton Presbyterian church and a woman of high ideals and lovely character. She will be deeply missed by her friends.

            Among out-ot-town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Thomas McLeod and Misses Mary Grace and Dousche Alford of “The Cedars” near Reedy Creek, S.C., Miss Eva McKay and Mrs. Mary Bullock of Rowland.

 

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Photo from Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Maxton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Henry Clay Alford; and brother Neill Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother John McKay Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Florence is descended from 2 Alford lines.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her paternal lineage: Florence Belle 1869 NC1, Henry Clay 1831 SC2, Neill Little 1799 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Her maternal lineage: Florence Belle 1869 NC1, Clarky Jane McKay 1834 NC2, Catherine 1797 NC3, Sion 1763, NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John

 

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FLORENCE “FLOSSIE” DARR HALFORD

 

DAILY RECORD

Hickory, NC—Sunday, 18 July 2010

 

HICKORY—Florence “Flossie” Darr Halford, 73, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at her residence.

            She is preceded in death by her father, Albert C. Darr, mother, Florence Watson Darr, a sister, Sandra Lyn Darr, maternal grandparents, Florrie Mary Bunton Watson, grandfather, Thomas Charles Watson, paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Bowman Wohltman Darr, and grandfather, Thomas Darr.

            She is survived by her husband, Earl E. Halford, a son, Earl Halford, Jr. of Savannah, Ga., two daughters, Stacey Darr Halford Whitener, Holly Lynne Halford, both of Hickory. Six grandchildren: Christopher Lee Elliott of Hickory, Roger Lee Carter of Hickory, Savanna Lynne Fox of Durham, Wendy Whitener of Hickory, Mandy Whitener of Le High, Fla. and Faith Elizabeth Halford of Savannah, Ga. Four great-grandchildren: Kendall Pender Cheyenne Brooke Elliott, Chance Aiden Carter and Breyonna Marie Elliott and an uncle, Arthur Watson of Savannah, Ga.

            She graduated from Savannah High School in 1955 and moved to Hickory in 1973 with her family. She was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and was one of the families that helped establish the mission. In the past served as President of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Alban’s and was a member of the Daughters of the King. She was active in the American Business Women, Foothills Chapter for 7 years. She served as President and was awarded Woman of the year and Boss of the Year. She had been a real estate broker, and later opened the Petite Image clothing store as a co-owner. She retired after 18 years from Western Steer-Mom and Pop’s as Director of Purchasing at the corporate office in Claremont. She loved and cherished her family and had many friends.

            A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2010, 1 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory on Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 3 until 4 p.m…. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Florence “Flossie” Darr Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence D. Halford (SS# issued in GA) was born 5 July 2010, last residence Hickory, Catawba Co., NC.

 

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FLOYD SHELBY ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0722

Son of Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271

Brother of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 12 March 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999, In Remembrance

 

 

KANNAPOLIS NEWSPAPERMAN FLOYD S. ALFORD JR., 44, DIES

 

            Floyd S. Alford Jr., general manager and editor of The Daily Independent in Kannapolis for 11 years, died the same day he returned home following surgery. Alford, 44, underwent surgery on March 1 at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital and returned home Sunday [march 10].

            He became ill Sunday afternoon and returned to the hospital, where he died.

            In January, Alford was named advertising and marketing director of The Daily Independent and Concord Tribune, which will merge this year. He moved to Kannapolis in 1984.

            Alford was born Jan. 9, 1952, in Raleigh. He graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School, attended Campbell College, and in 1974 graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

            He worked as a reporter/photographer at The Sampsonian in Clinton, N.C., and later as advertising representative and advertising manager of The Sampson Independent in Clinton. In July 1978, he was named publisher of the Franklin County Times in Russellville, Ala.

            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Kannapolis.

            He won numerous press awards in advertising, column writing and photography in both North Carolina and Alabama.

            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd S. Alford Sr. of Raleigh; his wife, Julia Webb Alford; two sons, Zack Alford and Benjamin Alford; a daughter, Meredith Alford; and two sisters.

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 21 March 1996

 

            A newspaperman who cared, Floyd Alford’s heart was in his community and in his home

            Floyd Alford was a newspaperman who believed in Kannapolis. He was a community supporter and promoter; a friend to many and above all, a family man.

            Floyd Shelby Alford Jr. died March 10 at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in Concord as a result of complications from surgery on March 1. He was 44. His wife, Julia, had brought him home from the hospital the previous Sunday, and the family was excited about celebrating daughter Meredith’s 12th birthday.

            Alford was the former editor of The Daily Independent, an 11,000-circulation Kannapolis newspaper. He was named in January as director of marketing and circulation for the paper, which is merging with The Concord Tribune.

            “He was a friend to everyone who worked for him; they were his extended family,” said Allan Boger, a reporter for the paper. Boger, who’d worked for Alford for 10 years, added, “He gave me a job when I needed one. I got back into the newspaper business thanks to Floyd Alford.”

            Alford, who had been an editor for 12 years, was a “regular person,” Boger said. He was everybody’s friend; he liked everybody and everybody liked him.

            “Floyd protected you on some issues that sometimes were not popular with constituents. He was a guardian, and he became my friend.” Tom Dayvault, president and CEO of the Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce, had known Alford for 11 years. “You were automatically his friend the first five minutes you met him. If you didn’t end up that way, it was never his fault,” Dayvault said. “He was a great storyteller,” Dayvault said. “He was always fun to do things with, but it was just as much fun to not do, but to hear about it.”

            People here couldn’t wait for him to get back from vacation to hear about it. They called his embellishments “Floydisms.” “He was attuned to the fact that the nature of Kannapolis was changing,” said Jack Claiborne, former assistant vice president for Park Communications, which formerly owned The Daily Independent.

            “Floyd was very community minded; he saw and heard both sides. He was (the paper’s) editor at the time and saw which way Kannapolis had to go and was very sensitive to it. He was trying to keep the best of the old and infuse the new. It was something that he took personally and was very much committed to it,” Claiborne said.

            Alford was a supporter of bringing minor league baseball to town. As chairman of the Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce, he told the city council in 1994, “Kannapolis is suffering. We need a true shot in the arm.” Thanks in part to Alford’s support, the Piedmont Phillies moved to Kannapolis in 1995. Now known as the Piedmont Boll Weevils, the team calls Kannapolis’ $6.5 million Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium home.

            “He gave of himself to the whole community and had a lot of titles,” Dayvault said, “but ‘Daddy’ is the title he was most proud of. He worshiped his kids and family.”

            Floyd Alford is also survived by his sons, Zack and Benjamin Alford; parents, Floyd and Rachel Alford of Raleigh [AAFA #0271]; sisters, Beverly Alford of Burlington [AAFA #0345], Annette Alford of Greensboro; grandmother, Lela Alford of Zebulon....

 

Photo from Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr. and Rachel Juanita Pearce Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Floyd Shelby 1952 NC1, Floyd Shelby 1923 NC2, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC3, James Berry 1872 NC4, Berkley Moses 1849 NC5, Kisar 1814 NC6.

 

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FLOYD SHELBY ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0271

Father of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

Brother of Cloyce Batchelor Alford, AAFA #0279; James Barbee Alford, AAFA #0344; and Johnny Howard Alford, AAFA #1472

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 January 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2008, In Remembrance

 

 

RALEIGH—Floyd Shelby Alford, 82, of 3005-101 Anderson Place, died Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Rex Healthcare. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2100 Noble Road. Burial will follow at the Alford-Upchurch-Bunn Cemetery in Pilot, NC.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Franklin County was the son of the late Zollie Floyd Alford and Lala Batchelor Alford.

            After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he graduated from Hardbarger Business College. He spent his career in the fuel oil business in Raleigh. Active in promoting Oil Heat, he served leading positions in local, state and National organizations. He was active in the Raleigh Merchants Bureau, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Exchange Club of North Raleigh. He was a Mason and Shriner. Mr. Alford was a true southern gentleman.

            A charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, he served in many positions of leadership. He also served on committees for the Raleigh Baptist Association and the NC Baptist Foundation.

            He is survived by his wife, Lois Todd Alford; children, Beverly Jean Alford of Burlington, Annette Alford Garvey and her husband, Jack of Greensboro; daughter-in-law, Julia Webb Alford of Kannapolis; grandchildren, Zachary, Meredith and Benjamin Alford, Jack, Jr. and Charlotte Garvey; stepchildren, Dell Hinton of Morrisville, Fran Gowdy of Cary; step-grandchildren, Kristen and Dakota Hinson, Andrea and Hunter Kirby; brothers, Johnny Alford of Pilot, Cloyce Alford of Raleigh; sister, Dorothy A. Batton of Bunn.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel Pearce Alford, son, Floyd Shelby Alford, Jr. and brother James Barbee Alford.

            The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bryan-Lee Funeral home, 831 Wake Forest Road....

 

Photo from Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floyd S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Aug 1923.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Rachel Juanita Pearce Alford; second wife, Lois Todd Hinson Alford; son Floyd Shelby Alford Jr.; parents, Zollie Floyd Alford and Lala R. Batchelor Alford; and siblings Cloyce Batchelor Alford, Dorothy Nell Alford Batton, James Barbee “Hoss” Alford, and Johnny Howard Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999, includes an article written by the daughter of Floyd’s sister Dorothy, describing life on her grandparents’ farm: “Zollie and Lala Alford of Franklin Co., NC,” p. 50. Accompanying Lala’s obituary in the Spring 1999 issue is a list of Zollie and Lala’s descendants.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Floyd Shelby 1923 NC1, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC2, James Berry 1872 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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FORREST PEED “BUCK” ALFORD

Brother of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

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Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 14 May 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

CREEDMOOR [Granville Co.]—Mr. Forrest Buck Peed Alford, 85, died Sunday at the Carver Living Center in Durham.

            Mr. Alford was born in Durham Co., the son of the late Thomas H. and LaCine Peed Alford. Prior to retirement, he was the superintendent of Trucking for Nello L. Teer Co. He enjoyed painting as a hobby during his spare time. Mr. Alford was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Edwards Alford; a daughter, Pamela A. Denning of Durham; a grandson, Walter Denning III of New York; three sisters, Mary A. Whitt of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Lucy A. Jackson of Tarboro and Ruth A. Utley of Durham; and a brother, William Alford of Durham.

            A committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Carolina Memorial Park in Creedmoor.... Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Service Inc. of Durham.

 

 

Photos from Carolina Memorial Gardens, Creedmore, Granville Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor JaredEvan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Forrest P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 Dec 1910, last residence Creedmore, Granville Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Edwards Alford; parents, Thomas Herndon Alford Sr. and Lacenie Jane Peed Alford; and siblings Burnice Lloyd Alford, Ruth Holt Alford Utley, Thomas Herndon Alford Jr., and William Dallas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sisters Mary Alford Witt and Nellie Ross Alford Cummings in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Wedding announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 August 1938

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            His lineage: Forrest Peed 1910 NC1, Thomas Herndon 1877 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1742 NC6.

 

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FOSTER HINES ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 October 1981

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Foster Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Sept 1908 and died _____ Oct 1981, last residence Franklinton, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Annie Belle Alford Mangum, Callie Alford Strickland, Ella Gray Alford Mangum, and Rufus Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Foster Alford, age 22, son of J.W. and Eliza Alford, married Irene Nowell, age 21, daughter of Bud and Frances Nowell, on 30 May 1931 in Franklin Co., NC.

            Foster is buried in H.B. Alford Family Cemetery, Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC. In 2021, a Find A Grave photographer reported: “There was not a marked headstone for Foster Hines Alford. There were at least 20–25 field stones, as well as other headstone and foot markers. I photographed each headstone….”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Foster Hines 1908 NC1, Julius Wesley 1868 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FRANCES JEWEL CARTER ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 15 September 2006

 

            Jewel Carter Alford, age 76, of Hampstead, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, while surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born January 30, 1930, in Pender county and was the daughter of the late Gideon and Louise Batson Carter.

            Jewel was the oldest active member of Blake’s Chapel Advent Christian Church where she served as clerk of the church for thirty years.

            Surviving are her daughters, Diane Strouse and husband Steve of Leland and Michelle Coleman and husband John of Hampstead; sons, Carey Alford and wife Tootsie of Greenville and Jeffery Alford of Hampstead; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Wilbur Carter of Wilmington, Allen Carter, Joseph Carter and Cecil Carter, all of Hampstead; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Blake’s Chapel Advent Christian Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery…. Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.

 

 

Photos from Blake’s Chapel Church Cemetery, Hampstead, Pender Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor C. McKinley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Hampstead, Pender Co., NC.

 

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FRANCES OPHELIA ALFORD

Sister of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707; AAFA #0707; and LaRue Alford King, AAFA #0701

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 February 1982

 

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Photo from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Benjamin Smith Alford Sr. and Lula Ford Stallings Alford; and siblings Benjamin Randolph “Ran” Alford Sr., Freddy Lemuel Alford, James Marget Alford, John D. “Buck” Alford, and LaRue Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Frances Ophelia 1921 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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FRANCIS ARTHUR “ART” ALFORD, JR.

 

Melanie Little Funerals

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—_____ February 2014

 

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Francis Arthur “Art” Alford

1955–2014

 

MOREHEAD CITY [Carteret Co.], NC—Art Alford, 58, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014.

            A memorial service to remember and celebrate his life will be held at 7:00pm, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Castalia Baptist Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Francis Arthur Alford Sr. and Ora Lee Pendergrass Alford; and siblings Joseph Eugene Alford and Teresa Laura Alford Petway in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Francis Arthur Alford Jr. was born 9 March 1955 in Nash Co., NC, son of Francis Arthur Alford Sr. and Ora Lee Pendergrass.

            From NC Divorces: Francis Alford Jr. and Ruby Alford were divorced on 1 Feb 1984 in Nash Co., marriage date 15 May 1978 in Nash Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Francis Arthur 1955 NC1, Francis Arthur 1931 NC2, Joseph Benjamin 1895 VA3, James Richard 1865 NC4, James Isaac 1837 NC5, Elias 1795 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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FRANCIS ARTHUR ALFORD, SR.

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Monday, 24 June 1996

 

            Francis Arthur Alford Sr., 64, died Sunday, June 23, 1996.

            He was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Warren County, son of the late Joseph B. and Etta Moody Alford.

            Surviving: wife, Ora Lee Pendergrass Alford; daughters, Teresa Laura Alford Petway of Enfield, Kathy Louise Alford Smith of Red Oak; sons, Francis Arthur Alford Jr. of Red Oak, Joseph Eugene Alford of Whitakers, David Wayne Alford of Castalia; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Julia A. Robertson of Warrenton, Lois M. Morgan of South Hill, Va., Sally Ann Johnson of Tarboro; brothers, Clyde E. Alford of Youngsville, Griffin Alford of South Hill, Va., Kenneth Alford of Nashville, Lawrence Alford of Richmond, Va., Ray Alford of Philadelphia, Pa., Henry Alford of Greer, S.C.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Nashville Chapel, with the Rev. John Alford and the Rev. Dorothy Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park….

 

Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sarah Hawkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death dates of Francis A. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ora Lee Pendergrass Alford; children Francis Arthur “Art” Alford Jr., Joseph Eugene Alford, and Teresa Laura Alford Petway; father, Joseph Benjamin Alford; and siblings Clyde E. “Gene” Alford, Joseph Montague Alford, Julia Viola Alford Robertson, Kenneth Willard Alford, and Lynwood Thomas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Griffin N. Alford and James Robert “Tiny” Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Francis Arthur Alford, age 22, married Ora Lee Pendergrass, age 19, on 12 March 1954 in Edgecombe Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Francis Arthur 1931 NC1, Joseph Benjamin 1895 VA2, James Richard 1865 NC3, James Isaac 1837 NC4, Elias 1795 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FRANK OLIVER ALFORD

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Saturday, 12 November 1983

 

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Aug 1899 and died _____ Nov 1983, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Anne Pauline Smith Alford; mother, Susan Parker Arrington Alford; siblings Clarence Parker “Sam” Alford, Fannie Bell Alford Perry, Lawrence Sidney Alford Jr., Maggie Lou Alford, and William Davis Alford; and paternal grandfather, Bennett Henry Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Bennett Nicholas Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From:

 

THE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 16 June 1927

 

 

            From:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 2 May 1939

 

 

            Wedding announcement:

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Sunday, 26 October 1947

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Frank Oliver 1899 NC1, Lawrence Sidney 1851 NC2, Bennett Henry 1818 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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FRANKIE ALFORD RAY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 26 May 1951

 

 

Photo from Nanny Orchard Cemetery, Pearces, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty and Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sisters Corinna M. Alford Pearce and Ora Alice Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of John Alford and Cherrie Pearce.

            Her lineage: Frankie 1887 NC1, John 1848 NC2, Archibald 1816 NC3.

 

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FRANKIE MARIE ELLINGTON ALFORD

 

Photo from Rackley-Davis Omnibus Family Tree, posted by M.R. Stoddard, great-granddaughter of Grover Lee Alford

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 22 January 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Frankie Marie Ellington Alford, 71, of Forestville Road, died on Sunday, January 18, at her residence. The funeral was held on Tuesday, January 20, at Glen Royal Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            She was born in Wake County and was the daughter of the late Tresa Rebecca O’Neal Ellington and Frank Ellington. Mrs. Alford was a retired supervisor for Exide Electronics and a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two daughters, Pam Roberts and her husband, Tim, of Knightdale and Suanne Watkins and her husband, Rodney, of Wake Forest; two sons, Lee Alford of Wake Forest and Pat Alford and his wife, Peggy, of Durham; a sister, Annie Bell Baker of Wake Forest; two sisters Ruth Bunn and Joyce Davis, both of Wake Forest; six grandchildren, Leigh Ann Alford, Cameron Watkins and Beth Watkins, all of Wake Forest, Alicia Alford of Raleigh, Monica Alford of Charleston, South Carolina, and Kimberly Alford of Durham.

            Her husband of 48 years, Grover Lewis Alford, and two sisters, Ruby Ellington and Nora Vaughn, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Dec 1932, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Grover Lewis Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford III and Pamela Marie Alford Roberts in this compilation.

 

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FRED ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 8 April 1997

 

            Fred Alford, son of the late Doug and Betty Alford was born June 23, 1929 in Lakeview S.C.

            He moved to Durham in 1959. He departed this life on April 4, 1997 at Duke Medical Center after a brief illness.

            He united in marriage to the former Evangeline Bailey and to this union two children were born. He joined the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church under the pasturing of the late Dr. W.T. Bigelow and was a very active and devoted member supporting and attending every Sunday until his recent illness. He worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until he was injured on the job in 1986.

            Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church…. Burial will follow in Glennview Memorial Park.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evangeline Alford of the home; son, Charles Bailey; daughter, Barbara A. Page, both of Durham; four sisters, Mary R. Sanders of Durham, Emma Reaves and Nell Alexander of Syracuse, N.Y., Betty House of Brooklyn N.Y.; six grandchildren.

            …. Services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors.

 

Photo from Glennview Memorial Park, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, dbc

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Fred Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his daughter Barbara Ann Alford Page in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Fred Alford, born in SC, married, African American.

 

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FRED ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 5 July 2001

 

BENSON—Fred Alford, 57, of 605 E. Holmes St., died Wednesday [July 4] in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

 

Photo from Resthaven Memorial Park, Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vonna

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Aug 1943, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: his death record confirms his birth and death dates, says he died in Fayetteville, single never married, black, was buried in state.

 

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FRED DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 14 August 1995

 

            Mr. Fred Douglas Alford, 65, of 6320 Rockwell Blvd died August 10, 1995 at his residence. Funeral is 2 PM Wednesday at Rockwell AME Zion Church, Derita….

            A native of Mecklenburg County, Mr. Alford was a plasterer for B&B Construction.

            Survivors include 3 daughters, Traysena Alexander of Charlotte, Constance Alford Bell and Regina Alford, both of Goldboro, NC; his mother, Connie Alford of Charlotte; son, Fred Alford, Jr. of Goldboro, NC; brother, Nathaniel Alford of Charlotte; and nine sisters, Henrietta A. McClain of Charlotte, Juanita Preston of Knoxville, TN, Ernestine A. Camp of Mitchellville, MD, Wilma A. Boyd of Fort Worth, TX, Constance A. Talford of Decatur, GA, Carolinda A. Young, Delores A. Reed, Lucille A Holtzclaw and Patricia A. Williams, all of Charlotte; 6 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Alexander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Rockwell AME Zion Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor A. Condé

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Vivian Diane Alexander Alford, who died one month before him.

            From NC Deaths: His death record confirms his death date, says he was born 25 June 1930, died in Charlotte, widowed, black, was buried in state.

 

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FRED ELY ALFRED

 

Cotton Funeral Home

New Bern, Craven Co., NC—_____ December 2011

 

 

October 29, 1943 - December 7, 2011

 

NEW BERN—Fred Ely Alfred, 68, died December 7, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

            He was a member of Healing Hearts Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rosa Alfred and one sister, Mary Zapsky.

            Fred is survived by his wife, Doris Harris Alfred; two daughters, Connie Richard and husband Tim, Penny Montgomery and husband Victor, all of New Bern; one brother, Frank Alfred Jr. of Snow Camp, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Shawn.

            Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2011, at Cotten Chapel…. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

            Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred E. Alfred (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Oct 1943, last residence not listed.

 

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FRED MORRIS ALFORD

 

Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 29 January 1988

 

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that F.M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 July 1930, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his daughter, Amy Elizabeth Alford; father, Joseph Elie Alford; and brother Isaac Clifton Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Fred Morris Alford, age 57, was born 17 July 1930 in NC and died 28 Jan 1988 in Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Fred Morris Alford was born 17 July 1930 in Franklin Co., NC, son of Joseph E. Alford and Annie E. Unjiril [?].

            From NC Births: Fred Morris Alford was born 17 Apr 1930 [sic] in Franklinton, Franklin Co., NC, son of Joseph Eli Alfred and Henri E. Wynne.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Fred Morris 1930 NC1, Joseph Elie 1901 NC2, William Moses 1872 NC3, William Joseph 1851 NC4, Hines Berry 1827 NC5, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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FRED ROLLIN ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 18 June 1974

 

 

Photo from Hayes Chapel Christian Church Cemetery, Garner, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane M. Howard

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 Aug 1912 and died _____ June 1974, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Nell Lang Alford; father, John Chancellor Alford; and siblings Clyde Harrison Alford, Dorothy Dix Alford Rivers Baker, and Iliff Leroy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Clifton Cleo Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Fred Rollin Alford was born in Florence, SC, 10 Aug 1914 [sic: 1912], son of John Chancler Alford and Ida Campbell. He died 17 June 1974 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. His surviving spouse is Sara Nell Lang.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #17.

            His lineage: Fred Rollin 1912 SC1, John Chancellor 1884 SC2, John William 1844 SC3, unknown4.

 

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FREDERICK R. ALFORD

 

FREE PRESS

Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC—Thursday, 22 November 2007

 

KINSTON—Frederick R. Alford, 52, of 1109 Desmond St., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at Call To Conquer Church.... Burial will follow at Southview Cemetery.

            Survivors include wife Linda Alford of the home; sons Derrick Alford, Garrick Alford and Christopher Lewis, all of Grifton and Egbert Rhem of Kinston; daughters Deidre Alford, Kelly Alford and Wanita Stadiem, all of Raleigh, Lynnette Alford, Tabaitha Alford and Quashel Alford, all of Grifton, Monica Sutton, Amanda Rhem and Keshana Hill, all of Kinston; mother Mary Boone of Farmville; step-father Henry Boone of Farmville; brothers Theodore Harris of Fayetteville and Cederick Alford of Kentucky; sisters Martha Wicks of Greenville, Hazel Morgan of District Heights, Md., Wanda Quinerly of Ayden, Sue Harris of Farmville, Elretha Newton and Catherine Newton, both of Connecticut and 20 grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 at Swinson Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frederick R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 July 1955, last residence Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC.

 

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FREDDY LEMUEL ALFORD

Brother of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707; AAFA #0707; and LaRue Alford King, AAFA #0701

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Tuesday, 10 April 2007

 

(March 19, 1930—April 7, 2007)

 

BUNN—Freddy Lenuel Alford, 77, of Bunn, died Saturday evening at Rex Healthcare [Raleigh, Wake Co.].

            He was the son of the late Benjamin Smith and Lula Ford Stallings Alford and was a W.W. II Army Veteran.

            Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bunn Methodist Church. Burial followed in Bunn Memorial Gardens.

            Freddy is survived by his daughter, Janis E. Alford of Bunn; stepdaughter, Pat A. Eder of Satellite Beach, FL.; stepson, Fred Sealing of Melbourne, FL.; sisters, LaRue King of Bunn, Sal Pappas of Norfolk, VA, Pat Mathias of Bunn; grandchildren, Tyler N. Anderson and Melissa E. Kanuck; former wife, Mary M. Miller of Laurel, MD; several nieces and nephews.

            The family received friends 7 8:30 p.m. Monday at Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg.

 

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Photo from Bunn Memorial Gardens, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence Bartlett

Photo posted in 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Freddy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 March 1930, last residence Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Benjamin Smith Alford Sr. and Lula Ford Stallings Alford; and siblings Benjamin Randolph “Ran” Alford Sr., Frances Ophelia Alford, James Marget Alford, John D. “Buck” Alford, and LaRue Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

            AAFA records list his middle name as Lemuel.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Freddy Lemuel 1930 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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GABRIEL S. ALFORD

 

THE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 2 March 1905

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Jacob Lewis Alford, John Henry Alford, Josephine Ada Alford, Mary Eugenia Alford Wiggs, Neverson Cooper Alford, Samuel Peter Alford, and Thomas Person Alford in this compilation.

            Gabriel was the son of Charity Williams and her first husband.

            From NC Marriages: Gabriel Alford married Martha Cooke on 6 Feb 1844 in Franklin Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Gabriel Alford married Mary Ann Cook on 18 Jan 1860 in Nash Co., NC.

            From Nash County, North Carolina Vital Records Abstracts (Ancestry): Gabriel S. Alford, born 1824 in Griffin, Nash Co., NC, married 10 Jan 1860 in Nash Co. to Mary A. _____, who was born about 1837.

            From Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles (Ancestry): Gabriel S. Alford, age 42, enlisted in Halifax Co., NC, on 20 Aug 1863 in Company K, 24th Infantry. He was imprisoned on 1 Apr 1865 in Five Forks, VA.

 

1900 CENSUS

Griffins (District 58), Nash Co., NC, Dwelling #320:

 

Gabrel S. Alford    head        79      b. Mar 1821    NC NC NC      farmer

                                                                                                         # of years m. blank

Mary L.                   wife        63      b. Nov 1836    NC NC NC      # of children blank

                                                                                                         # of years m. blank

Lucy M.                   dau        31      b. May 1869    NC NC NC

Josepheen                 dau        23      b. Sept 1876    NC NC NC

Samuel                     son        19      b. Apr 1881     NC NC NC

 

1880 CENSUS

Griffin (District 171), Nash Co., NC, Dwelling #9:

 

Gabriel S. Alford   head        56      NC NC NC      farmer

Mary A.                  wife        43      NC NC NC

Emily P.                   dau        22      NC NC NC

Jacob L.                    son        19      NC NC NC

John Henry               son        17      NC NC NC

Anna                         dau        14      NC NC NC

Lizzie                       dau        13      NC NC NC

Lucy                         dau        11      NC NC NC

Neveson C.               son          9      NC NC NC

William E.       dau [sic]          7      NC NC NC

Josephine E.             dau          3      NC NC NC

James P.                   son          1      NC NC NC

 

1870 CENSUS

Washington, Nash Co., NC, Dwelling #331:

 

G.L. Alford                49          NC   farmer

Mary                          33          NC

Thomas                      18          NC

Mary                          16          NC

Millie                         14          NC

Jacob                            9          NC

John                             6          NC

Anna                            5          NC

Elizabeth                      3          NC

Lucy                             1          NC

 

1860 CENSUS

Arringston, Nash Co., NC, Dwelling #1072:

 

Gabrel Alford            39          NC   farmer

Mary                          23          NC

Pattie                          14          NC

Bettie                         11          NC

Thos.                            9          NC

Mary                            6          NC

Milly                            5          NC

 

1850 CENSUS

Arringston, Nash Co., NC, Dwelling #1072:

 

Gabriel Alford           29          NC   farmer

Martha                       28          NC

Patty                             6          NC

Elizabeth                      1          NC

 

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GARLAND CLEOPHUS ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 28 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

ROCKY MOUNT—Garland Cleophus Alford Jr., 73, died Saturday, March 27, 1999.

            He was born October 5, 1925 in Edgecombe County, the son of the late Garland C. Sr. and Margaret Williams Alford. He was a retired service manager with John Vann Motors Auto Dealership and a World War II Army Veteran.

            Surviving: wife, Rachel Deaton Alford of the home; sisters and brother-in-law, Jean Alford of Rocky Mount and Yvonne and Donnie Arrington of Rocky Mount; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Deaton of Candor; brother-in-law, Jesse W. Deaton of Tempe, Ariz.; two nieces and one nephew.

            Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pineview Cemetery, Section 53.... The family will receive friends, 7-8:30 tonight at Johnson Funeral Home, Fairview Road….

 

 

Photos from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

Taken 16 June 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Garland C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his father, Garland Cleophus Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Garland Cleophus 1925 NC1, Garland Cleophus 1904 NC2, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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GARLAND CLEOPHUS ALFORD, SR.

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 10 February 1989

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Garland C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son Garland Cleophus Alford Jr.; father, Alonzo Alfred Alford; and siblings Alonzo Durand “Lonnie” Alford, Annie Lee Alford Cherry, Bessie Novella Alford Jones, Effie Della Alford Whitehurst, and John Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Sallie Estelle Alford Mathews and William Joseph Alford Sr. in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Garland Cleophus 1904 NC1, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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GARLAND FESTUS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 30 April 1957

 

 

Photo from Bunn Cemetery, Bunn, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children James Elmo Alford Sr., Raymond Rudell Alford Sr., and Ruth Rebecca Alford Perry; and brothers George Augustus Alford and Zollie Thorrest Alford in this compilation

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Garland Festus 1881 NC1, Sidney John 1851 NC2, John I. 1815 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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GARRETT S. ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—_____ September 2012

 

 

FAYETTEVILLE—A Robeson County man has been arrested and a Cumberland County man is being sought in the murder of a 21-year-old Lumberton man.

            Garrett Alford, of the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue in Lumberton, was found shot to death Monday about 7 a.m. behind a Fayetteville home, according to a statement from the Fayetteville Police Department.

            A warrant was issued Tuesday charging Rasheed Williams, 25, of Lawrence Avenue in Fayetteville, with first-degree murder, conspiracy and armed robbery.

            Steven Moore, 25, of 100 Maverick Road in Lumberton, was arrested in Robeson County on Thursday. He also faces charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy and armed robbery and is being held in the Robeson County jail without bond….

 

In another article:

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 9 September 2012

 

LUMBERTON—Garrett Alford, 21, of 1125 Linwood Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church. Burial in Singletary Cemetery in Bladenboro….

            Survived by: Son, A’Lijah; mother, Julia Kennedy; sister, Destinie; brothers, Kendrick, Isiah Kennedy and Journey Kennedy; and grandmothers, Mary, Hazel Kennedy.

            Worley Mortuary & Cremation Services in Fairmont.

 

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Photos from Singletary Cemetery, Butters, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Courtney Pait

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Garrett S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 May 1991, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Kendrick Avery Alford in this compilation.

 

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GARY LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 9 June 2006

 

 

KERNERSVILLE [Forsyth Co.]—Mr. Gary Lee Alford Sr., 62, of Kernersville died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

            Born on Feb. 11, 1944, in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Venice Louis and Elizabeth Whitaker Alford.

            Mr. Alford retired from Rexam Can Corp. and was of the Baptist faith.

            He is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Luck Alford, of the home; a son, Gary Lee Alford Jr., of Clemmons; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Marie Alford and Heather Renee Alford, both of Clemmons.

            A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel…. Entombment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens….

 

Photo from Parklawn Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, isabel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gary L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Venice Lewis Alford and Elizabeth Whitaker Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Gary Lee 1944 NC1, Venice Lewis 1909 LA2, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS3, Julius Caesar 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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GENEVA BLANCHE ALFORD GAY

 

EVENING TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 4 November 1937

 

 

Photo from Cypress Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Seven Paths, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings James Vincent Alford, Mattie G. Alford Lamm, and Sidney Stewart Alford in this compilation.

            Her mother was also an Alford, so she has 2 Alford lineages.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her paternal lineage: Geneva Blanch 1870 NC1, John 1843 NC2, John I. 1815 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her maternal Alford lineage, from her mother: Martha G. “Pattie” Alford NC 18441, Gabriel S. 1821 NC2.

 

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GENEVA FRANCES KUYKENDALL HALFORD

Aunt of Connette Joycene Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381

 

Geneva and Jasper on their 50th wedding anniversary

Photo from Jasper Prichard Halford’s memorial at Find A Grave

Posted by Connette Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381 – used with permission

 

Jackson Funeral Service

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—_____ May 2009

 

            Geneva Kuykendall Halford, 85, of Fletcher, NC passed away on May 20th, 2009 [different than SSDI and gravestone] at Park Ridge Hospital.

            Geneva was the daughter of the late Phillip Kuykendall and Ella Hill Kuykendall and was the wife of the late Jasper Halford. She was also preceded in death by a son Fred Halford, two brothers John and James Kuykendall and her sisters Mary Isabell and Virginia Jones.

            She was an artist who loved working with her hands to make her crafts and was a strong Christian woman who loved the Lord and was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include her two sons; Norman Halford and his wife Carolyn of Fletcher, and Marlon Halford and his wife Janet of Saluda, three daughters; Lillian Prewett and her husband Loyd of Sencea S.C Judy Miller and her husband Bill of Edneyville, and Peggy Wilson and her husband Roy of Gray Court SC, twenty four grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, two special nieces Etta and Lynn Lewis, a special friend Edith Cox and several nieces and nephews.

            A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am at the Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service…. Internment will follow the service at the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Flat Rock….

 

In another article:

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—21 May 2009

 

HENDERSONVILLE—Geneva Kuykendall Halford, 85, of Fletcher, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Park Ridge Hospital.

            Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements and will announce the arrangements soon.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Jayne McGuire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geneva K. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Feb 1924 and died 19 May 2009, last residence Fletcher, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter-in-law Brenda Joyce McLean Halford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Frances Geneva Kuykendall was born 9 Feb 1924 in Henderson Co., daughter of Francis Louise Hill and Phillip Allen Kuykendall.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Jasper Prichard 1917 NC1, Posey Williamson 1883 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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GENEVA HAY ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 8 June 1973

 

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lester Elbert Alford Sr., and children Glenda Alford Cooke, James Lewis Alford, and Lester Elbert “L.E.” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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GENEVA S. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—12 September 2012

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Geneva Alford, 92, of Rowland, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Services: Funeral, 3 p.m. Thursday in Mount Pelier Presbyterian Church. Burial and dove ceremony in the church cemetery.

            Survived by: Daughter, Frezelle Herring; sisters, Naomi Surles and Juanita Smith.

            Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

 

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Photo from Mount Pelier Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cynthia Harlee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geneva Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Oct 1919, last residence not listed.

 

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GENOA HICKS ALLEN ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of James Arthur Shearin, AAFA #0313; James Otis Sorrell, AAFA #0314; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

“Genoa and [her son] William Rickman (Sam) Alford”

Photo from her great-granddaughter Lisa Sturges’ Sturges Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 April 1946

 

 

Photo from Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rolesville, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Ewing

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Simon Alford; and children Flora Katherine “Kate” Alford Massey, Joanna Pearl Alford Watkins, Laura Gertrude Alford Shearin, Leila Alford Callahan, Lumas Macon Alford, Viola Ethel Alford Shearin, and William Rickman “Sam” Alford in this compilation in this compilation.

            Her name is often spelled Genora in records. She is Genoa Alford, age 2, on the 1860 census in Neuse River, Johnston Co., NC, living with L.J. Allen, 39 NC, and Catharine Allen, 40 VA.

            From Ancestry family trees: Her parents were was Larkin Jeter Allen and Catharine Ellen Debnam Horton Allen.

            From NC Deaths: Genoa Allen Alford was born 7 June 1858 in Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Jeter and Ellen D. Allen. She died 15 Apr 1946 in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

 

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GEORGE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 7 November 2008

 

            George Alford, 79, 208 East Stallings Street, Clayton, Nov. 3. Funeral 1 p.m., Saturday, New Bethel Baptist Church. Arrangements by Barnes Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Nov 1928, last residence Clayton, Johnston Co., NC.

 

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GEORGE AUGUSTUS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 28 October 1956

 

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Eanes

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Martha Blanche Sykes Alford; children Aline Alford Blowe, Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, Geraldine Alford Hall, Josephine Alford Pate Jones, Mayard Shelby Alford, and Paul Augustus Alford; and brothers Garland Festus Alford and Zollie Thorrest Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: George Augustus 1884 NC1, Sidney John 1851 NC2, John I. 1815 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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GEORGE BENTON ALFORD

Uncle of Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011; Sarah Beatrice Alford Parramore, AAFA #0158; Louise Grace Alford Ekin, AAFA #0177; and Walter Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555

 

George Benton Alford_2

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—9 April 1924

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR COL. G. BENT ALFORD

LAID TO REST AT HOLLY SPRINGS

GREAT GRANDSON OF REVOLUTIONARY HERO

 

HOLLY SPRINGS, April 8—The funeral of the late Col. G. Bent Alford was held in the Methodist church here Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.... The Junior Order Lodge of Holly Springs of which Col. Alford was a member, assisted at the grave. The honorary pall-bearers were General Julian S. Carr and _____ Cole, of Durham, and the following of Raleigh: Jos. G. Brown, G.H. Andrews, Armistead Jones, Gen. Albert L. Cox, Daniel Allen, John A. Park, W.A. Myatt, James A. Higgs, Howard White, Dr. Jas. R. Rogers, V. Royster, Wm. Henry Penny, and Millard Mial.

            The active pall-bearers were: D. Carlyle Adams, of Raleigh; J.F. Jones, Willie A. Jones, D.A. Baker, C.C. Ferguson and Jason Smith, of Holly Springs.

            Col. Alford was a member of Company I 41st Regiment, Third North Carolina Cavalry. He joined this command at Dinwiddie Court House, Va., in October, 1864, and was in action afterwards at Stony Creek, Bellfield and other engagements.

            Col. Alford’s first wife was Charlotte A. Olive to whom he was married April 28, 1875. Two children, Green Haywood Alford and Mrs. Mattie V. Alford [Mattie Viola Alford Utley], of Holly Springs, were born of this union.

            In 1899 he was married to Mrs. Texana Collins, widow of Walter Collins of Holly Springs township. There were no children by this union although his second wife was the mother of four children by her first husband, these being, M.H. Collins, R.F. Collins, and Mrs. M.E. Mims, of Holly Springs, and Lieut. H.W. Collins, of the Engineer Corps, U.S.A., with headquarters at Hopkinsville, Miss.

            Col. Alford was a great-grandson of Jam. Tanner Alford, a Revolutionary hero, who fought at the battles of Cowpens and Guilford Court House. His grandfather was Green Alford; born three miles from Wakefield in 1787; and his father was Green Haywood Alford, born June 7, 1820, near Wakefield.

            Col. Alford had been in a precarious [?—copy torn] condition since February 14, when he fell and sustained the fracture of a hip.

            The article in the News and Observer on the day after his death was in error in saying that he joined the Populist party. He voted for Palmer and Buckner on the gold standard platform against W.J. Bryan as he believed that Mr. Bryan was wrong in his theories as to the currency.

 

 

Photos from Alford Family Cemetery, Holly Springs, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Needham

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Texanna Ora Branch Collins Alford; children Green Haywood Alford Sr. and Mattie Viola Alford Utley; and parents, Green Haywood Alford and Rebecca Jones Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Columbus Augustine Alford Sr. and William Leorus Haywood Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            George Benton Alford was usually called Benton or Bent. He was the first of the seven children of Green Haywood Alford and Rebecca Jones.

            His daughter is misnamed in the obituary. She was Mattie Viola Alford, married Raeford J. Utley.

            From magazine Suburban Living, Serving the Town of Holly Springs, December 2019:

 

G.B. Alford – The Story Behind the Name

By Barb Koblich

 

G.B. Alford – The Story Behind the Name    By Barb Koblich

 

            As you travel down the G.B. Alford Highway, aka “the bypass” have you ever stopped to ponder just who this G.B. Alford was? Or, when you hear the name Leslie-Alford-Mims House when describing the beautiful, old Antebellum house behind town hall, have you ever made the connection between the last names?

            George Benton Alford could be described as Holly Springs’ Founding Father. This progressive businessman had a dream of making Holly Springs into an industrial city. He is credited and largely responsible for taking what was described as a “deserted village’” after the Civil War and leading it into a boom town at the turn of the century.

            Alford bought the Leslie house, enlarging it to almost double the square footage in 1876. George and his wife, Charlotte, loved to entertain so naturally the expansion included a ballroom and small gallery for an orchestra. At this time a kitchen and east wing were added to the house. In order to accommodate the numerous carriages that would bring attendees to the many events at the Alford home, an oversized Porte Cochere was built at the west side of the house near the ballroom.

            When not entertaining, Alford’s mind was spinning with ideas on how to turn a sleepy little town into a bustling center of business. Almost immediately, Alford petitioned to get the town incorporated. He built a general mercantile store that still stands at the corner of Main and Center Streets. According to Elizabeth Reid Murray’s WAKE, Capital County of North Carolina, “Alford’s store carried guano, farmer’s supplies, naval stores, wagons as well as buggies, and he was also an agent for brand name buggies and wagons as well as for the White sewing machine.”

            Reid also writes of Alford’s establishing the Holly Springs Land and Improvement Company which had control of most of the best sites for factories. Alford sited that the town is well located for almost any kind of manufacturing enterprise. He added that water supply for drinking and for steam purposes are inexhaustible, of purest water, he boasted. He also noted that labor was cheap and abundant.

            By 1898, he and twenty other prominent men in the community received a charter of incorporation from the general assembly of the Cape Fear and Northern Railroad. Members of the Duke family took over the task, and the rail line which ran from Apex to Harnett County was completed the following year.

            The Cape Fear Enterprise, a four-page weekly paper which made its debut in 1899 where Alford was the editor, treasurer and business manager, brought news from the up and coming Holly Springs into the homes of surrounding townships. Subscription rates were twenty-five cents per quarter or ninety cents for the full year. Reid tells in her book, “The personal columns of the newspaper were full of comings and goings of families visiting each other in and from nearby towns and of social events in the various communities.”

            Alford’s mind was always thinking, thinking, thinking. Soon, another addition to the house was made in the 1900’s when Alford sought to capitalize on the area’s natural beauty and resources by developing the five freshwater springs on the property into a health spa-like resort. Several guest rooms were added during this renovation to accommodate the reservations he hoped would be coming for folks arriving in Holly Springs to “take in the waters.”

            Not only was Alford a man with a vision, he was an imposing physical figure. He was quite tall, head and shoulders above the average adult male. He most assuredly was used to getting his own way with little or no argument. Respect for this man was almost undeniably certain. Shirley Hayes wrote about Alford in a article in 1996 for the Neighbors Newspaper describing that it was Alford’s leadership of the local United Confederate Veterans Troop and his devotion to keeping alive the achievement and sacrifices of the 41st Regiment that earned Alford his honorary title of colonel….

 

            “George Benton Alford, 1845–1924,” was published in AAFA ACTION December 1990, pp. 32–33, 54. It included two short biographies of George, one published in the early 1900s and one shortly after his death on 5 April 1924. See also “Leslie-Alford-Mims House, Wake Co., NC,” Summer 1999, pp. 59–62.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            His lineage: George Benton 1845 NC1, Green Haywood 1820 NC2, Green 1787 NC3, James Lodwick 1742 NC4.

 

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GEORGE OLIVER ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 30 November 1971

 

 

 

Photos from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, AnnMarie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Dec 1883 [different than death certificate and WWI Draft Registration] and died _____ Nov 1971, last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lutoria Whitley Alford; and children Emma Lou Alford Hayes McClintock, Wilburn Woodrow Alford, and Willer Mae Alford Privette in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: George Ollie Alford was born 11 Dec 1881 in NC, son of John Alford and Gillie Anne Hegwood. He died 29 Nov 1971 in Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC, spouse Lutoria Whitley.

            From NC Marriages: G.O. Alford, age 26, son of John T. and Gillie Alford, married Lue T. Whitley, age 18, daughter of Bailey and Susan Whitely [sic], on 30 March 1910 in Franklin Co., NC.

            On George Olliver Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 37, born 11 Dec 1881. He is living in Zebulon, Franklin Co., NC. His contact is his wife, Lutoria Alford, of the same address. He signed his name “G.O. Alford.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: George Oliver 1881 NC1, John Thomas 1854 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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GEORGE STUART ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Thursday, 21 April 1927

 


[Article is not continued on page 7 or any other page of this 8 page edition.]

 

Photo from Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Samuel Peter Alford; and siblings Hopkin Alford, Margaret Lou “Peggy” Alford Floyd, and Mary Janice Alford Williams in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: George Stuart 1924 NC1, Samuel Peter 1881 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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GEORGE THOMAS ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 30 March 1975

 

LEXINGTON—George T. Alford, 56, of 237 Fairview Drive died Saturday morning in Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at Davidson Funeral Home.

            He was a native of Wythe County, Va., and was a retired employe of Dacotah Mills and was a veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are widow, Mrs. Georgia Lovell Alford; sons, Harry Alford and Curtis Alford of Lexington; daughter, Mrs. Robert Moore of Lexington.

 

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Photo from Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Merris Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 21 June 1908 and died _____ March 1975, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Georgia Estelle Lovell Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, John Thomas Alford and Frances Elizabeth Smythers Alford; and siblings Emma J. Alford Kountis and John Burton Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #16.

            His lineage: George Thomas 1908 VA, John Thomas 1864 VA, Thomas R. 1824 VA, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GEORGE WILLIAM ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 6 April 2006

 

BENSON [Johnston Co.]—George Alford, 74, of 1210 Chicopee Road, died Monday, April 3, 2006. Services: Memorial, noon Saturday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn....

            Survived by: Wife, Mary; son, Maurice; daughter, Sandra Johnson; sisters, Cora Williams and Louise Clark; brothers, Joseph and Abraham; and six grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 April 1932, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his mother Roceder Harrison Alford; and Abraham Alford, Essic Alford Jr., Joseph “T-niny” Alford, and Nathan Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From SSACI: George William Alford, black, was born 15 Apr 1931 [different than SSDI] in Benson, Johnston Co., NC, son of Exxex Alford and Rocedia Harrison.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): George William Alford, black, divorced, age 43, born 9 Apr 1932, son of Essex Alford and Rocedia Harrison, married Hattie Mary Elizabeth Hobbs, black, single, born 13 May 1939 in VA, daughter of Lawrence Hobbs and Lula Perry, on 5 Dec 1975 in Petersburg, VA.

 

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GEORGIA ESTELLE LOVELL ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 10 July 1994

 

LEXINGTON [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Georgia L. Alford, 85, of Lexington died Friday, July 8, 1994. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11 at Voglers-Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia E. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 14 Feb 1909 and died _____ July 1994, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

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

 

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GERALDINE ALFORD HALL

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ August 2012

 

Nov 7, 1923 – August 22, 2012

 

RALEIGH—Geraldine Alford Hall, 88, died peacefully Wednesday at home surrounded by her beloved family.

            A native of Franklin County she was daughter to the late George August & Martha Blanche Sykes Alford. She was a true lady. Gerry was retired from NC. State, Agriculture Extension Service.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Oscar Hall, & all her siblings.

            She is survived by her son George Lyman & wife Miriam “Snookie” Crabtree Hall of Emerald Isle, & grandchildren, George Lawrence & Mary Catherine Hall.

            …. Funeral service, 11 am, Saturday, Millbrook Baptist Church…. Entombment will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell….

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Eanes

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Augustus Alford and Martha Blanche Sykes Alford; and siblings Aline Alford Blowe, Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, Josephine Alford Pate Jones, Mayard Shelby Alford, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Geraldine 1923 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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GERALDINE HALFORD CANTRELL

 

Photo from Padgett & King Mortuary

 

DAILY COURIER

Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC—13 July 2010

 

            Geraldine Halford Cantrell, age 70, of Lakeside Drive, Forest City, North Carolina died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital.

            A native of Polk County, she was a daughter of the late Jonas Halford and Gladys Foy Halford, and worked as a tax consultant with H& R Block. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Cantrell.

            Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Edward Cantrell of the home; a son, Phillip Cantrell and his wife, Andria of Greenville, SC; three brothers, Gary Halford and his wife, Cathy, Jerry Halford and his wife, Sandy and Mike Halford and his wife, Carolyn, all of Mill Spring, NC; two sisters, Sue H. O’Sullivan and her husband, Jim of Virginia, Joyce Halford of Mill Spring, NC; two grandchildren, Linda Alaina Cantrell of Greenville, SC, and Shanna Glawson and fiancée, Nathan Blake of Asheville, NC.

            Funeral services will be held at eleven o’clock Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010, at the Bethany Baptist Church…. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from six until eight o’clock Tuesday evening at The Padgett and King Mortuary….

 

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Photos from Sunset Memorial Park, Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geraldine H. Cantrell (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 Oct 1939, last residence Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Gladys Lucille Foy Halford, in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Geraldine 1939 NC1, Jonas David 1914 NC2, Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis Asbury 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 NC6, John 1768 VA7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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GETTIE MAE ALFORD BROWN

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Wednesday, 24 November 2004

 

ROWLAND—Gettie Mae Brown, 84, of 92 Manning Road, died Nov. 19, 2004, at St. Eugene Community Hospital.

            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia State Line Church in Dillon, S.C…. Burial will follow at Piney Grove Cemetery in Maxton.

            Surviving are three sons, Collie Brown, Earlie R. Brown and Angelo Brown, all of Rowland; three daughters, Fannie M. Blue, Sarah M. Thompson, both of Rowland, and Pearly M. Chisolm of Charlotte; two sisters, Arnetta Rogers of Burlington and Mary M. Baker of Rowland; and a brother, Rudolph Alford of Charlotte; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Douglas Funeral Home in Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gettie M. Brown (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Aug 1920 and died 15 Nov 2004 (different than obituary), last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Gettie Mae Brown, black, was born 23 Aug 1920 in Rowland, Robeson Co., NC, daughter of John Alford and Annie J. Alford.

            From Ancestry family trees: Gettie was the daughter of Henry John Alford (1889–1955) and Annie Jane Alford (1899–1972), so she has two Alford lineages.

            Her paternal lineage: Gettie Mae 1920 NC1, Henry John 1889 NC2, Walter Andrew 1850 SC3.

            Her maternal lineage: Annie Jane 1899 SC2, Lawrence 1876 SC3, James 1852 SC4.

 

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GILBERT BURWELL ALFORD, JR.

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 7 April 2018

 

            Mr. Gilbert Burwell Alford, age 79 transitioned to his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 3, at home in Rocky Mount. Two of his grandchildren witnessed this glorious transformation as Mr. Gilbert answered the Lords beckoning call to enter from labor to reward.

            He was born to the late Mr. Gilbert Alford and Mrs. Eliza Battle Alford, April 19, 1938 in Nash County. Mr. Alford accepted Christ over Fifty years ago and was a member of Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Nash County Public School System and Booker T. Washington High School. March 2, 1956 he married his childhood sweetheart; Mrs. Susie Anna Henderson, there was fourteen children born into this union. Mr. and Mrs. Alford were entrepreneurs in Rocky Mount. The Alford family operated the former Glam-O-Rama Laundromat on Raleigh Street for over fifteen years. In 1995, Mr. Alford retired from Abbotts Laboratory with over twenty years of service.

            A Public Visitation Celebrating the Life and Spirit of Mr. Gilbert Burwell Alford will be Saturday, April 7, 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M at Hunter-Odom Funeral Service 121 S. Fairview Road, Rocky Mount, North Carolina….

            The Homegoing Celebration will be Sunday, April 8, 2:00 P.M. at East End Baptist Church, 928 E. Highland Avenue, Rocky Mount, North Carolina…. The Burial will follow in the Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Dortches, North Carolina.

            He was preceded in death by Mrs. Susie Anna Henderson Alford, his beloved wife of 52 years; three children: Gilbert Alford II, Tenia Alford-Bullock and Gilbert Alford III; one brother Clyde Alford and one sister Patricia Alford Whitaker.

            He leaves to cherish his memories his eleven children, Shirley A. Parker (Steve) and Carolyn A. Williams (Edd) both of Durham, North Carolina, Minister Patricia A. Harrison (Minister Anthony) Rocky Mount, Juanita A. Bucknor (Victor) Rocky Mount, Virginia Alford, Greenville, North Carolina, Susan A. Parker (Darrell) Rocky Mount, Pastor Joseph Alford, Rocky Mount, David Alford (Jacqueline) Jamestown, North Carolina, Thomas Earl Alford (Utea) Rocky Mount, Felicia Alford of the home, Lisa Alford, Rocky Mount. One God-Son, former co-worker and beloved friend, Reverend Mack E. Battle (Deborah Joyner-Battle) Rocky Mount and one God-Daughter Tracey Barnhill, Rocky Mount.

            Mr. Gilbert and his late wife, Mrs. Susie had a passion for mission and celebrated the numerous opportunities to minister at the various nursing homes throughout the area. They have passed the torch to their off-springs to reach out to the downtrodden, broken-hearted and those in despair….

 

Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Susie Anna Henderson Alford; son Gilbert Burwell “Bro” Alford III; and mother, Eliza Battle Alford Canada, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Clyde Walter Alford Sr. in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            His lineage: Gilbert Burwell 1938 NC1, Gilbert Burwell 1907 NC2, Burrell 1869 NC3, Jack ???? ??4.

 

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GILBERT BURWELL “BRO” ALFORD III

 

Junior photo, Hi-Noc-Ar, 1984 yearbook, Rocky Mount Senior High School, Rocky Mount, NC

 

H.D. Pope Funeral Home

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—_____ July 2013

 

Mr. Gilbert "Bro" Alford III

 

            Mr. Gilbert “Bro” Alford III, 46, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, died on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC.

            Gilbert Alford, III was conceived through the union of his beloved parents Gilbert Alford, Jr. and the late Susie Anna Henderson-Alford on December 31, 1966. Gilbert whom most knew as “Bro” entered this world a whopping 12½ pounds at Nash General Hospital. He departed this life into eternal rest on July 5, 2013.

            Growing up in a home of divine order, Bro. Gilbert learned as a child that in order to follow Christ he must do as Christ would do. So it was not surprising to see him traveling to and fro working, but along his journey he touched and blessed so many lives.

            Gilbert accepted Christ at an early age and joined Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church where he diligently served God. As he grew older, he broadened the platform that God pad placed him by providing help to anyone in need without being asked to do so.

            Gilbert’s formal education came from the Rocky Mount City School System—currently Nash-Rocky Mount, where he graduated in 1985 from Rocky Mount Senior High. He later took up masonry at the Community College. Gilbert was truly a man who thought life best learned was by doing.

            While developing his skills and talents, Gilbert could be found working at Glam-O-Rama Laundry Mat, Taylors Discount Shoes, and B-Klitzen (current Jay Group). He was also employed at Cummins (formally CDC in Whitakers) for twenty plus years. There he worked and labored as a Test Technician.

            Gilbert had several accomplishments and achievements during his life but the greatest would be the family he established for himself. He received the most joy out of spending time with his family and friends and lending a helping hand where needed.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Anna Henderson-Alford; two siblings, Gilbert Burwell Alford, II, and Tenia Louise Alford-Bullock.

            Those who are left with unforgettable memories are his loving wife of seven years, Sherry; two daughters, Zorria Taylor and Sue’hinya Alford both of the home; one son, Joseph Armstrong of Maury, NC; his father, Gilbert Alford, Jr. of Rocky Mount, NC; eight sisters, Mrs. Shirley Parker (Steve), Mrs. Carolyn Williams (Edd) both of Durham, NC, Elder Patricia Harrison (Elder Anthony), Ms. Juanita Alford, Ms. Virginia Alford, Mrs. Susan Parker (Darrell), Ms. Felicia Alford, and Ms. Lisa Alford all of Rocky Mount, NC; three brothers, Mr. Joseph Alford and Mr. Thomas Alford (Utea) both of Rocky Mount, NC, and Mr. David Alford (Jacqueline) of Jamestown, NC; mother-in-law, Tempie Williams of Rocky Mount, NC; father-in-law, Robert Cordell, Sr. of Rocky Mount, NC; one sister-in-law, Rovella Whitaker (Dedrick) of Rocky Mount, NC; two brothers-in-law, Timothy Jenkins and Tyrone Williams both of Rocky Mount, NC; two uncles, Rufus Brown and Barry Whitaker of Baltimore, MD; one aunt, Shirley Alford of Philadelphia, PA; one great uncle, eight great aunts, several nieces and nephews, one god-sister, Tracy Barhill, one special friend, Jerry Lewis Parker and a host of other relatives and friends.

            A Visitation for Mr. Alford will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, July 12, 2013, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Church of God of Deliverance in Rocky Mount, NC…. The interment will take place immediately after the Service in Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.

 

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Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fred Winner

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Gilbert Burwell Alford Jr. and Susie Anna Henderson Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Gilbert Burwell 1966 NC1, Gilbert Burwell 1938 NC2, Gilbert Burwell 1907 NC3, Burrell 1869 NC4, Jack ???? ??5.

 

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GLADYS “BLONDIE” NARRON COCKRELL ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 8 October 2008

 

            Gladys “Blondie” Narron Alford, 71, passed away Monday, October 6, 2008.

            She was born in Johnston County November 19, 1936 to the late Willard and Annie Bailey Narron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Rex and Wallace Narron.

            Left to cherish her memory, her husband, Bill Alford of the home; daughter, Diane McConnell and husband, Hal of Nashville; son, David Liles also of Nashville; siblings, Bruce Narron and wife, Judy, Ella Everett and husband, Bob, Willis Narron and wife Elaine; brothers and sisters in-law, Virginia and Bud Joyner, Bobby and Aileen Alford, Mildred and Richard Shelton, Muriel and Sharon Bennett, Brenda Boykin, Wanda Alford, and Faye Narron; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; 5 nieces and 6 nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society….

            A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Rocky Mount Memorial Park…. Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804….

 

Photo from Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, AnnMarie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys N. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her second [?] husband, Billy Leroy Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS CHRISTINE COX ALFORD

Mother of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 October 1945

 

 

Photo from Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford, Granville Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by deceased Find A Grave contributor Georgia

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, David Wilson Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Gladys C. Alford, age 31 born 1914, died 15 Oct 1945 in Wake Co., NC.

 

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GLADYS ELLEN ALFORD HONEYCUTT

Sister of John Clellon “Buck” Alford, AAF #1539

Aunt of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 7 May 2010

 

May 4, 1921 - May 6, 2010

 

            Gladys Ellen Alford Honeycutt, 89, of 11021 Poole Rd., Wendell, died Thursday.

            A native of Wake County she was daughter to the late Foster Luke and Annie Medlin Alford. She was a wonderful mother who will be missed.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Willard Woodford Honeycutt, her twins, Melvin and Marion, and siblings, Leamon, Herman and Lois.

            She is survived by her children: Frances Perry (Billy), Alice Baker (Charles), Phillip Honeycutt (Ann), Michael Honeycutt, all of Wendell, and Don Honeycutt (Johnnie) of Mocksville; siblings, Wilma Woodard of Raleigh, Ann Hatcher (Joseph) of Smithfield, Grace Tutor (Bobby) of Wendell, John Alford (Mary) of Raleigh, and Ed Alford (Lois) of Rolesville; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson.

            Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys A. Honeycutt (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Luke Foster Alford (with family photo) and Annie Medlin Alford; and siblings Charles Edward Alford, Herman Smith Alford, John Clellon “Buck” Alford, Leamon Luke Alford, Lois Lee Alford Honeycutt, and Wilma Doris Alford Woodard in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Gladys Ellen 1921 NC1, Luke Foster 1895 NC2, Charles Wesley 1870 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GLADYS GODWIN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

GOLDSBORO—Mrs. Gladys Godwin Alford, 79, of 2204 Glenhaven Lane, formerly of Johnston County, died Monday [March 27] at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. The funeral was conducted on Wednesday at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

            A daughter, Sandra Bell of Goldsboro; a son, Wayne Alford of Goldsboro; a sister, Faye Whittaker of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren survive Mrs. Alford.

 

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Photos from Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lewis Sippel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 June 1920, last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

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

 

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GLADYS LUCILLE FOY HALFORD

 

McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, Polk Co., NC—_____ November 2007

 

October 3, 1919 - April 23, 2009

 

MILL SPRING, NC—Gladys Foy Halford, 89, of 421 Hwy. 9 South, Mill Spring, NC died, Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Autumn Care Nursing Center in Saluda, NC.

            She was the daughter of Harley and Nellie Dalton Foy. She was the widow of Jonas David Halford who died in 1997. Mrs. Halford was a member of Mill Spring Baptist Church.

            Surviving are six children, Geraldine Cantrell (Ed), Joyce Halford, Sue O’Sullivan (Jim), Mike Halford (Carolyn), Jerry Halford (Sandy), and Gary Halford (Cathy); three brothers, Earl Foy (Ruth), Jesse Foy (Shirley), Fred Foy (Julie) and one sister-in-law Charlene Foy. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

            Mrs. Halford was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Linda Cantrell, two brothers and 2 sisters.

            Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 25, 2009 in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC….

 

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Photo from Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, Polk Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BarryC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys F. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Oct 1919, last residence Mill Spring, Polk Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Geraldine Halford Cantrell; and father-in-law, Callaway Lexington “Callie” Halford, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Jonas David 1914 NC1, Callaway Lexington “Callie” 1885 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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GLENDA ALFORD COOKE

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 June 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WHITAKERS [Nash Co.]—Glenda Alford Cooke, 60, died Sunday, June 13, 2004.

            Glenda taught kindergarten for 24 years and music for 13 years in the Public/Private School System.

            She was born September 28, 1943 in Nash County, daughter of the late Lester E. Alford and Geneva Hay Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, Greg Cooke of the home; daughter and Susan and John Horton of Creedmoor; brothers, L.E. Alford, Jr. and wife, Pat of Gastonia, and Jimmy Alford and wife, Ann of Tarboro; and several nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Rocky Mount Memorial Park….

            The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, and other times at the home.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Enfield Baptist Church, 200 W. Burnette Ave., Enfield, NC 27823 or to the American Cancer Society….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glenda Cooke (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lester Elbert Alford Sr. and Geneva Hay Alford; and brothers James Lewis Alford and Lester Elbert “L.E.” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Glenda 1943 NC1, Lester Elbert 1911 NC2, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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GLENN GRIFFIN ALFORD

Wife of Dallas Lloyd Alford, Jr., AAFA #0340

Mother of Benjamin Glenn Alford, AAFA #0677

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 8 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

ROCKY MOUNT [Nash Co.]—Glenn Griffin Alford, 76, died at home Wednesday, Feb. 7.

            She was born June 16, 1919 to Clarence A. and Margarette Glenn Griffin. She graduated with a degree in Music from Salem College in 1939. She was married to the late Senator Dallas L. Alford, Jr., in 1945. She was a member of First Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Sir Walter Cabinet.

            Surviving are her children, Dallas Alford, III, and his wife Paula of Chapel Hill, Margarette Alford Rivenbark of Charlotte, Benjamin G. Alford and his wife, Marcia, of New Bern and Cathy Alford Duncan and her husband, Homer G. Duncan, Jr., of Cary; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Jean Griffin Fleming of Smithfield; one brother, Clarence A. Griffin, Jr., of Charlotte; many nieces and nephews; and also a life-time friend, Sara Little.

            Funeral services will be at 2 PM Saturday at the First United Methodist Church....

            Visitation will be Friday evening from 7-8:30 at Johnson Funeral Home on Sunset Avenue….

 

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Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fred Winner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glenn G. Alford (SS# issued in NY).

            See the obituary of her husband, Dallas Lloyd Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            Her first name was Margarette, after her mother, but she apparently never used it.

 

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GLORIA WILLETT ALFORD

 

Prominence Funeral Services

Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—_____ September 2014

 

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            Gloria Willett Alford “Glo” was fortunate to have been born to the parents of Mary Lee Alford and Joseph Stevens in Thomasville, Davidson County, North Carolina on Tuesday, March 8, 1966.

            Gloria received her formal education from Thomasville High School in Thomasville, North Carolina. She later furthered her education at Davidson County Community College and earned her Associates in Early Childhood Education in Lexington, North Carolina.

            She accepted Christ as her Personal Savior at an early age and was a member of Union Baptist Church; where she served on the Union Baptist Church Gospel Choir, Advisor for the Fulp Ensemble Choir and on the Pastors Aide.

            “Glo” was employed by Davis Furniture in Quality Control for over three and a half years. In her leisure, she enjoyed watching all sports, cutting grass for her personal lawn service, supporting her daughter, debating about the Dallas Cowboys, spending time with children, shopping, traveling and spoiling Little Bit.

            Gloria “Glo-Baby” departed this earthly life to go from labor to reward on September 7, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center [Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co.] surrounded by her loving family.

            She was preceded in death by: two brothers, Freddie Alford and Leon Alford; grandmother, Marie Green; uncle, Henry Green, Jr. and a niece, Tiffany Alford.

            “Glo” leaves to cherish her wonderful memories: one daughter, Tyronnica Alford; one son, “Lil Bit”; mother, Mary Lee Alford; father, Joseph Stevens (Thomisina); sisters, Pearl Moss (Ricky), Mary Knotts and Cammelia Robinson all of Thomasville, North Carolina; brothers, Sammy Lee Alford of Manhattan, New York, Albert Alford of Darlington, South Carolina, Ray Alford (Portia) of Archdale, North Carolina, Joey Stevens (Sandra) of Thomasville, North Carolina, Charles Robinsons (Kelly) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Hosea Robinson (Lavonne) and Gary Robinson (Tameka) both of Thomasville, North Carolina and Raynard Robinson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; she has several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; but she spent special time with: nephews, Liperial, Juan, Teron, Rictavius, Freddie, Albert, Savon, DeYanta, DeOndre, Capone, Khiron, Tristan, Jhung and Kamar; nieces, Crystal, Terri, Sharae, Nicahya, Jade, Maddison, Zariah, Jordan, Tiffany and Stephanie and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, Godchildren, friends and special friends, Annie Aslbrook, Marlon Clay, Doris Jackson, Deanna Geter and Lanny Davis.

 

In another article:

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 10 September 2014

 

THOMASVILLE—Gloria W. Alford, 48, died Sunday, September 7, 2014. Service will be on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will take place at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Prominence Funeral Home is serving the Alford Family.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe Carroll

 

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

 

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GRACE BRYANT ALFORD

 

Photo from Stephen Stallings’ Stephen A. Stallings Ancestors family tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 20 June 1990

 

 

Photo from Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Aug 1906, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Darner Green Alford; and children Alice Alford Mentlewski, Ralph Stanford Alford, and Shelby Jean Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Everette Darner Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

 

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GRACIE ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 30 October 2008

 

            Gracie Alford, 78, of Tabor City [Columbus Co.], died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Premier Living, Lake Waccamaw. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn [Columbus Co., NC].

 

In another article:

 

NEWS REPORTER

Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC—Monday, 27 October 2008

 

TABOR CITY—Gracie Alford, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Premier Living in Lake Waccamaw. She was the daughter of the late Leon Robert and Alma Hardee Alford.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City….

 

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Photos from Forest Lawn Baptist Church Cemetery, Tabor City, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Vaught

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gracie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 May 1930, last residence Tabor City, Columbus Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Alma Hardee Alford, in this compilation. Gracie is buried beside her parents.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Gracie 1930 SC 1, Leon Robert 1907 SC2, Levi Thomas 1876 SC3, John Henry 1855 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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GREEN HAYWOOD ALFORD

Grandfather of Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011; Sarah Beatrice Alford Parramore, AAFA #0158; Louise Grace Alford Ekin, AAFA #0177; and Walter Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555

 

THE OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 18 December 1877

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Rebecca Jones Alford; and son George Benton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sons Columbus Augustine Alford Sr. and William Leorus Haywood Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            See “Biography: Green Haywood Alford,” AAFA ACTION March 1989, pp. 22–23.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            His lineage: Green Haywood 1820 NC1, Green 1787 NC2, James Lodwick 1742 NC3.

 

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GREEN HAYWOOD ALFORD, SR.

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 14 October 1960

 

 

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Photo from Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, Surry Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, George Benton Alford; and sister Mattie Viola Alford Utley in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Elizabeth Gertrude Pollard Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6, with notes.

            His lineage: Green Haywood 1882 NC1, George Benton 1845 NC2, Green Haywood 1820 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1742 NC5.

 

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GREGORY GEORGE ALFORD

 

[He died in Texas while getting medical treatment, but we are including his obituary here because North Carolina was his home.]

 

THE STAR

Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC—Wednesday, 26 October 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

SHELBY—Mr. Gregory George Alford, 41, of 159 Keen Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, of complications from cancer surgery.

            Born in Red Bank, N.Y., he was a son of Norman H. and Blanche Durrance Alford of Hendersonville [Henderson Co.]. He was raised in Hendersonville before moving to Shelby. He graduated summa cum laude from Gardner-Webb University in 1998. He was a customer service representative for E.D.C. Industries (formerly Universal Manufacturing & Logistics). He loved flower gardening, music, cats and his flying squirrel. He fought his cancer with courage, intelligence and cheerfulness. In his long battle with this disease, he was an example and inspiration to others who had cancer.

            In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Christine Oaks Alford; a daughter, Heather Philbeck of the home; mother- and father-in-law, Carolyn and Ray Philbeck of Earl; two brothers, Mark L. Alford of Hendersonville and Blake C. Alford of Manning, S.C.; and a sister, Catherine (Kitty) Mason of Cliffton, Va.

            A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gregory Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 June 1964, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Blanche Durrance Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Gregory George Alford was born 3 Jun 1964 in Red Bank, Monmouth Co., NJ.

 

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GROVER LEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 14 February 1971

 

 

Photo from Wake Forest Cemetery, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 Aug 1892 and died _____ Feb 1971, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Oza Wesley Mingia Alford; children Alvin Lee Alford, Grover Lewis Alford Jr., and Ruth Elizabeth Alford Bunn; parents, Kilpatrick Alford and Mary Elizabeth Underwood Alford; and brothers Daniel Russell Alford and Luther Gilbert Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Grover Lee 1892 NC1, Kilpatrick 1865 NC2, Hyatt B. 1826 NC3, Gilbert 1790 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GROVER LEWIS ALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from Rackley-Davis Omnibus Family Tree (Ancestry), posted by M.R. Stoddard, great-granddaughter of Grover Lee Alford

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 6 April 1998

 

            Grover Lewis Alford, 71, of 204 Forestville Road, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at his residence from an extended illness.

            Mr. Alford was born in Wake County, son of the late Grover L. and Oza Minga Alford. He was retired as a maintenance supervisor.

            Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 1998 in Glen Royal Baptist Church…. Entombment will follow in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Marie Alford; daughters, Pam Roberts of Wendell,and Suanne Watkins of Rolesville; sons, Lee Alford of the home, and Patrick Alford of Durham; sisters, Ruth Bunn and Joyce Davis, both of Wake Forest; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home, Monday (today) from 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 March 1927 but that he died 5 Apr 1998, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Frankie Marie Ellington Alford; children Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford III and Pamela Marie Alford Roberts; parents Grover Lee Alford and Oza Wesley Mingia Alford; and siblings Alvin Lee Alford and Ruth Elizabeth Alford Bunn in this compilation.

            From:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 19 June 1953

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Grover Lewis 1927 NC1, Grover Lee 1892 NC2, Kilpatrick 1865 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GROVER LEWIS “LEE” ALFORD III

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—26 March 2012

 

            Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford, III, 59, of Wake Forest, was called to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, March 24, 2012 at his home. He was born in Wake County the son of the late Frankie Marie Ellington Alford & Grover Lewis Alford, Jr.

            Lee was a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church; was an avid Wolf Pack fan and enjoyed fishing & spending time at the coast on summer beach trips with his family. He was a loving father, brother and uncle and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

            Funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012 at Glen Royal Baptist Church…. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his daughters, Leigh Ann Alford of Asheville and Alicia Alford & partner Bec of Asheville; sisters, Pam Roberts of Wake Forest and Suanne Watkins & husband Rodney of Rolesville; brother, Pat Alford & wife Peggy of Durham; nieces and nephews, Kimberly & Eric, Monica & Rob and their daughter, Ryan, Cameron, and Beth; aunts, Joyce Davis of Wake Forest and Anna Bell Baker of Raleigh; numerous loving family and friends.

            …. Friends may visit with the family from 7-8:30 P.M., Monday evening, March 26, 2012 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest….

 

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Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Amy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 July 1952, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Grover Lewis Alford Jr. and Frankie Marie Ellington Alford; and sister Pamela Marie Alford Roberts in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Grover Lewis 1952 NC1, Grover Lewis 1927 NC2, Grover Lee 1892 NC3, Kilpatrick 1865 NC4, Hyatt B. 1826 NC5, Gilbert 1790 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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GUY PHILLIPS ALFORD

Brother of Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104

Uncle of Robert G. Lewis, AAFA #0789, and William Earl Lewis Sr., AAFA #1179

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 October 1959

 

 

Photo from Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay G. Bauer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, John William Alford Sr. and Lucy Elladene Voliva Alford; and siblings Benjamin Randall Alford Sr., Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, Eloise Grady Alford King Lupton, Lucy Gaynelle Alford Goodman Sargent, and Nellie Ruth Alford Kendall Read in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Guy Phillips Alford was born 30 March 1909 in Craven Co., NC, son of John William Alford Sr. and Lucy Voliva. He died 20 Oct 1959 in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC. His wife, Eula Mae Rose Alford, was the informant.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Guy Phillips 1909 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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GWENDOLYN MARY SASSER ALFORD

 

GASTON GAZETTE

Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC—Monday, 23 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

GASTONIA—Gwendolyn Sasser Alford, 79, 458 S. Weldon St., died Aug. 21, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

            She was a native of Midland City [Dale Co.], Ala., daughter of the late Joe and Vera Bell Brannon Sasser. She was a clerical secretary formerly employed by Knit Products in Belmont and a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church.

            Survivors include brother, Joel Sasser, La Belle, Fla.; caregiver, Ethel Combs

            Graveside service 3 p.m. Monday, Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont....

            Arrangements by Carothers Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gwenn S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 July 1920, but that she died on 22 Aug 1999 [different than obituary and death record].

            From SSACI: Gwendolyn Mary Sasser Alford was born 16 July 1920 in Midland City, Dale Co., AL, daughter of Joe Sasser and Zera Brannon. She died 22 Aug 1999 [different than obituary and death record].

            From NC Deaths: Gwendolyn Sasser Alford, white divorced, was born 16 July 1920 in AL and died 21 Aug 1999 in Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC.

 

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HACKNEY ERNEST ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 24 April 1964

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Lula Garetha Alford Faison, Pattie Alford Daniel, and Theodore Ennis Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Hackney Ernest Alford died 21 Apr 1964 in Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC. He was born 4 July 1885 in Franklin Co., NC, son of Billy Alford and unknown mother.

            His lineage: Hackney Ernest 1885 NC1, William A. 1852 NC2.

 

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HAL ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Wednesday, 8 August 1951

 

HAL ALFORD, 38, DIES OF INJURY IN WHITEVILLE

 

FAIRMONT—Hal Alford, 38, of Wilmington, son of Mrs. J.W. Alford and the late Mr. Alford of Fairmont, died in a Whiteville hospital yesterday afternoon [August 7] three hours after having come in contact with a high voltage line while working for the Tidewater Power company in Whiteville.

            Alford’s body was brought to Fairmont last night. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 at Stephens-Prevatte Funeral home…. Interment will follow in the Fairmont cemetery.

            Alford is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alford; his wife, the former Miss Miriam Mercer of Lumberton; and a 13-year-old son, Jerry, of Wilmington; two brothers, Jack of Fairmont and Hubert of Tennessee; and one sister, Miss Ruth Alford of Fairmont.

 

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Photo from Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Miriam Mercer Alford; parents, John Wade Alford Sr. and Elizabeth Osborn Alford; and siblings Hubert Alford, John Wade “Jack” Alford Jr., and Ruth Alford in this compilation We included the obituary of his sister Elizabeth Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Hal 1913 GA1, John Wade 1884 GA2, Robert Coleman 1853 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HALBERT HILL ALFORD

 

[Although he died in New York, we are also including his obituary here because he was born, lived most of his life, and is buried in North Carolina.]

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 15 August 1932

 

MAXTON, Aug. 13—The body of Halbert Hall [sic] Alford, 19-year-old Maxton youth, who was accidentally killed in an automobile wreck on Long Island early Friday morning is expected here by train Sunday morning.

            Funeral services will be conducted from the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lena A. Carter, here, Sunday afternoon and interment will be made in the family plot at Center church.

            Mr. Alford was a member of a prominent Maxton family, being the only son of Neill Alford and Annie Hill Alford, both deceased. He was also a grandson of the late Rev. H.C. Hill, D.D., widely known Presbyterian minister.

            The fatal accident occurred when the car driven by Alford ran into the rear end of a truck, killing him and his friend, Charles Cheney, Jr., 27, of Stephens, Ga. Both were employed at the State hospital, King’s Park, Long Island. They were returning to the hospital from Hoboken, N.J., when the accident occurred.

 

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Photo from Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Maxton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Sandy & Irv McWherter (The Cats Meow)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Neill Alford and Annie Hill Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Halbert Hill 1913 NC1, Neill 1867 NC2, Henry Clay 1831 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HAROLD LEE ALFORD

 

Hargett-Gilmore Funeral Service

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—_____ June 2000

 

HIGH POINT—Harold Lee Alford, 67, of 701 E. Green Drive, Apt. 811, died June 6, 2000, at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation For the Triad.

            He was born Oct. 21, 1932, in High Point, a son of Bennie and Eva Mae Alford Tyson, who both preceded him in death. He attended William Penn High School and served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.

            Surviving are his three daughters, Mrs. Sandra (James) Campbell Huntley, Miss Phyllis Alford Marsh of Thomasville and Mrs. Cynthia Renee Aughtry-Lindsay of High Point; a brother, Hubert Tyson of New York; nine grandchildren, Reggie Jefferson, Chad Alford, Brandon Alford, Brittany Marsh, Mia Campbell, Conchetta Alford, Tanya Aughtry, Michelle Aughtry and Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay; three great-grandchildren, Jada Aughtry-McInnis, Malik Peterson and Imon Pemberton; an aunt, Mrs. Lela Alford.

            Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Friendship Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens Cemetery….

            Hargett-Gilmore Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Carolina Biblical Gardens, High Point, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Terri Benfield & Deborah Conner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harold L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Helen Wilson Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Divorces: Harold Alford and Helen Alford, married 30 Sept 1956 in SC, were divorced on 28 Sept 1992 in Guilford Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Harold Lee Alford was born 21 Oct 1932 in Guilford Co., parent Eva Alford.

            Hargett-Gilmore Funeral Service traditionally services the African-American community.

 

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HARRIET ELIZABETH BUTNER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 22 February 2009

 

            Harriet Elizabeth Butner Alford, 82, of Carolina Springs, died Tuesday [February 17] at UNC Hospitals.

            She was born in Orange County to Raymond and Mahler Lloyd Butner. She was widow of the late John Alford. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Harrell Eugene Butner and Robert Borden Butner.

            She had operated daycares in the area for many years and up until retirement was a school crossing guard for 26 years. She was a member of the Carrboro United Methodist Church. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and she loved the many cats she had raised over the years.

            Surviving are her children and their spouses, Stanley Alford (Mary) of Asheboro; Rachel Waller (Billy) and Denise Kennedy (Kevin) both of Pittsboro; one grandson, Dean Graham, five step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            A graveside memorial service was held Friday at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery….

 

From Brooks & White Funeral Home, Roxboro:

 

Born 3/29/1926 Orange County, NC

Died 2/17/2009 and resided in Carrborro, NC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harriett B. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Carrboro, Orange Co., NC.

 

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HARRIETT TISHIE WILKINS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 29 March 1971

 

 

 

Photos from Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonboro, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Canns

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Jack Arnold Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Harriet Wilkins Alford was born 24 Sept 1910 in NC, daughter of Robert Wilkins and Julia Taylor. She died 27 March 1971 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Woodard Alford, age 21, married Tishie Wilkins, age 17, on 23 July 1928 in New Hanover Co., NC.

 

1900 CENSUS

 

Wilmington Ward 1 (District 64), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #134:

John F. Alford     head      24   b. Nov 1875    NC NC NC   married 2 years                              painter

Etta                       wife       23   b. Jan 1877      NC NC NC   0 children, 0 living

Morriss                 brother  22   b. Dec 1877     NC NC NC                                 painter

 

Harnett (District 63), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #219:

John H. Alford      head      80   b. Jan 1820      NC NC NC   married 37 years            farmer

Mary C.                 wife       59   b. Aug 1841    NC NC NC   7 children, 5 living

 

Harnett (District 63), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #220:

William R. Alford   head      27   b. Sept 1872    NC NC NC    married 4 years   fishing

Sophia                      wife       29   b. ___ 1871     NC NC NC    1 child, 1 living

John H.                     son     8/12   b. Aug 1899    NC NC NC

 

1910 CENSUS

Delgade (District 81), New Hanover Co., NC

 

Dwelling #205:

Morris Alford             head     34    NC NC NC       1st marriage 11 years      fisherman

Lila                             wife     34    NC NC NC       1st marriage 11 years

                                                                                   4 children, 3 living

Sallie F.                      dau         7    NC NC NC

Rudolph                      son         4    NC NC NC

Morris                         son         2    NC NC NC

 

Dwelling #206:

John F. Alford           head     39    NC NC NC       1st marriage 12 years      fisherman

Etta                             wife     37    NC NC NC       1st marriage 12 years

                                                                                   5 children, 2 living

Woodard                    son         3    NC NC NC

Lena                            dau    6/12    NC NC NC

 

1920 CENSUS

Harnett (District 92), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #8:

 

J.F. Alford                 head                     49      NC NC NC      fisherman

Katie                           wife                      43      NC NC NC

Woodard                    son                       14

Evelina                        dau                       11

[In Dwelling #7 is the family of John’s brother William Robert Thomas Alford, listed as R.T. Alford]

 

            Her husband’s lineage: Woodard Franklin 1906 NC1, John Franklin 1873 NC2, John H. ???? NC3.

 

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HARRY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—12 Jun