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NORTH CAROLINA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

First Names: K – Z

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 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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KATHARINE RUEDA ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday 30 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RALEIGH—Katharine Rueda Alford, 29, of 6205 North Hills Drive, Apartment D, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001. Katharine was born September 19, 1971 in Venezuela to Santiago Rueda-Williamson and the late Blanca Alford de Rueda. She was employed in food service for Wake County Public Schools. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel….

            Surviving: father, Santiago Rueda-Williamson of Fairfax, VA; brother, Santiago Arturo Rueda and wife, Diamela of Zebulon; sister, Maria Gabriela Rueda of Falls Church, VA; nieces, Adriana Carolina Murias, Alexandra Elena Rueda; nephews, Santiago Andres Rueda, Samuel Alejandro Rueda….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katharine R. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Blanca Alford de Rueda, in this compilation.

 

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KATHERINE BAILEY ALFORD ECHOLS

AAFA #0364

Mother of John Alford Echols, AAFA #0365; and Ruth Dale Echols McNinch, AAFA #0368

 

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Photo from AAFA files

 

Photo from engagement announcement

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 16 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005, In Remembrance

 

MACCLESFIELD [Edgecomb Co.]—Katherine Alford Echols, 92, died Thursday [June 14].

            Funeral service Sunday 3:00 p.m. at the Macclesfield Presbyterian Church.... Burial in Macclesfield Cemetery.

            Mrs. Echols taught school for over 35 years and served as a Elder in Macclesfield Presbyterian Church and was the pianist for many years.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Linda Winstead Alford, and husband, Rev. Joseph Todd Echols, Sr. Mrs. Echols attended the Flora-McDonald School in Red Springs, NC.

            Surviving: daughters, Linda Echols Perry of Williamsport, MD, Mary Echols Clark of Littleton, NC, Ruth Echols McNinch of Carrollton, GA; sons, Joe T. Echols Jr. of Richfield, NC, Charles L. Echols of St. Cloud, MN, John A. Echols of Rocky Mount; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren....

            Arrangements by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro, NC.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry L.M. Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine A. Echols (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 March 1909, but her death date is listed as 13 June 2001, last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lawrence O’Bryan Alford and Linda Mae Winstead Walton Alford; twin brother, Wilbur Hollis Alford; and brother Charles Winstead Alford in this compilation.

            Engagement announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 10 November 1935

 

 

            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.

            Her lineage: Katherine Bailey 1909 NC1, Lawrence O’Bryan 1868 NC2, Henry Hardy 1826 NC3, Exum 1788 NC4.

 

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NNNN KATHERINE EVA “KITTIE” ALFORD CAMPBELL

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 27 Novembe 1975

 

 

Photo from Parkton Cemetery, Parkton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Never Ever Forget……

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Julius Elias Alford and Mary Ellen McGirt Alford; and sister Maida McLaurin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Kittie Eva Alford, age 24, married Edward K. Campbell, age 29, in Robeson Co., NC, on 2 Aug 1905.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Katherine Eva 1880 NC1, Julius Elias 1849 NC2, Jacob 1789 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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KATHERINE JAMES ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 9 September 1994

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Katherine J. Alford, 79, of 634 Knollwood Drive died Thursday, Sept. 8, 1994. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Chapel.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, JD Burleson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 May 1915, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            From North Carolina Deaths, 1931–1994 (FamilySearch.org): Katherine James Alford was born 30 May 1915 in Davidson Co., the daughter of Arthur James and Sirona Newsome.

            Her husband, James Hamilton “Pete” Alford, was born 31 Aug 1910, the only child of Millard Clemmond Alford and an unknown first wife, if they were married. Milliard Alford, age 21 born NC, is listed on the 1910 census, April 30, as a single boarder in Wadesboro, Anson Co., NC. In 1920, James H. Alford, age 10, is living with his father and stepmother inThomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Barbara Ann Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Hamilton “Pete” 1910 NC1, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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NNNN KATHERINE MARIAN “KATIE” COOKSEY GREENE ALFORD

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

 

CHARLOTTE NEWS

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 11 February 1985

 

 

In another article:

 

CHARLOTTE NEWS

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 10 February 1985

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Nov 1907 [different than gravestone but probably correct] and died _____ Feb 1985, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Nallie Washington Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            She was the daughter of Lloyd H. Cooksey and Mamie Richardson. She is listed with them on the 1910 census, Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC, age 2.

            Lloyd was murdered on 8 Feb 1913 [NC Deaths]:

 

DAILY OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 February 1913

 

 

            In 1920, Mamie Waters, widow, is in Beech Springs, Spartanburg Co., SC, with four daughters:

 

Mamie Waters      head      33     SC SC SC        widow

Katy                      dau        14     SC SC SC

Aretta                    dau        10     SC SC SC

Marie                    dau          8     SC SC SC

Vergie                   dau          1     SC SC SC

 

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KATHLEEN JANELLE ALFORD HERING

AAFA #0882

 

Biggs Funeral Home

Roberson, Martin Co., NC—_____ March 2020

 

November 24, 1931 - March 19, 2020

 

            Kathleen Alford Hering (Kathy), 88, died peacefully in her sleep on March 19, 2020 in Greenville, North Carolina.

            She was born in 1931 in Center, Texas, to Benjamin Meador Alford and Clara Baker Alford. Kathleen was Valedictorian of Center High School, Center, Texas in 1949 and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in business administration in 1951.

            In 1952 she met the love of her life, Lee Hering, while employed with Texaco in Houston, Texas and they were married in 1953. They had two children, Gregory Lee and Lisa Kathleen. Kathy and Lee’s marriage lasted for 66 years until her death. In the 1960’s Kathleen was busy raising their children while also president of the Houston Chapter, Women’s Auxiliary of Certified Public Accountants.

            After retirement, Lee and Kathy traveled and lived for a while in Germany, England, and different parts of the United States and she was interested in the history of her English ancestors. She and Lee retired to Arizona and remained there for 12 years before moving to Hamilton, North Carolina.

            Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, her half sisters Myrial Reed Hughes and Louise Reed Sheffield, and half brother Robert Reed and others.

            She is survived by her husband, Lee Hering of Hamilton, North Carolina, her son Gregory Hering of Huntsville, Alabama, her daughter, Lisa Hering of Hamilton, North Carolina, granddaughter Nicole Hering, grandson Lucas Hering, both of Huntsville, Alabama, sister and brother-in-law Barbara Alford Clark and John Clark of Irving, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

            Her ashes will be laid to rest in the McGregor City Cemetery, McGregor, Texas with a memorial service at a date to be specified.

FAG photo requested 7/20/2023 – her daughter, Lisa Hering, reported that her ashes have not yet been buried in McGregor Cemetery. As of this date, her husband is still alive in NC.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Benjamin Meador Alford and Clara Baker Reed Cammack Alford; and half-sisters Louise Elizabeth Alford Savino, Marjorie Helen “Tootsie” Alford Holcomb Johnson, Ona Elizabeth Alford Simon, Wynonah “Mimi” Alford Lines, and Zelda Alford Rogers Ridgway in Texas Obituaries.

            From Texas, Select County Marrage Records (Ancestry): Kathleen Janelle Alford married Henry Lee Hering on 17 Oct 1953 in Shelby Co., TX.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            Her lineage: Kathleen Janelle 1931 TX1, Benjamin Meador 1877 TX2, Allen Josiah 1844 AL3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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KATHLEEN ARRIEL SHEPARD ALFORD RICHARDSON

 

DAILY SOUTHERNER

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—Monday, 20 August 2007

 

            Kathleen Richardson, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Tarboro. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Carlisle Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park.

            Richardson was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ray Richardson, and son, Clarence Lee Richardson.

            Richardson is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Alford of Tarboro, and Carol Pistolis and husband Charlie of Greensboro; a son, Ray Richardson and wife Vicky of Tarboro; two brothers, Rev. Willie Shepard Jr. of Wilmington, and Jimmy Shepard of Tarboro; step-mother Iris Shepard Rochelle of Tarboro; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

            …. Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

FAG photo requested 10/25/2023

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathleen S. Richardson (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Nov 1920, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of her first husband, Bruce Jesse Alford, in Massachusetts Obituaries.

 

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KENDRICK AVERY ALFORD

 

Colvin Funeral Home

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—_____ December 2015

 

            Kendrick Alford, age 35 of Lumberton, NC passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Southeastern Medical Center, Lumberton, NC….

            Singletary Cemetery, Bladenboro, NC.

 

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Kendrick Alford

Photos from Singletary Cemetery, Butters, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen

 

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

            See the obituary of his brother Garrett S. Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Kendrick Avery Alford was born 6 Sept 1980 in Robeson Co., son of Billy Ray McCallum and Julia Nannette Alford.

 

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NNNN KENNETH WILLARD ALFORD

 

NASHVILLE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 29 April 1999

 

 

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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 show that Kenneth W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Feb 1928, last residence Nashville, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Clara Mae Hester Alford; daughter Susan Kennette Alford; father, Joseph Benjamin Alford; and siblings Clyde E. “Gene” Alford, Francis Arthur Alford Sr., Joseph Montague Alford, Julia Viola Alford Robertson, 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: Kenneth Willard 1928 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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NNNN KILPATRICK ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 15 November 1951

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Underwood Alford; sons Daniel Russell Alford, Grover Lee Alford, and Luther Gilbert Alford; and brothers Charles Wesley Alford and Simon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Kilpatrick 1865 NC1, Hyatt B. 1826 NC2, Gilbert 1790 NC3, Isaac 1748 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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NNNN KITTY ADELINE ELIZABETH WHITAKER ALFORD

Mother of Barbara Alford Holland, AAFA #1426

Aunt of Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce, AAFA #0341

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 21 February 2002

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kitty W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Roscoe Calvin Alford; and daughter Mary Katherine “Kay” Alford Rowland in this compilation.

 

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NNNN LACENIE JANE PEED ALFORD

Mother of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 28 May 1956

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, RTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Herndon Alford Sr.; and children Burnice Lloyd Alford, Forrest Peed “Buck” Alford, Ruth Holt Alford Utley, Thomas Herndon Alford Jr., and William Dallas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her daughters Mary Alford Witt and Nellie Ross Alford Cummings in Tennessee Obituaries.

 

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LACOLA ALFORD WASHINGTON

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 25 June 2008

 

DURHAM—Mrs. Lacola Alford Washington, 74, of 715 Rippling Stream Rd., died Saturday, June 21 at Durham Regional Hospital.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 at Peace Missionary Baptist Church…. Interment will follow in Glennview Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Washington attended Durham Public Schools and graduated in the Hillside Class of 1952. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, she was employed as an Industry Occupational Instructor at the National Center for Health Statistics until she retired.

            She is survived by one son, Ricky D. Washington and five daughters, Debra W. Tolliver (Jesse), Marsha W. Lyles (Michael), Tammy F. Washington, Norma Washington and Sadina Washington.

            …. Arrangements by Burthey Funeral Services.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Petrina Avants

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lacola A. Washington (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 March 1934, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

 

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LAKINA P. ALFORD

 

Wiseman Mortuary

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—_____ May 2017

 

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February 20, 1975 ~ May 26, 2017

 

            Miss LaKina P. Alford, age 42 of 1502 Grandview Drive Fayetteville, NC departed this life on May 26, 2017.

            Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 PM in the First Baptist Church in Stedman, NC. Burial: Rockfish Memorial Park.

            She is survived by: mother, Janet Alford; father, Garry (Romesia) Robinson; daughter, Andryana Alford; brother, Garry Alford; adopted father, Arnold Williams; grandmother, Gloria Gilliam; god-sister, Tressa Mitchner and a host of other relatives and friends.

            There will be a viewing on Saturday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Wiseman Mortuary….

No gravestone

 

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

            In 2019 a Find A Grave photographer reported that LaKina has no gravestone in Rockfish Memorial Park.

 

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LALA R. BATCHELOR ALFORD

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

Grandmother of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—15 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

PILOT—Lala Batchelor Alford of Pilot went to her eternal rest on August 14, 1997. Mrs. Alford was predeceased by her husband Zollie F. Alford and a grandson Floyd S. Alford Jr.

            Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Pilot Baptist Church located at the intersection of Hwy. 39 and Old Hwy. 64 in Pilot. Interment, Alford Family Cemetery, Pilot, N.C.

            Surviving are daughter, Dorothy A. Batton of Bunn; sons, F. Shelby Alford and Cloyce B. Alford of Raleigh; James B. “Hoss” Alford and Johnny H. Alford of Pilot; fourteen grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Special caretakers Mildred Johnson and Hallie Wheeless....

            The family will receive friends 7–9 p.m. Friday, August 15, at Family Funeral Care, Zebulon, NC.

 

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 Lala B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 Sept 1900, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Zollie Floyd Alford; and children Cloyce Batchelor Alford, Dorothy Nell Alford Batton, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., James Barbee “Hoss” Alford, and Johnny Howard Alford in this compilation.

            From:

 

TELEGRAPH HERALD

Dubuque, IA—17 April 1996

 

PILOT, N.C. (AP)—Betty Pearce rode her bathtub to safety when a tornado ripped through this small village, tearing her house down around her and flinging her into the woods....

            Johnny Alford checked on his 95-year-old mother, Lala Alford, who rode the storm out in a white-frame house. The house lost its front porch, but Lala Alford wasn’t hurt.

            “She’s strong and has a direct line to God,” Alford said.

 

            Lala was the daughter of Noah H. Batchelor and Abidenor White “Aby” Alford.

            Her maternal Alford lineage:

 

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LARRY CARL ALFORD, SR;

 

THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Thursday, 9 October 2014

 

            Rev. Larry Alford, 56, of the Taylortown municipality, Pinehurst, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at FirstHealth Hospice House, in Pinehurst.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 5422 Raeford Road, Fayetteville. Viewings will be held Friday, Oct. 10, 4:30 – 6 p.m., at Simon Funeral Home Chapel, Southern Pines; and Saturday, Oct. 11, 10–11 a.m., at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 5013 Bostic Road, Raeford. Burial will be in Academy Heights Cemetery, Taylortown [Moore Co.].

            He is survived by his wife, Angela; children, Larry Junior (Julia) and Kimberly Alford; brothers, James, Martin, Edward, Arthur and Lorenzo Alford; sisters, Lottie Mason, Mary Adams; two grandchildren; and other relatives.

            Service provided by Simon Funeral Home of 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 do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son Bradley Alexander Alford; and father, Leroy A. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Larry Carl Alford, black, was born 25 June 1958 in Moore Co., son of Leroy Alford and Minnie Mae Ketter.

            His lineage: Larry Carl 1958 NC1, Leroy A. 1931 SC2, Percy 1885 SC3.

 

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LARRY CHRISTOPHER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 21 September 2014

 

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FOUR OAKS—Sergeant First Class Larry Christopher “Chris” Alford, age 39, of 2205 Thompson Road went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Tuesday at Four Oaks First Baptist Church in Four Oaks…. Burial will follow in Four Oaks City Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

            Chris was born on March 26, 1975 in Johnston County.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Don Alford; paternal grandfathers, Master Sergeant Kermit Vinson and David H. Alford, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Fletcher and Viola Ellis.

            Chris retired from the U.S. Army as a Green Beret and served in tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chris was an Eagle Scout and a member of Four Oaks Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his parents, Nancy and Dennis Benson of Four Oaks, daughter, Ashley Alford of Gibsonville; sisters, June A. Blue and husband, Lewis of Carthage and Lori A. Norris and husband, Rodney of Four Oaks; brother, Dennis D. Benson, Jr. of Four Oaks; maternal grandmother, Lessie M. Vinson of Four Oaks; and special aunts, uncles and nieces.

            The family will receive friends at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks from 6:00PM to 8:000PM Monday….

 

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Photos from Four Oaks Town Cemetery, Four Oaks, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Vee – LM on bio page 9/20/2016 – again 3/29/2017

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Vee

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            His lineage: Larry Christopher 1975 NC1, Larry Don 1940 NC2, David Hunter 1919 NC3, David Hunter 1885 NC4, Mordecai 1850 NC5, John F. 1818 NC6.

 

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LARRY DARNELL ALFORD

 

Holloway Memorial Funeral Home

Durham, Durham Co., NC—_____ March 2016

 

No Photo Loaded

 

            Larry Darnell Alford departed his life on March 25, 2016.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, mother Kathy Alford, fathers Melvin Godbolt and Larry Baines, two daughters and one sister.

            The funeral will be held at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Burial at Glennview Cemetery in Durham, NC.

 

In another article:

 

WNCN.com – CBS News, North Carolina

Friday, 25 March 2016

 

Larry Alford and Brenda Whitaker (Alford and Whitaker families)

Larry Alford and Brenda Whitaker

 

NEIGHBOR HEARS SHOTS FIRED AS MAN, WOMAN MURDERED IN DURHAM

 

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN)—A man and woman were found shot to death in a car early Friday morning, and a neighbor said he heard “about seven shots” when they were killed.

            Durham Police were called to the 100 block of Lodge Street just after 12:20 a.m. Police identified the victims as Larry Alford, 40, and Brenda Whitaker, 34, both of Durham. The deaths are being investigated as homicides, police said.

            Alford went to Hillside High School. His sister told CBS North Carolina she was too devastated to speak.

            Whitaker, the mother of two children, was about to be a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding, CBS North Carolina has learned.

            Neighbor George Thompson … said he heard about seven shots…. Thompson said he recognized a picture of Alford and said he walked in the neighborhood often.

FAG photo requested 9/1/2020

 

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

 

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LARRY JONES ALFORD, JR.

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 15 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Larry Jones Alford Jr., 38, of Tarboro Road, Youngsville [Franklin Co.], passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

            He was the son of Jones Alford and the late Charlotte Arnold Alford. Mr. Alford was employed as a framer with Stock Builders.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his father and step-mother, Jones and Pam Alford of Youngsville; a brother, Michael Alford of Louisburg; a sister, Rhonda Guin and her husband, Gary, of Louisburg; two sons, Larry Jones Alford III of Franklinton and Tyler Alford of Youngsville; and his grandparents, Helen and Cearnes Arnold of Louisburg.

            Funeral services were held Sept. 13 in the Flat Rock Baptist Church.... Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Wayne Privette, Benjie Freeman, Mike Robbins, Gary Guin, Danny Griffin and Mark Knight.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larry J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Oct 1966.

 

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LARS WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 12 October 2011

 

February 9, 1973 - May 19, 2011

 

            Lars William Alford of Raleigh, NC passed away May 19, 2011 at the age of 38. He died from a fatal head injury resulting from an accidental fall. He was surrounded by his family during his last moments.

            Lars spent his formative years with his family living in Lothian and then Potomac, MD living a life full of adventure. He loved to travel, surf, ski, skateboard and cook. His love of these allowed him to experience living in Colorado where he worked as a snowboard instructor. He had the opportunity to cook in restaurants from Vermont to the Florida Keys. He owned and operated his own bar and club called Hidaway in Greenville, NC. His love of music led him to become a DJ as well to produce a few recordings.

            Lars is survived by his parents, William and Gunilla Alford, of Raleigh who adopted him as an infant and by his sister, Mia Hrabec, of Cary, NC. He is also survived by his biological family whom he met later in his life, grandfather Paul Johnson, brother Jason Fortier, and sister Brandy Frye. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins from both families and a host of friends all around the world.

            A Memorial to celebrate his life will be held at the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The memorial will begin at 8:00 am Sunday October 16, 2011….

 

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

 

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LARUE ALFORD KING

AAFA #0701

Sister of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707

 

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Photo from Strickland Funeral Home

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Monday, 8 February 2016

 

January 31, 1920 - February 7, 2016

 

BUNN—Mrs. LaRue Alford King, 96, passed away Sunday at her home.

            Mrs. King was born in Franklin County to the late Benjamin Smith Alford and Lula Stallings Alford. She retired from the North Carolina Medical Society as the Assistant to the Executive Director after over 30 years of service. Mrs. King was the oldest member of Bunn United Methodist Church where her father was one of the founding members and instrumental in constructing the church.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, February 10, 2016 at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bunn Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. King is survived by her children, Judy LaRue King of Durham, Robert Wayne King & wife Susan of Youngsville and Angie King Byrd & husband Doug of Bunn; sisters, Marjorie Mathias and Sallie Pappas, both of Raleigh; grandchildren, Robert King & wife Jessica of Zebulon, Kenneth King of Tucker, GA, John King of Louisburg and Matthew King & wife Lauren of Zebulon; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Robert Burns King….

 

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Photo from Bunn Memorial Gardens, Bunn, Franklin 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, Benjamin Smith Alford Sr. and Lula Ford Stallings Alford; and siblings Benjamin Randolph “Ran” Alford Sr., Frances Ophelia Alford, Freddy Lemuel Alford, James Marget Alford, and John D. “Buck” Alford 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: LaRue 1920 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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NNNN LAUDIA DONA ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 February 1972

 

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, DLC

 

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

            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, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, 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: Laudie Alford, age 20, married Vernon Williams, age 19, on 28 Dec 1923 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Laudia 1903 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN LAURA GERTRUDE ALFORD SHEARIN

Grandmother of James Arthur Shearin, AAFA #0313

Grandaunt of James Otis Sorrell, AAFA #0314; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 8 January 1979

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Taylor Huguely

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laura Shearin (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Dec 1894 and died _____ Jan 1979, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Simon Alford and Genoa Hicks Allen Alford; and siblings Flora Katherine “Kate” Alford Massey, Joanna Pearl Alford Watkins, Leila Alford Callahan, Lumas Macon Alford, Viola Ethel Alford Shearin, and William Rickman “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Laura Gertrude 1894 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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LAURA LEWIS ALFORD MARTIN

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 July 2003

 

            Mrs. Laura Lewis Alford Martin, 90, of Brunswick, NC, died peacefully surrounded by her family, on Monday, July 14, 2003, in Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville.

            She was born in Fairmont [Robeson Co.], NC on May 20, 1913, and was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Alford, who died in 1924 at the age of seven, and by her parents, the late James P. and Eva Dahlia Lewis Alford.

            She was a member of the Whiteville United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Ladies Bible Class. She was a member of the Town and Country Garden Club, and in February of 2002 received a twenty-five year membership certificate from the South Whiteville Extension and Community Association at their annual Achievement Day program. She worked in the Dietary Department at New Hope School in the 1950’s and in 1957 began working at Columbus County Hospital as a Nurses’ Assistant until her retirement in 1971.

            Surviving are a daughter, Judy Vann Watts of Brunswick, NC, two sons, Jimmy Martin also of Brunswick, NC and Seth Dean Martin and wife Jennifer of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren, Gina Elliott and husband Ted, Randy Kienholz and wife Kim, Jeff Martin, and Pam Thibault and husband Tim; two step-grandchildren, Kelly Long and husband Glenn and Ken House and wife Tanya; six great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Dylan Elliott, Nicholas Thibault, Mary Margaret and Tyler Dart, and Nathan Ely.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003, in the Whiteville United Methodist Church…. Interment will follow in the Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC.

            Active pallbearers will be Dr. Clyde Burns, David Hooks, James Pait, Frank Hamilton, Harold Sessions, and Jerry Hall….

            She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will surely be missed by all who had the opportunity to know her….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, BLChadwick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Laura A. Martin (SS# issued in NC), last residence Brunswick, Columbus Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Purvis Alford and Eva Dahlia Lewis Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Laura Lewis Martin, divorced, was born 20 May 1913 in Robeson Co., NC, daughter of _____ Alford. She died 14 July 2003 in Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC.

            Marriage announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 23 July 1939

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Laura Lewis 1913 NC1, James Purvis 1879 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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LAWRENCE ERNEST ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—24 January 2018

 

ROCKY MOUNT—Lawrence Ernest Alford, age 85, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018.

            Born in Franklin County, NC on June 6, 1932, he was the son of the late Lawrence “Jake” Sydney Alford and Katie “Chick” Elizabeth Moore. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Sadie Mae Alford Pridgen.

            Lawrence lived in Rocky Mount for 61 years. He worked as an accountant for the City of Rocky Mount and Hardee’s Food Systems. Lawrence ended his career as a self-employed bookkeeper. He always felt fortunate to be able to make a living doing what he enjoyed. Lawrence was a dedicated family man and thoughtful friend and neighbor. He will be missed by all who knew him.

            Lawrence leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife of 62 years, Lucille Wrenn Alford; daughters, Quinn Thomas of Raleigh, Cheryl Bentley of Rocky Mount, and Marcie Daniels and husband, Charlie, of Ft. Worth, TX. He is also survived by grandchildren, Miles Alford, Marlie Daniels, and Amberlie Daniels; and nephew, Billy Pridgen, and wife, Donna, of Cary.

            A Private Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

            Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804….

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, AnnMarie

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Lawrence Sidney Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Lawrence Ernest 1932 NC1, Lawrence Sidney 1894 NC2, Lawrence Sidney 1851 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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NNNN LAWRENCE O’BRYAN ALFORD

Father of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364

Grandfather of John Alford Echols, AAFA #0365; and Ruth Dale Echols McNinch, AAFA #0368

 

Photo from mcruth1513’s [Ruth Dale Echols McNinch, AAFA #0368] Winstead Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

From AAFA files

The Lawrence O’Bryan Alford Family

Twins Wilbur and Katherine, mother Linda Winstead Alford,

Charles (in lap) and father Lawrence Alford.

Taken in Wilson, NC, about 1912/13.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 8 August 1938

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Linda Mae Winstead Walton Alford; children Charles Winstead Alford, Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, and Wilbur Hollis Alford; father Henry Hardy Alford; and brothers Benjamin Joseph Alford and LeRoy Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            Lawrence’s middle name is spelled O’Brian in his obituary, but his daughter Katherine spelled it O’Bryan in the records she provided to AAFA. No other available records list his middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lawrence O’Bryan 1868 NC1, Henry Hardy 1826 NC2, Exum 1788 NC3.

 

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LAWRENCE SIDNEY ALFORD, JR.

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Monday, 5 July 1976

 

            Lawrence Sidney Alford Jr., 82, died Sunday [July 4].

            He was son of the late Lawrence Sidney Alford Sr. and Susan Arrington Alford, and a native of Franklin County. He resided at 1102 Neal Street. He was a retired farmer.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Alford; one daughter; Mrs. Sadie Mae Alford Pridgen of Rocky Mount; one son, Lawrence Ernest Alford of Rocky Mount; two brothers, Sam of Henderson and Frank Alford of Charlotte; four grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Rocky Mount, with burial in Pineview Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Dec 1893 and died _____ July 1976, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son Lawrence Ernest Alford; mother, Susan Parker Arrington Alford; and siblings Clarence Parker “Sam” Alford, Fannie Bell Alford Perry, Frank Oliver Alford, 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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Lawrence Sidney 1894 NC1, Lawrence Sidney 1851 NC2, Bennett Henry 1818 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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LEAMON LUKE ALFORD

Brother of John Clellon “Buck” Alford, AAF #1539

Uncle of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 26 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

Dec. 26, 1922–Nov. 25, 1998

 

WENDELL—Leamon Luke Alford, 75, of 6625 Lake Myra Rd., died Wednesday morning at Rex Hospital. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Hester Pearl Alford; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Faye Alford of Wendell; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Danny Miles of Wendell, Sue and Rex Ray of Clayton, Donna and Hal Boyette of Clayton; mother, Annie Medlin Alford; sisters, Gladys Honeycutt, Ann “Lib” Curtis and Grace Tutor, all of Wendell, Wilma Woodard of Raleigh; brothers, John “Buck” Alford of Raleigh, Ed Alford of Rolesville, Herman Alford of Wendell; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

            He was predeceased by his father, Luke Alford and sister, Lois Honeycutt....

            The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home....

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leamon L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Dec 1922, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hester Pearl Williams Alford; parents, Luke Foster Alford (with family photo) and Annie Medlin Alford; and siblings Charles Edward Alford, Gladys Ellen Alford Honeycutt, Herman Smith Alford, John Clellon “Buck” Alford, Lois Lee Alford Honeycutt, and Wilma Doris Alford Woodard in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Leamon Luke 1922 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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LEE WHITEHURST ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 August 2006

 

WHITAKERS [Nash Co.]—Lee Whitehurst Alford, 70, died Monday, August 7, 2006.

            He was born in Pitt County, August 27, 1935, son of the late Jesse Alford and Lillie Whitehurst Alford.

            His brother, Johnny Alford, preceded him in death.

            Mr. Alford was owner and operator of Lee’s Grocery in Whitakers; former member of Whitakers Lions Club, Whitakers Volunteer Fire Department, Whitakers Mens Auxiliary, Enfield Hunting Club and Whitakers BBQ Club.

            Those left to cherish his memory are daughter, Susan Johnson and husband, Mitch of Littleton, NC; son, Kenneth Alford and wife, Janice of Elm City, NC; sister, Elizabeth Tyson and husband, Ronald of Oak City, NC; brothers, Jesse Alford and wife, Christine of Tarboro, NC and Clayton Alford of New Port News, VA; grandchildren, Wade, Dillon, Neil and Travis….

            A gathering to celebrate his life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2006, at the chapel of Johnson Funerals and Cremations.... Burial will follow at Whitakers Town Cemetery....

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, DHathaway-Girdley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jesse Alford Sr. and Fannie Lydia Whitehurst Alford; and brother Jesse Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Ellis Clayton Alford in Virginia Obituaries; of his brother Gene Alton Alford in Nevada Obituaries; and of his brother James Robert Alford in California Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Lee Whitehurst Alford, white, was born 27 Aug 1935 in Bethel, Pitt Co., NC, son of Jesse Alford and Lillie Whitehurst.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5. Lee’s father, Jesse Alford, is not listed in this genealogy, but he is on the 1920 census with the family.

            His lineage: Lee Whitehurst 1935 NC1, Jesse 1901 NC2, Jesse 1861 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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NNNN LEILA ALFORD CALLAHAN

Grandaunt of James Arthur Shearin, AAFA #0313; and James Otis Sorrell, AAFA #0314; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

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Posted to her Find A Grave memorial by HSB

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 22 May 1932

 

 

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 parents, Simon Alford and Genoa Hicks Allen Alford; and siblings Flora Katherine “Kate” Alford Massey, Joanna Pearl Alford Watkins, Laura Gertrude Alford Shearin, Lumas Macon Alford, Viola Ethel Alford Shearin, and William Rickman “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Leila Callahan died 21 May 1932 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. She was born 24 May [year blank] in Wake Co., daughter of Simon Alford and Jennie Allen.

            From NC Marriages: Leila Alford, age 22 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Alford, married Charles R. Callahan, age 24 son of A.E. and Harriett Callahan, on 12 Apr 1914 in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Leila 1892 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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NNNN LELA FERN ALFORD HARRIS

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 12 October 1995

 

 

Photo from Westfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Trinity, Randolph Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Polly Fry Hagerman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela A. Harris (SS# issued in IL) was born 25 July 1912, last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Charles Leonard “Punkin” Alford and Clarence Wynton “Bud” Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #16.

            Her lineage: Lela Fern 1912 KS1, Charles Wynton 1877 IN/KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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LELA T. ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 12 February 2006

 

GREENSBORO—Lela Alford, 100, died February 11, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Hoover’s Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela T. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 May 1907, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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NNNN LENA MAE STURDIVANT ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 6 September 1981

 

 

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 Lena Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Sept 1919 and died _____ Sept 1981, last residence Baltimore, MD.

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

            From NC Marriages: Oscar Alford, age 21, son of Essex Alford and Roseta Alford, and Lena Mae Studervant, age 20, daughter of _____ and Lodie Studervant were married on 17 Apr 1938 in Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            From NC Divorces: Lena and Oscar Alford were divorced on 28 Sept 1964 in Johnston Co., NC.

            Oscar married his second wife, Dorothy Vivian Mickens Alford, in 1977. We included her obituary in Maryland Obituaries.

 

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LENA RIVERS ALFORD EDMONDSON

 

DAILY SOUTHERNER

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—31 July 2009

 

            Lena Alford Edmondson, 94, of Conetoe, died Thursday, July 30, 2009.            Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday…. Burial will follow in the Conetoe United Methodist Church Cemetery in Conetoe.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edmondson.

            Mrs. Edmondson is survived by a loving family including four daughters, Martha Mayo of Conetoe, Sue Long of Youngsville, Faye Phykitt and husband Howard of Rocky Mount and Jean White and husband Sherwood of Tarboro; two sons, Bob Edmondson and wife Esther of Tarboro, and Bill Edmondson and wife Betty of Rocky Mount; a sister, Louise Babcock of Wilmington, 12 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

            …. Funeral arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro.

 

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Photos from Conetoe Methodist Church, Conetoe, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anonymous (#48052754)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena A. Edmondson (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Oct 1914, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Zebulon Alford and Lillian Harris Alford; and siblings Mary Elizabeth Alford and Zebulon Vance Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Lena Rivers Alford was born 28 Oct 1914 in Edgecombe Co., daughter of Zeb Alford and Lillian Harris.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Lena Rivers 1914 NC1, Zebulon 1888 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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LEON ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 February 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

BLADENBORO—Leon Alford, 57, of 1931 Zion Hill Church Road died Monday [February 7] in Bladen County Hospital.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Bryant Swamp Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Singletary Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Pauline Alford; two daughters, Gladystine Willoughby of Williamsburg, Va., and Jacqueline Alford of Bladenboro; two sons, Levon Alford and Jonathan Alford, both of Bladenboro; three brothers, Arey Alford of Lumberton, Leroy Alford of Bladenboro and James R. Alford of Bronx, N.Y.; and a sister, Lena M. Stokes of Lumberton.

 

Photo from Singletary Cemetery, Bladenboro, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Dove

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 3 Sept 1942 and died _____ Feb 2000, last residence Bladenboro, Bladen Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Avery “Joe” Alford, with additional information, James Franklin Alford, and (twin) Leroy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Ray Alford in New York Obituaries.

 

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NNNN LEON HARMON ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 20 May 1979

 

 

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Photos from Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernersville, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, isabel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leon Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 July 1915 and died _____ May 1979, last residence Kernersville, Forsyth Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his daughter Sara Alford Allred in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his first wife, Thelma Inez McDowell Alford Herndon; and son Leon Levern “Buck” Alford in Florida Obituaries; and of his father, Harlee M. Alford; and sisters Flossie Mae Alford Grainger and Sallie Jane Alford Woodward in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From Florida, Divorce Index (Ancestry): Leon and Thelma Alford were divorced in 1955 in Hillsboro Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Leon Harmon 1915 SC1, Harlee M. 1874 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur 1775 SC5.

 

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LEONA REBECCA HANNAH BURNETT ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 31 December 2014

 

August 14, 1924-December 28, 2014

 

RALEIGH—Leona R. Alford, 90 of Wake Forest, passed away, Sunday morning, December 28, 2014 at Universal Healthcare Raleigh.

            Born in Marlboro Co., SC, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Oma Hannah.

            Leona is survived by her only living sister Virgie Long and her three sons Thomas Burnett and wife Joan, Harold Burnett and Steve Burnett and wife Diane. Leona is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grand children and nieces and nephews.

            …. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 2, 2015 at Montlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.

            The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the love and care provided by the staff at Universal Health Care and Liberty Hospice of Raleigh.

            Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC….

FAG photo requested 10/27/2023

 

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

            Her middle name is from the funeral home memorial.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 23 April 2008

 

            Leroy Alford, 68, 208 East Stalling St, Clayton, April 20. Funeral 1 p.m., Thursday, Hood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hood Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Forest Hills Cemetery, Clayton, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Mike Steward – LM on bio page 1/17/2024

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Mike Steward

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Apr 1939, last residence Fuquay-Varina, Wake Co., NC.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

 

Colvin Funeral Home

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—_____ December 2015

 

Mr. Leroy Alford

 

September 3, 1942 - December 7, 2015

 

            Mr. Leroy Alford, age 73 of 27 Milan Avenue, Lumberton, NC, passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at Southeastern Medical Center, Lumberton, NC….

            Singletary Cemetery, Bladenboro, NC.

 

 

Leroy Alford

Photos from Singletary Cemetery, Butters, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Courtney Pait

 

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

            See the obituaries of his brothers Avery “Joe” Alford, with additional information, James Franklin Alford, and (twin) Leon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Ray Alford in New York Obituaries.

 

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LEROY A. ALFORD, SR.

 

THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 July 2014

 

            Leroy Alford, 83, of the Taylortown municipality, Pinehurst, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at his home.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Taylortown…. Burial will follow at Galilee Cemetery.

            Survivors include daughters, Lottie Mason and Mary Adams (Roosevelt); sons, James (Sarah), Martin (Penelope), Leroy (Gwendolyn), Larry (Angela), Lorenzo (Sandra), and Arthur; 14 grandchildren with two, Bradley and Timothy, having preceded him in death; 33 great-grandchildren; three special cousins, Emma, Geneva, and Ellen; and a host of other relatives.

            Service provided by Simon Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

FAG photo requested 1/7/2024

 

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

            See the obituary of his son Larry Carl Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From U.S. Public Records Index, 1950–1993, Volume 1 (Ancestry): Leroy A. Alford Sr., listed in Pinehurst, NC, and West End, NC, was born 11 June 1931.

            His lineage: Leroy A. 1931 SC1, Percy 1885 SC2.

 

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LEROY FRANKLIN ALFORD

Uncle of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 1 August 1947

 

 

L.F. ALFORD DIES IN REX HOSPITAL

VETERAN NEWS AND OBSERVER EMPLOYEE WAS WITH PAPER FOR NEARLY 53 YEARS

 

            LeRoy Franklin Alford, whose nearly 53 years with The News and Observer ranked him second in length of service only to Editor Josephus Daniels, died last night in Rex Hospital. He was 74 years of age.

            Despite ill health of the past few years, Mr. Alford had continued as mechanical superintendent of the paper, a job he took over in 1921 after serving in other capacities on the paper. He also was a director of The News and Observer.

            He began his nearly 53-year term of service with The News and Observer in November, 1894, shortly after the paper had been purchased by Mr. Daniels. Mr. Alford first came to Raleigh to install three Linotype machines for the paper, the first Linotype machines installed in this State, and remained as a Linotype operator. At that time, the paper was being published in the old Gatling Building on Fayetteville Street.

            After several years, he became foreman of the composing room, and in 1921 was named mechanical superintendent.

            Mr. Alford was born in Johnston County in 1873, the son of the late H.H. and Emily Pope Alford. While still a boy, he went to work for The Chronicle in Wilson, and while there lived at the home of Mrs. Mary Cleves Daniels, mother of Josephus Daniels. A few years later, he went to Washington to work in the Government Printing Office, and later went with the Mergenthaler Linotype Company to learn about the machines when The News and Observer decided to do away with the hand-set type.

            In his more than half a century as a News and Observer man, Mr. Alford saw the paper’s circulation grow from 1,800 to the more than 97,000 of today. He was a member of the Raleigh Lodge No. 500 of Masons and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He had been a member of the International Typographical Union for more than 50 years.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Bishop of Northampton County; a daughter, Mrs. Jorgen Storm of Tuckahoe, N.Y.; a brother R.H. Alford of Arcadia, Calif.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at Brown’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in the family lot at Oakwood….

            The News and Observer offices will be closed this afternoon from 4 until 6.

            Pallbearers will be Jonathan Daniels, Frank Daniels, Josephus Daniels, Jr., Wilbur Alford, Charles Alford, Joseph R. Pointer, Harvey Pittman, Jr., Aubrey Pittman, and Powell Edwards.

 

In another article:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 10 August 1947

 

TRUCK FLEET TAMES DEADLINE BUT NEWSPAPERIN’ IS THE SAME

By Margarette Smethurst

 

            Away back yonder in the very early twenties when newspaperin’ was just as complicated as it is not and a lot more personal, it seems to me, I lived intimately with the daily problems of getting out The Old Reliable. One of those problems was always with us. It was ever-present.

            It was the hectic nightly race with the deadline for the first edition and the slim margin between press time for that edition and leaving time for the west bound train. Nor was that as simple as it sounds. There was no fleet of trucks to scurry away to near or distant towns with the morning paper. There was no super-duper press then and the aging and often ailing press added mystery and hazard to each night’s battle. Oftener than not, hope lay in the government ruling that if a mail truck backed up and started to unload mail, the train must wait for the loading; and that’s the old secret that I’ve been remembering again and again this week.

            “Secret” probably isn’t quite the right word; perhaps, “conspiracy” comes closer to the thing that got the papers aboard the trains.

            Right in the middle, the main spring of the conspiracy, was Lee Alford, the grand old man of the inner works of The News and Observer. Mr. Alford’s ability, capabilities, friendliness, loyalty have been remembered and praised in this week since we buried him, and we, who knew and loved him, value that praise; but it is as a story-teller that I like best to think of him. It was as a story-teller that he played his part in getting the mail bags, filled with The News and Observer, on the trains when time ran out, when the press bucked and stalled and the web broke right at the moment when a few seconds made the difference in winning the race or “missing a mail.”

            When the time was “tight,” Mr. Alford’s little black Ford would take off for the Union Station, a little ahead of time. He’d park and mosey into the depot and out under the shed. When the train came in he appeared to be a man expecting the arrival of a truck momentarily. Casually, he’d saunter toward the engineer’s cab, or to the conductor. They all knew him. They looked for him.

            “I just heard a good story,” he’d begin. The story could be long or short, just right for the time he needed, but it was always a good one. Once begun, the story worked its way to the spicy climax, timed to coincide with the arrival of a puffing truck with, perhaps a third of the mail bags due to leave on the train. Seconds later, another car or truck would race up with a few more bags which were hastily transferred to the first truck while the “unloading” already in progress, was amplified to take care of the whole of the list for that “mail.” Mr. Alford’s story ended at the exact moment that the last mail bag landed in the mail carÑand we had “made the mail” again.

            I never heard of a single failure, nor of a single story that failed to be worth hearing out to the last word, the last plop of the last mail bag on the floor of the mail car.

            In Mr. Alford’s fifty-three years of newspapering at the same stand, and in my own twenty-five, plus, there have been found newer and sometimes, easier and better ways to “get out the paper,” but getting the paper out is still the main thing.

            In the business of getting the paper out, two things have not changed. Next to the cardinal credo of the best newspaper man I have known, the simple rule that “no newspaper story, however good, however ‘hot,’ is worth anything until it is in type,” the most valuable thing a newspaper can have is men with the ability to recognize and the initiative and the will to do the needful thing at the right moment. No machine can ever replace that sort of newspapering. No system, no eight-hour day, no school of journalism can ever turn it out. No newspaper can make the grade without it.

            Lee Alford was that sort of newspaper man.

 

Leroy Franklin Alford

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

Permission granted by the photographer, sibe80

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Minnie Louise Bishop Alford; father, Henry Hardy Alford; and brothers Benjamin Joseph Alford and Lawrence O’Bryan Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Mary Elizabeth Alford Kendrick Storm in Florida Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see “Descendants of Henry H. Alford 1826–1887” in AAFA ACTION, September 1991.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: LeRoy Franklin 1873 NC1, Henry Hardy 1826 NC2, Exum 1788 NC3.

 

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LESLIE GARDNER “L.G.” ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 31 October 2008

 

 

Feb. 10, 1933 Oct. 30, 2008

 

PILOT—Leslie “L.G.” Gardner Alford, Jr., 75, of 147 Pilot Bypass Road, died Thursday morning at his home.

            He was born in Wake County, son of the late Leslie Gardner Alford, Sr. and Printice P. and Wayne Smith. Mr. Alford was a retired surveyor Field Inspector and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

            In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Warren Carroll, Josephine C. Allen, Joe W. Carroll, Ann A. Atkins, Kirby Alford and Jessy A. Howell.

            A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

            He is survived by his wife, Dawn Lewis Alford; daughter, Karen A. Montanez of Tallahassee, FL; sisters, Joyce Floyd of Clayton and Sue S. Cooke of Raleigh; several nieces and nephews….

            The family will receive friends 7:00 8:30 p.m. Friday at Strickland Funeral Home….

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leslie G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Feb 1933, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his father, Leslie Gardner “L.G.” Alford Sr.; and paternal grandmother, Saphronia Woodall Alford, in this compilation.

            On 28 May 2011 a Find A Grave photographer reported that a gravestone could not be found for Leslie.

            His mother was Mary Prentice Pleasants, whose first husband was Joseph Cleveland Carroll and second husband was Sylvester Wayne Smith [from Denning, Lee, Carroll, Pleasants & Cousins family tree, Ancestry].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            His lineage: Leslie Gardner 1933 NC1, Leslie Gardner 1898 NC2, James B. 1862 NC3, Bython B. 1817 NC4.

 

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LESLIE GARDNER “L.G.” ALFORD, SR.

 

SYRACUSE HERALD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—23 December 1935

 

INQUIRY OPENS IN BUS’ RIVER PLUNGE; 14 DIE

VIRGINIA CRASH DRIVER MAY HAVE DIED BEFORE DROP THROUGH BRIDGE

 

HOPEWELL, Va., Dec. 23—An inquest was ordered today for Thursday in the deaths of 14 persons who lost their lives in the plunge of a bus through an open drawbridge into the Appomattox River yesterday….

            Five of those who died in the river’s icy water were identified before daybreak today as Virginians and North Carolinians.

            Mayor D.L. Elder and Commonwealth’s Attorney John Goodman agreed this morning that the inquest would be a mere “formality” in the full investigation as to why the Atlantic Greyhound bus smashed through a safety rail and into the draw which had been opened for a tug and barge.

            “All we can do is to say they are dead, sign the death certificates and say it was an accident,” Mayor Elder declared.

            Officials ordered an autopsy today to check the possibility that the driver of the bus was dead before the machine plunged into the stream.

            Shortly after the bus was raised last night, D.D. McAfee, district superintendent for the bus line at Raleigh N. C., said: “I can’t believe that boy was alive when the bus went over.” He said the driver, L.G. Alford, 38, of Five Points, N.C., had been employed six years, with five years prior experience. He had an excellent record, McAfee said.

            Arthur Clark, Richmond photographer, said the machine’s brakes were fully set when it was hauled from the water 12 hours after the accident yesterday….

            The bus was raised from the water more than 12 hours after Capt. Lacy McNair, the bridge tender, heard it crash through the guard rail and saw it hurtle 20 feet, into the river channel with its screaming cargo.

            Men worked with ice-coated ropes in a snowstorm which became a blizzard with low temperatures, while Salvation Army lassies and Red Cross nurses served them with hot coffee and soup.

            “It’s the worst thing I ever saw—bodies were tumbled in with baggage and chairs were torn loose from the floor,” said Bill Henderson, Hopewell policeman, after inspecting the bus….

            The bus hurtled down the 200-yard approach to the draw span at 3:55 yesterday morning. Captain McNair standing on the open pivot span looking downstream as a tug and its barge tow started through, heard the bus crash through the guard rail.

            “It was a half minute I will never forget as long as I live,” he said. “I will always remember those screams and cries of women and children on the bus as it hung on the edge of the bridge before the final plunge to the icy waters of the river.”

            The bridge tender was standing approximately 30 feet from the point where the bus plunged nose first into the water. It trembled a minute and submerged amid bubbles of air….

            The water was between 25 and 30 feet deep where the bus sunk. After bringing up one body and badly cutting his hand the diver made several steel cables fast to the bus and it was raised by a large crane on the bridge and placed on a floating barge as the 80-foot draw span was swung aside. The bodies were brought out one by one, placed in baskets on the snow covered deck and hoisted to waiting ambulances and funeral cars on the bridge. No effort at identification was made until the bodies were taken to funeral establishments.

 

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Photo from Woodall Cemetery, Brogden, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Starling Johnson

Inscription: “Died at his post”

Embedd in the gravestone is his badge

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son, Leslie Gardner “L.G.” Alford Jr.; and mother Saphronia Woodall Alford in this compilation.

            Leslie Gardner Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), lists his birth date as 25 April 1898.

            Leslie Gardner Alford married (1) Effie Irene Hartley in 1920 and (2) Mary Prentice Carroll.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            His lineage: Leslie Gardner 1898 NC1, James B. 1862 NC2, Bython B. 1817 NC3.

 

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NNNN LESTER ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 25 November 1977

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lester Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Aug 1886 and died _____ Nov 1977, last residence Conetoe, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Alonzo Alfred Alford, Benjamin Franklin Alford, Lillian Alford, William Henry Alford, and Zebulon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Lester 1886 NC1, Jesse 1836 NC2, Edmund 1814 NC3, Jesse 1765 NC4.

 

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LESTER ELBERT “L.E.” ALFORD, JR.

 

GASTON GAZETTE

Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC—Sunday, 1 February 2015

 

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GASTONIA—Mr. Lester “L.E.” Elbert Alford, Jr., 78, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Brian Center.

            He was a native of Nash County, son of the late Lester Elbert, Sr. and Geneva Hay Alford.

            In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Alford Cooke and nephew, Michael Scott Alford.

            L.E. graduated high school in Whitakers, NC. He attended NC State University and Clemson for Engineering, Physics and Organic Chemistry and received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering at East Carolina University. L.E. was a chemical engineer with Burlington Industries in Rocky Mount, Mooresville, Dunn, and Cramerton. He was a long time member of Parkwood Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and Deacon. Among many awards he received include the RB Gaston Public Science Award. He was a National Science Foundation winner and attained Eagle Scout with Bronze Palms. He retired as a Real Estate Broker. Included among his long list of accomplishments were Owner/Broker of Century 21 Better Homes and Better Homes, Inc. of Gastonia since 1972, previous owner of Bubba’s BBQ, Belmont, Western Steer Family Steakhouse, Gastonia, Adventure Fabrics and Knits, Gastonia, Chairman of the Gaston County Planning Board & Zoning He also was on the Board of Advisors for Gardner Webb University, Board of Advisors for Hawaii Baptist Academy.

            Survivors include his loving wife, Helen Patricia Shearin Alford; sons, Bryan Keith Alford and wife Carla McAbee Alford of Mt. Holly, Christopher Lee Alford of Charlotte; daughter, Terry Alford Gage of Gas-tonia; brother, James Lewis Alford, Sr. and wife Ann Medford Alford of Tarboro; grandchildren, Garrett Thorne Alford of Belmont, Patrick Kyle Turner of Erwin, Ivy Catherine Alford, Britney Nicole Alford, Elizabeth Anne Alford, Adrian Michael Alford, Emma Marie Alford, Andrew Keith Alford, Sunni Olivia Alford of Mt. Holly; great grandchildren, William Ryan Turner, Ethan Robert Turner of Erwin; niece, Susan Cooke Horton and husband John C. Horton of Franklinton; nephew, James Lewis Alford, Jr. of Farmville, and cousin Betty Ruth Adams Taylor of Rocky Mount.

            A visitation will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. A funeral service to celebrate L.E.’s life will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Parkwood Baptist Church…. Interment will follow at Evergreen “A Quiet Place”, Belmont….

 

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Photos from Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont, Gaston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Huffstetler

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lester Elbert Alford Sr. and Geneva Hay Alford; and siblings Glenda Alford Cooke, amd James Lewis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Lester Elbert 1936 NC1, Lester Elbert 1911 NC2, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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NNNN LESTER ELBERT ALFORD, SR.

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 16 September 1976

 

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lester Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 June 1911 and died _____ Sept 1976, last residence Whitakers, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Geneva Hay Alford, children Glenda Alford Cooke, James Lewis Alford, and Lester Elbert “L.E.” Alford Jr.; parents, Jacob Lewis Alford and Mary Louise Sexton Walker Alford; brother Lewis Hyman Alford; and half-brother Charlie Cooper Alford in this compilation.

            Lester was enumerated with his parents in Nash Co. censuses in 1920 and 1930.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Lester Elbert 1911 NC1, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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NNNN LESTER TEAT ALFORD

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 1 January 1981

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Southern Knight

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lester Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Aug 1912 and died _____ Dec 1980 last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Columbia Elizabeth Carter Alford Perry; siblings Herbert Troy Alford, Hilliard Blair Alford, Nallie Washington Alford, Roscoe Calvin Alford, and Valma Mae Alford Edmonds in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Teat Alford, age 21 son of Calvin and Columbus Alford, married Grace Strickland, age 25 daughter of Newham and Helen Strickland, on 24 Feb 1934 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Lester Teat 1912 NC1, Calvin Roscoe 1860 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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LETER MAE ALFORD HART

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 9 March 1985

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.—Mrs. Leter Mae Alford Hart, 79, of 931 E. Davis St., died Friday at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.

            Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

            She was a native of Franklin County, a retired textile employee and a member of the Senior Citizens Club.

            There are no immediate survivors.

            The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7–9 p.m. today, other times at the home of a niece, Mrs. Doris Denson, 917 Everette St.

            Memorials may be made to Kinett [sic] Memorial Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographers, Jason & Mitzie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leter Hart (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Sept 1905 and died _____ March 1985, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Mary Frances Powell Alford; and brothers Lonnie Moses Alford, Maultis Sidney Alford, and Sonnie Calvin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Leter Mae Hart, white widow, was born 16 Sept 1905 in NC and died 8 March 1985 in Orange Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Leter Mae 1905 NC1, Sidney A. 1858 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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LEWIS HYMAN ALFORD

 

EVENING TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 24 November 1949

 

 

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Photo from Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain, Pitt Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Johansen

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Nannie Mae Tugwell Alford; parents, Jacob Lewis Alford and Mary Louise Sexton Walker Alford; brother Lester Elbert “L.E.” Alford Jr.; and half-brother Charlie Cooper Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Lewis Hyman 1902 NC1, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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NNNN LIBBY EDITH BATTEN ALFORD

 

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1930

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

 

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 April 1992

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Libby B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Jan 1895, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Alma Alexander Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and 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 in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her daughter Rachel Mae Alford Ingram in Virginia Obituaries; and of her daughter Edith Alford Walker in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

 

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LILA GRAY ALFORD TAYLOR

Aunt of Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

Photo from Joyner’s Funeral Home

 

WILSON TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—Sunday, 1 July 2018

 

Feb. 4, 1940—June 30, 2018

 

            Lila Gray Alford Taylor, 78, of Bailey passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. Her funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bailey Town Cemetery, Bailey….

            Lila was a devoted mother, loving grandmother, faithful wife and simply a good woman with an extraordinary giving spirit.

            Lila is survived by her sons, Alton Taylor of the home and Danny Taylor and wife Wendy of Sims; grandsons, Benjamin and Seth Taylor; and her sister, Ellen Bostic of Greenville.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Fred Taylor; grandsons, Adam and Bryan Taylor; and sisters, Ruth Piner, Mildred Pierce and Christine Davis….

 

Photo from Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephanie Gray

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Rickman “Sam” Alford and Sallie Alford Alford; sister Mildred Alford Pierce; and half-sister Dorothy Ruth Alford Piner in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Christine Rebecca Alford Davis in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her paternal lineage: Lila Gray 1940 NC1, William Rickman “Sam” 1887 NC2, Simon 1858 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Her maternal lineage, from her mother: 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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LILA RUTH ALFORD MINCEY

 

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 14 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, 81, of 8648 Applewhite Road died at her home on Thursday evening June 12, 2003.

            Lila Ruth was born on February 20, 1922 to the late Alma Alford and Libby Batten Alford. She was married to the late Milton Barnwell Mincey who preceded her in death on December 16, 1987.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel.... Burial Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, NC.

            Surviving: sons, Connie Mack Mincey of Zebulon, George Mincey of Zebulon, John A. Mincey of Myrtle Beach; daughters, Alma M. Horton of Wendell, Jeanette Mincey of Wendell, Rhonda M. Carlyle of Zebulon; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Bobby Alford of Wendell; sisters, Sallie A. Jefferys of Wendell, Emma Jean A. Claffey of Greensboro, Willie Sue A. Currin of Raleigh.

            In addition to her parents and her husband Lila Ruth was preceded in death by grandchildren, B.J. Mincey and Joshua Jones; brothers, Billy Wayne, Valton, Alton and Carlton; sisters, Christine, Edith, Janie, and Rachel….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, ShelbyHendren

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lila A. Mincey (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituaries of her parents, Alma Alexander Alford and Libby Edith Batten Alford; and siblings Alma Carlton Alford, Bobby Alford, Henry Alton Alford, Jane Ellen Alford Bailey, Sallie Rue Alford Jefferys, and Valton “Red” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Rachel Mae Alford Ingram in Virginia Obituaries; and of her sister Edith Alford Walker in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Lila Ruth 1922 NC1, Alma Alexander 1889 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN LILLIAN ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 18 February 1977

 

FAG photo requested 1/7/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Apr 1884 and died _____ Feb 1977, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Alonzo Alfred Alford, Benjamin Franklin Alford, Lester Alford, William Henry Alford, and Zebulon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Lillian 1884 NC1, Jesse 1836 NC2, Edmund 1814 NC3, Jesse 1765 NC4.

 

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LILLIAN COLLINS ALFORD VESTAL

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Sunday, 19 January 1986

 

            Mrs. Lillian Alford Vestal, 83, died Friday [January 17]. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday, Pineview Cemetery….

            Surviving: sons, Gordon Vestal Jr. of Rocky Mount, Tom Vestal of Anderson, S.C.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

 

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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 show that Lillian Vestal (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 March 1902 and died _____ Jan 1986, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Benjamin Gabriel Alford and Magnolia “Nolia” Collins Alford; and sisters Elsie Virginia Alford Williams, Nannie Elizabeth Alford Jackson, and Pattie Frances Alford Barbee in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Lillian Collins Alford was born 22 March 1902 in Nash Co., daughter of Benjamin Gabriel Alford and Magnolia Collins.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Lillian Collins 1902 NC1, Benjamin Gabriel 1876 NC2, Thomas Person 1851 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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NNNN LILLIAN EDNA FORSYTHE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 10 July 1996

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian F. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 March 1910, last residence Rolesville, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Christopher Columbus Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Clyde Vernon Alford Sr. and Samuel Charles Alford in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN GADDY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 30 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

FAIRMONT [Robeson Co.]—Ms. Lillian Gaddy Alford, 89, of 210 S. Liberia St. died Wednesday.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Hill’s Funeral Home.... Burial will be in Alligator Cemetery.

            Ms. Alford is survived by a sister, Nonnie Hines of the home; a brother, Chalmus Gaddy of Detroit; and three stepchildren....

FAG photo requested 8/8/2023

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 July 1909, last residence Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Lillian Alforo [sic], black age 89, was born 29 July 1910 [different than SSDI but probably correct] in Columbus Co., NC, father’s last name Gaddy. She died 26 Jan 2000 in Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC.

            Lillian is age 10, daughter of Johnson and Mary Goddy [sic], on the 1920 census in Tatums, Columbus Co., NC. She is not on the 1910 census with her parents.

 

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NNNN LILLIAN HARRIS ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 6 May 1976

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 May 1896 and died _____ May 1976, last residence Conetoe, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Zebulon Alford; and children Lena Rivers Alford Edmondson, Mary Elizabeth Alford, and Zebulon Vance Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Lillian Harris Alford, widow age 79, was born 8 May 1896 and died 5 May 1976 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

 

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LILLIAN HODGE ALFORD

 

Lillian with her husband, James Luther “Luke” Alford Jr., and son Raymond Jerome “Jerry” Alford

From Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 20 August 1989

 

GASTONIA—Mrs. Lillian Hodge Alford, 69, of 1249 W. Garrison Blvd. died Aug. 17, 1989, at home. Funeral was 3 p.m. Saturday at the McLean & Son Funeral Home chapel…. Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford, a retired beautician, was born in Bennettsville, S.C., daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Hodge. She was a member of Firestone Wesleyan Church.

            Survivors are her husband, Luke; son, Jerry Alford of Bessemer City; brothers, Prentice Hodge of Denver, Colo., John Hodge of Cherryville, Julius Hodge, Hamer Hodge, Pete Hodge; sisters, Mrs. Mae Pate of Laurinburg, Mrs. Edna Wilson; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 Sept 1919, last residence Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Luther “Luke” Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Raymond Jerome “Jerry” Alford in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN REID ALFORD

Grandaunt of Henry George Alford, AAFA #0057

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 June 1957

 

            The body of Mrs. Lillian Reid Alford, 67, of 4721 Mitchell Ave., who died Monday night [June 17], yesterday was sent to the Starfler & Hamby Mortuary in Columbus, Ga., for services there later this week. Mrs. Alford lived with a daughter, Mrs. J.P. Crumpler.

No gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Thelma Alford Pegram in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her husband, Hershell Brewster Alford; and children Cleveland Dewey Alford, Lillian Servilla Alford Bridges Hubbard, and Mary Lucille Alford DeLoach in Georgia Obituaries.

            From NC Death Certificates: Lillian Reed [sic] Alford was born 11 March 1890 in Phenix City, AL, daughter of David Reid and Maggie Sweatt. She died 17 June 1957 in Greensboro. She was a widow, and her husband was Herschell B. Alford. She was buried in Clowers Cemetery, Cataula, Harris Co., GA. Informant was Mrs. J.L. Hubbard, Columbus, GA.

            From Find A Grave: Lillian is buried in Clowers Cemetery, Cataula, Harris Co., GA. In 2022, a Find A Grave photographer reported that a gravestone for her was not found.

 

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NNNN LILLIE ALFORD BULLOCK

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Monday, 7 February 1983

 

FAG photo requested 2/7/2023

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie Bullock (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Oct 1914 and died _____ Feb 1983, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Della Alford Pollard, Henry Columbus Alford, Jesse Alford Sr., Mahala Alford Savage, and William Ashley Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Lillie Alford, age 18, daughter of J.A. and Pattie Alford, married Joe Bullock, age 55, son of Tom and Mary Bullock, on 22 Oct 1932 in Pitt Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Lillie Bullock, widow age 68, was born 29 Oct 1914 [different than SSDI] and died 7 Feb 1983 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Lillie 1914 NC1, Jesse 1861 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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LILLIE DULCINIA DOTSON HALFORD

 

Harwood Home for Funerals

Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC—_____ September 2015

 

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1925–2015

 

            Lillie Dotson “Granny” Halford, 90, of Black Mountain went to be with her Lord Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

            A native of Buncombe County she was the daughter of the late James and Dula Hudgins Dotson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Halford; son, Randy Halford; granddaughter, Brooke Freeman; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Halford; as well as 12 brothers and sisters.

            Lillie retired from Beacon Mfg. After retirement, she loved to take rides, canning, cooking, her flowers, and most importantly, her family.

            She is survived by her daughter, Marie (Charles) Freeman; sons, Dean Halford and Ronnie Halford (Glenda); grandchildren, Steve (Joyce), Marshall (Connie), Danny (Tracy), Kevin, Kim (Darren), Bryan, Scott, Eric (Melinda), and Colton; 14 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and special nephew, Ray Conner.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00 am at Meadowbrook Free Will Baptist Church…. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            The family will receive friends Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Harwood Home for Funerals.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lori Hager

Photo posted 28 Sept 2014

 

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

            See the obituary of her son Randy Calvin Halford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees and Find A Grave: Junior Calvin 1922 NC1, Joseph Andrew 1883 NC2, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC3, John Wesley 1837 NC4, Thomas J. 1802 NC5, John 1765 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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NNNN LILLIE MAE BARBOUR ALFORD BUCHANAN

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 28 August 1978

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie Buchanan (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Apr 1896 and died _____ Aug 1978, last residence Erwin, Harnett Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Edwin Milton Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Margaret Louise Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Edwin Hugh Alford in Delaware Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Lillie Barbour married Milton Alford on 29 Dec 1912 in Johnston Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Lillie Mae Barbour Alford, age 51, married Harvey Edgar Buchanan, age 67, on 29 Jan 1948 in Harnett Co., NC.

 

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LINDA GALE SCROPPO ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—16 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Linda Gail Scroppo Alford of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

            She was born February 26, 1965, in Glen Cove, NY, daughter of Phil and Ida Brown Scroppo of Wilmington, NC.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She helped parents of disabled children through the Family Support Network at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Ritchie Alford; one daughter, Channing Alford, both of the home; five sisters, Darlene Norris and husband Doug, Grace Bass and husband Mike, Carla Burbick and husband Dave, Phyllis Napoli and husband Joe, and GiGi Whaley and husband David; one brother, Philly (Chad) Scroppo; two sisters-in-law, Karen Meadows and Dora Jones; mothers and fathers-in-law, Shorty and Vada Alford, and Jay and Phyllis Devore; eleven nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Chasity and Samantha Alford.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2000, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church…. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers will be Dave Burbick, Joe Napoli, David Whaley, Mike Bass, Jeff McDowell and Kenny Altman.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel….

 

In another article:

 

GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT

Glen Cove, NY—Friday, 31 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Linda Gail Scroppo Alford, 35, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died March 14, 2000, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

            She was born February 26, 1965, in Glen Cove, daughter of Phil and Ida Brown Scroppo of Wilmington.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She helped the parents of Disabled children through the Family Support Network at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Ritchie Alford, one daughter, Channing Alford; five sisters, Darlene (Doug) Norris, Grace (Mike) Bass, Carla (Dave) Burbick, Phyllis (Joe) Napoli, Gigi (David) Whaley, and, brother, Philly Scroppo; close friend of the family, Jeffrey McDowell; eight nieces and nephews, one great-niece, aunts, Dee Miceika and Babe Norris of Glen Cove, and numerous cousins. Infant twin daughters, Chastity and Samantha Alford, preceded her in death.

 

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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 do not list her death.

            Her middle name is spelled differently in the obituaries and on the gravestone.

 

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NNNN LINDA MAE WINSTEAD WALTON ALFORD

Mother of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364

Grandmother of John Alford Echols, AAFA #0365; and Ruth Dale Echols McNinch, AAFA #0368

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 9 August 1962

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Lawrence O’Bryan Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Charles Winstead Alford, Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, and Wilbur Hollis Alford in this compilation.

 

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LINWOOD CHARLES “L.C.” ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 August 1997

 

ORRUM—Linwood Charles ‘‘L.C.’’ Alford, 58, of Route 1, Box 473-A, died Friday [August 1] in Southeast Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church of Fairmont…. Burial will be in Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church cemetery in Fairmont [Robeson Co.].

            Mr. Alford is survived by two daughters, Mary Hayes of Orrum and Linda Johnson of Red Springs; two sons, Charles Alford of the home and Craig Alford of Lumberton; ten sisters, Willie Mae Townsend of Fairmont, Francis Bristow, Annie Alford and Lucy McIntosh, all of Boston, Helen Stephens of Washington, Clementine Blanks, Luetta Whiting and Nancy Alford, all of New York, and Hilda Alford and Viola Alford, both of California; two brothers, Jimmy D. Alford and Luther Alford, both of Boston; and seven grandchildren.

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

FAG photo requested 1/7/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linwood C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Sept 1937, last residence Orrum, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his son Charles Alford in this compilation.

 

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LOEREEN ELLIOTT ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 27 September 2012

 

LINDEN—Ms. Loereen Elliott Alford, 72, of Linden, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Service: Private memorial held at a later date.

            Survived by: Daughter, Rose Casiano; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Coats Funeral Home & Crematory of Coats.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loereen E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 July 1940, last residence not listed.

 

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LOIS ALFORD BRAGG

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 1 March 1996

 

            Mrs. Lois Alford Bragg, a resident of 2307 Sprunt Ave. died Wednesday [February 28] at Durham Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

            Mrs. Bragg was born in Johnston Co., and was a 1948 Graduate of the Rex Hospital School of Nursing in Raleigh. A Durham resident since 1951, she was a Registered Nurse for the Durham County Health Department, retiring in 1989. Mrs. Bragg was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, and the Ralph Mitchell Memorial Sunday School Class.

            Mrs. Bragg is survived by her husband, Mr. Arnold Watts Bragg, Sr.; her son, Mr. Arnold W. Bragg, Jr. and wife Martha Farmer Bragg; and her sister, Mrs. Pauline Parker of Smithfield.

            A Memorial Service for Mrs. Bragg will be conducted Sunday at 2 PM in Asbury United Methodist Church…. Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. of Durham.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, RTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois A. Bragg (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 March 1925, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ora Cecil Johnson Alford; and siblings Jacob Lawrence Alford, Mavis Ora Alford Roberts Parker, Nettie Hazel Alford Temple, Pauline Alford Parker, and Ruth Virginia Alford Hansley in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her lineage: Lois 1925 NC1, Jacob Alexander 1874 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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LOIS HANLEY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Saturday, 18 November 2006

 

            Lois Hanley Alford, 87, of Jacksonville and formerly of Wyoming, died Nov. 17, 2006 at Britthaven of Jacksonville.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John Homer Alford; and parents, Samuel Alpus and Fanny Langston Hanley.

            Survivors include a son, Samuel Patrick “Pat” Alford of Jacksonville; a brother, Clay Hanley and a sister, Syb Frizzell, both of Arkansas; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

 

In another article:

 

WYOMING TRIBUNE-EAGLE

Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY—20 November 2006

 

            Lois Hanley Alford, 87, of Cheyenne died Nov. 17 in Jacksonville, N.C.

She was born March 29, 1919.

            She is survived by a son, Samuel Patrick “Pat” Alford of Jacksonville; a brother, Clay Hanley of Arkansas; a sister, Syb Frizzell of Arkansas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John Homer Alford; and her parents, Samuel Alpus and Fanny Langston Hanley.

            Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lois Alford (SS# issued in WA) last residence Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC.

 

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NNNN LOIS LEE ALFORD HONEYCUTT

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 13 September 1989

 

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Jonathan Bishop

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois A. Honeycutt (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1924, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Luke Foster Alford (with family photo) and Annie Medlin Alford; siblings 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.

            From NC Marriages: Lois Lee Alford, age 18, daughter of Luke and Annie Alford, married James D. Honeycutt, age 21, son of I.J. and Lella Honeycutt, on 2 Aug 1940 in Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Lois Alford Honeycutt, widow, died 12 Sept 1989 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Lois Lee 1924 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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LOIS TODD HINSON ALFORD

Wife of Floyd Shelby Alford, Sr., AAFA #0271

 

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—_____ May 2016

 

Alford_Lois photo

11/01/1934 ~ 5/17/2016

 

            Lois Todd Hinson Alford passed away on May 17th 2016 at Western Wake Hospital after a brief struggle with pneumonia.

            Lois was born in Columbus County, NC near Fair Bluff to the late Vardell and Clyde Todd.

            She was pre-deceased by her husbands, Fratz Hinson and Shelby F. Alford, and her brother Wade Todd.

            She was a resident of the Five Points area of Raleigh for 36 years before moving to the Glenaire Retirement Center in Cary, NC in 2007.

            Lois graduated from High School in Fair Bluff, NC and later attended Campbell College. After retiring from Nortel Networks with 18 years of service in 1997, she became very active in mission work and other activities for Emmanuel Baptist Church. She had been a member of Emmanuel since 1972. She was a member of the choir, and also served as a Deacon. Mission trips took Lois to Hungary, Romania and East Berlin. She loved to travel doing good works for the Lord through her church. Other journeys included trips to Alaska, the Canadian Rockies, France, Sweden, and the Western United States.

            She is survived by her son Thomas Dell Hinson, his wife Bonnie of Michigan; daughter, Fran Gowdy, and her husband, Patrick of Cary; four grandchildren: Kristen Hinson, Dr. Andrea Kirby Fitts, Dakota Severe, and Hunter Kirby. Also, great-grandchild, Jax Severe. Other surviving family members are her sister, Beth Todd White, and her husband Larry White of Wilmington; sister-in-law, Louise Todd of Wake Forest and many nephews and nieces.

            Services will be held at Emmanual Baptist Church in Raleigh at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 21st…. The burial/graveside service will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm in the Powell Cemetery in Fair Bluff, NC.

            Lois’ family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Glenaire for their devotion and special attention given to Mrs Alford in the past few years….

 

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Photo from Powell Cemetery, Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanna Phillips aka Grave Walker

 

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

            See the obituary of her second husband, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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LOUISE ALFORD CLARK

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 25 August 2011

 

            Clark, Louise, 82, Benson, 2 p.m., Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery.

 

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 Louise A. Clark (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 Oct 1928 and died 21 Aug 2011, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            The Dafford Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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NNNN LOLA HARRIET ALFORD MOORE

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 22 January 1983

 

 

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 Lola Moore (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 June 1905 and died _____ Jan 1953, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

 

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NNNN LONNIE MOSES ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES-NEWS

Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—Saturday, 8 December 1951

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason & Mitzie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mae Sunshine Ingle Alford Efird Tarleton; daughter Doris Elaine Alford Denson; mother, Mary Frances Powell Alford; and siblings Leter Mae Alford Hart, Maultis Sidney Alford, and Sonnie Calvin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Lonnie M. Alford, age 25 son of Sidney and Mary Alford, married Mae Sunshine Ingle, age 21 daughter of Dawson and Martha Ingle, on 6 Oct 1923 in Alamance Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Lonnie Moses 1898 NC1, Sidney A. 1858 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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LOTA FULLER ALFORD

 

WAKE WEEKLY

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

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lota Fuller Alford, 82, of West Persimmon Street, Youngsville [Franklin Co.], died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.

            She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Addie House Fuller and Elijah Daniel Fuller.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Gene; two daughters Shirley Yeargin of Zebulon; and Barbara Shearon and her husband, Wayne, of Wake Forest; a son, Jerry Vaughan of Youngsville; two grandchildren, Kane Yeargin and Michael Shearon; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Macon of Wake Forest.

            She was predeceased by her brothers, David, Graham and Charles; and by two sisters, Vera and Zelma.

            Funeral services were Nov. 13 in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home…. Entombment followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Pallbearers were Curt Fuller, Danny Fuller, Robert Fuller, Billy Jackson, Craig Jones and Johnny Vaughan.

 

Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lota F. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 May 1923.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clyde E. “Gene” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NNNN LOTTIE MAE PULLEY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 30 June 2005

 

 

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 Lottie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1924, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

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

            From SSACI: Lottie Mae Pulley Alford was born 12 June 1924 in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC, daughter of William E. Pulley and Sadie M. Perry.

 

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LOU ALFORD TONEY

 

[Although she died in South Carolina, we are also including her obituary here because she lived in North Carolina.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 16 April 1976

 

MCBEE [Chesterfield Co., SC]—Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Alford Toney will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McBee community Cemetery, directed by young and Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Toney, 37, died Tuesday [April 13] in a Hartsville [Darlington Co., SC] hospital after a short illness.

            She was born in Marlboro County, a daughter of Sandy and Mrs. Thelma Simmons Alford. She was educated in Marlboro and Chesterfield County schools, and was a nurses aide. Mrs. Toney lived in Charlotte, N.C., for the past five years. She was a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., and was a member of Young Christian Association.

            Surviving, in addition to her father of Brooklyn, N.Y., and her mother of Hartsville, are her husband, James Ervin Toney of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Harold Toney of Hartsville; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Helen Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five brothers, Alexander Alford of Smithfield, N.C., Ulysses Alford of McBee, Izell Alford of Capital Heights, Md., Hezekiah Alford of Hartsville and John Tyson Alford of Bennettsville; a half-sister, Miss Sandra Lee Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a half-brother, Jerry A. Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y., and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lou Oliver Alford of Bennettsville.

FAG photo requested 1/7/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lou Toney (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 Aug 1938, last residence not listed.

 

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LOUISE HOOD ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 21 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            The Lord called Mrs. Louise Hood Alford on Tuesday, March 18, 2003. She was the daughter of the late John and Frances Hood.

            She was a resident of the Lutheran Home of Winston-Salem.

            She leaves to cherish her memories three devoted children, Viola (Bobby) Kimbrough, Lorene (Willie) Shaw and a son, Tommy (Siberia) Hood Sr.; grandchildren Bobby (Clementine) Kimbrough Jr., Charles Shaw, Willie Shaw, Terrence (Karen) Shaw, Willette Shaw, Tommy (Jacquay) Hood Jr. and Thomasena Hickman; a devoted sister, Mary Hood-Gass; a devoted cousin, J.D. Sypher of South Carolina; a devoted friend, Corine Shaw of Southern California; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends....

            The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Russell Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery….

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Graveyard Granny

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 March 1923 [different than gravestone], last residence Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Louise Hood Alford, widow, black, was born 31 March 1924 in Rockingham Co., NC, daughter of _____ Hood.

 

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LUCILLE ALFORD EURE

 

DAILY SOUTHERNER

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—Tuesday, 24 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lucille Alford Eure, 93, died Friday [July 20]. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Michael Episcopal Church.... Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

            She is survived by a sister, Clayton Alford Ellsworth of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Bruce Alford of Blackstone, Mass and several nieces and nephews….

            Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Monika Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucile A. Eure (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Aug 1907, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Benjamin Franklin Alford and Nina Celester Brown Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Lucille Alford, age 26 daughter of Frank and Nina Alford, married Emery Crutchfield Eure, age 25 son of C.J. and Nora Lee Eure, on 21 July 1934 in Edgecombe Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Lucille Aaron Alford was born 4 Aug 1907 in Edgecombe Co., parents Benjamin Franklin Alford and Nina Celestial Brown. Other children listed with these parents, born in Edgecombe Co., are: Edwin Frank b. 27 June 1903; and Frances Rubin b. 5 Nov 1905. Margaret C.G. Alford, b. 26 June 1919, is listed twice, once as Margaret G., with father listed as Frank Alford and B.F. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Lucille 1907 NC1, Benjamin Franklin 1871 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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LUCILLE GARNER STRICKLAND ALFORD

 

Shingleton Funeral Home

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—_____ October 2014

 

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July 25, 1913 - October 29, 2014

 

            Lucille Garner Strickland Alford, 101, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

            She was predeceased by her first husband and father of her three sons—William Harvey Strickland in 1969; her husband Wilburn Alford in 1984 and her son William Deuard Strickland in 2011.

            Lucille was a dedicated Christian, wife, mother and grandmother.

            Funeral services will be conducted at Elm City Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m…. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery….

            Survivors include her sons, Harvey Eldon Strickland (Georgia); Milo Dean Strickland (Betty); daughter-in-law, Mozelle Strickland; granddaughters, Sandy Wagner (Bryan) of Colorado; Lisa Strickland Stanley (Donnie) of Four Oaks; Susan Strickland Reed (Eric)of Ft. Mill, SC; grandsons Michael Quinton Strickland (Denise) of Four Oaks; William Strickland-Long (Donald) of Selma; Tommy Strickland (Tara) of Elm City; Nick Rogers (Becki) of South Carolina and Chris Rogers (Chrystel) of South Carolina; great grandchildren, Alyssa Stanley; Sarah J. Reed; Daniel and Michelle Wagner, Harrison Finley, Christian Harrison, Jon and Chase Montgomery, Thorne, Tanner and Tabitha Strickland, Clayton Rogers (Lisa), Denver Rogers (Alicia), Shelsea Brennan (Erek), Cassidy and Chase Rogers; and great-great grandchildren, Kylie, Keira and Khloe Brennan; Andrew Montgomery; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifetime member of Elm City Missionary Baptist Church, where she actively served in the capacities of Sunday School teacher, GA leader, WMU Director and many committees….

FAG photo requested 9/6/2020

 

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

            See the obituary of her second husband, Wilburn Woodrow Alford, in this compilation.

            From Virginia, Select Marriages (Ancestry): Lucile Garner, age 21, daughter of W.H. Garner and Effie Farmer, married William Harvey Strickland, age 25, son of J.R. Strickland and Lannie Lester, on 11 Feb 1933 in Wilson Co., NC.

 

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LUCILLE MERLE BUNN ALFORD

Wife of James Barbee “ Hoss” Alford, AAFA #0344

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 3 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

Merle Bunn Alford photo

 

            Merle Bunn Alford, 77, of 623 Clyde Pearce Road, Zebulon, went to be with the Lord, peacefully Saturday morning 1 January 2005 at her home.

            She was born in Franklin County 30 April 1927 daughter of the late Troy and Mamie Pearce Bunn. She was the widow of James Barbee “Hoss” Alford. She was a loving mother.

            The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Pilot Baptist Church....

            She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law James B. Alford, Jr., and wife Phyllis, William Gus Alford and wife Kim, all of Pilot; grandchildren Neil Alford and wife Paula, Barbie Carter and husband Dan, Ben Alford and wife Bridgette, Nikki Garrett and husband Jeremy, Leigh Ann Alford and Shannon Alford; great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Caroline, and Daniel Carter, Austin and Seth Alford, Zollie Alford, and Nicholas Garrett; special nephew Ron Bullock and wife Monika of Pilot; special nieces Diane Holding of Winston-Salem, Fran Donavant of Cary; special friend Roxanne Bullock and special caregiver Susie Carlyle.

            She was preceded in death by her sisters and brother, Carmen Powers, Jewell Hussey, Archie Bunn, and Frances Wiggins.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn Cemetery Fund for upkeep….

            The family will receive friends 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Strickland Funeral Home….

X shared gravestone

 

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

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

 

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LUCION C. “L.C.” ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 21 November 1997

 

            Lucion L.C. Alford of 1702 Willow Rd., Died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Moses Cone Hospital.

            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Olivers Chapel A.M.E. Church in Staley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            He was a native of Dublin, Ga. and was a landscape gardener for Greensboro Housing Authority.

            Survivors include his son, Lucion L. Alford of the home; daughter, Miss Ravonda Alford of the home; sisters, Mrs. Mattie Herbin of Philadelphia, Pa. and Mrs. Maggie Stanley of Dublin, Ga.

            The family will receive friends 1 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997 at Community Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

 

Photo from Olivers Chapel Cemetery, Staley, Randolph Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laura Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucion C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 July 1918, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Aver Brown Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Lucion C. Alford, black, was born 9 July 1917 [different than SSDI] in Dublin, Lauren Co., GA, son of J.C. Alford and Cord [sic: Cora] Thomas.

            On Lucion Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 22, living in Greensboro, Guildford Co., NC. He was born 9 July 1918 in Dodge Co., GA.

            His lineage: Lucion C. 1918 GA1, Julian C. 1879 GA2, Howard 1830 GA3.

 

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NNNN LUCY BRYANT ALFORD WOODRUFF

 

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 12 April 1954

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, L Bonin

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Abidenor “Aby” Alford Richardson, Alma Alexander Alford, Darner Green Alford, Ethel Dollie Alford Batchelor, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford, 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: Lucy Alford, age 19, married Jonah Woodruff, age 20, on 12 Jan 1902 in Nash Co., NC.

            Her middle name is from the SSACI record of her daughter Johnnie Hopkins.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Lucy Bryant 1881 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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NNNN LUCY ELLADENE VOLIVA ALFORD

Mother of Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 24 July 1975

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Starling Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Oct 1881 and died _____ July 1975, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John William Alford Sr.; and children Benjamin Randall Alford Sr., 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.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

 

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LUCY GAYNELLE ALFORD GOODMAN SARGENT

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—Wednesday, 3 June 1981

 

            Mrs. Gay Alford Sargent, 66, of 1207 Collington Drive, Cary, died Sunday [May 31]. Funeral 11 a.m. today, White Plains United Methodist Church, Cary. Graveside service 3 p.m. today, Kenly City Cemetery.

            Surviving: widower, Charles S. Sargent; sisters, Mrs. Ruth A. Read and Mrs. Eloise A. Lupton, both of Cary, Mrs. V. Earl Lewis of Knightdale; brothers, John W. Alford Jr. and Benjamin R. Alford, both of Morehead City.

            Arrangements by Gray Funeral Home.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Starling Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gay Sargent (SS# issued in MD) was born 1 Feb 1915, last residence Cary, Wake Co., NC.

            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, Eloise Grady Alford King Lupton, Guy Phillips Alford, and Nellie Ruth Alford Kendall Read in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Lucy Gaynelle Alford was born 1 Feb 1915 in Carteret Co., NC, daughter of John W. Alford and Lucy Voliva.

            From AAFA records: She married (1) Daniel Goodman and (2) Charles Scales Sargent.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lucy Gaynelle 1915 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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LUCY H. JONES THOMAS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 12 January 2007

 

            Mrs. Lucy Jones Alford, 93, died on January 8, 2007.

            Funeral service 12-noon Saturday, United Church of Christ, Holly Springs. Burial, church cemetery.

            Surviving: sons, Percy Thomas of Norfolk, VA; Elrey Thomas of Bronx, NY; nieces, special niece, Lola Stuart, Elizabeth Smith, both of Raleigh; four nephews and a special nephew, Bennie Baker of Raleigh; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.

            Arrangements by Segraves Funeral Home.

 

In another article (one year anniversary):

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 8 January 2008

 

 

IN LOVING MEMORY

DECEMBER 8, 1913 - JANUARY 8, 2007

We miss you very much!

The Thomas and Baker Families

 

Photo from Holly Springs United Church of Christ Cemetery - Lee Street Annex, Holly Springs, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucy H. Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

 

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NNNN LUCY LELA ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 9 May 1978

 

 

Photo from Middlesex Cemetery, Middlesex, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, paul babiuk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Sept 1899 and died _____ May 1978, last residence Middlesex, Johnston Co. [?], NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Berry Monroe Alford and Roxie Ann Taylor Alford; and siblings Eleanor Christine Alford Lewis, Nathaniel Berry Alford, and Virda Alford Lewis in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Lucy Lela Alford, age 78, never married, was born 22 Sept 1899 and died 8 May 1978 in Wilson, Nash Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Lucy Lela 1899 NC1, Berry Monroe 1872 NC2, Berry 1844 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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LUDA KATHLEEN ALFORD PERRY

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ February 2020

 

 

May 28, 1929 ~ February 10, 2020

 

            Luda Kathleen Perry, 90, of Youngsville passed away on Monday February 10, 2020 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest.

            She was born in Wake County the daughter of the late Ida Lee Woodlief Alford and James Hyatt Alford and was preceded in death by her husband; Preston “Dick” Perry, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

            A funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning February 13, 2020 at the Beulah Christian Baptist Church [Zebulon, NC]. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            Kathleen is survived by a sister; Etta Hawley of Fuquay Varina.

            …. A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Wake Forest.

 

 

Photo from Beulah Christian Church Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BSLewis

 

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 Edith Earl Alford Pearce, Herbert Elmer Alford, and James Hyatt Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Luda Kathleen 1929 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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LUDDIE ROBINSON JONES MCNEILL ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 6 May 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RAEFORD—Mrs. Luddie McNeill Alford, 88, of 240 Doc Brown Road, died Friday, April 30, 2004, in her home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Mountain Grove AME Zion Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by four daughters, Mary Alford of Newark, N.J., Lola Kemp of Fayetteville and Betty Jones and Owilla Dobbins, both of Raeford; four sons, Amos Jones, James Jones, William R. McNeill and Larry D. McNeill, all of Raeford; 39 grandchildren; and 110 great-grandchildren.

            A viewing will be held today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Raeford....

 

Photo from Mountain Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery, Hoke Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gina Reardon-Gaddis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luddie R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Apr 1916.

            From NC Deaths: Luddie McNeill Alford, widow, black, was born 14 Apr 1916 in Hoke Co., NC. She died 30 Apr 2004 in Hoke Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Ozell Jones, black age 21, married Ludie Robeson, black age 29, on 1 Nov 1933 in Hoke Co., NC.

            Her first husband was Uzell Jones. She is named as his wife on his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry).

 

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NNNN LUKE FOSTER ALFORD

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

Grandfather of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

Granduncle of Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

Luke Foster Alford

 

Front row: Lois, Grace, Wilma, Leamon, Gladys and E Anne (Lib).

Back row: Anne Medlin Alford, Herman, Luke, Ed and John Clellon Alford

Photos and captions from Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331, daughter of John Clellon Alford and granddaughter of Luke Foster Alford and Annie Medlin

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 27 September 1973

 

 

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 Luke Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 May 1895 and died _____ Sept 1973, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Medlin Alford; 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; father, Charles Wesley Alford Sr.; and siblings Charles Wesley Alford Jr. (with family photo), Christopher Columbus Alford, James Hyatt Alford Sr., Manervah Jane Alford, Mattie H. Alford Hodge, and Sallie Alford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Luke Foster 1895 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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NNNN LULA GARETHA ALFORD FAISON

 

NASHVILLE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 29 November 1962

 

 

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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: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Hackney Ernest Alford, , Pattie Alford Daniel, and Theodore Ennis Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Lula Goreatha Faison was born 17 Jan 1881 in Bunn, Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Billy Alford and Mary Debnam.

            From NC Deaths: Lula Alford Faison was born 17 Jan 1881 in NC, daughter of Billy Alford and Polly Debnam.

            On her son Luther’s WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), she is listed as Lula Garetha Faison.

            Her lineage: Lula Garetha 1881 NC1, William A. 1852 NC2.

 

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NNNN LULA FORD STALLINGS ALFORD

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 16 February 1971

 

 

https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2013/326/50858105_138522691262.jpg

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 husband, Benjamin Smith Alford Sr.; 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 her daughter Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

 

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LULA MAE HINES ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 17 June 1999

 

LAURINBURG—Mrs. Lula Hines Alford, 77, of 117 Marcellus St. died Monday June 14] in Scotland Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Zion Christian Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wagram [Scotland Co.]…. Burial will be in Stewartsville Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Morris Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three daughters, Susie Alford and Rosetta Martin, both of Laurinburg, and Elizabeth Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, James F. Alford of Baltimore and John L. Alford of Winston-Salem; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren….

FAG photo requested 11/14/2020

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula M. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 1 March 1922, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Lula Mae Hines Alford, black, was bork 1 March 1922 in McColl, Marlboro Co., SC, daughter of Son and Joes Hines.

 

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NNNN LULA MOORE ALFORD

Mother of Robert Wilfrid Alford Sr., AAFA #1180

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 18 February 1967

 

 

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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 do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Henry Alford; and son Robert Wilfred Alford in this compilation.

 

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LULA P. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 25 December 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Mrs. Lula P. Alford, 78, of 492 Slocumb Road, Fayetteville, died Monday [December 22] in her home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cape Fear A Conference Headquarters Facility in Erwin.... Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Elder Charlie Alford of the home; and two sisters, Nettie J. Price and Bessie P. McNeill, both of Erwin.

            The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

No gravestone

 

            AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula P. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 6 Oct 1919, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

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

            Interment.net reports that Lula is buried in Resthaven Cemetery in Section 2, Lot 15, Grave 8. In October 2016, a Find A Grave photographer reported that a gravestone was not found in the stated plot.

 

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NNNN LUMAS MACON ALFORD

Granduncle of James Arthur Shearin, AAFA #0313; and James Otis Sorrell, AAFA #0314; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 19 September 1967

 

 

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 Macon Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Oct 1881 and died _____ Sept 1967, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Simon Alford and Genoa Hicks Allen Alford; and siblings Flora Katherine “Kate” Alford Massey, Joanna Pearl Alford Watkins, Laura Gertrude Alford Shearin, Leila Alford Callahan, Viola Ethel Alford Shearin, and William Rickman “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Lumas Macon Alford was born 29 Oct 1881 in Wake Co., NC, son of Simon Macon Alford and Genore Allen. He died 17 Sept 1967 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. He was never married, and his sister Laura Shearin was the informant.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lumas Macon 1881 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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NNNN LUTHER GILBERT ALFORD

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 12 June 1963

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughters Marjorie “Margie” Alford Keith and Mary Elizabeth Alford Barham; parents, Kilpatrick Alford and Mary Elizabeth Underwood Alford; and brothers Daniel Russell Alford and Grover Lee Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Luther Gilbert 1900 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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NNNN LUTORIA WHITLEY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 15 January 1979

 

 

 

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 Lutoria Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 June 1893 [different than death record] and died _____ Jan 1979, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George Oliver Alford; and children Emma Lou Alford Hayes McClintock, Wilburn Woodrow Alford, and Willer Mae Alford Privette in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Lutoria Whitley Alford was born 26 June 1892 in NC and died 14 Jan 1979 in Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

 

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LUZIE HILDEGARD LIBERA ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 3 January 2007

 

DURHAM—Mrs. Luzie H. Alford, 83, a former resident of Durham, died on Thursday, December 28, 2006.

            Mrs. Alford was employed with Sperry Rand for 22 years. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Denver, N.C.

            She is survived by a stepson, Wayne Alford; one daughter, Margret Carson Brown; a brother, Gunter Libera; and a sister, Else Nalepa.

            Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luzie H. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 6 Jan 1923, last residence Denver, Lincoln Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Luzie Hildegard Libera Alford was born 6 Jan 1923 in Rudnik, Germany [?—not located], daughter of Wilhelm Libera and Maria Macha.

 

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NNNN LYDIA MARIE ALFORD SHYTLES

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 21 July 1991

 

 

Photo from Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery, Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Bill ~ Mabel – LM on bio page 7/28/2020 – again 9/13/2020

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Bill ~ Mabel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lydia A. Shytles (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 June 1913 and died _____ July 1991, last residence Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Emma Elizabeth High Alford; and sister Evelyn High Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her siblings James Darlin Alford and Lorena Alford Haile in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Lydia Marie Shytles, widow age 78, was born 14 June 1913 in SC and died 20 July 1991 in Rutherford Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #16.

            Her lineage: Lydia Marie 1913 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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LYNWOOD THOMAS ALFORD

 

DAILY SOUTHERNER

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—Thursday, 23 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lynwood T. Alford Sr., 63, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carlisle Funeral Home [Tarboro] with Rev. Ed Conner and Pastor Joseph Alford officiating. Burial will follow at the Alford Family Cemetery.

            Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Etta Alford; brothers, James, Joe, Arthur and Kenneth Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Alford; a daughter, Debra A. Whitehurst and husband, Gary of Tarboro; a son, Tom Alford of Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Willie Mack Anderson III and wife Melissa of Tarboro; great-grandchildren, Madison Anderson and Haley Grace Anderson; brothers, Gene Alford and wife, Lota of Youngsville, Griffin Alford and wife, Dorothy of South Hill, Va., Lawrence Alford and wife, Delores Little of Richmond, Va., Ray Alford and wife, Grace of Philadelphia, Pa., Henry Alford and wife, Virginia, S.C.; sisters, Julia Robertson of Warrenton, Sally A. Alford of Tarboro and Lois Morgan and husband, Ben of South Hill, Va. and several nieces and nephews….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lynwood T. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 Sept 1939.

            See the obituaries of his father, Joseph Benjamin Alford; and siblings Clyde E. “Gene” Alford, Francis Arthur Alford Sr., Joseph Montague Alford, Julia Viola Alford Robertson, and Kenneth Willard Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Griffin N. Alford and James Robert “Tiny” Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            The Carlisle Funeral Home reports that “Mr Alford was buried behind his home at 3609 Fishing Creek Rd., Tarboro. This was the first burial at this site.” [xxx no FAG cemetery]

            From NC Births: Leynwood Thomas Alford was born in 1939 at Sixpound, Warren Co., father Joe Benjamin (no mothers listed for this county). Other children of Joseph Benjamin Alford listed in Warren Co. are: Clyde E., b. 1924 at Smith Creek, Kenneth W., b. 1928 at Smith Creek [father listed as J.P.], Lois Maypine, b. 1934 at Smith Creek, Sally Ann, b. 1936 at Smith Creek, Lawrence Edwin, b. 1937 (no place listed), Henry Everett, b. 1943 at Sixpound, and probably his twin, Leslie Ray, b. 1943 at Sixpound.

            From NC Marriages: Lynwood Alford, age 19, son of J.B. and Viola Alford, married Bonnie Lynne Alford, age 18, daughter of Jesse Bruce Alford and Kathleen S. Alford Richardson [see her obituary in this compilation], on 21 Dec 1958 in Edgecombe Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lynwood Thomas 1939 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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MABEL CATHERINE ROSS ALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—7 March 2007

 

 

BLACK MOUNTAIN—Mabel Catherine Ross Alford, 90, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Highland Farms.

            A native of Burke County, she grew up in Mills Home, Thomasville. She worked as a bookkeeper for A & P in Fayetteville before retiring in 1982 to Black Mountain. She was a spiritual seeker, an avid reader, and a frequent letter-writer (under various names) to this newspaper and others.

            She is survived by four children, John Alford (wife, Linda) of Asheville, Carol Robertson of Huntsville, Ala., David Alford of Beaufort, S.C., Stephen Alford (wife, Gail) of Atlanta; and by 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008, in the chapel of Morris Funeral Home in Asheville….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 July 1917, last residence Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

 

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MABEL HALFORD MORGAN

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—29 December 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

FLAT ROCK—Mabel Halford Morgan, 87, of Bat Cave, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Elizabeth House.

            She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and the daughter of the late O.R. and Leah Halford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. “Bill” Morgan, and a daughter, Carolyn Morgan Harrill. She was an employee of C.P. Clare in Fairview and a member of Bat Cave Baptist Church.

            She is survived by a son, Jackey C. Morgan of Bat Cave; a daughter, Billie Shehan of Spartanburg, S.C.; two brothers, Andrew “Buck” Halford and Roy Halford, both of Hendersonville; 15 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bat Cave Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Jackson Funeral Service and at other times will be at the home of Jackey Morgan in Bat Cave.

 

Photo from Bat Cave Baptist Church Cemetery, Bat Cave, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kevin Haynes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel Morgan (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Dec 1913, last residence Bat Cave, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Oda Andrew Halford and Roy Lee Halford in this compilation.

            Her parents were Oda Ray “Bob” Halford and Leah French Owenby.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Edneyville (District 5), Henderson Co., NC, dwelling #74: O. Robert Halford, age 44 farm laborer, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Leah F. 35, age 16 at first marriage; son Andrew 18; son Ray 11; J.C. Morgan 24; daughter Mabell Morgan 16. All were b. in NC. The Morgans apparently got married within the year.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Mabel 1913 NC1, Oda Ray 1887 NC2, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC3, John Wesley 1837 NC4, Thomas J. 1802 NC5, John 1765 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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NNNN MABLE ALFORD SMITH

Sister of Myrtice Alford Edwards, AAFA #0773

 

Pugh Funeral Home

Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC—_____ November 2008

 

 

            Mable Alford Smith, age 88, of 1819-B Saddlewood Court, Asheboro passed away at her home on Sunday, November 23, 2008.

            Mable was born October 31, 1920 to Homer Lee and Alma Odom Alford. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheboro. She was loved by her family and many friends and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

            She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Miller and her husband Joseph of Boone, NC; granddaughter, Kelly Miller Swaney and her husband Carey; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn; sisters, Myrtice Edwards and Leaette Braswell both of Eastman, GA.

            A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, Asheboro…. Inurnment will be Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Willis-Epperson Cemetery in Williston, FL…. Arrangements by Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro.

 

Photo from Jesse Mercer Willis Cemetery, Williston, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

No response from KGP – LM on bio page 1/17/2024

Taken by Find A Grave contributor KGP

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mable A. Smith (SS# issued in GA), last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of her sister Myrtice Alford Edwards in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mable 1920 GA1, Homer Lee 1897 GA2, Lorenzo Dow 1857 GA3, William Benjamin 1825 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MABLE HELEN LEE ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 28 March 2014

 

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            Helen Lee Alford went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 26th 2014 at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC.

            She was born on December 28, 1923, in Philadelphia, PA, but raised in Smithfield, NC, before moving to Wilmington, NC, where she resided with her late husband Willis Alford.

            She was an excellent cook and spent many years working in the Restaurant industry. She was also a very active member of Pentecostal Holiness Church. Most of all she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by each and every one of her family and friends.

            Her surviving family members are her three sons, Willis Alfred Alford and wife Susan, Thomas Alexander Alford, Sr. and Sherman Wayne Alford, Sr. and wife Deborah; five grandchildren, Sherman Wayne Alford, Jr., Michelle Lynn Alford, Melissa Ann Huffman, Alex Alford and Chrystal Alford; six great-grandchildren, Adam Alford, Matthew Huffman, Madalyn Mae Huffman, Brittany Alford, Skyler Cliff and David Alford; and one brother, Larry Lee.

            The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday at Greenlawn Memorial Park….

 

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Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Chris Smith

Photos posted 12 May 2014

 

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

            From NC Marriages: Helen Lee, age 26 daughter of William Thomas and Mable Lee, married Willis Alford, age 34 son of Jacob and Ora Alford, on 10 June 1950 in Johnston Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Willis Albert Alford, born 7 Nov 1914 in Johnston Co., NC, son of Jacob Alford and Ova Johnson, died 19 Oct 1995.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her husband’s lineage: Willis Albert 1915 NC1, Jacob Alexander 1874 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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NNNN MABLE HELEN STROUD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 22 February 2000

 

 

 

Photos from Pinelawn Memorial Park, Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eric Leindecker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mable S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 July 1914 [different than gravestone], last residence Grifton, Pitt Co., NC.

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

 

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NNNN MACK ALICE MCNEILL ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Friday, 21 December 1973

 

FAG photo requested 7/19/2020

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Apr 1899 and died _____ Dec 1973, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Alice Alford, black age 72, was born 16 Feb 1901 [different than SSDI], daughter of Stephens McNeill and Alice McNair, and died 20 Dec 1973 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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MADGIE NADINE KIRKSEY JACOBS ALFORD

 

THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Thursday, 11 May 2006

 

            Madgie Nadine Kirksey Alford, 69, of the Taylortown Municipality of West End [Moore Co.], died Friday, May 5, 2006, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

            The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Spruill’s Temple in the Taylortown Municipality of Pinehurst.... Burial will follow at Academy Heights Memorial Cemetery in Taylortown. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date. A public viewing will be held Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

            Mrs. Alford was an active member of Word of Truth Church in Vass....

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her three daughters, Johnah Newsome of Rosedale, N.Y., Rosetta Pickens of Archer, Fla., and Michelle Harris of Hempstead, N.Y.; her two sons, Gregory Jacobs, of West Virginia, and John Alford III of Hempstead, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Kirksey of Chicago, Ill., and Willie Kirksey of Pomona, Calif.; two sisters, Anna Dotson, of Seattle, Wash., and Hanna Kirksey of Shubuta, Miss.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

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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 Madgie N. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 July 1936, last residence West End, Moore Co., NC.

 

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MAE ALFORD UNDERWOOD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 25 December 2007

 

GREENSBORO—Mrs. Mae Alford Underwood, 89, died Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Guilford Healthcare.

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, at Lakeview Memorial Park....

            Mrs. Underwood was born on July 16, 1918, in Zebulon and moved to Greensboro from Raleigh in 1954. She was a member of Rolesville Baptist Church, Rolesville. She retired from Myers Department Store and also worked at Eastern Guilford High School cafeteria.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Coy Underwood, Sr. in 1982.

            She is survived by two children, Margaret Bennett and husband, Aubrey and Horace Underwood, Jr. all of Greensboro; four grandchildren, Coy, Jamie, Paul and Chris Underwood; three great grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, N. Elm Street....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mae A. Underwood (SS# issued in NC), last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Horace C. Underwood, born 1906, married May Alford, born 1918, on 12 Sept 1934 in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

 

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NNNN MAE SUNSHINE INGLE ALFORD EFIRD TARLETON

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 16 January 1984

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Hudson

 

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Photo from Loves Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Stanfield, Stanley Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda Kaye Ballard

 

            AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, Lonnie Moses Alford; and daughter Doris Elaine Alford Denson in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Mae S. Alford, age 50, married John I. Efird, age 60, on 2 Sept 1954 in Alamance Co., NC.

            Mae has a gravestone without a death date in the cemetery where her third husband, James Wilson Tarleton, is buried.

 

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MAE WILLIE GALLOWAY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 13 October 2013

 

LAURINBURG—Ms. Mae Willie Galloway Alford, 84, of Laurinburg, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. today in Franklin Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial in Cedar Falls Cemetery in Blenheim, S.C. Visitation was Monday evening at Purcell Funeral Home in Laurinburg.

            Survived by: Sons, John, Vernon, Leroy and Michael; and daughters, Shirley, Mary, Elaine and Deborah.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae W. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 15 March 1929, last residence not listed.

 

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MAGGIE ALFORD CRUTCHFIELD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 26 June 1963

 

            Mrs. Maggie Crutchfield, a longtime resident of High Point, died Sunday in Greensboro.

            Survivors include one brother, Edward Alford of Washington, D.C.; and two sisters, Mrs. Oreala Slaton and Mrs. Mary Ann Whitfield, both of Philadelphia, P.A.

            Funeral will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from Hoover Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery….

FAG photo requested 3/23/2017

Memorial# 167077269

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her brother Edward E. Alford in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Maggie Crutchfield, black widow age 85 born 26 May 1878 in NC, daughter of Fred and Mary Alford. She died 23 June 1963 at Begelow Rest Home in Sedalia, Guilford Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Margaret Alford, age 23, married Samuel Crutchfield, age 25, on 17 June 1901 in Guilford Co., NC.

 

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MAGGIE BYRD ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—5 September 1968

 

            Mrs. Maggie B. Alford, widow of William Nash Alford, died Tuesday night in a Goldsboro Hospital after a long illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Freeman, the daughter of the late James and Alice Champion Byrd. She was a member of the Daughters of America.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S.N. (Daisy) Olness of Wilmington; a son Ernest J. Alford of Wilmington; two sisters Mrs. Jane Carney and Mrs. Sue Nylen both of Wilmington, two brothers Archie E. Byrd of Wilmington, and Dudley J. Byrd of Norfolk Virginia; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

            Funeral arrangements under the direction of Andrews Mortuary will be announced later. The family will be at 1908 Perry Avenue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Sept 1883, last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Nash 1880 NC1, Noah Wellington 1859 NC2, unknown3, Samuel 1812 SC4.

 

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MAGGIE L. BROWN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 31 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Maggie L. Brown Alford, 71, of Route 2, Box 28, died Tuesday [January 27] in Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg [Scotland Co.].

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Magnolia AME Church in Hamer [Dillon Co.], S.C.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by seven sons, Robert E. Brown of Laurinburg, Roy L. Brown, Roosevelt Alford, Bruce Alford, William Blue and Malcom Blue, all of Rowland, and Timothy Alford of Marlon, Texas; four daughters, Betty Blue of Philadelphia, Julia Watson of Lumberton, Maggie Shipman of Rowland and Martha Currie of Maxton; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 Jan 1927, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her son Roosevelt Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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NNNN MAGGIE LOU ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 5 February 1973

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Franklin Bowling

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 June 1896 and died _____ Feb 1973, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Susan Parker Arrington Alford; and siblings Clarence Parker “Sam” Alford, Fannie Bell Alford Perry, Frank Oliver Alford, Lawrence Sidney Alford Jr., 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: Maggie Lou 1896 NC1, Lawrence Sidney 1851 NC2, Bennett Henry 1818 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

 

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NNNN MAGGIE LOVE MCNAIR ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 16 March 2001

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Maggie Love ‘‘Mary Kate’’ Alford, 91, of 277 Holcomb Road died Sunday. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pelier Presbyterian Church…. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by two daughters, Grace Kaiser of Washington, D.C., and Cara L. Ellerby of Rowland; a sister, Aletha McCallum of Silver Spring, Md.; two brothers, Mack McNair and John Easter, both of Washington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren….

FAG photo requested 3/11/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Nov 1909 [different than other records], last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Maggie L. Alford, black, was born 11 Nov 1909 Rowland, NC, daughter of Tommy McNair and Cora McCallum.

            From NC Deaths: Maggie Love Alford, black, was born 11 Nov 1909 in Robeson Co., NC, father’s last name McNair. She died 11 March 2001 in Robeson Co.

            In 1910, Alfordsville, Robeson Co., NC, Maggie McCallum, black, age 6/12, is listed as granddaughter, living in the household of David and Roxanna McCallum, including their daughter Cora McCallum, age 24.

            In 1950, Alfordsville, Robeson Co., NC—all black:

 

Jack Alford           head              42    NC       sharecropper

Maggie                  wife              38    NC

Grace E.                dau                12    NC

Cora L. Ellerby     step-dau          8    NC

 

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NNNN MAGNOLIA D. “MAGGIE” LONG ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 1 December 1957

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Henry Guy Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Woodrow Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            She is Magnolia D. Long, age 6, on the 1880 census in Boon Hill, Johnston Co., NC, but in all other available records, she is Maggie.

 

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NNNN MAGNOLIA “NOLIA” COLLINS ALFORD

 

THE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 8 November 1934

 

 

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 her husband, Benjamin Gabriel Alford; daughters Elsie Virginia Alford Williams, Lillian Collins Alford Vestal, Nannie Elizabeth Alford Jackson, and Pattie Frances Alford Barbee; and sister (Benjamin’s second wife) Nina Davis Collins Alford in this compilation.

 

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NNNN MAHALA ALFORD SAVAGE

 

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Photos posted to her Find A Grave memorial

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 26 March 1975

 

Photo from Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Martin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Hardy Flanagan – LM on bio page 2/7/2023

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Hardy Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mahala Savage (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 March 1899 and died _____ March 1975, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Della Alford Pollard, Henry Columbus Alford, Jesse Alford Sr., Lillie Alford Bullock, and William Ashley Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Mahala Alford, age 20 daughter of Jesse and Pattie Alford, married Llewellyn B. Savage, age 24, on 6 Jan 1918 in Martin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5, where she is incorrectly listed as a child of her father’s second wife.

            Her lineage: Mahala 1899 NC1, Jesse 1861 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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NNNN MAIDA MCLAURIN ALFORD

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Thursday, 21 March 1912

 

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Photo from Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Maxton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Martie Groome-McGirt

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Julius Elias Alford and Mary Ellen McGirt Alford; and sister Katherine Eva “Kittie” Alford Campbell in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Maida McLaurin 1891 NC1, Julius Elias 1849 NC2, Jacob 1789 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MAJOR MAXIE ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 21 July 1996

 

FAIR BLUFF [Columbus Co.], N.C.—Major Maxie Alford, 64, of Causey Road, died Friday, July 19, 1996, at home.

            He was a son of Alice Martin Alford of Conway and the late Major M. Alford.

            Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Carey Alford of Wilmington, N.C., and Jeffrey Alford of Holly Ridge, N.C.; two daughters, Diane Stroust and Michelle Coleman, both of Topsail Beach, N.C.; a brother, William C. Alford of Conway; two sisters, Nellie M. Sullivan of Fayetteville, N.C., and Alice F. Cooper of Conway; and several grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Meares Funeral Home, Fair Bluff. Burial will be in Powell’s Cemetery in Fair Bluff.

 

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Photo from Powell Cemetery, Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe Craver – NC Legionnaire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Major M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Nov 1931, last residence Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his sister Nellie Mae Alford Sullivan Bible in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother William C. Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Major Maxie 1931 SC1, Major Melton 1905 SC2, Haywood 1879 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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MALCOLM ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 6 September 1983

 

 

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

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Clarence David Alford and Hattie Lester Alford; and siblings Donnie David Alford and Jennie Grace Alford Stoltz in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Malcolm Alford, white male never married, age 64, died 4 Sept 1983 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC. He was born 20 Sept 1918 in NC and was a resident of Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Malcolm Alford was born 20 Sept 1918 in Alfordsville, Robeson Co., the son of Clarence David Alford and Hattie Lester.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Malcolm 1918 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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MALCY ALBERTA HEIGHT ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 2 February 1984

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Malcy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 June 1924 and died _____ Feb 1984, last residence Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ruffin Bruce Alford Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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NNNN MALLIE MORRIS ALFORD

 

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 9 December 1937

 

 

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 his wife, Carey Ann Whitley Alford; 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; and siblings Abidenor “Aby” Alford Richardson, Alma Alexander Alford, Darner Green Alford, Ethel Dollie Alford Batchelor, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford, Lucy B. Alford Woodruff, 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 Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Mallie Alford, age 24, married Carrie Whitley, age 21, on 19 Dec 1900 in Franklin Co., NC.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 43, living in Zebulon, Franklin Co., NC, born 4 Apr 1875. His name is listed as Mallie Moris Alford, but he signed his name with his mark.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Mallie Morris 1875 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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MAMIE ESTELLE ALFORD OWENS

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 5 September 2015

 

Mamie Owens Obituary

Photo from Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Street Chapel

Many uncaptioned photos are posted to her memorial at the funeral home

 

GREENSBORO—Mamie Alford Owens

September 21, 1917 to September 3, 2015.

 

            Born September 21, 1917, on Wakefield Farm in Horry County, SC, Mamie Estelle Alford Owens was the daughter of Joseph Whiteford and Lucy Armenta Watts Alford. She was married to Taylor Grant (T.G.) Owens and is survived by their three children: Taylor Grant Owens, Jr. and wife Catherine of Greensboro, Karen Owens King of Clemmons, and Danny Alford Owens and wife Janet of Greensboro; granddaughters Angela King Carter and husband Jeremy of Lenoir, Jennifer Leigh “Salem” Owens of Greensboro, and Sara Danielle Owens of Greensboro; great-grandchildren Rachel Danielle Carter and Ryan Jeremy Carter; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

            In addition to her parents and husband, Mamie was preceded in death by all of her twelve siblings and their spouses: Lewis (Catherine) Alford; Morris (Katherine) Alford; Parker (Lila Maude) Alford; Allen Alford; Gilbert (Vera) Alford; Urlane Alford; Pennie (Morris) Brown; Arthur Alford; Lloyd Alford; Prudence (Fred) Eassy; Lucy V. (Henry B.) Brown; and Harrison (Grace) Alford.

            Mamie loved life, was faithful to her church (Glenwood United Methodist), was proud of her family, and enjoyed many friends. She served her church in many functions, worked as a secretary for Nationwide Insurance agents and a number of years with Steed Insurance Agency, volunteered at Wesley Long Community Hospital and at Friends Homes Guilford. She loved to travel and she and T.G. visited many foreign countries and traveled in all 50 states.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2 p.m. Friday, at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Street Chapel, 1900 Vanstory St., Greensboro….

            Burial will be in the Praying Hands section of Guilford Memorial Park….

FAG photo requested 3/29/2017

Memorial# 157034699

 

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

            See the obituary of her sister Prudence Bertha Alford Williams Goodwin Eassy in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her mother Lucy Armenta Watts Alford; and siblings Arthur Benjamin Alford, Gilbert Grey Alford, Harrison Alford, Lucy Victoria Alford Brown, Morris McGee Alford, Parker Heyward Alford Sr., Pennie Laurine Alford Brown, and Urlane Stanley Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; of her brother Lewis Emerson Alford Sr. in Florida Obituaries; and of her brother Lloyd Mason Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            Her lineage: Mamie Estelle 1917 SC1, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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NNNN MANERVAH JANE ALFORD

Grandaunt of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 13 December 1972

 

 

Photo from Beulah Christian Church Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Charles Wesley Alford Sr.; and siblings Charles Wesley Alford Jr. (with family photo), Christopher Columbus Alford, James Hyatt Alford Sr., Luke Foster Alford, Mattie H. Alford Hodge, and Sallie Alford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Manervah Jane 1898 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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MANTON CLISBY ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 April 1973

 

Name: Manton C. Alford

Parents: Manton and Rena Curry Alford

Spouse: Mary Ella Montgomery Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 74

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Sunday [April 22]

Place of Death: Scotland Memorial Hospital

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery in Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 May 1898, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his mother Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            On Manton Clisby Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 20, a student at Clemson College. He names Mary [and] Manton Alford as his nearest relative.

            Buried near each other in the Alford Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

            Mary Ella Montgomery Alford....Died...20 Aug 1983

            —Wife of Manton Clisby Alford

            Manton Clisby Alford....1 May 1898 - 22 Apr 1973

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Manton Clisby 1898 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NNNN MARGARET ALICE BROCKINGTON ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Saturday, 12 March 1921

 

 

In another article:

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 14 March 1921

 

KINGSTREE [Williamsburg Co., SC], March 13—Mrs. Margaret Alford, sister of Mrs. D.C. Scott of this place and a native of this community, died at her home in Maxton [Robeson Co.], N.C., Wednesday afternoon [March 9] and was interred there by the side of her late husband, McPherson Alford.

            Mrs. Alford before marriage was a daughter of the late Dr. John F. and Elizabeth Brockington, and was born in Kingstree 52 years ago. She was married to Mr. Alford June 25, 1895.

            She is survived by her only daughter, Miss Elizabeth Alford, and three sisters, Mrs. D.C. Scott, Kingstree; Mrs. C.K. Davis, Marion, and Miss Italine Brockington, Kingstree.

FAG photo requested 7/9/2019

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, McPherson McLean Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Elizabeth Brockington Alford McMaster in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Margaret is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Maxton, Robeson Co., NC, where her gravestone transcription says “12/25/1869–3/9/1921.”

 

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MARGARET ANN KIMBRO ALFORD

 

Senior photo, The Latipac, 1956 yearbook, Needham B. Broughton High School, Raleigh, NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 26 May 2013

 

November 25, 1937 - May 18, 2013

 

RALEIGH—Margaret Kimbro Alford, 75, passed away May 18, 2013.

            She is survived by her sister Linda Giles; son Michael A. Alford; grandson Drew Alford; daughter April Alford Annis and husband Dennie. We will forever miss our loving mother.

            Online condolences at CremationSocietyNC.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Elmer Guy Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET LOU “PEGGY” ALFORD FLOYD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 5 April 2001

 

FAIRMONT—Mrs. Margaret A. ‘‘Peggy’’ Floyd, 68, of 2230 E. White Pond Road died Sunday in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

            Mrs. Floyd was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a teaching assistant for the Robeson County schools.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Floyd Memorial Cemetery….

            Mrs. Floyd is survived by a son, Sandy Floyd of Fairmont; a daughter, Jo F. Pittman of Mauldin, S.C.; a brother, Hopkin Alford of Wilmington; a sister, Janice Williams of Rowland; and four grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Funeral Services in Fairmont and at other times at the home….

 

Photo from Floyd Memorial Cemetery, Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret L. Floyd (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Nov 1932, last residence Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Margaret Lou Alford Floyd was born 22 Nov 1932 in Longwood, Brunswick Co., NC, daughter of Sam P. Alford and Kathryn Kinlaw.

            From NC Marriages: Margaret Lou Alford, age 22, married Gaston Alexander Floyd, age 22, on 22 May 1955 in Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Margaret Lou 1932 NC1, Samuel Peter 1881 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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NNNN MARGARET LOUISE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 23 April 1984

 

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Militarymama – 1/26/2021 not accepting messages

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Militarymama

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 March 1923 and died _____ Apr 1984, last residence Dunn, Harnett Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Edwin Milton Alford and Lillie Mae Barbour Alford Buchanan, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Edwin Hugh Alford in Delaware Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Margarett Louise Alford was born 11 March 1923 in Johnston Co., NC, daughter of Edwin Milton and Lillie Barber.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            His lineage: Margaret Louise 1923 NC1, Edwin Milton 1894 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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MARGARET MAE HAGINS ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 9 September 2005

 

            Alford, Margaret, of 527 Maple Branches Drive, died Tuesday [September 6] at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. The funeral will be at noon Monday at Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret M. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 17 June 1930, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles Wesley M. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Her full name is from the Solomon Family Tree at Ancestry, posted by a granddaughter.

 

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NNNN MARGARET PEARCE UPCHURCH ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 21 July 1977

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, DLC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Feb 1918 and died _____ July 1977, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

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

            From SSACI: Margaret Pearce Upchurch Alford was born 23 Feb 1918 in Norfolk, VA, daughter of Henry D. Upchurch and Andelia F. Pearce. She died _____ July 1977.

            From NC Marriages: Margaret Pearce Upchurch, age 23 daughter of H.D. and Audelia P. Upchurch, married Wallace Churchill Alford, age 24 son of A.O. and Ella Mae Alford, on 22 June 1941 in Wake Co., NC.

 

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MARGARET SUSAN MOSS ALFORD

Aunt of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

Photo from Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 14 April 2019

 

            Margaret Susan Moss Alford went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 as her three daughters stood vigil.

            She was born on October 2, 1922 in Granville County, NC to the late Sam A. Moss and Eloise Nancy Picklesimer Moss. Margaret married the love of her life, Roy Alford on September 27, 1937. They enjoyed 75 years of marriage until his passing in 2013.

            She was also preceded in death by three siblings and her grandson, Lee Tudor.

            Margaret is survived by her children: Nancy Reichenbach, of Mooresville, NC, Ann Althoff, of Atlanta, GA and Carol Blue, of Raleigh; grandchildren: Jon Collins, Tracy Robbins, Carl “Tripp” Reichenbach III, Ashley Gibbs, Curtis Collins; great-grandchildren: Tony Collins, Cristina Sears, Lee Riley, Dillon Robbins, Nicole Gibbs, Cole Robbins, Dalton Gibbs, Carl “Chase” Reichenbach IV; great-great-grandchildren: Sadie Sears, Tyler Collins, Mason Collins and Grace Sears; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

            Her most treasured roles were being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Margaret retired at 89 years of age after 60 years of employment that included Krispy Kreme, Kerr Drug and JC Penney Co. She was a member of Highland United Methodist Church and raised three daughters to be very involved also. She was an avid Wolfpack fan. She and Roy, with their best friends Harriett and Carl Reichenbach, supported the Wolfpack club and even followed the basketball team to Greece.

            The family would like to express deep gratitude to Atria Lake Norman and Novant Health Hospice for their excellent care and compassion and for helping Margaret on her final journey.

            A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11 AM at Highland United Methodist Church (1901 Ridge Road in Raleigh)…. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park (7501 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh)….

 

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

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

 

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NNNN MARGARET VIRGINIA ALFORD MURRAY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 7 May 2004

 

 

Photo from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from KATaylor - taylortots3@yahoo.com – emailed 4/7/2021

Taken by Find A Grave contributor KATaylor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret A. Murray (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 July 1918, last residence Kill Devil Hills, Dare 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, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, 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 SSACI: Margaret Virginia Alford Murray was born 29 July 1918 in Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Mallie Alford and Carey Whitley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Margaret Virginia 1918 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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MARGIE ALFORD

 

Worley Mortuary and Cremation Service

Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—_____ November 2019

 

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            Ms. Margie Alford, 55 of Lumberton was born on February 26, 1964 to the late Albert Alford and late Ruby Mitchell. She transitioned from time to eternal rest on November 27, 2019 at Southeastern Health in Lumberton, NC.

            Margie loved spending time with her family. She loved to cook and was a fan of horror movies. Margie liked music and was a very understanding person. She was a loving grandmother and mother.

            She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her two loving daughters, Ruby Alford (Lee) and Victoria Alford both of Lumberton, NC; two sons, William Alford and Marcus Alford both of Lumberton, NC; four grandsons and four granddaughters, two great grandchildren, Marquan (Melquan) and Camden Jones, two sisters, Alene Alford of Orrum, NC; and Betty Alford of Connecticut, three brothers, Albert Alford of Orrum, NC, Larry Alford of Fairmont, NC and Robert Alford of Laurinburg, NC; six aunts, six uncles, a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, a special cousin, Mae Pearson, a special friend Little Joe and a host of other relatives and friends. A special thanks to Melissa Dortch.

FAG photo requested 7/19/2020

 

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

 

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MARIAN GREY TYSON ALFORD

 

Photo from Massey Funeral Home

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 4 March 2012

 

            Marian Grey Tyson Alford died on March 1, 2012 at Rex Hospital from complications after a fall. She was born in Wendell, NC on September 8, 1923 to Carrie Leigh Thomas and Warren Guy Tyson. She graduated from Wendell School in 1940.

            She married James Marshall Alford on November 20, 1942 and they established their home in Zebulon, NC at the end of World War II. She devoted her life to her husband, her home, and Zebulon Baptist Church where she was a member of numerous committees, taught Sunday school, played piano for children’s classes and was a member of the church choir. As a couple, she and James enjoyed golf, bridge clubs, and travel. She instilled a love of music and the arts in her two daughters who survive her, Betsy Warren Alford Phillips and Jean Ellen Alford Scott (Bob), both of Raleigh.

            She lost her loving husband in March of 2001 and spent the last four years of her life in nursing care.

            She was the proud grandmother of Dr. Thomas P. Phillips of Raleigh, John W. Phillips of Montreal, Canada, Jennifer Helms Jarrell (Greg) of Charlotte, Jackson B. Helms (Sarah) of Brooklyn, NY, and Jeri Ellen Helms of Raleigh. She adored her great-grandchildren, Compton Phillips of Montreal, John Tyson Jarrell and Zebulon Fisher Jarrell, both of Charlotte.

            A time of greeting friends will be held at Massey Funeral Home in Zebulon on Monday, March 5, at 2:00 PM.

            She will be laid to rest next to her husband following the greeting at a 3:30 PM graveside service at the Alford-Bunn-Upchurch Cemetery in Pilot, NC….

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

            See the obituary of her husband, James Marshall Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone. As of May 2017, her death date had not yet been engraved.

 

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MARIE E. MILLER ALFORD LEWIS

 

THE TIMES-NEWS

Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—Saturday, 8 August 2009

 

            Mrs. Marie Alford Lewis, 96, passed away on Aug. 7, 2009. She was a former resident of Falls Church, Va. and New Port Richey, Fla. Born on May 10, 1913, in Augusta County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Millard F. Alford and Ivy Zirkle Alford and the wife of the late Albert Lee Lewis. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Alexander Alford of Frederick, Maryland.

            Mrs. Lewis is survived by a daughter, Diana Lewis Lee and husband, Gregg Carleton Lee, of Burlington; a son, Thomas Edward Lewis and his wife, Gayle Compton Lewis, of Mooresville; and Craig Compton Lewis and his wife, Michele Smith, of Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by grandsons, Geoffrey Carleton Lee and wife, Jeana Byrd Lee, of Roswell, Ga., and Patrick Alford Lee of Burlington; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Sayre Lewis of Mooresville. Three great-grandchildren survive, Alexander Thomas Lee, Caroline Elizabeth Lee and Davis Blair Lee of Roswell, Ga. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker and active in church and civic affairs in Washington, D.C., and New Port Richey, Fla. She will be remembered as a kind and loving person who cared for so many in her very special way. Her grace was always in what she did for others. She was a founding member of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Falls Church, Va., and later a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New Port Richey, Fla. In more recent years she was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Burlington.

            The family would like to thank the medical staff of Alamance Regional Medical Center, Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell and Liberty Commons Nursing Center of Burlington for their devotion and care for “Miss Marie.”

            The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at 11 a.m., in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter at 320 E. Davis St., Burlington, N.C….Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

            Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.

FAG photo requested 10/13/2020

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie A. Lewis (SS# issued in DC) was born 10 May 1913, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Ivy V. Zirkle Alford, in District of Columbia Obituaries; and of her brother Charles Alexander Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

            From Virginia, Birth Records (Ancestry): Marie E. Miller Alford was born 11 May 1913 [different than SSDI] in Augusta Co., VA, daughter of Millard P. Alford and Ivy B. Zirkle.

            From District of Columbia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Marie Miller Alford, age 22, married Albert Lee Lewis on 21 Feb 1936 in DC.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Robert Alford 1828–1888 Virginia. Millard was incorrectly omitted from this genealogy.

            Her lineage: Marie E. Miller 1913 VA1, Millard F. 1885 VA2, William Andrew Alexander 1855 VA3, Robert 1828 VA4.

 

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MARION E. LYMAN ALFORD CRAIG

 

Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—_____ January 2019

 

 

            Marion Lyman Craig, 74, went home to be with the Lord, also to join her parents, James and Margie Lyman; husband, Wallace Alford and granddaughter, Leala Hardy, on January 23, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 1:00PM Saturday January 26, 2019 at Buchanan Baptist Church….

            Marion was born in Greensboro, where she lived her entire life. She graduated from Bessemer High School and later retired from Moss Bow-Foley dog show business after more than 25 years. She traveled extensively with her work as well as for pleasure. Marion was also a lifelong member of Buchanan Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Jerry; daughters, Penny (Drew), Mary (David), Sherry of Greensboro, Tammy (Linda) of Liberty, North Carolina; sons, Ellis (Dana) of Leander Texas, Jerry (Natalie) of Greensboro, Darrell (Naomi) of Arden, North Carolina; sisters, Sarah of Pleasant Garden, Lenita (Thomas), Marie; brother, Fred of Greensboro; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family members….

 

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

            See the obituary of her first husband, Wallace Churchill Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARJORIE “MARGIE” ALFORD KEITH

 

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Photo from Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

 

WAKE FOREST GAZETTE

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—17 February 2010

 

            Marjorie “Margie” Alford Keith, 82, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday afternoon February 9, 2010, at Britthaven Nursing Center in Louisburg.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Candice Pearce Alford and Patrick Luther Alford, and was married to James F. Keith who preceded her in death. Margie was co-founder of the Fork’s Lunchroom and James Keith Barbecue.

            Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon February 15, 2010, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home…. Entombment was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            She is survived by her daughter, Karen Winstead and husband, Don, of Wake Forest; sons, Jimmy Keith and wife, Hope, and Patrick Keith and wife, Allison, of Wake Forest; sister, Evelyn Horton and husband, Buddy, of Wake Forest; brother, Junior Alford and wife, Tap, of Wake Forest; grandchildren, James Foster Keith III and wife, Kathy, Kimberly Freeman and husband, Mitch, Patrick Luther Keith II and Samuel Caleb Keith; step-granddaughter, Dawn Winstead; and six great-grandchildren.

            …. Pallbearers were John Skinner, Delmer Atkinson, Robbie Underhill, David Young, Wayne Pleasants and Ricky Tharrington….

 

Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Henry O. Spencer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie M. Keith (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Jan 1928, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Luther Gilbert Alford; and sister Mary Elizabeth Alford Barham in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Marjorie 1928 NC1, Luther Gilbert 1900 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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MARTHA ANN FORD ALFORD

 

[She died in South Carolina, but we are including her obituary here because North Carolina was her home.]

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 22 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Martha Ann Alford, 54, of 508 S. Canal St. died Sunday [April 19] in St. Eugene Hospital in Dillon, S.C.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Hope United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Cotton Valley Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three sons, Byron Ford, Ronald Ford and Donald Ford, all of Charlotte; two sisters, Gladys Ford and Clara Reeder, both of Charlotte; four brothers, Walter Alford of Rowland, Willie Ford Jr. of Norfolk, Va., and John Leggett and Willie Brown, both of Fayetteville; and five grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hill Memorial Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha A. Alford/Martha Ann Ford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 May 1943, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Martha Ann Ford, black, was born 15 May 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, and died 19 Apr 1998.

            From NC Deaths: Martha Ann Alford, black, single, age 54, was born 15 May 1943 in PA and died 19 Apr 1998 in Burnsville, SC [?]. Burnsville, Robeson Co., NC, is listed as the place of residence.

 

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NNNN MARTHA BLANCHE SYKES ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 11 November 1976

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 May 1895 and died _____ Nov 1976, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George Augustus Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Aline Alford Blowe, Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, Geraldine Alford Hall, Josephine Alford Pate Jones, Mayard Shelby Alford, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation.

 

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NNNN MARTHA BREWER FORD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 1 April 1971

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Nov 1913 and died _____ March 1971, last residence Nashville, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Berkley Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Charles William Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Martha Brewer, age 23, daughter of Dave and Jodie Brewer, married Robert Berkeley Alford, age 26, son of J.W. and Susie Alford, on 1 Dec 1936 in Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            Martha was Robert’s second wife.

 

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MARTHA ELIZABETH POOLE MEDLIN ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 4 September 2009

 

            Martha Medlin Alford 73, of 1761 Moores Pond Rd. passed away Thursday [September 3] surrounded by her family at Guardian Care Nursing home in Zebulon. A native of Wake County, daughter of Lonnie and Lela Medlin Poole of Wakefield. She worked at Square D in the accounting department. Martha was a loving wife and mother who was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. She loved flowers and gardening and everything outdoors.

            Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel, Wendell with burial to follow in the Zebulon Town Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Leo Alford of the home; daughter, Donna Sue Bebout and husband, Dean of Greensboro; son, Jimmy Medlin, Jr. and wife, Mia of Dudley; son, Frankie and wife, Christy of Youngsville; stepchildren, Herbie, Carolyn, Allison, and Robert; grandchildren, Erin Elizabeth Bailey, Mary Catherine Bebout, Andrew and Jimmy D Medlin III, and Brandon Arnold Medlin; step grandchildren, Abby, Jermy, Timmy, Johnny, Wesly, Jr., Lee Ann, Ryan, and Justin; six step-great grandchildren; brother, Lonnie Poole and wife, Lou Ellen of Zebulon; sister, Diane Tant and husband, Edward Tant of Zebulon….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Neal Dearnley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Jan 1936, last residence Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Martha Elizabeth Poole was born 20 Jan 1936 in Vance Co., NC, daughter of Lonnie E. Poole and Lula Medlin.

 

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NNNN MARTHA JULIA BROOME ALFORD MCCLINTON

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 27 June 1998

 

Obituary for Martha Broome Alford McClin-ton -

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha J. McClinton (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Apr 1931, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ernest Alford Sr.; and son Ernest Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Martha Julia Broome Alford McClinton, black, was born 15 Apr 1931 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, daughter of John H. Broome and Doretha King.

 

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NNNN MARTHA LANGDON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 28 January 1945

 

 

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THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 29 January 1945

 

MRS. B.C. ALFORD CLAIMED BY DEATH

 

ST. PAULS [Robeson Co.], Jan. 29—Mrs. Martha Alford, wife of B.C. Alford, manager of the local FCX store, died Friday [January 26] at 8 p.m. at Highsmith hospital in Fayetteville after a critical illness of several weeks.

            Funeral services were held from their former home in Smithfield [Johnston Co.] Sunday afternoon, with burial-Sunset cemetery near there.

            Mrs. Alford, who had lived in St. Pauls about two years, had endeared herself to all with whom she was associated.

            Surviving are her husband and one child, Emogene Alford.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Lisa Brewer - gstroop605@aol.com – emailed 10/17/2017 – again 5/30/2018

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Lisa Brewer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Benjamin Carlton Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Martha Langdon, age 18, daughter of I.J. and Addie Langdon, married B. Carlton Alford, age 20, son of W.J. and Alice E. Alford, on 23 Nov 1932 in Johnston Co., NC.

 

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MARTHA MILLS HARRELSON ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Sunday, 2 January 2011

 

 

            Martha Harrelson Alford, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, December 30, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            Martha was born in Columbus County, NC, on January 21, 1920, to the late Don and Sarah Mills Harrelson.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Hopkin Alford, and siblings, Don M. Harrelson, Mack I. Harrelson and Helen Barnhill.

            Martha was a hair stylist for many years and owner of Martha’s Hair Fashions in Wilmington. She was also a devoted member of Sunset Park Baptist Church where she was very active through the years. Martha enjoyed many hobbies such as painting, quilting, needlework and creating hand made Christmas ornaments. She had a very caring and generous spirit and also considered herself so blessed. She found her strength through her loving family and many friends.

            She is survived by daughters, Martha Davis and husband Berl of Bluffton, SC and Gloria Jean Floyd of Florence, SC; three grandchildren, sister, Mary Rose Harrelson and husband, Keith of Green Sea, SC; many nieces and nephews all of who she held dear.

            A memorial service will be held at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel on Monday, January 3, 2011…. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Hopkin Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituary of her stepdaughter Susan Alford Dillon in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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MARTHA MITCHELL ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 1 February 2007

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Martha Mitchell Alford, 71, passed away Monday, January 29, 2007.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at Rich & Thompson Chapel. Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park.

 

Photo from Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason & Mitzie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Feb 1935, last residence Acworth, Cobb Co., GA.

 

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NNNN MARTHA “PATTIE” ALFORD PERRY

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 3 May 1919

 

 

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Photo from Maple Springs Baptist Church, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from BeeManTim – LM on bio page 8/10/2020 – not accepting messages 1/22/2021

Taken by Find A Grave contributor BeeManTim

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents Thomas Person Alford and Nannie A. Ward Alford; and siblings Benjamin Gabriel Alford, Mary Ellice Alford Strickland, and Ovie Nannie Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Martha 1879 NC1, Thomas Person 1851 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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MARTHA STICKNEY “MATTIE” SATTERTHWAITE ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO PATRIOT

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 September 1904

 

DEATH OF MRS. A.E.B. ALFORD

 

            After an illness of one week Mrs. Mattie Satterthwaite Alford, wife of Mr. A.E.B. Alford, died last night [September 27] at the family residence on North Elm street. Only two or three days ago did her illness cause special alarm among her friends, and few were prepared for the news that the end had come. A bride of only four months, her death had an unusual element of sadness about it. Mrs. Alford was indeed a chaining young woman, and her untimely death brings sadness to a host of friends and acquaintances. Before coming to Greensboro her home was in Washington, N.C.

            Arrangements for the funeral tomorrow have not been perfected at this hour.

 

In another article:

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 29 September 1904

 

            There was universal regret this morning, when it became known that Mrs. A.E B. Alford, had died last night at 11 o’clock, after an illness of two weeks. As Miss Mattie Satterthwaite, the daughter of Mrs. Thomas H. Satterthwaite, and niece of ex-Governor Fowle [brother of her mother], she was known and beloved for her charming and gifted personality in many parts of the State.

            She was married here to Mr. Alford, a prominent druggist last May, the ceremony being one of the most elaborate and beautiful ever seen in the city. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church here, and devoted to its interests.

            The funeral will take place from the church to-morrow at 11 o’clock, and the groomsmen at her wedding last spring will act as active pall-bearers. Relatives from Raleigh, Washington and other points in the eastern part of the State will arrive to-night and on the early train from the east to-morrow to be present at the funeral.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING POST

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 29 September 1904

 

FLOWER CUT DOWN

YOUNG WOMAN DEAD SOON AFTER MARRIAGE

 

            Mrs. A.E.B. Alford died at 11:15 last night after an illness of only a few days. The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning at the First Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a loyal member. The interment will be made in Greene Hill cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was Miss Mattie Satterthwaite, a member of one of the most prominent families of eastern North Carolina. She came here with a her mother to reside two or three years ago and was married the 18th of last May to Mr. Alford, a member of the drug firm of Fordham, Alford & Co.

            The wedding took plac at the First Presbyterian church, and was one of the most elaborate society events of the year.

            The pallbearers tomorrow will be the following young who acted as groomsmen at the wedding: Messrs. J. Simpson Schenck, C.D. Cunningham, R.J. Mebane, R.T. Wills, A.J. Kluttz and Dr. J.E. Brooks.

 

In another article:

 

GREENSBORO PATRIOT

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 October 1904

 

FUNERAL OF MRS. ALFORD

 

            The funeral of Mrs. A.E.B. Alford at the First Presbyterian church Thursday morning at 11 o’clock was a very sad and impressive event. The church was filled with sympathizers with the bereaved family. The flowers—which were sent in the greatest profusion—were banked in front and at the foot of the pulpit.

            As the corpse was brought into the church there entered with the family the bridesmaids who attended the deceased at her marriage a few months ago. They were attired in pure white and carried beautiful floral designs which they deposited near the casket, which was itself almost hidden by some of the especially beautiful designs. The groomsmen at the marriage acted as pall-bearers at the funeral. Mrs. W.H. Stone, who sang at the wedding, also rendered a solo at the funeral. Dr. Smith in addition to the usual scripture selections and prayer made some very tender and affecting remarks about the character of the deceased and read a beautiful poem which seemed to especially fit the occasion. The hymns rendered were “Abide With Me” and “Some Time We’ll Understand,” the choir singing “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” as the funeral party retired from the church.

            The interment was made at Greene Hill cemetery.

 

Mattie

Photo from Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carri Story

This gravestone is next to her husband’s father, Henry Madison Alford.

 

Mattie also has a gravestone in the cemetery where her parents are buried:

 

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Photos from Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, Beaufort Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norman & Kim Clark Hiatt

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father-in-law, Henry Madison Alford, in this compilation.

            Martha was the daughter of Thomas Henry Satterthwaite and Margaret Fowle, who are also buried in Oakdale Cemetery. Briefly, she was the wife of Alexander Eckel Bryan Alford (1876–1948).

            Wedding announcement:

 

WILMINGTON MESSENGER

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 20 May 1904

 

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Green BerryAlford (1787-1875).

            Her husband’s lineage: Alexander Eckel Bryan 1874 NC1, Henry Madison 1840 NC2, James Bryant 1813 NC3, Green Berry 1787 NC4.

 

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NNNN MARTHA SUDIE ALFORD RICHARDSON

 

Martha Sudie Alford Richardson and her husband, Henry Edgar Richardson

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 13 March 1947

 

 

Photo from Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheri Liles

 

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

            On the 1900 census, Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, Sudie Alford is age 17, born Jan 1883.

            From NC Marriages: Martha S. Alford, age 20, married H.E. Richardson, age 28, on 15 March 1905 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Martha Sudie 1883 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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NNNN MARTHA VIETTA ALFORD BULLOCK

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 9 April 1978

 

 

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 Vietta Bullock (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 July 1889 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1978, last residence Wadesboro, Anson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Alexander Alford and Mary McGregor Alford; and brother Carl Afton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Hugh Paisley Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Martha Vietta Bullock, widow age 88, was born 5 July 1889 and died 8 Apr 1978 in High Point, Robeson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Martha Vietta 1889 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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MARY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 16 December 2011

 

LAURINBURG—Mary Alford, 104, of 811 Geneva St., died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Services: Funeral, 11 a.m. Saturday in Purcell Funeral Home in Laurinburg. Burial in Center Grove Cemetery in Red Springs….

            Survived by: Nieces, Martha McRue, Rosa Carthens and Mary Kirkpatrick.

 

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THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Saturday, 17 December 2011

 

            Mary Alford, 104, of Laurinburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            A funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 17, at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Laurinburg. Burial followed at Center Grove Cemetery, Red Springs.

            She is survived by a niece, Martha McRae; and sisters-in-law, Rosa Carthens and Mary Kirkpatrick.

            Purcell Funeral Home, in Laurinburg, is assisting the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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NNNN MARY ALICE ALFORD LASSITER

 

“Photo from album owned by Hallie Arrington Hear”—used with permission

From her Find A Grave memorial, posted by John Hearn

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 14 August 1935

 

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, W. H. Higgs

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother John William Alford in this compilation.

            She is the daughter of John F. Alford and Mary Ann “Polly” Avera.

            Her middle name Alice appears in no records, only on her gravestone. Her marriage record lists Ann as her middle name, and her mother’s name is Mary Ann. All other records say “Mary A.”

            From NC Marriages: Mary Ann Alford, age 18, married Robert Ira Lassiter, age 21, on 5 Nov 1873 in Johnston Co., NC, place of marriage “John Alford’s.”

            The birth year on her gravestone is probably incorrect. Her birth year is listed as:

 

            Gravestone      1858

            Obituary          1852

            1930 census    1853/1854       age 76

            1920 census    1854/55           age 65

            1910 census    1852/1853       age 57

            1900 census    Nov 1853        age 46

            1880 census    1853/54           age 26

            1870 census    1853/54           age 16

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her lineage: Mary Alice 1953 NC1, John F. 1818 NC2.

 

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MARY GRAY ALFORD MCGHEE CAMPBELL

Aunt of Joseph Edward Warfel Jr., AAFA #0767

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Tuesday, 9 March 2004

 

MOREHEAD CITY [Cartaret Co.]—Mary Campbell, 87, died March 6 at Carteret General Hospital.

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh....

            She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Deyton; and her parents, Zolly and Betty Alford.

            Survivors include her sister, Margie Warfel of Trenton, N.J.; and a grandson.

            Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home.

 

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Photos from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Loretta Castaldi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Campbell (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Sept 1916, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Zollie Thorrest Alford and Elizabeth Lilly “Bettie” Winstead Alford; and siblings Eugene Jeffery “Gene” Alford and Rachel Suneva Alford Watson House Brantley in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Margie Almetta Alford Warfel in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Mary Gray Alford, age 20, married David R. McGhee, age 32, on 19 Apr 1935 in Wake Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Mary, born 15 Sept 1916 in Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Zollie T. Alford and Bettie Winstead, is listed as:

 

1939    Mary Alford McGhee

1959    Mary McGhee Campbell

1969    Mary Alford Campbell

2004    Mary A. Campbell

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Mary Gray 1916 NC1, Zollie Thorrest 1895 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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MARY ALICE WILLIS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 20 October 1995

 

MAXTON—Mrs. Mary Alice Willis Alford, 63, of Maxton died Monday [October 16].

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in New Holly United Methodist Church in Little Rock, S.C…. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, John A. Alford Sr. of the home; six sons, Jimmy Alford of Washington, D.C., Moses Alford of Alexandria, Va., James. A. Alford Jr. of Fayetteville, Charles Alford of Spokane, Wash., and Franklin Alford and Kenneth Alford, both of Maxton; seven daughters, Mary McLean and Jane Cole, both of Laurinburg, Lillie B. Price of Petersburg, Va., Edith M. McCellandhan and Alice E. Alford, both of Spring Lake, Patty Kelly of Fort Sills, Okla., and Crystal Alford of Maxton; a brother, Samuel Willis of Charlotte; a sister, Bobbie Willis of Florence, S.C.; 30 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            The public will be received today from 2 p.m. until time for the service in the Jackson Funeral Home chapel in Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 July 1932, last residence Maxton, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Her death record confirms her birth and death dates, says she died in Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC, married, black, was buried out of state.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD SPAIN

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 5 May 1997

 

NORLINA—Mary Ann Spain, 99, died May 4, 1997. Graveside services Tuesday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Auburn Christian Church Cemetery in Drewry. Visitation 7:30-9:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton….

 

Photo from Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SPS

Message from photographer: “a nearby road is named Spain Rd. This road is near the cemetery. Not sure if it was a family farm area, but interesting.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Spain (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Feb 1898, last residence Henderson, Vance Co., NC, and last benefit to Norlina, Warren Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, James Richard Alford; and brothers James Howard Alford, Joseph Benjamin Alford, and William Thomas “Willie” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Charles Herman “Charlie” Alford in New Mexico Obituaries.

            From Virginia, Delayed Birth Records (Ancestry): Mary Ann Alford was born 17 Feb 1898 in Mecklenburg Co., VA, daughter of James R. Alford and Sally Lewis Moody.

            From NC Marriages: Mary A. Alford, age 19, married Edward T. Spain, age 22, on 12 Dec 1916 in Warren Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Mary Ann Alford Spain, widow age 99, was born 17 Feb 1898 in VA and died 4 May 1997 in Henderson, Vance Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Ann 1898 VA1, James Richard 1865 NC2, James Isaac 1837 NC3, Elias 1795 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NNNN MARY ATTIE ALFORD

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

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Wednesday, 15 May 1940

 

 

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Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Alexander Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers John McRae Alford, Sion Augustus Alford Sr., and William Chauncey Alford Sr. in Florida Obituaries; and of her half-brother Daniel James Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Attie 1865 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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MARY BELLE LEE ALFORD

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

Mother of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

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Photo from her daughter, Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 16 August 2013

 

March 29, 1928 – August 14, 2013

 

RALEIGH—Mary Lee Alford, 85, went home to her Lord on Wednesday [August 14].

            A native of Wake Co., she was daughter to the late Thomas William & Ida Faison Lee. Mary grew up working with her family at the Lee Family Grocery as well as on their farm. She loved flowers and passed the joy of gardening on to her daughters. Mary was a past Sunday School teacher for many years at Carolina Pines Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by granddaughter; Danielle Williams, siblings; David, Paul, Warren, & Carl Lee, Viola Bagley, and Shirley Stephens.

            She is survived by her husband of 67 years, John Clellon Alford of the home; daughters, Brenda A. Williams (Lee) of Lewisville, NC, Bobbie A. Stuck (Danny) of Gloucester, VA; sister, Ruby Harris of Wendell; grandchildren, Jonathan Williams (Brittany), Heather Vance (Kelly), Brandon Poythress (Diana); great-grandchildren, Ben Dejesus, Jr., Mikayla Rosario, Carter Williams, & Presley Williams….

            Funeral service, Saturday, 3:00 p.m., Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with private burial….

 

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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 Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 March 1928, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Clellon “Buck” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NNNN MARY C. GREEN ALFORD

 

EVENING DISPATCH

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Monday, 18 January 1915

 

No gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her son William Robert Thomas Alford; and daughter-in-law Delila Willoughby Alford in this compilation.

            In May 2021, the cemetery reported that they have no record of Mary’s (or Delila Willoughby 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.”

 

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MARY CATLETT ALFORD

 

Photo from Hall-Wynne Funeral Service

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 9 April 2011

 

            Mary Catlett Alford, 82, of Kittrell, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at her residence.

            Mary was born in Vance County, on September 17, 1928 to the late Joe Catlett and Anna Robinson Catlett. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon “Lefty” Alford and a sister, Lillie Mae Faulkner.

            Mary is survived by her only daughter, Anna Sherron and husband, Joel of Kittrell; grandson, Jimmie Gupton and wife, Stephanie of Kittrell; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Carleigh Gupton; and K-9 companion, Ringo.

            The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society….

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011 from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton…. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery [Franklinton, Franklin Co.]….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Jordan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Kittrell, Vance Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her brother-in-law William Edwin Alford; and sister-in-law Ella Rue Alford Price in this compilation.

            Her husband, John Vernon Alford (1921–1978), was born 5 Feb 1921 in NC, the son of Ben Moore Alford and Martha Ella Tharrington.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Vernon 1921 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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NNNN MARY CLARE ALFORD MORGAN

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 23 October 1964

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Hemphill Robbins

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her parents, Edward Hamilton Alford Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Walden Alford; and siblings Edward Hamilton Alford Jr., Helen Armentine Alford, Julius Rutledge Alford, and Minna Walden Alford Redding in Florida Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Ten.

            Her lineage: Mary Clare 1884 FL1, Edward Hamilton 1847 NC2, William Gaston 1815 NC3, Lodwick 1768 NC4.

 

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NNNN MARY E. CANNON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 16 February 1939

 

 

Photo from Beaver Dam Cemetery, McColl, Marlboro Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son James Luther “Luke” Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her children Ola Alford Austin and Samuel Thurman Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; and of her son Ashley Milton Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Luther “Luke” 1890 SC1, Ashley Levi 1842 SC2, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC3, John B. 1780 NC4, William 1760 NC5.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 6 June 1986

 

TARBORO [Edgecombe Co.]—Miss Mary Elizabeth Alford, 69, died Friday. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery….

            Surviving: two sisters, Mrs. Lena A. Edmondson and Mrs. Louise A. Babcock, both of Tarboro; two brothers, Zeb Alford Jr. and Frank Alford, both of Tarboro.

            Friends may call at Carlisle Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

 

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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 Elizabeth Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 July 1916 and died _____ June 1986, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Zebulon Alford and Lillian Harris Alford; and siblings Lena Rivers Alford Edmondson and Zebulon Vance Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Mary Elizabeth Alford, age 69, was born 23 July 1916 and died 6 June 1986 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC. She is listed, apparently incorrectly, as married.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Mary Elizabeth 1916 NC1, Zebulon 1888 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ALFORD ALFORD

 

WILSON DAILY TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—Tuesday, 9 February 2016

 

Feb. 21, 1927—Feb. 5, 2016

 

MIDDLESEX—Elizabeth A. Alford, 88, passed away Friday. Her funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex….

            Elizabeth is survived by her son, Danny Alford, and wife, Susan, of Middlesex; her daughter, Wanda Barbour, and husband, Tony, of Raleigh; grandson, Brandon Alford, of Middlesex; granddaughters, Amber Alford Dew, and husband, Dennison, of Bailey and Jess Barbour of Raleigh, and her great-grandsons, Dylan Alford, Lykin Dew and Ryker Dew.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Alford, and sister, Virginia A. Massey.

            Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to … the American Cancer Society….

 

In another article:

 

WILSON DAILY TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—Saturday, 6 February 2016

 

MIDDLESEX—Mary Elizabeth Alford, 88, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Norman Sidney Alford; father, Theodore Ennis Alford; and sister Virginia Ida Alford Massey in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Mary Elizabeth Alford was born 21 Feb 1927 in Nash Co., daughter of Ennis Alford and Rena Hinton.

            She was the daughter of Theodore Ennis Alford and Rena Frances Hinton.

            Her lineage: Mary Elizabeth 1927 NC1, Theodore Ennis 1884 NC2, William A. 1852 NC3.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ALFORD BARHAM

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 8 June 2008

 

WAKE FOREST—Mary Elizabeth Alford Barham, formerly of Vernon Avenue, Wake Forest, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Rex Hospital.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Candis and Luther Alford, Jr. and was a member of South Main Baptist Chapel. Mrs. Barham spent most of her life caring for children in her home and was married to Bernie Barham, Jr. who preceded her in death.

            Funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, June 9, 2008 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Barham is survived by her son, Danny K. Barham and wife, Diane of Wake Forest; grandsons, Stephen Barham hand wife, Karen of Clayton and Jonathan Barham of Wake Forest; sisters, Margie Keith and Evelyn Horton both of Wake Forest; brother, Luther Alford, Jr. of Wake Forest.

            In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Ann Barham….

 

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Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from K H – LM on bio page 7/5/2020 – again 1/22/2021

Taken by Find A Grave contributor K H

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Barham (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 June 1925, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Luther Gilbert Alford; and sister Marjorie “Margie” Alford Keith in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Elizabeth 1925 NC1, Luther Gilbert 1900 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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MARY ELIZABETH ALFORD EARP

 

From L. Harold Poole Funeral Service

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 25 October 2015

 

ZEBULON—Mary Alford Earp, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, October 23, 2015.

            She was born May 30, 1925 in Wake County to the late Maultis Alford and Lillie Taylor Alford. Together with her late husband Herbert Eugene Earp and family they owned and operated Earp’s Seafood on South Saunders Street in Raleigh for 46 years. Mary worked 6 days a week and gave back unselfishly to her community and church. She was known for her giving heart, and her customers looked forward to her homemade jellies and jams she gave them during each holiday season.

            A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, October 26, 2015 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, NC 27545…. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, 27603….

            Surviving: son, George Everette Earp (Vikki) of Raleigh, daughter, Nancy E. Salmon (David) of Knightdale, grandchildren, Mike Earp (Debbie), Libby Westmoreland, Dana Reason Evans (Tim), Kelly Mitchell (Nelson), Kimber Salmon (Dan), Robbie Buck (Natasha), five great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces and nephews including her very special nieces Paulette Richardson and Carolyn Pulley.

            In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by her son David Earp, grandson, Matthew Earp, and nine siblings.

            Special thank you to the administration, nurses, and staff of the Coventry House of Zebulon for their kindness, support, and love….

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Pauley

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father, Maultis Sidney Alford; and siblings Clara Sue Alford Bunn, Herbert Forest Alford, Jessie Willard Alford, Nona Mae Alford Lynch, Sonnie Douglas Alford, Talmadge Brooks Alford, and Vera Maebelle Alford Richardson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Mary Elizabeth 1925 NC1, Maultis Sidney 1891 NC2, Sidney A. 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH DICKENS “EIB” ALFORD

 

Photo from Askew Funeral and Cremation Services

 

DAILY HERALD

Roakoke Rapids, NC—Thursday, 9 January 2020

 

            Mary Elizabeth Dickens “Eib” Alford, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Halifax Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

            Mary Elizabeth, a native of Halifax County, was the daughter of the late James Raleigh Sr. and Lucy Ester Warren Dickens.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Nash Alford; son, Sammy Vince Alford; a sister, Lula Dickens Loflin; and three brothers, James R. “J.R.” Dickens Jr., Grady Dickens and Aubrey Dickens.

            She was a life-long member of Rocky Swamp Primitive Baptist Church, having served as secretary. She was a resident of the Darlington area and recently resided at Carolina Rest Home.

            She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sheila Garner Alford; two granddaughters, Karen Alford of Roanoke Rapids and Weslee Billiter and her husband, Jeff, of Rocky Point; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Parker Billiter; one sister, Peggy Auten and her husband, Dean, of Irmo, South Carolina; three brothers, Winford Dickens and his wife, Rose, of Lake Gaston, Johnny Dickens and his wife, Jean, of Williamston and Perry Dickens and his wife, Hortense, of Roanoke Rapids; sister-in-law, Gwen Alford; along with several nieces and nephews who were all very special to her.

            The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids, which is handling the arrangements, and also at the home of Sheila Alford. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m…. Interment will follow in the Rocky Swamp Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

X shared gravestone

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Sam Nash Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Sammy Vince Alford in this compilation.

 

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NNNN MARY ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 12 May 1952

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Kilpatrick Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Daniel Russell Alford, Grover Lee Alford, and Luther Gilbert Alford in this compilation.

 

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NNNN MARY ELLA THOMAS ALFORD LAWSON

Aunt of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

Photo from blv_historylover’s Wright-Critcher Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 23 May 1950

 

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, RTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, William J. Alford; and son William Lassiter “Willie” Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Consuela Vivian Alford Gunter in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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MARY ELLEN MCGIRT ALFORD

 

WILMINGTON MESSENGER

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 3 June 1892

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

LAURINBURG Exchange: ….We extend our sympathy to Mr. Julius E. Alford in the death of his wife last Monday. Mrs. Alford was buried beside her children at Mr. Covington’s near Shoe Heel bridge, yesterday at 10 o’clock.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Julius Elias Alford; and daughters Katherine Eva “Kittie” Alford Campbell and Maida McLaurin Alford in this compilation.

 

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NNNN MARY ELLICE ALFORD STRICKLAND

 

From Evening Telegram, Rocky Mount, NC, 24 September 1941

“Belk-Tyler’s Staff of Employees” – Ellice worked in the Ready to Wear department

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 6 September 1958

 

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Bone

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents Thomas Person Alford and Nannie A. Ward Alford; and siblings Benjamin Gabriel Alford, Martha “Pattie” Alford, and Ovie Nannie Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Mary Ellice 1887 NC1, Thomas Person 1851 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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NNNN MARY EUGENIA ALFORD WIGGS

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 17 December 1937

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Gabriel S. Alford; brother Thomas Person Alford; and half-siblings Jacob Lewis Alford, James Purvis Alford, John Henry Alford, Josephine Ada Alford, Neverson Cooper Alford, and Samuel Peter Alford in this compilation.

            From Find A Grave: Her husband was Furnie Marmaduke Wiggs, 1852–1934.

            Mary is the daughter of Gabriel S. Alford and his first wife, Martha Cooke.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Mary Eugenia 1853 NC1, Gabriel S. 1821 NC2.

 

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MARY FANNIE ALFORD ORMSBY ACKERMAN

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 6 February 2006

 

            Mary Fannie Alford Ormsby Ackerman, age 80 of Laurinburg died on Sunday, February 05, 2006 at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel…. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Ackerman was born Apri1 24, 1925 daughter of the late Noah Frank and Ida Gaddy Alford, Sr. She graduated from Laurinburg High School in 1943. Mary was a loving and devoted homemaker and retired from J.P. Stevens, Inc. on May 1, 1985. After retiring, she worked part time for the Scotland County Literacy Council and worked as a volunteer for Hospice of Scotland County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Leon Ormsby, Jr.

            She is survived by her husband, Keith B. Ackerman of the home; her daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Kee of Athens, Georgia; her son, Robert “Bob” Leon Ormsby III of Laurinburg and five grandchildren….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert C. Paul

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Ackerman (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Wilson DeBerry Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Mary Fannie 1925 NC1, Noah Franklin 1888 NC2, Noah Wellington 1859 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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MARY FRANCES POWELL ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 6 May 1954

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.], May 6—Mrs. Mary Alford, 82, died yesterday [May 5] following six months of illness. A native of Nash County, Mrs. Alford was a member of the Andrews Memorial Baptist Church.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Hart, with whom she lived; six sons, B.B. and J.A. Alford, both of Burlington, J.T. Alford of Middlesex, M.S. and S.C. Alford of Zebulon, F.C. Alford of Galveston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Massey of Middlesex and Mrs. Eddie Strickland of Spring Hope; one brother, Tommy Powell of Durham and one half brother, Calvin Brantley of Spring Hope, 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral service was held today at 4 p.m. at the Andrews Memorial Baptist Church in Graham…. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Shropshire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Leter Mae Alford Hart, Lonnie Moses Alford, Maultis Sidney Alford, and Sonnie Calvin Alford; and daughter-in-law Ola Mae Harris Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Mary Alford, daughter of James and Rebecca Powell, died 5 May 1954 in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sidney A. 1858 NC1, Kisar 1814 NC2.

 

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MARY GLADYS HUGHES ALFORD

 

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J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home

Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—_____ August 2010

 

            Mrs. Gladys “George” Hughes Alford, age 83, of 200 Koontz Ave, died Monday Aug 9, 2010 in Lexington Health Care Center.

            She was born May 17, 1927 in Davidson Co. daughter of John Brown Hughes and Ollie Miller Hughes. She was a homemaker and was a member of Hillside Park Baptist Church. She was married Jan 8, 1953 to Mr. Willard Clayton Alford who preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Alford was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Alford Ballard. Surviving are, one daughter, Karen Gladston of the home; one granddaughter, Donita Gladston Hulin and husband Eric of Lexington, NC.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Aug 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville…. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

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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 confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Willard Clayton Alford; and daughter Debbie Teresa Alford Ballard in this compilation.

            Her nephew Jerry Hughes reports that he never heard her called George.

 

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MARY GREER BOYD ALFORD

 

Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service

Kernersville, NC—_____ February 2018

 

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            Mary Greer Boyd Alford, 75, went to be with the Lord February 25, 2018. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel….

            Greer was born in Quitman, Georgia on January 1, 1943 to the late Mary Lou Yates Boyd and William Greer Boyd, Sr. She grew up in Marietta, Georgia and graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1962. She went to work for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta and then Lockheed airplane manufacturers. She moved to Forsyth County with her family in the mid-70s, where she spent the majority of her life caring for and raising her children. Later in her life she went to work at Dillards and then Belk at Hanes Mall.

            Some of the things she loved most were her family, cooking, dogs, and especially her grandchildren. Greer could often be found enjoying a Hallmark movie. She really enjoyed holidays with her family, but most of all, Christmas time.

            In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, George Stephenson “Stephen” Bridges, Jr.

            Survivors include: husband Patrick Burch Alford of the home; daughter Mary Frances Bridges Eskew and David; stepsons, Patrick Alford, Jr. and Susan and Darrin Alford and Catherine; daughter-in-law, Lisa Gonzalez Bridges; grandchildren, Sean Bridges, Isabella Bridges, Tyler Bridges, Anna Eskew, Turner Eskew, Kaylee Alford, and Emma Alford; sister, Lisa Boyd Caddell and Larry; brother, William “Bill” Boyd, Jr. and Rita; several nieces and nephews, and many extended family and friends….

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Patrick Burch ???? NC1, Doss 1906 NC2, Patrick Hines 1858 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

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NNNN MARY HILDA EVANS ALFORD

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 27 June 1988

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 3 Apr 1912, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

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

            Engagement announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 5 December 1937

 

 

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MARY JANE ALFORD CARTER

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—21 March 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

STONEVILLE [Rockingham Co.]—Mary Jane “Janie” Alford Carter, 88, formerly of W. Bryan St. in Stoneville died Monday, March 20, 1995, at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Stoneville cemetery.

            Born in Conway, S.C., she was a member of First Baptist Church of Stoneville and a homemaker.

            Survivors include a daughter, Betty Carter Prillaman of Stoneville and son-in-law, Robert H. “Bobby” Prilliman; five nephews and one niece.

            Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight at Fair Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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NNNN MARY JANE ALFORD UTLEY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 10 August 1935

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Howe

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Marriages: Mary Jane Alford, age 20 daughter of William and Lucy Alford, married John G. Utley, age 25, on 9 Jan 1879 in Wake Co., NC.

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

            Her lineage: Mary Jane 1854 NC1, William R. 1818 NC2, Green 1787 NC3, James Lodwick 1742 NC4.

 

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MARY JANE GAINEY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 15 September 1996

 

HARRELLS—Mrs. Mary Jane Gainey Alford, 83, of 1455 Tomahawk Highway died Wednesday [September 11] in Sampson County Memorial Hospital in Clinton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Keathern Chapel Baptist Church by the Revs. Willie C. Alford and Harvey C. Robinson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by five daughters, Rose M. Fennel, Shirley Fennell, Jessie R. Sellers, and Evita M. Turner, all of Harrells, and George [article appears to be cut off here].

 

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Photo from Keathern Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Harrells, Sampson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 May 1914, last residence Harrells, Sampson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her children Donnell Alfornzia Alford and Shirley Lucy Alford Fennell in this compilation.

 

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MARY JANICE ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 24 April 2006

 

            Mary Janice Alford Williams, age 83 of Laurinburg died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Scotia Village.

            The Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Rowland Presbyterian Church with burial in Rowland Cemetery.

            Ms. Williams was born January 3, 1923 in Robeson County, daughter of the late Catherine K. and Sam Alford. She was a longtime faithful member of the Rowland Presbyterian Church.

            Ms. Williams was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Ray Williams and a son, Sammy Ray Williams.

            She is survived by her son, Stuart Williams and wife Nicole Lynn of Rowland; daughters, Celeste W. McRae and husband John of Laurinburg and Sally W. Holland and husband Nick of Moorehead City; and a brother, Hopkin Alford and wife Martha of Wilmington; two grandchildren and one great grandchild….

            Richard Boles Funeral Service of Laurinburg, NC is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janice A. Williams (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Samuel Peter Alford; and siblings George Stuart Alford, Hopkin Alford, and Margaret Lou “Peggy” Alford Floyd in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Mary Janice 1923 NC1, Samuel Peter 1881 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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MARY KATHERINE “KAY” ALFORD ROWLAND

Sister of Barbara Alford Holland, AAFA #1426

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM (web edition)

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 August 2020

 

YOUNGSVILLE—Mary “Kay” Alford Rowland moved to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

            Born May 19, 1944 to Roscoe Calvin Alford and Kitty Whitaker Alford, Kay spent her early years in Wendell, NC, before moving to Rocky Mount, NC, and graduating from Rocky Mount Senior High School. She married Henry Thaxton Rowland III on December 29, 1962 and was a loving mother to her six children and five grandchildren. Kay shared her love of sewing, decorating, and baking throughout her community and the world.

            Working in the sewing industry her entire life, she started at Summergrade Textiles, then went to work with Daughtridge Interiors. She then formed Kitty’s Creations with her mother, Kitty Alford. Her sewing masterpieces touched countless lives and can still be found in various homes and businesses in the Rocky Mount area, and around the country. Kitty’s Creations will continue with her daughter, Donna Amerson.

            She poured her heart into her work with the Englewood Baptist Church Drama and Music Ministry, designing and creating the costumes while participating in the choir as well. Children of all ages have been blessed by the many handmaid gifts distributed by Samaritan’s Purse and the Englewood Baptist Church Missions programs.

            In the 1970’s she took a cake decorating class as a hobby that lead to a successful catering and cake decorating business. Her beautiful, delicious, one of a kind cakes, and expert event planning ensured many weddings and affairs went off without a hitch.

            Kay came to know her Lord at an early age, and as young woman devoted her life to her Lord. She was passionate about sharing God’s word throughout her community and the world through her missions at both North Rocky Mount Baptist Church, and Englewood Baptist Church. She was a bright example of a true, godly, strong woman. Her faith was the driving force in her life and her life verse was Philippians 4:13 - “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”

            Kay is preceded in death by her father, Roscoe Alford, mother, Kitty Alford, her husband, Henry Rowland III, son, Henry Rowland IV, and daughter, Yvonne “Sissy” Rowland Whitley. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Alford Holland of Wake Forest, N.C., children: Donna Rowland Amerson (Thomas Allen) of Youngsville, N.C. Theresa Rowland Ellis (Bob) of Wilmington, N.C., Phillip Rowland (Heather) of Hampstead, N.C. and Elizabeth Rowland of Raleigh, NC, and grandchildren: Diana Amerson, Ashley Rowland, Ethan Rowland, Andrew Amerson, and Megan Rowland.

            On Saturday, August 8, 2020, visitation will be at 1pm at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, NC followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2pm and a graveside service at Rocky Mount Memorial Park in Rocky Mount, NC….

            Arrangements entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804….

 

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 her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Roscoe Calvin Alford and Kittie Adeline Elizabeth Whitaker Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Mary Katherine 1944 NC, 1 Roscoe Calvin 1910 NC2, Calvin Roscoe 1860 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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MARY LEE ALFORD HUNTER

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

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 15 July 1978

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford Hunter, 63, an associate professor of education at UNC-G, died Thursday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh following an illness of several months.

            A private graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Pilot Mountain Cemetery in Pilot Mountain….

            A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Hunter received her bachelor’s degree in English from Woman’s College, now UNC-G, and her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

            She came to UNC-G from Pilot Mountain, where she taught English from 1936-43. She was a member of the Beta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma society, a business and professional women’s club; and the Pedagogue Garden Club.

            Survivors are husband, Oscar A. Hunter; sister, Mrs. Warren Moore of Zebulon; brothers, Harold Fred and J. Raleigh Alford of Zebulon.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Alford Scholarship Fund, UNC-G Development Office.

 

Photo from Pilot Mountain Cemetery, Pilot Mountain, Surry Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy S Munson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Hunter (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Dec 1914 and died _____ July 1978, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Berry Alford and Bettie Williams Alford; and brothers Wallace Harold Alford and Zollie Floyd Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Mary Lee 1914 NC1, James Berry 1872 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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MARY LEE SKINNER ALFORD

Aunt of Stephen Vance Alford, AAFA #0346

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 15 May 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

GREENVILLE—Mary Lee Skinner Alford, age 76, of 101 A. Breezewood Drive, Greenville, NC died Friday, May 14, 1999 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. She was a homemaker.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, William Lane Alford.

            Graveside funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999 at Westview Cemetery in Kinston.... Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.

            Survivors: daughter, Linda Alford Jewell of Raleigh, NC; granddaughter, Melody Elizabeth Jewell of Raleigh, NC; sister, Dorothy Skinner Dupree of Kinston, NC; brothers, John Sauls Skinner and Carl Clifton Skinner, Jr., both of Dover, NC; several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday night at Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston, NC....

 

Photo from Westview Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eric Leindecker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 Sept 1922, last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

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

 

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MARY LINDA ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—23 March 2010

 

LEXINGTON [Davidson Co.]—Mary Linda Alford, 67, of Lexington, NC passed away on March 19, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born on December 18, 1942, in Bennettsville, SC to Mrs. Annie Toms Williams.

            Mary was employed with Supreme Foam Company for more than 20 years. She was married to James Edward Alford.

            Her husband and mother both preceded her in death.

            She leaves to cherish her memories; seven children, James A. Alford, James Eddie Alford and Jerry L. Toms all of High Point, NC, Eric L. Alford of White Plains, NE, Belinda Alford of Lexington, NC, Margaret Alford of High Point, NC and Mary Ann Alford of Thomasville, NC; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Mark of St. Augustine, FL; one sister, Angela Parker of Brooklyn, NY; a special friend, Curtis Johnson; a host of uncles, aunts, one niece, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at New Dimension Community Christian Center, 105 N. Hoskins St., High Point, NC…. Burial will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park….

            Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Service, Inc.

 

In another article:

 

People’s Funeral Service

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—_____ March 2010

 

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Born: December 18, 1942

Place of Birth: Bennettsville, SC

Death: March 19, 2010

Place of Death: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

 

Survived By:

James A. Alford, Son

James E. Alford, Son

Jerry L. Toms, Son

Eric L. Alford, Son

BeLinda Alford, Daughter

Margaret Alford, Daughter

Mary Ann Alford, Daughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY LINDA ALFORD CHURCH

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—22 February 2010

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Mary L. Alford Church, 54, of Rolling Green Drive, died February 21, 2010 at the Hospice Home of High Point.

            Arrangements are being handled by People’s Funeral Service Inc.

 

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DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—27 February 2010

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford Church, 54, of High Point, NC died February 21, 2010. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at New Holly United Church, Hwy. 57 in Little Rock, SC. Professional arrangements entrusted to People\’d5s Funeral Service, Inc. of High Point, NC.

 

In another article:

 

People’s Funeral Service

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—_____ February 2010

 

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Born: June 4, 1955

Place of Birth: Dillon, SC

Death: February 21, 2010

Place of Death: Hospice Home at High Point

Organizations: Church Member; Living Water Baptist Church

 

Survived By:

Christopher Church, Spouse

Marcus (Renee) Alford, Son

Latoya Brannon, Daughter

Robert (Diane) Milner, Brother

Charles McRae, Brother

James Curtis Alford, Brother

Tony Williams, Brother

Annie Lee Castle, Sister

Marquris, Grandchild

Desiree, Grandchild

Kaylen, Grandchild

 

Preceded in Death By:

Leery McRae, Father

Sara Maragret Richardson, Mother

 

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

 

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MARY LINDSAY ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—18 February 2016

 

            Lindsay Alford, age 30, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Born in Nash County, NC on April 10, 1985.

            She is preceded in death by her daughter, Riley Grace Killebrew; her maternal grandfather, Jimmy Smith; and her paternal grandparents, Cliff and Bunny Alford.

            Lindsay leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Penelope Alford; her son, Peyton Killebrew, both of Rocky Mount; her parents, Allen Dale Alford and Glenda Smith Alford of Rocky Mount; her brother, Blair Alford and his wife, Diana, of Rocky Mount; her niece, Emilie Alford and nephew, Landon Alford, both of Rocky Mount; her maternal grandmother, Angelane Smith of Red Oak; her aunts, Angie Waters and her husband, Glenn; and Vickie Pridgen, all of Red Oak. Lindsay’s memory will be cherished by her loving cousins, Bradley Sherrod, Travis Sherrod, Katie Pridgen, Cliff Pridgen and his wife, Monica; and their children, Bryson and Abby.

            A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date…. Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804….

 

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

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

            She is listed as Mary Lindsay Alford in the obituaries of her father and grandparents.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Mary Lindsay 1985 NC1, Allen Dale 1957 NC2, Charlie Clifton 1928 NC3, Charlie Cooper 1898 NC4, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC5, Gabriel S. 1821 NC6.

 

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MARY LOUISE SEXTON WALKER ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 October 1949

 

            Mr. and Mrs. J.F. [John Foster] Walker and daughter, Miss Martha Walker, of 203 Leftwich Street, left today to attend the funeral of Walker’s mother, Mrs. J.L. Alford of Rocky Mount, who died yesterday, after an illness of three weeks. Burial will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hickory Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her second husband, Jacob Lewis Alford; and sons Lester Elbert Alford Sr. and Lewis Hyman Alford in this compilation.

            Mary was the second wife of Jacob Lewis Alford. Her first husband, and the father of John Foster Walker in the obituary, was John Frederick Walker. He died in 1900, and she married Jacob Alford in 1901.

 

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MARY LUE BAKER ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 8 February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

LAURINBURG [Scotland Co.]—Mrs. Mary Lue Baker Alford, 93, of 8900 Hasty Road, died Monday in Scotland Memorial Hospital. The funeral was held on Sunday at Faith Lighthouse Church with burial following in St. Matthew Cemetery in Hamer, South Carolina.

            Three daughters, Martha Currie and Annie Ruth McIntyre, both of Maxton, and Lillie Jane Law of New Haven, Connecticut, and a brother, William D. Baker of Laurinburg, survive Mrs. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Jan 1909.

 

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MARY MAGDALENE BAKER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—22 November 2012

 

Mary Magdalene Alford

 

WAKE FOREST—Magdalene B. Alford, 80, died Tuesday evening November 20, 2012 at her residence.

            She was born on Sunday September 11, 1932 in Wake Forest and lived her life in Wake Forest. She was married 53 years to William Edwin Alford who preceded her in death and also a son, William Edwin Alford, Jr.

            Magdalene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and she loved people. She had a passion for cooking and entertaining family and friends. There’s magic in a mother’s touch, love in everything she does.

            Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, November 24, 2012 at Glen Royal Baptist Church where she is a member and has served in many areas of church responsibility…. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Lynn Alford and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Alford, Ben Alford and Mary Alford of Raleigh….

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center….

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

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

 

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MARY MAXINE FRY ALFORD

 

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home

Boone, Watauga Co., NC—_____ February 2012

 

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            Mary Maxine Fry Alford, 91, born May 30, 1920, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012, in her home, 156 Donnies Drive, Boone, North Carolina, surrounded by her family.

            Mary grew up in Morrill, Kansas and is the daughter of the late Clayton George and Mary Malinda Fry.

            Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Hugh Inman Alford, Jr., sisters Lois Katherine Meyers, Dorothy Jean Fry Ronan, and Anne Fry Brent and brother Clayton George Fry.

            She is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren: Douglas (Regina) Clayton Alford, Katherine Ann Alford, and Pamela Maxine Alford Campbell, all of Boone and Patsy (Ken) Jean Alford Reeves of Wilson, North Carolina. Grandchildren: Heather Michelle Campbell, Katherine (Britt) Marie Campbell Bendell, Melissa (B.J.) Jeanette Reeves Ongaro, Melinda (Jarvis, Jr.) Laurel Reeves Peaden, Robert Inman Campbell, Melanie Ann Reeves, and Emily Regina Alford. Great-grandchildren: Chasity Madison Ongaro, Jace Britton Bendell, Jarvis William Peaden, III (Jay), Bradley Joseph Ongaro, and Bayden Elizabeth Bendell.

            The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, 194 Queen Street, Boone. A graveside service celebrating Mary’s life will be held on Monday, February 27at 1:00 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

            Mary was the matriarch of her household who dedicated her life to raising her family. In addition, she worked as a nurse for a number of years and received her RN degree from St. Francis Nursing School (now Newman University) in Wichita, Kansas in the mid-1940s.After completing school, she began her career as an RN nurse at Memorial Herman Hospital in Kerrville, Texas as a floor nurse. Notably, one of her professor’s at Herman was Dr. Michael E. DeBakey who is known for creating the first heart transplant valve. In the late 1940s, she served at a VA Hospital near Kerrville, Texas. While there, she met and married her husband, Hugh Inman Alford, Jr., a World War II veteran who later became an entomologist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. After raising her children, she returned to the workforce as a Registered Nurse at The Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh and then as a night duty nurse at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh. During the last decade of her life, she enjoyed living in her mountain house that her son built for her, spending time and giving advice to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, keeping up with national politics by watching C-SPAN and PBS, going on picnics on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and traveling to see her family….

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Hugh Inman Alford Jr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MARY MCGREGOR ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Thursday, 29 September 1927

 

            Mrs. Alex Alford died at her home two miles from Rowland Thursday [September 22] after an illness with sinus trouble for some time. Her condition had been critical for several days, and her death was not unexpected.

            Funeral services were conducted from Ashpole Presbyterian church Friday … and interment was made in the church cemetery.

            She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Frank Bullock and Messrs. Carl and Alex Alford [sic: daughter Alexa] of this community.

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Alexander Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Carl Afton Alford and Martha Vietta Alford Bullock in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Hugh Paisley Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Mary McGregor Alford was born 27 March 1866 in NC, daughter of Hugh McGregor and L.V. McLean. She died 22 Sept 1927 in Robeson Co.

 

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MARY MURPHY ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 22 August 2014

 

Mary Murphy Alford

 

CHARLOTTE—Mrs. Alford of Charlotte departed her life August 15th, 2014. Service will be held August 23rd at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church at 11:30am….

 

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

 

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MARY O. PARNELL ALFORD

 

[She died in South Carolina, but we are including her obituary here because North Carolina was her home.]

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 19 January 1996

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Mary O. Parnell Alford, of Rowland died Tuesday [January 16] in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in New Hope United Methodist Church…. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Sandy Alford of the home; five daughters, Dorothy Fraiser, Virginia Jefferies, Clara Alford and Michelle Alford, all of Inglewood, N.J., and Sandy S. Hayes of Rowland; three sisters, Elizabeth Bonner, Retha Barnette and Queen E. McKinnon; a brother, Thomas Parnell; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Jackson Chapel in Rowland, directed by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

FAG photo requested 1/9/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From NC Deaths: Mary Parnell Alford, married black, resident of Robeson Co., NC, was born 24 Sept 1927 and died 16 Jan 1996 in SC.

 

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MARY PICKETT ALFORD

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

 

Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory

Morehead City, NC—_____ December 2012

 

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            Mary Pickett Alford, 90, of Morehead City, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Harborview Health Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2012 at First United Methodist Church….

            Mrs. Alford was born on July 22, 1922 in Chester, PA to Mac Rankin Pickett and Annie Mae Evans Pickett. She was a very outgoing and active person who enjoyed people and loved being part of the community. Mrs. Alford was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church since 1959 where she taught Sunday school and was a devoted member of the choir. She was co-owner of Alford’s Gift Shop and Office Supplies, had her own radio program “Capsule Comments” on WMBL Radio Station, wrote “Memories” for Carteret County News-Times, was a sales representative for Ben Alford and Associates, sold cars at Bogue Auto Sales, and was a secretary at Harborview Health Care Center. Mrs. Alford was a member of a bridge club with the same members for over 50 years.

            She is survived by her daughters, Sharon S. Wells and husband, Dr. James M. Wells, of Newport, Jane S. Hunter of Beaufort; sons, Quincy Stimpson and wife, Rebecca, of Morehead City, Benjamin Randall “Randy” Alford, Jr. of Atlantic Beach; son-in-law, Michael Moran of Morehead City; grandchildren, Lisa Bourbeau and husband, Justin, Justin Rose and wife, Kendra, Dr. Mary Day and husband, Travis, Parker Moran and wife Candace, Catherine Olander and husband, Adam, McSherry Wells, Samantha Stimpson, Courtney Stimpson, Julia Foster and husband, Travis; great-grandchildren, Dylan Day, Anderson Day, Molly Mac Olander, Hunter Rose, Taylor Rose, Aiden Jones, Lawson Bourbeau, James Ramirez, and Kyley Stimpson Lupton.

            In addition to her parents, her husband, Benjamin Randall Alford, and daughter, Susan S. Moran, preceded her in death….

 

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DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—8 December 2012

 

MOREHEAD CITY [NC]—Mary Pickett Alford, 90, of Morehead City, died Dec. 6, 2012, at Harborview Health Care Center.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church….

            She was co-owner of Alford’s Gift Shop, had a radio program “Capsule Comments” on WMBL radio station, and wrote for Carteret County News-Times. She was also an active member of First United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Randall Alford.

            Survivors include her daughters, Sharon S. Wells of Newport and Jane S. Hunter of Beaufort; sons, Quincy Stimpson of Morehead City and Benjamin Randall “Randy” Alford Jr. of Atlantic Beach; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            …. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City.

 

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

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

 

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MARY VIRGINIA DUNKIN ALFORD

Wife of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford, AAFA #0717

 

Bryant-Grant Funeral Home

Franklin, NC—_____ March 2014

 

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HIGHLANDS [Macon Co.], NC—Mary Virginia Dunkin Alford, 89, of Clear Creek Road, Highlands, NC, passed away on March 18, 2014, surrounded by family at the Eckerd Living Center in Highlands, NC.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Goldmine Baptist Church in Highlands, NC….

            Ms. Alford was born to Jewel Johnson Dunkin and Mitchner Morris Dunkin on February 18, 1925 in Greenville, Texas. She graduated from high school in Denver City, Texas, in 1942 and nursing training from Baylor University School of Nursing in 1947. She married Julius (Jake) Anderson Alford on May 18, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. Jake preceded her in death in 1998. During Jake’s Air Force career, they and their children moved to various military bases in Illinois, Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, South Dakota, North Carolina and France before retiring permanently to Highlands in 1973. Ms. Alford worked as an RN at various hospitals throughout her nursing career including Highlands Hospital. For many years, Ms. Alford and her husband enjoyed hiking and volunteering with the Nantahala Hiking Club, the Bartram Trail and the Appalachian Trail Conference as well as traveling in the United States and Europe. Ms. Alford was an avid reader, a passion that was embraced by all of her children. She loved her little cabin on Clear Creek and enjoyed the change of the seasons, especially spring and fall when she enjoyed the many plants and trees in her yard. She had a passion for cooking and collecting cookbooks.

            Ms. Alford was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Morris Mitchner Dunkin, Harold Johnson Dunkin and Larry Wayne Dunkin and a special granddaughter, Cindy McCall.

            Ms. Alford is survived by her six children Holly (Tom) Coffey of Winston Salem, NC, Steven (Gale Dendy) Alford of Highlands, NC, Gregory Alford of Panama City, FL, Julie Alford (John) McCall of Highlands, NC, Christopher (Mary) Alford of Greensboro, NC, Michelle (Shelli) Alford (Matthew) Williams of Sacramento, CA and former daughter in law, Becky Stanley Valle.

            Surviving grandchildren include Stephanie McCall, Stephen McCall, Hannah Alford, Katherine Alford, Nicholas (Julie) Alford, Rachel Alford, Christen Williams, Elias Williams, Sam Williams and step grandson, Jamie Rhymes. She is also survived by great grandchildren Maddie Alford, Sophia Alford Corsetti, Trysten Stanley, Oryon (Big Jake) Stanley and Ayden Stanley.

            The family will receive friends from 1:00–1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Goldmine Baptist Church. Burial will be held following the service at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Morris Nix, Joe Brooks, Tommy Carpenter, John Roper, Bill Reese and James McCall. Music will be provided by The Dendy Family and bagpipes by Cameron Nixon….

            Bryant Grant Funeral Home, Franklin NC is in charge of local arrangements….

 

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Photo from Mount Moriah Cemetery, Macon Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kate McQueen Kretchmer

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY VIRGINIA YOUNG ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Sunday, 13 March 2011

 

WINSTON-SALEM—Mary Virginia Alford, formerly of 2820 Stockton St., Winston-Salem, NC passed on Monday morning, March 7, 2011 at Silas Creek Manor. She was born to Edward and Nellie Young and she was a life-long resident of Winston-Salem.

            Homegoing services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church at 5000 Noble St., Winston-Salem, NC…. Online condolences can be made at www.russellfuneralservice.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary V. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1935, last residence Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            The Russell Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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MARY WINIFRED JONES BRADLEY CARLSON ALFORD

 

Carlisle Funeral Home

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—_____ November 2016

 

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            Mary Winifred Alford, 78, died Saturday [November 12] at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm, at Carlisle Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park.

            Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alford.

            She is survived by her loving family, including daughters, Patricia Bradley Jenkins, of Lincolnton, Deborah Ann Bradley Huss and husband, Doug, of Lincolnton; Sons, Sonny Bradley and wife, Aileen, of Winston-Salem, Donald Lee Bradley and wife, Cande, of Mebane, Michael Wayne Riley and wife, Belinda, of Tarboro; Sisters, Barbara Jean Wells and husband, Harold, of Macclesfield, Jennette Jones and husband, Phil, of Tarboro, Maxine Hurdle, of Tarboro; Grandchildren, Richard Bradley, Jonathan Bradley, Alex Bradley, Brandi Duncan, Daniel Bradley, Carmen Bradley, Heather Bradley, Matthew Huss, Kimberly H. Bowne, Angie Holley, Danny Jenkins, Bella Riley, Mason Riley, Landon Riley and Ashton Riley; Great grandchildren, Sophie Bradley, Simon Bradley, Isaiah Bradley, Avery Duncan, Silas Duncan, Wade Edwin Huss and Wyatt Huss….

 

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

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

            From Virginia, Marriage Records: Mary Winifred Jones, age 17 daughter of Hugh Jones and Alberta Charlotte Williams, married Willoughby Simmons Bradley, son of Joseph Walter Bradley and Nellie Bly Hamm, on 14 May 1955 in Greensville Co., VA.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records: Mary Winifred Carlson married Walter Charles Alford on 10 Jan 1994 in Emporia, VA.

 

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MARY YVONNE MCLEOD ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WAGRAM—Mrs. Mary Yvonne McLeod Alford, 49, of 19000 Ace Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, in Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday in Silver Hill Presbyterian Church in Marston. Burial in church cemetery. Morris Funeral Home of Laurinburg....

            Survived by: Husband, David; daughter, Dalisa; stepdaughters, Tracy Thatch and Rochelle Little; stepson, David; mother, Emma McLeod; sisters, Dorothy Fields and Barbara McLeod; brothers, Eddie McLeod and Harold McLeod; and grandfather, Paul Thomas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Y. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Feb 1955.

 

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NNNN MARY ZELMA PEARCE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 12 June 1990

 

 

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 Mary P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 March 1907, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Rayford Maurice Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her daughter Jacqueline Patricia Alford Treloar in Texas Obituaries; and of her son Bobby Glenn Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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NNNN MATTIE BYRD PERRY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 31 May 1978

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 March 1894 and died _____ May 1978, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Julius B. “Johnnie” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Ada Grace Alford Woodlief, Eva Mavis Alford Lockleair Johnson, Jessie Burdell Alford Sr., Ruby Christine Alford, and Ruth Marie Alford Hicks in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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NNNN MATTIE G. ALFORD LAMM

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 18 May 1946

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Franklin Bowling

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Geneva Blanche Alford Gay, James Vincent Alford, and Sidney Stewart Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Mattie G. Alford, age 17, married James M. Lamm, age 23, on 13 Feb 1892 in Franklin Co., NC.

            Her mother was also an Alford, so she has 2 Alford lineages.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her paternal lineage: Mattie G. 1874 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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MATTIE H. ALFORD HODGE

Grandaunt of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 November 1978

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Ewing

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Hodge (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Feb 1897 and died _____ Nov 1978, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Charles Wesley Alford Sr.; and siblings Charles Wesley Alford Jr. (with family photo), Christopher Columbus Alford, James Hyatt Alford Sr., Luke Foster Alford, Manervah Jane Alford, and Sallie Alford Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Mattie H. Alford, age 26, daughter of Charlie and Alice Alford, married William Hodge, age 31, son of Allen and Sallie Hodge, on 16 June 1923 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mattie H. 1897 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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MATTIE JACQUELINE “JACKIE” ALFORD TUCKER

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Monday, 17 May 2010

 

THOMASVILLE—Mattie Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford Tucker, 81, of East Sunrise Avenue, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 15, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist/Palliative Care in Winston-Salem.

            Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery….

            Jackie was born in Davidson County on Aug. 22, 1928, to Wilby [sic: Wiley] Oscar Alford and Addie Elizabeth Williams Alford. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Chapel Baptist Church in Archdale.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Foster Tucker, in 1981.

            Surviving are one son, Terry Tucker, and wife Teresa of Thomasville; two grandsons, Terry Tucker Jr., of Thomasville and Ricky Tucker, serving in the U.S. Army in Kuwait and his wife, Ruby, of El Paso, Texas; two granddaughters, Teresa Godskey and husband Dwight and Vickie Newlin, all of Asheboro; four great-grandchildren, Dylan and Haley Godskey and Hannah and Taylor Tucker; one sister, Parmalee Brooks and husband Junior of Trinity….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Pittman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jacqueline A. Tucker (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wiley Oscar Alford and Addie Elizabeth Williams Alford; and half-siblings Beulah Maie Alford Hunt, Carmie Paul Alford, James Garland Alford, and Jesse Millard Alford; in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Mattie Jacqueline 1928 NC1, Wiley Oscar 1887 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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NNNN MATTIE V. MINGIA WOODLIEF ALFORD

 

Photo from BeverlyClemmer43’s Beverly_s filenew family tree (Ancestry)

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 9 February 1987

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Jan 1896 and died _____ Feb 1987, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Daniel Russell Alford; and sister Oza Wesley Mingia Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Mattie Mingia Alford, age 91 divorced, was born 11 Jan 1896 in NC and died 8 Feb 1987 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            Mattie and her sister Oza were daughters of Wesley Newton Mingia and Marthan Pearce. They married brothers Daniel Russell Alford and Grover Lewis Alford Sr.

 

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NNNN MATTIE VERA DENNIS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 29 June 1928

 


Photo from Collins Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Holly Springs, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Len Herndon

 

AAFA NOTES: Vera was the second wife of George H. Alford.

            Wedding announcement:

 

MORNING HERALD

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Sunday, 9 April 1916

 

 

            From NC Deaths: Vera Dennis Alford died 25 June 1928 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC. She was age 48, born in Holly Springs, NC, daughter of _____ Dennis and Ida Royster. Her husband and the informant is G.H. Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: George H. 1869 NC1, John H. ???? NC2.

 

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NNNN MATTIE VIOLA ALFORD UTLEY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 18 June 1959

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Goddard

Photo posted in 2008

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, George Benton Alford; and brother Green Haywood Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Mattie Alford Utley died 17 June 1959 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. She was born 24 Oct 1880 in Wake Co., daughter of George Benton Alford and Charlotte Olive.

            From NC Marriages: Mattie Alford, age 25 daughter of G.B. and Charlotte A. Alford, married Junie Utley, age 25, son of James and Louisa Utley, on 17 Jan 1907 in Wake Co. NC.

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

            Her lineage: Mattie Viola 1880 NC1, George Benton 1845 NC2, Green Haywood 1820 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1742 NC5.

 

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NNNN MAUDE ALFORD CARPENTER

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 15 March 1933

 

 

Photo from Confederate Womens Home Cemetery, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Denise Cowart Sirois – LM on bio page 2/7/2023

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Denise Cowart Sirois

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James Bryant Alford and Eliza Semila Leach Alford; and brother Henry Madison Alford in this compilation.

            No records have been found that list her as Maude. She appears to be Mary on the 1860 census, age 1, living with her parents. However, her older sister is listed as Mary Alford Balance on her death certificate, born in 1842—listed as Mollie on the 1860 census, age 18, and as M.A.J., age 6, on the 1850 census.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Green BerryAlford (1787-1875), where she is listed as Mary.

            His lineage: Maude/Mary 1859 NC1, James Bryant 1813 NC2, Green Berry 1787 NC3.

 

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MAUDE ELIZABETH ALFORD VARNER

 

J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—_____ December 1999

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Maude Alford Varner, 95, of the Thomasville-Silver Valley area all of her life died Dec. 25, 1999, at the CenterClair Nursing Home in Lexington.

            She was born Oct. 18, 1904, in Randolph County, a daughter of James Milton Alford and Annie Cheek Alford. She was a retired employee with Amazon Cotton Mill, following 45 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.

            On Nov. 10, 1923, she was married to Clifford Henery Varner, who died April 28, 1979. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Imogene Varner Martin on Sept. 18, 1962.

            Surviving are: two sons, William Raeford Varner of Thomasville and Billy Leon Varner of Beck’s Church Road, Lexington; one sister, Ruth Alford of Thomasville; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be noon Tuesday at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery…. The body will remain at the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home until the service hour….

 

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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 confirm the birth and death dates of Maude A. Varner (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford; and siblings John Milton Alford, Millard Clemmond Alford, Ruth Ella Mae Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Maude Elizabeth 1904 NC1, James Milton 1853 NC2, Thomas B. 1834 NC3, Green Berry 1787 NC4.

 

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MAUDE JANE COCHRAN HALFORD HALFORD

 

SPARTANBURG HERALD

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Tuesday, 22 June 1971

 

COLUMBUS, N.C.—Mrs. Maude Jane Cochran Halford, 80, widow of C.L. Halford, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday [June 21] at her home after a long illness.

            Native of Rutherford County; resident of Polk County for many years; member of Columbus Baptist Church.

            Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Pauline Dutton of Rural Retreat, Va., Mrs. Margaret Dowdy of Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Boyce Carswell of Mill Spring Route 1; sons, Jonas Halford of Mill Spring, Clyyde Halford of Columbus, and Ed Halford of Tryon Route 1; sisters, Mrs. Dean Hyder and Mrs. Lillie Edwards of Mill Spring, and Mrs. Ada Greene of Columbus; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Services 2 Wednesday at Mountain View Baptist Church …; burial in church cemetery.

            Grandsons are pallbearers.

            Body is at McFarland Funeral Chapel….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maude Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Feb 1891 and died _____ June 1971, last residence Columbus, Polk Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Callaway Lexington “Callie” Halford which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; children Edward Walter Halford and Jeanette Halford Carswell; and daughter-in-law Gladys Lucille Foy Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her daughter Margaret Marie Halford Hudson in Florida Obituaries; and her daughter Pauline Gertrude Halford Dutton in Virginia Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Maude Jane Cochran Halford died 21 June 1971 in Columbus, Polk Co., NC. She was born 16 Feb 1891, daughter of Henry L. Cochran and Cazada [sic] Strickland.

            Maud’s name appears to be misspelled on her gravestone.

            Her first husband was David Collins Halford (1887–1918).

            From her Find A Grave memorial: She was the daughter of Henry Lawson Cochran and Kansas Canzada [sic] Strickland.

 

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NNNN MAULTIS SIDNEY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 4 April 1955

 

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 3 April 1955

 

 

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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 children Clara Sue Alford Bunn, 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; mother, Mary Frances Powell Alford; and siblings Leter Mae Alford Hart, Lonnie Moses Alford, and Sonnie Calvin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Maultis Sidney 1891 NC1, Sidney A. 1858 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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MAVIS ALFORD LAMM

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—26 January 2002

 

            Mavis A. Lamm, 90, Jan. 24. Graveside 2 p.m., today, Bailey Cemetery. Arrangements by Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

 

Photo from Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mavis A. Lamm (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Sept 1911, last residence Bailey, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Vincent Alford and Della Perry Alford; and siblings Earl Vincent Alford and Ethel Alford Daniel 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.

            From NC Deaths: Mavis Alford Lamm’s birth place as Nash Co., NC.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave shows her buried next to her husband, Henry Neal Lamm, 1914–1962.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Mavis 1911 NC1, James Vincent 1876 NC2, John 1843 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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NNNN MAVIS ORA ALFORD ROBERTS PARKER

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 20 March 1992

 

 

Photo from Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Willow Springs, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Fletcher – 3/17/2021 not accepting messages

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Fletcher

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mavis O. Parker (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 May 1908 and died 18 March 1992 [different than obituary], last residence Fuquay Varina, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ora Cecil Johnson Alford; and siblings Jacob Lawrence Alford, Lois Alford Bragg, Nettie Hazel Alford Temple, Pauline Alford Parker, and Ruth Virginia Alford Hansley in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Mavis Ora Alford was born 18 March 1992 in Johnston Co., NC, daughter of Jacob Alford and Ora Johnson. She is listed as:

 

            1948    Mavis Roberts

            1962 Mavis Ora Roberts

            1973    Mavis O. Alford

            1974    Mavis Ora Parker

            1992    Mavis O. Parker

 

            From NC Marriages: Mavis Alford, age 19 daughter of Jacob and Ora Alford, married G. Leaonard Roberts, age 29 son of G.H. and Penny Roberts, on 17 Nov 1928 in Johnston Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: George Leaonard Roberts died 11 Aug 1969 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. Mavis Alford Roberts, his wife, was the informant.

            From NC Divorces: Mavis Parker and Joseph Parker were divorced on 5 Dec 1977 in Johnston Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her lineage: Mavis Ora 1908 NC1, Jacob Alexander 1874 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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NNNN MAYARD SHELBY ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 27 February 1955

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, DLC

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, George Augustus Alford and Martha Blanche Sykes Alford; and siblings Aline Alford Blowe, Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, Geraldine Alford Hall, Josephine Alford Pate Jones, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Sara Virginia Montgomery Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Mayard Shelby 1920 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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NNNN MAYLON BRYANT ALFORD

 

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 25 January 1987

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, ShelbyHendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maylon Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Oct 1914 [different than gravestone and probably incorrect] and died _____ Jan 1987, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Janis Mae Evans Alford; 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, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, 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 Marriages: Maylon Bryant Alford, age 24 son of M.A. and Carry Alford, married Janis Mae Evans, age 20 daughter of W.D. And Naomie Evans, on 31 Dec 1938 in Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Maylon Bryant Alford, age 72, was born 25 July 1914 [different than SSDI] in NC and died 24 Jan 1987 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Maylon Bryant 1914 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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McPHERSON McLEAN ALFORD

 

[Although he died in North Carolina, we are also including his obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 26 September 1912

 

            Mr. McP. McL. Alford, eldest son of the late Capt William Alford, of Selkirk, died suddenly at his home in Maxton [Robeson Co., NC] last Friday night [September 20] shortly after retiring. Mr. Alford and his wife were in Maxton Friday afternoon and upon returning home Mr. Alford ate a hearty supper and appeared to be in excellent spirits. He had a neighbor as his guest for the evening and did not show the slightest sign of illness. Shortly after he retired his wife was attracted by his deep breathing and upon going to his bedside she discovered that he was in extremes. He passed away without regaining consciousness.

            Mr. Alford was born near Selkirk and spent the major part of his life on his father’s farm near the place. About ten years ago he moved to Maxton where he engaged in farming on an extensive scale. He was one of the most prominent and prosperous citizens of Maxton and his untimely death is greatly deplored by his legions of friends and business associates.

            The funeral was held from Maxton Presbyterian church of which Mr. Alford was a member, and the remains were interred in Eastside cemetery at Maxton Saturday afternoon.

 

In another article:

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 23 September 1912

 

PROMINENT FARMER OF ROBESON COUNTY DIED SUDDENLY

 

MAXTON, Sept. 22—Died, Friday night at 8:30 o’clock at his home two miles south of Maxton, McP. McL. Alford, a Christian and a gentleman.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford and their daughter, Miss Elizabeth, had spent the afternoon in Maxton with friends, only returning to their home about 7 o’clock. Shortly after supper while sitting in the hall of his home chatting with a guest he complained of feeling sleepy. Excusing himself he went to his room retiring immediately. In a few minutes Mrs. Alford noticing something wrong with his breathing went in and found him unconscious. She immediately called for her guest, Miss McLeod, who is a trained nurse, but before anything could be done death had come.

            Mr. Alford was one of Robeson’s finest sons. A progressive and advanced farmer holding the respect and esteem of those with whom he came in contact. Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by an aged mother and several brothers and sisters, all of whom live in South Carolina from which state Mr. Alford originally came.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Maxton, Robeson Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Trogdon

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Alice Brockington Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Elizabeth Brockington Alford McMaster; parents, William McDonald Alford and Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Douschka Marion Alford, Edwin Plummer Alford, Elizabeth Jamie Alford McLeod, Ella McDonald Alford, Julia Henrietta Alford, Mary Grace Alford, Neill Yancey Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            AAFA records show that McPherson McLean Alford was born 14 Oct 1858.

            The obituary says he was buried in “Eastside cemetery,” but no cemetery by that name exists in Robeson Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: McPherson McLean 1858 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NNNN MEACIE BERNICE ALFORD HOCUTT

 

Photo from whinnant980’s Hinnant Family Tree (Ancestry)

“Meacie and Garland—Meacie was known as ‘Mamie’”

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 9 March 1985

 

 

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 show that Meacie Hocutt (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 March 1895 and died _____ March 1985, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

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

            From NC Deaths: Meacie Bernice Hocutt was born 14 March 1895 in NC. She died 7 March 1985 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, widow age 89.

            From NC Marriages: Mecie Alford married Garlie Hocutt on 8 Jan 1911 in Johnston Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Meacie Bernice 1895 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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MELANIE D. ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 6 August 2010

 

            Melanie Alford, 31, of Charlotte died August 4, 2010. Service 1pm Saturday, visitation 12pm, University Memorial Baptist. Viewing 3pm Friday, Rosadale-WL Truesdale Memorial Funeral Parlor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melaine [sic] D. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 July 1979, last residence not listed.

 

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MELBA TRENT DICKSON HALFORD

 

Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory

Marion, McDowell Co., NC—_____November 2014

 

            Melba Trent Halford, age 86, of Nebo, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Rose Hill Retirement Community in Marion.

            Born on April 7, 1928 in Madison County she was the daughter of the late E.K. Trent and Elizabeth Freshour Trent. Melba retired from Drexel Heritage and was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church. She was a very loving and giving person who was adored by her nieces and nephews. Melba enjoyed baking, especially fruit cake, and in her generosity, she shared with members of the community.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Grayson Dickson and her second husband, Albert Halford.

            Left to cherish her memory, are her special nieces and caregivers, Cindy Mills and Tamela Peterson; a sister, Madge Gaddis; four step children, Meredith Horner, Lois Seagle, Charles Halford, and Escar Halford; numerous nieces and nephews and a number of step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Harmony Grove Baptist Church…. Interment will follow in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery….

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

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

 

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MICHAEL ANTHONY ALFORD, JR.

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 7August 2006

 

            Michael Anthony Alford, Jr., 24, of 17341 Lauch Blue Rd, Laurel Hill died Thursday, August 3 2006 at Scotland Hospital.

            Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 8 2006 at St. Mary’s AME Zion Church in Laurel Hill with burial following at Johnson Family Cemetery in Laurel Hill….

            Memorial August 7, 2006 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McPhatter Funeral Home.

            Survivors are: his mother, Shirley Alford of Laurel Hill; father Michael Alford, Sr. of Laurel Hill; two daughters, Kiyara Alford and Mykela Alford; three sisters, Angela Alford of Laurel Hill, Lagonda McGruder of Durham, N.C. and Christina Johnson of Portland Oregon; one brother, Kendrick Davis who is currently serving in Iraq and grandmothers, Mardell Davis of Laurel Hill and Mae Willie Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MICHAEL SCOTT ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 11 July 2008

 

TARBORO—Michael Alford, 38, son of Jim and Ann Alford, passed over from this life Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Mike never gave up on his fight against brain cancer, but rather moved on.

            He is survived by his parents, Jim and Ann Alford of Tarboro; brother, Jimmy Alford and wife Ellen of Greenville; and niece, Abigail Alford of Greenville. Also left behind is his special dog “Eidee”. His eternal hope and strong faith is left to the thousands of friends.

            A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the St. James United Methodist Church…. Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro.

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Michael S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Apr 1970, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

 

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MICHAEL WAYNE ALFORD

 

DAILY DISPATCH

Henderson, Vance Co., NC—Wednesday, 8 April 2015

 

WILTON—Michael Wayne Alford, 42, of Granville County, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Duke University Medical Center.

            He attended Banks United Methodist Church and was employed by Granville County Schools.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Banks United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

            Surviving are his wife, Penny Howell Alford; a son, Collin Michael Alford; parents, Mike and Merle Alford of Wilton; a sister, Dawn A. Gooch (Eddie), and a nephew, Rusty Gooch, all of Wilton; and his grandmothers, Mae Blackley of Wilton and Elaine Alford of Durham….

 

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Photo from Banks United Methodist Church Cemetery, Creedmoor, Granville Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Helms

 

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

 

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MILDRED ALFORD PIERCE

Aunt of Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 4 May 2000

 

            Mildred A. Pierce, 64, May 3. Arrangements by Joyner’s Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Snipes-Pearce Cemetery, Princton, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Starling Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred A. Pierce (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 July 1935, last residence Wilson, Wilson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Rickman “Sam” Alford and Sallie Alford Alford; sister Lila Gray Alford Taylor; and half-sister Dorothy Ruth Alford Piner in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Christine Rebecca Alford Davis in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her paternal lineage: Mildred 1935 NC1, William Rickman “Sam” 1887 NC2, Simon 1858 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Her maternal lineage, from her mother: 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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MILDRED INEZ HUGHES ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 September 2007

 

LEXINGTON—Mrs. Mildred Inez Alford, 74, of 703 Pinecrest Road passed away Sept. 2, 2007 at High Point Regional Hospital.

            Born in Davidson County on July 16, 1933 to Tom Lee and Susie Starbuck Hughes, she made this area her home for her entire life. She was employed with Carolina Underwear and was retired from Kaybe Mills. She attended Clarksbury United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her activities of listening to gospel music, her Bible Circle, and traveling, but she especially loved those times spent with her family.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Lillie Mae Beck, Joyce Fouts and Rhonda Kay Hughes, and by her beloved husband Charlie M. Alford on March 6, 2007.

            Surviving are her daughter, Sherry Lynn Apple of Asheboro; sons, Ricky Alford and wife Mary Elizabeth of Leesburg, VA, and Gary Alford and wife Sharon of Lexington; sisters, Thelma Robinson and Arlene Ziegler of St. Louis, MO., Barbara Jean Spencer and husband, Jack, of Emerald Isle, and Sue Hughes of Lexington; brothers, Gene Hughes and Donald Hughes and wife, Lois of Thomasville, and Darrell Hughes and Roger Hughes of Lexington; grandchildren, Brandon Alford, Samantha Alford, and Jeffrey Riddle, Jr.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clarksbury United Methodist Church…. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Mildred H. Alford was born 16 July 1933, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

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

 

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MILDRED MAE MCCORMAC ALFORD BUNDY

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 13 September 1992

 

            Mildred McCormac Alford Bundy of Rowland died Saturday [September 12]. She was a retired employee of Southern National Bank.

 

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

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred M. Bundy (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 July 1912, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

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

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial, where her parents are listed as Peter McArthur McCormac and Sue Overstreet.

            From FAG contributor C Bracey, #47990901: “First woman Elder ordained of Ashpole Presbyterian Church (Jan 1974). She also served as Trustee for many years.”

 

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NNNN MILLARD BRYANT ALFORD

 

Millard Bryant Alford and his wife, Ora Lee Parrish Alford

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 13 October 1984

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Millard Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Sept 1902 and died _____ Oct 1984, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ora Lee Parrish Alford; father, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford; and brothers Herbert A. Alford and Sexton Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Millard Alford, age 34 son of Jim and Emmie Alford, married Ora Lee Parrish, age 24 daughter of Bryant and Bessie Parrish, on 30 Dec 1936 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Millard Bryant 1902 NC1, James Kisar 1877 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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MILLARD CLEMMOND ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 December 1985

 

THOMASVILLE—Millard Clemmond Alford, 96, of Brian Center in Asheboro, formerly of Lexington, died Monday night at the center.

            The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home…. Burial will be in Emanuel United Church of Christ cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born March 7, 1889, in Randolph County, to James Milton and Annie Cheek Alford. He was a former employee of Amazon Cotton Mill, retiring in 1953. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of Patriotic Order of Sons of America. He was married to Ollie Sullivan Alford, who died in May 1945.

            Surviving are three sons, Willard Alford of 200 Koontz Avenue, Charlie M. Alford of Lexington, and Harley Elroy Alford of 1122 Fisher Ferry Street; two daughters, Ailene Biles of Asheboro, and Leona Summers of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and four sisters, Maude Varner of Lexington, and Nan Armsworthy, Bertha Black and Ruth Alford, all of Thomasville….

 

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Photos from Emanuel Reformed Church Cemetery, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1985) dates of Millard Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford; children Aline Alford Biles, Charlie Milton Alford, and Willard Clayton Alford; parents, James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford; and siblings John Milton Alford, Maude Elizabeth Alford Varner, Ruth Ella Mae Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Thomas Walter Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

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

 

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NNNN MILLARD HOWARD ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Monday, 22 October 1962

 

 

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 obituary of his wife, Bertha May Pulley Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Millard Howard 1903 NC1, Edward H. 1878 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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MILTON GRADY ALFORD

Father of Robert Christopher Alford, AAFA #0041

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ April 2023

 

 

December 15, 1945 ~ April 11, 2023

 

            Milton Grady Alford, 77, of Wake Forest passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at UNC Rex Healthcare.

            He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Annie Wilhelmina Dement and Walter Grady Alford. Milton was a member of Wake Forest United Methodist Church and was retired from the State of North Carolina as a budget analyst. He was Past Master of Youngsville Lodge #377 A.F. & A.M.

            Milton’s grandsons were the light of his life. There was nothing that he enjoyed more than spending time with them.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Friday, April 14, 2023 at Wake Forest United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Wake Forest Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda Pernell Alford; son, Robert Alford and wife, Amy, of Raleigh; grandsons, Will Alford and Clark Alford; his sisters, Laurie Jo Dement and Nancy Dement and brother, Ronnie Dement, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father Joe Perry Dement….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Walter Grady Alford and Annie Wilhelmina Clark Alford Dement, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Milton Grady 1945 NC1, Walter Grady 1924 NC2, Isaac Newton 1897 NC3, William Joseph 1851 NC4, Hines Berry 1827 NC5, Thomas 1795 GA6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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NNNN MINNIE GLENN ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Robert Christopher Alford, AAFA #0041

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 21 April 1978

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Minnie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 March 1895 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1978, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Isaac Newton Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Claude Willard Alford, Joseph Newton Alford, Ruby May Alford Shearin, and Walter Grady Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Minnie Glenn Alford, daughter of Walter T. and Louise Glenn, was born 20 March 1895 in Franklin Co., NC.

 

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NNNN MINNIE LOUISE BISHOP ALFORD

Aunt of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 24 January 1957

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynne Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, LeRoy Franklin Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Mary Elizabeth Alford Kendrick Storm in Florida Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Minnie L. Bishop, age 22, married Leroy F. Alfred, age 25 on 5 June 1898 in Northampton Co., NC.

            Wedding announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—5 June 1898

 

 

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MINNIE MAE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 March 1997

 

TAYLORTOWN [Moore Co.]—Mrs. Minnie Mae Alford, 61, of Taylortown died Monday in Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

            She was a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Galilee Missionary Baptist Church…. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by two daughters, Lottie Mason and Mary Mason of Taylortown; six sons, James Alford, Martin Alford, LeRoy Alford, Larry Alford, Arthur Alford and Lorenzo Alford, all of Taylortown; two sisters, Mabell Cotton and Sarah Jenkins of Taylortown; three brothers, James Bacote of Darlington, S.C., William Ketter of Hartsville, S.C., and Eugene Bacote of Washington, D.C.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            The public will be received Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MIRIAM MERCER ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 April 1970

 

FAIRMONT—Mrs. Miriam Mercer Alford, 49, a native of Lumberton and a long-time resident of Wilmington, died Monday morning [April 27] while at work at a bank where she had been employed for several years.

            The funeral will be in Wilmington at noon Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Fairmont cemetery….

            Wife of the late Hal Alford, she is survived by a son, Jerry Alford of Wilmington; her sisters, Mrs. Edward Falcone of Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Rudy Bozeman of Charlotte.

 

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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 obituary of her husband, Hal Alford, in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Miriam Mercer Alford was born 25 June 1920, daughter of Giles Mercer and Belle Roberts. She died in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC, on 27 April 1970.

 

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MISSIE ALFORD MCKINNON

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 7 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

HIGH POINT [Guilford Co.]—Mrs. Missie Alford McKinnon, 75, of 619 Granby Ave., Apt. A, formerly of Lumberton, died Thursday [Nov 4] in her home. The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Central Funeral Home in Lumberton.... Burial will be in Elizabeth Heights Cemetery in Lumberton.

            Mrs. McKinnon is survived by nine sons, John B. of Washington, D.C., Arthur of Elizabeth, N.J., Collden of Southbend, Ind., Lee Roy of High Point, Kenneth of Queens, N.Y., Calvin of Newport News, Va., Daniel of Hoke County, Samuel of Passaic, N.J., and Rodney of Hackensack, N.J.; five daughters, Evelyn Townsend and Frances Cook, both of Hackensack, Brenda J. McKinnon and Patricia A. McKinnon, both of Lumberton, and Susan McKinnon; a brother, Tony Alford of Miami; 29 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Missie A. McKinnon (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 March 1924.

            See the obituary of her sister Buna V. Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930 Missie is listed on the census with her parents in Howellsville (District 12), Robeson Co., NC, dwelling #69: Thomas Alford, age 44 b. SC, farmer, age 33 at first marriage; his wife Effie H. 35 NC, age 25 at first marriage; and children, all b. NC: William 15, Bertha 12, Sadie 9, (son) Tanie 7, Missie L. 5, (daughter) Mellie L. 4-3/12, (son) Sammie D. 3-8/12, (daughter) Buna 5/12.

            In 1920 in Robeson Co., Thomas, born about 1886 in South Carolina was enumerated with only Effie in 1920 Robeson Co.

            From NC Births: Missie Alford 31 March 1924 in Howellsville, Robeson Co., parents Tom Alford and Effie Regan.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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MOLLIE RAGAN MACGILL HALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—7 April 1992

 

            Mrs. Mollie Ragan Macgill Halford, 84, of 906 Lakeview St. died April 5, 1992, at Wesley Long Community Hospital.

            There will be no funeral.

            A native of Guilford County, she was a homemaker.

            Surviving are daughter, Gene Linder of Greensboro; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mollie M. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 May 1907, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC,

 

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MOSES A. ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 26 October 1935

 

            Last rites for Moses A. Alford, 86, who died Wednesday [October 23] at the Masonic and Eastern Star home where he had been a guest for several months, were conducted in the Methodist church at Youngsville yesterday morning at 10 o’clock.

            Mr. Alford was the only surviving member of his immediate family.

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Deaths: Moses A. Alford, age 86 born 19 Feb 1849 in Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC, son of Jno. and Susan Alford, died 23 Oct 1935 in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC. He was widowed, spouse Annie E. Alford.

            1900 census Franklin Co., NC: Moses A. Alford and his wife, Anne E., both age 51 born in 1849, were married 24 years. Anne had 1 child, 0 living.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Moses A. 1849 NC1, John I. 1815 NC2, Lockhard H. 1790 NC3.

 

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MOZELL BRIDGES ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 22 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

LUMBERTON [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Mozell Alford, 78, of 1665 Back Swamp Road, Lot 28, died July 21 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will be in McCloud [sic: McLeod] Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, Frank Alford of Lumberton; nine daughters, Sarah Bush, Betty Manley, Nora Owens and Fannie Smith, all of Boston, Annie B. McCormick and Beulah Brown, both of Maxton, Hattie Mae McCormick and Rose Stanton, both of Lumberton, and Nellie Elks of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Nellie Robinson of Bennettsville, S.C.; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

            The public will be received today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Maultsby-Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton….

FAG photo requested 3/12/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her daughter Fannie Mae Alford Smith in Massachusetts Obituaries.

            From Ancestry family trees: Mozell/Mozella Bridges was born in 1923 in Marlboro Co., SC, daughter of Frank and Cora Bridges.

            Her husband’s lineage: Henry B. 1920 SC1, Henry 1884 SC2.

 

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MURIEL ANN HARDY ALFORD

 

Carlisle Funeral Home

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—_____ May 2017

 

Muriel Ann (Hardy) Alford

October 8, 1927 ~ May 17, 2019 (age 91)

 

            Mrs. Muriel Ann Alford, age 91 of Tarboro, passed away at her home on Friday, May 17, 2019.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Guy Franklin “Frank” Alford, mother and father John and Annie Cherry Hardy, sisters Pat Matkins and Evelyn Hardy, brothers John, Elton, Clarence and Dennis Hardy.

            She is survived by her daughter Evelyn Alford Williamson and husband Ray of Rocky Mount, son Guy Franklin Alford Jr. and wife Judy of Tarboro, six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

            A Celebration of Muriel’s Life will be held graveside at Edgecombe Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11 am. The family will receive friends and family at Guy Alford, Jr.’s home following the service….

            Arrangements are entrusted to Carlisle Funeral Home, 701 Hospital Drive, Tarboro, NC….

FAG photo requested 6/21/2023

 

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

 

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MURRAY MCCHEYNE ALFORD, SR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 31 October 1992

 

            Murray M. Alford Sr. of Lumberton, died Friday [October 30]. He was co-owner of Alford Hardware Company Inc. since 1948.

 

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Photo from Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marva Bigler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Murray M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 June 1909 and died _____ Oct 1992, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co, NC.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Flora Cathryn McCormic Alford; and siblings Barbara Dian Alford and Neill Thompson Alford in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Murray McCheyne Alford Sr., white male.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Murray McCheyne 1909 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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MYRTLE CRAIG HALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 30 September 1994

 

RUTHERFORDTON—Mrs. Myrtle Craig Halford, 86, textile retiree, died Sept. 29, 1994, at Rutherford Hospital. Funeral is 3 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Baptist Church. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at McMahan’s Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her son, James Halford of Atlanta; brother, Lee Craig….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtle C. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 Oct 1907 and died _____ Sept 1994, last residence Rutherfordton, Rutherford Co., NC.

 

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MYRTLE HALFORD WALKER

 

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Tuesday, 17 March 1998

 

LYNN, N.C.—Myrtle Halford Walker, 81, died March 15, 1998, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, N.C.

            A native of Polk County, N.C., she was the widow of Paul Walker and daughter of the late William Pinkney and Cynthia Emma McCraw Halford. She was retired from Panther’s Hosiery Mill in Lynn and was a Baptist.

            Survivors include three sons, William C. Walker [NC] of Lynn, Vernon P. and Richard L. Walker of Landrum [SC]; two daughters, Jo Ann Bradley of Columbus, N.C., and Nancy Gosnell of Landrum; a sister, Edna Hill of Spartanburg; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be held today in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, N.C….

            McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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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 Myrtle Walker (SS# issued in NC) was born ,18 Sep 1916 [different than gravestone], last residence Lynn, Polk Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Cynthia Emma McGraw Halford, in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Myrtle NC1, William Pinkney 1879 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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NAKASHA ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 29 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

CLINTON—Nakasha Alford, infant daughter of Kale Tonge and Joe Alford, of 430B Royal Lane, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Thursday in Piney Green Disciples of Christ Church in Newton Grove. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by: brothers, Luewan, Dashawn and Joe; sister, Zudelyn; and maternal grandparents, Maria and Rufus Motley.

 

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NNNN NALLIE WASHINGTON ALFORD

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

 

Nallie Washington Alford (left) with his father, Calvin Roscoe Alford, and siblings (left to right) baby Valma, Lester, and Roscoe

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

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 April 1986

 

 

Photo from Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan I. Grills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nallie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Sept 1904 and died _____ Apr 1986, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Annie Laurie Greenhill Hayes Alford; second wife, Katherine Marian “Katie” Cooksey Greene Alford; mother, Columbia Elizabeth Carter Alford Perry; and siblings Herbert Troy Alford, Hilliard Blair Alford, Lester Teat Alford, Roscoe Calvin Alford, and Valma Mae Alford Edmonds in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Howard Owen Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From Virginia, Select Marriages (Ancestry): Nallie Washington Alford, age 26 son of Calvin Alford and Columbia Elizabeth Carter, married Annie Greenhill Hayes, widow age 36 daughter of Alfred E. Greenhill and Collie McCorkle, on 15 Sept 1933 in Danville, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Nallie Washington 1904 NC1, Calvin Roscoe 1860 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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NANCY ELIZABETH BOYLAN ALFORD

 

WRAL.com

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 13 March 2018

 

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CAR STOLEN FROM LAKE GASTON COUPLE AFTER HOME INVASION, FATAL FIRE LOCATED

 

By Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor

 

LITTLETON [Halifax Co.], N.C.—Authorities said Tuesday that they have found a car stolen from a home on Lake Gaston last week following a home invasion and fatal fire….

            Authorities said two masked intruders burst into a home on Mulberry Court in Littleton Friday morning and kidnapped 76-year-old Nancy Alford. One of the intruders drove her to a State Employees’ Credit Union branch in Roanoke Rapids and forced her to withdraw money from an ATM, while the second intruder stayed in the home with her husband, John Alford, Warren County Sheriff Johnnie Williams said.

            Nancy Alford was driven back to the house on Lake Gaston, where the intruders beat up her husband before setting the home ablaze with the couple tied up inside, Williams said.

            John Alford, a minister at Sanford Memorial Baptist Church in Brodnax, Va., was able to escape and was airlifted to Duke University Hospital for treatment. His wife didn’t make it out of the burning house, however.

 

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SOUTH HILL ENTERPRISE

South Hill, Mecklenburg Co., VA—Tuesday, 3 April 2018

 

            Dr. Nancy Boylan Alford, age 76, of Littleton, NC, died Friday March 9, 2018 in her home.

            She was the owner and operator of Carriage House Psychological Associates in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

            Dr. Alford is survived by her husband of 57 years, Reverend John B. Alford, Jr. of Littleton, NC; her five children: Donna Robinson and her husband, Eddie of Greenville, NC; Roger Alford and his wife Marsha of Winston-Salem, NC; Tommy Lee of Florida; Laura Bell and her husband Steven of New Bern, NC and Joseph Alford of Greenville, NC; her two sisters: Martha Thomson and Maggie Boylan both of Virginia; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday April 15th at 3:30 P.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory…. A private interment will take place at a later date in the Antioch Christian Church Cemetery in Littleton, NC….

 

In another article:

 

WRAL.com

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—16 May 2018

 

PROSECUTORS TO SEEK DEATH PENALTY IN LAKE GASTON HOME INVASION, FATAL FIRE

 

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporter

 

WARRENTON, N.C.—Prosecutors said Wednesday that they plan to seek the death penalty in a home invasion and fatal fire in the Lake Gaston area in March.

            Lester Kearney, 34, is charged with murder in the death of Nancy Alford. Alford was killed in a fire at her home on March 9, following a home invasion in which her husband was beaten and tied up and she was driven to Roanoke Rapids and forced to cash a check at a credit union.

            During a court hearing last month, Rev. John Alford identified Kearney as the knife-wielding man who broke into his home on Mulberry Court in Littleton, attacked him and kidnapped his wife.

            John Alford said he later heard a loud noise and his wife screaming and discovered a fast-moving fire in the house. He said he tried several times to reach his wife but couldn’t get to her through the flames and smoke.

            Firefighters later found Nancy Alford’s body in the rubble of the burned-out house.

 

Photo from Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Elams, Warren Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jimmy Lewis

 

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

            We included the obituary of her mother-in-law, Mary Christine Allsbrook Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Nancy Elizabeth Boylan, age 18, born Portsmouth, VA, daughter of Edward H. Boylan [Edwin Harry Boylan on his gravestone] and Elizabeth Wood, married John Beckham Alford Jr., age 22, born Norfolk VA, son of John Beckham Alford and Mary C. Allsbrook, on 6 Aug 1960 in Portsmouth, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Beckham 1938 VA1, John Beckham 1901 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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NANCY MARIE WEST ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Wednesday, 3 December 2014

 

KERNERSVILLE—Mrs. Nancy West Alford, 73, of Kernersville, passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at Forsyth Medical Center.

            Born December 23, 1940, a native of Forsyth County, she was the daughter of the late Zeb and Mary Harris West. Mrs. Alford was a graduate of James A. Gray High School, she attended Lees-McRae College, East Carolina University and graduated from High Point College. She retired from South Park School as a special education teacher. Mrs. Alford was a proud member of Calvary Moravian Church, where she was a Diener for several years, a member of the Women’s Fellowship and a past member of the Missions Committee. She loved dogs, reading and especially her family.

            In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by a stepson, Ross Alford.

            She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Edgar “Ed” Alford of the home; two stepdaughters, Robin McCall and husband, Billy of Pawleys Island, and Dawn Alford of Winston-Salem; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; her sister, Barbara Hepler and numerous nieces and nephews.

            A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2014 at Salem Funeral Home, Main St. Chapel….

 

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Photo from Salem Moravian God’s Acre, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, isabel

 

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

            Her Find A Grave memorial provides her middle name.

 

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NNNN NANNIE A. WARD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 5 March 1914

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Person Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Benjamin Gabriel Alford, Martha “Pattie” Alford Perry, Mary Ellice Alford Strickland, and Ovie Nannie Alford in this compilation.

 

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NANNIE ELIZABETH ALFORD JACKSON

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 27 November 1965

 

            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today for Mrs. Nannie Alford Jackson, 58, who died Thursday [November 25] upon arrival at a local hospital. The Rev. Clarence Godwin of Oxford officiated at Gay-Yost Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in Pineview Cemetery.

            Mrs. Jackson was widow of J. Reece Jackson and was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. For the past two years, she was a nurse at Governor Morehead School in Raleigh.

            Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Gordon Vestal and Mrs. W.D. Williams, both of Rocky Mount; several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Elmer Pitt, Rufus Thomas, Marvin Towe, J.R. Cobb, Knox Porter and Gordon Vestal Jr.

 

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Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Elizabeth Reed – no way to contact

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Elizabeth Reed

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Benjamin Gabriel Alford and Magnolia “Nolia” Collins Alford; and sisters Elsie Virginia Alford Williams, Lillian Collins Alford Vestal, and Pattie Frances Alford Barbee in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Nannie Elizabeth Alford was born 29 March 1907 in Nash Co., daughter of Benjamin Gabriel Alford and Magnolia Collins.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Nannie Elizabeth 1907 NC1, Benjamin Gabriel 1876 NC2, Thomas Person 1851 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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NANNIE MAE TUGWELL ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 13 December 2001

 

FARMVILLE—Last rites were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Nannie May Tugwell Alford, 32, wife of Hyman Alford of Brattleboro, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Tugwell, near Farmville. Services were conducted by Dr. J.W. Kincheloe, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Johnson, Fountain and burial was in the Fountain Cemetery.

            The death of Mrs. Alford occurred in Park View Hospital, Rocky Mount, on Tuesday, following the birth of an infant which was buried with her.

            Surviving are her husband, parents, Arthur Tugwell of Greensboro, Bennie Tugwell of Walstonburg, Linwood and Wilson Tugwell of Farmville.

 

In another article:

 

EVENING TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 14 January 1938

 

 

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Photo from Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain, Pitt Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Johansen

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Lewis Hyman Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NNNN NAOMI STONE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 15 May 1986

 

 

Photo from Pittsboro Community Cemetery, Pittsboro, Chatham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Greg Gallucci

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Naomi Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 23 June 1916 and died _____ May 1986, last residence Pittsboro, Chatham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Booker T. Alford, in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            From NC Births: unnamed female Stone was born 23 June 1916 in Chatham Co., NC, daughter of Thomas Stone.

 

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NATHAN ALFORD, SR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 2 September 2005

 

BENSON [Johnston Co.]—Nathan Alford Sr., 81, of 204 E. Mann St., died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005.

            Mr. Alford was a Navy veteran.

            Services: Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday in Western Assembly Disciples of Christ Headquarters in Newton Grove. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn….

            Survived by: Son, Nathan; daughter, Rebecca Oats; sisters, Coara Williams and Louise Clark; brothers, Abraham, George and Joseph; and five grandchildren.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographers, Matthew & Chrissy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathan Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 Oct 1923, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Mae Evans Alford; mother Roceder Harrison Alford; and brothers Abraham Alford, Essic Alford Jr., George William Alford, and Joseph “T-niny” Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Nathan Alford Sr., black, was born 25 Oct 1923 [different than SSDI and gravestone] in Darlington Co., SC, son of Essie Alford and Roceder Harr.

            On Nathan Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 18, born 25 Oct 1923 in Darlington Co., SC. He is living in Benson, Johnston Co., NC, and his contact is Roceder Alford of the same address.

            His lineage: Nathan 1923 SC,

 

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NATHANIEL ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—18 January 2012

 

            Mr. Nathaniel Alford of Charlotte, was Promoted to Glory on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 12 noon at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church, 3435 Nevin Road, Charlotte….

            He was preceded in death by parents, Corinzer and Connie Alford. Brothers; Corinzer Alford, Jr., Frederick Alford, and sister Ernestine Camp.

            He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Alford, daughters; Rosalind Robinson (Ronald), Bridgett Alford-Williams (Arnold), Michelle Johnson (Stephen); four grandsons, two granddaughters, sisters; Henrietta McClain, Juanita Preston, Wilma Boyd, Constance Talford, Delores Reid, Carolinda Young (David), Lucille Holtzclaw (Walter), Patricia Williams (Kirk), sister-in-law, Mary Alford, a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

            Grier Funeral Service is serving the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathaniel Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Apr 1932, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Corinzer Raymond Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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NNNN NATHANIEL BERRY ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 17 December 1970

 

 

Photo from Middlesex Cemetery, Middlesex, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, paul babiuk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathaniel Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Dec 1903 and died _____ Dec 1970, last residence Middlesex, Johnston Co. [?], NC.

            See the obituaries of his father, Berry Monroe Alford; and sisters Eleanor Christine Alford Lewis, Lucy Lela Alford, and Virda Alford Lewis in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Nathaniel Berry Alford was born 14 Dec 1903 in Nash Co., NC, son of Berry Monroe alford and Roxie Taylor.

            From NC Marriages: Nathaniel B. Alford, age 30, son of B.M. and Rossie Alford, married Lessie Braswell, age 30, daughter of David and Flora Braswell, on 6 Jan 1934 in Nash Co., NC.

 

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NNNN NEALIE V. ALFORD WOODLIEF

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 6 July 1991

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Carla Stancil

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nealie A. Woodlief (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Sept 1910, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Augusta “Gussie” Alford Alford; and siblings Hubert Lee Alford, Joseph Elie Alford, and William Daniel Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Nealie V. Alford Woodlief was born 4 Sept 1910 in Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC, daughter of William M. and Gussie Alford.

            From NC Marriages: Nealie Alford, age 21, daughter of Moses and Gussie Alford, married Bennie Woodlief, age 23, sonof W.S. and Vandelia Woodlief, on 15 Dec 1929 in Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Nealie Alford Woodlief died 4 July 1991 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Nealie V. 1910 NC1, William Moses 1872 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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NNNN NEIL CALVIN “JACK” ALFORD

 

N.C. Alford, Interfraternity Council, Pi Kappa Phi

The Agromeck, 1944 yearbook, North Carolina State College, Chapel Hill, Orange Co., TX

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 18 July 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 Neil Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 Aug 1922 and died _____ July 1976, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Alonzo Ohio Alford and Ella Mae Fowler Alford; and brother Wallace Churchill Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Neil Calvin Alford was born 30 Aug 1922 and died 17 July 1976 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            Marriage announcement:

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 30 March 1945

 

 

            From NC Marriages: Neil C. Alford, age 22 son of A.O. and Ella Mae Alford, married Doris Marie Proctor, age 19 daughter of Henry Proctor and Mary Ella Hinton, on 19 March 1945 in Chatham Co., NC.

            His lineage: Neil Calvin 1922 NC1, Alonzo Ohio 1881 NC2, William Henry 1850 NC3.

 

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NEILL ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 16 October 1926

 

MAXTON, Oct. 15—Neill Alford died at Baker’s Sanatorium in Lumberton last night, after a lingering illness there following a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago.

            Mr. Alford belonged to one of the most prominent families of Robeson county, and was himself one of the best men of this community, a man with a big heart, large business ability. He had accumulated a large amount of property, was the largest land owner and farmer of this section leaving one of the prettiest country estates in the county.

            He leaves one son Halbert Hill [Alford] 12 years of age, three sisters, Mrs. W.W. Smith, Mrs. J.W. Carter Sr. and Miss Belle Alford, who lived with Mr. Alford until he went to the hospital.

 

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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 wife, Annie Hill Alford; son Halbert Hill Alford; father, Henry Clay Alford; and sister Florence Belle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother John McKay Alford, who died two months before him, in Florida Obituaries.

            From NC Marriages: Neill Alford, born 1868, married Annie Hill, born 1881, on 10 July 1912 in Smiths, Robeson Co., NC. Neill’s parents are Henry C. Alford and Clarkie Alford, and Annie’s are H.G. Hill and Kate Hill.

            Marriage article:

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 15 July 1912

 

Neill Alford Marriage

 

            Neill Alford is descended from 2 Alford lines.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His paternal lineage: Neill 1867 NC1, Henry Clay 1831 SC2, Neill Little 1799 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            His maternal lineage: Neill 1867 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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NNNN NEILL THOMPSON ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 3 September 1973

 

 

ST. PAULS—Neill T. Alford, 60, retired farmer and merchant here, died about 7 1.m. Sunday at his home after an extended period of ill health.

            Mr. Alford was for several years a member of the St. Pauls Board of Commissioners, he had operated a grocery store for many years, was still farming at his death, was an elder in St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Sudan Shrine.

            The funeral is being conducted at 4 p.m. today in St. Pauls Presbyterian church…. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Pallbearers are Sam Evans, Jerry Willis, T.J. Willis, Weldon Robinson, Emmett Robinson, and Averitte Nash.

            Honorary pallbearers are elders of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church.

            The body will remain at McNeill Funeral home until one hour prior to the service where it will lie in state….

 

In another article:

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 September 1973

 

 

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Taken by Find A Grave contributor Elizabeth Anne Back

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Neill Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Apr 1913 and died _____ Sept 1973, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Flora Cathryn McCormic Alford; and siblings Barbara Dian Alford and Murray McCheyne Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Sally Howard Alford; and son Neill Kenneth Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Neill Thompson 1913 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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NNNN NELLIE JONES ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 31 October 1970

 

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Debra Hardy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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NNNN NELLIE M. ALFORD ADAMS

Aunt of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

DURHAM SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 15 February 1962

 

[Omitted here are the lists of honorary pallbearers and floral bearers.]

 

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; siblings Alice Waldo Alford Barbee, Clara Bell Alford Penny Dickens, Theora Alford Yates, and Thomas Herndon Alford Sr.; and half-brother William J. Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Nellie M. Alford, age 27, daughter of Dalas and Celia Alford, married J. Frank Adams, age 26, son of James and Minerva Adams, on 17 Dec 1912 “at the home of the bride’s mother in East Durham,” Durham Co., NC.

            AAFA records list her middle name as Mae, but on all available records the initial is M.

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

            Her lineage: Nellie M. 1885 NC1, William Dallas 1845 NC2, William R. 1818 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1742 NC5.

 

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NELLIE MAE ALFORD SULLIVAN BIBLE

 

Mrs. Nellie S.  Bible, 81

Photo from Butler Funeral Home

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 24 September 2008

 

            Mrs. Nellie Sullivan Bible, 81, of 139 Old Vander Road, Fayetteville, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in Carolina Health Care Center of Cumberland.

            Mrs. Bible was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Dillon, S.C., the daughter of the late Major and Alice Faye Martin Alford. She also was predeceased by a son, Joseph Eddie Sullivan; and a daughter, Mary Allen. She was a homemaker, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in Butler Funeral Home in Stedman…. Burial will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens….

            Mrs. Bible is survived by three daughters, Janice Ivey Faircloth and husband Tommy D. of Fayetteville, Patricia Brast and husband Jeff of Texas and Priscilla Gowin of Pinehurst; a brother, William Alford; and a sister, Faye Cooper, both of Conway, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren….

 

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Photo from Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Never Ever Forget……

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nellie Bible (SS# issued in NC), last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Major Maxie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother William C. Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Divorces: Nellie Bible and Marvin Bible were divorced on 16 Nov 1970 in Cumberland Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Nellie Mae 1927 SC1, Major Melton 1905 SC2, Haywood 1879 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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NELLIE RUTH ALFORD KENDALL READ

Sister of Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 13 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

 

CARY [Wake Co.]—Ruth Alford Read, 77, of 1207 Collington Drive, Cary, died Monday, December 10, 2001 at Western Wake Hospital in Cary.

            Ruth was the daughter of (the late) Reverend John William Alford Sr. and Lucy Voliva Alford. Her husband, Charles Francis Read, preceded her in death.

            Ruth is survived by her daughter, Coral Read May, of Fairfax, VA; granddaughters, Laura Ruth Emerson Nier of Ridgely, MD, Michelle Read Emerson of Goldsboro, MD. She is survived by her great-grandchildren, Skylar Renee Nier and Ronald L. Christopher III: her sister, Bessie Alford Lewis of Knightdale; sis Mary Alford of Morehead City.

            Ruth was also preceded in death by her sisters, Eloise Lupton and Gay Sargent and by her brothers, Guy, John Jr. and Ben Alford.

            Before moving to Cary she was a resident of Baltimore, MD and was employed at Johns Hopkins University as a Financial Aid Officer. While at Johns Hopkins Ruth was awarded the prestigious Gilman Trophy. After moving to Cary in 1978 she published two books of her poetry and continued to publish until her death.

            The funeral service will be held at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 2 p.m….

            Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Read (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Nov 1924. Her last residence was Cary, but her last benefit was sent to Ellicott City, Howard Co., MD.

            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, Eloise Grady Alford King Lupton, Guy Phillips Alford, and Lucy Gaynelle Alford Goodman Sargent in this compilation.

            From Robert G. Lewis, AAFA #789: Nellie Ruth Alford Read was the youngest daughter of Rev. John William Alford and the last living sibling of my mother. She was at the Saturday night gathering in Raleigh in October [Annual AAFA Meeting 2001] but was not feeling well and left early before we had a family group picture made. She married (1) Charles Austin Kendall in 1946 and (2) Charles Francis Read in 1952.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nellie Ruth 1924 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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NNNN NETTIE HAZEL ALFORD TEMPLE

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 2 October 1987

 

 

Photo from Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, W. H. Higgs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ora Cecil Johnson Alford; and siblings Jacob Lawrence Alford, Lois Alford Bragg, Mavis Ora Alford Roberts, Pauline Alford Parker, and Ruth Virginia Alford Hansley in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her lineage: Nettie Hazel 1923 NC1, Jacob Alexander 1874 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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NNNN NEVERSON COOPER ALFORD

 

ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD

Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Co., NC—Thursday, 14 November 1946

 

 

Photo from Gaskins Cemetery, Halifax Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Helms

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his siblings Jacob Lewis Alford, James Purvis Alford, John Henry Alford, Josephine Ada Alford, and Samuel Peter Alford; and half-siblings Mary Eugenia Alford Wiggs and Thomas Person Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Neverson Cooper Alford died 7 Nov 1946 in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC. He was single, age 75, born 20 May 1881 [sic], son of Gabriel Alford and Mary Cooke.

            Jacob is the son of Gabriel S. Alford and his second wife, Mary Ann Cooke.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Neverson Cooper 1871 NC1, Gabriel S. 1821 NC2.

 

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NNNN NINA CELESTER BROWN ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 14 November 1962

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Hardy Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Benjamin Franklin Alford; and daughter Lucille Alford Eure in this compilation.

            From NC Births: On the delayed birth record of her daughter Lucille, Nina’s middle name is Celestial.

            From NC Deaths: Nina Celester Alford, widow, was born 6 Sept 1880, daughter of Reuben Brown and Lucy Lewis, and wife of Benjamin Franklin Alford. She died 13 Nov 1962 in Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC. The informant was her daughter, Lucille Eure.

            In 1900, Nina C. Brown is living in Edgecombe Co., NC, with her grandparents, Joseph and Martha Brown. She is age 19, born Sept 1880.

 

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NNNN NINA DAVIS COLLINS ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT HERALD

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 31 December 1937

 

Nina Collins Alford

 

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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 obituary of her husband, Benjamin Gabriel Alford; and sister Magnolia “Nolia” Collins Alford (Benjamin’s first wife) in this compilation.

            Nina was Benjamin’s second wife.

 

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NNNN NONA MAE ALFORD LYNCH

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 24 May 1971

 

 

Photo from Thanksgiving Baptist Church Cemetery, Selma, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles Murray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Maultis Sidney Alford; and siblings Clara Sue Alford Bunn, Herbert Forest Alford, Jessie Willard Alford, Mary Elizabeth Alford Earp, Sonnie Douglas Alford, Talmadge Brooks Alford, and Vera Maebelle Alford Richardson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Nona Mae 1919 NC1, Maultis Sidney 1891 NC2, Sidney A. 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN NORA CORNELIA PHILLIPS ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 15 April 2000

 

 

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 birth and death dates of Nora P. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Iliff Leroy Alford; and children Billy Leroy Alford and Virginia Louise Alford Joyner in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Nora Cornelia Phillips was born 17 Apr 1920 in Anson Co., NC, daughter of J.W. Phillips and R. Williamson.

 

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NORMAN SIDNEY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 6 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MIDDLESEX—Norman Sidney Alford, 81, died Dec. 2, 1998. Funeral was held Friday, Dec. 4, 1998 at Lee’s Chapel.... Burial, Middlesex Cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Elizabeth Alford; daughter, Wanda Barbour of Raleigh; son, Danny Norman Alford of Middlesex; sister, Joyce Horne of Wilson; brother, Royster Alford of Sims; grandchildren, Jessica Barbour of Raleigh, Brandon and Amber Alford, both of Middlesex.

            Visitation was held 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 US 264 West.

 

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Photo from Middlesex Cemetery, Middlesex, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracie Curnell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norman S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Oct 1917 [different than gravestone], last residence Middlesex, Johnston Co. [?], NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Alford Alford; parents, John Thomas Alford and Claudia Murray Alford; and brothers Royster Willard Alford and Travis Calvin Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Norman Sidney Alford was born 18 Oct 1917 in Franklin Co., NC, son of Johnie T. Alford and Claudia Murray.

            From U.S. Veterans Gravesties (Ancestry): Norman Sidney Alford is buried at Middlexex Memorial Gardens in Middlesex. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. This record lists his birth date as 18 Oct 1917.

            NC Deaths also lists his birth date as 18 Oct 1917 and says he was born and died in Nash Co.

            From NC Marriages: Norman Alford, age 32, married Elizabeth Alford, age 23, on19 Aug 1950 in Wilson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Norman Sidney 1917 NC1, John Thomas 1895 NC2, Sidney Amos 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN OCTAVIA N. ALFORD CARROLL

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 7 August 1948

 

 

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 her siblings Abidenor “Aby” Alford Richardson, 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, and Savelia Alford Phelps in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Octavia N. 1885 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ODA ANDREW “BUCK” HALFORD

 

HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Oda A. “Buck” Halford, 97, of Hendersonville died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, in the Laurels of Hendersonville.

            He lived in Henderson County for most of his life and was the son of the late Oda A. “Bob” Halford and Leah Ownbey [sic] Halford. He was also preceded in death by a wife, Carrie B. Halford, and a sister, Mabel Morgan. He attended the Little Red School in Bat Cave. He attended Clear Creek Holiness Baptist Church and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed by the Henderson County School Board as a bus driver for Edneyville School and by Community Mills. He retired from the city of Hendersonville.

            He is survived by his wife Thelma Mae Cox Halford; a daughter, Margaret Jones of Hickory; a son, Michael Gary Cox Sr. of Hendersonville; a brother, Roy Halford of Hendersonville; four grandchildren, Wayne and Bruce Jones of Hickory and Gary Cox Jr. and Angie Cox of Hendersonville; two great-grandchildren, Isiah Young and Brian Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

            A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at the ChaPines of Jackson Funeral Service.... Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, ROBO

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oda A. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Jan 1906, last residence Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Thelma Mae Cox Halford; and siblings Mabel Halford Morgan and Roy Lee Halford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Oda Andrew Halford was born 20 Jan 1906 in Henderson Co., the son of Oda Ray Halford and Leah Owenby.

            Note from Ronald Halford, who posted memorials for Oda and his first wife at FindAGrave.com:

 

Leah … was raised by the Hudgins family but family history states she was not a blood Hudgins. Her father was supposed to have been Stephen Henderson Owenby. I talked with her before her death and she gave her name as “Lear” Hudgins Halford. The Leer was her way of pronouncing Leah because I asked her to spell her name and she spelled Leah but pronounced it Leer…. Now one thing that is truly wrong in the obit … was that his father was not Oda A “Bob” Halford. His name was Oda Ray “Bob” Halford.… These are my Great Uncles and Aunts….

 

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Oda Andrew 1906 NC1, Oda Ray 1887 NC2, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC3, John Wesley 1837 NC4, Thomas J. 1802 NC5, John 1765 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ODELIA ALFORD MURDOCK

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 February 1994

 

BEAR CREEK—Mrs. Odelia Alford Murdock, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 1994, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Centennial AME Zion Church....

            A native of Dillon County, S.C., she was a member of Centennial Church AME Church and the Missionary Society. She was a member of Bonlee-Bear Creek Home Demonstration Club and the Golden Age Club.

            Surviving are two sons, Frank Ervin Murdock of the home, Carl Eugene Murdock of Philadelphia; 39 grandchildren; 69great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren....

            Knotts and Son Funeral Home, Siler City, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odelia A. Murdock (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Sept 1899, last residence Bear Creek, Chatham Co., NC.

 

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OLA MAE HARRIS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 1 August 1997

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Ola Mae Harris Alford, 86, of Burlington, died Wednesday [July 30]. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

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 Ola M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Jan 1911, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her children James Donald “Don” Alford, Jerry Franklin Aford, and Sandra Kay Alford Gurkin; and mother-in-law, Mary Frances Powell Alford, in this compilation.

            Ola was the informant on the death certificate of her husband, James Alvin Alford. She reported the parents of James are Sidney Alford and, incorrectly, Mary Carlisle.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Alvin 1912 NC1, Sidney Amos 1858 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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OLLIE REE SULLIVAN ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 17 May 1945

 

THOMASVILLE, May 16—Mrs. Ollie Ree Alford, 47, wife of Millard C. Alford, of Thomasville, route 2, died at her home today following an illness of one month.

            She was born in Davidson county, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Lou A. Sink Sullivan.

            In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. Tommie Biles, Thomasville, route 2, Mrs. Vernon King, Thomasville, Mrs. Leona Alford of the home; three sons, Willard C. Alford of New Brunswick, N.J., Charlie M., and Elroy Alford, both of Thomasville, route 2; two sisters, Mrs. W.M. Parker, Thomasville, and Mrs. W.H. Walker, Burlington; one brother W.H. Sullivan, Thomasville, route 2, two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral will be conducted at Emanuel Reformed church Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the family plot in the church cemetery.

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Deaths: Ollie Ree Alford was born 27 Sept 1897 in Davidson Co., NC, the daughter of Charles M. Sullivan and Lou A. Sink. She died 17 May 1945 in Conrad Hill township, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Millard Clemmond Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Aline Alford Biles,, and Charlie Milton Alford, and Willard Clayton Alford in this compilation.

 

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OMETIA BROWN ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—12 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

GREENSBORO—Mrs. Ometia Brown Alford, 95, formerly of Randolph County, died [Tuesday] Dec. 8, 1998 at Guilford Health Care Center.

            She was a lifetime resident of Trinity, a daughter of Thomas and Cora Maness Brown. She was a member of St. Mary’s United Methodist Church where, prior to failing health, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the senior choir. In earlier years, she was employed at the White House Restaurant. Her husband Vernal Gasper Alford, died Nov 10, 1977.

            Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Vernal G. Alford, Jr. and his wife, Georgia, Oscar W. “Billy” Alford and his wife, Christine, all of Greensboro, and the Rev. Dr. Howard Lee Alford and his wife, Evelyn of Randellstown, MD; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Alford Miller and her husband William, Mrs. Juanita Alford Bell and her husband the Rev. Edward Bell, all of Durham, and Mrs. Sadie Alford Bennett of Greensboro; 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Nelson of High Point and Mrs. Evangeline Pendergrast of Greensboro. She was preceded in death by a daughter Carolyn A. Boone and four grandchildren.

            Funeral will be 2pm Sunday at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be 7–8pm Saturday at Haizlip Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar W. Alford, 401 Woodlake Drive.

 

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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 show that Ometia Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Jan 1903, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Vernal Gasper Alford Sr.; and children Carolyn Delois Alford Boone, Howard Lee Alford, Juanita Alford Bell, Sadie Alford Bennett, and Vernal Gasper Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            In Carolyn’s obituary and in a death notice that appeared in the same newspaper on 9 Dec 1998, her name was spelled Ometa.

 

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OPAL BELL LANIER ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Monday, 18 August 2003

 

THOMASVILLE—Opal Lanier Alford, 82, of Knollwood Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Thomasville Medical Center.

            A graveside service will be held today at 4 p.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

            Mrs. Alford was born May 7, 1921, in Davidson County to Jerimah Bunch Lanier and Maudi May Loflin Lanier. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was married on Jan. 24, 1942, to Carmie Alford, who survives of the home.

            Also surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Walker and Susan Ice, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Mildred Clodfelter of Thomasville and Lucille Lindley of High Point; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the hour of the service….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Opal L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

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

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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OPAL GLADYS SPAIN ALFORD

 

MEMPHIS PRESS-SCIMITAR

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 24 February 1968

 

 

In another article:

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 16 February 1968

 

            Mrs. Opal Alford, former Memphian and sister of Miss Madge Spain of 2364 South Strathmore Circle, died yesterday at her home in Clinton, N.C. She was 69.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Obion, Tenn., and lived in Memphis 12 years before moving to Clinton two years ago.

            Services and burial will be Saturday in Clinton.

FAG photo requested 12/31/2022

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Opal Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 29 June 1898 and died _____ Feb 1968, last residence Clinton, Sampson Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of her son Carl Everett Alford in Tennessee Obituaries; and of her son Harry Ralph Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Opal Gladys Alford was born 29 June 1898 in TN, the daughter of Calib Spain (no mother listed). She died 15 Feb 1968 in Fort Bragg, Cumberland Co., NC. A widow, she was buried in Clinton Cemetery in Clinton [Sampson Co.], NC.

            In 1920, Gibson Co., TN, Opal Spain, age 21, is living in the household of her father, Caleb Anderson Spain, widowed. Also in the household is Caleb’s son-in-law William Monroe Alfred, age 23 b. AR.

            In 1930 William M. Alford and his wife Opal are in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, with children Virgil, Carl, Ralph, and Mary. Opal’s sister Estelle Spain is also living with them. All and their parents were born in TN.

            On Willie M. Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Gibson Co., TN. He is a farmer, employed by C.A. Spain. He was born 2 March 1896 in Blytheville [Mississippi Co.], AR.

 

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OPHELIA WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 24 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Mrs. Ophelia Alford, 71, of Fayetteville died Saturday [September 18] in Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Wiseman Mortuary chapel.... Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Willie Alford Sr. of the home; four daughters, Betty Alford and Janet Alford, both of Fayetteville, Gracie Neal of Strawberry Planes, Tenn., and Vale A. Hoffman of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sons, Willie Alford Jr. of Fayetteville, John Alford of Stedman and Charles Alford of Dallas, Ga.; two adopted sons, Jon Charell and Gary Alford, both of Fayetteville; two sisters, Odessa Autry of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Carvin of Stedman; a brother, Walter Williams of Fayetteville; 25 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren....

 

 

Photos froms Rockfish Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dean Wolfgang

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ophelia W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1928 [gravestone says 8 May 1928], last residence Stedman, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Willie “Butch” Alford Sr.; and son John Ray Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Ophelia Williams was born 9 May 1928 in Cedar Creek, Cumberland Co., daughter of Marshall Williams.

            In 1930 this family is listed on the census in Cedar Creek (District 9), Cumberland Co., NC, dwelling #198: Marshal Williams, age 42 cotton and cane farmer, age 20 at first marriage; his wife Vallie 33; and children: Odessa 13, Allen 8, Joseph N. 6, Mary L. 4, and Ophelia 1. All were born in NC.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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NNNN ORA ALICE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 5 November 1970

 

 

Photo from Nanny Orchard Cemetery, Pearces, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty and Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ora Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Oct 1890 and died _____ Nov 1970, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Corinna M. Alford Pearce and Frankie Alford Ray in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Ora Alice Alford was born 12 Oct 1890 in Franklin Co., NC, daughter of John Alford and Cherry Pearce. She died 4 Nov 1970 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. She never married.

            Her lineage: Ora Alice 1890 NC1, John 1848 NC2, Archibald 1816 NC3.

 

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NNNN ORA CECIL JOHNSON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 9 October 1966

 

 

Photo from Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor W. H. Higgs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ora J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Feb 1885 but, incorrectly, that she died 15 July 1967, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her children Jacob Lawrence Alford, Lois Alford Bragg, Mavis Ora Alford Roberts Parker, Nettie Hazel Alford Temple, Pauline Alford Parker, and Ruth Virginia Alford Hansley in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Ora Cecil Johnson Alford was born 22 Feb 1885 in Johnston Co., NC, daughter of Banjamine A. Johnson and Sarah Watkins. She died 8 Oct 1966 and was the widow of J.A. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jacob Alexander 1874 NC1, Mordecai 1850 NC2, John F. 1818 NC3.

 

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NNNN ORA LEE PARRISH ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 2 April 1978

 

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ora Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 July 1912 and died _____ Apr 1978, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

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

 

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ORA LEE PENDERGRASS ALFORD

 

Davis-Little Funerals

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—_____ January 2019

 

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December 18, 1934 ~ January 31, 2019

 

            Ora Lee Alford, age 84, passed away at her home Thursday, January 31, 2019.

            She was born in Nash County, NC December 18, 1934 to Herbert and Elizabeth H. Pendergrass.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Arthur Alford; sons, Joseph and Art Alford; and siblings, Bud Pendergrass, Donald Ray Pendergrass, Becky Roberson, and Debbie Pendergrass.

            Ora Lee leaves a loving family that includes three children: David Alford (Lori) of Nashville, Kathy Alford Smith (Herb), and Teresa Alford (Craig), all of Red Oak; siblings: Molly O’Neal of Morehead, Louise Wilson of Nashville, Brenda Leonard (Randolph) of Castalia, Wayne Pendergrass of Castalia, and Randy Pendergrass (Beverly) of Florida. She also leaves ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            …. Graveside Services at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Rocky Mount Memorial Park….

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Francis Arthur Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Francis Arthur “Art” Alford Jr., Joseph Eugene Alford, and Teresa Laura Alford Petway in this compilation.

 

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ORANGE R. ALFORD

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Friday, 20 July 2007

 

            Orange Alford, 84, of Prestwick Village, 1000 Johns Road, Laurinburg, died July 17, 2007, at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            He was born June 26, 1923.

            The funeral will be held July 21 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Church. The burial will be at Piney Grove Cemetery, Maxton.

            Survivors include: his wife, Eva Alford; children, Emma L. Morgan, Henry A. Alford, Mary H. Alford, Melvin Alford, Howard B. Alford, Tyrone Alford, Ella V. Alford, Juanita S. Malloy, John L. Alford, Vernell Galbreath and Belina F. Alford; one aunt; one uncle; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            …. Funeral arrangements are by Purcell Funeral Home.

FAG photo requested 5/24/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Orange R. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his sons Henry Alton Alford and James Arthur Alford in New York Obituaries.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry): Orange R. Alford, black, was born 26 June 1923 in Dillon, SC, and died 17 July 2007. He was the son of Hector Alford and Lila Leggett.

            From NC Deaths: Hector Alford, black, age 47, was born 24 Dec 1891 in Wesley, SC, son of Eli Alford and Abbie Waters. He died 27 June 1939 in Maxton, Robeson Co., NC. His wife is Lela Alford.

            His lineage: Orange R. 1923 SC1, Hector 1891 SC2, Eli ???? ??3.

 

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OSCAR CAMPBELL ALFORD, JR.

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—5 September 2009

 

HIGH POINT—Oscar Campbell Alford Jr. March 30, 1950 – September 2, 2009 Born in Laurinburg, North Carolina son of Oscar Campbell Alford Senior and Carrie Lee Alford passed away peacefully at NC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. Oscar was raised in Maxton, North Carolina and graduated from R.B. Dean High School in Maxton, North Carolina. He studied drafting at Fayetteville Technical College and later moved to High Point where he resided for 40 years. Oscar worked at Highland Yarn Mills and later started his own company, High Point Yard Maintenance, which provided services for Piedmont residents for 20 years. He was a member of Christ Cathedral Christian Fellowship Center where he was the Sunday School Superintendent and Deacon of the Church.

            Oscar was one of five children; sisters: Minnie Shanks of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Carolyn McCollum of Parkton, North Carolina and brothers: William Ray (Maxine) Alford of High Point, North Carolina and Elisha (Betty) Alford of St. Pauls, North Carolina.

            On July 14th 1972 Oscar married his high school sweetheart Elaine Leggett Alford who shared 37 loving years of marriage. Oscar will forever be remembered by his beloved children Oscar Campbell Alford III of High Point, North Carolina, Byron Alford of Boston, Massachusetts, and Deborah Alford of High Point, North Carolina and treasured grandchildren Jasmine Alford, Tyeria Bolden, Tyrann Alford, and Taylor Alford, cousins, caring in-laws, along with countless other family members and friends whom were blessed to know him.

            Oscar loved being with his family, cooking, having fun with friends and attending church. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

            Funeral services will be held at Assemblies of Christ Church Ministries, 301 East Lexington Ave. at 12:30pm Monday, September 7, 2009…. Burial will follow at Pentecostal Church of Deliverance, Rowland N.C….

            Funeral arrangements are entrusted to People’s Funeral Service Inc.

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Oscar Campbell Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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OSCAR CAMPBELL ALFORD, SR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 5 November 1993

 

ROWLAND—Oscar Alford Sr. died Thursday [November 4] in Cape Fear Regional Hospital.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pentecostal Church of Deliverance by Bishop Johnnie Dunston, directed by Jackson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two daughters, the Rev. Minnie Shanks of Fayetteville and Caroline McCollum of Parkton; three sons, William Alford and Oscar Alford Jr., both of High Point, and Elisha Alford of Germany; two sisters, Gracie Deberry of Rowland and Mary Shepherd of Porstmouth, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oscar Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Feb 1920, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his son Oscar Campbell Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Oscar Alford, black widowed, was born 15 Feb 1920 and died 3 Nov 1993.

 

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NNNN OVIE NANNIE ALFORD

 

SUNDAY TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Sunday, 7 May 1961

 

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Bone

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents Thomas Person Alford and Nannie A. Ward Alford; and siblings Benjamin Gabriel Alford, Martha “Pattie” Alford, and Mary Ellice Alford Strickland in this compilation.

            She is Ovie Nannie in her obituary and on her death certificate, but Nannie Ovie on her gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Ovie Nannie 1890 NC1, Thomas Person 1851 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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NNNN OZA WESLEY MINGIA ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

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

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oza Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 May 1893 and died _____ March 1971, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Grover Lee Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; children Alvin Lee Alford, Grover Lewis Alford Jr., and Ruth Elizabeth Alford Bunn; and sister Mattie V. Mingia Woodlief Alford in this compilation.

            Oza and her sister Mattie were daughters of Wesley Newton Mingia and Marthan Pearce. They married brothers Grover Lewis Alford Sr. and Daniel Russell Alford.

 

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PAMELA MARIE ALFORD ROBERTS

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ January 2014

 

Pamela Alford “Pam” Roberts

 

            Pamela Marie Roberts, 63, of Wake Forest, was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday evening, January 23, 2014 at her brother’s home surrounded by her family.

            She was born in Wake County to the late Grover Lewis Alford, Jr. and Frankie Marie Ellington Alford.

            Pam was a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church and was retired from Wal-Mart as an assistant manager. She was a loving sister, aunt, niece, and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.

            Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock, Monday morning, January 27, 2014 at Glen Royal Baptist Church. Burial was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Roberts is survived by her brother, Pat Alford & wife Peggy, of Durham; sister, Suanne Watkins & husband, Rodney, of Rolesville; nieces & nephews, Monica & Rob, Eric & Kimberly, Cameron, Beth & Marcus, Leigh Ann and Alicia & Bec; great-niece, Ryan; aunts, Joyce Davis of Wake Forest and Anna Bell Baker of Raleigh; a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Grover Lewis (Lee) Alford, III….

            Pallbearers were Pat Alford, Cameron Watkins, Rob Holt, Eric Brewer, Lewis Ray, and David Kemp.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pamela A. Roberts (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Nov 1950, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Grover Lewis Alford Jr. and Frankie Marie Ellington Alford; and brother Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford III in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Pamela Marie 1950 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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PARKER HEYWARD ALFORD, JR.

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—12 November 2009

 

HIGH POINT—SSgt (ret) Parker Heyward Alford, 79, went home to be with the Lord November 10, 2009.

            Mr. Alford was born November 20, 1929 in Conway, SC to Parker and Lila Maude Alford. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1945 before the close of World War II. Mr. Alford was part of the Army Air Corps that became the separate military branch, the United States Air Force in 1947. He retired after 21 years of honorable service to his country.

            He was an active and devoted member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church for 37 years. His love for the Lord was evident to all around him. He is remembered for his Christian example by all who knew and loved him.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances; his five children and their spouses, Carolyn Marie (Alford) and Dennis McPheron, Allen Heyward and Gina Alford, Glenn Samuel Alford, Loretta Gail Alford, and Bryce Neal Alford; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; his 3 sisters Lenora A. Hendrick, Virginia Alford, and Shirley A. Brower; and his 2 brothers Oren L. Alford and James Whiteford Alford.

            …. His funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, November 16, at the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service…. Burial with full military honors will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens….

 

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Photo from Carolina Biblical Gardens, High Point, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his father, Parker Heyward Alford Sr.; and sister Virginia Lee Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Parker Heyward 1920 SC1, Parker Heyward 1903 SC2, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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PATHENIA ALFORD

 

Lawrence Jackson Funeral Home

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—_____ December 2020

 

 

            Pathenia Alford, Rowland, NC entered into eternal rest on Friday December 4, 2020….

            A celebration of life to honor her legacy will be held on Saturday December 12, 2020 at Salem Cemetery, Rowland, NC beginning at 2:30 pm. The internment will follow the service immediately at the Salem Cemetery in Rowland, NC.

            Services of comfort have been confidently entrusted to the Lawrence Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg, NC.

 

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

 

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PATRICIA ANN ALFORD MCDOWELL

 

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Tuesday, 6 March 2007

 

MARSTON—Patricia Ann McDowell, 48, of 27942 Terry Drive, Marston, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at Duke Medical Center, Durham.

            The funeral will be held March 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Holy Bible Church of God in Laurinburg. The burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Laurinburg….

            Survivors are: two sons, Jamaal and Eric Alford of the home; one daughter, Arnitta Lee McDowell of the home; mother, Lucy Lee Tyson of Marston, father, Vice Alford Jr. of Apex; two brothers, Savander Thomas Alford of Marston and Willie B. Alford of Marston; and one sisters, Doris Alford of Marston.

            McPhatter Funeral Home, Laurel Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia McDowell (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Nov 1958, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

 

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NNNN PATTIE ALFORD DANIEL

 

WILSON TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—Friday, 20 October 1911

 

FAG photo requested 10/27/2023

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Hackney Ernest Alford, Lula Garetha Alford Faison, and Theodore Ennis Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Pattie 1882 NC1, William A. 1852 NC2.

 

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PATTIE FRANCES ALFORD BARBEE

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 27 June 1962

 

            Mrs. Pattie Alford Barbee, 53, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon [June 26] while vacationing at Carolina Beach.

            She was born in Nash County, January 17, 1909, and was the daughter of the late B.G. Alford and Nolie Collins Alford. Mrs. Barbee was married in 1930 to George Barbee, who survives. She had taught school in Nash County for 25 years, and at the time of her death she was teaching the third grade at Cooper’s Elementary School in Nash County. Mrs. Barbee was a graduate of Nashville High School and Meredith College. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church and the North Carolina Educational Association.

            Surviving are her husband, George Albert Barbee; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Vestal, Mrs. Elsie Williams, and Mrs. Nannie Jackson, all of Rocky Mount; two nieces and one nephew….

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Shelby Royal, assistant pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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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 her parents, Benjamin Gabriel Alford and Magnolia “Nolia” Collins Alford; and sisters Elsie Virginia Alford Williams, Lillian Collins Alford Vestal, and Nannie Elizabeth Alford Jackson in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Pattie Frances Alford, daughter of B.G. and Nolie Alford married George Albert Barbee on 7 May 1930 in Nash Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Pattie Alford Barbee, born 17 Jan 1909, daughter of Benjamin Gabriel Alford and Magnolia Collins, died 26 June 1962 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC. Her usual residence was Nashville, Nash Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Pattie Frances 1909 NC1, Benjamin Gabriel 1876 NC2, Thomas Person 1851 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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PATTIE HARRIS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—1 February 2001

 

WENDELL—Pattie Harris Alford, 72, of 1216 Crestline Road, Lot 13, died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Wake Medical Center. Mrs. Alford was born December 8, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Thomas Cofield Harris and Flodie Puryear Harris. She worked at Parker-Hannifin as a Machine Operator and Assembler.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday February 3, 2001 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel. Burial Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving: husband, Isaac Clifton Alford; son, Eddie Joseph Brown of Wendell; stepson, Isaac Clifton “Cliff” Alford, Jr. of Lourisburg stepdaughter, Shirley Jean Broberg of Louisburg; sisters, Gena Vernetta H. Willis of Enterprise, Alabama Margaret H. Hearn of Pittsboro, Esther H. Harris of Wendell; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pattie H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Isaac Clifton Alford Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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PAUL AUGUSTUS ALFORD

 

Senior photo, Yackety Yack, 1941 yearbook, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 16 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

RALEIGH—Paul Augustus Alford, 82, left in peace as a true servant to his family and community on July 15, 2001.

            He was born in Franklin County to Martha Blanche Sykes Alford and George Augustus Alford on July 25, 1918, where he spent part of his youth on a farm but later moved to Raleigh, where he attended and graduated from the Governor Morehead School for the Blind. He was the first blind student to enroll at N.C. State University, transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill, and graduated in 1942. He remained a “true blue” Tarheel and was an active member of The Living Legends-UNC. He owned and operated the CCB Snack Bar in Durham for 47 years and retired in 1990. In addition, Paul served on the Durham City Council for more than 16 years, beginning in 1961. He served on several of the sub-committees and was instrumental in getting “directory assistance” telephone service free for blind citizens of North Carolina.

            Governor Terry Sanford appointed Paul to a four-year term on N.C. State Blind Commission, and he helped to develop and served on the Durham Council for the Blind. Governor Jim Martin declared May 25, 1985, as “Paul Alford” day for his unselfish and dedicated service to his community and to the people of North Carolina. Paul served as the governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose in the 1950’s. Paul was active in the Democratic Party for most of his life.

            Despite his physical impairments, he achieved success as a business and community leader and in his words, “There’s always a silver lining in every cloud; you just have to find it.”

            Paul is survived by his two sons, Ronald E. Alford in Raleigh and Larry Paul Alford in Chapel Hill; his granddaughter, Paula Jene Alford in Hillsborough; and his daughter-in-law, Charlene Alford in Raleigh. Paul is also survived by two sisters living in Raleigh, Christine Benton and Geraldine Hall; as well as many lifelong friends.

            A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Durham on Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., with lifelong friend and retired minister Earl Richardson leading the service....

 

In another article:

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 July 2001

 

            Most Durham residents probably knew Paul A. Alford, who died Sunday at age 82, as the man who owned and ran the snack shop in the downtown CCB Building from 1943-1990. As we recall, Mr. Alford made a rather tasty ham biscuit.

            But he was also active for many years in Durham politics and civic affairs. His work at his lunch counter put Mr. Alford in constant contact with public officials, and in 1961 he was elected to the City Council, and served until 1977. As a councilman, Mr. Alford worked on downtown preservation, water conservation and an affirmative action plan. Mr. Alford, who attended Morehead School for the Blind, also helped develop the Durham Council for the Blind.

            Friends and colleagues say he was an independent thinker, a consummate grass-roots politician and, above all, a gentleman. The finest tribute came from City Councilman Howard Clement: “Paul was not a flaming liberal by any stretch of the imagination. He was from the old school, but he did it with dignity and friendliness. He was not mean-spirited in any shape, form or fashion. And that is what I appreciated. We disagreed on many issues, but we could do it agreeably.”

            We could use more people like the irrepressible Paul Alford in politics. He will be missed.

 

In another article:

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 20 July 2001

 

            In our age of foamy, fancy, flavored gourmet coffees, the death Sunday of former Durham City Councilman Paul Alford took us back to the simpler era of Paul’s Coffee. Alford, a favorite of reporters long after his 16-year council stint ended, owned and operated a snack bar in the CCB Building downtown for 47 years. It was just up Parrish Street from the old Herald-Sun Building on Market Street, so a younger Buzz and our colleagues on the late, lamented Durham Sun often took their coffee breaks there.

            (Hey, we were working, too. Many a good lead on a story came from a well-timed visit to Paul’s place.)

            Christmas Eve was special. The paper had an early deadline, allowing for an earlier after-work dash to Alford’s for some of his special holiday concoction: what we called Paul’s Coffee.

            No beans from Sumatra or Africa or half-caff skinny lattes. For all we knew, the coffee itself was instant.

            No, what set Paul’s Coffee apart was a generous shot of brandy. Paul doctored up the Maxwell House or A&P blend with a touch of booze to help take the edge off the cold. Medicinal purposes and all that, you know.

            Paul’s nook also was a year-round refuge for what we today call homeless people. The terms a quarter-century ago weren’t quite as kind. Paul didn’t seem to care. Buzz was never 100 percent certain, but it sure looked like lots of folks with little or no money were getting some decent eats, courtesy of Paul.

            Despite his visual and other handicaps, Paul ran his business and was a council member from 1961 to 1977.

            For Buzz’s money, he never served Durham better than from behind the counter of his tiny snack bar, flashing his impish grin, disbursing political wisdom and kindness—and, of course, passing out steaming Styrofoam cups of Paul’s Coffee.

            Here’s to you, Paul.

 

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THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 27 July 2001

 

Paul Alford’s spirit

 

            I grew up in Old North Durham in the1950s and 1960s in the house next door to Paul Alford. It was a good family neighborhood of small houses with mostly boys my own age to play with.

            Paul’s oldest son Ron was like a brother to me and always will be. Paul was like a father to all of the neighborhood kids, and everyone liked being around him. For some reason I always remember calling him by his first name. I think he wanted that. And he always greeted me with “Hey, Brother.”

            Durham seemed to be a kinder, gentler place when I was a kid. I know Paul played a key role in shaping Durham during those years. He guided with his heart for the good of all, no matter if he was on his front steps in the neighborhood or at his sandwich shop or wherever. Durham sure could use some of Paul Alford’s spirit, good will and guidance these days.

            I have no need to say more about Paul’s passing except that I feel fortunate to have known him for most of my life. Many more have hailed his life and he will be long remembered.

            So a loving farewell to a good man, a good friend, and a great father. We’re going to miss you, Brother!

 

—Gary Watkins

No gravestone

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rachel Fish Alford; parents, George Augustus Alford and Martha Blanche Sykes Alford; and siblings Aline Alford Blowe, Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, Geraldine Alford Hall, Josephine Alford Pate Jones, and Mayard Shelby Alford in this compilation.

            Paul’s name is inscribed on a plaque in University Memorial Grove, Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC: “Paul A. Alford 1942 / 1918–2001”—University Memorial Grove is “UNC’s garden for the scattering and interment of ashes.” [Find A Grave]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Paul Augustus 1918 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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NNNN PAUL WILMER ALFORD, JR.

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 23 July 1935

 

DRIVER HELD AFTER THREE DIE IN CRASH

C.C. HARRIS AND WIFE, OF FARMVILLE, KILLED AND ALFORD CHILD FATALLY HURT

 

TARBORO, July 22—Raymond Harris was held under $5,000 bond today following the deaths of three persons injured in an automobile accident Saturday night.

            The dead: C.C. Harris, 28, engineer with the Farmville City Power service; his wife, Mrs. Lena Bundy Harris, 22, and Paul Wilmer Alford, four.

            Mrs. Harris died Sunday morning of internal injuries and her husband last night of a fractured skull.

            Mrs. P.W. Alford was seriously injured and Miss Polly Bundy, 16, sister of Mrs. Harris suffered severe cuts about the face in the accident.

            Raymond Harris, who is from Old Sparta and formerly was with the United States navy, was coming out of a side road when he ran into the car containing the C.C. Harris family and the Alfords, according to an Edgecombe county officer who investigated the wreck late Saturday night.

            The officer said Raymond Harris was drunk and was riding in a light truck.

            Alford is from Farmville, the officer said.

 

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ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 26 July 1935

 

 

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 obituary of his paternal grandfather, Alonzo Alfred Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Paul Wilmer 1931 NC1, Paul Wilmer 1907 NC2, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC5, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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PAULA SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN ALVORD

 

MACON COUNTY NEWS

Franklin, Macon Co., NC—26 September 2013

 

 

            Paula Susan Alvord, 52, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

            Born in Valparaiso, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Gene Chamberlain and Faye Johnson Chamberlain. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Paul Gene Chamberlain. She enjoyed home decorating, gardening and fishing.

            She is survived by her longtime companion, Robert Hoffman; a daughter, Danielle Renee Hunt and husband Bobby of Seattle, Wash.; son, Joshua of Union Mills, Ind.; sister, Donna Salas-Porras of Anthony, N.M. and two grandchildren, Carter Hunt and Cheyanne Hunt.

            No services have been planned at this time.

            Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paula S. Alvord (SS# issued in IN) was born 15 May 1961, last residence not listed.

 

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PAULINE ALFORD PARKER

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—20 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

March 17, 1905—Sept. 20, 1997

 

SMITHFIELD—Funeral service for Pauline Alford Parker will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the chapel of Underwood Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Steve Hall, pastor of Whitley Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

            Pauline was the widow of Fred O. Parker who died in 1976.

            Surviving son, Vernon D. Parker of Smithfield; daughter, Peggy Strickland of Smithfield; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild....

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tone Pagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pauline A. Parker (SS# issued in NC), last residence Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ora Cecil Johnson Alford; and siblings Jacob Lawrence Alford, Lois Alford Bragg, Mavis Ora Alford Roberts, Nettie Hazel Alford Temple, and Ruth Virginia Alford Hansley in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms her birth and death dates and says she was born in Johnston Co.

            From NC Deaths: Fred Owen Parker, white married, was born11 May 1904 and died 3 Dec 1976 in Smithfield, Johnson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her lineage: Pauline 1905 NC1, Jacob Alexander 1874 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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NNNN PAULINE FRANCES CREECH ALFORD HOLMES

Mother of Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce, AAFA #0341

Aunt of Barbara Alford Holland, AAFA #1426

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 3 May 2003

 

 

 

Photos 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 Pauline C. Holmes (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wilson, Wilson Co., NC. .

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Herbert Troy Alford; and daughter Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Pauline Frances Creech was born 30 Oct 1922 in Johnston Co., NC.

 

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PAULINE TERRY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 18 October 2010

 

 

            Pauline Terry Alford of 604 Curtis Dr., departed this life on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Funeral, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 1PM, Lea Funeral Home. Interment, Montlawn Memorial Park.

            Survivors; children, Douglas Terry (Constance) of Clayton, Sandra Alford (Johny) of Cary, Joe Kelly Alford and Willie Glenn Alford (Jennifer) both of Raleigh, Esther Moore (Thomas) of Clayton, Paula Alford (Major) and Delois Alford both of Garner, Greg Alford (Bernice) of Wendell, Tammy Alford (Oscar) and Herman Alford both of Clayton; sisters, Fidelia Thorpe of Raleigh, Henrietta Terry of Clayton, Hattie Pearl Powell of Clayton, Jessie Mae Thorpe of Clayton and Randolph Terry of Garner; step brother and step sister, Betty Muldrow and James Eddie Muldrow Jr. both of Raleigh; 32 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Public viewing, Monday, October 18, 2010, 7-8PM, at the funeral home.

            A Lea Funeral Home Service (919) 231-1000 www.leafuneralhome.com.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, sibe80

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 May 1930, last residence Garner, Wake Co., NC.

 

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PEGGY ANN ALFORD SHORT

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 16 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

CARY—Peggy Alford Short, 52, of Cary, died October 15, 1997. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary. The burial will follow in Lexington, KY.

            Peggy is survived by her husband, Steven A. Short; son, David Martin Short of Cary; brothers, Walter Alford of Mathews, VA., and Mike Alford of Raleigh; sisters, Sue Sischo and Kay Tucker, both of Charlotte and Barbara Faircloth of Wake Forest....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Peggy A. Short (SS# issued in VA) was born 30 Aug 1945, last residence not listed.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Peggy Ann Short, white married. She was born in Franklin Co., NC, and live in Cary, Wake Co., NC, when she died.

 

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PEGGY SUE ALFORD KNIGHT BRAXTON

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ March 2012

 

February 25, 1948 – March 24, 2012

 

MIDDLESEX [Nash Co.]—Peggy Sue Alford Braxton, 64, died Saturday at home with her family, just as she wished.

            She was born in Cumberland County to the late Benjamin Carlton & Katie L. Parnell Alford. She was a sweet, sweet mom and had a warm loving smile.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, David Braxton.

            Funeral service 3 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with entombment to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

            She is survived by her sons, William Knight (Kim) of Wendell, Wayne Knight (Andrea) of Zebulon, & Gary Knight (Mary Chapman) of Rocky Mount, stepson, Jimmy Braxton (Angie) of Fuquay, 21 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren….

 

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Photo from Gethsamane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hinton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Peggy S. Braxton (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence not listed.

            Benjamin Carlton Alford was born 26 Feb 1912 to Walton John Alford and Alice Ethel Lassiter. He married (1) Martha Elizabeth Langdon on 23 Nov 1932. She died in 25 Jan 1945. He married (2) Katie Lee Parnell on 2 Sept 1945. Benjamin died 6 Oct 1967. For more information about this family, see “North Carolina Bible Records,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2012.

 

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NNNN PHILLIP WAYNE ALFORD

 

DURHAM SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Saturday, 14 December 1985

 

 

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GOLD LEAF FARMER

Wendell, NC—Thursday, 19 December 1985

 

 

Photo from Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from Gee Holcombe – 2/23/2024 not accepting messages

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Gee Holcombe

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Charles Alton Alford; and sister Judith Ann Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Phillip Wayne 1964 NC1, Charles Alton 1937 NC2, Henry Alton 1916 NC3, Alma Alexander 1889 NC4, Bryant 1845 NC5, Kisar 1814 NC6.

 

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POPE CORBIN HALLFORD

AAFA #0376

 

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Detroit, Wayne Co., MI—Monday, 6 June 2005

 

            Funeral Services for Pope “Corbin” Hallford of Hendersonville [Henderson Co.], North Carolina and formerly of Ferndale, Michigan, who died Saturday, June 4, 2005 will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, William McVay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pope C. Hallford (SS# issued in GA) was born 23 Feb 1918, last residence Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of his sister Ida Hallford Davis in Alabama Obituaries.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Pope Corbin 1918 GA1, Pope Stephen 1892 GA2, John Howard 1855 GA3, Amos S. 1823 NC4, John Malachi [HALFORD] 1791 ?? 5.

 

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PRUDENCE BERTHA ALFORD WILLIAMS GOODWIN EASSY

 

[Prudence died in South Carolina, but we are also including her obituary here because she lived in North Carolina.]

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 18 February 1983

 

            Mrs. Prudence Alford Eassy, of 806 Hatcher Place died Thursday [February 17] in Conway, S.C.

            Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Street Funeral Home [Greensboro, NC].

            Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park.

            She was a native of Horry County, S.C., a retired operator with Southern Bell and a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are brothers, Lewis Alford of Tampa, Fla., Gilbert and Harrison Alford of Conway; sisters, Mamie Owens of Greensboro, Mrs. Lucy Brown of Conway….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Prudence Eassy (SS# issued in SC) was born 31 Oct 1914 and died _____ Feb 1983, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Mamie Estelle Alford Owens in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her mother Lucy Armenta Watts Alford; and siblings Arthur Benjamin Alford, Gilbert Grey Alford, Harrison Alford, Lucy Victoria Alford Brown, Morris McGee Alford, Parker Heyward Alford Sr., Pennie Laurine Alford Brown, and Urlane Stanley Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; of her brother Lewis Emerson Alford Sr. in Florida Obituaries; and of her brother Lloyd Mason Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

            Prudence married (1) William Lawrence Williams. They were divorced in 1946 in Baker Co., FL [Florida Divorce Index, 1927–2001 (Ancestry)].

            She married (2) Barney P. Goodwin.

            She married (3) Fred Paul Eassy. His death certificate says he was born 20 Nov 1922 in Greenville, SC, the son of Salem John Eassy and Celana Simony, and died 29 March 1967 in Greensboro, NC. His wife, the informant, was Prudence Alford Eassy. [NC Death Certificates]

            Prudence apparently had no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            Her lineage: Prudence Bertha 1914 SC1, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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RACHEL ELIZABETH ALFORD MAYO HOLLAND

 

[Although she died in North Carolina, we are also including her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because that was her residence.]

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—25 September 1989

 

ROCK HILL [York Co.]—Mrs. Rachel Alford Holland, 61, textile retiree, died Sept. 22, 1989, at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Funeral is 4:30 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

            Survivors are her son, William ‘‘Bill’’ Mayo; daughter, Mrs. Sandra Boulware; brother, Lorenzo Alford; sister, Mrs. Mary Mitchell. Wolfe Funeral Home of Fort Mill is in charge.

 

Photo from Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, York Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick and Kathy Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Levy Simpson Alford, Lorenzo Burt Alford, Mamie Alford Bankhead, Mary Jane Alford Mitchell, and William David Alford; and paternal grandfather, Levi Solomon Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Rachel Elizabeth Alford was born 23 Aug 1928 in Scotland Co., NC, daughter of L.S. Alford and Lilly Suggs Alford.

            From NC Deaths: Rachel Alford Holland, divorced, born 23 Aug 1928 in NC, died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, on 22 Sept 1989 but resided in SC, burial out of state.

            From North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898–1994 (FamilySearch.org): Rachel Alford Holland died 22 Sept 1989 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, parents Levi Simpson Alford and Lillie Olympus Suggs.

            Rachel’s name is listed as:

 

1955    Mrs. H.T. Mays          obituary of brother Levy Simpson Alford

1970    Rachel Lowery           obituary of brother William David Alford

1988    Rachel Holland           obituary of sister Mamie Alford Bankhead

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Rachel Elizabeth 1928 NC1, Levi Simpson 1879 SC2, Levi Solomon 1841 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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RACHEL BAKER ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

FAIRMONT [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Rachel B. Alford, 89, of 32 Haywood Ave., died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            Services: Funeral, 3 p.m. Thursday in St. John AME Church. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Viewing: 2 to 8 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home in Fairmont.

            Survived by: Daughters, Juanita Love, Jennie Nealy, Sharon Robinson, Betty Phillips, Ann Brown and Amelia Page; sons, Ted Baker, Dennis Baker, Johnny Brown and Kelvin Page; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Aug 1916.

            From NC Births: Rachel Baker was born 9 Aug 1916 in Robeson Co., daughter of Harrison Baker and Susan McRae.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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RACHEL ANNE BASS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 14 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WILSON [Wilson Co.]—Rachel Bass Alford, 86 widow of Earl Vincent Alford, died Wednesday [July 12] at her residence.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton funeral service…. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Alford was born August 27, 1913 to William Dennis and Ara Williams Bass in Nash County. She had lived in Wilson since 1952 and was a member of First Baptist Church and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She and her husband were owner and operators of Alford Service Center for 35 years.

            Surviving: son, James B. Alford and grandson, James B. Alford, Jr., both of Atlantic Beach; two sisters, Nell Bass Edwards of Jamestown and Lucille Bass Grad of Wendell; several loving nieces and nephews….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rachel B. Alford (SS# issued in VA).

            See the obituaries of her husband, Earl Vincent Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son James Bass Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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RACHEL FISH ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 25 March 2010

 

            Rachel Alford, 89, of 3007 Pickett Road, Durham, NC died Tuesday March 23rd 2010 at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, NC.

            Born in Harnett County NC, Rachel was the daughter of Mack and Mamie Fish of Angier, NC. Rachel’s brother, Isaac Fish, and her husband Paul Alford preceded her in death.

            Rachel was educated in Harnett County, NC and was a graduate of UNC-Greensboro. She retired as a legal secretary from Newsom, Graham, Strayhorn and Hedrick in Durham, NC. In her retirement years she was an active member of two square dancing groups in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC. She was a longtime member of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham. She volunteered as a telephonic counselor for Durham Contact Inc. for many years and served as an elementary school tutor at Hope Valley School in Durham.

            Rachel was a wonderful mother and friend to her two sons, Ronald E. Alford of Raleigh and Larry P. Alford of Philadelphia, PA. The “sparkle in her eye” was her granddaughter, Paula J. Alford, of Durham. She was also loved and cared for by Charlene Alford, Judy Alford and Tom Culbreth.

            Visitation of the family will be held at Clements Funeral Home in Durham on Thursday, March 25th 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service celebrating Rachel’s life will be … at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery on Friday, March 26th 2010 at 11:00 a.m….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel F. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Oct 1920, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

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

 

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RACHEL JUANITA PEARCE ALFORD

Wife of Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271

Mother of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—15 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

RALEIGH—Rachel Pearce Alford, 77, of 2300 Beechridge Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, following six years of declining health.

            The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2100 Noble Road, Raleigh. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. in the Alford-Upchurch Cemetery, Pilot.

            She was born in Pilot, Franklin County, and was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she served faithfully.

            She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Floyd Shelby Alford; two daughters, Beverly of Burlington and Annette and her husband, Jack Garvey of Greensboro; daughter-in-law, Julia Webb Alford of Kannapolis.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Floyd Alford Jr.; parents, Corinna and Clyde Pearce; and sister, LaRue Hudgins.

            She had five grandchildren, Zack, Meredith and Benjamin Alford of Kannapolis and Jack Jr. and Charlotte Garvey of Greensboro; two brothers, James and David Pearce of Pilot; and three sisters, Cherrie Averitt of Raleigh, Louise Griffin of Elizabeth City and Teenie Wilder of Louisburg….

            Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends in the Pilot Baptist Church annex.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Floyd Alford Memorial Scholarship Fund, School of Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3365, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 or Emmanuel Baptist Church, Vision 2000 Fund.

            Arrangements are by Family Funeral Care of Zebulon, 1201 North Arendell Ave., (919-269-9377).

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Apr 1923, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; son Floyd Shelby Alford Jr.; and mother, Corinna M. Alford Pearce, in this compilation.

            Rachel’s children Floyd and Beverly attended the 1990 AAFA meeting in Raleigh, NC.

 

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NNNN RACHEL SUNEVA ALFORD WATSON HOUSE BRANTLEY

Aunt of Joseph Edward Warfel Jr., AAFA #0767

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 22 November 1991

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, DLC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Zollie Thorrest Alford and Elizabeth Lilly “Bettie” Winstead Alford; and siblings Eugene Jeffery “Gene” Alford and Mary Gray Alford McGhee Campbell in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Margie Almetta Alford Warfel in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Rachel Alford was born 15 Oct 1924 [different than gravestone and birth record], daughter of Zollie T. Alford and Bettie E. Winsted.

            From NC Deaths: Rachel Alford Brantley, age 67, was born 24 Oct 1924 and died 21 Nov 1991 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Rachel Suneva Alford was born 25 Oct 1924 [different than SSACI and gravestone] in Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Zollie T. Alford.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Rachel Alford Watson, age 42 daughter of Zollie T. alford and Bettie Winsted, married Richard Earl House on 4 Nov 1966 in Arlington, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Rachel Suneva 1924 NC1, Zollie Thorrest 1895 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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RALPH STANFORD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 4 January 2014

 

WO0046858-1_20140103

 

August 16, 1929 – January 2, 2014

 

ZEBULON—Ralph Stanford Alford, 84, died Thursday [January 2]. A native of Nash County he was son to the late Darner & Grace Bryant Alford. Ralph worked for Wendell Transport over 40 years. He was a good strong man and one in a million.

            He was preceded in death by brothers, Everett & Norman.

            Funeral service 2 pm, Sunday, Zebulon Baptist Church. Internment, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

            He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Young Alford of the home, sons, Stan Alford (Edna) of Archer Lodge, Dale Alford (Kim) of Corinth Holders, siblings, Fred Alford (Mary Ann) of Wendell, Ray Alford of Wendell, Katerina Smith (Lonnie) of Raleigh, Joyce Blackley (Charles) of Zebulon, Shelby Jean Alford of Wendell, & Alice Mentlewski (Chet) of Bunn, grandchildren, Joy Alford Evans (Ray), Timothy Alford, Hope Alford, great grandchildren, Joseph & Austin….

            Visitation 4-7 pm, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St. Wendell and other times at the home….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Aug 1929, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Darner Green Alford and Grace Bryant Alford; and sisters Alice Alford Mentlewski and Shelby Jean Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Everette Darner Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Ralph Stanford 1929 NC1, Darner Green 1896 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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RANDALL WAYNE ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 10 May 1960

 

THOMASVILLE CHILD DIES IN HOSPITAL

 

THOMASVILLE, May 10—Randall Wayne Alford, 5-year-old son of Harley Elroy and Montlieb Elberson Alford, died in Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem Tuesday morning following an illness of 14 months.

            The parents reside at 306 Amazon Rd. here.

            In addition to the parents he is survived by one sister, Kathy Lynn of the home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Montie W. Elberson of Rt. 2, Lexington; the paternal grandfather, Millard Alford of Thomasville.

            Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

 

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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 his grandparents, Millard Clemmond Alford and Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Randall Wayne 1954 NC1, Harley Elroy 1934 NC2, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC3, James Milton 1853 NC4, Thomas B. 1834 NC5, Green Berry 1787 NC6.

 

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RANDY CALVIN HALFORD

 

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Photo from Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by his brother, Ronald Halford

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Saturday, 30 August 2008

 

BLACK MOUNTAIN [Buncombe Co.]—Randy Calvin Halford, 53, of Black Mountain, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008.

            Mr. Halford was born March 17, 1955, in Buncombe County, where he had lived all of his life. He was retired from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department. Randy loved antique cars and motorcycles.

            He is preceded in death by his father, Junior Calvin Halford.

            Randy is survived by his sons, Bryan Halford (Christal), Eric Halford (Michelle) and Colton Halford, all of Black Mountain; mother, Lillie Dotson Halford, of Black Mountain; sister, Marie Freeman (Charles); brothers, Dean Halford (Jeanette) and Ronnie Halford (Glenda); and six grandchildren.

            A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park. …. Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, 208 W. State St., Black Mountain, 828-669-2977.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Halford Justice

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Randy C. Halford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lillie Dulcinia Dotson Halford, in this compilation.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com lists his parents as Junior Calvin Halford and Lillie Dulcinia Dotson; and his Halford grandparents as Joseph Andrew Halford and Jennie Edith Davis.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees and Find A Grave: Randy Calvin 1955 NC1, Junior Calvin 1922 NC2, Joseph Andrew 1883 NC3, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC4, John Wesley 1837 NC5, Thomas J. 1802 NC6, John 1765 NC7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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NNNN RAYFORD MAURICE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 31 July 1955

 

 

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 his wife, Mary Zelma Pearce Alford; 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, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Raymond Mallie Alford, Thelma Bernice Alford Beddingfield, and Vivian Lillian Alford Finch Winstead in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Jacqueline Patricia Alford Treloar in Texas Obituaries; of his son Bobby Glenn Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; and of his brother Tarlton Mallie Alford in Arizona Obituaries.in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Rayford Maurice Alford was born 8 June 1906 in Wake Co., NC, son of Mallie M. Alford and Carrie Whitley. He died 30 July 1955 [different than gravestone] in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Rayford Alford, age 21 son of M.A. and Cary Alford, married Mary Pearce, age 20, daughter of Mallie and Rudie Pearce, on 14 Jan 1928 in Franklin Co., NC.

            On Rayford Maurice Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 34, born 8 June 1906 in Wake Co., NC. His contact is his wife, Mary Zelma Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Rayford Maurice 1906 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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RAYMIE LEE ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 12 November 2014

 

HIGH POINT—Raymie Lee Alford, 51, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at his residence.

            Funeral services are private at the request of the family. Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

 

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

 

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RAYMOND G. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

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

 

EASTOVER [Cumberland Co.]—Raymond Alford, 60, of 2824 Baywood Road, died Saturday, March, 22, 2014.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Friday in Wiseman Mortuary chapel in Fayetteville. Burial in Cross Creek Cemetery No. 5 in Fayetteville….

            Survived by: Brothers, Willie, Colon, Charles and Lynn; and sister, Dereavia Wooten-Smith.

 

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Photo from Cross Creek Cemetery #5, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Glenda Lambert

 

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

 

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RAYMOND JEROME “JERRY” ALFORD

 

From Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services

 

GASTON GAZETTE

Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC—Wednesday, 14 March 2018

 

BESSEMER CITY—Raymond Jerome “Jerry” Alford passed away on Monday, March 12, at Testa Hospice House, Kings Mountain.

            Jerry was the son of the late James Luther and Lillian Hodge Alford. He was born Oct. 23, 1943. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Bessemer City. Jerry served in the United States Army and was a member of the Bessemer City Fire Department for 10 years. He retired from Bridgestone/Firestone with 43 years of service, then worked with Sisk Butler Funeral Home for 17 years.

            Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Adora Goode Alford; daughter, Heather Denise Alford and grandsons Joshua Luke Alford and Jacob Gregory Mitchell; great grandson, Cohen Alford; sons Ray Alford & grandchildren; Darrell Alford (Beverly) and grandchildren. Special family includes sisters-in-law Darlene (Lanney) Lewallen, Susan (Kenny) Maney, brother-in-law Johnny (Paula) Goode; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, his special child and friend Chopper.

            Interment … at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery with full military rites by Bessemer City American Legion Post 243…. Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.

 

 

Photos from Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery, Bessemer City, Gaston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MKS

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Luther “Luke” Alford Jr. and Lillian Hodge Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Raymond Jerome 1943 SC1, James Luther “Luke” 1916 SC2, James Luther “Luke” 1890 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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NNNN RAYMOND MALLIE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 January 1933

 

 

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 his 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, Florence Alford Brantley (with family photo), John Waylon Alford, Laudia Dona Alford Williams, Margaret Virginia Alford Murray, Maylon Bryant Alford, Rayford Maurice 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.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Raymond Mallie 1911 NC1, Mallie Morris 1875 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN RAYMOND RUDELL ALFORD, SR.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 17 July 1970

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, lawrence bartlett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Raymond Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Aug 1905 and died _____ July 1970, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Zena Brewer Alford; father, Garland Festus Alford; and siblings James Elmo Alford Sr. and Ruth Rebecca Alford Perry in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Raymond Rudell 1905 NC1, Garland Festus 1881 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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NNNN RAYMOND TANNER ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 18 September 1983

 

 

 

Photos from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Summerville, Dorchester Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paulette Johnston B.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Raymond Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 July 1912 and died _____ Sept 1983, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Merle Reynolds Alford; parents, Henry Monroe Alford and Carrie Bell Tanner Alford; and siblings James Monroe Alford, McKeevie Alford Dudley, and Preston Blake “Beans” Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Raymond Tanner 1912 SC 1, Henry Monroe 1888 SC2, Willis Emanuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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REBA DAVIS ALFORD

 

WILSON TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—Wednesday, 15 September 2010

 

May 29, 1923 – September 13, 2010

 

            Reba Davis Alford, 87, of Sims died Sept. 13, 2010.

            Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 2:00 P.M…. Interment will follow in Bailey City Cemetery.

            She was preceded in death by her husband: Royster W. Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter: Debbie Alford Foote of Charleston, SC; one son: Charles Alford of Sims; one sister: Agnes “Goody” Lamm of Sims; one granddaughter: Tami Massey of Zebulon; two great-grandchildren: Taylor and Lane Massey….

 

Photo from Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MJD

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Reba D. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Sims, Wilson Co., NC.

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

 

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REBA JANE ALFORD LEWIS

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 9 April 1994

 

THOMASVILLE—Mrs. Reba Jane Alford Lewis, 68, of Route 5 died Thursday, April 7, 1994. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Sechrest Chapel in Thomasville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reba A. Lewis (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 Dec 1924, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

 

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NNNN REBECCA JONES ALFORD

Grandmother of Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011; Sarah Beatrice Alford Parramore, AAFA #0158; Louise Grace Alford Ekin, AAFA #0177; and Walter Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555

 

DAILY STATE CHRONICLE

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 8 August 1890

 

 

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Photo from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Catherine

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Green Haywood Alford; and son George Benton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sons Columbus Augustine Alford Sr. and William Leorus Haywood Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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REGINA FAYE ALFORD HOWELL

 

Photo from Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service

 

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS

Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—Monday, 13 January 2020

 

April 08, 1951 - January 12, 2020

 

            Regina Alford Howell, 68, of Wilson Lane, Boone, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2020, at her home.

            She is survived by one son, Stewart Howell and wife, Kristie; one daughter, Gina Howell and her significant other, Gregg Miller; her mother, Janice Kellum and husband, Ward; two granddaughters, Courtney and Carolina Howell; one brother, Charles Alford and wife, Pat; four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bobby Howell and wife Terry, Gene Howell and his significant other, Peggy, and Clark Howell and wife Judy, and Jeanette Sasser and husband Larry. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Howell; her father, Charles P. Alford; and infant twins.

            The family will receive friends Monday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2020, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Hampton Funeral Service. The family will also receive friends Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro. Graveside services burial will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Pikeville Cemetery in Pikeville, North Carolina….

 

Photo from Pikeville Cemetery, Pikeville, Wayne Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nicholas Sullivan

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her lineage: Regina Faye 1951 NC1, Charles Person 1932 NC2, James Charles 1902 NC3, William Jasper 1877 NC4, Charles Stephen 1853 NC5, Bython B. 1817 NC6.

 

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RENA BELL LEWIS ALFORD SIMPSON

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 13 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

ST. PAULS [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Rena Bell Alford Simpson, 66, of 1277 Britt Road died Friday [August 8] in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Shallow Baptist Church in Dublin.... Burial will be in Lewis Cemetery.

            Mrs. Simpson is survived by her husband, Ernest Simpson of the home; three daughters, Faith Taylor of Parkton, Cynthia Alford of Fayetteville and Ernestine Alford of St. Pauls; six sons, Rufus Alford, Weldon Alford, Michael Alford, Cedric Alford, James A. Alford and Ernest Alford, all of Lumberton; a stepson; a foster son; a brother, Franklin Lewis of Philadelphia; two sisters, Essic Lewis and Sonny Lewis, both of St. Pauls; 28 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at L.E. Floyd Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Lewis Cemetery, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from D.Graham - dg1104@hotmail.com – email sent 6/23/2012 – sent email 7/30/2016 – LM on bio page 3/29/2017

Taken by Find A Grave contributor D.Graham

Photo posted in 2005

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rena L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Aug 1931, last residence Saint Pauls, Robeson Co., NC. She died on her birthday.

            From SSACI: Rena Bell Alford, black, was born 8 Aug 1931 in St. Pauls, Bladen Co.[?], NC, daughter of Henry H. Lewis and Janie McDowell.

            From NC Deaths: Rena Bell Simpson was born 8 Aug 1931 in Bladen Co., NC. Her residence was in Robeson Co., but she died in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co.

 

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RENA BELLE HOLMES ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 29 August 1943

 

GREENVILLE [Pitt Co.], Aug. 28—Funeral for Mrs. Rena Holmes Alford, 40, who died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. F.A. Haskins, in Rocky Mount Monday morning, was conducted at S.G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral home this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery [Pitt Co.].

No gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Marriages: Rena Belle Holmes, age 20 daughter of O.C. and M.H. Holmes, married Willie M. Alford, age 24 [34 on another handwritten record], son of K.P. and M.E. Alford, on 21 Aug 1923 in Pitt Co., NC.

            In 1920 Rena Holmes, age 16, is living with her parents, O.C. and M.H. Holmes, and her siblings in Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

            Her parents were Oliver Cecil Holmes and Margaret Helen King, also buried in Greenwood Cemetery, confirmed on their death certificates.

            Pitt County North Carolina Cemeteries, Greenwood Cemetery, surveyed in 2007 and updated in 2014, does not list Rena or her parents. Perhaps their graves are unmarked or are not visible.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Willie Marvin 1890 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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NNNN RHODA ELVA BULLOCK ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Thursday, 20 April 1933

 

 

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 children Cora Belle Alford Hines and Wiley Nathan Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Sion Walter Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; and of her daughter Sarah Elva Alford Moody in Florida Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Wiley Cherry 1852 NC1, Jacob 1789 NC2, James 1764 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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RICHARD ERWIN ALFORD

 

Richard Erwin Alford

Helen Gray Peedin Alford and Richard Erwin Alford

Photo from their daughter Lillian Barbour—used with permission

 

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS

Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—Friday, 18 March 2011

 

SELMA—Richard Erwin Alford, 68, 8 Hinnant Road, died Thursday at Johnston County SECU Hospice Center.

            Graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Baker’s Chapel Church Cemetery in Smithfield….

            Born Nov. 9, 1943, he was the son of the late James Docus and Lillian Crenshaw Alford. He was married to Helen Peedin Alford.

            He is survived by three daughters.

            Visitation will be tonight from 7 to 9 at Casey Funeral Home chapel.

 

Photo from Bakers Chapel Cemetery, Princeton, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, JR & TD White

Photo posted 9 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 November 1943, last residence Selma, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his brother James Earl “Donald” Alford; and half-siblings Annie Rebecca “Nick” Alford Perry, Edith Alford Perry, Essie Alford Bowden, and Judas Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Richard Erwin 1943 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.

 

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RICHARD FRANKLIN ALFRED, JR.

 

RECORD & LANDMARK

Statesville, Iredell Co., NC—27 September 2012

 

NICHOLSON—Richard Franklin Alfred, Jr., 91, of Statesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard F. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 6 Aug 1921, last residence not listed.

 

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RICHARD LOUIS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 14 August 1996

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mr. R. Louis Alford of 2110 Edgewood Ave., Burlington, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 1996, at Rich and Thompson Chapel, Burlington....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 Sept 1913, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

 

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RICHARD WADE HALFORD

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ November 2011

 

 

            Richard Wade Halford, 22, of Wake Forest, NC died Sunday, October 30, 2011 from injuries received in an auto accident.

            He was born on March 10, 1989 in Memphis, TN and was a 2007 Graduate of Franklinton High School. Wade completed Officers Candidate School for the US Marines in August and was scheduled to graduate from NC State University in December with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked with Williford Electric for the past 5 years.

            Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, November 4, 2011 in the Auditorium of the Old Franklinton High School….

            Wade is survived by his parents, Margaret & Scott Halford of Wake Forest; his brother, Taylor Halford of Wake Forest; grandparents, Joe & Vicky Writesman of Buck Snort, TN and Susan & Carl Halford of Melbourne, FL; aunts and uncles, Janet Davis, David & Simone Hodges, Chris Writesman and Steve and Karen Halford; 14 cousins and countless friends and family.

            …. Pallbearers were PFC Gar Bailey Ayscue, III, Kyle Russell Stanley, Blake Pace, Jeffrey Thomas Stephenson, Robert Corey Hoffman, PO2 Tyler Scott Cole, Connwell Davis and Freeman Cole Childs.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard W. Halford (SS# issued in TN), last residence not listed.

 

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RICKY BRENT ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 31 May 2007

 

SPRING HOPE—Ricky Brent Alford, 20, passed away, Sunday, May 27, 2007. He was born June 11, 1986 in Nash County.

            Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Sue Sanders, and a brother, Nicholas Ray Sanders.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Frances R. Alford, maternal grandmother, Vera Sanders of Spring Hope, two brothers, Derrick and Eric Sanders of Morehead City; one sister, Kelly Sanders of Morehead City, two uncles, Ronnie Sanders of Spring Hope and Billy Sanders of Rocky Mount; two aunts, Brenda Sanders of Spring Hope and Trish Marlow of Rocky Mount.

            …. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Home.... Burial will follow at Sander’s Family Cemetery in Spring Hope....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RITA JO ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 15 December 2011

 

            Rita Jo Alford, 45, of Supply, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, 2400 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia. Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Wilmington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rita J. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Apr 1966, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her sister Tonitta Kay Alford Snyder King Bartlett Singletary in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her father, Melvin Ralph “Johnny” Alford, in Indiana Obituaries; and of her half-brother Richard W. Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: “Rita died at the scene of a car accident when a teenage driver struck her vehicle in a two-car wreck near Shallotte.”

            Her lineage: Rita Jo 1966 IN1, Melvin Ralph 1923 IN2, Wayne William 1899 IN3, Riley 1878 IN4, William 1841 PA5, John 1821 PA6.

 

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ROAMIE ALFORD TATE

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 13 April 1984

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Roamie Alford Tate, 79, formerly of 504-A Anaheim St., died Tuesday at Medical Park Nursing Center.

            Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

            She was a native of High Point and a member of United Methodist Women and the Elm Towers Senior Citizens Club.

            Surviving are sons, James Tate of High Point, Govan Tate Jr. of Greensboro; daughters, Mrs. Ann Reid of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Leach of Greensboro, Mrs. Norma Clemmons of High Point, Mrs. Notural Leach of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Sara Tyson of High Point; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

            The family will be at Haizlip Funeral Home 7:30–8:30 p.m. Saturday, other times at the home of the sister, 532 Radford St.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roamie Tate (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 March 1905, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            NC Deaths identifies Roamie as a widow and black.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—4 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004 and Spring 2006

 

            Graveside service for Robert Alford, 49, of 1111 Lombardy St., who died Nov. 30, 1992, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Piedmont Memorial Park. A native of Darlington, S.C., he was a construction worker.

            Surviving are daughter, Sheila Alford Jones of Greensboro; father, Cary Alford of Darlington, S.C.; stepmother, Daisy Mae Davis of Greensboro; brothers, Johnny Wilson of Darlington, S.C., William Alford of Jersey City, N.J.; sister, Laura A. Peebles of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren.

            The family will be at Hargett Funeral Home 8-8:30 tonight.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. NC Deaths confirms his death in Greensboro and lists his birth on 7 March 1943 in SC. His father is listed, apparently incorrectly, as “Davis,” and Robert is divorced.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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ROBERT ALLEN ALFORD

 

SMITHFIELD HERALD

Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Robert Allen Alford, 88, died Sunday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh after a brief illness.

            Born Feb. 19, 1911, in Johnston County he was the son of the late Joel Preston and Charity Johnson Alford. Mr. Alford was the widower of Clyda Lassiter Alford, who died June 27, 1987. He farmed in the Pisgah and Archer Lodge communities of Johnston County until 1952, when he went to work for Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh as a charge attendant. Mr. Alford was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Raleigh for many years, and he was a former member of Pisgah Baptist Church near Smithfield.

            The funeral was at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Pisgah Baptist Church.... Burial followed in the church cemetery.

            Surviving are a son, John Robert Alford of Raleigh; a daughter, Margaret Badders of Sanford; a sister Eula Propst of Smithfield; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Photo from Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor W. H. Higgs

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            His lineage: Robert Allen 1911 NC1, Joel Preston 1877 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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NNNN ROBERT BERKLEY ALFORD

Brother of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 September 1977

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, ShelbyHendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 July 1910 and died _____ Sept 1977, last residence Nashville, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Martha Brewer Ford Alford; son Charles William Alford; parents, Jonah Williford “Jonnie” Alford and Susan Evelyn “Susie” Brantley Alford; and siblings Bonnie Belle Alford Johnson, Cecil Calbert Alford, James Marshall Alford, and Robert Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Berkley Alford, age 21 son of J.W. and Susie Alford, married married Lola Watson, age 19 daughter of John and Frances Watson, on 3 Dec 1928 Pilot, Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Robert Berkley 1910 NC1, Jonah Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN ROBERT FLEETWOOD ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 21 August 1998

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert A. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 20 Jan 1929, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Anne Goodwin Alford Snuggs Shackleton; and siblings Lynch Thomas Alford Jr. and Nell R. Alford Tullis in Alabama Obituaries; and of his mother, Grocie Mae Hamby Alford Boyd, in Texas Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Robert Fleetwood Alford, age 69 divorced, born AL, died 19 Aug 1998 in Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            From Alabama, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Robert Fleetwood Alford, age 21, son of Lynch T. Alford and Gracie Mae Hamby, married Anne Goodwin, age 18 daughter of Med S. Goodwin and Evie Mae Brown, on 12 March 1949 in Autauga Co., AL.

            From Alabama, Divorce Index (Ancestry): Robert F. Alford and Anne G. Alford were divorced in Montgomery Co., AL, _____ Oct 1957.

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

            His lineage: Robert Fleetwood 1929 AL1, Lynch Thomas 1900 AL2, George Luck 1873 AL3, William Thomas 1826 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

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ROBERT FRANKLIN ALFORD

Brother of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—25 September 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998 and Spring 2006

 

            Mr. Robert “Bob” Alford, 69, of 7101 Ramsgate Rd. died Sep. 23, 1993, at Presbyterian Hospital. Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at Sharon Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McEwen Funeral Home, Charlotte chapel.

            Mr. Alford, a Franklin County native, was retired owner of Alford Advertising Inc. and was a World War II Army veteran.

            Survivors are his wife, Doris; brothers, James Alford of Zebulon, Cecil Alford of Raleigh; sister, Mrs. Bonnie Johnson of Nashville, N.C….

 

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Photo from Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan I. Grills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert F. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 Nov 1923, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jonah Williford “Jonnie” Alford and Susan Evelyn “Susie” Brantley Alford; and siblings Bonnie Belle Alford Johnson, Cecil Calbert Alford, James Marshall Alford, and Robert Berkley Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Robert Franklin Alford was born 5 Nov 1923 in Franklin Co., son of Jonah Wiliford Alford.

            From SSACI: Robert Franklin Alford, also listed as Bobby Franklin Alford, was born 5 Nov 1922 [different than gravestone] in Zebulon, NC, son of Jonah W. Alford and Susie E. Brantley.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Bobby F. Alford, age 18 son of J.W. Alford and Susie Brantley, married Doris Kimball, age 18 daughter of Tom Kimball and Mamie Horton, on 19 Aug 1942 in Newport News, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Robert Franklin 1923 NC1, Jonah Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ROBERT HERMAN “ROBBIE” ALFORD

Cousin of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 19 July 2013

 

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February 7, 1957 – July 17, 2013

 

WENDELL—Robert “Robbie” Herman Alford, 56, died Wednesday [July 17].

            A native of Wake Co. he was son to the late Herman Smith & Catherine Hollifield Alford. Robbie served in the U.S. Army and followed in the family business as a truck driver for over 30 years. He loved his family and was a great cook and always Head Griller.

            He is survived by his wife of over 21 years, Millie Hinnant Alford of the home, daughters; Stacy Lynn & Amber Alford, sisters; Diane Alford Adams (Mike) of Wendell, and Linda Alford of Wendell….

            Funeral service 3 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell…. Burial, Central Baptist Church Cemetery….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, L Bonin

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Herman Smith Alford and Catherine Hollifield Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Robert Herman 1957 NC1, Herman Smith 1931 NC2, Luke Foster 1895 NC3, Charles Wesley 1870 NC4, Hyatt B. 1826 NC5, Gilbert 1790 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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NNNN ROBERT HUNTER “ROBBIE” ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 12 April 1998

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan I. Grills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            AAFA is not able to identify this family.

 

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ROBERT PRESTON ALFORD, SR.

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—_____ October 2014

 

 

February 23, 1944 - October 11, 2014

 

LOUISBURG—Robert Preston Alford, Sr., 70, of Louisburg, died Saturday afternoon.

            Preston was a son of the late O.T. and Hortense C. Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his brother, Ollie Alford and grandson, Brennon Perry.

            A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home….

            Preston is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sue Alford; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jim Reynolds of Louisburg; sons, Robby Alford of Knoxville, TN; Todd Alford of Louisburg; brothers and sister-in-law, Stewart Alford of Brownsville, CA; Barry and Barbara Alford of West Jefferson; grandchildren, Colton Mullen and Susan Perry Alford.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rock Spring Baptist Church, 34 Rock Springs Church Rd., Louisburg, NC 27549….

 

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

            We included the obituary of his brother John Stewart Alford in California Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Robert Preston Alford was born 23 Feb 1944 in Franklin Co., NC, son of Ollie T. Alford and Hortense M. Clifton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Robert Preston 1944 NC1, Ollie Thomas 1912 NC2, Garland Dorcas 1881 NC3, William Thomas 1849 NC4, Julius 1823 NC5, Thomas 1795 GA6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ROBERT WAYNE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 2 July 2000

 

LUMBERTON—Robert Wayne Alford, 54, of 599 Lamb Road died Saturday [July 1]. The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in Floyd Memorial Chapel…. Burial will be in Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Esther Alford of the home; four brothers, Douglas E. Alford and Ellis Alford, both of Mullins, S.C., Kerry Alford of Charleston, S.C., and Benny Alford of Danville, Va.; and a sister, Cara B. Sawyer of Marion, S.C….

 

Photo from Gardens of Faith, Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by Find A Grave contributor D.Graham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (on his gravestone) of Robert W. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Edward Eugene Alford and Lizzie Fleetwood Brown Alford Sawyer; and brother Douglas Edward Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Robert Wayne 1946 SC1, Edward Eugene 1907 SC2, John Ellis 1869 SC3, Daniel Murdock 1847 SC4, Warren Little 1823 TN5, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC6, Warren 1770 NC7, Jacob 1738 VA8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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ROBERT WILFRID ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #1180

 

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Junior year photo, Buccaneer, 1958 yearbook, East Carolina College, Greenville, NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 27 June 2009

 

 

            Robert W. Alford, 80, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

            Born in Edgecombe County, he was a resident of Coastal Plantation, Hampstead, NC. He was retired from the USAF and the Social Security Administration. In 1984, he had the Order of the Long Leaf Pine conferred on him by then Gov. Hunt for his work with the state of North Carolina.

            He was predeceased by his first wife, Ramona Coker.

            Surviving are his wife, Melvina R. Alford; two sons, Robert, Jr. and Richard; two grandchildren, Deborah Dixon and husband, William, and Phillip Glenn.

            An interment service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Montlawn Memorial Park, 3201 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC. A memorial will be included in the 10:00 a.m. worship service at Topsail Presbyterian Church, Hampstead, NC on Sunday, June 28, 2009….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, R & R

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Dec 1928, last residence Hampstead, Pender Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Ella Ramona Coker Alford; and parents, John Henry Alford and Lula Moore Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Robert Wilfrid 1928 NC1, John Henry 1889 NC2, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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ROCEDER HARRISON ALFORD

 

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Photo from Tracy Crum’s Crum Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 24 February 1995

 

BENSON [Johnston Co.]—Mrs. Roceder Harrison Alford, 96, of 204 East Mann St. died Tuesday [February 21] in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. James Disciples of Christ Church…. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by five sons, Essic Alford Jr., Nathan Alford Sr., Joseph Alford and Abraham Alford, all of Benson, and George W. Alford of Baltimore; two daughters, Cora B. Williams and Louise Clark, both of Benson; a sister, Pearl Alford of Darlington, S.C.; a grandson whom she raised, Charles Alford Sr.; 35 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 50 great-great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Dafford Funeral Home chapel 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 Roceder H. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Sept 1897 [different than gravestone], last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her sons Abraham Alford, Essic Alford Jr., George William Alford, Joseph “T-niny” Alford, and Nathan Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Roceder H. Alford was born _____ Sept 1897 and died 21 Feb 1995.

            From NC Deaths: Her death record confirms her birth and death dates, says she resided in Benson but died in Smithfield, widowed, black, was buried in state, father’s last name Venton.

            Ancestry family tree owners have listed James Venton as Roceder’s father. Roceder is listed as Roceder Harrison Alford in many records.

 

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RONNIE LEE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 4 December 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Ronnie Lee Alford, 48, of 5598 Bellflower St., Fayetteville, died Nov. 22 in his home.

            He worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham and worked for 22 years at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center chapel in Fayetteville.... Arrangements are being handled by Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Karin S. Alford; a stepson, Sven Christiansen of Fayetteville; two stepdaughters, Katherine Thomas of Fayetteville and Eva Thrash of Garden City, S.C.; and three grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronnie L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Sept 1949.

 

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ROOSEVELT ALFORD, JR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 4 March 2010

 

ROWLAND—Roosevelt Alford Jr., 55, of 1260 Persimmon Road, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday in Magnolia AME Church in Hamer, S.C. Burial in church cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today at S&L Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Maxton.

            Survived by: Brothers, Roy Brown, Timothy and Bruce; four adopted brothers, Vonzell, Bobby, James and Jimmy McPhail; four sisters, Betty Blue, Massie Shipman, Martha Currie and Julia Lovette.

 

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THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 4 March 2010

 

            Roosevelt Alford Jr., 55, of Rowland, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Linkhaw Nursing Home, Lumberton. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia AME Church, Hamer, S.C. Burial will be at the church cemetery. S&L Funeral Home, Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roosevelt Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Feb 1955, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his mother, Maggie L. Brown Alford, in this compilation.

            SSDI records list his probable father, Roosevelt Alford (SS# issued in NC), b. 25 May 1922 and died 27 Feb 1993, last residence not listed.

 

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ROSA ALFORD LONG

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—11 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

BOLTON—Rosa Alford Long, 96, of Bolton died Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at the Mariner Health Care Facility.

            She was the daughter of the late Will and Sophia Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvy A. Long and a daughter, Virginia Dare Long.

            Mrs. Long was a member of the Pine Valley Church of God in Wilmington.

            Survivors include her son, William J. Long and wife, Faye of Bolton; granddaughters, Audrey Harrell of Wilmington and Linda H. Ellis and husband Ray of Bolton; grandson, Mike Harrell and wife, Shirley of Wilmington; 7 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great- grandchildren.

            Services will be Friday, November 12, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bolton Church of God … with burial following in the Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery….

            Visitation will be Thursday night at McKenzie Mortuary [Whiteville] from 7-9 p.m. Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosa A. Long (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Oct 1903, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            Her parents, William, born September 1872, and Sophia Alford lived in the Wilmington area (New Hanover County) throughout most of their married life. In addition to Rosa their children were John, William and Elizabeth.

 

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NNNN ROSA BOSWELL ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 25 January 1976

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From NC Deaths: Rosa Boswell Alford, widow age 63, was born 12 July 1912 and died 17 Jan 1976 [different than obituary] in Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC.

 

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ROSA LEE FOUNTAIN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 16 July 1993

 

            Rosa Lee Alford of Lumberton died Wednesday. She was bookkeeper for the Alford Hardware Company.

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 16 July 1993

 

LUMBERTON—Mrs. Rosa Lee Alford, 84, retired bookkeeper, died July 14, 1993, at N.C. Cancer Institute. Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at Biggs-Prevatte Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her son, Murray Alford; sister, Mrs. Emma Huntley of Cartersville, S.C.; grandson, Wiley Alford….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosa L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 March 1909 and died _____ July 1993, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Rosa Alford, white widowed, was born 23 March 1909 and died 14 July 1993. Her father’s last name was Fountain.

 

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NNNN ROSCOE CALVIN ALFORD

Father of Barbara Alford Holland, AAFA #1426

Uncle of Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce, AAFA #0341

 

NASHVILLE GRAPHIC

Nashville, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 3 June 1975

 

 

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 show that Roscoe Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Sept 1910 and died _____ May 1975, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Kittie Adeline Elizabeth Whitaker Alford; daughter Mary Katherine “Kay” Alford Rowland; mother, Columbia Elizabeth Carter Alford Perry; and siblings Herbert Troy Alford, Hilliard Blair Alford, Lester Teat Alford, Nallie Washington Alford, and Valma Mae Alford Edmonds in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Roscoe Calvin Alford was born 11 Sept 1910 [different than gravestone and SSDI], son of Calvin R. Alford and Columbia E. Carter. He died 30 May 1975 in Durham, Durham Co., NC. The informant was his wife, Kitty Whitaker Alford.

            From NC Marriages: Roscoe Calvin Alford, age 21, son of Calvin R. and Columbia Alford, married Kittie Adeline Elizabeth Whitaker, age 18, daughter of J.A. and Delia Anne Whitaker, on 18 Dec 1930 in Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Roscoe Calvin 1910 NC1, Calvin Roscoe 1860 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ROSE FAYE ALFORD WHEELER

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 9 December 2019

 

 

Rose Faye Alford Wheeler

September 11, 1940 – December 7, 2019

 

WENDELL—Rose Faye Alford Wheeler, 79, died Saturday.

            She was born in Wake County to the late Carlton & Inez Wall Alford. She worked many years as office manager at Wendell Garment Company & later at Young’s Place. She was the best mama anyone could ever have, a woman of great faith, strength, and independence. She loved to garden, cut grass, & was a great cook.

            She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennene Faulkner, & siblings, Jerry Alford & Danny Alford.

            She is survived by her children, Renee Driver; Jamy Wheeler (Kathy), granddaughter, Hannah, & son-in-law, Ronnie Faulkner, step grandson, Bobby Sellers (Carrie), step great grandchildren, R.J., Allie Ann, Reagan, & special family member, Clarice….

            Funeral 2 pm, Tuesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church…. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheri Liles

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Alma Carlton Alford and Inez Wall Alford Lynch; and brothers Danny Lane Alford and Jerry Carl Alford in this compilation.

            Engagement announcement:

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 19 April 1959

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Rose Faye 1940 NC1, Alma Carlton 1918 NC2, Alma Alexander 1889 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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ROSLYN HOLLINGSWORTH ALFORD

 

ZEBULON REGISTER

Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 23 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Roslyn Alford, of Zebulon, died on Friday, September 17, at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were held on September 20 at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial was in Zebulon Cemetery.

            She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Minnie Williams and David Taylor Hollingsworth. She taught first grade for many years before going into business with her husband at Zebulon Gin Co. which they owned for several years. They then owned J.R. Alford Insurance Agency for 25 years before retiring.

            Survivors include a daughter Brenda Alford Keller of Mooresville; grandchildren, Melissa Alford of Mooresville, David Brian Alford and wife, Tricia, of Mooresville, Kelly Snider and husband, Phil, of Elk Creek, VA; and five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Raleigh Alford; sons, Sr. J. David Alford and an infant son; and a sister, Irene H. Dickens.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, ShelbyHendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roslyn H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Jan 1915, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her son James David Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: J. Raleigh Alford married Roslyn Hollingsworth on 1 Nov 1935 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Raleigh 1907 NC1, James Berry 1872 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ROSS PEARCE ALFORD

 

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HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—9 May 2012

 

WANCHESE [Dare Co.]—Ross Pearce Alford, 54, of Wanchese, NC died Friday, May 4, 2012 at his residence.

            Mr. Alford was born in Winston-Salem, NC and was a diesel mechanic for the NC State Ferry Division at the shipyard in Manns Harbor. He was the loving husband of Merri Jo “Josie” Foye Alford of the residence.

            Besides his wife, Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Nancy Nixon Sells of Winston-Salem, NC; his father, Edgar V. Alford and wife, Nancy of Kernersville, NC; a daughter, Lindsay Lane Todd and husband, Brantley of Thomasville, NC; a son, Adam Justin Alford and wife, Pam of Kernersville, NC; two sisters, Robin McCall and husband, Billy of Pauley’s Island, SC and Dawn Alford of Winston-Salem, NC; a grandson, Trevor Todd; two nieces and one nephew.

            He was preceded in death by a step-father, Dumont Sells.

            The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC on Monday, May 07, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

            The body will be taken to J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home, Winston Salem, NC…. A memorial service will then be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM at J.C. Green Funeral Home Chapel on Highway 109 in the Wallburg Community….

 

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Photo from Floral Garden Memorial Park, High Point, Gilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Stanley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ross P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Dec 1957, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his paternal grandmother, Avis Pearch Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Ross Pearce 1957 NC1, Edgar V. ???? NC2, Doss 1906 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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ROXANNA ROBERTS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 3 May 2003

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Ms. Roxanna Alford, 92, of 2636 Alfordsville Road, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in New Hope United Methodist Church…. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Ms. Alford is survived by two sisters, Agnes R. Jacobs of Fayetteville and Cora R. Wade of Perth Amboy, N.J.

            A viewing will be held today from 1 to 7 p.m. at Hill’s Funeral Home chapel in Rowland.

FAG photo requested 3/23/2017

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roxanna R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 May 1909, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Roanna Alford, black, widow, age 92, was born 25 May 1910 [different than SSDI]. Her father’s last name is Roberts.

            In 1940, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC, Roxanna Alford, age 25 born NC, is living with her husband, Buster Alford, age 26 born NC.

 

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NNNN ROXIE ANN TAYLOR ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 10 July 1954

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Berry Monroe Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.; and children Eleanor Christine Alford Lewis, Lucy Lela Alford, Nathaniel Berry Alford, and Virda Alford Lewis in this compilation.

            She is Roxy Ann Taylor, age 3, on the 1880 census, Bailey, Nash Co., NC.

 

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NNNN ROY DAVID ALFORD

 

“Roy David Alford”

Senior photo, Bee Hive, 1962 yearbook, Benvenue High School, Rocky Mount, NC

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 28 March 1985

 

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Nov 1943 and died _____ March 1985, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Charlie Cooper Alford and Bessie Lou Hamlett Alford; and brothers Charlie Clifton “Cliff” Alford, James Edward Alford, Julian Glynn Alford, and William Cooper “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: He is listed as Roy Daniel Alford, born 14 Nov 1943, son of Chartie [sic] Cooper Alford and Bessie Lou Hamlett. No other available records show Daniel as his middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Roy David 1943 NC1, Charlie Cooper 1898 NC2, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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ROY HINES ALFORD

Uncle of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—31 March 2013

 

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November 8, 1918 - March 27, 2013

 

RALEIGH—Roy Hines Alford, of Raleigh, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

            Roy was born November 8, 1918 in Franklin County, NC to the late Joseph Lee Alford and Pattie Lois Wynne. He was predeceased by six siblings and his grandson, Lee Tudor.

            In addition to his wife, Margaret Moss Alford, Roy is survived by his children, Nancy Reichenbach, of Mooresville, NC, Ann Althoff, of Atlanta, GA, and Carol Blue, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Jon Collins, Tracy Robbins, Carl “Tripp” Reichenbach, III, Ashley Gibbs, Curtis Collins; great grandchildren, Tony Collins, Cristina Collins, Lee Riley, Dillon Robbins, Nicole Gibbs, Cole Robbins, Dalton Gibbs, Carl “Chase” Reichenbach, IV; a brother, Eugene Alford; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

            He served his country in World War II as a Machinist’s Mate Third Class from January 1944 to November 1945 on the USS Jobb DE 707. He and his shipmates reunited every year to reminisce and support each other.

            On September 27, 1937, Roy married his sweetheart, Margaret Susan Moss. His most treasured roles were being her husband, a father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

            Roy was a dedicated employee of Electrical Equipment Co. for 41 years, ultimately becoming Shop Foreman. He was a firm but fair boss that mentored many young men.

            As a founding member of Highland United Methodist Church, Roy served in a variety of roles from usher to treasurer. The church was always his spiritual guide. He was a member of the Wolf Pack Club for 25 years and attended every home football and basketball game. When the basketball team went to Greece, under Jimmy Valvano, Roy and Margaret, with their dearest friends, Harriett and Carl Reichenbach, went along to cheer for their hometown team.

            The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Elizabeth Campbell of the NC Cancer Center, the staff on floor 500 east at Rex Hospital for their excellent care and compassion, and the staff of Wake County Hospice for helping Roy and his family on his final journey.

            A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:30PM at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612….

 

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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 Roy H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Susan Moss Alford; and siblings David Wilson Alford and Iantha Doris Alford Pruitt in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Roy Hines 1918 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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ROY LEE HALFORD

 

HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—Thursday, 31 March 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Roy Lee Halford, 86, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in Pardee Hospital.

            He was a lifelong native of Hendersonville, the son of the late Bob Halford and Leigh Warren Halford. He was a retired employee of the city of Hendersonville. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He was a member of Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206 and of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Viola Russell Halford; two daughters, Brenda Rayle of Roswell, Ga., and Vicki Styles of Hendersonville; five grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday in Oakdale Cemetery. His grandson.... Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, immindful

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Feb 1919.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Viola V. Russell Halford; and his siblings Mabel Halford Morgan and Oda Andrew Halford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Lee Roy Halford was born 24 Feb 1919 in Henderson Co., son of Robert Halford and Leah French Nix.

            His parents were Oda Ray “Bob” Halford and Leah French Owenby.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Edneyville (District 5), Henderson Co., NC, dwelling #74: O. Robert Halford, age 44 farm laborer, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Leah F. 35, age 16 at first marriage; son Andrew 18; son Ray 11; J.C. Morgan 24; daughter Mabell Morgan 16. All were b. in NC. The Morgans apparently got married within the year.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Roy Lee 1919 NC1, Oda Ray 1887 NC2, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC3, John Wesley 1837 NC4, Thomas J. 1802 NC5, John 1765 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ROY NICHOLAS “NICK” ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 18 June 2011

 

            Roy Nicholas Alford—Mr. Alford, 80, formerly of East Charlotte, died Wednesday June 15, 2011.

            He was born in Mecklenburg County, son of the late Goldie and Harry Baker. He was a retired truck driver.

            He is survived by son; Roy Clinton Alford of Mount Holly, stepdaughter; Ruby Jean Campbell of Panama City, FL, 3 grandchildren; Preston Campbell of Philadelphia, PA, Phillip Campbell and Clinton Nicholas Alford both of Panama City, FL.

            A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, June 20, 2011 at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, 7632 Hood Road Charlotte…. Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, E. Speed

Photo posted in 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy N. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Aug 1930, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Goldie Isabel Alford, age 34 born about 1902, married Harry L. Baker on 28 Nov 1936 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            Harry Baker was Roy’s stepfather. His father is not known—he apparently used his mother’s maiden name.

            Roy’s mother, Goldie age 12 SC, and her sister Annie 15 SC, are listed incorrectly as the stepdaughters of Harmon Willis Alford on the 1920 census in Chester Co., SC. They are his daughters, listed with Harmon and his first wife Minnie on the 1910 census in Union Co., SC.

            In 1930, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, Goldie I. Alford, age 22 born SC, is a sandwich shop manager, boarding with the Parks Bartlett family.

            From NC Births: Nicholas Roy Alford filed a delayed birth certificate for 1930 in Mecklenburg Co.

            His ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #15.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #16.

            His maternal lineage: Roy Nicholas 1930 NC1, Goldie Isabel 1907 SC2, Harmon Willis 1879 NC3, Joseph H. 1839 VA4, Joseph 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ROYSTER WILLARD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—16 June 2000

 

            Royster W. Alford, 84, June 15. Funeral 11 a.m., Saturday, Sims United Methodist Church. Burial, Bailey Cemetery [Nash Co.]. Arrangements by Shingleton Funeral Home, Wilson. South Mills

 

Photo from Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Royster W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Jan 1916, last residence Sims, Wilson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Reba Davis Alford; parents, John Thomas Alford and Claudia Murray Alford; and brothers Norman Sidney Alford and Travis Calvin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Royster Willard 1916 NC1, John Thomas 1895 NC2, Sidney Amos 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN RUBY BLANCH COLE ALFORD

 

DAIILY ITEM

Sumter, Sumter Co., SC—Saturday, 15 December 1979

 

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 Oct 1910 and died _____ Dec 1979, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Willie Stafford Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Arthur Stafford “Ott” Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Births: Ruby Blanch Cole was born 6 Oct 1910 in Scotland Co., NC, daughter of Austin Clayton Cole and Leola Sessoms.

 

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RUBY CHRISTINE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 22 July 2014

 

ZEBULON—Ruby Christine “Nanny” Alford, 93, of 4816 Zebulon Rd., passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest.

            She was born April 2, 1921 in Wake County to the late Johnnie B. Alford and Mattie Perry Alford.

            She is survived by her sisters: Ruth A. Hicks of Zebulon and Sylvia A. Bolton (Billy) of Raleigh; brother: Howard Alford (Josephine) of Youngsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by sisters: Ada Grace A. Woodlief and Mavis A. Johnson and brother: Bill Alford.

            A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Beulah Christian Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545 and other times at the home of Dennis and Janice Hicks, 4820 Zebulon Rd., Zebulon, 27597.

 

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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, Julius B. “Johnnie” Alford and Mattie Byrd Perry Alford; and siblings Ada Grace Alford Woodlief, Eva Mavis Alford Lockleair Johnson, Jessie Burdell Alford Sr., and Ruth Marie Alford Hicks in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ruby Christine 1921 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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RUBY ESTELLE SELLERS HALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—29 January 2003

 

MONROE—Mrs. Ruby S. Halford, 78, died January 28, 2003. Graveside service is 1:30 PM Thursday at Lakeland Memorial Mausoleum. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Halford.

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, Union Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by deceased Find A Grave contributor Ann M. Price

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby S. Halford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 March 1924, last residence Monroe, Union Co., NC.

            Her full name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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NNNN RUBY MAY ALFORD SHEARIN

Grandaunt of Robert Christopher Alford, AAFA #0041

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 December 1966

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Isaac Newton Alford and Minnie Glenn Alford; and siblings Claude Willard Alford, Joseph Newton Alford, and Walter Grady Alford in this compilation.

            Ruby’s last name is misspelled on her gravestone and in her obituary.

            From NC Deaths: Ruby Alford Shearin died 27 Dec 1966 [different than obituary and gravestone] in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC. She was born 3 Aug 1922 [probably incorrect] in Franklin Co., NC, daughter of Newton Alford and Minnie Glenn.

            Ruby’s second husband was Bruce Conway Shearin Jr. They are listed as each other’s spouses on their death certificates. Ruby was Bruce’s 4th wife, but no marriage record has been found. AAFA records list an incorrect first husband, Burton Davis, who was married to a different Ruby Alford in 1932. A second husband is listed as Charles Venter, but no records for this person have been found.

            From NC Births: Ruby May Alford was born 25 Aug 1922 in Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC, daughter of I.N. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ruby May 1924 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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RUBY MORRIS ALFORD

Stepmother of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—23 January 2013

 

            Mrs. Ruby Morris Alford, 95, a former resident of St. Mary’s Road in Hillsborough, died on Monday, January 21, 2013. Mrs. Alford was born in Wake County to the late Leonard and Lillie Gargis Morris.

            She retired from the Westinghouse Meter Division in Raleigh. She was a member of North Durham Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Alford.

            She is survived by her son, Michael Rives Alford; two daughters, Aultney Cozart and Susan Carroll; one brother, Robert Morris; two sisters, Mary Davis and Irma Prevette; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel…. Entombment will be in Raleigh Memorial Park.

X shared gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 June 1917, last residence not listed.

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

 

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RUBY RUDINE KING ALFORD

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

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 6 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Born on May 21, 1927 to Houston Smith and Mary Odum King, a lifelong resident of Wake County, and a 1944 graduate of Wakelon High School in Zebulon, Rudine K. Alford, 76, died on October 31, 2003.

            Mrs. Alford was married to Jesse B. “Bill” Alford on December 19, 1946. She was welcomed into the family of Johnnie B. and Mattie P. Alford, whom she loved dearly. A retired farmer and homemaker, she was an active member of the Beulah Christian Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her daughter, Shari A. Gill of Youngsville; three sons, William Curtis Alford, Michael Smith Alford, and Jesse B. Alford, Jr., all of Zebulon; three granddaughters, Shea A. Byrd, Emily A. Smith, and Jessica Dean Gill; five grandsons, Christopher Michael Alford, Jonathan Carroll Alford, Jesse B. Alford III, William Leonard Alford, and Joshua Derek Gill; six great-granddaughters, Ailey Smith, Mackenzie Alford, Logan Byrd, Alyssa Alford, Taylor Byrd, and Addy Smith; and a sister, Dorothy K. Rhodes of Zebulon.

            Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, November 3, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church in Zebulon. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

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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 Rudine K. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 May 1927 [different than obituary and gravestones], last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

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

            In 1930 Rudine is listed with her family in Little River (District 16), Wake Co., NC, dwelling #546: H. Smith King, age 51 farmer, widower; and his daughters: Ruth B. 19, Dorothy L. 7, and Rudine R. 2-10/12. All were b. in NC.

 

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RUBY WADDELL ALFORD KERN

 

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January 18, 1936 - January 5, 2008

Photo and dates from Lowe Funeral Home

 

DAILY HERALD

Roakoke Rapids, NC—Monday, 7 January 2008

 

BURLINGTON—Ruby Waddell “Princess Ruby” Alford, 71, of 1071 Mountainside Lane, went home to be with her King on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at the Hospice Home after several months of failing health.

            A native of Edgecomb County, she was the daughter of the late William Ashley Alford and Willie Dunn Alford.

            She was of the Christian faith and was an avid encourager with her many homemade notes to all her family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Sam Alford and Billy Alford.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a daughter, Affie Kern Ray and her husband, Allen, of Burlington; three sons, Richard Maurice Kern Jr. and his wife, Martynka, of New York, Swain Kern and his wife, Rhonda, of Burlington and John Matthew Kern and his wife, Jenny, of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Sala Ray Pradhan, Karise Ray, Seth Ray, Abigail Ray, Johanna Kern, Josiah Kern, Junanne Kern, Jenae Kern and Fletcher Kern; a sister, Gwen Alford of Littleton; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Alford of Littleton.

            Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2205 South Church St., Burlington, is handling the arrangements, where a memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Jan 1936, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Ashley Alford and Willie Edith Dunn Alford; and brother Sam Nash Alford in this compilation.

            Wedding announcement (some text regarding apparel, etc., omitted, including matron of honor “Mrs. Claude W. Saunders, Jr. sister of the bride”; and bridesmaid “Mrs. Sam Alford”‘ usher “Sam Alford, brother of the bride”):

 

SUNDAY TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Suday, 21 March 1954

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Ruby Waddell 1936 NC1, William Ashley 1906 NC2, Jesse 1861 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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RUFFIN BRUCE ALFORD, SR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 15 August 1990

 

            Mr. Ruffin Bruce Alford, 63, of 11369 Sedalia Place, Huntersville, died Aug. 14, 1990, at home. Almond, Raymer & McConnell Funeral Home of Huntersville is in charge.

 

Photo from Mallard Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruffin B. Alford (SS# issued in AZ) was born 4 Dec 1926, last residence Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Malcy Alberta Height Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Ruffin Bruce Alford was born 4 Dec 1926 in Raleigh, NC, son of James H. Alford and Ida L. Woodliff.

            From NC Deaths; Ruffin Bruce Alford Sr. died 14 Aug 1990 in Mecklenburg Co., age 63 widowed, born 4 Dec 1926 in NC.

            From NC Marriages: Ruffin Bruce Alford, age 24 son of J.H. and Ina Lee Alford, married Malcy Alberta Height, age 24, daughter of Coley and Jackie Height.

 

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RUFUS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 19 November 2000

 

ST. PAULS [Robeson Co.]—Rufus Alford, 46, of 1364 Britt Road died Friday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. Arrangements will be announced by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Nov 1954 in NC and died 17 Nov 2000, last residence Statesville, Iredell Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Rufus Alford, age 46 black, was born 10 Nov 1954 in Robeson Co., NC. He died 17 Nov 2000 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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NNNN RUFUS WESLEY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 13 October 1976

 

 

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 Rufus Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 May 1901 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Oct 1976, last residence Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Annie Belle Alford Mangum, Callie Alford Strickland, Ella Gray Alford Mangum, and Foster Hines Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Rufus W. Alford, age 18, married Bettie A. Mitchell on 25 Dec 1920 in Wake Co., NC.

            On Rufus W. Alford’s undated WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 39, born 29 May 1902 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Rufus Wesley 1902 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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RUSSELL LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Sunday, 7 September 2014

 

Russell Lawrence Alford

 

ARDEN—Russell L. Alford, 77, died Friday, September 5, 2014, at the St. Joseph Campus, Mission Hospitals.

            Mr. Alford was the son of the late Virgil Rice Alford and Edna Snyder Alford. He was a native of Cincinnati, OH, and moved to Buncombe Co. seven years ago.

            Mr. Alford retired as an electronics technician at NuTone. He had been a member and sang in the choir of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Cincinnati, and had most recently been attending St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Candler.

            Russell was a quiet, kind man, generous and easy going. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, and exploring the local trails. He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Arlene Zimmerman Alford; daughters, Lisa Alford, Julie Pino and husband Pasquale, Jr., and Joy Lintz and husband Michael; grandchildren, Zachary, Emma, Matthew, Gabrielle and Ethan Lintz, Shawn and Christopher Pino, Regina Bell, and Angela, Joshua, and Jessica Pino; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

            A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church…. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium….

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society….

FAG photo requested 3/23/2017

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Virgil Rice Alford and Edna Marie Snyder Bernard Alford, in Ohio Obituaries.

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

            His lineage: Russell Lawrence 1937 OH1, Virgil Rice 1899 KY2, William Rice 1854 KY3, Stephen 1821 KY4, Charles 1779 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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RUTH ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 27 September 2003

 

FAIRMONT—Miss Ruth Alford, 84, of North Walnut Street, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, in her home.

            Miss Alford was a secretary and organist at First Baptist Church for more than 60 years.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church…. A private burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Floyd Funeral Services of Fairmont.

            Miss Alford is survived by a nephew, Jerry Alford of Wilmington….

 

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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 show that Ruth Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Apr 1919, last residence Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, John Wade Alford Sr. and Elizabeth Osborn Alford; and brothers Hal Alford, Hubert Alford, and John Wade “Jack” Alford Jr. in this compilation We included the obituary of her sister Elizabeth Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ruth 1919 NC1, 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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RUTH ALFORD LAWS

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 26 March 1990

 

            Mrs. Ruth Alford Laws, 75, of 904 Cone Ave., Pineville, died March 24, 1990, at Carolinas Medical Center. Funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stough Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville, where she was a member. Burial will be in Flint Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Fort Mill, S.C…. McEwen Funeral Home, Charlotte chapel, is in charge.

            Mrs. Laws, a Pineville native, retired from Cone Mills Inc. after more than 35 years. At her church, she was a member of the Mary Stough Sunday school class and Linda Cox Circle.

            Survivors are her son, Donald Laws; sister, Mrs. Anne Irby of Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild….

 

Photo from Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Fort Mill, York Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rick and Kathy Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Laws (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 Sept 1914 and died _____ March 1990, last residence Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her father, Walter Joseph Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Annie E. Alford Slaton Irby; and half-brother William Jennings Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #16.

            Her lineage: Ruth 1914 NC1, Walter Joseph 1874 NC2, Joseph H. 1839 VA3, Joseph 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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RUTH CHRISTINE WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 30 January 2004

 

CLINTON—Mrs. Ruth Williams Alford, of 507 Underwood St., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004.

            Mrs. Alford was a former railroad employee and a homemaker.

            A graveside service will be conducted at noon Saturday in Clinton City Cemetery…. Arrangements are being handled by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home of Clinton.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by several nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 408 College St., Clinton, NC….

FAG photo requested 8/22/2020

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth W. Alford (SS# issued through the Railroad Board) was born 21 June 1902, last residence Clinton, Sampson Co., NC.

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

            From SSACI: Ruth Christine Williams Alford was born 21 June 1902 in Warsaw, Duplin Co., NC, daughter of Joshua F. and Mary H. Williams.

            From NC Births: Ruth Christine Williams was born 1902 in Duplin Co., NC, daughter of Joshua Franklin Williams.

 

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RUTH CLARK KELLUM ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 22 December 2006

 

 

            Ruth Kellum Alford, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, in The Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

            She was born in Wilmington, NC, on December 1, 1923, the daughter of the late George Pierce and Johnnie Belle Priest Clark. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Luther Warlick Kellum, and six brothers.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church. She was a member of NCREA, AARP, Adult #1 Sunday School class, Young at Heart Fellowship Group, One to One Fellowship Group, Church Officer, Sunday School Teacher, and numerous other church activities. Community activities included volunteer work at Hospitality House and Interfaith Hospitality. She was retired from the New Hanover County Health Department after 22 years of service.

            She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, Christian and a beloved precious child of God.

            Surviving are her husband, H.J. Alford; three children, Wayne Kellum and wife Lynn of Trinity, NC, Linda Kellum McCall and husband Dennis, and Bob Kellum and wife Debra, both of Wilmington, NC; step daughter, Brenda Alford of Elizabethtown, NC; ten grandchildren, Brad and Brent Kellum, Heather Thompson, Missy Boyette, Jodi Cockrell, Charlie and Frankie Tyer, Trey and Stanley Melvin and Jennifer Wiley; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris C. Conaway and husband Don of Wilmington, NC; two brothers, Eugene Clark and wife Peggy of Orange Park, FL, and Wilbur Clark and wife Mary of Wilmington, NC; and many loving nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2006, in Cape Fear Presbyterian Church…. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel….

 

 

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 confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth C. Kellum (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Hugh James “H.J.” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTH ELIZABETH ALFORD BUNN

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ October 2011

 

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            Ruth Elizabeth Alford Bunn, 91, of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011.

            She was born in Wake County to the late Oza Mingia Alford and Grover Lewis Alford.

            Along with her husband, Mrs. Bunn was owner and manager of National Memorials with headquarters in Lakeland, FL until they sold the business and retired in June of 1985. After retiring they returned to their home town of Wake Forest and were members of Glen Royal Baptist Church.

            Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Monday morning, October 24, 2011 at Glen Royal Baptist Churc…. Entombment was in Wake Forest Cemetery.

            Mrs. Bunn is survived by her sister, Joyce Alford Davis of Wake Forest; nieces & nephews, Suzanne Tull of Tallahassee, FL, Nancy Rackley & husband, Pete of Fredericksburg, VA, Pamela Roberts of Wake Forest, Suanne Watkins & husband, Rodney of Wake Forest, Pat Alford & wife, Peggy of Durham, Lee Alford of Wake Forest and Terry Alford & wife, Linda of Wake Forest; great-nieces & great-nephews, Jimmy Tull of New Orleans, LA, Meredith Stoddard & husband, Eric of Fredericksburg, VA, Elizabeth Amrhein & husband, Kevin of Tallahassee, FL, Peter “Joe” Rackley & wife, Jody of Fredericksburg, VA, Monica Alford & Rob Holt of Durham, Kimberly Alford & Eric Bowser of Durham, Cameron Watkins of Wake Forest, Beth Watkins of Wake Forest, Leigh Ann & Alicia Alford both of Asheville, Jeff Alford of Raleigh and Scott Alford & wife, Lisa of Wake Forest; great-great-nephew, Kilpatrick Stoddard; great-great nieces, Tatum Stoddard & Ryan Holt; as well as numerous nieces & nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews and extended family on Mr. Bunn’s side of the family.

            Mrs. Bunn was preceded in death by her husband, C.H. “Joe” Bunn and by her brothers, Grover Lewis Alford, Jr. and Alvin Alford.

            …. Pallbearers were Patrick Alford, Peter “Joe” Rackley, Cameron Watkins, Eric Stoddard, James “Jimmy” Tull, Kevin Amrhein, James Kirby and Michael Kirby. Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford, III was an honorary pallbearer.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811).

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Bunn (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 May 1920, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents Grover Lee Alford and Oza Wesley Mingia Alford; and brothers Alvin Lee Alford and Grover Lewis Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ruth Elizabeth 1920 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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RUTH ELLA MAE ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Saturday, 16 September 2006

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Ruth Ella Mae Alford, 97, of Trotter Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Centerclair Nursing Center in Lexington.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, JD Burleson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 July 1909, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford; and siblings John Milton Alford, Maude Elizabeth Alford Varner, Millard Clemmond Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Thomas Walter Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Ruth Ella 1909 NC1, James Milton 1853 NC2, Thomas B. 1834 NC3, Green Berry 1787 NC4.

 

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RUTH HOLT ALFORD UTLEY

Grandmother of Sherry Donna Hursey Handfinger, AAFA #1237

Sister of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

Photo from Sherry Handfinger

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 17 May 2007

 

DURHAM—Ruth Alford Utley, 98, was born April 23, 1909, in Durham and went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2007, after a brief illness. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints,” Psalm 116.15.

            Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas H. Alford and LaCenie P. Alford as well as her loving husband of 67 years, Lewis Utley.

            She is survived by her three children, Shirley Hursey and her husband, Otho, Carolyn Baker and her husband, Hazel, and Steve Utley; and a sister, Mary Whitt.

            “Ma Ruth,” as she was affectionately known, had seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and they brought her so much joy.

            Ruth was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church. She worked alongside her husband, Lewis, for over 50 years at Lewis’s Cafe. Upon his retirement, she enjoyed many wonderful years with the love of her life.

            She also enjoyed working in her flowers, antiques, collecting dolls, interior decorating, chocolate candy and celebrating special occasions with her family and friends.

            Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brandon Baker, Tyler Handfinger, Brice Hursey, Kenneth Hursey, David Utley and Chris Utley.

            Ruth’s homegoing celebration will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Durham Memorial Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home....

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Estelle Clark

Photo taken 21 May 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth A. Utley (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Herndon Alford Sr. and Lacenie Jane Peed Alford; and brothers Burnice Lloyd Alford, Forrest Peed “Buck” Alford, Thomas Herndon Alford Jr., and William Dallas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sisters Mary Alford Witt and Nellie Ross Alford Cummings in Tennessee Obituaries.

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

            Her lineage: Ruth Holt 1909 NC1, Thomas Herndon 1877 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1742 NC6.

 

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RUTH MARIE ALFORD HICKS

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

 

L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory

Knightdale, Wake Co., NC—_____ July 2017

 

Ruth Marie (Alford) Hicks

January 15, 1926–January 30, 2017

 

            Ruth Alford Hicks, 91, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at her home.

            She was born January 15, 1926 in Wake County to the late Johnnie Burdell Alford and Mattie Perry Alford. In 1944 she graduated from Rolesville High School. For 19 ½ years Ruth was a Ward Secretary at Rex Hospital. After retirement, Ruth was a caregiver in the home for numerous families.

            Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Beulah Christian Baptist Church, 8225 Mitchell Mill Rd., Zebulon, 27597. Burial will follow at the church cemetery….

            Surviving: son, Dennis Hicks (Janice) of Zebulon; grandsons: Kevin Hicks, Keith Hicks (Angela); great-grandchildren: Amirah and Adeline; sister, Sylvia Bolton (Billy) of Raleigh; brother, Howard Alford (Josephine) of Zebulon; a host of special nieces, nephews and close friends.

            In addition to her parents Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hicks on January 12, 1981; son, Russell Hicks; sisters: Ada Woodlief, Mavis Johnson, Christine Alford; brother, Jessie B. Alford….

 

Photo from Beulah Christian Church Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from 55Chevy – 1/9/2024 not accepting messages

Taken by Find A Grave contributor 55Chevy

 

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

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ruth Marie 1926 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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NNNN RUTH REBECCA ALFORD PERRY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 12 August 1989

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty and Scott

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Perry (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Oct 1903, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Garland Festus Alford; and siblings James Elmo Alford Sr. and Raymond Rudell Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Ruth Rebecca 1903 NC1, Garland Festus 1881 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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RUTH STALLINGS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 26 June 2007

 

 

            Ruth Stallings Alford, 86, passed away on June 24, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Ola Stallings.

            Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Fred F. Alford; and by two brothers, Bill Stallings and Robert “Jr.” Stallings.

            Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pilot Baptist Church. Burial in the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn Cemetery.

            Ruth is survived by two children, Robert Alford of Raleigh, Pam Privette and husband, Wayne of Wendell; three sisters, Arlene S. Yakalavich and husband, Ed of Hampton, VA, Edith S. Mann of Raleigh, Helen S. Bauer and husband, Al of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Bob Alford of Chandler, AZ, Michele Alford of Joelton, TN and Rob Privette of Wendell.

            Ruth was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother all the years of her life. Everything she did reflected her feelings for her family, the treasures in her life that she was proudest of....

            The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon....

 

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 Ruth S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 March 1921, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            Her husband was Frederick Fagan Alford, son of James Berry Alford and Bettie A. Williams.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Frederick Fagan 1918 NC1, James Berry 1872 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN RUTH VIRGINIA ALFORD HANSLEY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 26 September 1988

 

 

Photo from Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Caughman Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Hansley (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Oct 1903, last residence Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ora Cecil Johnson Alford; and siblings Jacob Lawrence Alford, Lois Alford Bragg, Mavis Ora Alford Roberts, Nettie Hazel Alford Temple, and Pauline Alford Parker in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #18.

            Her lineage: Ruth Virginia 1903 NC1, Jacob Alexander 1874 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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SADIE M. ALFORD BENNETT

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 2 September 2014

 

GREENSBORO—Sadie Alford Bennett, 83, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Funeral services at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, at United Institutional Baptist Church, Greensboro. Arrangements by Community Funeral Service, Inc.

 

Photo from Carolina Biblical Gardens of Guilford, Jamestown, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Anderson

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Vernal Gasper Alford Sr. and Ometia Brown Alford; and her siblings Carolyn Delois Alford Boone, Howard Lee Alford, Juanita Alford Bell, and Vernal Gasper Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Sadie M. Alford, colored age 20 daughter of Vernon and Ometa Alford, married Kelly Hanson Bennett, colored 26 son of G.J. and Alice Bennett, on 11 Oct 1951 in Guilford Co. NC.

            Her lineage: Sadie M. 1931 NC1, Vernal Gasper 1903 NC2.

 

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NNNN SALLIE ALFORD GASKINS

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Sunday, 16 September 1979

 

 

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

No response from bien recordado – 10/9/2021 not accepting messages

Taken by Find A Grave contributor bien recordado

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1979) dates of Sallie Gaskins (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Delila Willoughby Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Sallie 1903 NC1, Morris Brown 1876 NC2, John H. ???? NCc.

 

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SALLIE RUE ALFORD JEFFERYS

 

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

 

L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory

Knightdale, Wake Co., NC—_____ July 2014

 

Sallie Rue Alford Jefferys

 

            Sallie Rue Alford Jefferys, 78, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at Sunnybrook Nursing and Rehab.

            She was born in Johnston County on September 16, 1935 to the late Alma A. Alford and Libby Batten Alford. She graduated from Corinth-Holders High School in 1953. For many years along with her late husband, Edward Warren Jefferys, they owned and operated Jeffery’s Grocery in Wendell. Sallie was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend to many.

            Sallie is survived by her son, Edward Wayne Jefferys of Wendell; sisters: Jean A. Claffey of Greensboro and Willie Sue A. Currin of Raleigh.

            A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. Burial will follow at Baptist Tabernacle Church Cemetery, 1599 NC Highway 231, Wendell, NC 27591….

            In addition to her parents and husband, Sallie was proceeded in death by her brothers: Alton “Shug”, Valton “Red”, Carlton “Tiny”, Billy Wayne and Bobby Alford; sisters: Christine Alford, Rachel Ingram, Edith Walker, Lila Ruth Mincey and Jane Bailey….

 

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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 yet list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Alma Alexander Alford and Libby Edith Batten Alford; and siblings Alma Carlton Alford, Bobby Alford, Henry Alton Alford, Jane Ellen Alford Bailey, Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, and Valton “Red” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Rachel Mae Alford Ingram in Virginia Obituaries; and of her sister Edith Alford Walker in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            Wedding announcement:

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 18 November 1956:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Sallie Rue 1935 NC1, Alma Alexander 1889 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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SALLIE SINGLETON REAVES ALFORD

Grandmother of George Robert Alford, Jr., AAFA #1412

 

[We also published her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 24 June 1966

 

DILLON—Mrs. Sallie Reaves Alford, 95, widow of Leroy B. Alford and daughter of the late James Robert and Sara McMillan Reaves of Latta, died Thursday morning at a Hendersonville, N.C. nursing home.

            Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in Bethes Funeral Home in Dillon. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Floydale.

            Surviving are three sons, David B. Alford of Richmond, Va., George Robert Alford of Loris and Leonard B. Alford of Springfield, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. L.J. (Elizabeth) Williams of Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. L.S. (Reaves) Salters of Norman, Okla., Mrs. Ralph H. (Mary) Ramsey Jr. of Brevard, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Caroline M. Reaves and Mrs. J.D. Coker, both of Hartsville, and Mrs. S.E. Finnegan of Fairmont, N.C.

 

Photo from Dunbarton Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Floydale, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sallie R. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 25 August 1871, last residence Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Leroy Bertram Alford, and her son George Robert Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and her sons David Bright Alford Sr. and Leonard Bertram Alford in Virginia Obituaries

 

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NNNN SALLIE ALFORD ALFORD

Grandmother of Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

Grandaunt of Bobbie Lou Alford Stuck, AAFA #1331

 

Photo from her granddaughter Lisa Sturges’ Sturges Family Tree (Ancestry)—many more family photos there

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 24 April 1961

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Taylor Huguely

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Rickman “Sam” Alford; daughters Dorothy Ruth Alford Piner and Mildred Alford Pierce; father, Charles Wesley Alford Sr.; and siblings Charles Wesley Alford Jr. (with family photo), Christopher Columbus Alford, James Hyatt Alford Sr., Luke Foster Alford, Manervah Jane Alford, and Mattie H. Alford Hodge in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Christine Rebecca Alford Davis in South Carolina Obituaries.

            She is Sarah E. Alford, age 7, on the 1900 census in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC, but she is Sallie on all other available records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Sallie 1903 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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NNNN SAM NASH ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 29 January 1995

 

 

Photo from Rocky Swamp Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Halifax Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret Gagliardi

 

Photo from Rocky Swamp Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Halifax Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J.Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sam N. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 June 1930, last residence Littleton, Halifax Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Dickens “Eib” Alford; son Sammy Vince Alford; parents, William Ashley Alford and Willie Edith Dunn Alford; and sister Ruby Waddell Alford Kern in this compilation.

            From Virginia, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Sam Nash Alford, age 21, son of William Ashley Alford and Willie Dunn, married Mary Elizabeth Dickens on 31 Dec 1949 in Emporia, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Sam Nash 1930 NC1, William Ashley 1906 NC2, Jesse 1861 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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NNNN SAMMY VINCE ALFORD

 

Senior photo, 1969 yearbook, Aurelian Springs School, Littleton, NC

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 25 August 1973

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sammy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Nov 1950 and died _____ Aug 1973, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Sam Nash Alford and Mary Elizabeth Dickens “Eib” Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Sammy Vince 1950 NC1, Sam Nash 1930 NC2, William Ashley 1906 NC3, Jesse 1861 NC4, Jesse 1836 NC5, Edmund 1814 NC6, Jesse 1765 NC7.

 

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NNNN SAMUEL CHARLES ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 6 July 1958

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Howe

Note from photographer, 2/22/2021: “Grass has covered many of the markers in … the Alford family plot. It’s likely all the other graves are located in that plot, but without being located and uncovered, they are lost to view.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Christopher Columbus Alford and Lillian Edna Forsythe Alford; and brother Clyde Vernon Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Samuel Charles 1945 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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SAMUEL PETER ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Wednesday, 12 May 1948

 

SAM ALFORD DIES AT FAIRMONT HOME

 

FAIRMONT, May 12—Sam Alford, 67, died at this home in Fairmont last night about 9 o’clock. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage about ten days ago and had been critically ill since that time. He was in ill health for a number of years.

            The funeral will be conducted from the home Thursday at 4 p.m. by his pastor, Rev. Carey P. Herring of the First Baptist church. Interment will be in Fairmont cemetery.

            Mr. Alford came to Fairmont about 30 years ago from Halifax county.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Catherine Kinlaw of Robeson county; one son, three daughters, two brothers and four sisters.

 

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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 children George Stuart Alford, Hopkin Alford, Margaret Lou “Peggy” Alford Floyd, and Mary Janice Alford Williams; father, Gabriel S. Alford; siblings Jacob Lewis Alford, James Purvis Alford, John Henry Alford, Josephine Ada Alford, Neverson Cooper Alford; and half-siblings Mary Eugenia Alford Wiggs and Thomas Person Alford in this compilation.

            On Samuel Peter Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 37, an engineer living in Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC. He was born 18 Apr 1881. He names his wife Mary Catherine Alford and signs his full name.

            From NC Marriages: Samuel Alford, age 36, married Catherine Kinlaw, age 23, on 27 Sept 1917 in Robeson Co., NC.

            From North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909–1975 (Ancestry): Samuel Alford died 11 May 1948 in Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC, age 67, born 18 Apr _____. His wife is identified as Catherine Kinlaw, who was the informant. He was the son of Gabriel and Mary Alford. He was buried in Fairmont Cemetery.

            Jacob is the son of Gabriel S. Alford and his second wife, Mary Ann Cooke.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Samuel Peter 1881 NC1, Gabriel S. 1821 NC2.

 

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SANDRA DELORES BUNN ALFORD DILLEHAY

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—_____ October 2011

 

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Sandra Delores Dillehay

 

            Sandra D. Dillehay, 72, of Franklinton, died Tuesday October 4, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Ethel Demuth Bunn and Leroy Bunn and was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Hight.

            Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning October 6, 2011 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home…. Burial was in Raleigh Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Dillehay is survived by her husband, Joe Dillehay; a daughter, Renee Turner and husband, Brent of Goldsboro; sons, Herb Alford of Wake Forest and Jimmy Alford and wife, Rhonda of Wendell; brothers, Leroy Bunn, Jr. of Garner and Henry Bunn and Frank Bunn of Goldsboro; 4 grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Frankie Bunn, Jr., Michael Waite, Leroy Bunn, Jr., Calvin Barham, Jeff Mitchell and Darren Perry.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811).

 

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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 Sandra D. Dillehay (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 April 1939, last residence Franklinton, Franklin Co., NC.

 

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SANDRA KAY ALFORD GURKIN

 

Lowe Funeral Home Chapel

Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—_____ June 2012

 

 

December 3, 1950 - June 1, 2012

 

            Sandra Kay Alford Gurkin passed away Friday June 1, 2012 after several years of failing health.

            Born in Alamance County she was the daughter of the late James Alvin and Ola Mae Harris Alford and wife of Jerry Gurkin, Sr. who survives of the home, sons Jason Gurkin of the home, Jerry Gurkin, Jr. (Erin Morris) and Justin Gurkin (Sherri Gittings) all of Burlington, brothers Don Alford and his wife Betty and Jerry Alford all of Burlington.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Janice Zaic.

            She was a member of the White Dove Baptist Church.

            Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM Monday June 4, 2012 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Shropshire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ola Mae Harris Alford; and brothers James Donald “Don” Alford and Jerry Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Sandra Kay 1950 NC1, James Alvin 1912 NC2, Sidney Amos 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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SANDY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 5 September 1996

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Sandy Alford, 70, of 416 S. Martin Luther King St., died Aug. 30 in his home.

            A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Rowland…. Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

            Mr. Alford is survived by five daughters, Virginia Alford and Dorothy Fraizer, both of Inglewood, N.J., and Sandy Hayes, Clara B. Alford and Michelle Alford, all of Rowland; a sister, Elizabeth Black of Rowland; two brothers, Matt Alford and David Alford, both of Rowland; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

FAG photo requested 1/9/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sandy Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 1 Jan 1926, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

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

            NC Deaths confirm the birth and death dates of Sandy Alford, black widowed.

 

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SAPHRONIA WOODALL ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 19 January 1919

 

GOLDSBORO Jan. 18—Mrs. Saphronia Alford, of Johnston county, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident near the town of LaGrange last Sunday afternoon, and who was brought to Goldsboro for medical attention at a local hospital, died Thursday, and the remains were taken to Princeton [Johnston Co.] for interment.

            Deceased was 60 years of age and was prominently connected in Johnston county.

 

Photo from Woodall Cemetery, Brogden, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Starling Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her son Leslie Gardner “.G.” Alford Sr.; and grandson Leslie Gardner Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Sophronia Alford, white widow, died in Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC, on 15 Jan 1919. Her parents were Alex Woodall and Julia Barbrey. Her usual residence was Princeton, NC.

            Her parents, Alexander Woodall and Julia Barber Woodall, are also buried in Woodall Cemetery.

            She married James B. Alford on 12 March 1891 in Johnston Co., NC. He was born about 1862 in Johnston Co. and died in 1898.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her husband’s lineage: James B. 1862 NC1, Bython B. 1817 NC2.

 

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SARA ALFORD ALLRED

 

Mrs. Sara Alford Allred

Photo from Ridge Funeral Home

 

COURIER-TRIBUNE

Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC—Saturday, 25 October 2014

 

DENTON—Mrs. Sara Alford Allred, 78, of Denton, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Universal Healthcare in Concord.

            A graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Jackson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

            A native of Horry County, S.C., Mrs. Allred was born Nov. 26, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Harmon Leon Alford and Thelma McDowell Herndon. She was retired from Thomasville Furniture and was a sales consultant for Mary Kay. She enjoyed researching her family history and spending time with her grandchildren.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis E. Allred.

            Mrs. Allred is survived by her daughters, Malinda Dry and husband Gerry of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., Carol J. Allred of High Point; son, Jesse Allred and wife Anna of Asheboro; sister, Doris Headberg, of Ocala, Fla.; brothers, James Alford, of Hialeah, Fla., Michael Alford, of Mt. Airy, N.C.; grandchildren, Jeromy Allred and wife Jenny, Jessica Allred, Jacob Butler, Wesley Dry and wife Andrea, William Dry, Whitaker Dry, Caitlin Dry; and great-grandchildren, Riley Allred and Jaxson Allred….

FAG photo requested 10/23/2022 by Tanglewoods

 

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

            See the obituary of her father, Leon Harmon Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her mother, Thelma Inez McDowell Alford Herndon; and brother Leon Levern “Buck” Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            Her lineage: Sara 1935 SC1, Leon Harmon 1915 SC2, Harlee M. 1874 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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SARAH ALFORD HURLEY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 22 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

APR. 26, 1918–DEC. 21, 1998

 

CARY—Sarah Alford Hurley, 80, of Cary, formerly of Johnston County, died Monday [December 21] at Western Wake Medical Center. Mrs. Hurley is retired from the Division of Motor Vehicles with twenty five years of service.

            A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Cary. Entombment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.

            She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James Thaw Hurley; son, Ted Randolph Hurley and wife, Betty of Raleigh; daughter, Jane Hurley Mosley and husband, Jerry Wayne of Cary; grandchildren, Carlton Wayne Mosley of Cary; Kimberly Mosley White and husband, Greg of Charlotte, Paige Renee Hurley of Beaufort, NC and Gretchen Hope Hurley of Annapolis, MD; great-grandchild, Elizabeth Adeline Hurley of Beaufort, NC.

            The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home....

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, sibe80

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah A. Hurley (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Apr 1918, last residence Cary, Wake Co., NC.

 

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SARAH FRANCIS ALFORD OWENS

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Monday, 25 May 2015

 

MANTEO, NC—Sarah Alford Owens passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

            She was born in Manteo on February 19, 1937.

            Sarah is survived by her husband, Bobby Owens; her son, RV Owens III and wife, Julie; grandchildren, Shannon Owens, Bo Owens, Chase Hooper and Avery Hooper; son-in-law, Buddy Hooper; sisters, Dotty Fry, Sally Scarborough and husband, Phil and Della Basnight; brothers, Saint Basnight, Jr. and wife, Bea and Marc Basnight; sister-in-law, Clara Mae Shannon and husband, Lionel; nieces, Caroline Basnight, Vicki Basnight, Peaches Eckhardt, Claudia Harrington, Kathy Urich and Sarah Wise; nephews, Eddie Alford, Hannon Fry and Fields Scarborough; as well as many other cherished nieces, nephews, and family.

            Sarah was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Owens Hooper; her brother, EJ Alford; her sister-in-law, Sandy Basnight; and her parents, Cora Mae Basnight and Edwin Joseph Alford.

            Sarah truly loved Dare County. She worked beside Aycock Brown in the early years to promote The Outer Banks and continued to greet hundreds of locals and tourists with her ready smile at Owens Restaurant. Sarah loved her hometown of Manteo and spent many hours driving its beautiful streets. She had a lifelong love of The Lost Colony and Dare County history. Dare County has lost one of its greatest historians with the passing of Sarah Owens.

            A service will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Manteo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, PO Box 442, Hatteras, NC 27943.

 

Photo from Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, Dare Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jackie

 

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

            See the obituary of her mother, Cora Mae Daniels Alford Basnight, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Edwin Joseph “E.J.” Alford Jr. in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Sarah Francis 1937 NC1, Edwin Joseph 1899 NC2, Dougal McCallum 1867 NC3, Nathan Thompson 1843 NC4, Jacob 1789 NC5, James 1764 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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SARAH B. ALFRED

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 8 January 2008

 

            Sarah B. Alfred, 49, Jan. 2. Graveside noon, today, Cherry family cemetery, Aulander [Bertie Co.]. Arrangements by Wilder’s Funeral Home, Aulander.

FAG photo requested 1/9/2024

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah B. Alfred (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Jan 1958, last residence Harrellsville, Hertford Co., NC.

 

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SARAH ELIZABETH “BET” WESTER ALFORD

 

Photo from Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Louisburg

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 20 January 2014

 

February 26, 1924 – January 18, 2014

 

BUNN—Sarah Elizabeth “Bet” Alford, 89, of Alford Mill Rd., died Saturday night.

            She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Walter Bobbitt Wester and Myrtle Place Wester. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and retired from Bunn Elementary School as cafeteria manager. Her family was the love of her life.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marget Alford; sister, Hollie Lee Braswell and brother, James Walter Wester.

            Funeral service will be held 3 pm Monday, January 20, 2014 at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Bunn Cemetery.

            She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Janet Alford, Larry and Pam Alford, Garry and Jill Alford all of Bunn; sister-in-law, Polly Wester of Raleigh; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren….

            Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Bunn United Methodist Church, Bunn, NC….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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SARAH ELIZABETH EDWARDS ALFORD

 

Sarah Elizabeth Alford

Photo from Clements Funeral Service, Durham, Durham Co., NC

 

BUTNER-CREEDMOOR NEWS

Creedmore, Granville Co., NC—Wednesday, 20 May 2020

 

DURHAM—Sarah Edwards Alford, 100, passed away May 8, 2020.

            Sarah was born on Jan. 19, 1920, in Seaboard. She was the oldest sister of three brothers, John Cecil Edwards, Eddie Grey Edwards and John Thomas Edwards. On July 25, 1938, she wed Buck Alford and they were married for 57 years. His job with the Nello Teer Company kept them moving around the area until they settled in Durham with their young daughter. Also, Sarah worked for Liggett Myers for 16 years. In 1973, Sarah and Buck retired to Creedmoor where she was able to pursue her love of crafts, bowling, and flower gardening. She was proud of singing in three senior choirs in Granville County and the many blue ribbons she won for her crafts. Sarah moved back to Durham in 2005 and joined Guess Road Baptist Church for the second time.

            Long known as The Hat Lady, Sarah loved to get compliments on the fashionable hats she wore to church. For the last two years, Sarah has resided at Croasdaile longterm care. The family would like to thank the staff of the second floor south for its excellent care.

            Sarah is survived by her daughter, Pamela A. Denning of Durham; her grandson, Walter Denning III of Canton; and three nieces and three nephews.

            She was preceded by her parents, Joe Eddie and Mary Alice Edwards, of Seaboard; and her husband, F.P. “Buck” Alford.

            A celebration of life will be held at a later date…. The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services in Durham….

 

 

Photos from Carolina Memorial Gardens, Creedmore, Granville Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

No response from JaredEvan – LM on bio page 7/13/2020 – again 1/12/2021

Taken by Find A Grave contributor JaredEvan

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Forrest Peed “Buck” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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SARAH FRANCES ALFORD MORRISON CLARK

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—26 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Mrs. Sarah Frances Clark of 1615 Granite Street, passed away Sunday, February 22, 1998 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital [Winston-Salem].

            She was born in Rowland, N.C. to John Alford, Sr. and the late Sarah Alford. She was a member of Steadfast Apostolic Church of Christ. She was employed at Arbor Acres where she worked as a certified nursing assistant.

            Survivors include her father, Mr. John Alford, Sr. of Winston-Salem; a devoted friend, Benjamin Pitts of the home; three sons, Anthony (Tracy) Morrison, James Morrison, and Fredrick Morrison, Sr., all of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Candise Morrison, Anthony Morrison, Jr., Jasmine Morrison, Jamesha Morrison, and Fredrick Morrison, Jr., all of Winston-Salem; one sister, Omelia Thompson (John) of Advance, N.C.; three brothers, John (Diane) Alford, Jr. and Barnes Alford, both of Winston-Salem and Richard (Isabella) Alford of Fairmont, N.C.; a devoted family friend, Lillie Alford of Winston-Salem; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Graveside services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Piedmont Memorial Gardens.... (Johnson-Howard-Robinson Home of Memory)

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Anderson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, John Willie Alford; and brother Barnes Clifford “Coot” Alford in this compilation.

 

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SARAH JUDSON SUTTLE ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 5 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Sarah Suttle Alford, 95, of Durham, died Monday [January 4] at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Spartanburg, S.C., the daughter of the late William Manning Suttle and Milbry Brown Suttle. She lived in Durham most of her life, where she was employed at the Belk-Leggett department store. She was a member of Angier Avenue Baptist Church, where she taught the Horton Bible class, which was renamed the Alford Bible class in her honor. Mrs. Alford was the president of the W.M.U. and attended Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C.

            She was predeceased by her husband, William Lassiter Alford; and son W.L. Alford, Jr.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son Philip Alford, of Durham; sister, Helen S. Troutman, of Charlotte; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Maplewood Cemetery….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, RTerry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Feb 1903, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Lassiter “Willie” Alford Sr.; and son William Lassiter Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Sarah is listed as “Sarah Judson Suttle” on the 1929 death certificate of her infant son. The informant was W.L. Alford.

 

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SARAH LEE BARNES ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Monday, 18 December 2006

 

            Alford, Sarah L., of 2330 Rock Hill Road, Castle Hayne, formerly of Solomon Towers, died Friday [December 15] at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. James AME Church. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Kirk Binning

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born14 July 1917, last residence Castle Hayne, New Hanover Co., NC.

            From SSACI: Sara Lee Barnes Alford, black, was born 14 July 1917 in Dillon Co., SC, daughter of D.P. Barnes and Pearlie M. McRae.

            On Olemuel Jack Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 27, black, born 1 Oct 1913 in Marlboro Co., SC. He is living in Dillon, Dillon Co., SC, and names his wife, Sara Lee Alford, as his contact.

            From Virginia, Divorce Records (Ancestry): Olemuel Alford, black age 43, and Sara Lee Alford, black age 39, were divorced on 3 Apr 1957. They were married on 10 May 1936.

 

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SARAH NELL LANG ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—27 May 2002

 

CLAYTON—Sarah Lang “Nell” Alford, 82, May 25, 2002, loving Mother and Grandmother that will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will follow in the Hayes Chapel Christian Church Cemetery, Garner.

            Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce A. and Byron Haynes of Clayton, Janice A. and Joseph Henley of Raleigh; and four grandchildren, Ashley Carter and husband Larry, Jennifer Neuhauser and husband Ranier, Brent R. Henley and Eric Haynes….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1920, last residence Clayton, Johnston Co., NC.

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

 

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SAVELIA ALFORD PHELPS

 

 

James Albert Phelps and his wife, Savelia Alford Phelps

 

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

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 6 November 1956

 

BURLINGTON, Nov. 6—Mrs. Savelia Alford Phelps, 83, of 872 S. Spring St., died Sunday at 8:45 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.C. Snipes, after six months failing health and three weeks critical illness.

            A native of Wake County, she was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church.

            Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. B.T. Poole of Route 1, Knightdale, Mrs. W.C. Woodard, Mrs. W.C. Snipes and Mrs. Alyne P. Wood, all of Burlington; one son, N.S. Phelps Sr. of Burlington; four sisters, Mrs. N.J. Batchelor, Mrs. S.E. Murray and Mrs. Mack Batchelor, all of Zebulon, and Mrs. G.E. Hocutt of Wendell; two brothers, Alma Alford and Darner Alford of Wendell; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held today at 3 p.m. at Social Plains Baptist Church…. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

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 her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Abidenor “Aby” Alford Richardson, 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, and Octavia N. Alford Carroll in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Mrs. Savelia Alfrod [sic] Phelps, white widow, was born 14 Nov 1874 [different than gravestone but probably correct] in Wake Co., NC, the daughter of Bryant Alfrod [sic] and Lucy Puckett. She died in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC, on 4 Nov 1956.

            From NC Marriages: Lucy’s parents, Bryant Alford and Lucy Ann Puckett, married on 6 Jan 1874.

            From NC Marriages: Savelia Alford, age 20, married J.A. Phelps, age 24, on 2 Jan 1894 in Wake Co., NC.

            Savelia is age 5 on the 1880 census, Franklin Co., NC: Bryant 33, Lucy 22, Savelea 5, Mattie M. 4, James K 2, Abeadner 1, unnamed daughter 1/12, & a farm laborer.

            On the 1900 census, Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, Savelia Phelps is age 26, born Nov 1893 [probably incorrect].

            Her ages reported on subsequent censuses are:

 

            1910    34

            1920    45

            1930    55

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Savelia 1874 NC1, Bryant 1845 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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NNNN SCOTT JESSIE ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 23 September 1967

 

 

Photo from Powell Cemetery, Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Military Blood Banker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Scott Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 13 Apr 1896 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Sept 1967, last residence Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of his son Alvie Harold Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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From: CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 2 August 1980

 

SCOTT KIRKLAND ALFORD

Son of Lodwick Kirkland “Kirk” Alford, AAFA #0306

Grandson of Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Saturday, 15 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Mr. [Scott Kirkland] Alford, 34, of Matthews [Mecklenburg Co.], N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at his residence.

            He was born Jan. 6, 1971, in Germany and was the son of Jerilyn “Lyn” Friend Alford and Lodwick Kirkland Alford. He attended Davidson College on a basketball scholarship and graduated from the University of North Florida and received his MBA from the University of Central Florida. He was an assistant to Mr. Frank Renfrow of Matthews.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Matthews Presbyterian Church, where he was a member…. Interment will be in the Matthews Historical Cemetery….

            Survivors include his wife, Heather Coker Alford; a son, Tristan Kirkland Alford of the home; parents, Kirk and Lyn Alford of Lenexa, Kan.; a brother, Brett Alford of Charlotte, N.C.; paternal grandfather, Captain Lodwick H. Alford, USN (Ret.) of Sea Island, Ga.; maternal grandmother, Mildred Friend of Portsmouth, R.I….

            Arrangements by McEwen Funeral & Cremation Services, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC 28227.

 

Photo from Matthews Historic Cemetery, Matthews, Mecklenburg Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Applegate (photo taken by Thomas Applegate on 17 July 2011)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Jerilyn “Lyn” Friend Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries; and of his paternal grandfather, Lodwick Houston Alford, first president of AAFA, in Georgia Obituaries.

            Birth announcement:

 

NEWPORT MERCURY AND WEEKLY NEWS

Newport, RI—Friday, 29 January 1971

 

 

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

            His lineage: Scott Kirkland 1971 Germany1, Lodwick Kirkland 1945 CA2, Lodwick Houston 1914 GA3, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC4, Green Haywood 1820 NC5, Greene 1787 NC6, James Lodwick 1742 NC7.

 

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NNNN SELMA WILSON ANDERSON ALFORD

 

Selma Wilson Anderson, Tarboro, NC – Primary Grade

Senior photo from The Tecoan, 1933 yearbook, East Carolina Teachers College, Greenville, NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 11 March 2000

 

 

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 husband, John Harvey Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NNNN SEXTON ALFORD

 

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Sexton and Effie Alford

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

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 18 May 1993

 

 

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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 show that Sexton Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Nov 1916, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Effie Moody Alford; father, James Kisar “Jimmie” Alford; and brothers Herbert A. Alford and Millard Bryant Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Sexton 1916 NC1, James Kisar 1877 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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SHARON OVERBY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 22 March 2009

 

LILLINGTON—Mrs. Sharon Overby Alford, 48, of 2115 Matthews Road, died Thursday, March 19, 2009.

            She was an Army veteran.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cape Fear A Conference Headquarters in Erwin. Burial in Angier Community Cemetery….

            Survived by: Husband, Michael; sons, Michael Jr. and Shawn; mother, Lucy McLean; and siblings, Brenda, Jeanette, Dorothy and Dion.

 

Photo from Angier Community Cemetery, Angier, Harnett Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SGM HORNE

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sharon O. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Feb 1961, last residence Lillington, Harnet Co., NC.

 

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SHELBY JEAN ALFORD

 

Senior photo, Echoes, 1957 yearbook, Wendell High School, Wendell, Wake Co., NC

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 22 September 2015

 

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March 4, 1937 – September 20, 2015

 

WENDELL—Shelby Jean Alford, 78, died Sunday.

            A native of Nash County she was daughter to the late Darner & Grace Bryant Alford. She taught nursery for 47 years at Wendell Baptist Church. Shelby Jean was a kind woman who was loved by many. She had a wonderful spirit and everyone who met her was truly blessed and better for it. Shelby Jean loved her family and cared for them all their lives.

            She was preceded in death by siblings, Ralph, Everett, & Norman Alford, & Alice Mentlewski.

            Funeral service 11 am, Wednesday, Wendell Baptist Church with burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery.

            She is survived by her brothers, Ray Alford of Wendell, Fred Alford (MaryAnn) of Wendell, Katrina Smith (Lonnie) of Raleigh, Joyce Blackley (Charles) of Zebulon, sisters-in-law, Joyce Young Alford, Ann Alford, & brother-in-law, Chet Mentlewski….

            Visitation 6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W Third St., Wendell, and other times at Fred’s home.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheri Liles

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Darner Green Alford and Grace Bryant Alford; and siblings Alice Alford Mentlewski and Ralph Stanford 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: Shelby Jean 1937 NC1, Darner Green 1896 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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NNNN SHELBY JEAN NEWSOME ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 December 1999

 

 

Photo from Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ross Sippel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean N. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Dec 1936, last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

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

 

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NNNN SHERWOOD PEARCE ALFORD

Father of Marcus Wayne Alford, AAFA #0572

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 18 January 1976

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth O

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sherwood Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Nov 1920 and died _____ Jan 1976, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            From NC Marriages: Sherwood Pearce Alford, age 21, son of M.C. and Amy Alford, married Helen Louise Williams, age 18, daughter of J.H. and Willie Alice Williams, on 4 Nov 1940 in Durham Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Sherwood Pearce 1920 NC1, Marcus Cepter 1881 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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SHEVON NICOLE “NIKKI” ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 18 May 2006

 

DUNN [Harnett Co.]—Miss Shevon Nicole “Nikki” Alford, 27, of 4020 Green Path Road, died Monday, May 15, 2006, in her home.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery….

            Survived by: Daughter, Anglique Gonzalez; parents, Linda and Milton Elliott; brother, Milton Elliott; and grandfathers, Leroy Wright and James.

 

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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 Shevon N. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 July 1978, last residence Dunn, Harnett Co., NC.

 

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SHIRLEY LUCY ALFORD FENNELL

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 6 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

HARRELLS [Sampson Co.]—Mrs. Shirley Alford Fennell, 63, of 986 Wilmington Highway, died Friday [November 30] in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Keathern Missionary Baptist Church by the Revs. Harvey C. Robinson and Willie Alford. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Fennell is survived by her husband, Tommie Fennell; three sons, Rogers B. Alford of Harrells, Jodie L. Alford of Denver and Thomas G. Fennell of Garland; six daughters, Shirley A. McKoy, Lucy L. Fennell, Sendia M. Fennell and Jacqueline Fennell, all of Harrells, Veronica A. West of Silver Spring, Md., and Corlina D. Bobbitt of Indianapolis; a stepdaughter, Judy Williams of Wilmington; two brothers, James C. Alford of Killeen, Texas, and the Rev. Willie C. Alford of Harrells; five sisters, Rosa Fennell, Jessie Sellars, Evita Turner and Quessie Spearman, all of Harrells, and Ester Fennell of Wallace; and 25 grandchildren.

            The public will be received today from 1 to 6 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.

 

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Photo from Keathern Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Harrells, Sampson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shirley L. Fennell (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Dec 1937, last residence Harrells, Sampson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Mary Jane Gainey Alford; and brother Donnell Alfornzia Alford in this compilation.

 

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SHIRLEY MARTIN ALFORD

 

Russell Funeral Home

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—_____ July 2013

 

Shirley Martin Alford

 

            Mrs. Shirley Martin Alford, of 1625 E. 3rd Street, was born February 19, 1937 to Cleotis Davis and Johnnie Richardson. She passed away July 10, 2013.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, four sisters, and six brothers.

            She is survived by six sisters, Christine Littleton of Patterson, NJ, Mae Frances Jones of Walkertown, Geraldine Cunningham, Mary Davis, Gloria Little and Evelyn Price all of the city; four brothers, Bernard Richardson of Chicago, IL, Monroe Martin, Arthur Davis, Jr., and Larry Richardson all of the city; one granddaughter, Towanda Taylor and three other grandchildren of Patterson, NJ; and many other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Monday, July 15, 2013 at White Rock Baptist Church…. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery….

 

 

Photos from Evergreen Cemetery, 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 Shirley M. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence not listed.

 

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NNNN SIDNEY STEWART ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 23 December 1959

 

 

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 his daughter Annie Lee Alford Johnson; and siblings Geneva Blanche Alford Gay, James Vincent Alford, and Mattie G. Alford Lamm in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Leon Johnson Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909–1975: Sidney was born 20 Sept 1878 in Franklin Co., NC, and died 21 Dec 1959 in Franklin Co. His parents are listed as John Alford and Pattie Alford.

            From North Carolina Death Certificates (Ancestry): Pattie G. Alford, widow, died 1 Oct 1920 in Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., NC. She was born 21 Dec 1844 in Halifax Co., NC, the daughter of John and Mary Alford.

            In 1880 Sidney Alford, age 1, is living in Dunns, Franklin Co., NC, with his parents John Alford Jr., age 37, and Pattie G. 36, and 4 siblings. Next door is John Alford Sr., age 65, and his wife Annie S., age 68. All and their parents were born in NC.

            In 1900 Sidney S. Alford, age 21 born Sept 1878, is living in Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, with his mother Martha Alford, widow age 55 born Dec 1844, and siblings James R. and Bettie M. Living 2 houses away is John Alford Sr., widower age 85 born June 1815. All and their parents were born in NC.

            His mother was also an Alford, so she has 2 Alford lineages.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His paternal lineage: Sidney Stewart 1878 NC1, John 1843 NC2, John I. 1815 NC3, Lockhard H. 1790 NC4.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His maternal Alford lineage, from his mother: Martha G. “Pattie” Alford NC 18441, Gabriel S. 1821 NC2.

 

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NNNN SIMON ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of James Arthur Shearin, AAFA #0313; James Otis Sorrell, AAFA #0314; and Lisa Davis Sturges, AAFA #1564

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 3 January 1935

 

 

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 his wife, Genoa Hicks Allen Alford; 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; and brothers Charles Wesley Alford and Kilpatrick Alford in this compilation.

            From NC Marriages: Simon D. Alford, age 22, married Genora Allen, age 22, on 29 Dec 1880 in Wake Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Simon Alford died 2 Jan 1935 in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC. His wife is Genora Alford, and his parents are Hort Alford, born in Wake Co., and Josephann Simpson, born in Franklin Co.

            He is Simon Macon Alford on his son Lumas Macon Alford’s death certificate.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Simon 1858 NC1, Hyatt B. 1826 NC2, Gilbert 1780 NC3, Isaac 1748 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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SION ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 5 April 1873

 

DIED

 

            Suddenly at his residence near Alfordsville, on Thursday, March 6th, Mr. Sion Alford in the 77th year of his age.

 

Sion Alford

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

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Ellen Alford Boney in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Sion 1796 NC1, Warren 1770 NC2, Jacob 1738 VA3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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NNNN SION EASTERLING ALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Tuesday, 9 May 1922

 

 

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Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Just Plain Nosy

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his wife, Correl Hill Alford; parents, Daniel James Alford and Catherine Easterling Alford; and siblings Joseph Grady Alford, Emily C. Alford, and Maybelle Alford Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From NC Deaths: Scion E. Alford, architect, died 7 May 1922 of pulmonary tuberculosis with intestinal complication, which he’d had for 4 years.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Sion Easterling Alford is age 32, living in Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC. He confirms his birth date and lists Mrs. Annie Correll Alford as his contact. He has red hair.

            From NC Marriages: S.E. Alford of Dillon, SC, age 24, son of D.J. and Kattie Alford (both living), married Carrel [spelled Correl in another part of the document] Hill, of Charlotte, NC,, age 23, daughter of Albert G. and Mary Hill (both deceased), on 1 Sept 1910 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Sion E. 1886 SC1, Daniel James 1853 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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SON WILLIE ALFORD, JR.

 

Worley Mortuary and Cremation Service

Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC—_____ March 2015

 

Gallery Photo

 

            Mr. Son Willie Alford Jr. of Lumberton passed away on March 22, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. Memorial Services will be Friday March 27, 2015 at 2 PM at Worley Mortuary & Cremation Service of Fairmont.

            Mr. Son Willie Alford Jr. was born August 16, 1959. Mr. Alford attended Fairmont High School. He was a police officer in Chadbourn and Fairmont NC and served in the Army in the 1980’s. He was married to Mrs. Annie Abrams Alford for over twenty years.

            He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife Annie Alford of the home, two sons, Anthony Alford and Terrance Alford of Chadbourn, NC; two daughters, Benita Fields and Ann Fields of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren, Darrion, Tekoria, Jacquez, Dimesha, Jaquan, and Azavier, five sisters, Rachel Barber and Willie Dale Worley of Fairmont, NC; Gertrude Benson of Charlotte, NC; Alice Gaddy, of Lumberton, NC and Linda Garon Gaddy of Philadelphia, PA; one brother-in-law, William (Maeleo) Abrams of Fairmont, NC, one sister-in-law, Carolyn Abrams of Fairmont, NC and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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

 

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NNNN SONNIE CALVIN ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 26 October 1970

 

 

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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 Sonnie Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 9 Apr 1902 and died _____ Oct 1970, last residence NC.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Frances Powell Alford; and siblings Leter Mae Alford Hart, Lonnie Moses Alford, and Maultis Sidney Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Sonnie Calvin 1902 NC1, Sidney A. 1858 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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NNNN SONNIE DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 13 October 1991

 

 

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