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TENNESSEE OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) held its 2006 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. We made a special effort to obtain obituaries of all “Alfords” who died in that state, published them, and distributed the publication at the meeting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

AAFA often adds notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 23 MAY 2015

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

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

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

 

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

 

3. Known Descendants of William Alford ca 1780 VA – ca 1835 TN (DNA Group Two)

            See also: “Notes on William Alford and Descendants,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 1994, pp. 58–63.

 

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

 

5. Descendants of John (1696) & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia (DNA Group Two)

 

6. Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC

 

7. Known Descendants of Elkanah Andrew Alford 1844 TN – 1918 TN

 

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A frequently cited source is this database at Ancestry.com:

 

TN Marriages:       Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002

 

 

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ALICE JUNE HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 14 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alice June Halford, 76, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Allen Morgan Health Care. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Family Funeral Care with burial in Memorial Park. She was a member of Macon Road Presbyterian Church.

            Mrs. Halford, the wife of Charles Clayton Halford for 59 years, also leaves two daughters, Lynn D. Pattison of Hernando, Miss., and Cheri J. Krotzer of Memphis; three sons, Charles C. Halford Jr. and Richard L. Halford, both of Memphis, and Terry L. Halford of Nesbit, Miss., 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice J. Halford (SS# issued in TN) died 13 January 2000 and was born 2 July 1923.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Charles Clayton Halford Sr.; and son Charles Clayton Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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ALLEN B. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 20 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

RIPLEY [Lauderdale Co.]—Allen B. Alford, 96, retired from the Corps of Engineers, died of heart failure Tuesday [Feb 17] at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Lauderdale. Services will be at noon today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Frances Wood Alford, also leaves two daughters, Dorothy Maharrey of Memphis and Gloria Masserano of Los Angeles; a sister, Sally Quick of Ripley; a brother Fred Woods of Memphis, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allen B. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 6 Feb 1902, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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ALLEN STEPHENS ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0698

 

ELIZABETHTON STAR

Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN—Tuesday, 10 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Allen Stephens Alford Sr., 78, 1525 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at the residence.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Washington County, Tenn., having lived in Spartanburg, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., before moving to Erwin in 1967.

            He was the son of the late Paul C. and Bessie Moore Alford and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Alford and Jack Alford, and a sister, Elizabeth Early.

            Mr. Alford was a World War II Army Corps Veteran, having served in the European Theater. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with One Silver Star, the Air Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1944 while flying a mission over Germany and was held for 14 months. He was one of the Erwin Nine (nine men from Erwin all held in the same German prison camp).

            Mr. Alford was a traffic manager in charge of sales with Clinchfield Railroad before retiring in 1980 after 43 years of service. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Traffic Fraternity, Masons, Toastmasters, American Ex-POWs and a former chairman of the Y.M.C.A. and a former Boy Scout Leader.

            He was a graduate of Unicoi County High School and a 1951 Milligan College graduate with a degree in business administration.

            Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean Beck Alford; three sons, Allen Stephens Alford Jr., Macon, Ga., Donald E. Alford, Johnson City, and Rob Alford, Erwin; two daughters, Teresa Lewis, Erwin, and Janice Hughes, Unicoi; three sisters, Frances Mallon, Alexander, Va., Sara Reid, Johnson City, and Rebecca Sharp, Elizabethton; three daughters-in-law, Carol Alford, Judy Alford and Kathy Alford; a son-in-law, Harry Lewis; and two brothers-in-law, John Mallon and James Sharp. Thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

            Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1390, is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article, same source, same day:

 

ALFORD—Funeral services for Allen Stephens Alford Sr., 78, 1525 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, who died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, were held at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, from the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Terrill Littrell officiating. Music was provided by Nancy K. Bogart. Graveside services and interment were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with full military grave rites rendered by the VFW Post #3382, Kingsport. Honorary pallbearers were Ex-POWs. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 203 N. Elm Street, Erwin, Tenn. 37650 or to the American Cancer Society, 2513 Wesley Street, Suite 4, Johnson City, Tenn. 37601. Erwin Memorial Funeral Home, 1015 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, (423) 743-1390, was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allen S. Alford (SS# issued through the Railroad Board) was born 24 Sept 1922, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Doris Jean Beck Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his paternal grandfather, Allen Stephens Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries; and paternal grandmother, Julia Ann Avery Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            As stated in the obituary, Allen Stephens Alford was a member of the Erwin Nine. A book about these nine Erwin men, The Erwin Nine, by Hilda Padgett, was published by The Overmountain Press in 1993. An excerpt of this book, including photos of Allen Stephens Alford’s family, is at Google Books.

            Obituaries for Allen were also published in the Augusta [GA] Chronicle and Johnson City [TN] Press. We included the Johnson City Press obituary, where he is incorrectly listed as Allen Stephen Alford, with Allen’s In Remembrance in the Winter 2008 issue. We included the Augusta Chronicle obituary in the Winter 2005 issue, incorrectly including it with South Carolina obituaries.

            AAFA records list Allen’s father as Paul Coffer Alford, but all online family trees list him as Paul Cofer Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Allen Stephens 1922 TN1, Paul Cofer 1883 GA2, Allen Stephens 1848 GA3, John Allen 1815 GA4, William about 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALMA LAVELLE FOWLER ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 12 Aug 1990

 

            Mrs. Alma LaVelle Fowler Alford, 90, of Memphis, formerly of Clarksdale, Miss., retired employee of South Central Bell, died Saturday at Johnson Care Home after a long illness.

            Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown. Memphis Funeral Home Union Chapel has charge. She was a member of Jonestown (Miss.) Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

             The widow of Earl M. Alford, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Melba F. Drake of Memphis, and three brothers, Claytor E. Fowler and James R. Fowler, both of Memphis, and Hubert V. Fowler of Austin, Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Feb 1990, last residence Clarksdale, Coahoma Co., MS.

 

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ANDREW FRANK HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 1 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Dr. Frank Halford, a retired dentist after 43 years and former board president of Ave Maria Home, died of cancer Sunday [July 30] at his home. He was 72.

            “He was a super individual,” said Frank Gattuso, an administrator at Ave Maria. “He contributed a lot of time and effort to the residence. He was an excellent board member.”

            Gattuso said Dr. Halford was board president of Ave Maria from 1988 to 1990 and a board member for more than 15 years. He was also a former board member of St. Peter’s Villa and a volunteer for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) and the Church Health Center.

            Scott Morris, executive director of the Church Health Center, said Dr. Halford volunteered in the center’s dental program, filling in for absent dentists. “Doctor Halford helped us greatly on a number of occasions,” Morris said. “He was supposed to be retired, but he gave us as much time as he possibly could.”

            Dr. Halford received his dental degree with honors in 1952 from the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. There he was named to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and the Dean’s Honor Society. During his retirement, Dr. Halford was a volunteer instructor at his alma mater.

            He was a member of the American and Tennessee Dental Associations and the Memphis Dental Society. He was an Army veteran serving in the medical division.

            Dr. Halford, the husband of Charlotte J. Halford, also leaves four sons, Andrew Halford of Boston, James Halford of Nashville, and Jack Halford and Michael Halford, both of Memphis; two brothers, Dr. Jack Halford of Hickory Withe, in Fayette County, Tenn., and Robert Halford of Memphis, and four grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, where he was a lector. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel has charge....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andrew F. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 3 October 1927.

 

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ANNIE PAULINE STEWART ALFORD

 

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE

Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN—Thursday, 4 June 2009

 

            Annie Pauline Stewart Alford, 76, of Tullahoma, died Wednesday [June 3] at Harton Regional Medical Center.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie P. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 26 June 1931, last residence Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN.

 

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ASHTON CHRISTINE ALFORD

 

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Photo from Memphis Funeral Home

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 5 April 2011

 

            Ashton Christine Alford, 20, was taken from us on April 2, 2011 in an automobile accident.

            Ashton was born January 7, 1991 and was a resident of Germantown TN. Ashton graduated from St. George’s Independent School in 2009 where she produced a remarkable list of academic and civic accomplishments. She was an outstanding student, consistently achieving Head of School Honors and multiple Honor Society memberships. In addition to dedicating herself to her studies, she was passionate about helping those in need and made significant contributions to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Salvation Army, Mid-South Fair Kids Korral, Habitat for Humanity, and Focus Friends of Community Animal Shelter.

            Ashton was an accomplished dancer resulting in a college scholarship at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She was a sophomore pursuing a double major in dance and philosophy with plans to enter law school upon graduation. Her hard work earned her a spot on the Dean’s List at Alabama. Blessed with a beautiful smile and sweet personality, she was an enthusiastic and committed member of her college sorority, Phi Mu.

            Ashton leaves her parents Steven A. Alford, Stephanie Christine and Dr. Cheston Reed, her loving sister, Anna; grandparents, Jimmy and Freda Alford; aunts and uncles, Wes and Tina Alford, Jody Alford, Gene Weaver; cousin, Wesly Alford; and godmother Mariluz Cianciolo. Ashton is preceded in death by grandparents, Mary Jean and Gene Weaver. As a kind and tender child of God, Ashton also leaves a host of friends from St. George’s, the University of Alabama, Phi Mu Sorority, and the endless others whom she has touched with her smile and personal motto of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”

            Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Poplar Avenue. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church on Poplar near Perkins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be contributed in Ashton’s honor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Salvation Army. Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 5599 Poplar Avenue, 901.725.0100.

 

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Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, B. Holland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Ashton C. Alford (SS# issued in TN) but list her death date as 3 Apr 2011, last residence not listed.

 

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AUDREY FAYE LEE WAGGONER ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 12 January 2010

 

Dyersburg [Dyer Co.] - Audrey Lee Alford, 71, died January 9, 2010. Dyersburg, (731)285-3021.

 

In another article:

 

Dyersburg Funeral Home

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—_____ January 2010

 

Audrey Faye Lee Waggoner- Alford

 

            Audrey Faye Lee Waggoner-Alford, 71, of Dyersburg, formerly of Charleston, Ill., died on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

            Mrs. Alford was a published writer and co-authored an auto-biographical book with her sisters titled Ten Sisters: A True Story. Her story was featured in Family Circle magazine and a PBS documentary was produced featuring the collective stories of Mrs. Alford and her sisters. She co-authored a children’s book titled Ten Little Sisters. She also had a love for writing poetry, some of which can be found in the Library of Congress. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend; her heart was always open to everyone. Mrs. Alford’s life was patterned after Matthew 25:35-36 which states, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me.” In the spirit of these verses she chose to donate her body to the scientific study of Emphysema, Tuberculosis, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the hope of finding cures. Above all else, family was her greatest gift and joy.

            She is survived by her husband, Robert Dale Alford; six sisters, Jenny Rackley of Onarga, Ill.; Irma Allen of Park Forest, Ill.; Rhita Brniak of Park Forest, Ill.; Vera Barber of Park Forest, Ill.; Paulene Ariel of Park Forest, Ill.; Doris Wenzel of Mahomet, Ill.; and her eight children: Steve Richardson (Linda) of Dyersburg; DeeAnna Crist (Russ) of Schererville, Ind.; Rhonda Stephens (Randy) of Dyersburg; John Breece (Donna) of Dyersburg; Mark Breece (Vicky) of Dyersburg; James Bobo of Dyersburg; Marion Pingle (Matt) of Lawrence, Mich.; and Carla Gammons Fair of Dyersburg. She is also survived by nineteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen Waggoner and Olive Ruth Golden; three sisters, Deloris Hart, Mary Margaret Hickmott, Phyllis Ann Ferguson; and two brothers, Carl Waggoner and Jesse Waggoner.

            The visitation will be held at Dyersburg Funeral Home on Saturday, January 23 at 12:00 p.m. and memorial service at 1 p.m. at Dyersburg Funeral Home Chapel.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cunningham Children’s Home -- 1301 North Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802 -- www.cunninghamhome.org

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey L. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 24 March 1938, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

 

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BARBARA ANN ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Barbara Ann Alford, 38, of Memphis.... Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home. Burial in English Springs Church Cemetery in Nesbit, MS.

            She leaves two sons, Marcus Johnson and Stanley Smith, both of Memphis; two sisters, Carolyn Alford and Mary Alford, both of Memphis; her mother, Gloria Alford; all of Memphis; two grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends; and a special friend, George Smith....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara A. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Nov 1967, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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BARBARA JEAN ALFORD BROWN

Sister of Bobby Pace Alford, AAFA #0669

 

Neal Funeral Home

Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN—_____ December 2014

 

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            Barbara Jean Alford Brown, age 77, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.

            She was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired from West Highland School, and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Birdie Bell Pace Alford; and one sister, Jane Alford Howard.

            She is survived by

 

Husband - Charles “Tommy” Brown, Lawrenceburg, TN

One Daughter - Debbie Brown Mitchell (William), Nashville, TN

One Son - Chuck Brown (Veronica), Lawrenceburg, TN

Nine Grandchildren

Seven Great-Grandchildren

One Brother - Bobby Alford, Lawrenceburg, TN

One Sister - Anne Elizabeth Alford, Jacksonville, FL

 

            Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, December 15, 2014 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 16, 2014, with John Blair officiating. Interment will follow at Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN.

 

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Photo from Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Griffin

 

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

            This family is included in the book by AAFA Member #0669, Bobby Alford, The Alford Family of Lawrence County, TN. We reprinted much of this book in AAFA ACTION—see “Lawrence County, Tennessee, Alfords,” Parts 1–6 in Issues #33 (Summer 1996)–#38 (Fall 1997).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Barbara Jean 1937 TN1, Roy Robert 1906 TN2, Robert Joe 1877 TN3, Robert Newton 1839 TN4, Isaac W. 1805 NC5, Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BERTHA “PAPOOSE” JACKSON ALFORD

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Monday, 4 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Bertha Jackson “Papoose” Alford died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at her home.

            She was 45. She was born in Chattanooga and had attended Riverside High School.

            She was preceded in death by her daughter, Quenisha Lushun Alford, and father, George Jackson.

            Survivors include her sons, Cortez D. Alford, Isaac J. Alford III; mother, Lourine C. Williams; sisters, Mary Carr, Betty Ann Thomas; brothers, Dennis F. Williams, Charles E. McMath Sr., Oscar B. McMath and Jerry L. McMath, all of Chattanooga, and Denver J. McMath Sr., Nashville.

            The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Avondale Chapel of Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home traditionally services the African-American community.

 

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BETTY J. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 16 February 2012

 

HORN LAKE—Betty J. Alford, 66, passed February 10, 2012. Henderson, 662-429-9443

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 13 Feb 1945, last residence not listed.

 

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BETTY LOUISE ALFORD

 

Fike Funeral Home

Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—_____ December 2009

 

May 16, 1938 - December 2, 2009

 

            Betty L. Alford, 71, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. She was of the Methodist faith. She was a graduate of Charleston High School. She was formerly employed by J.H. Kellman and Benton Manufacturing Company.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Alford and brothers, Gene Alford and Glenn Alford.

            Survivors include her mother, Mary Gatlin Alford of Cleveland; brother, John Alford and wife, Linda of Charleston; nieces: Marsa Garner, Jenny Alford, Teresa Yates, Donna Hall, Marjorie Alford and Karen Mooneyham; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Chestuee Cemetery with Elliott Yates, Dale Hall, Houston Mooneyham, Tracy Garner, Daniel Hall and Brian Mooneyham serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service….

            We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Alford family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty L. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Mary Elizabeth Gatlin Alford; and brother Glenn F. Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Betty Louise 1938 TN1, Herbert Wayne 1909 TN2, Loshiel Reno 1874 TN3, Lile Anderson 1846 TN4, William 1816 TN5.

 

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BETTY MAE DYKES ALFORD

 

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Photo from Appalachian Funeral Home

 

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Friday, 13 July 2012

 

            Betty Mae Dykes Alford, 56, 2007 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, went home to join her parents and daughter in Heaven unexpectedly at her residence on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

            Betty was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was a daughter of the late Raymond and Grace Teague Dykes.

            Betty formerly worked as a Patient Care Provider at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a member of Clifton View Baptist Church. Betty loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Candi Jo Alford and Angela Faye Williams; one sister, Helen Hodges.

            Betty is survived by her husband of thirty-nine years, Jimmy Alford; four children, Chad Ruble Alford and wife, Kim, Johnson City, Christy Workman and husband, Gabe, Johnson City, Casey Raulerson and husband, Scott, Jonesborough, and Chip Alford and fiancé, Stacy Stamper, Johnson City; six brothers, Larry Dykes, Earl Dykes, Albert Dykes, Carl Dykes, John Dykes and R.W. “Dub” Dykes; four sisters, Ruth Chambers, Ellen Laws, Bunny Hughes and Sue Campbell; sixteen grandchildren, Jason Arnold, Ashley Arnold, Dana Moore, Nikki Roberts, Shasta Faircloth, Brett Johnson, Delaney Workman, Chloe Workman, Leah Workman, Asha Raulerson, Kal-el Raulerson, Dylan Alford, Tyler Alford, Luke Alford, Halle Stamper and Robert Howard III; two great-grandchildren, Jason Moore and Aubrey Faircloth; several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral service will be conducted Monday, July 16, 2012, at 3:00 P.M. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Claude Babb officiating.

            Interment will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough. Active pallbearers will be Gabe Workman, Scott Raulerson, Jason Arnold, Dylan Alford, David Diehl, Jamie Hughes and Brandon Anderson. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Lee Hodges and Ronnie Miller.

            The family will receive friends Monday prior to the service from 1:00-3:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home and other times at the home of a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Kim Alford, 1902 Club Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601.

            Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Alford family. 928-6111.

 

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Photo from Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gordon Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty M. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 12 Dec 1955, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jimmy Willard Alford; and daughter Candi Jo Alford in this compilation.

 

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BILLY JAMES ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Tuesday, 13 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Alford, Billy James, Jr.

Goodlettsville [Davidson Co.], TN—Age 43

 

            Saturday, May 10, 2003. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Alford Hollaway (Talmage) daughter, Melody Alford grandchildren, Autumn, Alexis, and Dakota and sisters, Sandra Burkey and Dianne Nanny.

            Mr. Alford’s remains are at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, TN.... Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 15, 2003, at 11 a.m., from the funeral home chapel. Interment, Middle TN Veterans Cemetery, Pegram, TN....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 28 Apr 1959, last residence Atlantic Beach, Duval Co., FL.

 

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BOBBIE JO ALFORD DYKES HARMON

 

MANCHESTER TIMES

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—21 January 2015

 

            Harmon, Bobbie Jo Alford, age 49, of Morrison, Tennessee, passed away into rest on January 10, 2015 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

            Jo was a homemaker and will be fondly remembered as a very giving person who loved everyone and was there for you when needed.

            She was born in McMinnville, Tennessee and was preceded in death by her father, the late Howard “Bill” Jackson Alford.

            Jo is survived by her fiance, Dewayne Sissom of Morrison; mother, Bobbie Sue Vickers Alford of Manchester; children, Kayla S. Keele (Jason Pope) of Manchester, Billy S. Dykes of Manchester, and Tabitha R. Dykes of Manchester; two sisters, Beverly Gray of Manchester and Dolores Ellis of Manchester; one brother, Louie W. Alford of Manchester; seven grandchildren, Kyra M. Dykes, Hunter L. Keele, Harlan W. Pope, Selena J. Dykes, Cash Dykes, Cruz Houghtelling and Desaraye Houghtelling all of Manchester; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Visitation was 12-2 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015. The funeral service was conducted on Saturday following the visitation at 2 p.m. in the Central Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Alford officiating. Burial was at the Gnat Hill Church of Christ Cemetery. Central Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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

            See the obituary of her father, Howard Jackson “Bill” Alford, in this compilation.

            From TN Marriages: Bobbie Jo Alford married Ben Steven Dykes on 9 July 1982 in Grundy Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Bobbie Jo 1965 TN1, Howard Jackson 1939 TN2, William Levi 1898 TN3, George Oliver 1864 TN4, William C. 1833 TN5, Edward 1808 NC6, William 1781 NC7, William 1751 ??8.

 

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BOBBY L. ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—20 March 2009

 

 

            Bobby “Poppy” Alford, 48, of Knoxville, Tenn., died March 16, 2009, after a long illness.

            In his earlier years growing up, Bobby spent most of his time enjoying family and friends in Cross Lanes.

            Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Pal and Edna Alford; brother, Melvin Alford; and grandson, Christian Alford-Burgess.

            Bobby is survived by his wife, Jackie (Slater) Alford of Knoxville, Tenn.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donnie and Lois Slater of Fraziers Bottom, who Bobby adopted as his parents following the deaths of his own parents; his daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie-Lee (Alford) and Cy Braley of Knoxville, Jessica (Alford) and Greg Young of Fraziers Bottom and Jennifer Alford and fiancé, Shawn Stanley, of Hurricane; and “Poppy’s Angels,” Ethan Hamm, Emmalee Alford, Dradon Braley, Gabriel Stanley and Mackenzie Young.

            He is also survived by his siblings, Carl Chandler of Cross Lanes, Palmer M. Alford Jr. of South Charleston, Corrine Shaver of Fairmont, Billy Alford and his wife, Gail, of Cross Lanes, Phyllis (Alford) and her husband, Gene Adams, of Rock Hill, S.C., and Kay (Alford) and her husband, Bob Crewdson, of St. Albans; a host of nephews, great-nephews, nieces and great-nieces; and his best friend, Scott West.

            Service will be held at noon Saturday, March 21, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield, with Bishop Robert Smith and the Rev. Bill Toler officiating. Bobby will be placed beside his grandson following the service in New Antioch Cemetery, Red House.

            Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at funeral home.

            Visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to share memories and to express condolences.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobby L. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 24 July1960, last residence Knoxville, Knox Co., TN.

 

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CANDI JO ALFORD

 

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Photo from Appalachian Funeral Home

 

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Sunday, 13 November 2011

 

            Candi Jo Alford, 31, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 13, 2011, in Johnson City.

            Candi was a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was a daughter of Jimmy Willard and Betty Mae Dykes Alford, Johnson City.

            Candi was a Science Hill High School graduate. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and was formerly employed with Christian Care Center of Johnson City and Appalachian Christian Village. Candi was a member of Clifton View Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Faye Williams.

            Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two brothers, Chad Alford and wife, Kim, and Chip Alford, all of Johnson City; two sisters, Christy Workman and husband, Gabe, Casey Raulerson and husband, Scott, all of Johnson City; sixteen nieces and nephews, Jason Arnold, Dana Moore, Ashley Humphreys, Nikki Roberts, Delaney Workman, Sydney Cole, Dylan Alford, Chloe & Lea Workman, London Cole, Tyler & Luke Alford, Asha Raulerson, Kal-el Raulerson, Shasta Faircloth and Brett Johnson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including special friend, Brittany Anderson.

            The graveside funeral service for Candi will be held Friday, November 18, 2011, at 2:30 P.M. at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, with Rev. Claude Babb officiating.

            The family will receive friends Friday prior to the service from 12:00-2:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home and other times at the residence of a sister and brother-in-law, Christy and Gabe Workman, 313 W. Holston Ave., Johnson City.

            In-lieu-of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to assist with Candi’s final expenses.

            Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Alford family. 928-6111.

 

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Photo from Maple Lawn Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gordon Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Candi J. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 14 June 1980, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jimmy Willard Alford and Betty Mae Dykes Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Candi Jo 1980 TN1, Jimmy Willard 1949 TN2, Jesse Willard 1914/1916 TN3, James Willard 1883 TN4, James A. 1848 TN5.

 

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CHARLES CLAYTON HALFORD, JR.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 16 April 2008

 

            Charles Clayton Halford, Jr., 66, manufacturer’s representative and owner of Charles Halford and Associates, passed away April 15, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

            He was a graduate of Treadwell High School, chairing many of the class reunions, and of Memphis State University, where he was active in PSE, the business fraternity. He was also a Memphis Jaycee, once chairing the All Sports Banquet and the Miss Memphis pageant. He enjoyed all sports, especially golf. He loved Southern Gospel music, singing bass in the Revelation Quartet. He has also sung in the choirs of Christ Church - Bartlett and of Faith Baptist. But the greatest joy in his life was spending time with his grandchildren: Lauren and Ashley Halford and Snowden and Bo Farnsworth. He, also, thoroughly enjoyed each one of his many nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Alice June Halford and Charles Clayton Halford, Sr.

            He leaves his loving wife, Dale; and his beloved children, Kim Farnsworth (husband, Brinkley) and Charles Clayton “Chuck” Halford III (wife, Cindy). He also leaves two brothers, Richard Halford (wife, Diane) and Terry Halford (Wife, Barbee; and two sisters, Lynn Dale Pattison (husband, Roger) Cheri Krotzer (husband, Johnny); as well as two sisters-in-law, Nonnie Bowers from Atlanta and Tommye Stuart (husband, Layton) from Little Rock. He also leaves his precious aunt, Lea Gurley; and his uncle, Gene Halford of Phoenix, Arizona.

            The family wishes to thank all of the precious friends who sent their love, support and prayers, especially David and Jeanie Smith and fellow Revelation Quartet members, John and Becky Fuller and Joe and Hazel Sistare, during his brief illness.

            Visitation will be Thursday, April 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Family Funeral Care. Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, April 18 at Christ Church Bartlett. Burial will be in Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles C. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 11 July 1941, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Charles Clayton Halford Sr. and Alice June Halford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES CLAYTON HALFORD, SR.

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 18 December 2006

 

            Charles C. Halford, Sr., 85, of Memphis, passed away on December 15, 2006 at Methodist North Hospital. He was a charter member of Macon Road Presbyterian Church, served in the Navy during World War II, and a longtime youth baseball coach.

            He will have a visitation on Monday from 10-11 a.m at the Family Funeral Care on Summer Avenue. His service will start at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park.

            He is the widower of Alice J. Halford and is survived by two daughters, Lynn D. Pattison of Hernando, MS and Cheri Krotzer of Arlington, TN; three sons, Charles C. Halford, Jr. of Bartlett, Richard L. Halford of Bartlett, and Terry L Halford of Nesbit, MS; one sister, Lea Gurley of Memphis; and one brother, Edward Gene Halford of Pheonix, AZ; ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C. C. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 15 Apr 1921, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alice June Halford; and son Charles Clayton Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES CLEVELAND ALFORD, JR.

 

Kilgore Funeral Home

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—_____November 2013

 

December 18, 1943 - November 11, 2013

 

            Charles C. Alford Jr., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Monday, November 11th, 2013 at his residence at the age of 69.

            Mr. Alford was the son of the late Charles C. Sr. and Ida Alford. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and worked as a licensed plumber most of his life. Mr. Alford enjoyed fishing, hunting and gambling.

            He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jeraldine Alford of Tullahoma; two sons, Troy Young of Ardmore, TN, and Steven Alford and his wife Amy of Turkey; three daughters, Stephanie Brandon and her husband Cody of Tullahoma, Karen Alford of Pensacola, FL, and Janet Cady and her husband Carl of Biloxi, MS; one brother, Ricky Alford and his wife Mary and one sister Jennifer Cassadi all of Metairie, LA; and 13 grandchildren.

            Visitation for Mr. Alford will be Saturday, November 16th, 2013 from 4:00-6:00pm with the memorial service immediately following at 6:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel.

 

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

 

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CHARLES EDWARD “EDDY” ALFORD

 

Grissom Funeral Home

Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—_____ January 2008

 

 

Born: September 8, 1947

Death: January 19, 2008

 

            Charles Edward “Eddy” Alford, age 60, resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2008, in a Chattanooga hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident December 29, 2007. He was a member of the Candies Creek Baptist Church. He was employed with N. A. Industries of Chattanooga. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Edith Alford and mother in law, Edna Triplett.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Harvalene (Harvie) Alford, Cleveland, TN; two daughters and sons in law, Elizabeth S. Little and Curtis Lee of Benton, TN and Farrah H. Parker and Andrew Parker of Harrison, TN; chosen daughter, Melanie Oran and husband Terry of Cleveland. Four grandchildren who were the love of his life, Mason Oran, Madison Oran, Andrew Tyler Parker, Jr. and Dawson L. Lee. Beloved sister, Paula A. Randles, Laurel, Maryland.

            Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Work and Rev. William Walker, Jr. officiating.

            The family requests memorials please be made to the Candies Creek Baptist Church Building Fund or the Bradley County Rescue Squad.

            The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 8 Sept 1947, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Paul F. “Pete” Alford and Edith Louise Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Charles Edward 1947 TN1, Paul F. 1913 TN2, Loshiel Reno 1874 TN3, Lile Anderson 1846 TN4, William 1816 TN5.

 

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CHRISTINE LINDSAY ALFORD

 

MARSHALL COUNTY TRIBUNE

Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN—Wednesday, 5 December 2007

 

            Mrs. Christine Lindsay Alford, 92, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Lawrence County. She was a long-time member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, A.G. and Mattie Belle Taylor Lindsay; husband, Clarence B. Alford, who died in December 1988; and son, James B. “Jimmy” Alford, who died in June 2007.

            She is survived by one daughter, Mary Frances Alford Clark of Camden; daughter-in-law Beth Alford of Shelbyville; two granddaughters; four grandsons; and six great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 2, in the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to following in Lone Oak Cemetery.

 

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Heartfelt Connections

TN—_____ December 2007

 

 

Christine Lindsay Alford

October 3, 1915-November 30, 2007

 

London Funeral Home

Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN 37091

 

Visitation and Services

 

            Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will be at London Funeral Home Saturday after 4:00 p.m. and Sunday until the funeral hour for visitation.

 

Obituary

 

            Mrs. Christine Lindsay Alford, age 92 of Lewisburg, died Friday, November 30, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Alford was a native of Lawrence County, Tennessee and daughter of the late A.G. and Mattie Belle Taylor Lindsay. She was a long time member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence B. Alford in December of 1988 and son, James B. (Jimmy) Alford in June of 2007, she is survived by one daughter, Mary Frances Alford Clark of Camden, daughter-in-law Beth Alford of Shelbyville, granddaughters, Lauren (Paul) Neese and Julie (Jackie) Welch both of Lewisburg, grandsons, Bryan (Mandy) Clark of Parkland, Florida, Kyle (Roxanne) Clark of Dickson, Jamie Alford and Jason Alford, both of Lewisburg. Six great grandchildren, also, survive her.

            Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will be at London Funeral Home Saturday after 4:00 p.m. and Sunday until the funeral hour for visitation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Christine Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN.

            See the obituary of her son James Bernard Alford in this compilation.

 

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CHRISTOPHER M. ALFORD

 

Christopher M. Alford

Born: June 21, 1984

Died: February 17, 2008

Photo and dates from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Hermitage Funeral Home, Old Hickory, TN

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Friday, 22 February 2008

 

            Alford, Christopher M. Age 23 of Nashville, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert C. Mittchell, Jr.. Survived by his wife, Andrea Billings Alford; daughter, Alaiya Nicole Alford; father, Jim (Cathy) Alford; mother, Lynn (Gary) Jernigan; sister, Ashley (David Phillips) Alford; grandparents, Jayne Mitchell, Jim and Ruth Alford; many other family and friends.

            Mr. Alford was attending Cornerstone Church and was employed by C C Cabinet Co.

            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Hermitage Funeral Home Chapel, with Woody Coppedge officiating. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family 4—8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.—2 p.m. Saturday. Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN (615) 889-0361; A Dignity Memorial Provider.

 

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

 

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CLAIRE MAPP ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Tuesday, 14 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Claire Mapp—age 95, of Lenoir City [Loudon Co.], passed away Sunday evening, March 12, 2000 at the Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center.

            Claire was a charter member of both the Woman’s Society of Christian Service and the United Methodist Women. She was a very active member of the Home Demonstration Clubs in both Mississippi and Tennessee. She and her husband Ben were charter members of Trinity Methodist Church in Oak Ridge and long time members of Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City.

            She is survived by her son, Milton Alford of Chattanooga; daughter, Norma Earle Idom of Lenoir City; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Marcus Mapp of Monroe, La.

            Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday Central United Methodist Church…. Interment will follow in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claire M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 October 1904.

            See the obituary of her son Milton Mapp Alford in this compilation.

            She was the wife of Benjamin Milton Alford, married 20 July 1922.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Benjamin Milton 1900 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittian W. 1843 MS3, Spire W. 1807 GA4, Brittain W. 1782 NC5. Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CLARA ALFORD CASE

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Wednesday, 26 April 1995

 

            Case, Clara Alford—A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. CDT today at Pikeville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Waddell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikeville United Methodist Church. Announced by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara A. Case (SS# issued in TN) was born 7 Jan 1896 and died 23 Apr 1995, last residence Pikeville, Bledsoe Co., TN.

 

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CLARA MAE FUGATE ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Thursday, 9 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Clara Mae (Fugate) departed this life early Tuesday morning on October 7, 2003 after an extended illness at her home.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Rogers Memorial Church for fifty years.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Elizabeth Fugate of Tazewell, Tenn. and her five younger brothers.

            She leaves to mourn her passing: her devoted husband of fifty-seven years, Maceo Alford, Sr., two loving and caring sons, Maceo (Valarie) Alford, Jr. of Detroit, Mich. and Michael Alford of Chattanooga, Tenn. one brother, Earl Fugate of Tazewell, Tenn. five grandchildren eight great grandchildren and a host of relatives and loyal friends and church family.

            The family would like to extend a very special thanks to her very devoted and dear sister-in-law, Margie Alford-Keese and her dear cousin, Ozella Littlejohn and the Blair family....

            Interment will be held in Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Howard A. Sutherland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Alford (SS# issued in TN, last residence Knoxville, TN) was born 27 January 1925.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Maceo Alford Sr.; and grandson Marcus Ray Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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CLARENCE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 3 January 2007

 

DYERSBURG—Clarence Alford, 99, passed away December 31, 2006. Services will be at 11 a.m. January 3 at Curry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. J. W. Curry and Son Funeral Home 731-285-2242.

 

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Photos from Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mother’s Hands

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 1 March 1907, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rebekah Barnett Alford; and siblings Estelle Alford Barnett and Stoy Alford in this compilation.

            On the 1850 census, Clarence’s paternal grandfather, Elkanah Andrew Alford, is listed in Sullivan Co., TN, with his mother Sarah and 6 siblings. They are all enumerated as “M” for mulatto, but on all other censuses they are enumerated as white. Next door is Mary Alford, 80 VA, white [blank indicating white], and three mulatto females: Nancy 30 VA, Lucinda 10 TN, and Mary 5 TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Clarence 1907 TN1, Robert Alexander 1885 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA4.

 

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CLIFTON ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Monday, 3 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

ALFORD, Clifton Jr., Major, USA, Ret.

Age 75

 

MT. JULIET [Wilson Co.], TN—Mr. Alford was a Member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Richardsville, KY Masonic Lodge, the Retired Army Association and the Wilson County Grand Squares. Major Alford retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. He was a World War II and a Vietnam Veteran.

            Survived by wife of 49 1/2 years, Marie Alford of Mt. Juliet, TN; daughters, Paula (Tony) Buffa of Tampa, FL and Marcia Alford of Old Hickory; son, C. John (Kay) Alford of Ovieda, FL; grandchildren, Nick and Chris Cooper, Carly and Kevin Alford; great grandchild, River Grey Cooper.

            Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m., Friday, December 7, 2001 at Grace United Methodist Church, 2905 N. Mt. Juliet Road.... Entombment will follow in Hermitage Mausoleum with Full Military Honors.

            Active Pallbearers: John Alford, Tony Buffa, Andrew Lineberry, Duane Reid, Darryl Cooper and Jim Eastland. Honorary Pallbearers: Nick Cooper, Chris Cooper and Kevin Alford....

            Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Rd. and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, Tn....

 

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DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—5 December 2001

 

MOUNT JULIET, TENN.—Ret. Maj. Clifton Alford Jr., 75, of Mount Juliet, died Dec. 3, 2001, at the Residence at Alive Hospice.

            The Richardsville, Ky., native was a retired Army veteran, a World War II and Vietnam veteran and a member of Richardsville Masonic Lodge, Retired Army Association and Wilson County Grand Squares. He was a son of the late Callie Clifton Alford and Mayme May Childress Blackwell.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial and full military honors in Hermitage Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel and at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund.

            Survivors include his wife, Marie Anna Millard Alford; two daughters, Paula Buffa of Tampa, Fla., and Marcia Alford of Old Hickory, Tenn.; a son, C. John Alford of Ovieda, Fla.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clifton Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 6 Nov 1926, last residence Mount Juliet, Wilson Co., TN.

            See the obituary of his daughter Marcia Lynn Alford in this compilation.

            Kentucky birth certificate 129-64096 shows his mother was Mayme M. Childres, and being a junior it seems probable his father was Clifton Alford.

            On the 1930 census Clifton Alford Jr., age 3-5/12 b. KY, is listed with his maternal grandparents, Edd and Essie Childers, in Greencastle, Warren Co., KY, dwelling #230.

            Callie Clifton Alford’s WWI 1918 Draft Registration Card says he was age 18, white, was in jail in Anna, Warren Co., KY, and was born 4 March 1900. His nearest relative was Bill Alford in Anna. He signed his name Clifton Alford.

            On the 1900 census Callie C. Alford is listed in Green Castle, Warren Co., KY, dwelling #29: William H. Alford, age 56 b. May 1844, married 8 years; his wife Maggie D. 35 b. Jan 1865, 4 children, 4 living; daughter Maggie P. 7 b. Nov 1872; and sons George W. 5 b. June 1894, Robert B. 3 b. Jan 1897, and Callie C. 4/12 b. March 1900. All were born in KY.

            Deaths, 1911–1929, Warren County, Kentucky [US GenWeb, www.rootsweb.com/~kywarren], lists Clifton C. Alford, died 15 Feb 1929 age 28.


 

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CORA WEETAH LANE REEVES ALFORD

 

[Cora died in TN, but we are also including her obituary in Texas Obituaries because of her close ties to TX.]

 

Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ June 2014

 

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lane Alford will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery….

            Mrs. Cora Lane Alford, age 74, of Winchester, Tennessee, previously of Alvin, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Winchester, Tennessee. She was born February 1, 1940 in Lovelady [Houston Co.], Texas and had lived in Alvin [Brazoria Co.], Texas for 30 years until moving to Winchester, Tennessee this year. Mrs. Alford and her husband had owned and operated a Crop Dusting Business. She was a member of the Skyview Baptist Church in Alvin.

            Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Billy J and Christi Reeves of Madisonville; daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Audie Holloway of Winchester, Tennessee; step-daughter, Janice Alford of Alvin; grandchildren, Ashley Crocker and husband, Michael of North Zulch, Amanda Reeves of Madisonville, Billy Joe Reeves of Madisonville; Jason Gardner and Family, Nathan Gardner and Family; great-grandchild, Zailey Crocker of North Zulch; sisters, Nan Boatright and husband, Ed of Kerrville, Joan Little of Lovelady, Doris Welch and husband, Tooter of Holly, Polly Powell and husband, Bob of Irving; brother, Marion Lane and wife, Darlene of Crockett; sister-in-law, Nellie Lane of Trinity; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Preceded in death by husband, Donald Alford; parents, Loyd Mack and Mildred Bell (Driskell) Lane; sister, Martha Doyle; brothers, Mack Lane and Eugene Lane.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lane Alford will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From TX Births: Billy J. Reeves was born 9 July 1964 in Potter Co., TX, parents Billy Joe Reeves and Cora Weetah Lane.

 

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COREY STEVEN ALFORD

 

Manchester Funeral Home and Crematory

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Service: Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 3:00 PM

 

            Corey Steven Alford age 4, of Hillsboro [Coffee Co.] passed away Saturday February 22, 2003 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

            Corey is preceded in death by: Grandparents Charles Haston Alford, and Wilma Joyce Alford.

            He is survived by parents Jerry Wayne and Katherine Ann Alford; two brothers, Jimmy Earl McClure and Tony Ray McClure of Dechard; one sister; Ruthie Reanee Arnold of Manchester; uncle Thomas Scott Alford of Tullahoma; Aunt and Uncle Mary Lou and James Harvill; grandparents Katherine Howard of Alto and William Gilliam of Shelbyville; several uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

            Burial will follow in the Fountain Grove Cemetery. Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Tuesday, 25 February 2003

 

ALTO [Franklin Co.], Tenn.—They were “two peas in a pod,’’ little Corey Alford and his grandpa.

            When people in this valley community saw Alvin Jackson driving down the local back roads, his 4-year-old riding partner was often with him.

            A short ride on Sunday afternoon was their last. By sundown that day the chubby-cheeked little boy was dead from an attack by two dogs. He will be buried tomorrow.

            The fatal attack occurred at the home of Claude W. Henley on Old Alto Highway.

            “The boy’s grandfather is employed on Mr. Henley’s farm. The grandfather went there to turn in his hours and pick up a paycheck,’’ said Investigator Robert Campbell of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

            The boy went inside the Henley home with his grandfather, but a short time later he left the house and walked into the back yard.

            “The boy snuck out, and they didn’t notice him, but soon after they heard what was going on outside,’’ Campbell said.

            In the back yard, Corey met Henley’s two dogs, a Rottweiler and a Rottweiler mixture.

            “We don’t know how it started,’’ Campbell said.

            But the ending is painfully clear. In an attack that lasted only a minute or two, the sheriff’s investigator said, the dogs bit the boy multiple times, on the neck, face, arms and legs.

            The two men ran from the house and pulled the dogs off the boy, and he was rushed to Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. About an hour later, he was taken by air ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died.

            The dogs, which had never been a source of complaints before, were put to sleep after the attack. Their cadavers will be tested for rabies, the officer noted.

            Meanwhile, the small Alto community has been shocked by the dog mauling.

            Gladys Rose, owner of Rose’s Grocery, frequently saw Corey and his grandfather. Her country store was a place for them to get a snack.

            “He’d always wave to me and say, ‘Bye, Miss Rose,’ “ she said.

            Authorities said no criminal charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing. Family members question why two large dogs such as Henley’s were not in a fenced yard.

            “I think they probably should have” been, said Corey’s aunt, Mary Harvill of Manchester. She added: “I’ve never known Corey to provoke a dog, ever.”

            The boy’s uncle, Thomas Scott Alford of Tullahoma, called Corey “a quiet little boy, never one to get into mischief.”

            Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Manchester Funeral Home.

            The little boy is also survived by his parents, Jerry Wayne and Katherine Ann Alford of Hillsboro, two teenage brothers, Jimmy Earl McClure and Tony Ray McClure of Decherd, and an older sister, Ruthie Arnold of Manchester.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Jerry Wayne Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CUMINE ALFORD TOMLINSON CHRANE

 

Source unknown

_____ November 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

MT. JULIET [Wilson Co.], TN—Tomlinson, Cumine Alford Chrane age 92. Died Nov. 26, 1996.

            Survived by sons, Horace E. “Tex” (Reba) Tomlinson and Eddie Lloyd Tomlinson of Mt. Juliet; daughters, Joy (Charles) Curtis, Laingburg, MI and Gloria Ann (Mike) McDiarmid, Lansing, MI; sister, Bessie Seiner, Ontario, CA; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

            She was born Dec. 2, 1903 at Oakland, Indian Territory, the daughter of the late Julius Edward and Alice Casey Alford.

             She was preceded in death by daughter, Louise Calhoon; sisters, Celler Mae Felty, Beulah Lorena Meyers, Edith Juanita Alford, Cynthia Lee Rouse, and Florence Delores Mexner; brothers, James Lawrence Alford, Julius Edward “Fat” Alford, Jr., Bennie Hubert Alford, Otis Dewey Alford, Fred Daveron Warren Alford and Erasmus Cade Alford.

            Funeral service will be l:00 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Juliet Funeral Home....The remains will be conveyed to Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens by means of a wagon which will be pulled by two blazed faced Percheron horses driven by their owner, John A. Austin, of Chestnut Mound, TN.

 

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COLEMAN CHRONICLE AND DEMOCRAT-VOICE

Coleman, Coleman Co., TX—3 December 1996

 

            Cumine Alford Tomlinson Chrane, 92 died November 26, 1996 at the Health Care Center in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

            Born December 2, 1903 in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma to Julius Edward and Alice Casey Alford, she married Elbert Earl (Bert) Tomlinson in Voss. He died in 1961. After returning to Texas from Tennessee, she married Joe F. Chrane of Brownwood, who is now deceased.

            Survivors are two sons, Horace E. and Eddie Loyd Tomlinson, both of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; two daughters, Joy Curtis of Lansing, Michigan and Ann McDiamid of Lansbury, Michigan; one sister, Bessie Seiner of Ontario, California; 23 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Local survivors are Donnie Calhoon of Coleman, James Calhoon, June Hall and Judy Oxford, all of Brownwood and all their families.

            Mrs. Chrane was also preceded in death by one daughter, Louise Wallachia Calhoon of Coleman, five sisters and six brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cumine Chrane (SS# issued in TX), last residence Mount Juliet, Wilson Co., TN.

            Cumine’s father was born in 1869, the son of Erasmus Cade Alford and Frances C. Smith. He was born in Troup Co GA and died in Coleman Co. TX. Erasmus was the son of James Alford whose father was Lodwick Cade Alford born 1775 in NC, the son of Julius Alford and Rebecca Jackson.

            Cumine is listed with her parents on the 1910 census in Justice Precinct 3 (District 136), Coleman Co., TX, dwelling #232: Eddie Alford, farmer age 40 b. AR, second marriage, m. 10 years; his wife Alice 24 OK, first marriage, 5 children, 5 living; and children: Clelar (daughter) 13 OK, James L. 11 OK, Julius C. 8 OK, Cumine 6 OK, Bennie H. 4 OK, Beulah L. 2 TX, Odus D. 1 TX; and father Erasmus C. 67 AL widower.

            In 1920 they are in Leaday, Coleman Co., TX, dwelling #10: Ed Alford, farmer age 49 b. AR; Alice 33 OK; and children: Larence J. 20 TX, Eddie J. 18 TX, Cumine 16 TX, Bennie H. 14 TX, Beulah 12 TX, Otis 10, E.C. (son) 7 TX, and Juanita 4 OK.

            Several online genealogies say Cumine m. (1) Elbert Earl Tomlinson on 5 June 1921 in Valera, Coleman Co., TX. The name of her second husband is not known.

 

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DEAIL LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

Dyersburg Funeral Home

Dyersburg, TN—_____ August 2010

 

July 8, 1932 - August 7, 2010

 

            Deail Lawrence Alford, 78, of Dyersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

            He was retired as a 40-year employee of Dyersburg Fabrics and a member of Cornerstone Lake Road Church.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Shannon Seliba and Tim Enochs officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg….

            Survivors include his wife, Janie Alford of Dyersburg; a daughter, Valerie Jane of Dyersburg; a son, Jeff Alford of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Laverne Goodrich of Coos Bay, Ore.; two brothers, William “Billy” Alford of McLemoresville and Ervin Lee Alford of Springfield, Ore.; and two grandchildren, James Deail Alford and Steven Lafollette.

            Pallbearers will be Kevin Seratt, Danny Seratt, Charles Seratt, Mike Baize, David Baize and Ricky Brooks.

            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Cornerstone men’s Sunday school class.

            The family requests that memorials be directed to Cornerstone Lake Road Church.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mother’s Hands

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deail L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 8 July 1932, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Deail Lawrence 1932 TN1, Henry Lee 1879 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA4.

 

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DEBRA L. ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN —Friday, 10 September 2010

 

            Alford, Debra L.—Age 60. September 5, 2010.

            Survived by son, Antonio A. Alford (Tonya); siblings, Michael D. Alford, Sr. and Marilyn Y. Alford, Thomas Brown, Jr. and Gladys Inmon, all of Nashville, TN; nieces, Renita R. Lewis (John) and Shambria S. Alford; nephews, James E. Smith, Jr. (Diana), Cornelius E. Smith & Michael D. Alford, Jr.; a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Viewing Friday, 12-6 p.m. at funeral home. Visitation Saturday, 1-2 p.m., with funeral to follow at 144 Ewing Lane, Rev. Michael Cousins, Pastor. Rev. William Haymer, Eulogist. Interment Greenwood Cemetery.

            Terrell Broady Funeral Home, Inc., (615) 244-4755.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DON C. ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Wednesday, 20 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Don C.—age 68 of North Knoxville died Monday September 18, 2000.

            He was a member and deacon of North Knoxville Baptist Church, US Army veteran, retired manager of Rose’s Department Store.

            Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Buford L. & Beedie Alford; brother, Paul Alford.

            Survivors: wife, Edna Alford; sons, Michael Alford, Marietta, Ga., Terry Alford, Tulsa, Okla.; 4 grandchildren; sister in law, Frances Alford, Knoxville; close friends, Deacons & Bill Gorman; several nieces & nephews.

            Funeral service 8 p.m. Wednesday Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.... Interment Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bill Gorman, Gene Collins, Bud Drinnen, Virgil Price, Bill Coatney, & Tommy Lee....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Don C. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 18 September 1932—he died on his birthday.

 

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DONALD L. ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Friday, 8 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Alford, Donald L.

Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN

 

            Departed this life into eternity on Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Baptist Hospital. Survived by devoted wife, Billie Alford sister, Gayle P. Thompson brother, Phillip Alford mother-in-law, Sally V. Hockett one nephew five nieces a host of other relatives and friends.

            Visitation with the family Saturday, March 9, 2002 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.... Entombment will be in the Woodlawn Mausoleum on Thompson Lane. Johnson’s House of Atena, (615) 254-3472.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 13 Apr 1937.

 

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DONNA MAE “MAUDIE” BARGERY ALFORD

 

JACKSON SUN

Jackson, Madison Co., TN—Tuesday, 28 January 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Maudie Alford, 99

 

RIDGELY [Lake Co.]—Services are 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Ridgely First United Methodist Church with burial in New Haven Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Horace Thomas Alford, died Sunday [January 26].

            Survivors are daughter, Doris Simpson; son, Farris Alford and sister, Legatha Feasel.

            She was preceded in death by four daughters.

            For more info., call Curry Funeral Home 731-285-2242.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN— Wednesday, 29 January 2003

 

RIDGELY—Maudie Alford, 99, homemaker, died Sunday at Ridgely Care & Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ridgely First United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in New Haven Cemetery. J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home has charge.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Horace Thomas Alford, leaves a daughter, Doris Simpson of Memphis; a son, Farris Alford of Hornbeak; a sister, Legatha Feasel of Memphis, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren….

 

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Photo from New Haven Cemetery, Ridgely, Lake Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jdewey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maudie Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 9 March 1903.

            See the obituaries of her children Doris Lorene Alford Simpson, Farris Thomas Alford, and Joan Annette Alford Stanfill in this compilation.

            She was Donna Mae “Maudie” Bargery Alford. Her husband, Horace Thomas, born18 Dec 1898 and died 21 Aug 1970, was the son of James Thomas Alford and Mollie Bell Carlton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Horace Thomas 1898 TN1, James Thomas 1859 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA?4.

 

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DORA ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Columbia, Maury Co., TN—Monday, 29 July 2002

 

MT. PLEASANT—Miss Dora Alford, 87, longtime resident of Hidden Acres, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at her residence on Hidden Acres Drive in Mt. Pleasant.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. David McGregor officiating.

            Visitation will be held at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cheryl Martin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dora Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 14 Nov 1914, last residence Mount Pleasant, Maury Co., TN.

            AAFA has her as Mamie Eldora Mai Alford, born in Beech Grove, Coffee Co., TN, daughter of Andrew Jackson Alford Sr. and Mamie Ruth Shelton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            On the 1930 census, she is Dora Alford, age 15, living with her parents and siblings in Bedford Co., TN.

            Her lineage: Dora 1914 TN1, Andrew Jackson 1874 TN2, William C. 1833 TN3, Edward 1808 NC4, William 1781 NC5, William 1751 ??6.

 

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DORIS JEAN BECK ALFORD

Wife of Allen Stephens Alford Sr., AAFA #0698

 

Photo from Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

 

ERWIN RECORD

Erwin, Unicoi Co., TN—Tuesday, 9 February 2010

 

            Doris Jean Alford, age 87, of 648 Holston Place, Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Unicoi County but had lived in Spartanburg, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., before returning to Erwin in 1967.

            She was a daughter of the late David L. and Vena Dishman Beck.

            Mrs. Alford received a nursing degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Hope Circle. She was also a member of the Wednesday Club, Erwin Book Club and East Tennessee Chapter of Ex-POWs. Mrs. Alford was past-president of the Erwin Women’s Club.

            Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen S. Alford, in 2001 and two brothers.

            Survivors include: three sons, Allen Stephen Alford and wife, Carol, Macon, Ga., Donald E. Alford and wife, Judy, Johnson City, and Rob Alford and wife, Kathy, Erwin; two daughters, Teresa Lewis and husband, Harry, and Janice Hughes, both of Erwin; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford were held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Robert Layell officiated. Music was provided by Inez Chandler.

            Grandsons served as pallbearers.

            Committal Service was held Monday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 203 N. Elm Ave., Erwin, TN 37650 or the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215.

            Erwin Memorial Funeral Home was in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris B. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 31 Jan 1923, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Allen Stephens Alford Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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DORIS LORENE ALFORD SIMPSON

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 22 June 2004

 

            Doris L. Simpson, 77, of Memphis, retired doctor’s assistant for Memphis Clinic of Internal Medicine, died Monday [June 21] at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.

            Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge.

            She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. She leaves a daughter, Janet Haynes of Cordova, and three grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Neighborhood Christian Center.

 

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Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, B. Holland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris L. Simpson (SS# issued in TN) was born 6 March 1927, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Donna Mae “Maudie” Bargery Alford; and siblings Farris Thomas Alford and Joan Annette Alford Stanfill in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Doris Lorene 1927 TN1, Horace Thomas 1898 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA?5.

 

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DOROTHY J. ALFORD COKER QUINTON

 

STATE GAZETTE

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—Friday, 8 May 2009

 

            Dorothy Alford Coker Quinton, 66, of Nashville, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

            She was retired as accounting director for Alford Printing Co., a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and active in the Park Manor Retirement Community in Nashville.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Pirtle officiating. Burial will be in Terrace Hill Cemetery in Troy….

            Survivors include a daughter, Kim Coker Brunsting and husband, Trey, of Nashville; two sons, Randy Coker and wife, Christine, of Biloxi, Miss., and Terry Braly of Nashville; two stepsons, Mickey Quinton and wife, Kim, of Horn Lake, Miss., and Mark Quinton and wife, Tracie, of Newbern; her mother-in-law, Louise Quinton of Obion; three sisters, Bartelia Ursery and Amy Hurt, both of Dyersburg, and Joyce Wilson Scott of Newbern; three brothers, Jerry Alford of Dyersburg, Bob Alford of Millington and Milliard Alford of Gibson; five grandchildren, Justin Quinton, Jenny Quinton, Katie Quinton, Josh Braly and Whitney Braly; and a great-grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Baxter Wright Quinton; her parents, Frank and Pearl Alford; two sisters, Virdie Castleman and Elvie Bland; and three brothers, Don Alford, Truman Alford and Ray Alford.

 

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Photo from Terrace Hill Cemetery, Troy, Obion Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Craig Thweatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy J. Quinton (SS# issued in TN) was born 9 May 1942, last residence Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph Franklin Alford and Pearl B. Stanfill Alford; and brothers Donald A. Alford and Truman Howard Alford in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY L. HALFORD BESHARSE

 

[She died in TN, but we are also including her obituary in Arkansas Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—31 January 2006

 

BLYTHEVILLE [Mississippi Co.]—Dorothy Halford Besharse, 79, retired City Court Clerk for Blytheville, AR, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2006 in Cordova [Shelby Co.], TN.

            Visitation will be from 12-1:30 p.m. with services to follow Wednesday, February 1 at First Assembly of God Church, 600 North Division Street, Blytheville, AR. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Blytheville.

            She leaves two daughters, Joyce Ann Pardue of Pasadena, TX and Gwendolyn Ahlemann of Memphis, TN; and one son, Scott Besharse of Strawberry, AR. Memorials may be sent to Alzheimer Day Services of Memphis.

            Bartlett Funeral Home 901-372-5555.

 

Photo from Elmwood Cemetery, Blytheville, Mississippi Co., AR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karon Hall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy L. Besharse (SS# issued in MI) was born 20 March 1926, last residence Blytheville, Mississippi Co., AR.

 

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DOROTHY MAE “DOT” ALFORD TEMPLE

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—11 November 2011

 

            Dorothy Mae “Dot” Temple, 90, passed away on November 10, 2011 at Rainbow Rehab Center in Bartlett, Tennessee.

            She was born on November 17, 1920 in Ripley, Tennessee. She was a devoted member of St. Matthew’s Methodist Church in Memphis. Dorothy worked at Jimmy Middleton Jewelers and later at Lowenstein’s Department Store where she retired. She and her husband were long time volunteers with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and members of the Zaman Grotto.

            She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 56 years, William “Dub” Temple.

            Dorothy leaves two children, Anita Dacus (Bob) of Mason and Terry Temple (Sandra) of Ridgeland, Mississippi; one brother, Jimmy Alford (Freda) of Memphis; seven grandchildren, Leigh Ann Doby, Bart (Amy) Doby of Arlington and Tiffany Temple of New Orleans, Louisiana; Derrick Middlebrook of Ridgeland, MS, Delana Baldwin, Robbie Dacus and Tommy Dacus of Memphis. Two great grandchildren, Drake and Ella Doby of Arlington.

            The family will receive friends on November 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar. Services will be held on November 12 at 10 a.m. at Memphis Funeral Home.

            Burial to follow at Forest Hill Midtown.

            The family requests that memorials be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, 4205 Hillsboro Pk., Ste 216. Nashville, TN 37215. Online condolences may be expressed at memphisfuneralhome.net Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave.

 

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

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Edna Davis Alford.

            Family trees at Ancestry.com list her parents as James Wesley Alford and Sophronia Ann “Fronie” Adams.

 

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DOROTHY MERLE GUNDERSON ALFORD

 

SALISBURY POST

Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC—9 August 2013

 

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Dorothy Merle Gunderson Alford, age 83, of Oak Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

            Dorothy was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late Lloyd and Ellen Millington Gunderson. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics at the University of Minnesota and was last employed by Millers Department Store as a clothing buyer.

            Dorothy was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she served as a reader, usher, was in many church circles, volunteered at the fairs, sold trade coffee and was instrumental in starting the Ecumenical Store House, serving since 1982.

            Dorothy, along with her husband David, was avid motorcycle touring enthusiasts having traveled coast to coast in the United States and Canada. Her family has many fond memories and great stories of traveling to many of the national parks where they enjoyed camping and all that the parks had to offer.

            She was everything to her family, especially her husband, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren in school soccer, football, chorus, dance recitals and scouting.

            Dorothy was a member of the Garden Club of Oak Ridge, Panhellenic, and served as a leader and held may other positions for the Campfire Girls for many years.

            In addition to her loving husband of 61-1/2 years, David Alford III of Oak Ridge, she is survived by her daughter, Lindsay Alford Wineka and her husband Mark; son David Robert Alford IV and his wife Brenda; grandchildren David R. Alford V, Lindsay Silva, Benn Wineka, Sam Wineka and his wife Jenna, Natasha Suttles and Nick Suttles; great-grandchildren Ravin Jenkins, Jeriko Silva, Brycen Howard and Tycen Tucker.

            Service and Visitation: A funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge with Pastor Stephen Damos officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

            Online messages to the family may be left at www.martinfuneralhomeoakridge.com. Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

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EDDIE CHARLES ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—16 February 2015

 

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            Rev. Eddie Charles Alford, Nashville , TN—Age 64, February 9, 2015.

            Preceded in death by wife.

            Survived by 3 daughters and 3 brothers; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.

            Public viewing Monday, February 16, 1-6 p.m. at Smith Brothers Chapel. Family visitation Tuesday, February 17, 6-7 p.m. with funeral services to follow at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1226 6th Avenue North; Kenneth L. Richardson, Pastor.

            Interment Wednesday, February 18, 10 a.m. in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Smith Brothers, 706 Monroe St, (615) 726-1476. smithbrothersfd.com.

 

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

 

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EDDIE JOE ALFORD

 

PLAIN TALK

Newport, Cocke Co., TN—Tuesday, 13 May 2008

 

            Eddie Joe Alford, age 42, of Cosby, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Ft. Sanders Hospital, Knoxville.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Tracie Lynn Alford, and mother, Linda Ann Leopard.

            He is survived by his sons, Eddie Alford Jr. and Jerry Alford, both of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Bonnie Alford, Bluff City; sisters, Linda Dutton and Debbie Knight, both of South Carolina.

            You will be loved and missed by everyone.

            Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2008, in Waters-Large Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 12–1 p.m. Tuesday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the graveside service.

            Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com.

            Manes Funeral Home in charge.

 

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Photo from Waters Cemetery, Cosby, Cocke Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ashley Link

Photo posted in 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie J. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born30 March 1966, last residence Cosby, Cocke Co., TN.

 

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EDGAR EARL ALFORD

Brother of Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, LA—Tuesday, 6 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

CORDOVA, TN—Edgar Earl Alford, 74, of Cordova, formerly of Bossier City, LA, retired brick mason, died of heart failure Friday [October 2] at his home. Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Jackson, Miss. Forest Hill Funeral Home East has charge. He was a World War II Marine veteran and a master mason of Grand Lodge in Mississippi. Mr. Alford, the husband of Lola Alford for 55 years, also leaves a daughter, Sandra Ward of Germantown; a son, Jim Alford of Cordova; a sister, Emma Gilmer of Memphis, and four grandchildren....

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—4 October 1998

 

            Edgar Earl Alford, 74, of Cordova, formerly of Bossier City, La., retired brick mason, died of heart failure Friday at his home. Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Jackson, Miss. Forest Hill Funeral Home East has charge. He was a World War II Marine veteran and a master mason of Grand Lodge in Mississippi. Mr. Alford, the husband of Lola Alford for 55 years, also leaves a daughter, Sandra Ward of Germantown; a son, Jim Alford of Cordova; a sister, Emma Gilmer of Memphis, and four grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 May 1924.

            See the obituary of his sister Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Lola Mae Casey Alford; parents, Harry Edward Alford and Carrie Stelene Stanford Alford; and his siblings Billie Alford, Dorothea Louise Alford Kober, and Harriette Alford Brandau in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Edgar Earl 1924 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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EDGAR LEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Wednesday, 28 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Edgar Lee, 74, of Manchester [Coffee Co.], died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Manchester Health Care Center.

            A Manchester native, he was a farmer and preacher.

            He is survived by his wife, Opal Rigney, Manchester.

            Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Coffee County Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Gnat Hill Cemetery, Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Teresa Brewington - tbrewington@blomand.net – emailed 4/20/2015

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 16 Jan 1925.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Howard Jackson “Bill” Alford and John Evans “Buck” Alford in this compilation.

            His military gravestone in Gnat Hill Cemetery, Manchester, Coffee Co., TN, says: “Tec 5 US Army World War II.” [Find A Grave]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Edgar Lee 1925 TN1, William Levi 1898 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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EDITH LOUISE SMITH ALFORD

 

Grissom Funeral Home

Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—_____ September 2006

 

            Edith Louise Alford, age 81, resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday evening, September 29, 2006, in a local hospital.

            She was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and was a member of the Red Cross Auxillary. She was a member of the Charleston Ruritan Club, the Triple L Club at Westwood Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher at her local church. She was retired from J.C. Penny after 42 years of service.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul F. (Pete) Alford and one sister, Hazel Delzel.

            She is survived by one son and daughter in law, Eddie and Harvie Alford, Cleveland and one daughter, Paula Randles, Laurel, Maryland. One sister, Leona Watson, Cleveland, TN. 2 granddaughters and spouse, Libby Little of Benton, TN and Farrah and Andrew Tyler Parker, Sr. of Chattanooga, TN. One great grandson, Andrew Tyler Parker, Jr. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 1, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev. Glen Clowers officiating.

            The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials please be made to the Charleston United Methodist Church.

            Funeral arrangements are being handled by Grissom Funeral Home. Phone 476.8575 for more information. You may send online condolences to www.grissomfh.net.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Venable

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edith S. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 11 Feb 1924, last residence Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Paul F. “Pete” Alford; and son Charles Edward “Eddy” Alford in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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EDNA DAVIS ALFORD

 

JACKSON SUN

Jackson, Madison Co., TN—Friday, 1 December 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

EDNA DAVIS ALFORD, 93, ADAMSVILLE [MCNAIRY CO.]

 

            Graveside services for Edna Davis Alford, 93, will be at 1 p.m. today in Memphis Memory Gardens.

            Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, died Tuesday [November 28] at Hardin County General Hospital in Savannah [Hardin Co., TN] of kidney failure.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bert Alford.

            She is survived by a daughter and son, Betty Alford Brown of Estill Springs and James Bert Alford Jr. of Nashville; a sister and a brother, Dorothy Temple and Jimmy W. Alford, both of Memphis.

            For more information, call Shackelford Directors of Savannah at (901) 425-4000.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna D. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 1 July 1907, last residence Estill Springs, Franklin Co., TN.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Dorothy Mae “Dot” Alford Temple.

 

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EDNA FAYE POOLE ALFORD

 

Karnes & Son Funeral Home

Dyer, Gibson Co., TN—_____ June 2013

 

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            Mrs. Edna Faye Alford, age 86, of Dyer, Tennessee, passed away from this life on June 12, 2013, at her home. Funeral services for Mrs. Alford will be conducted on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home of Dyer with Bro. Corey Meggs and Rusty Wilkins officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery of Dyer.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 19, 1927, in Gibson County, Tennessee; the daughter of the late George and Gladys Bonds Poole. She was a homemaker.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her sons, James Wallace, Quinton, and Tommy Alford; daughters, Gwen Thompson, Linda Hartsfield, Cassandra Perry, Cynthia Davis, Brenda Pierce, Celia Kilburn, Debbie Wilkins; 20 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her spouse, James Cleo Alford: a son, Mark Alford; two grandchildren, Justin Perry and Jody Alford; and a great-grandchild, Elijah Goad.

            The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Edna Faye Alford.

 

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

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

 

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EDWARD LEE ALFORD

 

KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Wednesday, 6 January 1982

 

            Alford, Edward Lee—of 2451 Linden Ave., departed this life on Monday, January 4, 1982, at Baptist Hospital.

            Member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, employee of House-Hasson Hardware Co.

            Survivors: father, Mr. Freeman Alford, Sr., Knoxville; brothers, Herman Alford, Los Angeles, Calif., Deeman Alford, San Francisco, Calif. & Maceo Alford, Knoxville; sisters, Margie Alford & Deloris A. Tims both of Knoxville, Elizabeth Smith, Detroit, Mich.; 3 sister-in-laws; 2 brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews; 2 aunts, Mrs. Pearlar Wigham, Knoxville & Mrs. Rosa Thomas, Atlanta, Ga.; uncle, Edward Alford, Atlanta, Ga.; several cousins including a very devoted cousin, Mrs. Louise Bush and family, Knoxville; many devoted friends to include Mrs. Jeannie Fox, Knoxville.

            The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan 6, 1982, from 7:30-8 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Funeral to follow at 8 p.m., Dr. Byron G. Ragsdale officiating.

            Interment 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Hill Memorial Park….

            Unity Mortuary, in charge.

 

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Photo from Highland South Cemetery, Highland Park, Knox Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 15 Jan 1929 and died _____ Jan 1982, last residence

            See the obituaries of his father, Freeman Alford; and brother Maceo Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Deeman Alford in California Obituaries; his sister Elizabeth Alford Smith in Michigan Obituaries

            In 1930, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Edward is age 1 born TN, living with his parents, Freeman and Rosa Alford, and 6 siblings. This is an African-American family.

            His lineage: Edward Lee 1929 TN1, Freeman 1893 GA2, David 1867 GA3.

 

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EDWARD MOORE ALFORD

Uncle of Bobby Pace Alford, AAFA #0669

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Monday, 18 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Alford, Edward Moore Age 89. May 16, 1998.

            Preceded in death by wife, Monetta R. Alford.

            Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tom Scott; grandsons, Steven Scott and Andrew Scott all of Brentwood, TN.

            Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.... Honorary Pallbearers: Mr. Alford’s Sunday School Class—Good News Bible Class..... Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy. 100.

FAG photo requested 4/12/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward M. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 18 Nov 1908, last residence Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Robert Joe Alford and Hattie Estella Moore Alford, in this compilation.

            This family is included in the book by AAFA Member #0669, Bobby Alford, The Alford Family of Lawrence County, TN. We reprinted much of this book in AAFA ACTION—see “Lawrence County, Tennessee, Alfords,” Parts 1–6 in Issues #33 (Summer 1996)–#38 (Fall 1997).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Edward Moore 1908 TN1, Robert Joe 1877 TN2, Robert Newton 1839 TN3, Isaac W. 1805 NC4, Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ELBERT ALLEN HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 3 January 1993

 

DYER—Elbert Allen Halford, 89, retired employee of Dyer Fruit Box Manufacturing, died Saturday [January 2] at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Karnes & Son Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

            He was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Mr. Halford, the husband of Leona Needham Halford, also leaves two sons, James A. Halford of Dyer and William H. Halford of Murray, Ky., five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Dyer, Gibson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, pansy ewell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elbert A. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 13 Aug 1903 and died 1 Jan 1993 [different than obituary], last residence Dyer, Gibson Co., TN.

            See the obituary of his son James Allen Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son William H. “Bill” Halford in Kentucky Obituaries

 

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ELIZABETH E. MCCUTCHEON ALFORD

 

[She died in NC, but she lived in TN.]

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 14 July 1895

 

THE SAD DEATH, FROM CONSUMPTION, OF MRS. T.G. ALFORD, OF TENNESSEE

 

            A sad death occurred at the Falls Hotel last Tuesday evening. Mrs. T.G. Alford, of Waverly, Tenn., seeing an article in some journal written by Dr. Campbell, of Newton, N.C., recommending that climate for consumptives, concluded to try it as a last resort. She arrived at Newton about four weeks ago, but not being satisfied with her surroundings, came down to Gastonia and rapidly sank until her death last Tuesday.

            Her husband arrived Monday morning before her death and left with her remains for Waverly, Tenn., Tuesday night.

 

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Photo from Nolan House Cemetery, Waverly, Humphreys Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Virginia

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Alford (1837–1918), is also buried in Nolan House Cemetery. She was the daughter of William H. McCutcheon and Anna M. Montgomery.

 

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ELIZABETH M. WELLS ALLFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 17 April 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Elizabeth Allford, 95, of Memphis, retired registered nurse, died Friday at DeSoto Healthcare. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown.

            She was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church. Mrs. Allford, the widow of Venable Wells and Joseph Allford, leaves a son, Joseph Allford Jr. of Charlotte, N.C; a niece who took care of her, Lee Ann Cox of Lake Cormorant, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth M. Allford (SS# issued in TN) was born 11 Feb 1910.

 

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ELLA B. ALFORD MARLER

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—Friday, 4 January 1935

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

ALEXANDRIA [Dekalb Co.], TENN.—Mrs. Ella Alford Marler, 80, widow of John W. Marler, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.H. Walker, here Tuesday [January 1]. She was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of Wilson County. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Jennie Waters, Lebanon; Mrs. Charles A. Hearn, Watertown; Mrs. R.H. Walker, Alexandria, and J. Britton Marler, Gallatin.

 

AAFA NOTES: Ella (1855–1935) and her husband (1852–1933) are buried in Wilson Co. [See http://www.tngenweb.org/wilson/prsnsbrd.htm, where it says you can request more info—no cemetery names listed there.] Ella was the daughter of James P. Alford and Minerva C. Maulding. She married John Wesley Marler Nov. 12, 1878. Both are buried in Hearns Hill Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ella B. 1855 TX1, James P. 1821 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ELSIE WILKINS ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 19 May 1991

 

PARIS [Henry Co.] Mrs. Elsie Wilkins Alford, 79, died Friday morning [May 17] at Henry County Nursing Home. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Gleason.

            She was a member of Chapel Hill Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of James Franklin Alford, leaves a brother, Claude Wilkins of Paris.

 

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PARIS POST-INTELLIGENCER

Paris, Henry Co., TN—Monday, 20 May 1991

 

            Services for Elsie Wilkins Alford, 79, formerly of 542 E. Washington St., were 3:30 p.m. Sunday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Randy Jetton and Charles Orr Officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery, Gleason.

            Pallbearers were Jerald and Otis Brown, Leonard Stack, Rudell Stanley, Ray Davenport and Clovis Wimberley.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday morning at Henry County Nursing Home.

            A Gleason native, she was born Sept. 9, 1911, daughter of the late Charles Henry and Uner Brown Wilkins. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

            Her husband, James Franklin Alford, died April 25, 1990.

            She is survived by a brother, Claude Wilkins of Paris.

            Preceding her in death were a son, James Alford; three brothers, Brown Wilkins, and two others at an early age; and two sisters at an early age.

FAG photo requested 4/23/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 9 Sept 1911, last residence Paris, Henry Co., TN.

 

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EMMA AGNES ALFORD GILMER

AAFA #0055

Mother of Zada Delores Gilmer Wheatley, AAFA #0630, and Harriet Ann Gilmer Burks, AAFA #0782

 

[Although she died in WA, we are also including her obituary here because she has close ties to TN and is buried there.]

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 1 November 2009

 

            Emma Alford Gilmer, 91, of Arlington, WA, went to sleep in her bed on October 28, 2009, and woke up in the arms of the Lord surrounded by His Angels. She had suffered a stroke earlier in the spring.

            Emma was born to Harry Edward and Carrie Alford March 11, 1918, at Skene, MS. She graduated from Skene High School and married Henry Clay Gilmer March 27, 1935. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage until Henry’s death in 1995. Mrs. Gilmer was a dedicated nurse and retired at the age of 65.

            She is survived by three daughters, Zada D. Wheatley of Marysville, WA, Sylvia Clay Gray of Memphis, TN and Harriet Ann Burks (Donald E.) of Arlington, WA. She leaves four grandsons, Donald W. Wheatley, Jr. (Donnia) of Oakland, TN, John W. Wheatley (Mazie) of Mukilteo, WA, Thomas Gilmer “Gil” Bridges (Lynne) of Arlington, WA and Joseph Clay Bridges of Arlington, WA, six great-grandchildren, Levi and Logan Bridges of Spokane, WA, Ashley Wheatley Owens of Oakland, TN, Polly Bridges Mitas (Chris) of Suwannee, GA, Alissa Nicole Eng of Mukilteo, WA and Savannah Lee Bridges of Arlington, WA, great-great-grandchildren, her beloved James Owens IV and Emma Claire Grace Owens of Oakland, TN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Carrie Alford , brothers, Edgar Earl (Lola), Billie (Janie), and sisters, Dorothea (Dot) Kober (Vic), Harriet Brandau (John), and an infant called Little Sister.

            Mrs. Gilmer was a member of Hickory Withe Baptist Church.

            Graveside services will be held at Forest Hill East Cemetery, 2440 Whitten Rd., Memphis, TN at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, with visitation one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery East, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, B. Holland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Emma A. Gilmer (SS# issued in MS), last residence Arlington, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her brother Edgar Earl Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her parents, Harry Edward Alford and Carrie Stelene Stanford Alford; and her siblings Dorothea Louise Alford Kober, Harriete Alford Brandau, and Billie Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Emma Agnes 1918 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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EMOGENE ALFORD BURGESS

 

Coffee County Funeral Chapel

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ January 2013

 

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            Funeral services for Mrs. Emogene A. Burgess, age 85 of Beechgrove will be conducted Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at HooDoo Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Burgess passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at United Regional Medical Center in Manchester.

            She was born February 23, 1927 in Coffee County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late M.H. “Houston” Alford and Edith Perry Alford. In earlier years, Mrs. Burgess was employed as a school teacher with the Coffee County School System, teaching first grade thru eighth grades. She was later employed with Bellsouth telephone for many years. Mrs. Burgess loved the outdoors, nature, fishing and hunting. In her later years, she enjoyed farming and taking care of animals.

            In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burgess is preceded in death by two brothers, Merle Alford and Jesse Lee “Jack” Alford, three sisters, Lois Rayburn, Orene Hockett and infant baby sister.

            Survivors include a son, Charles L. “Toby” Burgess and fiancé, Deborah of Beechgrove, TN ; three grandchildren, Houston Burgess; Caleb Burgess; and Jasmine C. January. Also surviving are two brothers, Gary Alford and wife Sam of Manchester and Wayne Alford and wife Brenda of Manchester; two sisters, Vivian Floyd of Manchester and Betty Mae Hockett of Manchester and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            On line condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com.

FAG photo requested 5/2/2015

 

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

            See the obituaries of her siblings Jesse Lee Alford, Mural Houston Alford, and Orene Alford Hockett in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Emogene 1927 TN1, Marian Houston 1895 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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ERMA LOIS ALFORD MCCRACKEN

 

OAK RIDGER

Oak Ridge, Anderson Co., TN—Monday, 6 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Lois Alford McCracken of Oak Ridge, died Sunday morning, July 5, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center. She was 71.

            Born June 1, 1927, in Johnson County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ivan Connie Alford and Rosa Lee Royall Alford.

            Mrs. McCracken was an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, serving as circle chairman, president of the women’s organization, a Sunday school teacher, and member and chairman of the Kitchen Guild. She was an active volunteer worker for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge for many years, serving as president of the volunteers in 1979.

            Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Howard L. “Mac” McCracken of Oak Ridge; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle and James Drummond of Knoxville and Debbie and Dan Starnes of Nashville; son and daughter-in-law Steve and Debbie McCracken of St. Peters, Mo.; grandchildren Brian and Brad Pritchard of Knoxville, Brook and Sarah McCracken of St. Peters, and Erin, Joey, Patrick and Ryan Starnes of Nashville.

            Also surviving are her sisters, Connie Taylor of Stovall, N.C., Shirley Alford of Marissa, Ill., and Helen Hendrick of Oxford, N.C.

            The funeral will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.... Burial will be Wednesday morning at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.... Weatherford Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

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

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

            Her lineage: Erma Lois 1927 NC1, Ivon Connie 1904 NC2, William Jasper 1877 NC3, Charles Stephen 1853 NC4, Bython B. 1817 NC5.

 

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ESTELLE ALFORD BARNETT

 

Dyersburg Funeral Home

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—_____ January 2013

 

Estelle Alford Barnett

 

December 30, 1914 - January 30, 2013

 

            Estelle Alford Barnett, 98, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

            She was retired from the bag sewing department at Dyersburg Fabrics, where she worked for 50 years, she was the oldest member of Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she attended for 77 years, member of the Eastern Star-Dyersburg/Newbern Chapter 164 for over 50 years, avid gardener and she loved to fish.

            Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Lynn Alford and the Rev. Donnie Ragsdale officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

            The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Dyersburg Funeral Home.

            Survivors include her daughter, Anna Frances Myers and husband, Marshall, of Dyersburg; her brother, Ernest Alford of Dyersburg; a grandson, Gary Edward Fowler of Newbern; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley Fowler and Gary Edward Fowler II.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldred Edward Barnett; her parents, Robert and Sadie Blakeley Alford; and five brothers, Clarence, Stoy, Hubert, Ezell and Leroy Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Eddie Anderson, Jeff Jones, Larry Skinner, Gary Fowler, Joe Cowell, Bob Alford, Terry Traylor and Eric Maupin. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Harold Joyce.

            The family requests that memorials be directed to Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Dyersburg/Dyer County Humane Society and to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mother’s Hands

 

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

            See the obituaries of her brothers Clarence Alford and Stoy Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Estelle 1914 TN1, Robert Alexander 1885 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA4.

 

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ETTA BURKHART STOPHEL ALFORD

 

HERALD COURIER

Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN—18 April 2013

 

BRISTOL, Tenn.—Etta Burkhart Stophel Alford, age 88, passed away on April 17, 2013.

            She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter to the late Leander Jacob and Myrtle Morrell Stophel, and was a lifelong resident of Bristol. She attended River Bend Baptist Church and Tennessee Avenue Baptist. Mrs. Alford also attended Hickory Tree Union Church, where she taught Sunday school.

            Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Dollie Stophel; brothers, Claude, Edward, and Clifford Stophel; daughter, Diane Alford Gallagher; son, Michael Wayne Alford; sister-in-law, June Seaver Stophel.

            Survivors include husband of 57 years, Robert Blevins “Smokey” Alford; brother, Douglas Stophel of Baltimore; daughter, Barbara Alford Morton and husband, Steve; son-in-law, Sidney Gallagher; sister-in-law, Audra Stophel; grandchildren, Ashley Colon and husband, Felix, Robert Gallagher, Katie Gallagher, Melissa Clark and husband, Cameron, Josiah Morton, Patrick Gallagher, and Jacob Morton; great grandchildren, Logan Colon, Chloe Colon, Ariel Colon, and Juliet Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Adam Sells officiating. Committal services will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shipley Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers….

            Online condolences may be registered at www.Weaverfuneralhome.net Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Etta B. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 19 Jan 1925, last residence not listed.

 

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EUGENE BUTLER ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Thursday, 14 February 2008

 

            Alford, Eugene Butler—age 87 of Kingston passed Wednesday February 13, 2008.

            Born January 19, 1921 in the Caney Ford community of Roane County. He attended Kingston schools where he played basketball and football at RCHS. He received the Dr. John Roberts award for most outstanding student. At TTU Gene was captain of the Golden Eagles football team and was listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. After graduation he attended Columbia University in New York as part of the U.S. Navy’s officer’s training program. Lt. L.G. Alford was skipper of a LCT which landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day. After WW II he returned to Roane County High School to teach science and to coach. He later became a car salesman. In early years, Gene was a deacon in his family’s church, Caney Ford Baptist. At present he was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Rose Butler Alford, sister in law, Lorna Alford, son Eugene Kent Alford, granddaughter Heather Cochran, and brother Rhue Alford. Also brothers in law Sam, George, Bob and wife Anne Poteet.

            He is survived by his wife of 65 years Doris Poteet Alford; daughters Melinda Cochran of San Francisco and Teresa Goolsby and husband Larry of Cookeville; brothers Jack Alford and wife Lois of Knoxville and Don Alford of Kingston; granddaughters Nicole and Michelle Cochran of Nashville and grandsons Travis Frey and Kent Goolsby of Cookeville; brother in law John Poteet and wife Bettie and sisters in law Ann Poteet and Betty Poteet; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral 2 pm Saturday February 16, 2008 in the Kyker Chapel…. A family burial will follow in the Bowers Evans Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugene B. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Kingston, Roane Co., TN.

 

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EVA COCHRAN ALFORD

 

Click Funeral Home

Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN—_____ September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Eva Cochran age 85 of Lenoir City passed away Sunday evening September 19, 1999 at Loudon Health Care Center.

            Eva was a member of First Baptist Church. She was retired from Bacon Hospital in Loudon as a Nurse.

            Preceded in death by son-in-law, Luke Lankford.

            Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Shirley Alford of Lenoir City. Daughter, Geneva Lankford of Chattanooga. Grandchildren, Kenny Alford of Lenoir City, Samantha Green and Kenny Lankford both of Chattanooga.

            .... Family and friends will gather at 10 A.M. Wednesday at Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Lenoir City in charge.

 

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KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Tuesday, 21 September 1999

 

            Alford, Eva Cochran, age 85 of Lenoir city passed away Sunday evening September 19, 1999 at Loudon Health Care Center. Eva was a member of First Baptist Church. She was retired from Bacon Hospital in Loudon as a nurse.

            Preceded in death by son-in-law, Luke Lankford.

            Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Shirley Alford of Lenoir City; daughter Geneva Lankford of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Kenny Alford of Lenoir City, Samantha Green and Kenny Lankford both of Chattanooga.

            The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Loudon county Memorial Gardens for graveside services….

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 14 Dec 1913.

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

 

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FARRIS THOMAS ALFORD

 

STATE GAZETTE

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—Wednesday, 19 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Farris Alford, 77, of Hornbeak [Obion Co.], died Monday, March 17, 2003 at Baptist Hospital in Union.

            He was a farmer, a member of Hornbeak Baptist Church and was an Army veteran.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. today in the Ridgely chapel of J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home.... Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN— Wednesday, 19 March 2003

 

HORNBEAK—Farris Alford, 77, farmer, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home Ridgely Chapel with burial in New Haven Cemetery.

            He was an Army veteran and a member of Hornbeak Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Sue Alford, also leaves a daughter, Camille Meenan of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Barry Davis of Newbern; a sister, Doris Simpson of Memphis, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren….

 

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Photos from New Haven Cemetery, Ridgely, Lake Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jdewey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Farris T. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 12 Sept 1925, last residence Hornbeak, Obion Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Donna Mae “Maudie” Bargery Alford; and sisters Doris Lorene Alford Simpson and Joan Annette Alford Stanfill in this compilation.

            Farris Thomas Alford was the son of Horace Thomas Alford and Donna Mae “Maudie” Bargery. He married (1) Sarah Sue Johnson and (2) Mary Sue Phillips Davis.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Farris Thomas 1925 TN1, Horace Thomas 1898 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA?5.

 

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FOUNTAIN ELLIS ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—Wednesday, 8 March 1933

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

RETIRED MINISTER IS KILLED BY AUTO; ONCE HELD PASTORATE HERE

 

SPRINGFIELD, TENN., March 8—The Rev. Fountain Ellis Alford, 71, retired Methodist minister of Cedar Hill, was fatally injured this morning when struck by a tourist while walking near his home. Mr. Alford was taken to a Nashville hospital where he died about 2 o’clock.

            Driver of the automobile that hit the former minister was George E. Foster, of Warsaw, Wis., who described himself as a vice-president of an insurance company and a director of a bank there. He stopped after the accident but was arrested by Highway Patrolman S.B. Odom on a charge of reckless driving. This charge was later dismissed after a hearing before Squire J.S. Barlett of Springfield. Immediately following the dismissal of the charge R.L. Peck, Springfield attorney for Mr. Alford, filed suit against Mr. Foster for $10,000 and attached his expensive sedan. Later the car was released after Mr. Foster posted $3,000 bond.

            Mr. Foster claimed the minister stepped in front of his car and he declared the accident was unavoidable. He continued on his way from Miami to Warsaw.

            Mr. Alford was born in Wilson county but spent most of his childhood and young manhood in Robertson county. He joined the Tennessee Methodist conference in 1887 and for 31 years served in various pastorates, several being in Nashville. He was pastor of a church at Sparta, one in Waverly, and in Nashville filled the pulpit at Woodbine, Humphrey Street, South Street, Park Avenue and Carroll Street Methodist churches.

            His last pastorate, at Carroll Street, was resigned in 1918 on account of impaired health. He took his supernumerary relation and since that time lived on his farm near Cedar Hill.

            His wife, Mrs. Laura Matthews Alford, survives.

            Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Cedar Hill sometime Friday.

 

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Photos from Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, Robertson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Wiley Napoleon Bonapart Alford; and brother William Wiley Alford in this compilation.

            He was born Aug 26 1861 in Wilson Co., TN. Son of Wiley Napoleon Bonapart Alford and Nancy Dicey Bilbro, he married Laura Mathews.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Fountain Ellis 1861 TN1, Wiley Napoleon Bonapart 1826 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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FRANCES ALFORD McANALLY

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Tuesday, 24 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Frances Alford McAnally, 62, Shelbyville [Bedford Co.], TN, a retired sewing machine operator for Fly’s Manufacturing, died Sunday [March 22], Medical Center of Manchester, TN. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. today Gowen-Smith Funeral Home, Shelbyville.

            Survivors: daughters, Theresa Bowman, Murfreesboro, Veronica McAnally, Wartrace, TN, Tammy Reed, Tullahoma, TN, Christy McAnally, Manchester, TN; son, Winford McAnally, Wartrace; mother, Lula Lynn, Shelbyville; brother, James Alford, Kennesaw, GA; sisters, Jeanette Holt, Ruth McPeak, Linda Philpot, all Shelbyville, Faye Grant, Cornersville, TN, Gene Geddings, Huntsville, AL; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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FRANCES G. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 23 April 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

RIPLEY [Lauderdale Co.]—Frances G. Alford, 92. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2006 at Garner Funeral Home. Garner Funeral Home 731-635-1271.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 5 Oct 1913 and died 21 Apr 2006, last residence Ripley, Lauderdale Co., TN.

 

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FRANCES JOY ALFORD STRADER

 

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THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Tuesday, 14 November 2006

 

            Frances Joy Strader—Age 70 of Hendersonville. November 11, 2006.

            Survived by husband, Gordon Dale Strader; daughters, Melissa (Jerry) Crum, Penelope (David) Mason; sons, Jeffrey Strader, Shawn (Jennifer) Strader; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children. Frances has 7 sisters and 1 brother, their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews.     Memorial services will be held today, November 14, 2006 at 3 p.m., at Cole & Garrett, Hendersonville.…

 

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Photo from Hoodoo Cemetery, Hoodoo, Coffee Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelia Bumbalough

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances J. Strader (SS# issued in TN) was born.13 July 1936, last residence Hendersonville, Sumner Co., TN.

            See the obituary of her sister Helen Louise Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Frances Joy 1936 TN1, John Oliver 1900 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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FRANCES RUTH DRINNEN ALFORD

 

Luddie Drinnen

Photo from Lichtefeld & McCoy Family Tree (Ancestry.com) - used with permission

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Thursday, 26 October 2006

 

            Alford, Frances Ruth—age 72 of Knoxville passed away Tuesday October 24, 2006. She was a member of North Knoxville Baptist Church.

            Preceded in death by husband: Paul Alford; brothers: Jay & Howard Drinnen, sister: Imogene Drinnen.

            Survivors: son: Steve Alford and wife Angie: daughters: Stephanie Alford, Stacey Patty and husband Mike; grandchildren: Lee & Kathlina Alford and Holly & Josh White; niece: Sherry Drinnen Stowe.

            Funeral service 7:00 P.M. Thursday Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Dr. Alan Smith and Rev. Steve Alford officiating. Interment 10:00 A.M. Friday Sherwood Memorial Gardens....

 

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Photos from Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, Blount Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ariana

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances R. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 17 June 1934, last residence Knoxville, Knox Co., TN.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents as Calloway Johnson Drinnen (1902–1983) and Lucy Smith Drinnen (1910–1988); and her husband as Pal Delano Alford, 1934–1988).

 

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FRANK F. ALFORD

 

CATOOSA COUNTY NEWS

Ringgold, Catoosa Co., GA—Monday, 27 March 2006

 

            Frank Alford of Chattanooga [Hamilton Co.], Tenn., died Saturday, March 25. He was 84. He was a resident of the East Ridge area for 45 years and was a charter member and deacon of Gateway Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the 181st Tennessee National Guard Division. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from Combustion Engineering in 1978 after more than 35 years of service.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Myrtle Painter Alford; son, Stephen Wayne Alford; one sister, Evelyn Hale.

            Survivors include his wife of more than 57 years, Nina Marie Alford of Chattanooga; two daughters and son-in-law, Charlotte Alford of Baltimore, Md., Treena Alford Dobbins and Tim Dobbins of Ringgold; two brothers, James Alford of Fort Oglethorpe, Thomas Alford of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

            Services: Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at the Fort Oglethorpe chapel.... Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.... Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe [GA].

 

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TN—_____ March 2006

 

 

Frank F. Alford

March 26, 1921-March 25, 2006

 

W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes

Fort Oglethorpe, GA

 

Visitation and Services

 

            Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Walter Hicks & Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will begin receiving friends after 4:00 p.m. (Today) Monday, all day Tuesday and prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

 

Obituary

 

            Frank Alford, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2006.

            He was a resident of the East Ridge area for 45 years and was a charter member & Deacon of the Gateway Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the 181st Tennessee National Guard Division. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and retired from Combustion Engineering in 1978 after more than 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy & Myrtle Painter Alford; son, Stephen Wayne Alford and one sister, Evelyn Hale.

            Survivors include; his wife of more than 57 years, Nina Marie Alford of Chattanooga, TN.; 2 daughters & son-in-law, Charlotte Alford of Baltimore, MD., and Treena Alford Dobbins & (Tim) Dobbins of Ringgold, GA.; 2 brothers, James Alford of Fort Oglethorpe, GA., and Thomas Alford of Soddy Daisy, TN.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Rev. Walter Hicks & Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will begin receiving friends after 4:00 p.m. (Today) Monday, all day Tuesday and prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frank F. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

 

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FREEMAN ALFORD

 

KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Wednesday, 3 March 1982

 

            Alford, Mr. Freeman—2451 Linden Ave., departed this life Sunday, Feb. 28, 1982 at Baptist Hospital.

            Retired from the Southern Railroad Co. Member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church.

            He leaves to cherish his memories 3 sons, Herman (Homer), Compton, Calif., Maceo, Knoxville, Deeman, San Francisco, Calif.; daughters, Margie Alford, Delores Tims, both of Knoxville, Elizabeth Smith, Detroit, Mich.; brother, Edward Alford; sister, Rosa Thomas, both of Atlanta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 daughters-in-law; 1 son-in-law; several nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.

            Family will receive friends Thursday, March 4, 7–7:30 p.m. at Unity Chapel. Funeral to follow at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Byron G. Ragsdale officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, Holly Hills Memorial Park. The family will also receive friends immediately following the funeral in the reposing room at the mortuary. The family will assembly at the mortuary at 10:15 a.m. Friday for interment. Unity Mortuary in charge.

 

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Taken by photographer Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sons Edward Lee Alford and Maceo Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Deeman Alford in California Obituaries; and his daughter Elizabeth Alford Smith in Michigan Obituaries.

            His wife was Rosa Lee Allison Alford (1898 GA–1980 TN). She is also buried in Highland South Cemetery, Highland Park, Knox Co., TN.

            In 1930, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Freeman and Rosa Alford, are listed with 7 children. This is an African-American family.

            In 1920, Freeman and Rosa Alford are in Buckhead, Morgan Co., GA, with two sons, Homer and Maceo.

            On Freeman Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 22, living in Buckhead, Morgan Co., GA, with a wife and child. He was born 22 Oct 1895 in Morgan Co., is a farmer, and signs with his mark.

            In 1910 Freeman Alford, age 16, is living with his parents, Dave and Mary Alford, and 5 siblings in Kingston, Morgan Co., GA.

            In 1900 Freeman Alford, age 7 born Oct 1892, is living with his parents, David and Mary Alford, and 4 siblings, still in Kingston. David is age 33, born Jan 1867 in GA.

            His lineage: Freeman 1893 GA1, David 1867 GA2.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

WESTERN METHODIST

October 1834

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

From: Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, “GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION FROM THE WESTERN METHODIST, 1833-1834” (2003), p. 3

Online at www.tngenweb.org/records/davidson/nca/wm33-01.htm

 

            George Washington Alford—Died, in Davidson County, Tennessee, on the 18th of Aug 1834, Mr. George Washington Alford, son of Mr. John Alford, aged 40 years. Mr. Alford was born in Amherst County, Virginia. He was a man of virtuous life, strict morality and endeared himself not only to those who slept in his bosom, a beloved wife and six children, but to all who knew him. But yet he was without the one thing needful. At the first camp meeting at Smyrna, the last of July, he was a seeker of religion and went away from that meeting with his mind deeply interested for the salvation of the gospel. He was soon after taken sick with a billious fever which, in thirteen days laid his manly form in the embraces of death. During his sickness his mind earnestly struggled to obtain the forgiveness of his sins and be at peace with his maker and through the wonderful condescension of God, on Sunday, the day before his death, he obtained perfect redemption through the blood of Christ. As he was now on the confines of that eternal world, he was a solemn preacher to those who gathered around his bedside. Well did he fill up the few hours that remained to him below the skies with the most thrilling exhortations and triumphant expressions of praise.

            Taking a tender leave of his wife, children and friends, he died in the arms of victory, having come in as an eleventh hour laborer, but receiving the same immortal reward as those who had borne the heat and burden of the day.

 

AAFA NOTES: George was the son of John Alford and Elizabeth Bibb and the brother of John Bibb Alford. He married Mary B. Hill Feb. 21, 1825 in Williamson Co., TN. While the obituary says they had six children, AAFA lists seven. Perhaps one died young. They were John William b. 1825, who married (1) Mary Bone, (2) Martha Lucinda Elizabeth Booker, and (3) Sara E. Vernon; Louise Elizabeth b. 1826, Nancy b. ca 1827, Mary W. b. 1829 who married Thomas Lankford, Thomas W. b. 1831 who m. Amelia H. Bone; Sarah Pitts b. 1833 who m. James Allen Dement; and Georgiana b. 1834 who married James Thomas Dement. Siblings of George Washington Alford were Sally b. 1784 who married James Bibb; William b. 1786 who married (1) Sally Waller and (2) Eliza Corns; Permelia b. 1788 who married Robert Hughes; John Bibb Alford b. 1790 who married Temperance Bailey; Nelson Ellis Alford b. 1792 who married Elizabeth C. Hill; Elizabeth Bibb Alford b. 1798 who married William Hughes; Thomas Key Alford b. 1798; and Nancy Nichols b. 1801. These were prominent Alford families in Amherst Co., VA and Davidson Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: George Washington 1794 VA1, John 1760 VA2, William 1738 VA3, John 1696 MD? 4.

 

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GLADYS COLEMAN ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 14 June 1995

 

TRENTON—Gladys C. Alford, 88, homemaker, died Monday [June 12] of heart failure at Gibson General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Shelton Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery west of here.

            She was a member of Eaton Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Leroy “Jack” Alford, leaves a sister, Tassie Hopkins of Trenton, and a brother, Thomas Coleman of Kingston.

FAG photo requested 7/14/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys C. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 28 May 1907, last residence Eaton, Gibson Co., TN.

 

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GLENN FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

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TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Wednesday, 1 September 1999

 

CLEVELAND—Glenn F. Alford died Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, in a local hospital.

He was 63. He was a Methodist, a U.S. Army veteran and the son of the late Herbert Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Arlene Alford; four daughters, Teresa Freeman, Benton, Tenn., Donna Hall, Delano, Tenn., Marjorie Alford, Cleveland, and Karen Mooneyham, McDonald, Tenn.; three stepsons, Columbus Collis, New York, Bob Berkley, Jacksboro, Tenn., and Joey Berkley, Cleveland; stepdaughter, Mitzi Garrett, Mentor, Ohio; his mother, Mary Gatlin Alford, Cleveland; sister, Betty Alford, Cleveland; two brothers, Gene Alford, Cleveland, and John Alford, Charleston, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Marshall Roberson officiating.

            Private burial will be in Chestuee United Methodist Church Cemetery….

 

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Photos from Union Grove Cemetery, Charleston, Bradley Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laurie Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenn F. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 13 Apr 1936, last residence Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Elizabeth Gatlin Alford; and sister Betty Louise Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Glenn Franklin 1936 TN1, Herbert Wayne 1909 TN2, Loshiel Reno 1874 TN3, Lile Anderson 1846 TN4, William 1816 TN5.

 

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GUSSIE M. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 21 February 1991

 

            Mrs. Gussie M. Alford, 71, of 1722 W. Belmont Circle, retired domestic worker, died Monday [February 18] at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at J. O. Patterson Mortuary East Chapel with burial in Union Cemetery in Millington [Shelby Co.].

            The widow of Cardie Alford, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Sandford of Parkin, Ark., and a sister-in-law, who cared for her, Mrs. Leola Afford [Alford?] of Memphis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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HARRY GLENN ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—20 October 2009

 

ARKABUTLA—Harry Glenn Alford, 57, died peacefully surrounded by his wife and two children on October 19, 2009. He worked as an electronic technician for the FAA for 36.5 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army, and was an honorary member of the Arkabutla Fire Department. He also was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.

            He is survived by his wife, Cynthia D. Alford of Arkabutla, MS, a daughter, Dr. Terri Alford of Winston-Salem, NC, a son, Clinton Wade Alford of Olive Branch, MS, his mother, Kathryn Alford of Clinton, MS, two sisters, Elizabeth Milstead of Clinton, MS and Sandy Manuel of Jackson, MS, a brother, Charles Alford of Jackson, MS, and three grandchildren, Bailey Berry, Tristan Alford and Samantha Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Clyde Alford, and two brothers, Terry L. Alford and W.C. “Bill” Alford, Jr.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 21 at the Evansville Baptist Church, where he was a member. Visitation will be held at the church from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County, MS. Memorials may be sent to Evansville Baptist Church or The Gideons International.

            Mr. Alford will be missed by all who knew him for his love of people and especially for his quick wit and dry sense of humor.

            Pate-Jones Funeral Home (662)562-4481

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harry Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Feb 1952, last residence not listed.

 

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HATTIE ESTELLA MOORE ALFORD

Grandfather of Bobby Pace Alford, AAFA #0669

 

LAWRENCE DEMOCRAT-UNION

Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN—_____ October 1962

 

            Mrs. B.J. Alford, age 80, died about 2:00 AM Saturday morning at the Lawrence County Hospital after suffering a heart attack a few hours earlier at her home on Mahr Avenue. Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. A.L. Bishop and the Rev. J.P. Stockman officiating. Burial was in Mimosa Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was the former Miss Estella Moore, daughter of the late Robert P. and Eliza Robinson Moore. She was a native of this county and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            Her husband, B.J. Alford, died in 1957.

            She is survived by three sons, Roy B. Alford of this city, Edward M. Alford of Nashville and Clarence B. Alford of Lewisburg. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Joe Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Edward Moore Alford in this compilation.

 

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HATTIE JO PICKLESIMER NOGGLE ALFORD

 

Mrs. Hattie Josephine Alford

Photo and dates from Feldhaus Memorial Chapel

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—10 December 2013

 

            Mrs. Hattie Jo Alford, age 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013.

            Funeral service will be 1 PM Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Jimmy Gray will officiate, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens….

            She was born July 9, 1928 in North Carolina, to the late Charles and Letha Picklesimer. She was a retired seamstress from Army Navy Surplus. She held membership in Harmon Grove Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.

            She was preceded in death by her husband James Robert Alford, a son, Randy Noggle, and four brothers and one sister.

            Survivors include a son, Ronnie Noggle, and his wife Jeanette, of Shelbyville; a daughter, Nancy Tucker, and her husband Ronnie, of Tullahoma; two grandchildren, Dale and Chris Skeeters, and one great grandchild, Peighton Rylie Skeeters.            Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

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

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

 

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HELLON JANE ALFORD BOYD PICKRON

AAFA #0824

Mother of Janice Boyd Gould, AAFA #0747

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 26 August 2001

 

            Hellon J. Pickron, 81, of Millington, formerly of Columbus, Ga., and Salina, Kan., died of heart failure Thursday [August 23] at Methodist Healthcare-Central. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel.

            She was a member of Millington Senior Citizens.

            Mrs. Pickron, the widow of Ernest Pickron, leaves two daughters, Jan Gould of Medina, Wash., and Gloria Millisen of Palmdale, Calif., a grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

            The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen J. Pickron (SS# issued in GA) was born 25 Dec 1919, last residence Millington, Shelby Co., TN.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            Her lineage: Hellon Jane 1919 GA1, Robert Leslie 1895 GA2, George Washington 1844 AL3, William 1815 NC4, Peyton 1780 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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HELEN L. FINE KOLLOCK ALFORD

 

Click Funeral Home

Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN—_____ March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Helen Fine Kollock—age 89 of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church where she had been active with WMU.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Francis Smith Fine; husbands, Ben Kollock and Henry Alford; several brothers and sisters.

            Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jess Harper, Jr. of Lenoir City; son and daughter-in-law, J.B. and Evelyn Kollock of Lenoir City; grandchildren: Sean and Andi Harper of Lenoir City, Jill and Darrin Nichols of Sweetwater, Josh and Kathy Harper of Hixon, Tony and Traci Kollock of Lenoir City, Dale and Anita Kollock of Lenoir City, Greg and Alicia Kollock of Philadelphia; six great grandchildren; brother, Harry Fine of Elizabethton; special friend, Tom McCarroll of Lenoir City....

            Funeral services at 7 p.m. [Wednesday, March 6] in the Click Funeral Home Chapel.... Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services and interment....

 

In another article:

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Tuesday, 5 March 2002

 

            Alford, Helen Fine Kollock—age 89, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2002.

            She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, where she had been active with WMU.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Francis Smith Fine; husbands, Ben Kollock and Henry Alford, and several brothers and sisters.

            Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jess Harper, Jr. of Lenoir City; son and daughter-in-law, J.B. and Evelyn Kollock of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Sean and Andi Harper of Lenoir City, Jill and Darrin Nichols of Sweetwater, Josh and Kathy Harper of Hixon, Tony and Traci Kollock of Lenoir City, Dale and Anita Kollock of Lenoir City, and Greg and Alicia Kollock of Philadelphia; six great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Fine of Elizabethton, and special friend, Tom McCarroll of Lenoir City.

            The family will receive friends from 5-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark A. Caldwell, Sr. officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services and interment….

            A special thank you to the staff of Home Health Care of East Tennessee for their care and compassion. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, is serving the family of Helen Kollock Alford. www.clickfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Lakeview Cemetery, Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 7 Oct 1912.

 

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HELEN LOUISE ALFORD

 

Heartfelt Connections

TN—_____ January 2007

 

 

Helen Louise Alford

June 27, 1944-January 01, 2007

 

Woodbury Funeral Home

Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN

 

Visitation and Services

 

            Visitation with the family will be from 10 am till 8 pm Wed. and 10 am till time of service on Thurs., Jan. 4, 2007. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1 pm Thursday, Jan. 4 with Bro. Joe Sissom and Bro. Doyle Sadler officiating. Interment will follow in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery.

 

Obituary

 

            Twenty three years ago our family was blessed with the addition of a special person. Helen came into our homes after her mother became ill. She was a constant souce of joy and we are better for having her in our lives. —The family of Kenneth Alvere Sissom

            She is survived by her brother, James (Joan) Alford of Springfield; Sisters, Wilma Jean Alford of Murfreesboro, Dorothy Hicks of Orlando, Fl., Charlene (Bill) McCormick of Smyrna, Fl., Connie Ayers of LaVergne, Ozelle Ballou of Hendersonville, Jimmie (Raymond) Kelton of Westmoreland; Brother-in-law, Dale Strader, Jerry Morton, Brother-in-law & caretaker, Kenneth Sissom.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Erie Bell Floyd Alford.

            She was a member of the Hollow Springs Community Church.

 

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Photo from Hoodoo Cemetery, Hoodoo, Coffee Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Teresa Brewington - tbrewington@blomand.net – emailed 4/20/2015

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

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

            See the obituary of her sister Frances Joy Alford Strader in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Helen Louise 1944 TN1, John Oliver 1900 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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HELEN T. TANLEY ALFORD

 

Source unknown—from FindAGrave.com

Nashville, Davidson Co., TX—_____ September 2006

 

 

            Alford, Helen Tanley—born October 18, 1935, in Madison, Tennessee, died September 11, 2006.

            Preceded in death by her mother Grace Johnson Tanley and father George A. Tanley.

            Survived by husband William C. Alford, Jr., daughter Allison Alford Fontenot (Patrick), son David Tanley Alford (Melissa), grandson David Addison Alford, sister Bobbie Henley, and many close nieces and nephews.

            Helen attended Issac Litton High School, and received her BS in Nursing from Vanderbilt School of Nursing. While in school, she was a member and president of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority also elected a member of Sigma Theta Tau, nursing honor society. She worked many years as an instructor in Pediatric Nursing at Vanderbilt and also earned a Masters Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt.

            Helen was an avid gardener and long time member of Gateway Acres Garden Club, as well as a certified flower show judge. She was a long time member of Woodmont Christian Church and an active member of their Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was a life member of Cheekwood and a member of the Centennial Club. She was a former board member and current advisory board member of Harding Academy, and she was past president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine Auxiliary.

            Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2006, at 2PM from the Woodmont Christian Church with Dr Gary Straub officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow in historic Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. Family and friends to serve as pall bearers.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Helen Tanley Alford Scholarship Fund at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing or the charity of your choice. Visitation with the family will be Thursday from 6-8PM at Mount Olivet Funeral Home and Friday from 12-2PM at the church

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen T. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

 

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HOWARD JACKSON “BILL” ALFORD

Uncle of Pat Sidebottom, AAFA #1049

 

Manchester Funeral Home and Crematory

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ August 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Service: Sunday, August 24, 2003, 2:00 PM

Coffee County Funeral Chapel

786 McMinnville Hwy

Manchester, TN 37355

 

            Howard Jackson “Bill” Alford, age 64, a resident of Manchester [Coffee Co.], passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

            He was born July 14, 1939 in Coffee County, the son of William Levi and Gradie Pearl Hale Alford. He was owner of Bill’s Auction & Gameroom and also a heavy equipment operator. He attended Grace Baptist Church.

            In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Buck Alford, Edgar Alford and William Alford, a sister, Catherine Alford, a half-sister, Linda Duncan and a granddaughter, Bobbie Lynn Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Christine “Chris” Alford of Manchester, four children, Louis W. Alford of Nashville, Beverly A. Gray, Dolores M. (Dean) Ellis and Bobbie “Jo” (Ray) Harmon all of Manchester, two step-children, Connie Reed of Murfreesboro, Ronald (Barbara) Moss of Woodbury, three sisters, Estelle Brown of Manchester, Elizabeth Patterson of Murfreesboro and Velma Hawkins of Massachusetts, grandchildren, Sgt. Brian L. West, Brittaney N. Gray, Faith A. Gray, F. Deanna Ellis, Louis W. Alford, Jr., Jeremie Howard Jackson Alford, Lauren A. Alford, Tabitha R. Dykes, Kayla Dykes Billy Steven Dykes, step-grandchildren, Anthony Reed, Anthony Harmon, Phillip Moss, Josh Rooker, Jerffery Nichols and Dustin Nichols.

            .... Burial at Gnat Hill Cemetery, Coffee County, TN.

 

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Photo from Gnat Hill Cemetery, Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Teresa Brewington - tbrewington@blomand.net – emailed 4/20/2015

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard J. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 14 January 1939. However, the obituary and his gravestone [Find A Grave] at Gnat Hill Cemetery, Manchester, Coffee Co., TN, say 14 July 1939.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Bobbie Jo Alford Dykes Harmon; and brothers Edgar Lee Alford and John Evans “Buck” Alford in this compilation.

            He married (1) Bobby Sue Vickers, (2) Suzie Tetters and (3) Christine Crocker.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Howard Jackson 1939 TN1, William Levi 1898 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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HOWELL CLYDE ALFORD

 

Manchester Funeral Home

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ June 2012

February 16, 1944 – June 7, 2012

 

            Graveside services for Mr. Howell Clyde Alford, age 68, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Welker Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until 2:15 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Alford passed away Thursday evening at his residence.

            Mr. Alford was born in Coffee, Co., TN, the son of the late John Robert and Ludie Inez Baltimore Alford. He was retired from Whirlpool as a tow motor operator and was also a fireman for the City of Manchester. He enjoyed gun collecting and loved watching western movies.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Alford; and a grandson, Michael Callan Alford, Jr.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Linda S. Alford of Manchester; three sons, Mike (Diane) Alford, Clyde Alford, Jr., and Chuck (Christy) Alford, all of Manchester; three daughters, Diane (Johnny) Grigg of Portland, Melissa Ford of Nashville, and Tonya (Frank) Givens of Manchester; one sister, Peggy (Richard) Arnold; four brothers, Kenneth Alford, Wesley Alford, Lenord Alford, and Terry (Dale) Shelton; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Welker Cemetery, Coffee Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edgar Medford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Howell Clyde 1944 TN1, John Robert 1891 TN William Denny 1866 TN, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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IDA BELLE BUSBY ARNEDALE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 4 October 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Ida Belle Busby Alford, 90, of Germantown [Shelby Co.], retired employee of Sears, Roebuck and Co., died of heart failure Saturday [October 2] at Cordova Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Memorial Park. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge.

            She was a member of Speedway Terrace Baptist Church. Mrs. Alford, the widow of Curtis Arnedale and Clint Alford, leaves a sister, Beatrice Nichols of Houston, Texas....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida B. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 13 June 1909.

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

 

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JACK ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 12 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

CLEVELAND [Bradley Co.]—Jack Alford, 83, retired merchant after 46 years, died Wednesday [December 10] at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Cleveland First United Methodist Church with burial in New Cleveland Cemetery. Ray Funeral Home has charge.

            He was a board member of the Bolivar County Habitat for Humanity and a member of Cleveland Junior Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and Cleveland First United Methodist Church, where he was a former member of the board of trustees, board of missions, Men’s Bible Class and Methodist Men’s Club.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Jean Webster Alford, also leaves two daughters, Suzanne Alford Hodges and Jacqueline Alford Erwin, both of Russellville, Ark.; two sons, David Webster Alford of Cleveland and Donald Paul Alford of Lawrenceville, Ga.; five sisters, Juanita Bible of Siloam Springs, Ark., Ruby Nell Davis of Hattiesburg, Gertie Langley of Vancleave, Roberta Huckaby of Minden, Nev., and Blanche Pounds of Prescott, Ariz.; a brother, Arthur Edward Alford of Steele, Mo., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JACK CHESTER ALFORD

Brother of James Richard Alford, AAFA #0902

 

OAK RIDGER

Oak Ridge, Anderson Co., TN—Friday, 12 March 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Jack Chester Alford, 72, of Knoxville [Knox Co.], died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

            Born May 24, 1931, in Clay County in Arkansas, he was the son of Fred and Vanburin Tinsley Catiller. [Fred and Vanburen married in 1940—Jack was the stepson of Fred.]

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Lovell Heights Church of God in Knoxville. He was a R.E.D. machinist at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and retired Sept. 30, 1994. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran. According to his family, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and white water rafting.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Ina Gayle Campbell Alford; two sons, Charles Dunaway and John Alford; two daughters, Karen Bradley and husband, Tom, and Cathy Gillich; and by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Lovell Heights Church of God in Knoxville....

            Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with full military rites.... The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack C. Alford (SS# issued in MO).

            When he joined AAFA, Jack’s brother James identified his parents as Buford Franklin Alford, born about 1895 in TX, and Van Buren Tinsley, born 1907 in AR. James said they married 23 December 1928 in St. Louis, MO.

            From the online family tree of Sandra Catiller Anderson <http://geocities.com/tennesseedog2003/johntcatiller.html>: Van Buren married (2) Frederick Lincoln Catiller on 18 October 1940, also in St. Louis, MO. Neither of her marriage records has been found in Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002 (Ancestry.com).

            AAFA’s Missouri marriage records list the marriage of Beauford Franklin Alford and Van Buren Tinsley. Buford/Beauford Alford has not been found in any censuses or in WWI Draft Registrations.

            Vanburen Vera Catiller died in South Gate, Los Angeles Co., CA, 19 February 1984 (California Death Index). She was born in AR on 19 Sept 1907, mother’s maiden name Horn.

 

1930 CENSUS

St. Louis (District 570), MO, Dwelling #166 [Home for the Aged: “St. Louis Altenheim”]:

 

Buren Alfold   employee         22        AR KY AR     married            maid

                                                                                    age 21 at first marriage

 

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JAMES A. HALFORD, SR.

 

THE LEAF-CHRONICLE

Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN—Monday, 27 October 2014

 

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James Halford Sr.

1923 – 2014

 

            James A. Halford, Sr.—Age 91 of Clarksville, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his residence.

            Visitation Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 12 Noon - 8 p.m., with the family present 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Masonic Rites at 7 p.m., at Foston Funeral Home. Funeral service 12 Noon Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Peter AME Church. Burial Riverview Cemetery.

            He was born April 30, 1923 in Pine Bluff, AR to the late Andrew and Willie Brooks Halford. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Sallye Jane Halford.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, sons, James A. (Patricia) Halford, Jr., Clarksville, TN, Donald R. Halford, San Antonio, TX and Keith W. Halford, Newnan, GA; grandchildren, Kellee Halford-Simms, Patrick (Michelle) Halford, Kendra (Dorian) Townsend and Delvin C. Halford; six great-grandchildren; brother, Nathaniel Halford, Pine Bluff, AR; and a host of family and friends.

            Foston Funeral Home, (931) 647-5451.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Sallye Jane Foston Halford, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES ALLEN HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 26 September 1997

 

DYER—James Allen Halford, 71, captain with U.S. Maritime Service, died of cancer Tuesday [September 23] at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Karnes & Son Funeral Home here has charge.

            Mr. Halford, the husband of Cissy Burton Halford, also leaves a daughter, Stephanie Leach of Dyer; two sons, Todd Halford of Nashville and Franklin Halford of Mason Hall; his mother, Leona Halford of Dyer; a brother, Bill Halford of Murray, Ky., and a grandson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 7 Jan 1926, last residence Dyer, Gibson Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lou Alice “Cissy” Barton Halford; and father, Elbert Allen Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother William H. “Bill” Halford in Kentucky Obituaries.

 

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JAMES BERLIN ALFORD

 

LAWRENCE DEMOCRAT-UNION

Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN—_____ August 1939

 

            James B. Alford, aged 73 years, died at his home in Summertown on August 8th, after a long illness following a stroke of paralysis.

            The deceased was a native of Lawrence County and had been a resident of the county all his life. He was the former cashier of the Bank of Summertown and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

            Surviving are his wife and two daughters; Mrs. Jack Baugus of Ensley, Alabama and Mrs. Clyde Barnett of Cincinnati. Also a sister, Mrs. Maggie Lewis and a brother, Charles Alford of Mineral Wells, Texas.

            Mr. Alford was one of Lawrence County’s old line citizens. He was a kindly man with a host of friends who regret his passing….

 

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Photo from Summertown Cemetery, Summertown, Lawrence Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Wix

 

AAFA NOTES: This family is included in the book by AAFA Member #0669, Bobby Alford, The Alford Family of Lawrence County, TN. We reprinted much of this book in AAFA ACTION—see “Lawrence County, Tennessee, Alfords,” Parts 1–6 in Issues #33 (Summer 1996)–#38 (Fall 1997).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Berlin 1866 TN1, James Madden 1832 TN2, Isaac W. 1805 NC3, Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES BERNARD “JIMMY” ALFORD

 

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE

Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN—Monday, 11 June 2007

 

            James “Jimmy” Bernard Alford, 60, of Shelbyville died Thursday [June 7] at Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

Heartfelt Connections

TN—_____ June 2007

 

James (Jimmy) B. Alford

December 4, 1946–June 7, 2007

 

London Funeral Home

Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN

 

Visitation and Services

 

            Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will be at London Funeral Home Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday until the funeral hour for visitation.

 

Obituary

 

            Mr. James (Jimmy) Bernard Alford, age 60 of Shelbyville, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 in Maury Regional Hospital.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Marshall County, Tennessee and son of the late Clarence Alford and Mrs. Christine Lindsey Alford, who survives. of Lewisburg. He was employed by The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Employment and Training Division as a Director of Employer Services. He was mason and member of the Baptist Church.

            In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Beth Sims Alford of Shelbyville, two sons, Jamie Alford and Jason Alford both of Lewisburg, daughter, Julie Alford Welch of Petersburg, step daughter, Karen Towry of Murfreesboro, two step sons, Patrick Kenefick of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and Chris Kenefick of Valencia, California, sister, Mary Frances Clark of Camden, two grandsons, and ten step grandchildren, also, survive.

            Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will be at London Funeral Home Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday until the funeral hour for visitation.

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Christine Lindsay Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES CARMACK ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 24 October 1998

 

BRADFORD—James Carmack Alford, 73, farmer, died Thursday [October 22] at Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt after a heart attack. Services were Friday at Shelton Funeral Home in Trenton with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer.

            He was a deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church in Trenton and a Gideon.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Dorothy Marie Alford, also leaves a daughter, Carolyn Holt, and two sons, Harry Alford and Larry Alford, all of Bradford, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Dyer, Gibson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James C. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 22 Dec 1924, last residence Bradford, Gibson Co., TN.

 

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JAMES CLEO ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 17 July 2004

 

            James Cleo Alford, 77, of Dyer. Services at 2 p.m. Sunday at Karnes & Son Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Dyer, Gibson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry P.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James C. Alford (SS# issued in UT) was born 3 Sept 1926 and died 15 July2004, last residence Dyer, Gibson Co. TN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Edna Faye Poole Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Cleo 1926 TN1, James William 1905 TN2, James William 1873 TN3, James William 1824 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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JAMES OTIS ALFORD

AAFA #1088

 

 

MESSENGER-INQUIRER

Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY—Tuesday, 8 March 2005

 

RIPLEY, Tenn.—The Rev. James O. Alford, 59, of Ripley died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at his home. He was the minister at First United Methodist Church in Ripley and a member of Memphis Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

            Survivors include his wife, Pat Alford; two sons, Scott Alford of Collierville and Mark Alford of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; a parent, Violet Alford of Owensboro; two grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Alford of Owensboro.

            Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly.

 

In another article:

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 6 March 2005

 

RIPLEY—Rev. James O. Alford, 59, minister of Ripley First United Methodist Church, died Saturday at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ripley First United Methodist Church with burial in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Garner Funeral Home has charge. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran and a member of Memphis Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches. Rev. Alford, the husband of Pat Alford, also leaves two sons, Scott Alford of Collierville and Mark Alford of Mount Juliet; his mother, Violet Alford, and a brother, Robert Alford, both of Owensboro, Ky., and two grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Lakeshore United Methodist Assembly.

 

In another article:

 

By the Reverend Scott Alford, son of James Otis Alford

 

            On May 23, 1945, Jim Alford entered this world in Owensboro, Kentucky, as the first child of Marvin and Violet Alford. He was later graced with a brother, Robert. Owensboro was Jim’s home until April of 1966 when he enlisted in the United States Army. His family began its expansion on December 17, 1967, when he married Patricia Hass of Russell, Minnesota. Jim and Pat had two children, Scott and Mark. For the last six years of his life, he spent time spoiling two grandchildren, Madison and Evan, and in his last year he was anticipating the adoption of his third grandchild from China.

            Jim was always proud of his military service, which included four years of active duty and eight years in the Kentucky National Guard. During his time in the service, he graduated from the Infantry Officer Candidate School, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College. While on active duty, Jim served in Vietnam from June of 1968 through May of 1969, earning the Bronze Star, among other awards. He ultimately attained the rank of Major.

            Jim also worked several years in the radio business. For WVJS-WSTO in Owensboro, he worked as Traffic Manager and Production Manager, and for WDXR in Paducah, he was employed as Sales Manager. In fact, one of his children’s fond memories of his days in radio was when they were able to hear him on the air.

            Jim began sensing a call to ministry while in high school and preached his first sermon at the age of 16 at his home church, Woodlawn UMC in Owensboro. However, it was in 1982 that he fully realized his calling and started the candidacy program. He had earned his Bachelor of Arts from Kentucky Wesleyan College a few years earlier and earned a Master of Divinity from Memphis Theology Seminary in 1986. While Jim was proud of his military service, his service as a minister was most rewarding to him. He touched the lives of many people throughout his years of ministry at Mt. Pleasant-New Hope, the Brownsville Circuit, South Pleasant Grove, Trinity- Antioch, Benton First and Ripley First.

            Sports were a passion of Jim’s. He really loved the game of baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, and was able to see them play in the 1982 World Series. Another favorite game was golf, and for several years the monthly golf scrambles with the other clergy became a great source of fellowship for him.

            Jim was active in many organizations. He was a Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club and was also very supportive of Relay for Life and the Emmaus movement, where he served as Spiritual Director for several Walks and on Tennessee Emmaus Community.

            Jim Alford, a loving son and brother, an adored husband, a devoted father and grandfather, and a faithful minister, entered the Church Expectant on March 5, 2005, with his family at his bedside. His departing words were of what he displayed to his family throughout his life. “I love you all very much,” he said.

            A Service of Death and Resurrection was held at Ripley First with Dr. Cecil Bellew and Rev. Jim Calhoun presiding. Jim’s body was laid to rest in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James O. Alford (SS# issued in KY).

            One of James’ ancestors, Joseph 1812 KY, was the father of two of his great-great grandparents: Josephus 1849 KY, and his sister Rhoda Elizabeth 1855 KY, who married Robert J. Whittaker.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford [1750] & Lucy Bradley.

            His lineage: James Otis 1945 KY1, Marvin Hugh 1923 KY2, Golman 1901 KY3, John William Kimbley 1874 KY4, Josephus C. 1849 KY5, Joseph 1812 KY6, Achilles 1772 VA/NC7, John 1750 VA? 8.

 

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JAMES ROBERT ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Wednesday, 9 July 2008

 

            Alford, James Robert—Age 78 of Shelbyville. Service 11 a.m. Thursday. Visit 4-8 today, Feldhaus, (931) 684-8356; shelbyvillefuneral.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James R. Alford (SS# issued in AZ) was born 29 Apr 1930 and died 7 July 2008, last residence Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Hattie Jo Pickelesimer Noggle Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JANE KILE ALFORD

 

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DAILY BANNER

Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—Sunday, 13 May 2012

 

            Jane K. Alford, 75, resident of Charleston, passed away Friday morning, May 11, 2012, in a local health care facility.

            She was a member of Charleston United Methodist Church, and was retired from South Central Bell after 29 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold T. Kile and Pauline Cartwright; grandson, Spencer Kile Alflord; and one brother, Tommy Kile.

            She is survived by her loving husband, Richard “Dickie” Alford, Charleston; three children: Wesley B. (Brenda) Alford of Cleveland, Lee Ann (Ray) Swindle of Rossville, Ga., and Gincy (John) Brewster, Knoxville; five grandchildren:Lloyd Swindle, Kala Swindle, Lauren A. Alford, Kile Brewster and Maxwell Brewster; step-grandchildren: Todd Torbett and Travis and Amber Torbett; two great-grandchildren: Makeylee and Madison Torbett; two sisters;: Delores (Claude) Climer and Judy Watson; and several nieces and nephews.

            Graveside service will be held Monday, May 14, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens. Nephews and grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family requests memorials please be made to Charleston United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends today, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Grissom Funeral Home, who has charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, please go to www.grissomfh.net.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jane K. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 20 Aug 1936, last residence not listed.

 

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JANE LEWIS ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—Sunday, 1 December 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Jane Alford, 57, 4733 Araphaho Bend, Antioch [Davidson Co.], a gift shop saleswoman, died Friday [Nov 29], at home of heart disease. Services 1 p.m. tomorrow, Woodbine Funeral Home, Nashville.

            Survivors: husband, George L. Gulley Sr.; daughters, Jacqueline Fluty, Murfreesboro, Ramona Janzen, Windom, Minn., and Georgette Gulley, Antioch; son, George Gulley, Nashville; mother, Mildred Lewis, Nashville; brother, James Lewis, Nashville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The name of Jane Alford in this obituary is curious. Her husband and children’s names are Gulley. Her brother’s last name is Lewis.

 

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JANE THERESE HAHN ALFORD

 

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Sunday, 16 November 2003

 

            Mrs. Jane Therese Hahn Alford, age 45, #5 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Johnson City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003, at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and daughter of the late Charles and Ada Francis Humphreys Hahn. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by one son, Eric Hahn in 1995.

            She was a homemaker.

            Mrs. Alford was a Christian.

            Survivors include her husband, Pastor Robert Milton Alford, of the home; one sister, Pam Hughes, Johnson City; two stepsons, Robert M. Alford II, Korea, and Christopher Eric Alford, Jonesborough.

            Funeral services for Jane Therese Hahn Alford will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 17, 2003, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel...

            Interment will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends....

            Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 1014 Antioch Road, Johnson City, TN 37604.

            Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-0514.

 

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HERALD & TRIBUNE

Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN—Tuesday, 25 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Mrs. Jane Teresa Hahn Alford, age 45, #5 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Johnson City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and daughter of the late Charles and Ada Francis Humphreys Hahn. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by one son, Eric Hahn, in 1995.

            She was a homemaker. Mrs. Alford was a Christian.

            Survivors include her husband, Pastor Robert Milton Alford, of the home; one sister, Pam Hughes, Johnson City ; two step-sons, Robert M. Alford II, Korea, and Christopher Eric Alford, Jonesborough.

            Dillow-Taylor was in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jane T. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 11 Aug 1958, last residence Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.

 

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JANE WALLACE ALFORD

AAFA #0550

Mother of Jane Alford McBride, AAFA #0792

 

[Nearly identical articles were published in The Tennessean and in the Huntsville [AL] Times on the previous day.]

 

DAILY HERALD

Columbia, Maury Co., TN—15 February 2009

 

            Jane Wallace Alford, age 95, of Lewisburg, Tennessee, passed away February 10, 2009 at NHC Lewisburg. She was the daughter of the late Cecil Cundiff Wallace and Angie May Gill Wallace. She was married to the late William Howard Alford, Jr., and was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil Gill Wallace, John Laws Wallace, and George Bascom Wallace.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg. She was a Charter member of the Robert Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Lewisburg Study Club and was active in many local and national genealogical and historical preservation organizations. She compiled Revolutionary War Patriots of Marshall County, Tennessee and contributed to other published works. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, 6th Edition, 1970-1971. Mrs. Alford was instrumental in a special DAR project to rescue and restore a small log cabin thought to be the meeting house of the first Marshall County Court.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three daughters: Jane Alford McBride, Huntsville, AL; Mary Alford Wellford, Jacksonville, FL; and Nancy Alford Prosser, Lewisburg, TN. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Amy McBride King, Huntsville, AL; Paul M. McBride (Courtney), Lake Sherwood, CA; William H.A. McBride, Washington, D.C.; Sarah McBride Cordle (Matt), Lexington, KY; Angie G. Wellford, Atlanta, GA; John L. Wellford, III, Atlanta, GA; Mary Gill Prosser Wallace and Catherine Prosser, Nashville, TN; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Word Alford (Mrs. Tom) of Lewisburg, TN. Four great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons and nieces and nephews also survive her.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford were Saturday at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg with Revs. Mark Irvin and Tom Smith officiating. Burial immediately followed at Lone Oak Cemetery.

            The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Honorary pallbearers were her four grandsons and John L. Wellford, Jr., Matt Cordle and Drew Davidson.

            Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 325 W. Church St., Lewisburg, TN 37091; Log Cabin Fund, Robert Lewis Chapter DAR, c/o Mary Ann Roberts, 508 Cornersville Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091; or Marshall County Memorial Library, 310 Farmington Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

            Bills McGaugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jane W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 8 Aug 1913, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Robert Braly Alford in this compilation.

            Jane’s husband, William Howard Alford, died in 1972. Jane was the genealogist in the family as well as the AAFA member.

            She and her daughter Jane McBride attended the 1995 meeting in Decatur, AL. She corresponded with Gil Alford extensively over the years, starting in March 1983, before AAFA was established.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Howard 1904 TN1, William Howard 1883 TN2, John Nelson 1850 TN3, William Madison AL4, John Bibb 1790 VA6, John 1760 VA7, William 1738 VA8, John 1696 ?? 9.

 

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JANIS ALFORD DAVIDSON

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—Wednesday, 23 June 2010

 

            Janis Davidson, 45, of Ashland City, Tenn., died at 8:50 a.m. June 21, 2010, at an Ashland City nursing home.

            The Warren County native was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late John Alford Jr. and Oma Lee Lay Alford. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Alford.

            Funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green chapel, with burial in Valley View Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hardy & Son Funeral Homes Inc., 3098 Louisville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

            Online condolences may be made at www.hardyandsonfuneralhomes.com.

            Survivors include two sons, Jason Michael Cast and Gregory Earl Davidson, both of Ashland City; two sisters, Barbara Alford, of Ashland City, and Linda Alford Bewley and her husband, Ralph, of Bowling Green; five brothers, Bruce Allen Alford and his wife, Amy, of Russellville, John Thomas Alford, of Ashland City, Tenn., Stephen Alford and his wife, Elizabeth, and Rodney Mitchell Alford, both of Bowling Green, and David Wayne Alford and his wife, Odessa, of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and several other friends and family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janis A. Davidson (SS# issued in KY) was born 19 Jan 1965, last residence Ashland City, Cheatham Co., TN.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, John Alford Jr. and Oma Lee Lay Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            Her lineage: Janis ???? KY1, John 1926 KY2, John 1881 KY3, Pleasant Calvin 1849 KY4, James Pleasant 1825 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 ??7.

 

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JENNIE BELL CARMAN ALFORD

 

CROCKETT COUNTY SENTINEL

Bells, Crockett Co., TN— Thursday, 15 September 1949

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Services for Mrs. Jennie Alford who died at her home in Friendship [Crockett Co.] Sunday were held Monday at the Church of Christ, burial in Sudbury Cemetery. She was 71.

            She leaves one son, A.E. Alford of Friendship; four brothers: Sam Carmen, John Carmen, Bob Carmen and Vernon Carmen, all of Friendship; six sisters, Mrs. Frank Clark, Mrs. Lucy Watson, Mrs. P.R. Vernon and Mrs. Tom Beaver, all of Friendship and Mrs. S.D. Sewell of Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Lula Allison, of Chicago.

 

AAFA NOTES: Jennie Bell Carman was the wife of Henry Coach Alford. She was born Dec 12, 1877 and died Sep 11, 1949. She and Coach were married May 8, 1898 in Dyer Co., TN. He died a year later, two months before their son, Alvah Ebin, was born. She lived with Carman kin the rest of her life. Henry Coach, son of Henry C. Alford and Martha Frances Dickson, was born March 12, 1877 in Gibson Co., TN and died March 10, 1899.

            This obituary was found on the Tennessee GenWeb site for Crockett County, www.rootsweb.com/~tncrocke/. Also found at this site are cemetery records for Friendship Cemetery, originally the Sudbury Family Cemetery, which lists the following Alfords:

 

            Alvah E. Alford, 1899–1977

            Grace Alford, 1903–1987

            Jennie C. Alford, 1877–1949

            Josephine Alford, 22 Oct 1920 – 22 Jan 2000

            Story Alford, 25 Jan 1912 – 19 Jan 2002

             (with a note that SSDI records list him as Stoy)

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Henry Coach 1877 TN1, Henry Coach 1846 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA?4.

 

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JERRY WAYNE ALFORD

 

Manchester Funeral Home

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ August 2013

 

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            Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wayne “Little TN” Alford, age 55, of Hillsboro, will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Virgil Alford officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the Alford family will be from 11:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Alford passed away Wednesday morning at Medical Center of Manchester.

            Mr. Alford was born in Indiana, the son of the late Charles Haston and Wilma Smithson Alford. He was self-employed and loved dogs, fishing, and collecting arrowheads.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford was also preceded in death by a son, Cory Alford.

            He is survived by a son, Jimmy McClure of McMinnville; a daughter, Ruthie Arnold, of Manchester; a brother, Thomas Alford of Manchester; a sister, Mary Lou (Jimmy) Harvill, of Manchester; two grandchildren, Connor Preston McClure and Blake Arnold; and numerous family and friends.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry W. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 7 Jan 1958 [different than obituary], last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his son Corey Steven Alford in this compilation.

 

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JERRY WAYNE ALFORD, SR.

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Friday, 19 November 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

SHELBYVILLE [Bedford Co.]—Jerry Wayne Alford, Sr., 47, of Shelbyville, died on Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

            He was the owner-operator of Alford’s Taxidermy, a former employee of Shelbyville Insulation Company, and a member of the Christian Chapel. He was the son of the late John Wayne Alford, Jr. and Rosie Mae Gregory Smith.

            Survivors include two sons, Jerry Wayne “B.J.” Alford, Jr. and Johnathon Bill Alford, both of Manchester; three brothers, Terry Alford, Perry Alford, and Gerry Alford, all of Shelbyville; and three sisters, Dianne Wikert of Tullahoma, and Margie Martin and Shirley Rodriguez, both of Shelbyville.

            Services were held on November 19, 2004 at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Hillcrest Funeral Home of Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 9 July 1957.

            See the obituaries of his twin brother Terry Layne Alford, who died one month later; and his sister Mary Margie Sue Alford Martin in this compilation.

 

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JESSE LEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Wednesday, 1 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Alford, Jesse Lee, 68 of Beech Grove [Coffee Co.], died Saturday Sept. 27, 1997, at his residence. A Coffee County native, he was a self-employed farmer.

            He is survived by his wife, Nina Ruth Hockett Alford.

            Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with burial in Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Coffee County Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse L. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 29 April 1929.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nina Ruth Hockett Alford; son Ronald Keith Alford; and siblings Emogene Alford Burgess, Mural Houston Alford, and Orene Alford Hockett in this compilation.

            Jesse and Nina’s shared gravestone is inscribed “Married: Aug. 25, 1949.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Jesse Lee 1929 TN1, Marian Houston 1895 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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JESSE WILLARD ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—_____ November 1982

 

            Jess Willard Alford, 68, 908 W. Main Street, died Sunday morning near his residence following an apparent heart attack.

            He was a native of Johnson City and son of the late James Willard and Hassie Johnson Alford. Mr. Alford was a retired employee of Washington County Utility District. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Thelma Alford, Johnson City; one son Jimmy Alford, Johnson City; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Hodges, Johnson City and Eleanor Alford, Johnson City; two brothers, Bill and Ruble Alford, both of Johnson City; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Appalachian is in charge.

 

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Source unknown, but probably:

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—_____ November 1982

 

            Funeral services for Jess Willard Alford, age 68, of 908 W. Main St., who died Sunday morning, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Appalachian Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Claude J. Babb, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers who are requested to be at the chapel by 1:45 p.m. will be Bobby Francis, Bo Alford, Rocky Miller, Jimmy Francis, Jack Hyder, David Diehl, John Whiteside and Terry Hodges. The body will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and other times at 314 Dyer St. Appalachian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 2 Apr 1916 and died _____ Dec 1982, last residence Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his son Jimmy Willard Alford; and brothers Ruble Alford and William James Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            The birth year on Jesse’s gravestone is different than the SSDI year.

            In 1920 Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, Jessie Alfred, age 5, is listed with his parents, James 38 and Hassie 28, and his brother Willie A. 10. All and their parents were born in TN.

            His lineage: Jesse Willard 1914/1916 TN1, James Willard 1883 TN2, James A. 1848 TN3.

 

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JESSIE DELORES BIGGERS ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____ October 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

SPRINGFIELD, TN—Alford, Jessie Delores Biggers October 16, 1996. She was born in Cheatham County November 6, l944. She was a member of Joelton Church of Christ and a 30 year employee of Department of Human Services, State of Tennessee. Preceded in death by parents, Jesse & Lillie Biggers. Survived by husband, James E. Alford; sons, Donald (Wendy) Alford, Mark (Shannon) Alford; grandchildren, Jonathan Edward Alford, William Chance Alford, Jordan Ross Alford; sisters, Louise (Doug) Butler, Margaret Myers, Shirley (Don) Fields, Mary Elizabeth (Pip) Ellis; brother, James W. (Dot) Biggers.

            Remains are at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton. Service will be at Joelton Church of Christ Saturday.... Honorary Pallbearers: Doug Butler, Helen & W.P. Ackerman, June & Elza Smith, Augusta Spratt, Shirley Barnes, Joann Minton, Lois Cook, Peggy Bates, Ida McGinnis, Betty & Raymond Burton, Elsie and Gene Barbee, Dee & Martha Covington, Ann Holman, Employees of DHS, Fiscal Services & members of Metro Fire Deparment. Active Pallbearers: Paul Duke, Lucian Minton, Don Fields, Jerry Carver, Tommy Ellis, Wortham Barnes, Talmadge McClelland, Steve Darrow. Interment North Woodlawn Cemetery, Joelton, TN.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JEWELL ALFORD

 

MESSENGER-INQUIRER

Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY—Saturday, 7 March 1992

 

BEAVER DAM—Mrs. Jewell Alford, 68, of Brentwood, Tenn., died Friday, March 6, 1992, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. She was born in Logan County, West Va., and was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood. She served in the Women’s Army Air Corps during World War II.

            Survivors include her husband, Dewey Alford of Brentwood; three sons, Ronnie Alford of Columbus, Ohio, Randie Alford of Marietta, Ga., and David Alford of Brentwood; five grandchildren; one brother, Pedro Bragg; and one sister, Sara Hazelete.

            Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam. Burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Beaver Dam. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Ave., Nashville, and noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Danks Funeral Home.

 

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THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, KY—Sunday, 8 March 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

BEAVER DAM [Ohio Co., KY]—Jewell Alford, 68, Brentwood, Tenn., formerly of Beaver Dam, died Friday [March 6] in Nashville, Tenn. Her husband, Dewey, survives. Funeral, 1 p.m. Monday, William L. Danks Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JEWELL EUGENIA NELSON FINLEYSON ALFORD COLE

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 28 November 1991

 

TRENTON [Gibson Co.]—Mrs. Jewell Alford Cole, 95, died Tuesday [November 26] in Germantown Community Hospital-Methodist East. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Shelton Funeral Home with burial in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Cole, the wife of Elbert Cole, also leaves a son, Nelson Finleyson of Memphis, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewell E. Cole (SS# issued in TN) was born 7 June 1896, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

            From TN Marriages: Jewell Alford, age 75, married Elbert Cole, age 70, on 25 May 1972 in Trenton, Gibson Co., TN.

            Her first husband was Bart Finleyson; second husband was Toy Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her second husband’s lineage: Toy 1895 TN1, George Washington 1851 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA?4.

 

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JIMMY WILLARD ALFORD

 

Jimmy Alford photo

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JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Wednesday, 25 July 2012

 

            Jimmy Willard “Quick” Alford, 63, 2007 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, went to join his parents, wife and daughters in heaven, on Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.

            Jimmy was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, and was a resident of Johnson City since childhood.

            He was the son of the late Jesse Willard and Thelma Edith Lawless Alford.

            Jimmy was a 1967 graduate of Science Hill High School and was a U.S. Army veteran, having been stationed in Alaska during the Vietnam War.

            He was a self employed painter and a member of Clifton View Baptist Church. Jimmy loved to play cards, which is how he earned the name “Jimmy Quick.”

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mae Dykes Alford, on July 11, 2012; and his daughters, Angela Faye Williams and Candi Jo Alford.

            Jimmy is survived by five children, Chad Ruble Alford and wife, Kim, Johnson City, Christy Workman and husband, Gabe, Johnson City, Casey Raulerson and husband, Scott, Jonesborough, Chip Alford and fiancé, Stacy Stamper, Johnson City, and Shanda Cole, Johnson City; two sisters, Eleanor Baehr and Betty Joyce Hodges, both of Johnson City; sixteen grandchildren, Jason Arnold, Ashley Arnold, Dana Moore, Nikki Roberts, Shasta Faircloth, Brett Johnson, Delaney Workman, Chloe Workman, Leah Workman, Asha Raulerson, Kal-el Raulerson, Dylan Alford, Tyler Alford, Luke Alford, Halle Stamper and Robert Howard III; four great-grandchildren, Jason Moore, Aubrey Faircloth, Sydney and London Cole; several nieces and nephews.

            The graveside funeral service will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Claude Babb officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and members of the Tennessee Army National Guard.

            Active pallbearers will be Gabe Workman, Scott Raulerson, Jason Arnold, Dylan Alford, Jeff Arnold, David Diehl, Jamie Hughes, Brandon Anderson and Benito Hernandez Murillo. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Lee Hodges and Ronnie Miller.

            The family will receive friends Friday prior to the service from 11:00 A.M-1:30 P.M. in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home, and other times at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Gabe Workman, 313 W. Holston Ave., Johnson City.

            Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net. In-lieu-of flowers, the family request donations be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.

            Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Alford family. 928-6111.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jimmy W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 19 Jan 1949, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Mae Dykes Alford; daughter Candi Jo Alford; and father, Jesse Willard Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Jimmy Willard 1949 TN1, Jesse Willard 1914/1916 TN2, James Willard 1883 TN3, James A. 1848 TN4.

 

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JOAN ANNETTE ALFORD STANFILL

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 19 September 1998

 

STANTON [Haywood Co.]—Joan Alford Stanfill, 62, homemaker, died of complications of diabetes Thursday [September 17] in Burlison. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home in Ridgely with burial in New Haven Cemetery there.

            Mrs. Stanfill, the widow of Fred Lee Stanfill Jr., leaves two daughters, Toni Bagwell of Burlison and Amy Quinton of Cordova; her mother, Donna Maudie Alford of Ridgely; two sisters, Doris Simpson of Memphis and Lavelle Van Blazicum of Judsonia, Ark.; a brother, Farris Thomas Alford of Hornbeak, and four grandchildren….

 

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Photo from New Haven Cemetery, Ridgely, Lake Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jdewey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joan A. Stanfill (SS# issued in TN) was born 30 July 1936, last residence Stanton, Haywood Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Donna Mae “Maudie” Bargery Alford; and siblings Doris Lorene Alford Simpson and Farris Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Joan Annette 1936 TN1, Horace Thomas 1898 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA?5.

 

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JOAN ELLIOTT HOLFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Sunday, 27 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Holford, Joan Elliott—age 83, of Knoxville, passed away at home Sunday, December 20, 1998. She was a member of Unity Church of Knoxville. Daughter of the late Robert L. Elliott and Rosalie Fowler Elliott of Evansville, Ill. Mrs. Holford attended Northwestern University and graduated from National College of Education in Evanston. A pioneer teacher in the Knoxville Headstart Kindergarten Program, she was a retired Knox County school teacher and also taught and lived in California for many years.

            Survivors include a brother, Robert L. Elliott, Jr., Evanston, Ill.; daughters, Katherine Simmons, Starkville, Miss., Joan Hux, Bay St. Louis, Miss., Susan Daffner, Balboa, Calif.; a son, Scott Holford, Mill Spring, N.C.; niece, Jeannie Elliott of California; and 10 grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. December 29, 1998, at the offices of the Unity Church, 2424 Sutherland Avenue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joan E. Holford (SS# issued in IL) was born 27 June 1915, last residence Knoxville, Knox Co., TN.

 

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JODY L. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 7 June 2007

 

DYER [Gibson Co.]—Jody Alford, 23, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007 at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 7 at Karnes and Son Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Karnes & Son Funeral Home 731-692-3711.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jody L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 13 June 1983, last residence not listed.

 

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JOHN E. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 9 July 1968

 

            John E. Alford of 2003 McLemore, a retired butcher, died at 2:30 a.m. yesterday after a brief illness.

            Mr. Alford, who was 79, moved to Memphis from Columbus, Miss., in 1908. He and his wife, Mrs. Lena Gaia Alford, recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.

            Mr. Alford also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Rawlings of 3787 Mimosa; a son, Lewis Alford of 908 Birch; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Kibbons of Oaklawn, Ill.; five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

            Memphis Funeral Home has charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 29 Jan 1889 and died _____ July 1968, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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JOHN EVANS “BUCK” ALFORD

Uncle of Pat Sidebottom, AAFA #1049

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Sunday, 26 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, John E. (Buck), 70 of Manchester [Coffee Co.], died Friday, July 24, 1998 at his home. A native of Coffee County, he was the retired owner of Alford Lumber Co. Services will be held today, July 26, 1998, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with burial in Gnat Hill Cemetery. Coffee County Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

FAG photo requested 5/2/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John E. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 28 March 1928.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pauline Melton Alford; son Ricky Dale “Shorty” Alford; and brothers Edgar Lee Alford and Howard Jackson “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            He was the son of William Levi Alford and Gradie Pearl Hale. He married Pauline Melton April 3, 1938 and they had five children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: John Evans 1928 TN1, William Levi 1898 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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JOHN WHITMAN ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 21 January 1992

 

            John Whitman Alford, 79, of Memphis, retired sales clerk, died Sunday [January 19] at St. Francis Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Charleston (Miss.) Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge.

            He was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Nora Burnett Alford, also leaves a son, Hunter Andrew Alford of Memphis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John W. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 27 Oct 1912, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Nora Burnett Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JOHNNIE MAE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 1 July 1996

 

            Johnnie Mae Alford, 82, of Sycamore View Nursing Home, domestic worker with Ben J. Ballan for 56 years, died of heart failure Saturday [June 29] at Saint Francis Hospital. M.J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Home has charge.

            She was a member and usher at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Henry Alford, leaves a niece who cared for her, Maxine Trudo of Memphis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnnie M. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 27 March 1914, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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JOSEPH ELY ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—Saturday, 3 March 1973

 

            Joseph Ely Alford, 64, of 2614 John Ronza Circle, retired Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division employee, died yesterday in Methodist Hospital.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Memorial Park.

            He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church and a Mason, and was active in Boy Scout work.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hazel Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Suzanne Pruitt of Grandview, MO; a son, Joseph E. Alford, Jr. of Victoria, Miss., and four grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Family Hunter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his his wife, Hazel Mae Nations Alford Merchant, in Arkansas Obituaries; and his great-granddaughter Courtney Elizabeth Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Joseph was the son of William Ely Alford and Josie Teal, who married January 25, 1908 in Carroll Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Joseph Ely 1908 MS1, William Ely 1870 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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JOSEPH FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

STATE GAZETTE

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—Tuesday, 24 March 1964

 

            Funeral services for Joseph Franklin Alford, eighty-three year old well known and highly respected retired Dyer County farmer, who died about noon yesterday [March 23] while en route to Parkview Hospital after a heart attack, will be held at two o’clock tomorrow, Wednesday afternoon.

            The services will be conducted in the chapel of the Curry Funeral Home and the rites will be said by the Reverend Thomas Pritle. Burial will be in Dyer County Memorial Gardens on Highway 51 North, with J.W. Curry and Son in charge of arrangements.

            Born in Lauderdale County, Mr. Alford was the son of the late W.W. Alford and the late Mrs. Annie Cook Alford. He moved to Dyer County as a young man and had resided here since. He was a faithful member of the RoEllen Baptist Church.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Pearl Alford to who he was married December 3, 1916, six daughters, Mrs. Paul Castleman and Mrs. Bill Coker, both of Dyersburg, Mrs. William Hurt of Obion, Mrs. Alvin User of Memphis, Mrs. W.S. Bland of Medina, and Mrs. Billy Caveness of Trenton; six sons, Ray Alford, Jerry Alford and Bobby Alford, all of Dyersbug, Millard Alford of Medina, Dona Alford of Greenville, Miss., and Truman Alford of Chicago; twenty-three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Floyd Alford, of California.

FAG photo requested 4/22/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 12 Jan 1883 and died _____ March 1964, last residence TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pearl B. Stanfill Alford; and children Donald A. Alford, Dorothy J. Alford Coker Quinton, and Truman Howard Alford in this compilation.

            From TN Marriages: Willis Alford married Annie Cook on 22 Sept 1877 in Lauderdale Co., TN.

 

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JOSEPHINE CLARA LEGGETT MOSS ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 24 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

FINLEY [Dyer Co.]—Josephine Clara Leggett Alford, 79, homemaker, died of cancer Saturday [January 22] at Wesley of Dyersburg Nursing Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dyersburg Funeral Home in Dyersburg with burial in Friendship Cemetery in Friendship.

            She attended the Dyersburg First Assembly of God Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the wife of Stoy Alford, also leaves three daughters, Linda Hutchinson of Alamo, Pamela Stafford of Dyersburg and Kathy Parette of Bartlett; a son, Johnny Moss of Alamo; two stepdaughters, Sandra Owens of Memphis and Doris McCutcheon of Searcy, Ark.; a stepson, Robert Alford of Dyersburg, 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Josephine L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 22 October 1920, last residence Finley, Dyer Co., TN.

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

 

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JOSEPHINE PAYNE ALFORD GARDNER

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Tuesday, 16 January 1996

 

            Gardner, Josephine Alford—Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Fred Steelman officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Arrangements by the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Josephine P. Gardner (SS# issued in TN) was born 6 July 1912 and died 14 Jan 1996, last residence Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN.

            From TN Marriages: Josephine Payne Alford, age 73, daughter of John C. Payne and Hattie Williams, married Julius Braden Gardner, age 80, son of Field Gardner and Mintie Brooks, on 2 June 1986 in Giles Co., TN.

            Her husband was probably Farrell O.C. Alford, 1905–1987. He was born in MS and was in the U.S. Army. They are listed on the 1940 census in Phildelphia, PA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her probable husband’s lineage: Farrell O.C. 1905 MS1, Benjamin Youngblood 1862 MS2, Henderson 1829 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JOSHUA DAVID ALFORD

 

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE

Crossville, Cumberland Co., TN—14 July 2014

 

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CROSSVILLE—Joshua David Alford, 38, of Crossville, passed away July 11, 2014, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, Josh was also an organ donor who was able to help save the lives of others.

            Josh was born in Tullahoma, TN, March 14, 1976, to Pattye Lynn and Steve Bainbridge.

            Josh was a devoted father who spent many years of his life on stage as a musician and in the kitchen as a chef. He was a family-oriented man who loved to spend time with his family, his dog Oliver, and loved the simple things in life.

            In addition to his parents, Josh is survived by son, Tristen Clutch Alford of Crossville; brothers and sister-in-law, Cory and Jade Liles of Omaha, NE; Thomas Bainbridge of Cookeville; fiancée, Jennifer Monk of Crossville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a loving extended family.

            Memorial services were held July 14 from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, with Bro. Theo Watts officiating….

            Please visit www.crestlawnmemorial.com and sign the online guest register and send a message to the family. Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

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JUANITA GRAVES HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 1 February 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Juanita Graves Halford, 82, of Memphis, died on Saturday [January 31] at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be held on Monday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park.

            She was a member of Grimes Memorial Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Halford was the widow of Ira E. Halford and leaves a daughter, Pamela Villarreal of Millington and one grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JUNE ELLISON ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Friday, 15 August 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Alford, June

Nashville, TN—Age 57

 

            Called home to be with the Lord, August 8, 2003. Born June Ellison, June 30, 1946. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Mary Ellison, Sr. sister, Carolyn Rayford and grandparents, Horace and Alice Slackman. Survived by husband, Rev. Eddie C. Alford of 25 years one son, Stacy (Shawnquitta) Ellison, Anderson, IN three daughters, Felicia McClinton, Crystal (Donald) McClinton, Anderson, IN and Wanda McClinton, Nashville, TN one brother, Julius (JoAnne) Ellison, Jr, Gary, IN three sisters, Mae Marian Perry, Corona, CA, Betty Egiehon, Gary, IN, and Debra Ellison, Anderson, IN twelve grandchildren several nieces and nephews, special and dear friends, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Family visitation Saturday, August 16, 2003, 10 - 11, funeral services to follow, Progressive Baptist Church, 1419 12th Ave. South.... Interment Monday, August 18, 2003, 10 a.m. Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Smith Brothers Funeral Directors, Inc., 706 Monroe St., Henry L. and Melvin J. Smith, Directors, (615) 726-1476.

 

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

 

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KATHERINE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 23 June 1991

 

            Mrs. Katherine Alford, 82, of 1264 Latham [Weakley Co.], died Friday [June 21] at St. Joseph Hospital after a short illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood.

            She leaves a son, Robert Taylor and a daughter-in-law who cared for her, Mrs. Lue Ella Taylor, both of Memphis, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 2 Sept 1908, last residence not listed.

 

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KATHRYN ROGERS ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 20 April 2001

 

DYERSBURG—Kathryn Alford, 89, retired textile employee, died of heart failure Wednesday [April 18] at her home.

            Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Fairview Cemetery. J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home has charge.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Lester Paul Alford, leaves a son, Kenneth Alford of Dyersburg; two sisters, Margaret Raymond of Nashville and Ruth Greer of South Fulton, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, D & J Cloninger

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathryn R. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 11 Feb 1912, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

            From Tennessee Delayed Birth Records (Ancestry): Lester Paul Alford was born 16 Apr 1907 in Dyersburg, Dyer Co., the son of Noah Percy Alford and Lucy B. Mistain [sic: Mustain].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lester Paul 1907 TN1, Noah Percy 1888 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA4.

 

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KATIE JOHNSON TUCK ALFORD

 

Manchester Funeral Home and Crematory

Manchester, TN—_____ September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Service: Saturday, September 4, 2004, 1:00 PM

 

            Katie Tuck Alford, age 87, a resident of Hillsboro, TN passed away Thursday, September 2, 2004 at the Medical Center of Manchester. She was born March 7, 1917, the daughter of the late Jay and Mary Perry Johnson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husbands, James Horace Tuck and Jimmy J. Alford; son, James Buddy Tuck and a grandson, Stacy Kane Tuck.

            She was a member of the Shady Grove Church of the Nazarene.

            Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jessie L. and Sandra Tuck, daughter-in-law, Hazel Tuck, three grandsons, Timothey (Donna) Tuck, Eric Tuck and James Freddie (Lisa)Tuck, two granddaughters, Mary and Joy Tuck, five great-granddaughters, Nicole, Jessica, Bridgette, Christy and Heather Tuck several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a brother, Horace Johnson and a sister, Vema Meadows.

 

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

 

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LARRY ALFORD

 

ROANE COUNTY NEWS

Kingston, Roane Co., TN—Tuesday, 1 April 2014

 

            Larry Alford, 70, of lower Lick Skillet, Harriman, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Henry Alford and Thelma Lee Feezell Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruby Alford, Harriman; and children, Bobby Alford, David Alford and Michael Alford, all of Harriman.

            Funeral service was at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with Pastor Kevin Sellers and Bro. Jeff Parrott officiating. Burial was at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

 

In another article:

 

Evans Mortuary

Rockwood, Roane Co., TN—_____ March 2014

 

            Mr. Larry Alford, age 70, a resident of (Lower Lick Skillet) Harriman, Tennessee passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at his residence.

            He was born April 1, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

            He was a member of the Caney Ford Baptist Church in Harriman and was a former member of the R.E.A.C.T. C.B. Radio Club. Mr. Alford was a retired employee with Roane County government, working as Maintenance Employee for the Roane County Court House and the Roane County Jail, and for several years as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the Roane County Highway Department, with a total of 23 years of service. He was a lifelong farmer and hard worker.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Henry Alford and Thelma Lee Feezell Alford; and brother, Robert McCullean.

            Survivors include:

 

Wife of 37 years:     Ruby Alford of Harriman, TN

Children:                  Bobby Alford & wife, Debbie of Harriman, TN

                                 David Alford & wife, Angie of Harriman, TN

                                 Michael Alford & wife, Anna of Harriman, TN

Grandchildren:         Victor Alford, Eve Alford, and Jacob Alford

Sister-in-law:            Ann McCullean of Elizabethton, TN

Aunt:                        Irene Swicegood of Knoxville, TN

And several nieces, nephews, and cousins

 

            The family will receive friends Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Pastor Kevin Sellers and Bro. Jeff Parrott officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood….

 

In another article:

 

ROANE COUNTY NEWS

Kingston, Roane Co., TN—Friday, 4 April 2014

 

By Gerald Largen

 

LICK SKILLET HAS LOST A GOOD MAN: LARRY ALFORD

 

            Our friend and neighbour, Larry Alford died on Friday, 28 March, 2014. Larry had fought a long and courageous battle for some long time and died way too soon, inasmuch as he was only three days short of his 71st birthday on April First.

Aiding him, assisting him, and nursing him, was his beloved wife and helpmeet, Ruby.

            Those of us who have observed this devoted lady can only wonder at her strength and untiring effort which she displayed in taking care of Larry, but which she had also demonstrated for so long during the declining years of Larry’s mother, Thelma, the beloved first lady of Lick Skillet for so many years.

            When we first heard of Larry’s death, we thought that this event must be the end of all the original inhabitants still living here who were residents when we first moved into Lick Skillet in 1963.

            At the funeral home, we spoke to Larry’s cousin, Harlan “Bud” Thomas, whose place borders ours and is one place over from the original Alford settlement, and Bud confirmed our recollection that Larry was the last survivor living here from when we came, so that we now are the longest residing person here….

 

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

 

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LAVENIA HELEN WADE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 18 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Lavenia Helen Wade Alford, 87, of Memphis, homemaker, died of respiratory failure Friday [September 17] at Primacy Health Care Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Forest Hill Funeral Home East with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery East.

            She was a member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church and a charter member of Women’s Bunko Club.

            Mrs. Alford, the wife of Paul H. Alford for 64 years, also leaves a son, Paul H. Alford Jr. of Olive Branch, Miss.; two sisters, Evelyn Drew of Chicago and Shirley White of Memphis, and three grandchildren....

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery East, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Family Hunter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lavenia W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 26 May 1912.

 

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LEE ETTA SMITH ALFORD

 

ROBERTSON COUNTY TIMES

Springfield, Robertson Co., TN—Wednesday, 26 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Lee Etta Smith Alford, 69, of Springfield, died on July 15, 2000, at her residence. Services were held on Tuesday at Bethel Apostolic Temple. Burial followed at Smith Family Cemetery, Cross Plains.

            Survivors include a son David Smith, Springfield; two daughters, Joyce Snorton and Colista Noel, both of Springfield; two sisters, Annier Meneese and Nellie Payne, both of Springfield; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee Etta Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 18 March 1931.

 

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LESTER HASSELL ALFORD

 

PADUCAH SUN

Paducah, KY—Tuesday, 23 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

DUKEDOM [Weakley Co.], Tenn.—Services for Lester H. “L.H.” Alford, 84, of Dukedom will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home in Dukedom.... Entombment will be in Obion County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Union City.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Dyer County [TN], died at 6:25 p.m. Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City [Obion Co.].

            Mr. Alford was a retired farmer who had lived in the Dukedom area for 40 years. He was a member of Assembly of God Church.

            Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary Sue Permenter Alford; one daughter, Mary Kinoski of Rock Falls; three sons, Ray Alford, Johnny Alford and Malcolm Alford, all of Dukedom; a half brother, R.B. Johnson of Union City; one sister, Ozella Hatfield of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Alford; and three brothers. His parents were Johnny Alford and Nellie Ceorthen Alford Johnson....

 

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Photos from Obion County Memorial Gardens, Union City, Obion Co., TN —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Craig Thweatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L.H. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 7 August 1914.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Sue Permenter Alford; daughter Mary Hazel Alford Kinoski; and sister Ozella Alford Hatfield in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son William Donald Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Lester Hassell 1914 TN1, John Wesley 1897 TN2, William 1870 TN3, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN4, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA5.

 

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LILLIE MYRTLE “BUTCH” STONE ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Wednesday, 2 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Lillie Myrtle Stone “Butch”—age 82, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospice in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, December 29, 2001. So very dear to all who knew her, many hearts were touched by her warmth and friendship.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Sergeant Patrick H. Alford; daughter, Joyce Gilmore Betts; parents, Dalton and Maggie Stone; six sisters, and five brothers. Survivors: daughter, Peggy Dowdell of Kansas; son, Michael Alford of Tennessee; sisters, Tilda Blackmon of Florida and Blanch Terry of Virginia.

            She was “Granny” to Kelley, Karen, Cameron, Debbie, Missy, Lannie, Greg and Patrick. She was “Great Granny” to Shelby, Tessa, Cameron, Corey, Catelyn, Bailey, Brienne, Chris, Janna, Jamie, Tyler, and Adam. She was recently made “Great Great Granny” to Bayleith, and loved by all. A special thank you to her loving friend, Nancy Mitchell.

            Funeral services will be held at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett, Virginia, Friday, January 4, at 12 Noon. Interment will immediately follow at the Old Center Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 15 Apr 1919, last residence Mount Ida, Montgomery Co., AR, last benefit to Milford, Geary Co., KS.

 

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LOIS LAVERNE DAVIS ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 12 February 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

DYERSBURG [Dyer Co.]—Lois Alford, 88, homemaker, died Wednesday [February 11] at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery [Dyersburg].

            She was a member of Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Alford, the widow of Hubert Alford, leaves a daughter, Sherry Strach of Maryville.

 

In another article:

 

DYERSBURG NEWS

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—Thursday, 12 February 2004

 

            Lois Alford, 88, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004 at her residence.

            She was a homemaker and a member of Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Curry Funeral Home with Dr. Blair Bentley, the Rev. Roger Alford and the Rev. Tim Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg....

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mother’s Hands

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois D. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 27 July 1915.

            We included the obituary of her daughter Carolyn Alford Bedell in Texas Obituaries.

            From TN Marriages: Hubert Alford married Lois Laverne Davis on 8 Oct 1932 in Dyer Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Hubert 1909 TN1, Robert Alexander 1885 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA4.

 

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LOLA MAE CASEY ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS, on the following day.]

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, TN—Monday, 15 November 2010

 

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

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

            Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, November 19 at Lakewood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Jackson, MS.

            Forest Hill East Funeral Home 901-382-1000.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lola M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 March 1923, last residence Cordova, Shelby Co., TN.

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

 

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LOU ALICE “CISSY” BARTON HALFORD

 

JACKSON SUN

Jackson, Madison Co., TN—Wednesday, 6 November 2013

 

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Lou Alice “Cissy” Halford

 

            Cissy Halford, age 75, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at her home in Dyer, TN.

            She was born on February 11, 1938 in Dyer, TN to Sidney and Mary Barton. She was a lifelong resident of Dyer and graduated from Dyer High School in 1956. Keeping with the Eagle tradition, she was the secretary at Dyer School for over 20 years. Fondly known to many as “Miss Cissy”, she touched many young lives in a special way. Cissy married James Halford in 1957 in Corinth, MS. They were happily married for 40 years. Cissy loved Dyer and enjoyed being an active member of the community. She also enjoyed playing golf and spending time with her family.

            Cissy was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Mary Barton; her husband, James Halford; and her brother, Bob Barton.

            Cissy is survived by her beloved companion of 15 years, John Hayes; daughter, Stephanie Leach of Memphis TN; son, Franklin Halford of Dyer, TN; son, Todd Halford of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Emily (David) Johnson of Murfreesboro, TN, Nick (Telicia) Leach of Medina, TN, Brandon Halford and Nathan Halford of Dyer TN; great-grandson, Hayden McKee of Murfreesboro, TN.

            A visitation to celebrate her life will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Dyer, TN on November 6th from 5-9 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Dyer Station Celebration, P.O. Box 314, Dyer, TN 38330.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Loualice B. Halford (SS# issued in TN), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Allen Halford, in this compilation.

 

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LOU WILLIE CHUMBLEY ALFORD

 

MARSHALL COUNTY TRIBUNE

Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN—Wednesday, 19 November 2014

 

            Lou C. Alford, 82, a resident of Lewisburg, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 14, 2014, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

            Born on July 2, 1932, in Maury County, Lou was the daughter of the late William Robert and Sarah Jane Rummage Chumbley. She was a member of the Church of Christ faith and was a Licensed Practical Nurse for 23 years. She enjoyed traveling, and especially loved her family.

            Lou will be remembered as an independent lady who loved caring for her home and her family, as well as helping others. She had a good sense of humor and had the unique ability of laughing at her own self. She valued the importance of a job well done, and could be counted on to never do anything half-way or improperly. She leaves behind a legacy of love and memories to her family.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Earl Chumbley, Edward Chumbley, L.A. Chumbley, and J.C. Chumbley.

            She is survived by a brother, Robert B. “Jack” (Olene) Chumbley of Tremont, Miss.; as well as two sisters, Ruth Sharp of Cornersville and Annie Garrett of Lewisburg. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

            Graveside services were held at Jones Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 17.

            Heritage Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

            You may share condolences with the family at the Heritage Funeral Home website www.TnFunerals.com.

 

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Photo from Jones Cemetery, Lasea, Maury Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ron Johnson

Photo posted 3 March 2015

 

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

            From TN Marriages: Lou Willie Chumbley, age 22, married James Madison Alford, age 29, on 7 June 1955 in Marshall Co., TN.

            James Madison Alford was the son of Joseph William Alford and his second, much younger wife, Ruth Gates.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Madison 1926 TN1, Joseph William 1859 TN2, William Madison 1818 AL3, John Bibb 1790 VA4, John 1760 VA5, William 1738 VA6, John 1696 MD?7.

 

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LOUIS W. ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Monday, 5 September 2011

 

            Alford, Jr., Louis W. “Louie”Age 28, Manchester. Sept. 3, 2011. Visit. Mon. 5-8p.m. Funeral Tues. 2 p.m. Central FH, 931-723-7774.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louis W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 23 Dec 1982, last residence not listed.

 

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LOUISE CABLE BOUGHERS ALFORD

 

HERALD COURIER

Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN—6 January 2014

 

Alford, Louise

 

            Funeral services for Louise Boughers Alford will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Steve Page and Eugene Brockley officiating. Committal service will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Shipley Cemetery.

            Pallbearers include grandsons, Nathan Morrell, Ned Morrell, Neal Morrell, Benny James, Curtis Rhymer, and Travis Campbell. Honorary pallbearers include James Frank Alford, Brandon Alford, Randy Hayes, and Mark Arnett….

            Memorials may be made to the Central Holston Christian Church youth group and to Wellmont Hospice House.

            The family would like to say a special thanks to the caregivers and staff at Hospice…. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

 

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Source unknown (posted to her Find A Grave memorial)

_____—Sunday, 5 January 2014

 

            Louise Boughers Alford, age 93, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014, at the Wellmont Hospice House.

            She was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., a daughter to the late John and Virginia Morton Boughers. Louise was a former employee of Raytheon and was a homemaker. She loved music and was active in the choir at Central Holston Christian Church where she was a member. Mrs. Alford was also loved the youth at church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Walter C. Alford; a daughter, Reba Gail Edmondson and her husband Dennis; a grandson-in-law, Mark Weaver; and an infant.

            Survivors include children, Linda Morrell and husband Jerry, Charlotte James and husband Billy Joe, Janet Rhymer and husband Carl Jr., James Alford and wife Angela, and Devone Campbell and husband Randy; special family friend, Phil Nixon; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; several sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; brother, Bobby L. Boughers; sister, Phyllis Farley; and heart recipient of Reba Edmondson, Sharon Minier.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Steve Page and Eugene Brockley officiating. Committal service will be on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Shipley Cemetery.

            Pallbearers include grandsons, Nathan Morrell, Ned Morrell, Neal Morrell, Benny James, Curtis Rhymer, and Travis Campbell.

            Honorary pallbearers include James Frank Alford, Brandon Alford, Randy Hayes, and Mark Arnett. The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 until 7:45 p.m. prior to the service.

            Memorials may be made to the Central Holston Christian Church youth group and to Wellmont Hospice House.

            The family would like to say a special thanks to the caregivers and staff at Hospice.

            Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

FAG photo requested 5/5/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise B. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 22 March 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Walter Cecil Alford; and daughter Reba Gayle Alford Edmondson in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from Descendants of Richard Skinner, Generation 9.

 

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LYNOL HUGH ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 2 October 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 2 October 2005

 

CLEVELAND, Tenn.—The Rev. Lynol Hugh Alford of Cleveland, Tenn., died Saturday (Oct. 1, 2005). He was 90.

            Mr. Alford was a former resident of Lakeland.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Alford, and his second wife, Lorena Hathcock Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Bille Jones Alford; children, Dr. Delton Lynol Alford, Tannis Alford Duncan; three stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren.

            Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Garden of Memories Cemetery.

            Adams & Jennings Funeral Home, Inc.

 

In another article:

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Sunday, 2 October 2005

 

CLEVELAND [Bradley Co.]—The Rev. Lynol Hugh Alford died Sat. Oct. 1, 2005.

            The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Monday with the funeral service following at noon at the North Cleveland Church of God Chapel.

            Internment will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in Garden of Memories in Tampa, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L.H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 Jan 1915.

            Lynol Hugh Alford, son of Charles Lovell Alford and Rebecca Nowling, was born in Holmes Co. FL. His first wife, whom he married in 1939 in Plant City, FL, was Thelma McCants.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. See also Descendants of William Henry Alford, by John Rogers, AAFA #0544, in Genealogies, AAFA ACTION #56, Spring 2002.

            His lineage: Lynol Hugh 1915 FL1, Charles Lovell 1877 FL2, William Lafayette 1849 AL3, William Henry 1825 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MABLE INELL “KITTY” ALFORD LANE NARAK

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 2 June 1991

 

ALAMO [Crockett Co.]—Mrs. Mable Alford ‘Kitty’ Narak, 80, died Friday [May 31] at Crockett County Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ronk Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery in Trenton.

            Mrs. Narak, the wife of L. Joe Narak, also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Helen Small, and a brother, Buck Alford, both of Chicago, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Oakland Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joyce Osborne

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mable Narak (SS# issued in IL) was born 6 Feb 1911, last residence not listed.

            From TN Marriages: Meuhal [difficult to read] Lane married Mable Inel Alford on 5 July 1925 in Dyer Co., TN.

            From Ancestry family trees: Mercer Horace Lane was Mable Inell Alford’s first husband.

            In 1940, they are living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL: Mercer Lane, 36 TN; his wife Mabel 29 TN; and children Horace 13 TN, Margaret 10 TN, and Robert 8 IL. They lived in the same place in 1935.

 

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MABLE JANE ALFORD TRACEY

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—Tuesday, 16 April 2013

 

BROWNSVILLE [Edmondson Co., KY]—Mable Jane Alford Tracey, 72, of Portland [Sumner Co.], Tenn., passed away at 8:15 a.m. April 14, 2013, at her home.

            The Edmonson County native was a retired beauty adviser and a member of Wingfield United Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Raz Alford and Velma Bullock Alford.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gravil Funeral Home, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation begins at noon Wednesday.

            Surviving are her husband, Donald Tracey; two sons, Tim Alford of Brookston, Ind., and Joe Alford of Sunrise, Fla.; two brothers, Ronell Alford of Bowling Green and Joe Phelps of Dalton, Ga.; two sisters, Caroline Owens of Las Vegas and Norma Frances Wilson of Louisville; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 4/2/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mable J. Tracey (SS# issued in KY) was born 22 Jan 1941, last residence not listed.

            Her lineage: Mable Jane 1941 KY, Roscoe “Raz” 1908 KY1, William Franklin 1883 KY2, William H. 1855 KY3, John Franklin 1827 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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MACEO ALFORD, SR.

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Wednesday, 11 May 2005

 

            Alford, Maceo Sr.—departed this life on Sunday evening May 8, 2005 after a brief illness at Baptist Hospital. Mr. Alford was a member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church for more than sixty years.

            He was born November 4, 1919 in Madison, Georgia and came to live in Knoxville at a very young age. He retired from Rohm and Haas Company after more than thirty years of service.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of fifty-seven years, Clara Mae Fugate Alford; parents, Freeman and Rosie Alford; two brothers, Freeman and Edward Alford; and one sister, DeLois Alford Tims.

            He leaves to mourn his passing: two loving and devoted sons, Maceo Alford, Jr. (loving daughter-in-law, Valarie) of Detroit and Michael Alford of Chattanooga; two loving sisters, Margie Alford Keese of Knoxville and Elizabeth (Roosevelt) Smith of Detroit; brothers, Herman of Los Angeles and Deeman of Fairfield; brother-in-law, Earl Fugate of Tazewell; five grandsons, nine great grandchildren and a host of relatives and loyal friends and church members.

            The family would like to extend our appreciation to the Nursing Staff on the 4th floor at Baptist Hospital. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 12, 2005 from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Noon) with the funeral to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Reverend Michel S. E. Caldwell, officiating.

            Interment, Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements By Unity Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Howard A. Sutherland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Maceo Alford (SS# issued in TN) but list his birth date as 4 Nov 1920, last residence Knoxville, Knox Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Clara Mae Fugate Alford; father, Freeman Alford; brother Edward Lee Alford; and grandson Marcus Ray Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Deeman Alford in California Obituaries; and his sister Elizabeth Alford Smith in Michigan Obituaries.

            In 1930, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Maceo is age 9 born GA, living with his parents, Freeman and Rosa Alford, and 6 siblings. This is an African-American family.

            His lineage: Maceo 1919 GA1, Freeman 1893 GA2, David 1867 GA3.

 

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MARCIA LYNN ALFORD

 

Bond Memorial Chapel

Mt. Juliet, Wilson Co., TN—_____ October 2014

 

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            Alford, Marcia Lynn, age 60, of Old Hickory, TN, died October 13, 2014.

            Marcia was a graduate of Maple wood High School and earned an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology at Columbia State Community College. She was employed as a Lab Technician by DCI and was formerly employed by General Hospital.        Marcia was preceded in death by her father, Clifton Alton, Jr.

            She is survived by:

      Mother – Marie Alford

      Brother – C. John (Kay) Alford

      Sister – Paula (Tony) Buffa

      Nieces and nephews –Kevin Alford, Carly Alford,Chris (Sara) Cooper and Nick (Jaime) Cooper

      Great nieces and nephews- Rylee Cooper, Reagan Cooper, Lily Cooper and River Cooper

            Funeral services will be conducted 4 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jeff Streszoff officiating.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Love On A Leash, PO Box 4548, Oceanside, CA 92052 (www.loveonaleash.org/donate)....

 

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

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

 

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MARCUS RAY ALFORD, SR.

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Friday, 26 February 2010

 

 

            Alford, Captain Marcus Ray, Sr. of the United States Army passed away while serving in Iraq on Sunday, February 21, 2010. He was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mrs. Charley Mae Ray, Mr. Maceo Alford, Sr., Mrs. Clara Mae Alford; and aunt, Mrs. Jennifer Marie Ray Davis. Capt. Alford graduated from South Doyle High School and Carson-Newman College.

            Survivors are his loving family: mother, Ms. Karen Ray of Knoxville, Tennessee; father, Mr. Michael Alford of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two children, Ms. Mya Alford, Mr. Marcus Alford, Jr.; brother, Mr. Jerry (Jane) Ray; grandparents, Mr. Richard Ray; aunts, Ms. Crystal Ray all of Knoxville; uncles, Mr. Maceo Alford, Jr. of Detroit, Michigan; nephews, Michael, Jerry II, Richard; niece, Trieste; a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced later due to the arrival of his remains. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc. in Dalton, Georgia and Unity Mortuary in Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

In another article:

 

Freedom Remembered

24 February 2010

 

Died: February 21, 2010 in Qayyarah, Iraq

 

            Capt. Marcus R. Alford of Knoxville, Tennessee graduated from South-Doyle High School in 2000 where he was voted “wittiest senior” and was battalion commander of the ROTC. After he graduated in 2000 Alford made a point to come back and share his experience with students in the ROTC program. He then graduated from Carson-Newman College in 2004 majoring in computer information systems. Marcus was a mature young man who was enthusiastic and determined. He died at age 28 in Qayyarah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter had a hard landing. He leaves a son and a daughter, and was engaged to be married.

 

Army, 1st Squadron

230th Cavalry Regiment

Louisville, Tennessee

 

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WATE.com

1 March 2010

 

Capt. Marcus Ray Alford, Sr.

 

By Jamie Lynn Drohan

6 News Reporter

 

KNOXVILLE (WATE)—Capt. Marcus Alford, of Knoxville, was serving his first tour of duty when he lost his life in a helicopter accident in Iraq just over a week ago.

            On Monday, military and law enforcement officials escorted him on his final tour, through the streets of his hometown as his body was brought back for burial.

            Friends and family gathered at Unity Mortuary to support each other through the loss.

            “We’ll just remember him as a nice young man. He had an outgoing personality and we are all, as a family, we loved him very much,” said his cousin, Marie White.

            Among those escorting Alford were the Patriot Guard Drivers of East Tennessee. “We’re showing honor and respect for the family of Capt. Alford to show them that he’s never going to be forgotten and he’s got a lot of family and friends here,” Deb McKay said.

            Among the supporters were relatives of Pfc. Patrick Fitzgibbon, who was killed serving in Afghanistan six months ago. Both Fitzgibbon and Alford attended South-Doyle High School.

            Fitzgibbon’s father, Donnie, says despite the pain it brings him, it was necessary to be there. “I wanted to show them the respect that my son gained and he deserves it also.” When asked how he felt about attending, he said, “It’s very heartbreaking.”

            Alford is survived by his seven-year-old son, Marcus, Jr., and his four-year-old daughter, Mya.

            His family has made funeral arrangements for Capt. Alford. They will receive friends at Unity Mortuary on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

            The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Chilhowee Baptist Church.

            Alford’s body will be laid to rest immediately following at the State Veterans Cemetery at Lyons View Pike and Northshore Drive.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marcus Ray Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 2 Sept 1982, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, Maceo Alford Sr. and Clara Mae Fugate Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Marcus Ray 1982 TN1, Michael ???? TN2, Maceo 1919 GA3, Freeman 1893 GA4, David 1867 GA5.

 

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MARGARET K. “SALLY” ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—21 February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Alford, Margaret K. “Sally”

Nashville [Davidson Co.], TN—Age 80

 

            February 18, 2003. She is survived by her devoted family: daughters, Debra and Marilyn Alford son, Michael D. Alford, Sr. sister, Marie Davis brother, John (Theresa) Alford granddaughters, Renee (John) Lewis, Richmond, VA and Shambria Alford grandsons, James, Jr., Cornelius (Cherry) Smith, Antonio and Michael Alford, Jr. a host of great and great-great-grandchildren nieces, Gwendolyn Redmond, Leatrice (William) Haymer and Katherine Hines nephews, Russell Pits, Howard Alford, Richard and Theodore (Mattie) Bates a host of other devoted family and friends.

            Visitation with the family Saturday, February 22, 2003 at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, 1811 Charlotte Avenue.... Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Johnson’s House of Atena, 615-254-3472.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret K. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 30 June 1922.

            See the obituary of her sister Marie Alford Davis in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census this African-American family is listed in Nashville (District 106), Davidson Co., TN, dwelling #215: John Alford Sr., railroad section laborer, age 43, widower; and children: (daughter) Johnie 20 servant in private family, Eva 18, Allie 14, Mable 11, Milton 9, Margaret K. 7, Marie 5, and John Jr. 3-7/12. All were b. in TN. In the 2 dwellings before John Sr. are listed his probable brothers or other relatives, Robert Alford, age 48, and his wife Allie, and Monroe Alford, age 52, and his wife Annie.

 

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MARGARET OPHELIA ALFORD SMITH EDWARDS

 

Source unknown

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—_____ August 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Mrs. Margaret Ophelia Edwards, the second of four children and the only daughter of Harold and Annie Pearl Alford born in LaGrange [Troup Co.], Georgia on November 18, 1928. She departed this life Tuesday, August 2, 1988. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Isaac James Alford.

            Mrs. Edwards was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served as president of the Senior Usher Board and in any capacity of the church where she was needed. She loved her church very much. She never said no.

            Left to cherish her great memories are her two daughters, Sherial Faye Campbell, Stafford, Va.; Amelia West, Seattle, Wash.; two sons, Paul DeWayne Smith, Xenia, Ohio; Harold Tracy Smith, Nashville, Tn.; two brothers, Curtis Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio; Grady Alford, Chatta., Tn.; one son-in-law, Tommy E. Campbell, two daughters-in-law, Brenda L. Smith, Harriett L. Smith, sixteen grandchildren, several uncles, aunts, other relatives (too) numerous to mention and a host of friends who dearly loved her.

 

(From the Obsequies of Mrs. Margaret Ophelia Edwards, Saturday, August 6, 1988, 1 p.m., Avondale Chapel, 2200 Rawlings Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee….)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            This obituary was posted on the Alford Family Genealogy Forum (message #1228) by Brenda Balint, the Brenda Smith listed in the obituary. She reported that Ophelia, as she was known, died in Chattanooga, TN. Unable to match any of the names to 1930 and 1920 LaGrange, GA, census.

 

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MARIE ALFORD DAVIS

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—1 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Davis, Marie A.

Nashville, TN—Age 79

 

            Sunday, September 28, 2003. Preceded in death by husband, Clarence “Baby Davis” and son-in-law, William A. Redmond, Sr.

            She is survived by devoted daughter, Gwendolyn W. “Judy” Redmond four devoted grandchildren, Sherree Redmond, Yolanda (Michael) Tucker, William (Yolanda) Redmond and Kimberly (Arneal) Strain five great-grandchildren brother, John (Theresa) Alford sister-in-law, Melba Alford, Chicago, IL a host of devoted nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

            Mrs. Davis will lie in state today at The Atena Chapel, from 12–8 p.m. Visitation with the family Thursday, October 2, 2003 at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, 1811 Charlotte Avenue.... Interment in Greenwood Cemetery Friday, September 3, 2003 at 11 a.m....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie A. Davis (SS# issued in TN) was born 3 July 1924.

            See the obituary of her sister Margaret K. “Sally” Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARIE ALFORD WARREN

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 5 November 1990

 

RUTHERFORD—Mrs. Marie Alford Warren, 86, of Memphis, formerly of Rutherford, retired executive bookkeeper of Claridge Hotel, died Saturday [November 3] at her home after a short illness.

            Graveside services will be at 2:30 today at Rutherford Cemetery. Karnes & Son Funeral Home has charge. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis.

            Mrs. Warren leaves three cousins.

 

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Photo from Rutherford Cemetery, Rutherford, Gibson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, treetracer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie Warren (SS# issued in TN) was born 9 Nov 1904 and died 3 Nov 1990 [different than gravestone], last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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MARION CARLTON HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 26 October 1998

 

KENTON—Carlton Halford, 84, retired employee of Texas Gas Transmission, died Saturday [October 24]at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky., after a stroke. Services will be at 11 today at First United Methodist Church in Kenton, where he was a member, with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. Karnes and Thompson Funeral Home has charge.

            He was a World War II Army veteran.

            Mr. Halford, the husband of Martha Halford, also leaves three sons, Curtis Halford of Dyer, Steve Halford of Kenton and Michael Halford of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Celia Pharis of Memphis, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M.C. Halford (SS# issued in MI) was born 10 Mar 1914, last residence Kenton, Gibson Co., TN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Martha Faye Siler Halford, in this compilation.

 

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MARLA ALFORD BOLLING

 

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS

Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN—Monday, 14 January 2008

 

            Marla Alford Bolling, 56, of Fleetwood Drive (Ridgefields) Kingsport, died Saturday. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Higher Ground Baptist Church. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Gap Community Cemetery in Pound, Va.

 

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ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—Wednesday, 16 January 2008

 

            Marla Alford Bolling, 56, of Kingsport, Tenn., died Jan. 12, 2008, at her home.

            Mrs. Bolling was a native of St. Petersburg and had lived in Kingsport just over a year. Mrs. Bolling was a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received her master’s degree in learning disabilities. She was an elite senior sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics and attended Higher Ground Baptist Church in St. Petersburg.

            Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Higher Ground Baptist Church. Officiating: The Rev. Phil Hoskins…. Burial: Graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Gap Community Cemetery in Pound, Va….

            Survivors: Her husband, Ben C. Bolling, Kingsport; her mother, Louise Braves Alford, St. Petersburg; brother, Richard Alford, Tampa.

            She was preceded in death by her father, William Alford.

            In charge: Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 1129, Kingsport, TN 37662.

 

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Photo from Benjamin Bolling Cemetery, Flat Gap, Wise Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Howard Burough

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marla Bolling (SS# issued in FL) was born ,4 Sept 1951, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her father, Wilbur Thirkiel “Al” Alford, in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Marla 1951 FL1, Wilbur Thirkiel 1925 AL2, John Richard 1890 AL3, Richard Mason 1869 AL4, Richard Reddin 1843 AL5, Henry Miles 1815 SC6, Job 1763 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA0.

 

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MARTHA FAYE SILER HALFORD

 

JACKSON SUN

Jackson, Madison Co., TN—19 September 2013

 

            Mrs. Martha Faye Siler Halford, age 92, passed away from this life on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

            Mrs. Halford, a homemaker, was born in Obion County, Tennessee; the daughter of the late Lacey Curtis Siler and Mary Hargett Siler Elder. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Kenton, Tennessee.

            Mrs. Halford was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Carlton Halford; son, Steven Halford; five brothers and three sisters.

            She leaves a son, Curtis Halford and spouse, Charlotte of Dyer; and son Michael Halford of Troutman, NC; a loving daughter-in-law, Marie Halford of Kenton; one brother, Jack Siler; one sister, Linda Siler Winchester; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren….

            Funeral services for Mrs. Halford will be conducted on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11 a.m., in the Kenton United Methodist Church, with Bro. John Varden officiating. Interment will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery of Kenton, Tennessee.

            Karnes & Son Funeral Home, (731) 692-3711.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha S. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 12 Oct 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Marion Carlton Halford, in this compilation.

 

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MARTEAL ALFORD GLISSON

 

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Her birthday, 2012

Photo from Cooke-Campbell Mortuary

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Saturday, 6 September 2014

 

            Glisson, Marteal Alford—age 71, of Hinds Creek Road, Andersonville, passed away 4:35 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Physicians Regional Medical Center.

            She was a member of Maynardville Church of Christ.

            Preceded in death by father, Velma Alford; mother, Addie Fink; sister, Nita Ann Walden; brothers, Paul Alford, Sonny Walden.

            Survivors: son, Richard Myers of Andersonville; daughter, Sandi Peterson of Fairfield, Montana; three grandchildren, Matthew Hamrick, Kandis Hamrick, Heather Wegher and husband Tim; sister, Jane Adams of Maynardville; sister-in-law, Christa Alford of Andersonville; several nieces and nephews.

            Memorial services will held at the Maynardville Church of Christ, Rev. Eugene Underwood officiating, time and date to be determined.

            Online condolences may be made at www.cooke-campbellmortuary.com.... Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.

 

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

            See the obituary of her brother Paul V. Alford in this compilation.

            Cooke-Campbell Mortuary lists her birthdate as 29 March 1943. Her Find A Grave memorial says she was cremated.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jesse Alford, b. ca 1765 NC.

            Her lineage: Marteal 1943 TN1, Velma Vernon 1911 GA2, Charles Thaddeus 1867 NC3, Edward/Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse ???? NC5.

 

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MARTHA LOUISE BASFORD ALFORD

 

THE LEAF-CHRONICLE

Clarksville, Montgomery Co, TN—Tuesday, 2 January 2007

 

            Martha Louise Basford Alford, 94, Springfield, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Adams United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Bellwood Cemetery in Adams.

            She was born July 19, 1912, in Montgomery County, Tenn., to the late John Henry and Ima Louise Jett Basford.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker. She married Ben Carmack Alford of Adams, Tenn., in 1936. Their marriage lasted 58 years until Mr. Alford’s death on Dec. 27, 1994. Mrs. Alford had been a member of Adams United Methodist Church for 70 years.

            Preceded in death by sisters Nannie and Evangeline Basford, Minerva Yarbrough and Nell McAuliffe; brothers Robert Benson, Duncan, James and Hill Basford and great-grandchild Eric Alford.

            She is survived by a sister, Ruth Brown of Springfield; sons, the Rev. Ben R. Alford and wife, Sheri, of Adams; Charles C. Alford and wife, Patricia, of Lebanon, and a daughter, Mary Nell Alford Lindsey and husband, James, of Adams; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Denied her dream of becoming a mathematics teacher by the effects of the Great Depression, Mrs. Alford devoted herself fully to the role of homemaker. She was a faithful wife and loving mother whose skills included gardening, cooking, sewing, community services, church work and serving as a teacher of ceramics....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha B. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Adams, Robertson Co., TN.

 

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MARTHA RICE “PATSY” BRIGHTWELL ALFORD’

 

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THE HERALD-DEMOCRAT

Trenton, Gibson Co., TN—_____ June 1925

 

MRS. TOM ALFORD DEAD

EIGHT OF HER THIRTEEN CHILDREN SURVIVE HER

 

TRENTON, Tenn., June 17.—Mrs. Tom Alford, better known as Aunt Patsy Alford, died at her home west of Trenton early Wednesday morning [June 17]. She had reached the ripe age of 84 the twenty-fourth of last January. Some years ago she became almost totally blind.

            Her husband died a quarter of a century ago.

            Theirs was a large family, 19 children, six of them Mr. Alford’s by a former marriage. Of these Henry, George and Mrs. Mandy Jones are dead.

            Mrs. Mary Harrison lives in Arkansas, Mrs. Fannie Wilson, in Pine Bluff, and Mrs. Betty Perringen in Union City.

            Eight of her own children survive her. Jim Alford passed away about two years ago. Bill, Lee, John, Monroe and Dave live in West Tennessee, Frank in Missouri; two daughters are Mrs. Margaret Clark of Finley, Tenn., and Mrs. Gillam Hemphill of Missouri.

            For about 50 years Mrs. Alford lived on the same homeplace. Her son, Dave, and his wife lived with her and cared for her.

            She was a member of the Olive Branch Methodist Church and there the funeral was held, conducted by Rev. C.D. Hilliard.

            Mrs. Alford had 13 children, 52 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren

and two great great grandchildren.”

 

AAFA NOTES: She was the second wife of Thomas Jefferson Alford. They are buried in Olive Branch Methodist Church Cemetery, Eaton, Gibson Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN1, William 1780 VA?2.

 

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MARTINS BEN ALFRED

 

JACKSON SUN

Jackson, Madison Col, TN—Friday, 8 April 2011

 

            Martins Ben Alfred, 61, Camden, TN, died 04-07-2011. Arrangements: Stockdale-Malin Chapel 731-584-8282.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martins Ben Alfred (SS# issued in OH) was born 13 Feb 1950, last residence not listed.

 

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MARVIN RALPH ALFORD

Brother of Ruby Alford Ballard, AAFA #0721

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 20 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

OBION [Obion Co.]—Marvin Ralph Alford, 70, retired tile setter, died of cancer Tuesday [Feb 17] in Obion. Services were Thursday at Dyer Funeral Home in Obion with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Dyer. He leaves four daughters, Sharon Mae Everett and Deborah Lynn Parnell, both of Newber, Cathy Ann Lane of Hornbeak and Gayla Beth Lane of Dyersburg; three sons, Michael Ralph Alford of Obion, Jim Scott of Troy and Randy Alford McGinnis of Hornbeak; three sisters, Ruby N Ballard and Sadie Degraffenreid, both of Trimble, and Pauline Needham Allison of Dyer; two brothers Robert Alford of Jacksonville, Fla., and Larry Alford of Sikeston, MO., 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin R. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 15 Feb 1928.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Marvin Ralph 1928 TN1, Marvin Rice 1889 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 ?5.

 

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MARY ALFORD WITT

Sister of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Sunday, 24 January 2010

 

            Witt, Mary Alford age 93 of Oak Ridge, Tennessee passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center.

            She was a member of Chapel On The Hill United Church. She & her husband owned & operated Oak Ridge Sporting Goods for several years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben R. Witt; parents, 13 children, 9 brothers & 3 sisters.

            Survivors: son: Bill Witt & wife Lisa of Clinton; grandson: Ben Witt; great-grandchildren: Jake & Ty Witt.

            The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service following at 1:00 Graveside services will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Witt (SS# issued in KY) was born 24 Oct 1916, last residence Oak Ridge, Anderson Co., TN.

            See the obituary of her sister Nellie Ross Alford Cummings in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Forrest Peed “Buck” Alford, Ruth Holt Alford Utley, and William Dallas Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            Her lineage: Mary 1916 NC1, Thomas Herndon 1877 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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MARY DEE MILLIGAN ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT ARGUS

Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—14 December 1978

 

            Services for Mary Dee Alford, 86, of Memphis, Tenn., who died Dec. 6th in Memphis, were held Dec. 9th at the Dean Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Allen Vancil officiating. Burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery.

            She was born Aug. 25th, 1891 in Trenton, Tenn., the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Alice Pannagan Milligan. She was the wife of the late Robert Frank Alford. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

            Survivors include one sister, Lila Finley of Port Huron, Mich.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Diana Davis of Memphis, Tenn., and Jack Hollomon of Concord, Calif.; four great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Little Prairie Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Meales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1978) dates of Mary Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Robert Frank Alford, in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Frank 1882 TN1, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN2, William 1780 ?3.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH GATLIN ALFORD

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

Posted by Boyd Gatlin—used with permission

 

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Photo from Fike Funeral Home

 

DAILY BANNER

Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—Friday, 7 September 2012

 

            Mary E. Alford, 101, a resident of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2012.

            She was a member of Chestuee United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Alford; her parents, W.J. and Molly Reynolds Gatlin; one daughter, Betty Alford; two sons: Gene Alford and Glenn Alford; one sister ;and four brothers.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Alford of Charleston; six granddaughters: Teresa Yates of Benton, Donna Hall and husband, Dale, of Delano, Majorie Alford of Cleveland, Karen Mooneyham and husband, Brian of McDonald, Marsa Garner and husband, Tracy, of Georgetown and Jenny Alford of Nashville; eight great-grandchildren: Megan Strawbridge, Sara Mooneyham-Cross, Deidra Hall, Elliott Yates, Houston Mooneyham, Delaney Hall, Daley Hall and Daniel Hall; several nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Pat Ogles of Charleston.

            The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Chestuee Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. Elliott Yates, Houston Mooneyham, Daniel Hall, Brian Mooneyham, Dale Hall, Tracy Garner and Nick Cross will serve as pallbearers….

            The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Chestuee Cemetery Fund, 1170 Blythe Ferry Road, N.E., Cleveland, TN 37312. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Alford family guest book at www.fikefh.com.

 

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Photo from Chestuee Cemetery, Bradley Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Megan Mooneyham Strawbridge

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 4 Sept 1911, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her children Betty Louise Alford and Glenn F. Alford in this compilation.

            Mary E. Gatlin married Herbert Wayne Alford on 18 June 1931 in Bradley Co., TN.

            Her husband’s lineage: Herbert Wayne 1909 TN1, Loshiel Reno 1874 TN2, Lile Anderson 1846 TN3, William 1816 TN4.

 

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MARY FRANCES ALFORD PERMENTER

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 30 December 1995

 

FINLEY—Mary Frances Alford Permenter, 72, homemaker, and retired employee of GTE Sylvania, died Friday [December 29] of heart failure at Methodist Hospital Dyersburg.

            Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Pentecostal Church here, where she was a member, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Dyersburg Funeral Home has charge.

            Mrs. Permenter, the wife of C.V. “Dee” Permenter, also leaves two daughters, Krista Lewis and DeeAnn Lovelace; and a son, Thomas Edgar ‘Bubba’ Permenter, all of Dyersburg; and two grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 4/30/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary F. Permenter (SS# issued in TN) was born 6 July 1923, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Frances 1923 TN1, Jessie Monroe 1900 TN2, Nellie Monroe 1876 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 ?5.

 

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MARY HAZEL ALFORD KINOSKI

 

PADUCAH SUN

Paducah, McCracken Co., KY—Friday, 17 September 2004

 

            Mary Kinoski, 59, of Martin [Weakley Co., TN] died Thursday [September 16] at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City [Obion Co., TN].

            A native of Obion County, Ms. Kinoski retired from Motorola in Schaumburg, Ill., after 32 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving are her mother, Mary Sue Permenter Alford of Dukedom; a daughter, Brielle Ditello of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; three brothers, Ray Alford, Malcolm Alford and Johnny Alford, all of Dukedom; and two grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Lester H. Alford; an infant son, Randy Shane Kinoski; and a brother.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Funeral Home in Dukedom. Entombment will be at Obion County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

            Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Obion County Memorial Gardens, Union City, Obion Co., TN —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Craig Thweatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary H. Kinoski (SS# issued in IL) was born 8 Feb 1945, last residence Martin, Weakley Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lester Hassell Alford and Mary Sue Permenter Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother William Donald Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Mary Hazel 1945 TN 1, Lester Hassell 1914 TN2, John Wesley 1897 TN3, William 1870 TN4, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN5, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA6.

 

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MARY LOU SPRINGFIELD ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 7 January 1993

 

            Mary Lou Alford, 79, of Memphis died Wednesday [January 6] at her home after a long illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Calvary.

            She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Lewis E. Alford, leaves a daughter, Patricia Yancey of Little Rock; two sons, Ronald ‘Butch’ Alford of Germantown and Michael L. Alford of Placerville, Calif.; a sister, Winnie Knight of Winter Park, Fla.; a brother, Romayne Springfield of Detroit, and six grandchildren.

            The family requests any memorials be sent to St. James United Methodist Church, St. Francis Hospice program or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 6 Oct 1913, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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MARY MARGIE SUE ALFORD MARTIN

 

Hillcrest Funeral Home

Shelbyville, TN—_____ January 2012

 

May 25, 1953 - January 12, 2012

 

            Mrs. Margie Sue Alford Martin 58 of Shelbyville died Thursday, January 12th. She was a native of Shelbyville; and former employee of Sanford Corporation.

            She was the daughter of the late John Bill Alford and Rosie Gregory Smith.

            She is survived by her husband, Jerry Martin Sr.; a daughter, Angela (Eddie) Freeman; a son, Jerry (Kimberly) Martin Jr. all of Shelbyville; two sisters, Diane Wikert of Tullahoma, Shirley Rodriguez of Shelbyville; two brothers, Gary Alford and Perry Alford of Shelbyville; four Grandchildren, Mary Freeman, Ashley Freeman, Cody Martin and Jerry Martin III.

            Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 15th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Rev. Johnny Donnell officiating. Burial will follow at Hazel Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

 

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Photo from Hazel Cemetery, Bell Buckle, Bedford Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Straker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margie S. Martin (SS# issued in TN), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her twin brothers, Jerry Wayne Alford and Terry Layne Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY SUE PERMENTER ALFORD

 

Hornbeak Funeral Chapel

Fulton, Fulton Co., KY—_____ April 2012

 

November 5, 1919 - April 3, 2012

 

            Mrs. Mary Sue Alford, age 92, formerly of Dukedom, TN died 6:15 pm on April 3, 2012 at the Weakley County Nursing & Rehab Center in Dresden,TN.

            She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.

            She is survived by three sons Johnny Hassell Alford (Mary Jane) of Dukedom, TN, Ray Alford (Jolene) of South Fulton, TN and Malcolm Eugene Alford of Union City, TN; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Hassell “L. H.” Alford, her parents John and Clem Childress Permenter, a son William Donald Alford,a daughter Mary Hazel Kinoski, four brothers and a sister.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday, April 7 at the Hornbeak Funeral Chapel and entombment will follow in the Obion Co. Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-8 pm on Thursday and on Friday until the funeral hour.

 

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Photos from Obion County Memorial Gardens, Union City, Obion Co., TN —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Craig Thweatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary S. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 5 Nov 1919, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lester Hassell Alford; and daughter Mary Hazel Alford Kinoski in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son William Donald Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

 

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MAXINE THOMAS HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 23 August 2007

 

 

            Maxine Thomas Halford, born October 29, 1923, passed to eternal life August 21, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Enoch “Bud” Halford and is survived by a son, Jack Halford, and wife, Mary Lou of Little Rock; daughters, Bunny Ezekiel, and husband, David of Bartlett, Phyliss Tedder and Susan Maharrey of Memphis; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Halford was a real estate agent with Crye-Leike Realtors for 25 years, a member of Ellendale Baptist Church, a member of Quota International of Raleigh-Bartlett, Business and Professional Women of Raleigh, Women’s Executive Council of Memphis and Bartlett Chamber of Commerce....

            A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, August 24, at Memphis Funeral Home-Germantown Parkway Chapel with the interment to follow in Memphis Memory Gardens. Anyone wishing to send memorials please consider the Susan G. Komen Foundation....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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MAY BELLE PACK HALFORD

 

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE

Crossville, Cumberland Co., TN—Tuesday, 18 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

July 26, 1922 – Jan. 13, 2005

 

            May Belle Halford, 82, of Newbern, TN, passed away Jan. 13, 2005. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 15 from the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home of Newbern [Dyer Co.], TN, with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern....

            Mrs. Halford was born July 26, 1922, in Gibson County, TN, the daughter of Evie Ella (Newsom) Pack and Sam T. Pack.

            She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Baker’s Weona in Dyersburg, TN, and Mom’s Buffet in Newbern.

            She was a member of Newbern First United Methodist Church, was a former member and president of Newbern Home Demonstration Club, and was a former member and president for Newbern Elementary School.

            Survivors include her husband, Charles Edward “Pretty Boy” Halford of Newbern, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Betty J. and Steve Harper of Dyer, TN; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Anne Halford of Humboldt, TN and Dr. Eddie Joe and Sara Halford of Crossville; sisters, Juanite Kee of Dyersburg and Anita Morris of Tiptonville, TN; grandchildren, LaWanda Nichols of Bogota, TN, Brandon Wilson of Dyersburg, Kelly Jo Halford of Cookeville and Dr. Wesley Chad Halford of Darwin, Australia; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Mildred Pack.

            Pallbearers were Franklin “Bubba” Reed, Brandon Wilson, Parks T. Wells, Keith Hardin, Mark Hardin, Randy Dinkins, Chad Dinkins and Chris Bridger.

            Honorary pallbearer was Leon Hardin.

            Johnson Funeral Home of Newbern, TN was in charge of the arrangements.

 

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

 

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MELBA RUTH FREEZOR AYCOCK ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 2 August 1996

 

            Melba Ruth Alford, 70, of Memphis, homemaker, died of heart failure July 20 at Saint Francis Hospital. Services were July 22 at Forest Hill Funeral Home South with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery South. She was a member of Pace (Miss.) Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of James Alford, leaves two daughters, Betty Cossey and Renee Alford, both of Memphis; two sons, Donnie Aycock and Kenny Aycock, both of Indianapolis; three stepdaughters, Anne Jones of Springfield, Ohio, Lynne Ralph of Brooksville, Ind., and Ruby Brents of Blytheville, Ark.; four stepsons, Richard Alford of Morris, Ala., Frankie Alford of Brandon, Miss., Jimmy Alford of Cleveland, Miss., and Marshall Aycock of Blytheville; three sisters, Loretta Derozier of Hudson, Mass., and Kaye Hart and Faye Hayes, both of Memphis; three brothers, Robert Freezor of Weaverville, Calif., Billy Freezor of Kentucky and Aubrey Overstreet Jr. of Germany, 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melba Aycock (SS# issued in TN) was born 20 June 1926 and died 20 July 1996, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Lydell 1918 MS1, Zachary A. 1881 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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MICHAEL A. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 3 February 1996

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Michael Alford, 35, of Nashville, formerly of Rowland, N.C., died Monday [January 29].

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in New Hope United Methodist Church in Rowland by the Rev. David O. Malloy. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Rowland. Hill Funeral Home of Fairmont, N.C.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Alice Alford of Rowland.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 at Hill Memorial Chapel of Rowland.

FAG photo requested 5/7/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Michael A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Jan 1961 but list his death date as 30 Jan 1996, last residence Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

 

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MILDRED HOWARD ALFORD

 

DAILY POST-ATHENIAN

Athens, McMinn Co., TN—Monday, 7 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Mildred Howard Alford, 86, of Athens, died Saturday, August 5, 2000. Memorial services were held on Monday in the chapel of the Jerry Smith Funeral Home with burial following in Hamilton Memorial Park.

            A native of Roanoke, Virginia, and a former resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Alford owned and operated a food manufacturing business until her retirement.

            She was a daughter of the late Clarence A. and Mamie Lawrence Howard.

            Her husband, William F. Alford, preceded her in death.

            Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Nan Alford of Foley, Alabama, and Howard and Arlene Woody of Columbia, South Carolina, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

 

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TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Monday, 7 August 2000

 

ATHENS—Mildred Howard Alford died Saturday, August 5, 2000, at an area hospital.

            She was 86. Mrs. Alford owned and operated a food manufacturing business until her retirement. She was a Methodist.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Alford.

            Survivors include her two sons, Bill Alford, Tyler, Texas, and Howard Woody, Columbia, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be today at 1:30 p.m. at Jerry Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Stewart Havey officiating.

            Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred H. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 May 1914, last residence Etoway, McMinn Co., TN.

 

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MILTON MAPP ALFORD

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Monday, 17 June 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006 (partial article)

 

            Milton Mapp Alford, 72, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at a local hospital.

            After retiring from Certified Lighting Service, he enjoyed his part-time employment at Gem Products. He was an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his son, James Alford; and his parents, Ben and Claire Alford.

            He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Spence Alford; and daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Eric Burnett; sons, Thomas and Robert Alford; grandchildren, Ben and Amanda Burnett, all of Chattanooga, and Lt. Spence (Jennifer) Burnett, Johnson City, Tenn.; sister, Norma Idom, Lenoir City, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

            Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

            The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Milton M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 September 1929.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nancy Spence Alford; and mother Claire Mapp Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Milton Mapp 1929 ?? 1, Benjamin Milton 1900 MS2, William Allen 1867 MS3, Brittian W. 1843 MS4, Spire W. 1807 GA5, Brittain W. 1782 NC6. Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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MURAL HOUSTON ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Sunday, 1 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Mural Houston Alford, 76, Beech Grove, TN, a retired truck driver with Batesville Casket Co., died yesterday [October 31], St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville of a heart attack. Services 2 p.m. today, High Funeral Home, McMinnville, TN.

            Survivors: daughter, Fredia Campbell, McMinnville; son, Randy Alford, McMinnville; brothers, Gary, Wayne Alford, both Beech Grove; sisters, Orene, Betty Mae Hockett, Emogene Burgess, Vivian Floyd, all Beech Grove; three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mural Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 3 Nov 1921. His last residence was Antioch, Davidson Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Emogene Alford Burgess, Jesse Lee Alford, and Orene Alford Hockett in this compilation.

            Mural/Murl was the son of Murl Houston Alford (1895–1982) and first wife Edith Perry (1898–1947) of the Coffee County Alfords, a line that goes back to William Alford, born 1751 NC. Pat Sidebottom’s grandfather, William Levi Alford, was the brother of the elder Murl, and they were sons of George Oliver Alford and Betty (Elizabeth) Spry. Pat has his name as Marion Houston and his second wife as Erlene Wilson.

            In the Hoodoo Cemetery, Coffee Co., where this couple is buried, there are two infants listed as children of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Alford (Cathy, born and died Nov. 21, 1958, and Marion, born and died Sept. 21, 1959) who must have been children of this man. His parents and sisters Lillie and Betty Mae are listed in the 1920 Coffee County, TN census. Lillie must have predeceased him.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Mural Houston 1921 TN1, Marian Houston 1895 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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NANCY SPENCE ALFORD

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Friday, 26 November 2010

 

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            Nancy Spence Alford, 80, of East Brainerd [Hamilton Co.], died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in a local hospital.

            A native of Springcreek, W.Va., Mrs. Alford was a longtime resident of Chattanooga. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for the past 52 years and a member of the Wesleyan Sunday School Class.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton M. Alford and her son, James Benjamin Alford.

            Survivors are her children, Suzanne (Eric) Burnett, Thomas Alford and Robert Alford, all of Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Ben and Amanda Burnett, both of Chattanooga, Spence (Jennifer) Burnett, Washington, D.C.; sister, Maxie Livesay, Cary, N.C.; two brothers, James Spence, Knoxville, and John Spence, Florida; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Curt McKee officiating.

            Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, East.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 6314 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

            Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort and view the memorial tribute.

            The family will receive friends today from 4-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nancy S. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 27 Apr 1930, last residence Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

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

 

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NAOMI “MICKEY” TRAYLOR HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 12 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Naomi “Mickey” Traylor Halford, 74, of Memphis, retired surgical nurse at Methodist Healthcare, died Wednesday [December 10] at Methodist Healthcare-North.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park.

            She was a graduate of Methodist Healthcare School of Nursing and a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Halford, the widow of Hollis H. Halford Jr., leaves four sons, David A. Halford of Marietta, Ga., and Hollis A. Halford III, Charles R. Halford and Paul M. Halford, all of Memphis; a sister, Betty Archer of Kennett, Mo., and 12 grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Naomi T. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 14 April 1929.

 

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NINA RUTH HOCKETT ALFORD

 

Coffee County Funeral Chapel

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ August 2014

 

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            Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Ruth Hockett Alford, age 81, of Beechgrove, TN will be conducted Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Steve Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel/ Hoo Doo Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Nashville, TN.

            She was born July 7, 1933 in Bedford County, Tennessee the eldest of six children born to the late Burrell Hockett and Mary Katherine Gibson Hockett. “Granny” as she was affectionately known to all who knew her, lived life for her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who was in constant motion caring for her loved ones. She always enjoyed cooking up some of her famous dishes, such as her meatloaf, pineapple upside down cake and chocolate pies. One of her favorite pastimes was nurturing her flower garden as well as a large vegetable garden from which she canned all kinds of goodies. She was a longtime, dedicated member of Noah’s Fork Baptist Church.

            In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lee Alford in 1997; a son, Ronald Keith “Worm” Alford; and four brothers, Lindell Hockett, Dorris Hockett, Morris Hockett and Norris Hockett.

            Survivors include three children, Danny Lee Alford (Kathy) of Beechgrove, TN; Michael Alford (Cathy) of Woodbury, TN and Jessie Ruth Sloan (Marty) of Murfreesboro, TN; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson and several step-grandchildren; a sister, Berlene West of Bell Buckle, TN; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

            Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Nina Ruth Hockett Alford.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Lee Alford; and son Ronald Keith Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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NELL B. SWINSON ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 23 November 1991

 

TUNICA—Mrs. Nell B. Swinson Alford, 80, died Sunday at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday [November 17] at Henderson Funeral Home in Tunica with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery. She was a former member of New Vine Baptist Church of Tunica.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Willard Alford, leaves a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Miller of Chicago, four grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nell Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Sept 1911, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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NELLIE ROSS ALFORD CUMMINGS

Sister of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Monday, 29 November 1982

 

            Cummings, Nellie Ross—age 62, Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday night at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

            A charter member of Central Baptist Church & Womens Club.

            Survivors: husband, Clyde M. Cummings, Oak Ridge; daughters, Mrs. James (Donna) Johnson, Lewisburg, Mrs. James (Mary Anne) May, Onieta; brothers, Forest (Buck) Alford, William Alford, Durham, N.C., Haywood Alford, Ocean Side, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Ben (Mary) Witt, Oak Ridge, Mrs. Cecil (Lucy) Jackson, Tarboro, N.C., Mrs. Lewis (Ruth) Utley, Durham, N. C.; 6 grandchildren.

            Funeral services Tuesday 2 p.m. Central Baptist Church, Rev. Filmore Strunk, Rev. Charlie Rice officiating. Interment Anderson Memorial Gardens….

            Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge.

 

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Photo from Anderson Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum, Dossett, Anderson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, osengineer3

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nellie Cummings (SS# issued in OH) was born 30 Apr 1920 and died _____ Nov 1982, last residence Oak Ridge, Anderson Co., TN.

            See the obituary of her sister Mary Alford Witt in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Forrest Peed “Buck” Alford, Ruth Holt Alford Utley, and William Dallas Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            Her lineage: Nellie Ross 1920 NC1, Thomas Herndon 1877 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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NORA BURNETT ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 7 October 1995

 

            Nora B. Alford, 81, of Memphis, formerly of Charleston, Miss., died of congestive heart failure Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel and graveside at 1 p.m. at Charleston Cemetery.

            She was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. Mrs. Alford, the widow of Johnny W. Alford, leaves a son, Hunter A. Alford, and a sister, Pauline Scott, both of Memphis; and two brothers, D.S. Burnett of Tupelo, Miss., and Forrest N. Burnett of Memphis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nora B. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 15 Dec 1913, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.\

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

 

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OLA M. ALFORD NOWELL

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 14 February 1995

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.—Mrs. Ola M. Alford Nowell, 48, of Jefferson City, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Thursday [February 9] in Knoxville.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church in Stedman, N.C., by the Rev. Alphonso Dudley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Nowell is survived by three sons, Lamont Nowell and Robert Nowell , both of Fayetteville, and John L. Nowell of Tennessee; two daughters, Ramona Ronda and Tameka Nowell , both of Fayetteville; her parents, Willie and Ophelia Alford of Stedman; three brothers, Willie L. Alford and Johnny Alford, both of Fayetteville, and Charles Alford of Georgia; four sisters, Betty Alford of Eastover, N.C., Janet Alford of Fayetteville, Gracie Neal of Tennessee and Vale Hoffman of Fayetteville; and seven grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Wiseman Mortuary in Fayetteville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 6 Sept 1946 but, incorrectly, that she died 15 Feb 1995, last residence not listed.

 

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OLAMAE “PUNKY” ALFORD PETTY

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Sunday, 19 July 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

Petty, Olamae Alford “Punky”

Williamson [Williamson Co.]—Age 73

 

            Age 73 of Thompson Station [Williamson Co.], died July 17, 2005.

            Survived by husband of 48 years, Joe S. Petty; daughter, Tammy Brewer (Harold); grandson, Grayson Brewer; sisters, Ophelia VanHorn, Carolyn Richardson (Charlie); brothers, Jim Alford (Dee), James Alford (Freda), Harold Alford (Dot), Frank Alford; brother-in-law, Gordon Petty (Sue); sisters-in-law, June Alford, Wilma Alford.

            Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home.... Burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Olamae A. Petty (SS# issued in AR) was born 22 March 1932.

            We included the obituaries of her father, James Alford; and siblings Anna Beatrice Alford and James Thomas Alford in Arkansas Obituaries; her brother Patrick F. Alford in Michigan Obituaries; and siblings Burley H. Alford and Lela Mae Alford Smith in Missouri Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bertus Alford b. 1782 GA.

            Her lineage: Olamae 1932 AR1, James 1892 AR2, Pink Leroy 1866 TN3, William Wilson 1830 TN4, Bertus 1782 GA5.

 

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OLLIE LEE ALFORD

 

[Although Ollie died in MO, we are publishing his obituary here because he lived in TN and was perhaps visiting in MO when he died.]

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

RIPLEY [Lauderdale Co., TN]—Ollie Lee Alford, 41, employee of Vendor Complete Staffing Co., died Thursday [Feb 10] in Perryville [Perry Co.], Mo. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bluff Creek Baptist Church in Pheba, Miss., with burial in the church cemetery there. Currie’s Funeral Home in Henning has charge.

            He was a member of Christian Love Fellowship Church in Memphis and Holly Grove Baptist Church in Ripley.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Faye Bowen Alford, also leaves a daughter, Rinika Bonds of Ripley; a son, Ollie L. Alford Jr. of New York City; a stepdaughter, Rachel Bowen of Memphis; four stepsons, James Smith, Jamard Smith and Cortez Bowen, all of Ripley, and Johnnie Bowen of Memphis; his parents, Arthur and Rebecca Alford of Henning; four sisters, Virginia Lewis and Rochella Alford, both of Ripley, and Ella Williams and Georgia Mae Alford, both of St. Louis; four brothers, Arthur L. Alford Jr. and George E. Alford, both of Memphis, Eddie Joe Alford of St. Louis and Robert Starks of Maben, Miss., and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ollie L. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 23 July 1963.

 

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ORENE ALFORD HOCKETT

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Sunday, 28 September 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

BEECH GROVE [Coffee Co.]—Orene Hockett, 86, of Beech Grove, died on Thursday, September 25, 2003, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. A Coffee County Native, she was the wife of the late Earl Hockett. Services were held on September 28, at Manchester Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

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Manchester Funeral Home and Crematory

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ September 2003

 

            Orene Alford Hockett age 86 passed away Thursday at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was born January 2, 1917 in Coffee County, the daughter of the late Houston and Edith Perry Alford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Manchester Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hockett, brothers, Jesse Lee Alford and Murl Alford, sisters, Lois and Edith Alford and grandchild, M.H. Moore.

            Mrs. Hockett is survived by son, Basiel Hockett of Beech Grove, brothers, Roy Wayne Alford of Manchester, Gary Alford of Manchester,Billy Alford of Hillsboro and Virgil Alford of Beech Grove, sisters, Betty Mae Hockett, Emogene Burgess of Beech Grove, Vivian Floyd of Manchester, Doris Brown of Beech Grove and Vinita McGowan of McMinnville, TN, a step-sister, Linda Collins of Manchester, 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren....

            Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Manchester Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Orene A. Hockett (SS# issued in TN) was born 2 January 1917.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Emogene Alford Burgess, Jesse Lee Alford, and Mural Houston Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Orene 1917 TN1, Marian Houston 1895 TN2, George Oliver 1864 TN3, William C. 1833 TN4, Edward 1808 NC5, William 1781 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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OZELLA ALFORD HATFIELD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 30 May 2010

 

DYERSBURG—Ozella Alford Hatfield, 87, died May 28, 2010. Halls, (731)836-7111.

 

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Photo from Friendship Cemetery, Crockett Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rachel Ketchum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ozella A. Hatfield (SS# issued in TN) was born 2 Dec 1922, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

            See the obituary of her brother Lester Hassell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Ozella 1922 TN1, John Wesley 1897 TN2, William 1870 TN3, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN4, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA5.

 

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PAMELA ALFORD ROE

 

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Thursday, 5 March 2015

 

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January 7, 1956 - March 5, 2015

 

            Pamela Alford Roe, age 59, of Johnson City, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

            Pam was born and had been a resident of Johnson City her entire life. She was a 1974 graduate of Science Hill High School where she was a majorette and furthered her education by earning her LPN degree.

            She was a loving and caring wife, mother and Nana. She truly had a nurse’s heart and compassionately cared for each of her patients. Pam loved the mountains of East Tennessee and had a great love for animals. Pam served on the Board of Directors for the Washington County Humane Society and her love for children was exemplified by serving as a Girl Scouts den mother. She had a great love for music and enjoyed the blues, hymns of the church and the 1970s rock n’ roll. Pam’s hobbies included hiking, jogging, swimming and she enjoyed family trips to the beach. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

            Pam was an active member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.

            Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Ruble and Jessie Mae Alford.

            Surviving Pam: her husband of nineteen years, Congressman Phil Roe M.D., one daughter, Whitney Larkin, two sons, David Roe and wife Kimberly and John Roe and wife Jennifer, grandchildren, Kathryn and Caroline Roe, step-mother Verna Lee Alford, and her beloved pets, Max and Sabrina.

            The family will greet friends to share memories on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.

            A Celebration of Pam’s Life will follow at 3:00 PM with Dr. Mark Gooden and Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.

            Immediately following the service the family will greet guests in the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Christian Life Center.

            The Graveside Service will be private. Active pallbearers will be: Joe Grandy, Dr. Turney Williams, Gerald Thomas, Dr. David Jones, Paul Chadha and Dr. Tom Eades. Honorary pallbearers will be: John Abe Teague, Bill Darden, Bill Snodgrass, Steve Meroney, Governor Bill Haslam, Jim Roe, Jeff Sims, Larry Reaves and Phil Street….

            Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN, and Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services, 800 Truxton Drive, Kingsport, TN, are honored to serve the family of Pam Roe.

 

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

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

            Her lineage: Pamela 1956 TN1, Ruble 1920 TN2, James Willard 1883 TN3, James A. 1848 TN4.

 

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PAUL F. “PETE” ALFORD

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Friday, 29 November 1996

 

            Alford, Paul F. “Pete”—Services will be at 10 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Howard Webb officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Charleston United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Grissom Funeral Home, Cleveland, Tenn.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Venable

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul F. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 28 Feb 1913 and died 26 Nov 1996, last residence Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edith Louise Smith Alford; and son Charles Edward “Eddy” Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Paul F. 1913 TN1, Loshiel Reno 1874 TN2, Lile Anderson 1846 TN3, William 1816 TN4.

 

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PAUL V. ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Saturday, 15 July 2006

 

            Alford, Paul V.—age 64 of Andersonville [Anderson Co.], TN, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2006 at his home.

            Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

            Preceded in death by: son, Peter Ernst Alford; father; Velma Alford; mother, Addie Williams Fink.

            Survivors: wife, Christa Mueller Alford; sons, Jody Alford; daughter, Tammy Clark all of Andersonville, Penny and Tim Howell of Halls, Chrissy and Ramon Vargas of Nashville; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marteal and Archie Glisson, Jane and Leon Adams of Andersonville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006 with funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel at Cooke Mortuary.... Interment 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant View Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion 212. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, TN.

 

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Photo from Pleasant View Cemetery, Maynardville, Union Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, don sanford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul V. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Aug 1940, last residence Andersonville, Anderson Co., TN.

            See the obituary of his sister Marteal Alford Glisson in this compilation.

            Members of this family spell their name Alford and Alphord.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jesse Alford, b. ca 1765 NC.

            His lineage: Paul V. 1941 TN1, Velma Vernon 1911 GA2, Charles Thaddeus 1867 NC3, Edward/Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse ???? NC5.

 

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PAULINE MELTON ALFORD

Aunt of Pat Sidebottom, AAFA #1049

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Monday, 1 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Pauline Alford, 69, Manchester [Coffee Co], TN, a homemaker, died Saturday [January 30], St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. Services 1 p.m. today, Coffee County Funeral Home.

            Survivors: sons, Paul, Dwight, Ricky, all Manchester, Terry Alford, Panama City, FL; daughter, Kathy King, Manchester; sister, Grace Fann, Elkhart, IN; brothers, Cornie, Nashville, Lendsley, Noah Melton, both Manchester; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.

 

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CANNON COURIER

Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN—_____ February 1999

 

From: Abstracts of Obituaries Published in the CANNON COURIER

Beginning Mid - July 1998

Online at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cannonco/newsobit.html

(Children & grandchildren have been omitted to protect privacy)

 

            Pauline Melton Alford age 69, died 30 Jan 1999 daughter of Homer Melton Sr and Clara Elizabeth Blair Melton and preceded in death by her husband John E. “Buck” Alford. Survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Gnat Hill Cemetery, Coffee County

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline M. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 5 July 1929.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Evans “Buck” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PEARL B. STANFILL ALFORD

 

STATE GAZETTE

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—Wednesday, 9 June 1976

 

            Mrs. Pearl S. Alford, 1313 Jones, died Tuesday afternoon [June 8] at the Parkview Convalescent Unit. She was 78 years of age and the widow of J.F. Alford.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Curry’s Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Curry’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            She is survived by six sons, Ray and Jerry Alford of Dyersburg; Truman Alford of Chicago; Milliard Alford of Medina; Don Alford of Dresden; Bobby Alford of Memphis; four daughters, Mrs. Alvin Ursery of Memphis, Mrs. Joyce Cananess and Amy Hurt of Dyersburg; Mrs. Dot Coker of Friendship; twenty six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 4/22/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pearl Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 29 Feb 1898 and died _____ June 1976, last residence Obion, Obion Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Joseph Franklin Alford; and children Donald A. Alford, Dorothy J. Alford Coker Quinton, and Truman Howard Alford in this compilation.

 

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PHILLIP ALFORD

Brother-in-law of Jane Alford, AAFA #0550

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—Monday, 28 October 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Phil Alford, 81, of Lewisburg [Marshall Co.], Tenn., a retired employee of Mead Containers, died Friday [October 25], Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville. Cause not disclosed. Services 10 a.m. today. Bills-McGaugh and Floyd Funeral Home, Lewisburg, Survivors: sisters, Glenn and Martha Alford, both Lewisburg; brother, Bob Alford, Tullahoma, Tenn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Phillip Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 23 May 1915.

            See the obituary of his brother Robert Braly Alford in this compilation.

            Phillip Alford, son of William Howard Alford, Sr. and Brownie Jones, was born in Lewisburg. His twin sister Glenna Alford, whose name is “Glenn” in the obituaries of both brothers Phillip and Robert, never married. He married Martha Trail and divorced.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Phillip 1915 TN1, William H. 1883 TN2, John Nelson 1850 TN3, William Madison 1818 AL4, John Bibb 1790 VA5, John 1760 VA6, William 1738 VA7, John 1696 MD?8.

 

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RAY DAVID ALFORD

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Wednesday, 24 May 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Ray David Alford, 48, of Pigeon Forge [Sevier Co.], formerly of Tullahoma, died Monday, May, 22, 2000. A native of Nashville, he was a computer salesman. He was the son of Doris Feenker of Dadeville. Alabama, and the late Robert Alford. No services were held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ray D. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 21 April 1952, last residence Gatlinburg, Sevier Co., TN.

 

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RAYMOND “SHORTY” ALFORD

 

Terrell Broady Funeral Home

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—_____ January 2015

 

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            Raymond “Shorty” Alford, Nashville, TN—Passed away January 6, 2015.

            Survived by son, Maurice Alford; sister, Brenda (Charles) Brooks; a host of other relatives & friends.

            Visitation Saturday, 3-4 p.m., with Memorial service to follow at Terrell Broady Funeral Home, (615) 244-4755

 

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

 

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REBA GAYLE ALFORD EDMONDSON

 

HERALD COURIER

Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN—21 October 1999

 

            Reba Gayle Alford Edmondson, 49, of 1187 Sugar Hollow Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999.

            She was born in Sullivan County, a daughter of Walter and Louise Alford of Bristol Tennessee. She was a member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church and the widow of Dennis Edmondson.

            Surviving, besides her parents, are a daughter, Nickie Bentley; four sisters, Linda Morrell of Kingsport, Charlotte James and Janet Rhymer, both of Bristol Tennessee, and Devone Campbell of Bristol Virginia; a brother, Eugene Alford of Bristol Tennessee; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Cass Farrior, Paul Faver and Gary Garland will officiate. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Shipley Cemetery.

            Among survivors are a son-in-law, Travis Bentley; five brothers-in-law, Jerry Morrell of Kingsport, Billy Joe James and Carl Rhymer, both of Bristol Tennessee, Randy Campbell of Bristol Virginia, and Ricky Thompson of Bluff City; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Alford of Bristol Tennessee and Debbie Thompson; and a grandson, Lane Bentley of Bristol Tennessee.

            Pallbearers will be Curtis Rhymer, Travis Campbell, Benny James, Jamie Alford, Brandon Alford, Allen Booher, Ricky Thompson and Brad Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Boyd, Lynn Hawkins, Larry Bentley, Carl Jackson, Dr. Alfred Harkleroad and nieces….

FAG photo requested 5/5/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Walter Cecil Alford and Louise Cable Boughers Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7—John 1841 is the brother of Elkanah 1844.

            His lineage: Reba Gayle ???? TN1, Walter Cecil 1918 TN2, James E. 1885 TN3, John 1841 TN4, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA5.

 

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REBECCA NICHOLS HALFORD

 

Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home

Union City, TN—_____ June 2013

 

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            Mrs. Rebecca Nichols Halford, 87, of Union City died 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Jim Glover will officiate. Entombment will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.

            The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday.

            Pallbearers will be Karl Johnson, Ted Perry, Bobby Joe Hill, Steve Rice, Derek Raines and Chris Brady.

            Mrs. Halford was born April 23, 1926, in Gibson County, daughter of the late Ernest Nichols and Florence (Barnett) Eddlemon. She married Raymond Halford, Sr. October 8, 1947. He died September 25, 1998. She had been employed as a sales clerk at the former Williams Fabrics in Union City and was a member of Crosswind Church.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Anita Halford of Union City; two grandchildren and their spouses, Alan and Kellie Halford serving with the United States Air Force in Niceville, Florida and Keri and Dr. Todd Chappell of Memphis; and three great grandchildren, Jacob Halford, Kayleigh Halford and Alyssa Halford all of Niceville, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Edmaiston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rebecca N. Halford (SS# issued in TN), last residence not listed.

 

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REBEKAH BARNETT ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 11 February 1999

 

DYERSBURG—Rebekah Alford, 85, retired employee of Dyersburg Fabrics after 40 years, died of heart failure Wednesday [February 10] at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at J.W. Curry & Son Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery.

            She was a member of Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the wife of Clarence Alford, also leaves a brother, Billy Barnett of Dyersburg.

            The family requests that any memorials be sent to Hurricane Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rebekah Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 6 Dec 1913, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

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

 

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RICHARD F. ALFORD

 

MORNING HERALD

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Sunday, 11 October 1896

 

            R.F. Alford, formerly a citizen of Lexington, but late of Franklin, Tenn. and a brother of C.F. and O.P. Alford, both of this city, died at his home in Franklin Friday night [October 9]. He was a member of Morgan’s Command. He will be buried in Tennessee.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson Co., TN —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Mangrum

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his wife, Mary Berry Alford, in Indiana Obituaries; and brothers Cary F. Alford and Oliver Perry Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            The death dates in his obituary and on his gravestone differ.

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

            His lineage: Richard F. 1833 KY1, Nathaniel 1785 KY2, Charles 1752 VA3, James 1715 VA4.

 

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RICKY DALE “SHORTY” ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Tuesday, 4 October 2011

 

            Alford, Ricky “Shorty” Age 54 of Manchester. Oct. 3, 2011. Service 3 p.m. Thursday. Coffee Co. Funeral Chapel, 931-723-3330.

 

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Coffee County Funeral Chapel

Manchester, Coffee Co., TN—_____ October 2011

 

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            Funeral services for Ricky Dale “Shorty” Alford, age 54 of Manchester will be conducted Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Gnat Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5:00-9:00 PM at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford passed away Monday, October 03, 2011 at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.

            He was born September 18, 1957 in Coffee County the son of the late John E. Alford and Pauline Melton Alford. He was employed with Alford Trucking as a truck driver as well as a skilled mechanic. Shorty had a passion for riding motor cycles with friends as well as mud bogging and karoke. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

            In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Richard Dale Alford.

            Survivors include two children, daughter, April Joy Alford Crandell and husband, Shannon of Manchester and son, Winford Evans Alford of Manchester; three grandchildren, Brent, Victoria and Kendra Wix; brothers and sister, Paul Alford, Dwight (Belinda) Alford, Terry (Debbie) Alford, Kathy (Lee) Armstrong all of Manchester.

            Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Evans “Buck” Alford and Pauline Melton Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Ricky Dale 1957 TN1, John Evans 1928 TN2, William Levi 1898 TN3, George Oliver 1864 TN4, William C. 1833 TN5, Edward 1808 NC6, William 1781 NC7, William 1751 ??8.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Friday, 23 March 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Robert Alford, 46, died March 21, 2001. Services were held at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with interment at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving are his mother, Joy Futrell Alford, longtime special friend, Brenda Williams, Cookeville, Tennessee, son, Heath, Eldorado, Arkansas, brothers, Jimmy Alford, Monoville, Tennessee, David Alford, Pleasant Shade, Tennessee, and uncle, Smith County Memorial DEO, Jerry Futrell.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ROBERT BRALY ALFORD

Brother-in-law of Jane Wallace Alford, AAFA #0550

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Wednesday, 10 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Alford, Robert Braly (Bob), 77, of Tullahoma, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Maury Regional Hospital. A native of Lewisburg, he was a World War II veteran, a retired pharmacist and member of Bel-Aire Church of Christ.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, William Howard and Brownie Jones Alford.

            Survivors include one daughter, Fran McGough, Jackson; one son Ray Alford, Knoxville; one sister, Glenn Alford, Lewisburg, and two grandchildren.

            Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, 1999, at Bills-McGaugh & Floyd Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery. Bill-McGaugh & Floyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister-in-law Jane Wallace Alford in this compilation.

            Robert was born Feb. 6, 1923, Lewisburg, Marshall Co. TN, to the parents named in the obituary. He married Dorothy Davis Sept. 4, 1949, also in Lewisburg. They were later divorced. His sister Martha died Feb. 22, 1998, and his brother Phillip died Oct 25, 1996, both in Marshall Co. TN—see his obituary in this compilation. His sister Glenn, twin of Phillip, is the only one surviving of his 10 siblings. These Alfords are descendants of John Alford of the 1748 Will of Frederick Co. VA, through his son William Alford of Amherst Co. VA. Their Revolutionary War ancestor John Alford was the one who recently received a government marker for his grave in the Alford Cemetery, Brentwood, Davidson Co. TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Robert Braly 1923 TN1, William Howard 1883 TN2, John Nelson 1850 TN3, William Madison 1818 AL4, John Bibb 1790 VA5, John 1760 VA6, William 1738 VA7, John 1696 MD?8.

 

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ROBERT JOE ALFORD

Grandfather of Bobby Pace Alford, AAFA #0669

 

LAWRENCE DEMOCRAT-UNION

Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN—_____ August 1957

 

            Bobby Joe Alford, age 79, died about 6:30 PM Monday, August 26, 1957, at his home on Mahr Avenue after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Canaday of Jackson, TN, former pastor, officiating. Burial was in Mimosa Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a native of this county, a son of the late Robert N. and Martha Edmiston Alford. He was for many years a member of the Lawrence County Election Commission and always took an active part in county political affairs. He was a retired merchant and livestock dealer at the time of his death. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church for many years and was very active in church affairs.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estella Moore Alford and three sons; Roy B. Alford of this city, Edward Alford of Nashville and Clarence Alford of Lewisburg, Tennessee. He also is survived by seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren and by one sister, Mrs. Mattie Chaffin of Lexington, Tennessee.

 

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Photo from Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Griffin

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Hattie Estella Moore Alford; and son Edward Moore Alford in this compilation.

            This family is included in the book by AAFA Member #0669, Bobby Alford, The Alford Family of Lawrence County, TN. We reprinted much of this book in AAFA ACTION—see “Lawrence County, Tennessee, Alfords,” Parts 1–6 in Issues #33 (Summer 1996)–#38 (Fall 1997).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Joe 1877 TN1, Robert Newton 1839 TN2, Isaac W. 1805 NC3, Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RONALD KEITH ALFORD, SR.

 

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Photo from Coffee County Funeral Chapel

 

DAILY NEWS JOURNAL

Murfreesboro, Coffee Co., TN—9 December 2012

 

            Funeral services for Ronnie Keith “Worm” Alford, Sr., age 58 of Beech Grove, will be conducted Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 1 p.m., from Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Wilson Chapel “Hoo Doo” Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.

            Mr. Alford passed away Friday, December 7, 2012.

            He was born April 28, 1954 in McMinnville, TN, the son of Mrs. Nina Ruth Hockett Alford and the late Jesse Lee Alford. Affectionately nicknamed “Worm” by family and friends, Ronnie loved to hunt, fish and go 4-wheeling. He loved his family and will be dearly missed by all.

            Survivors include a son, Ronald Keith Alford, Jr. of Chattanooga, TN; a granddaughter, Jordan Alford, also of Chattanooga, TN; his mother, Mrs. Nina Ruth Hockett Alford of Beech Grove, TN; two brothers, Danny Lee Alford and wife Kathy of Beech Grove, TN, and Michael Alford and wife Cathy of Woodbury, TN; one sister, Jessie Ruth Sloan of Murfreesboro, TN; and special friend, Kay Toler.

            Online condolences may be made at www.coffeecountyfuneralchapel.com.

            Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ronnie Keith “Worm” Alford, Sr., (931) 723-3330.

FAG photo requested 5/2/2015

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jesse Lee Alford and Nina Ruth Hockett Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Ronald Keith 1854 TN1, Jesse Lee 1929 TN2, Marian Houston 1895 TN3, George Oliver 1864 TN4, William C. 1833 TN5, Edward 1808 NC6, William 1781 NC7, William 1751 ??8.

 

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RONNIE WAYNE ALFORD

 

[He died in TN,but we are also including his obituary in Kentucky Obituaries because KY was his home.]

 

James Daniel Alford, Ronnie Wayne Alford, and Paul Alford

Photo from Ronnie’s son, Michael W. Alford—used with permission

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, KY—Thursday, 24 February 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

HARLAN [Harlan Co., KY]—Ronnie Wayne Alford, 53, died Tuesday [February 22] in Kingsport [Sullivan Co.], Tenn.

            His wife, Esther, survives.

            Funeral, noon Saturday, True Gospel Church of Jesus Christ, Teetersville [Harlan Co., KY]. Visitation at Mount Pleasant Funeral Home....

 

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LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Thursday, 24 February 1994

 

HARLAN [Harlan Co.]—Ronnie Wayne Alford, 53, former plumber and Alford’s Shell Super- Service employee, husband of Esther Bailey Alford, died Tuesday [February 22].

            Services noon Saturday, True Gospel Church of Jesus Christ, Teetersville. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday, Mount Pleasant Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Harlan Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirl

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronnie W. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 12 Nov 1940, last residence Harlan, Harlan Co., KY.

            See the obituary of his brother Paul Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother James Daniel Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and brother Paul Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            KY Births lists Ronnie W. Alford born 12 Nov 1940 in Harlan Co., mother’s maiden name Mary Smith.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Ronnie Wayne 1940 KY1, Mitchell 1901 KY2, Daniel L. 1877 KY3, John W. 1853 KY4, Daniel L. 1830 NC5, John 1806 NC6, Achilles 1772 VA/NC7, John before 1750 VA8.

 

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RUBLE ALFORD

 

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Wednesday, 18 January 2006

 

            Mr. Ruble Alford, 85, of Johnson City, died on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, at North Side Hospital surrounded by his family.

            A native of Johnson City, he was the son of the late William James & Hassie Johnson Combs Alford.

            Mr. Alford honorably served his country in the Army Air Corps as a B-25 tail-gunner, flying several missions over “The Hump.” He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was the recipient of three Battle Stars, a Good Conduct medal and a Victory medal.

            He was a salesman with Lowe’s Aluminum Home Improvement. Mr. Alford was Baptist and was a member of the VFW Post #2108, Johnson City. Known for having a very big heart, he always told his family he loved them. An animal lover, Mr. Alford loved his dogs, Abby Wooley, Maggie and Zack. He enjoyed watching television, reading, and listening to Big Band music.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jessie Mae Alford; an infant sister; and two brothers, Bill and Jess Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Verna Lee Sullins Alford, Johnson City; two daughters & a son-in-law, Pamela and Dr. David Philip Roe, Johnson City, and Carol Dean Lasso, Satsuma, Florida; a step-daughter, Gail Bray, Jonesborough; a step-son, Gary Edwards, Erwin; four grandchildren, Whitney Larkin, Lance Bray, Kim Foster and Russell Yaw; three great-grandchildren; a special niece, Margaret Ingram, Johnson City; several other nieces and nephews; a special friend, Mary Bruce Mazza, Elizabethton; and a sister/friend, Darlene Lewis and family....

            A Celebration of Life Service for Ruble Alford will be held at 8:00 PM Thursday, January 19, in the Sunrise Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City.... A Committal Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #3 of Kingsport.

            Pallbearers will be Tom Foster, Lance Bray, Roscoe Piercy, Robert Hyder, Chad Alford and Ben Shepard. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Edwards, Jimmy Alford, Beau Alford Sr., Billy Alford, Chipper Alford, Beau Alford Jr., Dr. Larry Schmidt and Patty Estes....

Gravestone photo permission refused

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruble Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 22 Feb 1920, last residence Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Pamela Alford Roe; and brothers Jesse Willard Alford and William James Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            His lineage: Ruble 1920 TN1, James Willard 1883 TN2, James A. 1848 TN3.

 

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RUBY L. WALLER ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 3 June 2010

 

DYERSBURG—Ruby Alford, 78, died June 2, 2010. Dyersburg Funeral Home, (731) 285-3021

 

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Dyersburg Funeral Home

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—_____ June 2010

 

Ruby Alford

Photo from Dyersburg Funeral Home, Dyersburg, TN

 

            Ruby Alford, 78, of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

            She was a retired Advertising Director for 31 years for the State Gazette, a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and a member of Young at Heart.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn King officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

            The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Dyersburg Funeral Home and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Ernest Alford of Dyersburg; two sisters, Joyce Myers and Bettye Nail, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, Glenn Thomas Waller of Corinth, MS. and Bobby Neal Waller of Dyersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ora McGlaughlin Waller; and two brothers, Harold Waller and Albert “John” Waller.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 8 July 1931, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

 

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SALLYE JANE FOSTON HALFORD

 

THE LEAF-CHRONICLE

Clarksville, Montgomery Co., TN—Monday, 14 October 2013

 

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            Sallye Jane Halford, age 93, peacefully entered Heaven’s gates Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Skyline Hospital Nashville, TN.

            Funeral service 12 Noon Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Greater Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 618 - 9th Street, Clarksville, TN. Burial Riverview Cemetery….

            She was born November 3, 1919 in Todd County, KY to the late Daniel Foston, Jr. and Etta Mae Matlock Foston. She was a member of Greater Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.

            She is preceded in death by her brothers, Dan S. Foston, George W. Foston and sisters, Susie Fields and Mae Etta Foston.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, loving husband, James A. Halford, Sr.; sons, James A. (Patricia) Halford, Jr., Clarksville, TN, Donald R. Halford, San Antonio, TX and Keith W. Halford, Newnan, GA; sister, Helen B. Terrance, Phoenix, AZ; brother-in-law, Nathaniel Halford, Pine Bluff, AR; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

            Foston Funeral Home, (931) 647-5451.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sallye J. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 3 Nov 1919, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, James A. Halford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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SHIRLEY FAYE HALFORD

 

THE UNION

Trenton, Gibson Co., TN—Tuesday, 24 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

KENTON [Obion Co.]—Shirley Faye Halford, 59, of Kenton died on July 19, 2001, at Gibson Hospital in Trenton. Services were held at Karnes Chapel in Kenton. Burial followed in New Concord Cemetery in Kenton.

            She was born on June 14, 1942, in Kenton, the daughter of the late George Stansberry and Francis Margaret Halford. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Kenton.

            Survivors include her daughter, Yonnie Goff of Henderson; two sons, Mark Halford of Texas and Eric Halford of Kenton; two sisters, Donna May Burrell and Margaret Moore, both of Union City; two brothers, Harold Halford of Dyer and Terry Halford of Mississippi; and three grandchildren.

 

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Photo from New Concord Cemetery, Kenton, Obion Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kevin C Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SPENCER KILE ALFORD

 

THE CHATTANOOGAN

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—11 August 2009

 

 

            Spencer Kile Alford, 21, of Cleveland [Bradley Co.], died on August 9, 2009.

            Spence, as he was affectionately called, enjoyed the great outdoors including mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, golfing and rafting. At the time of his death, he was employed by Outland Expeditions as a river guide. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School and was a very competitive tennis player for Cleveland. Spencer was of the Methodist Faith.

            Spencer is survived by his sister, Lauren Alford; his father, Wesley Alford and wife, Brenda Alford; his mother, Karen Ray Bowles and her husband Daniel Bowles; his grandparents, Sara and Charles Ray and Richard “Dickie” and Jane Alford; his loving aunts and uncles, Anita and Ron Fugatt, David and Debbie Ray, Gincy and John Brewster and Lee Ann Swindle; his cousins, Brian and Jean Hayes, Ben and Meggan Hayes, Christy Ray, Lloyd Swindle, Kala Swindle, Kile Brewster and Max Brewster; special friends, Kit Nelson, Jay Brown, J. T. Frazier, Nathan Carlton; and countless other friends and acquaintances.

            The family will greet friends on Tuesday, August 11, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Museum Center at 5 Points in Cleveland.

            Memorial donation recipients will be announced later by the family. The Remembrance of Life Memorial Service will be announced later by the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who has charge of the arrangements.

 

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Heartfelt Connections

TN—_____ August 2009

 

Spencer K Alford

January 18, 1988-August 9, 2009

 

Jim Rush Funeral Home

Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN

 

Obituary

 

            Spencer Kile Alford, age 21 a resident of Cleveland, left us to move on to his next grand adventure on August 9, 2009. Spence, as he was affectionately called, enjoyed the great outdoors including mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, golfing and rafting. At the time of his death, he was employed by Outland Expeditions as a river guide. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School and was a very competitive Tennis Player for Cleveland. Having preceded him first in the grander adventure, Spencer has now joined his dear friends, Cody Smith and Cory Teague. Spencer was of the Methodist Faith.

            Spencer leaves behind many broken hearts, some of which are too numerous to name, but those who must be named are his sister, best friend and first mate in his adventures, Lauren Alford, his first fishing, hunting and golfing buddy, his father, Wesley Alford and his wife, Brenda Alford, his reading, music-making and all around adventure pal, his mother, Karen Ray Bowles and her husband Daniel Bowles, his doting grandparents, Sara and Charles Ray and Richard “Dickie” and Jane Alford, his loving aunts and uncles, Anita and Ron Fugatt, David and Debbie Ray, Gincy and John Brewster and Lee Ann Swindle, Spencer’s cousins, Brian and Jean Hayes, Ben and Meggan Hayes, Christy Ray, Lloyd Swindle, Kala Swindle, Kile Brewster and Max Brewster also will miss his warm presence. Spencer also leaves behind many dear friends, including Kit Nelson, Jay Brown, J.T. Frazier, Nathan Carlton and countless other friends and acquaintances too numerous to mention, who Spencer touched with his energetic, loving and spirited presence.

            The family will greet friends on Tuesday evening, August 11, 2009, from 5:00 until 8:00 P. M. at the Museum Center at 5 Points here in Cleveland. Memorial donation recipients will be announced later by the family. The Remembrance of Life Memorial Service will be announced later by the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who has charge of the arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

Flying with Dan Bowles

 

 

            The gathering at the Museum Center had over 800 visitors. Around 200 came to the Celebration of Life on the banks of the Ocoee on August 13, 2009. The Lauren Alford Higher Education Fund continues to receive donations. Lauren is a freshman nursing student at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN.

 

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News Channel 9

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—10 August 2009

 

            A fatal crash is under investigation in Cleveland today. It happened Sunday August 9 around 4:50 am. Police were called to the 3200 block of Michigan Avenue. A 1995 Toyota 4-Runner northbound on Michigan Avenue ran off the road and struck a pole. Spencer Kile Alford, 21, the driver and sole occupant was killed.

            Officer Tyler Pride is investigating the crash with the assistance of the Crime Scene Unit.

 

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

 

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STEVEN A. HALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 15 October 2010

 

RUTHERFORD—Steven Halford 56, died October 12, 2010. Leitherland, (731)665-7654.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Steven A. Halford (SS# issued in TN) was born 28 July 1954, last residence not listed.

 

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STOY ALFORD

 

STATE GAZETTE

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—Monday, 21 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Stoy Alford, 89, of Finley [Dyer Co.], died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis.

            He was a retired employee of Forcum Lannom Inc., a member of First Assembly of God in Dyersburg, American Legion and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 22 January 2002

 

FINLEY—Stoy Alford, 89, retired from Forcum Lannom Inc., died Saturday at the Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Dyersburg Funeral Home with burial in Friendship Cemetery.

            He was a member of Dyersburg First Assembly of God and the American Legion, and was a World War II Army veteran.

            Mr. Alford, the widower of Lillian Moore Alford and Josephine Leggett Alford, leaves four daughters, Doris McCutcheon of Searcy, Sandra Kay Young of Olive Branch, Miss., Pam Stafford of Dyersburg and Kathy Parette of Bartlett; a son, Robert Dale Alford of Dyersburg; a sister, Estelle Barnett of Hurricane Hill; two brothers, Ernest Alford of Dyersburg and Clarence Alford of Hurricane Hill, 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Photo from Friendship Cemetery, Crockett Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cristie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stoy Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 25 Jan 1912, last residence Finley, Dyer Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Josephine Clara Leggett Moss Alford; and siblings Clarence Alford and Estelle Alford Barnett in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Stoy 1912 TN1, Robert Alexander 1885 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA4.

 

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SUE ALFORD REINBOLTZ WILLIAMS

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 14 April 2005

 

            Sue Alford Williams, 62, of Eads, retired Internal Revenue Service clerk, died Wednesday at Saint Francis Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Funeral Home East.

            She attended Millsaps College and Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College, and was a member of Biloxi United Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Williams, the wife of Kenneth Williams, also leaves a daughter, Lynn Gwinn of Northborough, Mass.; a son, William Reinboltz of Fitchburg, Mass., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            The family requests that any memorials be sent to Diabetes Foundation or American Kidney Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sue A. Williams (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Sept 1942, last residence Eads, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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TERRY LAYNE ALFORD

 

NEWS & GUARDIAN

Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN—Sunday, 19 December 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

SHELBYVILLE [Bedford Co.]—Terry Layne Alford, 47, of Shelbyville, died on December 16, 2004.

            He was a native of Bedford County, a former employee of Shelbyville Insulation Company, and a former member of the Tennessee National Guard.

            Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Alford of Georgia; three sisters, Diane Wikert of Tullahoma, and Margie Martin and Shirley Rodriguez, both of Shelbyville; and two brothers, Perry and Gerry Alford of Shelbyville.

            His parents, John William Alford and Rosie Mae Gregory Smith, and a brother, Jerry Wayne Alford, Sr., preceded him in death.

            Services were held on December 19 at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Hillcrest Funeral Home in Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beverly Cook

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Terry L. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 9 July 1957.

            See the obituaries of his twin brother Jerry Wayne Alford, who died one month later; and sister Mary Margie Sue Alford Martin in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS J. ALFORD

 

SHELBYVILLE GAZETTE

Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN—Thursday, 17 October 1918

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

[From Jerry W. Cook, compiler, “Obituaries of Our Ancestors as Transcribed from the Shelbyville, Gazette Bedford County, Tennessee.” (Wartrace, TN: By the author, 1990)]

 

            Dr. T.J. Alford died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jno. A. Reed in this place last Friday, Oct. 11, of pneumonia. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Waverly, Tenn., of which place he was long a resident. He was married to Elizabeth McCutcheon in 1882 and four daughters resulted from the union of which two of them, with his wife, have long since preceded him to the grave. Dr. Alford was graduated from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University and was for over 50 years a practicing physician at Waverly, Humphreys County, Tenn. He was also for many years surgeon, for the western division of the N.C. & St. L. Ry. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John A. Reed of this city and Mrs. A.T. Easley of Hollow Rock, Tenn. The remains were carried to Waverly for burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: Thomas J. was the son of John T. Alford and Nancy E. Rives. John came to TN from NC with his father, and Thomas was born Aug. 7, 1837 [Goodspeed has 1839]. His marriage to Elizabeth McCutcheon was Sept. 28, 1882 in Humphreys Co., when their names were recorded as T.J. and E.E. Elizabeth was the daughter of William H. McCutcheon and Anna M. Montgomery. Thomas and Elizabeth are both buried in Nolan Cemetery, Humphreys Co.

            His lineage: Thomas J. 1839 TN1, John T. 1808 NC2, Robert 1785 NC3.

 

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TRUMAN HOWARD ALFORD

 

STATE GAZETTE

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—26 February 1991

 

            Truman Howard Alford, 66, of Dyersburg died this morning at Parkview Convalescent Unit.

            He was a retired auto mechanic. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, where he was a sergeant, receiving a Purple Heart, an Asiatic Pacific Medal and a Victory Medal.

            Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Joe Trybone. Burial will bellow in the National Cemetery in Memphis….

            He leaves his daughter, Jean Butler of Bluff City, Tenn; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Wilson, Mrs. Baxter Quinton, Mrs. Amy Hurt and Mrs. Alvin Ursery, all of Dyersburg; four brothers, Jerry Alford of Dyersburg, Bob Alford of Milling, Don Alford of Dresden and Millard Alford of Medina; and one grandchild.

            Pallbearers will be William Bland, Bobby Bland, Kenny Bland, Albert Bland…. [illegible]

 

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Photo from Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda Huntley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Truman H. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 24 Aug 1924, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Joseph Franklin Alford and Pearl B. Stanfill Alford; and siblings Donald A. Alford and Dorothy J. Alford Coker Quinton in this compilation.

 

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VELMA ALFORD SANDERS

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

Curry Funeral Home

Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—_____ September 2009

 

            Velma Alford Sanders of Dyersburg, died Monday, September 14, 2009, at Dyersburg Manor Nursing Center.

            Velma was born in Dyersburg, one of seven siblings born to Percy and Lucy Mustain Alford. She was a lifelong member of the Church of God with her most recent church home being the Cornerstone Church of God in Dyersburg. Velma, along with her father Percy Alford, her sister Louise Hamm, two of her brothers, Lester Alford and Lonnie Alford, her brother-in-law Adolphus “A” Hamm, and her sister-in-law, Katherine Alford were among some of the early employees of the old Dyersburg Cotton Products. Velma’s employment with the “Cotton Mill” lasted over fifty years.

            The Sanders family will receive friends for visitation at Curry Funeral Home Tuesday night, September 15, 2009 from five until eight o’clock. Visitation will also be held Wednesday, September 16th from eleven until one o’clock at the Cornerstone Church of God on Lake Road, Dyersburg. Funeral services will follow at the church at one o’clock with Reverend Lynn Drumwright and Reverend B.L. Hart officiating.

            Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Ken Alford, Adam Enochs, Chris Hamm, Keith Hamm, Tim Enochs, and Greg Alford. Honorary pallbearers are Deail Alford, Robert Epperson and Finis Davidson.

            She is survived by her son, Jerone Sanders and wife Pat of Dyersburg; one grandchild, Tisa Sanders of Dyersburg; and one great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Jackson of Dyersburg.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewell Sanders; her parents, Percy and Lucy Alford; one sister, Louise Hamm; and five brothers: Lonnie Alford, Lester Alford, Reverend B.L. Alford, Reverend George Alford, and Thomas Alford.

            Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church of God, P.O. Box 1525, Dyersburg, TN, 38025-1525. Online condolences may be given at www.curryfuneral.com.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, D & J Cloninger

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Velma Sanders (SS# issued in TN) was born 7 June 1920, last residence Dyersburg, Dyer Co., TN.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers George W. Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; and Buford Lee Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Velma 1920 TN1, Noah Percy 1888 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN/VA4.

 

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VERA BELL ALFORD SPENCE

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 22 May 1992

 

RUTHERFORD—Vera Spence, 88, died Thursday [May 21] at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union City. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Karnes & Son Funeral Home with burial in Rutherford Cemetery.

            Mrs. Spence, the widow of A.M. Spence, leaves a daughter, June Smith of Kenton; a son, Jack Spence of Rutherford, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Rutherford Cemetery, Rutherford, Gibson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane G. Ingram

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vera Spence (SS# issued in TN) was born 4 Jan 1904, last residence Rutherford, Gibson Co., TN.

            Her Find A Grave memorial identifies her husband as Archie Marrye Spence.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Vera Bell 1904 TN1, James Thomas 1859 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA?4

 

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VIRGINIA WORD ALFORD

 

London Funeral Homes

Lewisburg, Marshall Co., TN—_____ February 2014

 

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Born: Thu., Feb. 22, 1923

Died: Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

 

            Mrs. Virginia Word Alford, age 90, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Maury Regional Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Bedford County, the daughter of the late Harvey and Bessie Williams Word. She was a retired bookkeeper for REA of Chattanooga and member of the Farmington Church of Christ.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Alford in 1990, and two sisters, Ruth Palmer, and Frances Word.

            She is survived by one niece, Rebecca Price of Franklin, and two nephews, John Palmer of Lebanon, and Joe Palmer of St. Petersburg, Florida.

            Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

            Visitation with the family will begin on Saturday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 pm and will continue on Sunday until the funeral hour.

            London Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Pallbearers: Elders and Deacons of Farmington Church of Christ

            Donations: Farmington Church of Christ

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 22 Feb 1923, last residence not listed.

 

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WALLACE WAYNE ALFORD

AAFA #0479

 

Dr. Wallace Wayne Alford

Photo from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

 

JACKSON SUN

Jackson, Madison Co., TN—Saturday, 27 November 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005, “In Remembrance

 

            Funeral services for Dr. Wallace Wayne Alford, age 73 will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday from Calvary Baptist Church where he was a member…. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery.

            Dr. Alford died Thursday [November 25] at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

            He was born on April 19, 1931 in Brownsville [Hinds Co.], Mississippi the son of the late Howard and Willia Carsley Alford. He attended grammar school in Canton, MS and junior and senior high school in Startia, MS.

            Dr. Alford earned his bachelor’s degree in English and French and a Master’s degree in English at Mississippi College. He received his Ph.D. in Education and English in May of 1965 from the George Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

            His teaching experience includes junior and senior high school English and French; and 25 years of college teaching at the senior college and graduate level. In addition, he has served as Division Chairman, Department Head, Division Coordinator at various senior colleges, as well as Academic Dean at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, MS and at Wayland Baptist College, Plainview, TX.

            In 1973 he was invited to join the faculty at Union University as chairman of the Division of Professional Studies and head of the Education Department. After a short “early retirement” in 1990-92, he returned to the ranks of college teaching at Lane College where he served as Professor of Speech and Theatre.

            Dr. Alford’s many hobbies were acting and otherwise working in the theatre, and writing for the stage. He has published numerous articles on various topics for national publications and is the author of one book and some 20-30 plays, most of which were performed in area theatres. Dr. Alford’s All Tied Up in Knots and its sequel, All Tied Up in Knots, II, which played at the Little Theatre in the Civic Center in Jackson in 1985 and 1987 won recognition for him and director wife, Pat from Governor Ned McWherter for their contributions to the education and culture of children in Tennessee.

            He was listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in Education, and Who’s Who in College Administration. Dr. Alford was a U.S. Navy Veteran and saw duty in the Caribbean and European theatres during the Korean War.

            Dr. Alford is survived by his wife, Pat Gilliland Alford of Jackson and by his children, Rogena and husband, Petty Officer Scott Lewis of Chicago, IL; Deborah and husband Dr. Donald P. Bell of Metairie, LA and Robert Wayne and his wife Dianna Alford of St. Augustine, FL and their mother, La Nelle Alford of Jackson. Six grandchildren, Mary Catherine Lewis, Anna Michele Lewis, Jonathan Wyatt Lewis all of Chicago and John Roger Bell, Veronica Bell and Brian Paul Bell all of Metairie, LA and by his stepsons, Rob Gilliland and wife Donna and Lucky Gilliland and wife Debbie of Jackson, TN and by four step-granddaughters, Ginger Williams, Anna Gilliland, Katie Gilliland and Amy Clifft all of Jackson, TN. Dr. Alford is also survived by a sister, Barbara Gates of Hattiesburg, MS and a brother, Roger Alford and wife Martha of Bolton, MS.

            Dr. Alford was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Alford, Jr.

            Pallbearers to serve are Mike Rowland, Mike Dennison, Steve Webb, Steve Wyatt, Jim Miller and David Burke. Honorary pallbearers to serve will be the members of the Agoga Class of Calvary Baptist Church.... Calvary Baptist Church, 119 Oil Well Rd., Jackson, TN. George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel 731-427-5555.

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wayne Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Bells, Crockett Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Wallace Wayne 1931 MS1, Howard Luther 1902 MS2, William Benton 1858 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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WALTER CECIL ALFORD

 

HERALD COURIER

Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN—2 November 2001

 

            Walter Cecil Alford, 83, of 1221 Sugar Hollow Drive, Bristol, Tenn., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Wellmont Hospice House.

            He was a native of Sullivan County and a son of the late James and Mary Blevins Alford. He had a great love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working with his hands. He was proprietor of Alford Builders, a farmer and, during World War II, worked in Glen L. Martin Aricraft factory.

            Survivors include his wife, Louise Boughers Alford; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Morrell of Kingsport, Charlotte and Billy Joe James and Janet and Carl Rhymer, all of Bristol, Tenn., and Devone and Randy Campbell of Bristol, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, James Eugene and Joyce Alford of Bristol, Tenn.; heart-recipient daughter, Sharon Menier of Cuyahaga Fall, Okla., special nephew, Dwight Boyd of Bristol, Tenn., brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Etta Alford of Bristol, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Reba and Dennis Edmondson; sister, Beulah Boyd; and brothers, Clifton Alford, Lester Alford, Oscar Alford and Worley Alford.

            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday in Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Ken Kerner, William Brown and Jim Crews officiating.

            Burial will follow in Shipley Cemetery.

            Pallbearers, Benny James, Jamie Alford, Brandon Alford, Travis Campbell, Curtis Rhymer, Nathan Morrell, Neal Morrell, Ned Morrell, Todd Smith, Travis Bentley, Mark Weaver and Phil Nixon. Honorary pallbearers, Jennifer Trent, Candy Smith, Pam Rhymer, Missy Delaney, Melondy Campbell, Mindy Campbell, Nickie Bentley, Carla Stigall, Cass Farrior, Dewey Williams, Sam Haynes, John Tony, Paul Favor, Carl Jackson, Don Wade and Dr. Andrew Brockmyre.

            …. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Weaver Funeral Home. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FAG photo requested 5/5/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter C. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 30 June 1918, last residence Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Louise Cable Boughers Alford; and daughter Reba Gayle Alford Edmondson in this compilation.

            In both the 1910 and 1920 censuses, Sullivan Co., TN, Walter’s parents, James and Florence Alford, along with their children, are living with Florence’s parents, Samuel and Charlotte Blevins.

            On the 1850 census, Walter’s paternal grandfather, John Alford, is listed in Sullivan Co., TN, with his mother Sarah and 6 siblings. They are all enumerated as “M” for mulatto, but on all other censuses they are enumerated as white. Next door is Mary Alford, 80 VA, white [blank indicating white], and three mulatto females: Nancy 30 VA, Lucinda 10 TN, and Mary 5 TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7—John 1841 is the brother of Elkanah 1844.

            His lineage: Walter Cecil 1918 TN1, James E. 1885 TN2, John 1841 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN4.

 

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WALTER SCOTT ALFORD, JR.

 

[We are including his obituary in both Ohio Obituaries and Tennessee Obituaries because he apparently had homes in both states.]

 

KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Thursday, 4 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Alford, Walter Scott, Jr.—age 64, of Lenoir City, and Eaton, Ohio passed away Wed. Nov. 3, 1999 in Richmond [Wayne Co.], Ind.

            Walter was owner and operator of Trucks and Parts of Cincinnati, Ohio.

            He was preceded in death by parents, Walter S. Alford, Sr. and Margaret Drinnen Alford.

            Survived by wife, Mary Jo Taylor Alford; children, Scott Wayne Alford, Susan Dee, and John Kiracrofe, all of Eaton, Ohio; grandchildren, Kristi and Luke Kiracrofe of Eaton, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Sylvia and Bill Matlock of Lenoir City; sister, Judith Alford White of Cincinnati; brother, Larry Gene Alford of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday Click Funeral Home Chapel [Lenoir City]. Interment will be in the Lake View Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Lakeview Cemetery, Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, jgray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter S. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 20 March 1935, last residence Eaton, Preble Co., OH.

            We included the obituaries of his son Scott Wayne Alford; and mother, Margaret R. Drinnen Alford, in Ohio Obituaries.

            Ohio Deaths, 1908–1932, 1938–2007 (Ancestry.com) lists Walter’s death in “Out of State Hospital” but Death Place is “Ohio, USA”. Also, it says “Injury in Ohio: Yes.”

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

            His lineage: Walter Scott 1935 TN1, Walter Scott 1901 TN2, Charles F. 1865 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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WARRENE GRADY ALFORD CROW

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 25 March 2011

 

TRENTON—Warrene Grady Alford Crow, 92, passed away March 22, 2011.

            She was born on October 24, 1918 in Memphis, TN, to Dr. Warren Grady Alford and Theo Green Alford.

            Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Hall Crow, Jr., whom she married in 1939.

            She is survived by her children, Warren and Jan Crow of Sherwood, AR, and Linda and Bob Holmes of Trenton, TN; four grandsons, Jon and Liz Dillon of Springdale, AR, Robbie and Kim Holmes of Trenton, TN, Scott and Dee Crow of Mayflower, AR, and Will and Tanya Lax-Holmes of Greenfield, MA. She also leaves seven precious great-grandchildren, Josh, Amanda, Julianne, Baylea, Billy, Sophia, and Henry. She leaves two sisters, Gail and Frank Camp, and Frances McDonald, both of Memphis, TN; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Crow Ward of CA. Also surviving are her wonderful caregivers, Mary Bernadette Robinson, Betty Elam, Shirley Willis, and Tanya Elam. She leaves many friends, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

            Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2011 at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, TN. Shelton Funeral Home

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. Faulkner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Warrene A. Crow (SS# issued in TN) was born 24 Oct 1918, last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Warrene Grady 1918 TN1, Warren Grady 1889 MS2, John Franklin 1843 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WAVEL W. MERRIMAN ALFORD

 

SOUTHERN STANDARD

McMinnville, Warren Co., TN—Wednesday, 18 May 2005

 

            Woodbury resident and Cannon County native Wavel Merriman Alford, 61, died May 16 at Centennial Medical Center after a short illness. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodbury Funeral Home Chapel with Jeff Oliver and Roger Confer officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-10 p.m. today at Woodbury Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

Heartfelt Connections

TN—_____ May 2005

 

Wavel Merriman Alford

July 11, 1943-May 16, 2005

 

Woodbury Funeral Home

Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN

 

Visitation and Services

 

            The visitation with the family will be Wednesday, May 18, 2005 from 2:00 till 10:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm with Bro. Jeff Oliver & Roger Confer officating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

 

Obituary

 

            She is survived by her mother: Martha Merriman, daughter: Kathy Alford of Warren Co, Son: Marlon Alford of Woodbury, Grandson: Trenton Seals of Warren Co., Brothers: Wayne (Rachel) Merriman of Woodbury, Joe (Brenda) Merriman of Woodbury, & Jimmy (Kathryn) Merriman of McMinnville, Sisters: Linda (Donald) Foster of Warren Co., & Ann (Truman) Prater of Centertown, Special Friends & Companion: Paul Churchwell of Manchester, Mary Evelyn Johnson, Judy Johnson & Susan Trail.

            She was a member of Plesant View Baptist and was ret. from Auquatech.

            She was preceded in death by her Father: Walter Merriman & Husband: Tom Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wavel W. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Woodbury, Cannon Co., TN.

 

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WILEY NAPOLEON BONAPART ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—_____ May 1905

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006 and Summer 1994

 

            Brother W.N.B. Alford, father of Rev. F.E. Alford, of the Tennessee Conference, died at his home, in Robertson County, Tenn., May 20, 1905. Brother Alford was born January 19, 1826, and was in his eightieth year at the time of his death.

            In early life he was converted and joined the Methodist church, and lived all his life in its communion. He loved the Church, he loved all Christians; but he was devoted to his own Church. He was never happier than when the preachers visited him, and never too busy to spend hours in conversation with them. He loved to talk about religion. He had an experience and was not ashamed to speak of it. His was a happy, Christian life. It was my privilege to be his pastor for three years, and frequently to be in his home. It was a truly Christian home.

            Brother Alford’s wife was Miss Dicey C. Bilbro, and to this union seven children were born, all but one of whom are living and members of the Church. Their father never accumulated for them a great estate, but he left them a better heritage; “a good name, which is rather to be chosen than great riches.” He was a great sufferer in his old age, and for four or five years was almost totally blind, yet he continued cheerful and bright. He had read his Bible much, and in his last sickness would repeat whole chapters. When the end came he was ready. “There are no dark, chilly waters; all is bright before me,” he testified, and, requesting all of his children to meet him in heaven, he “fell on sleep.” Dear old friend of my early ministry, we shall meet again.

 

            —George L. Beale [Note by Ben Alford, AAFA #505: Rev. George L. Beale served prominently in the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church and for many years was Secretary of the Conference.]

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Fountain Ellis Alford and William Wiley Alford in this compilation.

            Online records show his full name and say his grave is located on Posey Hill a few miles away from the Alford homestead in the old Bilbro family cemetery near Mt. Juliet and Beckwith, Wilson Co., TN. He was the son of Wiley Alford and Sophia Valentine Drake. He was the only one of the five sons to remain in Tennessee. Dicey Bilbro was his first wife. He married (2) Frances Carmack and (3) Mary Carney.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Wiley Napoleon Bonapart 1826 TN1, Wiley 1783 NC2, Jacob 1738 VA3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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WILLIAM C. ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TENNESSEAN

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—Tuesday, 25 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

            William C. (Bill) Alford Jr., 66, Walter Hill community of Rutherford County, died Sunday [May 23], Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Graveside services 10 a.m. today, Evergreen Cemetery. Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, in charge. Survivors: wife, Lillie Shoemake Alford; sons, William III, Murfreesboro, and Robert Alford, Mount Juliet; daughter, Mary Jo Carpenter, Tampa, Fla; sister, Dorothy Tarpley, Memphis; three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William C. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 10 Nov 1926, last residence Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN.

 

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WILLIAM GEORGE ALFORD

 

TIMES FREE PRESS

Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN—Friday, 29 June 2012

 

            William “Bill” George Alford, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012.

            Bill worked for the city of Chattanooga in the office of Mayor Rudy Olgiati and later retired from Piccadilly Cafeteria. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Alyce Smith Alford, and brother, David Alford.

            Survivors include his sister, Betty A. (Pete) White, of Chattanooga; brother, Nick (Martha) Alford, of Signal Mountain; and several nieces and nephews.

            Private interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

            Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.

            Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bill G. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 9 June 1931, last residence not listed.

 

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WILLIAM JAMES ALFORD, JR.

 

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Sunday, 12 August 2012

 

            William “Bill” Alford, age 83, of Johnson City, went home to be with his Lord and to rejoin his former hillbilly band members on August 11, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.

            A lifelong native of Johnson City, he was a son of the late William James Alford, Sr., and Veda Pierce Alford. During his working life, Mr. Alford worked for Leon Ferenbach and Bemberg, before retiring from East Tennessee State University after many years of employment. Mr. Alford was a member of Southwestern Baptist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM Lodge # 622 Watauga, and was of the Scottish rite and a Jericho Temple Shriner.

            Bill loved country music. He and his band played country music on WJHL in 1945, and he played and produced shows on WIDD. He was also an avid flea marketer traveling all over the area to various flea markets.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Hyder and Judy Ketron.

            Survivors include his wife of over 62 years, Helen H. Alford, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy “Lannie” Alford Watts and husband Keith, Telford; one grandson, Justin Levi Watts, Johnson City; two sisters, Margaret Ingram, Johnson City and Teresa Piercy, Chucky; one brother, Beau Alford, Johnson City; Bill’s pet dog, Sadie. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            The funeral service for Mr. Alford will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Monday, August 13, 2012 from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Salyers officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funera home.

            The graveside service and entombment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 14 from Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be his grandson and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Gardner, Jack Cable, Huvil L. Crouch, and the Men of Southwestern Baptist Church. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are requested to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 AM Tuesday.

            Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave, Johnson City, is serving the Alford family. (423) 928-6111.

FAG photo requested 3/2/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William J. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 28 Dec 1928, last residence not listed.

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

 

Newspaper article from Appalachian Funeral Home

 

            His lineage: William James 1928 TN1, William James 1909 TN2, James Willard 1883 TN3, James A. 1848 TN4.

 

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WILLIAM JAMES ALFORD, SR.

 

Source unknown, but probably:

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—_____ August 1986

 

            William J. “Bill” Alford, 77, 626 E. Maple St., Johnson City, died Tuesday at Colonial Hill Health Care Center after a lengthy illness.

            He was a native of Johnson City and was retired from North American Rayon Corp.

            Mr. Alford was a member of First Christian Church and was preceded in death by a daughter.

            Survivors include his wife, Veda Pearce Alford, of the home; three daughters, Betty Jane Hyder, Margaret Ingram and Teresa Piercy, all of Johnson City; two sons, Bill Alford, Jr., Johnson City and Beau Alford, Gray; one brother, Ruble Alford, Johnson City; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews….

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown, but probably:

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—_____ August 1986

 

            Funeral services for William J. “Bill” Alford, 77, 626 E. Maple St., Johnson City, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Appalachian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gilbert Abel officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

            Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the chapel at 1:45 p.m., will be Scott Roberts, Jimmy Alford, Jackie Keene Jr., Steve Bashor, Paul Piercy and Billy Mazza.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Appalachian Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gordon Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 21 Aug 1909 and died _____ Aug 1986, last residence Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Jesse Willard Alford and Ruble Alford in this compilation.

            The death date on William’s gravestone, 23 Aug 1986, is a Saturday—obituary says Tuesday.

            His lineage: William James 1909 TN1, James Willard 1883 TN2, James A. 1848 TN3.

 

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WILLIAM KENNETH ALFORD, SR.

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Sunday, 23 February 2014

 

WILLIAM ALFORD Obituary (BryanCountyNews)

 

            Alford, William K., Sr. - age 77, of Lenoir City, passed away February 21, 2014.

            He was member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He was retired from Viskase after 35 years of service. Ken loved being in his houseboat on the lake.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva Alford and William H. Alford; and sister, Geneva Lankford.

            Survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Raby Alford; son, Ken Alford II of Loudon; step daughter, Samantha Boyd Green and husband, Jimmy; and grandson, Jimmy Green all of Chattanooga.

            …. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Eddie Chasteen officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the funeral home and proceed to the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens for graveside services at 11:00 a.m. Military honors will be conferred by the Loudon Co. Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund.

            Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com

FAG photo requested 4/8/2015

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Eva Cochran Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1940, Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN, Kenneth Alford, age 3, is living with his parents, William H. Alford 42 and Eva 25. Geneva Seay 9 is listed as William’s stepdaughter. Louise Cochrane 23 is listed as housekeeper. All were born in TN.

 

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WILLIAM MORRIS ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 29 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            William Morris Alford, 50, of 3340 Cicalla died Friday [November 28] at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            A retired employee of Staton Warehouse, Mr. Alford was a Baptist and a Vietnam Navy veteran.

            Surviving are his wife, Shelly Jean Alford; daughters, Awon Carr of California and LaShun Curtis of Memphis; sons, William Alford, Jr. and Jermaine Alford, both of Memphis; two sisters, Berdell Walker and Dorothy Simms, both of Richmond, Virginia; three brothers, Melvin Alford, Dennis Alford, and Edboy Alford, all of Richmond; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 31 July 1953.

 

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WILLIAM VERGIL ALFORD

 

Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens Funeral Home

Nashville, Davidson Co., TN—_____ April 2007

 

            Alford, William Vergil. Nashville, 61, April 8, 2007.

            He was born on June 18, 1945.

            Survived by, Pamela Goedel, “mom” Lorrine Russell; daughters, Debra D. Marchetti, Jackie Flutey, Ramona Myrvold, Georgette Gulley, and Shawanna Neeley.; sons, George Gulley and Kenneth Neeley; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

            Bill was a 16 year member of a 12 step program.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendship House 202 23rd Ave N. Nashville, TN 37203.

            The funeral service will be at 2 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment Private. Visitation is Tuesday 6-8 pm and Wednesday 11 am until time of service at West Harpeth Funeral Home 6962 Charlotte Pk, 615352-9400.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

 

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WILLIAM WILEY ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—_____ September 1928

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006

 

            Funeral services for W.W. Alford, 77, who died Thursday [September 8] at 4 o’clock at his home near Mt. Juliet [Wilson Co.], Tenn., will be held at the Pleasant Grove Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock….

            Mr. Alford is survived by one foster daughter, Mrs. Minnie Bass, of Nashville; one brother, T.E. Alford of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; three sisters Mrs. Sophia Stamper of Nashville, Mrs. Sallie Stamper of Mt. Juliet, and Mrs. Susie Johnson of Texas; two nephews, Walter Murray, Jr., of Nashville and Carmack Alford of Cedar Hill, and two nieces, Frances Alford of Cedar Hill and Ollie Carney of Nashville.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Pride, Tom Pride, Sam Thompson, Purley Lane, Joe Jones, Henry Castleman, J.C. Lane and Davis Wright. Active pallbearers will be Tex Wright, Willie Wright, Gilliam Carver, Charlie Cook, Willie Sperry, Manie Jackson and John Wright.

            Burial will be in the Murray cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of William’s father, Wiley Napoleon Bonapart Alford; and his brother, Fountain Ellis Alford, in this compilation.

            The son of Wiley N.B. Alford and Nancy Dicey Bilbro, William Wiley was born Nov 14, 1851 in Wilson Co. He married Fannie Murray.

            From Find A Grave: William and Fannie are buried in Hessey Family Cemetery, Wilson Co., TN. A note says it “is located on a hill east of Carver Lane south of Central Pike.” Another note by a photographer says, “There are no records of this cemetery. There is no doubt that it exists, but there are no photos of any markers or the cemetery itself on FAG. It is not listed in the Wilson Co Cemetery records.” On both William and Fannie’s death certificates, the burial place is listed as Murray Grove Yard. AAFA records list it as Murray-Hessy Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Wiley 1851 TN1, Wiley Napoleon Bonapart 1826 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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WILLIE ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 10 March 1968

 

            Mr. Willie Alford—At residence 2182 Piedmont March 6, 1958.

            Husband of Mrs. Gertie Mae Alford, one son, one sister, 2 brothers, 1 uncle 1 brother-in-law, 2 step-children, 8 grandchildren, other relatives & a host of friends survive.

            Visitation tomorrow, Monday 6–8 p.m. Qualls Funeral Home. Funeral 8 p.m. Elder J. Rogers will officiate. Interment National Cemetery Tuesday 11 a.m.

 

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Photo from Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Bruce and Wendy Linz

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 4 May 1894, last residence Memphis, Shelby Co., TN.

 

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WILLIE MAE “BILLIE” CARROLL JONES ALFORD

 

Heartfelt Connections

TN—_____ November 2006

 

Willie Mae Jones Alford

October 25, 1918 - November 07, 2006

 

Jim Rush Funeral Home, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN

 

Visitation and Services: The service were at 1:00 Friday at North Cleveland Church of God, Nov. 10, 2006.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY BANNER

Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—Thursday, 9 November 2006

 

            Billie Jones Alford, 88, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday evening in a local hospital.

            She was the daughter of the late Lettie Fryar Carroll and Luther Carroll Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. L.H. Alford; her son, David Jones; her brothers: Paul and Jack Carroll; and her sisters-in-law: Dorothy Carroll, Anna Mae Carroll and Louise Carroll.

            Sister Billie, as she was affectionately known, entered Lee University (then known as B.T.U.) at the age of 13, graduating in 1938. She later returned to further her education and graduated in 1970 magna cum laude. In 1972, she became the first woman to receive Lee University’s highest alumni recognition, the Distinguished Alumna Award.

            She served on the faculty at North Lee Elementary School for 16 years, taking time off to teach in China for a year.

            Her service to the church included many years in multiple roles as pianist, teacher, children’s ministry organizer and leader and director of children’s crusades.

            Her rich and varied career has been characterized by her energy and enthusiasm. At one point, the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International employed her to organize and develop choirs, singing groups and musical events.

            She is best remembered today for her many years as the dynamic organizer and director of North Cleveland children’s music. She graduated singers and musicians to the adult ministries of the church. Her choirs sang at the Church of God General Assembly for several years in succession.

            Every person who has ever sung in one of “Sister Billie’s” choirs has come away with a deep appreciation and love for her.

            She was a longtime member of the North Cleveland Church of God and was a member of the Unity Sunday School Class for many years.

            Survivors include her sons: the Rev. Byron Jones and his wife, Leneda, of Mobile, Ala., LaVoy Jones and his wife, Brenda, of Cleveland; her grandchildren: Candace Goff and her husband, Duane, Stephanie Arnold and her husband, Dee, Angeline McMullin and her husband, Mike, Byron Jones Jr. and his wife, Lacy, Bart Black and his wife, Faith, Elizabeth Baker and her husband, Jon, Abigail Jones and Michael Jones; her great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Goff, Ella Beth Arnold, Benjamin Baker and Samuel McMullin; her late husband’s children: Dr. Delton Alford and his wife, Myrna, and Tannis Duncan and her husband, Paul; her brothers: Luther Carroll Jr., Ralph Carroll and his wife, Ruth, and Max Carroll and his wife, Patsy, all of Cleveland; her sister-in-law, Emma Lee Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.

            The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at 1 p.m. from the North Cleveland Church of God with the Rev. F.J. May, the Rev. Jack Smith and the Rev. T.L. Lowery officiating.

            Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with David Carroll, John Carroll, Scott Carroll, Jackie Carroll, Steve Morgan, Baron Carroll, Matt Mundy and Steve Carroll serving as active pallbearers.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Unity Sunday School Class at North Cleveland. A dove release will conclude the service….

            The North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes has charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Bryant Jarman, Sr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Willie M. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN.

            Willie’s parents, James Luther Carroll and Lettie Fryar Carroll, are buried in Fort Hill Cemetery, Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN.