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Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Alvord had only recently moved to this city to reside permanently, and the former had returned to his old home In Kansas to settle up his affairs there. Alvord won a host of Montrose friends, all of whom extend their heartfelt sympathies to the heartbroken wife and daughter and other bereaved relatives. Aleen was an artist and instructor in Perryville, Mo., and Slidel, La., where she began an art program for hearing impaired children. He was an old pioneer of this neighborhood and one who will be greatly missed in the church and neighborhood. He was second lieutenant of the Lawrence company of the K. The pallbearers were from his university and church comrades, his associates at the bar and soldiers. Many of the stores were closed and flags were at half mast on the public buildings. She was a beautician in her early adult life, worked at Montgomery Wards, raised her daughter, was very involved with Girl Scouts and then later enjoyed working at Westside Floral. If you are so inclined, flowers may be sent to Resthaven Mortuary. EMPORIA GAZETTE Emporia, Lyon Co., KSThursday, 16 January 1958 COUNCIL GROVE [Morris Co., KS]Mrs. Survivors include a daughter, Vivien Blackledge, Denver, and one son, Leland Alford, Kansas City. Survivors in addition to the wife include three daughters, Terri White and her husband Henry White of Harrisonville, Mo., Vicky Overacker and her husband Jerry Overacker, and Sonja Alford, all of Cherryvale; one son, Tony Alford of Beaver, Ark.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother, Othel Alford of Bryant, Ark.; five sisters Beatrice Hale and Connie Alford, both of Bryant, Ark., Geneva Healey of Jacksonville, Ark., Dianne Meriweather of Sherwood, Ark., and Janice Richards of Ormond Beach, Fla. : See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Jefferson Alford and Martha Ann Edwards Alford, in this compilation. ****************************************** EARL DEAN ALFORD Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes Topeka, Shawnee Co., KSTuesday, 24 December 2002 Earl Dean Alford, 79, of Savonburg, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2002, at Wichita Specialty Hospital as a result of complications from an accident. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born , last residence Grandview, Jackson Co., MO. : SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born and died _____ March 1985, last residence not listed. Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home [Independence, Montgomery Co., KS]. See the obituary of his second wife, Erma Alice Street Alford, in this compilation. His lineage: Harold Austin 1912 KS WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSWednesday, 22 March 1995 Alford, H. Memorial has been established with the Dean Alford Memorial in association with the Hays Motorcycle Club c/o Beckwith Mortuary. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born , last residence not listed. She died Tuesday, Nov 16, 1999, at a Topeka hospital. In 1965, Boeing selected Lionel to attend Stanford University on a Sloan Fellowship in Business Administration, and in 1985, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University at Alabama at Huntsville.Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc. Reeves left on the eastbound train Monday for Rantoul [Franklin Co, KS], where the funeral will be held. : Albernes middle name is from his delayed birth certificate (Ancestry), which lists his mothers name: Perdita Jane Crane. Aleen was a member of the South Haven Baptist Church. Preceded by a military band, followed by a funeral train that extended for blocks, the coffin was taken to Oak Hill cemetery and buried in the family plat. KANSAS CITY STAR Kansas City, MO THE MEMORIAL TO ALFORD Next Week the Bronze Tablet Will Be Put in the University Chapel. May 26The memorial tablet for Lieutenant Alford Twentieth Kansas, who was killed at Caloocan June 1, will be put in the University chapel about Friday. Louis.: See the obituaries of his parents, Daniel Stillman Alford and Susan Daphne Savage Alford, in this compilation. ****************************************** ALMA DELORIS WALKER MCPHERSON ALFORD WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSWednesday, 3 December 2003 Alford, Alma Deloris, 64, Kreonite Inc. Anna Alford, 91, a former Register of Deeds of Morris County and later a Council Grove abstractor, died at the home of a daughter in Denver Monday. Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church at Council Grove at Friday afternoon, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Ervin Mc Kinley, pastor of the church, will officiate, : See the obituary of her husband, William H. ****************************************** ANNA MAE ALVORD COOKSON BARB EMPORIA GAZETTE Emporia, Lyon Co., KSWednesday, 8 December 2004 HAMILTONThe funeral for Anna Mae Cookson Barb, 89, a lifetime resident of Hamilton, will be at 10 a.m. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born , last residence Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., KS. 1935 AR THE MERCURY Manhattan, Riley Co., KSWednesday, 8 October 2014 Carter Hugh Alford, 91, of Manhattan, died Monday, Oct. He was the only son of Hazel (Gillespie) and Earl Alford. He entered the armed service in January of 1943 during World War II. Dosias husband, William Thomas Cation, married (1) to Dosias younger sister, Zelda Esther Alford (18811941). He was born on June 1, 1923, at Chanute Johnson Hospital, the only son of F. He grew up in the Leanna community, graduated from Chanute High School, and stayed on his family farm where he farmed, milked cows, and raised beef cattle. ****************************************** HAROLD ALFORD WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSWednesday, 27 March 1985 Harold Alford, 59, salesman, died Sunday. Survivors: wife, Nina; daughters, Patti Bridges of Texas, Caroline Blevins of Yukon, Okla.; brother, Jack of Chandler, Okla.; sister, Thelma Connor of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren. ****************************************** HAROLD AUSTIN ALFORD WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSMonday, 7 December 1992 Alford, Harold, 80, retired mechanic, died Sunday, Dec. Dean, 58, Larned State Hospital engineering supervisor, died Friday, March 17, 1995, at Valentine, Neb. See the obituary of his aunt Gladys Daisy Alford Cloyd in this compilation. She was born Apr 4, 1960, in Newton (KS), the daughter of Leroy Mosely Graves and Rose Dale Glenn. In 1954, he joined the Boeing Company as a test Pilot, responsible for all test activities on the BOMARC test vehicle. The mail this week has brought several letters from the lieutenant to his family and to Miss Vesta Mc Curdy of Hutchinson, his fiance. He did not go out of the mere spirit of adventure; he did not go out of impatience of the slow, hard, monotonous grind of civil life, nor out of fear of the savage wars of peace. The idea of the strenous life, the idea of duty, were strong within him. In that last charge Lieutenant Alford led his company. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4 oclock from the Leanna church, conducted by the Rev. Surviving are three sons, Marshall Alford, Joplin, Mo.; Le Roy Alford, Lyons, Kas, and Martin Alford, Abiline, Kas.; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda Lee Gumfory, both of Wichita; and Mrs Dorothy Marie Easley of the home; a brother, Clarence Vaughn, Casper, Wyo; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Lee Commons, Rupert, Idaho; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He later attended the University of Little Rock and also served with the National Guard. He was then sent to Korea, where he flew one hundred combat missions. B, Twentieth Kansas volunteer infantry, killed in battle near Manila Tuesday, has telegraphed Senator Baker and Senator Harris to use their influence to return of the body of Lieutenant Alford to America at once. About a week before he died the children were notified, all but one being present with him when he died. She was born in Sherman, Tex, and had lived in Baxter Springs, Kas., most of her life before she moved to this area last year. Alford was a member of the Wichita First Assembly of God church. ****************************************** BUELL ALFORD SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS Springfield, MOMonday, 20 December 1976 Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997 (with Missouri obituaries) BUFFALOServices for Buell Alford, 44, Mc Cune [Crawford Co.], KS, formerly of Buffalo, will be at p.m. He grew up and attended school in Arkansas where he graduated from high school. He was selected to upgrade to Jet Fighters, training in the Lockheed F-80, at Nelis AFB, Nevada, where he received Combat Crew training.The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. Reeves were preparing to leave Monday to be in attendance at his bedside. Albernes gravestone at his Find A Grave memorial is inscribed: Alberne F. 4, 1934, in Burnet, Texas, to John Henry Rushing and Dela Mae (Whitehead) Rushing. Survivors include her husband, Firman Alford of the home; son, Moody Alford and his wife, Lesia, of Geuda Springs; daughters, Robbie Hansen and her husband, Alex, of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Rona Hater and her husband, Mark, of Burlington, Ky.; brothers, James H. Lieutenant Alford, who was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1897, was the first Kansas officer to fall in the Phillippine war. We included the obituaries of his brother Donald Stillman Alford in California Obituaries; and his brother Theodore Crandall Alford Sr. See also his biography in AAFA Biographies and Autobiographies of Alfords. See the obituary of his daughter Terri Geneva Alford Trefethen White in this compilation. 6, 2014, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. He was a flight maintenance gunner and flew in 35 combat missions over enemy occupied territory of the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the First Christian Church for 40 years and past 4-H leader. His children include: Marion and Mila Alford of North Richland Hills, Texas; Paul and Sue Alford of Savonburg, Kansas; John and Nancy Alford of Admire, Kansas; and Alan and Marina Alford of Port Chester, New York. Alford was brought to Chase County by his parents in 1859 when he was less than a year old, and he has made this county his home since that time. We included the obituary of his sister Faye Louise Alford Noey in Oklahoma Obituaries; and his grandmother Mary Alice Perry Alford in Washington Obituaries. ****************************************** HELEN FAYE CUMMINGS ALFORD SEDAN TIMES-STAR Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS24 July 2002 Helen Faye (Cummings) Alford, 100, formerly of Columbus, Kan., died Thursday, July 18, 2002 in Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan. In 1959, he became base manager for the Boeing Atlantic Test Center.If we included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted. But a message reached them before they left this city stating that he had died at Monday morning. Alvord 1849 1911 Horace [his son] 1890 1949 Perdita J. Rushing, of Seal Beach, Calif., and John Rushing of Redmond, Wash.; sisters, Maudie Nickles, of Cypress, Calif., and Mary Polvado of Wickenberg, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He came from a pioneer family in this vicinity, his father settling in Big Creek township, east of the city, forty-six years ago. Three of the sons Marion, Fred and Edare married and live in the vicinity of Leanna. The tablet will be erected by his classmates and friends, the faculty and the students now here. Alford killed at Caloocan February 9, 1899, to be put in the Chapel of the University of Kansas and will cost 0. We included the obituaries of his mother, Othel Geneva West Alford; and brother Carl E. Hugh received two battle stars, good conduct medal, and air medal with two oak leaf clusters, victory medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Hartman) Alford of the home. He is also survived by seven grandchildren ranging in age from 26 years to 8 months. Funeral services will be held at a.m., Thursday, December 26, 2002, at First Christian Church, 102 N. Ryerson of Emporia, KS, were in charge of the services. He lived on a farm near Bazaar until 1897 when the family moved to Cottonwood Falls to make their home. Alford engaged in the grocery business and later in the hardware business after coming to Cottonwood Falls. Harvie Dean Alford was the son of Cecil Ray Alford and Hallie Elizabeth Ingram. She was born September 24, 1901, in Erie, Kan., to Claude Pritchard and Myrtle (White) Cummings. Later he was named base manager of the Boeing Gulf rest Section, Eglin AFB, Florida. DAILY TRIBUNE Chanute, Neosho Co., KSWednesday, 20 December 1916 LEANNA, Dec. : See the obituaries of his sons George Wayne Alford and James Henry Alford; his mother, Mary Perkins Alford, and his brothers Anthony Wayne Alford and Thomas Jefferson Alford in this compilation *See AAFAs Published Genealogies, #1. Two companies of the Kansas regiment were sent to the relief of their comrades and drove the Filipinos into Calocan, penetrating to the very heart of the town. General Otis finally recalled the troops, but the natives, misunderstanding the retreat, failed to take advantage of it. ALFORD A LAWRENCE BOY Was a University Graduate and a Practicing Attorney A. Alford, who was killed at Manila, was a second lieutenant of Company B. Fred Alford, as he was generally known, was one of the popular boys of Lawrence. He graduated from the liberal arts department of the university and also from the law school. Christmas Greetings Sent to His Home by the young Kansas officer Working for His Masters Degree Letters to His Fiancee. The coffin, wrapped in the Stars and Stripes, was not opened. After the prayer and Scripture reading, Chancellor Snow of the University of Kansas made a short address. He fell to the ground, grasped his Bible from his pocket and passed away. Survivors: sons, Otis Alford, Philip Mc Pherson, Corey Mc Pherson all of Wichita; daughters, Tanya Atkinson, Mia Alberson, Sabrina Brown all of Wichita, Karletta Mc Pherson of the home; brothers, Billy Walker of Wichita, J. She is survived by her husband, Grady Alford; daughter, Carrie Alford Loofs and only granddaughter, Shannon Loofs; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests that, instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Hamilton Library or the Hamilton Senior Center and sent in care of the funeral home, P. On June 11, 1955 in Mississippi, he married Thelma Mae Mc Clain, and she survives at the home in Cherryvale, Kan. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, at 2 oclock, at Plymouth Congregational church. Between his World War II and Korean War tours of duty, Mr. The party was in a jungle when it was attacked by the enemy. KANSAS CITY STAR Kansas City, MO12 February 1899 AFTER ALFORDS DEATH HIS FAMILY RECEIVED WORD FROM HIM. The body was taken to the home on its arrival yesterday, and this afternoon was conveyed to the church, which was hung with flags. Cordley, the pastor, was in charge of the services. Lieutenant Alfords last words seem to have spoken the keynote of his character and his career. As he gave this command the fatal bullet struck him. Paul, MN; sister, Lois Adkins of Wichita; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSFriday, 6 December 2013 Alford, Alta Ellen Enlow, 81, homemaker, left this earth with her daughter by her side on Dec. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie Lee Brown and Roy Enlow and 7 brothers and sisters. He then worked for Charloma in Cherryvale for a time and then owned and operated the Fiberglass Corporation in Coffeyville, which he was operating at the time of his death. She continued to make her home in Albuquerque until moving to Columbus several years ago. Alford is survived by several nieces and nephews including Betty Cook of Columbus, Kan., and Marion Hann of Sedan who helped take care of her. : SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen F. Jackson, Topeka; four brothers, Ronald Eugene Charles, Carl Richard Graves, Kelvin Lee Moore, all of Topeka, and Elvin Leroy Graes [sicprobably Graves], Kansas City KS; four sisters, Malayia Raimey, Sheryl Charles, Patricia Patterson and Sandra Graves, all of Kansas City KS; a grandparent, Marland Glenn, Kansas City KS; and four grandchildren. LAWRENCE DAILY JOURNAL-WORLD Lawrence, Douglas Co., KSTuesday, 19 November 1940 Miss Ida Alford died this morning at 6 oclock, at the Florence home in Omaha, where she had lived for the past six years. Lionel requested release from the Air Force in 1954.
The letters are prized as precious documents, and from them the correspondent of The Star has been permitted to make extracts. He signed them all Fred.] KANSAS CITY STAR Kansas City, MO18 April 1899 LIEUTENANT ALFORDS FUNERAL Flags at Half Mast in Lawrence Services in Plymouth Church. He was in front of his men and the sole commissioned officer with them. Services will be held at 11 oclock Saturday at the Downing East chapel, Wichita; burial in Maple Grove cemetery there. Following his schooling, he moved to California where he worked for the Traveler Boat Manufacturing Company as the plant manager. ****************************************** IDA LEE SHAFFER ALFORD WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSMonday, 17 September 1990 Ida L. In 1952 the Air Force awarded Lionel the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal, with three oak leaf clusters.
Survivors include; her parents, a brother, Malik Baker, aunts and uncles; Da Shawn, Darrin Jr., Brittany, Demetric, Isiah, Haylee, La Shawn, Dion, Michael and Jerry; grandparents; Edie Alford of Kansas City, MO, Jerry Williams of Wichita, Kenneth Green of Owensboro, KY; great grandfather, Dennis Terwey of Hutchinson, great great grandparents; Essie Alford of Kansas City, Libby Terwey of Hutchinson, and Delores and James Cooper of Minnesota, and a great aunt, Gwendolyn D. Special shout-outs; Brandon Smith, Briannah Terwey, Ashley Wilson, Christoper Wilson, Roger Smith, Tynisha Alford, Dominique Golston, Destiny Williams and Thomas Williams. We included the obituary of his father, Earl Alford, in Indiana Obituaries. DAILY COURIER Winfield, Cowley Co., KSFriday, 16 October 2009 PARSONSAudine Alvord, 80, of Parsons, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. He was born August 16, 1921 in Sedan, the son of Charles Wynton and Myrtle Myrta Mae Prichard Alford and graduated from Sedan High School in 1940. He grew up in the Emporia, Kansas area and graduated from Emporia High School. Junior, as the little chap was known, was full of life and happy spirits, and his death after two days illness with diphtheria, is a great shock to all. Little Junior has many friends as he was a bright, likable little fellow and to know him was to love him. ****************************************** FOREST PINNEY ALFORD, SR. HUTCHINSON NEWS Hutchinson, Reno Co., KSWednesday, 27 July 1938 Forrest Alford, 59, Pratt Rock Island conductor, died early-this morning at the Mc Pherson hospital following a 10 days illness. He gave up that his right hand often never knew what his left did. George is a descendant of Solomon Alford, born 1828 AL, the son of Littleberry and Mary (Butler) Alford, later of Oktibbeha Co., MS. In 1992 Wessylyne Alford-Simpson, AAFA #1034, published Promises: Heritage of an African American Family about this branch of the family. ****************************************** GEORGE TOWNS ALFORD Father of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147 Source unknown _____, KSTuesday, 16 October 1962 Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994 George Towne [sic] Alford, 1127 Catalina, Wichita, died suddenly this morning [16 October 1962] at the home of his son, Martin Alford, 1402 West 14th, where he had been visiting for the past four days. In addition to Martin Alford, he is survived by his wife of the home and the following children: Marshall E. The body will be taken by the Mass-Hinitt Funeral Home to Wichita Wednesday morning where services will be held Thursday afternoon at by the Downing Mortuary. Downing Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. Joseph Carmelite Church she was married to Daniel A. Today, largely as a result of Alfords initiatives, a major portion of almost every Boeing commercial airplane (including three-fourths of the 737) is built in Wichita, and the Wichita Division is responsible for five percent of the total earnings of the state of Kansas.
She was preceded in death by; a grandmother, Shawn M. On Earl Alfords 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), He is age 21, living in New Point, Decatur Co., IN, born in Franklin Co., IN. From Indiana, Marriages, 18111959 (Family Search.org, with document images): Earl Alford, born in Franklin Co, IN, son of John Alford and Ellen Noah, married in Decatur Co., IN, Hazel Dell Gillespie, born in Shelby Co., IN, daughter of William Gillespie and Ollive Boyce. Alford, age 21 next birthday, born IN son of William and Marjorie Alford, first marriage, married Matilda E. Heipes, married John Bowman, age 22, on 20 March 1886 in Franklin Co., IN. Arrangements are by Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. Punkin proudly served in the US Army 65th Engineer Combat Battalion during WW II. He enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He is survived by his wife Dianne (Starr) Smith Alford of the home. The body is at the Ryan Mortuary pending completion of funeral arrangements, which are being held awaiting word from relatives. He was taken suddenly ill at Durham while on his train on July 18 and was brought to Mc Pherson where an emergency operation was performed. He was born in Indiana but came to Kansas when a young man with his parents, the late Rev. He loved to attend the sessions of our Annual Conferences and seldom missed them. Survivors: wife, Teresa; son, Martin Joseph, daughters, Michelle Renea, Monika Lynn, parents, Martin and Delores Alford, all of Abilene; sisters, Judy Life of Rogers, Ark., Barbara Rairden of Abilene. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born , last residence Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS. ****************************************** GEORGE ALFORD WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSSunday, 23 January 2005 Alford, George, 86, retired Excel Corp. For more information about this family, see AAFAs published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford, of Mission; Leroy Alford, of Concordia; Mrs. WICHITA EVENING EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSTuesday, 16 October 1962 RETIRED MINER TAKEN BY DEATH A Wichita resident for the past nine years, George Towns Alford, 74, of 1127 Catalina, died early Tuesday morning at Junction City where he had been visiting a son. 18, 1888, in Mississippi, he had moved to Wichita from Abilene. Among his survivors are his widow, Betty, of the home; three sons, Marshall, of Kansas City, Le Roy, of Concordia, and Martin, of Junction City; three daughters, Mrs. WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSWednesday, 17 October 1962 Funeral services for George T. Pallbearers will be Carl Easley, Byrd Hohler, Russell Parker, Jerry Hohler, Steven James and Gary Alford. 24, 1892 in Leavenworth, the daughter of John and Catherine Wyrick. Without his leadership and vision, the more than 20,000 employees at Boeing and more than 1,000 Kansas suppliers might be calling another state their home.
She later served in the Philippine Islands and on Okinawa. Services were held at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls [Chase Co.], KS. She enjoyed horseback riding and especially cared for her horse Peter Pan. Powell from 1941 to 1958 and bore two children, Rex R. In more recent years, she loved tending her yard, cultivating flowers, and nurturing her vegetable garden. Her lineage: Areta Dorothy 1922 KS HUTCHINSON NEWS Hutchinson, Reno Co., KSSaturday, Asher L. Alford was born in Lagotee, Ind., May 6, 1881 and came to Hutchinson in 1908. [Ruby] Haston, of the home, and Anna of the home; and a sister, Mrs. His middle name is from his WWI Draft Registration Card, where he signed his full name. She was president of the Fairfield PTA and taught grade school in Leanna for a year. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; and brothers Robert L. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 9 June 1922, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. Alford arrived in Leavenworth Thursday evening and died the following morning [September 4]. He was recalled to active duty as a jet-fighter pilot during the Korean War in which he flew 100 combat missions. He often said he took a job with Boeing so he wouldnt have to move so much.
She is survived by three sons, Dan Cookson of Madison, Dick Cookson of Toronto and Truman Cookson of Alva, Okla.; three daughters, Doris Roach of Emporia, Rosella Boone of Dennis and Kathy Deacon of Augusta; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Barb (SS# issued in KS), last residence Emporia, Lyon Co., KS. She returned to the United States in December 1943, and became chief nurse at an Army hospital. She loved to dance and helped organize local square-dance clubs for adults and 4-H groups. Areta married and later divorced Carroll Meyer and worked in the finance department at Kansas Memorial Student Union from 1964-1984. : See the obituaries of his father, George Washington Alford; and brother Forest Pinney Alford in this compilation. ****************************************** BENJAMIN HALFORD WICHITA EAGLE Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KSMonday, 19 February 2007 STAFFORD [Stafford Co.]Halford, Benjamin Benny, 43, died Feb. She was a 4-H leader and a Sunday school teacher for 50 years. Alford (Marina), Riverside, Conn.; 5 granddaughters; 6 grandsons; 7 great-granddaughters; 5 great-grandsons. A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church in Chanute, Kan., on Friday, February 19, 2016 at am. Lionel carried that leadership and compassion into the community. Alford was born in a two-room house on a cotton farm in Winnsboro, La., the youngest of three children. An independent, hardworking man, he often used a favorite saying to encourage people, according to his son Lionel Alford Jr.: Keep everlastingly at it. Alford earned a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Technical University.