|Birth: ||Dec. 1, 1955|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1963|
Printed in the Times Post, Houston, Mississippi dated July 11 1963
Houston Girl, 7, Polio Victim
Ill Only 48 Hours
Polio has claimed the life of a little Houston girl, and outstanding student in
the Houston Elementary School.
Waunice Alford, who would have advanced to the 3rd grade next school year, died
within 48 hours after becoming ill. Rushed to Jackson, she died at University
Hospital at 1 pm, Friday.
It was Houston's first polio case in a long time, and first death attributed to
polio in years.
Funeral services for Waunice, age 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A E Alford, star
route, Houston, were conducted from the Church of God of Thorn at 2 pm, Sunday,
with the Rev. Dempsey Neese officiating. Burial was in the Elzey Cemetery with
Memorial Funeral Home in charge.
She leaves her parents; three brothers, Wyndell Alford of Calhoun City, Bill and
Jim Alford of Houston; two sisters, Willie Mae Shuler of Houston and Virginia
Thompson of Memphis, and her grandfather, N C Alford of Houston.
Pallbearers were: Barney Lowery, Odis Mooneyham, Richard Williams, Grady
Williams, Nathan Shuler, Jr., and Raymond Pumphrey.
Allen Eurbaine Alford (1916 - 1975)
Bertha Mae Shuler Alford (1926 - 2009)
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