|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 2003|
AROLD A. "JACK" ALFORD
Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 12 December 2003
CLEVELAND [Bolivar Co.]—A.A. "Jack" Alford, 83, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at home. Services are 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Cleveland with burial in New Cleveland Cemetery.... Ray Funeral Home of Cleveland is handling arrangements.
Mr. Alford was born on March 3, 1920, in Carroll County to George and Myrtle Alford. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in World War II., serving in India and was honorably discharged, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was educated at Bowling Green College of Commerce. He married Jean Webster on June 14, 1945 in Laredo, Texas. He was a downtown Cleveland merchant for 46 years. His first job in Cleveland was a bookkeeper for C.E. Jordon and Company. He owned and managed L&A Furniture Exchange form 1956 until 1982. He then owned a picture framing business until his retirement in 1992. He was a board member of the Bolivar County Habitat for Humanity, member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was a past member of the Board of Trustees, Board of Missions, Men's Bible Class and the Methodist Men's Club. He was voted the 1996 Methodist Man of the Year. He was a charter member of the Cleveland Junior Chamber of Commerce and active member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include: his wife, Jean Webster Alford of Cleveland; two sons, David Webster Alford of Cleveland and Donald Alford of Lawrenceville, Georgia; two daughters, Suzanne Alford Hodges and Jacqueline Alford Erwin, both of Russellville, Arkansas; a brother, Arthur Edward Alford of Steele, Missouri; five sisters, Juanita Bible of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Ruby Nell Davis of Hattiesburg, Gertie Langley of Van Cleave, Mississippi, Roberta Huckaby of Menden, Nevada, Blanche Pounds of Prescott, Arizona; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are David Alford, Donald Alford, Donald Dean, Andrew Erwin, Micah Erwin and Paul Jones. Honorary pallbearers are the First United Methodist Church Men's Bible Class....
Jean Webster Alford (1923 - 2008)
New Cleveland Cemetery
Created by: Ted Solomon
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
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