|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1862|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1932|
Printed in the Times Post, Houston, Mississippi, dated November 3 1932
In Memory of Mrs. W C Alford
On Sunday morning, October 2, as the sun was shining so brightly, and all the earth looked so beautiful, we stood with sad hearts watching and waiting, and just as 11 o'clock we could almost hear the swish of the white winged angel as it swooped down and tenderly caught up the spirit of Mrs. Alford, the wife of Mr. W C Alford. She was a sweet, patient sufferer, and was loved by all who knew her, and always ready to turn a helping hand in sickness, and live a Christian life until death. She was sick 7 weeks, and oh how she suffered. All that loving hands and watchful care could was done to prolong her stay with us, but God is too wise to make a mistake, and her place was in Heaven, with the pure, the just, the righteous. We miss you Mrs. Alford, though you are at rest. We loved you, yes we loved you, but God loved you best. We ever would meet her with a smile and a cheerful word. Her life to us was a pleasure, day by day. We loved her more, but to God she was a treasure. Angels took her from our door. She was 70 years old at her death. To mourn her departure are her husband and three children, Jessie, Harvie and Anderson Alford, and 1 sister, Mrs. John Sykes of Pyland. Funeral services were held at Rhodes Chapel Church, with Rev. Smallwood from Smithville and Rev. Stewart of Vardaman officiating. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery. The numerous friends and floral offerings were manifestations of the esteem in which she was held.
The long road is ended
Her weary feet have pressed.
How often her poor heart ached
Perhaps we never guessed.
God needed one more angel
Amidst his shining band,
So he lent his loving smile
And clasped Mrs. Alford's hand,
Like a bud that does in winter,
From this world you are carried away.
To rest where the willow is bending
To moulder under the clay.
The moon and stars are shining
On a lonely grave.
Beneath lies one we loved, But whom we could not save.
There are some who still will linger
On the spot where you were laid,
Who will come and scatter flowers
On the grave that Christ has made.
Written by a friend.
Marion Lafayette Rish (1861 - 1903)
William W Alford (1869 - 1958)*
Rhodes Chapel Cemetery
Created by: FamilyResearcher
Record added: Feb 08, 2009
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