|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1931|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1999|
OBITUARY: Palestine (TX) Herald-Press, Monday, 22 February 1999:
Services for Ronald K. "Ron" Alford, 67, of Elkhart, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. Willie Reagan officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford Cemetery.
Mr. Alford died Saturday morning at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
He was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Slocum to Ed and Agnes Moore Alford.
Mr. Alford worked for the Houston Chronicle for 30 years before retiring to Elkhart in 1978. He worked as a handyman before going to work in maintenance at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Coffield Unit and then at Beto II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Elkhart Masonic Lodge and South Anderson County Medical Board of Elkhart.
Mr. Alford was instrumental in forming the chamber of Commerce of Elkhart. He was a volunteer for the Anderson County Sheriff's Department and a volunteer bailiff for the Anderson County Courthouse. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church at Redtown.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Alford of Elkhart; son, James "Mike" Alford of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter Michele Westmoreland of Crockett; brothers, John Alford and Eddie Alford, Both of Houston; and three grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Jim Bob Parker, Marion Hortman, Vernon Collins, W. T. Grigsby, Eugene Grigsby and James Coffman.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Sunday School Class of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Created by: Louise Fisher Goff
Record added: Sep 01, 2007
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