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Charles Job Alford, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1922
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1998
Buford
Gwinnett County
Georgia, USA

Obituary:

ATLANTA JOURNAL
Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
3 July 1998

Mr. Charles J. Alford, Jr., age 76, of Buford [Gwinnett Co.], GA, died July 2, 1998. Mr. Alford was a retired prominent attorney from Tucker [DeKalb], GA.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Lynn Alford in 1993.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bender Alford of Buford; sons, and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. (Beverly) Alford III, Mr. and Mrs. Jon L. (Roz) Alford, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. (Lynn) Alford, all of Buford, GA; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Virginia Bipps of Newnan, GA; brother, Mr. and Mrs. William Carlton (Latrelle) Alford of Ft. Valley, GA; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Tucker, GA, with remains placed in state at 1 p.m. with ... interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Ft. Valley [Peach Co.], GA at 5 p.m.... Arrangements by Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA. 770-932-1133

In another article:

ATLANTA JOURNAL
Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
3 July 1998

CHARLES J. ALFORD ‘PUT TUCKER ON THE MAP'
By Sarah Zimmerman, Staff Writer

When Charles J. Tucker, 76, moved to Tucker in the early 1950's, friends joked that they needed a map and a compass to find the town.

Mr. Alford helped change that. "He organized so many things and worked to develop Tucker as a community," said his son, Walter Alford of Buford. "He kind of put Tucker on the map."

Mr. Alford died Thursday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Wesley Woods Geriatric Center....

Mr. Alford was founder and first president of Tucker Federal Bank, formerly Tucker Federal Savings and Loan. He also was a founder of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker, past president of the Tucker Community Association and Tucker Kiwanis Club. He served on the DeKalb County Planning Commission and was a member of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Alford was born in Floyd County and served as an artillery officer in World War II before attending law school at Emory University.

"He was admitted to Harvard Law School but couldn't afford to go," said his son, also an attorney. "He was just a country lawyer who valued hard work and common sense."

Mr. Alford specialized in real estate and commercial law and didn't retire until 1995. Until his late 60's, he worked at least five days a week, his son said.

In 1986, he moved to Buford, where he was a member of Buford United Methodist Church....
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Job Alford (1888 - 1974)
  Nell Murphy Alford (1891 - 1978)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Lucille Petry Alford (1924 - 1993)
 
 Siblings:
  Sara George Alford Mesurac (1917 - 1993)*
  Laura Virginia Alford Bips (1920 - 2011)*
  Charles Job Alford (1922 - 1998)
  Annelle Alford Kelly (1923 - 1996)*
  William Carlton Alford (1928 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Fort Valley
Peach County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Pamela Thompson
Record added: Dec 01, 2012
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Charles Job Alford, Jr
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