Garland Samuel Alford, Sr

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Garland Samuel Alford, Sr

  • Birth 9 Nov 1922 Pike County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 7 Feb 2013 Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 104917472


Obituary of Garland Samuel Alford, Sr.
(November 9, 1922 ~ February 7, 2013)

Biloxi, MS ~ Garland Samuel Alford, Sr., age 90, passed away February 7, 2013. He was born in Pike County, MS to Samuel Newton and Ida Ellzey Alford; but lived most of his life in Biloxi.

Garland attended Biloxi High School before serving his country. First, in the Army National Guard during World War II, then as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and as a civil electronics technician at Keesler Air Force Base. But, his real love was for music. All who knew Garland can attest that he was an accomplished musician and talented trumpet player. He played for years at the old Plaza Club in West Biloxi; then with groups "Yesteryears" and "The Stardusters" at various venues across the coast.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Rannie Alford; and his beloved wife of 57 years, Doris Amerson Alford. He is survived by his five children: Garland "Butch" Alford, Jr., Charles and Kathy Alford, Karen and Greg Broussard, Vince Alford, and Patricia and Chuck Mauer; seventeen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home. Friends may visit two hours prior. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Park.
Published in The Sun Herald on February 10, 2013


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  • Created by: Bobbie Mabry Graue
  • Added: 9 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104917472
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Garland Samuel Alford, Sr (9 Nov 1922–7 Feb 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104917472, citing Southern Memorial Park, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Bobbie Mabry Graue (contributor 46971027) .