Doris Jean <I>Beck</I> Alford

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Doris Jean Beck Alford

  • Birth 31 Jan 1923 Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 2010 Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 47642320







Doris Alford - ERWIN

ERWIN – Mrs. Doris Jean Alford, age 87, of 648 Holston Place, Erwin, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Alford was a native of Unicoi County having lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, before returning to Erwin in 1967. She was a daughter of the late David L. and Vena Dishman Beck.

Mrs. Alford received a nursing degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Hope Circle. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Wednesday Club, Erwin Book Club and East Tennessee Chapter of Ex-POW's. Mrs. Alford was past President of the Erwin Women's Club.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen S. Alford, in 2001; and two brothers.

Survivors include: Three sons: Allen Stephen Alford and wife, Carol, Macon, Georgia, Donald E. Alford and wife, Judy, Johnson City, and Rob Alford and wife, Kathy, Erwin; Two Daughters: Teresa Lewis and husband, Harry, and Janice Hughes, both of Erwin; Thirteen Grandchildren; Twenty-two Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Service for Mrs. Alford will be held at 8:00 P.M. Sunday, February 7, 2010, at the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Robert Layell will officiate. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Committal Service will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee. Family, minister and friends are requested to assemble at the cemetery by 10:50 A.M. Monday.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 203 North Elm Avenue, Erwin, Tennessee 37650; or the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, Tennessee 37215.

Online condolences may be sent to the family erwinmem@earthlink.net.

Erwin Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. 423-743-1390


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  • Created by: Judy
  • Added: 5 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47642320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Doris Jean Beck Alford (31 Jan 1923–3 Feb 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47642320, citing Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Judy (contributor 47048823) .