Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Fatal Auto Accident, N E Alford, 1937 MS

This obituary haws lottos information, family & military.

Shock of Accident Fatal to Pike Vet; Daughter is Injured

Rev. N. E. Alford is Eleventh in Year’s Highway Toll
Long Life Ends for Aged Man
Only One Confederate Veteran Left in County

The Rev. N. E. Alford, a Methodist minister for 42 years, and until yesterday one of Pike county’s two surviving Confederate veterans, died at a local hospital last night. Death was due to shock resulting from an automobile accident near Kentwood, La., yesterday, afternoon. Mr. Alford, whose age was 91 years, 9 months and 14 days, was very active notwithstanding. He had been to Baton Rouge for a visit, and was enroute home with members of his family.

Loses control. The automobile, driven by his son, B. P. Alford [Barney Pipkin Alford], Holmesville, met a large truck just south of Kentwood, and the driver lost control. The car swerved into a ditch and ran back onto the road, it was reported, a serious wreck being narrowly avoided. The accident happened at about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Annie Alford, of Kansas City who was here on a visit with her father, sustained a broken arm in the accident. Other members of the party, which included Mrs. B. P. Alford and a granddaughter of the Rev. Mr. Alford, Mrs. Ralph Crisco, of Koselusko. Neither Mrs. Alford or Mrs. Crisco sustained injuries more serious than bruises.

Daughter Resting Well. Mr. Alford and Miss Alford were brought to a local hospital, where the father died at 12:30 this morning. Miss Alford was reported resting as well as could be expected.

The Rev. Mr. Alford was born and reared in Pike county. He was a member of one of the county’s most prominent families, and his life was one of faithful service in the Christian cause. Four of his sons are ministers of the gospel.

Funeral Thursday. Funeral services will be held at Holmesville Church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with the Rev. W. J. Saunders, of Osyka, and Dr. J. W. Mayfield, McComb, officiating. Internment will be in the family cemetery, eight miles east of Magnolia.

Surviving the Rev. Mr. Alford are seven sons, the Rev. J. M. Alford, Monroe, La.; the Rev. C. W. Alford, Webster, Fla.; the Rev. J. P. Alford, Istrouma, La.; B. P. Alford, Holmesville; H. J. and Lucius H. Alford, San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Miss Annie Alford, Kansas City; and Mrs. R. T. Hollingsworth, Tutwiler. His wife, one son, T. L. Alford, and one daughter, Miss Dora Alford, preceded him n death. One sister, Mrs. Laura Burch, McComb, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Last Confederate. The death of Mr. Alford leaves Pike county with only one surviving Confederate veteran, Mr. Joe Berryhill, of Magnolia.

Throughout the years of his life, the Rev. Mr. Alford was recognized as one of the pillars of both his church and his community. His life was one of Christian ministrations, and his influence was consistently on the side of progress and righteousness.

Saturday afternoon Mr. Alford came to McComb. Despite his age he was physically active and mentally alert. His death marks the passing of a stalwart Christian character.

Davis undertaking company in charge.

Source: Shock of Accident Fatal to Pike Vet; Daughter is Injured. (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 28 July 1937) 1; digital image, accessed December 

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