Sunday, February 9, 2014

Forget Me Not: Rev. N. E. Alford of Pike, MS

‘Funeral Rites Set for Aged Pastor’

"The Rev. N. E. Alford, 91, Dies After Automobile Accident

McComb, Miss. July. Funeral services will be held Thursday for the Rev. N. E. Alford, 91 years old, Methodist minister. The death leaves Joe Berryhill, Magnolia, Pike County’s only surviving Confederate veteran. He died at a local hospital this morning of shock resulting from an automobile accident near Kentwood, La., late yesterday. Mr. Alford, active despite his great age, had been to Baton Rouge for a visit and was enroute home when the car driven by his son, B. P. Alford, went off the highway out of control. Miss Annie Alford of Kansas City received a broken arm, and other members of the party, Mrs. B. Alford and Mrs. Ralph Crisco of Kosciusko, Mississippi were bruised. Mr. Alford and his daughter were brought to a local hospital where the father died this morning. Miss Alford was reported doing well.

A member of one of Pike County’s prominent families, the Rev. Alford was born here and lived his entire life in this section. Surviving him are seven sons, four of whom are ministers: The Rev. J. M. Alford, Monroe La.; the Rev. C. W. Alford, Webster Florida; the Rev. L. L. Alford, Istrouma, La.; B. P. Alford, Holmesville; H. J. and Lucious H. Allford, San Antonio, Tex.; two daughters: Miss Annie Alford, Kansas City, and Mrs. R. T. Hollingsworth, Tutwiler, Miss., and one sister, Mrs. Laura Burch, McComb. The funeral services will be conducted at Holmesville church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. H. Saunders, Osyka, and Dr. J. Mayfield, McComb, officiating."

From: Magee, Zuma Fendlason. Selected Obituaries from Louisiana (Washington & Tangipahoa Parishes) and from Mississippi (Pike, Walthall & Marion Counties). Volume I. Franklinton, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1976. From Franklinton Library, LA. 

1 Needham Edwin Alford b: 15 Oct 1845 Magnolia, Pike, MS, d: 28 Jul 1937 LA
... + Mary Luzina Stafford b: 1850, m: 7 Jan 1869, d: 9 Jul 1902 in Pike, MS
......2 Frances Dora Alford b: 29 Oct 1869 Washington Parish, LA, d: 17 Nov 1889
......2 Joseph Martin Alford b: 09 Nov 1870 Franklinton, Washington, LA, d: 14 Sep 1962
......2 Louis Flemon Alford b: 12 Jul 1872 Washington Parish, LA, d: 4 Jun 1938
.........3 Lewis Edwin Alford
......... + Nell Rebecca Little d: 12 Sep 2001
............4 Edwin Alford
............4 Frank Alford
............4 John Alford
......2 Thomas Lemuel Alford b: 12 Sep 1873 Washington Parish, LA, d: 24 Apr 1917
...... + Sallie McGruda b: 23 Jan 1878, d: 28 Nov 1925 LA
......2 Barney Pipkin Alford b: 12 Aug 1875 Washington Parish, LA, d: 6 Apr 1950
...... + Ruby Brent b: 11 Jul 1877, d: 02 Apr 1978
......2 Jason Abraham Alford b: 28 Oct 1877 Pike, MS, d: 28 Apr 1974
......2 Jemima Annie Alford b: 19 Nov 1879 Pike, MS d: 10 Aug 1962
......2 Harvey Johnson Alford b: 17 May 1881 Pike, MS, d: 02 Apr 1955
......2 Henry Lucius Alford b: 10 Jun 1884 Pike, MS, d: 4 Jun 1949 LA
......2 Martha Elizabeth Alford b: 26 Sep 1885 in Pike, MS, d: 15 Jun 1966 MS
...... + Robert Thomas Hollingsworth b: 1887
.........3 Robert Thomas Hollingsworth b: 1924 MS, d: 2010 GA
......2 Caldwell Wellman Alford b: 18 May 1887 Pike, MS, d: 23 Sep 1962

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