Pike Man Dies in Chicago
Funeral Services for A. J. Alford Will Be Held at Silver Springs Church
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Funeral Services for A. J. Alford, age 77, retired farmer of McComb, Route 2, will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the Silver Springs Baptist church and he will be laid to rest in the Silver Springs cemetery.
The Rev. W. F. Hudson will officiate at the final rites, assisted by the Rev. J. A. McCraw, and serving as pallbearers will be Fred Fortenberry, Claude Alford, Bernie Schilling, Talmadge Alford, Howard Alford and Kenneth Simmons.
Mr. Alford died Thursday in Chicago, Illinois, where he had gone for medical examination. His body was scheduled to arrive in McComb on Illinois Central Train No. 3 Friday afternoon and will lie at rest at his home until time for the funeral services.
Mr. Alford was born on July 2, 1866, and was married in December 1889 to Miss Janie E. Fortenberry. Alford was a prominent farmer in this section of Pike county for many years and was well liked by his neighbors and friends.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Mrs. A> J. Alford, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Hartman Funeral Home is in charge.
Source: Pike Man Dies in Chicago. (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 1 July 1944) 1; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed January 2019.