Monday, September 18, 2023

Forget Me Not: Yarborough S. Alford, 1971 MS

Yarborough was a "lifelong resident of Pike County." I wonder what percentage  of our population, today, stay in one area for their lifetimes. My husband and I have remained in New York State but we live in a different counties than where we grew up. However, two of my brothers live in the same town as we did as children.

Yarborough S. Alford 


19 October 1891 MS – 29 March 1971 MS

Son of Jeptha Josephus Alford & Olevia Luminda Fortenberry


Pike Native’s Rites Set


Tylertown – Funeral services for Yarborough Alford, 80, will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday in Progress Baptist Church.


Mr. Alford, a native and lifelong resident of Pike County, died Monday morning in Walthall County General Hospital.


Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ina Simmons Alford; two sons, Melvin Alford, Maryland, J. D. Alford, Progress; one brother, Claude Alford, Progress; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bruns, California, Mrs. Errol Smith, Columbia, Mrs. Lillie Ellzey, Tylertown and one grandchild. 


Rev. Jerry Wise will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 




Enterprise Journal

McComb, MS, 30 Mar 1971, page 4









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