Thursday, March 28, 2024

Forget Me Not: Norman Alford, 1955 MS

Mr. Alford was a descendant of “a pioneer family.” 

Reading that lets me know that he was a member of my Alford family.



Norman Alford

4 October 1880 – 20 June 1955 MS

Son of Barnabas Seaborn Alford & Anna Rebecca Norman


Norman Alford is Buried in McComb


Norman Alford, 74, prominent furniture merchant of McComb for over a third of a century, died at his residence Monday afternoon.


Descendant of a pioneer family which settled near the Bogue Chitto river in 1807, Mr. Alford was associated with the McColgan interests in his youth. He served as cashier of the first National Bank for several years and entered the furniture business in 1919. Toward the end of 1952 he retired as active head of the Main Street furniture firm which bore his name. He had been confined to his home during recent months.


Mr. Alford was a member of the board of stewards of the Centenary Methodist church, of McComb Masonic Lodge No. 382 and other organizations.


Services were held Tuesday afternoon from Centernary Methodist church, Rev. E. W. Ulmer conducting, assisted by Rev. W. Stokes. Honorary Pall Bearers were members of the board of stewards of Centernary Methodist church and members of the Masonic Lodge.


He leaves his wife; Mrs. Lola Alford; two sons; George and Mason Alford, McComb; two brothers, J. B. of McComb and Rev. L. E. Alford of Jackson; one sister, Mrs. D. M. Hayes of New Orleans, La. Burial was in Holly Wood cemetery. 


Clarion – Ledger, Jackson MS

22 June 1955, page 14



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