4/26/15 — John W. Alford

flower 7John W. Alford age 73 of Smithville, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital ER.

He was born April 6, 1942 to his parents, the late John Robert and Ludie Inez Baltimore Alford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jimmy and Howell Alford.

He attended the Bright Hill United Methodist Church and was retired from the city of Smithville.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda Alford of Smithville; 2 sons, Wesley Nathaniel (Cindy) Alford and Sandy Lee (Toni) Alford both of Manchester; 1 daughter, Christine (Ted) Stoffell of Manchester; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Leonard (Jean) Alford and Kenneth Alford both of Manchester; 1 sister, Peggy (Richard) Arnold of Manchester; 1 half-brother, Terry (Dale) Shelton of Manchester; several nieces and nephews and many good friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, April 26, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wallace Caldwell officiating and burial to follow in Welker Cemetery in Manchester.

Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.