6/9/12 — Howell Clyde Alford

Graveside services for Mr. Howell Clyde Alford, age 68, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Welker Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until 2:15 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Alford passed away Thursday evening at his residence.

Mr. Alford was born in Coffee, Co., TN, the son of the late John Robert and Ludie Inez Baltimore Alford.

He was retired from Whirlpool as a tow motor operator and was also a fireman for the City of Manchester. He enjoyed gun collecting and loved watching western movies.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Alford; and a grandson, Michael Callan Alford, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Linda S. Alford of Manchester; three sons, Mike (Diane) Alford, Clyde Alford, Jr., and Chuck (Christy) Alford, all of Manchester; three daughters, Diane (Johnny) Grigg of Portland, Melissa Ford of Nashville, and Tonya (Frank) Givens of Manchester; one sister, Peggy (Richard) Arnold; four brothers, Kenneth Alford, Wesley Alford, Lenord Alford, and Terry (Dale) Shelton; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.