Chapel funeral service honoring the life of Joey Lyn Alford, 43, Wellington, will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Pastor and lifelong friend Darrin Post will officiate with burial to follow in Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral Home will be directing.
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Joey graduated from Glencoe High School. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Cove Creek Baptist Church. While serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, he served as layman for his platoon. He owned and operated Alford's Welding Shop for the past 22 years. He was known for his talent with welding, working with wrought iron and fabrication. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Watson Alford; nephew, Josh Templeton; father, Jeffrey Ladell Alford Sr.; brother, Jeffrey Ladell Alford Jr.; and grandparents, Flora and Bob Hood and Hazel and Horace Alford.
Cherishing Joey's memory will be his mother, Shirley Alford Hill; brother, Jason Lee Alford; two daughters, Jessica Malynn Alford and Jamie Leigh Alford; mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Linda Gay Watson; grandmother-in-law, Clara Hill; stepbrother, Brian Bush; stepsisters, Jennifer and Thomas Russell, Alex Russell and Vickie and Brian McCollum and two girls; sisters-in-law, Teresa and Perry Barnett and Terri and Jed McCallie; nieces and nephews, Tiffany and Todd Goggins, Coti and Chandler Herman, Jordan and Jody Alford and Brian and Blake Sims; aunts, Teresa Sheffield and Wanda Sims; great-aunt, Lucille Sims; and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jemison and Mr. and Mrs. Pinson.
Pallbearers will be Tab Word, Brian Bush, Michael Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Anthony Pinson, Jimmy Benson, Brett Ray and David Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Bone and Michael Todd Eubanks.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to the trust fund for his daughters at Regions Bank.
The family will be accepting friends at Collier-Butler Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Dec. 25, 2010