ALFORD, ETHEL CORA BELLE, 100, died at 1:10 p.m. on November 19, 2012 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville.
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She was born in Everett Springs, GA on June 11, 1912 to Elizabeth Belle Yones Nixon and Marion Huel Nixon, who preceded her in death. She was the wife of the late Earl Ernest Alford and a member of the Rowan Street Church of Christ.
Surviving are three daughters, Gladys Patterson, Juanita Lawrence (Billy), and Flossie Jones; six sons, Roy Alford (Carol), Stoy Alford (Myrtle), Ray Alford (Anna), Melvin Alford (Brenda), Roger Alford (Jocelyn) and Larry Alford (Bonnie); one daughter-in-law, Dorene Alford Reese; a brother, Leland Nixon; two sisters, Lela Belle Strickland and Roberta Whebley; 36 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and 71 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Alford; and three sons, James Alford, and two infants Robert and Earl Jr. who died at birth. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Gravil Funeral Home, Brownsville, KY with burial in New Liberty Cemetery.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2012