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William L. Alford Sr. Obituary
William L. Alford, Sr.

Virginia Beach -

William Lee Alford, Sr., 89, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was a retired Baptist minister. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Churchland Baptist Church.

Left to cherish Bill's memory are his wife, Eleanor Marie Griffith, to whom he was happily married for 64 years; three sons, Dr. William L. Alford, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Edward "Ned" M. Alford of Afganistan and Byron P. Alford of New York; a daughter, Martha V. Morfit of Portsmouth; five grandchildren, Angela, Sylvia, Christopher, Griffith and Odessa; and two great grandchildren, Carolina and Sophia.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Churchland Baptist Church Endowment Fund. Condolences may be offered to the family at:


Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 16, 2014
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