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Alton D. "Bob" Alford

Alton D. "Bob" Alford passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of 56 years to Joyce Givens Alford, father of Marylyn Haislip, Beverly and Jay Youngs and Debbie and Marc Mistretta, proud grandfather of Kristi H. Churchill, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason and Sandra Haislip, Jonathan Youngs, Stephanie M. and Derek Anderson, and Marc Alan Mistretta Jr., and seven great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his sister, Carol Bridges, of Kentwood; brothers, Wendell Alford, of Long Beach, Calif., and Ronald Alford, of Denham Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. After serving two years in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant, Bob, then a brick mason, moved to Mandeville in 1959, when he began his 40-year career in law enforcement. After serving 20 years with the State Police as staff sergeant, he retired to accept the position of chief of police in Mandeville for three years. Continuing his passion for public service, he retired again with 12 years with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. With law enforcement still in his blood, he became chief of security for Lakeview Hospital. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mandeville, where he gladly served on numerous organizations and committees. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at First Baptist Church of Mandeville, 1895 U.S. 190, Mandeville, with visitation at church beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Saints, c/o First Baptist Church of Mandeville. Arrangements by E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington. Please sign the online guest book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

Funeral Home

E. J. Fielding Funeral Home - Covington
2260 West 21st Avenue  Covington, LA 70433
(985) 892-9222

Published in TheAdvocate.com on July 26, 2008
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