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ALFORD, Cpl. John W. "Bill" Cpl. John W. (Bill) Alford, 74, of Jonesboro GA, received his promotion and peacefully passed away on Dec. 2, 2017 at 5:30 AM in his home. Bill was born in Milledgeville, Georgia, to John and Talitha Alford on November 27, 1943. He attended school at Murphy/East Atlanta High School. He bravely served in the USMC from July 1961 July 1965. He received 14 Honors, Metals and Awards for his service to our country. He was proudly a Master Mason for more than 50 years. His proudest accomplishment, outside of his family, was his love of Jesus. He served as a Deacon for 14 years in his Baptist church in Florida. He married Jane R. Murray in 1970 and they were happily married for 47 years. Bill is survived by his spouse, daughter, Saundra L. Stubbs. Sons, Rance E. Murray, John Gregory Alford and Stephen D. Murray. He is also survived by 1 brother, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, cousins and many loyal and dear friends. Bill is preceded in death by both parents and 1 grandson. Memorial Military Service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday December 23, 2017 at Pinecrest Baptist Church, 175 Foster Drive, McDonough GA 30253 with Pastor John Anderson, officiating to Celebrate his life. There will be a Mason service at the home of his daughter later that day along with shared memories . He donated his body to Emery University School of Medicine for research. In lieu of flowers, the family request Memorials be given to Pinecrest Baptist Church building fund at: http://pinecrestbaptist.com/billalfordmemorialfund.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 20, 2017
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