Ezra "Demp" Alford
Alford, Ezra "Demp",

74, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Baptist Health.

Born in Richardsville, KY, he was a retired senior chemist for Brown and Williamson. For the past 20 years, Demp ran a consulting firm out of his home for companies around the world analyzing flavors and fragrances. He was an avid gardener, feeding many friends, neighbors and people in need every year. He was known for his strong work ethic, sharp mind and a wonderful sense of humor. He graduated from Peabody University and attended WKU and U of L.

Demp is survived by his loving wife, the former Donna Curella; daughter, Nikola D. Alford; and brothers, Ray Alford (Etta Mae), H.C. Alford, Jr. (Jean D.) and Frank Alford (Gwen).

Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. CST Saturday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, 832 Broadway, Bowling Green, with burial to follow in Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the UK Food Science Center.

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Published by Courier-Journal on Jan. 8, 2015.
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Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Demp's passing. I will keep you tucked tightly in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You
Michele Melillo
January 15, 2015
To Donna and Family,
So many years have past since working with Demp at B&W Tobacco Co, but the things I remember most of all are his cigars, his smile, and his laughter. Demp had such a quiet way of making one's day, was certainly loved by all, and will no doubt be missed! I send my sincere condolences for your loss and pray that you will find comfort in the arms of Jesus during this difficult time.
Jo Ann Hill-Hart
January 12, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. (Psalm 83:18)
January 11, 2015
Demp, I will miss you buddy, you were a great friend and a great help to me when I got started in the business, you will never be forgotten. Prayers to you Donna during this difficult time.
Robert Pappas
January 10, 2015
Donna, So sorry to heat of your loss.
Susan Lauer Barth
January 9, 2015
Demp, now go rest in God's loving arms. You were a blessing to all who knew you.
Barbara Curella
January 9, 2015
I am so very sorry for your loss. Demp was such a special person and all who knew him, loved him. May you find comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering, he is now in God's arms.
Barbara Curella
January 9, 2015
Demp had such a great sense of humor. Enjoyed working with him for 15 years at B&W. Prayers for all of you.
Joan Bailey
January 8, 2015
January 8, 2015
Donna, I am so very sorry of your loss of Demp. He was a great man I know. You are in my thoughts and prayers. As I know how hard this time is and will be. I wish I could be there. But I will be in thoughts and prayers and sending many hugs to you at this sad time. Love you Cuz... Sherrie Curella Sessions....
Sherrie Curella-Sessions
January 8, 2015
Wish I could have seen him one more time...he was an insperation to all of us...
Larry Curella
January 8, 2015
Donna - Demp was a great man. We pray for you in your loss.
John Leffingwell
January 8, 2015
Donna, I am very sorry to hear about Demp. You guys were always kind and special to me. Sending prayers your way.
Susan Meyer
January 8, 2015
Farewell Demp. Dee Dee and I enjoyed working with you at B&W and the many years following. Give my Golden Retriever, Oakley, a hug for us. He preceeded you by one day.
Dan Cantrell
January 8, 2015
Donna: Thinking of you. Demp was a very nice man. One of the best classmates we could ask. Certainly one of the smartest.
Jessie Wilson
January 8, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to Donna and the entire family. Demp was part of the "Family" at Mother Murphy's and will be truly missed.
David Wilhoit
January 8, 2015
Donna so sorry for your lost, you both were such a pleasure to work for. Remembering you in my prayers.
Mary Jean Whitehouse
January 8, 2015