Thomas Alford

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Thomas E. Alford, 80, of Morehouse died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo.

He was born June 30, 1922, in Macrae, Ark., son of Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford. He and Viola McIntyre were married March 2, 1946, in Sikeston.

Alford was a press operator at Potlatch 22 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda Ellison of Sikeston, Mary Crone of Morley, Mo., Barbara Evans of Matthews; a brother, Marion Alford of Port Arthur, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of St. Louis, Ola Mae Hutchinson of Russellville, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, a sister, three half brothers and three half sisters.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Kelley Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in Essex Cemetery.