RUTH ESTER ALFORD
Atlanta, GA -- Sunday, 3 May 1998
Mrs. Ruth Ester Alford, age 88, of Fairburn, died May 2, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William E. Alford and by her son, Mr. Billy Joe Alford. She is survived by sons, Mr. and Mrs. Pete and Marion Alford of Arnold, MO; Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Sara Ann Alford of Palmetto; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Claresse Alford of Newnan; and Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Gina Alford of Fayetteville; daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Betty Day of Montevallo, AL; Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Ann Martin of Sharpsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Mary Simmons of Titusville, FL; and Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Susan Callahan of Rex; 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Higgins & Son Chapel.... Interment Holly Hill Memorial Park....
Andrew Jackson Williamson
The Montgomery Monitor, Vol. XIII, No. 19
Mt. Vernon, Georgia, Thursday, Sept. 24, 1908
AGED CITIZEN GOES TO ETERNAL REWARD
In the death of Mr. A. J. Williamson, Sr., Montgomery County has lost one of her oldest and best known citizens. Mr. Williamson had reached the ripe age of nearly ninety-five years, but remained quite active up to within a short while of his death, which came peacefully Saturday night last. He was laid to rest Monday near his old home place in the northeastern part of the county. He will later receive the rites of the Masonic order, of which he was an honored member.
Mr. Williamson was the father of fifteen children, all of whom reached mature age; and most of whom survive him. Those of his surviving children are Messrs. D. S., Jno. A., M. M. and Alec Williamson, and Mesdames Elizabeth Phillips, Mellie Phillips, Sarah Wilkes, Nancy Corbin, Dicy Phillips, Mary Ann Autrey, Tissie Calhoun and Josephine Wilkes, all of whom live in this and surrounding counties. Those of his sons who preceded him to the grave were James, Jack and Mandrel. Jack gave his life to the Lost Cause, while the two latter died since the war. The children, numbering fifteen, together with the grandchildren, swell the family circle far above the hundreds, who are numbered among our best people.
Mr. Williamson united with the Baptist Church when a young man and lived an honorable, Christian man, having at one time represented his native county in the general assembly. He was recognized as a hard-working man. A good man is gone, and many relatives and friends are left to mourn his departure. Announcement of the Masonic funeral will be made later.
(NOTE: Actually 16 children -- Victoria Anderson had also died before her father. Also, the one named as "Mellie Phillips" would be Millicent Gillis.)
JOHN WILLIAM WILSON JR.
September 30, 1956 - March 29, 2009
John William Wilson Jr., 52, Middletown died Sunday March 29, 2009 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of June Adams Wilson.
Born in Frederick, September 30, 1956 he was a son of Mae Blickenstaff Wilson, Myersville and the late John W. Wilson Sr.
He was employed at Trout's Lighthouse Seafood in New Market and was a member of the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville.
He was a member of the South Moutain Rod and Gun Club and was an avid golfer, fisherman, and NASCAR fan. He also was a craftsman woodworker and artist.
Surviving, besides his mother and wife, are:
2 children - Michelle Lea Wilson - Frederick and Michael Eugene Wilson - Middletown.
1 sister - Anne Hughes and husband Darryl - Hagerstown
2 nieces - Holly Hughes and Kacey Hughes and many other nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 1, at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 East Main Street, Middletown from 6 to 9 PM. Friends may also may call anytime on Wednesday at the funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Thursday April 2 from Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown. Rev. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman, pastor and Vica Chris Frigm will officiate.
Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784
IN MEMORY OF MRS. AMANDA PRICE MEADOWS
Review of life of Mrs. Martha Amanda Price Meadows, daughter of Warren Price and Martha Ely Price, born six miles east of Wrightsville, Georgia, Johnson County, in community known as Pringle, Georgia, and probably the Post Office then, on September 18, 1850 - died December 23, 1922 - age 72 years, 3 months and 5 days. She went to the common schools of that day which were primitive and received very little education, probably enough to read and write.
She was married to C. S. Meadows on February 8, 1874, and to them were born eleven children - four girls and seven boys. They suffered many hardships in order to educate their children. This was after the Civil War when conditions were such that making ends meet was considered fortunate. They had nothing but an ox and cart and later a few buggies, wagons, horses and mules to use, and it being so near the close of the Civil War the country was devastated to near poverty.
She came of a long line of Prices who owned a good part of the lands in the eastern portion of Johnson County, also Washington County. She was a Missionary Baptist and an attendant regularly at the Beulah Baptist Church during the years of 1890 to 1905 in Johnson County. She and my father entertained as many as 25 to 50 guests on Sundays during revival services at Beulah Baptist Church from 1895 to 1905 and probably at an earlier period.
She was a person who might suffer mentally or physically without complaining. Her heart was centered on her children all her life. She loved them supremely and beyond anything. Her traits were meekness and fidelity.
She was sick very little in life - always healthy and strong - lived to be three score and ten and beyond (sic), living as God would have her live, leading a life of usefulness and devotion to her Church. She reared a family who in after days have blessed the world and she lived to see her children born into the Kingdom of God and join the Missionary Baptist Church. After lingering a few weeks with fever she died seemingly of old age and natural causes attendant thereto, without pain, on December 23, 1922, at Normantown, Toombs County, Georgia.
Written by J. C. Meadows, March, 1945.
CHARLIE RAY ALFORD
Baton Rouge, LA -- Mon., 21 Dec 1998
Alford, Charlie Ray -- A retired employee of East Louisiana State Hospital with more than eighteen years of service, he died about 6 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 1998, at his residence in Slaughter. He was 58 and a native of Greensburg. Visiting at First Baptist Church of Slaughter, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday until religious services at 10 a.m.... Burial in Redwood Cemetery.
Survived by wife, Phyllis Varnado Alford, Slaughter; two sons, William Charles "Bill" Alford and Brandon Andrew Alford, both of Slaughter; and two brothers, Carlie Lee Alford, Ethel, and Ernest Ray Alford, Denham Springs. Preceded in death by parents, William Earl and Annie Lee Addison Alford; three brothers: Willie Lee Alford, Freddie Andrew Alford, and William Andrew Alford; and a sister Joyce Alford. Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary in charge of arrangements.
FREELAND J. "JOE" ALFORD JR.
Baton Rouge, LA -- Fri., 11 Sept 1998
Freeland J. "Joe" Alford Jr. -- A retired construction worker and bus driver, he died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 52, a resident and native of Livonia. Visiting at Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads.... Religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friday.... Interment in church cemetery. Survived by father and mother, Freeland J. Alford Sr. and Bernice Chustz Alford, Livonia. Pallbearers will be Kerry Gueho, Lester Jarreau, Grant Chustz, John Guerin and Vince Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. James O'Neal, Henry Alford and John Herman Chustz, Sr.
HENRY L. ALFORD
Baton Rouge, LA -- 11 April 1999
Alford, Henry L. -- Retired district manager and assistant agency director of State National Insurance Co. with more than 45 years of service, he died at 12:50 a.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 79, a resident and native of Livonia. He was a U. S. Army first sergeant veteran of World War II with five years of service. He served in the European Theatre of Operations. He was the first town clerk of the town of Livonia when it was incorporated in 1959.
Visiting at Niland's Funeral Home, Livonia, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Religious services at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia, at 11 a.m. Monday.... Interment in church cemetery.
Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Alford LeJeune and Pam and Irish Pullen, all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mabel Bizette and Verna Langlois, both of Baton Rouge; a brother, Freeland Alford, Livonia; five grandchildren, Todd and wife Shelley LeJeune, Troy and wife Laurie LeJeune, Michael LeJeune, Michelle LeJeune, and Brandon Pullen; and five great-grandchildren, Jacelyn, Austin, Courtney, and Bryson LeJeune and Lindsey Toups.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Rivet Alford; six brothers, Coleman, Louis, Wallace, Freddie, Roman and Bill; a sister, Ruby Torres; and parents, Wilmer and Rosa Alford. Pallbearers with be grandsons, son-in-law and Gary Major. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Maurice Nassar, Dr. Edward Chaisson, Joe Grezaffi and Jack Cutrer.
He was past president of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Lay Council and Usher Society and a past member of the Baton Rouge Association of Life Underwriters and the General Agents and Managers Conference. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 248, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6505 and AARP.
MARGARET HOY ALFORD HEALY
New Orleans, LA -- Thurs., 13 Aug 1998
Margaret Alford Healy, widow of former Times-Picayune Executive Editor George W. Healy Jr., died Wednesday at her home. She was 91. Mrs. Healy was born in Issaquena County, Miss., and had lived in New Orleans since 1927.
Mrs. Healy grew up polished and proper, raised on a Southern plantation and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and where she briefly made George Healy Jr.'s acquaintance.
The second time she met him, the circumstances were different: She was in a Vicksburg Hospital, where she had been evacuated from Greenville during the great Mississippi Valley flood of 1927. Healy was working as a reporter, covering the disaster for The Times-Picayune.
The two were married that September at Hopedale Plantation, where she was raised, in the Mississippi Delta.
Healy brought his bride to New Orleans to begin a whirlwind life that the Mississippi native hesitantly embraced but nonetheless mastered, her family said.
When John F. Kennedy was campaigning for president, Mrs. Healy entertained Jacqueline Kennedy with a day of shopping and lunch in New Orleans.
She held a dinner party for Carol Channing, entertained comic Gracie Allen, the wife of comedian George Burns, and played bridge with champion Charles Goren.
She held court at Brennan's restaurant, where plenty of politicians and national luminaries were guided through revelry and dining, New Orleans style.
The Healys were spared what would have been the paramount social challenges of the 1950s when Fidel Castro, invited by Healy to speak at a convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, declined their hospitality.
"He was so worried about his safety, he stayed at a hotel and brought live chickens with him to slaughter for his meals," said Mrs. Healy's son, George Healy III. "She didn't have to entertain him."
Though deft at playing host to dignitaries, living a stint in the nation's capital and enduring claustrophobia in the pyramids of Egypt, Mrs. Healy flourished and worked best with her community and family.
She was a member of Christ Church Cathedral and a volunteer at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, where she was among the "gray ladies" who comforted patients.
She worked with the Navy League and the Red Cross and was a block warden during World War II. She was a former member of the PTA of Henry W. Allen School. Survivors include a son, George Healy III; two sisters, Aurora Alford Gilchrist of Jackson, Miss., and Roberta Alford Kleinschmidt; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.... Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.