Mr. Alford died Thursday, April 29, at his residence after a long illness. He was born in
He received his formal education in the
He was married to Irene Dixon and to this union a son, Eric Wesley Alford, was born and preceded him in death.
Survivors include his former wife, Irene Dixon Alford of Darlington; step–children, Jennifer (Silvaris) Hooks and David J. Dixon; a grandson, Javion James, all of Darlington; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Bailey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Wesley (Marie) Alford of Raleigh N.C.; five sisters, Carrie Moses of Darlington, Hurlean Lunn of Baltimore, Md., Johnnie Mae Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, both of Florence, and Mary Lee Williams of Bronx, N.Y., and Rose Kennedy of Columbia; two aunts, Loudella (Robert) Levenson and Dorethy Moose; an uncle Walter (Marjorie) Alford; two special grand–aunts, Sue Genia Josey and Marie Alford, both of Darlington; a special cousin, William (Eva Mae) Alford; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and dear friends, Eddie and Carolyn Goodson.