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Helen Alford

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Funeral services for Helen Francis Alford, 101, of Sulphur Springs have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Pete Adrian and the Rev. Debbie Rigsby officiating, and the Rev. Charles Moore assisting.

Interment will follow in Forest Academy Cemetery with Brandon Alford, Brent Alford, Toby Parker, John Lewis, Jim Lewis and Keith Gray serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Charlie Charles and Butch Jones.

Visitation has been scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Tapp Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Helen Alford was born on Feb. 14, 1911, in Como, the daughter of William Hugh Lewis and Mary (Patman) Lewis.

She married Marcus Alford in Jefferson in 1938. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Alford was a school teacher in the early 1930s. She was also a seamstress at Ike Clark Mfg., Munves Dress Factory, and she retired from H.D. Lee Co. She spent her retired years honing her crafting skills. She has been a member of First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs since 1949.

Survivors include one son, Bill Alford and wife, Nina, of Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren, Dr. Brent Alford and wife, Laura, Brandon Alford and wife, Dalia, and Amy Parker and husband, Toby; and eight great-grandchildren, Hana Alford, Tommy Alford, Michael Alford, Elijah Alford, Sam Alford, Ben Alford, Jack Parker and Grace Parker.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Thomas Lewis Alford; one sister, Grace Lewis; two brothers, Leon Lewis and Clyde Lewis; and her parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home. The online register can be signed at:






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