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2009-12-03 / Obituaries

Jean LaRue Alford

January 27, 1926 - November 28, 2009

Jean LaRue Alford was born January 27, 1926 in Waterloo, Texas and was the daughter of Jim and Ruth (Sides) Talley.

Jean has lived all of her life in Rockdale and she was a 1944 graduate of Rockdale High School. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Rockdale and was very active in First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School for many years. She served on the Board of Directors of Southwest Milam Water Supply for many years and was one of the founding members and the first President of the Rockdale Historical Society. She was a rancher and a homemaker.

She and Roy J. Alford, Sr. were married on January 11, 1947 in Rockdale. To this union three sons were born.

Jean passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009 in the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale, reaching the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy J Alford, Sr. 5 brothers, Ray, Leonard, Earl, Newborn and Dale Talley. 6 sisters, Jimmie Hose, Quida Long, Esta Anderson, Artie B. Gee, Wanda King and Martha Talley. Parents, Jim & Ruth Talley.

Surviving are 3 sons, Roy J. Alford, Barkley Alford and James (Jim) Alford all of Rockdale. Brother, J. T. Talley and wife Mary Ann of Rockdale. 3 Grandchildren, Trent Alford of Austin, Ashley Alford and Skylor Alford both of Belton.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursday 8:00 AM until service time.

Services will be Thursday 2:00 PM December 3, 2009 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rockdale Christian Services, 224 W. Cameron, Rockdale, Texas 76567 or Rockdale Historical Society, P.O. Box 778, Rockdale, Texas 76567.

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