September 27, 2020

Ray Alford, of South Fulton, Tenn. and formerly of Dukedom, Tenn., passed away Fri., Sept. 25, 2020 at his residence. He was 81.

He was born on July 29, 1939 in Obion County, Tenn., to the late Lester Hasselland Mary Sue Permenter Alford.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Clinton, Ky. and was a retired Auctioneer and Realtor. He also enjoyed farming and lived most of his life in this area.

He is survived by his wife, Jolene Powell Alford, to whom he was married Feb. 17, 1967, two daughters; Melissa (Jay) Jackson of South Fulton, and Debbie Stuttle of Lake Villa, Ill.; four grandchildren, Trey Jackson of South Fulton, Kaitlin Lavris of Gurnee, Ill., Erin O’Connell of Naperville, Ill. and Lauren Sullivan of McComb, Ill.; two great-grandchildren, jack Lavris of Gurnee, Ill. and Gracie O’Connell of Naperville, Ill., and a brother, Johnny (Jane) Alford of Dukedom, Tenn.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 in the chapel of Hornbeak Funeral Home of Fulton, with burial following in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home from 12 Noon Monday until the hour of service, with guests asked to wear masks for the visitation and service.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. BOX 1325, Fulton, Ky., or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.