Franklin Walter Alford, Sr., age 78, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30th at Lamar First Baptist Church, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2-3 Thursday at the church. A graveside service will be held 9:00 a.m. Friday at Florence National Cemetery.
Born July 9, 1941, Franklin was the son of the late Thomas B. Alford and Annie Bell Griggs. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired after 20 years. Franklin was a life-long member of the National and South Carolina Skeet Shooting Association, and a member of the Amateur Trap Association. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lamar.
Surviving are his wife, Janice Copeland Alford; son, Franklin Alford, Jr. of Lamar; grandson, Josh (Marie) Griggs; brother, and Jerry Alford.
He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lennis Alford; siblings, J.T. Alford, Jack Alford, Onie Gardner, Letha Mae Wadsworth, and Doris Weaver.
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