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William Henry Alford

December 7, 1944 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 73)

William Henry Alford, 73, of 46 Flower Lane, Sparta, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC.  He was born December 7, 1944 in Alleghany County, NC to the late James Buddy Alford, Sr. and Mamie Jane Bryan Alford.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ordinia Redd Alford; a son, William Anthony Alford; a sister Mildred Bell.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte B. Alford of the home; two daughters: Mildred Lynn Rink (Ken) of Boone, Michelle A. Brown (Reco) of Galax, VA; a step-son, Joseph L. Phipps of Sparta; a step-daughter, RoseMary Phipps of Sparta; four sisters: Joyce Lee Alford of Ennice, Mary Elizabeth Howard (Rozelle) of Ormand Beach, FL, Gloria Claudette Perrin (Paul) of Washington, DC, Margie Alford Kyle (Stanley) of Ennice; four brothers: John Wesley Alford (Valerie) of Washington, DC, James Edward Alford, Jr. (Erika) of Advance, NC, Billy Thomas Alford (Katherine) of Greensboro, NC, Richard Daniel Alford (Brenda) of Sugar Grove, VA; four grandchildren: Blake Alford, Blanche Dillon, Erin Farlow, and Reco Brown, II; two step-grandchildren: Luke and Naomi Turner; six great-grandchildren: Skylar and Ezekiel Alford, Baxley, Braylen, Mila, and Myla Dillon; special neighbor, Karina Chavez Baez and family; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors also survive.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at White Plains Baptist Church with Reverend Wally Hariston and Reverend Chauncey Robinson officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the residence.

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