Gracie M. Alford

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 5:52pm
By: The Citizen

Gracie M. Alford, 77, Tustin, Calif., formerly of Newnan, died Jan. 13, 2009. She was born April 15, 1931 in Carrollton, Ga. She was the second child of four children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Morgan and Mrs. Curtis Morgan Beetles, and her husband, Gordon Lee Alford. She grew up in Newnan, and joined Burns Chapel where she raised her children. She moved to Washington, D. C. in 1969 and joined the Canaan Baptist Church, where she was on the Missionary Board. She was elected president of the Senior Citizens group in her apartment building, and enjoyed planning and organizing social events as well s food drives for the seniors. She was member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed helping others and had gained respect of those whose lives she touched.

Services were at the Burns Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Crawford Paggett officiating. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery, Newnan. Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn and Clarence Curry, Tustin, Calif.; a brother, Robert Morgan, Newnan; a daughter-in-law, Ona Lee Alford, Newnan; and grandchildren, Gwendolyn Zachery, Newnan, and Nichelle Curry, Reginald Curry, Ebone J. Curry, and Jonathan Curry, all of Tustin, Calif. Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

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