Robert Alford

June 24, 2009
Robert Alford

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Robert W. Alford, 80, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
Born in Edgecombe County, he was a resident of Coastal Plantation, Hampstead, NC.

He was retired from the USAF and the Social Security Administration.
In 1984, he had the Order of the Long Leaf Pine conferred on him by then Gov. Hunt for his work with the state of North Carolina. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ramona Coker.

Surviving are his wife, Melvina R. Alford, two sons, Robert Jr. and Richard; two grandchildren, Deborah Dixon and husband William, and Phillip Glenn.

An interment service will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, June 27th at Montlawn Memorial Park, 3201 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC.

A memorial will be included in the 10:00 worship service at Topsail Presbyterian Church, Hampstead NC on Sunday, June 28th with Reverend Owen Carriker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Topsail Presbyterian Church,16249 US Highway 17 N Hampstead, NC 28443-7311.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • June 29, 2009
    Naomi Coker says:
    Richard and Rob, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know we are thinking of you both. (Aunt)Margaret Coker & family