Lois E. Hollaway Alford, age 85, of Corbin, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Alzora Allgood Hollaway, born to them on May 8, 1927, at Sidney in Izzard County, Ark.
Lois was retired from Ford Motor Company, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Corbin. On Jan. 10, 1948, she united in marriage to John W. Alford, and to this union a daughter, Brenda, and a son, John Junior, were born.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Hollaway, and by her daughter, Brenda Herington, and by her son-in-law, Bob Herington.
She is survived by her loving family: her loving husband of more than 65 years, John W. Alford, of Corbin; her son, John W. Alford Jr. and wife, Dawn, of Ypsilanti, Mich.; her four grandchildren, John W. Alford III and his fiancee Danielle Sandella, Emily Alford, Jeff Herington and wife Jennifer and Jason Herington and wife, Katherine; her three great-grandchildren, Ethan Herington, Brooklyn Herington and Dominic Arkison; her brother, Roy Hollaway and wife Floris, of Yuma City, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews, and other dear relatives and dear friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services for Lois E. Hollaway Alford will be conducted in the Hopper Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Dr. Bruce Jung and Pastor Kevin Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Barbourville Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers will be the granddaughters and grandsons of Mrs. Alford: John W. Alford III., Emily Alford, Jennifer Herington, Danielle Sandella, Jeff Herington and Jason Herington. Those serving as honorary pallbearers will be her special friends: Mike Saunders and Patsy Burnette, her church family at Calvary Baptist Church, all her special neighbors, and all of her special friends.
Hopper Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
The Alford family will receive friends at the Hopper Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, and after noon on Thursday until the funeral hour.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 163 Dennis Sandlin MD. Cove, Hazard, KY 41701 in loving Memory of Lois E. Hollaway Alford.