Horace Harting Gunter1,2

M, #25481, b. 9 January 1921, d. 8 September 1984
Mother*Alma Mary Alford1 b. 4 Nov 1899, d. 5 Apr 1982
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
     He was born on 9 January 1921 at Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2 Horace married Grace Smith on 6 April 1941.1,2
     He died on 8 September 1984 at age 63.1,2 Horace Harting Gunter was buried at Tennessee, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2

Family

Grace Smith b. 28 Sep 1922, d. 7 Mar 1996

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Gunter, Horace Harting. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  2. [S2678] Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Horace Gunter and Grace Smith; Forest Johnson Gunter. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee Cemetery.

Grace Smith1,2

F, #25482, b. 28 September 1922, d. 7 March 1996
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
     She was born on 28 September 1922.2 Grace married Horace Harting Gunter on 6 April 1941.1,2
     She died on 7 March 1996 at age 73.2 Grace Smith was buried at Tennessee, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2

Family

Horace Harting Gunter b. 9 Jan 1921, d. 8 Sep 1984

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Gunter, Horace Harting. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  2. [S2678] Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Horace Gunter and Grace Smith; Forest Johnson Gunter. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee Cemetery.

William Swanzy1,2

M, #25484, b. 21 February 1921, d. 28 December 1988
Father*Floyd P Swanzy1,3 b. 25 Aug 1885, d. 2 Jul 1960
Mother*Willie Lee Alford1,3 b. 18 Jun 1888, d. 4 Dec 1969
Last Edited24 Jun 2019
     He was born on 21 February 1921 at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2,3 William married Sarah Lanham.1,4
     He died on 28 December 1988 at age 67 and was an electrician according to funeral home records.1,2 William Swanzy was buried at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,5

Census Data

     Billie appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, Floyd P Swanzy and Willie Lee Alford.3
     His name was also recorded as Bill.2
     In the obituary of Floyd P Swanzy who died 2 July 1960, her son, Bill Swanzy of Houston, was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Sarah Swanzy Carlisle who died 30 March 2015, her first husband, William Swanzy was listed as predeceased.7

Family

Sarah Lanham b. 11 Feb 1927, d. 30 Mar 2015
Marriage*William married Sarah Lanham.1,4 

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Swanzy, William. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  2. [S2670] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Sarah and William "Bill" Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  3. [S9294] Floyd P. Swanzy hiousehold, Apr 24, 1930 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 7, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Sarah Swanzy
    Grave marker transcription:
    SWANZY
    Wm. "Bill"     Feb. 21, 1921 - Dec. 28, 1988
    Sarah     Feb. 11, 1932 -.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: William “Bill” Swanzy
    Grave marker transcription:
    SWANZY
    Wm. "Bill"     Feb. 21, 1921 - Dec. 28, 1988
    Sarah     Feb. 11, 1932 -.
  6. [S9281] Deaths: Floyd P. Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 5, 1960, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Floyd P. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  7. [S9304] Sarah Swanzy Carlisle, Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas, about Apr 1, 2015 viewed at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Sarah Swanzy Carlisle. Hereinafter cited as Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

Sarah Lanham1,2,3

F, #25485, b. 11 February 1927, d. 30 March 2015
Father*Leroy Lanham1
Mother*Lillie L. England1
Last Edited20 Aug 2019
     Sarah married Paul Carlisle.1 She was born on 11 February 1927 at Lebanon, Kentucky, USA.4,5,1 Sarah married William Swanzy.2,5
     She died on 30 March 2015 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 88.3
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: William Swanzy and Paul Carlisle.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Watson & Sons Funeral Home published in Center, Texas, circa 1 April 2015 .1

     The following obituary appeared Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas, original record circa 1 April 2015 :
Sarah Swanzy Carlisle
( February 11, 1927 - March 30, 2015 )

Sarah Swanzy Carlisle, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 in Center.

Ms. Carlisle was cremated and no services are planned.

Ms. Carlisle was born February 11, 1927 in Lebanon, Kentucky to Leroy Lanham and Lillie L. England Lanham.

She is survived by
Daughter: Sandra Patmor of Center

Son: William Steven Swanzy and wife, Christine, of Longview

Grandchildren:
Sara Swanzy of Longview
Tracy Sherrod and husband, Mark, of San Antonio
James Patmor and wife, Deena, of Tennessee
Justin Swanzy of Longview

Great Grandchildren:
Clayton Sherrod
James Patmor II
Jared Patmor
Devin Brown

Sister: Mary K. Wayne of Kentucky

Preceded in death by
Husband: William “Bill” Swanzy
Husband: Paul Carlisle
Sister: Nelda Mullins
Brother: Norvelle Lanham.1

Family 1

Paul Carlisle
Marriage*Sarah married Paul Carlisle.1 

Family 2

William Swanzy b. 21 Feb 1921, d. 28 Dec 1988
Marriage*Sarah married William Swanzy.2,5 

Citations

  1. [S9304] Sarah Swanzy Carlisle, Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas, about Apr 1, 2015 viewed at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Sarah Swanzy Carlisle. Hereinafter cited as Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
  2. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Swanzy, William. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Sarah Swanzy
    Grave marker transcription:
    SWANZY
    Wm. "Bill"     Feb. 21, 1921 - Dec. 28, 1988
    Sarah     Feb. 11, 1932 -.
  4. [S2670] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Sarah and William "Bill" Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Sarah Swanzy
    Grave marker transcription:
    SWANZY
    Wm. "Bill"     Feb. 21, 1921 - Dec. 28, 1988
    Sarah     Feb. 11, 1932 -.

Milton Franklin Holt1

M, #25486
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
     Milton married Comella Jane Estes.1

Family

Comella Jane Estes
Child

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Lorena Belle. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.

Comella Jane Estes1

F, #25487
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
     Comella married Milton Franklin Holt.1

Family

Milton Franklin Holt
Child

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Lorena Belle. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.

Albert Alford1

M, #25488
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
     Albert married Mamie King.1

Family

Mamie King
Child

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Banord A.. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.

Mamie King1

F, #25489
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
     Mamie married Albert Alford.1

Family

Albert Alford
Child

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Banord A.. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.

Banord A Alford1

M, #25490, b. 1 October 1903, d. 21 January 1994
Father*Albert Alford1
Mother*Mamie King1
Last Edited16 Apr 2018
     He was born on 1 October 1903 at Gloucester, Mississippi, USA.1 Alternatively, he was born on 1 October 1904.2
     He died on 21 January 1994 at age 90.1,2 Banord A Alford was buried at Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1
     He also went by the name of Red.2

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Banord A.. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  2. [S2733] Sardis Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, B. A. "Red" Alford. Hereinafter cited as Sardis Cemetery.

Grace Truman Alford1

F, #25491, b. 30 August 1902, d. 1 August 1995
Father*John Allen Alford1 b. 6 Jun 1840, d. 8 Apr 1907
Mother*Georgia Helena Larry1 b. 1 Apr 1861, d. 1 Jan 1946
Last Edited23 Apr 2010
     She was born on 30 August 1902 at Shelby County, Texas, USA.1
     She died on 1 August 1995 at age 92.1 Grace Truman Alford was buried at Newburn Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Jordan, Grace Truman. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.

Hollis Wilton Alford1,2

M, #25494, b. 24 December 1921, d. 2 October 1998
Father*Elton Clyde Alford2 b. 1894, d. 8 Feb 1967
Mother*Viola Sawyer2 b. 11 May 1901, d. 23 Nov 1975
Last Edited24 Jun 2019
     He was born on 24 December 1921 at Keltys, Texas, USA.1,2 Hollis married Margaret Arliene Ferguson on 3 November 1942.1,3,2
     He died on 2 October 1998 at Lufkin Memorial Hospital, Lufkin, Texas, USA, at age 76.1,2 Hollis Wilton Alford was buried at Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA, he was a Staff Sargent, US Amry Air Force in WWI.1
     In the obituary of Viola Alford who died 23 November 1975, her son, Hollis Alford of Hemphill, was listed as a survivor.4

Family

Margaret Arliene Ferguson b. 13 Jan 1923, d. 16 Mar 2009

Citations

  1. [S2734] Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Arliene Ferguson & Hollis Wilton Alford. Hereinafter cited as Sholar Cemetery.
  2. [S1577] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Hollis Wilton Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  3. [S1577] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Margaret Arliene Ferguson Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries.
  4. [S9310] Deaths and Funerals: Mrs. Alford, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Nov 25, 1975, Page 2, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Viola Alford née Sawyer. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.

Margaret Arliene Ferguson1

F, #25495, b. 13 January 1923, d. 16 March 2009
Last Edited10 May 2010
     She was born on 13 January 1923 at Lufkin, Texas, USA.2,1 Margaret married Hollis Wilton Alford on 3 November 1942.2,1,3
     She died on 16 March 2009 at Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, USA, at age 86.1
     She also went by the name of Arliene.2,3

Family

Hollis Wilton Alford b. 24 Dec 1921, d. 2 Oct 1998

Citations

  1. [S1577] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Margaret Arliene Ferguson Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  2. [S2734] Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Arliene Ferguson & Hollis Wilton Alford. Hereinafter cited as Sholar Cemetery.
  3. [S1577] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Hollis Wilton Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm

Minnie McCall1

F, #25496, b. circa 1884
Last Edited25 Nov 2011
     She was born circa 1884.1 Minnie married Thomas Ernest Alford on 11 February 1902 at Sabine County, Texas, USA.1

Family

Thomas Ernest Alford b. 26 Jan 1879, d. 12 Jan 1935

Citations

  1. [S2114] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Thomas Ernest ALFORD.

Troy Alford1,2

M, #25497, b. 8 April 1878, d. 10 September 1957
Father*Thomas Redden Alford b. 18 Mar 1855, d. 27 Nov 1898; When I contacted L K Worsham about the relationship of Troy and Thomas Ernest Alford, I recieved the following rep;y (21 Oct 2011):
Thanks for the insight. I do indeed have them in the wrong category. They were indeed brothers, not Father son. I am sure that I will indeed get that corrected. I have found others that are wrong too, just proves that we are all infallible.3
Mother*Sarah M Collier b. 18 Feb 1863, d. 7 Sep 1925; When I contacted L K Worsham about the relationship of Troy and Thomas Ernest Alford, I recieved the following rep;y (21 Oct 2011):
Thanks for the insight. I do indeed have them in the wrong category. They were indeed brothers, not Father son. I am sure that I will indeed get that corrected. I have found others that are wrong too, just proves that we are all infallible.1
Last Edited25 Nov 2011
     He was born on 8 April 1878 at Mississippi, USA.1,2 Troy married Lee Anna Alford.4
     He died on 10 September 1957 at Overton, Rusk County, Texas, USA, at age 79.1,2

Family

Lee Anna Alford b. 3 Jan 1884, d. 14 Dec 1965

Citations

  1. [S2114] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Troy ALFORD.
  2. [S2734] Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Troy Alford. Hereinafter cited as Sholar Cemetery.
  3. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Troy ALFORD

    His relationship to Thomas F Alford is questionable since he was purportedly born a year before his father.
  4. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Lee Anna ALFORD.

Lee Anna Alford1,2

F, #25498, b. 3 January 1884, d. 14 December 1965
Last Edited16 Apr 2018
     She was born on 3 January 1884 at Texas, USA.1 Alternatively, she was born on 23 January 1884.2 Lee married Troy Alford.1
     She died on 14 December 1965 at Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 81.1,2

Family

Troy Alford b. 8 Apr 1878, d. 10 Sep 1957

Citations

  1. [S2114] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Lee Anna ALFORD.
  2. [S2734] Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Lee Anna Alford. Hereinafter cited as Sholar Cemetery.

Charley Burns Christian1

M, #25499, b. 26 January 1906, d. 23 March 1911
Father*Jesse Whitfield Christian1 b. 27 Feb 1862, d. 30 Jan 1947
Mother*Udora Story1 b. 5 Jan 1870, d. 10 Feb 1932
Last Edited25 Apr 2010
     He was born on 26 January 1906.1
     He died on 23 March 1911 at age 5.1 Charley Burns Christian was buried at Tenaha City Cemetery, Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2736] Tenaha City Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Charley Burns Christian. Hereinafter cited as Tenaha City Cemetery.

John Lafeyette Christian1,2

M, #25500, b. 4 November 1858, d. 20 July 1912
Father*Stephen Chappell Christian1 b. 26 Dec 1831, d. 16 May 1864
Mother*Hanna Greer1
Last Edited14 Jun 2018
     He was born on 4 November 1858 at Chattahoochee County, Georgia, USA.1 Alternatively, he was born on 20 November 1858 according to his gravemarker.2
     He died on 20 July 1912 at Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 53.1,2 John Lafeyette Christian was buried at Tenaha City Cemetery, Tenaha, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2717] Johnny Martin, online www.ancestry.com, Johnny Martin (Sam Rayburn Lake, TX), downloaded Viewed March 23, 2010, John Lafayette Christian.
  2. [S2736] Tenaha City Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, John L. Christian & Roderic Christian, Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Christian. Hereinafter cited as Tenaha City Cemetery.