Clinton Alford

January 17, 1926 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 95)


Clinton “Lee” Alford aka “Short” was born January 17, 1926 in Clio, SC. He was the son of Clinton and Savannah Alford. He married Louise Alford on April 6, 1948. From that union, came forth 12 children. He departed this life February 2, 2021, peacefully in his home.

Lee had a passion for repairing automobiles at a very young age. In his youth, he tore down and rebuilt a Model A Ford all by himself. That was the turning point of his relationship with repairing cars grew into a profession. He spent most of his life working as an Auto Mechanic. That passion and love for his work was demonstrated in the community as well. Lee could never pass by a disabled vehicle without stopping and assisting. He spent many years working at Lane’s Services until he retired. After retiring, Lee continued to master his craft by working from home and still providing his services to the Clio and surrounding communities. 

 “Short” and he was affectionately called by his family and friends had a great love for sports, watching television, and caring for his family. He never missed an Atlanta Braves’ game. Neither did he miss the opportunity to be up close and personal at a NASCAR event. During the work week, he would come home every day at 2pm to watch “As the World Turns.” At night, he would wind down by lying on the floor to watch “Wheel of Fortune.” But nothing delighted him more than being with his family. “Short” loved to cook and play the harmonica every chance he got. To him, there wasn’t anything better than being with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

Clinton “Lee” Alford aka “Short” was a man of a few words but had a heart that spoke volumes!  

Preceded in death: His parents, children Debbie Alford, Gracie Alford, and Peggy Johnson. His siblings James Alford, John Alford, Carrol Alford, and Viola McIntyre. One grandchild Thomas Bruce Alford, Jr. and two great grandchildren. 

Left to cherish his memories: his beautiful wife Louise Alford; four sons Clinton (Louise) Alford III, Willie Alford, Thomas (Elizabeth) Alford, Tony Alford; five daughters, Annie McCollum, Sandra Alford, Mary Alford, Jennifer (Olonzo) Bridges and Wanda (Quinn) Thomas; two sisters, Sallie McDowell and Grace Alford and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 


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February 5, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bethea Funeral Home

Graveside Service
February 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery

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