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Geraldine Alford

November 27, 2021

Obituary

Mrs. Geraldine Alford, affectionally known as “Coot” was born on the May 14, 1943, to the late Mr. Frank Sylvester Graves and the Catherine Goldbolt in Marion, South Carolina. She transitioned to her heavenly reward on November 27, 2021, comfortably at home surrounded by family.

She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where she was a pianist for the Gospel Choir for many years. She also enjoyed fellowship with the Level Green Church as pianist until the time of her illness. Geraldine received her education in the Marlboro County School systems and was a 1961 graduate of Wright High School. She enjoyed sports and was a basketball point guard for two years. She was a faithful employee of Senior Catering for many years.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleveland Graves, Frank Graves, and four sisters, Mary Lee Smith, Francis Graves, Dorothy Harlee and Peggy Graves.

On September 7, 1964, she was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Charles Alford Sr.  To this union there were three children.

She leaves to cherish her fondest memories her children Fitzgerald Alford (Diane) of Columbia, SC, Charles Alford Jr. (Christel) of Killeen, TX and Lashell Alford of Columbia, SC; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, one brother, Thomas Curtis Graves of Williamstown, NC, one sister, Dora Lee Miller of Burleson, TX; two special friends Freddie Mae McRae of Bennettsville, SC and Shirley Watson of Columbia, SC; one special cousin Robert Graves; a host of nieces, nephew, cousins, extended family, and friends.

 

 

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Tuesday
November 30, 2021

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December 1, 2021

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