Maurice Gilbert “Gil” Alford, age 86, died Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Born in Halifax County, he was the son of the late Charles Herman Alford and Louise Jackson Bobbitt Alford Gil retired after 24 years from the U.S. Air Force as a Major where he served as a C-130 Pilot.
A service to celebrate Gil’s life will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am from the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. Family members will greet friends at the funeral home immediately following the service and burial will with military honors will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.
Gil is survived by his wife, Irene Robinson Alford; a son, Mark Kenric Alford of Grapevine, TX; a daughter, Anja Maurica Rogers of Tulsa, OK; a step son, James Rodney Holder of Dunn, NC; two brothers, Charles Ellis Alford of Roanoke, VA and Lewis Wayne Alford of Wilmington, NC; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to The Lord’s Table Church, 1215 Parkway Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Alford family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.
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