Jolene Alford

Mrs. Jolene Alford, age 72, of South Fulton, formerly of Dukedom, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
She was born on Oct. 5, 1948 in Fulton to the late Mitchell and Theaether Nelson Powell.
Jolene was a member of Pentecostal Tabernacle in Water Valley, Ky. She was a retired Postmaster for the United States Postal Service, where she worked in Martin and Dukedom. Jolene lived all of her life in this area.
She is survived by two daughters, Melissa (Jay) Jackson of South Fulton and Debbie Stuttle of Lake Villa, Ill.; four grandchildren, Trey Jackson of South Fulton, Kaitlin Lavris of Gurnee, Ill., Erin O’Connell of Naperville, Ill., and Lauren Sullivan of McComb, Ill.; and three great-grandchildren, Jack Lavris and James Lavris, both of Gurnee, Ill., and Gracie O’Connell of Naperville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ray Alford, who passed Sept. 25, 2020; two brothers, James Alfred Powell and Eugene Powell; and a sister, Ivie Jean Powell Norvell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hornbeak Funeral Home chapel, with burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon until the hour of service Monday.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1325, Fulton, KY 42041 or to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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