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Kenneth “Zeke” Clifton Alford, 58, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born in Bennettsville, SC he was the son of the late Elwood and Ella Louise Ammons Alford. He was a 1974 graduate of Cheraw High School and the President of the Student Body. He was a 1981 graduate of Coker College (BA in English and Political Science) and was a student representative on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Alford was a 1988 graduate of Francis Marion University (M. Ed. Language Arts). He had worked for Marlboro County Schools and Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw, SC. During his tenure at NETC he had received an award for Administrator of the Year from the South Carolina Technical Education System. He retired in 2013. He was an active member of Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC, where he had served as Men’s Club President, a recurring member of Vestry, Lay Reader and Chalice Bearer. He was a former Board Member of the Cheraw Arts Commission. Zeke was a water color artist and enjoyed cooking, reading, canine rescue and spending time at Myrtle Beach, cultivating friendships. His musical interest included Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, The Eagles, John Prine and Jackson Browne.
Surviving is his wife Charlotte Tuck Alford of the home, sisters, Renee (Jimmie) Alford Creech, Delores “Lobie” (Rick) Alford Hammond all of Cheraw, SC, Nieces and nephews, Lynn Creech, Lisa (Bryan) Crawford, Lori (Scott) Phillips, David (Shelley) Morgan, great niece and nephew, Tucker B. Douglas and Carly C. Douglas.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, June 1, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw, SC. The family will receive friends following the service. An inurnment service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Old Saint David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC.
Memorials to: Saint David’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 926, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Paws and Claws, 84 Huntley Shop Rd., Chesterfield, SC 29709.
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