George Robert “Bob” Alford

Published 11:06 am Tuesday, June 18, 2019

George Robert “Bob” Alford, 86, of St. Simons Island, formerly of Bainbridge, Georgia, departed this life Sunday, June 16, 2019 at his residence. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Marcia Cochran officiating.

Born September 3, 1932 in Samson, Alabama to the late Louie E. and Kate Oma D. Alford, he grew up in Quitman, Georgia. Mr. Alford was a Veteran of The US Army serving in The Korean Conflict as a Platform Instructor in Radio School. He was a graduate of The University of Georgia, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Administration Fraternity and retired as owner and operator of Alford’s Grocery Store in Bainbridge, Georgia. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge where he served as Past President of The Methodist Men’s Group and was a choir member. Mr. Alford was an avid golfer, enjoyed bird watching and the outdoors, as well as spending time with his family. He loved children, animals, and his Georgia Bulldogs. Mr. and Mrs. Alford moved to St. Simons Island in 2004 to be closer to their daughters.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jo Anne Alford, two daughters, Patricia Anne Alford and Linda Jan Alford all of St. Simons Island, three brothers, Tommy Alford (Phyllis) of Savannah, Freddy Alford (Deana), and Larry Nichols all of Bainbridge, and two sisters, Ellen Ross Jennings of Leesburg, Fl., and Jimmie Ruth Gurley of Columbus, Ga., and sister-in-law Kay Golan (Patrick) of Atlanta, many nieces and nephews.

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The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge, Georgia.