Josephine “Jo” Alford – Obituary


Josephine “Jo” Munn Alford, 91 of Youngsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.  She was a native of Granville County, the daughter of Joseph and Blanche Munn. She spent her adult life serving along side her husband in ministry.  She faithfully served as a volunteer at Johnston Health for over 25 years. 

Jo is survived by sons, Fred Alford and wife Judy, Jerry Alford and wife Phyllis and Danny Alford and wife Darnell; grandchildren, Sheri Marshall, Casey Cape, Nicholas Alford, Ashley Overcash, Kristi Van Valkenburgh and Chuck Tingen; numerous great-grandchildren and sister Polly Powell and husband David. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Rev. F G. Alford, and by five brothers and a sister.

A special thanks to the administration and staff of Hillside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wake Forest, NC for the love and care they gave so freely over the past several years.

A graveside service will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Gary McNair officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service. Social distancing and face coverings are appreciated.         

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Wake Forest, NC.

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