Sandy Alford

HOUSTON – Chandra Paulette “Sandy” Thomas Alford, 61, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 9, 1951, in Vardaman to Charles Richard Thomas and Colleen Moore Thomas. She was a retired cutter for Franklin Mfg. Co. She was a member of Rhodes Chapel Church.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Rhodes Chapel Church with the Rev. Jane Houser officiating. Burial will follow at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie Alford of Houston; her son, Donnie Wayne Alford and Carol Sexton of Houston; her sisters, Cynthia Moore, Carol Cullpepper and Cheryl Davis, all of Okolona; her brother, Charles Thomas of Okolona; her grandchildren, Claire Marie Alford and Rish Alford, and their mother, Anna Rish Alford.

Pallbearers are Jerritt Alford, Jody Alford, Jimmy Alford, Darrell Crawford, Brian Wooten, John Robert Harmon and Rish Alford.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Houston Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, April 17, Chickasaw Journal.

Family and friends may sign the guest register at

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