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James "Posey" Alford '43 December 18, 2018 2:05 PM updated: December 18, 2018 2:09 PM

Seydler-Hill Funeral Home obituary
906 St. Paul
Gonzalez, Texas 78629

James Posey Alford
Gonzales, Texas
Feb 22, 1921 - Dec 14, 2018

James Posey Alford, 97, of Gonzales, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018. Posey was born February 22, 1921 in Houston to James Isaac Alford and Mary Ellen Gilmore Alford. Posey married Mary Elliot Henderson on July 18, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Waelder. Posey was a member of the Gonzales First Baptist Church.
Posey graduated from Texas A&M University with the Class of 1943 with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy. He was a licensed school counselor and taught Agriculture at the Waelder High School for 17 years. Posey continued his studies at Texas A&M where he received a Master’s degree in Education and he received a School Counseling Certification from Southwest Texas State University. Posey worked for GISD as the middle school counselor where he remained until he retired.
James Posey Alford is survived by his loving family, daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Robert Urban of Corpus Christi, Mary Chella and Marquis Gordon of Caldwell, son and daughter-in-law, James Henderson Alford and Giuseppina of Gonzales and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elliott Henderson Alford, parents, and a brother, Delmar Ray Alford.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 in the Gonzales First Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony DuBose and Rev. Richard Cobbler officiating. Interment will follow in the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery with the Masonic burial rite and Military Honors. Pallbearers include: Jim Alford, Mark Harrison, Keith Harrison, Shawn Harrison, Danny Janecka, Ross Urban, Jack Burney, Travis Gordon and Kyle Crozier. Honorary pallbearer: John Posey Alford. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales Public Library, the Hopkinsville Masonic Lodge and the Gonzales Masonic Lodge. Friends may leave condolences to the family by visiting Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
906 St. Paul
Gonzalez, Texas 78629

Funeral Service
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
422 St. Paul Street
Gonzales, TX 78629

Interment Following
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Gonzales Masonic Cemetery

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