Obituary for Mr James Donald "Don" Alford | Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service

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Mr James Donald "Don" Alford

July 11, 1941 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 76)

Mr. James Donald “Don” Alford, 76, of Elon passed away at the Hock Family Pavilion in Durham on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:07 p.m.

A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Betty Beck Alford and the son of James Alvin Alford and Ola Mae Harris Alford, both deceased. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired general contractor and a licensed home inspector. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and a former Deacon at Riverdale Baptist Church and Glen Raven Baptist Church.

Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Betty of the home; daughter, Lisa Alford Bason and husband, Tommy of McLeansville; son, Pastor Tommy Bright and wife, Gail of Mebane; two grandsons, Matt Bason and wife, Hannah and Chris Bright and wife, Jessica; four great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Zaic and Sandy Gurkin; and a brother, Jerry Franklin Alford.

The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. by Pastor Tommy Bright, Tommy Bason and Rev. Bobby Fann. Burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Other times they will be at the residence.

Memorials may be made to the Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704 or to the Duke ALS Clinic, 932 Morreene Rd., Durham, NC 27705.

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