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Harold D. Alford, Sr., 87, of Richmond, KY passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the Compassionate Care Center. Born May 20, 1930, in Lexington, KY, Dean was a graduate of Lafayette High School. After graduation, he entered the Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He then attended Florida Christian College, where he met his future wife, Carolyn Rhine. They married in 1953 in West Palm Beach, FL.

In 1973 the couple moved with their three children to Richmond. Mr. Alford was employed by South Central Bell Telephone Company (AT&T) and retired in 1985 with 34 years of service. Mr. Alford was also a member of the Richmond Church of Christ.

Mr. Alford is survived by his three loving children: Carole Moores (Cecil), Wendy Alford, and Harold Dean Alford, Jr (Lisa), all of Richmond, KY; six grandchildren: Carrie Davidson (Ben) of Conifer, CO, Brittany Reynolds of Richmond, KY, Casey Hymore (Chris) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Andre Carr of Richmond, VA, Thomas Ferell of Golden, CO, and Emily Bailey of Richmond, KY; three great-grandchildren: Elijah and Jackson Davidson, and Carson Hymore; his beloved Boston Terrier, Precious; several nieces and nephews, and his special "adopted" grandchildren, Tye and Alison Chavies.

Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Rhine Alford, his parents, Otis Durham and Viola Alford, and his brother, James Alford.

Visitation will be from 10 - 11am Saturday, September 2, at Oldham, Roberts, and Powell, with the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. James Harold Alford (nephew) will officiate. Burial to follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be David Alford, Jonathan Alford, Tye Chavies, Ben Davidson, and Chris Hymore. Honorary Pallbearers: Elijah and Jackson Davidson, and Carson Hymore.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to Compassionate Care Center of Hospice Care Plus, 350 Isaacs Lane. Richmond, KY 40475.

To express condolences, visit our website at www.orpfh.com.
Published on August 31, 2017
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