June 28, 2024


Nolan David Alford

December 14, 1938 - June 27, 2024

Nolan David Alford, age 85 and a longtime resident of Mount Hermon, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday afternoon June 27, 2024 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Mt. Hermon on December 14, 1938 and was a graduate of Mt. Hermon High School Class of 1957. Nolan David owned Alford Appliance Sales and Service in Osyka, Mississippi, where he lived for several years, operating the business along with his wife for 27 years. He was affectionately known as “The Maytag Man” and he loved serving his clients, spending time and visiting with them. Nolan David was an expert in repairing all types of appliances and he enjoyed tinkering on machines throughout his life. The family moved back to Mt. Hermon in 1972 where he owned and operated A&A Dairy for 36 years before retiring in 2008. He loved farming and working outdoors to keep his farmland in pristine condition, riding his favorite John Deere tractors. He loved his family, his community and his church, Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and was active on the Buildings and Grounds and Cemetery Committees. Nolan David always loved talking to people, telling great stories and jokes. He was forever a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survived by: Wife of 57 years: Mary Morgan Alford of Mt. Hermon; Son: Harlon Alford of Mt. Hermon; 2 Daughters and a Son in law: Karen Alford of Mt. Hermon, Brenda Alford Smith and Clay Smith of Madisonville; Grandchildren, who loving called him Poppy: Matthew Alford, Maggie Alford, Abigail Alford, Frank Smith IV and Raven Smith, Kendall Smith, Lilly Smith, Wyatt Smith; Great-grandchildren: Mason Adkins, Riley Smith, Avery Smith, Everleigh Smith; Siblings and their Spouses: Dianne Alford Sturdivant, Earl Wall, Jr. and Gloria Wall, Percy Wall, Teresa Wall Dixon and Jewel Dixon; Sister in law: Emma Morgan McDaniel; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many dear friends

He was preceded in death by his father Harlon Alford, mother and step-father Yvonne “Betty” McMillan Alford Wall and Brewer Wall, sisters Patsy Wall Taylor, Barbara Wall, father in law and mother in law Talmadge and Emma Morgan, uncle and aunt Odell and Nadine Alford McMillan, niece Jennifer Sturdivant Rowling and other family members.

Visitation will be Monday July 1st at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church (41088 Hwy. 438, Mt. Hermon, LA 70450) from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11:00 am Monday with Rev. Joe Wiggins and Rev. Calvin Crowe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at the address above.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to his caregivers Vicki Schilling and Bobby Hood for their loving support and to the entire staff of Passages Hospice for the professional care they provided.

Pallbearers: Pat Williamson, Frank Smith, IV, Mickey Sanford, Deshea Miller, Perry Valliant, Gabe McFarland

Honorary Pallbearers: Paul D. Alford, Paul Smith, Bobby Hood, Brian Creel, Earl Forest, Harvey Miller

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