Arthur "Sonny" L. Alford

August 27, 1933July 15, 2010

Arthur L. “Sonny” Alford, 76, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, July 15, 2010 from the VA Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 3pm at Baldwin Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with visitation from 1pm until 3pm. Mr. Alford was born in Beech, MS to Arthur R. Alford and Lona Lee Wallace and grew up in Morton, MS. He joined the US Air Force at the age of 18, was a Vietnam Veteran, and proudly served his country for twenty years until his retirement. He continued serving his fellow man through law enforcement retiring from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post # 6473. In his retirement he enjoyed golf and working in his yard. His constant canine companion, Ty, will miss following his every step. Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Ruthie T. Alford; daughters, Carolyn Waldrop, Carol Goss (Davis), Mary Cleveland (John), and Cheryl Alford; stepchildren, Al Sullivan, Jerry McDill and Kathy Bounds; grandchildren, Jason and Lorie Frith, Jacob and Joel Waldrop, John Cleveland, Jr., Jeremy McDill, Dorian Sullivan, Brittany and Cameron Bounds; and great-grandchildren, Macie Frith and Taylor Waldrop. Mr. Alford was a loving father, grandfather, husband, and friend. His wonderful sense of humor and playful personality will be greatly missed.



  • Visitation Sunday, July 18, 2010
  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 18, 2010


  • Burial

Arthur "Sonny" L. Alford

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Dianne Workman

July 22, 2010

You were the sweetest neighbor, the flowers you gave me to plant in my yard bloomed this thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Ruth and the famly ...God Bless.

William and Tish Vaughan & boys

July 18, 2010

Mary, John, and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Peggy Hilton-Hayward

July 18, 2010

Good-bye Uncle Sonny. You will be missed.

Kimberly Cleveland

July 17, 2010

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Shirley and Kim Cleveland

Jornella Williams

July 17, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mary during this difficult time. Jornella Williams

Cheryl Alford

July 17, 2010

Heaven gained another Angel!
I will miss you greatly my dear daddy.
Until we meet again, may you rest in peace!
Love you, Cheryl

The Staff of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

July 16, 2010

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.