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Radney Funeral Home – Saraland

1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, AL

OBITUARY

Clara Hyatt Alford

March 11, 1935October 28, 2019
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Clara Hyatt Alford was born in Citronelle, Alabama on March 11, 1935 and passed away in Mobile, Alabama on October 28, 2019 in the company of her loving daughters. She devoted her life to being a wife, mother, and grandmother and was called “Nana” by her loved ones. She found joy in being surrounded by her growing family and always welcomed family visits. She had unwavering faith and trust in the Lord and was committed to sharing her faith with those around her. She believed in the power of prayer and prayed daily. She was known in her community for her southern cooking and famous coconut cake, and she loved preparing meals for her family and friends. She will be forever admired and deeply missed by her loved ones, but she would want her loved ones to know that she is Home now.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard Levi Hyatt, her mother, Bertha Hyatt, her husband of 50 years, William Ervin Alford, Sr., her son, William Ervin “Sonny” Alford, Jr., her stepdaughter, Donnie Lanier, and her grandson, Justin Vickers.

She is survived by her daughters Shirley (William) Newburn, Cathy (Brad) Hearn, Nona (Mickey) Platt, Patsy (Steve) Kendrick, and Brenda (Burke) Jackson, stepsons, Ray (Pat) Alford and Jerry (Frida) Alford, seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was one of twelve siblings with five brothers and three sisters that preceded her in death. She is survived by three of her sisters, Mary Taylor, Dorothy (Ron) Silva, and Ann McMillan.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Living Hope church in Saraland, Alabama with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment to immediately follow at Alford Cemetery in Leakesville, Mississippi.

  • FAMILY

  • William Ervin Alford Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Richard Levi Hyatt, Father (deceased)
  • Bertha Lane Hyatt, Mother (deceased)
  • William "Sonny" Ervin Alford Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Donnie Lanier, Step Daughter (deceased)
  • Justin Vickers, Grandson (deceased)
  • Shirley (William) Newburn, Daughter
  • Cathy (Brad) Hearn, Daughter
  • Nona (Mickey) Platt, Daughter
  • Patsy (Steve) Kendrick, Daughter
  • Brenda (Burke) Jackson, Daughter
  • Ray (Pat) Alford, Step-son
  • Mary Taylor, Sister
  • Dorothy (Ron) Silva, Sister
  • Ann McMillian, Sister
  • Jerry (Frida) Alford, Step-son
  • Seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

    She was one of twelve siblings with five brothers and three sisters that preceded her in death.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dawson Singleton
  • Hunter Odom
  • Dalton Vaughan
  • Daniel Singleton
  • Randall Schwetz
  • Ryan Hearn

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Memories

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Linda Hyatt Matthews

October 30, 2019

She was a blessing to me. She always made pops behave him self. I thought that was amazing

John T Hyatt Jr

October 29, 2019

Dilly - hope I got that right, was one of the few people in my dad's family I actually met. She was kind and loving. I appreciated the time her family came to visit us in Florida in the 60's. I never forgot her or my cousins. I'll see her again, as I will with all the family that trust in Christ for their salvation.
God bless,
JT

Linda Hyatt Matthwes

October 29, 2019

She was so beautiful. I had her address and we kept in touch through letters and pictures . Lord our father God you have my sweet family in your hands and praying for there sorrow to be happy she’s in good hand . Miss you love you . 👫

Jeremy A

October 29, 2019

What a sweet sweet lady. She will be greatly missed here at Living Hope.

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Biography

Clara Hyatt Alford was born in Citronelle, Alabama on March 11, 1935 and passed away in Mobile, Alabama on October 28, 2019 in the company of her loving daughters. She devoted her life to being a wife, mother, and grandmother and was called “Nana” by her loved ones. She found joy in being surrounded by her growing family and always welcomed family visits. She had unwavering faith and trust in the Lord and was committed to sharing her faith with those around her. She believed in the power of prayer and prayed daily. She was known in her community for her southern cooking and famous coconut cake, and she loved preparing meals for her family and friends. She will be forever admired and deeply missed by her loved ones, but she would want her loved ones to know that she is Home now.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard Levi Hyatt, her mother, Bertha Hyatt, her husband of 50 years, William Ervin Alford, Sr., her son, William Ervin “Sonny” Alford, Jr., her stepdaughter, Donnie Lanier, and her grandson, Justin Vickers.

She is survived by her daughters Shirley (William) Newburn, Cathy (Brad) Hearn, Nona (Mickey) Platt, Patsy (Steve) Kendrick, and Brenda (Burke) Jackson, stepsons, Ray (Pat) Alford and Jerry (Frida) Alford, seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was one of twelve siblings with five brothers and three sisters that preceded her in death. She is survived by three of her sisters, Mary Taylor, Dorothy (Ron) Silva, and Ann McMillan.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Living Hope Church in Saraland, Alabama with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment to immediately follow at Alford Cemetery in Leakesville, Mississippi.