Christian Bryant Alford

December 23, 1992March 29, 2014
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Christian Bryant Alford "Chris" was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on December 23, 1992. He passed on March 29, 2014, with his family by his side, after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Chris had a strong, quiet demeanor in the face of his long term illness, fighting his battle head on, with never a complaint.

Chris was a 2012 graduate of Lawton Chiles High School where he was selected an All Big Bend wrestler for Chiles as a sophomore. The Chiles High School wrestling program also dedicated a spirit award in his name.

The "Pooka Man", as he was known by many, was a true free spirit. He left an indelible mark on his family, friends and community. His affinity for Florida State sports, traveling near and far to music festivals, and his backyard oasis was eclipsed only by his love for his family and friends. He taught each of us to live and love well. All who had the opportunity to know him are forever changed by his spirit, gentleness and determination.

Chris is survived by his parents, Bill and Connie Alford, four brothers, Clay Darley (Casey) of Thomasville, GA, Jason Darley (Adrienne) of Mobile, AL, Jep Darley and Will Alford of Tallahassee, girlfriend Olivia Miller, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends near and far.

Memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Bradfordville First Baptist Church. Visitation from noon until 2 p.m. Service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation or Big Bend Hospice in Chris' memory.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Celebration Of Life Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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The Compassionate Friends

May 18, 2014

Dear Alford Family:

We, the parents in Compassionate Friends send you our heartfelt condolences; we know that you are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. In Tallahassee, we meet monthly to support each other in our grief and love of our children. Our meetings are from 7-9 PM on the second Monday of each month at St Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. If and when you are ready to do so, please join us; we will welcome you with open arms and love into this wonderful group of parents who share your grief.?

~ ?The Compassionate Friends ?Tallahassee ?850.422.8404

Sonya Graves

April 17, 2014

Dearest Alford Family, I just found out about Chris I'm so sorry for your loss...but please know that You have my heartfelt prayers. I will run in memory of Chris next Sun 4/27/14 on behalf of the Leukemia & lymphoma Society- Nike Womens half marathon in DC! With all my Love God Bless Your Family.

Jennifer Howard

April 4, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. My mother, Lois Koons, has always had a special love for Chris. She was always telling us of his spirit and courage. He has truly been an inspiration to all. God Speed. Tim & Jennifer Howard and family

Jennifer Castle-Wolfe

April 4, 2014

Bill, Connie and family- I'm sorry I never got to meet Chris, but I've heard so many good things about him. What a blessing he was to so many and what courage at such a young age. Praying for y'all.

L Sparks

April 4, 2014

Connie and family, am so sorry to learn of Your sorrow. Know that Chris is free of all suffering and in heaven looking down on his family and friends. He left you and all of us much better individuals. May God be with all of you and know we are here if needed.

Monica and Tony Rutkowski

April 3, 2014

Words are not adequate to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Chris was an inspiration to everyone around him and it was a blessing for us to have known him.
Our heart aches for you.
With our deepest sympathy,

Cathy Swiney

April 3, 2014

Connie,Bill and Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your son, Chris. We are keeping you in our prayers.We love you and miss you.
Lynn Pollock and Cathy Pollock-Swiney

April 2, 2014

Connie and Bill,

Although we have not seen each other in many years, please know our hearts are heavy for you and we will keep you in our prayers. May God allow many signs to come your way giving you comfort, knowing your sweet boy will always be with you and you WILL see him again.

With our sincerest sympathy,

Doug and Nancy Treadway

Tammy Joiner-Philcox

April 2, 2014

Connie, Bill, and Family - please know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. We share in your son's beautiful life and light, we mourn with you and we hold on to the truth in knowing you and Chris will all be together again. God Bless ~

April 2, 2014

Connie and Family- So sorry to read about the passing of your son, Chris. I know that he will always live in your hearts and that you will cherish the many fond memories of him.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Joy Duke Barrett
Blue Ridge, GA