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In Memory of

Robert Hudson Allford

March 14, 1925 - March 22, 2015

Obituary


Robert Hudson Allford, Jr., known as Bob, was born on March 14, 1925 to the late Robert Hudson Allford, Sr and Edith Beale. He was the oldest of two children born to that union. Bob died peacefully at home on March 22, 2015 with the hope of the resurrection in his heart. He was 90 years old.
He was married to Joan Allford for 52 years. They cared for four children throughout this marriage. On June 22, 1952 he dedicated his life to Jehovah through water baptism. He was an avid learner and teacher...

Robert Hudson Allford, Jr., known as Bob, was born on March 14, 1925 to the late Robert Hudson Allford, Sr and Edith Beale. He was the oldest of two children born to that union. Bob died peacefully at home on March 22, 2015 with the hope of the resurrection in his heart. He was 90 years old.
He was married to Joan Allford for 52 years. They cared for four children throughout this marriage. On June 22, 1952 he dedicated his life to Jehovah through water baptism. He was an avid learner and teacher so being a preacher of "the good news" of God's kingdom appealed to him. He was a fine example of "seeking first the kingdom". (Matthew 6:33) He followed this principle throughout his life. Not only within his family but with all those in whom he came in contact. Because of his love for this work he and his wife decided to participate in missionary work in South America. The area they were assigned to preach in was indeed South America...as in Decatur, AL (the south of America).
Eventually, Bob was assigned to a congregation in Athens, AL. This was his home for more than 30 years. During this time, he also started several cleaning businesses. These businesses allowed him to work throughout the Tennessee Valley with brothers of all ages and develop relationships that lasted a lifetime.
He enjoyed traveling, flying, sunsets, and watching the night sky. He also loved astronomy, space exploration, and technology. During his quiet moments, he enjoyed early morning readings and jazz music. He also loved to dance, especially with his wife.
He once said, 'the only problem with growing old is the fact that the body is not able to do what the mind is now capable of doing. I seek solace in the promise that Jehovah made -- to give us eternal life on earth with a perfect mind and body able to serve Him forever.'
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert Allford, Sr., his mother Edith Beale, his brother, William Allford, and his son Robert Allford III.
Left to cherish his memory are the following:
His wife, Joan Allford. His children Joyce Allford LeMonier (Culpepper) of Birmingham, AL; Edith Allford Burgess of Atlanta, GA; Deborah Land (John) of Dallas, TX; Laura Donegan (Rodrick) of Harvest, AL; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives, and dear friends.