Alford Henry Sprouse, of Bragg City, Mo., son of the late George Sprouse and Lillie O'Dell Sprouse, was born June 19, 1930 in Newark, Ark., and departed this life Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 9 days.
Alford married Kathryn Brandon on Sept. 15, 1951.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Sprouse of 57 years, of Bragg City; two sons, Lloyd Sprouse and fiancÚ, Becky Greer, of Houston, Texas and Gary Sprouse and wife, Kim, of Holcomb, Mo.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters; one brother and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly.
Alford was preceded in death by two sons, Steve and Stan; two brothers and one sister.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett with Mr. James Powell officiating.
Pallbearers were Danny Brandon, Calvin Furlow, Sr., Don Smith, David Sprouse, George Simmons and Steve Sprouse, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Smith, Gary Sprouse, Jr., Jason Willett and Floyd Owen.
McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett was in charge of arrangements.