Nancy Elizabeth Armistead Alford

Nancy Elizabeth Armistead Alford, age 84 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

Born in Decatur, Georgia on March 11, 1937, Mrs. Alford was the daughter of the late Jack and Martha Horton Armistead. She was a graduate of Decatur High School and worked as an operator for Southern Bell. She later retired as a Sales Executive with AT&T.

Mrs. Alford had a love for wearing hats and was the Queen Bee with the Red Hat Society. After retiring to the Northeast Georgia Mountains, Mrs. Alford became an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she also sang in the choir and served in other ministry opportunities. She had worked part-time at Lovell, Duvall & Miller as well as Woods Furniture and was also a member of the local McDonald’s “Liars Club”. Mrs. Alford loved genealogy work and she was also an artist and pianist. She was also a member of the Habersham County Tea Party. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by son Daniel Alford and nephew Shane Armistead.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Larry and Becky Alford of Clarkesville, brother Donald Armistead of Panama City, Florida, special nephew Dr. Stephen “Bo” Armistead of Panama City, Florida, grandchildren Jerry Alford (Rachel) of Walnut Grove, Cody Alford (Georgia) of Murrayville, Lisa Appling (Chad) of Jefferson, and Jimmy Jeter (Candice) of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, as well as five great-grandchildren, extended family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Craig Ward, Pastor Brent Lord, and Pastor John Wood will officiate with interment to follow the service in the church cemetery. Ladies in attendance are asked to wear a hat to the service in honor of Mrs. Alford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, P.O. Box 488, Clarkesville, GA 30523, or by visiting, select give online and enter “In Memory of Nancy Alford” in the optional memo.

An online guest book is available for the Alford family at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256

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