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Ira L. Alford, 81

Ira L. Alford, age 81, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on June 12, 2017. He was born on March 10, 1936 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas to Tom and Lula Belle Alford.

Ira was a devoted and loving husband of 59 years and he was an amazing father and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Rose Ann Alford, his parents Tom and Lula Belle Alford, and a  grandson Kenny Alford.

He is survived by his son Terry Pittman, his daughter Kathy(Bill) Levine, his daughter Rosemond(Donny) Cole, his daughter Teresa(James) Squires, his daughter Melisa Harp and his sons Ira Lee Alford II, and Jason(Don) Alford. Papa will be missed by his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A visitation service will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017  beginning at 11:00 A.M. till 12:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

 A graveside service will follow at 12:30 P.M. with burial at Arkansas Memorial Gardens.



  • Amber Squires-Brigman Posted June 13, 2017 5:37 PM

    Papa, Love you forever and always! Give Nanny hugs and kisses for me!

  • Alice F Walden Piwell Posted June 13, 2017 5:44 PM

    We will always miss you

  • Jamie Russo Posted June 13, 2017 6:32 PM

    Our prayers are with you all.

  • Laney & Peggy Johnston Posted June 13, 2017 9:01 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss

  • Gelinda and Ray Mudgett Posted June 14, 2017 3:06 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the family during this hard time.

  • Cheryl and Marilyn Jordan Posted June 14, 2017 6:32 PM

    Kathy and family, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father, but know he is at peace now. Our love and prayers are with you always.

  • Dwight Levine Posted June 17, 2017 2:02 PM

    It’s been a honor and privilege to know this man. They don’t come any better. He will be greatly missed.

  • Thomas W. Staggs Posted June 20, 2017 9:17 PM

    He was our Cowboy! A Cowboy to all of us, and loved by all of us! Bill Roberts, Jim Davenport, and Tom Staggs.

  • Nova Staggs Posted June 21, 2017 10:37 AM

    My husband Tom Staggs has talked about Cowboy for many years. Tom thought the world of him and enjoyed his company and his stories about his life. Your family is in our prayers as I understand that your Mother recently passed away, too.

  • Robert Babson Posted July 21, 2017 9:48 AM

    I never met a man that work so hard for his family! My condolences to the family

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