William Edward Alford was born on July 3, 1950, in Darlington County. He was the beloved son of the late Walter T. and Lille Franklin Alford. He received his education in the public schools in the area and graduated from Butler High School. After graduation, he worked with Nytronic of Darlington, and IKS of Florence until retirement.
Surviving to cherish his memories are his wife, Dorothy Bruce Alford; One daughter, Lakisha Alford; One son, Corey Alford; Seven siblings, Jessie Stuckey, Mae Helen Yarbrough, Gradie Stevenson, Beverly Jones, Norman Alford, Rev. Reginald Alford and Linda Alford; four grandchildren, Keyshan, Ayreona, Caronna and T’yvonna; a best friend, Ellen Arthur; A host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends