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Emma Jean Alford

Fort Walton Beach, FL | The Destin Log

Emma Jean Alford age 90 of Laurel Hill passed away on Sunday September 18, 2022. She was born in Laurel Hill, FL on March 21, 1932, to Nebu and Della Mae Gavin. Emma Jean has been a lifelong resident of the Laurel Hill area. She worked for the Okaloosa County School System as a bus driver and was a member of the Eastern Star. Emma Jean was a cook at Blue Water Bay for several years and she loved to fish. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy Alford, Jr., 3 sons and a great granddaughter Casey Olivia-Dyan Siegel.

Survivors include her children: H. R. Alford, Sr., and his wife Edith; Clydie Browning, Delores Money, and Helen Pagnini and her husband Rob; also surviving are her 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and several great great great grandchildren.

A time of visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday September 27, 2022, at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. The funeral service for Emma Jean will be on Wednesday September 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Svea Cemetery in Laurel Hill.

Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at

Posted online on September 22, 2022

Published in Northwest Florida Daily News

Service Information


Svea Cemetery in Laurel Hill.


Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
September 27, 2022 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Chapel of Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
September 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM